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It seems like everyone is building, remodeling or sprucing
up their homes this year. This is evident in both the lack
of available contractors and subcontractors, but also in
the rising prices of labor and goods sparked from high
demand. That’s why it is very important to have a clear set of
expectations and needs lined out before you start your project,
as remodeling can be a slippery slope. I’d hate to see anyone get
into the middle of a major remodel, only to find themselves
stuck and unable to complete the job because they cannot find
subcontractors who have the availability time-wise to finish it!
Last month I started a list of common home remodeling
projects including whole house painting, kitchen remodeling,
new flooring and bathroom tile projects. This month I thought
I’d continue the list of common projects and what to expect
with each. The aim is to help readers determine what to expect
New countertops. Though this would likely be included in
kitchen remodeling, this is by far one of the most common
projects people undertake as it has such a huge perceived
impact on the value of our homes. For any of the myriad options
out there, the process starts with selecting a material and color,
finding a supplier that deals with your specific material and
offers a variety of options, and discussing with a salesperson the
merits of each. From there, a measure will be performed and
then a template created. For the templating process, they will
be looking at your existing cabinet structure and determining
the best fit, location for seams, etc. Additionally, decisions will
have to be made regarding sinks, faucets, backsplash material
and height, and more.
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selection of options, which usually proves easiest for the
homeowner, unless they want a more specialty sink. As well, it
must be determined if the fabricator will be removing the old
countertops—some will (for a fee), some will not. If the answer
is no, ask if they have a suggestion for someone who can do
that work for you, unless you’d like to do it yourself. After the
template, material will be cut off-site by the fabricator then
brought to your home on installation day. Sometimes, there
are issues—a measurement was missed, the sink doesn’t fit, etc.
Be prepared for this—they will fix it, and usually very quickly.
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sink. If they provided it, then it is their mistake, and they will
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YOUR RENTAL HOME IS BEAUTIFUL
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Imagine with me for a moment. Let’s
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looking back on today, what would you
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look like? What does it feel like? Focus in
on this vision until it’s crystal clear in your
mind. Do you love it? Because you have the
ability to create that, even if, right now, it feels
failure shows up early and often, and has a
potentially paralyzing effect on us—unless we
shift our thinking. When we give up on the
need to “know how,” and we fall in love with
the results of our vision fulfilled, the fear of
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lined out before you start your project.
New windows and/or doors. This is a fairly
large remodeling project, and I definitely
recommend working with a specialist to
accomplish these for you. Windows, as long
as they are being replaced in the exact same
sizes as existing, are typically a fairly easy
switch. However, with any remodeling project,
keep in mind that there are often unforeseen
difficulties. Headers may be incorrect, or
windows may have been installed wrong the
first time around. Trim, both interior and
exterior, may be damaged or removed in the
process, paint and drywall damaged. Window
coverings will, of course, have to be removed
and may not quite fit correctly when new
windows are installed, depending on the type
of window and treatment you are replacing.
Though replacing old windows is one of the
most rewarding projects you can undertake
for the insulation integrity of your home, it can
be quite a process. Be prepared! Doors—both
interior and exterior—are similar in scope and
potential issues. Ask questions, and make sure
you are working with a professional!
Lighting. This is one of the easiest switches
for your home. Changing out light fixtures is
usually quick, painless and very rewarding!
There are so many options available now
that shopping for lighting can be almost
overwhelming, but in this case, the internet
is your friend. You can search fixtures by
finish, style, glass or any other option you can
think of, and ordering them online is fairly
easy. The one caveat that I will insist on is
using a professional electrician for installing
them—one who knows the codes and will not
jeopardize your safety by installing something
Well, that’s my list! Happy remodeling and
remember, if in doubt, ask a professional for
help or advice.
It’s not about the plan
Most of us have been taught that an important
step in achieving anything is planning every
detail of how we’re going to get it done. When
we approach creating something new with
that mindset, sooner or later we crash into
a big roadblock, and we don’t know how to
push through. We hit a big wall, because we’re
trying to forecast the future by focusing on the
Focusing on the familiar is a trap
Creating a new reality begins with a shift in
mindset. When we’re focused on completing
the incremental steps to complete our plan,
we’re committed to the familiar: what we
already have, what we already know, and who
we already are. That’s a recipe for regression,
because, as Maslow says, “We’re either stepping
forward into growth or backward into safety.”
The familiar may feel safe, when we’re actually
settling for less, becoming less of who we are
meant to be, missing opportunities to grow, to
take risks, and fail forward.
Fail first, fail fast, fail often
When we enter the unfamiliar, when we
move forward without “knowing how,”
That enthusiasm creates a ripple effect of
proactive action and positive questions.
Instead of asking “What’s wrong with me?” or
“How long with this take?” we begin to ask:
“How far am I willing to go?” “What do I need
to learn?” “Who do I need to meet to help
me?” and “What next steps are in harmony
with my vision?” That creative energy propels
Living in harmony with our vision
When we try to build something new using
what we already have, elevating the plan over
the vision, we hit a wall of ignorance and
settle for something less than our vision. Les
Brown says it best: “Most people fail in life,
not because they aim too high and miss, but
because they aim to low and hit.”
When we suspend the need to know how,
when we fall in love with our vision and make
choices that are in harmony with that vision,
that’s when we connect with the wisdom,
knowledge, relationships and resources we
need to create an “impossible” future.
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THE MAJORITY OF
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OF HEARTS GALA.
FUNDRAISING FOR A HEALTHY COUNTY THROUGH QUALITY
EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES
The new year is a time when we reflect on the
past year and express gratitude for support
received. The Fry Healthcare Foundation
Board of Directors is grateful to be able
to provide Boundary Community Hospital (BCH)
with the medical equipment and health-care services
that are needed in our community. In 2019, they
purchased the last four telemetric heart monitors
for Emergency, Surgery and Acute Care, a new
Blood Bank refrigerator and upgraded refrigerators
for the Clinical Medical Laboratory. In September,
the Board was able to fund the down payment on
new 3D Mammography equipment to make this
important cancer screening available to Boundary
County women. And in January, the Extended Care
Facility received a new lift to assist with patient care.
This is all possible through the generous donations of
our community members.
Fry Healthcare Foundation is dedicated to ensuring
that Boundary Community Hospital obtains the
equipment needed to support the health of our
community. Memorial donations and other gifts are
donated directly to BCH throughout the year, but
the majority of donations come through two main
annual events: the Golf Tournament and the Festival
of Hearts Gala.
This year’s gala is right around the corner, and the Fry
Healthcare Foundation is excited as ever to see what
becomes possible as a result of generous donations.
Proceeds from the Festival of Hearts have funded
more than $100,000 in equipment for Boundary
Community Hospital since the first gala in 2017!
A four-course dinner is served at the gala, followed
by The Dessert Dash and a live auction. The Dessert
Dash is always the highlight of the evening, and last
year it was a rousing success, raising $8,409. The
Tower of Chocolate Cake donated by Kootenai River
Inn went for $2,000, and two other desserts were over
$1,000 each. “Tables pool their resources to be able to
pick first from the 15 spectacular desserts,” explained
Teresa Rae, the treasurer and chair of the Festival of
Hearts Committee. “It is a fun way for everyone at
the event to participate and share the desserts, with
many take-home boxes providing an extra amount
to share. A special thank you to the restaurants
and individuals who create the beautiful and
delicious dessert array.”
Even though the Festival of Hearts Gala is a
wonderful way for the community to show
their generosity, it only happens once a year.
The Fry Healthcare Foundation recently
started a new year-round program called Gift
of Thanks. Sometimes patients ask BCH staff
members if there is a way to honor a special
caregiver or say thank you for exceptional care.
If you would like to honor a nurse, physician
or any employee, Fry Healthcare Foundation
(FHF) accepts Gift of Thanks contributions.
