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The message here … don’t let this month
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adventure to be had!
Whether it’s a trip to the beautiful San
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We have talked a lot about water sports in
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abundance of opportunities to get out and
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comfortable renting one, there are many
charters throughout the Pacific Northwest
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yet, a dinner and cocktail cruise! Make it a
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recipes for canning to help make the fresh
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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.
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32 Business Spotlight
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Hells Canyon and the Wild and Scenic Snake
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projects anyway. I love to sew, but we don't have
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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,
think of adding a sleeper-sofa in your living room
or office. Murphy beds are becoming popular
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“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
“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
Thank you to Barbie for all you do for the
students of Southside Elementary!
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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.
We love our pets!
The best treatment for heatstroke is prevention.
Every dog needs exercise every day in order to
stay healthy, calm and happy! No need to avoid
going outside, simply implement some basic
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
him cool without getting wet.
5. Avoid walking your dog in the heat of the
day. Early morning and late afternoon walks
can be extremely beneficial in preventing
6. Take him swimming or let him run and play
in the sprinkler before heading back indoors.
7. When on long hikes, make sure to provide
breaks and water for your furry friends.
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
Dr. Dawn Mehra, North Idaho Animal Hospital,
320 South Ella Street, Sandpoint, Idaho
SHOP ‘TIL YOU
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
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
woodworking to ceramics and photography. We also have handmade
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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
they're part of the community,” said
Combs. “It's an event that brings people together while celebrating
creativity and small business. It's a very special event.”
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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
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“We are seeing more and more visitors from not just the Pacific Northwest but
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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.”
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rentals, ensuring a simple and straightforward process and making sure
all the clients’ needs are met.
With homes available for rent from the shores of Lake Pend Oreille to
Schweitzer Mountain Resort and beyond, Go Sandpoint has something
They are the preferred booking agent for the exclusive development and
golf course at The Idaho Club, where beautiful homes are nestled along
the fairways of the Jack Nicklaus designed course. Here, with choices of
three-, four-, five- and even six-bedroom homes, guests can enjoy living
life to the fullest whether they are golfing, hiking, recreating on the water
or just need a beautiful setting to unplug and relax.
Their rentals at Schweitzer Mountain Resort offer year-round
breathtaking views with an array of things to do from skiing, boarding
and tubing in the winter to hiking, mountain biking and more in the
“We also offer homes on Gold Mountain and on the shores of the Pend
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
vacation home is the perfect answer.
“Whether it is people coming for weddings, family reunions, or just
looking to get away, our homes have been the perfect solution when it
comes to lodging,” said Russo.
With an in-house maintenance staff on call 24 hours a day as well as a
housekeeping service, it is nice to know that all your needs are being met.
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Opening Their Hearts
MOTHER’S PASSION HELPS MAKE A DREAM OF ADOPTION COME TRUE
By Patty Hutchens
"WHEN IAN AND
FIT BEST IN OUR
CHILD JUST MADE
SENSE TO US."
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
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
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
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
“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.
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
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
Instagram, and you can also view Amanda’s creations at HuckleberryGate.
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for both children and adult clothing.
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LIFE-LONG WISHES HAPPEN
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
“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.
Walker said she has worked in health care her
whole life and grew up in and around nursing
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
birthday party focus long ago shifted to their
children and grandchildren. So, a party for
them—with their favorite cake—is a unique and
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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
“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
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
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
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.
“It was fantastic,” she said. “I give it 120 percent.”
As for what she liked about it? “Everything,” she said. “It was nice.”
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BY PATTY HUTCHENS
They are more than coaches. They
are mentors and lifelong friends to
the athletes they coach. Husbandand-wife
team Matt and Angie
Brass are entering their 14th year as head
coaches of the cross-country program at
Sandpoint High School, where they began
in 2005 as volunteer assistants. In addition
to that, they have been involved with SHS’s
track-and-field program for 12 years with
Matt serving as the head coach for the past
If you ask any athlete they have coached, they
will instantly tell you about the supportive
and family like atmosphere that Matt
and Angie have created. Just how do they
Their focus is on the team, making a genuine
connection with all of their athletes and
ensuring the team makes connections to each
other! According to Matt and Angie, the team
leadership and veterans help to mentor and
“This is a sport that takes a lot, not something
you can fake your way through,” said Matt.
“We ask a lot from our athletes, and our
goal is to always match that commitment to
each one of them. The diligent consistency of
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
a scholarship for cross country and track
to Idaho State University. Unfortunately,
she was unable to compete due to an injury
and transferred to the University of Idaho
to complete her degree. The couple, who are
high school sweethearts, married after their
freshman year of college.
They both had impressive records at Sandpoint
High School with Angie a state champion in
the 3,200 and a seven-time state medalist in her
four years. In cross country she placed seventh,
third, second and second in her four years and
held the 1,600, 3,200, 3-mile and 5k school
record at the time.
