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August 2019 Sandpoint Living Local

August 2019

LIVING LOCAL

NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE

NIGHT SWEATS

Thursday August 1

2019

walk off the earth

fridayy August 2

Festival Season Lineup

jackson browne

saturday August 3

family concert

sunday august 4

lake street dive

thursday august 8

the avett brothers

friday august 9

kool & the gang

saturday august 10

grand finale

sunday august 11

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Jackie Suarez

208-290-5888

Jackie@DiscoverSandpoint.com

Ron Hanson

208-290-7004

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RIVERSTONE

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE PRIME lot in Raptorview Estates. One acre

waterfront parcel on the Pend Oreille River

with 126' of frontage and amazing views for

miles. This level property offers a generous

building site with paved road, community

water system, boat slip, private owner's beach

& boat launch in a very quiet seeng with gorgeous

estate homes in the area. $255,000

Acreage opportunity outside city limits! 28.13

acres, Suburban zoning, less than 4 miles to

Sandpoint on county-maintained road. Gorgeous

mountain views abound. Property currently

assessed for agricultural use. Electricity

and natural gas available. $425,000

Own a piece of North Idaho with all the conveniences

of living in town. The quintessennal

“Cabin in the Woods” this 3 bedroom, 2 bath

house is just under 2000 sq not including a

huge south facing deck with unfiltered views of

Garfield Bay, Lake Pend d’Oreille and The Green

Monarch Mountains. To complete the package

is a 30 x 40 square foot shop/garage. $395,000

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Come fall in love with this absolute jewel box

perched over Garfield Bay with a separate

shop/garage. The kitchen, with granite counters,

custom Pine cabinets, verrcal grain larch

trim and stainless appliances, serves a crowd in

style. Second floor master suite includes a private

balcony with stairs, a roomy walk-in closet

& a bath with a lux walk-in shower. $425,000

Located on the estuary of the Pack River, this

level site at the Idaho Club is among gorgeous

custom homes and amazing mountain views.

With water and sewer hookups included, this

is the opportunity to procure your building lot

here in North Idaho, close to Sandpoint and

prissne Lake Pend O'Reille. Abundant wildlife

and breathtaking natural vistas. $130,000

Honored to be voted Sandpoint’s

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FOR SALE!

407 ACRES & over 3000 Feet of Amphitheater Style Waterfront

Listing # 20180892 | 407 ACRES | www.campbayestate.com | $13,500,000

Once in a while a very special property becomes available. This one has been owned by the same family since 1902,

and 116 years later it's being offered for sale. This estate parcel is guaranteed to take your breath away. With 407 acres

of gently sloped terrain into over 3000 front feet of Lake Pend Oreille, your mind can only imagine what could be done

on this stunning property. There are currently about 14 leased homes on the estate with year to year leases, which can

be terminated at their completion after the property closes. All roads on this parcel near the shoreline can be moved as

they are private and controlled by this parcel. North Camp Bay Road on the northern shore of Camp Bay can be

completely vacated at Buyers discretion. With this much land and valuable beachfront, development into eight 50 acre

waterfront estates or higher density PUD's (Planned Unit Developments) are possible. Borders over 1300 acres of public

land, no other properties are like this at any price!

Listing # 20191500 | $995,000 | Acres 10.5

Listing # 20190906 | $899,000 | Acres 72.72

16 Camp Peine Road, Sagle, Idaho - This waterfront Riverbend

Timber frame cathedral home was built in compliance with IBC

(International Building Code) 2009 standards. The home has geothermal

heating & cooling with hydronic floors throughout. Everything

about this property was purposeful in its design with quality

and efficiency in mind.

MP 56 Hwy 200, Clark Fork, Idaho - Looking for that breathtaking

waterfront and mountain view property? Stop looking and come

visit this great opportunity. Own some of the most beautiful views of

North Idaho and enjoy the use of your private waterfront lot located

on the beautiful Clark Fork River, near the mouth of Lake Pend

Oreille. This 72 acre parcel has a couple of great building sites.

Eric Skinner

Owner / Associate Broker

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(208) 290-6314

Eric.Skinner@Sandpoint.com

Julina Skinner

Associate Broker

Century 21 RiverStone

(208) 290-6315

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Listing # 201900021 | $1,200,000 | Acres 19.25

Listing # 20190369 | $565,000 | Acres 2.0

179 Artemis Way, Hope, Idaho - Looking for an impressive mountain

log home overlooking the most breathtaking lake & scenery in North

Idaho? Don't miss this absolutely beautiful & massive Caribou Creek

Log Home. Caribou Creek Log Homes are known for their

excellence in quality construction and unique structures. This well

designed home features an incredible double-sided stone fireplace

with cathedral ceilings as a living room & kitchen centerpiece.

4865 Selle Road, Sandpoint, Idaho - You'll appreciate that the open

floor plan in this home allows you to prepare meals in the kitchen

while entertaining your company in the beamed, wood tongue &

grooved ceiling in your living room. This home was completely

remodeled in 2014, which included all interior flooring, plumbing,

electric, heating and lighting. Make this a turn-key home. The work

has been done for you. Perfect for a large family!

Listing # 20183869 | $535,000 | Condo

Listing # 20191514 | $375,000 | Acres 9.92

1600 Westwood Ct #101, Sandpoint, Idaho - Ground floor in-town

waterfront condo with unbelievable lake and mountain views!

Move-in ready 3-bedroom 2-bathroom 1500+ square foot one level

unit was remodeled in 2007 and boasts walk-out access to the lake.

Amenities include marina with boat slip, swimming pool, tennis

courts, dock, and floating swim platform all just steps from your door.

Common grass area is perfect for entertaining family and friends.

317 W 4th Ave, Clark Fork, Idaho - FEW properties give you all the options

this beautiful 9.92 acre parcel in the downtown city limits of

Clark Fork Idaho give you! Zoned Mixed Use-Commercial/Retail,

Light Industrial or Residential. Sub-dividable to 1/3 Acre lots - you

can basically build this downtown acreage out any way you want.

Clark Fork could use a large grocery or service store and this property

provides plenty of room to accomplish that!

Eric Skinner

Owner / Associate Broker

Century 21 RiverStone

(208) 290-6314

Eric.Skinner@Sandpoint.com

Julina Skinner

Associate Broker

Century 21 RiverStone

(208) 290-6315

Julina.Skinner@Sandpoint.com

www.IdahoRealEstateListings.com

RiverStone

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AUGUST 2019

VOLUME 11 NUMBER 8

inside

Explore Your Creative Side

It can transform your life … and your home!

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Upcycling the Old into New

How you can bring new life into old items

Canning Recipes

Canning now can bring you flavorful food in

the cold months

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"The first week of

august hangs at the

very top of summer,

like the highest seat

of the ferris wheel

when it pauses in its

turning."

-NATALIE BABBITT, TUCK EVERLASTING

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The Lesson is... Don’t Blink

We blinked our eyes and now summer is

almost half over. Next month the kids will

be back in school, and we’ll be getting out

those sweaters for those chilly evenings.

The message here … don’t let this month

pass you by! There is still so much fun and

adventure to be had!

Whether it’s a trip to the beautiful San

Juan Islands, camping at Priest Lake in

North Idaho or a trip to a Seattle Mariners

game, find a way to end your summer on a

memorable note!

We have talked a lot about water sports in

our summer issues. And why not? We are

surrounded by beautiful water that offers an

abundance of opportunities to get out and

enjoy it. If you don’t own a boat or aren’t

comfortable renting one, there are many

charters throughout the Pacific Northwest

that will take you on a day cruise or, better

yet, a dinner and cocktail cruise! Make it a

date night you won’t forget.

recipes for canning to help make the fresh

summer produce last all winter long.

Our travel story this month will lead you to

a place that perhaps may have never been

on your radar—Hells Canyon. This 10-mile

wide canyon is located along the border of

Eastern Oregon, Eastern Washington and

Western Idaho and offers many activities

including fishing, jet boat tours, hiking,

camping and whitewater rafting.

However you decide to say goodbye to

summer, make it memorable!

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ABOUT THE COVER

AUGUST HAS ARRIVED, AND WITH

IT ... The Festival at Sandpoint! Now back

for its 37th year, this one-of-a-kind music

fest is one not to miss. Attend one show, or

all of them—you're in for a treat. This year's

festival takes place August 1 through 11 at

Memorial Field. Featured on this month's

cover is Walk Off The Earth (performing

Friday, August 1). Photo courtesy of Festival

at Sandpoint.

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Contents

pg.30

pg. 44

18 Get Featured

Join us on Instagram @SandpointLiving for a

chance to get your photos, recipes, ideas and much

more featured

22 Essentials

The latest tips and trends

30 Life & Community

Shop ‘Til You Drop!: Arts and Crafts Fair offers over

100 vendors

32 Business Spotlight

A Not So Hidden Gem: Go Sandpoint making

dream vacations a reality

34 Good News

Opening Their Hearts: Mother’s passion helps

make a dream of adoption come true

44 Living Local

The Party of the Summer: Behind the scenes at

the Festival at Sandpoint

52 Health & Lifestyle

Tips and informational articles about living a

healthy, active lifestyle

62 Feature Story

Living Your Purpose With Passion: Realizing the

power of your personal brand

90 Travel & Leisure

Hells Canyon and the Wild and Scenic Snake

River: History and natural beauty abound in the

Lewis Clark Valley

97 Food & Drink

Your local guide to the tastiest hot spots around

town and local recipes

pg. 90

38 Sandpoint In Focus

A Drop in the Bucket List: North Idaho nonprofit

makes life-long wishes happen

103 Arts & Entertainment

Calendar of great local events, music, sports

and shows!

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sometimes be challenging to make these spaces look

cohesive and feel just right for both purposes.

The key is to look at the room as a whole and design for the room

itself, rather than the individual components. For example,

in a guest room/office space, look for a desk that matches the

bedroom furniture in that room; the space will look much less

thrown together. It also helps to keep the space neat and orderly.

At the very least, tidy up the desk before your guests arrive—it

will help them feel much more at home.

For multi-purpose spaces that are used together daily, such as

the dining room/library mentioned above, it helps to define

each space within the room. Successful options include built-in

cabinetry around the perimeter of the room, with the dining

table taking center stage. Another option is to use half of the

room for dining and one half for books.

For those with hobbies, it can often feel like you don't have

enough space. And for this I say get creative! I, personally, like

to read, paint, sew, knit—you name it! Since we have very little

excess space in our home, I have gotten creative as to where I

work on crafts. I have an easel set up on my covered back porch.

I've found that in winter, I tend to focus on knitting

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It helps to define each space

within the room.

projects anyway. I love to sew, but we don't have

a dedicated sewing room. No problem! We use

the dining room table for projects but keep the

sewing machine in a cupboard near the dining

room.

