March 2020 Gig Harbor Living Local

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March 2020 Gig Harbor Living Local

MARCH 2020

LIVING LOCAL

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Going Greener

ECO-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING TIPS

pg.56

Innovation at

Craft Breweries

WASHINGTON USES HOMEGROWN

HOPS IN EVERY PINT

TIPS FOR CREATING

small garden spaces

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We believe that offering exceptional patient care is a collaborative effort. Our trained and knowledgeable

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Because We Care.

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WESTMORELAND PROPERTIES

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Kicking off our Spring Collection of

Kicking off our Spring Collection of

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We are thrilled to showcase

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Broker/Owner

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Exceptional Service, Exceptional Company.

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MARCH 2020

Volume 7 Number 3

inside

TIPS FOR CREATING SMALL GARDEN SPACES

Keep it simple and work with the space you have

GOING GREENER

Simple eco-friendly landscaping tips to reduce your environmental

impact this year

DESIGN WITH A PLAN

Services bring your room to life virtually

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EDITORIAL

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STAFF WRITERS

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Abigail Thorpe | abigail@like-media.com

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LEAD GRAPHIC DESIGNER | Darbey Russo

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DIGITAL CREATIVE DIRECTOR

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March "It was one of those days when

hot the sun shines and the wind blows

cold: when it’s summer in the light and

winter in the shade."

- charles dickens

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PUBLISHER’S

Note

A WARM WELCOME TO THE

ARRIVAL OF SPRING

oodbye winter and

hello spring! It’s hard

to believe that we’ve

made it through the

coldest and darkest of

winter days and that

spring is nearing its

arrival. To celebrate, or should I say welcome

it, this month’s issue marks our home and

garden edition. You’ll find articles sure to

inspire that green thumb, with information

highlighting both gardening tips for those

with smaller spaces to work with as well as

provide eco-friendly tips for the upcoming

gardening season.

If you’re looking to not only improve your

outdoor garden space but freshen up the

indoors as well, we’ve compiled some great

ways and helpful ideas to help get you

started.

As you’re sure to work up a thirst taking on

these home and garden projects, our feature

story explores the craft brewery scene, from

Gig Harbor, Washington, to Bonners Ferry,

Idaho, with several stops in between.

And speaking of great brews, let’s not

forget the whiskey! March 17 is St. Patrick’s

Day after all, and this month’s recipe pays

homage to the holiday with a delicious Irish

Bread and Butter Pudding—and yes, the

ingredient list includes a splash of some

good ol’ Irish whiskey!

Cheers to spring and all that the season

brings!

Steve Russo

Executive Director | steve@like-media.com

ABOUT THE COVER

SPRING IS AROUND THE CORNER, and

now is the time, if you haven’t already, to start

planning those home and garden projects! You

won’t want to wait, as this will be the summer to

enjoy all that you’ve accomplished, whether by

yourself or with the help of professionals. Those

hot summer days and warm summer nights

spent with family and friends in your new and

improved backyard space is sure to mark the

beginning of new memories to be made. Enjoy!

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Contents

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GET FEATURED

Join us on Instagram @GigHarborLiving

for a chance to get your photos, recipes,

ideas and much more featured

ESSENTIALS

The latest tips and trends in home, garden,

finances and life.

LIFE & COMMUNITY

Taste of Gig Harbor: Annual fundraiser a

food-filled fun time

GOOD NEWS

Star Awards: Local Rotary awards

community members for exemplary

community service

16 BUSINESS IN THE 34 FEATURE STORY

SPOTLIGHT

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Gig Harbor Aesthetics: Local team ready

to make your beauty shine

IN FOCUS

The Show Must Go On: Lack of affordable

space could bring down the curtain on

Paradise Theatre

LIVING LOCAL

Show Your Heart: Gig Harbor's Danielle

DeMott nominated for LLS' Woman of

the Year

HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

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Tips and informational articles about living

a healthy, active lifestyle

Innovation at Craft Beer Breweries:

Washington uses homegrown hops in

every pint; Idaho falls ‘barley’ behind

TRAVEL & LEISURE

A Town For All Seasons: Small town

Sandpoint, Idaho

FOOD & DRINK

Your local guide to the tastiest hot

spots around town and local recipes

ARTS &

ENTERTAINMENT

Calendar of great local events, music,

sports and shows!

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Arnold’s Home Furnishings has been serving the

Kitsap Peninsula and beyond for more than 68 years.

We offer a tremendous selection of furniture for the

living room, dining room and bedroom along with rugs,

lamps and everything that makes a home. Known for

our quality and superb customer service, Arnold’s can

help you select your new furniture, mattress and home

furnishings purchase on any budget.


Time for a fresh Coat?

GIVE NEW LIFE TO AN OLD PIECE WITH PAINT

BY NIKKI LUTTMANN, INTERIOR DESIGNER

Sometimes the best option for creating something new is

by using something old or recreating something that we

already have. One of my favorite ways to give something

new life is by giving it a coat of paint. I have painted

cabinetry, furniture and even textiles in this way, and have nearly

always been happy with the results.

My dad was a very talented carpenter and craftsman, and one

thing that he always stressed was using the right tool for the job.

This is especially true with paint. To try to paint something like a

table or chair using wall paint is just setting yourself up for failure.

It doesn’t have the right consistency and staying power—and will

not last. (Read on to find out which paints I’ve had the best luck

with!)

Dad also stressed the importance of proper preparation for

any project. For painting furniture, this means taking off any

upholstered parts, such as seat pads, and cleaning the wood

thoroughly with a product like TSP, which removes any residual

grease or other buildup that would otherwise affect the paint

adherence. Primer is optional for most pieces, depending on the

paint, so be sure to read directions.

For cabinetry, the prep phase is a little more involved. It’s not

fun, but you must remove the doors, drawers and any hardware,

including hinges. Use the TSP (no need to strip surfaces with a

solvent), then sand with a fine-grit sandpaper, making sure the

surface is dust-free by wiping with a clean microfiber or cotton

cloth. Next, even if the paint you have chosen says that primer is

not required, add a coat of primer anyway. Make sure your primer

coat somewhat matches the tone of the paint you are using. If

you are painting your cabinets a fresh white, use white primer; if

your paint is darker, use gray. I like Kilz or Zinsser primer brands,

available at home improvement or paint stores.

Here is where things get a little tricky. Paint selection for your

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Give something new life by

giving it a coat of paint.

project is key. There are a variety of alternative “furniture”

paints out there on the market. I have used many of them—

including the expensive and, in my opinion, overrated

Annie Sloane paints from England; and the ones I’ve had

the best luck with include General Finishes Milk paint,

available online in a variety of colors, and their entire line

of topcoats, which are amazing. I especially love their matte

finish topcoat, which has very little sheen to it but does an

amazing job of protecting any painted surface. I have also

had great luck with Dixie Belle’s line of paints.

Home Depot sells a Behr brand of chalk paint that I used to

paint my piano. Though the texture was not nearly as good

as the Dixie Belle, it can be tinted to match any color in the

store, and I wanted the piano to match my wall color, which

it does, but not without a lot of work (five coats!).

Should you choose to go out on a limb and paint upholstery,

please note that chalk paint is your best option for this. But

you must water it down substantially! I used the aforementioned

Annie Sloane brand of paint to do this, and

I watered it down by 50 percent, and then applied the

paint in thin coats. This worked but of course completely

changed the texture of the fabric. The piece wasn’t nearly

as comfortable as it had been pre-painting, so it eventually

found its way out of our home and into the donation center.

That said, some projects are just destined not to be as

great as we see them in our mind’s eye. For something

like cabinetry or heirloom pianos, where failure is not an

option, please be sure you use the prep methods outlined

above and do purchase the right products for the job to

avoid any headaches or frustrations.

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EXCEEDING

EXPECTATIONS

Gig Harbor Cabinets is focused

on providing high-quality

products and customer

satisfaction. We will do

everything we can to exceed

your expectations.

» All plywood boxes

» Soft-close doors and

drawers with dovetail

drawer boxes on all styles

» Wide variety of styles

» DeWils

» J&K Cabinetry

253.858.3005

gigharborcabinets@gmail.com

www.gigharborcabinets.com

8803 State Route 16

Gig Harbor, WA 98332

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Lifting You Up or Putting You Down

CAN YOU REALLY DIVORCE WITH DIGNITY?

By Felicia Soleil, Attorney/Mediator

and “Divorce.” Two words you might not

expect to be used together. Is it really possible to

get divorced with your dignity intact?

“Dignity”

Webster’s defines dignity as “the quality of being worthy, honored,

respected.” I suggest that you not only hope to be treated as such by

your soon-to-be former intimate partner, but also by the process

in which you participate and the professionals you employ to assist

you through that process.

Let’s start with process options to obtain a divorce. You can elect

to work through a process together using a neutral professional

in mediation or using two collaboratively trained lawyers in

collaborative law. Or you can hire lawyers and negotiate your issues

without ever being in the same room together with your spouse.

What matters is how you feel you are treated by all the players.

Here’s what dignity can look like in mediation. You and your

spouse meet with a trained professional who warmly welcomes

you, provides you positive encouragement for the fact that you are

agreeing to face a difficult situation together, makes you feel at ease

and less anxious and overwhelmed. The mediator clearly spells

out the steps you will need to take from start to finish, lets you

know what potential challenges you can anticipate and provides

reassurance that everything can be resolved.

Dignity is apparent in collaborative law when each attorney

acknowledges the other party’s needs and provides validation to

both parties’ perspectives. Also, the attorneys treat each other

with respect and demonstrate how to disagree and share different

perspectives and legal opinions with collegial discourse.

When opting for two independent attorneys outside of a joint

meeting-based process, dignity can be applied in the tone of

correspondence between both attorneys with regard to how they

refer to each party, and in legal pleadings and in the courtroom,

where the attorneys agree to not personally disparage each other

or their opposing party. They focus on the legal issues and options

for generating solutions, even if a solution has to be involving the

court, but avoid personalizing the case.

