MAKING A World
AT HOME pg. 36
Experience the Family Atmosphere
& Amish-Quality Food!
COME CHECK OUT ALL WE OFFER:
· Area’s Largest Deli with over 80
Varieties of Fresh Meat & Cheese
from Amish Country, Ohio
· Surplus Groceries
· Fresh Produce
· Huckleberry Products
Stop By Today!
· Glacier Ice Cream
· Homemade Soup and Deli
· Homemade Biscuits & Gravy
· Homemade Breakfast Burritos
· NEW Dinners & Salads to Go!
Mon-Fri 6am-7pm & Sat 7am-4pm
208.267.9607 · 56 Plato Drive, Bonners Ferry (Hwy 95 N. by the Log Inn)
Private Lessons for All Ages & Skill Levels
Music Classes for Toddlers & Preschoolers
Get your cozy on this October!
A Chopin Piano Concert
Select students along with
Glenda Novinger, their instructor, will
perform beautiful music by the Romantic
Era composer, Frederic Chopin.
Sunday, October 20th 3:00 PM
The Pearl Theater // Free Concert
Donations will be benefit the
Bonners Ferry Community Orchestra.
Enjoy our hot drinks and treat yourself to a locally made,
hand-knitted coffee cozy for only $9!
Follow Us: .............
208.597.1118 | email@example.com
6426 Kootenai, Suite 101 | Bonners Ferry, ID
6442 Main St., Bonners Ferry, Idaho | 208.946.3465
Mon-Fri 6am-5pm | Sat-Sun 7am-3pm
The Power of Blue!
BUYERS ARE PLENTIFUL, CALL US TO SELL!
North Woods Realty
MEET OUR TEAM!
SITUATED IN THE PANHANDLE OF NORTH IDAHO, WE HAVE
ABUNDANT WATER, WILDLIFE AND RECREATION. LET US HELP
YOU REALIZE YOUR DREAM...IT'S TIME! Call us today!
Locally owned, globally known.
Voted #1 Realtor, #3 Realtor and One of the Best Real Estate
Brokerages in Boundary County’s “Best of 2018”
LICENSE # DB32854
Alison Henslee | 208.610.8806
EDITOR | CONTENT MANAGER
Jillian Chandler | firstname.lastname@example.org
STAFF WRITER | DISTRIBUTION
Colin Anderson | email@example.com
CREATIVE DIRECTOR | Whitney Lebsock
DESIGN DIRECTOR | Maddie Horton
GRAPHIC DESIGNER | Donna Johnson
GRAPHIC DESIGNER | Darbey Scrimsher
MANAGING PARTNER | Kim Russo
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR | Steve Russo
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS | Rachel Figgins
Nikki Luttmann, Bri Williams, Marguerite
Cleveland, Alison Henslee, Marina Gunn,
Troy Louis Chandler
BONNERS FERRY LIVING LOCAL MAGAZINE
is brought to you by Like-Media.com. If you would
like to advertise with us, please call 208.610.8806 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org. To submit articles,
photos, nominations and events, email us at events@
Living Local magazine is published monthly and distributed
freely throughout Bonners Ferry, Sandpoint, Dover
Bay, Coeur d’Alene, Hayden, Post Falls, Rathdrum and
the Spokane Valley. Opinions expressed in articles or
advertisements do not necessarily reflect the opinions of
the publisher. Living Local magazine is not responsible for
omissions or information that has been misrepresented
to the magazine. Living Local magazine is produced and
published by Like Media, and no part of this publication may
be reproduced or transmitted without the permission of the
GEAR YOU CAN
Libby Sports Center
204 W. 9th St., Libby, Montana
EVERY CUSTOMER MEANS A GREAT DEAL TO US
North Face • Under Armour • Nike • Saucony • Keen • Teva • Crispy • Asics • Kenetrek • Danner • Matthews Bear Archery • Diamondback Bikes • And Much More
Now selling Hey Dude and Dansko Shoes!
Full-Line Sporting Goods and Clothing Store • Fishing and Hunting License Provider • No Sales Tax
email@example.com • .......
Libby Sports Center
3400sqft home on 3.97 acres
Refinished kitchen with stainless steel appliances | 11’ deep pool |
Refinished walk out basement | Roof top patio with mountain and river
views | Remodeled master bath | Located in Oldtown, Idaho
4 bedroom 2 bath
Cozy home | Extremely well maintained | Beautiful mature trees &
landscaping | Convenience of in-town amenities | 4 bedroom 2 bath with
additional office and den areas | Bonners Ferry location
Trust this locally born & raised Realtor to
understand the value of your home and
give you the highest level of customer
service! Call or text me today!
Sotheby's International Realty ® is a registered trademark licensed to Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated. All information provided is deemed
reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.
BRINGING THE BOUNDARY COUNTY
BOCO Backpacks | Food for Kids
Nonprofit Organization Helping Kids in Our Community
For more information, contact Shirley at 208.255-9847 or
Beauty that never fades.
486146 Hwy 95
Sagle, ID 83860
Mon - Fri 10 am to 5 pm
1655 Highland Flats Rd
Naples, ID 83847
Mon - Fri 8 am to 4 pm
GLASS & DOOR CO.
THE CRISP FALL DAYS ARE UPON US
We Install Shower
Wood | Vinyl | Aluminum
Doors- Interior & Exterior
Garage | Garage Door Operators
Windshield Replacement | Chip Repair
IT’S THE TIME OF YEAR WE START
preparing for the cold winter months. But,
in the meantime, now is the time to enjoy
the autumn season and all the beauty that
abounds during this time of year.
In this issue you’ll find some great ideas
on how to spend the fall months with
family and friends. From hiking in nature
while taking in the beautiful fall foliage, to
picking your own pumpkin from a local
pumpkin patch or apples from that local
orchard, this time of the year is unlike any
other, so take advantage of it.
With October comes the anticipation and
excitement of Halloween. You’ll find some
great area events marking the occasion, as
well as creative ideas for making that oneof-a-kind
costume for adults and children
If you’re looking for a little adventure this
season, our travel article will take readers
to Asheville, North Carolina, one of the
most beautiful places in the country during
the autumn months—especially during
October. Here you will find the Blue Ridge
Parkway, one of the most scenic roads in
America, as well as the Biltmore Estate built
by George Vanderbilt. Set on 8,000 acres in
the Blue Ridge Mountains, it is America's
And no, we haven’t forgotten that football
season is upon us, so we’ve compiled some
great game-time snacks for you to try
at home to satisfy those appetites while
watching the big game.
Fall … there’s nothing like it. Get out and
enjoy all the season brings.
Commercial & Residential
All Types of Glass/Mirrors
Lock Smithing after hrs. 208.267.8688
6821 Main Street, Bonners Ferry
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm | Sat 9am-Noon
Find Us On f
ABOUT THE COVER
FALL IS IN FULL FORCE here in Bonners Ferry,
and the beauty the season brings is unsurpassed.
The leaves have been changing to hues of deep reds
and golden yellows, and the days and nights have
turned cool and crisp. Take the time to enjoy the
fall foliage and all the activities that accompany this
time of year, as it won't be long before the winter
months are upon us. This month’s cover photo was
taken by Annie Pflueger.
Would you like to receive this
issue and future issues in your inbox?
and sign up for our FREE Digital Edition.
A look into the life of Bonners Ferry
local Paul Rawlings
The latest tips and trends in home,
garden, finances and life
Be creative when withdrawing from
LIFE & COMMUNITY
U-pick pumpkin patch at Cowcreek
10 ATHLETE OF THE 21 HEALTH & LIFESTYLE
Little free garden project continues
Mountain View Organic Orchard: Bonners
Ferry Orchard continues to grow
One woman’s journey to help others, one
budget at a time
Microneedling: What is it and how can
it transform my skin?
TRAVEL & LEISURE
Asheville: Gilded Age culture and fall
foliage on the Blue Ridge Parkway
FOOD & DRINK
Your local guide to the tastiest hot
spots around town and local recipes
Calendar of great local events, music,
sports and shows!
A Good, Good Life
A LOOK INTO THE LIFE OF BONNERS FERRY LOCAL PAUL RAWLINGS
Article and Photos by
ART IS VERY
TO PAUL, AND
He’s a quiet, unassuming man, but when
you visit with Paul Rawlings, you find
deep knowledge on many topics and a
very diverse list of accomplishments on
his resume: college professor, high school teacher,
bookstore and motel owner, carpenter, dream coach,
writer, actor, director, playwright, and book and
memorabilia collector. The last four speak of his
deepest passions though.
Looking for a small-town vibe, Paul found it in Bonners
Ferry, settling here in 1978 with his wife, Barb, and
their two children. Paul taught high school English and
worked construction (he has renovated or built every
home they’ve owned!), while Barb established her still
active midwifery practice. The children enrolled in
school and shortly afterward their daughter announced
she wanted to audition for a local community theater
Being that they were still new to town and not sure
what kind of people might be there, Paul escorted her
to the audition. While watching his daughter and other
people try out for various parts, Paul found himself
bitten by the acting bug.
That began what continues to be a deep passion for the
performing arts and his love of community theater.
Paul auditioned for the next play that came along and
got a role, a process he went through before quickly
taking on the mantle of director.
Thirty-two plays later, Paul’s enthusiasm for what he
does theatrically has never dimmed. He first directed
plays written by others before turning to his skill of
writing to draft his own creations. “I never started out
to follow someone else’s ‘recipes’ in directing a play or
to do something cute … I’ve always felt I needed to put
my own touches on a play, that we’re here to make art!”
He has worked with more than 200 local folks who
came out to audition for his roles, some repeatedly,
others once or twice. Paul is enthusiastic about the
caliber of local talent he’s had to draw from over the
years and shares how they gave it their all, transcending
and leaving themselves behind.
Paul has written and directed eight of his own plays;
two that he finds most memorable are “A Good, Good
Day,” which portrayed stories of local folks’ experiences
in life, and “Hearts Open Wide,” a co-creation with
Jesse Tobin, another creative talent, which was a
carefully selected series of songs, not put together as a
concert but chosen for the arc of common thread that
wove through them, creating what he still feels was a
passionate and beautiful form of art.
Art is very important to Paul, and he expresses it well
through his writing and plays, but he shares there’s
another form of art that is even more important
than theater to him. On his property tucked away in
a beautiful corner of Boundary County, you will find
the most stunning collection of books and myriad of
collectibles that you could ever imagine.
Paul has always been an avid reader and loves books.
When they moved to Idaho more than four decades
ago, he brought along a collection of nearly 2,000
books, which ended up in storage, much to his dismay.
Now his collection lives in not one but two library
buildings that he built himself and is carefully counted
at 24,338 books!
On his property tucked
away in a beautiful corner
of Boundary County, you
will find the most stunning
this winter season,
stop by today!
collection of books and
myriad of collectibles that
you could ever imagine.
