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THE END OF THE YEAR IS ALWAYS

ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING—and

anticipated—times of year. Tables were

surrounded by loved ones, both family and

friends, sharing beautiful meals prepared

with heart, as Thanksgiving took to the

stage. Now, as December has arrived, there

are the holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah

and Kwanzaa that all look forward to.

Celebrations of our cultures and beliefs,

passed down from generation to generation,

are truly fulfilling in themselves. It is

important to not focus on the secular aspect

of these holidays but the meaning behind

each and their importance to you and your

family.

In this issue, we offer ideas of how you can

focus on giving rather than receiving, and

the joy that true selflessness can bring to

both young and old alike. From assisting

your neighbor with their outdoor holiday

decorating or simply purchasing that cup of

coffee for a stranger, your act is sure to leave

a smile on their face. If you’re struggling on

finding the perfect gift for your child, we’ve

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compiled a list of wonderful experiences you

can gift them. From music lessons to theater

tickets, a weekend getaway and more, give

a gift that will allow for memories to be

made and the soul left fulfilled. You will

also find some wonderful activities taking

place around the community, filled with the

season’s spirit. Attending one of these family

friendly events is a great way to spend time

together during the holidays. And if you’re

in search for that perfect Christmas tree, it’s

time to get out to that local tree farm or lot!

As this time of year can be joyful, albeit

stressful, our travel story takes you to warm

and sunny Arizona—the perfect retreat

from the cold and to recoup from all the

holiday excitement.

Happy Holidays to all of you from our

Living Local family. May blessings abound

not only this season but always.

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DECEMBER MARKS THE OFFICIAL START

TO WINTER accompanied by holiday cheer,

lights and events. As the snow blankets the trees

and ground and the cold sets in, now is the time to

take advantage of this magical season by spending

time with your loved ones. Whether sipping hot

chocolate by a crackling fire, searching for that

perfect Christmas tree or giving the gift of service to

those in need, 'tis the season of sharing and giving.

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GOOD NEWS

Night of Nativities: Light for the

darkest days of the year

ESSENTIALS

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Christmas Bird Count: Keeping an

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“I DECIDED

THAT IF I

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START MY

OWN HERE."

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Traditions passed down from one generation

to the next bring us closer to our loved ones,

especially around the holidays. Except when

they don’t. What do we do with a tradition

centered around togetherness when we find ourselves

alone? How do we manage to celebrate when each

passing holiday only stands to remind us just how far

away we are from extended family?

The holidays can be particularly hard for anyone who

isn’t surrounded by those they hold dear, regardless

of the reason for the separation. Lisa Carle found

this to be particularly true when she first moved to

Bonners Ferry. “For the first time in my life I wasn’t

surrounded by [my] large family during the holidays,”

Lisa remembers. “Something just seemed off for me,

and I didn’t like that feeling.”

She reminisced about Christmastime in her

hometown, recalling many happy memories with her

mom, and she realized an event called Le Creche was

a theme throughout those memories. “I decided that if

I couldn’t be with her participating in her event, then I

would start my own here. And now we are six years in.”

Creche de Noel, or Le Creche (literally French for

“crib”), refers to the Christmas manger scene. It is an

ancient tradition where figures carved from wood,

sculpted from clay or even constructed like puppets are

set up to represent the scene of Jesus’ birth.

The first year Lisa decided to have a similar event

here in Bonners Ferry, the idea was welcomed by the

community. Approximately 150 people brought their

family nativity sets to be displayed for what was called

LIGHT FOR THE DARKEST DAYS OF THE YEAR

“Night of Nativities.” The idea has caught on quickly,

and the event has more than doubled since it began in

2014.

Now just around the corner is the sixth annual Night

of Nativities in Bonners Ferry, with more than 400

nativity sets expected! Bonners Ferry may not quite

compete with the broad international influence present

in Lisa’s Air Force hometown, but it has already spread

to include regional involvement. Neighboring towns

will be involved by bringing their nativities to display,

sharing the gift of music, and bringing family and

friends to view the scenes together.

At this year’s two-day event, multiple musical groups

will share their festive talents with those in attendance.

Several local artists or groups will perform, including

Paul Bonnell and Friends, Shiloh Rising, Glenda

Novinger, Melanie Hoggan, T. Scarlet, and more to be

announced. In addition, groups from Spokane, Creston

and other surrounding communities will be sharing

their talents to bring “peace on earth, goodwill toward

men.” True, it’s not quite the large church choirs, bell

ringers, African choir, and dozens of smaller acts that

Lisa remembers as the soundtrack to her memories of

Le Creche. Still, each year there are more and more

musical participants from a variety of backgrounds

and genres.

Most important to Lisa in holding an event like this was

to foster unity and love, and that focus has only grown

stronger with each year that the festivities expand and

the more people who get involved. Emphasis is on

inclusion and community, regardless of denomination

or religious affiliation. Anyone wanting to attend or

Most important to Lisa in

holding an event like this was

to foster unity and love, and

that focus has only grown

stronger with each year that the

festivities expand and the more

people who get involved.

contribute to the celebration is welcome. The

Night of Nativities is a joyous and festive way

to kick off the Christmas season, and the hope

is that it can be hosted by a rotation of different

churches in years to come.

Lisa’s goal has always been to focus on what

many of us have in common instead of the ways

in which we are different. This year’s festivities

will be hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ

of Latter Day Saints at 6568 Alderson Lane in

Bonners Ferry. Even though the LDS church

hosts the event, musical acts are not specific

LDS groups. Lisa says that anyone wanting to

share their talents to proclaim Christ’s coming

and give glory to God is welcome! Membership

or affiliation with that or any other church is not

required—simply the desire to share light and

love this holiday season. A short conversation

with Lisa on her vision for the event comes back

to these principles again and again: focusing on

things we have in common and loving!

Over the past five years, the nativities on display

have ranged from those made out of playdough

and Legos to traditional ceramic, and specialty

sets from Africa and Germany.

Do you have a family nativity set you would like

to share? All sets are welcome! Please bring your

nativity to drop off December 4 between 3 and

8pm or December 5 between 9am and 7pm.

And whether or not you have a nativity set to

contribute, bring your family and friends Friday,

December 6, 5 to 9pm, and Saturday, December

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underfoot is with an area rug.

not the workhorse like wool or synthetics but

better suited to less trafficked areas. Cotton is

a lighter, less durable fiber than wool as well

but far more affordable than wool or silk.

Cotton matting is popular for kitchens and

bathrooms, or any place that might require

machine washability.

Regarding synthetic area rugs, these are

usually far less expensive than their natural

fiber counterparts and therefore more readily

available in the American market. Polyester

is a shorter-staple fiber (think faux wool) and

is known for its softness and colorfastness.

Nylon is a longer-staple synthetic that is

known for durability, which is great in hightraffic

areas. Olefin is a less expensive material

and is typically what berber carpeting is

made of. Smartstrand is a newer synthetic,

made popular for its stain-blocking ability

and softness. Karastan, for example, is a wellknown

carpet and area rug brand that has

adopted Smartstrand in the manufacture of

many of its area rugs.

If you’re looking for a new area rug or two, it

is extremely helpful to be able to see and feel

them in person before purchasing. Though

online shopping is easy and convenient, online

returns are not, and it is very difficult to tell

the quality of your area rug from a picture.

With that in mind, many stores have swatches

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some will even allow you to take the area rug

home and see how it looks in the space before

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New at Investing?

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This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones

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If you’re fairly new to investing, you

might be wondering what sort of rules

you should follow or moves you should

make. And while everyone’s situation

is different, there are indeed guidelines that

make sense for all investors. Here are some

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• Learn the basics. The investment world

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invest. For starters, you’ll want to be familiar

with the essential types of investments:

stocks, bonds, mutual funds, government

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to know that some investments are designed

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investment’s value—while others provide

income in the form of dividends or interest

payments, and still others may offer growth

and income.

