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IT’S THE TIME OF YEAR WE START
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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.
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FALL IS IN FULL FORCE HERE IN COEUR
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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
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Fall Activities in the Inland Northwest:
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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE
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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
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One of the coolest new trends in
lighting and hardware is a matte black finish.
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 place.
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-todate
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!
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F I N A N C
I A L F O C U S
What Can a Financial Advisor Do for You?
This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones
Financial Advisors Doug Rupiper, Chris Liermann and Debbie Holmes
You’ve Spent a Lifetime
Preparing for Retirement.
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To develop a retirement
income strategy that
works for you, call or
What does investing mean to you?
If the word makes you think of
transactions—buying or selling
stocks and bonds—you’re looking at just part
of the picture. To work toward all your goals,
such as a comfortable retirement, you need a
comprehensive financial strategy. And for that,
you might need to work with a personal financial
advisor. But what, specifically, can this type of
professional do for you?
Here are some of the key services a financial
advisor can provide:
• Help you invest for your retirement - An
experienced financial advisor can look at all the
relevant factors—your current and projected
income, age at which you’d like to retire, desired
retirement lifestyle—to help you determine how
much you need to invest, and in which investment
vehicles, to help you reach your retirement goals.
To cite just one example, a financial advisor can
review your employer-sponsored retirement plan
and help you determine how to use it to your
• Help you save for college - Higher education is
expensive, and costs are rising every year. If you’d
like to help your children—or grandchildren—go
to college someday, you need to save and invest
early and often. A financial advisor can suggest
appropriate college savings vehicles and strategies.
• Help make sure you’re well-protected - If
something were to happen to you, could your
family maintain its standard of living? Or if you
someday needed some type of long-term care,
such as an extended stay in a nursing home,
would you be able to maintain your financial
independence, or would you be forced to rely on
your adult children for help? A financial advisor
can recommend and possibly provide suitable
protection products and services for your needs.
• Help you adjust your financial strategy - Not
much will stay constant in your life—and that
includes your financial strategy. Any number of
events—a new child, a new job, a new retirement
destination—can cause you to adjust your
investment moves, as will some of the factors
influencing the financial markets—economic
downturns, changing interest rates, new tax laws
and more. A financial advisor can help you change
course as needed—and sometimes encourage
you not to change course when, in his or her
professional opinion, you might be tempted to
overreact to some event or other.
While a financial advisor can help you in
many ways, you’ll need, above all else, to feel
comfortable with whomever you choose.
Ultimately, you’ll want to pick someone who
understands what’s important to you and who
will follow an established process to create
personalized strategies and recommend specific
actions needed to help achieve your goals. And
you’ll want someone who will be with you in
the long run—someone who will revisit your
objectives and risk tolerance and who can adjust
your strategies in response to changes in your life.
A financial advisor can make a big difference
in your life. So, work diligently to find the right
one—and take full advantage of the help you’ll
receive as you move toward your important goals.
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Recent McAfee Labs research found
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While there is a need for more cybersecurity
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American students learn how to keep personal
information safe through school resources,
instead, 42 percent report that the news is their
best resource for cybersecurity education. This
issue continues through college with only 19
percent of American college students ages 18 to
25 taking extra steps to protect their school and
Academic information is a rich resource for
personal data, which can lead to identity theft
and other criminal activity, and these stats
demonstrate the importance of educating
children sooner rather than later when it comes
to cybersecurity to keep them informed and
“It is crucial that students, parents and
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matters to them and students’ futures. It is
equally important that we educate students
about cyber safety. After all, by the time college
rolls around nearly half of students are unaware
of the likelihood that they will fall victim to
cybercrime in their lifetime,” says Gary Davis,
McAfee’s chief consumer security evangelist.
Davis shares smart tips for parents and their
children to better protect personal data:
Discuss cyber safety: Talk to your family about
ways to identify phishing scams and what to do
if your data was involved in a data breach.
Never reuse passwords: Use unique passwords for
each one of your accounts, even if it’s for an account
that doesn’t hold a lot of personal information.
Always set privacy and security settings: Protect
your identity and privacy by turning your profiles
to private in order to have control over who can see
information about you.
Use the cloud with security mindset: If you plan
to store your documents in the cloud, be sure to
set up an additional layer of access security to keep
your data available and secure. One way of doing
this is through two-factor authentication.
Always connect with caution: If you must
conduct transactions on a public Wi-Fi
connection, especially those financial in nature,
use a virtual private network (VPN) to help keep
your connection secure and details private.
Invest in security software: An ounce of
prevention is worth a pound of cure, so invest in
security software like McAfee’s Total Protection
that scans for malware and untrusted sites to
protect your entire family whether on a computer
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Plan a conversation today with your family and
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keep personal data secure so they can focus on
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DO I WANT THAT DOGGIE
IN THE WINDOW?
Selecting a dog breed that suits you
and your family is likely the most
important decision you make when
adding a pet. This subject arose the
other day when I came face to face
with a young standard poodle and one of my
favorite clients. This pet parent had recently
lost his beloved 15-year-old standard poodle
to cancer. Starting over with the same breed
seemed like the right thing to do; he knew the
personality type, husbandry and emotional
needs of a standard poodle. Yet his most recent
memory was of an aging, ailing furry pet, not
an energetic puppy. And during those 15 years,
this gentleman’s mobility had changed. He had
developed arthritis in his knee that restricted
“Uh oh,” I thought. “How is this going to
work?” Training, exercising and grooming a
puppy can be physically demanding for more
than a few years. I breathed a sigh of relief
when discovering that his adult grandchild had
stepped up to the plate, taking full responsibility
for all of the above. It was a co-adoption. When
they don’t get what they need—food, attention,
exercise—these loving and loyal friends often
suffer quietly, likely develop behavior issues and
either are re-homed or euthanized.
Back in the “good old days” people used books
to sort through breed types, ambled through
the shelter looking for a tail wag or just plain
“adopted a dog.” Sometimes it worked out,
By Dr. Dawn Mehra,
North Idaho Animal
and sometimes dogs were re-homed due to
owner limitations or pet behavior issues. The
wisest and kindest pet parents now tap into
the internet’s abundance of information before
choosing a breed. Key points in this are the
dog’s needs, personality and activity level, and
your living space and desired activity level.
The most important factor, no matter which
breed you choose, is your schedule. What is
your lifestyle? Do you work long hours? Travel
frequently? Struggle to get out of the house
in the morning? If you answer yes to several
of these questions, you might reconsider
having any type of pet—especially a dog!
They, like small children, require lifestyle
changes and interruptions of your schedule.
Consistent walks, runs and training eat up
your time. Feeding, veterinary care, pet sitting
and boarding consume your finances. Be
careful! Take a quiz on one of the internet’s
several websites, DogTime.com, AKC.org and
SelectADogBreed.com, and you will learn
to either fashion your lifestyle, schedule and
emotional health to the breed you desire or
pick the breed that best matches the lifestyle
that you and your family have. There is a world
of difference between the two.
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Help support Specialized
Needs Recreation at this year’s
Monster Mash Dash
By Jillian Chandler
Halloween-themed fun run unlike any other, don’t hesitate
to register to participate in the 2019 Monster Mash Dash in
Downtown Coeur d’Alene.