Family law is ripe for disparaging personalization. It is often up

to the professionals to set the tone when faced with parties going

through an emotionally difficult transition in their personal lives.

However, you can be instrumental in setting the tone if you feel

your chosen professionals are crossing the line into disrespectful

treatment of you or your spouse. On several occasions, I have

had new clients come to me after discharging a prior professional

because they were uncomfortable with that professional’s

demeanor and “strategy.” There has already been enough hurt to go

around, and they don’t want the professionals to add to it. They are

often worn down and want to get through it with their collective

dignities intact.

Clients often initially come in stating things like, “We want to

remain friends, we just don’t know how to do this,” or “We don’t

want the process to make things worse. We’re not ready to be

friends yet, but we want each of us to be treated with dignity while

we separate.” Looking into your post-divorce future, you probably

won’t remember the details of the outcome, but you will most

likely remember how you were treated by the process and the

professionals you chose as your guides. Dignity matters.

Felicia Soleil is a family law attorney and mediator. She helps her

clients in achieving resolutions that foster both a compassionate

ending to their union and a healthy new beginning for them and

their families so they can focus on moving on, rather than simply

moving out. Felicia can be reached at 253.853.6940. All consultations

are strictly confidential.

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Changing the Face

of Family Law

For almost 30 years, Felicia Soleil has helped

families in Gig Harbor and Pierce County transition

through divorce with an emphasis on reducing and

alternative to dissolving a marriage. Considering

divorce or separation? Felicia focuses on helping

people move on, not simply move out.

Divorce

Mediation &

Collaborative

Law

Legal support,

education &

case management,

from simple

to complex:

• Legal

separation

and divorce

• Parenting plans

• Child support


Prenuptial

Prenuptial

agreements

Agreements

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A-FRAME HOMES

Be aware of the potential hazards they can cause

By Nicole Betcher, Owner, SERVPRO of Gig Harbor/North Tacoma

In my line of work, we see smoke and fire

damages frequently. At one point we had

two jobs with the same style home—

an A-frame. What’s an A-frame-style

home? Picture a capital A. Now put a door on

it and ta-da! That’s an A-frame-style home.

Sometimes they are cabins and sometimes

they are permanent homes. Not every home is

a perfect layout, nor can they be preventive of

any type of damage.

Here are some things to be aware of with an

A-frame home:

• The roof can be an energy siphon if it is not

properly insulated.

• It is an expensive roof replacement.

• It can be susceptible to termite damage due to

the wooden framing.

• They are not built to withstand strong winds.

Let’s look at the above in a little more detail.

One, it can be an energy siphon. What does

this mean? When you need to heat your

home, it could be a continuous stream of

heat that escapes through the roof and walls.

It’s escaping while you’re trying to heat your

home, resulting in you paying more in your

heating bill.

It can be a costly roof replacement when the

time comes. Consider it. The roof doesn’t really

expand in different directions; it juts down at

a steep angle. This could take more time and

care when the roofers are replacing it.

Termites. One of their food resources is wood.

The A-frame home is mainly constructed by

wood. This could be a future problem if you’re

A-frame isn’t taken good care of or if it is a

vacation home and not occupied every day—

another reminder of how important it is to

check the perimeter of your home monthly if

not seasonally.

Up here in the Northwest, we are not always

prepared for strong gusts of winds. Down in

Southern California they have consistent Santa

Ana winds, and they can sustain those on a

regular basis. In the Pacific Northwest, we have

dense tree coverage, and when we get strong

winds from Alaska, we suffer multiple power

outages. I look at the A-frame home as two

playing cards leaning against each other and

if someone were to blow on them how long it

would take for it to fall. The roof line is a large

surface area for that wind to hit, meaning it

could be a potential hazard to fall in on itself.

If you love an A-frame-style home, here are

some pro points for having one:

• Steep sloped roofs make snow fall off easier

for winter cabins.

• They are affordable.

• They are quick to construct. They have

prefabricated kits that you can build yourself.

• They are good for minimalists.

Whether you are for or against an A-frame

home, you have some very handy information

in case you should need to know. If ever you

run into any structural damages (wind, snow,

water, fire, etc.), please call a restoration

specialist, and they can help you with your

emergency needs.

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TEACHER OF THE MONTH

By Colin Anderson

Tina

Jacobsen

Second Grade Teacher

Harbor Heights Elementary

As Tina Jacobsen approaches her

30th year as an educator, she

still finds the rewards of being

a teacher the same as when her

career first began. “Witnessing children

finding joy in learning and realizing that

they are smart and talented in their own

special way brings me immense pleasure,”

she said.

Currently a second grade teacher at Harbor

Heights Elementary, Tina has bounced

between grades over the years but has

always focused on young

minds, be it kindergarten

through sixth grade. She

knows firsthand that you

can’t set a lesson plan and

expect each child to pick

it up the same, so she

continues to work hard on

developing ways for each

child to learn in accordance

with their skills set and

personality. “Teaching is

not a one size fits all. I enjoy

the challenge of striving to

create differentiated learning

experiences which meet

individual student’s needs,” she said.

Tina enjoys seeing the “ah-ha” moments

when students grasp a new concept or

realize they are capable of doing something

that was previously a big challenge. She

equates this to being a learning facilitator

or “guide on the side,” in which she allows

the student to take responsibility for their

own learning. She is especially pleased

when examples of this come back from

“IT IS A PRIVILEGE

FOSTERING A LOVE OF

LEARNING, AND NOTHING

IS MORE REWARDING THAN

INSPIRING CHILDREN

TO GROW AND DEVELOP

ACADEMICALLY AND

SOCIALLY.”

outside of the classroom. “They begin to

bring in stories they’ve written at home,

research they can’t wait to share with their

classmates, projects they created, strategies

they want to teach their peers, or names of

new authors they’ve discovered,” said Tina.

Seeing students’ confidence grow and

the pleasure they get from sharing their

learning with their classmates is something

that always puts a smile on Tina’s face. She

wants her students to always understand

that the classroom is a place where

everyone learns and

grows from one another.

Tina hopes her students

leave her class with more

than just book smarts: “I

would like my students to

be open to what life has to

teach them in everything

they do and experience,”

she said. “Along the way I

hope they remember to be

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every day, be curious, ask

questions, make mistakes,

learn from those mistakes,

don’t be afraid to fail and most importantly

find joy in everything you do.”

Seeing each group of students grow

throughout the year is something Tina

will never grow tired of. “It is a privilege

fostering a love of learning, and nothing

is more rewarding than inspiring children

to grow and develop academically and

socially,” she said.

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A T A S T E

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It’s not often that most of us need an excuse to eat, but if you do

want to feel good about expanding your waistline a little, be sure

to attend the 29th annual Taste of Gig Harbor. Not only does

the event bring together many of your favorite area restaurants

and chefs, but proceeds from the event go to help the local Gig

Harbor Rotary Club continue its many projects that improve areas all

throughout the city.

This year’s taste will be held on Saturday, March 14, at the Point

Fosdick Antique Airplane Hangar (located at 1108 26th Avenue NW).

Festivities begin at 5:30pm and are scheduled to run until about 10pm.

Once inside you’ll find numerous booths, each offering a taste of their

favorite menu item or perhaps something special they’ve cooked up

just for this event. Mexican, Asian, barbecue, seafood and more will be

paired up with local and regional wines, beers and spirits.

As you mingle about the delicious food and drink offerings, you can

check out the silent auction items up for bidding, generously donated

by local businesses, rotary members and community members. There

will also be an exciting live auction paddle raise featuring anything

from vacations and stay-and-play packages to hard-to-come-by event

tickets and one-of-a-kind experiences.

While everyone is welcome, state law dictates that this event is

invitation only. If you know a rotary member, you’ll want to reach

out to them for an invitation; otherwise, visit TasteofGigHarbor.com

for ticket information. The Rotary is currently accepting donations

for live and silent auctions, and sponsorships are also still available.

Happy dining!

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Star Awards

PHOTO BY FRANK OWEN SHAW

LOCAL ROTARY AWARDS COMMUNITY MEMBERS FOR EXEMPLARY COMMUNITY SERVICE

By Rachel Kelly

Courtesy Photos

NOMINEES ARE

CHOSEN FOR THEIR

RECKLESS ATTITUDE

TOWARD GIVING;

THEY ARE PEOPLE

WHO DEVOTE A

LARGE PART OF THEIR

PERSONAL TIME AND

EFFORT TOWARD

THEIR VENTURE OF

CHOICE.

On February 7, the local Gig Harbor

Rotary clubs recognized members of the

community that exemplified the rotary

club ideal of “service before self.”

Each individual club nominated non-rotary members

who personify a devotion to others before self.

Nominees are chosen for their reckless attitude

toward giving; they are people who devote a large part

of their personal time and effort toward their venture

of choice. Nominees are also capable of becoming a

Paul Harris Fellow through donations made in their

honor to the Rotary Foundation.

This year the North, Morning and Midday Rotary

clubs each presented a nominee. From the North

Club, Ken Kieffer; from the Morning Rotary, Tom

Taylor; and from the Midday Rotary, Doctor Sherwin

Shinn.

Ken Kieffer is distinguished by his service to the Make

A Wish Foundation, having fulfilled over 400 wishes

to date. He also volunteers for the Leukemia and

Lymphoma Society (LLS), Breast Cancer Awareness,

Special Olympics, Tibetan Nuns Project, the Lupus

Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Association, is a volunteer

for hospice care, and can be seen in Romania (if you

happen to be there) assisting at an orphanage. There’s

more, but I’ve run out of breath! It may seem like a lot,

but Ken continues to be undaunted. “I think, ‘What if

this was my child or grandchild? What would I do?’”

says Ken. He truly embodies the “golden rule.”

When asked as to his inspiration for his (now) fulltime

job as a volunteer, Ken refers to the candle he

keeps in his car. It’s from his daughter’s wedding.

He looks at it every time he gets in and is reminded

that “it is better to light one candle than to curse the

darkness.” Ken is out to light that candle.