When a patient or family member provides a
Gift of Thanks, the FHF board will notify and
recognize the caregiver. Your gift helps BCH
acknowledge outstanding care and continue to
grow to meet the needs of our community.
FHF also occasionally has the honor of
receiving large grants to help maintain quality
care standards. The Idaho State Elks and
Sandpoint Elks Lodge #1376 will be partnering
with FHF in 2020 to purchase a new Hausman
Ambulation System. This replaces the
30-year-old parallel bars in the Rehabilitation
Services gym through an Idaho Elks Rehab
Grant. According to Petra Timmermans, PT,
Rehabilitation Services manager at BCH, “The
largest population growth in our community
consists of retirees and baby boomers, with
an increasing need for pre- and post-surgical
treatment of joints, especially knees and hips.
In the past year, BCH has started total knee and
total hip replacement surgeries at our facility.
Our physical therapists like to be able to work
on ambulation as early as possible to first ensure
patient’s safe return home, then continue to
work on regaining strength and function once
they come in as an outpatient. In addition to
the newly added surgeries, around 25 percent
of our patients have walking difficulties due
to lower extremity joint pain. We appreciate
the support provided by the Idaho State Elks
in helping our patients regain their mobility as
fast and efficiently as possible.”
Whatever the method, whether through a
one-night gala or ongoing program, whether a
large grant or small individual donation for the
auction, Fry Healthcare Foundation’s mission
is to serve the ongoing needs of Boundary
Community Hospital and Extended Care
Facility. Fundraising efforts directly impact the
health of our community through necessary
purchases that allow the hospital to maintain
the highest standards of health care and stateof-the-art
equipment. The BCH Board of
Trustees and Board of Directors work handin-hand
to find ways to meet the health-care
needs for our rural area.
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Beginning the week after Christmas, you can’t make it through
the grocery store without seeing heart-shaped boxes wrapped
in red cellophane. If you’ve lived in North Idaho very long,
you know that the Bonners Ferry annual Gun and Horn Show
means the same thing: Valentine’s Day is just
around the corner!
This year, for the 27th year in a row, the
Kootenai Valley Sportsman Association (a
nonprofit organization supporting Idaho youth
programs and wildlife rehab) will once again
provide the men of Boundary County with
the opportunity to buy something meaningful
for their sweethearts. The Exhibit Hall at the
Boundary County Fairgrounds is the place you
will want to be in order to guarantee a smooth
Honestly, what says “I love you” like a rifle?
To celebrate how your beloved is unique,
personalize her gift with a custom gun stock.
Don’t buy her just any knife from a big box
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If guns and knives somehow aren't enough for her, there will also be
ammunition, sporting goods, hides, wood shelves and cabinets. Who
needs chocolate anyway? The key to her heart
is surely homemade jerky, even though she
may not be so bold as to tell you so.
After you have done all this for your lovely
wife or significant other, you deserve to get
something for yourself. Wildlife art and
handmade jewelry will be available, as will
food from vendors and firearm raffles. To top
it all off, certified horn scoring will be available
on-site. If you really love her, you know where
you’ll be February 7 through 9.
Idaho Fish & Game will also be at the show
Friday and Saturday with bobcat tags so you
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Hours of this year’s show are Friday, noon to
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THE HOSPITAL AUXILIARY AT BCH SUPPORTS
COMMUNITY HEALTH THROUGH ANNUAL
STORY AND PHOTOS BY HANNAH SUCSY WILLIS
Think for a moment about the cost of technology and how much
changes over the course of a decade. Compare the computer you
use now to do your work with one from 10 years ago. What about
20 years ago—would it even be functional?
Now imagine how many different pieces of equipment it takes to run a
hospital. In a world where more and more tools require some sort of digital
technology to function, those tools must be updated and replaced to be
able to deliver the highest quality of care. Enter the Boundary County
Hospital Auxiliary—a group that was started in 1953 to help the hospital
maintain a continually updated quality of care in our community.
For almost seven decades, the auxiliary has been dedicated to serving our
community by purchasing many necessary pieces of hospital equipment.
While the names on the membership list have changed many times over
the years, the goal has remained the same. The auxiliary faithfully meets
at Chic-N-Chop each month (September through May) for a luncheon
business meeting. They regularly plan impressive fundraisers that continue
to achieve their goal, which is to purchase “many important pieces of
equipment that help the members of our community when they experience
sudden health needs.”
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The Hospital Auxiliary at Boundary Community Hospital has certainly
made its mark, as several of their fundraisers have become anticipated
(and delicious!) annual occurrences. The Pie Sale, the Holiday Raffle and
the Spring Raffle benefit the hospital by raising significant funds, and the
raffles are also fun events that include many winners. For both raffles,
10 to 20 local businesses donate gift certificates, services or goods which
are awarded to individual raffle winners. With these fundraisers, there
is also usually a grand prize winner. For example, a couple years ago the
Spring Raffle grand prize was a patio furniture set, and additional winners
received gift certificates to Shopko, Moose Valley Farms, The Dressing
Room and more. The Spring Raffle drawing takes place at the hospital’s
widely attended annual Health Fair and is becoming a highlight for many
who attend each year.
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desserts are baked by individuals, donated by local businesses and sold by
volunteers. In the past, between 50 and 100 pies have been donated each
year, usually resulting in over $1,000 raised for hospital equipment. Pies,
cakes and other desserts are available by the slice or by the pie, with sugarfree
and gluten-free options most likely available. Many thanks go to those
who purchase as well as those who donate pies! Without the support of
the community, these auxiliary fundraisers would not be the successes that
This year's famous Pie Sale will take place on Monday, March 16, 9am
to noon, at the Seniors Hospitality Center. For those who would like to
contribute baked goods for the sale, you can drop off your donations at the
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Badger, senior Matt Morgan is giving it
his all. Matt has never shied away from
competition as evidenced from his longstanding
commitment to Badger athletics.
He hit the ground running his freshman
year managing to letter in both football and
basketball. He ended his Badger football career
as a four-time letterman and will likely do the
same in basketball once the season comes to a
Playing in the northern reaches of the Idaho
Panhandle, Matt and his teammates have
endured plenty of travel, and thus plenty of
time to get to know each other. “What I enjoy
about playing sports is it brings you together
with people you normally wouldn't be close
with,” he said.
Between the bus rides, games, long practices
and weight-room sessions, Matt says he was
able to learn more than in-game strategy for
the games he loves to play. “Something sports
have taught me is to put your differences aside
with people you may not get along with or see
eye to eye with and become teammates to try to
accomplish a goal,” he said.
This is a lesson Matt can definitely take with
him once his sports career and senior year
are behind him. Athletics have given him the
opportunity to work through adversity, come
together as a group and work toward a greater
good instead of self interest. Being part of a
team that changes each year and each season
with varying responsibilities and leadership
roles will give him a heads up during the next
phase of his life.
While he will stay active post high school, he
won’t be aiming for a scholarship to continue
his playing career; rather, Matt plans on
attending Northwest Lineman College in
Meridian, Idaho, where he will learn to become
an electrical lineman and get his post high
school life started with a well-paying career.
IN HIS WORDS...
“Something sports have taught me is to put your differences aside ... to try to accomplish a goal.”
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OR IS IT TIME FOR A MOVE?
It’s no secret that Northwest people are
typically outdoor people. Our cities and
towns are set in and around nature, and
our woods, trails and the backcountry is often
just a short drive from our front door. After fall
sports season and hunting season come to a
close, outdoor enthusiasts start doing the “pray
for snow” dance. While some of the population
could go without snow, a large section also sees
a cold winter without snow as a worthless winter.