What makes his library unique though is how he
groups books together, putting them in themes
or by author and then enhancing those displays
with corresponding collectibles. For example,
there’s a display of a stack of books about
Antarctica, which are topped by a small penguin
statue and a rock from the South Pole, a gift from
a local woman who worked there.
A section of baseball books contains pieces
and photos of his childhood and youth, vintage
Rawlings baseball collectibles and, of course,
his own Rawlings jersey. A small bookshelf of
logging books is highlighted by a collection of
toy logging trucks and old photos.
Paul points to his favorite section, the cowboy
nook. It’s full of books about the Old West,
antique license plates, bronze Western sculptures,
old cowboy gear and hats, even strands of rusty
The collection story began with a wooden case
of old pop bottles that he found at a yard sale
once upon a time, which has grown from those
original 12 to 1,827 old Pepsi, Coke, 7-Up and
other brands, not to mention all the matching
marketing memorabilia such as glasses, signs,
tins and other pieces.
Clothing - Children of all ages,
Teens, Women & Men
Shoes - Dress, Tennis/PE & Sports Cleats
Backpacks & Bags
Toys & Baby Supplies
Monday - Friday 9am-5pm
7196 Main Street, Bonners Ferry
f Boundary Consignments
Saturday, October 5th
Another favorite collectible of his are old
advertising thermometers, now numbering at
122. Paul combs yard sales and thrift stores for
many finds while others are gifts from people
who find things to add to his collections. Part
of the joy of wandering through his buildings is
discovering collection upon collection of things
from ordinary childhood toys and miniatures to
chess sets and vintage typewriters of every sort.
Paul seems content with his decision to
call Bonners Ferry home; being part of the
community as a business owner, playwright
and carpenter has provided for him. And even
though 41 years have passed, he still keeps busy
with renovation projects and working in his
He also feels another play coming to life, so
hopefully we’ll all be able to witness the Paul
Rawlings theater art experience soon!
8AM - 1PM | City Parking Lot
HOW TO MIX AND MATCH METAL FINISHES IN YOUR HOME
BY NIKKI LUTTMANN, SEVEN BEE INTERIORS
FOR SANDPOINT FURNITURE, CARPET ONE AND SELKIRK GLASS AND CABINETS
One of the more common questions I get asked as a
designer is how to mix metal finishes. And though
it seems like a fairly straightforward question, it
doesn’t really have a straightforward answer. The
rule is typically to mix no more than three metal finishes in any
given room, and even go so far as to say in any given home.
However, something I strongly believe is that rules are meant
to be broken!
One of the coolest new trends in lighting and hardware is a
matte black finish. And while this finish looks great all on its
own, it also looks fantastic paired with a cool satin nickel or
stainless steel finish, or even with a warmer brass finish. I’ve also
paired black with weathered copper to fantastic effect, which
looks great in more rustic or industrial interiors.
When choosing new hardware for your kitchen, however, it can
be tricky to pair new finishes with existing light fixtures or other
elements. For cabinetry, one thing to keep in mind are your
hinges. You might switch out your old boring shiny brass drawer
pulls for sleek new stainless steel models, but if your hinges are
exposed and stay the same shiny brass, the effect is lost and all of
a sudden it looks like a bit of a mess instead of the modern new
look you wanted. In this case, what I might do is either switch
out the hinges too, or, if that’s not an option, replace the old
pulls with updated brass pieces for a more modern look that still
works with the existing hinges.
When it comes to lighting, finish is very important. I don’t
know if you’ve ever walked into a home and looked up at the
ceiling to spy a gold and crystal chandelier proudly declaring
Now is the BEST time to save on the
BEST Now vinyl is the windows BEST time and patio to save doors! on the
BEST Now vinyl is the Now
windows BEST is the time BEST time
and to save patio to save on on
BEST vinyl windows and patio doors!
BEST vinyl windows and patio doors!
and that’s reason
We’ve been awarded
to celebrate! Order now
#1 Quality Vinyl Window $20
and get the following
We’ve been awarded #1 Quality Vinyl Window Nationwide from BUILDER Magazine
We’ve and been that’s awarded reason to celebrate! Order now and get the following $75
and #1 that’s Quality reason Vinyl
to celebrate! Window Order Nationwide now
and get from the following BUILDER rebates: Magazine
and that’s reason
to celebrate! Order now and get the following
Rebate* per door on
Rebate* per window on
Rebate* per window on Rebate* per window on
Tuscany® Series Tuscany Series Trinsic Series Style Line® Series
Trinsic Rebate* per door on
Rebate* per window on
Rebate* per window on Rebate* per window on
Rebate* per door on Tuscany® Rebate* Seriesper window Tuscany on SeriesRebate* per Trinsic window Series on Rebate* Style Line® per window Series on
Tuscany® Rebate* per door SeriesTrinsic Series
Rebate* per door on Tuscany Rebate*
window Series on
Rebate* Trinsic per window Series on Style Rebate*
Rebate* Line® per
window Series on
Tuscany® TrinsicDon’t Seriesmiss Tuscany out on Series
our best offer Trinsic of Series
the year! Style Line® Series
Trinsic Series Don’t Offer miss ends November out on our 4, 2019. best offer of the year!
Offer ends November 4, 2019.
Don’t miss out on our best offer of the year!
Don’t miss Offer out ends on our November best offer 4, 2019. of the year!
Offer ends November 4, 4, 2019.
*Receive an Amazon.com Gift Card code for every
qualifying order from *Receive Sept. 16 an through Amazon.com Nov. 4, Gift 2019. Card code for every
qualifying order from Sept. 16 through Nov. 4, 2019.
*Receive an Amazon.com Gift Card code for every
qualifying *Receive an order Amazon.com from Sept. Gift 16 Card through code Nov. for every 4, 2019.
qualifying order from Sept. 16 through Nov. 4, 2019.
Rebate* per window on
BEST of the
We’ve been awarded #1 Quality Vinyl Window Nationwide from BUILDER Magazine
BEST vinyl windows and patio doors!
FREE ESTIMATES! FREE FINANCING! PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION AVAILABLE!
Opt to go for classic metals
Dot’s Country Kitchen
Spatterware • Gifts
Fabric • Notions • Buttons
come be creative today!
64891 Highway 2 • Bonners Ferry, Idaho
Mon-Fri 10am-4pm | 208.267.1175
that the house was built in 1987, but I sure have!
Replacing light fixtures can have a huge impact
on how your house looks. But choosing a finish
can be tricky. One thing that might help you
choose a finish is your door hardware. If you
have satin nickel doorknobs, then you know a
satin nickel fixture would look right at home in
your house. Should you want to branch out and
choose on oil-rubbed-bronze (ORB) fixture, go
ahead! Just make sure that it’s not the only ORB
element in the house, so it doesn’t look out of
One thing I try to stay away from is specialty
finishes. For example, in the early ‘90s there
was a textured granite finish that was very
popular for light fixtures. This short-lived trend
immediately dated any house that included
this strange breed of light fixture, and the
homeowners were then forced to replace it or
simply ignore it once it went out of style.
For that reason, I opt to go for classic metals
and finishes. Oil-rubbed-bronze, patinaed
brass and copper, satin nickel, stainless steel
and simple black are fairly timeless and will
stay up-to-date looking for far longer than
their trendier counterparts. You can generally
combine any two to three of these in any given
room and still have them looking great now and
for years to come!
F I N A N C
I A L F O C U S
Be Creative When Withdrawing
from Retirement Accounts
This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones
Financial Advisors Merle Ansley and Kevin Callos.
Like many people, you may spend
decades putting money into your IRA
and your 401(k) or similar employersponsored
retirement plan. But
eventually you will want to take this money
out—if you must start withdrawing some of
it. How can you make the best use of these
To begin with, here’s some background: When
you turn 70 ½, you need to start withdrawals—
called required minimum distributions or
RMDs—from your traditional IRA and
your 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored
retirement plan, such as a 457(b) or 403(b). (A
Roth IRA is not subject to these rules; you can
essentially keep your account intact for as long
as you like.) You can take more than the RMD,
but if you don’t take at least the minimum
(which is based on your account balance and
your life expectancy), you’ll generally be taxed
at 50 percent of the amount you should have
taken—so don’t forget these withdrawals.
Here, then, is the question: What should you
do with the RMDs? If you need the entire
amount to help support your lifestyle, there’s
no issue—you take the money and use it.
But what if you don’t need it all? Keeping in
mind that the withdrawals are generally fully
taxable at your personal income tax rate, are
there some particularly smart ways in which
you can use the money to help your family or,
possibly, a charitable organization?
Here are a few suggestions:
• Help your grown children with their
retirement accounts. Your grown children
may not always be able to afford to “max
out” on their IRAs. You might want to help
them with any excess funds from your own
retirement accounts. You can give $15,000 per
year, per recipient, without incurring any gift
taxes—an amount far higher than the current
annual IRA contribution limit of $6,000 (or
$7,000 for individuals 50 or older).
• Help your grandchildren pay for college.
You might want to contribute to an investment
specifically designed to build assets for college.
A financial professional can help you choose
which investments might be most appropriate.
Of course, if your grandchildren are already in
college, you are free to simply write a check
to the school to help cover tuition and other
• Help support a charitable organization.
Due to recent changes in tax laws, many
individuals now claim a standard deduction,
rather than itemizing. As a result, there’s less of
an incentive, from a tax standpoint, for people
to contribute to charitable organizations.
But if you’d still like to support a charitable
group and gain potential tax benefits, you
might want to consider moving some, or all,
of your required distributions from your IRA
to a charity. You can transfer up to $100,000
from your IRA in this type of qualified
charitable distribution, thus meeting your
RMD requirements without adding to your
taxable income. Furthermore, this move
might keep you in a lower tax bracket. (Before
making this transfer, though, you will need to
consult with your tax advisor.)
Your RMDs can contribute greatly to your
retirement income, but, as we’ve seen, they
can do even more than that—so use them
You’ve Spent a Lifetime
Preparing for Retirement.
You’ve Spent Lifetime
Now Preparing 1.85 for What? % APY* Minimum
You’ve Spent a deposit
Preparing for Retirement.
Preparing If you’re recently for Retirement.