Held at McEuen Park Saturday, October 19, come
dressed in your best Halloween attire and be ready
to walk, jog or run to raise funds for Specialized
The third annual Monster Mash Dash promises
to provide friends and families of all ages an
opportunity to run through beautiful Downtown
Coeur d’ Alene in their wildest and most
imaginative Halloween costumes. There are two
race categories, with both runs taking off from
Avista Pavilion in McEuen Park: a 1-mile kids costume run for
children 12 years of age and younger starting at 11am followed
by the 5k costume run for all ages at 11:30am. In addition, friends
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and family, as well as race participants, will be treated to music and
food in the park. Children will have a blast trick or treating and
playing games at the Monster Mash Dash Kids Fall Festival. The
proceeds raised from the event will be donated to
Specialized Needs Recreation, a Coeur d’Alenebased
nonprofit organization providing yearround
recreation for children and adults with
disabilities. (You can find out more online at
What are you waiting for? It’s time to get in
the Halloween spirit, and for a great cause!
Registration is $25 for the 5k and $20 for the
1-mile kids run. You can register today at
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Coeur d’Alene and click on the button to register. To find additional
information about the event, you can visit MonsterMashCdA.com.
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Walk 500 Miles in My Shoes
VET TURNS LEISURELY STROLL INTO A JOURNEY OF SELF-DISCOVERY
BY DAN AZNOFF
PHOTOS BY ABBY HENNING
THIS WAS NOT JUST
ANY WALK, BUT A
HIS HOME STATE OF
THE END, HENNING
DECIDED TO WALK
500 MILES AROUND
THE STATE TO
FURTHER HIS CAUSE.
Army veteran Rich Henning showed his respect
to the first responders of 9/11 by doing what
comes naturally. He took a walk.
Henning wanted to duplicate the effort of the emergency
teams that responded to the Twin Towers of the World
Trade Center that ominous morning by climbing
104 flights of stairs. Unfortunately, there are very few
buildings with that many floors east of the Cascades.
So instead, he did the next best thing. He found an
18-story building and climbed the stairs top to bottom
six times for a total of 108 floors.
“Did the extra for those who perished,” he posted on his
Henning, who has found personal satisfaction with
his career as a professional chef, has been lacing up his
shoes and pounding the pavement since his retirement
from the US Army after 22 years of active service.
His latest cause has been walking to raise money
and raise awareness of soldiers who suffer from Post
Traumatic Stress Disorder. In September, he put
together the Inland NW Heroes Golf Tournament to
provide support for local veterans. In July he walked
13 miles with a 50-pound ruck with a group of vets
known as the Irreverent Warriors. He finished the trek
in San Diego while maintaining a rapid pace with the
declaration, “Too easy, Drill Sergeant. Too easy.”
He admits his own battle with the disorder seems
inconsequential compared to soldiers returning from a
combat zone, but his personal battle to overcome the
ailment has been no less agonizing.
The only time he actually took up arms in combat was
in a skirmish in Turkey with Kurdish rebels. He earned
his battle scars during the 13 years he spent serving
under what he described as “abusive leadership” in the
difficult environment with the recruiting command.
“My combat was not extensive, but I did come away
with many of the same issues,” Henning said. “Ended
up in the VA Hospital where I received help to address
my issues and overcome many of my issues.”
Henning wanted to share his discovery with the
thousands of other veterans who face the same dilemma
without any hope for the future.
“There was a way out of the darkness,” he said. “There
are so many agencies and programs out there for
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“Along the way I had the
opportunity to share my story
with some really great people
and picked up support from
After evaluating the situation with his wife, the Army vet decided to
walk. This was not just any walk, but a stroll around his home state of
Washington. In the end Henning decided to walk 500 miles around the
state to further his cause.
Henning left his home in the Palouse and headed to the state capital with
his knapsack and an American flag.
He “flipped the map” and began his expedition in Olympia, strolled along
sidewalks and busy highways north to Seattle, turned east and made his
way through Issaquah, over the pass to Ellensburg where he turned north
toward Leavenworth, then made a hard right and followed the road until
he made it back to Coeur d’Alene.
“I had hoped to cover 20 miles per day. In the end I averaged 16 to 17 miles
per day,” he said proudly. “Along the way I had the opportunity to share
my story with some really great people and picked up support from local
Box of chocolates
He was sustained along the way by his wife, Abby, who scouted the road
ahead of him in their camper or trailed him along long stretches of highway.
The couple had breakfast together in the camper every morning.
With a smile and a laugh, Henning remembered people he met along the
way who compared his effort to the fictional character Forrest Gump.
“And it was the people along the way who opened our eyes to the
The trek for Henning took 23 days. He walked every day except for July 4,
which he took off to “hang out” by celebrating the birthday of America in
the city of Liberty.
“That was just an extraordinary coincidence,” he said. “But a great one as
it turns out.”
Before he took the first step of his journey, Henning established a
GoFundMe account to help offset his expenses and establish the Have a
Heart Foundation. The website did not meet its goal of $10,000, however,
Henning did generate $2,600 for the project and came home with cash
leftover. He plans to supplement the unused funds into $500 scholarships
Henning documented his journey with his own video that he hopes to
produce so it can be shown in waiting rooms at the VA Hospital.
“What an incredible experience,” he said, recalling how people bought him
food and bottles of water as he walked along the highway.
Henning said his wife never paid more than $25 to stay in campgrounds
after the operators listened to the inspiration behind his walk.
“Abby and I have kept in contact with the people we met along the way,”
Henning concluded. “Walking is my therapy. Hopefully my efforts will
benefit others as much as it has helped me.”
“He walked across the country,” said Henning. “I only covered 500 miles
within Washington. But the similarities cannot be denied. We both walked
in search of answer we could not find on our own.
Dan Aznoff is a freelance writer based in Mukilteo, Washington. He can be
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DERBY GALS WON’T BE PUSHED AROUND
BY COLIN ANDERSON
When in high school or college, it’s
pretty easy to join a competitive
team. There are all kinds of
clubs and sports at competitive
and intramural levels, and without a full-time job
or family, you’ve generally got a lot more time for
practices and competitions. As we get older it can
become more difficult to find a way to scratch
that competitive itch in a team environment, as
there just aren’t as many opportunities due to our
many daily obligations and responsibilities. For
almost a decade now, a group of local women are
finding not just a way to keep competing but a
place to be part of a team, release some stress and
make some lasting relationships.
Coeur d’Alene Roller Derby is a team comprised
of women who come from all kinds of athletic
backgrounds, with many having little to no
skating experience. “I think a person would be
surprised to see how aggressive it could be, as
well as how light hearted it could be in the same
game,” explained Stephanie Coates, who goes by
“Bigs Eats Smalls” during her bouts.
“Most people who aren’t familiar with roller derby
often ask: ‘So you beat each other up on skates?’
Well, it’s not that simple,” said team member Kayla
Apel, aka “Nahmaslay.” There are many rules to
prevent competitors from seriously injuring one
another while using strategy and technique. It is a
physical sport, so there is contact, but there is no
punching or kicking like some may think. “It’s a
family friendly environment with a lot of passion,
hard work and plenty of sweat—and sometimes
tears,” she said.
For those who aren’t familiar with the rules, games
are called bouts, and each has two 30-minute
halves with a halftime in between. Each half is
made up of jams, which last up to two minutes
each. Each team has a jammer who scores points
by lapping members of the other team, and four
blockers who try to stop the other team’s jammer
while also assisting their own jammer. It’s a fullcontact
sport, so you will definitely see skaters
falling down and flying across the track. There
are a lot of rules though, so it’s not just a brawl,
and there is an announcer who tries to explain all
the action as it happens.
