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1600 Westwood Ct #101, Sandpoint, Idaho - Ground floor in-town
waterfront condo with breathtaking lake and mountain views!
Move-in ready 3-bedroom 2-bathroom 1500+ square foot one level
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916 W Lake, Sandpoint, Idaho - Located in Downtown Sandpoint this
single level 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home is move-in ready. It can
be hard to find single level homes like this in Sandpoint with the
sparse inventory on the market currently. You'll appreciate the open
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The first goal we’ll consider is a dream
vacation—one lasting a couple of weeks or
more, possibly to an exotic locale. So, for the
rewards are also those that carry the highest
degrees of risk. Yet, by starting to invest early
enough in more conservative investments,
and putting away money regularly, you may
be able to compensate for the lack of growth
Now, let’s turn to your other goal—retirement.
When you are saving for retirement, your
primary objective is pretty simple: to
accumulate as much money as you can.
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percentage of your portfolio devoted to
growth-oriented investments. But what’s
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Article and Photos By Darrin Kern of Capture 1 Photography
Let’s take a trip down memory lane for a
moment. Can you recall some of your
favorite photographs of yourself? I
would venture to say there is a deeper
reason why you love them other than just that
they were a great picture. Normally, it has a lot
to do with the way you felt at the moment the
picture was taken. Perhaps it was a weekend
with your friends, victory at a football game
or getting asked to the prom by someone
you’re crazy about. My point is, if you really
want to fall in love with your senior pictures,
then the experience, emotions and memory
of your senior session must have “feel good”
written all over it. So how do we get there?
Get to know your photographer and, more
importantly, help your photographer get to
know you. Upon booking a senior session,
the first thing I ask my seniors and/or their
parents is to tell me all about them. I want
to know how you’re wired. Style, personality,
hobbies, interests, sports, favorite color. The
more info the better. Please do not skip this
step because it is one of the key ingredients
for amazing, personality-rich images. It will
help your photographer be able to capture the
Prepare way ahead of time. Everything from
scouting locations to even picking out nail
polish, do not wait till the last minute. Choose
a photographer, hair and make-up stylist,
a variety of outfits with accessories, shoes
and even some props. Also, avoid getting
sunburned at any cost two weeks before your
session. It is very hard to fix in editing. Also,
if you are going to cut or color your hair, you
should plan to have it done a week before your
session. This gives enough time for you to
make sure you absolutely love your new hair
style and know how you want to style it.
Practice. I like to give my seniors a 15-minute
orientation when I meet up with them on the
day of their session: introductions, locations,
going over ideas, outfit choices and especially
a crash course on what looks great for a guy
or flattering for a girl. But in the meantime, do
yourself a big favor and practice a variety of
standing, sitting, walking and twirling poses
in each of your outfits in front of a mirror, and
maybe even a fashion show for your family.
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By Stephanie Vichinsky, Owner and Head
Trainer of United K9
Let me tell you the story about the city vacationer and the marine.
Imagine you are someone from a large city, and you decide to
take a vacation at a lodge in the snowy mountains. You’ve never
been in snowy mountains, and during your first hike, you get
separated from your guide and find yourself lost in the woods. You’re
not sure how far it is back to the lodge. You’re wearing all the wrong
equipment (water in your boots, uninsulated jacket, etc.). You’re not sure
how to find food or water, make shelter or find your way back. Night is
falling, the temperature is dropping, and you’re panicking.
It’s a poor situation all around, and it is understandable to feel afraid in
this situation. You are in an environment that you don’t understand and
haven’t been prepared for. The company you keep also lends to the fear
in the situation.
How would you feel if you were lost in these woods with someone just
like you? Someone just as lost, just as ill-equipped and just as panicked.
If you are anything like me, a second person panicking would likely
make me even more scared about my circumstances, especially if that
person was panicking about things that didn’t bother me prior to their
panicking. It is very easy for emotions to spread in a stressful situation.
Let’s tell the story again, but instead of being lost with someone just like
you, you’re lost with someone who is much different from you. How
would you feel being lost in these woods with a 250-pound marine who
had a tent, food and water, spare clothes, a shotgun, and says, “Don’t
worry. I’ll have you home by morning.” Again, if you’re anything like me,
you’d probably feel more at ease.
The moral of the story is this—our dogs are living in a world that they
weren’t prepared for, and we have the choice to either be the other
city vacationer or the marine. We can either represent uncertainty or
Be the marine. Lead your dog through the situations that stress them.
Lead your dog
Clarify the things
that scare them.
We love our pets!
Clarify the things that scare them. Teach them
to find food, water and shelter so they can
repeat the process even if you aren’t there.
In the beginning of our training journeys, this
may be easier said than done because owners
still need time to learn, too, but even during
those times, we should ask as if we truly know
what to do. That simple act alone will help our
struggling dogs feel more at ease. Over time,
we will fill the shoes of the marine and lead our
dogs to a long and happy life.
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Boat Show and Anniversary Party provide
something for everyone
By Patty Hutchens | Photo by Tim Peterson
Head to Downtown Sandpoint the weekend of July 12
for some family fun! From July 12 through July 14, you
can walk along the boardwalk and view the wooden
boats in Sandpoint’s Antique and Classic Boat Show.
There will be water-themed activities,
contests and more—and of course
beautiful and unique boats unlike many
you have seen before.
The three-day event kicks off on Friday
when the public can view the launching
and mooring of boats at the ramp at City
Beach. There will also be a Welcome
Aboard Party on Friday night. Saturday
the boat show will be open from 9am to
3pm followed by a boat parade up Sand
Creek. The show will also be open on Sunday from 10am to 3pm.
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on the lake for a day of fun.
This is the 17th year that the Inland Empire Antique and Classic
Boat Society has put on this spectacular
event for the entire community to enjoy!
cake and ice cream!
While you are downtown, you will want
to go by Bonner General Health where
they will be celebrating 70 years of
providing health care to Bonner County.
From noon to 3pm on Saturday, July 13,
they will be celebrating with a family
friendly event complete with Star the
Magician, music, gift bags and a chance
to win a cruiser bike. And, of course,
As the only ACBS 100-point judged show in the Pacific Northwest,
boats from near and far will be moored and awaiting inspection.
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John Howell III loves Thistles. When he
retired, he got word from his wife’s college
roommate that her family had found a
boat out in Coeur d’Alene. She wondered if
Howell might want to take a look at it.
“It was sitting in a barn on their property,” Howell
said. “I flew out, looked at it, rented a 26-foot
truck and put the boat in the back of it and drove
it back to North Carolina. It was worth it.”
Turned out, the boat was No. 48, one of the first
of 4,050 Thistles ever made. Being so near the
beginning of the boats’ run, this one was made of
wood, and it was a beauty, Howell said.
“They’re really phenomenally responsive boats,
a beautiful boat in the water,” Howell said. “Just
small changes make a huge difference in your
boat speed. It’s the difference between sailing the
boat and sailing it well.”
Howell is making the trip back to North Idaho
again this July for the Thistle Nationals 2019,
an annual competition that draws sailors from
across the nation. For the first time, it is being
held in Sandpoint, on Lake Pend Oreille, and it
promises to be a boon for the city and a beautiful
event for those who want to check it out.
Howell is coming with a different boat—No.
3,849—one named D’OH that bears a picture of
Homer Simpson. A past owner won nationals in
that same boat, he said.
His will be one of about 70 in the competition,
which runs July 21 through 26. The boats—
which will start to arrive a couple days earlier—
will be on City Beach in Sandpoint and will
launch from there for each day’s races. Each boat
is crewed by three people, and considering that
many will bring their families, Regatta Co-Chair
Wayne Pignolet estimated at least 300 people will
be visiting Sandpoint for the weeklong event.
Howell said he’s excited for the opportunity to
spend a week in an area he called “drop-dead
“People turn it into a family vacation. They drive
out as a group and just enjoy the devil out of the
experience,” Howell said. “Wayne has done an
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incredible job of setting it up so we can enjoy …
all the experiences of Sandpoint.”
The schedule of events for participants includes
organized stops at a number of local businesses,
including multiple stops at the 219 Lounge and
a sailing-focused trivia night at MickDuff ’s Beer
Thistle sailboats were first designed in 1945 by
Sandy Douglass. At 17-feet long, it is more of a
performance boat than a cruising boat, Pignolet
said. It is designed to go fast.
The first 2,000 or so were built of mahogany and
are quite intricate, Pignolet said. More recent
boats have changed over to fiberglass, but design
specifications are stringent, so there is very little
that can be different from boat to boat if it is to
be called a Thistle. Boats of either material—
mahogany or fiberglass—have won the event in
“At this regatta, they have an equal chance of
winning,” Pignolet said.