Now effective Edward
09/17/19. CDs offered by
planning and Jones are bank-issued
to retire, you’re
(principal FDIC-insured and What?
up to $250,000
probably concerned about
Now not interest accrued but
insured yet paid) depository per
making the right What?
depositor, institution, per
If you’re each account recently ownership financial retired category.
you’re Please visit recently www.fdic.gov
retired or contact
planning your financial to retire, advisor you’re for additional can
to retire, Subject you’re to availability
If probably you’re and price recently concerned change. retired CD values about or are
planning making subject to concerned
to retire, right rate financial risk about such that
making when interest you’re
probably decisions. We’ll sit
concerned Together, face
financial rise, the prices
of CDs can decrease. to If we CDs
face, can are to
decisions. sold prior to
making find develop the the answers. a strategy
Together, maturity, the
we investor can
can lose principal value. FDIC to
does not cover
market value. Early withdrawal may
find We’ll needs not be
the sit over permitted.
answers. down, the face Yields long to quoted haul. face, are to
We’ll net of sit all down, commissions. face CDs to face, require to
develop the distribution a strategy of interest designed and do to
develop not allow a strategy interest to designed compound. to
We’ll help CDs your sit offered down, finances through face meet to face, Edward your
help your finances meet your
develop needs thrifts over nationwide. a strategy the long All CDs designed haul. sold by
Edward over Jones the
are long registered haul.
help the Depository your finances Trust Corp. meet (DTC). your
needs works over for the you, long call haul. or
Call or visit
income financial strategy advisor today. that
income strategy that
To works develop for you, a retirement call or
works for you, call or
income visit today. Merle Kevin strategy Ansley R Callos, that AAMS
works for Financial you, Advisor call or
visit today. 6797 Eisenhower St
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
Kevin Callos, AAMS ®
Financial R Advisor Callos, AAMS ®
Kevin 6797 Eisenhower R Callos, St
6797 Bonners Eisenhower Ferry, ID 83805 St
1.95 % APY* Minimum
1.85 % APY* Minimum
Bonners 208.267.5664 Ferry, ID 83805
6797 Eisenhower St
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
Art of Redirection
& More Productive
Youth Mentoring Program
with a focus on:
• Survival Skills
• Search - n - Rescue
• Emergency Services
Let P1FCU help finance your new
construction, renovation, or land purchase.
p1fcu.org | 208.746.8900 | NMLS ID #527990
3095 E. Mullan Ave. Suite 500 Post Falls
U-pick pumpkin patch at
Cowcreek Blueberry Farm
By Jillian Chandler
"It all brings
me joy that
I can be
able to offer
this to our
Here in Bonners Ferry, the close-knit community is unlike any
other. Throughout the year, local businesses put on a variety
of events for all ages to enjoy, and with the fall season upon
us, Cowcreek Blueberry Farm once again invites those young
and old to the farm for a weekend of festive fall fun.
2019 marks the third year that owner Debbie Woods is opening up the
pumpkin patch for two days of autumn activities.
“Our attendance from the first year doubled last year, and we expect
that now that it's becoming better known, we will have a great turnout,”
Last year’s hay pyramid—bales of hay stacked into a pyramid shape for
kids to climb and play on—was quite the attraction … and a hit! And this
year kids will get to enjoy it again. Paula Sandlin from STAR Dust Ranch
will be at the farm again this year with her gentle giant fjords offering
wagon rides around the hay field. In addition, this year there will be a
bouncy house to add to the fun.
Last year Chandra was on-site with a plethora of sweet treats for the kids
and adults, and this year the Compass Grille will be serving up some of
their favorite menu items.
“As with the u-pick blueberry portion of our farm, I love seeing kids
come to the farm and see where food originally comes from, and I enjoy
sharing the ‘farm experience’ with them,” says Debbie.
The event is free to attend, while pumpkins from the u-pick pumpkin
patch are available for purchase.
When it comes to what she enjoys most about hosting this event, Debbie
responds: “Is it the little ones that run into the field filled with pumpkins
or riding around in a wagon pulled by two beautiful horses? It all brings
me joy that I can be able to offer this to our community.”
The fun takes place Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13, 10am
to 4pm both days.
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT BY ATTENDING
THIS WONDERFUL EVENING
BY JILLIAN CHANDLER
Once again, the Boundary County Victim Services (BCVS)
will be hosting its annual Fall Festival Fashion Show.
During this evening of fundraising, event attendees can
expect a night of laughter, familiar faces and exciting
auction, all while creating a platform to share knowledge and resources
for victims and families of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
“For this event we concentrate on and
emphasize togetherness, community and
laughter amongst old friends and new
faces,” says Melissa Krejci, a volunteer with
BCVS. “We choose to focus on the power
of togetherness and the impact of neighbors
helping neighbors while we briefly honor the
implications of domestic violence and sexual
Formerly held at the Pearl Theater, this year’s
Fashion Show will be held at the Boundary
County Fairgrounds, as it has outgrown the
space. The event will take place on November
2. Doors typically open at 6, however, the
official time will not be determined until
tickets are created.
They encourage anyone and everyone to
attend, though parents are advised to use
their own discretion regarding bringing
children due to the serious topics discussed, “however, we would
never dissuade anyone from attending this informative and fun event,”
Last year the event raised $11,000. Proceeds were used to directly serve
victims and survivors to meet their needs. “The money earned at this
event is spent at the director’s and the board of directors’ discretion,
TO FOCUS ON
THE POWER OF
AND THE IMPACT
so they may be creative in the ways they assist victims,” according to
“Your supportive monetary contribution can provide relief in the
form of emergency telephones, emergency personal supplies like baby
food or temporary shelter, cost to get boarding of pets and animals so
they do not become the target of abuse if the survivor leaves the home,
transportation assistance and wintertime
utilities assistance,” she adds. “We also ask
the community for sponsorships of costs
incurred, such as the rental of the venue.”
Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at
Under the Sun, The Dressing Room and
Bonner Books. You may also purchase at the
door until capacity is reached.
As Melissa says, the organization has been
blessed to have the continued support of
Under the Sun and The Dressing Room at our
event again this year. The Dressing Room will
be providing fashion items, and Under the
Sun will provide beer and wine. There will
also be complimentary appetizers, and a live
auction and silent auction.
“We do have a raffle that we call ‘Give Someone
Wings,’” says Melissa. “With the purchase of a
$5 Wings card, the participant will be eligible for multiple drawings for
a chance to win prizes throughout the evening. The Wings proceeds
directly support survivors and victims of domestic violence and/or
sexual assault who may be experiencing barriers to leaving.”
Show your support and get your tickets to this year’s Fall Festival
WE HAVE ANSWERS.
GIVE US A CALL TODAY!
– ON A SET OF 4 SELECT LIGHT TRUCK AND SUV TIRES –
• Corporate and Individual
• Payroll Services
• Bookkeeping Services
• QuickBooks Consulting
• Preparation of Financial
• Nonprofit Tax Returns
• Good tread wear
• Value priced
• Mud & snow rated
• Superior handling
• Mud & snow rated
• Extended tread life
• Outstanding traction
• Quiet ride
• Designed for comfort
BACK COUNTRY MT
• Cut and chip
• Outstanding mud
and snow traction
• Severe duty
• Durable 3-ply
DOING THE THING SINCE 1952.
6804 Denver St., Bonners Ferry | 208.267.2411 | lesschwab.com
Monday-Friday 8am-6pm | Saturday 8am-5pm | Sunday closed
The Plaza Downtown
7177 Main Street
Bonners Ferry, Idaho
1211 Michigan Street, Suite B
Limited time offer. While supplies last. Actual discount amount depends on tire size and type. Cannot be combined with other offers.
Details at LesSchwab.com.
View prices and book an appointment at www.LesSchwab.com EXPIRES OCTOBER 31, 2019
Do you need a Shed, Garage or Cabin?
We’ve got you covered.
Bonners Ferry Lot 208.627.9971 | Ponderay Lot 208.946.3006 | MontanaShedCenter.com
RENT TO OWN | NO CREDIT CHECK | BUILT IN BONNERS FERRY, ID
All of our buildings are ID engineered and stamped for this area.
Thomas A. Bushnell Attorney at Law, P.A
ESTATE PLANNING BASICS
WILLS AND TRUSTS
The third Friday of every month 6:30pm - 8:00pm
LOCATED ACROSS FROM THE POST OFFICE IN BONNERS FERRY IDAHO
6430 Kootenai Street
208.267.9321 | BoundaryCountyLaw@gmail.com | www.BoundaryCountyLaw.com
BY COLIN ANDERSON
Shop at Beck’s!
We offer a wide range of
available at the
October’s athlete of the month stays
busy throughout the entire school
year. Junior Lily Blackmore is
currently in soccer season but
soon will come dance team, track and even
golf. Through athletics and competition, Lily
has learned to push herself in order to meet
“One life lesson I have learned from being
involved in sports is that you are not ever going
to be the best but you should always strive to
be the best, meaning you are always going to
have to be working on being better,” she says.
Lily thrives at soccer, being a starter on the
team since her freshman year. She also went
to state with her dance team and placed 5th in
districts in the pole vault, all this while focusing
on her academics and being a member of the
National Society of High School Scholars.
Like almost anyone who plays competitively,
Lily has gone through serious adversity. She
sprained the MCL in her knee while playing
soccer her sophomore year and was told she
couldn’t compete for at least six weeks. During
her rehab she kept her goals at the forefront. “I
went to physical therapy, worked out a ton and
came right back into my sports, finishing out
dance team by going to state, pole vaulting on
the varsity track team and participating in golf
districts,” she says.
While Bonners Ferry is far from the nearest
ocean, that hasn’t stopped Lily’s curiosity. She
plans on surrounding herself with the sea by
pursuing a degree from BYU- Hawaii, located
on the North Shore of Oahu. There she plans
on pursuing a career either helping people as
a nurse or studying wildlife. “I am interested
in being a marine biologist because I am
fascinated by the ocean and its inhabitants,”
she says. Lily also plans on continuing to play
Being a part of so many teams has been
influential in her life, and Lily recalls learning a
lot from the senior class when she was coming
in as a freshman. It’s something she now
does as an upperclassman. It’s an experience
she won’t forget. “I thoroughly enjoy sports
because of the competition and especially
getting to know my teammates.”
Find something for every
room in the house at
• Living Room
• Dining Room & Kitchen
• Outdoor Living
• Home Bar
• Entertainment Room
Bonners Ferry - 6443 Mc Call Street
GROW!: NURTURING THE
LITTLE FREE GARDEN PROJECT
CONTINUES TO GROW!
BY JILLIAN CHANDLER | PHOTOS COURTESY OF GROW
Little free gardens have made a name for
themselves across the country—and
right here in Bonners Ferry thanks to
the wonderful community and their
generosity and support.
Gardeners for Regional Organic Wellbeing,
also known as GROW!, is a local nonprofit
organization whose missions is to help in
supporting and expanding the local food system
and encourage sustainable agricultural methods
here in Boundary County. Unfortunately,
GROW! has found itself struggling to maintain
enough volunteers to maintain its community
garden, located on the grounds of Trinity
Lutheran Church. Here, they rent out garden
plots, grow organic produce for the community
and teach gardening methods with the help of
the University of Idaho Extension and the UI
Master Gardener program.
“We thought if we could take little gardens
out to visible sites in the community, we could
increase awareness of what we do,” says Kate
Painter, Agricultural Extension educator for
University of Idaho. "I thought, ‘We could be
like the Little Free Libraries.’ Then I found out
that I was not the first to have this idea and,
in fact, there was already a Little Free Garden
movement in the country!”