Tom Taylor is distinguished by his fierce dedication

to developing programs toward a healthy community

through the nine community-wide YMCAs. In Gig

Harbor alone, the YMCA boasts of 21,000 members,

supporting 7,000 non-members beyond that. When

Tom first joined the YMCA back in 1971, there were

only 500 members. That number quickly exploded to

10,000 once the YMCA on Pearl street was built. Tom

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LOOKING AT EACH

NOMINEE INDIVIDUALLY, A

PATTERN EMERGES: GIVING

WITHOUT CONDITION.

is proud of the Y’s dedication to include all members of the community

regardless of age, religion, race, income or social status.

If you can make it to the Y, you’re welcome. Within the Y there are a

variety of programs meant to provide relief and social support, such as

the Shower Pass. The Shower Pass grants the use of the gym showers

to anyone in the community, including the homeless. This allows for a

greater chance of getting a job and also contributes to the overall health

of all community individuals. Community support, however, doesn’t

stop at the Y building. The Gig Harbor YMCA also provides before-and

after-school care for working parents throughout the Peninsula and has

created the YMCA Youth Legislature. Tom is currently excited for an

aggressive project to increase community sports facilities. The YMCA

has partnered with the city to build two community soccer fields with

artificial turf. Tom’s inspiration? For his life to be a benefit to the world,

to give something to future generations. To build a legacy for a better

community.

Lastly, Doctor Sherwin Shinn is distinguished by his collaboration of

a nonprofit called World Wide Smiles. The inspiration for World Wide

Smiles came from the fulfillment of a childhood dream: Sherwin went

to the Himalayas. Sherwin’s last day of vacation was interrupted by the

cry of a child; it was unusual enough to elicit his investigation. What

he found was a little girl swollen from temple to armpit from a tooth

infection. It became immediately apparent to Sherwin that the girl would

die if left untreated. He immediately had her transported 2,000 feet up

the mountain to the nearest medical facility. Faced with inadequate tools,

no running water and minimal sanitation, Dr. Shinn performed the

removal of the infected teeth with his pocket knife. Thankfully there was

anesthesia.

It was this experience that ignited Sherwin Shinn’s passion for preventive

care. He would come back to the Himalayas several times; partnering

with schools to pass out toothbrushes and address tooth health. It wasn’t

long after that he was asked to go to other countries as well. The effort

eventually expanded to become its own nonprofit. Today, the nonprofit

establishes clinics all over the world, enriching the local economy by

training and equipping locals for the work. Sherwin’s inspiration comes

not only from kids who have the opportunity to grow up because of the

efforts of the nonprofit, but from his personal passion for enhancing the

lives of others. Dentistry is his vehicle for giving unconditionally.

Looking at each nominee individually, a pattern emerges: giving without

condition. The rotary nominates its community members because they

are personally inspired and challenged by what they see happening. I

think it’s safe to say that it’s inspiring for us all.

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An experienced master aesthetician, Serina provides services including laser and skin

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The team is passionate about the work they do and believe that helping

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“They are so excited and feeling confident with their healthy skin and

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She adds that she sees herself as an artist, with a passion for keeping

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The Paradise Theatre company has

resembled a band of gypsies since

it first presented the musical “West

Side Story” with a live orchestra in

the open-air amphitheater on Peacock Hill in

2000.

After staging musicals, comedies and dramas

for almost two decades, the nonprofit

theater company could have its final encore

this summer—and as of press time, event

sooner—despite their continuous efforts to

find a permanent location to call home. The

current fate of Paradise Theatre is still yet

undetermined, which saddens both Jeff and

Vicki Richards and their faithful audiences

who have supported the troupe since its debut.

The only community theater company with

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roots in Gig Harbor has staged productions at

four locations in just the past two years, from

downtown to PenMet Parks, Key Peninsula

Civic Center to the Dragonfly Theater in Port

Orchard.

Members of Paradise Theatre are committed to

move ahead with four productions this spring

and summer in what may be their last year

together if a new home cannot be found. But as

Vicki, Paradise’s artistic director says, “Unless

something magical happens, we may have

to close after our next show, though we are

committed to move ahead and see the season

through if it is at all possible.”

They opened the season with the stage version

of “The Addams family” as a celebration of

their 20th anniversary, and it was also the 50th

36

anniversary of the show. “It was one of our

favorite shows that we had done,” says Vicki.

“We even had some of the same cast members

from before. It was a really fun show.”

Performances of their current show,

“Forbidden Broadway,” are scheduled to run

until March 21.

“If we have to go, we’re going out with a bang,”

says Jeff, who serves as managing director at

Paradise Theatre.

The 2019-2020 lineup included the ambitious

staging of “Newsies,” “All Shook Up” and

“Mamma Mia.” The light-hearted “Shrek” is

scheduled to take centerstage from June 19

until July 11. In what could be the company’s

last show, the Paradise ensemble has scheduled


GIG HARBOR

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GO ON

LACK OF AFFORDABLE SPACE COULD BRING

DOWN THE CURTAIN ON PARADISE THEATRE

By Dan Aznoff | Photos By Erin Lund of Berry

Lane Photography & Courtesy of Paradise Theatre

four weekends of August for the upbeat musical

“Pirates of Penzance.”

Silent auctions to raise funds to keep Paradise

Theatre alive have been scheduled during a

special benefit performance on closing night of

“Pirates.”

Vicki proudly boasted that the Paradise

company has produced seven shows per year

over the past 20 years, not including the special

programs the company stages for children. She

says plans for what could be the company’s final

indoor performance will mirror the cabaretstyle

productions when the troupe raised the

curtain on its first performance.

If the final curtain comes down on the Paradise

Theatre this season, it will not be for lack of

effort. Vicki recounted how actors, technicians

and theater patrons filled the Gig Harbor

City Council chambers in 2019 to plead for

financial assistance after Vicki admitted she

had “exhausted every effort to find a permanent

home.”

The presentation to the council by actors in full

costume from “The Music Man” was supported

by dozens of subscribers who crowded the

council chambers to underscore how much

community theater can enrich the cultural side

of the city. Jeff came clad in costume as the

Mayor from the musical.

“We asked the council for rent credits of $50,000

over 10 years to help us afford to keep our

doors open in Gig Harbor,” says Vicki. “We

left with virtually nothing.” What they offered

was the upper level of the Masonic Temple,

but it was uninhabitable and would require

nearly a $100,00 investment into the space. “It

didn’t make sense for us financially and was not

feasible for us to take on,” says Vicki.

Paradise Theatre reached out to and partnered

with PenMet Parks for a few smaller shows,

which allowed the Paradise company to stage

smaller shows until March of last year.

After exhausting their efforts in Gig Harbor,

Jeff and Vicki had the choice to close the doors

April 2019 or try out Port Orchard, an idea their

patrons liked and gave them the green light to

pursue it. “We moved to Port Orchard to test

drive the old movie cinema (Dragonfly) in April,

as it had been for sale for more than seven years.

One of our regulars kept sending the listing to us

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while looking for a place in Gig Harbor,” says Vicki. “While renting it and

working on raising the down payment to purchase, the building was red

tagged, putting us out of business once again at that location. We quickly

packed up and moved again to Southpark Village in Port Orchard while

continuing to negotiate on the Dragonfly. We remain at Southpark until the

end of March and will be out of a home again.”

Jeff did admit there are several spaces in Gig Harbor that could provide

enough space to stage productions with adequate storage room for

costumes, sets the company requires and seating for 100 theatergoers. But

the price point for space in Gig Harbor, he says, is beyond anything the

company could even consider.

The managing director says the company could survive with a space as

small as 4,500 square feet to comfortably seat at least 100 people. He would

prefer to find a stage in Gig Harbor so elderly season ticket subscribers

would not be forced to drive on dark highways after a night performance.

“The country roads on this part of the (Olympic) peninsula can be

treacherous on a dark and stormy night,” says Jeff. “A significant portion of

our season ticket subscribers are elderly. That is a situation none of us want

to see for our loyal patrons.”

Even though Paradise Theatre has played to sold-out audiences over the

years, he admits the lack of a permanent space has caused attendance to

drop and confusion for many of the longtime Paradise supporters. “Since

we left Gig Harbor, it’s been hard,” adds Vicki.

“We will continue to host our popular Haunted House every Halloween

and have a fireworks stand for the Fourth of July, but those fundraisers and

ticket sales are simply not enough to stage shows on the scale our audiences

have come to expect,” says Jeff. “Especially with the price of commercial real

estate in town.”

He adds, “This is our hometown. We’ve received numerous donations

from our subscribers and from residents of Gig Harbor who realize the

importance of theater and what it brings to a community.

Despite the setbacks, Jeff, who has his masters in theatre with an emphasis

in directing, is optimistic that a solution will be found before the final

curtain comes down on the Paradise Theatre this summer.

“We have invested 20 years in Paradise Theatre,” says Vicki. “It’s sad to us

that we haven’t been able to find a permanent home. You can only do what

you can do.”

With a little help from the Gig Harbor community, and beyond, Paradise

Theatre will be able to take to the stage to entertain audiences for years to

come, and the show will go on.

Be sure to get your tickets to see “Forbidden Broadway” playing through

March 21 at 1731 Village Lane SE, a hilarious parody of your favorite

Broadway shows! As Vicki says, “This may be our swan song unless an

‘Angel’ comes forward.”

If you are interested in finding out more about Paradise Theatre, you can

contact Vicki Richards at vrichards@paradisetheatre.org or Jeff Richards at

253.851.7529 (call or text). If you would like to make a donation to Paradise

Theatre, visit ParadiseTheatre.org/donate.html.

“We just can’t crack the nut without a little more help.”

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For many, bowling is a fun way to

blow off steam on a Friday night

or relatively cheap entertainment

for the kids, but to Peninsula

High School junior Riley Schuller and

her teammates, it’s serious business. The

competitive Seahawks Girls bowling team

takes to the lanes throughout the winter

against teams from around the region. While

each player contributes a score, it’s the team

effort that ultimately leads to who wins each

competition.

