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THE LOWDOWN ON CABINETRY
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Cabinetry is often the first thing my clients and I
choose when working on a new construction project
or kitchen remodel. Why? Because the cabinetry sets
the tone for the entire room—and often the rest of
Cabinetry is really an art form unto itself. Not only does it have
to be functional, but it needs to be beautiful and durable as
well. Yet, there are so many different types and styles it can be
difficult to start. Cabinet boxes are the storage units themselves.
These often come in set size—counter height and multiple
widths, though they can be customized to include drawers,
pullouts, doors and more. The key to selecting the correct sizes
for your kitchen is to really take a look at the things you have
to store and where you like to store them. Do you like to keep
dishes overhead in upper units, or do you prefer a lower-unit
dish drawer? The options are endless, but there are often only
a few that are exactly right for how you live and cook. Working
with a good salesperson can really help streamline this process.
After functionality comes style. Do you like a more ornate door
and drawer combo? Something with a little more detail works
wonderfully in more traditional homes. I’m a fan of the Shaker
style myself, but now there are usually options within the
Shaker style, some with a beaded molding, some plain. Some
with a slab drawer front versus a drawer with a border to match
the door. Shaker works well with a variety of interiors—from
modern to formal and everything in between, which is why it is
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Not only does it have to be functional,
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Finally, there is the color to consider. While
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painted styles typically cost more than
their stained wood counterparts. This is
because painted surfaces are more laborintensive
to produce and leave no room for
error—they must be smooth and blemish
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its affordability), alder, cherry, walnut and,
of course, oak. These can all be stained a
variety of colors and are offered in an
array of styles. Beware, however, that not
all woods are created equal. Walnut, for
example, while pricey, is soft and may ding
and dent more easily than other woods.
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If you’ve graduated from college in the
past year or so and started your first
job, you’re no doubt learning a lot about
establishing yourself as an adult and being
responsible for your own finances. So thoughts
of your retirement are probably far away. And
yet you have several good reasons to invest in
your 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored
First of all, by contributing to your 401(k), you
can get into the habit of regular investing. And
since you invest in your 401(k) through regular
payroll deductions, it’s an easy way to invest.
Furthermore, your 401(k) or similar plan is
an excellent retirement-savings vehicle. You
generally contribute pre-tax dollars to your
401(k), so the more you put in, the lower your
taxable income. Plus, your earnings can grow
on a tax-deferred basis. Your employer might
also offer a Roth 401(k), which is funded with
after-tax dollars; although you can’t deduct
your contributions, your earnings can grow
tax-free, provided you meet certain conditions.
And with either a traditional or Roth 401(k),
you generally have a wide array of investment
But perhaps the main reason to start investing
right away in your 401(k) is that, at this point
of your life, you have access to the greatest and
most irreplaceable asset of all—time. The more
time you have on your side, the greater the
growth potential for your investments. And by
starting to invest early in your plan, you can
put in smaller amounts without having to play
Suppose, for example, you begin investing in
your 401(k) or similar plan when you’re 25. For
the sake of simplicity, let’s say you put in $100
a month, and you keep investing that same
amount for 40 years, earning a hypothetical 7
percent rate of return. When you reach 65, you
will have accumulated about $256,000. (Your
withdrawals will then be taxable, unless you
chose the Roth 401(k) option.) But if you waited
until you were 45 before you started investing
in your 401(k), again earning that hypothetical
7 percent, you’d have to put in almost $500 per
month—about five times the monthly amount
you could have invested when you were 25—to
arrive at the same $256,000 when you turn 65.
Clearly, the expression “time is money” applies
when it comes to funding your 401(k)—there’s
just no benefit in waiting to contribute to your
retirement plan. This isn’t to say that you have a
lot of disposable income, especially as you may
be paying off thousands of dollars in student
loans. But, as mentioned above, the money
for your 401(k) is taken before you even see
it, so, in a sense, you won’t miss it. And you
can certainly start out with small amounts,
though you’ll at least want to put in enough to
earn your employer’s matching contribution, if
one is offered. As your career progresses and
your salary goes up, you can steadily increase
the amount you put into your 401(k) or other
When retirement is decades away, it can
seem like more of an abstract concept than
something that will one day define your reality.
But, as we’ve seen, you have plenty of incentives
to contribute to your 401(k) or similar plan—
so, if you haven’t already done so, get started
SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND
Then to Be Understood
By Deborah Olive
A FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS
WHERE A HANDSHAKE
Seals the Deal
There’s a hard way and an easy way
to do everything. The hard way is
by yourself. The easy way is with
another person who’s aligned on
achieving the same goals or outcomes.
Recall a time when you partnered with
another person and you found it easier to
accomplish what you set out to do. What did
you like about that experience? Were you
more creative? Was the experience quicker or
easier? Did you have more fun? How would
you describe it?
We’ve all had positive experiences partnering
with others; nevertheless, it’s far too common
to hear, “If you want something done right,
you’ve got to do it yourself.”
Which is easier? Partnering with others or
doing it yourself? Perhaps a more interesting
question is, “What’s present when people are
partnering effectively?” It’s a collaboration
question, and every successful leader asks this
question in some form.
Whether you’re leading your teenager to
make effective choices as a family member,
leading your boss to effectively communicate
deadlines or leading your organization to
make its dent in the world, your ability to
partner effectively is directly related to your
ability to influence those around you.
When I work with clients, I focus on six
principles of influence. In this article, we’ll
look at one of those:
Seek first to understand. Then to be
understood. In other words, listen for “What’s
in it for me?” People do things for their
own reasons. We may think we know what
motivates another person, but until we listen,
with the intent of understanding, we’re only
Karl Menninger, a pioneering psychiatrist,
said, “Listening is a magnetic and strange
thing, a creative force. The friends who listen
to us are the ones we move toward, and
we want to sit in their radius. When we are
listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and
Active listening, being fully present for another
person, is regarded as one of the highest forms
of giving. Stephen Covey encourages listening
with the intent to understand. Through active
listening, we gain awareness, generate more
options and provide a foundation upon which
to build our relationships. We demonstrate
that we value the other person.