Open floor plans are very convenient—but it

does make multi-tasking more of a necessity

rather than an option. Oftentimes, an entryway

is actually part of the living room, leaving guests

to walk right into the heart of your home. I like to

create a dedicated space within a space by adding

an entry table or console, mirror, and basket for

keys or other necessities near the front door.

Furniture can also serve double duty. If your

home is short on bedrooms but long on guests,

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think of adding a sleeper-sofa in your living room

or office. Murphy beds are becoming popular

again as well.

For any combination spaces, good storage is

key. Finding a convenient place to store linens

in your guest room/office for when you do have

overnight guests or, like us, sewing storage in your

dining room, can make all the difference in how

convenient it is to switch back and forth between

uses. Again, the concept with multi-use spaces

is creativity. Your home should be a place where

you can do all the things you love to do. Don't let

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TEACHER OF THE MONTH

By Patty Hutchens

Barbie

Hunt

Fifth grade teacher,

Southside Elementary

Fifth grade teacher Barbie Hunt has

been instructing students at Southside

Elementary for 23 years, but her ties

to the school began long before that.

“Barbie began her career as a student at

Southside,” said Southside Principal Jacquelyn

Johnson. “She is and has been a part of the

Cocolalla community her entire life.”

As a fifth grade teacher, Barbie teaches all

subjects and shares that the most rewarding

aspect is that she has the opportunity to build

relationships with her students.

“I teach them skills that will stay with and help

them for the rest of their lives. It’s a wonderful

feeling to teach something to a student, to see

the light of understanding in their eyes as they

say ‘Oh! I get it now.’ That is my goose-bump

moment, and it’s one of my favorite parts

about teaching,” said Barbie.

She is also grateful for the opportunity to learn

from her students every day as she grows and

develops new strengths herself.

“I like to say that teaching is a lifelong

learning skill and one that you never stop

improving. We are all human and we all make

mistakes. There is nothing more human than

messing up sometimes,” said Barbie, who

adds that mistakes are life’s way of teaching us

all valuable lessons and are how each person

learns and grows. “A mistake is not a bad thing

if you learn something from it. So always

keep trying, never give up and persevere. You

will find a way to get through any challenge

that life throws at you.” This is the important

lesson she wants each student to take away

from her class.

Barbie looks forward to each school year as

it presents a new challenge and provides new

experiences. “I learn something new from

every class that comes into my classroom, and

I cherish every moment,” she said. But if asked

to pick a memory that stands out most over

her years of teaching, she shares that it would

be having her own children in her class. “I feel

incredibly lucky to have had that opportunity.”

While Barbie is definitely a blessing to all her

students, the joy she brings extends beyond

them.

“Barbie is the sweetest, kindest person you'll

ever meet and a true professional,” praised

Principal Johnson. “She gives more than 100

percent in every interaction with her students,

and her students outperform the district and

the state.”

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HOT

DAWG?

Cooling tips!

By Dr. Dawn Mehra

As intense summer rays hit North Idaho, it is important to

remain aware of how fast the heat affects your four-legged

children. Heatstroke can lead to serious and potentially fatal

conditions. Let’s help keep your pet safe and cool during the

summer by understanding heatstroke, signs, what to do and prevention.

Heatstroke occurs when an animal loses its natural ability to regulate

its body temperature. Canines don’t sweat all over their bodies the way

humans do. Instead, your dog normalizes his temperature through rapid,

open-mouth breathing (a.k.a. panting). However, if a dog’s respiratory

tract cannot evacuate heat quickly enough, heatstroke can occur.

Heat exhaustion in dogs occurs when the body temperature becomes

elevated above the normal level. A dog’s resting temperature should

be between 100 and 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. At around 105 degrees,

physiological changes start to take place and the animal begins to

experience the effects of heatstroke. A temperature of 106 or higher is in

the danger zone, and the pet will likely suffer irreversible damage to his

kidneys, liver, gastrointestinal tract, heart and brain.

Fortunately, it’s not difficult to spot signs of overheating in dogs. Excessive

panting is the first symptom. Hyperventilation, increased salivation,

dry gums that become pale, grayish and tacky, rapid or erratic pulse,

weakness, confusion, inattention, vomiting, diarrhea and rectal bleeding

are all signs your dog is experiencing heatstroke.

The amount of damage a dog sustains when stricken with heatstroke

depends on the magnitude and duration of the exposure. The longer

and more severe, the worse the damage. The main rule: If there is any

question at all, get your dog out of the heat.

What to do? Some simple steps to recognize and cool your dog down:

1. Pay attention. Recognizing the symptoms and responding quickly is

essential for the best possible outcome.

2. Find shade and supply drinking water.

3. Use cool—not cold—water. Start with the foot pads. Ice and extremely

cold water is actually counterproductive because it causes blood vessels

to constrict, which slows blood flow, thus slowing the cooling process.

4. Get him to a veterinarian! Call ahead so they can be ready to take

immediate action when you arrive.

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1. Provide a mix of shade and sun when you are

outdoors in warm weather.

2. Never leave your dog in a parked car—not

even in the shade with the windows rolled

down. Did you know? On mild days with

temperatures in the 70s, the inside of a parked

car can reach 120 degrees in minutes!

3. If your dog has long hair or a thick coat,

consider getting him a short haircut to get

through the hot months.

4. Use cooling body wraps or vests to help keep

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Supplied with the knowledge of how to

recognize overheating, to respond and avoid it

in the first place, you can now look forward to

a safe, fun and happy summer with your fourlegged

friend.

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320 South Ella Street, Sandpoint, Idaho

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SHOP ‘TIL YOU

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Arts and Crafts Fair offers over 100 vendors

By Patty Hutchens | Photos courtesy of Pend Oreille Arts Council

It was a move made with apprehension but one that proved

to be a huge success. After over 45 years at City Beach, Pend

Oreille Arts Council’s (POAC) arts and crafts fair moved to

the streets of Downtown Sandpoint last year.

“We knew the old location held fond memories for many people.

Nostalgia aside, comments were overwhelmingly positive from the

vendors and the public. Over 85 percent of our returning vendors

said they sold more than they had the previous year at the beach.

It was far more accessible to visitors with

disabilities and families with strollers,”

said Hannah Combs, executive director

for POAC.

About half of the 102 vendors (up from

89 in 2018) this year are from Idaho,

with a significant amount also traveling

from Washington and Montana for the

event which takes place August 10 and

11. They have one vendor this year from

New York and many from the Western

U.S. and from as far south as Tucson.

“Our artists span a wide range of mediums, from painting and

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bath and body products, and some yummy food products like

honey, oils and jams,” said Combs.

The move to the downtown area brought an estimated 33 percent

more people to the event. “We had a steady stream of locals and

visitors from Coeur d'Alene and Spokane,” said Combs. “I think the

accessibility for people who had a hard time getting around on the

grass was a big factor.”

She added that it is also very rewarding

to see shoppers develop relationships

with the vendors over the years.

“I know people who wait all year just

to buy a new mug from their favorite

ceramicist, or who buy an anniversary gift

from the same jeweler every year. Many

of our artists say this is their favorite

show because the visitors and volunteers

are so friendly and make them feel like

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Combs. “It's an event that brings people together while celebrating

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Since being named the Most Beautiful Small Town in America by USA

Today over a decade ago, Sandpoint has been discovered by countless

people throughout the country as they come to witness the beauty of the

mountains and lake firsthand.

While there are many lodging options when it comes to visiting North Idaho,

the trend has changed dramatically with more people than ever now seeking a

home vacation rental. That’s where Go Sandpoint (GoSandpoint.com) Vacation

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who wish to rent out their homes.

“We are seeing more and more visitors from not just the Pacific Northwest but

from across the country, many of which are families,” said Go Sandpoint owner

Steve Russo. “People are realizing that it makes much more sense to rent a home

where they can spread out, prepare their meals and relax.”

Go Sandpoint is a full-service vacation rental company that has been in business

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rentals, ensuring a simple and straightforward process and making sure

all the clients’ needs are met.

With homes available for rent from the shores of Lake Pend Oreille to

Schweitzer Mountain Resort and beyond, Go Sandpoint has something

for everyone.

They are the preferred booking agent for the exclusive development and

golf course at The Idaho Club, where beautiful homes are nestled along

the fairways of the Jack Nicklaus designed course. Here, with choices of

three-, four-, five- and even six-bedroom homes, guests can enjoy living

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or just need a beautiful setting to unplug and relax.

Their rentals at Schweitzer Mountain Resort offer year-round

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and tubing in the winter to hiking, mountain biking and more in the

summer.

“We also offer homes on Gold Mountain and on the shores of the Pend

Oreille River just past Dover,” said Russo.

It’s true that if you live in Sandpoint, you are guaranteed to have many

visitors no matter what time of year it may be. Instead of displacing the

kids from their rooms to the couch to make room for guests, renting a

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“Whether it is people coming for weddings, family reunions, or just

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With an in-house maintenance staff on call 24 hours a day as well as a

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Opening Their Hearts

MOTHER’S PASSION HELPS MAKE A DREAM OF ADOPTION COME TRUE

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After years of infertility, infant loss and a very

complicated pregnancy, Amanda Liddle

gave birth to her daughter Faith—a blessing

to Amanda and her husband Ian. Now 4

years old, Faith is a very active and happy child who

loves to climb on anything you can imagine and loves to

watch “Signing Time”—a show that teaches American

Sign Language to young children. “Faith is minimally

verbal,” said Amanda, adding that they have high hopes

that one day Faith will be able to communicate through

speech.

Amanda shares that although the prenatal tests did

not reveal any abnormalities, Faith had developmental

conditions from birth. “First it showed up as eating

difficulties, then a motor delay, then at 2 ½ she was

diagnosed autistic and has a global developmental

delay. She has several other medical conditions that

complicate her development,” said Amanda.

It was ironic, said Amanda, as she knew being pregnant

at the age of 40 meant an increased chance of having a

baby with Down syndrome, something she reconciled

herself to. “Little did I know at that time that I was just

having some intuition about things to come; things that

would emerge gradually and unpredictably as Faith

grew and revealed herself to us,” said Amanda.

Given the fact that Amanda had a medical condition

which lessened her ability to conceive a child, Faith is

nothing short of a miracle.

“When Ian and I first began to talk about having a

family before we were married, we agreed that adoption

was part and parcel of our family growth plan,” said

Amanda.

The couple was undergoing the training in Seattle,

where they lived at the time, to become certified

as foster parents when they learned Amanda was

pregnant. Then, when Faith was 4 months old, they

moved to Sandpoint due to a job change for Ian. But

they were surprised to learn that Idaho's laws regarding

foster parenting and fostering to adopt are different

than in Washington state. “We were told that foster

to adopt is much less common and more difficult in

Idaho,” said Amanda.