Pignolet grew up in Ohio, where Thistles are
highly popular, and moved to Sandpoint 15 years
ago. Almost from the moment he arrived in
North Idaho, he said, he was telling people about
Thistles and what a great venue Pend Oreille
would be for a regatta.
“It was pretty much a dream to have them come
up and do this event,” Pignolet said. “It’s an
interesting group of people in the sense that this
is a serious competition, but they’re also here for
No better place, then, he thought, than
“If we do this well, I think we establish our ability
to do these types of events in the future, the
word will get out,” Pignolet said. “Lots who sail
Thistles sail other boats, and other design boats
are always looking for cool places to go.”
Each year the Thistle Nationals rotates its host
site between its four regions, though not strictly
on a four-year cycle. Last year it was held in
Westport, Connecticut; the year before the competition took place in
Chautauqua Lake, New York. In 2016, Eugene, Oregon, hosted the event.
But the variety of venues—and types of bodies of water—is what draws
so many to the competition. So being on Pend Oreille will present unique
challenges to the competitors. This setting will be similar to Flathead Lake
in Montana, where the competition has also been held before.
“It changes the characteristics when you sail on a (high-elevation) lake
because the air is much thinner,” Howell said. “The air density is less, so you
see this big puff coming along the water, you get ready for it.”
Varied conditions, then, leave room for sailing teams to distinguish
themselves, and it is what makes the rotating sites so much fun, Howell said.
Bringing the event to Sandpoint has been a large undertaking, and Pignolet
said the City of Sandpoint has been very helpful and accommodating
throughout the process. City Beach is a popular spot in the summer, and
Pignolet said he appreciates that the city is allowing them to use its space
for nearly a week.
“(The city) definitely came through and saw the vision and said, we get the
vision, and they’ve been really good to work with,” Pignolet said.
Spectators are welcome to come down and check out the event. Boats will
be pulled up on the beach above the swim line, Pignolet said. Each boat
has a story, and the owners are happy to share those stories as well as teach
spectators what to watch for in the races.
“If people want to understand, come down and talk to people. They love
sharing their passion. Everybody who’s showing up here is pretty well
committed,” Pignolet said.
The races will be held close to the shore, so spectators can walk out onto the
point in the park for a good view of the competition. Alternatively, people
with their own boats are welcome out in the water, so long as they stay clear
of the course.
“It will be very accessible,” Howell said, and easy to “see all these crazy
people who’ve driven halfway across the country” with their sailboats. Not
that it will be difficult to spot them.
“It’s gonna be hard to miss us,” Pignolet said.
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SHS AcaDeca team shines at national competition
BY KENDALL LANG
Sandpoint High School’s Academic
Decathlon team showered the word
success all over their 2018-19 school
year. The team demonstrated great
perseverance and heart as they climbed the
AcaDeca ladder to the top: nationals.
Academic Decathlon is the nation's premier
academic competition at the high school
level. Participants must prepare for and
are tested in 10 categories: Art, Music,
Economics, Literature, Mathematics, Social
Science, Science, Essay, Speech and Interview.
Each year there is a different overall theme
guiding the curriculum. This year's theme
was The 1960s: A Transformational Decade.
At SHS, students take this class as a humanities
elective with honors credit. Preparation for
the year begins in June, right after school
gets out. Students study all summer long to
prepare for competition as the school year
starts up once again. AcaDeca coach Dana
Stockman said, “This year's students were
simply awesome in their approach to each
competition. While we certainly had standout
students who consistently excelled, every
student on the team medaled at least once
over the course of the year.” Dana has been
the coach for four years.
At the national competition, there are
about 700 students from all over the United
States, the United Kingdom and China. The
national team consisted of team captains
Adele Marchiando and April Radford and
their teammates Nate Couch, Alara Langley,
Shane Curtis, Brennah VanCleave, Seth
McCutchan, Paige Szapocznikow and Kjetil
Lund-Andersen. In Minnesota, every student
placed in the top 10 in one or more individual
events, even if they didn't medal.
“Nationals gave me a boosted sense of pride in Sandpoint because having our
small speck on the map representing the State of Idaho at a national competition
known for its academic prestige is certainly something to be proud of.”
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Five of the students earned medals in individual
events: Adele won bronze in art; Shane won
gold in speech and interview, and a silver in
essay; Brennah won silver in interview; Paige
won bronze in both speech and essay; Seth won
gold in essay and social science, and silver in
Senior team captain Adele mentioned that she
was incredibly proud of herself for bronze as her
score indicated she only missed two questions
on a 55-question test. She was voted Most
Valuable Team Member by her teammates. As
she puts it, “AcaDeca is my people,” and it’s the
community that has helped her through high
For junior team member Nate, the national
competition was “the symbol for the saying
‘hard work pays off.’” He expressed his love for
Sandpoint and how lucky the community is for
its opportunities. “Nationals gave me a boosted
sense of pride in Sandpoint because having our
small speck on the map representing the State
of Idaho at a national competition known for
its academic prestige is certainly something to
be proud of.”
and studious, but it’s really more like a group
of friends with a ton of inside jokes and puns
about oddly specific trivia facts.” She feels that
AcaDeca really helps to foster the excitement of
As the school year has ended, preparation
for next year is already in full force with the
topic being In Sickness and In Health: An
Exploration of Illness and Wellness. Dana
mentioned they have 10 returning decathletes
this year to “provide leadership for our new
students next fall, and I hope that we will see
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OUT OF THE BIRDS'
SAGLE MUSEUM MAKES MOVE SOUTH
STORY & PHOTOS BY DAN THOMPSON
As she pointed out inventions, airplanes and photos spanning
more than a century of United States history, Rachel Riddle
Schwam found herself apologizing for mixing up the dates
on a few displays at the new location of the Bird Aviation
Museum and Invention Center.
The double-checking was understandable. There are a lot of dates for her
to keep track of. Some items go back at least 150 years.
“You’ve got old airplanes, new airplanes, antique inventions to modern
day inventions,” Schwam said the morning before the museum’s June 1
opening at the Coeur d’Alene Airport. “It’s a big learning environment of
the history of the United States, so it’s a pretty awesome place.”
For nearly 12 years the Bird Museum called Sagle, Idaho, home. But now
that home is at the end of West Cessna Avenue, in a large blue hangar
with a door that opens to the airport tarmac. It is a fitting location for a
museum with almost a dozen airplanes and a collection that celebrates,
among other things, the history of flight in the United States.
At its previous home, up a curving road Schwam compared to the road
up to Schweitzer Resort, the Bird Museum drew anywhere from 7,000 to
13,000 visitors annually. But it wasn’t open year-round, and it was a twohour
drive from Spokane.
With that drive cut in half, Schwam hopes more school groups and other
visitors can more easily make their way to the free museum that was
founded by her stepfather, Dr. Forrest Bird, who died at age 94 in 2015,
two months before Pamela Riddle Bird, Rachel’s mother, died in a plane
“It was mixed emotions,” Schwam said of the move. “I wanted to be able
to continue what they started, but at the same time I knew space-wise we
were condensing a little bit. But we’ve created displays that keep the same
visual appearance and atmosphere of what it was (in Sagle).”
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a corner devoted to World War II, and around the wall is a collection of
photos and items highlighting the contributions of women in the history
of flight. Adjacent to that is an area about space exploration, including
a 15:1 model of the Hubble Telescope, and a framed Sandpoint, Idaho,
T-shirt that went to space on the back of astronaut John Phillips.
The planes are in the center, flanked on one side by cases of model
airplanes and on the other by dozens of artificial respirators, which
Forrest Bird invented half a century ago. That includes the Bird Universal
Medical Respirator he invented in 1958 and other smaller respirators he
developed as well. For his work in that field, he was inducted into the
National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1995.
High on the walls hang flags from countries around the world—some
of which are no longer independent countries—that Forrest Bird would
have hung up when he hosted international visitors to teach them about
his respirators. He was careful to represent any guest’s home nation,
Schwam said, by displaying its flag.
Another room of the museum honors inventors from the 1800s up
through the 2000s: the inventors of cultural icons like Cabbage Patch
Kids, Gatorade and Barbie, to that of telegraphs, ice resurfacers and fiberoptic
The variety of inventions is purposeful and is geared toward one of the
museum’s goals, which Schwam said is “to inspire youth and get them
interested in math and science and aviation, and think outside the box
and become future inventors.”
Bird was a lifelong pilot and served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in
World War II. In 1946 he invented the first Positive Pressure Inhalation
Device, which helped pilots breathe better at higher altitudes.