Skis and snowboards get waxed, snowshoes and
winter coats, gloves, jackets and pants all come
out from their summer hibernation. It’s also the
time when another passionate group of people
gets ramped up for their favorite season of the
“The adventure of the ride has to be my favorite
thing about snowmobiling,” said Jacob Hinrichs,
current president of the Boundary Backcountry
Association. “Every ride is different, from the
people you ride with, the terrain and the snow
With 15 years of riding under his belt, Jacob is
an accomplished rider, able to navigate not just
designated trails but backcountry mountain faces
and other challenging locations. He leads a group
of year-round backcountry enthusiasts whose
goal is to promote the enjoyment of outdoor
recreation through responsible access to public
“Snowmobilers are a very passionate group of
people,” said Jacob. “We love the outdoors and are
very dedicated to keeping our lands beautiful and
open for our next generation of outdoor users.”
A few of the long-term goals of the group are
to unite all types of recreational users, both
motorized and non-motorized. They also want
to promote, conserve and maintain existing
access routes, make improvements, and make
aware the economic impact that snowmobilers
have on local communities.
The biggest goal, however, is to encourage more
riders to take up the sport, camaraderie amongst
current snowmobilers and overall enjoyment
of this unique outdoor activity. A group sport,
there are clubs to be found all across the state
where “sled heads” can get together, swap stories,
schedule rides and discuss snow conditions.
“My advice would be to go to a local club meeting,
talk to the members and decide if it is something
you want to do,” said Clayton Meserve, president
of the Sandpoint Winter Riders Snowmobile
Club. Clayton is also a 15-year rider who still
loves the beauty and thrill each new season
brings. “Snowmobiling is a great winter activity.
You are able to get out in the mountains and see
some amazing sights,” he said.
The Sandpoint Winter Riders are always on the
lookout for new members, and skill level is never
a requirement. Even if you’ve never been on a
snow machine before, you are welcome to pick
members’ brains, and it’s likely someone will
even be able to give you some basic instruction.
“If it is possible, we can find a snowmobile and
take you out for a ride so you can experience it
before investing a lot of money,” said Clayton.
This is a huge advantage, as daily snowmobile
rentals can run in the hundreds of dollars, and
getting set up with your first machine is also a
rather large investment. Just like dirt bikes and
four-wheelers, technology in snowmobiling
continues to improve year in, year out.
Snowmobiles can be designed for the comforts
of riding groomed flat trails or stripped down
while bulked up to tackle the deep snow and big
bumps of backcountry riding. A new Ski-Doo
or Polaris model typically starts in the $6,000 to
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high-end units can get you north of $15,000.
Still, there will always be used equipment, which
can be purchased for much less, and groups
like Sandpoint Winter Riders or Boundary
Backcountry Association are good places to find
your first ride.
Whether you have your own, are renting or
borrowing, this tight-knit group of outdoor
enthusiasts is often ready to get you up and riding
in a safe and responsible manner. “I personally
take my time to help new people to the sport
learn how to properly ride a snowmobile. This
year I am doing a small riding class to help out
anyone that wants to learn how to be a better
rider,” said Jacob.
With the tragedy of the avalanche on Silver
Mountain fresh in the minds of local skiers,
snowboarders and riders, safety is also of the
utmost importance to new riders, whether
they plan on trail riding or backcountry. The
danger and inherent risk is what draws many
to this thrilling sport, but risks can be mitigated
by having the proper knowledge and safety
Jacob recommends that anyone just getting into
snowmobiling get the correct gear, clothing,
avalanche pack, emergency beacon and shovel.
“Most important is to then learn how to use
these tools correctly and proficiently,” he said.
“I recommend, at the minimum, to take an
avalanche awareness class. There are also more
educational classes that can be taken on avalanche
safety such as a Level I and also Level II classes.”
It’s for this reason that snowmobilers are
encouraged to never ride alone—a mantra
that most follow. Avalanches are just one of the
major issues that could come up. Injury caused
by accident or machine failure would leave an
individual stranded and, in many cases, with no
easy way back to safety. Group riding not only
ensures a safer experience but helps strengthen
bonds between riders. “It’s a fun sport, a great
way to break up the winter and get together with
friends,” said Clayton.
As far as some of their favorite places to ride,
North Idaho tops the list for both Jacob and
Clayton. There are also several day trips or easy
“Western Montana also has amazing places to
ride as well. I also enjoy riding Salmo Pass, and
Castlegar, Canada,” said Jacob.
“I do most of my riding in this area because it’s
close and fun. Other people ride in Montana,
McCall, and a few head up into Canada,” said
While we are past the halfway point of the season,
it’s not too late to try out the sport or get more
information from the experts. Outfitters are
eager to rent, and clubs continue to have monthly
meetings. Sandpoint Winter Riders meets the first
Wednesday of the month throughout the winter
and is also holding a Sled Scramble family gettogether
day on February 22. At the conclusion of
the ride, there will be dinner and prizes. “We have
all different levels of riders in the club and are
willing to help new riders learn about the sport,”
said Clayton. You can find more information on
the club’s Facebook page.
The bottom line for every level of rider is to enjoy
the wild outdoors, public spaces and thrill of the
ride. “I enjoy the time spent outdoors with good
friends and the adrenaline that you get from
riding off trail,” said Jacob. “When I snowmobile,
it is what I consider to be a stress-free time.”
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Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805
IN ADDITION TO THE LOVE AND
ENCOURAGEMENT SHE HAS RECEIVED
FROM HER FAMILY, JAMIE HAS ALSO
FOUND SUPPORT IN THE LOCAL
COMMUNITY AND SAYS SHE COULD
NOT HAVE ACCOMPLISHED WHAT SHE
HAS WITHOUT THEIR HELP.
Bonners Ferry native Jamie Fulton was looking to start a business that
would allow her to spend more time with her family. As someone
who has always had a passion for crafting and the arts, Jamie’s
wish was soon to be answered. She happened to spot an ad with a
leatherwork shop for sale, and Jamie decided to purchase its machines and
tools. “My dad always liked leatherwork,” Jamie says. “I also have large horses,
and I never could get tack that fit them well, so I first thought I could craft
horse tack and pack equipment.”
This was an exciting step for both Jamie and her father, and together they
made a few trips south and loaded up everything Jamie had purchased.
The two spoke of getting it all set up, and the plan was for Jamie’s dad to
help her with her new business venture a few days a week once he retired.
Unfortunately, her father passed before they could fully set up shop. “Now my
workshop is in the basement of my house, where I can be with my kids,” says
Jamie. “I get some help from time to time from my kids and husband, and a
Wildwood Leatherworks was born just a few short years ago, in 2017. Jamie
started experimenting with small personal goods, making purses, belts
and earrings for family members. Soon after, she says, “I found I loved
handcrafting leather and bringing its beauty to life with tote bags, and I
kind of veered off from my original plan.”
The business quickly evolved and now encompasses everything from
their popular leather journals along with a variety of clutches and wallets
to embroidered logos on hats and apparel, coasters and cutting boards,
and more—including custom pieces! All items are made by hand, and the
leather is hand-sewn.
In the beginning, Jamie would hand burn all the artwork onto her leather
products, but this was extremely time consuming and not cost effective.
So, she made the decision to purchase a laser engraver machine to put
the artwork onto the leather. “With the engraver, I can do so much more
detailed work and can apply business logos or photos right onto the
leather,” states Jamie. “I started making leather patches that go onto hats
and beanies, and have been pretty busy doing business logos and sewing
With the laser machine, Jamie is now able to offer custom engraved cutting
boards, (with Grandma’s recipes, monograms and more), slate, cork and
wood coasters. “I love to do custom requested pieces,” smiles Jamie. “I
keep expanding my offerings on ideas I get or requests from others.”
Jamie’s daughter Ally is following in her mother’s footsteps, helping her
with design ideas, photos and social media.