• Set your goals. You need to know why

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clearly define your goals. Do you want

to retire early? When you do retire, what

kind of lifestyle would you like to have?

Are you planning on helping your children

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you’ve established your goals, you can create

the appropriate investment strategy for

achieving them, taking into account your

time horizon and risk tolerance.

• Invest regularly. At first, you may only

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try to contribute regularly. You’ll get into

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similar plan at work, the money can come

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• Think long term. As you begin investing,

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in a matter of weeks. Investing just doesn’t

work that way—instead, it’s a decades-long

process of carefully choosing, managing

and adjusting a diversified portfolio that’s

suitable for your individual needs. And by

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susceptible to making ill-advised moves in

response to short-term market events.

• Don’t get scared off by downturns. If you

invest for many years, it’s inevitable that you

will experience sharp drops in the financial

markets. But these declines are actually a

normal part of investing. If you overreact

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breaking a cardinal rule of investing—to

buy low and sell high—but you’ll also be

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investment strategy that’s necessary to help

you achieve your goals.

• Get some help. You may find it easier to

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someone who understands your goals

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According to the Audubon

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holiday census of early-winter

bird populations—as an alternative to the

traditional Christmas “Side Hunt,” in which

hunters competed to kill as many birds

(and mammals) as possible. For decades,

Bonners Ferry residents have participated

in the annual event, giving the national

organization a snapshot of what species are

flourishing and which are leaving the area.

Roger Doucet is again organizing the

event, which will take place on Saturday,

December 28. Roger grew up in Nova Scotia

where his fascination for birding began with

seeing dense eagle populations. In 1977 he

began keeping a book of all the species he’s

seen—and today that stands at 618. “I’ve

been stuck on that number for four years,”

Roger said. “I don’t know where I’m gonna

end up.”

For decades, Bonners

Ferry residents

have participated in

the annual event,

giving the national

organization a

snapshot of what

species are flourishing

and which are leaving

the area.

Roger is one of the more experienced birders

in North Idaho and pairs up volunteers

with other experienced birders during

the count. Around 7:30am on Bird Count

Day, volunteers split into groups to cover

a 7.5-mile radius of town, documenting

and counting each bird and species they

encounter. Groups then reconvene back

downtown between 3:30 and 4pm to add up

their totals in order to pass them along to

Audubon. Roger and wife Cassie welcome

everyone to participate, even those who

know little to nothing about birding.

“It’s exciting, and it gets in your blood,” he

said. “It’s a like a treasure hunt!”

Meeting locations are still being determined,

but if you are interested in participating in

this year’s count, you can email the Doucets

at bfbirdcount@gmail.com or text Roger at

208.818.0139. Dress warm and be sure to

bring a notepad and any bird identification

books to help get the most accurate count.

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The Spirit

of Giving

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LOCAL GIVING PROGRAMS

SERVING LOCAL CHILDREN

The winds of change sometimes blow through Bonners Ferry, but one

thing stays constant: the deep vein of generosity that flows through this

community. Every year during the holiday season, that generosity swells to

make sure not one child is left without the Christmas spirit.

Care-n-Share

It began with sharing some leftover toys 37 years ago and has grown into one of the

most generous and longest-running Christmas giving programs in Boundary County.

Linda Lederhos started Care-n-Share after sharing those toys and seeing a much

greater need.

“When I began the program, my mission statement was to ensure that each child has a

new toy and outfit,” Linda shares. She and her now army of volunteers handle a stream

of toys, clothing and monetary donations as they work to give every child who they

help (numbering in the thousands now) things on their wish list, including that new

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“All donations made to the Care-n-Share program stays local and has for the past 37

years,” Linda says. “I feel blessed at all the support our town has given us over the

years.”

Donations for Care-n-Share are accepted at Mountain West Bank, Wells Fargo and

EL Internet. If you’d like to be “Santa” for a local child, there will be bells with their

age, clothing size or gift request on a tree at Mountain West Bank and Kaniksu Health

Clinic.

Applications for the Care-n-Share program can be found at the Panhandle Health

Department office or at EL Internet. The deadline to apply is December 9. For

sponsorship information, please call Linda at 208.290.1483.

Christmas Tree of Joy

Entering its fifth year, the Christmas Tree of Joy is a collaborative effort between Joy

Schmitz, owner of ET Wireless, and Liz Bigsby, manager of the Community Action

Partnership. “After I purchased the store, I felt God leading me to do something at

Christmas time for the community,” Joy shares. A conversation with Liz led to starting

the Christmas Tree of Joy to help cover any families in need after the Care-n-Share

deadline passed.

Families may sign up at the Community Action Partnership from December 2 to

December 13. Joy installs the tree at ET Wireless with tags bearing the child’s age,

gender and request; the community is welcome to take however many tags they’d like

to shop for and return their gifts—wrapped and with the tag attached—to ET Wireless

by December 20. For more information, contact Joy at 208.267.7100.

BoCo Backpacks Christmas Ornament Sale

BoCo Backpacks is kicking off their annual Christmas Ornament fundraiser at the

Holiday Craft Sale this year, December 6 and 7, at the Boundary County Fairground.

Every year, local fifth grade students decorate ornaments—123 this year!—that are

then sold for $5 each. All funds raised are used for nutritious, easy-to-prepare food

kits that are sent home each weekend with many children whose dietary needs aren’t

covered during the break from school.

You can find BoCo ornaments at the craft sale and, throughout the holiday season,

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Our December Athlete of the month

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On top of participating in several Bonners

Ferry High School sports throughout the

year, junior Wade Rice keeps himself busy

with other athletic activities outside of

organized team sports. “I like to hunt, fish

and hike, as well as go backpacking and work

on my truck,” said Wade.

Although he enjoys all of his teams and

outdoor activities and says it’s hard to choose

his favorite, Wade says both football and trap

shooting are near the top of the list. Being

a part of “Duke’s Claybusters” is one of the

more unique teams in North Idaho. Trap

shooting takes a calm mind, serious focus

and mental toughness. Wade says he enjoys

the camaraderie of being on a team of trap

shooters but also relishes the fact that when

it comes down to competing it’s all on his

shoulders. “My most memorable moment in

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sports would definitely be the day I shot my

first 25x25 in trap shooting,” he said.

The skills he learns by practicing shooting

not only help him improve in competitions

but when he is also enjoying fall hunts,

something he can hopefully continue to

participate in long after he graduates. Wade

also credits his coach, Lonny Jelinek, with

encouraging him to truly enjoy his activities

and also make his career path an enjoyable

one as well. “He (Coach Jelinek) always says,

‘If you don't enjoy it, the money will never be

worth your time.’”

Though Wade is only a junior, he is already

getting a jump start on a career path, taking

courses at the trade school at the North Idaho

College training center in Post Falls. He is

working toward becoming an apprentice

electrician, with his eyes set on eventually

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almost immediately that it was the place

he wanted to retire.

He and his wife did just that, and it wasn’t long

before Crosby, a Vietnam War veteran, got

involved in local veterans’ organizations. And it

wasn’t long after that that Crosby got involved

with discussions about the need for a veterans’

retirement home in North Idaho.

“The closest veterans’ home was in Lewiston,”

Crosby said. “Six months out of the year, that’s a

tough drive with the snow and the ice.”

Crosby said he got involved because they needed

someone to do demographic analysis, and his

work on it found there was certainly a need:

About 19,000 veterans lived in Idaho’s five

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That was about 15 years ago, he said. But the end

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on Idaho’s fourth veterans’ home will begin in

Post Falls, with the aim of opening in either 2021

or 2022.