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Coeur d’Alene Roller Derby is part of the
Women’s Flat Track Derby Association and
hosts bouts locally while also traveling across
Idaho, Washington and Montana for additional
In addition to the 30 or so skaters from both
teams, up to seven referees, who also wear skates,
are needed, plus 10 or so non-skating officials
who keep score, track penalties and lineups, time
the jams and make sure the game runs smoothly.
Then there are the bench coaches for each team
who help with strategy, decide which skaters
go out to the track and make sure no one gets
too tired. Medics are on hand for each game to
assist if anyone gets injured. Finally there are the
volunteers who take tickets, sell merchandise
and help set up and tear down the track. There
are probably more people working “behind the
scenes” than there are skaters on the track.
Practices are held twice a week, and participants
better show up ready to break a sweat both
physically and mentally. “We usually like to do
footwork and/or endurance at the beginning,
throw in some hitting drills, and toward the end
of our practice we scrimmage,” explained Kayla.
“Most practices are different, and we mix up drills
to keep us on our toes and to never stop learning
new ways to improve.”
It’s practice where new women—or “fresh meat”
as they are referred by—get their first look at all
of what roller derby entails. “The first time I was
on skates I knew I wanted to keep skating,” said
third-year member Piper Kenny, aka “EmPiper
Strikes Back.” Piper’s commitment to the sports
goes beyond the twice-a-week practice as she
looks to be a strong competitor when it’s time for
a bout. “Outside of practice I work on lifting and
endurance at the gym; basically all my focus is on
my legs since you don’t use your arms much in
derby. The team taught me to skate well, but the
gym is an important part of making sure we don’t
tire out during games.”
All women are invited to attend a practice to
see whether this might be something they are
interested in pursuing. While it can sound
intense, Coeur d’Alene Roller Derby welcomes
women of all skill levels, even those who’ve never
PHOTO COURTESY OF REGULARMAN PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTO COURTESY OF NICK SADIGH PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTO COURTESY OF NICK SADIGH PHOTOGRAPHY
donned roller skates before. When speaking with various members, it’s clear
to see that this is so much more than just competition as the women push
each other out of their comfort zones and encourage each other to continue
to gain confidence.
“Roller derby girls may seem very tough and hard, which is true,” said Kayla,
“but a lot of us are softies who just want to connect with this community
while getting some exercise and letting out the stresses of every day.” It rings
similar for “Skatanic Panic” (Alaina Drake). “We celebrate each other’s
individual successes too, so when a teammate does something awesome it’s
so satisfying to share in that and to have them share in your successes too.”
Bouts with opposing teams can get intense; after all, the entire goal is to
physically block your opponent from getting around you on the 88-footlong
track. Emotions can run high, but win or lose, at the end of the bout, it
is all about sportsmanship. “All those skaters that are so intimidating to play
against are also instant friends—on and off the track,” said Piper. “There’s a
deep link that allows us all to play the sport that we love, be aggressive and
competitive, and really lay it all out on the track, and then to high five your
opponents afterward and compliment them on how well they played, how
hard they hit me, how much of a pain they were to score against.”
You can catch the Coeur d’Alene Roller Derby team in action in their final
home bout of the season on Saturday, October 26, at the Kootenai County
Fairgrounds. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at CdARollerDerby.
com for $5 or on the day of the bout for $8. Kids 10 and younger are free.
Concessions and a beer garden will also be available.
Whether you’re looking for a rocking group of ladies to join up with, or
perhaps just a change up in your Saturday night entertainment, the team
hopes you’ll stop by and cheer them on.
“This sport has given me and others so much more confidence in
many different aspects we may have been lacking in before,” said Kayla.
“Community is so important, and this sport connects all different walks of
life and can be very encouraging to push past your limits—even off track.”
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Lake City High School
October Athlete of the Month
Janae Rayborn is focused
on her last season as a Lake
City High School volleyball
player. The senior knew
a while back that this was her calling in
athletics and what she wanted to expend her
full energy on. “Over the years I have played
basketball, soccer and tennis, but I eventually
wanted to choose one sport to focus on full
time. This was a really hard decision for me,
but I’m so glad I chose volleyball,” said Janae.
When she was a freshman, Janae played on
the junior varsity team. When districts and
state tournament came around, she was
called up to the varsity squad and hasn’t
looked back since. It’s the uniqueness of the
game and communicating with teammates
that makes the sport her favorite. “I love
volleyball because it’s extremely fast-paced,
competitive and all about team,” she said.
While Janae hasn’t chosen a college yet, she
plans on attending secondary education
and is also hoping to continue her volleyball
career at the next level. She continues to excel
in the classroom as well, having been on
the Honor Roll for four years, a part of the
DECA program, a mentor, and a member of
the Sources of Strength and the Green Dot
programs at Lake City High School.
As for what she’d like to study after high
school, most of her ideas revolve around
the medical field. “In the future I want to
go into the medical field for either nursing
or radiology. The medical field has always
interested me, and I want to go into a field
where I can help others,” said Janae.
Janae adds that she’s met some of her very
best friends playing the sport she loves and is
thankful for the relationships that have come
from playing. She’s also learned lessons she
can apply to many aspects of her life. “I’ve
learned all about how to work as a team, and I
have also gained a lot of leadership skills that
I can use in the future. I also learned hard
work and dedication by playing year-round.”
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Coeur d’Alene High School
Julieanna Stith, known to most as Julie,
isn’t afraid of challenging herself in
all aspects of life. While balancing
high school athletics and academics
is a challenge to any student, Julie has
taken it up a notch, competing on an Olympic
Development Program and also taking
courses at North Idaho College while still in
high school. “My current GPA is 3.8, and I am
planning on graduating with my associate’s
degree when I graduate high school,” said
With an associate’s degree in hand, Julie doesn’t
plan on slowing and already has her eye on a
master’s degree for nursing. Soccer may or
may not be in her future, but no matter where
she goes she wants to end up in a field where
she can help people. “In the future I hope to
become a nurse or a nurse practitioner. I have
always loved caring for people and helping
people out in any way possible,” she said.
Last summer, Julie had the opportunity in
playing at nationals with the Thorns North FC
2000s team. The Coeur d’Alene-based team
placed second amongst competitive teams
from all across the country.
“Even though we took second, it still was an
amazing opportunity to play in a high level
of competitive competition,” said Julie. That
same year Julie also went to regionals with her
Olympic Development Program.
Julie says one of the most difficult things she’s
had to overcome in soccer is beating out the
girl next to her. “Each day, during practice or
game, you have to get better, and if that means
winning every ball or playing smarter, you
have to practice. “I wake up early and go to the
gym so I can be stronger. I get extra touches in
so I can have better ball skills. I push myself so
I can beat out that girl in the game, and I push
myself to give it my all because when that final
whistle blows I have to know that I gave it all
that I could,” she explained.
Soccer is the ultimate team sport, and high
level competitors need great endurance,
strong communication skills and a knack for
finding teammates. Julie will continue to work
hard knowing she’s playing for so much more
than herself. “I have learned that even through
the hardest downfalls or setbacks, you can’t let
it hold you down. You have to rise up and keep
pushing no matter what because you have 19
other girls counting on you to push through
In her words....