Consider the people in your life who’ve
listened to you and shown that they genuinely
care about you. They not only listened to
the content of what you had to say, but they
understood your feelings. They observed you
rather than judged you. You felt valued, and
you probably ended up valuing their opinion,
and you continued to seek them out.
When you seek first to understand, you’re
putting attention on the other person.
Contrast that to seeking to be understood,
which puts your attention on you. The
dynamic has now shifted and your influence
is diminished. Seeking first to understand
engages the magnetic power of listening
and builds the relationship. It enhances your
influence—both in the relationship and with
the results you create.
We’ve come full circle. There’s a hard way and
an easy way to do everything. The hard way
is by yourself. The easy way is with another
person who’s aligned on achieving the same
goals or outcome.
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THE TIME FOR A COOL SUMMER ROAD
TRIP. Whether you’re going with friends or
family, near or far, there’s nothing like hitting
the road for an epic summer trip. National
parks, the coast, big cities, Main Street USA and
fun/silly tourist destinations are all waiting. The
road is yours.
Once you’ve scoured the map and picked your
perfect trip, take some time to make sure you’re
Here are some quick tips to help ensure a
• Plan ahead, but don’t be afraid to be
spontaneous and go off the beaten path.
• Download road-friendly apps like Waze and
• Check weather sites to see what your driving
conditions will be.
• Fill a cooler with drinks and bring lots of
• Brush up on road trip games: Create fun
memories by keeping everyone in the car
• Put your phone/tablet on double-duty: Use its
camera to capture pictures of the trip and load
up some movies, music or games.
• Try local eateries as opposed to chain
• Bring a first-aid kit, just in case.
MAKE IT Memorable
TIPS FOR AN EPIC SUMMER ROAD TRIP
• Take turns driving so everyone stays alert.
• Make sure your vehicle is in road-worthy
shape: Check the oil and all fluids, battery,
spark plugs, air filter and tires—especially the
“Definitely check your tires, especially if you’re
heading out on a summer road trip,” says
Alan Holtschneider, director of marketing for
Yokohama Tire. “They influence the braking,
steering, comfort, handling, safety and fuel
efficiency. Remember, they are also the only
parts of the vehicle that actually touch the road.”
Holtschneider said whether your summer
journey takes you to Disney World or the Grand
Canyon, it’s important to have the right tires for
the trip. “For example, if you have a luxury SUV
or crossover, a tire like the Geolandar X-CV
fits the bill. It’s long-lasting, provides strong
traction, smooth handling and has a hush-quiet
ride—perfect for cruising in style.”
Even after your summer road trip,
Holtschneider strongly suggests keeping your
tires properly maintained year-round.
Try these tire safety tips:
• Check tire pressure at least once a month. This
takes about five minutes. Refer to the vehicle’s
owner’s manual or placard on the driver’s door
to determine proper tire pressure. Tire pressure
should be checked when the tires are cold.
• Check your tread depth by placing a penny
upside down into a tread groove. If you can see
all of Lincoln’s head, your tire’s tread has worn
down to the legal limit and you need to buy a
• Tires should be replaced when the tread is
worn down to 2/32 of an inch, the lowest legal
limit. It’s best to replace them before they reach
2/32 for optimal performance, especially in bad
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Street Fair & Art on the
Green take over town
By Colin Anderson
Photo by Whitney Lebsock
While they are two separate events hosted by two separate
community groups, it’s sometimes hard to see where
one festival ends and the other begins.
The first weekend in August is one of the most
celebrated in Coeur d’Alene as it brings hundreds
of artists, vendors, musicians and eager onlookers
together for a fun summer weekend.
The Citizens Council for the Arts presents Art on
the Green, now in its 51st year, on the grounds
of North Idaho College. Painters, craftsmen,
sculptors, photographers and others come from
all over the West to show off their work. You can
easily stroll from booth to booth and find an array
of statement pieces for your home, yard, office
or living room. There is free entertainment all
weekend long, plenty of food, a Children’s Art Garden where kids
can create their own masterpiece, and a beer garden featuring local
craft beers and ciders.
YOU CAN EASILY STROLL
FROM BOOTH TO BOOTH
AND FIND AN ARRAY OF
STATEMENT PIECES FOR
YOUR HOME, YARD, OFFICE OR
For even more options you can take a short stroll or free shuttle
bus ride over to Sherman Avenue for the Downtown Coeur
d’Alene Street Fair, put on by the Coeur d’Alene
Downtown Alliance. Sherman is closed to
vehicles and instead lined with hundreds more
booths offering an assortment of goods for sale
including more works of art, gifts, crafts, specialty
foods and spices, and much more.
Both events take place Friday, August 2 through
Sunday, August 4. The downtown fair opens at
10am each morning and runs until 8pm Friday
and Saturday and 5pm Sunday. Art on the Green
is open noon on Friday and 10am on Saturday
and Sunday. It remains open until 10pm Friday
and Saturday and 5pm on Sunday.
With hundreds of booths to visit, you might not see them all, but
you are sure to find something fun, unique, local or, at the very least,
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its doors in 2014, it wasn’t long before Dan
Rankin started showing up each day. He
had been having his daily breakfast elsewhere until
there was an unexpected breakup in his daily routine.
“They let my favorite waitress go, or she quit, anyway, I
followed her over here,” recalled Dan.
That waitress is Sami, and each morning she or another
server at the Post Falls restaurant brings Dan a plate
of sausage, hash browns, eggs and toast, an order that
rarely ever changes. “I just lift my finger up in the air
and they know,” smiled Dan.
Owner Thomas Didra sees a lot of veterans, retired
law enforcement and other emergency responders
come through his door. Vets will often be wearing a
hat signifying their branch or service, or if they served
in Korea, Vietnam or Desert Storm. Dan Rankin is a
veteran and dons a cap that goes back further than
Now 95, Dan served under famous American General
George Patton in the 13th Army Division. His job, as
he put it, was to repair tanks that were shot up by the
Germans. “Sometimes they had too many hits so they
became the parts department,” he said.