The museum first opened in Sagle in 2007, but in 2018 Schwam started
planning the move south. By last January, she had secured a new space,
so she oriented her large team of volunteers toward the job of relocating.
That meant planes needed to be flown or shuttled and many one-of-akind
artifacts needed to be packed up and brought down Highway 95.
Even the floor—a series of black, plastic, mesh-like panels—needed to be
taken apart and snapped back together.
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All that movement happened between April 15 and June 1, when
the museum officially reopened. Schwam said she plans to have a
grander opening sometime in August or September.
“Everything you see here has been done by an amazing team
of family, friends and volunteers,” Schwam said. “We had sent
a couple memos out for help, and we got help when we asked
for it. … Our new museum hangar neighbors have offered their
help. Everybody has been very welcoming.”
Not everything from the previous site fit in this new one, but
Schwam plans to rotate in items so that the entire collection gets
displayed over time. Many of the items were either donated or
are on loan.
Among the benefits of being in the new space, Schwam said, is
that the museum can now keep regular hours. It will be open
year-round Tuesday through Saturday from 9am to 3pm, a sixhour
window she hopes will draw student groups. Already she
has a number of groups booked for the fall.
The location is also easier for the airplanes on display, which can
be flown in and better maintained at an airport.
“Sandpoint is a great aviation community, and Coeur d’Alene is
as well,” Schwam said.
The museum does not charge an entrance fee, though it does
request donations. It relies on those donations as well as the
income from hosting private events. In the past it has hosted
alumni events for local schools and universities, as well as at least
one fly-in wedding. Those are opportunities Schwam said she’ll
continue to pursue.
The move is bittersweet, Schwam said. Having lived in Sandpoint
for 18 years, she said it was difficult to leave.
“One thing (my mother) always told me was to follow my own
dreams and my own passions, and somebody said to me the
other day that I’m coming out from behind their shadow, and
so it’s emotional,” Schwam said. “But I am proud of what my
family has done. My friends, coworkers, my volunteers, even my
own children have made sacrifices. They helped put this floor
“As a family we’re here, and our volunteers have been with us so
long, many of them are our family. … I am blessed that I have
this awesome group of people.”
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Since being named the Most Beautiful Small Town in America by USA
Today over a decade ago, Sandpoint has been discovered by countless
people throughout the country as they come to witness the beauty of the
mountains and lake firsthand.
While there are many lodging options when it comes to visiting North Idaho,
the trend has changed dramatically with more people than ever now seeking a
home vacation rental. That’s where Go Sandpoint (GoSandpoint.com) Vacation
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who wish to rent out their homes.
“We are seeing more and more visitors from not just the Pacific Northwest but
from across the country, many of which are families,” said Go Sandpoint owner
Steve Russo. “People are realizing that it makes much more sense to rent a home
where they can spread out, prepare their meals and relax.”
Go Sandpoint is a full-service vacation rental company that has been in business
for nearly 20 years, helping visitors make their vacation to Sandpoint one that
they will always treasure. They help their clients navigate the world of vacation
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rentals, ensuring a simple and straightforward process and making sure
all the clients’ needs are met.
With homes available for rent from the shores of Lake Pend Oreille to
Schweitzer Mountain Resort and beyond, Go Sandpoint has something
They are the preferred booking agent for the exclusive development and
golf course at The Idaho Club, where beautiful homes are nestled along
the fairways of the Jack Nicklaus designed course. Here, with choices of
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life to the fullest whether they are golfing, hiking, recreating on the water
or just need a beautiful setting to unplug and relax.
Their rentals at Schweitzer Mountain Resort offer year-round
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and tubing in the winter to hiking, mountain biking and more in the
“We also offer homes on Gold Mountain and on the shores of the Pend
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It’s true that if you live in Sandpoint, you are guaranteed to have many
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WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?
Maximize your life expectancy
By Kenny Markwardt, CSCS, Owner, CrossFit Sandpoint
Despite the advancement of literally everything else in our lives, life
expectancy in the United States is actually declining. Think about
that for a second. That should be a flabbergasting piece of data.
The generations that have access to a litany of available
information, an infinite amount of options for exercise and nutrition, an
overwhelming amount of coaches and trainers out there, and the fact that we
should be more aware of it than ever, are losing to generations that grew up
on cereal and cigarettes.
Are new generations lazier? Do they expect someone else to come and solve
their problems before their time on this earth prematurely expires? Perhaps.
Perhaps not. I really don’t know the answer.
However, what I do know is that the other side of the spectrum is equally as
dramatic. In no other time in human history have we had more fit, healthy
and active people who spend a significant part of their time, energy and
resources on prolonging their abilities and purpose as high-functioning
These people are exercising and purposefully moving daily. They’re
eating well, monitoring relevant numbers, taking care of their bodies and
continuing to improve well into the decades that would previously mean
getting final affairs in order and checking into assisted living.
On both ends of the spectrum, this curve of function and wellness is only
being shifted further in each direction.
Drinking plenty of water has many benefits. For one, it can
help boost the amount of calories you burn by boosting your
metabolism by 24 to 30 percent over a period of one to oneand-a-
half hours. If you drink two liters each day, this can
amount to an additional 96 calories burned!
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expanding as well. The implications of this
divide are fascinating to me.
If you can imagine a graph of outlook and future
for each, it becomes incredibly significant.
While one side will start to see a decline in
performance and function as early as their teens
and 20s—and will likely only live until their
mid-60s or early 70s at best—the other side is
still kicking butt into their 70s and 80s, with the
potential to live until they reach their early 100s.
(And these are only hypotheticals. I can only
speak from the anecdotes of witnessing people
in their 70s here at CrossFit.)
Imagine the difference in quality of life, the
length of life and the amount of experience in
one’s life for the person who might live twice as
long and two to three times as healthy. Imagine
the amount of things in your life that you love
that you’ll be able to embrace and continue to do
with your grandkids and great grandkids!
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Everything you need to know
By Bri Williams, RN, BSN, Refined Aesthetics
Med Spa, pllc, Sandpoint, Idaho
As we begin to age, one of the first things we
notice is fine lines. But as the aging process
continues, those fine lines turn into deeper
creases and folds begin to develop in our
lower face. The fat pads that once sat high on our
cheekbones, providing us youthful cheek contours and
a strong support and foundation for the entire lower
face, begins to drop. We are left with deep lines between
our nose and lip, referred to as nasolabial folds, as well
as a downturned mouth, undefined jawline, and flat or
sunken cheeks and temples.
If you are dealing with lost facial volume and feel it is
aging you, there are treatments that can help. Dermal
fillers are a gel-like substance that is injected into the
face to help restore lost volume. The most common
dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a type of
carbohydrate that is naturally occurring in the body
and can hold up to 1,000 times their weight in water.
They can help to reduce the appearance of lines and
wrinkles and can also be used to augment the lips or
regain the natural and youthful-looking contours of
the face. Below we answer your most frequently asked
questions about dermal fillers.
How much do dermal fillers cost?
There is a large selection of dermal fillers on the market,
and they all vary greatly in their ability to lift, stretch
and plump. The type of filler selected for different areas
of the face, as well as how much is needed, will impact
your treatment cost. Filler comes in 0.5- to 1-milliliter
syringes, and the cost per syringe generally ranges
from $400 to $800. It is important that you talk with
your aesthetic provider to discuss what your goals are
and to develop a treatment plan that addresses your
desired outcome and budget.
Look and feel
How long do dermal fillers last?
On average, dermal filler lasts nine to 18 months.
They are naturally broken down and metabolized
by your body, therefore how long they last
depends on our body’s metabolism, as well as
the type of filler used, what area it was injected
(for instance, an area of the face that has a lot of
movement, like around the mouth, versus a place
with less movement, like the cheeks), as well as
how much filler was used.
Do dermal filler injections hurt?
Most dermal fillers have lidocaine in them, which
helps to numb the area being treated. Topical
numbing cream, as well as additional lidocaine
injections, ice and good injector technique
can also help to minimize discomfort. Many
clients find dermal filler injections to be slightly
uncomfortable—but not painful. Talk to your
aesthetic provider during your consult and ask
what will be done to keep you comfortable.
Are dermal fillers safe?
As with any aesthetic treatment, there are some
risks involved. The most common side effect is
bruising and swelling, so plan your treatment
accordingly and avoid injections before a big
event or trip. More serious side effects can
include vessel occlusion (the filler is injected into
a vessel and compromises blood flow) and vision
impairment. These side effects are rare and can
be greatly minimized if you are seeing a trained,
licensed and experienced provider. During
your consult ask about the risks and what your
provider is doing to keep you safe and minimize
Dermal fillers are a great tool to help you age
gracefully and feel your most confident and
beautiful. Talk about treatment options with your
aesthetic provider today.