In addition to the love and encouragement she has received from her
family, Jamie has also found support in the local community and says she
could not have accomplished what she has without their help. You can
find Wildwood Leatherworks items for sale at Under the Sun, SugarPlum
Floral and Clover & Co.
“I make everything by hand from start to finish, with loads of time and
love involved in each piece I craft. Everything ends up unique,” says Jamie.
“I have a huge variety of leather sides I use, so everything is special.”
If you are interested in having Jamie create a custom piece, you can contact
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‘THE BEST PLACE
Shriners patients praise experience
at Spokane hospital
BY DAN THOMPSON
PHOTOS COURTESY OF SHRINERS
HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN
Shae has been a regular at the Spokane Shriners Hospital since
she was a baby. It started with a one-week stint when she was 1
year old to address the scoliosis that was apparent in her spine.
From then on, it was check-up appointments every six to 12
months—up until this visit, which could be as long as three
months and a week.
“I planned it to the day,” said Shae, now 14 years old. “It depends how
fast my body stretches.”
The top and bottom of her spine are straight, but there is a significant
curve in the middle. Shae started her most recent stint at Shriners in
early January as a 4-foot-9 (and a half) teenager. But thanks to the halo
that’s been slowly stretching her back, she is now closer to 4-foot-11.
The doctors’ goal for her is to “grow” 3 to 6 inches, the process of her
spine straightening out to the point that the impending surgery will be
most effective. But for now, she is waiting it out, a metal halo screwed to
her head, moving around, on this snowy January day, in a wheelchair.
Yet through it all, Shae’s spirits have remained high. She, and her parents
Debi and Steve, see that the end is about as near as the spring thaw.
“I feel like sometimes people let things get to them, to their head, and it
doesn’t [for me],” Shae said. “My life could be so much worse.”
And her time at Shiners, she said, has been really great.
“So fun. It’s like a fancy hotel,” she said in a room off from the main
recreation room, which is replete with tables for football, billiards and
puzzles, among other diversions. “All the nurses are so nice, everyone’s
sweet. The first week, you know everyone, and everyone knows you.
“It’s like a home and family away from your actual family.”
Shriners started in Spokane as a mobile unit in 1924 and has grown into
a state-of-the-art hospital that treats thousands of children from babies
to 18-year-olds each year. With the nearest site to the west in Portland,
and the nearest to the east in Minnesota, Shriners Hospital for Children
in Spokane has a large region of coverage, spanning four states as well
as parts of Canada.
Its doctors treat conditions of various sorts, from same-day fractures
and sports injuries to longer-term treatments such as Shae’s.
Shae’s stay is made easier because she completes school online—
something she has done since fifth grade—and is able to complete work
at her own pace from the hospital. Her parents and older siblings visit
frequently and are able to stay in the same room as her if they wish to.
It’s that flexibility and personal care that Debi has enjoyed so much, and
the ability to be at the hospital for such a long stay is, Debi said, in Shae’s
best interest. Wearing the halo to stretch out Shae’s spine will make the
surgery to insert metal rods into her back more effective, and they don’t
need to rush it; they just need to wait until Shae’s spine has straightened
out as much as it is going to.
“[The doctor said] it’ll take a commitment, but it really reduces a lot of
risk,” Debi said. “We’ve known this was coming … this is just the best
place to be.”
Shae and Debi were mostly alone on this Friday afternoon, as the
hospital tries to line up most of its surgeries early in the week so that
patients can recover at home, said Kristin Monasmith, director of
marketing and communications for Shriners Spokane.
The hospital’s relatively smaller size allows its doctors to provide a
higher level of care, Monasmith said, and that the “family centered
wrap-around” is a hallmark of their system. Staff want their patients to
be as independent as possible and to keep active when they can.
Shae’s condition worsened—or rather, became more painful—over the
last year or two. Sitting for long periods of time became painful. Even
making it through a movie was difficult, she said.
They told their doctor at Shriners, who advised them
that this long-term visit would be wise. Shae, Debi and
Steve live in Medical Lake, Washington, and they have
grown accustomed to the drive.
“It takes 18 minutes, door-to-door,” Shae said. “I’ve
The surgery, though, should be the final step for her.
While the metal rods, once in place, will limit her
some, the idea is that she won’t have to be in for a long
stay at Shriners again.
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Brenda and 12-year-old daughter Carsyn came
to Shriners last summer under much different
circumstances. Carsyn, a soccer and basketball player,
suffered a foot injury a year ago, in January 2019, and
it just wasn’t healing right.
Carsyn was playing basketball and, as Brenda
described it, “the whole front of her foot rolled over.”
Her coach told Brenda that it didn’t look good.
When they consulted various doctors, they “got all
these different answers,” Brenda said. Some thought
Carsyn had hurt her tendon. Maybe it was a strain, or
perhaps her growth plate had been damaged. She was
in a cast six days a week and would take it off to play,
managing the pain, Brenda said.
“She was six days in the boot and one day out of
the boot, just because [we thought] it was a strain,”
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But her foot kept swelling up, and Carsyn told her
mom, “I promise, there’s something really wrong with
By that point, Brenda was feeling pretty down about
the whole situation and wondered if they would ever
really find an answer or if her daughter’s foot would
ever fully heal.
“You feel a little bit hopeless,” said Brenda, who herself
is an athlete and also suffers from multiple sclerosis.
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“This problem is just going to continue to happen.”
It wasn’t until that summer Carsyn’s parents took her to
Shriners, largely because Brenda said they didn’t realize the
hospital handled sports injuries such as Carsyn’s.
From their entrance into the lobby, though, Brenda said she
and Carsyn felt comfortable. And when she met with the
doctors, she felt like they were finally getting the right answers.
Shriners sees children not just as small adults, Monasmith
said, but as very different people because they are still growing.
They are also more than a long-term care facility, and they
take care of fractures and other surprise injuries that come up,
especially for young athletes.
Brenda said the way Carsyn’s doctor interacted stood out in
their experiences and that the doctor was good at explaining
the injury in a way her daughter could understand without
The doctors took an X-ray and noticed that Carsyn’s foot
had been broken for a while, specifically that a part of it had
broken away from the rest of the bone.
“They knew right away what the problem was,” Brenda said.
“They did the least invasive process to see if the bone would
The tendon, Brenda said, had wrapped itself around the
broken piece of bone, which is what was causing the pain and
swelling. A few weeks later, after seeing how the foot reacted,
the doctors ultimately suggested surgery.
Carsyn came in for the surgery on October 31 dressed as a
jester. The other kids there, Brenda said, were dressed up, too.
PHOTO BY DAN THOMPSON
“[The doctors] came in and talked to her about what was
gonna happen. They didn’t just slap something on and scare
her,” Brenda said. “Because of that experience, she won’t be
afraid to go into surgery. … Something cutting skin isn’t very
pleasing. It doesn’t sound like a bubble bath.”
The surgery went well. So well, in fact, that Brenda remembers
the doctor storming into the waiting room with a smile on his
face, expressing joy as if he were operating on his own child.
The doctor told them in detail how the surgery had gone
and reported that Carsyn’s recovery would be shorter than
expected: just four weeks in a boot. On December 3, Brenda
said, Carsyn was back on the basketball court.
“They’re just so excellent. They go way over the top to make
sure you’re comfortable and welcome, and that we’re part of
it,” Brenda said. “They know kids, and they listen.”
That is something Shriners takes particular pride in doing,
Monasmith said, and the hospital wants care to be coordinated
and seamless while giving families confidence and comfort
about the situation.
Shriners treats all sorts of conditions, from sports injuries
like Carsyn’s to spinal deformities like Shae’s. Shriners also
provides services regardless of a patient’s family’s ability to
pay. If a child is covered by private insurance or a state-funded
plan, the hospital will bill accordingly, but such insurance or
plans are not required to receive care. Financial donors help
fill that gap.