To help fund the project, Kate submitted a grant
for $2,500 to the City of Bonners Ferry through
their High Five! project, which is sponsored by
Blue Cross of Idaho's Foundation for Health.
“High Five! works with communities to promote
healthy eating and physical activity for Idaho’s
children,” says Kate. “The grant stipulates
that we focus on growing food, as opposed to
ornamentals, in these little free gardens.”
In May of this year, GROW! received the grant
funds, and by June, 20 planters had been installed
around town. The GROW! team worked hard to
find sponsors who were interested in tending to
a little free garden at their business location, buy
planters, soil and plants, and put them in place
around town, according to Kate.
Thanks to the enthusiasm and generosity of the
community, GROW was able to install many
more little free gardens than they thought was
possible. Smiling, Kate says, “Tom Bushnell was
so excited about the project that he provided his
own planter, complete with vegetables, himself.
Seth Thomas, at Live Edge Productions,
donated a large number of seedlings for this
project, including his heirloom tomatoes and
peppers that he raises from seed and sells at his
place of business each year. The Nest and Under
the Sun also purchased their own planters and
4BD/3BA on 2.70 ACRES
Great home near town with
2.7 acres. 4 bed/3 ba, 2 car garage, beautifully
landscaped yard, garden area, plus 35 X 50’
shop w radiant heat.
CALL KIRSTEN - 208-597-4894
2BD/3BA ON 10 ACRES
Quality and Comfort
Timber framed 2 Bed, 3 Ba home on privately
wooded 10 Ac w mtn views. Hardwood floor,
solid wood doors, and T&G pine finish.
CALL JIM – 208-290-1683
provided soil, and Carter Country donated a
flat of strawberries to the project.”
According to Kate, the businesses and other
sponsors who were interested in participating
in GROW!’s grant-funded project were asked
to submit an application. In turn, participants
agreed to water these little gardens. UI
Extension Master Gardeners as well as GROW!
organization members (most of whom are also
UI Extension Master Gardeners) have been the
ones helping set up and maintain these gardens
as well. “We would be interested in partnering
with anyone who wants to help create more
gardens or donate planters, plants and material
for this project,” affirms Kate.
Through these little free gardens, produce
grown during the summer included tomatoes,
lettuce, strawberries, pepper plants, peas, basil,
4BD/2BA ON 10.09 ACRES
10 acre horse property close to town!
4 bdrm, 2 bath cedar home with 40x48 barn on
10 manicured acres. Lush pasture surrounded
by trees for privacy
CALL DARCI – 208-920-0590
5 6521 Walker Lane Bonners Ferry, ID
3BD/2BA ON 11.75 ACRES
Cozy Country Home
2528 square foot, 3+ bedroom/2 bath home on
almost 12 acres. Huge horse barn & multiple
outbuildings. Great property for horses.
CALL KIRSTEN - 208-597-4894
LITTLE FREE GARDEN LOCATIONS
Boundary County Library
Boundary County Soil Conservation
District and USDA Service Center
Carter Country Farm & Seed
Far-North Logo Shop
stevia, edible flowers, a variety of herbs, edible flowers and pole beans. “We
are in the process of replacing some of the earlier lettuce plants with short
season carrots, beets, peas, kale and fall lettuce,” says Kate. “Many people
don’t know about succession planting for fall crops.”
And the most incredible part of these little free gardens is that the fresh,
organic produce is free to the community to enjoy. All that is asked is that
those taking from the garden select just a small sample of the produce, such
as a tomato, a pepper or two, some herbs for your meal that night. Kate adds
that The Little Free Garden at the GROW! Community Garden consists
of a perennial herb bed, which has a large quantity of herbs including dill,
oregano, basil, tarragon and thyme; enough to provide herbs for dozens of
The goal of GROW!’s little free gardens, according to Kate, is this: “By
installing these free gardens around town, I hope more people in our
community will become interested in growing their own food and in eating
more locally grown produce. I hope our children will become interested in
the magic of gardening and learn to love fresh garden produce. I also hope
that we will be able to get more volunteers involved with GROW! so we can
continue to expand our impact in the community.”
Those interested in participating in this national project can set up a
Little Free Garden for their community and register it on their website,
LittleFreeGarden.com. It costs $33 to register your garden, and you'll receive
a kit that includes a metal Little Free Garden placard, a Little Free Garden
sticker and other materials.
GROW Community Garden -
Master Gardener Herb Garden
Insure It All
Kootenai Tribe of Idaho
Live Edge Productions
Looking Good Hair Studio
Mirror Lake Golf Course
North Idaho Family Dentistry
Rawlings Community Counseling
South Boundary Fire District in
Trinity Lutheran Church
Under the Sun and Soul Shine
United Methodist Church
University of Idaho Extension
USDA Forest Service,
Bonners Ferry Ranger District
Located at Three Mile Rd & Hwy 2
• 24 Hour Access for Members
• Personal Training
• Private Timed Circuit Room
• Free Weights
• Cardiovascular Machines
• Nursery for Children
• Day and Evening Aerobics
• Challenging Classes for Any Fitness
Level at No Extra Charge!
Spinning, Step and Strike Aerobics, Yoga,
Stay Strong and Body Blast
Where your cattle always bring more.
Tony Seubert 208.791.5090
Hair • Nails • Tanning
Men’s - Women’s - Kids’ Cuts
Color Services | Waxing | Tanning
Artificial - Shellac gels - Manicures - Pedicures
Professional Hair Care
& Tanning Products available
6451 McCall Street | Bonners Ferry
STOP IN FOR FREE COLOR CONSULTS
HAIR STYLIST WANTED
CONTACT US TODAY! FOR MORE INFO.
The Badger’s Den
Cafe & Latte
Scan me for
4355 Cow Creek road
Bonners Ferry, Idaho
The Badgers Den Cafe & Latte is a
family style restaurant serving breakfast,
sandwiches, burgers – including buffalo
burgers, huckleberry milk shakes and
other American favorites.
Open 6am-2pm daily or drive through
for your morning latte starting at 5:30am.
6551 Main Street - Bonners Ferry
Bonners Ferry Orchard Continues to Grow
BY JILLIAN CHANDLER
MOUNTAIN VIEW ORGANIC ORCHARD
1500 Porthill Loop
Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805
Facebook: Mountain View Organic Orchard
THE TESORIEROS INVITE THE
COMMUNITY TO JOIN THEM AT THEIR
ORCHARD WHERE YOU CAN U-PICK
THEIR FRESH DELICIOUS APPLES THE
KIDS ARE SURE TO ENJOY AFTER A
LONG DAY AT SCHOOL.
“We fell in love with Idaho—the landscape and beauty.
When we saw this property, we knew it was what we
wanted. We saw this orchard and we loved it! We loved
the whole idea of converting it to organic. The idea of offering a healthier
option in produce sounded appealing to us.”
Kathleen and Wayne Tesoriero discovered Bonners Ferry several years
ago, when their son and his family moved to the area. It only took a few
visits for them to fall in love with Bonners Ferry, and they soon decided
to take the necessary steps to relocate, not only to be closer to family but
to reinvent their lives—living their lives fulfilling their passion.
They purchased property in July of 2018 and officially moved to Bonners
Ferry in the summer of 2019.
Kathleen and Wayne are creating and living the life they always imagined.
After purchasing their property, Mountain View Organic Orchard is
blossoming into more than they could ever have imagined.
Previously owned by George and Janice Johnson, the couple laid out a
great foundation, according to Kathleen. And, Kathleen and Wayne
have had wonderful caretakers, who have helped with the conversion to
organic, and they are utilizing local organic farmers as consults to help
make their operation successful.
This past July, the Tesorieros have officially taken residence and are
taking a hands-on approach to making the orchard successful.
Cherries, apples, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, oh my! The
property offers all of these, but the husband-and-wife team is looking to
the future to provide only the best of these fruits to their neighbors—and
that means going organic.
“It is a three-year process to become certified organic,” says Kathleen.
“Our goal is to become certified sometime in the year 2021. We follow all
practices and guidelines required to become organically certified, using
no harsh or artificial sprays or chemicals.”
Kathleen and Wayne are happy to be offering a cleaner and healthier
choice for the community in growing their produce organically.
“We love to meet people and are excited to serve our community through
u-pick and selling to local markets.”
The apples are ready for harvest, and the Tesorieros will be selling them
to local markets. Be prepared for the most delicious, sweetest apples you
have ever tasted, and the apple cider will be unlike any other you’ve ever
Though they are still very new to the area, Kathleen and Wayne are
already settling in well. “We are having fun getting to know the people
in the community,” says Kathleen. “We have started attending Mountain
Springs Church in Bonners Ferry and are beginning to jump in and serve
in various areas of interest.”
The Tesorieros invite the community to join them at their orchard where
you can u-pick their fresh delicious apples the kids are sure to enjoy after
a long day at school, and make sure to grab a few extra in order to prepare
that fresh, homemade, hot apple pie, ideal for the fall season.
Hours for u-pick will be posted on their website, as well as their Mountain
View Organic Orchard Facebook page.
“We both love the great outdoors. We love working together and love the
fruit of our labor,” says Kathleen. “Come make this a family experience!”
ONE WOMAN’S JOURNEY TO HELP
OTHERS, ONE BUDGET AT A TIME
BY ALISON HENSLEE
PHOTOS COURTESY OF KUMIKO LOVE
When a person goes to college and gets a degree, they
typically learn a great deal about their chosen field,
hoping to find a good job, make a lot of money and live
the perfect dream life. For one Spokane, Washington,
woman though, going from point A to point B has already happened
in her 30-some years, but with a fascinating, and life-changing, twist.
Kumiko Love, an accredited financial counselor and the creator of The
Budget Mom, was raised on a farm in Chewelah, Washington, and
lived a normal farm-girl life. She grew up, went off to college where
she obtained a business administration degree—majoring in finance
and accounting and minoring in economics. She got a job right out of
college with an independent financial company in Spokane and worked
for seven years as an administrative assistant and accredited financial
counselor, helping other people wisely spend and save their money.
She also did traditional life things: got married and had a child. And
then the not-so-planned life things: got a divorce and became sole
financial provider for her then 2-year-old son, which was a challenge
in itself, and then factor in substantial student loan debt, credit card
debt and a new vehicle loan, all adding to her single mom level of stress.
Miko found herself going to work feeling embarrassed because, as she
puts it, “How am I supposed to tell these people how to manage their
money when I can’t even manage my own?!” She had the knowledge,
she knew the steps, but a long-time struggle with self-esteem issues
made retail therapy a thing in her life, and it served as an antidote for
her feeling of no self-worth. The more she struggled with that issue, the
deeper in debt she went.
Being a mom was so meaningful to her, Miko knew she had to take
steps to work on her personal self-development so she could be the best
parent to her son. The pivotal financial turning point happened when
she finally faced her debt. Writing it all out on paper and seeing her
real debt numbers—almost $78,000!—in black and white was all the
motivation she needed.