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FALL ACTIVITIES IN THE
EVENTS FOR ALL AGES ALL
OVER THE REGION
BY COLIN ANDERSON
Photo Courtesy of Aaron Theisen
Photo Courtesy of Aaron Theisen
October is a favorite of many Northwesterners. A sunny day
with a bit of a bite in the air but no snow on the ground
makes for a lot of smiles. It’s also the last chance to get
out and enjoy dry ground before the November rains and
December snows start to fall. All around the region there
are fall activities, many culminating around Halloween. You can sample
seasonal foods and drinks, select that perfect pumpkin, enjoy carnivals
and entertainment or be scared completely out of your mind. Check out
some of our favorites, and enjoy the last breath of fall before winter shuts
Scarywood - Athol
Continually recognized as one of the most unique Halloween experiences
not just in the region but across the whole country, Silverwood Theme
Park’s Scarywood tries to outdo itself every year. Now in its 10th season,
the park is transformed into an intensely spooky arena with creatures and
ghouls jumping out for a scare even as you simply meander through the
park. There are seven different ‘Scare Zones’ such as: Clown Town, The
Doll House, and The Crypts. Many of Silverwood’s signature rides are
also open for your enjoyment, including a backwards roller coaster ride
and a few additional surprises. If you are really looking for a terrifying
experience, make your way to one of the park’s five interactive haunts.
These are ranked on a scale of 3 to 5 in terms of intensity, and the 5 level
means serious scares. Escape demonic mummies inside Pharaoh’s Curse
and killer hillbillies lurking around the Blood Bayou. For the ultimate
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battle of survival, join up with fellow zombie hunters to put a stop to an
epidemic. Scarywood is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in
October and generally gets busier the closer you get to Halloween.
Greenbluff - Spokane County
Fall is the most popular time to visit this beloved rural area of North
Spokane. People come from all over to visit the many farms and family
friendly activities that make for a wonderful fall day. Many of the larger
farms have large pumpkin patches where you can pick out the exact
shape and size you are looking for. Kids especially enjoy the festivities
at Beck’s Harvest House, which include a corn maze, food vendors, live
music, hayrides and more. Walter’s Fruit Ranch is also another popular
destination with pony rides, petting zoo, trampolines and apple picking.
Adults can taste wine, hard cider, mead and beer, and you’ll get a more
personal experience by stopping by some of the smaller local farms. Visit
GreenbluffGrowers.com for a complete list of events and to see what
fruits and vegetables are still in season during your visit.
Monster’s Ball - Coeur d’Alene
Guests are encouraged to dress their best, whether spooky, sexy or funny
for this yearly favorite adult only Halloween Party located inside the
Coeur d’Alene Resort. Held October 26, you’ll find a DJ with dancing,
plenty to eat and drink, and a costume contest with prizes for several
categories. Ditch the kids for the night and let your inner child out!
Tickets are available by contacting the Coeur d’Alene Resort, and there
are also overnight packages available that include a room and admission
to all the fun.
Hickey Farms Harvest Festival - Sandpoint
What started as just a simple fun event for extended family is now one of
the biggest fall activities in North Idaho. Now in its sixth season, Hickey
Farms draws thousands of visitors from all over the region. The pumpkin
patch is unique in that they have 20 different varieties growing, so you’ll
find a wide array of colors, shapes and sizes. The more than 5,000-foot-
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long corn maze excites children and adults alike, and there are local
vendors on hand with tasty treats and fall flavor. Live music will
entertain Mom and Dad while the kids enjoy the inflatable slide
and rides on the barrel train. The Harvest Festival is open Fridays
in October from 3pm until dusk, and Saturdays and Sundays from
10am until dusk. You can also inquire about birthday parties or
other special events throughout the month.
Post Falls Lions Club Haunted House - CLOSED
On a sad note, after 42 years of operation, the Post Falls Lions Club
will not be opening its Haunted House on Fourth Avenue as the site
is up for sale. Thousands of visitors enjoyed this unique experience
over the decades, and their donations helped pay thousands upon
thousands of dollars in Lions Club projects such as scholarships
and funding for all kinds of community projects and organizations.
Remember the good times!
Prairie Home Farm - Coeur d’Alene
For a laid-back and peaceful pumpkin-picking experience, try
Prairie Home Farm, located on Atlas Road just south of Prairie
Avenue. The small family farm specializes in pumpkins, but you’ll
also find some late fall produce available such as winter squash,
berries, thyme and sage. You can snip your own in the field or choose
from fresh picked pumpkins available right as you arrive. Kids can
feed the barn animals while parents pick up all their fall decorations
like corn stalks, Indian corn, gourds and straw bales. You’ll be hard
pressed to leave without purchasing a Lil Punkin’ Pie which come
in three sizes and many flavors. The farm is open Wednesdays and
Saturdays in October from 10am to 5pm.
Great Pumpkin Race - Spokane
Meals on Wheels Spokane invites you to its Annual Great Pumpkin
Race & Fun Run Saturday, October 26, at Greenwood Cemetery.
What’s more fun than cheering for pumpkins on wheels racing to a
blazing finish? Getting dressed up and joining friends and family for
a 1k or 5k walk/run while you’re there of course. This is a one-of-akind
Halloween event, with all proceeds going to Meals on Wheels
Spokane. Participants are encouraged to come dressed in colorful
costumes. Also enjoy vendors and music all under the beautiful fall
colors as Greenwood Memorial Terrace is transformed for the sideby-side
The Billy Goat Ranch - Deer Park
For a bit of an adventure and a more rural experience, make the
drive about 10 miles north of Spokane and just south of Deer Park to
Billy Goat Ranch, where you can pick your own pumpkin Tuesday
through Sunday until they run out. There are all kinds of varieties
available with some giants reaching upward of 80 pounds! The smell
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A SHARED EXPERIENCE, A SENSE OF BELONGING | BY MAUREEN DOLAN
Sebastian Junger, author of “Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging”
The connection between mental health and
a sense of inclusion is raised in “Tribe: On
Belonging and Homecoming,” the current
book selection for Cardinal Reads, North Idaho
College’s common read program.
While author Sebastian Junger shares his thoughts
on how the lack of a feeling of belonging may
affect veterans returning from serving overseas,
it’s not a foreign idea on college campuses.
College students may appear to be gliding along
effortlessly as they make their way around
campuses throughout the nation, but how many
are faking it until they make it, feeling out of
place, alone and anxious? Probably more than
More than 50 percent of students surveyed in
2016 by the American College Health Association
reported feelings of hopelessness and nearly 39
percent reported depression that made it difficult
for them to function. They are part of a campus
community, but do they feel connected, like they
“A growing body of research has linked students’
sense of belonging on their campuses to a
number of important outcomes, including their
persistence in college and even their well-being,”
wrote Beckie Supiano in the Chronicle of Higher
“Tribe” author Sebastian Junger, a journalist
who was a war reporter embedded with a unit
in Afghanistan in the early 2000s, proposes that
the loss of tribal structure in modern society has
come at a great psychological cost to humans.
Junger describes the real and ancient meaning
of “tribe” as a community of people who share
resources and who would risk their lives to defend
He was puzzled while in Afghanistan to find
that men and women serving there often didn’t
want to return home to the states when their
deployments ended. He notes that about 40
percent of people who serve in the military
overseas are not traumatized while deployed but
return home with PTSD.
“Maybe they had an experience of tribal closeness
when they were eating together, sleeping together,
defending each other with their lives,” Junger
said during a 2015 TED talk. “We keep focusing
on trauma, but maybe what’s bothering them is
actually a kind of alienation?”
NIC is among roughly 300 colleges nationwide
that offer common read programs, which aim to
connect people through a shared experience.