Riley is a multiple 200 game bowler with a

career high of 216. She’s learned that you need

to be mentally tough to excel in bowling. “You

may be capable of throwing the ball really

well and getting high scores during practice,

but if you are not mentally prepared to play a

match your scores will always be lower than

usual,” she said.

Being consistent in your form is key to

knocking down strikes and picking up spares,

and sometimes even the smallest movements

can drastically alter the results. Riley says last

season was a challenge because she developed

a bad habit of swinging her arm to the left

when it needed to go to the right, resulting

with a score lower than she had hoped for. “It

wasn’t until I showed up for this season that I

finally had my arm swing down correctly, and

this allowed me to get high enough scores to

make it all the way to districts,” she explained.

Riley says the team is welcoming, has little

drama and a lot of fun. “Now that the team

has gotten another strong group of girls that

work together as a team, I can say for certain

that the best part of the girls’ bowling team is

the community you join when playing with

us.”

While she still has a year to go, Riley is already

focused on her future. She’s maintained a 3.9

or higher GPA while enrolled as a running

start student. She is on track to graduate

with an associate degree and plans to pursue

a four-year degree as well. Her interests are

wide ranging from physics and engineering

to art.

“Some of the career interests I currently have

are mechanical engineer, physics specialist

(specifically designing roller coasters!) or a

pottery artist. Most of my life I always thought

art would be the thing I do for a living,

as it was the one thing I continued to do

throughout school, but when I started taking

more challenging math and science classes I

began to wonder if this could be something

I would enjoy doing for a living. I especially

look forward to exploring mechanical

engineering more because it allows me to

create weird designs for useless robots that

I’ve always wanted to try,” she said.

Wherever she ends up, she hopes to find a

women’s bowling team so she can continue to

enjoy the sport she loves so much.

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THE MONTH

ASHER RAQUIZA, SOPHOMORE

Gig Harbor High School

Since the time he could first pick up a

basketball, Asher Raquiza has loved

the sport. His career started at the age

of 3 and took off fast. Asher played

in the Upward Basketball program from

kindergarten through second grade and was

part of the Tides Select AAU program from

third through eighth grade. He was offensive

player of the year while in middle school,

and coaches definitely took notice.

Now a sophomore at Gig Harbor High

School, Asher is already a major contributor

for his high school team. In fact, Gig Harbor

captured the league championship this past

season, and Asher was the leading scorer on

the team. He was also recognized by being

named a Second Team All-League selection.

While he’s won many tournaments and

championships across his many teams, the

losses have also been there, something that

motivates Asher to continue to improve each

practice.

“One of my biggest challenges has been

losing,” he said. “I can overcome this by outworking

and knowing what my full potential

is.”

A true competitor, Asher tells himself that

enough is never enough and to keep striving

for greatness. “I enjoy winning the most and

knowing that I always strive to put my best

effort on the court,” he said.

The high school season has come to a close,

but that doesn’t mean Asher will take a

break. He continues to work hard at school,

evidenced by his 3.95 GPA. He will also

continue playing ball for his current AAU

program, Total Package AAU. While Asher

has hopes in the gym, he can also dish it

out on the volleyball court as well. His

future goal is to take both of these skills to

a Division I program, specifically playing

basketball at the University of San Diego,

while getting a taste of what it would take

to become a professional beach volleyball

player as well. He also wants to focus his

studies on design and architecture, and to

follow in the footsteps of his uncle Cory who

is an architect.

With goals of a college degree, career, NBA

and pro beach volleyball, Asher has his sights

set high, and with hard work and the support

of his family, the sky's the limit.

“I want to do all these things because of my

love for them,” he said.

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SHOW YOUR HEART

GIG HARBOR’S DANIELLE DEMOTT NOMINATED FOR LLS

WOMAN OF THE YEAR

BY RACHEL KELLY | PHOTOS COURTESY OF DANIELLE DEMOTT AND THE

LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY

Our own Danielle DeMott of Gig Harbor has been nominated

to compete in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS)

2020 Woman of the Year. Across the country money is

being raised for the LLS in honor of blood cancer survivors.

Candidates in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska chapter compete with

other candidates across the country to fundraise the most money

between March 27 and June 5. The winner is subject to much fanfare and

will be featured in Forbes magazine and honored at Soho Park in June.

Then the greater competition begins: the national title of LLS’s Man and

Woman of the Year.

When I asked Danielle if she was excited about the fanfare and the

prospect of winning, she shrugged her shoulders and simply stated: “In

a competition like this, where the money goes toward cancer research,

everyone's a winner.”

That pretty much sums up Danielle’s approach toward this year's

competition; a world without cancer is a world that wins. The competition

is meant as a fundraiser, and in doing that the competitor gains greater

satisfaction.

With a background in celebrity sports real estate, a gentle smile and an

innovative personality, it’s no wonder that she was nominated as a perfect

candidate for this year's competition. Winning requires creativity,

ingenuity, charisma and a big heart. And heart is exactly what Danielle

has in abundance.

Her campaign slogan is simply this: Show your heart. In a world where

it’s easy to shy away from soft-hearted generosity, Danielle’s statement

seems fitting to who she is as a human being. Even in the little things,

Danielle strives to be a person who is vulnerable. Regardless of what she’s

been through, she only has eyes for where she’s going. Her endurance

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Show your heart

for healing has made Danielle someone who strives to be kind, even

when the world is unkind. It’s this same capacity for vulnerability that

some could argue for as being a weakness but what the Leukemia and

Lymphoma Society has deemed a strength. Since her openness results in

a better community, I’m inclined to agree.

Showing her heart is exactly why Danielle got involved with LLS in

the first place. Though she doesn’t have any personal experience with

cancer, she feels deeply for others. Caring for others is an innate aspect

of who she is. Plus, she feels like she’s in a good place to help. Her unique

experience, open schedule, creative mind and connections make for a

serious fundraising package.

In other words, her mind is bursting with fundraising ideas; ideas

that are not just focused on celebrity representation or million-dollar

donations, but on every little bit. Her strategy for this year's efforts is to

“just ask for a little, and people will do what they can.” In other words,

she trusts in the better half of people to win out. It is that mentality that

makes her so inspiring.

Most people don’t have the time or energy to give a lot, but everyone

can give a little. With generous action, Danielle hopes to inspire a little

openness in everyone she meets. Whether that person is big in the

limelight, or small. All that Danielle wants to see is a show of heart.

And as for Danielle’s personal plans? She hopes to be a flight attendant.

She’s currently in the interview process, but that takes a few months, so

why not do something good for her community in the meantime? She’s

willing, and so she is able.

She also participates in an adult kickball team and spends her free time

painting and woodworking. The dream is to one day open up her own

little boutique. Will that happen? She’s not sure. She thinks it would

work though.

Danielle is a special soul. Not because she’s somehow larger than life or

especially capable in comparison to someone else. She’s not famous, nor

does she have a lot of money. She has time, but never too much. She has

experience, but aside from winning Ms. West Coast she hasn’t spent a

whole lot of time in the limelight. Her greatest gift is in her genuine care.

She is a woman much like everyone else, except that she seeks to live out

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campaign, there are plenty of opportunities! You can

donate during her campaign, become a member of her

campaign team, or sponsor the grand finale that will

be held on June 5. Feel free to email her at Danielle.

Demott@gmail.com or visit her website at LLS.org.

mwoy/wa/seattle20/ddemott.

Ultimately, in this world, we are small in the grand

scheme of things. Danielle is an inspiring example of

what the world could look like if all of us are willing to

empower each other toward something good.

Whatever you decide to do, may it be done with a

showing of the heart.

Her unique

experience, open

schedule, creative

mind and connections

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fundraising package.

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MICROBLADING

Your solution to beautiful brows

By Janae Peterson

If you have ever picked up an eyebrow pencil, chances are you have at

least considered semi-permanent makeup to simplify your morning

makeup routine. Microblading is a great option to give you beautiful

brows every day, without any effort. We answer all your most asked

questions.

What is microblading?

Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo technique to give the illusion of

fuller, more youthful eyebrows. Pigment is scratched into the skin using a

hand tool, in short strokes resembling natural eyebrow hair.

What is the treatment process?

After finding a trained professional, your artist will decide the best eyebrow

shape for you based on your face shape, bone structure and features. The

correct pigment color will then be chosen while carefully considering your

hair color, skin undertone and natural eyebrow color. After the eyebrows are

properly sterilized, a topical numbing cream will be applied to the area to

ensure little to no pain during the procedure. Instead of using a traditional

tattoo gun, your brow artist will use a freehand tool to gently place small,

feather-like brush strokes with the chosen pigment color. You will leave your

appointment with a thin layer of medical ointment on your eyebrows. A sixto

eight-week follow-up appointment will be required. At this appointment,

the process is repeated to achieve full results.

What is the healing process?

Days one through three your eyebrows will be darker and bolder than you

anticipated. They will also be tender. Days four and five your eyebrows will be

dry, flaky and, for some, itchy. Days six through 14 your eyebrows will appear

lighter in color, as well as patchy. You’re welcome to fill them in at this time

HEALTHY TIP

SPRING CLEAN YOUR HEALTH!

Welcome spring! As winter comes to an end, the days are

continuing to grow longer with the sun shining more often.

It's important to take some time to get outdoors and soak in

some of those beneficial rays. Just be sure to remember the

sunscreen.

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FOR YOUR VOTES!

MICROBLADING

IS A SEMI-

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TECHNIQUE TO

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OF FULLER,

MORE YOUTHFUL

EYEBROWS.

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if needed. Weeks two through six your eyebrows

will slowly become the correct pigment, and

the fine hair-like strokes will appear. Weeks six

through eight your touch-up appointment is

recommended.

How long does treatment take?

The process can take between one to three

hours, start to finish. This includes the time it

takes to get your skin numb, paperwork and the

procedure itself.

How much does it cost?