Matt was a four-time state medalist in track
and cross country combined, with a sixth place
finish in state cross country and fifth in the
1,600 his senior year. He was the school record
holder in the 800, 1,600, 3-mile, 5k and 2 relays
when he graduated.
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teaching about commitment, accountability,
goals and challenging each person to be the
best they can be in life and sports,” said Angie.
“In a world ever more focused on self, teaching
about the importance of caring about others'
well-being and results as much as your own is
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Both of their children, Saydee and Niah,
participated in both track and cross country
while attending SHS, carrying on the family
The couple says they both enjoy the
opportunity to be part of each athlete’s life.
“(We enjoy) building young adults, mentoring
and getting to teach them and be a part of their
lives, building a family, a unit of support and
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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
“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
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
Dyno and Molly, last year they saw a huge increase in the demands of the
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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
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
“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
“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
“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.
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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
we have here.”
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
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“This event belongs to the community. When
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Dry needling is not traditional Chinese acupuncture as it does not treat
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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)
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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
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believe this is a hospital worth the community’s pride and support,” said Dr.
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
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Affiliated Hospitals and his residency at the University of Texas Medical
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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
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Dr. Jonathan Klaucke joined BGO in 2018. He graduated medical school
from the University of Massachusetts and completed fellowships in pediatric
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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.
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With the right training,
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By Amanda Thome, DPT, Cornerstone
HOW DOES ONE
ONE WAY PROVEN
TO BE EFFECTIVE
IN WARM WATER
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
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
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
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
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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
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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
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.
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
we are passionate
about. But how do
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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
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
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
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
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
don’t have to be published to call yourself one.”
And that gave me courage to share what I was
doing. I realized you don’t have to have it all
figured out before you step out and pursue your
dreams. And when I started calling myself a
writer and doing that journey with others by
my side, that’s when doors opened.
Not only did doors open, I had a community
around me when doors closed. And that
was important. I got hundreds of rejection
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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hit the roadblocks. And that’s the power of
Putting yourself out there in a new way makes
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otherwise. I saw that in my journey as a writer.
And I saw that when I started my coaching and
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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
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who you are and
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Your friends invite you to a
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inspiration. And most importantly, she encourages each and
every person along the way, leaving little or no room for selfdoubt.
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The friendships that are formed are as beautiful as the art that
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Want to couple creativity with practicality? Now is the time of
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I have found that, although it may seem intimidating at first,
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First, start with fresh, local and organic produce. The quality
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Whether you grow it in your own backyard or purchase it at the local
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The second step in the process is to prepare the food. Wash, chop, cook
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on those cold winter days as when it was fresh picked. However, if you
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Before you begin, check out the many online references that will provide
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many stores such as Home Depot and Lowes offer workshops on a
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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
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Now, all of us are not created equal when it comes to the do-it-yourself
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When doing your spring cleaning—which can be done several times
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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
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cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter, straight pins, iron and ironing board.
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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,
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If you’re looking to get a little artsy, use a stencil to create an image or
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
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In addition, you can cut off the dresser’s legs to convert it into a piece
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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
• 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.
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
• Prepare boiling water canner. Heat jars and lids in simmering water until ready for use. Do not
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• Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan.
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4 1/2 cups white sugar
1 (2 oz.) package dry pectin
• 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.
4 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup cornstarch
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
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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
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
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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
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 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
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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THINGS TO DO
Snake Dancer Excursions
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
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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.
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.
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vibrant towns and the breathtaking Hells Canyon.
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something for everyone, with specialties
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daily at 11am. Bring the family or make it a date night. There is
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3 tbsp. mayonnaise (Vegan alternatives work as well!)
2 medium lemons
4 fresh tomatoes
• 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.
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Metal meets metal during the demolition derby
DEMO DERBY CLOSES OUT
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
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!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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,
Long Bridge Swim
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
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.
47th Annual Arts &
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.
Upcoming Events in September
Artists' Studio Tour of
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
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
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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
Kids Day at The Farmers
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.
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
2019 NAMI Farm to Table
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
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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.
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Funky Junk Antique & Crafts
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.
AUG. - SEP.
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!
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93.25 ACRES WITH BIG PANORAMIC VIEWS. Overlooking Lake Cocolalla in the Panhandle of Idaho,
this perfect estate parcel features mixed topography, trees and meadows in an amazing natural set-
-ng. Gorgeous lake and mountain vistas, sunny exposure and extreme privacy are yours here, conveniently
located between Sandpoint and Coeur d'Alene. $475,000
Peace and quiet, lots of wildlife and views that go
for miles on this 20.15 acres just south of Sandpoint,
ID. Seppc installed and electricity is to the
property corner, ready for you to complete the building
vision. Elk, deer, and other mature wildlife
abound here among varied terrain, rock outcroppings,
mature trees and abundant sunshine behind a
locked gate. $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
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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