NIC’s Cardinal Reads is part of the college’s
diversity program, with book selections designed
to encourage diversity awareness on campus.
The current diversity theme is cultural identity.
The common read is one of the ways the college
strives to encourage that cultural awareness.
“The NIC student population and larger
community of North Idaho benefit from
understanding a variety of cultural perspectives of
underrepresented populations,” says the college’s
Diversity Council’s Project Statement.
Common reads also encourage critical thinking
and courteous, thoughtful discourse, even when
opposing opinions emerge. The common read
helps create some of those human connections
that can foster a sense of community—and yes, a
feeling of belonging.
Copies of “Tribe” are available in the North Idaho
For more information, visit NIC.edu.
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Don’t do that!
By Joanne Halbrecht, MD, Coeur d’Alene Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
After 25 years of practicing orthopedic surgery and sports medicine,
I have frequently seen injuries caused by the same activity. Here
are a few:
1. Reaching in the back seat of your car. Injury: biceps tendon tear, rotator
cuff tear, herniated cervical disc.
What may seem like a fairly innocuous activity can have disastrous
consequences. The awkward activity of turning your head and stretching
our arm backward puts stress on your neck, shoulder and arm.
A sudden pop in the shoulder followed by prominence of the biceps muscle
(Popeye Sign) is an indication that the long head (there are two, thus “bi”)
has ruptured or torn. Depending on your age, this may require surgery to
fix. Sudden onset of neck pain that radiates down the arm signals that a disc
in the cervical spine or neck is now bulging and pressing against a nerve.
Ouch! A tearing sensation in the shoulder followed by pain and difficulty
lifting the arm overhead are classic for a rotator cuff tear.
So, if you need to get something that’s in the back seat, find a safe place to
pull over, get out of your car and retrieve it.
2. Jumping on a trampoline with more than one person. Injury: ankle
sprain, fracture of the foot, ankle or femur.
New trampolines enclosed in netting have greatly reduced trampoline
injuries. Unfortunately, the netting gives the user a false sense of security.
More than one person on a trampoline frequently results in one person
landing on another or one person bouncing the other in a direction they
had not anticipated.
Ankle swelling and pain can indicate an ankle sprain. A fracture is
associated with the sudden sharp pain, bruising, swelling and pain with
weight bearing. In severe cases, there is a physical deformity. Sometimes,
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STOP AND REST.
IF IT DOES
fractures are not very painful and require X-ray for
Play it safe. Don’t jump on a trampoline with more than
3. Performing manual labor that you are not accustomed
to. Injury: bursitis, rotator cuff tear, tendonitis, carpal
tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome.
If you’re avocation does not include painting houses,
building decks or extensive landscaping, you may sustain
an overuse injury if you try to tackle the job yourself.
Repetitive use of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand in
painting, hammering or shoveling can cause pain due to
inflammation of tendons and bursitis or even a tear in the
rotator cuff. Numbness in the arm or hand can be a sign or
carpal or cubital tunnel syndrome due to swelling around
the nerves in the wrist or elbow.
Months of pain, activity restriction, physical therapy and
possible surgery are not worth it. Hire a professional to do
4. Taking a jump on a snowboard not knowing what’s on
the other side. Injury: anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or
medial collateral ligament (MCL) tear.
This injury is more common among expert snowboarders
than beginners. Typical scenario: The boarder sees what
looks like a sweet jump, then finds out that the landing
is unexpectedly flat. The boarder leans back and the ACL
tears or the boarder falls and tears either the ACL, MCL or
both. That will get you a toboggan ride down the mountain.
It’s best to scout out a jump first, check out what the
landing looks like, then take it on the next run when you’re
prepared to react to the landing.
5. Age 40-plus and new workout routine that includes
repetitive lunges, squats and/or leg presses. Injury:
damage to patella (knee cap) cartilage.
It’s great to add new exercises to your workout or,
even better, to make the commitment to get in shape.
Unfortunately, our ageing knees don’t always cooperate
with our desire to be active. As we age, the patella is the
most common area for arthritis (worn cartilage). Those
knees have been squatting, kneeling and going up and
down stairs for four decades!
Often, the arthritis is not painful until we engage in an
activity that loads the patella such as lunges, squats and leg
presses, particularly when the knee is bent more than 90
There are other ways to strengthen the quadriceps that do
not load the patella. In some cases, bending the knee less
than 45 degrees may give the desired results without pain
or further cartilage damage.
6. If it hurts, don’t do it. Injury: muscle tear, tendon
sprain, stress fracture.
Muscle aches with working out are expected, but when you
experience atypical sharp or unrelenting pain, don’t try to
work through it. Stop and rest. If it does not resolve, seek
WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN IT TRANSFORM MY SKIN?
By Bri Williams, RN, BSN
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What is microneedling?
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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
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is most commonly performed on the face, neck/
chest and back of hands.
approximately $300 to treat the face, and a series
of three to four treatments (one month apart) is
most often recommended for initial therapy.
Does microneedling hurt?
Prior to treatment, a topical numbing cream
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Is there any downtime or recovery after this
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.
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How much does microneedling cost?
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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
Where can I have this treatment done?
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IF I LIFT HEAVY, I WILL GET
THE MYTHS AND HEALTH BENEFITS
BEHIND WEIGHT TRAINING
BY RYAN EGAN, LICENSED JOINT AND MOVEMENT SPECIALIST
Women are serious 21st century warriors. Answering a call
as wives, mothers, teammates, athletes and all-around
radical individuals engaged in every hardcore pursuit
alongside men. Women experience the same forces skiing,
climbing, moving, running, biking, etc., and do so at a slight disadvantage.
Men are generally stronger, able to carry more lean body mass and can
safely operate at a lower body composition. Being equipped with more
testosterone, men have a much easier time building muscle and lifting
heavier during strength practice. But that does not mean that women
should not lift and practice heavy strength training. In fact, it becomes
even more crucial for women to do for numerous factors—especially as
the glorious aging process develops, because they are nearly three times
as likely to develop osteoporosis. After 30, the decline of bone density and
lean body mass becomes critical to offset with well-practiced strength
But the common fear is that if I train heavy I will get bulky and end
up looking like the enormous women of bodybuilding. This is a very
scary myth because it keeps women from expressing their potential as
humans and athletes, but even more importantly leaves them vulnerable
to injury due to lack of overall strength, bone density, lean muscle mass,
and soft-tissue tendon and ligament strength (which can be at increased
risk due to monthly hormonal changes that leave these extremely
important structures in a state of slightly increased laxity). Regardless of
my professional opinion, the myth, although a logical concern, is very
For one, the type of muscle hypertrophy (growth) seen in “bulky” women
is directly attributed to numerous factors and a very specific and wellcalculated
environment. There are two types of muscular hypertrophy:
myofibril density (dense and tighter muscle growth) and sarcoplasmic
hypertrophy (puffy, big, bulky muscle growth). Both are desirable
reactions, but specific protocols in programming by well-equipped
strength coaches can elicit more of one than the other. Furthermore,
women are just not chemically and hormonally equipped to develop bulk
and large muscles like a man.
Much like a fruit tree, for the tree to produce the most abundant and
bountiful fruit, all the correct environmental and chemical pieces must
be in place or the fruit will not grow. When it comes to building muscle
or “getting bulky,” most men have most of these pieces in place naturally;
higher levels of testosterone being the key ingredient. There are, however,
varying body types and predispositions genetically that will impose or
impede building muscle, but generally men are much more inept.