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NEW MRI PROJECT
OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE TOP OF THE LINE!
Article Provided by Bonner General Health
Bonner General Health recently completed a construction project to
replace our former MRI with a brand new, top-of-the-line MRI. We
are committed to providing our patients with the latest in diagnostic
imaging technology, which is why we chose the SIGNA Artist MRI
from GE Healthcare.
Daniel Holland, Diagnostic Imaging director at Bonner General Health said,
"I am very excited for the launch of this new magnet. It is going to increase
comfort for our patients, ease anxiety while in the magnet and get them out
of the magnet quicker. The quality of the images will also greatly increase our
ability to diagnose complicated pathology. The GE Signa Artist MRI Scanner
will have a large, positive impact on our community's health-care needs."
The project involved removing the back wall of the MRI room to be able to
remove the large magnet out of the building with a crane. The equipment room
and room that housed the former magnet were gutted down to the studs and
completely redone, including replacing the flooring to accommodate for the
extended equipment and technology required to operate the new machine.
The new MRI provides a whole new level of patient comfort. It has the
largest bore (the tunnel the patient goes in) available. The larger bore takes
the fear out of having an MRI by reducing the feeling of claustrophobia. It
also accommodates for larger patients. The expansive bore, soft lighting and
soothing fans help ease patient anxieties and concerns. The table also has the
most comfortable memory-foam surface available.
Traditional MRI tests can be as loud as a rock concert. Our new MRI greatly
reduces sound levels. It also has hyper-scanning technology, which means for
the first time multiple dimensions of a test can be captured at the same time,
significantly reducing scan time, getting our patients out of the MRI up to
eight times faster than before.
The project was completed and our radiologic technologists started scanning
patients in the new machine at the end of April 2019.
Our mission is to serve our community by providing excellent health care
close to home, which is why we offer a multitude of diagnostic imaging
tests including 3-D mammography, the highest quality breast-cancer
screening available; bone-mineral density DEXA tests for osteoporosis;
echocardiography; nuclear medicine; ultrasound; CT and more.
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Begin your journey to
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By Amanda Thome, DPT,
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IN 1 PERCENT
CAN TAKE AWAY
UP TO 80 PERCENT
OF YOUR BODY
You may or may not have heard of the
AlterG, a futuristic anti-gravity treadmill
system using NASA’s technology to
unload a user’s body weight. It allows
you to walk and run with less impact and pain
than land. If you know this device you may also
know it is found in Olympic training centers,
training facilities for professional athletes and in
top rehabilitation facilities across America. What
you may not know is the advances the AlterG has
made in its technology, including the newest feature
called Stride Smart.
Before we talk about Stride Smart let’s get to know
the AlterG. Using the AlterG begins by having you
slip on a pair of shorts designed to create an airtight
seal. You’ll then step onto the treadmill and into
the cockpit, which lifts to your hips and locks in
place. With the cockpit locked you’re zipped into
the machine to finish creating the airtight seal.
This is where the magic happens. With a touch of
a button and in less than a minute, the AlterG fills
with air surrounding your lower body—it calibrates
the air pressure based on your body weight through
internal sensors. With the system calibrated you
have the freedom to unload your weight in 1 percent
increments and can take away up to 80 percent of
your body weight. Say you weigh 200 pounds and
come in with pain with walking or limited-walking
tolerance on land, you can step into the AlterG and
in less than one minute be on a treadmill walking
and experiencing as little as only 40 pounds of
body weight. For the athletic population it allows
you to train earlier after injury than ever before or,
for those trying to prevent injuries, it allows you to
train at faster speeds and further distances with less
risk of overuse injuries. There is even an equation to
account for the offloading percentage you remove,
which allows you to have the same metabolic
benefits without the wear and tear of land training.
While the technology behind AlterG is
groundbreaking, the most recent advancement from
AlterG called Stride Smart takes this equipment to
the next level. Only certain models come equipped
with this cutting-edge technology. Stride Smart
allows real-time detection and feedback regarding
your gait. It measures and tells you if you are taking
too long or short a step and visually displays this in
real time. It senses and alerts if you’re placing more
weight on one leg versus the other during walking
or running. It detects gait abnormalities that the
human eye often misses and reports them to you.
Through its interactive monitor you can learn how
to walk and run again without abnormal mechanics.
The AlterG with Stride Smart is truly an
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THE CLOUDY HAZE
THE FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW
BY SCOTT PORTER, SANDPOINT SUPER DRUG
“CBD” is now technically restricted to approved drugs,
and they could face violations if this is used on labels. The
FDA also limits manufacturers or distributors of CBD
products from making health claims of any kind.
There is sometimes a misperception that CBD is
marijuana. Yes, it is derived from the same species of plant,
but the compound that makes marijuana a recreational
drug is called THC. This has the psychoactive effects in
the brain that create the effect of “getting high.” CBD
does not do this.
Plants in the U.S. have been long cultivated for high
percentages of extracted THC, as much as 50 to 70
percent. CBD derived from these plants often requires
considerable processing to remove the THC.
European hemp on the other hand has not been
cultivated as a recreational drug, and extracts naturally
contain less than 0.3 percent THC. This makes it legal at
the federal level for distribution in all 50 states, though
state laws will vary.
Scientists have discovered upward of a hundred different
cannabinoids in hemp. Research is showing that CBD
may have a beneficial effect on anxiety, stress, pain
relief, mood management, gut motility and appetite
CBD does not just come from hemp. It’s such an
important compound that our body actually makes it.
These cannabinoids are also found in other plants like
clove, black pepper, Echinacea, broccoli, ginseng and
carrots. That is why they are called phytocannabinoids;
phyto meaning plant.
One area of great concern is synthetic CBD. Early last
year, 52 individuals were hospitalized in Utah for
exposure to toxins that were presented as cannabidiol.
And in order to make money off a rapidly growing
industry, some companies are spiking their products in
order to increase the amount of CBD they can claim their
There is value in considering CBD. To counter a surge
in economic adulteration of CBD products, nationally
recognized Thorne Research now tests for 370 synthetic
adulterants in their hemp oil. They already test for heavy
metals, residual solvents, THC levels, yeasts and molds.
Cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD, is most commonly considered
an organic compound extracted from the hemp plant. Cannabidiol has
become a popular natural remedy for a variety of ailments. But there is a
cloudy haze of issues and risks surrounding consumer CBD products due
to quality, efficacy, consistency and legality.
Officially, meaning approved by the Food and Drug Administration, CBD is sold
as a pharmaceutical for the treatment of seizures under the name EPIDIOLEX®. Its
effectiveness was established through two different clinical trials for those with either
Lennox–Gastaut or Dravet syndrome.
What this means is that CBD is considered a legitimate and legal drug—but only through
prescription as treatment of pediatric seizures.
As a result of FDA approval and oversight, many companies have recognized the term
As a consumer product, cannabidiol is in such a state of
flux. There are no labelling requirements or regulated
dosage guidelines. Often, it’s very hard to discern the
amount of CBD a product contains even when the labels
state an amount. Testing is showing variations in batches
and often claims simply do not stand up to analysis.
It is the complete lack of standardization and questionable
quality that rightfully make state lawmakers and agencies
nervous. I think consumers should be wary as well.
If you are shopping, look for products from reputable and
long-standing national companies that can guarantee
consistency and quality, and lean toward European and
organic sources. I think products that avoid the term
“CBD” provide greater integrity and respect toward the
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Duties of the Coast Guard go
beyond party patrols
BY DAN AZNOFF
PHOTOS COURTESY OF DEFENSE VISIAL INFORMATION
The orange-striped ships with sailors from the US Coast Guard
that patrol the waters of Washington, Oregon and Idaho are
responsible for more than checking registrations and policing
District 13 of the Coast Guard has authority over commercial fishing
regulations, enforcing environmental regulations and protecting inland
waters. But their primary mission is to protect the Pacific coastline from
attack from hostile forces from the border of California to the straights of
Juan de Fuca in Northwest Washington.
“District 13, based in Seattle, covers a vast range of commercial and
recreational boating responsibilities,” said Petty Officer Third Class
Trevor Lilburn, who is stationed at the Coast Guard base on Alaskan
Way in Seattle.
“The Seattle base alone is responsible for monitoring the Port of Seattle,
the third largest domestic port in the country,” he said proudly. “That
includes the Washington state ferry system, which transports 24 million
passengers and 11 million vehicles across 10 routes every year.”