Pulling from every bit of knowledge she had, Miko became her own
best client. Debt reduction became her number one focus, and she
challenged herself to try different budgets but was unable to find one
that completely worked for her.
Her solution? Dig through all the budgets that she had tried and pick
out the pieces in each of them that had worked for her. Then Miko
carefully compiled those pieces and rolled them together until she
created a budget worksheet that finally worked for her. Her paycheck
system allowed Miko to outline her spending based on the money she
was going to earn, and then she always knew exactly where her money
was going ahead of time.
Miko found the new budget worked and did everything she could to
stay on course, using tools like a vision board and colorful debt payoff
trackers to keep track of every single dollar she put toward paying down
her debt. Every line she colored in on her payoff trackers represented
not only another goal met but also a lot of hard work.
She whole-heartedly advocates using a vision board to track one’s
financial goals. Her first board, started way back in 2011, simply had
a photo of a really nice backpack that she wanted to save up for. Now,
literally every single piece of her financial life is on multiple vision
boards above her desk, and she marvels at how many financial “wishes”
have already become realities—starting with that long-ago backpack!
Another thing that worked for Miko was following her own advice,
Another thing that worked
for Miko was following her
own advice, “If you can’t
reduce spending, you need to
“If you can’t reduce spending, you need to
increase income.” After combing through and
cutting out as much unnecessary spending
from her monthly budget as she could and
still coming up short, Miko then considered
her options. She could go find an additional
job, but then she would be putting her son
in additional daycare, so there would be an
extra expense. She weighed out that option
and decided it wouldn’t be worth the money
or time away from her son.
So then Miko looked at her favorite hobbies,
wondering if there was something that she
loved to do that could bring in additional
money. And so she decided to fine-tune her
love of photography. After watching countless
hours of YouTube videos and reading on the
subject, she used that talent and found work
as a real estate photographer to supplement
her income. It was perfect because it was
something she could do on her time off and
take her son with her. She worked hard,
stayed focused and scraped together every
penny she could to go toward lowering those
She began to see progress but, deep down
inside, she was bursting at the seams with
what she was learning and with every
accomplishment, every bill paid, every line
colored in—Miko just wanted to shout her
knowledge out to other single moms. She
knew there were other moms out there who
understood exactly where she was coming
from and knew what it felt like to be in her
shoes; women who could benefit from what
she was learning to do the same thing: get
out from under those mountains of debt. She
wanted to share it with everyone!
So one night, not able to stay quiet one
second longer, Miko grabbed her computer
and started typing. Her first post flowed
into a steady stream of posts; she began
sharing the tools she was using: the colorful
tracking charts, cash envelope system and her
paycheck budget binder.
Though her blog, newsletter, Instagram,
Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, even Amazon
accounts, Miko shares her best tips, ideas and
tools that have worked for her, and dedicates
herself to holding true to the purpose that
she believes she was put on earth—to do
something great. Helping people is her
passion, and Miko throws herself at it with
all of her heart. Every bit of communication
is answered personally by her and, now,
her assistant. They have posted a video on
Instagram every single day for a year-and-ahalf
Affordable Health Insurance Coverage
Shouldn’t be that Hard to Find!
We can help you dig through the health insurance options and find the coverage that works for you and your family.
The open enrollment period for Medicare begins October 15th and for ACA plans, November 1st. Changes to the
2020 health insurance programs include the expansion of Medicaid in Idaho. Medicaid enrollment begins November
1st and we can help you determine whether or not you qualify. We also offer Medicare Advantage and supplemental
plans, as well as Aflac accident and illness plans.
R A D L E Y
476653 Hwy. 95, Suite 3
Susan Layeux, MD
Bev Yercheck, ANP-C
Michael Yourzek, PA-C
Protecting Your Interests Since 1915
Your health is important to us.
We can take care of your entire
family, including children. Keeping
Lucero Medical Services Building, 6641 Kaniksu Street, Bonners Ferry
We’ll turn your dreams of owning
real estate into a reality...
P.O. Box 749 | 6977 S. Main | Bonners Ferry, ID 83805 | 208.267.3129
9/4/2019 10:29:22 AM
“Everything we do here, every single day, is
we want to inspire hope,” Miko shares. She
believes the most effective motivation for
anyone is to invoke feeling, adding that “…
every article we share or video we post is
done with the thought, ‘Is this going to invoke
feeling?’ Because without provoking feeling,
there’s not going to be action, and people take
action because they feel something.”
Miko has definitely evoked feeling. Her fans
clamored for more, so she began offering free
resources and marketing her tools: colorful cash
envelopes and trackers, worksheets, planners
and her Budget by Paycheck workbooks that
are now being sold around the world.
Miko was shocked when she went viral. Her
fan base is growing rapidly—she adds about
1,000 followers per day, and she has nearly
65,000 subscribers on YouTube. Google “The
Budget Mom” and you’ll find her story goes
on for pages. She’s been featured on “Good
Morning America” and other talk shows, her
story told in endless articles, and currently
she’s planning her first speaking event in
Spokane Valley (October 23 at the CenterPlace
Regional Event Center).
“I had no idea The Budget Mom would ever
be this big, that so many people wanted to
change their financial lives,” Miko says of her
newfound status as a financial influencer,
“but it helps me pursue my passion of helping
people every day, which makes me happy!”
When asked what makes her different than
other financial bloggers, she believes there are
two things that have made her successful:
One, sharing her real numbers since day one.
Miko believes in teaching from experience,
not by example, so she’s completely transparent
about her entire debt story. And two, having
a personal connection with her fans. People
are surprised when she responds to their
correspondence, but that’s her way of making
an impact, which she feels also keeps her
relatable. Miko especially loves hearing how
her advice helps people find their way out of
debt, saving relationships and lives—because
her advice works.
Remember that $78,000 in debt she was buried
under? Miko paid it off in full four years later,
the bulk of it in eight months after her Budget
Mom business started growing. As of last year,
she and her business are 100 percent debt-free.
Her current goal? Saving enough money to buy
her first home with cash. And yes, that means
she’s still practicing what she preaches and
living very frugally!
Sometimes it’s challenging to make that
sacrifice when you want something now, but
Miko advocates the rewards that
come from being a patient spender.
Her goal of paying cash for a home
will hopefully then allow her to travel
and spend more time with her son,
and without a mortgage to deal with,
Miko can entertain the thought of
Miko’s biggest message to those
struggling under a mountain of debt
is to take that first small step and the
next one and just continue to stick
with it. She encourages people to keep
their motivation in front of them, to
not lose heart at having to do without,
especially because this isn’t going to
be their permanent way of living.
“I had no idea The Budget
Mom would ever be this big,
that so many people wanted
to change their financial
lives but it helps me pursue
my passion of helping people
every day, which makes me
Per Miko’s own experience, the
sacrifice you’re making today is going
to be worth it when you are finally
getting to live the life you really want
and be able to do whatever you would
She might be small in stature but
Miko Love is making a really big
impact in the world, generously
dispensing her budgeting and living
frugally knowledge so that others can
live debt-free lives also, one carefully
saved (and spent) penny at a time.
If you’d like to attend her speaking
event, you can find the event
information and purchase tickets at
EventBrite.com. Search An Evening
with the Budget Mom.
What is it and how can it
transform my skin?
By Bri Williams, RN, BSN,
Refined Aesthetics Med Spa
What would you say if I told you there
is a treatment that has been around
for over 1000 years, is safe for all
skin types, and uses your body’s own
healing abilities to repair damaged skin tissue and
turn back the hands of time? First used in 1905 to
treat scars and hyperpigmentation, microneedling has
come a long way and is now considered one of the best
in-office treatments for acne scarring, fine lines and
wrinkles, and more. Read on to learn more!
WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction
therapy, is a minimally invasive, nonsurgical,
medical-grade treatment designed to enhance
production of collagen and elastin, thus lessening the
appearance of sun damage, acne scars, stretch marks
and hyperpigmentation. In addition, fine lines and
wrinkles are reduced, giving the skin a healthier glow
and fresh appearance. The procedure works well on all
areas of the body and is most commonly performed on
the face, neck/chest and back of hands.
The treatment includes creating thousands of
microscopic punctures to the skin using a pen-like
device that has sterile needles in it. The needles
penetrate to specific depths creating micro “injuries.”
As a result, your body goes to work to “heal the wound,”
and in the process new collagen and elastin are created.
This helps to firm the skin and heal imperfections.
HOW MUCH DOES MICRONEEDLING COST?
The cost of microneedling varies depending on the part
of the body being treated and how large the treatment
area is, as well as where you are having the treatment
completed. In general, it is approximately $300 to treat
the face, and a series of three to four treatments (one
month apart) is most often recommended for initial
Look and feel
DOES MICRONEEDLING HURT?
Prior to treatment, a topical numbing cream
is applied to the treatment area, making the
procedure well tolerated by most. It is generally
described as being slightly uncomfortable, but
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME OR
RECOVERY AFTER THIS TREATMENT?
You can expect to look a little red the first 24
hours after treatment (like a sunburn). You
need to avoid any unprotected sun exposure
to the treatment area for seven days after your
treatment. Mild swelling and occasionally
bruising can occur, and dryness/slight peeling is
expected around day three. Most clients return to
their normal activities on post treatment day one
and find the recovery to be easy.
WHERE CAN I HAVE THIS TREATMENT
Microneedling should only be performed in
a clinical office and by licensed professionals
to avoid complications such as infection. It is
important that your provider is knowledgeable
about facial anatomy and the safety of providing
minimally invasive treatments. When in the
care of a trained and licensed professional,
microneedling is considered a very safe treatment.
To learn more about microneedling or to find
out if this treatment can help address any skin
concerns you have, consult with your aesthetic
Botox/Dysport • Dermal Fillers
Sculptra Aesthetic • Skin Care
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
Kybella • Microneedling • Chemical Peels
Medical-Grade Corrective Facials
Elleebana Keratin Lash Lift & Tinting
Brow Shaping & Tinting • Dermaplaning
301 Cedar Street, Suite 301
Refined Aesthetics Med Spa
HALLOWEEN AT HOME
Creating Your Own Costume
By Colin Anderson
With just weeks until Halloween, you, like many others, probably
won’t start thinking about your costume until the last minute. You
can always run to the big box store and grab something off the rack,
but why spend the money when you probably have all you need for
a unique getup laying around your house? Find your creative side
by utilizing some of these common household items for a fun, goofy or spooky
The WAY back of the closet
It’s likely you’ve got some outfits stashed away that are 20-plus years old (and likely
even older at Grandma and Grandpa’s house). Dig out the floral tank tops, bellbottom
or acid-wash jeans, and transport yourself back to a previous generation.
Maybe Grandpa still has pinstripe suit and fedora for an easy mobster look. Old
wedding dresses or bridesmaid dresses that you don’t mind altering can pair with
ghoulish makeup for zombie or vampire brides and prom dates. Kids love playing
dress up, so why not make them look just as you did when you were 8 years old
and “super cool.”