Besides the significant athletic benefits from heavy strength training,
doing so utilizing complex movements will in fact develop all the muscles
women want to look good. Butt, legs, arms (typically triceps, aka turkey
arms), back, and at higher capabilities will in fact develop the abs.
Besides the obvious athletic, health and cosmetic benefits, lifting heavy
is crucial and vitally good for you—increased central nervous system
activity, improved balance and coordination, as well as developed postural
control and stability. Skeletal loading enhances bone density and muscular
stimulation. Heavy lifting causes connective tissue stress and strength,
and mental psychological demand and toughness.
The key is finding a coach who can safely teach you how to progress and
help you develop competent movement patterns so that increasing the
weights during training is done safely. A good coach can also program the
training to have a more bulk-avoiding effect. Heavy lifting while keeping
the total volume low and the reps less than five is the key to remaining
tight and small while expressing fantastic amounts of strength. The real
hurdle is spending the time learning, but it will all pay off when you’re
still skiing, running, biking or doing whatever you love; most importantly,
being stronger and vibrant to play with your grandkids well into later life.
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Provider and patient relationships more important than ever
BY MARC STEWART
Dani Jones has battled a myriad of health
issues for nearly a decade.
The Coeur d’Alene woman suffers from thyroid
disease, arthritis, vertigo and tremors. Also,
she has been injured with various wounds and
other minor ailments.
Dani considers her longtime medical provider,
Erika Mikles, a good and trusted friend.
“I love her,” says Jones. “She’s great and she
takes care of all my needs. If she’s not sure of
something, she investigates it and figures it
to her concerns. She praises Erika for using
plain language instead of relying on medical
“She’s not above my level so to speak,” says
Dani. “I don’t feel embarrassed to talk to
her about anything. She makes me feel very
comfortable. Erika treats you like a person, not
just a number. With her, you are somebody.”
The provider-patient relationship is the bedrock
of quality health care dating back to the days of
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Erika, a physician assistant for Heritage Health,
acknowledges she has developed a special bond
“We have a great relationship,” says Erika.
“Dani and I have really honest conversations.
She knows I am someone who she can trust.”
That trust has been built through dozens of
“Sometimes I see her once a week, sometimes
it’s once a month,” says Erika. “She has had a lot
of challenges in her life. Sometimes I am just
there as a sounding board, almost in the role
of a therapist.”
Dani has had less than ideal interactions with
medical professionals in the past, largely in
part because her previous providers had poor
communication skills, including not listening
“I hear patients over and over again say they
just want to be heard,” says Erika. “I want to
listen to them, I want to know their story, I
want to know their living situation. I can’t make
any recommendations until I know more about
Erika says providers can have a major impact
on their patients’ emotional health.
“I have some patients who are isolated from
family and friends, and I am the closest
relationship they have, and that is a privilege,”
she says. “I am hoping in Dani’s case that if I
can help make her feel better, her physical
health will get better too.”
MAKING A FINANCIAL
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
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“Everything we do here, every single day, is
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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
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on for pages. She’s been featured on “Good
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story told in endless articles, and currently
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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
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“but it helps me pursue my passion of helping
people every day, which makes me happy!”
When asked what makes her different than
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two things that have made her successful:
One, sharing her real numbers since day one.
Miko believes in teaching from experience,
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about her entire debt story. And two, having
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Miko can entertain the thought of
Miko’s biggest message to those
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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.
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my passion of helping people
every day, which makes
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
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Halloween At Home
Creating your own costume
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 your 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
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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
kids. 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
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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 preparing meals, farm to table, with your family by your
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 and businesses.
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.
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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-tomake
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.
BIG BOY BITES
Man up boys, here we go. I have to add that most women can out hot
pepper us, but shhh .... Split jalapeños in half removing seeds and ribs.
Add a one-ounce piece of smoked gouda cheese to each half, then wrap
the pepper in prosciutto (or bacon). Bake at 350° for six to eight minutes.
Your taste buds will be sizzling and your mind blown after indulging in
one of these spicy, savory bites.
DASTARDLY DIRTY DEVILED EGGS
This is a unique take on an all-time classic. Peel and cut chilled hardboiled
eggs in half lengthwise (bring eggs and water to a light boil for
11 minutes, then run under cold water or chill in the refrigerator until
cold). In a bowl or food processor, blend the yolks with avocado, mayo,
minced pickles, and salt and pepper to taste. When creamy, pipe mixture
(or spoon) back into egg whites. Garnish with smoked paprika and bacon
BIG GAME CHARCUTERIE BOARD
Now, you can stick to the basics of salami, cheese and crackers, but why
would you do that when the internet is now filled with farm-raised “wild”
game that you can easily purchase online? Grab a large wood cutting
board and fill it up with fun items like bacon-wrapped grilled antelope,
elk sausage and venison meatballs glazed with barbecue sauce. To that
add a few of your favorite cheeses, a sliced French baguette, specialty
wine jams and some fancy mustards and pickles, and you will have the
best meat and cheese platter in your football bracket!
Gilded Age culture and fall foliage on the Blue Ridge Parkway
By Marguerite Cleveland
Photos Courtesy of Explore Asheville and The Biltmore Company
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
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PARKWAY HAVE ONE OF THE LONGEST AND
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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
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WHAT TO DO
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The Blue Ridge Parkway - BlueRidgeParkway.org
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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 again.
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
Your local Dining Guide
RECIPES LOCAL FLAVOR SPOTLIGHTS
MASHED POTATOES WITH
PARSLEY & BUTTER
Recipe & Photo Courtesy of 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
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By Jillian Chandler
Photos by Owen Aird
The Culinary Stone has been serving the Coeur d’Alene
community for nearly six years now, and exciting things are
Be sure to stop by their neighborhood boutique deli for
artisan deli meats and cheeses, and homemade sausages.
Now open from 10:30am to 6pm Monday through Saturday
and 10:30am to 5pm Sunday, they invite you to take a seat and
enjoy great food. Try their delicious gourmet sandwiches,
salads and homemade soups—all made to order!
At Calypsos you’ll find a combination of amazing coffee, which they roast
on site, ice cream, fantastic food and live music on a regular basis. They
display artwork from local artists, offer free Wi-Fi, have a play area for the
kids and also offer a Smart Room for meeting rentals!
116 E. Lakeside Ave. | Coeur d’Alene
208.665.0591 | CalypsosCoffee.com
If you are looking for that perfect charcuterie or veggie
platter for a party or special event that is not only tasty but a
work of art, The Culinary Stone is ready to make it happen.
Just call or stop in. And don’t forget about their café featuring
artisan breads, European pastries and cakes.
Each week, area chefs invite you to pull up a seat at one of
The Culinary Stone’s cooking classes where you will learn to
create new delicious meals that you can share with others,
all while engaging with new friends. They also host weekly
wine tastings, so you can explore new wines to pair with your
meals at home.
Enjoy an experience you won’t find anywhere else … at The
The Culinary Stone
2129 North Main Street
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814
MAX AT MIRABEAU
Join MAX at Mirabeau for an unforgettable experience. You’ll be treated
to eclectic cuisine, an award-winning menu with more than 100 items, a
wine list boasting more than 500 labels and 75 eclectic cocktails—a perfect
match for everything on the menu. Enjoy two happy hours daily, a-la-carte
brunch featuring multiple benedicts, mimosas and the area’s best Bloody
Mary Bar—starting at only $5.90 per person! There’s live music on Friday
and Saturday evenings, and late-night dining with a full menu is offered
until close. Open daily at 6am.