The 7.3-acre plot of land was donated by the

Jacklin Land Company, a spot valued around

$1.1 million. It was a crucial donation, because

without it, the project could not have gone

forward, Crosby said.

Compared to existing facilities in Boise, Pocatello

and Lewiston, this one will be slightly smaller:

It will have 64 bedrooms as well as the typical

amenities of a retirement home. Idaho residents

who are veterans will be able to apply, and it will

operate just like other retirement homes, said

Tag Jacklin, property manager for Riverbend

Commerce Park, part of the Jacklin Land

Company.

It was important to the family to be able to do

something for the area’s veterans, said Don

Jacklin, brother of Doyle and Duane (Tag’s

father), whose grandfather, Ben, started Jacklin

Seed Co. in 1936.

“It just seemed ready to happen, something we

could do in a big way,” Don said. “We knew that

the land had tremendous value and the area had

tremendous demand for veterans. We knew

going in it would take a long time.”

But “everything just fit,” he said. National grants

from Veterans Affairs came through for 65

percent of the project cost. The state was able to

match its portion of the funding—the other 35

percent—through its Idaho Veterans Recognition

Fund, and, in the end, some other projects ahead

of the Post Falls one on the national list didn’t

have all of their pieces in place when their name

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“We were in the right spot at the right time with

the right information,” Crosby said.

Crosby highlighted the support of various people

and organizations in getting the $50 million

project going and maintaining its momentum:

local politicians, including the mayors of Post

Falls, Coeur d’Alene and other cities; local

state legislators; and various members of the

community who attended meetings and showed

Crosby that the project really did have grassroots

support.

“A lot of veterans wrote a lot of letters to state

senators and representatives,” Crosby said.

Crosby remembers the first meeting they

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were all eager for the home to be built. For them,

the need was immediate, and going across the

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Washington residents could apply to live there. It

also had a long waiting list, Crosby said.

The need for a home in North Idaho is only going

to grow, said Tracy Schaner, the deputy chief

administrator for the Idaho Division of Veterans

Services.

“When the new census comes out, I think it’ll be

much higher” than 18,000 veterans, Schaner said.

“Our goal is to make sure that families can visit

their loved ones.”

The location in Post Falls is, then, quite ideal for

just that reason, Don said. Located within a few

miles of the Washington border, on the west side

of Post Falls, the site is right next to the freeway

and thus a short drive from the Spokane airport.

The Centennial Trail is a quarter of a mile away. A

hospital is less than 2 miles, and there is a Cabela’s

as well as various hotels not far away.

“Everything is perfectly located,” Don said.

Each unit in the facility will have its own

bathroom and then shared spaces for dining

and recreation. A central garden area will allow

for window views—either of the garden or out

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the other sides of the building—for every unit.

There will also be other amenities on-site that can

be accessed by non-residents as well, such as a

general store and a sports bar.

This will be the newest of the state’s veterans’

homes. Lewiston, the next newest, is 25 years

old. Boise’s is the oldest, going on 55 years. The

other facilities are all able to house more veterans:

Pocatello and Lewiston each have 66 beds, while

Boise’s has 36 individual units as well as 122 beds

that are part of a skilled nursing care unit.

“The care that we can provide through the state

and the VA partnering together, and having

our veterans be in a community, it’s not that

we’re creating a home-like environment—we’re

creating a true home for our veterans,” Schaner

said. “There’s something to be said having your

comrades (with you) and being a part of all that.”

Not every resident will be a permanent one, Tag

said. The idea is that some space will be used by

veterans recovering from surgeries whose stays

might last just a couple months.

It will also rely on a number of volunteers, just

like the rest of the facilities, said Tom Stoeser,

CEO for Riverbank Commerce Park.

This isn’t the first time the Jacklins have donated

land. They have done so at area universities

such as North Idaho College, Washington State

University and the University of Idaho, including

land for a Post Falls research campus. The

Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center was renamed

as such to honor Susan and Duane Jacklin, who,

according to its website, “were so instrumental in

spearheading the restoration project.” Duane died

in 2017.

Duane, Don and Doyle are all Navy veterans.

Duane was in communications and security in

Maryland, Doyle was a ship officer, and Don was

an air traffic controller.

“To us it was very, very important,” Don said

of this project. “It’s something that we really,

earnestly did want to do. … It’s a really big deal

for the family.”

For Schaner, the need for the project was obvious

and high. But without land, it just was not going

to happen.

“We wouldn’t be able to proceed without the land

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Southern California, and within the first few months

of Überleben going live, they began planning their

relocation north.

“My wife and I have four children, and we homeschool.

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California,” says Tim. “Regardless, it simply wasn’t the

right place for us to raise our family, nor was it the right

place to grow our business. We wanted to live in the

outdoors—not just visit it. This will be our third winter

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At Überleben, they believe that fire represents a return to the basics and

is an essential component to any outdoor experience, from gathering

around the campfire to emergency preparedness. “Fire is embedded in

our DNA. Whether we’re conscious of it, or not, it resonates deep,” affirms

Tim. “I’m proud that Überleben is playing a leading role in facilitating

that experience.”

Tim has given his company a competitive advantage as he strives to

develop the absolute best products for his customers. Überleben’s product

line, which began with ferro rods (fire starters), has expanded to include

products that accompany the fire experience, such as their authentic

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more importantly, while everyone else is focused solely on their product,

we’re congruently focused on the experience, and the deeper why,” affirms

Tim. “I’m quite confident we have the best customer service around, too.”

When it comes to what Tim attributes to the success of his business, he

believes that in addition to being focused on the experience, embracing

failure has always been an important part of the Überleben process.

Prior to Überleben, Tim spent 10 years working in the music industry,

with the last few years focused exclusively on tech startups.

Tim finds it is important to give back to the community which has

embraced his family, as well as the business. In addition to supplying ferro

rods to Boundary County Search and Rescue, through Überleben, Tim

supports a handful of local events and causes including Active Heroes

(and their annual Carry the Fallen Ruck March) and the Boy Scouts.

Though Überleben is primarily internet-based, Tim invites you to stop

in anytime and say hi! Open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm,

he looks forward to telling you more about Überleben products as well

as offer hands-on demonstrations. Tim adds, “Although our retail display

area is not fully built out, we’re fully set up for retail processing this

holiday season.” Be sure to stop in, as the company likes to offer discounts

to the locals! What are you waiting for?

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RIDING

SHOTGUN

Tacoma man had front-row

seat on first cross-country

automobile trip

BY DAN AZNOFF

The concept of driving across the country today is no small

undertaking. It can take weeks of planning, stacks of road

maps and an unquenchable thirst for the road.

The first passage by automobile more than a century ago—

in 1903 to be exact—was a challenge to both the vehicle and the brave

individuals who tested the limits to travel from sea to shining sea.

A bicycle racer who made his home in Tacoma, Washington, was half

of the duo to successfully make the first journey by motorcar across the

country more than 115 years ago. His name and the vehicle he and his

partner drove have been featured in documentaries and honored with a

display at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in

Washington, D.C.

But Sewall K. Crocker is almost unheard of in his adopted hometown.

At the last minute, they wisely decided to stow a block and tackle in the

vehicle to use in the eventuality they had to pull the automobile out of

ruts and muddy spots along the way.

COURTESY OF DIVISION OF WORK AND INDUSTRY, NATIONAL

MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT, SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Crocker was born in 1883 in Walla Walla, Washington, and lived in

Tacoma until he was invited to join doctor and businessman Horatio

N. Jackson on the historic drive starting from San Francisco on a

transcontinental trek across the continent to New York.

The 29-year-old self-taught mechanic first met Jackson when the doctor

approached him with hopes of receiving instructions on how to drive a

horseless carriage. The cross-country quest was the result of a $50 wager

($1,200 today’s dollars) the doctor accepted after a lively conversation

with fellow members of the San Francisco Gentlemen’s Club. Jackson

accepted the challenge to traverse the expanse of America by automobile,

in part, to prove the automobile was “more than just a mere toy.”