Many of us have packages shipped to our homes almost daily, and the stack of
cardboard in the garage can quickly get out of control. Use your imagination, slap
on some color and find hundreds of ways to utilize this light-weight accessory.
Build armor, a sword or shield. Turn yourself into a tablet, wall calendar or TV
screen. Kids can use large boxes with a cutout for their heads to become robots
and adults, perhaps a box of wine? At the end of the night you can choose to keep
the costume for another year or recycle it easily at a cost of roughly $0.
Bedsheets and pillowcases
If you are really in a last-minute pinch, a white bedsheet and powdery
make-up on your face is a quick ghost costume. If you want a scarier
look, cover the sheet in fake blood and pretend you are a cadaver from
the morgue. Sheets make great capes for little princesses and little super
heroes, and instead of buying a mask from the store, create your own by
cutting out some eye and mouth holes in an old pillowcase. Kids who
want to hit every house on the block and then some might also consider
using a pillowcase to haul all their candy, as regular buckets can easily
overflow, and you can throw it over your shoulder when it gets heavy.
Mimic your favorite TV/movie character
This might require a trip to the local thrift store but shouldn’t break
the bank. Going as a character simply means finding everyday clothes
that match their look. A brown bathrobe, shorts and a bowling ball and
you’re easily transformed into The Dude; black suit, white shirt and
black tie and you're an agent from “Men in Black”; a lab coat, purple
shirt, pink shorts and doctor’s bag and your little one is their favorite
cartoon doctor. Re-watch your favorite movie or show, take a look at
your character and find clothing and accessories that make you look as
authentic as possible.
Old wedding dresses or bridesmaid dresses that you
don’t mind altering can pair with ghoulish makeup
for zombie or vampire brides and prom dates.
Maybe not her favorite lipsticks and eye shadows, but those ones that
don’t get used as often can be very versatile for the look you are going for.
Dark shades of eye shadow can create black eyes and bruises. Mascara
can color in a beard to become jet black, and eyeliner can make cuts,
scars or stitches. Bold lipstick colors will make you stand out, and nail
polish can be wacky and mismatched for a clown or goofy character, or
fit for a fairytale princess.
Halloween doesn’t have to be expensive, and your creative costume
made at home will catch more eyes and grab more comments than those
bought at a store (and that you’ll probably see five of during your night).
Figure out what you want to be and, before running out of the house, dig
around in the closets, storage bins and attic to see what you can utilize
for your unique look.
Have a happy Halloween, and feel free to share your best DIY costumes
with us on our social media platforms!
AUTHENTIC MEXICAN FOOD
Gluten-Free & Vegetarian Options Available • Dine In • Take Out • Large Groups Welcome
7168 Main St., Bonners Ferry, ID 83805 • 208.267.4735
Priest River - 208-448-0115 ~ Newport - 509-447-3622 ~ Spirit Lake - 208-623-2532
Your Fall Activities Bucket List
FAMILY FRIENDLY FUN AWAITS
BY JILLIAN CHANDLER
The leaves are changing to hues of deep reds and golden yellows,
and the days and nights have turned cool and crisp. Fall has
arrived here in the Northwest, and with it an abundance of
activities that are sure to bring smiles to everyone’s faces.
The autumn months may be a bit chilly, but these activities are sure to
warm the hearts of every family member both young and old.
As the leaves slowly make their way down to the ground, it calls for some
yard cleanup. But instead of just raking up those leaves and throwing
the piles into a garbage bag—the festive pumpkin trash bags are most
certainly the way to go this time of the year—let the kids have some fun!
There’s nothing like jumping into a big pile of leaves, throwing them in
the air or at one another, and just lying in them and daydreaming the day
away. Who needs snow angels when you can make leaf angels? And this
makes for a prime time to snap some great action-packed
photos of the
And Mom and Dad, don’t forget to join in the fun. All work and no play
was never good for anyone.
The many varieties and colors of the leaves can also make for a fun
afternoon art project. Have the kids gather a dozen or so of their favorite
leaves and let their imaginations soar as they create their own unique fall
leaf art projects. I still remember placing a white piece of paper over the
leaf, peeling the wrapper off of the crayon, then rubbing the crayon onto
the paper to make the outline of the leaf and all of its veins and stem.
You don’t have to look to your own backyard to enjoy the leaves. As
the fall foliage could easily make the season one of the most rich and
colorful of the year, take the family out for a walk in nature, or even a
drive, to take in the sights that this season blesses us with.
Looking for a little adventure? Rather than going to your local
supermarket to pick out your pumpkins—whether they be for carving
or cooking—plan a trip to a local you-pick pumpkin patch. Here the
kids can roam around outdoors and in the fresh air and choose their
very own unique pumpkin to carve just in time for Halloween.
In addition, select your own pumpkins and other squash
available for purchase to decorate your front porch or
create an autumn centerpiece for your dining room
table. And don’t forget, grab a few extra for those
pumpkin pies, baked pumpkin seeds, squash
soups and more. And let the kids help
in the meal preparation.
There’s nothing like
THE BEST ROOF
OVER YOUR HEAD...
CALL TODAY FOR YOUR
FREE METAL ROOFING QUOTE!
• 20 COLOR OPTIONS
• 40 YEAR WARRANTY
• 29 GAUGE METAL ROOFING
• 36” COVERAGE
• GREAT SNOW LOAD RATINGS
• CUSTOM CUT 40’ LENGTHS
• ENERGY STAR APPROVED
LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED
Bonners Ferry, ID
34 Swift Lane
260 Chevy St.
Post Falls, ID
2813 E. Seltice Way
2930 Hwy. 2 East
STORE HOURS: MON-FRI 7:30am - 5:00pm | SAT 8:00am - 4:00pm | CLOSED SUNDAY
www.BadgerBuilding.com | p f badgerbuildingcenter
preparing meals, farm to table, with your family by your side.
Another exciting, and tasty, outing is to head to that local
apple orchard. Be sure to bring the wagon and get picking.
Many orchards allow you to taste the different apple offerings
so you can choose your favorites before picking. The kids are
sure to get a workout running about, climbing ladders and
picking the apples. As a treat, once you’ve arrived back at
home, make caramel apples and let the kids decorate with
candy. Make homemade apple chips and applesauce—
what kid doesn’t love applesauce? And plan on preparing
and canning some of the apples for those warm, delicious
homemade Thanksgiving and Christmas pies. Your guests
are sure to be impressed.
Fall is the time for fields of sunflowers, corn mazes and
haunted houses. Running through a corn maze, getting
“lost” or finding oneself at a dead end, offers a thrill for most
children. And as long as you go during daylight hours, it’s
sure to leave them smiling once they make their way out.
Most children love excitement, and a haunted house provides
just that. Just be sure that the haunted house you enter is age
appropriate for your child, as there’s no fun in having your
child leave in tears.
Many towns hold fall festivals and carnivals, where you
can experience a little bit of everything “fall” including
delicious fall foods to warm you up, autumn décor for sale,
entertainment, hayrides and more. Get in the spirit and
make sure to attend one and support your local community
Many think of springtime when it comes to gardening. But
the best time of the year to plant bulbs is in the fall, six to
eight weeks before the first hard frost makes its appearance.
Bundle up the kiddos, break out the gardening gloves
and tools, and make an afternoon of fun which all will be
rewarded in the spring with a yard full of beautiful, colorful
tulips and daffodils. The kids are sure to be proud of the part
they played when they see the first blooms of spring.
Request an Appointment Online
Our scheduler will call you
or call 208-267-3141 ext 4258
Make Yourself a Priority
Boundary County has one of the lowest screening rates for
annual mammograms in the State of Idaho.
Early detection can save your life. Advanced breast imaging with 3D Mammography now
available at Boundary Community Hospital. Appointments available Monday & Friday.
Caring for Our Community, Every Day
BFLL_BCH_1019_For the One.indd 2
9/4/2019 10:53:06 AM
Garden Sheds • Lofted Garages • Cabins
Custom built to your order.
Dried Beans - Lentils - Exotic Rice - Grain - Flour - Chiles & more.
RENT-TO-OWN OPTIONS • NO CREDIT CHECK • FREE DELIVERY WITHIN 50 MILES
HIGHEST QUALITY • COMPETITIVE PRICING
Yoder's Market • Dealer for Premier Portable Buildings
56 Plato Drive, Bonners Ferry, ID • 208.217.2391
NUTS & MORE
BEANS & GRAINS
RAW VALENICA PEANUTS
GOOD QUALITY & FAST SHIPPING
Find us on: ............
Check out our blog: purcellmountainfarms.com/blog
208.267.0627 | PURCELLMOUNTAINFARMS.COM
IT’S FOOTBALL SEASON
Time to get cookin’
- BY TROY LOUIS CHANDLER -
Fall is here, and it’s that time of year most everyone has been anticipating all year—football season. And what’s
better than watching the game with friends and family than with some great food to satisfy your hunger for the
game. I have to admit, I’m not the biggest football fan, but I do enjoy cooking up my family’s favorite football snacks
(I’m a chef, so it’s kind of expected of me) while they enjoy the game in the other room. Below you will find several
of my easy-to-make football favorites. You’ll enjoy them so much, you might forget about the big game all together!
Now get cooking!
SLOW-COOKED PULLED PORK SLIDERS
In your favorite crock pot, InstaPot, Dutch oven or cast-iron pot, braise
pork shoulder until fork tender with cumin, chili powder and a touch of
liquid smoke. Reduce or remove liquid and combine shredded pork with
your best barbecue sauce. Serve with grain mustard and chopped pickles
on slider buns.
BEST BREAD AND CHEESE BOWL
Carve out a fresh sourdough bread bowl, saving the top and "guts." Mix
the following ingredients and stuff the bread bowl, replacing the top
and using bread "guts" as dipping vessels. Here’s how we do it: one pack
Boursin cheese, 1/2 pound shredded white cheddar; juice of one lemon;
juice of one orange; two chipotle peppers with adobo sauce, minced;
three garlic cloves, minced; and a 1/4 cup honey. This recipe will create
two to four bread bowls, depending on size. You can also substitute mini
dinner rolls for smaller servings if you plan on having a lot of company.
MINI FISH TACOS WITH COLESLAW
Purchase your favorite mini corn taco skins and fish. Mahi-mahi
(dorado) is an amazing choice, but your favorite fish will do. Grill or
deep fry the tortillas and grill the fish. Then use this amazing coleslaw
recipe and garnishes to make the best fish tacos on the planet, or at least
in your cul de sac. You’ll need one part rice wine vinegar and one part
sugar. Bring to just a boil and turn off. Cool and set aside. Then mix your
concoction with your slaw to blow the minds of your guests. You can also
add a touch of mayo for a creamier slaw. You're welcome.