In addition to medical services and care,
Shriners has a multi-million dollar research
program, with specific focuses on orthopedics,
burn care, cleft lip and palate, and spinal cord
injuries, according to its website, investing $38
million last year. In 2018, at its 22 locations
nationwide, it treated nearly 150,000 children.
Shae knew that her visit to Shriners was only a
matter of time. But as the pain grew, her family
and her doctors found that this timing was
“We’ve known this was coming,” Shae’s mom,
During her first weekend at Shriners, her
family came and spent Sunday with her. Shae
has three older siblings and they visit as often
as they can, she said.
But her cat Bailey and her two guinea pigs,
Archie and Elliot, couldn’t visit, so her dad
is in charge of taking care of them. Debi said
she made sure he knew which guinea pig was
The halo around her head makes sleeping
They go way
top to make
difficult, but with a neck pillow she can
generally find a way to get comfortable. “The
halo, it feels like when you hit your head and
you have a really bad headache, and it won’t go
away,” Shae said, “and then you get used to it.”
On this day, Shae was able to go without taking
any medicine to manage the pain of having the
halo attached to her head, Debi said.
Shae said she is hoping that after surgery—and
about a year of recovery—she will be able to do
some swimming and diving again. Maybe too
some gymnastics, the sport she loved when she
“Right now I feel ehhh,” Shae said, shaking
her head, “because I don’t like being in [the
halo], because I can feel it stretching my back
out, but also good at the same time because it’s
stretching out my back and then it relieves all
Pressure and pain, she is confident, will all be
gone in just a little bit longer, when the halo is
gone, the rods are in her back, and her body is
finally recovered, with as straight a spine as she
has ever had.
THE TIME TO ACT
BCH continues to provide excellent
care and save lives
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By Alana Temple, RN, BSN,
Boundary Community Hospital
Heart disease is the leading cause of death
for both men and women. Every year,
about 735,000 Americans have a heart
attack. Boundary Community Hospital
has made various efforts to improve cardiac care and
outcomes for those presenting with heart-related
On July 10, 2019, Boundary Community Hospital
received designation from the Idaho Time Sensitive
Emergency Registry as a Level II STEMI facility.
This means that anyone seeking treatment due to
cardiac issues from either Boundary Community
Hospital (BCH) or Boundary Ambulance can
expect to receive the best of care as defined by the
Idaho State Registry guidelines. Two years of cardiac
patient data were reviewed by state surveyors to
ensure compliance with the designation.
When patients present to the hospital with chest
pain, they must be quickly triaged. This begins
with our Health Unit coordinator, who is usually
the first person on the hospital team that you will
meet. When you state that you are having chest
pain, they will quickly alert the registered nurse in
the Emergency Department, and you will be taken
into a room. Once your care begins, the guideline
timer begins. Ultimately within the first 10 minutes
of arrival into the treatment room, an EKG will
be performed. This is the first diagnostic tool that
is used for cardiac care. Blood will be drawn for
laboratory testing, you will be placed on a cardiac
monitor and vital signs taken. You may be given
baby aspirin to quickly chew.
A STEMI (ST elevation myocardial infarction) is the
most life-threatening cardiac event that can happen,
and quick intervention is the key. A STEMI is a very
serious type of heart attack where a major artery to
the heart has been blocked and it is detected on an
EKG. Time is of the essence as oxygen
and nutrient-rich blood to the heart
muscle is not able to circulate properly
and causes damage. Once a STEMI is
recognized, the goal of the TSE team
is to have you on your way to a cardiac
catheterization lab (the closest facility is
Kootenai Health) within 90 minutes of
the diagnosis. Cardiac catheterization
may have the ability to re-open the
blocked cardiac artery. In the course of
the state survey, Boundary Community
Hospital’s Emergency team was found
to meet and/or exceed all of these
Quick intervention is vital in any type
of cardiac emergency. It is extremely
important that care is initiated as
soon as possible. Call 911, which
will dispatch Boundary Ambulance
with their life-saving equipment
and highly trained paramedics. In
addition, all Boundary County Sheriff 's
Department patrol vehicles have been
equipped with Automated External
Defibrillators (AED). When a 911 chest
pain is dispatched, the Hospital TSE
Emergency team is alerted so they can
Boundary Community Hospital is
proud to have received the Idaho Time
Sensitive Emergency Level II STEMI
Center designation and will continue to
strive to provide excellent care for our
community. Together, we can save lives.
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an easy drive of the strip, so you can have the best of both worlds.
When to go: Spring or early December, avoid holiday weekends and
Napa and Sonoma Valley, California
Love is in the air this month, and so what better time
to start dreaming up the ideal wedding—or should we
say vacation? A quarter of all U.S. weddings are now
destination weddings, and there’s a reason this trend is on
the rise. Whether it’s to escape the cold (or the heat), provide
a more central location for far flung family and friends,
or simply do something different, destination weddings
let a couple spend more on the experience and less on the
The majority of destination weddings take place in the U.S.,
and from tropics to desert, mountains to coast, there are
options for the most nature-loving and city-seeking, and
all those in between. Here are some top picks for wedding
destinations—whatever the time of year you choose to say, “I
Situated on the Yucatan Peninsula in the Caribbean, this little
island is a literal paradise. With one of the largest coral reef
systems in the world and various nature reserves like the
Chankanaab National Park, there is lots of natural beauty
to explore and tropical beaches to relax on. For those who
need a break from nature, charming and colorful downtown
San Miguel is a vacationer’s dream. If you’re into cutting
the thought and work out of it, several all-inclusive resorts
on the island ensure you don’t have to worry about much of
anything—except making your return flight.
When to go: December through February is the best time to
visit to miss the high temps and the storms, but beware, this
is also high season.
A wedding week filled with some of the best wine and food in the
world—who could ask for more? Add in some breathtaking scenic drives,
charming vineyards and boutique accommodations, and you won’t need
to bring much to make it one romantic wedding.
When to go: Summer and October
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There’s a reason the island is such a popular wedding destination—
waterfalls, rainbows, pristine beaches and some of the best surfing
around make Maui the ideal spot to escape for a bit. Grab some sun
on the world-famous beaches while the more adventurous tackle
snorkeling, surfing or golf, and it doesn’t get much better than a
fresh seafood wedding dinner. And to top it off? Maui’s pleasant in
When to go: Anytime
Park City, Utah
If your dream wedding includes snow, you can’t find a much more
charming place than Park City. With four world-class ski resorts
and a cute mining-town-turned-upscale-resort destination, you
and your guests don’t have to go far to find everything you need
for the dream weekend away. The town is just as cute in summer,
when hiking and biking replace winter play. And with Salt Lake
City airport just 40 minutes away, getting there is stress-free, even
When to go: December through April, June through September.
Florida Keys, Florida
White sand beaches, a vibrant nightlife, diverse shopping and dining
and southern charm make the Keys an ideal wedding destination.
From Key Largo to Key West, there’s plenty to keep you occupied,
whether it’s exploring the various underwater sea life or strolling
through the charming city streets with their colorful southern homes.
When to go: December through April to miss the summer heat, but
this is also high season. May and June can be nice as well, just skip
the spring break crowd.
Mackinac Island, Michigan
Situated between the upper and lower peninsulas in Michigan, this
national historic landmark is chock full of charm. The island is car
free, but bicycles and horse-drawn carriage make for a much more
romantic destination. The architecture spans three centuries, giving
you plenty of options when it comes to classic Victorian mansions or
Colonial revival-style for accommodations.
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When to go: May and October are the prettiest months without all of
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Palm Springs, California
If a winter wedding without the coat sounds refreshing, Palm Springs is
the destination. The city exudes relaxation with its golf courses, stylish
hotels, spas and shopping. Everything seems to move slower, while the
sun colors the city’s exquisite mid-century architecture a pale pink. It’s
like a refreshing trip to the ‘50s and ‘60s.