The drive was only part of the challenge. The 31-year-old doctor was an

auto enthusiast who did not know how to drive and did not even own an

automobile. Without any mechanical experience of his own, Jackson was

convinced to hire Crocker to serve as his travel companion, mechanic

and relief driver.

The doctor invested $8,000 of his own money in the venture, the

equivalent of more than $200,000 in today’s dollars.

The daring duo left the shores of the California coast on May 23, 1903,

in Jackson's Winton, loaded down with coats, rubber protective clothing,

sleeping bags, blankets, canteens, an axe, a shovel, a telescope, tools,

spare parts, cans for extra gasoline, a Kodak camera, a rifle, a shotgun

and a pair of pistols.

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What they did not have with them were any maps to help chart a proper

route.

Without any published material to study and without any qualified

individuals to provide personal recommendations to help Jackson

and Crocker determine an actual route across the vast continent, the

mechanic advised his partner against following a southern route for fear

the pair may become stranded or lost in the desert.

Jackson agreed to follow dirt roads and wagon trails that paralleled trails,

rivers, mountain passes and crossed alkali flats on a course that roughly

followed the route forged by the Southern Pacific Railroad.

The two drivers planned to pass through the Sacramento Valley and

followed the Oregon Trail to avoid the highest passes through the Rocky

Mountains. Crocker was primarily responsible for making the necessary

repairs of the vehicle during the trip, which broke down frequently,

especially on the harsh, unpaved roads of the West.

The Drive

The pair quickly became national celebrities as news of their quest made

the pages of newspapers across the country.

The trip got off to an ominous start when the Vermont, the name given

to the Winton by Jackson in honor of the state where he was born, blew a

tire only 15 miles after they had off loaded from a ferry that carried them

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and their vehicle on the first leg of the journey across

the San Francisco Bay to Oakland. Crocker replaced

the tire with the only spare they brought along. That

one spare was reportedly the only tire they could find

in the entire city of San Francisco.

The second night out Crocker stopped in Sacramento

to remove the side lanterns after both men agreed they

were too dim. The lamps were replaced with a single

spotlight mounted on the front of the vehicle. It was

at that point of the trip that a pair of bicyclists offered

Jackson road maps. The maps were crude, but Jackson

and Crocker decided the basic maps were better than

making the drive without any sort of written plan.

It’s the Who,

not the What –

that matters most.

COURTESY OF DIVISION OF WORK AND INDUSTRY, NATIONAL

MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

Unable to find a new tire for the Winton, the pair

decided to purchase some used bicycle inner tubes

in case of an emergency before they left Sacramento.

Noise from the road and the engine were apparently so

loud that neither Crocker nor Jackson noticed that all

of their cooking gear had been tossed from the Winton

at some point along one of the bumpy roads.

The pair entertained the locals in the California town

of Alturas with free rides in what was described as a

carnival atmosphere while Jackson and Crocker waited

for three days for replacement tires. They made the

seemingly misguided decision to go ahead without

the spare parts when the shipment did not arrive as

scheduled.

Somewhere near Caldwell in rural Idaho, Jackson

fulfilled his desire to have a dog join them for the ride.

Various stories reported that that pit bull named Bud

was either stolen or purchased for the sum of $15.

Jackson wrote to his wife that he had wanted a dog

since he had left Sacramento.

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The round expression of the small dog became the face

of the well-publicized adventure. Bud’s face appeared

on magazine covers from coast to coast.

In early June, the men were forced to ask a cowboy to

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MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF

AMERICAN HISTORY, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

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Crocker was forced to rent a bicycle (which had its own flat tire) while

they waited for replacement parts and peddled 25 miles to purchase

four gallons of gasoline for the “outrageous” price of $20.

At one point of the trip, the crew of the Vermont ran out of supplies

and went 36 hours without food. They were rescued by a farmer

who fed them stew while Crocker convinced the generous man to

give them the wheel bearings out of his mowing machine for an

emergency repair.

The good news is that newspapers across the country had made the

motorists into national celebrities. Local newspaper reporters greeted

them at virtually every stop.

Sometime in mid-June, Jackson’s coat, along with every penny of their

cash, fell off the Winton. Jackson was forced to wire his wife to send

them more money.

The pair followed the sage advice of locals in Mountain Home, Idaho,

to avoid a stretch of the Oregon Trail and changed course through

the Sawtooth Mountains. In Hailey, Idaho, Jackson agreed to wire the

Winton Company for more spare parts.

The list of lost items continued to grow. While using the block and

tackle to cross a river, Jackson lost the new money his wife had

wired to him as well as his glasses. It was at that point that a greedy

landowner forced them to pay $4 ($105 now) to cross, as Jackson

described the acreage as “bad, rocky, mountain road.”

Crocker’s ingenuity came in handy when he used rope to wrap around

the wheels when they suffered another flat tire.

The trip became much easier beginning on July 12 when they reached

stretches of paved roads beginning in Omaha, Nebraska. The only

recorded mishap from that point of the trip reportedly took place just

outside Buffalo, New York, when the Vermont hit a “hidden obstacle”

in the road and threw Jackson, Crocker and Bud out of the moving

vehicle.

The trio arrived in New York on July 26, crossing the country in a

respectable 63 days, 12 hours and 30 minutes to claim the title of the

first automobile to go coast-to-coast. The Vermont had consumed 800

gallons of gasoline along the way.

Following the hero’s welcome at the end of their adventure, Jackson

joined his wife for the drive home while Crocker headed West.

Newspapers reported that the Vermont broke down again shortly

after Jackson was on the road without a mechanic and that the car’s

drive chain snapped at the threshold of his own garage.

The drive chain was one of the few parts that had not been changed

over the two-month drive across the country.

More importantly, Jackson scoffed at the reality that he was never able

to collect his $50 wager.

The Man

Despite his acclaim as a national celebrity, Crocker returned home to

Tacoma in relative obscurity. There were no parades, no newspaper

reporters or magazine photographers lined up at his door like Jackson

had when he returned to New England.

Following the adventure, Crocker attempted to capitalize on his

newfound fame by launching a search for sponsors for an aroundthe-world

auto tour. With his fame and his health failing, Crocker

finally settled down in Tacoma where he died just two weeks after he

turned 30 years old. Newspapers at the time reported that the once

famous mechanic died of depression after

suffering a nervous breakdown.

Not only was he not honored by the

residents of Tacoma, he died without any

family or many friends at his bedside. The

people in his hometown quickly turned

their attention to the latest news of the day.

More than a century later, his name has

not been used for the name of a street

or any public venue associated with his

pioneering achievements. To some people,

like former Tacoma Mayor Bill Baarsma,

that is a fact that still needs to be corrected.

A film by documentary filmmaker Ken

Burns was produced to mark the 100th

anniversary of the historic crossing during

the time Baarsma served as mayor. In

addition to his duties as mayor, Baarsma

had hoped he could use his elected

position to raise the image of the city’s

forgotten luminary.

“He was lost in the pages of history,”

Baarsma reflected when contacted for

this article. “Renaming a street in his

honor on his birthday (April 7) would be

a fitting and proper way to recognize his

remarkable accomplishment.”

The trio arrived

in New York on

July 26, crossing

the country in

a respectable 63

days, 12 hours

and 30 minutes

to claim the

title of the first

automobile to

go coast-tocoast.

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COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF

AMERICAN HISTORY, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

One possibility, he said, was the small

road from I-5 that leads to the LeMay

- America's Car Museum. The former

mayor said Crocker would be a more

appropriate name than its present name,

East D Street. Mike Bush, the newest

spokesperson for the auto collection, was

confident that Renee Crist, the curator

of the museum, would support the name

change.