The 3,000 sailors assigned to the Seattle-based Coast Guard station are
also responsible for the nation’s third largest cruise ship terminal, the
nation’s largest grain export terminal and the multitude of commerce
that relies on the Columbia River to reach international destinations.
As the often-overlooked branch of the US military, the Coast Guard staffs
three bases built originally to protect the Pacific Coastline. In addition
to the one on the Seattle waterfront, Coast Guard bases are located in
Bellingham near the Canadian border and in the Oregon town of North
An inland facility on the Columbia near Kennewick is responsible for
safety on the vast number of lakes that draw thousands of recreational
boaters with varying degrees of compliance at the helm of their vessel.
“There are times it feels like we are policing a college dorm during
frat rush week,” said one officer assigned to the Clover Island base in
One incident that highlights the vital role the Coast Guard plays in
protecting boaters took place last year when the branch of the Coast
Guard was called on to assist the Kootenai County Sheriff ’s office with
monitoring boaters at Lake Coeur d'Alene over one of the busiest
weekends of the year.
According to one local newspaper, crews from the Coast Guard stopped
and escorted three boats back to shore for boating under the influence, in
addition to ending the voyage of two other boats for negligent operations.
In total, the military contingent stopped 81 boats, issued 21 warnings and
was called on to help with numerous EMT responses and commercial
inspections in just one weekend.
"A lot of people had their required safety gear," said USCG Maritime
Enforcement Specialist Second Class Paul Quaife, "but unfortunately we
did have some people who chose to operate a vessel under the influence."
As Lilburn explained, the mission of the Coast Guard is to save lives, not
to be on the prowl for rowdy mariners.
In June, the Coast Guard based in North Bend deployed one of its
helicopters to conduct a technical rope rescue for a hiker who had fallen
into the center of the caldera in Crater Lake in Oregon.
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Command Center received a
dispatch from local authorities at 9:18pm that a hiker had stranded
himself on rock pilings and was surrounded by water and oncoming
The aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard
Sector Columbia River hoisted the uninjured man and
transported him to Air Station Astoria.
One Coast Guard spokesperson compared the duties of
the marine-based military to those of firefighters.
“Always on call,” he said. “And ready to respond at a
The Coast Guard is America’s maritime first responder
As one of the country's five armed services, the Coast
Guard has a unique agency that can trace its history to
August 4, 1790, when the first Congress authorized the
construction of 10 vessels to enforce tariff and trade laws
as well as to prevent smuggling.
Known variously through the 19th and early 20th centuries
as the Revenue Marine and the Revenue Cutter Service,
the Coast Guard expanded in size and responsibilities as
the nation grew.
The Coast Guard established its presence in the Pacific
Northwest with the construction and operation of 16
lighthouses along the coast built between 1852 and 1858.
The responsibilities of the Coast Guard in the Northwest
expanded in 1854 when the revenue cutter Jefferson Davis
was assigned to prevent late-night shipping of homemade
alcohol from remote ports around the Puget Sound.
District 13 covers the coastal waterways and inland lakes
of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. The sailors
and officers have 21 cutters, 132 boats and 11 aircraft
based throughout the region to complete their mission.
The largest region in the Coast Guard system also has
access to three endurance cutters for high seas rescue, two
icebreakers, a port security unit, a maritime safety unit
and security team out of Base Seattle.
Many of those pieces of specialty equipment were used
in February of 2018 when Coast Guard crews were
dispatched to rescue five members of an 87-foot fishing
vessel who were forced to abandon ship when it was
engulfed by flames south of Neah Bay.
Crews aboard the Coast Guard cutters Cuttyhunk and
Swordfish, an MH-65 dolphin helicopter from Coast
Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles and
motor lifeboats from Station Quillayute River and Station
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compared the duties
of the marine-based
military to those of
“Always on call,” he
said. “And ready to
respond at a moment's
Neah Bay responded to the emergency.
According to a statement released by the Coast
Guard, the pumps on the 87-foot Sunnfjord had
failed to keep up with the rising water.
“While responders were in route, the fishermen
reported they had their survival suits on,
life jackets, that captain put his cell phone in
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experiencing issues with their handheld radio,
and the water had risen in the engine room to
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The rescued fishermen were transported to
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The Sunnfjord sank approximately 6 miles
offshore in about 300 feet of water. The vessel
still had 800 gallons of diesel fuel onboard when
it sank below the high seas. Another Coast
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guard against the potential impact of fuel on
the sensitive area.
Rescue crews from the Coast Guard were
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The second rescue took place when a Coast
Guard helicopter was called in to save a hiker
from a ledge in Humbug State Park when
officials determined there was no access to
safely remove him by land.
Not all the Coast Guard rescues are equally
dramatic. Last summer, Coast Guard sailors
were called in by a Washington state ferry when
a man fell off his 39-foot boat near the Elliott
Bay Marina in Seattle. The man was reportedly
wearing a life jacket and communicated with
rescue crews with a hand-held radio he kept
above the water until he was pulled onto a 25-
foot response boat.
Some rescues do not even include people. In
July of 2018, the Coast Guard was called in to
investigate a 48-foot sailboat that was adrift
near Greys Harbor.
The crew of the Coast Guard cutter Barracuda
discovered the sailboat more than 440 miles
southeast of its last reported position. After an
inspection of the vessel’s seaworthiness, it was
towed to Coast Guard Station Fort Bragg.
The owners were reportedly sailing from
Hawaii to Bellingham when a storm rendered
their vessel disabled and tore their main sail.
The couple activated their emergency position
indicating radio beacon, and a helicopter crew
from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River in
Astoria responded and rescued them.
“The vessel was not under power and was
completely at the mercy of the sea,” said
Chief Warrant Officer Chris Ramp, the Sector
Humboldt Bay command center chief. “The
owners probably never thought they’d see it
The active Coast Guard personnel are not the
only ones with eyes on the coastline or the
inland waters of the Northwest. There is also an
active contingent of Coast Guard Auxiliary on
duty to assist with educational programs and
Thomas Bliss, the Flotilla Commander for the
auxiliary in Seattle, explained that the Coast
Guard Auxiliary has been active for more than
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be watchful for polluters.
The Washington state auxiliary provides
support to active duty personnel at events like
SeaFair and at festivals and celebrations all
summer across the state.
“We do not have punitive authority,” said
Bliss. “Our job is to steer owners in the right
direction so they have the proper safety
equipment aboard before they are caught in a
situation when it’s too late.”
With a smile, Bliss said auxiliary members try
to teach lessons in basic “boating etiquette.”
The Coast Guard
has a monumental
task in District 13,
on the Puget Sound to
protecting some of the
military’s most secret
submarine research at a
remote lake in Idaho.
The subsystems are tested in a sub-scale
environment that closely mimics the ocean.
The lake is deeper than Loch Ness. Its
large size, clear water and quiet conditions
provided by steep tree-lined shores and a flat
muddy bottom, along with a constant chilly
temperature under 100 feet, are all key factors
that have made it such an attractive testing
location for the US Navy since WWII.
The Coast Guard has a monumental task in
District 13, from safeguarding recreational
boaters on the Puget Sound to protecting
some of the military’s most secret submarine
research at a remote lake in Idaho.
More than 20 members of the auxiliary are
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Washington, while an equal number assist the
Coast Guard with crowd control and education
east of the Cascades.
On Lake Coeur d'Alene, and Lake Pend Oreille
in Sandpoint the Coast Guard is charged with
enforcing regulations and reporting violations
to the proper authority, according to Bliss.
The Coast Guard has one other duty in North
Idaho. That is keeping recreational boaters a
safe distance from the clandestine submarine
testing that goes on at Lake Pend Oreille in
the panhandle of Idaho. The lake has been the
inland point for secret submarine research
since the middle of the last century.
The site was chosen because of the lake’s unique
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The Navy's Acoustic Research Detachment
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are tested in ocean-like conditions far from
watchful eyes of potential enemy vessels.
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the knowledge that we are protecting lives and
doing our duty to maintain peace.”
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ADVENTUROUS FAMILY LIVING A UNIQUE LIFESTYLE
BY COLIN ANDERSON
For the Shanafelt family, big changes came together
quickly. In January of 2017 they bought a boat. In April
their house went on the market and by June it was sold.
Come July, they were moved in and starting a new life
course very few would embark on. Their new home was a 46’
Nodhavn vessel they named the ‘Noeta,’ and their new home was
afloat in the waters of Gig Harbor, Washington.
“We were working really hard, doing well, achieved a lot but
didn’t see each other all that much,” recalled Alexa Shanafelt,
an educator, wife and mother of three. “We just started asking
ourselves, ‘What are we doing?’”