When to go: January through April
Newport, Rhode Island
In true New England style, Newport offers a high-class taste of the
Atlantic. Huge mansions built by turn-of-the-century tycoons from New
York and Boston provide scenic locations for a wedding, while shopping,
dining and sailing provide plenty of activity for the out-of-towner.
When to visit: Summer or shoulder season. The Newport Jazz Festival in
August is a nice attraction but makes for a busy weekend.
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Enjoy a menu with influences from both Europe and
America, all prepared by Chef Dirk Van Der Kolj
• Salad (marinated and grilled egg plant, zucchini, tomato)
• Consommè served over celestine
• Sea Bass in vanilla sauce
• Boisson Frappe (pause drink: sorbet and champagne)
• Surf and Turf (beef tenderloin and lobster tail)
• Strawberry Mousse with edible gold flake
• $49.95 per person
• Served February 14 th -15 th by reservation only
• Must call ahead with reservations
• Spots are limited
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Thursday - Saturday 5-9pm, Sunday 3-9pm | Tavern at the Lodge
Washington winery tours
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A TASTY SIP THROUGH THE COLUMBIA VALLEY
BY ABIGAIL THORPE | PHOTO COURTESY OF ARBOR CREST WINERY
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Cabernet sauvignons, merlots,
chardonnays, rieslings and syrahs top
the list, providing a sipping option
owned and operated. Their mission? “Grow grapes that capture the essence
of our place, and release wines of utmost character and purpose that reward
the drinker every time a cork is pulled.” Diurnal temperature shifts and welldraining
soil make for complex, deep reds like their Estate-grown Cabernet
Sauvignon and Red Bordeaux Blend Reserve. $15 per person tasting fee
(waived with bottle purchase). Open daily noon to 5pm. 509.588.6716.
Napa Valley may get the usual nod when it comes to
winemaking, but in recent years Washington wines are
having a moment. No longer labeled the land of rieslings
and value wines (though it still puts out some delightful
rieslings), Washington and Columbia Valley in particular is at the top of
its game when it comes to wine growing and making.
Over the past decade, wineries in the area have tripled, with the
Columbia Valley AVA—which includes well-known growing regions
of Walla Walla, Horse Heaven Hills, Yakima Valley, Wahluke Slope and
Rattlesnake Hills—covering over 11 million acres. The area’s warm,
dry temperatures, well-draining soil and cooler nights in the higher
elevations make for wines that are lush, fruit-forward and consistent.
Cabernet sauvignons, merlots, chardonnays, rieslings and syrahs top the
list, providing a sipping option for everyone. The days may be cold, but
the tasting rooms are warm and inviting at these top wineries, and most
are within an easy day’s drive.
Manhattan-based master sommelier Greg Harrington tasted Washington
wines—and never looked back. A move, vineyard and tasting room
later, Gramercy Cellars (getting its name and label from Manhattan's
Gramercy Park) in Walla Walla is turning out world-class reds with oldworld
style and new-world kick. Specializing in Rhone and Bordeaux
blends, the winery utilizes minimalist winemaking techniques and keeps
it small—only producing 8,000 cases each year. Try their Columbia
Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. $15 per person tasting fee (waived with bottle
purchase). Open Tuesday through Friday by appointment, Saturday 11am
to 5pm. 509.876.2427. GramercyCellars.com.
Located in the Red Mountain region of Columbia Valley, Kiona’s
panoramic views from the tasting room overlooking the vineyard
almost rival the wines—almost. Started in 1975 by Jim Holmes and
John Williams before Red Mountain became known as a premier grape
growing region, the vineyard is in its third generation and still family
Founder Casey McClellan planted the first grapes with his father in 1982,
one of the first vineyards in the now famous wine region of Walla Walla.
They operate the only existing historic winemaking facility in downtown
Walla Walla. Stop by for a tasting in the old woodworking mill, and enjoy a
rare education into the winemaking process and the growing history of the
region. While you’re there, make sure to try the 2014 Seven Hills Merlot—
it’s still made from the original vines planted in 1982. $10 to $55 per person
depending on experience (Food & Wine experience available). Open daily
10am to 5pm. 877.777.7870. SevenHillsWinery.com.
Founded in 2003 by Allen Shoup, Long Shadows is a unique collaboration
tasting room in Walla Walla that features seven limited production wines
crafted by seven winemaking masters from around the world. Each vintner
has access to Washington grapes, with the winery outfitted to each one’s exact
cellar specifications and needs. The result is renowned wines that frequently
sell out quickly. The tasting room was named one of the U.S.’s 10 Best Winery
Tasting Rooms by USA Today Readers’ Choice Awards and is still a fairly
well-kept secret, although it’s gaining acclaim and attention. Stop by the
tasting room to make sure you get a taste while they last. Sit- down tastings
by appointment 11am to 5pm daily. Starting at $20 per person. 509.526.0905.
CAVE B ESTATE
Talk about a tasting room with a view—located in Quincy in the Ancient
Lakes region, Cave B boasts panoramic views of the gorge cliffs. The estate
is also home to the much-loved Music in the Gorge and provides a full
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weekend experience with its Inn & Spa and Tendrils Restaurant.
The estate started as Champs de Brionne winery in 1984; Cave
B is the second, smaller premium winery opened in 2000. Try
the acclaimed Cuvee du Soleil, and stop by the restaurant for a
little repast before your drive home. Open Friday and Saturday
11am to 6pm, Sunday and Monday 11am to 5pm. 509.785.3500.
The historic Cliff House Estate is worth a trip in itself. Situated
450 feet above the Spokane River Valley, it was built by inventor
Royal N. Riblet in 1924 and boasts some beautiful grounds. Enjoy
some Arbor Crest wines in the old house or wander the grounds
in one of their guided tours and tastings. Opened by Harold and
Marcia Mielke as Washington’s 29th winery, it boasts a broad
selection of wines made with grapes sourced throughout the
Columbia Valley. Open Monday through Saturday noon to 8pm,
Sunday noon to 5pm. 509.927.9463. ArborCrest.com.
Rob Griffin and wife Deborah Barnard started the winery in
1983 with a truckload of borrowed fruit and a rented cellar.
Now their production facility in Richland boasts some of
Washington’s premier wines sourced from their vineyards
throughout the state. The estate features a Wine Bar & Eatery
in addition to the production facility, and Deborah houses
her fused-glass db Studio & Gallery there as well, with classes
available to visitors. Sip on a glass of their cabernet while you
wander the estate. $10 per person tasting fee (waived with
bottle purchase). Open daily 10am to 5pm. 509.627.0266.
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Who Has It All!
UNIQUE WEDDING GIFT IDEAS SURE
BY TAYLOR SHILLAM
What do you give the couple who already has everything?
We’ve all had those friends: the couple who seems to have it all
together, who seem to want for nothing. When their wedding day
approaches, you draw a blank on what you could possibly give
them that they don’t already have.
This is when you get creative. You dive deeper, targeting their
shared hobbies, passions and higher-value items like new
experiences and discoveries.
THE PEARL THEATER PRESENTS
International Fly-Fishing Film Festival - Friday, February 7,
returning for the second year. Don’t miss this year’s collection of
family-friendly short films that showcase the passion, lifestyle,
and culture of fly-fishing. Raffle items include an Echo fly rod and
guided fly-fishing trip. Tickets $12/advance on sale now at our
outlets and online.
Start with these three unique gift ideas for the hard-to-shop-for
newlyweds in your life.
SAT FEBRUARY 15:
MON FEBRUARY 17:
FRI & SAT
FEBRUARY 21 & 22:
FRI FEBRUARY 28:
BlueStreak Doors and Cafe open at 6pm. Show begins at 7pm.