“It is amazing to me that we have nothing

in the Museum that recognizes Crocker

as a resident of Tacoma,” said Bush. “In

fact, I am not even sure we have a Winton

in our collection. You’d think we would

have something that honors the triumph

of a local citizen who contributed to

automotive history.”

Dan Aznoff is a freelance writer based

in Mukilteo, Washington, dedicated to

preserving the stories of our generation. He

was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize and has

received acclamation for his work regarding

sustainable energy. He is the author of three

books that document colorful periods of

history in Washington. He can be reached

at directly da@dajournalist.com.


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This is the time of giving. People everywhere

dig a little deeper into their pockets to buy

that little something for someone to show

how much they care about them. Friends

and co-workers get together to celebrate the year and

exchange stories and well wishes. Kids smile more in

anticipation of the holiday season and look forward

to the winter break from school. The snow is falling

and covering everything in a glistening blanket that

makes this area attractive to skiing, snowmobiling,

ice hiking, snowshoeing and many other activities.

While this is the time of magic and holidays, we can

also happen upon accidents and, more frightening,

a hospital stay. Whether at the local hospital or at

home with in-home services, the person more than

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is a certified nursing assistant (CNA). A CNA is

someone who has completed a certification course

that includes classroom, lab and clinical experience

to ensure they are able to provide personal care in

compliance with the state’s regulations.

They are the backbone of any medical office or care

facility. They are the ones who get into the nittygritty

of taking care of people, including helping

them bathe, move, eat, change—the basics every

person needs to maintain a healthy lifestyle. They

assist the nurses through direct contact with the

patient. Their attitude and caring are a fundamental

part of the patient’s health and recovery.

Without these key people, our health-care system

would fail. Nurses and doctors would not be able to

carry out their orders and charts in a timely manner,

and patients’ safety and health would be in jeopardy.

It is a role that will always be needed, no matter the

economy.

Being a CNA takes the “want to make a

difference” in someone else’s life. Because

the position requires one-on-one care,

you really get to know each patient. It

can be emotionally rewarding in helping

someone recover from their illness or even

to provide that daily care for an elderly

patient who resides in a nursing home.

Many of these types of patients are limited

to the facility they reside in. The CNA

becomes an integral part of the person’s

life, oftentimes developing a relationship

almost like a family member. They spend

holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and other

milestones together; celebrating the small

moments in life that can bring a smile to

anyone’s face and warmth to the heart.

During this time of year, it is especially

critical for everyone to remember their

loved ones and to make a connection with

another person who needs it. We should

also remember to be thankful for those

around us who serve our community in the

quietest ways. CNAs accept this challenge

daily and rise to the call to make sure they

leave a positive note with every patient they

attend to. They give the gift of caring every

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Participating business will be offering goodies, special discounts or instore

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TO GIVE INSTEAD

get

OF

LASTING JOY FROM MEANINGFUL HOLIDAY GIVING

BY HANNAH SUCSY WILLIS

As we approach the

holiday season, the

opportunities for giving

are all around us. We

have charities getting our

attention, food drives,

fundraisers and more.

But how do we prioritize? We know that “to

give is better than to receive,” but how do we

know what to give?

Give the gift of time

To many of our closest friends and family

members, our own time is much more

meaningful than anything a stocking or a

box under the tree could contain. We can

share our time with our kids by building a

snowman together or driving around looking

at Christmas lights. Consider the things

you find yourself saying, such as “This year,

we have to …,” and ask your kids if they are

looking forward to the same things. Giving

the gift of time will probably mean a sacrifice

of some of our own preferences, but that is

probably one of the things that will make

it the most meaningful to the recipient.

Because honestly, what kid looks forward to

being dragged to the mall only to stand still

forever and then sit on a stranger’s lap while

manufacturing a fake smile?

Well-spent family togetherness

Spending time with family is likely the thing

that is most long-lived, long-lasting, but it’s

not always easy to accomplish a peaceful gettogether.

Often, the stress of the details of

keeping traditions alive can leave everyone

feeling drained. Make a point of practicing

some of these suggestions as a family, as well

as turning the focus outward. Take the time

to work together volunteering in any number

of ways. Many food banks need volunteers to

sort donations, stock shelves, load food to be

delivered and distribute these goods.

Take the time to sing some unsung heroes

Instead of buying your kids’ teachers a candle

or mug, take a moment to write a heartfelt

note expressing your appreciation. This is

one of those things that it is easy to claim we

don’t have time to do, yet we would easily

spend a minimum of 10 minutes, if not more,

shopping for a gift. And honestly, if you were

the one devoting your time to a classroom

full of demanding students, knowing that

you were making a difference in even one

of their lives would be an unforgettable gift

to receive. This could be applied to your

pastor, coworkers, boss or employees, family

members and friends. Think about ways your

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life is better with them in it—and

tell them. List things you appreciate

about their personalities and point out

the things they do that help make the

world a better place.

Lend a hand to help a neighbor

Of course, shoveling snow for neighbors is an obvious way to help

out physically, but what about some less obvious ways to lend

a hand? We might only think to assist the elderly or those with

physical limitations, but there are all kinds of opportunities that

surround us each day. Maybe you aren’t into inflatable Santas, and

you don’t set up mechanical reindeer or a sleigh in your yard every

year. Or perhaps you don’t have the means to line every roofline

of your house with icicle lights, especially once the electric bill is

factored in, but you love that the neighbors do so much to brighten

up the neighborhood. Why not offer to help set it up and/or break

it down with them?

Perform random acts of kindness

There are a variety of ways to show kindness to others, and really,

there is no wrong way. You could do just about anything for it to be

a random act of kindness! One way that is a lot of fun is to choose

someone in a store (randomly!), follow them to the checkout,

and then tell them that you would like to pay for their purchases.

An alternative to this is buying things and handing them out to

strangers. Either way, kids love a good surprise and generally have

so much fun getting to participate in random acts of kindness.

The possibilities are endless, ranging from covering someone’s

baggage cart at the airport to paying for someone’s coffee at the

drive through or meal at a restaurant, even covering the cost for

someone’s cart full of gifts in a department store. The sky’s the limit!

Operation vicarious kindness

Studies reveal that the pleasure centers in the brain show more

activity when giving a gift than when receiving a gift. So, if I want

to make someone happy, why not give the gift of gift-giving? Again,

it could be someone random, and you could do this with your

kids: Give cash to the person with the instruction to spend it on

someone other than themselves, and then talk about how it went.

This could potentially have a profound impact on the way they

understand their ability to make someone happy.

Recreating memories

Think of someone in your life who has told the same story over and

over, from when they were a child, newly married, or some other

past era. Do they have a fond memory of helping their mother bake

a particular Christmas Eve meal or dessert? Ask other relatives until

you find the exact recipe, then collect ingredients and incorporate

as many details as you can into recreating the experience for them.

Did your dad take your mom to the Nutcracker every year but has

recently passed away? Team up with your siblings to all take your

mom to the Nutcracker together this year to keep the tradition

alive.

At the end of it all, we should also remember to be thankful. Saying

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Happy Holidays

BigT HINGS COME IN

Small

BOXES

GIVE THE GIFT OF EXPERIENCES THIS YEAR

to our customers & community from the Mojo’s family.

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

The holidays are a time of sharing and giving; a time of joy and happiness. While

shopping for that perfect gift for a loved one, you are already anticipating the

excitement of its recipient as they untie the ribbon and tear the wrapping paper

to uncover a box holding that treasure you picked out just for them! But what if this

year was different. What if, rather than a tangible present that over time will break, be

outgrown or forgotten about, you try something new?

Now is the time to give the gift of experience.