Alexa and husband Pat had always dreamed of enjoying a life
at sea but weren’t planning on starting their adventure until all
three kids were out of the house. That changed, however, over a
“We got talking and our daughter Hailey said, ‘That sounds fun!’
And we pretty much decided to do it that night,” said Alexa.
The Shanafelts sold their four-bedroom home and the bulk of
their other possessions, downsizing enough to be able to fit two
parents, one adult child, two teens and the family cat Gilligan
inside the vessel that is about the length of your typical school
bus. While acclimating to their new lives and space, the Shanafelts
docked the Noeta in the protected harbor. Alexa continued to
teach and Pat continued to pilot planes for Alaska Airlines while
Hailey and son Jack attended traditional high school. After a
year it was time to set sail with four aboard as oldest daughter
Mikayla would be moving to California for her career.
They laid out a plan to sail down the Pacific Coast and got as far
as San Francisco before that plan was altered. The boat Pat had
always dreamed of owning, a 50-foot Nordhavn hull 20, came on
the market, something that rarely happens. The boat, however,
was in Rhode Island. Being the adventurous family nonetheless,
they made an offer having only seen photos. The offer was
accepted, the original boat was sold in San Francisco and the
Shanafelts were now on their way to the Northeast.
Being able to add a third stateroom to their floating home
became a priority, especially with two teenagers on board. With
the original boat, the plan was to float leisurely down past the
Baja Peninsula and into the Sea of Cortez, docking in Banderas
Bay and Puerto Vallarta area. With Pat still piloting airplanes,
the Noeta needs to stay near an airport to continue his work and
Puerto Vallarta provides that.
The Shanafelts would still get to their final destination, albeit,
from a quite different approach.
From the far Northeastern seaboard, they set sail for Florida,
sailing up close to the statue of Liberty and seeing other iconic
landmarks and communities they never thought they’d be
“We learned quickly that there is a huge migration of people
that take the intercostals waterway from the Northeast down to
Florida every year,” said Pat.
They had to get used to fixed docks instead of floating, and much
The family has found out that it’s not just the
‘cruising’ community that is welcoming but that the
locals in the places they dock are also very inviting.
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shallower waters. In fact, it’s common to bump the bottom
in the much shallower waters of the Atlantic, something that
happened three such times but without any damage. They
made it to Fort Lauderdale, and as their Noeta left on a cargo
ship through the panama canal, the family made their way
back across the country by land, eventually meeting back up
with the boat in La Paz, Mexico.
Two of the most common questions the family gets during
their travels are ‘Why?’ and ‘How do you live like that?’ While
true the Shanafelts are living in much tighter quarters than
most, they deal with the same family dynamics as us and deal
with each situation with honesty.
“We all get along really well, but when someone needs their
space or quiet time, you have to give it to them,” said Alexa.
“It forces you to deal with everything that comes up, and we
make sure everyone has an equal say because you just can’t
keep anything bottled up,” said Pat.
Before leaving Washington they reached out to other families
via social media and blogs to get some advice as well. What
they discovered was a very tight-knit community of people the
Shanafelts were quickly brought into.
Teenagers typically do schooling either from their parents or
online education programs. Around 1pm classes stop and kids
get on the radio to coordinate a place to meet up, which could
be someone’s boat or a place in town. “Nobody gets left out,
and it’s a very unique situation,” said Alexa.
Jack and Hailey still hang out as typical teenagers would,
but have also done some volunteering and have immersed
themselves in the Spanish language by riding local buses and
frequenting local markets and other stores. The family has
found out that it’s not just the ‘cruising’ community that is
welcoming but that the locals in the places they dock are also
“I tell people if you just open your ears, eyes and heart, it will
change you. It’s been really powerful how this experience
has been,” said Pat.
“It’s so rewarding to just let go of your fears of other people,
and we have really enjoyed getting to know families from
all over,” said Alexa.
Hailey is now 17 and is beginning to look at colleges. Her
plan is to spend another year on the boat before heading
off to continue her education. Jack is 15 and has a few
more years to decide what he would like to do. As far
as Mom and Dad are concerned, they see no immediate
reason to head back on land.
“We are going to do this until we no longer enjoy it or we
physically can’t,” said Alexa.
You can follow the family’s journey on social media and
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Sit back, close your eyes and picture yourself on the beautiful open
water with the sun beating down on you. If you try hard enough,
you will be able to hear the laughter and joy coming from those
who accompany you on this adventure. Maybe it’s your children
or friends. Or maybe it’s just you and your significant other. For many
that may seem just like a dream, but it can become a reality, and knowing
where to start and how to choose the correct boat for your needs is
important when making such a large investment. Do you see yourself on a
pontoon boat? Do you and your family enjoy waterskiing, wakeboarding
and tubing? Perhaps the tranquility of a sailboat is what appeals to you
most. Do you enjoy getting out in the early morning hours and fishing?
Because each boat is specific and specialized, what one you buy will
be driven by what activities you will want to enjoy while on the water.
Finding a boat to fit your activities, tastes, needs of your crew and budget
will require research. One way to be exposed to a plethora of options
is to attend a boat show. Boat shows typically can be found nationwide
beginning in fall going all the way into May. Spokane’s boat show is
usually in February of each year. The next one in Seattle is scheduled for
January 24 through February 1 of 2020. Boat shows will afford you the
opportunity to ask questions of the experts and peruse the many options
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purchase. Is it realistic to think you want something you can put on a trailer and
haul from home to water each time you want to use it? If not, be sure to work into
your budget the cost of a boat slip for the summer months.
If entertaining friends while gliding at lower speeds across the water while
making dinner on the grill is something that you envision, a pontoon boat is the
perfect solution. They have become increasingly popular in recent years thanks to
pontoon tube design, new boat-building materials, innovations in outdoor fabrics
and efficient outboard engines. You can get one with the basics or go all out and
purchase one with a second story complete with a slide for some family fun! Once
thought of as slow-moving vessels, today there are pontoon boats with as much
as 900 horsepower and ones that can top speeds in the 60s. They also come with
performance pontoon “tube” packages, allowing them to corner as well as some
traditional fiberglass-hulled boats.
If you are into watersports, there can be many factors to consider when deciding
what boat will best suit your needs. According to Boating Magazine, each tow sport
requires its own specific wake characteristics. For instance, slalom skiers want small
wakes, whereas wakeboard riders and wake surfers desire larger wakes. And for
those who don’t need one for a specific sport, there is a crossover boat that allows
you to ride, surf and ski.
In an August 2017 article, Boating Magazine reports, “A few builders make crossover
boats that let you ride, surf and ski, such as the Malibu 20 VTX, Nautique G20,
Supra SR and the Tigé RZR. These boats typically use a V-drive engine, but the
shorter and lighter size along with empty ballast tanks keep the wake smaller for
recreational slalom skiing.”
If sailing is your thing, then the best advice is to start with something small and
perfect your skills before moving up. Experts suggest that adults are best starting off
with something in the 22- to 27-foot range, (if kids will be learning, they should start
with something smaller). A boat of this size is typically easy to sail, won’t capsize,
has ample room and is affordable. Take advantage of others’ knowledge and ask local
sailors for their advice as well.
If, after ample research and inquiries, you are still uncertain, try renting a boat for
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making an investment you may quickly regret.
So you’ve come to your decision, and it’s time to make that investment.
Boat loans are very similar to car loans, with a specific amount on which
you pay interest over a fixed term. They are available through banks,
credit unions, boat dealers or marine finance companies. If you can make
a sizeable down payment and have a low debt-to-income ratio, you may
qualify for a subprime loan. When deciding what you can truly afford, be
sure to consider the cost of ongoing maintenance, storage, insurance and
the ever-fluctuating cost of fuel.
Boat loans can be both secured and unsecured. Since a secured loan
allows the lender to take back the boat in case of default, unsecured loans
are a higher risk to the lender and will typically have a higher interest
rate. Secured loans can generally be as long as a 20-year term, depending
on the amount and lender, while unsecured loans are typically no longer
than seven years.
Interest rates, as of April 2019, were between 4 and 6 percent on secured
loans, but things the lender will consider include credit history, loan
term and loan amount. For a secured loan, the lender will also likely do a
marine survey to assess the condition of the boat.
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We are fortunate to live in a place where the outdoors offer us an abundance of natural pleasures, from hiking and
biking trails, to beautiful parks and lakes, rivers and ocean. As the sun shines brightly and the warm air surrounds
us, there’s nothing like spending a day on the water to cool you off.
Here are some of the top on-the-water recreational activities you’ll want to try this summer—if you haven’t already.