Forget Me Not
One in eight women
will develop invasive
over the course of
For the Ones in Your Life
Give a gift honoring the life of a family member or friend
3D Mammography improves the chance of catching breast cancer early. Fry Healthcare Foundation is asking
the community for help funding 3D Mammogram equipment recently installed at Boundary Community
Hospital to provide this life-saving cancer screening for local women. Together, we can save lives.
BFLL_BCH_1019_For the One.indd 1
Experience fine dining ...
affordably ... at Two Tones
9/4/2019 10:53:04 AM
PAN-ASIAN NACHOS ... $13
Fried wontons topped with chicken in a sweet
Thai peanut sauce, wasabi cream and green
onions, served with Asian rice.
DRUNKEN MARSALA ... $15
Tenderized chicken breast bathed in a sweet
Italian wine then breaded and topped with a
mushroon marsala sauce. Served with Yukon
gold mashed potatoes and vegetable medley.
CHIPOTLE BBQ SALMON ... $17
Filet of salmon served on a cedar plank with
whipped garlic potatoes and corn succotash.
Plan your holiday event early! Two Tones is now taking reservations for all seasonal parties
for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Please call for more details.
BEIGNETS ... $8
Dusted with powdered sugar and served with
cayenne huckleberry, chocolate and creme
New comfort food menu selections coming back
this fall! Now offering healthy gluten- &
dairy -free items for special diets.
OPEN: Mon-Thurs 11:30am - 8:30pm | Fri-Sat 11:30am - 9:00pm | Sun 10am - 8pm
208.417.3040 || 6536 Main Street Bonners Ferry, ID || f Two Tones Cafe
Gilded Age culture and fall foliage on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Story By Marguerite Cleveland
Photos Courtesy of ExploreAsheville
Not many people realize that one of the founders of modern forestry in the United States was a
Vanderbilt. The Biltmore Estate was cobbled together from George Vanderbilt’s land purchases
in the Asheville area. Many were farms where the land was considered worn out. Fredrick Law
Olmsted (design Central Park), who was hired to landscape the property, was not impressed with
the 125,000 acres which were in a deplorable condition. Vanderbilt hired Gifford Pinchot to manage the forests
on the estate, and he later became the first Chief of the United States Forest Service. Later on, the first school
of forestry in North America, The Biltmore School of Forestry, was operated on the estate by Dr. Carl A.
Schenck. After Vanderbilt’s death, around 86,000 acres of the estate were sold to the United State Forest Service
to establish the Pisgah National Forest, one of the first in the Eastern United States.
Most fall foliage destinations tend to have a peak week when hordes of people descend upon the area to see
autumn flora at its best. The wooded areas surrounding Asheville, North Carolina, and the forests observed
from the Blue Ridge Parkway have one of the longest and most diverse fall foliage seasons in the world.
The Biltmore Estate
With its history of forestry, the Biltmore Estate is the perfect destination for a fall foliage trip, and you can stay
right on the estate. The Village Hotel provides a casual-style stay and is close to the winery and other shopping
and dining activities. But for a true Biltmore experience you need to step it up and stay at the Inn on Biltmore
THE WOODED AREAS SURROUNDING
ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, AND THE
FORESTS OBSERVED FROM THE BLUE RIDGE
PARKWAY HAVE ONE OF THE LONGEST AND
MOST DIVERSE FALL FOLIAGE SEASONS IN
Photo Courtesy of The Biltmore Company
Estate. It is luxurious with interiors that make you feel like you are a guest
in the Biltmore House. Enjoy rooms decorated like Gilded Age visitors
enjoyed. The staff is outstanding and provides warm southern hospitality
without any stuffiness. There are a variety of dining options on the estate
with the ingredients for many dishes grown or produced right on the
During your stay in Asheville, make sure to allow plenty of time to tour
and experience all the estate has to offer. Your admission includes a selfguided
tour of the historic Biltmore House and access to the grounds.
There are a variety of optional add-on tours. The Audio Guide to
Biltmore is well worth the $15 extra cost with its music and description of
what life was like when the home was first built. The Legacy of the Land
Tour gets you behind the scenes on the estate while you learn more about
the history of the land. Visit the Outdoor Adventure Center to book
fun outside activities, many you won’t see anywhere else. Enjoy a ride
with Belgian draft horses pulling an elegant carriage or try your hand at
falconry and learn how to interact with a hawk or falcon. You may have
been to many wineries before, but the Biltmore Winery is really special
with its self-guided tour and many tasting options. The winery is the
most visited in the country and produces about 150,000 cases annually.
Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most scenic roads in America. With
fall foliage peaking in October, the parkway is a wonder to behold. It
meanders for a total of 469 miles following the ridge of the Blue Ridge
Mountains leading to stunning views. The parkway utilizes a milepost
system which makes it easier to track where you are on the parkway.
Before heading out to the parkway, grab a picnic lunch from the Well-
Bred Bakery & Café, which prides itself on fresh sandwiches, salads and
Heading south from Asheville on the parkway, stop at milepost 382 and
tour the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center for information, maps and
a movie about the area. Here you’ll also find the Folk Art Center for
demonstrations and eclectic local folk art.
Plan to hike Mount Pisgah while exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Enjoying the views from the loggia at Biltmore House you can see
The Speci f ics
Explore Asheville - ExploreAsheville.com
WHERE TO STAY
The Inn on Biltmore Estate - Biltmore.com/stay/inn
WHERE TO EAT
Well-Bred Bakery and Café - WellBredBakery.com
Vue 1913 at The Omni Grove Park Inn - OmniHotels.
Biltmore Estate Dining - Biltmore.com/visit/
WHAT TO DO
Foraging Tour with No Taste Like Home -
The Blue Ridge Parkway - BlueRidgeParkway.org
Biltmore Falconry - Biltmore.com/visit/things-todo/outdoor-activities/falconry
Mount Pisgah in the distance. The estate
once stretched all the way to this peak. The
5,721-foot summit can be accessed from
milepost 407.6 on the parkway. The moderate
2.6-mile round-trip trail will take you to an
observation platform which affords stunning
views of the mountains and, on a clear day,
Asheville is visible.
Allow a day to spend time exploring Asheville, a funky mountain city
with a rich architectural history. Its many Art Deco, Beaux Arts and
Neoclassical buildings are now home to locally owned shops, more than
30 art galleries and an exciting culinary scene. Throw in some live music
and you have a special destination which will draw you back again and
A fun way to tour the city is to experience the Urban Trail, which is
essentially the city’s outdoor history museum. The tour is 1.7 miles long
and has 30 stations that highlight the city’s historic and cultural stories.
At each stop you will find a bronze plaque and a piece of art. Learn about
notable characters, many whom you may recognize such as Thomas
Wolfe, F. Scott Fitzgerald and O. Henry. Start at the front of Pack Place
on Asheville’s Park Square for Plaque #1, “Walk Into History.” Set aside
a couple of hours to complete the tour while allowing plenty of time to
have lunch and shop.
Another unique Asheville activity is to book a foraging tour with No
Taste Like Home. This interesting tour will take you out into the forests
near Asheville to forage 12 to15 edibles. It also includes a cooking
demonstration and tasting. Later head to a local restaurant to enjoy an
appetizer made from what you foraged. Three days before the tour you
will receive an email with your meeting location based on the weather
and what foods are available to forage.
For a truly spectacular meal, dine at Vue 1913 in the historic Omni Grove
Park Inn. This is a AAA Four Diamond Restaurant and consistent winner
of the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence. The menu is a haute
cuisine take on Southern favorites with plenty of rustic, local ingredients.
With beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this Art-Deco dining
room is stunning. It is well worth the splurge.
Fall is a peak time to visit the Asheville area, so plan accordingly and book
reservations not only for lodging but also for restaurants and activities. If
possible, plan to visit on weekdays when you will experience less people.
The Explore Asheville website is an excellent tool to plan your visit. There
are many posts that highlight local small businesses and the people that
make Asheville such a great place to visit. It also has an interactive fall
color map and fall leaves schedule to help you plan the perfect time to
convenience right around the corner
THREE MILE CORNER
A full-service store with
something for everyone
24hr full-service gas station
and truck stop
Come enjoy great food and
GAS | DIESEL | PROPANE
THREE MILE JUNCTION | 3 MILES NORTH OF BONNERS FERRY, IDAHO, 83805 | 208.267.2541
Your local Dining Guide
RECIPES LOCAL FLAVOR SPOTLIGHTS
MASHED POTATOES WITH
PARSLEY & BUTTER
Recipe and Photo by Marina Gunn
@MarinaGunn | MarinaGunn.com
Cook Time: 30 minutes
1 bag of yellow potatoes, 10-15 potatoes, about 3 lbs.
4 tbsp. unsalted butter
¼ cup half and half
2 tbsp. salt
1 tbsp. olive oil
Flaked sea salt
• Wash and cut potatoes in half and place into a steamer
basket. Cover and steam until a fork goes through the
potatoes with ease.
• With a paddle attachment of a stand mixer or hand
mixer, beat the potatoes with 3 tbsp. butter, half and half,
salt and olive oil until consistent and creamy.
• Add salt to taste.
• Serve with a pat of butter, chopped parsley and flaked
GENERATIONS AT THE
Come out to Generations at the Hemlocks' newly renovated
restaurant where you'll enjoy fine dining with the best service
in a beautiful setting. Their diversified menu features locally
grown produce, meats and wild game, as well as fresh herbs
harvested from their own garden. Open for dinner Friday
and Saturday 4 to 9pm, reservations recommended, walk-ins
73400 Hwy 2 | Moyie Springs
208.267.4363 | HemlocksLodging.com
PHO 9B THE NOODLE JOINT
Serving Bonners Ferry customers the best in Asian-fusion
cuisine, you'll find their dishes prepared with only the freshest
ingredients! From Yakisoba with choice chicken, beef sirloin,
shrimp or vegetables, pho made daily using roasted bones and
homemade stock to a variety of teriyaki rice bowls and more,
guests will find a delicious variety of choices. Take out/limited
dine in Monday 11am to 6pm, Tuesday through Friday, 11am
to 8pm and Saturday, 3 to 7pm.
6387 Kootenai Street | Bonners Ferry
Facebook.com/ Pho 9B The Noodle Joint
At this Bonners Ferry diner, you’ll be treated to wonderful
service and an inviting, homey atmosphere where the staff
treats you like family. Known for their large portion sizes and
customer favorites like the broasted chicken, omelets, pies and
more, they’re open Tuesday through Saturday 4:30am to 8pm
and Sunday 6am to 2pm.
6421 Main St.| Bonners Ferry
6425 South Main Street
Bonners Ferry, Idaho
FEIST CREEK RESTAURANT
At Feist Creek Restaurant the delicious smells and warm
atmosphere make you feel right at home. Serving lunch and
dinner, customer favorites range from their smoked prime
rib and 25 oz. rib-eye steak to catfish and hushpuppies,
homemade fish and chips, burgers, sandwiches and more.