Today, children of all ages tend to want the next biggest and greatest thing. And

with technology ever evolving, it is nearly impossible—and expensive—to keep up

with what’s trending right here and now. Rather than purchasing that new game or

entirely new game system, why not invest in something that can never be replaced or

forgotten? If your child is one who is interested in gaming and technology, have you

ever thought about signing them up for a workshop where they can learn coding, and

in turn, create their own games? Not only is it educational, but these workshops are

sure to engage your child and have them eagerly awaiting the next session.

If your child wants the newest cell phone because of its camera qualities, why not

purchase them a “real” camera and enroll them in a photography course? Photography

is a wonderful hobby for any age, and who knows? It could be the beginning to a

future career.

Do you find your child to be the center of attention, always singing, dancing and

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Purchasing tickets to one of the upcoming productions put

on by one of the local children’s theater is another great way

to provide an experience for your child that you can share

together. You can make an entire afternoon or evening of it by

enjoying lunch or dinner prior to the show, or a special aftershow

dessert!

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If you find you have a young one who enjoys music, now may be

the ideal time to explore different instruments and private music

instruction. This will allow them to learn a valuable skill while also

instilling a creative outlet. And, children who learn to play an instrument

tend to do better in their academics as well.

Find yourself constantly running out of drawing paper, markers, paint, tape,

glue and all other art-related materials thanks to your kiddo’s insatiable desire

to create? You may have an artist in the making in your home! An introduction

to art class could make for a wonderful gift, as they take their creativity to paper

while also learning the proper techniques. You could also register to attend a paint

night with your child and create works of art side by side while making memories

as well.

Another idea would be to head to an area museum or art gallery and watch as your

child takes in the art that surround him or her. You may be amazed by the questions they

have or the art that most attracts and inspires them. You may learn a little something about

yourself as well.

Some of the greatest memories can be made when sharing a meal. If you have a child who

enjoys trying new foods, seek out a local cooking class! Afterward, head to the market to buy

the ingredients and allow your child to help prepare the meal at home for the entire family to

enjoy together! You can also plan a special date night with your child and let them choose a new

restaurant to try.

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in a hotel, plan to spend a couple days exploring, engaging, laughing and creating memories that won’t soon be

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There is much more to the holiday season than material items. It’s the spirit of giving and the joy in spending quality

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PICKING

THE

Perfect

TREE

WHICH VARIETY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

BY COLIN ANDERSON

THE FOCAL POINT OF JUST ABOUT ANY

INDOOR HOLIDAY DECORATING is the

Christmas tree. Most are put up shortly after

Thanksgiving and don’t come down until right

around New Year’s Day. They can be pint sized

for apartments or grand spectacles in homes with

vaulted ceilings. How you decorate says a lot about

your family, and there is truly no wrong way to do

it. When picking out the perfect tree there is more

that goes into it than how it looks on the lot. Take

into consideration the differences in some of the

most popular styles when it’s time to settle on your

family’s tree.

NOBLE FIR

This tree grows especially well in the

Northwest and can reach heights of

over 200 feet (if you have a really really

big house). The Noble Fir branches

tend to rise upward and are sturdy,

again allowing for heavier ornaments

without creating too much of a sagging

look. Evenly spaced branches and

short needles allow for the decorations

to really stand out. Noble Firs are also

popular choices in making wreaths and

garland due to their strength.

GRAND FIR

The Grand Fir has a few differences

from its relatives, mostly within the

needle coloring—which tends to be

more yellow-green instead of bluegreen

but also very shiny. Grand Firs

tend to run thicker than Noble Firs,

but they also give off an even stronger

smell for longer than some of its

counterparts. Hanging heavy objects

is also usually not a problem, and

trunks also tend to be very straight in

this classic Christmas tree.

DOUGLAS FIR

If allowed to grow, Douglas Firs can

reach heights of over 300 feet! They

grow well in many climates, making

them one of the most common

varieties across the nation. The shape

of a Douglas is unique in that it is

typically more uniform and can even

take up the appearance of a pyramid.

It gives off one of the strongest, albeit

pleasant, scents of any tree, so if you

enjoy that fresh cut smell throughout

the holiday, this is likely your best bet.

ARTIFICIAL

Many will scoff at this, myself

included, but artificial trees have come

a long way since their inception. They

are made to mimic all the popular

varieties of trees, and if you invest in a

quality product, many look exactly like

the real thing—from a distance. People

use artificial if their tree is styled to

match a room while others simply

enjoy the convenience of easy setup

and takedown. Those with sensitivity

to smell or who are unfortunately

allergic to certain trees can also enjoy

the holiday spirit this way.

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Free admission & donations appreciated.

FREE CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS MOVIE

The Grinch: 1pm sponsored by the Bonners Ferry Chamber of Commerce. Snacks,

candy bags with prizes, and Santa Claus will be in the house! Kids 12 and under

must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA WINTER DELIGHT CONCERT

3pm at Bonners Ferry High School’s Becker Auditorium!

PERFORMERS CIRCLE

Doors and the Pearl Cafe open at 6pm and fun starts at 7pm.

Free admission & donations appreciated.

ROARING IN THE 20s NEW YEAR’S EVE PRE-PARTY

6pm to 9pm. Live music with Bonners Ferry’s The Nightjars! Costumes encouraged

but never required! Pearl Cafe open for beer and wine. Tickets $18 singles -

$30 couples: includes champagne and hors d’oeuvres, available at

Mountain Mike’s, Bonners Books, Far North Logo Shop or by calling 208.610.2846.

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EXPLORE THE FOODIE TRAIL

A warm-weather winter getaway that’s family friendly

Story & Photos By Marguerite Cleveland

THE FOODIE SCENE IN MESA AND PHOENIX

HAS REALLY EVOLVED WITH LOCAL

RESTAURANTS SERVING FARM-TO-TABLE

FOOD INSPIRED BY THE VIBRANT CULTURAL

DIVERSITY IN THE AREA.

Phoenix and Mesa are the perfect holiday location for a winter getaway. Mild temperatures and resort

hotels that are destinations in themselves and a short flight via Alaska Airlines (so you can utilize the

free bag check for a case of Arizona wine) make this an easy trip to enjoy. This is foodie heaven with

an up-and-coming wine region, farm-to-table restaurants, year-round fresh produce and agritourism

attractions.

Where To Stay

The Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort is a desert oasis with a 4-acre waterpark that makes it a great choice for

families. Room options are all suites, which gives families more room to spread out. Casitas with one or two

bedrooms are also an option. There is a kids’ camp giving parents with younger ones a childcare option. They

have dinner sessions so you can have a date night on your vacation. Amenities abound with a full-service spa and

multiple dining options.

For more economical options, consider lodgings in Mesa like the Residence Inn by Marriott, which has larger

accommodations with kitchens—a great way to save money while traveling. A substantial breakfast is offered each

morning and included in the room rate. If money is no object, you can step it up to the super luxurious AAA Five

Diamond Phoenician Resort, which has a three-story spa. The resort began an extensive renovation in 2016 that

was recently completed. It is lovely with a fresh, contemporary vibe throughout the resort.

Where To Eat

The foodie scene in Mesa and Phoenix has really evolved with local

restaurants serving farm-to-table food inspired by the vibrant cultural

diversity in the area. The Bario Café is s smaller restaurant, so be sure

to make a reservation. Chef Silvana Salicido is a five-time James Beardaward

nominee. Her food is authentic traditional Mexican food and

utilizes local producers as much as possible. It is subtle little things

like adding pomegranate seeds to a fresh simple guacamole made from

avocados left in big chunks, tomatoes, red onions, a hint of cilantro

and lime that turns this dish into something special. Chiles En Nogada

is a roasted stuffed poblano pepper filled with chicken, apple, pear,

dried apricots and pecans covered with a delicate almond cream sauce

garnished with cilantro, pomegranate seeds and queso fresco. It is an

unusual dish packed with flavors that just meld together. Perfection.