That, and the fact that Faith had special needs of her

own, changed their plan. They realized Faith was just

too vulnerable to risk bringing traumatized children

into their home through the foster care program.

“Because our situation led us away from public

adoptions (through foster care), we were left with the

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option of private adoption, which is far more expensive,” said Amanda.

They knew they wanted to adopt a Down syndrome child and knew it

would cost them a lot of money.

She says that Faith is the inspiration behind Huckleberry Gate, as she

never considered adopting a child with a developmental disability before

they were blessed with her.

“When Ian and I considered who would fit best in our family, another

special needs child just made sense to us. We're already familiar with ‘the

system’; we already see the specialists that a child with Down syndrome

would likely need to see. We're already doing it. The hard part of finding

these resources is already done. The rhythm of life of living with a child

with special needs is familiar to us.”

Needing to be there for her daughter, Amanda thought of ways she

could contribute to earning money for their adoption. It was then that

Huckleberry Gate was born last August. Huckleberry Gate is an online

store where people can purchase Amanda’s beautiful clothing she creates

for children.

Amanda received her first sewing machine when she was only 6 years

old. She took sewing classes, was involved in 4-H competitions and, over

time, honed her skills. She also discovered a passion for children’s fashion

and is now turning that passion into making their dream of adoption

come true.

“It enables me to make some money, as well as keeps me occupied

creatively, so I can have positive things to focus on during the rather

grueling process of adoption and waiting for adoption. My sewing room

really is my happy place these days,” she said.

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Not being able to imagine her life any different, Amanda says she sees her

role in part as her daughter’s advocate.

“I work hard to educate the world around her, to create a more

understanding world for her to live in,” said Amanda. “I have had to learn

to navigate a bureaucratic medical and educational system that nearly

drives people mad so that we can get the goods and services she needs to

have a high quality of life.

“I don't think of what I do as extraordinary. All kids need to be safe,

happy and healthy, and special needs kids are just the same,” she said. “I

think any good parent does what they need to do to get their kids' needs

met.”

Sandpoint Church of the Nazarene has set up a fund for the Liddle family.

People can donate directly by going to SandpointNaz.org/donate and select

"Liddle family adoption fund." Follow Huckleberry Gate on Facebook or

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IN FOCUS

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BY DAN THOMPSON

PHOTOS COURTESY OF TIFFANY WALKER

Darlene Richardson stood from her

seat next to the window, lifted her

phone and took another picture of

the Spokane River. Then she sat,

two chairs from her son Bert, and smiled.

A cruise down the Spokane River was on her

bucket list, she said, and One More Time made

it happen, “before I got too sick.”

“I haven’t found too many people willing to

go the extra mile,” Darlene said. “I didn’t even

know they existed.”

Darlene, 77, and Bert took their three-hour

cruise in mid-July, arranged by a nonprofit

called One More Time, which Tiffinay Walker

started about a year-and-a-half ago. The

mission of the organization “is to enrich the

lives of adults with life-limiting issues or disease

by helping them to have an experience ‘One

More Time.’”

“I’m well pleased that the agency could help

with this,” Bert said.

“I’m a country girl at heart,” Darlene said. “I

love the trees. I love the water. It’s peaceful.”

So far, Walker has helped arrange about 25 of

these experiences and another 40 or so birthday

parties with the aim of doing more.

Emmert Engelbrecht, 81, joined the cruise as

well, along with Ardith, his sister, and Jerry, his

brother. In his nearly 50 years living in North

Idaho, Engelbrecht had never been on a cruise

like this. For the last three years he has lived at

Pacifica Senior Living in Coeur d’Alene.

During the ride, Emmert recounted numerous

stories from his childhood: the time he ran

away from home as a teenager, the seasons he

spent on a buffalo ranch in Colorado.

“He talked the whole time,” Ardith said.

Emmert passed away in late July.

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homes because her mother was the director of

nursing at one such facility. She remembered

attending events much like this boat cruise with

residents when she was younger.

In February 2017, her dad died unexpectedly

after contracting pneumonia, and it jolted her.

In the wake of her father’s death, Walker said she

kept mumbling about wanting to do something

with him one more time.

About six months later, she and a friend helped

drive a patient to the doctor. They got to her

house and explained what they were doing.

“She stands up, gets in her chair, goes outside,

gets in the car,” Walker said. “She wanted to go

for a ride.”

When they returned to her Post Falls home

after the visit with the doctor, the woman asked

if they could drive around just a little bit more.

They drove around the block on a beautiful fall

day and brought her back home. The woman

died 36 hours later.

“I went home that night and was very upset

about her dying. I have no idea why. I’ve been

around people dying often,” Walker said. “It

really just bothered me, and I kept saying I need

to do this with more people.”

Shortly after, Walker ordered a book online

about starting a nonprofit, and she went

down the book’s checklist. In December 2017,

she officially founded One More Time. The

organization’s logo is a scene with two lounge

chairs facing a sunset over a lake. The seats,

Walker said, are for her and her dad.

Since its inception, Walker and her children—

she has four of them—have baked cupcakes

and cakes for about 40 hospice patients, and

“it’s super fun,” she said. For many of them, the

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She has made carrot cakes, cheese cakes, even a maple bar cake, and often

is invited to stick around for the party.

One More Time has also helped organize experiences of all sorts for

about 25 people and a few of their family members, like the boat ride

down the Spokane River.

“They both just wanted to go on a boat ride,” Walker said.

There was also a skydiving outing in Ritzville, a horseback ride for a former

horse trainer who hadn’t been on a horse since a stroke 19 years ago, and a

Willy Nelson concert for an 87-year-old superfan who’d never seen him in

concert.

“It’s kind of funny because I’m having trouble with grant writing, because

it’s hard to narrow it down. We just do what people’s wishes are,” said

Walker, who often describes it as Make-A-Wish for adults with life-limiting

conditions.

She also wants to expand another element of the organization called “Tell

Me a Story One More Time,” which asks people to do just that. Walker has

only done one so far but wants to capture peoples’ stories, told in their own

voices.

There is not another organization quite like One More Time in North Idaho,

so Walker said it’s been a pretty easy pitch when she tells people about it. She

is also well connected among senior health-care facilities and is a life-long

resident of the region, so when someone requests a certain experience, she

is good at finding someone who knows someone who can help.

“The problem is they don’t know about it,” Walker said. “Everybody always

wants to donate.”

A boat ride like this one isn’t particularly difficult to arrange, but Walker

said there’s a comfort level with having One More Time organize it rather

than a family doing it themselves. And there is also sometimes the fear

to even ask for it, she said, which is why the referrals often come from

caretakers at various senior living facilities rather than the experience

recipients themselves.

Walker said she would love to see the program continue to grow and

perhaps become a full-time job for her. One More Time is hosting a dinner

theater fundraising event called “Under the Sea” on September 21 and a

“Deck The Halls” event in early December. Walker said she would like to

expand beyond the five northern Idaho counties and the Spokane area.

The river cruise was a special experience for Walker as well: It was the

first time she’d been on a boat since her father died, and many of her best

memories with him center around being on the water, she said.

For Darlene, the experience was a memorable one. She and Bert were

among the last to disembark onto the dock at Lake Coeur d’Alene.

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As for what she liked about it? “Everything,” she said. “It was nice.”

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Brass are entering their 14th year as head

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Sandpoint High School, where they began

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If you ask any athlete they have coached, they

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Their focus is on the team, making a genuine

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“This is a sport that takes a lot, not something

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goal is to always match that commitment to

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training and being active and being together

has helped to build it to what it is today. It is

truly a family of runners.”

They coach approximately 55 kids at a time,

something they say can be a challenge to

keep the younger, inexperienced runners

engaged while still meeting the needs of the

more experienced runners. Time is another

challenge. Coaching for this couple is a yearround

commitment, with two weeks off in

November and two weeks off in May.

Prior to coaching at Sandpoint High School,

Matt coached the Moscow Middle School

cross-country team while he was student

teaching at Moscow Middle School in 1998.

They both ran cross country and track all

four years in high school, and Angie had

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They both had impressive records at Sandpoint

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“(We enjoy) building young adults, mentoring

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THE PARTY OF THE

SUMMER

BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE FESTIVAL AT SANDPOINT

BY PATTY HUTCHENS | PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE FESTIVAL AT SANDPOINT

It’s been 21 year since Dyno Wahl took over as executive director

of the Festival at Sandpoint. And while she has seen many changes

over time, one thing has remained the same. “What I love most

about my job is looking at the audience and seeing all the happy

faces,” said Dyno.

Bringing the Festival to the community each year requires a great deal of

research, year-round work and literally hundreds of volunteers.

When the Festival wraps up each season, the staff, although exhausted,

takes the following week to finalize the accounting, take down the venue

and wrap up any loose ends. Then they enjoy a couple of well-deserved

weeks off.

“Then we go right back into it,” said Molly Rickard, the marketing and

operations manager for the Festival at Sandpoint.

“In September we get together with all the chairpersons of the volunteer

committees to debrief about what went well and where we can improve,”

said Dyno, who attends three conferences throughout the year starting

with the Western Arts Alliance, which will be in Los Angeles this year

at the end of August. Both Molly and Dyno attend Arts Northwest in

October; this is where they book many of the opening acts and meet

with peers.

At an annual conference in New York each January is where Dyno says

they are able to see many of the headliner acts and meet with agents for

the performers. “That is where you really seal some deals,” she said.

But the conferences involve much more than exploring music. There are

seminars on everything from marketing to classes on merchandising,

entertainment law, social media and board development. “This past year

one of the biggest issues addressed was security,” said Dyno.

It was also an issue the Festival had to deal with as well. According to

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WHEN IT DOES COME TIME FOR THE ENTERTAINERS TO

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INTRODUCING THEM TO OUR PIECE OF PARADISE.

performers when it came to security, specifically requiring bag searches

and wanding of those entering the venue. “It slowed down the (entrance)

process a lot, so we are making changes to address this,” said Dyno.

Molly explains that where the bar is typically situated near the entrance,

there is a large double gate. “We are going to move the bar so we can

utilize this double gate. It will allow us to get people in twice as fast, but

we still encourage people to pack lightly,” she said.

The Festival at Sandpoint employs three full-time staff members as well

as one part-time employee and is governed by a 13-member Board of

Directors. “Toni Lund is our executive assistant and assistant production

manager and handles all the tickets, software and other technical aspects

of the Festival,” said Dyno.

“She really is the bridge between production and administration,

reviewing contacts, dealing with the production manager and managing

our database,” adds Molly. Tamara Verby is part time and serves as the

accounts manager.

And as time for the Festival approaches, the staff of four and two summer

interns is joined by more than 500 volunteers who give their time on

19 committees including hospitality, set design, first aid, security, chair

rental, artist merchandise, transportation and much more. And then

there are the behind-the-scenes people including George Relles, their

sound engineer, who has been with the Festival since day one; and Paul

Gunter, who is the production manager and has a crew of approximately

15 people.