Delivering the “high lonesome” sounds of traditional bluegrass
harmony. Tickets $12/advance, $15/door, students $5. On sale
now at our outlets and online.
Missoula Children’s Theatre Auditions
at the Becker Auditorium 4pm
Missoula Children’s Theatre
“The Emperor’s New Clothes” 7pm
Performers Circle, doors and the Pearl Cafe
open at 6pm, fun starts at 7pm. Free!
FOR A COUPLE WHO LOVES THEIR
KITCHEN, give the gift of a personalized
recipe collection or recipe book. Have
your longtime friends been lusting after
your grandma’s banana bread recipe?
Does a member of the happy couple have
special diet requirements that need to be
carefully adhered to? Or maybe they’re
simply a couple of foodies whose love
language is food and who get pure joy
out of preparing and sharing it. There are
endless situations in which a thoughtful
recipe collection would come in handy
for a newly married couple. Whether
it’s a collection comprised of wellkept
family recipes, or a well-reviewed
cookbook—consider Sarah Copeland’s
“The Newlywed Cookbook,” featuring
ideas for everything from spontaneous
picnics to pre-planned dinner parties, or
“Two in the Kitchen,” written by foodie
couple Christie Dufault and Jordan
Mackay—a couple who loves to cook
and dine can always be inspired by fresh
FOR THE MUSIC EXPERTS, enhance their
listening experience with a record player. You know
the couple: They frequent concerts together and
most likely met at a music festival. They’re always
ready to “wow” you with their knowledge of both
obscure indie bands and the evolution of rock music.
You know they would take a deep dive into a record
store and could spend hours there like a bookworm
in a library. Why not give them that experience, and
make it even more special, by gifting them their first
record player? With the variety of players available
now, your choices range from very simple to very
advanced. The price point and extra features are up
to you, but the enhanced experience is the same.
Something about picking up a record, enjoying its
cover, feeling a mix of nostalgia and excitement as it
starts to play just can’t be compared to your average
streaming experience. Your music-loving couple
would have to agree.
FOR THE SOCIAL DRINKERS
WHO REGULARLY ENJOY THEIR
LIBATIONS, spark their interest with
a gift that allows them a more handson
approach to their hobby. A home
brewing kit brings some experimental
fun into the home, producing
homemade beers that can be enjoyed
on a night in or brought to a party as a
gift that keeps on giving. Home brewing
kits are available in a variety of sizes and
price ranges, including the Williams
Sonoma IPA Craft Beer Kit ($49.99) and
the Brew Share Enjoy Homebrew Starter
Kit ($99.98), which gives you everything
you need for two cases of your beer style
of choice. For the couple that thoroughly
savors their craft brews, provide
something that the nearest brewery
can’t: a recipe uniquely their own.
Finding a wedding gift that will be
enjoyed and appreciated can be very
difficult. It’s even harder when the
married couple-to-be already seems
to have everything they could want or
need. By targeting their unique interests,
hobbies and values, you can narrow
down your search to a few wedding gift
options that make a lasting impact in the
memories they create.
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THE EPIC VIEWS FROM THE SEA
TO SKY HIGHWAY LEADING TO
WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, ARE
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STEP UP YOUR WINTER
A luxury stay in Whistler, British Columbia
By Marguerite Cleveland
Nothing gets you more in vacation mode than a stunning scenic drive to your destination. The epic views
from the Sea to Sky Highway leading to Whistler, British Columbia, are some of the best in the world. After
this drive, you arrive in Whistler Village, which is reminiscent of a European ski town, but this one has an
Old-World charm with all the modern conveniences.
Where to Stay
There are two Pan Pacific hotels in the Whistler Village, and both are luxurious experiences with all-suite accommodations
that include a full kitchen. For the best location in Whistler, you’ll want to choose the Pan Pacific Mountainside Hotel,
just steps away from both the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain gondolas. Enjoy spectacular views from the outdoor
deck with a heated pool and two whirlpools. The Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre is further from the slopes but offers
a slope-side ski valet and storage. Your daily rate also includes a complimentary daily breakfast buffet. Also enjoy an
outdoor lap pool and whirlpools. Both hotels provide a luxury experience with a helpful, friendly staff.
Where to Eat
The Whistler dining experience offers something for everyone with a wide variety of restaurants.
For an extravagant experience that is fun and not stuffy, try the Bearfoot Bistro. Start with a pre-dinner activity first. Don
a Canada Goose arctic expedition parka and sip vodkas while learning about this alcohol with a visit to the Ketel One Ice
Room with its sub-zero temperatures. The extreme temperature of -25 degrees takes the burn away when tasting from
the more than 50 vodka choices. If you want a more active experience,
try champagne sabering. The founder of the restaurant, Andre Saint-
Jacques, holds the Guinness World Record for champagne sabering 21
bottles in one minute. This fun lesson takes place in the underground
wine cellar with 20,000 bottles of world-class wines. Next enjoy dinner
in the dining room, which sources ingredients from local farmers and
around the world to create an eclectic menu sure to please even the most
discerning foodie. For a special treat, book the Chef ’s Table and interact
with Executive Chef Melissa Craig as she prepares a five-course tasting
menu for your group.
For a fun après ski experience with a great location (right in your hotel),
head to the Dubh Linn Gate Pub, which has been a Whistler favorite
since 1997 when it was designed, crafted and transported from Ireland to
Whistler. It has a covered outdoor patio with outdoor heating and a fire
feature with great views of the mountainside. Combine that with good
hearty food and nightly live music for a great way to end your day. The
food here is really good, with everything from juicy burgers and crispy
fries to bangers and mash (sausage and mashed potatoes smothered in
gravy). After a day of skiing, you’ll have earned the calories. The wait
staff is fun and very knowledgeable about the menu and can make
recommendations if you are unsure what to order.
What to Do
Whistler really shines in the winter with so many exhilarating outdoor
activities—and interesting indoor activities when you want to get out of
the cold. Tourism Whistler is the official destination website where you
can research activities and book most right from the website.
Vallea Lumina is an amazing nighttime activity that pairs nature with
modern technology. The journey begins with a bus ride from Whistler
Village. The magic begins as you leave the lights of Whistler and begin a
dark ride toward Pemberton. The website for Vallea Lumina is very vague
on photos and what you will experience, which is a good thing as it creates
a special experience where you aren’t sure what you will encounter. The
bus will take you to a camp with a snack bar, firepits with roaring fires,
and restrooms. From here you will depart on a 1-kilometer hike on a
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Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort
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WHERE TO STAY
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Pan Pacific Whistler Village - PanPacific.com
WHERE TO EAT
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The Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub and Patio
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Heliskiing - WhistlerBlackcomb.com
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mostly level and flat trail through an oldgrowth
forest. The basic storyline is you are
following the traces of two hikers paired
with legends of the indigenous people. The
experience combines lighting, music and
other special effects for a captivating walk
in which guests of all ages will be enthralled.
This is a must-try activity. Make sure to dress
warmly and be prepared to walk in the snow.
Whistler is known for its skiing, and there
are some luxury experiences that go above
and beyond the average experience. Did you
know you can book an Olympian to ski or
snowboard with? Spend a day one-on-one or
with a group of up to four for one price and
learn your Olympian’s techniques and listen
to their stories. Select the person of your
choice from the Whistler Blackcomb website.
Step your game up even more by booking a
gold medalist for an additional fee. Strong intermediate or above skill
level skiers can book a Heli-skiing tour for the best in backcountry alpine
skiing or snowboarding. The tour takes you up the mountain, includes
lunch, avalanche safety equipment, an experienced guide, and some tours
include video and photos of your experience. Epic!
After all the outdoor activity, you may find yourself a little achy.