It’s not difficult to spot the World War II veteran
parked at his usual booth. Regulars and travelers along
I-90 take notice of the hat and often pause to say hello
and thank Dan for his service to the country. About
three years back, a few people also offered to pay for
his breakfast, setting off a chain of generosity that
continues each and every day.
“At first we kept it pretty small. A few of the regulars
would donate the cost of a couple meals,” said Didra.
Word around the restaurant began to spread and
more visitors or semi-regulars wanted to buy Dan’s
breakfast as a thank you for his service. Soon, instead
of someone picking up a check, a tab was started. This
past April, local food enthusiast Keith Boe posted on
social media that he finally had the chance to cover
Dan’s breakfast, and as thousands of his followers saw
the post, Dan’s story exploded.
“We’ve gotten calls and letters from all over the U.S.,
up and down the East Coast, Canada, even Australia,”
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The breakfast story has been highlighted in local papers and magazines,
TV news, and has even gone so far as to be featured on NBC’s “Today
Show” and recently an article in People magazine. “It’s truly amazing to
see the power of that little post,” said Didra.
It’s now pretty much a daily occurrence for Dan to meet someone
stopping by Dueling Irons having read about his story somewhere online.
An organization from New Jersey recently sent him a letter thanking him
for his service and offering to buy his breakfast, and a woman drove from
Montana just to meet Dan and add to the tab. For the 95-year-old, the
sudden, unexpected fame is a bit shocking.
“I don’t know who started it. There’s nothing abnormal about me other
than I survived the invasion of France,” said Dan.
Didra and his staff keep track of the donations that roll in via check or
cash. Most donations cover a single breakfast, around $10. As it currently
stands, it would be several months before Dan would need to reach for
his wallet, and they don’t see that ever becoming an issue. “We just love
having him here and are extremely grateful for the support and show of
community, and it’s amazing to be a part of,” said Didra.
Dan is just six years into retirement after finally auctioning off his
trucking business and shop at the age of 89. After breakfast he usually
returns home to watch TV and spend some time with his little dog. He
has outlived most of his family with only a few nieces and nephews living
in the area. If he needs help around the house, his nephew can still help
him out. It’s at Dueling Irons, however, where Dan has adopted a whole
new family that cares deeply about him.
“Restaurant folks have become like family,” he said.
According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, less than half a
million of the 16 million veterans who served during World War II were
alive in 2018. Meeting with someone who lived through one of the greatest
conflicts in human history is becoming rarer each day; something Didra
believes is helping drive the donations but also brings Dan some renewed
feelings of joy.
“I think he’s enjoyed it thoroughly (the sudden fame). A lot of people
don’t think about World War II as much anymore. The ‘thank yous’ are
a big deal, and I think he really likes getting to tell his story,” Didra said.
In a time when people seem to be at complete odds with one another, the
generosity toward Dan is something that has truly resonated across the
Post Falls community and the nation.
“With the current climate of today, seeing a nice story about someone
who did a great service for our country is a really big draw for people, and
it’s a really nice thing to see,” said Didra.
Dueling Irons is always accepting donations toward Dan’s breakfast tab.
You can give the restaurant a call or just stop by with whatever you’d like
to give. If you’re lucky, you’ll see Dan sitting in his favorite booth, having
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summer day in North Idaho outdoors.
And what better way to unwind and
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than at one of the many summer concert series
the area has to offer.
Over the years, outdoor concerts continue to
grow, and the community is loving it. You will
find people of all ages enjoying the sounds of
local musicians on nearly any given day. Thanks
to the support of generous area sponsors, these
concerts are abundant, adding just one more
reason why being a part of this community can’t
Live After 5
Live After 5 is just one of the many concert
series you’ll be treated to this summer, with
2019 marking its seventh year—and the lineup
is the best one yet! The season kicked off with
“The Voice” contestant and top-13 finalist Jacob
Introduced by founders/owners Tyler Davis and
his wife Ilke, there is no better way to spend a
beautiful Wednesday evening outdoors than in
beautiful Downtown Coeur d’Alene with family
and friends at McEuen Park, 504 East Front
“I love being able to offer a weekly gathering for
our community to attend and experience worldclass
entertainment,” says Tyler. “My wife Ilke
and I love our community and feel very blessed to
be able to offer an experience we would want to
attend with our own family. We are very excited
for the future, and the best is yet to come—just
The 2019 mini music festival, which kicked off
June 12, runs each Wednesday, 5 to 8:30pm,
through September 4. The entertainment is
combined with various food vendors and cold
drinks, including beer from local breweries and
wine, and bounce houses for the kids. Admission
is just $5 (free for children 12 and younger), and
tickets are available at the entrance.
Their 2019 summer concerts will feature: Willie
K (July 3); Dirty Revival (July 10); Dreamin
Wild (July 17); Sam Chase & The Untraditional
(July 24); The Shook Twins (July 31); Eclectic
Approach (August 7); Jam Shack (August 14);
Haley Young & The Bossame (August 21); Sol
Seed (August 28); and The Rub (September 4).
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Grab your lawn chairs, blankets and tents, and
seize the opportunity to attend at least one of
these concerts. You will not be disappointed.
Live After 5 can also be found in Post Falls
at Tullamore Park, with concerts held each
Thursday 5 to 8pm. The lineup includes: Kelly
Hughes Band (July 11); The Rub (July 18); New
Jack City (July 25); Smash Hit Carnival (August
1); The Powers (August 8); Soul Proprietor
(August 15); The Devon Wade Band (August 22);
and Sol Seed (August 29).
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Riverstone Summer Concerts
Now in its 13th year, kids and adults alike have
enjoyed these free professional concerts from
a variety of genres! Each Thursday, 6 to 8pm
through August 29, Riverstone hosts its Summer
Concerts at Riverstone Park Amphitheater, 1805
Tilford Lane in Coeur d’Alene.
“With the help of dedicated and generous
sponsors, the Coeur d’Alene Arts & Culture
Alliance is able to offer an assortment of musical
genres from talented local bands to national
and regional bands that this community
might otherwise not have an opportunity to
experience,” says Ali Shute, executive director.