Full bar, pool table, outdoor seating, fish pond and their own
private waterfall make this a destination spot to remember.
Their summer hours are Wednesday - Monday noon - 9pm.
2673 Moyie River Road | Bonners Ferry
BADGER'S DEN CAFE AND
At Badger's Den Cafe and Latte, you'll be greeted with fast,
friendly service with a smile. On the menu you'll find hearty
and delicious breakfast and lunch items, a variety of specialty
coffee drinks, smoothies and more! In a hurry? There's a driveup
window for your convenience. A stop at this restaurant is a
must for locals and visitors alike!
6551 S. Main St. | Bonners Ferry
TWO TONES CAFE
Two Tones Cafe is a restaurant where guests will enjoy
flavors from around the world in dishes made using the
freshest ingredients. With menu options ranging from
Asian salads and nachos, to unique beef and chicken
entrees, burgers, salads and desserts, there's something for
everyone! Indoor and patio seating available. Open daily
11am to 9pm.
6536 Main Street | Bonners Ferry
Facebook.com/ Two Tones Cafe
WATCH YOUR FOOD
BEING MADE FRESH!
Come join Mi Pueblo for a fiesta of flavor! Proudly serving
authentic Mexican food, this colorful diner features dining
in, take-out services and space for larger groups. The
menu is packed full of beef, chicken, pork and vegetarian
selections, including options for smaller appetites or people
with dietary restrictions. Delicious combo meals let you
sample different items, all at wallet-satisfying prices!
7168 Main Street | Bonners Ferry
Facebook.com/Mi Pueblo Authentic Mexican Food
ALL FRESH INGREDIENTS
SERVING ASIAN FUSION
Pho Soup, made daily using roasted
bones and homemade stock,
naturally gluten free.
Teriyaki Rice Bowls
MONDAY 11AM - 6PM
TUESDAY - FRIDAY 11AM - 8PM
SATURDAY 3PM - 7PM
6387 Kootenai St. Bonners Ferry, Idaho
Pho 9B The Noodle Joint
Check out what is going
on in Bonners Ferry in
Photo by Kramer Photography
The Halloween Party of the Season
It’s sure to be a fright
BY JILLIAN CHANDLER
JOIN SECOND CHANCE ANIMAL ADOPTION ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT FOR THEIR
BOOVILLE 2019 HALLOWEEN HAUNTED HOUSE. An evening of fun and excitement
awaits for those of all ages and promises to be a spook-tacular event you won’t
This year marks SCCA's seventh annual howl-oween event, which takes place
Thursday, October 31 from 5 to 9pm at Second Chance Animal Adoption, located
at 6651 Lincoln Street in Bonners Ferry. Kids of all ages will enjoy a night of spooky
and fun activities including games, a haunted house, hay rides, fortune telling
and more. There will be candy and game prizes, and there will be cider, cocoa
and cookies available to everyone in the theater where fortune telling and spooky
stories will be read.
“Come venture down our boardwalk and hop on the BooVille Express, ride through
BooVille and find yourself taking a stroll through Doomsberg Park, a creepy park
built on an ancient cemetery,” says C.K. Clark, a staff member at Second Chance
Animal Adoption. “Since it is Halloween, feel free to dress up and get spooky!”
Around 600 people attended last year’s event, which extended over a three-day
period, and though this year’s event is one night only, the SCAA staff is looking
forward to another great turnout.
They are still in need of volunteers for this year’s event. For additional information
about the event as well as sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, you can call
SCAA at 208.267.7504.
As always, admission is by donation at the front gate, and all proceeds go to
helping all the animals of Second Chance. “Our Howl-oween event is our biggest
fundraiser of the year,” says C.K. “The proceeds go to food and medical costs for
any animal that comes through Second Chance.”
A fun evening for all ages, and all for a great cause, mark your calendars to attend
Bonners Ferry Farmers Market Closing Day
A Night For The Museum
The Bonners Ferry Farmers Market’s closing day of the season will take place Saturday,
October 5, 8am to 1pm at the City Parking Lot. Don’t miss your last chance to shop
local vendors including growers and craftsmen, who will be showcasing the products
of their work while providing the community a place to come together and interact
with one another. Whether it’s fresh flowers, produce, spices, hand soaps or jewelry,
there are these and much more. For more information about the farmers market, visit
The annual Night For The Museum benefit will be held at the Boundary County
Historical Society & Museum Saturday, October 26 from 5:30 to 8pm. A major public
fundraiser for the museum, the evening will include a buffet-style dinner, a live auction,
raffles and games. For additional information, call the museum at 208.267.7720, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit BoundaryCountyMuseum.org.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
FUTURE BADGER CHEER CAMP
BIRD WALK ON THE REFUGE
8:00am to 12:00pm
Bonners Ferry High School
Email Andria Hedrick at
9:00 to 11:00am
Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge
MONTHLY FIRE DISTRICT
6:00 to 7:00pm
Paradise Valley Fire Department
PINK RIBBON EVENT
12:30 to 2:00pm
Bonners Ferry Women's Cancer Education &
GAME & DANCE
Bonners Ferry High School
For details, call BFHS at 208.267.3149
MT. HALL SCHOOL AUCTION
Time 5:00 to 9:00pm
Mt. Hall Elementary School
For more information, call 208.267.5276
9B QUILTERS ANNUAL
COMMUNITY QUILT SHOW
OCTOBER 11 & 12
10:00am to 4:00pm
4:00 to 7:00pm / 9:00am to 4:00pm
Boundary County Fairgrounds
Call Bev Hokanson at 208.267.5355
HARVEST MOON CENTER-
6:00 to 8:00pm
10:00am to 2:00pm
The Collective Soul - 6811 Eisenhower St.
RSVP by calling Alison at 208.610.8806
PROCLAIM YOUTH CONFERENCE
First Baptist Church
The Pearl Theater
Call 208.610.2846 or visit ThePearlTheater.org
PLANNING FOR THE ROAD AHEAD!
October 16th • 9:00AM - 4:00PM
7169 Plaza St. Bonners Ferry, Idaho • Ktxunxa Room
FREE - to everyone, door prizes, light
refreshments through the day. You can
also purchase food and beverages from
the Springs Restaurant and Lounge
Rehab vs. Long Term Care
Estate Planning & Long Term Care
Homecare, Home Health & Hospice
Heather Johnston R.N
Diabetes Education Services
Bonner General Health
***For more information, contact Jennifer Van Etten, 208-457-2554 -
Community Outreach Coordinator, Auburn Crest Hospice
Elder Abuse - Area Agency on Aging
Medicare - Changes you need to know
Idaho SHIBA - Noreen Brisson
Alzheimer’s Services & Support
P.J. Christo, RN, MS, Outreach Coordinator
from the Alzheimer’s Association WA. State
Chapter Servicing North Idaho
Auburn Crest Hospice, AFS Home Health, Bonner General Health,
Denise Stewart ELTC Law Group & Long Term Care Planning,
Hearthstone Assisted Living, Life Care Center of Sandpoint,
Luther Park Retirement Community, Idaho Shiba
THE PEARL THEATER
- A SEASON OF SURPRISE -
TONEY ROCKS & THE REJECTS
Skilled guitar, meaningful lyrics...folk music at its finest!
WEST MY FRIEND
Back by popular demand with their sonically adventurous acoustic music!
SURPRISE EVENT OF THE SEASON!
Trust us...have we ever steered you wrong?
Breathtaking acoustic fusion of blues, jazz, folk, classical and Spanish guitar.
LEEROY STAGGER & THE REBELTONE SOUND
Singer-songwriter sharing his story with Contemporary/Americana Sounds.
GET YOUR SEASON PASS TODAY ONLINE AT THEPEARLTHEATER.ORG OR CALL 208.610.2846
ALL 5 SHOWS ONLY: $65 MEMBERS / $70 NONMEMBERS
The Pearl Theater | 7160 Ash St. Bonners Ferry, ID
CRUSHING | HAULING | EXCAVATING
Wink Inc. does gravel sales, crushing, hauling, road building,
excavation, utilities, demolition, sewer systems, rock walls,
site prep, foundations, water lines, subdivision development ...
We Do Everything!!
208.267.5804 | email@example.com Wade Winkelseth - 208.290.1379 | Alan Winkelseth - 208.290.1378
Services: ∙ Fire Prevention
∙ Tree Removal/Pruning
Shawn Smith, Owner/Operator | 208.946.6772 | 1605 Crossport Rd., Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805 |
∙ Light Hauling
∙ Dirt Work
∙ Lot Development
CDA Stump Grinding
A CUT ABOVE. HIGH COUNTRY FORESTRY
B.S. IN FOREST RESOURCES - INSURED - 19 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Unit Layout & Marking
Timber Stand Monitoring
Forest Management Plans
Mechanical Brush Piling & Burning
Fire Prevention & Suppression Consulting
CONTACT JUSTIN FIGGINS TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION. fHIGH COUNTRY FORESTRY LLC 208.290.4380
LEGENDARY PERFORMANCE THAT’S KNOWN ALL OVER THE WORLD
LEGENDARY STIHL CHAINSAWS
SAWS FOR THE HOMEOWNER & PROFESSIONAL
JOIN OUR TEAM AND WRITE FOR THE MOST DISTRIBUTED MAGAZINES
IN NORTH IDAHO. THERE ARE SO MANY AMAZING STORIES TO BE
TOLD IN NORTH IDAHO, AND WE WANT YOU TO BE THE NEXT ONE TO
WRITE ABOUT THEM! CONTACT US TODAY TO GET STARTED.
Email Jillian at firstname.lastname@example.org with a sample of
your writing if you are interested.
• Battery Saws
• Homeowner Saws
• Farm & Ranch Saws
• Professional Saws
• Electric Saws
• In-Tree Saws
Visit today to learn more!
Boundary Tractor & Yamaha
6632 Main St, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805 | 208.267.5571
T W O
NOVEMBER 1-3, 2019
(SPOKANE FAIR & EXPO CENTER)
• Friday - 12:00pm - 8:00pm
• Saturday - 10:00am - 7:00pm
• Sunday - 10:00am - 5:00pm
TASTE AND STAY PACKAGE
($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
• $10 - Adults
• $8 - Seniors/Military
• FREE - 12 years and younger
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.
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT NORTHWESTTASTE.COM
Discover the power that comes with deciding for yourself
what it means to be beautiful. Signature Aesthetics is here to
help you see a “you” you’ll love in the mirror each day.
we are #1 in North Idaho for the 4th time &
#1 in the Pacific inland Northwest for the 2nd time
we can use three machines at one time
NOW OFFERING SPIDER VEIN TREATMENTS
NOW OFFERING HYDRAFACIAL TREATMENTS
208.627.6869 | SignatureAesthetics.com
1130 West Prairie Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, ID
212 North First Avenue, Suite 103, Sandcreek Plaza, Sandpoint, ID