“We love to hire people for our crew each year who are local as much as

we can,” said Dyno.

The Festival’s attendance includes people from all over the world, with

the majority from the Pacific Northwest. And they all have various tastes

in music.

“We have a lot of different genres of music, so our audience is multigenerational,”

said Dyno. “Therefore, our marketing strategy varies. We

utilize mailings, radio, print and social media in our marketing. We have

to try to reach everyone.”

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Over the past few years, the Festival has changed the way it

announces its annual lineup. It used to be that they announced

all acts on the weekend of Lost in the ‘50s in mid-May, but the

culture of entertainment in the region necessitated an earlier

announcement.

“We used to be one of the only outdoor venues in the region,” said

Dyno. “Now we have other venues, and they are announcing their

lineups earlier, which has people planning way ahead.”

And while they try to have all contracts signed by April, this year

when they began to reveal the lineup, announcing one act on each

Monday, they had not yet signed Kool and the Gang. “It was kind

of scary!” admits Molly.

When it does come time for the entertainers to arrive, one of

the things the staff enjoys most is introducing them to our piece

of paradise. Prior to the performers’ arrival, the staff reaches out

to see if they would like to enjoy time on the water, Schweitzer

Mountain Resort or any other activity to immerse them into our

community. “Often times they say no, but when they get here and

see Sandpoint, they instantly change their mind,” said Dyno. And

you never know who you will see and where.

Keb Mo showed up at a local garage sale, while Amos Lee enjoyed

a boat ride and a cocktail on a dock of one local family. Jake Owen

sampled the ice cream at Panhandle Cone and Coffee and others

simply relaxed on the water.

While many may have never heard of Sandpoint, once the

performers experience it, they are eager to return.

“I think Bare Naked Ladies would come back each year if we

invited them,” said Molly. “And Gavin DeGraw said he was going to

share with all his music friends what an amazing venue and event

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Dyno said the biggest challenge of her job is keeping the Festival

financially viable. With an overall budget of $1.5 million and

a talent budget of roughly half that, the Festival is a 501(c)(3)

nonprofit organization that receives its funds through sponsors,

donors, grants, ticket sales and fundraising events. “We want to be

able to continue to afford to do what we do and to keep people

informed of our educational mission,” said Dyno, referring to the

music camp put on each summer, the fifth grade outreach program,

the instrument assistance program, the youth orchestra and the

scholarship program.

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Our skin is in a constant state of regeneration;

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BONNER GENERAL ORTHOPEDICS

GETTING YOU BACK TO LIFE, WORK AND SPORTS

Article Provided By Bonner General Health

Bonner General Orthopedics (BGO) is the leading orthopedics office

in Sandpoint led by orthopedic surgeons Dr. Douglas Cipriano, Dr.

Brent Leedle, Dr. John Faggard and Dr. Jonathan Klaucke. BGO has

built a reputation for excellence in the areas of sports medicine and

rehabilitation, minimally invasive surgery, total and partial joint replacement,

and arthroscopic surgery for knees and shoulders.

Dr. Cipriano joined his father’s practice, Sandpoint Orthopedics and Sports

Medicine, in 1994. “I planned on being here a few years and moving to a

larger facility; that was 25 years ago,” said Dr. Cipriano. “I have been blessed

in Sandpoint to have a wonderful, loyal base of patients.”

Dr. Cipriano has worked collaboratively with Bonner General Health (BGH)

for many years. He served as chief of staff, was a trustee on the Board of

Directors and is currently the chief of surgery. An opportunity arose in 2015

for a partnership with BGH, and Sandpoint Orthopedics became Bonner

General Orthopedics. “This hospital is truly special — more times than I

can count patients remark about how exceptional their care was. We have

leading-edge technology, well-educated doctors and exceptional nurses. I

believe this is a hospital worth the community’s pride and support,” said Dr.

Cipriano.

Dr. Brent Leedle is the area’s first board-certified sports medicine specialist.

“Being an athlete from an early age, I was able to see firsthand how

orthopedics and sports medicine can alter a patient’s life and return them

to their previous level of function,” said Dr. Leedle. “My goal is to maximize

a patient’s ability to heal in a compassionate and caring manner. I’ve learned

that you must treat the entire person, not just their injury.”

Dr. Leedle's patient Andrea Radford said, “I had a failed knee surgery in Sun

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took an interest in me. He genuinely cared about my life, my interests and

what activities were important to me. It helps your healing process when

your surgeon is invested in your whole situation.”

Dr. John Faggard received his medical degree from Baylor College of

Medicine; he completed his internship at the Baylor College of Medicine

Affiliated Hospitals and his residency at the University of Texas Medical

School at Houston.

Dr. Faggard was the team doctor for Adams State College and Southwest

Texas State University. He was also summer camp team doctor for the Denver

Nuggets and the Houston Oilers. He has practiced orthopedic medicine for

45 years.

Dr. Jonathan Klaucke joined BGO in 2018. He graduated medical school

from the University of Massachusetts and completed fellowships in pediatric

and sports orthopedics at Starship Children’s Health Paediatric Orthopaedic

and Unisports Orthopaedic in Auckland, New Zealand. He completed his

residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center and R Adams Cowley

Shock Trauma Center. His areas of interest are hand surgery, pediatric and

adult trauma, and fracture care.

The entire team at BGO works cohesively to provide excellent health care to each

patient. For more information about our orthopedic team and a comprehensive

list of all of their services, please visit BonnerGeneral.org or call 208.263.8597.

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IT DOESN’T

HAVE

TO BE A

BALANCING

ACT

With the right training,

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matter what your age

By Amanda Thome, DPT, Cornerstone

Physical Therapy

HOW DOES ONE

STRENGTHEN THEIR

BALANCE SYSTEMS?

ONE WAY PROVEN

TO BE EFFECTIVE

IS PARTICIPATION

IN WARM WATER

THERAPY AND

EXERCISE.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease

Control and Prevention, one in four

Americans ages 65 and older falls each

year. It is also reported that every 11

seconds an older adult is treated in the emergency

room for a fall, and every 19 minutes an older adult

dies as a result of a fall. Falls are more common

among those adults recovering from or living

with neurological conditions. In fact, community

dwelling individuals with neurological conditions

are twice as likely to fall as their age-matched

peers without neurological involvement. Despite

the above mentioned, it is important to know that

falling is not an inevitable part of aging.

Our bodies and environments can change, but

we don’t have to fall as a result of this. There are

three main systems that maintain our balance.

These systems are our visual, somatosensory

and vestibular. Vision is comprised of focal

vision, which is used for localizing features in the

environment. Did you know that vision of 20/50 is

enough of an impairment in visual acuity to affect

postural stability? Ambient vision also plays a part

in balance. This implicit vision uses the entire visual

field to help us do things like navigate crowded

places. Our somatosensory system gives feedback

from our body to tell us where we are in space.

People with loss of sensation, such as those with

neuropathy, will often have balance impairments

due to the effect it has on their somatosensory

system. The vestibular system is made to detect

rotational movements and accelerations. By age

40, vestibular dysfunction occurs in 35.4 percent of

Americans and contributes to the high number and

frequency of falls in the elderly. By age 70 we have

lost approximately 40 percent of the hair cells and

nerve cells within this system.

How does one strengthen their balance systems?

One way proven to be effective is participation

in warm water therapy and exercise. The pool is

easier for the therapist to control the person who

loses their balance compared to on land. When

in the water, movements are slowed to allow for

increased righting reactions. The hydrostatic

pressure and drag forces in the water will allow

for additional proprioceptive (somatosensory)

input compared to being on land. The pool will

stimulate proprioceptors by immersion itself and by

changing your body's directions, ranges and planes

of movements. The pool is also a great environment

to challenge your limits of stability because it is a

safe environment. If someone falls in the pool they

simply get their hair wet versus a fall on land which

can result in serious injury. At water temperatures

of 90 degrees or above your muscles relax and

tone reduces, which allows for more freedom of

movement and less pain. Exercises to strengthen

the ankles, knees, hips and core can be done in the

pool. Strengthening to all of the above are directly

tied to improved balance. Research has shown that

aquatic exercise combined with functional training

done two to three times a week for four or more

weeks will improve your balance. The best news

is balance can improve at any age with the right

training.

If you or someone you know deals with balance

issues, you are encouraged to talk with your healthcare

provider about balance training and how warm

water therapy can help.

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TOO MUCH SUMMER

DRINKING?

HOW TO REDUCE HANGOVERS

WHEN YOU OVERINDULGE

BY SCOTT PORTER, SANDPOINT SUPER DRUG

Sure, I know a few people that don’t drink and never

have to deal with the morning after. For the rest of

us, though, how to subdue a bit of a hangover is an

important question. This tends to come up even more

so during the summer here in North Idaho where

social gatherings and conversation often center around alcohol.

As funny as it seems, hangovers are likely influenced by

dehydration. This is because ethanol, the alcohol in that drink,

is a toxic chemical to the body, and you pee more as part of

the detoxification process. As a result, your body also loses

electrolytes.

Hangover symptoms vary from person to person and differ

based upon what you drink and how much. Genetics affect

how the body detoxifies itself. Symptoms can include headache,

nausea, tiredness and brain fog. Some people even get sensitive

to light or sound and just want to stay in bed the next day.

Not being able to concentrate and feeling irritable or depressed

arises because the toxins and associated inflammation affect

brain function. Inflammation in the stomach and gut is also a

big deal with alcohol. It affects your gut microbes and degrades

the mucosal lining in the stomach.

Dark liquors, such as brandy and bourbon, contain larger

amounts of substances called congeners. These offer a

distinctive taste but are also known contributors to hangovers.

These include acetone, esters, tannins and aldehydes. Red wine

contains more tannins.

I could suggest moderating your drinking to prevent

hangovers—or spreading it out over several days. But if we all

listened to that advice, then we would not be having as much

fun. You could always drink more water. This will help keep

you hydrated and flush out toxins as they break down.

A side effect of poor genetics that control how the body

metabolizes ethanol is a possible increase in histamines. This

can lead to alcohol flush reactions as well as lung and skin

issues. The body also must deal with fat accumulation in the

liver because one of the substances that breaks down fat gets

diverted to break down alcohol instead.

One enzyme helps break down ethanol in the liver to a

compound called acetaldehyde. A second enzyme called

aldehyde dehydrogenase, or ALDH, metabolizes acetaldehyde

to acetate. Some people have genetic variants of ALDH that

affect their ability to break down acetaldehyde. Thus, these

toxins accumulate and affect their body long after the alcohol

is processed.