“We also provide a stage for local up-and-coming
musicians/singer/songwriters who benefit from
the exposure and response of a large crowd; upand-coming
musicians like Jacob Maxwell, who
has opened for our concerts for several years
and has now graduated to headliner after his
appearance on “The Voice”! It has been very fun
watching him grow into his music.”
The schedule includes: Sway Wild (July 11);
North Point Jazz (July 18); Erin Hall (July 25);
Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre (August 1); Nu
Jack City (August 8); Jacob Maxwell (August
15); The Talbott Brothers (August 22); and
Nate Bosford (August 29). There will also be a
special Saturday concert August 17 featuring
the Coeur d’Alene Symphony and Zonky Jazz
Band. You can find out more about each of the
performers, as well as the opening acts, online at
Coeur d’Alene City Park Concert Series
Looking for a fun way to spend a sunny Sunday
afternoon? From 1 to 4pm, pack a picnic and a
blanket and head to Coeur d’Alene’s City Park,
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located at 415 Fort Ground Drive, for these family friendly concerts that all
ages are sure to enjoy. The 2019 schedule includes: The Theresa Edwards
Band (July 7); Soul Proprietor (July 14); The Ryan Larsen Band (July 21);
Swing Street Big Band (July 28); The Kelly Hughes Band (August 11); The
Justin James Band (August 18); Floating Crowbar (August 25); The Sara
Brown Band (September 1); Somebody’s Hero (September 8); and Tuxedo
Junction Big Band (September 15).
Downtown Coeur d’Alene Concert Series
July 9 through August 27, Sherman Square Park (316 Sherman Avenue)
is where you can enjoy an evening of music after a day at work or on the
lake with the Downtown Coeur d’Alene Concert Series. Tuesdays, 6 to
8:30pm, Sherman Square Park comes alive and fills the streets with music as
musicians showcase their talents to the community. The 2019 concert series
features: Stagecoach West (July 9); Zonky (July 16); Pastiche (July 23); The
Hankers (July 30); What About Bob? (August 6); Master Class Big Band
(August 13); The Colby Acuff Band (August 20); with Ben Klein (August
27) concluding the season.
Hayden Concert Series
Handshake Productions, HandshakeProductions.net, the entertainment
agency that’s behind the City Park and Downtown Coeur d’Alene concert
series, also hosts the Hayden Concert Series each Thursday, 6 to 8:30pm at
McIntire Family Park, 8930 North Government Way in Downtown Hayden
behind City Hall. Entertainment will run July 11 through August 22: Coeur
d’Alene Big Band on July 11; The Rhythm Dawgs July 18; Spare Parts on
August 1; The Ryan Larsen Band on August 8; Charlie Butts & The Filter
Tips on August 15; and Stagecoach West on August 22.
Get outdoors and celebrate these summer months while listening to the
music play—and make lasting memories.
“For the young, the old, and the in-between, these free concert series
provide a sense of connection and community for families and friends as
they enjoy great music, dance and enjoy our beautiful summer evenings
outside together,” says Ali.
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As we get deeper into summer,
the temperatures steadily rise—
and for golfers that means
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times are swooped up fast as
everyone tries to avoid getting stuck on the
course as the temperatures soar into the 90s.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to play as
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“We’re really spoiled here as there are a ton
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The less frequent we play, the more we tend
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Custom-fit clubs are an investment and will
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you right than a full set that isn’t fit right for
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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).”
The main space in the new museum houses exhibits of all sorts. There is
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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
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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.
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.
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
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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A BRIDGE TO CULTURAL AWARENESS THROUGH LITERATURE, TRAVEL
STORY & PHOTO BY MAUREEN DOLAN
North Idaho College student Holly Tomason smiles, while instructor Aaron Cloyd claps, after
Tomason found the “prize” during a team-building scavenger hunt May 15 on the NIC campus.
Tomason is one of 15 students traveling to the United Kingdom this month with Cloyd and
instructor Molly Michaud as part of the college’s Contemporary World Cultures class.
When she enrolled in classes at North
Idaho College, after an 11-year
hiatus from school, Jessica Roberts
never imagined she would be doing some of her
learning in Europe.
But Roberts, a full-time student who is also a
mom and works full time, traveled this summer
to London, Scotland and Wales with NIC’s
Contemporary World Cultures class.
“I thought there’s no way,” Roberts said. “But we
made it work.”
Roberts is one of 15 students who took the trip
led by NIC English instructors Aaron Cloyd and
In preparation for their overseas adventure, the
students engaged in outdoor team-building
activities on May 15, including a scavenger hunt.
But in this case, the scavengers were blindfolded,
and team members shouted directions to the
sightless searchers, leading them toward a
“We need to be able to rely on each other,” Cloyd
said. “We’re going to be together non-stop for
It’s the second year the class, focused on British
Murder Mysteries, has been offered at NIC,
and the second time Cloyd and Michaud have
traveled to the United Kingdom with students.
“We’ve been studying British culture and
history using murder mysteries as our in-road,”
The three novels the class read were “Even Dogs
in the Wild” by Ian Rankin, set in Edinburgh,
Scotland; “King Solomon’s Carpet” by Barbara
Vine, set in London; and “Complicit” by Gillian
E. Hamer, set in North Wales.
“We will walk through the physical locations
where the novels took place,” Cloyd said.
Destinations on the trip itinerary were assigned
to students who will lead three-hour tours based
on their research of the locations.
Sayviann Knoblich, a second-year NIC student
who will take her fellow travelers on a tour of
the Roman walls near London Bridge, said she’s
excited for this experiential learning opportunity.
“I’m a more hands-on learner. This helps a lot,”
The class was created by Michaud and Cloyd
after they discovered a shared affinity for British
murder mysteries. Michaud said she and Cloyd
hope students, through this class, realize the
joy of travel and how achievable it is while
experiencing the excitement of visiting places
they read about.