The Scandinave Spa Whistler is just the answer. Enjoy a traditional
Scandinavian bath experience paired with a massage, and you will be
fully relaxed. The whole concept is built around hydrotherapy, which
consists of a cycle of hot-cold-relax, providing therapeutic results. The
outdoor baths are beautifully scenic in the winter, and there is no talking
for a truly peaceful experience. Make sure to allow plenty of time for your
experience. The spa provides two towels; use one for the baths and keep
the other in your provided locker for later. Bring flip flops or water shoes,
and spring for the bathrobe rental. You will be glad you have it. The spa
is very popular at peak season, so go in the morning right when it opens
when there aren’t as many people.
Make sure to allow time on your trip to spend in Whistler Village. There
are a variety of luxury shopping experiences in the village and many
places where you can purchase local artisan products. Check out the
Made in Whistler Market held in the Westin Resort & Spa, open every
Sunday through March from noon to 5pm. Offerings include handcrafted
pottery, fine art, jewelry, and many others. The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural
Centre has a beautiful gallery and gift shop where you can purchase items
that are inspired by the Squamish and Lil’wat cultures.
Whistler is enjoying recent snowfall, which makes for terrific skiing
conditions. Plan a visit and see why this resort is considered one of the
top places to ski in North America.
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NOT YOUR GRANDMA’S
Recipe & Photo Courtesy of Stephanie Lynn Gertrude Brown
Yield: Two 8-inch-round Cake Pans
2 cups granulated sugar
¾ cup cocoa powder (specialty dark if available)
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
¼ tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup hot coffee
2 tbsp. Amaretto or other favorite liquor
1 tbsp. Vanilla
1 cup sour cream
½ cup vegetable oil
• Preheat your oven to 325°F. This would also be the perfect time to
brew yourself a pot of coffee. Just remember to save a cup for the
• In a large bowl with a hand mixer, or the bowl of your stand mixer
with paddle attachment, combine sugar and eggs. Beat mixture on
medium speed until light and fluffy.
• In a separate bowl, sift together cocoa powder, flour, salt, baking
powder and baking soda. Slowly add dry ingredients to your egg
mixture. Mix on low speed until smooth.
• Add hot coffee, liquor and vanilla to the batter; be sure to scrape the
sides of the bowl well, then mix on low speed until well combined.
• Mix sour cream into batter until fully incorporated, followed by the
vegetable oil. Mix both on low to medium speed. Set aside while you
prepare the cake pans.
• Using melted butter or vegetable pan spray, coat two 8-inch-round
cake pans and line the bottoms with parchment paper. This will help
the cakes pop out of the pan after baking and cooling.
• Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans. Place in oven
and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the
middle comes out clean.
• Transfer to cooling racks and let cool 10 minutes, then run a knife
around the edge of the pans and turn the cakes upside-down onto the
racks, and carefully remove the pans to cool completely. Remove the
parchment paper at this time.
RECIPES LOCAL FLAVOR SPOTLIGHTS
• You can now choose your favorite frosting recipe to smear all over this
decadent chocolate cake, or even simply top with whipped cream and
fresh berries! The frosting featured in the photo is an old-fashioned
“cooked” buttercream with fresh berries to complement the rich dark
chocolate flavor. I hope you satisfy your sweet tooth with this next
level treat, or impress that special someone this Valentine’s Day!
GENERATIONS AT THE
Come out to Generations at the Hemlocks' newly renovated
restaurant where you'll enjoy fine dining with the best service
in a beautiful setting. Their diversified menu features locally
grown produce, meats and wild game, as well as fresh herbs
harvested from their own garden. Open for dinner Friday
and Saturday 4 to 9pm, reservations recommended, walk-ins
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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!
6637 Fry St. | Bonners Ferry
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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.
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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
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FEIST CREEK RESTAURANT
For more information, contact Shirley
208.255.9847 or BoCo Backpacks
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. During the
winter months, you can find them open Wednesday through
Monday, noon to 9pm.
2673 Moyie River Road | Bonners Ferry
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Bonners Ferry, Idaho
BADGER'S DEN CAFE AND
At Badger's Den Cafe and Latte, you'll be greeted with fast,
friendly service with a smile. On the menu you'll find hearty
and delicious breakfast and lunch items, a variety of specialty
coffee drinks, smoothies and more! In a hurry? There's a driveup
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YOU CAN'T FOOL ME. I KNOW YOU’VE HAD A GUITAR FOR 15 YEARS.
YOU WERE MOTIVATED AT FIRST, and you would practice almost every
day. Then the job got busy, the babies came, or the other hobbies took
over. When you started playing, you envisioned how it would bring
you together with other musicians or be just the thing at a campfire.
After a month or year of practicing, you weren’t as good as you hoped
you would be, and you sort of gave up. But still, every now and then,
you dust off the guitar case and tune up the strings, learn the chords
to a new song and commit to regular practice for a few weeks before
the motivation wanes once again.
For the next few months, go to The Pearl Theater the last Friday of
each month for Performer’s Circle. Don’t even take your guitar the
first month or two. Sit outside the circle, with the others who are only
there to observe, and enjoy a glass of wine while you listen. Enjoy
the range of talent, the range of ages and range of instruments.
Appreciate the different genres that some like to play on their own,
while some ask others to play along.
The Pearl Theater is a place to flourish
By Hannah Sucsy Willis
Then on the first Thursday of the month, go to Open Mic. After a
couple times going to both events, you will realize that it is not so
unreasonable to share in the circle or on the stage. You will realize
that others at a similar level to you get up on the stage confidently,
and even seem to enjoy it. You will be blessed to hear what they have
spent time practicing. At first it will remind you to pull out your guitar
a little more frequently, but before long you will realize that you
brought your guitar to Performer’s Circle automatically because you
can't wait to show what you've been working on.
Open Mic is the first Thursday of the month, and Performer's Circle is
the last Friday of the month. For both events, doors open at 6pm, and
music starts at 7pm.
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INTERNATIONAL FLY FISHING FILM FESTIVAL
7 to 10pm
The Pearl Theater
Patagonia presents the International Fly Fishing Film Festival at The
Pearl Theater Friday, February 7, and consists of short and featurelength
films produced by professional filmmakers from all corners of
the globe, showcasing the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly fishing.
This is a must-see experience. Tickets are $12 in advance and available
at Far North Outfitters, The Logo Shop, Bonners Books, Mountain
Mike's and online at ThePearlTheater.org. They can also be purchased
at the door, if still available, for $15. Doors and cafe open at 6pm with
the show starting at 7pm. The evening also includes door prizes and
raffle items. For additional information about the event, call The Pearl
GUN & HORN SHOW 2020
12 to 6pm | 9am to 6pm | 9am to 2pm
Boundary County Fairgrounds
The Kootenai Valley Sportsman Association once again presents
the annual Gun and Horn Show. The 2020 event takes place Friday
through Sunday, February 7 through 9, at the Boundary County
Fairgrounds, and features horn contest, raffles, and vendor booths
where you can buy, sell or trade. Doors will be open noon to 6pm
Friday, 9am to 6pm Saturday, and 9am to 2pm Sunday. General
admission is just $5 (free for children 11 and younger) or free with
your $20 Kootenai Valley Sportsman Association membership. To find
out more, visit KVSportsman.com, or contact Earl at 208.691.5736 or
FESTIVAL OF HEARTS GALA
6 to 9pm
Kootenai River Inn
Held at the Kootenai River Inn, Fry Healthcare’s annual Festival of
Hearts Gala aims to raise funds for 3D Mammogram equipment
for Boundary Community Hospital. The gala features a four-course
dinner with wine, dessert dash and live auction. In addition to
participating in funding the 3D Mammogram equipment by attending
the event, the community has the opportunity to help purchase other
necessary technology. This year, donors participating in Fund-an-
Item will be supporting the purchase of the BiPap Ventilator System
for Cardiopulmonary and Emergency use. For more information, call
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