On the other end of the spectrum is Jalapeno Bucks, a dive joint built in

old shipping containers nestled in the midst of an orange grove. Don’t

wear good clothes because you are here to try the ooey, gooey, extremely

messy peanut butter and jelly brisket sandwich. OMG! So good. Words

can’t describe how something that sounds so strange can be so delicious!

Don’t miss the excellent salsas concocted by Buck. It’s how he started and

earned the nickname Jalapeno. Pick the size salsas that you want and

order a bag of chips, served in a paper bag. The medium was grocery-bag

sized! The mango salsa is a favorite and has a sweet and slightly spicy

taste the goes well with the freshly made tortilla chips.

What To Do

The Fresh Foodie Trail is a great way to spend a day or two traveling

to urban and rural destinations for those who love food. There are 11

stops on this culinary journey, and each will give you an insight into how

food is produced. Visit everything from a vertical urban farm at True

Garden to the Hayden Flour Mills at Sossaman Farms. The Windmill

Winery is one of the furthest stops and is in the town of Florence. The

drive gets you out in the Sonoran Desert with lots of old growth Saguaro

Cacti. The farm is beautifully landscaped with a lovely wine tasting room.

After the drive through the desert, it feels like an oasis. Most grapes are

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The Speci f ics

WHERE TO STAY

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort

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The Residence Inn Mesa

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WHERE TO EAT

The Bario Café

BarioCafe.com

Jalapeno Bucks

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WHAT TO DO

Fresh Foodie Trail

VisitMesa.com

The Phoenician Spa

Phoenician.com

Desert Botanical Garden

DBG.org

Musical Instrument Museum

MIM.org

convenience right around the corner

THREE MILE CORNER

sourced from Wilcox, Arizona, but owner

Harold Christ can grow Barbera grapes on

his farm. Arizona currently has two AVAs,

and the quality of the wine is very good.

A case of Barbera can fly free if you fly on

Alaska Airlines.

The Desert Botanical Garden has more than

50,000 desert plants on five thematic trails.

The plants come from deserts all over the

world, and the unique displays are so lovely.

Plan your day to arrive when the gardens

open so you can enjoy strolling before

the heat of the day. For great views of the

mountains, the gardens and Phoenix, you’ll

want to hike to the top of the Sonoran Desert

Nature Loop Trail. There are two shops, one

a garden shop and the other a gift shop, that

are worth a visit. A grow-your-own cactus in

a box makes a perfect souvenir or gift.

The Musical Instrument Museum is an

unexpected treasure. Rather than just statically display the more than

6,800 musical instruments that come from all over the world, the

museum uses state-of-the-art audio and visual technologies to enhance

the experience. Each visitor is given a headset with an audio tour; as you

step up to each display you begin to hear a musician performing with

the instrument and can observe the video as well—a truly immersive

experience with incredible performances. Visit the Experience Gallery

for a hands-on opportunity to play instruments from around the world.

Music buffs will love the Artist Gallery with icons such as Elvis Presley,

Johnny Cash, John Lennon and more modern artists such as Maroon 5.

A spa day at the Phoenician is a luxurious experience that will have you

relaxed for days. Treatments are available for both men and women in the

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new three-story building which is home to the spa. Soothing music and

soft lighting helps set the mood before your treatment. Arrive at least 45

minutes before your appointment so you can indulge in the Personal Spa

Ritual, a 30-minute hot-and-cold contrast hydrotherapy which improves

the benefits of your treatment. There's no need to rush after your spa

treatment, as you'll want to take advantage of all the amenities such as an

adult-only pool deck, where you can enjoy an alfresco lunch.

The greater Phoenix and Mesa area will have you feeling relaxed and

refreshed after a nice winter break. Infusions of vitamin D from all the

sunshine will chase away your winter blues. With amenity-filled resorts,

an eclectic food and craft beverage scene, and tons of family friendly

activities, it is the perfect destination.

STORE

A full-service store with

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THAI YELLOW

CURRY SOUP

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Lesa Lebeau

This is a very comforting winter soup, and a

protein such as chicken may be added!

Serves 4 - 6

INGREDIENTS:

3 tbsp. oil

1/2 cup Mae Ploy yellow curry paste

3 cloves of minced garlic

2 tbsp. grated fresh ginger

2 tbsp. minced lemongrass

4 tbsp. fish sauce

3 tbsp. sugar

2 cups cubed butternut squash

2 cups chopped carrots

2 cups cubed gold potatoes

1 large white onion, sliced

2 15-oz. cans of Mae Ploy coconut cream

3 cups stock (chicken or vegetable)

TO GARNISH:

Chopped cilantro

Toasted pumpkin seeds

Toasted coconut

METHOD:

• In large stockpot, add oil and heat on medium high. Sauté

curry paste for 5 minutes to open up spices.

• Add onion, garlic and ginger plus one cup of stock. Simmer

8 minutes.

• Add fish stock and sugar. Now add remaining stock,

vegetables and simmer 10 minutes.

• Add coconut cream and simmer soup 45 minutes.

• Garnish with cilantro, coconut and pumpkin seeds.

• Serve and enjoy!

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We Set

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GENERATIONS AT THE

HEMLOCKS

Come out to Generations at the Hemlocks' newly renovated

restaurant where you'll enjoy fine dining with the best service

in a beautiful setting. Their diversified menu features locally

grown produce, meats and wild game, as well as fresh herbs

harvested from their own garden. Open for dinner Friday

and Saturday 4 to 9pm, reservations recommended, walk-ins

welcome.

73400 Hwy 2 | Moyie Springs

208.267.4363 | HemlocksLodging.com

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PHO 9B THE NOODLE JOINT

Serving Bonners Ferry customers the best in Asian-fusion

cuisine, you'll find their dishes prepared with only the freshest

ingredients! From Yakisoba with choice chicken, beef sirloin,

shrimp or vegetables, pho made daily using roasted bones and

homemade stock to a variety of teriyaki rice bowls and more,

guests will find a delicious variety of choices. Take out/limited

dine in Monday through Friday, 11am to 7pm.

6387 Kootenai Street | Bonners Ferry

208.267.2000

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TWO TONES CAFE

Two Tones Cafe is a restaurant where guests will enjoy

flavors from around the world in dishes made using the

freshest ingredients. With menu options ranging from

Asian salads and nachos, to unique beef and chicken

entrees, burgers, salads and desserts, there's something for

everyone! Indoor and patio seating available. Open daily

11am to 9pm.

6536 Main Street | Bonners Ferry

208.417.304

Facebook.com/ Two Tones Cafe

MI PUEBLO

Come join Mi Pueblo for a fiesta of flavor! Proudly serving

authentic Mexican food, this colorful diner features dining

in, take-out services and space for larger groups. The

menu is packed full of beef, chicken, pork and vegetarian

selections, including options for smaller appetites or people

with dietary restrictions. Delicious combo meals let you

sample different items, all at wallet-satisfying prices!

7168 Main Street | Bonners Ferry

208.267.4735

Facebook.com/Mi Pueblo Authentic Mexican Food

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PIZZA FACTORY

At this Bonners Ferry diner, you’ll be treated to wonderful

service and an inviting, homey atmosphere where the staff

treats you like family. Known for their large portion sizes and

customer favorites like the broasted chicken, omelets, pies and

more, they’re open Tuesday through Saturday 4:30am to 8pm

and Sunday 6am to 2pm.

6421 Main St.| Bonners Ferry

208.267.2431

If you're looking for delicious and fresh pizza in Bonners

Ferry, look no further. At Pizza Factory, they proudly serve

up delicious calzones, tasty pasta and, of course, pipinghot

pizzas, using only the freshest ingredients around.