1100 N. Sullivan Rd. | Spokane Valley
509.922.6252 | MAXatMirabeau.com
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Check out our website for events, specials & more: www.sweetlousidaho.com
- Sweet Lou Says -
"Come hungry, Stay
late, Eat well!"
Sweet lou’s restaurant & tap house
>> 601 FRONT Ave. 208.667.1170
DOWNTOWN COEUR D’ALENe
Sweet lou’s restaurant & BaR
>> Ponderay, Idaho 208.263.1381
Next to Holiday Inn Express
THE PORCH PUBLIC HOUSE
A beautiful golf-course view without the cost of joining the
country club. They offer a full menu of sandwiches, salads,
soups and specialties prepared from scratch without the
high price of fine dining, and the region’s finest cocktails,
microbrews and wines to accompany your meal. Feel at home
in the comfortable pub-style dining room or the fantastic
outdoor dining area. Open daily at 11am year round. Photo by
Lauren Denos, Adventure Bound Media.
1658 E. Miles Ave. | Hayden
208.772.7111 | WeDontHaveOne.com
Serving some of the best food around in a comfortable pub-style
atmosphere. The menu offers soups, sandwiches, pastas, salads
and other specialties prepared from scratch daily, along with a
fantastic selection of micro-brewed beers and fine wines by the
glass and bottle. Open daily at 11am, the kitchen is open late
every night. Be sure to stop in Thursday night for live music
featuring national and local artists. For more information
including photos, menu, specials and directions, make sure to
visit their website.
1602 Sherman Ave. | Coeur d’Alene
208.667.2331 | WeDontHaveOne.com
DELICIOUS FOOD & FUN COCKTAILS
41 Lakeshore Drive, Sagle, ID
Next to the Lodge at Sandpoint
A local favorite for an array of reasons, including the friendly
staff, unbeatable atmosphere and phenomenal food. Voted best
seafood in Coeur d’Alene 2012, 2013 and 2014. Their menu includes
salads, fishwiches, taste of baja, fish and chips, smoked
fish, fresh sushi bar and fresh fish market with live shell fish
215 W. Kathleen | Coeur d’Alene
208.664.4800 | FishermansMarketCdA.com
315 MARTINIS AND TAPAS
At 315, guests will be treated to a full dinner menu and tapas
using fresh and seasonal food, more than 50 hand-crafted
martinis using the best natural ingredients, great wine, beer
and a variety of non-alcoholic beverages. Guests can choose
to dine in the large dining room, comfortable lounge, at the
bar our outdoors on their expansive patio. 315 offers nightly
specials and food and drink pairings weekly, and live music
on Tuesday night! The Greenbriar Inn also offers getaway and
elopement packages. Open Tuesday - Saturday 3:15pm - close.
315 Wallace Ave. | Coeur d’Alene
208.667.9660 | 315MartinisandTapas.com
OPEN 7 NIGHTS A WEEK
A beautiful waterfront, fine-dining restaurant in a romantic
lodge setting overlooking Lake Pend Oreille. Whether it
is summer on the patio or cozying up to the fireplace in the
winter, Forty-One South’s spectacular sunsets, innovative
cuisine, full bar and extensive wine list are sure to make it a
memorable night out. A variety of delicious food year-round.
41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle
208.265.2000 | 41SouthSandpoint.com
SHOGA SUSHI BAR
Delicious sushi and Japanese cuisine sure to delight
anyone’s palate. Offering a wide variety of traditional
and specialty rolls as well as salads, sweet and sour pork,
grilled salmon and more! Beautiful waterfront dining
with spectacular sunset views. Professional and courteous
service. On Wedsnday nights it’s buy one Sushi Roll get one
half off! Enjoy a delicious meal while taking in the beautiful
waterfront and spectacular sunset views.
41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle
208.265.2001 | ShogaSushi.com
Shopping. Dining. Take-Out.
Moondollars Bistro is known for their burgers,
accompanied by scratch-made bread and soups. They
uses only fresh ingredients, which are the backbone
of this customer favorite. With a comfortable, friendly
atmosphere, awesome food, great service, huge patio
and full bar there is always something to keep customers
coming back for more.
609 N. Syringa St. | Post Falls | 208.777.7040
5416 W. Village Blvd. | Rathdrum
208.687.5396 | MoondollarsBistro.com
“There is no substitution for quality. Our food is organic
and prepared from scratch.” Authentic Italian cuisine.
Guaranteed best steaks in town. Catering and private
cooking classes available with Chef Angelo. DINNER FOR
2 & A BOTTLE OF WINE $65. Choose from 15 Entrees
and 10 Bottles of Wine. Open 7 days a week from 4 to 10pm.
846 N. Fourth St. | Coeur d’Alene
208.765.2850 | AngelosRistorante.net
Enjoy North Idaho’s best barbecue at Junior’s, where guests
are treated to bold backyard flavor. Whether you dine in,
take out or need catering, you will not be disappointed,
and ordering is simple. Choose a sandwich, taco or salad.
Next choose your meat, then your choice of fixin’s, from
Granny’s baked beans, Mamma’s mashed taters, smothered
green beans, coleslaw or pig tail fries. Top it all off with
Hillbilly Habanero or Junior’s Original sauce.
85 W. Prairie Shopping Ctr. | Hayden
TIM’S SPECIAL CUT MEATS
Tim’s Special Cut Meats is your perfect, old-fashioned
butcher shop. The friendly staff is ready to help you pick out
the perfect cut. Tim’s carries only the finest natural meats
and also handles custom orders, with an extensive line
of house-made products from pickled garlic to specialty
sauces, marinades, rubs and salsas. Mobile butchering and
wild game processing are also available.
525 N. Graffiti St. | Post Falls
208.772.3327 | fTimsSpecialCutMeats
When the weather
turns cold, we will
Be a chef at home or dine with us!
• Fresh Fish Market and Sushi Bar
• Smoked Fish
• 12 different kinds of fish and chips
215 W. Kathleen, Coeur d’Alene
Locally Owned & Operated
Check out what is going
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local photographers and interns for social media and sales & marketing in the
Coeur d’Alene, Sandpoint and Spokane areas.
Please send in your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for a position.
Idaho’s Newest Comic Book and Pop
Culture Show Returns
October 19 marks the second annual
Lake City Comicon
BY JILLIAN CHANDLER | PHOTO BY MIKE LAVERDURE
AT THIS AFFORDABLE FAMILY FUN EXPERIENCE, ATTENDEES WILL FIND
MEMORABLE COSPLAY, GUESTS, LOCAL ARTIST AND BUSINESSES. Lake City
Comicon 2019 will feature 75 exhibitors selling a variety of comics, toys,
collectibles, arts and crafts, original art, jewelry, games, books and more
October 19 from 10am to 4pm. Also at the event, you will find professional
special guest actors, entertainers, artists and creators for people to meet and
interact with. And don’t forget, this event offers guests the unique opportunity
to dress up in costume—aka cosplay.