Depending on location and the expertise of your

artist, cost typically ranges from $250 to $600.

This generally includes your six-week touchup,

but be sure to ask.

Is the tattoo permanent?

Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo

technique, and results for most will last between

one and three years depending on your skin type

(the ink will fade more quickly with oily skin),

facial products used and lifestyle. At this time, a

maintenance touchup is recommended.

Who would not be a candidate for

microblading?

Microblading is a form of tattooing, therefore

there are some medical conditions, medications

and allergies that prevent clients from getting the

service. These include anyone under the age of

18, women who are pregnant or nursing, active

autoimmune disorder, blood disease, currently

undergoing chemotherapy, or an allergy to

lidocaine or epinephrine.

Those looking for a more permanent and

natural-looking alternative to filling in their

eyebrows, microblading may be the answer for

you!

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4423 Point Fosdick Dr NW, Suite 306

(253) 432-4437

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THE IMPORTANCE OF PURPOSE AND

FUNCTION AS THERAPY

PART I

BY MARIEL C. KRAUS, OTR/L

As an occupational therapist (OT), I

am used to having to explain that

occupational therapy does not

mean I give people “work therapy”

or help them find a better job. Readers of my

articles know that occupational therapy is a

uniquely diversified allied health profession

that rehabilitates people of all ages, and in

all areas, of functional activity. Our training

varies by our schools but, overall, OT is

more than just physical rehabilitation. We

have roots in psychiatry and our education is

strong in neurosciences. We are human skills

specialists who address “occupations” that fall

into these areas:

• ADLs (Activities of Daily Living) -

fundamental tasks of self-care/IADLs -

activities to support ADLs within the home

and community

• Rest/Sleep

• Education/Productivity

• Work/Industry Ergonomics and “Hardening”

• Mental/Behavioral Health - communitybased

and in-patient settings

• Leisure/Play (This is fundamental to

child development physically, socially and

emotionally.)

• Aging Safely at home and community

• Social Participation

OTs must master knowledge of human

anatomy, neuroanatomy, physiology and

psychology to provide physical and mental/

behavioral rehabilitation to people who have

lost the ability to perform the tasks that fall

into the above areas after an injury, illness

or progressive disease. It is easy to take for

granted how many systems are involved in

just tying one’s shoes until it is impacted by

Down’s Syndrome, a stroke, ALS, traumatic

head injury or arthritis. OTs have a variety

of clinical skills that allow us to work in

several treatment settings and populations.

We utilize our hands, use multiple types of

tools and methods to mitigate pain, teach

independence, improve movement and

facilitate optimal function.

OTs are easily found in hospitals, neuro

and physical rehabilitation centers, state

mental hospitals, schools, pediatric clinics,

community mental health services, home

health, hand therapy and work hardening

clinics. OTs also specialize in niche therapies,

such as workplace ergonomics, home

modification for aging in place, functional

movement clinics, vision therapy, driving

rehabilitation, high-tech orthotics and

prosthetics, art and music therapy studios,

wellness and telehealth practices. The

possibilities are virtually endless!

OTs would be best referred to as functional

therapists because of the misunderstood

term of “occupations” as activities of purpose.

When asking for a referral for OT, don’t be

surprised if your physician refers to us as

“PT” or what we do as “physical therapy”

because they think of it as a verb, but PT and

OT are like brands of physical rehabilitation;

the difference between the two can be briefly

explained by a short list and a long list. The

short and well-understood list is that PT

is focused on walking and gross motor

movement (sports medicine, athletic injuries,

joint replacements, and walking after injuries,

strokes and birth defects). The long OT list is

more diverse and therefore more complicated

to explain, but we are “whole-person” and

community re-integration oriented. Despite

similarities and differences, OT and PT

disciplines are rehabilitation allies and include

SLP (speech and language pathologists, aka

speech therapists).

If you are not living your best life after an

injury, degenerative condition, pain or

dysfunction, find an OT specialized in your

condition, and request a referral from your

primary care practitioner. Don’t wait, integrate

your life today!

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THE INVISIBLE GORILLA IN THE ROOM

SLEEP APNEA AND CHILDREN

BY RHONDA R. SAVAGE, DDS, UPTOWN DENTAL & WELLNESS CENTER

“Snoring is totally natural. In fact, in the

caveman days, it scared away wild animals!”

after we know how our

beliefs and intuitions are

flawed, they remain stubbornly

“Even

resistant to change,” wrote

authors Chabris and Simons in the famous

psychology experiment titled “The Gorilla in

the Room.” One example, which we know to

be false but many still believe, is this: Driving

down the road on the cell phone, we believe

we’re paying attention to the road.

My question is: “Do you believe that snoring

in adults or children is normal?” I personally

believe, with regard to wild animals, it would

be better to be quiet and silent! But that’s me.

Not everyone feels the same way, and we’re

all entitled to our beliefs. But, if you go to

YouTube and watch videos of children with

sleep apnea, it’ll break your heart.

Why should you be concerned? Sleep apnea

can:

• Affect children’s growth hormones

• Cause the child to be incorrectly diagnosed

with ADHD

• Cause changes in facial structure and lower

jaw development

• Affect children’s learning abilities in school

Why should a dentist be concerned about this

issue? Because people, including children,

can suffer from silent acid reflux due to sleep

apnea and/or snoring, causing more cavities.

With adult patients, we see gum disease

because lack of sleep causes an inability to

resolve gum inflammation.

What kind of inflammation can plague a

child? Asthma-type symptoms, fluctuation in

blood sugar levels, irritable bowel symptoms

and severity of Crohn’s disease.

Sleep apnea is when a person partially or fully

stops breathing at night during sleep.

Did you know that the brain needs oxygen

all the time? It’s hungry for O2. Brain cells

die without sufficient oxygen, and we don’t

grow new brain cells. It should be clear that

treating children with sleep apnea and adults

is important.

In my dental practice, I asked a little 4-yearold

to say “Ahhh” to check his airway, and I

was stunned! I looked at his dad and said,

“Wow! Does he snore at night?”

His dad said, “All the time. He’s a wild snorer.”

The little guy had no airway due to huge

tonsils and adenoids. I recommended he see

his pediatrician and an ENT specialist. The

next time he came in for a checkup, I asked his

dad how he was doing, and the dad said, “He’s

a different child!”

What should you look for?

• Children who sleep with their mouth open

• Retruded lower jaw

• Long, narrow face

• Tired

• Moving all around the bed

• Up frequently at night

• Not doing well in school

• Too much energy and/or irritability

• Infections

• Bed wetting

Our beliefs and intuition used to tell us that

only overweight people had sleep apnea. This

is absolutely not true. Weight does play a

significant role in the severity of sleep apnea,

but even children and fit people can suffer

from disordered airway breathing.

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EXERCISING THROUGH AGE

THE SECRETS TO A LONG, HEALTHY LIFE

BY ROBINA GAINES, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT OLYMPIC ALZHEIMER'S RESIDENCE

Staying active at every age is one of

the secrets to a long, healthy life.

But, despite best intentions, it can

be difficult to motivate yourself into

beginning—and sticking to—a regular

exercise routine. Physical constraints or

a busy schedule may create a barrier to

getting adequate exercise, but it is important

to prioritize physical activity into your

schedule, especially as you age and your

body changes.

It’s never too late to adopt a healthier lifestyle

and reap the benefits of active aging. Even

light daily exercises can improve your

body’s wound-healing process, prevent

disease, foster greater independence and

even increase your mental capacity. The

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

suggests that individuals age 65 and older

try to incorporate at least 150 minutes of

moderate exercise into each week. While this

may sound like a lot, breaking it down into

10- or 15-minute chunks of exercise two or

more times a day can make it much more

manageable—and enjoyable! Think about

finding a simple way to exercise right when

you wake up, before or after you eat lunch,

and again before you get ready for bed.

Exercising doesn’t need to take place in a gym

or even outdoors. A great way to keep in the

habit of healthy movements is to incorporate

small exercises into your otherwise inactive

moments during the day. Do you need to

reach to retrieve a glass from your cupboard?

Grab the glass, return it to the cupboard, and

repeat the action with your alternate arm.

Are there stairs where you live? Challenge

yourself to use them instead of a ramp or

elevator. Do you regularly watch TV? Try

to get up from your chair and walk around

the house during commercial breaks. It’s

these little daily actions that can make a huge

positive impact on your health in the long

term.

If you prefer staying active outdoors, going

on a light stroll, gardening, raking leaves

and fishing are all excellent activities. Or, if

you like participating in your community,

becoming a volunteer at local events is

another great way to stay active while

making a difference in the lives of others. It’s

a win-win!

Even these seemingly small acts can make a

big difference in improving and maintaining

your health. Performing daily exercises

slows the loss of muscle, strengthens bones

and reduces joint problems. Keeping up on

exercise also greatly improves your balance,

which reduces your risk of falling and

suffering a serious injury like a fractured hip

or head trauma.

The key to incorporating exercise into your

life is to develop a routine that fits your

wishes and needs. What works for one

person may not work for you—and that’s

OK. Developing a realistic exercise plan that

works for your body and schedule is always

most important.

Robina Gaines is the executive director

at the Olympic Alzheimer’s Residence.

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Innovation at Craft

Beer Breweries

WASHINGTON USES HOMEGROWN HOPS IN EVERY PINT; IDAHO

FALLS ‘BARLEY’ BEHIND

BY DAN AZNOFF

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With the number of small and boutique breweries rising faster than the head on a stout porter, craft beermakers in Washington

have opened the tap to new customers in an increasingly thirsty market.

According to the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB), production almost doubled in terms of barrels per year at

many breweries on the western side of the mountains over the past decade. For example, demand at Pike Brewing Company in

Seattle jumped from 17,401 to almost 43,000 barrels in the five-year span, an increase more than 245 percent.

The state board reported that almost two dozen craft breweries have opened for business over the past two years.