We’ve all seen those wakeboarders out on the water, surfing and jumping wakes, even throwing in a flip or two. This can be intimidating to say the least.
But, if you’ve never tried wakeboarding, there’s no time like now! Attempting any new sport can be difficult, but it is said that wakeboarding is one of
the water sports that can easily and quickly be picked up. The concept is simple: You get into the water behind your towing vessel, secure yourself onto a
short board with foot bindings, hold onto a rope and … you’re off! The most difficult part of the process can be actually getting up out of the water. But
once you’re up, it’s time to ride those wakes—thus the name wakeboarding. Make sure to where a life jacket, and some even suggest a helmet.
A similar water sport to wakeboarding, wakesurfing takes excitement and skill to the next level. Like wakeboarding, the “surfer” gets up on the wake,
initially by using a tow rope. But rather than continuing to hold on, once the rider reaches the peak of the wake, he or she let's go and trails behind the
boat, surfing the boat's wake without being pulled by the boat. The sport resembles surfing and can be done on any body of water. It is important to note
that you should never attempt wakesurfing behind a boat with an exposed propeller, as serious injury could result.
Also referred to as kiteboarding or kiting, kitesurfing is a wind-powered surface water sport that uses a kite and a board to “surf ” across the water. This
action sport combines elements of wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, snowboarding, skateboarding and sailing, creating the ultimate
water sport activity. The kitesurfer, or kiteboarder, rides a small surfboard or kiteboard (which is similar to a wakeboard), and harnesses the power of the
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This recreational kiting activity, also known as parascending or parakiting, tows the willing participant (or participants) behind a water vessel, usually
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Visionary chefs from around the Pacific Northwest will be converging on the City of Spokane Valley
for the annual Crave! Food and Drink Celebration July 11 through 13, 2019. With all this culinary
talent in the area, it makes the perfect time for a foodie trip. Spokane is building a reputation as a
food lovers’ paradise, and it is an exciting time to experience it. From older family loved restaurants
to new and innovative places, there is something to love for everyone.
Whether you are coming from a short distance away—can you say staycation?—or driving from further afield,
plan to make your base at Spokane’s grand dame, the Historic Davenport Hotel. This lovingly restored gem
is just beautiful. It is a food and wine destination on its own with its renowned Sunday Brunch and two wine
tasting rooms on-site. Book a Brunch package or a Sip and Stay package, which are perfect options for food and
wine lovers. Insider Tip: Make sure to have a cocktail at the Peacock Room Lounge with happy hour every day
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treats but you will help the less fortunate with both 2nd Harvest Foods
and Wishing Star, this year’s beneficiaries. The 2019 lineup includes
over 40 chefs and is at the Spokane Valley CenterPlace Regional Event
Center. There are a variety of options for tickets. You can purchase for
just one event or splurge for the whole weekend. Kicking the event off
on Thursday, July 11, is a Seafood Bash. The Grand Tasting takes place
Saturday, July 13, from noon to 4pm. You don’t want to miss this one with
over 70 participants with food, wineries, artisans, craft breweries, cider
makers and distillers. Visit Walla Walla will anchor the event.
The Cork District
The Cork District in Spokane is one of the most convenient areas in
Washington to taste wine with tasting rooms from wineries across the
state. From the Historic Davenport Hotel, just take the elevator downstairs
to two tasting rooms on-site, Arbor Crest and Va Piano. Just a short walk
away is Helix Wines, which are just outstanding. Also make sure to stop
in Terra Blanca for a truly stunning tasting room, which is in the old
Chronicle (a newspaper) building. It is a rather unique experience and a
little more hopping than most tasting rooms as many of the residents in
the apartments above the tasting room are wine club members. It offers
a fun vibe, and the younger crowd is a great source for local favorites for
restaurants and entertainment.
The food scene in Spokane has just blossomed in the past 10 years. James
Beard Chef semifinalist Adam Hegsted is the creative visionary behind
Crave! and serves as the culinary director for the event. His restaurants,
under the Eat Good Group, are also culinary destinations while in town.
Another James Beard Chef semifinalist is Jeremy Hansen and Top Chef
contestant Chad White, who both own restaurants in the area. There are
some great eateries in the Downtown Entertainment District. Cochinito
Taqueria is an interesting take on a taco shop. All the ingredients are
responsibly sourced and then paired with craft cocktails and a curated
beer and wine list. There are also some of the old places still around.
Luigi’s Italian Restaurant has been around for more than 30 years and is
consistently voted Best Italian Restaurant in Spokane, great service and
food in a historic building.
Sunday Brunch at the Historic Davenport Hotel is an epic gastronomic
experience. The lavish buffet is served in one of the hotel’s legendary
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ballrooms. The extravaganza of food includes
buffets of seafood, salads, specialty items and
carved meats like prime rib. House-made
desserts and a towering chocolate fountain
will satisfy any sweet tooth. Champagne and
mimosas are included or, for an additional
charge, take a trip to the Bloody Mary Bar.
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Head out to the Bluff. Just 15 minutes north
of Spokane you’ll find more than 35 farms,
which are part of the Green Bluff Growers.
Endless fields of green fill a 12-miles square area of farms, country
stores, farm stands, wineries and breweries. Farm to table takes on a new
meaning when the restaurant is located on the farm or orchard. Well
worth the drive and fits in with the theme of this trip. There is something
special about getting in your car and discovering where your food comes
from. Agritourism has really helped small, local, family farms. Your
dollars go a long way to help these treasures stay in business.
With a weekend centered around food, shopping has to include a culinary
store. Make sure to check out the locally owned Kitchen Engine, located
in the old Flour Mill. Their motto is “Find Your Inner Chef.” How can you
not with over 7,000 items to choose from. The store has all the tools you
need to create your next culinary masterpiece. High-end cutlery, pots
and pans, every kitchen gadget you can imagine, as well as spices, sauces
and other culinary treats will have you yearning to get in the kitchen.
They also offer cooking classes and demonstrations. Check out their
calendar for more information.
After all that food, a little exercise is in order. You can easily access the
Spokane Riverwalk from your hotel. It is a 1.9-mile loop trail with the
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highlight being Spokane Falls. The falls are so thunderous you’ll hear
them before you see them. Roaring through downtown, the Spokane
River has carved its way into a river gorge. In addition to the trail and
artwork, plan to purchase a ticket to ride on the Skyride to have a bird’seye
view of the Spokane Falls from a gondola. Two suspension bridges
along the trail allow you to cross over the river to the other side.
Spokane really deserves its reputation as a foodie paradise. When
planning your weekend, peruse the Crave! events and see which ones you
want to attend. Pay attention to which local restaurants are participating.
Plan your other meals around places you didn’t get to experience at
Crave! or visit a favorite from the festival. There are such a variety of
great places to eat you want to hit as many as you can. The Visit Spokane
website is a good source of information on the area. Everything you need
to know from hotels to restaurants to things to do is on the site. It is well
organized and easy to find what you are looking for.
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4 cups of leafy greens of your choice (red leaf lettuce, spinach,
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5 to 6 radishes, thinly sliced
3 green onions, thinly sliced
4 oz. feta, crumbled
Handful of sprouts (broccoli, radish or mung bean sprouts)
¼ lemon, juiced
¼ cup olive oil
Pinch of salt and pepper
• If using fresh peas, taste them first. If they are tender, keep them
raw for the salad. If they are a bit tough, blanch them in a small
pot of boiling salted water until just tender, 2 to 4 minutes.
Drain and spread them on a baking sheet in a single layer to
cool. If using frozen peas, thaw them by leaving them at room
temperature or by running them under warm water. Canned peas
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• Drizzle the lemon juice and olive oil to top. Sprinkle with salt and
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For the sixth year in a row, the Greater
Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce will
host the Sandpoint Beerfest—an event
that has people flocking from all over the
Inland Northwest to enjoy craft beer, food, live
music and games.
Held on the lawn at Trinity at City Beach and
offering breathtaking views of Lake Pend Oreille,
the Sandpoint Beerfest will take place from noon
to 5pm on Saturday, July 13. There will be craft
brews and ciders from 16 regional breweries,
including four local breweries, with food catered
by Trinity at City Beach. Live music will be
performed by Tennis, a band which is known and
loved by many locals!
VIP tickets are available for purchase in advance
for $75 and include a commemorative Sandpoint
Beerfest glass, eight tokens good for eight samples
or four full beers, an exclusive Beerfest T-shirt,
one meal and an exclusive pretzel necklace.
General admission, which is $25, includes a
commemorative Beerfest glass and six tasting
tokens. For those under 21, or those who are
designated drivers, the price of admission is $10
and includes a refillable commemorative plastic
cup for MickDuff’s root beer or lemonade.