“We blew the doors off the Jacklin Building at the Kootenai County
Fairgrounds [at our inaugural event],” says Nathan O’Brien, founder and CEO
of the Lilac City Comicon in Spokane (the largest comic book and pop culture
convention in Eastern Washington since 2007). “Being it was a first year
experiment in 2018, we set our expectations low and figured we’d be happy
with 200 to 300 people. Instead we had over 1,300 people turn out for our first
Nathan’s flagship show in Spokane had been so successful that the decision
was made to create a second show and host it in Coeur d’Alene, “where there
was potentially fans of comic books, art and pop culture that had never been
to Spokane for Lilac City Comicon,” according to Nathan. “After the success
with our inaugural show, this helped establish another affordable single-day
event to appeal to new fans but also satisfy current fans with two shows a
The exhibitor floor covers 16,500 square feet, featuring a variety of local artists
and business from the area, including local food trucks outside the Jacklin
Building available during show hours.
7th Annual Run for the Angels 5k &
Family Fun Day
Join the Inland Northwest SIDS Foundation for their signature event, Run for the
Angels, Sunday, October 6, at Mae McEuen Playfield in Downtown Coeur d’Alene.
Noon to 4pm, there will be fun for the entire family including face painting, bounce
houses, Papa Murphy Pizza, Disney princesses and much more! The Opening
Ceremony starts at 2pm, followed by the Remembrance Ceremony to honor those
affected by a pregnancy, infant or child loss, followed by the 5k. Registration is just $25
and free for those 15 years old and younger. Find out more by calling 208.557.4371 or
online at INWSIDS.org.
Nathan says the highlight of this year’s event includes special guest actor Zack
Ward (“A Christmas Story,” “Freddy vs Jason,” “Transformers”); actor Carla Perez
(aka Rita Repulsa from “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers)”; and Hall of Fame
Wrestler Greg Valentine (WWF, WWE).
Tickets are available at the door for $6 each or $5 with a canned food donation.
Ages 12 and younger are free to attend.
To find out more about the second annual Lake City Comicon, you can visit
Fall Fest & Apple Palooza
Don’t miss the final Farmers Market of the 2019 season! Held 10am to 3pm Saturday,
October 26, in Downtown Coeur d’Alene at Fifth Street and Sherman Avenue, the
Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association invites you to come shop and taste the best of
the season’s harvest. There will be free hayrides, harvest produce, music, food and—
everyone’s favorite—Apple Palooza. This apple tasting event takes place at various
participating businesses throughout downtown. Pick up your maps and People’s
Choice ballots at Fifth and Sherman. KootenaiFarmersMarkets.org
UPCOMING EVENTS IN NOVEMBER ...
REBEL JUNK HOLIDAY
& PAIRING WITH BASEL
THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
FESTIVALATSANDPOINT.COM -- 208.265.4554
Stay & Play
477326 Highway 95 North
Ponderay, ID 83852
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Thursdays through Saturdays in October
7:00 to 11:00pm
Silverwood Theme Park
MURDER AT THE PIANO BAR:
DINNER & MYSTERY
6:00 to 10:00pm
The NYC Piano Bar
7TH ANNUAL NEW YORK
RUNWAY FASHION SHOW
5:30 to 9:00pm
Best Western Plus Coeur d’Alene
For more information and to purchase tickets,
THE HIGHWAYMEN TRIBUTE
6:00 to 8:00pm
Lake City Center
JBF NORTH IDAHO FALL SALES
11 - 13
9:00am to 8:00pm/9:00am to 4:00pm/8:00am to
Kootenai County Fairgrounds
COCKTAILS FOR A CAUSE BENEFITING
THE CHILDREN'S VILLAGE
6:00 to 9:00pm
Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, Post Falls
CDA MAKERS FALL MARKET
10:00am to 4:00pm
The Coeur d’alene Resort
IHC’S NORTH IDAHO DISTINGUISHED
LECTURE WITH VIET THANH NGUYEN
7:00 to 9:00pm
The Coeur d’alene Resort
FULL MOON RIDE
6:00 to 10:00pm
Slate Creek Brewing co.
DOWNTOWN COEUR D’ALENE
TRICK OR TREAT
4:00 to 6:00
Various Business Locations on Sherman Avenue
UPCOMING EVENTS IN NOVEMBER...
DIRTY BIRD TRAIL
HOLIDAY FEST AT THE
29 D’ALENE LIGHTING
FESTIVAL OF TREES
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
WHEN & WHERE
Heath Okon has been battling stage
4 Synovial Sarcoma since May of
2018. His treatments are now in St.
Louis requiring a lot of travel and
living expenses. All money raised
will go toward these expenses.
Tickets are available at Stylebar
Beauty Bar, Perfection Tire and
Sandpoint Furniture for $25 cash.
If you are unable to attend, cash
donations are appreciated at any of
On October 19, join us for an auction,
dinner and dancing at Ponderay
Event Center while getting to support
such an amazing cause. Beer, wine
and seltzers available upon purchase.
Soft drinks included!
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$655,000 | MLS #: 19-5221
Stunning City and Mountain views from this
Coeur d’Alene home. This immaculate custom
home boasts 5,523 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3
bathrooms, office, living room, family room with
cozy gas fireplace, formal dining room, plus a
large 3-car garage. Gorgeous kitchen perfect for
entertaining with granite counters, stainless steel
appliances, wine fridge, 2 islands, and a pantry.
Spacious master suite with large soaking tub and
walk-in closet. There’s even a full-sized unfinished
basement with egress windows and garage
$322,500 | MLS #: 19-1660
What a great way to supplement your lake view
getaway than with this very successful vacation
rental property. Enjoy breathtaking views of
Coeur d’Alene Lake from this home that has 2
additional build-able lots! Remodeled home has
room for everyone with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths,
and is just over 2,300 square feet. As a bonus it
comes completely furnished and is within walking
distance of downtown Harrison. Don’t miss out
on this one!
1,250,000 | MLS #: 19-3286
This fully furnished Spectacular Diamond Lake
Mediterranean Waterfront property sits on 75’ of
pristine deep lake frontage with a sandy beach
and beautifully landscaped yard. This stunning
home is currently being run as a B&B and
recently received the coveted 5-star award from
Trip Advisor for 2018! This home also boasts 7
master suites, 7 baths, and 2 decks to enjoy the
$565,000 | MLS #: 19-10179
A true cabin in the woods! Bring your imagination
and inspiration to this home located on 2.5
wooded acres with a shop. This home does need a
little TLC, so bring all offers.
$500,000 | MLS #: 19-9186
Imagine being high up in a Lookout Tower gazing
out over valleys, fields, forests to Mt Spokane,
Mice Peak, Steptoe Butte, Turnbull Wildlife
Refuge, Total Open Concept Living on 18+ AC of
gorgeous 360~views. This very unique custom
built 3 bed 2 bath home features: gated entry,
over sized shop, add’l 2 car attached garage,
private office with hi speed internet & 900 SF of
wrap around deck to enjoy every sunrise & sunset.
This penthouse living styled home capture all
mother nature has to offer out every window.
$275,000 | MLS #: 19-9129
17.45 acres to build your dream home on. Wake
up everyday to the sunrise, relax every night with
the sunset. View Mt. Spokane, Mica Peak, Turnbull
National Wildlife Refuge, Steptoe Butte. Yes,
spectacular panoramic views in every direction! 2
miles to Cheney and EWU. 12 min to Spokane Int’l,
18 min to downtown Spokane. Quiet, beautiful,
borders country road. A real gem. Electricity at
parcel boundary, 2 wells on property. Currently
in Ag program, zoned RT. Add’l 19-190 acres
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Urban Cowboy Reunion
Featuring Mickey Gilley
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Sun, Nov 10 / 7:30pm
Master Magician & Friends
Fri, Nov 22 / 7:30pm
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