As any of the beermakers will tell you, there are more than hops, barley and water that go into the making of a great craft beer. The craft beer industry

has grown in terms of both variety and sophistication. Like a fine wine, brewmasters are pairing craft beer with food to bring out the subtle tastes

and the differences infused into every brew.

“The craft beer industry in Washington is changing. It’s a different animal,” said Ken Nabors, who has been brewing African Amber at Mac & Jack's

Brewery for 26 years. “When we first started there were a total of 26 breweries in the state.

“Now there are 417.”

Nabors emphasized that the majority of craft brewers in the state produce less than 2,000 barrels per year.

The Academy

Founders Mac and Jack still own and run the brewery with their team of dedicated beer lovers in the Warehouse District of Redmond behind

Marymoor Park.

“We’re still listening to our customers, still learning how to do it better and still laughing about it,” Nabors said with a smile.

Mac & Jack’s does more than produce beer. It also serves as a training ground for a growing armada of craft brewers.

When childhood friends Dick Mergens and Shawn Dowling decided to make a full-time commitment to their hobby of making beer, the pair made

a commitment to learn all they could about the business side of brewing before they opened Crucible Brewing in an Everett retail strip mall in late

2015.

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Mergens quit his day job at a home improvement

center to take a job at the Mac & Jack’s Brewery to learn

the business. He worked his way up to the brewhouse

before moving to another Redmond brewery—Hi-Fi

Brewing.

During his time at Mac & Jack’s, Mergens worked

with American Brewing head brewer Adam Frantz

to understand the intricacies of how to be an efficient

brewer in a commercial brewhouse. Mergens

described Mac & Jack’s as “The Academy.” His

education was apparently a success. Crucible recently

opened a second tasting room in the heart of wine

country in Woodinville.

“You get worked to death over there, but you learn a

lot,” said Mergens. “Shawn and I continue to tinker

with our formulas to offer even more choices for our

loyal customers.”

While IPAs and ales are the most frequent pours from

taps across the state, the different styles of beer and

the diverse patrons who consume the effervescent

beverage are as different as the weather on each side

of the Cascades.

Spokane

Craft beermakers have developed subtle differences in

the mixture of ingredients and distribution methods

that reflect each region of Washington.

A prime example are the numerous craft breweries

that sprung up in Spokane during the ‘90s to serve

the thirsty college students from Gonzaga and nearby

Eastern Washington University in Cheney. The

smaller breweries formulated and served pale ales that

have become known as “Spokane-style” beers that are

meant to be enjoyed with friends.

No-Li is a template for the style of beer that still

dominates the nightlife in Spokane. The pale brew

can race its beginnings to five of the pubs at the heart

of the U District scene that have opened since 1993.

Each pours a version of the light beer to go well with

food and an evening out on the town.

Founded in 2011, Iron Goat Brewing Company joined

the party in 2011 from its trendy location in the

historical district on Second Avenue. The pub offers

its standards like Paul’s Pale Ale, Goatmeal Stout,

Bleating Red Ale and the nasty Trashy Blonde.

For those in an adventurous mood, the brewmaster at

Iron Goat serves an aggressive India Pale Ale, a Head

Butt IPA and the Impaler Imperial IPA.

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The dark varieties served down the block at Perry Street Brewing

and the field-to-tap pilsner from Big Barn Brewing Co. are just two

more of the unique offerings to be discovered as you drink your way

through the core of downtown.

Gig Harbor

Founded in 2015 by longtime Gig Harbor resident and beer

enthusiast John Fosberg, the Gig Harbor Brewing Co. is home to five

regular pours, four seasonal brews and four specialty formulations.

The founder’s favorite is the Sturdy Gertie® Double IPA with 7

percent alcohol by volume.

“It’s not super hoppy,” Fosberg said with a proud smile. “But it has a

dark malty taste, high alcohol content and is a delicious beer.”

Unable to find warehouse space large enough to accommodate his

fledgling operation, Fosberg opened the first Gig Harbor Brewing

Co. facility in Tacoma on South Tacoma Way. He was talked out

of changing the name of his new business by some of his investors.

“They told me to just make my beer,” he said. “They will find you.”

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And they did. Fosberg credits his brewmaster Mike O’Hara for his

efforts to develop many of the trademark brews, including his best

seller, the Giggly Blonde Ale. O’Hara spent eight years perfecting

his talent as the brewmaster at Georgetown Brewing in Seattle

before he brought his talents to Gig Harbor.

Fosberg opened a tasting room next to Skansie Brothers Park on

Harborview Drive when the right space became available. His beers,

he said, have quickly gained a reputation around town for their

traditional easy-drinking style.

Founded by four local beer enthusiasts, the proprietors of Wet Coast

Brewing Co. believe that there is much more to operating a brewery

than simply producing a quality craft beer. The people behind Wet

Coast want their patrons to “experience their beer, to celebrate life

and to rejoice in all things wet.”

Wet Coast utilizes a 3.5-barrel brewing system at its facility at 6820

Kimball Drive to provide a selection of Northwest-inspired craft

ales in an on-site taproom where patrons can enjoy a pint of cream

ale and a Mexican lager.

The year-round varieties available from Wet Coast range from the

Brass Rail Pale Ale to a Bottleman Brown Ale with hints of nut and

chocolate. There are also two IPAs with alcohol volumes from 5 to

6.2 percent.

Idaho

Not to be left out of the action, the Gem State has more to offer

drinkers than potatoes for vodka. Idaho is the nation’s third largest

producer of hops, and the state’s capitol in Boise has developed its

own style of craft beer.

Former Boeing engineer Mike Francis pours the results of his

experimentation at Payette Brewing. His Twelve Gauge Imperial

Stout is aged in bourbon barrels for 12 months, which he said

introduces hints of vanilla and oak to go along with tastes of

chocolate and coffee.

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Grand Teton Brewing in the town of Victor at the base of the

namesake mountains is made with water from glacial runoff that

has been naturally filtered for 500 years through limestone. The

result is a hoppy pale ale with strong overtones of citrus.

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Despite a reputation that would defy the image

as a hub for craft breweries, the northern

portion of the state has established its

reputation for natural, hand-crafted craft beers

served at family friendly breweries.

Mickduff ’s Brewing Company in Sandpoint

was established in 2006 by two brothers with

a passion for brewing their own style of craft

beer and living year-round in their idea of

paradise.

The tap handles at Mickduff ’s include a

Huckleberry Blonde Ale made with fruit

puree for a zesty flavor. The local brewery’s

version of a Black-and-Tan is made with

equal parts of Tipsy Toehead Blonde and

Knot Tree Porter.

Down Highway 2 in Bonners Ferry, the

Kootenai River Brewing Company features

the dark McGregor Scottish Ale as well as

the award-winning Hoptic Blast IPA that

visitors seem to either love or hate, according

to Jeremiah Holes, the lead server in the

brewery restaurant.

Each batch of beer, he explained, is distinctive

because each is made with the best available

hops from local farms. Overall, the beers at

Kootenai tend to be a little more “hoppy.” That

includes the bourbon barrel-aged porter made

with coffee from a roaster right in Sandpoint.

“Depending on the day, I’ll usually have

a Grizzly IPA or one of our popular beers

flavored with local huckleberries,” said

Holes. “Our brewmasters tend to get creative

Idaho is the nation’s

third largest producer

of hops, and the state’s

capitol in Boise has

developed its own style

of craft beer.

depending on what is freshest at the markets or

in our own fields.”

The Kootenai River Brewing Company was

established in 2010 and currently serves 11

distinct beers from a taproom at the crown

point of the state near the Canadian border

with views of the Kootenai River and the scenic

mountain ranges of North Idaho.

Whether your preference in a frosted pint is a

Spokane-style light ale or a dark rich porter,

craft breweries in Washington and Idaho

have what you want on tap cold and ready to

enjoy.

Dan Aznoff is a freelance writer based in

Mukilteo, Washington. He was a finalist for

a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the toxic

waste crisis in California and has received

acclamation for his work in the areas of

sustainable energy and the insurance industry.

He is the author of three books that document

colorful periods of history in Washington.

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TIPS FOR CREATING

small garden spaces

KEEP IT SIMPLE AND WORK WITH THE

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By Abigail Thorpe

It may have been an awfully grey winter, but with spring just

around the corner, we’re all getting a little anxious to get outside

and start prepping our gardens for the warmer months—or at

least to start thinking about it.

Don’t let the size of your outdoor space discourage you from

planning your own spring garden. Whether you have a full

backyard or just a porch, there are many ways to add a little color

to your space. Here are some tips for creating a welcoming garden

retreat, no matter the space you’re working with.

Stack and layer. Pots of every size are your friend if you’re working

with a small space. If you can’t go out, go up, recommends Anne

Gibson of The Micro Gardener. Stack and layer pots in tiers, on

steps, terraces or even just a small deck or patio to add some

dimension to your space and create growing room for veggies

and flowers.

Work with your space. If you have a long, narrow space, then

choose a planter that mirrors that shape and still allows room

for you to work around. You can even utilize an outdoor table

to build a small tabletop garden, or install brackets to plant a

window box if space is very limited, says Gibson.

Think ahead. Succession plant, so you can enjoy fruits, veggies

and flowers on a rotating basis, suggests Gibson. For example, if

you have a large plant that takes time to mature and spread out,

like zucchini, utilize the space around to grow something that

matures at a faster rate and can be enjoyed in the meantime, like

“cut and come again” lettuce.

Pair plants from the same family that you may not want alongside

other veggies or plants—like bulb onions, chives and shallots—in

a pot or small growing space. Opt for plants that can perform

multiple functions, like lavender, sunflowers and chives.

Mini size it. If you don’t have the space for a full-sized fruit tree,

opt for dwarf fruit trees that will still produce but take up much

less space and can even be planted in a pot. Many varieties of

veggies, herbs and shrubs or bushes also come in dwarf varieties,

like miniature roses.

Raised garden beds are a wonderful option if you don’t have a

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ton of space but still want a small garden to supply your kitchen. Think

about the seasonality and maturity time of what you plant so you can

succession grow to make the most of your space.