There is some good news in that several key nutrients can aid

the body in getting rid of these compounds. The antioxidant

resveratrol and anti-inflammatories bromelain and curcumin

may minimize or eliminate hangover symptoms.

Glutathione is one of my favorite go-tos as it plays a major role

in the detoxification of ethanol. Another compound is called

butyrate. This helps the body maintain healthy gut permeability

and reduce toxins from entering through the intestinal barrier.

Scott Porter, a functional medicine pharmacist, is the director of

the Center for Functional Nutrition at Sandpoint Super Drug.

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LIVING YOUR

PURPOSE

WITH PASSION

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BY GENNY HEIKKA

I

had a conversation with a young woman a while ago who’d recently

gotten married. She and I were talking about the new phase of life

she was in, and I asked her what her biggest challenge was. She

answered, “I guess I would have to say my own individualism,

since I’m in a different phase of life and I’m newly married now.

Sometimes I think about who I am and what I’m supposed to be doing

... I want to live passionately now, not just in the future.”

We all have that longing to matter—to do something significant that

we are passionate about. But how do you know what that “something”

is? How do you find your purpose and live it out with passion? Some

of you reading this might be in a place where you’re doing exactly what

you know you’re supposed to be doing in this season of your life—and

you’re excited about it. And some of you might feel so far from that,

you don’t even know where to start. (If that’s you, it’s OK! You’re not

alone.) And even if you are operating in your sweet spot, things change

as life changes: relationships, jobs, health, finances. All these things

can change over time. And especially during those times of change,

questions like “What’s my purpose?” and “What am I passionate

about?” seem to stare us in the face.

The good news is, the answer to those questions doesn’t lie in having

it all figured out, “finally arriving” or finding that one thing to do

for the rest of your life. (After all, you can live out your purpose in

different ways in different seasons of your life.) It actually has more to

do with truly understanding who you are and then identifying ways

to authentically live that out, right where you’re at. So how do you do

that?

The power is in your personal brand: the unique combination of all the

things that make you you and the distinct value you bring to your job,

the marketplace, your relationships and the world. We all know that

companies have brands, and we know those brands are much more

than just a logo or a tagline. A company’s brand is really about what

that company is known for and the value or benefit they add in people’s

lives through their products or services. It’s about how people see and

experience that company. (For example, when I think of Amazon, I

don’t think of their logo or tagline; I think about convenience and the

way ordering online and getting products quickly makes my life so

much easier.) The same is true for your personal brand: What are you

known for? What is the unique value you bring to the table that can

impact and add value in the lives of others? How do others see and

experience you?

Considering these questions can be daunting, I know. (Often, when

we think of branding and marketing, we think of self-promotion or

spending money.) But the great news is, you don’t have to start from

scratch or hire an expert to create your personal brand—because

whether you realize it or not, you already have one. Right now, today,

you are already seen and experienced by people in a certain way. You

are already known for something. The question is, is your personal

brand what you want it to be or are there ways you can strengthen it

to have greater impact and find more clarity on your own purpose and

direction in life?

When you think about managing and maximizing your personal brand

from this point forward, ask yourself what differentiates you. Are you

known for what you want to be known for? Are you seen how you want

to be seen? Think about who you uniquely are as a person, what makes

you different from others and the impact you want to have. And give

yourself permission to dream a little! Take time to explore more about

what makes you you—things like your individual strengths, your core

values, your personal and professional passions, and the experiences

you’ve gone through that have equipped you and shaped you. To

strengthen your personal brand and have the greatest positive impact,

a process of self-discovery is really the starting point.

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Sometimes I’ll get clients who come to me

for coaching and want help figuring out their

next move or their career direction. But before

we ever start talking about vision, goals and

actions, we start by walking through a phase

of self-discovery. Because the things that are

unique to you—and make you who you are—

make up the foundation for your personal brand

and inform not only your direction but how

you can stand out in the noise of today’s world.

When you truly know yourself, it clarifies your

vision and how you show up and communicate

in your life, every day. And even though there’s

much more to the personal branding process

than can be captured here in this article, here

are a few key things you can do, starting now, to

help you discover more about who you are and

strengthen your own brand:

Know your strengths. Know what you are

naturally good at. Don’t guess; actually take

the time to discover the things that come easy

to you and that you excel at. There are plenty of

assessments and resources that can help—some

online and several books. And if you want to

keep it really simple, just think about what you

were good at as a child. What did you gravitate

toward doing when you were little and what

came easily to you? Often, those are the things

that point you to your natural strengths. When I

was a little girl, I loved getting up in front of my

class and speaking. I was in every talent show

I could be as a dancer, and I loved to entertain

and encourage audiences. And when I look at

what I find such a sense of purpose and passion

in doing today—speaking and encouraging

audiences at conferences and events—I see the

connection to when I was little. Often, as we

grow up and life happens, we forget the things

that we are naturally gifted at. Knowing your

strengths can give you clarity on your direction

and point you toward what you’d likely find the

greatest purpose in doing today.

We all have that

longing to matter—

to do something

significant that

we are passionate

about. But how do

you know what that

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What are you known

for? What is the

unique value you bring

to the table that can

impact and add value

in the lives of others?

How do others see and

experience you?

Know your passions. What fires you up and

fuels you? Is it hiking or business, cooking or

traveling? Or maybe it’s fighting for a cause.

Identifying your passions is easy for some, but

for others it can be hard. And that’s OK. Start

by giving yourself permission to try new things

and don’t think you have to be passionate

about what others are passionate about—really

explore what sets your own heart on fire.

(When I became a mom, I thought I should be

passionate about crafts so I volunteered to help

with crafts in my kids’ classrooms all the time.

It took me a few years to figure out that leading

craft projects just wasn’t me. It was liberating

to realize I didn’t have to volunteer to do that

anymore, and there were other moms who not

only loved crafts but were way better at it than

I was! Doing the things that excite and interest

you will cause you to feel energized, not drained.

You’ll also likely make the greatest contribution

and impact, because you’ll be doing something

that you love and care about.

Examine your experiences. You might’ve gone

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through the same thing as someone else, but

you didn’t experience it the same way because

you are you. Think about the experiences in

your life—the challenges you’ve faced, the

successes you’ve had, the things that have

helped to shape you. Your experiences—

positive and negative—are a valuable part of

your story, and they often uniquely equip you

to make a significant difference in the lives of

others.

All of these things: your strengths, passions,

experiences and more, combine to make up

your personal brand—who you are and the

unique value you bring. And when you spend

time discovering more about yourself and

strengthening your brand, your purpose and

passions become much clearer.

But there’s one more important step to living

your purpose with passion, and that’s doing

it with others by your side. If you do all this

work to dig into who you are and figure out

your strengths and direction but live that

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out in isolation, you’ll still miss out on being

able to make the maximum impact. Look for

opportunities to make a difference in the unique

way only you can, and do it in community.

Years ago, when I first started pursuing my

dream of writing books, I was a closet writer.

I felt like I needed to be published or have my

writing perfected before I told anyone what I

was doing. But then someone wiser than me

said: “If you are writing, you are a writer. You

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And that gave me courage to share what I was

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Not only did doors open, I had a community

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letters before I got my first book contract. But

having other writers in my circle who were

going through the same thing made all the


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difference. I didn’t lose my passion when I

hit the roadblocks. And that’s the power of

community.

Putting yourself out there in a new way makes

you feel vulnerable (believe me, I know!), but

it creates opportunities you would never see

otherwise. I saw that in my journey as a writer.

And I saw that when I started my coaching and

consulting practice Her Team Success. One of

the first things I did when I started my practice

was share what I was doing for others, and

that fueled my courage—and my business. So

if there is something you’re longing to do or

unknown territory you’ve been wanting to step

into, do it. First take the time to understand

more about who you are, then put one foot

in front of the other and don’t worry so much

about the outcome or if you are “ready.”

Instead, recognize the unique value you bring

to the table and the unique contribution you

your strengths,

passions,

experiences and

more, combine

to make up your

personal brand—

who you are and

the unique value

you bring.

can make. And be sure to share what you are

doing with others and surround yourself with

community, because living out your purpose

with passion is better (and way less terrifying)

with friends by your side.

Genny Heikka, MBA, is an author, speaker

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She has served in a variety of leadership roles

within corporate, nonprofit, community and

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Your friends invite you to a

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beginning that there's no skill needed as I lead them through

the project every step of the way ... and more importantly,

there is no ‘right or wrong’ way of doing my paintings,” said

Alison of her paint and sip classes. “My favorite thing is

when a client adds their own touches along the way or makes

changes so the painting fits their style. The biggest thing I

promote is putting aside inhibitions or preconceived notions,

relaxing and just simply having fun!”

The friendships that are formed are as beautiful as the art that

is created at these intimate workshops.

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Want to couple creativity with practicality? Now is the time of

year I always am envious of all those people who are buying

an abundance of produce at the local farmers markets to not

only consume now but to can for use in the winter months.

I have found that, although it may seem intimidating at first,

preserving and canning food can actually be quite simple if

you follow a few important steps.

First, start with fresh, local and organic produce. The quality

of the ingredients will make a huge difference when canning.

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Whether you grow it in your own backyard or purchase it at the local

farmers market, do your best to get the freshest ingredients available.

The second step in the process is to prepare the food. Wash, chop, cook

and jar as soon as possible after picking so that the food is just as tasty

on those cold winter days as when it was fresh picked. However, if you

have crops from late fall or early winter, the cooler temperatures will

allow the food to keep awhile longer—especially when placed in the

cellar. And then when you are ready, start to can. Experts state that you

don’t need a great deal of gadgets to can; the simpler the better.

Before you begin, check out the many online references that will provide

you with everything you need to know step by step.

*****

What about those home-improvement projects you would love to hire

out, but it’s just not in your budget? And if you think about doing them

yourself, you would not even know where to begin. Fortunately, there

are so many tutorials online you don’t have to look far!

Whether it is giving your cabinets a makeover by freshly painting them,

installing a new backsplash or converting that old antique dresser into a

new kitchen island, the ideas are endless!

Below are some ideas that may provide just the inspiration you need to

get started!

Create a new backsplash using faux shiplap that adheres to the wall. Yes

… that’s right. You don’t need any woodworking or carpentry skills, and

you definitely don’t need a tile cutter to give your kitchen a whole new

look! It’s both affordable and simple, and you’ll have the satisfaction of

knowing you did it yourself.

Do you find you are lacking when it comes to space for a home office?

Are there papers piling up on the kitchen counter or table without

anywhere to store them? Try converting a closet into a home office.

Simply unhinge the door, remove the hanging rods and install shelves

(preferably a deep one that will serve as the desktop and two shallow

ones to accommodate storage above). The only cost will be shelving and

the hardware to install them.