“Last year, several students explained this was
their first plane ride! Spokane was the biggest
city they’d seen,” Michaud said. “I tell all of them:
‘This isn’t the only time you’ll go to Europe; it’s
just going to be the first time.’”
The national culture selected for study by
the class will change in 2020, and so will the
“We have several texts planned for next year in
Ireland,” Michaud said.
For more information about Contemporary
World Cultures (FLAN 207.100), call the
NIC English and Humanities Division at
208.769.3394 or email Molly Michaud at
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infinite amount of options for exercise and nutrition, an overwhelming
amount of coaches and trainers out there, and the fact that we should be
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Are new generations lazier? Do they expect someone else to come and
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and active people who spend a significant part of their time, energy and
resources on prolonging their abilities and purpose as high-functioning
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as early as their teens and 20s—and will likely only live
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As we begin to age, one of the first things we
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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
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Dermal fillers are a gel-like substance that is injected
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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
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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
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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?
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THE FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW
BY SCOTT PORTER
“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.
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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
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BY MARC STEWART, HERITAGE HEALTH
It was nearly impossible to notice when a local
middle school student used an e-cigarette in
between classes. The pre-teen would inhale
from a small vape device and blow the vape
cloud into his hoodie.
An observant adult caught the boy in the act.
“It’s happening in the sixth grade,” says Post Falls
Police Capt. Jason Mealer. “Ask your child who
the vapers are. They’ll know. Back in the day,
you knew who was smoking based on the smell.
Today, it’s a lot harder with vapid liquid.”
The aroma of strawberries and watermelon
in their backpack might be a telltale sign your
child is vaping. Vape liquids come in flavors
that appeal to kids. Students are drawn to them
because they taste good, smell good and it gives
them a buzz.
Many of the young users think vaping tobacco
products are harmless and nothing at all like
smoking cigarettes. Every American tobacco
cigarette contains about 9 milligram of nicotine,
but smoking burns away a lot of it. On average,
smokers inhale about 1 milligram of nicotine
per tobacco cigarette. Therefore, a teaspoon
of 12-milligram e-liquid is equal to about 60
“Vaping is horrible,” said Jennifer Romero,
director of Restored Paths. “I am worried about
what’s going to happen to the cancer rates in
E-cigarette use among youth has skyrocketed
at a rate of epidemic proportions over the
past year. The percentage of high schoolers
reporting using e-cigarettes rose by more than
75 percent between 2017 and 2018. Use among
middle schoolers also increased by nearly 50
percent, according to the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug
Federal law requires people be 18 to purchase
vape devices, but there are numerous ways
around the age restrictions, including buying
the devices online.
“Kids often get home before the parents, and
they’re able to get to the mailbox first,” says
Mealer. “It’s really easy for them to obtain a
E-cigarette use poses a significant—and
avoidable—health risk to young people. Besides
the possibility of addiction and long-term harm
to brain development and respiratory health,
e-cigarette use may also lead to the use of regular
cigarettes that can do even more damage to the
body, such as cancer and popcorn lung disease.
Vape juices are typically made by mixing nicotine
and flavorings with a solvent—often propylene
glycol, which produces the fog machine-like
vape clouds that dissipate quickly.
Local school districts are struggling to deal with
the crisis. The devices have evolved from being
larger and boxy to being smaller and slimmer,
resembling pens or thumb drives. Others have a
“guitar pick” or “computer mouse” shape and are
Addiction is another huge concern for Romero,
who believes today’s vape users will be Heritage
Health clients down the road.
“Once they start vaping or smoking cigarettes,
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“Teens are getting addicted to vaping.”
Romero recommends that parents and
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Duties of the Coast Guard go
beyond party patrols
BY DAN AZNOFF
PHOTOS COURTESY OF DEFENSE VISUAL INFORMATION
The orange-striped ships with sailors from the U.S. 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 U.S. 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 Bend.
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 moments’
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
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motor lifeboats from Station Quillayute River and Station
Neah Bay responded to the emergency.
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According to a statement released by the Coast
Guard, the pumps on the 87-foot Sunnfjord had
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“While responders were in route, the fishermen
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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
Coast Guard Station at Neah Bay.
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
Guard vessel with environmental containment
equipment was dispatched to the scene to
guard against the potential impact of fuel on
the sensitive area.
Rescue crews from the Coast Guard were
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man had reportedly suffered lacerations two
days earlier and had not had his tetanus shot.
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
79 years to provide navigational assistance and
be watchful for polluters.
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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.”
More than 20 members of the auxiliary are
available to support activities in Western
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, Idaho, 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 Eastern
Washington. 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
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.
research since the middle of the last century.
The site was chosen because of the lake’s unique
combination of 148 square miles of surface
area, crystal clear water and one of the deepest
lakes in the country. Depths in some portions
of the pristine lake reach 1,150 feet deep.
The Navy's Acoustic Research Detachment
(ARD) at Bayview, Idaho, which is some 375
miles from the ocean, is where new shapes
and designs for submarine and surface ships
are tested in ocean-like conditions far from
watchful eyes of potential enemy vessels.
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 U.S. 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.
Petty Officer Third Class Trevor Lilburn
summed up the task: “It is a job we accept with
the knowledge that we are protecting lives and
doing our duty to maintain peace.”
Dan Aznoff is a freelance writer based in
Mukilteo, Washington, who takes great pride
in sharing stories that document our history.
Aznoff is the author of three books and was a
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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
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.
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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
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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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larger pontoons. It is best to take advantage of these opportunities before
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.
We live in a beautiful place with many opportunities to get out and enjoy
the water. Be sure to do your research, even test drive or rent a few of your
choices, and consider what you can afford. After making that purchase,
you will be guaranteed that your investment will pay off with years of
FUN IN THE SUN AND THE WATER!
BY JILLAN CHANDLER
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
wind through a large parachute-type kite, propelling the rider across the water.
Imagine soaring high into the sky, the wind at your face, the blues waters below; that feeling of weightlessness and freedom. And the views can’t be beat!