Go vertical. Use height to create privacy. Varieties of creeping vines can

cover trellis or existing fences, or you can use ladders, pallets and shelves

to create a living wall that can give your small space some privacy while

providing a beautiful backdrop and growing space for your backyard,

porch or deck.

It’s in the details. Even the way you place your pavers can have a big

impact on how large a space feels, advises David Domoney, a British

horticulturist and TV personality. Pave on the diagonal to make a space

appear larger, and include trees, even in a small space, to add height and

also create more privacy.

Keep it bright! Brightly colored flowers will help lighten a small space

and make it appear larger. If you’re including outdoor furniture in your

space, make sure it is size appropriate, and don’t overcrowd the space.

Compact furniture like a small bistro table and chairs can offer seating

options and add to their surroundings without taking up precious space

or looking out of place.

Uniformity. Larger spaces can accommodate various styles and

materials, but in a small space it’s key to keep it simple and uniform,

recommends The Spruce. Limit the hardscape materials to a limited

scheme that compliments its surroundings.

Start small. Make your garden space personal. If you’re trying to decide

where to start, choose a spot that will compliment your home, add a pop

of color, and that you will enjoy on a daily basis, such as the entry-way to

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your drive, or a plot by your front door or back patio.

Merge garden and home. Utilize the placement of your home and yard

to plan your garden. Plant up against the home to help compliment the

architectural characteristics of your house and save space, and utilize the

perimeter of your yard to help define the space and still preserve an open

grass area. Some bright pops of color surrounding your home and yard

can add some beautiful detail and space for growing fruit, veggies and

flowers while not taking up valuable space to entertain or play.

Design with purpose. Plan your garden space with a specific purpose in

mind. Create a focal point that draws the eye, suggests The Spruce, like a

water feature, flower bed or garden island.

Little Tips: Use vertical, upright plants instead of those prone to spread

out to save space. Look for veggies that reproduce fast, like “cut and

come again” greens that require minimal space and have a high yield.

Have a fruit tree in a pot? Plant an edible living ground cover like thyme

around the base that will act as a mulch for the tree and provide some

herbs for your table.

It’s key to

KEEP IT SIMPLE

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Going Greener

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By Taylor Shillam

As we enter another spring in the Northwest, so begins the

preparation to revitalize our landscapes, lawns and gardens.

Whether the spring of 2020 will find you starting from scratch or

breathing new vitality into an existing landscape, there are many

simple ways to increase the sustainability of your efforts.

With the goal of avoiding an excess use of resources, and allowing the

local climate to naturally thrive, eco-friendly landscaping is growing in

both popularity and practice.

Increasing the sustainability of your residential landscape or garden

contributes to reduced energy waste, maintaining the cleanliness of

the water and air, a healthier regional wildlife population, minimized

atmospheric greenhouse gas and upholding a solid foundation for future

generations to be able to experience the same benefits.

Reducing your environmental footprint and turning toward sustainable

landscaping may seem like a daunting task—but it doesn’t need to be.

At the heart of a thriving garden are greener practices that take just a

little bit of extra care but, when done routinely, add up to a significantly

positive impact.

Both novice gardeners and experienced green thumbs can easily

implement a few tweaks to contribute to a more eco-friendly landscape

this spring. Here are a few ways to reduce the environmental impact of

your landscape practices while maintaining a landscape you love.

Plant Choice

Green landscaping starts early on with the actual selection of your plants.

Including plant life in your landscaping provides a unique diversity to

the look, smell and feel of your yard or garden. Beyond their aesthetic

contributions, plants enrich the environment by providing shade, clean

air, temperature regulation and a habitat for valuable organisms, among

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esidential area will require less resources and maintenance to ensure they thrive,

since they won’t need to adapt to an unfamiliar environment.

Choosing plants appropriate to the local climate also reduces the risk of creating an

environment prone to the damage of invasive species and instead allows the safety

and promotion of healthy pollinators and beneficial microorganisms.

You can easily learn more about the selection of plants native to the region with

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Another factor to consider: Annual plants require the most water to maintain,

making perennials and grasses the most efficient choice for water use.

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As we head into summer and temperatures begin to creep up, intentional and

efficient water use becomes critical. The most significant impacts of your “greener”

efforts will be related to water conservation.

Up to 60 percent of the average residential use of water is for landscaping, so finding

ways to cut back can reduce your spending while reducing water waste.

The use of hardscapes in your landscape design (hardscapes being any selection of

rocks, pavers, decks, etc.) allows you to diversify the look of your outdoor space

and create interest while reducing the required amount of water to maintain the

aesthetic. Hardscapes can be incorporated into pathways, stepping stones, fire pits

and patios, providing more ways to enjoy your outdoor space while reducing the

need for water.

At the heart of a thriving garden are greener practices

that take just a little bit of extra care.

Soil Health

Healthy soil is a critical foundational element to a sustainable garden or landscape.

According to Landscape for Life, healthy soil will remove pollutants, cleanse water

and restore atmospheric carbon, along with the functions we’re most familiar with,

such as water storage and plant nourishment.

In sustainable gardens, soils are healthy, living ecosystems, protected by vegetation

or mulch, and best allow plants to thrive. Heavily mulching in plant beds can

protect gardens from weeds, pests and disease. Mulch provides a protective layer to

insulate roots and cover soil, which can reduce water evaporation and moderate soil

temperature.

Using organic mulch in garden beds and surrounding trees helps to provide

nourishing minerals when the mulch decomposes and can improve water retention.

Inorganic mulches like crushed stones and rubber chips are best placed in hardscape

settings.

Maintenance

With a healthy landscape in place, it’s important to remember that maintenance

practices are just as critical to ensuring the health of that landscape’s environmental

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isn’t a new topic of conversation by any means, but it’s important

to keep in mind the non-chemical options that are available.

Organic fertilizers (such as compost) and non-chemical pest

control can reduce toxic chemical release into the air and water

supply, reducing the possibility for the multitude of negative

health effects that have been associated with toxic pesticide

exposure.

With a goal in mind to choose the least chemically laden, most

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It used to be putting a room together or remodeling involved

hiring an expensive design specialist or doing the guesswork

yourself. What might have looked good in your mind turns into

something you don’t particularly love once completed. This can

be a costly endeavor, and not being comfortable in your own

home is something no one should have to feel. Today, there are

plenty of ways to eliminate the guesswork and allow you to play

around with your room before setting out for paint, furnishings

and design help.

PAINT ON THE WALLS

Paint is the easiest and most cost-effective way to spruce up a room. While ultimately

it’s always a good idea to buy a sample and see it on the wall, you can do a lot of

narrowing down by using several paint brands’ visualization services. Behr, for

example, has all its colors and shines available to see on the company’s website. You

can then select a room from the ‘Visualizer’ service that looks similar to the room

you are updating, whether it is a bedroom, living room or other space in your home.

You can apply your selected color to the walls to see how it will appear once applied.

This is especially useful if you are looking at pairing colors together. Here you get

a nice visual to see if the colors clash or decide if you should go a shade lighter or

darker. You can often find these programs in the paint aisle at major retailers as well.

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ONLINE DESIGNERS

Havenly.com is changing the game for those on a budget. The site offers

professional design help for packages of $79 or $129. When you sign up for their

services, you give the company your room dimensions, what you want to see

updated, and set a budget on how much you want to spend. You can even let the

service know what pieces of furniture you already have that you don’t want to

eliminate from the remodel, and they will be included in the final visual layout.

You are given visuals to choose from which you rate on a simple scale to

give your designer an idea of what styles you like. The designer takes all the

information and puts together a to-scale visual of your room with new pieces

based on the information you provide and your budget. The full package also

allows for more collaboration with the designer. The site makes money off

commissions from purchases you make from the room you are given, but you

are under no obligation to buy any of the pieces the designer includes in your

layout. Other sites like Decorilla.com and Modsy.com offer similar services and

pricing models.

FURNITURE DIY

If you are having a hard time finding exactly what you are looking for in an end

table, bookcase or wine rack, build it yourself! While professional CAD software

can set you back financially, there are alternatives that are very user friendly and

quite affordable. SketchUp.com has as free basic 3D modeling program easily

installed on your home computer. More advanced subscriptions cost as little as

$119 per year. Here you can dream up exactly what you are looking for and come

out with the exact dimensions and specifications for making it happen. If you are

uncomfortable with operating power equipment, you can present your design to

a furniture maker who can assemble your custom piece for you. When friends

come over and compliment your piece, it’ll be even more rewarding telling them

you designed it—and maybe even built it yourself.

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If you feel the virtual avenue doesn’t quite give you the full

effect, you can still place samples on the wall without actually

applying the paint. Samplize.com works with popular paint

brands like Home Depot, Sherwin Williams and Benjamin

Moore to create peel and stick samples. The company uses

actual paint from the manufacturer on its adhesive, so you

will get the real thing without having to put permanent paint

on the wall. The adhesive can be peeled and replaced many

times before it wears out.

VIRTUAL FURNITURE LAYOUT

Wayfair is quickly becoming a behemoth in the home

decorating industry, and the company offers a couple

of very helpful tools when furniture shopping for your

home. Its Room Planner 3D program allows you to

enter the specific dimensions of whatever room you

are looking to redecorate, including paint colors and

window and door placements. Once you’ve created a

room that resembles your own, you can start adding

couches, chairs, lamps, area rugs, wall art and much

more to get a great visual of your room. Those who

download the company’s APP can utilize the ‘View in a

Room’ feature in which you turn on your phone’s camera

and drag and drop furniture into your actual room.

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Sometimes simply getting rid of excess clutter can bring

a room right back to life. While it’s easy to just toss

out an entire junk drawer, professionals can help you

keep your belongings while becoming more organized.