If you want to brighten up your kitchen, it isn’t as hard as you may

think. You can brighten up your countertops with battery-powered

LED undercabinet lighting that is attached with adhesive to the bottom

of your upper cabinets. Bell & Howell makes mini-power pods that

will light up any area without the requirement of plugins or wiring.

They are powered by AAA batteries and can be used in many locations

throughout your home.

We all may not be crafty, and it may be intimidating at times to try

something ourselves. But the truth is there are tutorials online, and

many stores such as Home Depot and Lowes offer workshops on a

variety of home-improvement projects so you can start your project

with confidence. They also offer classes for kids!

What are you waiting for? Explore the possibilities of how you can bring

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Upcycling

Turn Old Into New

HOW YOU CAN BRING NEW LIFE TO

OLD ITEMS

BY JILLAN CHANDLER

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition

of upcycling is “to recycle (something) in such a way that the

resulting product is of a higher value than the original item :

to create an object of greater value from (a discarded object

of lesser value).”

Today, many of us find ourselves discarding items once we are no longer

interested in them, whether it be clothing that may no longer be the

fashion or furniture that has been worn over the years or no longer fits

with our evolving taste and style. But this does not mean they should

simply be disposed of. Instead, why not create something new out of the

old? Rather than tossing it, create!

Now, all of us are not created equal when it comes to the do-it-yourself

department, but there are many creative yet simple projects even a DIY

beginner can tackle and be successful.

When doing your spring cleaning—which can be done several times

throughout the year—this may entail cleaning out the dresser drawers

and closets and making piles of the “keep” and “not keep.” But, don’t be

too quick to get rid of those items you no longer wear or your children

have outgrown!

Children grow fast, and it can be hard to depart from those adorable

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If you’re set on

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want to let the old

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improved uses for it

are plentiful.

dress with the beautiful embroidery—but these, along with the dozens

of other items, are taking up valuable space. Of course you can always

donate these items, but if you want to preserve the memories, a

great way to transform these clothing items into something new and

functional is to create a quilt—which will not only provide warmth on

a cold day but will cover you with memories of years past.

There are basic supplies you will need in addition to the material that

the clothing will provide to get you started on your memory quilt. The

list is simple. According to Suzy Williams of SuzyQuilts.com, you will

need a basic sewing machine, thread (it's best to choose a color that

will match the lightest fabric in the quilt), memory fabric, batting,

cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter, straight pins, iron and ironing board.

You can find instructions on her website for a variety of patterns

to create your perfect memory quilt that can be passed down for

generations to come.

Now let’s talk furniture. It’s been moved, scratched, chipped, and

you’re thinking it’s time to just let it go and find something new.

Rather than tossing it to the curb, why not dedicate a little time—and

love—into bringing some life back into it?

Maybe it’s the kids’ dresser, with drawers that are no longer fully

functional, or the stain has faded, it’s been scratched up and chipped

by all the use and it’s just not that pretty anymore. Instead of giving up

and getting rid of it, why not help the environment, and your wallet,

by repurposing it?

Whether your plan is to keep its use as a dresser or have it serve a

new purpose in the home, there are dozens of ways to restore it to its

former glory. If you’re looking to have it continue its original use as

a dresser, some great ways to upgrade its appearance are as simple as

primer, a fresh coat of paint—which is a great way to incorporate the

color of the room or instead add a pop of color—and new hardware.

Simple enough, right? If there are a lot of deep scratches and/or chips,

you’ll want to begin by sanding the dresser first.

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If you’re looking to get a little artsy, use a stencil to create an image or

fun design.

One doesn’t necessarily think “fabric” when upcycling a dresser (other

than the fabric of the clothes within its drawers), but a unique way to

really make your “new” dresser stand out is to decoupage fabric onto

the front of the drawers. In layman’s terms, you decorate the surface

by applying cutouts of fabric followed by several layers of lacquer or

varnish. The finished product is truly one-of-a-kind—your friends and

neighbors are guaranteed to ask you where you bought it!

If you’re set on purchasing that new dresser but don’t want to let the old

one go, new and improved uses for it are plentiful. By simply removing

unnecessary drawers and framing and, again, sanding and adding a fresh

coat of paint and new brackets, it can be transformed into anything:

a hall table, a kitchen island, a home bar, a new vanity or storage unit

for the bathroom, a desk, an entertainment center, or an arts and crafts

or play table for the kids (while repurposing the unused drawers into

storage stools).

In addition, you can cut off the dresser’s legs to convert it into a piece

that can be used as a living room chest or coffee table—if it is low

enough to the ground.

The next time you’re thinking about tossing it, think twice! With a bit of

imagination and work, you could end up with a work of art that you will

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Canning

THESE RECIPES WERE TAKEN FROM ALLRECIPE.COM

Canning now can bring you flavorful food in the cold months. While enjoying those fresh fruits

and vegetables this summer, pick or purchase a little bit more to tantalize your taste buds during

those winter months. Below are simple recipes for canning that even the beginner can master!

1.

BREAD AND BUTTER

PICKLES

INGREDIENTS

9 cups cucumber slices, 1/4-inch thick

6 (1 pint) canning jars with lids and rings

1 tbsp. pickling spice

1 tbsp. ground turmeric

3 cups distilled white vinegar

3 cups water

1 1/2 cups sugar

4 tsp. sea salt

METHOD

• Divide cucumber slices among canning jars. Add 1/2 teaspoon pickling spice and 1/2 teaspoon

turmeric to each jar.

• Stir vinegar, water, sugar and sea salt together in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook and

stir until the sugar and salt dissolve; cook at a boil for 2 minutes.

• Carefully fill jars with brine to within 1/2 inch of the rim, covering the cucumbers completely.

Discard any leftover brine.

• Place the lids on the jars. Refrigerate at least 24 hours before serving. Store in the refrigerator for

up to 6 months.

INGREDIENTS

7 cups tomatoes, diced, seeded, peeled and cored

6 green onions, sliced

2 jalapeño peppers, diced

4 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup vinegar

2 tbsp. lime juice

4 drops hot pepper sauce

2 tbsp. minced cilantro

2 tsp. salt

4 Ball(R) or Kerr(R) Pint (16 oz.) jars with lids

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SALSA

METHOD

• Prepare boiling water canner. Heat jars and lids in simmering water until ready for use. Do not

boil. Set bands aside.

• Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan.

• Heat to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.

• Ladle hot salsa into hot jars leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rim. Center

hot lid on jar. Apply band and adjust until fit is fingertip tight.

• Process filled jars in a boiling water canner for 15 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Remove jars and

cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.

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3. PEACH

PRESERVES

INGREDIENTS

12 fresh peaches, pitted and chopped

4 1/2 cups white sugar

1 (2 oz.) package dry pectin

METHOD

• Crush 1 cup chopped peaches in the bottom of a large saucepan. Add remaining peaches and set

pan over medium-low heat. Bring to a low boil and cook for about 20 minutes or until peaches

become liquid (my family likes a few bits of peach left).

• Pour peaches into a bowl, and then measure 6 cups back into the pan. Add sugar and bring to a

boil over medium heat. Gradually stir in dry pectin and boil for 1 minute.

• Remove from heat after 1 minute and transfer to sterilized jars. Process in hot water bath canner

for 10 minutes. Let cool and place on shelf.

INGREDIENTS

4 1/2 cups white sugar

1 cup cornstarch

2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

2 tsp. salt

10 cups water

3 tbsp. lemon juice

2 drops yellow food coloring

6 Ibs. apples

4.

CANNED APPLE PIE

FILLING

METHOD

• In a large pan, mix sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add salt and water and mix well.

Bring to a boil and cook until thick and bubbly. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and food

coloring.

• Sterilize canning jars, lids and rings by boiling them in a large pot of water.

• Peel, core and slice apples. Pack the sliced apples into hot canning jars, leaving a ½-inch

headspace.

• Fill jars with hot syrup and gently remove air bubbles with a knife.

• Put lids on and process in a water bath canner for 20 minutes.

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Hells Canyon and the Wild

and Scenic Snake River

History and natural beauty abound in the Lewis Clark Valley

Story and Photos By Marguerite Cleveland

“O Idaho, and Clarkston, Washington. At some points, depending on the time of year, all you

beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain” can’t help but ring in your head as you

traverse miles of the grain-rich farmland across country roads and state highways and over

the rolling hills of the Palouse to reach the Lewis Clark Valley and the towns of Lewiston,

can see in any direction are “amber waves of grain.” No matter which direction you travel from, there are no

interstate highways that lead to your destination, which makes for a lovely scenic drive and a sense of discovery

when you finally arrive. Both towns are nestled on the banks of the Snake River and serve as the gateway to

Hells Canyon.

Where to Stay

The Quality Inn and Suites Conference Center overlooking the Snake River in Clarkston is the perfect base for

your trip to the area. It is located within walking distance of the Lewis Clark Valley Visitor’s Center, a winery, a

brewery, shops and restaurants. This recently remodeled hotel is pretty upscale for the price point and has one

of the top restaurants in the town. Your stay comes with breakfast vouchers for the Quay restaurant and is a full,

hot cooked-to-order meal with a variety of choices. It is a perfect start for a day on the river. The hotel also has

a charming garden, patio and outdoor pool. Dave’s Golf Range is located directly behind the hotel if you want

to brush up on your golfing skills.

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NOT AS WELL-KNOWN AS THE

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Hells Canyon

A highlight of any visit to this area is a jet boat tour of Hells Canyon.

Not as well-known as the Grand Canyon, Hells Canyon is equally epic

and without the crowds. It is North America’s deepest river gorge and

traverses a remote region with harsh terrain. At one point, you are on the

border of Idaho, Washington and Oregon. The canyon gets narrower as

you go further in and is more than a mile deep below the Oregon west

rim.

Book a five-and-a-half hour Dug Bar trip with Snake Dancer Excursions.

Departing at 10am, this exciting excursion will show you what the

canyon has to offer as you explore 120 miles roundtrip. Snake Dancer

Excursions operates under authority of a special use permit issued by

the United States Forest Service, Wallowa Whitman National Forest and

Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. All the boats are Coast Guard

licensed and inspected each year, and the captains are CPR and First Aid

certified. Captain Eric Elben is a wealth of information on the history of

the canyon.

The first stop was at Buffalo Eddy to view Native American petroglyphs—

truly incredible to view these ancient works of art, and Elben allowed

plenty of time for everyone to take photos. As you continue into Hells

Canyon, he shares the history and lore of the area, including those of

the Nez Perce Indians and stories of Chinese immigrants, miners and

trappers.

The lunch stop takes place at the Cache Creek Ranch within the Hells

Canyon National Recreation Area. This shaded oasis with sloping green

lawns and picnic tables in a fruit orchard is the perfect spot for an oldfashioned

picnic with cold fried chicken, baked beans, salads and yummy

homemade cookies just like your grandmother would make. There are

also exhibits which provide information on the canyon’s natural history

as well as the history of the area.