This recreational kiting activity, also known as parascending or parakiting, tows the willing participant (or participants) behind a water vessel, usually
a boat, while being attached to a specially designed canopy wing called a parasail wing, resembling a parachute. While parasailing, you’ll find yourself
hundreds of feet in the air. It is important to note that if there are extreme winds and dark clouds, it’s best to reschedule your water adventure.
If you’re into the speed and smooth ride that hopping on a motorcycle gives you, you can take that adrenaline rush off-road and to the next level—onto
the water! Jet Ski® and Sea-Doo®, two of the most popular brands of personal watercraft (PWC), are powered by a jet engine—rather than being powered
by an outdoor motor and a propeller, like a normal boat—and travel on the surface of the water. These personal watercraft get their power by squirting a
high-powered jet of water behind it, which, in turn, pushes the PWC forward. Riders are sure to enjoy the freedom and speed they will discover on the
water with a personal watercraft.
This classic family friendly activity appeals to all ages. A day on the water on the comfort of a boat really can’t be beat. It’s a great way to spend time
with family and friends, relaxing while enjoying a beautiful summer day. Not all of us have the opportunity of owning our own boat—don’t let that be a
deterrent. With boat rentals easily available, there’s no reason not to splurge for a day of memory making. And of course, to add some extra excitement
to the day, try some tubing, wakeboarding and water skiing.
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Enjoy a Foodie Getaway to
Spokane and Spokane Valley
It’s Crave! Time.
By Marguerite Cleveland
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
(even on weekends). It has a jazz-age vibe and a stunning 5,000-piece stained glass Peacock.
This three-day festival of all things food and drink is a foodie’s Disney World. Not only will you enjoy culinary
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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.
Things to Do
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.
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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.
What are you waiting for? Plan a trip to Spokane for your perfect foodie
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
Your local Dining Guide
RECIPES LOCAL FLAVOR SPOTLIGHTS
SPRING PEA, RADISH +
Recipe & Recipe Courtest of Marina Gunn
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Serves 3 to 4
4 cups of leafy greens of your choice (red leaf lettuce, spinach,
½ lb fresh spring peas (or 1 can of sweet peas)
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, juice
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 can also be used.
• Starting with the salad greens, layer and add peas, sliced
radishes, green onions, crumbled feta, and sprouts.
• Drizzle the lemon juice and olive oil to top. Sprinkle with salt and
• Serve and enjoy!
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
July 18, 2019 - 4-7pm
It’s time for Yappy Hour for you and your dog!
Come out on July 18th for beer, wine and
appetizers. This event is donations only. All
proceeds will be donated to the
Panhandle Animal Shelter.
July 13, 2019 - 12-5pm
Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce presents Beerfest 2019 at
Trinity at City Beach! Come enjoy over 20 of the region’s finest
craft brews, live music and Burrito Bar.
For tickets go to: tickets.beerfests.com/event/sandpoint-beerfest
58 Bridge Street at City Beach | Sandpoint, Idaho | 208.255.7558 | TrinityAtCityBeach.com
SWEET LOU’S RESTAURANT
AND TAP HOUSE
315 Martinis and Tapas at
The Greenbriar Inn
American fare with a twist. Ribs (pork or bison) smoked in house. Unique
burger menu featuring burgers made from ground top sirloin, topped with
pulled pork, hand-battered onion rings or jalapenos. 32 beers on tap to
enjoy while watching the game on one of their 24, 4K TVs.
601 E. Front St. Ste. 101 | Coeur d’Alene
208.667.1170 | SweetLousIdaho.com
Your Summer Dining Destination
By Jillian Chandler
This 111-year-old inn greets you with its simplicity and
elegance the moment you walk through the door. The
restaurant, 315 Martinis and Tapas, sits on the main floor.
Take a seat at the stylish bar and order from the wine list,
dine at a table near one of the two fireplaces or outdoors on
the expansive deck or patio. To add to the ambiance, live soft
music plays every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday evening.
The menu at 315 has an emphasis on tapas—as the
restaurant’s name would suggest. The current summer menu
features their famous huckleberry meatballs, black and white
ahi, St. Louis ribs, Cajun corn cob bites, pub onion stuffed
with Italian sausage, a poppy seed sea scallop and more.
At Calypsos you’ll find a combination of amazing coffee, which they roast
on site, ice cream, fantastic food and live music on a regular basis. They
display artwork from local artists, offer free Wi-Fi, have a play area for the
kids and also offer a Smart Room for meeting rentals!
116 E. Lakeside Ave. | Coeur d’Alene
208.665.0591 | CalypsosCoffee.com
In addition, there is a flavorful and diverse assortment of
starters and entrees, which pair perfectly with one of 315’s
handcrafted cocktails. Or choose from a selection of wine,
beer and nonalcoholic beverages and mocktails.
Chef Derek Eakin, who has been at the helm of the kitchen
for the past five years, brings his creativity and instinctive
palate to each dish he prepares. “He is able to combine
unusual flavors with familiar foods that make delicious
dishes for us,” say Kris McIlvenna, owner. “Our menu draws
from an international scope, so Chef Derek has a great deal
of freedom for his menu choices.”
With their garden setting just steps from downtown, 315
at the Greenbriar invites you to dine with them Tuesday
through Saturday starting at 3:15pm.
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315 E Wallace Ave, Coeur d’Alene
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Join MAX at Mirabeau for an unforgettable experience. You’ll be treated
to eclectic cuisine, an award-winning menu with more than 100 items, a
wine list boasting more than 500 labels and 75 eclectic cocktails—a perfect
match for everything on the menu. Enjoy two happy hours daily, a-la-carte
brunch featuring multiple benedicts, mimosas and the area’s best Bloody
Mary Bar—starting at only $5.90 per person! There’s live music on Friday
and Saturday evenings, and late-night dining with a full menu is offered
until close. Open daily at 6am.