Sit down, grab a slice (or two, or three) and dig in! Open

Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm,

Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm. And ... they deliver!

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FEIST CREEK RESTAURANT

6425 South Main Street

Bonners Ferry, Idaho

208.267.4000

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At Feist Creek Restaurant the delicious smells and warm

atmosphere make you feel right at home. Serving lunch and

dinner, customer favorites range from their smoked prime

rib and 25 oz. rib-eye steak to catfish and hushpuppies,

homemade fish and chips, burgers, sandwiches and more.

Full bar, pool table, outdoor seating, fish pond and their own

private waterfall make this a destination spot to remember.

Their summer hours are Wednesday - Monday noon - 9pm.

2673 Moyie River Road | Bonners Ferry

208.267.8649

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BADGER'S DEN CAFE AND

LATTE

At Badger's Den Cafe and Latte, you'll be greeted with fast,

friendly service with a smile. On the menu you'll find hearty

and delicious breakfast and lunch items, a variety of specialty

coffee drinks, smoothies and more! In a hurry? There's a driveup

window for your convenience. A stop at this restaurant is a

must for locals and visitors alike!

6551 S. Main St. | Bonners Ferry

208.267.1486

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Check out what is going

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December!

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“O Come All Ye Faithful”

Celebrate the season with the

Bonners Ferry Community Choir

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

For more than 40 years, the Bonners Ferry Community Choir has been sharing their joy of music. And with the Christmas season upon us, they’re

excited to invite you to attend this year’s Christmas concert, titled “O Come All Ye Faithful.”

Those in attendance will be treated to a “beautiful arrangement of traditional Christmas songs about the birth of our Savior plus some very unique

pieces,” says Julie Mcleish, choir conductor. “We will begin with a powerful arrangement of ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’ titled ‘Processional for Christmas’

by Benjamin Harlan and end with a new favorite of mine called ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas Praise’ by Pepper Choplin that combines, in a very

moving way, the traditional melody of the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ with words from Handel’s ‘Messiah.’

“We ended with this piece last year, and I loved it so much that I decided to make it a tradition!”

Born and raised in Bonners Ferry, Jeff Hunsaker, who is a full-time piano teacher and composer, is the choir’s amazing and very talented

accompanist. As a special treat, he will be premiering his new piece during the Friday evening performance only, featuring tenor Eric Lindenbusch.

“It’s a tone poem for piano and tenor voice in the tradition of ‘The Wanderer,’ says Jeff. “It explores different seasons of the soul using allegorical

imagery and cyclical thematic development.”

The choir’s Christmas performance will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, with two opportunities to enjoy the music: Friday, December 13 at

7:30pm and Sunday, December 15 at 3pm. The concert is free to attend, though donations are greatly appreciated.

“This tradition is a big highlight in the community every Christmas season,” says Julie. “I loved going to these (concerts) when Vicki [Blake] and Barb

[Nelson] were doing it, and last year, as my first year conducting, was so incredible! It is a deeply meaningful way to celebrate the season and a way

to come together as a community in unity and friendship.”

DEC

07

2nd Annual 9B Ladies on the Loose

On Saturday, December 7, join all the local ladies in the community for the second

annual 9B Ladies on the Loose. Held 9am to 4pm, you can start your holiday shopping

off right! This is a day to spend with friends and have fun while showing your local

support. Grab a map at one of the participating 9B merchants, then stop, shop and get

your map stamped at specified destinations. More than a dozen participating business

will be offering goodies, special discounts or in-store drawings! For additional details,

contact the Bonners Ferry Chamber at 208.290.1143

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Roaring ‘20s New Year’s Eve Pre-Party

Enjoy your New Year’s Eve at The Pearl Theater as they host another spectacular all-ages event

to welcome in the new year (on Eastern Standard time)! The Roaring in the ‘20s New Year’s

Eve Pre-Party takes place 6 to 9pm. There will be live music with The Nightjars, dancing and

champagne toast (for those 21+). Costumes are encouraged but never required. Admission is

$18 per person or $30 per couple and includes champagne and hors d'oeuvres. The Pearl Cafe

will also be open for beer and wine. Tickets can be purchased at Mountain Mike's, Bonners

Books and Far North Logo Shop, or by calling 208.610.2846.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

December

05

06

WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP

DECEMBER 05

1:00 to 3:00pm

UI Extension, Boundary County

Reserve your space by calling 208.267.3235

or on EventBrite.com

THE BOUNDARY COUNTY

CELEBRATION OF CRAFT

DECEMBER 06

10:00am to 5:00pm

Boundary County Fairgrounds

Call Kari at 206.214.5105

08

12

BONNERS FERRY

COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA

DECEMBER 08

3:00 to 5:00pm

Bonners Ferry High School Becker Auditorium

For more information, contact

Glenda Novinger at 208.597.1118

STAMPING FRIENDS CLUB

DECEMBER 12

6:00 to 8:00pm

Chic-N-Chop

Call Kat Cowell at 208.267.3431

DON’T

MISS!

You Are Cordially Invited

to benefit Boundary Community Hospital’s

3D Mammogram Capital Campaign

Kootenai River Inn

Bonners Ferry, Idaho

Saturday, February 8, 2020

6:00 pm

Specially-Prepared Four Course Dinner

Delicious Dessert Dash

Live Auction

www.boundarycommunityhospital.org/foundation

Sponsor Levels

Platinum Sponsor Y $1,500

includes Dinner for Eight

Gold Sponsor Y $1,000

includes Dinner for Four

Silver Sponsor Y $750

includes Dinner for Two

Donor Levels

Diamond Donor Y $1,000+

Bronze Donor Y $500

Copper Donor Y $250

A limited number of gala tickets

will be available for $75 each.

Call 208-267-6912 for more information.

Fry Healthcare Foundation is a

501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Fry Healthcare Foundation

6640 Kaniksu Street Y Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

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DECEMBER

JOJO BAKER LIVE ON KFBI

1450 AM

06

12:00 to 1:00pm

Boundary County Historical Society & Museum

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FRIDAY THE 13TH FUN

DECEMBER 13

5:00 to 8:00pm

Kootenai River Brewing Company

KootBrew.com

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NIGHT OF NATIVITIES

DON’T

MISS!

DECEMBER 06 & 07

5:00 to 9:00pm / 11:00am to 5:00pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

208.266.1442

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NOVINGER MUSIC CENTER

STUDIO RECITALS

DECEMBER 15

1:00 to 6:30pm

The Pearl Theater

Call Glenda Novinger at 208.597.1118

07

DECEMBER

FREE CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS

MOVIE: THE GRINCH

07

1:00pm

The Pearl Theater

ThePearlTheater.org

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CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT

DECEMBER 28

7:30am to 4:00pm

Meeting Locations TBD

Email Roger Doucet at bfbirdcount@gmail.com

or text 208.818.0139

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Services

• Physical Therapy

• Hand Therapy

• Medical Massage Therapy

• Dry Needling

• Arthritis Relief Program

• Yoga Therapy

• Pain Relieving 830 Cold Laser

• Vertigo/Dizziness

• Sports Injuries

BRINGING THE BOUNDARY COUNTY

COMMUNITY

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DRY NEEDLING

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Nonprofit Organization

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For More Information

Contact Shirley at 208.255-9847 or f BoCo Backpacks

CRUSHING | HAULING | EXCAVATING

Wink Inc. does gravel sales, crushing, hauling, road building,

excavation, utilities, demolition, sewer systems, rock walls,

site prep, foundations, water lines, subdivision development ...

We Do Everything!!

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Family owned and operated

self storage facility.

50 • 10x12 newly constructed units

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$59 per month

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Services: ∙ Fire Prevention ∙ Light Hauling

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Call Us For Your Snowplowing Needs!

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we can use three machines at one time

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HANDCRAFTED LOG & TIMBER HOMES

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