Children 3 years of age and younger are free.
Bring your chairs, blankets and umbrellas for
lounging on the lawn, and please be advised that
no dogs are permitted at the event.
This event benefits the Greater Sandpoint
Chamber of Commerce and is almost always a
sellout, so get your tickets early! Thanks to the
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Race the Wolf
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with three distances: 52k and 25k Skyrunner USA events on July 6, and an 8k trail
race on July 7. The course boasts steep climbs, fun single-track and some super fast
two-track, not to mention the epic views. Find additional information and the link
to register at Schweitzer.com.
Book Trust Lawn Party
Enjoy croquet, cocktails and dinner in an amazing lakefront
venue at the second annual Book Trust Lawn Party. This allwhite
croquet lawn party at Oden Bay will raise money for
the Book Trust in the Lake Pend Oreille School District. For
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or call 808.280.6516.
2019 Full Draw Film Tour
Experience some of the best outdoor and bow hunting
films you'll ever get to see in one place as The Panida
Theater presents the Full Draw Film Tour Wednesday, July
10, starting at 7pm. Tickets are priced $17 for adults, $10
for youth (ages 4 to 17) and available online at Panida.org
or at the door.
Crave! Food & Drink
Held at CenterPlace at Mirabeau Point Park in Spokane
Valley Thursday, July 11 through Saturday, July 13, Crave
is a unique culinary event showcasing the creative talents
of visionary chefs from around the Northwest. Guests are
invited to savor the creative talents of award-winning
chefs, specialty food purveyors, winemakers and craft
drink providers. CraveNW.com
This year Sandpoint's community-driven music festival
is back for its 25th year! Held in Sagle July 12 through 14,
this is a weekend for great music, dancing, food and drink,
artists, craftsmen, vendors, entertainers, camping, kid's
activities plus much more! From single-day to individual
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6th Annual Sandpoint
The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce is hosting its
sixth annual Sandpoint Beerfest Saturday, July 13, noon to
5pm on the lawn at Trinity at City Beach. Come enjoy craft
brews and ciders from Sandpoint's four local breweries plus
breweries from across the region, food catered by Trinity at
City Beach, live music with Tennis, corn hole, beer trivia with
prizes, pretzel necklaces and more! Visit Tickets.Beerfests.
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Head to the Sandpoint Farmers Market July 13, 9am to 1pm, and help celebrate its
31st anniversary! In addition to all of the great vendors, the market will be joined by
Star Alexander the Magician, face painters from Creations for Sandpoint Inc., belly
dancers, musical guests Muffy and the Riff Hangers, along with additional highlights.
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Sunday, July 14, 7 to 11am, head to Sandpoint High School
for Jacey's Race 5k and 1k fun run/walk. Get outside, be
active and support an incredible local cause! Jacey's Race
is a community event specifically held to raise awareness
and support for local families with children battling cancer
or other life threatening illness. Race day is full of fun and is
a great event for children and families. After the race, enjoy
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Shakespeare in the Park
Head to Schweitzer for the fifth annual Northwest WineFest
held on the Schweitzer Village lawn. Enjoy great bands,
great wine, great food and great fun at this two-day event!
To taste, stop by the sales tent and purchase your souvenir
wine glass with tasting tickets, then head to “Wine Alley”
and get sampling! Each ticket gets you a 2-ounce pour, with
additional tickets available for purchase. Schweitzer.com
Celebration of Arts & Culture
Saturday, July 27, 2019, start your day off right with a
scenic drive along Highway 200 to Sam Owen Fire Station
#1 at the junction of Peninsula Road and Highway 200 in
Hope. Let the volunteer firefighters cook you a delicious
breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy,
all for only $5. Then tour the station, climb into the
trucks and pick up free handouts and fire chief hats for
the kids. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 11am. For
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Festival at Sandpoint
Montana Shakespeare in the Parks returns to Memorial
Field July 27 to perform Henry IV, Part I. Hosted by Lost
Horse Press, gates open at 3pm, and the play begins
at 6pm. Arrive early with your chairs, blankets and
picnics, visit with friends and family, and enjoy pre-play
performances. Shakespeare in the Park is free and open to
the public. ShakespeareintheParks.org
Join the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint for their
Celebration of Arts & Culture. Held at Memorial Field
Saturday, July 27, this event will feature the Matsiko World
Orphan Choir with MCS Children's Choir in collaboration
with community children; MCS musicians, theater
group and percussion fun ensemble; Sandpoint Literary
Collective poets and writers; tribal dancing and contra
dance. Gates open at 1pm with the performances starting
at 1:30pm. SandpointConservatory.org
Join The Festival at Sandpoint for eight nights of eclectic
music under the stars on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille
in Sandpoint August 1 through 11. This internationally
renowned summer concert series provides a laid-back and
intimate atmosphere at Memorial Field in Sandpoint and
feels as though the artists are playing in your backyard.
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93.25 ACRES WITH BIG PANORAMIC VIEWS. Overlooking Lake Cocolalla in the Panhandle of Idaho,
this perfect estate parcel features mixed topography, trees and meadows in an amazing natural set-
-ng. Gorgeous lake and mountain vistas, sunny exposure and extreme privacy are yours here, conveniently
located between Sandpoint and Coeur d'Alene. $475,000
Peace and quiet, lots of wildlife and views that go
for miles on this 20.15 acres just south of Sandpoint,
ID. Seppc installed and electricity is to the
property corner, ready for you to complete the building
vision. Elk, deer, and other mature wildlife
abound here among varied terrain, rock outcroppings,
mature trees and abundant sunshine behind a
locked gate. $135,000
Impeccably maintained 2-bedroom home
on 1.24 acres, minutes to Sandpoint, 1 mile
from Shepherd Lake access. 2 bedrooms, 1
bath, carport and wrap-around deck complete
the offering. The mobile home is NOT
real property, keeping annual taxes low.
Come to Ridgehaven and enjoy absolute privacy
on this gently sloped 5 acre parcel.
Remove some trees and open up gorgeous
views of the Selkirks and Schweitzer Mountain,
while keeping plenty of usable ground
for the home site. $65,000
Excepponal 1 acre building lot in Swan
Shores includes access to this community
waterfront. Filtered water views from the
treed building site. Community water and
sewer hookups included. $110,000.
Brand new homes to be built in SANDPOINT
Photos are of Similar Completed Construction
3-bedroom, 2 ½ -bath, 2145 sq beauty
with open floor plan, main floor master
suite and 3-car garage convenient to shopping
and Schweitzer. $459,000
4-bedroom, 3-bath, 1571 sq with main
floor and second floor en-suite baths and a
covered porch, all on a prime, larger lot in
Moonridge Estates. $349,000
3-bedroom, 2-bath, 1381 sq SINGLE
LEVEL home with private master suite &
solid surface countertops on a cul-de-sac lot
convenient to downtown.
Call for current pricing!
THE VIEWS you've been looking for, with a home that wraps you in quality and style. Perched among the treetops on the quiet side of Garfield
Bay, you'll find this upscale 3-bedroom, 3-bath, recently remodeled daylight rancher with bamboo floors, fabulous kitchen with Viking
range and central island, open floor plan with rock fireplace, and master suite with its own wood stove and spa-like bath. Lower level includes
a bath with walk-in shower, laundry room and roomy bedroom/bunk room with wet bar. All appliances, including generator are included.
Furnishings are negooable. Inside spaces transiion to outdoor decks to take in the glorious, long-range vistas. Dock includes boat
lii, swimming plaaorm and waterside storage for kayaks and toys. A rare waterfront offering on .84 acre, the perfect seeng for your
year-round vacaaon getaway. $625,000
Extraordinary 4 acres of wooded property located
in the Sherri Shores sub-division on Cocolalla
lake. Mullple building sites to take advantage
of the surrounding mountains and for your
ideal home. Property was successfully perk
tested, though has since expired. Shared community
well hook-up is in place. $79,000
4.96 acres with lovely southern exposure &
gorgeous long-range views, conveniently located
between Sandpoint and Coeur d’Alene.
Seller will consider installing seppc. $81,000
Something for everyone! 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath,
2432 sqq Mountain Meadows beauty with
hardwood floors, lux baths, spacious master
suite and fenced, private yard with deck near
schools, parks, and the Lake. $425,000
Discover Sandpoint with
Ron Hanson and Jackie Suarez
Since 2000, Ron and Jackie have helped buyers and sellers
navigate the ever-changing North Idaho real estate market.
Consistent communication, effective marketing, negotiating
and networking skills translate to smooth transitions for their
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