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A beautiful golf-course view without the cost of joining the
country club. They offer a full menu of sandwiches, salads,
soups and specialties prepared from scratch without the
high price of fine dining, and the region’s finest cocktails,
microbrews and wines to accompany your meal. Feel at home
in the comfortable pub-style dining room or the fantastic
outdoor dining area. Open daily at 11am year round. Photo by
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208.772.7111 | WeDontHaveOne.com
Serving some of the best food around in a comfortable pub-style
atmosphere. The menu offers soups, sandwiches, pastas, salads
and other specialties prepared from scratch daily, along with a
fantastic selection of micro-brewed beers and fine wines by the
glass and bottle. Open daily at 11am, the kitchen is open late
every night. Be sure to stop in Thursday night for live music
featuring national and local artists. For more information
including photos, menu, specials and directions, make sure to
visit their website.
1602 Sherman Ave. | Coeur d’Alene
208.667.2331 | WeDontHaveOne.com
2 SEPARATE RESTAURANTS TO
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DELICIOUS FOOD & FUN COCKTAILS
41 Lakeshore Drive, Sagle, ID
Next to the Lodge at Sandpoint
A local favorite for an array of reasons, including the friendly
staff, unbeatable atmosphere and phenomenal food. Voted best
seafood in Coeur d’Alene 2012, 2013 and 2014. Their menu includes
salads, fishwiches, taste of baja, fish and chips, smoked
fish, fresh sushi bar and fresh fish market with live shell fish
215 W. Kathleen | Coeur d’Alene
208.664.4800 | FishermansMarketCdA.com
315 MARTINIS AND TAPAS
At 315, guests will be treated to a full dinner menu and tapas
using fresh and seasonal food, more than 50 hand-crafted
martinis using the best natural ingredients, great wine, beer
and a variety of non-alcoholic beverages. Guests can choose
to dine in the large dining room, comfortable lounge, at the
bar our outdoors on their expansive patio. 315 offers nightly
specials and food and drink pairings weekly, and live music
on Tuesday night! The Greenbriar Inn also offers getaway and
elopement packages. Open Tuesday - Saturday 3:15pm - close.
315 Wallace Ave. | Coeur d’Alene
208.667.9660 | 315MartinisandTapas.com
208.265.2001 | ShogaSushi.com
OPEN WED-SUN NIGHTS
A beautiful waterfront, fine-dining restaurant in a romantic
lodge setting overlooking Lake Pend Oreille. Whether it
is summer on the patio or cozying up to the fireplace in the
winter, Forty-One South’s spectacular sunsets, innovative
cuisine, full bar and extensive wine list are sure to make it a
memorable night out. A variety of delicious food year-round.
41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle
208.265.2000 | 41SouthSandpoint.com
SHOGA SUSHI BAR
Delicious sushi and Japanese cuisine sure to delight
anyone’s palate. Offering a wide variety of traditional
and specialty rolls as well as salads, sweet and sour pork,
grilled salmon and more! Beautiful waterfront dining
with spectacular sunset views. Professional and courteous
service. On Wedsnday nights it’s buy one Sushi Roll get one
half off! Enjoy a delicious meal while taking in the beautiful
waterfront and spectacular sunset views.
41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle
208.265.2001 | ShogaSushi.com
Shopping. Dining. Take-Out.
Moondollars Bistro is known for their burgers,
accompanied by scratch-made bread and soups. They
uses only fresh ingredients, which are the backbone
of this customer favorite. With a comfortable, friendly
atmosphere, awesome food, great service, huge patio
and full bar there is always something to keep customers
coming back for more.
609 N. Syringa St. | Post Falls | 208.777.7040
5416 W. Village Blvd. | Rathdrum
208.687.5396 | MoondollarsBistro.com
“There is no substitution for quality. Our food is organic
and prepared from scratch.” Authentic Italian cuisine.
Guaranteed best steaks in town. Catering and private
cooking classes available with Chef Angelo. DINNER FOR
2 & A BOTTLE OF WINE $65. Choose from 15 Entrees
and 10 Bottles of Wine. Open 7 days a week from 4-10pm.
846 N. Fourth St. | Coeur d’Alene
208.765.2850 | AngelosRistorante.net
Enjoy North Idaho’s best barbecue at Junior’s, where guests
are treated to bold backyard flavor. Whether you dine in,
take out or need catering, you will not be disappointed,
and ordering is simple. Choose a sandwich, taco or salad.
Next choose your meat, then your choice of fixin’s, from
Granny’s baked beans, Mamma’s mashed taters, smothered
green beans, coleslaw or pig tail fries. Top it all off with
Hillbilly Habanero or Junior’s Original sauce.
85 W. Prairie Shopping Ctr. | Hayden
TIM’S SPECIAL CUT MEATS
Tim’s Special Cut Meats is your perfect, old-fashioned
butcher shop. The friendly staff is ready to help you pick out
the perfect cut. Tim’s carries only the finest natural meats
and also handles custom orders, with an extensive line
of house-made products from pickled garlic to specialty
sauces, marinades, rubs and salsas. Mobile butchering and
wild game processing are also available.
525 N. Graffiti St. | Post Falls
208.772.3327 | fTimsSpecialCutMeats
Grill and Sushi
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• Fresh Fish Market and Sushi Bar
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215 W. Kathleen, Coeur d’Alene
Locally Owned & Operated
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214 1st Ave, Sandpoint | Open 7 Days
208. 263.2642 | sandpointartworks.com
Reception | July 26th
TASTE THE NORTHWEST
JULY 11 -13, 2019
FOOD & DRINK CELEBRATION • SPOKANE VALLEY • CraveNW.com
WHAT’S GOING ON
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Wine, Women & Shoes
An evening benefiting Idaho Youth Ranch
BY JILLIAN CHANDLER
PHOTO BY JAMES & KATHY MANGIS PHOTOGRAPHY
JULY 17, 2019, MARKS THE SEVENTH ANNUAL WINE, WOMEN & SHOES EVENT
IN DOWNTOWN COEUR D’ALENE. Held at the Coeur d’Alene Resort 6 to 9:30pm,
those in attendance are sure to enjoy yet another fabulous evening of wine,
shopping, socializing and more.