One question Elben always gets is, “When will we see the bighorn sheep?”

His response is the sheep only work from 12 to 4 each day. Although

joking around, it is actually pretty accurate as the bighorn sheep make

their way down to the water in the afternoon when it gets hot to drink

water. The sheep are plentiful, so it is highly likely you will see some

on your trip. Other sightings include bear, river otters, bobcats and the

occasional cougar or wolves, but these are rarer.

Once it is time to head back, Elben recommends putting your cameras

away as it is going to get wet. The return trip is at a faster pace with some

turns designed to soak everyone. On hot days there are opportunities to

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swim, and one favorite spot is a small waterfall

flowing into the Snake River. This excursion

should be on everyone’s bucket list. Hells

Canyon is just breathtaking, and the jet boat

trip is so unique. When planning your trip

make sure to wear sunscreen. Temperatures

can get over 100 degrees in the canyon in the

summer.

Near the Hotel

Roosters Landing is a fun, laid-back place to eat.

Its casual atmosphere is perfect after a day on the river. Dine inside or sit

outside overlooking the Snake River. The extensive menu has something

for everyone from seafood, steak and pasta to burgers, sandwiches and

salads. The food is nothing fancy but very good with great service. They

serve 18 microbrews, and 15 wines are available by the glass with local

wines available. Across the parking lot is a quirky local shop, River Chicks

Antiques and Knicks. This fun little shop is unlike most antique stores,

with each little room organized around a theme.

A short walk from the hotel you can taste wines from the Lewis Clark

Valley AVA at Basalt Winery in their cute tasting room. Next door is

Riverport Brewery with a variety of local craft beer. Conveniently nestled

between the two is Munchiez, which is a more permanent food truck,

surrounded with a nice wooden deck. This place is very popular with

locals and serves up some great food. Make sure to try anything with the

tri-tip. Fresh cooked, you can order it in the super burrito Philly cheese

steak, as a French dip, a tri-tip sandwich or atop nachos. It’s also sold as a

meal with two sides and cheesy garlic bread or purchased by the pound.

Lewiston

Across the Snake River is Lewiston, Idaho, with a quaint historic

downtown. A must stop is Newberry Square. This newly renovated space

was brought back to life by twin sisters Vikky Ross and Nikky Hites. The

two longtime preservationists have a passion for bringing things back to

life that people think have used up their lifespan—whether it is furniture

or historic buildings. The two repurposed an old five-and-dime store into

a vibrant downtown shopping area with a wine tasting room, restaurant,

bakery and vintage stores. Their store is the Idaho Memories Gift and

Souvenir Shop which carries the gifts and local products tourists love.

Beautiful Downtown Lewiston is also the name of the nonprofit which

promotes the town with events that encourage people to come back to

Main Street. Each First Friday during the summer enjoy a live concert

with local bands. Get some exercise on a 1.5-mile Public Art Walk,

making time to visit the shops and restaurants. The Nez Perce County

Historical Society and Museum has a historical campus to share 150

years of the county’s history. Just outside of town are Hells Gate State

Park and the Lewis and Clark Discovery Center with interesting indoor

and outdoor exhibits.

There is plenty to keep you busy in the Lewis Clark Valley with two

vibrant towns and the breathtaking Hells Canyon.

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Trinity at City Beach

Sandpoint’s premier waterfront dining offers an

extensive menu of American cuisine with an

impressive wine list. Featuring a full-service bar

and beautiful view of Lake Pend Oreille. Serving

breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week,

Trinity at City Beach is ready to become your

new favorite restaurant.

56 Bridge St. | Sandpoint

208.255.7558

TrinityAtCityBeach.com

Sweet Lou’s

Restaurant & Bar -

Ponderay Location

Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Bar proudly offers

something for everyone, with specialties

including chicken fried steak, smoked prime

rib, bison ribs and grilled PB&J and bacon

sandwiches. All menu items are reasonably

priced, fresh and made to order. Full bar.

477272 Hwy 95 | Ponderay

208.263.1381

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Forty-One South

A beautiful waterfront, fine-dining restaurant in

a romantic lodge setting overlooking Lake Pend

Oreille. Whether it is summer on the patio or

cozying up to the fireplace in the winter, Forty-

One South’s spectacular sunsets, innovative

cuisine, full bar and extensive wine list are sure

to make it a memorable night out. The bar

and restaurant menu changes with the season

offering a variety of delicious food year round.

Reservations recommended.

Sagle - 41 Lakeshore Dr.

208.265.2000

41SouthSandpoint.com

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Shoga Sushi

Delicious sushi and Japanese cuisine sure to

delight anyone’s palate. Offering a wide variety

of traditional and specialty rolls as well as salads,

sweet and sour pork, grilled salmon and more!

Shoga Sushi sits on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille

and offers breathtaking views of the mountains

and water with sunsets that beautifully color the

sky. Owner Cassandra Cayson and her staff pride

themselves on building relationships with the locals

and tourists alike, focusing on accommodating each

guest’s tastes and preferences.

Sagle - 41 Lakeshore Dr.

208.265.2001

shogasushi.com

Jalapenos Mexican

Restaurant

Fresh & unique, Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant

in Downtown Sandpoint has been a favorite of

many for over 25 years. Whether it’s Margarita

Monday, Taco Tuesday or Magic Wednesday, there

is something for everyone here, and its newlyexpanded

menu has brought even more choices

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

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

dining room, Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant will

keep you coming back for more!

314 North Second Avenue, Sandpoint, Idaho

83864. 208.263.2995

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FIESTA BONITA

Authentic Mexican cuisine prepared fresh daily. Fiesta Bonita’s

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

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

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

something for everyone at Fiesta Bonita!

700 Kootenai Cutoff Rd. | Ponderay

208.263.6174

202 N Second Ave. | Sandpoint

208.265.4149

CEDAR STREET BISTRO

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

Exceptional coffee drinks and delectable pastries, handcrafted

Gelato (Italian ice cream), grilled gourmet sandwiches and

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

salads and homemade soups. Something for everyone from

7am - 5pm daily.

334 N. First Ave. | Sandpoint

208.265.4396 | CedarStBistro.com

Full service bar with

CITY BEACH ORGANICS

craft cocktails

City Beach Organics offers top-notch, made-fromscratch

organic food and drinks in a recently renovated

downtown location. They serve homemade soups daily!

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

Sun: 9am-6pm | Mon-Fri: 7am-7pm | Sat: closed for REST.

117 N. First St. | Sandpoint

208.265.9919

FARMHOUSE KITCHEN

& SILO BAR

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

daily and menu items include fresh apple doughnuts, chicken

and waffles and more! Dinner items include fresh meatloaf and

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

more at FarmhouseKitchenAndSiloBar.com

477227 Highway 95 N. | Ponderay

208.255.2603

MILLER’S COUNTRY STORE

They now have homemade pies on Thursday! Come experience

the sensational smells of fresh baking bread, cinnamon rolls,

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

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

Open Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm.

1326 Baldy Mtn. Rd. | Sandpoint

208.263.9446

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Coming Events

Outdoor BBQ Buffet Series

August 14th

Music by: Holy Broke

Beer Provided by: Irongoat Brewing

August 28th

Music by: Devon Wade

Beer provided by: Founders Brewery

208-255-2603

477227 Highway 95 N

Ponderay, ID 83852

Conveniently located next to Hotel

Ruby in Ponderay

HotelRubyPonderay.com

Part of the Eat Good Group family of

restaurants

EatGoodGroup.com

FarmHouseKitchenAndSiloBar.com

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STEAMED ARTICHOKES WITH

LEMON AIOLI + A SUMMER

TOMATO AND CUCUMBER SALAD

Recipe & Photos by Marina Gunn

@MarinaGunn | MarinaGunn.com

Serves 2-3

INGREDIENTS:

2 artichokes

3 tbsp. mayonnaise (Vegan alternatives work as well!)

2 medium lemons

4 fresh tomatoes

2 cucumbers

Fresh basil

Kosher salt

Pepper

Olive oil

METHOD:

• In a large steaming pot, fill water and bring to a boil.

• Wash and cut off the tops and bottom ¼-inch stem of the

artichokes. Place in the steamer and cook until a fork easily

pierces stem and leaves detach with ease, about 40 minutes.

• In a small bowl, whisk together 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise

and the juice of one medium lemon. Add salt and pepper to

taste. It should be tangy and creamy, the perfect match for

your savory artichoke. Set aside for dipping.

• Slice the tomatoes and cucumbers to your size preference.

Slicing in wedges is a beautiful way to present the summer

produce. Place in a serving dish and toss with salt, pepper,

lemon juice, fresh basil and top with good olive oil.

• Serve artichokes and enjoy!

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Delicious Food & Fun Cocktails

Take-out Available

Open 4:30PM – 9:00PM 7 Days a week

41 Lakeshore Drive, Sagle, ID

NEXT TO THE LODGE AT SANDPOINT

208. 265. 2000

41SouthSandpoint.com

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THIS SUMMER

Get your festival baskets here!

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Monday-Friday | 8:30am-5:30pm

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Metal meets metal during the demolition derby

ENTERTAINMENT

AUG. 24

Out With

a Bang

DEMO DERBY CLOSES OUT

2019 FAIR

BY COLIN ANDERSON

The Bonner County Fair is something

that’s looked forward to all year long.

An excuse to eat deep-fried this and

that, foods on a stick and a mountain

of sweets, kids love the rides and games, adults

enjoy the exhibits and everyone enjoys the

livestock, barrel racing and live music. While this

year promises to be another memorable one, be

sure to save some room for excitement Saturday

night, August 24, as metal meets metal during the

demolition derby.

In a typical day, drivers do their best to avoid

colliding, bumping or scratching others around

them. The exact opposite is happening here. Brave

drivers bring in their crunched-up yet somehow

still-running cars, line each other up and smash

into one another in hopes of being the last engine

running at the end of the night. Most are in it for

the glory, but there is a little bit of prize money on

the line as well.

Doors for this increasingly popular event open at

6pm at the Fairgrounds’ Outdoor Arena. There

is plenty of food and beverages inside, and the

first crashes start happening at 7:30pm. Tickets

are currently available at BonnerCountyFair.

com and run $15 for adults and $10 for youth.

Advanced tickets are $2 cheaper compared to gate

prices. There are also pre-sale tickets available at

businesses around town.

If you feel like getting your bell rung with the rest

of the drivers, contact the Bonner County Fair

directly for demo derby registration, otherwise

spectators should get there early for the best seats

in order to see the most twisted metal.

Enjoy all the fair has to offer in 2019, and make

sure to include the demolition derby as a great

ending exclamation point to your experience!

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

AUG.

1-11

visit

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. To view this year's lineup and to purchase tickets,

FestivalatSandpoint.com.