This annual fundraiser benefits the Idaho Youth Ranch programs and services
(formerly the Anchor House). Trauma is transformed into triumph, and hope and
healing are provided to Idaho’s most vulnerable youth and their families through
various sources including outpatient counseling, equine therapy, and adoption
support and facilitation. And all of the money raised from Wine, Women & Shoes
stays right here in North Idaho.
“The Idaho Youth Ranch is an asset to the North Idaho community that not
many people know about. We would encourage community members to attend,
have a great time and learn about the mission and work that Idaho Youth Ranch
provides,” says Melissa Quinn, event coordinator. “This event is unique because
guests can have a fun night out with their girlfriends and support a worthy cause
at the same time.”
Women can sip and shop while supporting Idaho Youth Ranch at the lively and
engaging Marketplace, a designer pop-up boutique where those in attendance
can shop the latest styles and fashions from both local and national boutiques
and mingle with charming Shoe Guys. (Twenty percent of boutique sales will go to
Idaho Youth Ranch.) Afterward, guest will take their seats for a fashion show and
live auction, and learn more about what Idaho Youth Ranch does for the North
“This year we are engaging the community in our ‘Heels for Healing’ online
campaign to raise awareness for Idaho Youth Ranch and the many reasons IYR
3rd Annual Brewfest
11 - 13
Crave! Food & Drink Celebration
holds a special place in the heart of our supporters,” says Melissa. “You can log
on to our ‘Woman with a Shoe’ Facebook page to view each unique story and
support the story that touches your heart. The winner will be announced at the
event on July 17!”
Although VIP tickets have already sold out, you can still purchase event tickets
($100 each) online at WineWomenAndShoes.com or by emailing Melissa at
As they say, “Be there. Be fabulous!”
2nd Friday Artwalk
Held Saturday, July 6, 1 to 7pm at McEuen Park, the
Downtown Coeur d’Alene Brewfest will feature 30 beers
and ciders, great food, yard games and live music. Tickets
include six 5-oz. beer pours and a commemorative pint glass.
Extra beer pours will be available for $2 each. Admission
is $20 and free for designated drivers and children (must
be accompanied by ticket holder). To view participating
breweries, cideries and vendors, and to purchase tickets,
Crave Northwest is the Inland Northwest’s premier
food and drink celebration. 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.
Upcoming Events in August
The second Friday of each month, April through December,
stroll through beautiful Downtown Coeur d’Alene 5 to 8pm
and experience the vibrant arts community and locally and
nationally acclaimed artists in participating galleries. Just
look for the official yellow Art Walk balloons! This is a free
family friendly event. In addition, the Museum will offer free
admission during Artwalk. ArtsAndCultureCdA.org
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Post Falls Festival
Post Falls’ biggest annual summer event, the Post
Falls Festival returns 11am to 8pm Friday and
Saturday, July 12 and 13, and 11am to 5pm Sunday,
July 14. Held at Q’emiln Park and the Post Falls
community, the weekend will feature live music and
bands, food vendors and beer garden, craft booths,
inflatables for the kids, parade, car show, ice cream
social and more! To view the schedule of events,
National Carousel Day
Coeur d’Alene Mini Maker
Don’t miss the first annual Coeur d’Alene Mini
Maker Faire Saturday, July 13, 10am to 5pm. Held
on the campus of North Idaho College, you’ll see
makers of all kinds, from engineers and scientists
to artists and crafters. Stop by and check out the
demos and hands-on activities, music and food,
and much more. Find out more at Gizmo-CdA.org.
A Mozart Opera on the Lake
Inland Northwest Opera offers the annual Opera
on the Lake featuring Mozart’s test of true love,
Così fan tutte. In this romantic comedy, Così
fan tutte, (subtitled “The School for Lovers”),
offers a handy how-to guide for measuring true
commitment among fiancées. The sunset cruise
begins at 7:30pm, with boarding at 6:30pm at the
Coeur d’Alene Resort. To purchase tickets, visit
To celebrate National Carousel Day, on Thursday,
July 25, 10am to 5pm, the community is invited
to enjoy free rides on the historic merry-go-round
from Coeur d’Alene’s Playland Pier. Young and old
alike are sure to enjoy a ride on the Coeur d’Alene
Carousel. You can find it at 439 Fort Grounds Drive.
North Idaho Habitat Party in
Saturday, July 27, join North Idaho Habitat for a
family friendly party and concert at McEuen Park 2 to
9pm. There is a $5 entry fee; kids 12 and younger are
free. Food and beer vendors will be on-site, along
with three bounce houses for kids 10 and younger.
The music starts playing at 5pm as the Kelly Hughes
Band will take the stage. To find out more, contact
Rebekah at firstname.lastname@example.org or
NORTH IDAHO FAIR
Head to McIntire Family Park in Hayden Friday and
Saturday, July 26 and 27, for Hayden Days. The
community kicks off its festivities Friday at 2pm with
live music, dancing, food and craft vendors, and the
Hayden Sr. Center Beer Garden. Saturday features
NLFD Pancake Breakfast at 7am at the Northern
Lakes Fire Station and The Hayden Days Parade at
10am along Government Way. Children’s games,
food, craft vendors and other activities are planned
throughout each day. CityofHaydenID.us
Festival at Sandpoint
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. To view this year’s lineup
and to purchase tickets, visit FestivalatSandpoint.
14TH ANNUAL KC
POLICE & FIRE
Held at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds in Coeur
d’Alene July 26 through 28, the 2019 Julyamsh is a
three-day cultural event filled with Native-American
activities for all to enjoy, bringing people together
and signifying the spirit of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe in
celebration of heritage, diversity and culture. View
the beauty of these diverse native cultures through
their traditional crafts and performances of tribal
dancing and music. Admission is just $10 and free
for children 12 and younger. Julyamsh.com
Art on the Green
Artists from all across the Northwest flock to Coeur
d’Alene for this spectacular weekend of arts and
crafts. Held on the beautiful campus of North
Idaho College Friday, August 2 through Sunday,
August 4, 165-plus artists, a variety of musicians
and performers, and over 500 volunteers will come
together to present the 51st annual Art on the Green.
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