AUG.

2&3

PRCA Rodeo

AUG.

03

Long Bridge Swim

AUG.

04

Huckleberry Color Fun Run

The PRCA Rodeo makes its way to the Bonner County

Fairgrounds 7:30 to 10:30pm both Friday, August 2 and

Saturday, August 3, with gates opening at 6:30pm. This

exciting event, inspired by the western traditions, is family

friendly and offers great entertainment and fun for all ages.

Tickets can be purchased online at BonnerCountyFair.com

Whether you choose to participate, volunteer or watch,

don't miss the Northwest's premier open-water swimming

event held the first Saturday in August, with this year's

event set for August 3. A beautiful 1.76-mile swim from

the south end of Sandpoint's historic Long Bridge to

the North end, the swim starts at 9am, and there is a

2.5-hour time limit. Find out more or register online at

LongBridgeSwim.org.

Held at Schweitzer Sunday, August 4 from 7:30am to 1pm,

this is your chance to run or walk through the forest and

get covered with color tossed by the forest urchins. This

family friendly run is marked for 5k and 2.5k participants,

and everyone receives a T-shirt, sunglasses, powder pack,

full day scenic ride ticket and gourmet hotdog! Register

online at Schweitzer.com.

AUG.

10&11

47th Annual Arts &

Crafts Fair

Browse and shop artists’ booths on August 10 (9am to

5pm) and August 11 (9am to 4pm) on Main Street and 2nd

Avenue at Pend Oreille Arts Council’s annual Arts & Crafts

Fair in Downtown Sandpoint! The fair features more than

100 artist vendors, entertainment, food court and a youth

art arena. All proceeds go directly to support POAC’s

programs in visual and performing arts and art education.

ArtinSandpoint.org

Upcoming Events in September

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20TH ANNUAL

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AUG.

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16-18

Artists' Studio Tour of

North Idaho

August 9 through 11 and August 16 through 18, come

celebrate the artistic community in the greater Sandpoint

area. The community is invited to visit the working studios

of painters, sculptors, jewelers, potters, glass artists and

more. The tour takes place from 10am to 4pm each day. Set

your own schedule and enjoy the scenery as you explore the

works of familiar favorites and new artists. The tour is free of

charge. ArtTourDrive.org

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14

AUG.

WACANID RIDE

16-17

Spokane-to-Sandpoint Relay

Held August 16 through 17, this two-day, 200-mile relay

adventure for you and your eleven closest friends! The

course starts on top of Mt. Spokane, descends to the Spokane

River, cruises nearly the full length of the Centennial Trail to

Coeur d'Alene and finishes on the beach of Lake Pend Oreille

in Sandpoint. For more information and to register, visit

SpokaneToSandpoint.com.

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6 KARAOKE WITH DJ WEBRIX

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7 TRUCK MILLS & TITO

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9 THE MIAH KOHAL BAND

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10 BARE GRASS 1PM - 4PM

10 MUDSLIDE CHARLIE 9PM - 12AM

11 BRIDGES HOME 1PM - 4PM

13

THE ZACH COOPER BAND

9PM - 12AM

KARAOKE WITH DJ WEBRIX

9PM - 12AM

14 TRUCK MILLS & CARL REY

6PM - 9PM

15 PAMELA BENTON 8PM - 11PM

16 SMITH MCKAY ALL DAY

9PM - 12AM

17 LAVOY 9PM - 12AM

20 KARAOKE WITH DJ WEBRIX

9PM - 12AM

21 TRUCK MILLS & JOHN

FIRSHI 6PM - 9PM

22 JODY PIPER 8PM - 11PM

23 TREGO 9PM - 12AM

24 THE LIABILITIES 9PM - 12AM

27 KARAOKE WITH DJ WEBRIX

9PM - 12AM

28 TRUCK MILLS & DENIS

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29 CASEY RYAN 8PM - 11PM

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AUG.

16&30

Movies in the Park

This free community event is full of family fun under the stars in Lakeview Park. Safe

and family friendly, the event starts at dusk and is open to everyone. Movies playing

this month include “How to Train Your Dragon” August 16 and “Night at the Museum”

August 30. Movies in the Park is presented by the Bonner County History Museum,

Pine Street Dental and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation. BonnerCountyHistory.org

AUG.

17

Kids Day at The Farmers

Market

Enjoy a day at the Farmers Market August 17, 9am to 1pm,

a day dedicated to enabling youths in our community to

sell their artwork and crafts alongside the market’s regular

vendors at Farmin Park. It is a great experience for all youths

interested in getting a taste of being a market vendor.

SandpointFarmersMarket.com

AUG.

21-24

Bonner County Fair

The 2019 Bonner County Fair kicks off at 10am Wednesday,

August 21 and runs through Saturday, August 24. Main events

this year include Redhead Express Summer Nights Concert,

Challenge of the Champions Bull Riding Tour and Sandpoint

Smash Demolition Derby. Special activities range from pony

rides and interactive petting zoo, and a children's play area

to tractor and engine museum, monster mural coloring and

inflatable zone. BonnerCountyFair.com

AUG.

24

2019 NAMI Farm to Table

Dinner

This elegant multi-course gourmet dinner will feature a

delicious meal, served family style, from Tango Cafe and

award-winning wine by Pend d'Oreille Winery. There will

also be a silent auction. Held Saturday, August 24, 5:30

to 8:30pm at Flowers from the Heart garden, the evening

benefits NAMI Far North. Tickets can be purchased at

EventBrite.com.

AUG. - SEP.

30-02

Fall Fest at Schweitzer

Spend Labor Day Weekend at Schweitzer August 30

through September 2, 4 to 7pm, enjoy bands, regional

wines, and more than 75 regional microbrews and

ciders! For the kids they’ll have the soda tent where they

can mix their own flavors and create wild concoctions.

Schweitzer.com

AUG. - SEP.

31- 01

Funky Junk Antique & Crafts

Market

Find amazing displays, inspiring ideas, wonderful people

and good old-fashioned fun at this year's Funky Junk

Antique & Crafts Market at the Fairgrounds Labor Day

weekend, August 31 and September 1, 10am to 4pm both

days. From retro to rustic, farmhouse to mid-century

mod, the variety of vintage finds and handmade art is

sure to impress! Admission is $5 and good both days.

FunkyJunkAntiqueShow.com

AUG. - SEP.

31- 01

Sandpoint Renaissance

Faire

Two days of chivalry, excitement and fine entertainment

will be had at this year's Renaissance Faire. 10am to

6pm both days, there will be performers and musicians,

jousting tournaments and professional animal performers.

Tickets at the gate are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors

and children 5 to 17. Children 4 and younger get in free!

SandpointRenFaire.com

Upcoming Events in September

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($99 PER NIGHT)

• Room accommodations for two

• Breakfast voucher for two

• Home Idea Show/ Northwest Taste show tickets for two

• Commemorative glass for two

• Round-trip shuttle to fairgrounds

TICKETS

• $10 - Adults

• $8 - Seniors/Military

• FREE - 12 years and younger

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Two great shows... One easy price... Three fun days. The Northwest

Taste Show provides attendees the opportunity to watch and interact

with local chefs during live cooking demos all the while tasting,

sipping and sampling a variety of products — plus the Home Idea

Show offers attendees the chance to browse hundreds of

home-improvement exhibits and speak one-on-one with the experts.

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Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce provides the first impression to many visitors, new

residents, and businesses seeking to relocate here.

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208-290-7004

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RIVERSTONE

93.25 ACRES WITH BIG PANORAMIC VIEWS. Overlooking Lake Cocolalla in the Panhandle of Idaho,

this perfect estate parcel features mixed topography, trees and meadows in an amazing natural set-

-ng. Gorgeous lake and mountain vistas, sunny exposure and extreme privacy are yours here, conveniently

located between Sandpoint and Coeur d'Alene. $475,000

Peace and quiet, lots of wildlife and views that go

for miles on this 20.15 acres just south of Sandpoint,

ID. Seppc installed and electricity is to the

property corner, ready for you to complete the building

vision. Elk, deer, and other mature wildlife

abound here among varied terrain, rock outcroppings,

mature trees and abundant sunshine behind a

locked gate. $115,000

Well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath modular

home on a corner lot in Sandpoint, with

large detatched garage / shop. $239,000

Come to Ridgehaven and enjoy absolute privacy

on this gently sloped 5 acre parcel.

Remove some trees and open up gorgeous

views of the Selkirks and Schweitzer Mountain,

while keeping plenty of usable ground

for the home site. $55,000

Come discover absolutely amazing views

from this 3.6 acre parcel ADJACENT TO

FOREST SERVICE in highly desirable Canyon

Creek Ranch. Build among nature with views

that sweep across the mountains, and hike

for miles out your back door. $130,000

Privacy and Views! 5-bedroom, 2.5 bath beauty on acreage with open floor plan, oak floors, huge master suite with balcony, covered porch

& lovely landscaping with pond. Separate guest home, large 3-car garage, and separate storage/mechanic building conveniently located between

Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry. $545,000

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Jackie Suarez

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Jackie@DiscoverSandpoint.com

Ron Hanson

208-290-7004

Ron@DiscoverSandpoint.com

RIVERSTONE

Selle Valley Heaven! Come set roots in this gorgeous log home on 10.07 acres with a separate guest home, large barn, abundant blueberry

crop, easy access and breathtaking views that span to the mountains east and west that make this valley very desirable. The main home

enjoys three bedrooms (one in daylight level is non-conforming), two baths adorned with traverrne le, a spacious kitchen with island, open

floor plan with rock fireplace, and a private master suite on the upper level with adjacent loo. A state-of-the-art 8 kw solar system feeds the

grid and keeps energy usage to a minimum. Guests or extended family can be self-sufficient in their own accessory dwelling unit on the prop-

erty. The barn with concrete floor is large enough to house an RV, boat and more and includes an insulated storage room. $650,000

Come live the country lifestyle on 20 gorgeous

acres adjacent to Forest Service with

year-round Crystal Creek, a pond, barn, and

amazing views that span the valley. The land is

the perfect mix of forest and open areas, in a

very private seeng with excellent sun exposure

and access to miles of trails. $460,000

4.96 acres with lovely southern exposure &

gorgeous long-range views, conveniently located

between Sandpoint and Coeur d’Alene.

Seppc Installed. $81,000

Something for everyone! 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath,

2432 sqq Mountain Meadows beauty with

hardwood floors, lux baths, spacious master

suite and fenced, private yard with deck near

schools, parks, and the Lake. $415,000

Discover Sandpoint with

Ron Hanson and Jackie Suarez

Since 2000, Ron and Jackie have helped buyers and sellers

navigate the ever-changing North Idaho real estate market.

Consistent communication, effective marketing, negotiating

and networking skills translate to smooth transitions for their

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