Having a professional organizer analyze your spaces and

formulate a plan might even keep you from having to

create a costly remodel. Digital organizers can be a little

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quick Google search of your area will often net you local

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A TOWN FOR ALL SEASONS

Small town Sandpoint, Idaho, boasts epic experiences, on and off the mountain

By Abigail Thorpe

Drive across the long bridge from the south, and you get your first view of Sandpoint, Idaho, nestled along

the shores of Lake Pend Oreille between the Selkirk and Cabinet mountain ranges. Whether the sun is

peeking over the mountain tops or fog is slowly creeping through the mountains onto the lake, the view is

never short of breathtaking.

With a population of only around 8,000, Sandpoint is home to a tight-knit community of skiers, hikers, bikers and other

outdoors enthusiasts who wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. “What sets Sandpoint apart from other little towns is the

kindness of the people. I noticed it the first time I visited here and felt included immediately,” says Brooke Deccio, owner

of Azalea resale shop in the Downtown Sandpoint Shopping District.

The shores of Lake Pend Oreille make Sandpoint a popular summer destination for visitors and second-home owners,

while in winter locals and visitors alike flock to the local Schweitzer Mountain ski resort for epic views and slopes, with

limited crowds.

Even shoulder season has something to offer in this town; as the crowds thin out, the colors and foliage start to change

(or come alive), and outdoor activities like biking, fishing and hiking abound.

Where to Stay

Sandpoint offers many options aside from the standard hotel stay, and many include the unique Northwest style and

charm that visitors come to expect from North Idaho. If you are coming for the skiing or mountain biking, Schweitzer

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WHETHER THE SUN IS PEEKING OVER THE MOUNTAIN

TOPS OR FOG IS SLOWLY CREEPING THROUGH THE

MOUNTAINS ONTO THE LAKE, THE VIEW IS NEVER

SHORT OF BREATHTAKING.

Mountain Resort has a variety of options, including its ski-in, ski-out

Selkirk Lodge nestled right in the village, White Pine Lodge apartments

and condos, and multiple on-mountain condos that vary in size, and

often offer ski-in, ski-out access. “Winter or summer, the outdoor pool

and hot tubs are a treat for soaking those muscles after a day of skiing or

mountain biking,” says Dig Chrismer, marketing manager for Schweitzer

Mountain Resort.

For lakeside seekers, Dover Bay Resort is nestled where the Pend Oreille

River meets Lake Pend Oreille 3 miles from town and is a peaceful

waterfront resort that offers vacation rentals both on and off the water

to sleep two through 10. Nine miles of walking trails, 9 acres of parks, a

waterfront restaurant, gym and hot tub, and marina with available boat

rentals make this a perfect spot for those looking to enjoy spring, summer

or fall on the lake. The resort also offers one-bedroom apartment rentals

at the downtown marina for those wanting to stay right in town.

Western Pleasure Guest Ranch, located about 30 miles northeast of town,

offers rustic stays in log cabins or the main lodge. The fifth-generation

dude ranch is open year-round, with horseback riding in the summer,

and sleigh rides and nordic trails in the winter. All-inclusive stays with

gourmet country meals make this the ideal spot to unplug and get away

for a few days.

Go Sandpoint (GoSandpoint.com) Vacation Rentals provides homes for

rent from the shores of Lake Pend Oreille to Schweitzer Mountain Resort

and beyond. They are the preferred booking agent for the exclusive

development and golf course at The Idaho Club, where beautiful homes

are nestled along the fairways of the Jack Nicklaus designed course.

Where to Eat

Stop by the original Evans Brothers Coffee location in the Granary Arts

District for a cup of their famous locally roasted coffee. When you’re

ready for a second cup, or an après ski drink, head over to newcomer The

Longshot, a local cafe with a retro coastal vibe that serves coffee and tea,

a selection of interesting beers and natural wines, and a rotating menu of

breakfast and lunch items.

Local winemaker Pend d’Oreille Winery’s tasting room is housed in the

old brick furniture store downtown and is a must-stop for wine-lovers.

Pair a glass of its beloved Meyer Reserve Cab Sauv or distinct Deadhead

Petit Verdot with one of the flatbread pizzas—you won’t be sorry.

For lakeside dining, head over to Forty-One South, situated just south

of the long bridge along Lake Pend Oreille in the Lodge at Sandpoint. A

crackling fire in winter and incredible deck-side views in summer make

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The Speci f ics

COURTESY OF SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN RESORT

INFO:

Visit Sandpoint - VisitSandpoint.com

Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce -

SandpointChamber.org

WHERE TO STAY

Schweitzer Mountain Resort - Schweitzer.com

Dover Bay Resort - DoverBayBungalows.com

Western Pleasure Guest Ranch -

WesternPleasureRanch.com

Go Sandpoint Vacation Rentals - GoSandpoint.com

WHERE TO EAT

Evans Brothers - EvansBrothersCoffee.com

The Longshot - LongshotSandpoint.com

Pend d’Oreille Winery - POWine.com

Forty-One South – 41SouthSandpoint.com

Eichardt’s Pub Grille & Coffee - EichardtsPub.com

Trinity at City Beach - TrinityAtCityBeach.com

this a year-round local gem. Or head downtown

to Trinity at City Beach and take in the

breathtaking lake vista from their large outdoor

deck while enjoying the Pecan Crusted Chicken

Salad and a signature cocktail. The restaurant

overlooks Sandpoint's summer play area,

City Beach, and the nearby marina, with the

mountains serving as a picturesque backdrop.

Downtown watering hole Eichardt’s Pub and

Grill is a favorite amongst Sandpoint locals.

Housed in an old wood building on Cedar

Street, it’s been serving beers and local eats

for over 20 years, as evidenced by the rows of

personal beer steins hanging from the wall, and

layers of bottles covering the rafters and window ledges. Stop in for a

beer and some comfort food, and catch one of the live music shows.

Dollar beer day is Thursday and never fails to bring a crowd in, offering

pints of $1 beer until the keg runs out.

For beer lovers, Sandpoint offers several breweries, including Matchwood

Brewing, Utara Brewing, MickDuff ’s Brewing, and Laughing Dog

Brewing out in Ponderay. If the season permits, hop on a bicycle and

make it a bike and brew day.

What to Do

For spring skiing, hit up the 2,900 acres of slopes at Schweitzer

Mountain. The resort has a local, down-to-earth vibe, and the lines are

rarely long. “Schweitzer is an unpretentious, uncrowded destination with

views you’ll never forget of Lake Pend Oreille, three states and Canada,”

says Chrismer. “We strive to offer a true mountain experience, where

guests feel immediately at home.” If downhill is not your style, there are

32 kilometers of nordic trails, and some delightful restaurants in the

village to stop and rest your legs while you enjoy some light repast at

Gourmandie, Chimney Rock or the more laid back Pucci’s Pub.

In summer, the mountain opens its slopes to mountain bikers and hikers,

with lift service to the top. It’s worth the trip up just for the view. Whether

you’re driving—or biking—down from the mountain, sparkling Lake

Pend Oreille lays just below. Come summertime the lake comes alive

with boaters, kayakers and paddle boarders, with options like Tack Boat

Rentals for local rentals if you’re looking to get out on the lake.

Downtown is easily walkable, and a jaunt along the local shopping

district is a must do. “If visiting, you can't miss a matinee or performance

at the historic Panida Theater, getting a coffee from the Longshot, making

your rounds at consignment and gift shops La Chic Boutique and Azalea,

or joining a Monday evening run coordinated by Jenny at Outdoor

Experience,” says Deccio. Stop for an ice cream at Panhandle Cone &

Coffee along the way; their fresh huckleberry is a summer favorite.

Turn the corner on Bridge Street, and head under the overpass out to City

Beach to enjoy some fun in the sun along the beach, stroll the winding

paths or take a photo with the iconic Sandpoint Statue of Liberty—the

town’s own miniature Lady Liberty.

Winter, spring, summer or fall, Sandpoint has much to offer and is an

easy weekend’s drive to escape the city crowds and enjoy the natural

beauty and small-town charm its locals love it for.

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reduce the risk of a fall for a loved one. We’re here to help.

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IRISH BREAD & BUTTER

PUDDING

Recipe & Photo Courtesy of Stephanie Lynn Gertrude Brown

Yield: One 9x13” Pan

INGREDIENTS:

½ cup melted butter

1 medium-size loaf white bread or Brioche

½ cup raisins or dried fruit

¼ cup Irish whiskey

1 cup heavy cream

1 ½ cups whole milk

8 oz. cream cheese

4 eggs

½ cup granulated sugar

½ tsp. cinnamon

METHOD:

• First things first, your raisins need to get drunk. Place the raisins in a

bowl and add the whiskey to cover them. Let sit at room temperature for

at least two hours, but the longer the better.

• Preheat your oven to 325°F. While the oven is heating up, use melted

butter to coat a 9x13” baking dish.

• Cut the bread loaf in 1-inch thick slices, and generously butter both

sides. Place bread in the prepared pan by either cutting into cubes, or for

a bit of a fancier approach, shingle in the whole slices in a single layer by

overlapping the slices.

• Place the pan into the oven for 7 to 10 minutes to lightly toast the bread.

• While your bread is getting a glorious tan, place the milk, heavy cream

and cream cheese into a saucepan. Slowly stir over a medium-low heat

until the cream cheese is melted and combined.

• In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, sugar and cinnamon. Once the

milk mixture is ready, slowly add to egg mixture a little at a time, mixing

well before each new addition.

• Once the milk and egg mixtures are fully combined, pour two-thirds of

the amount into the pan over the toasted bread. Set aside for 15 to 20

minutes to allow the bread to absorb the custard mixture.

• Remember those tipsy raisins? Strain out the raisins, being sure to save

the whiskey. Sprinkle the raisins over the bread and custard mixture.

• Pour remaining custard over the raisins. Place pan into the oven and

cook for 1 hour until the custard is puffed up and set. The top should be

slightly browned as well.

• Remove from the oven and serve immediately.

Serving options: Top with fresh whipped cream or use the drunken raisin

whiskey to make a delicious caramel sauce!

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BBQ2U

There’s nothing like a plate of pure Southern comfort.

BBQ2U brings all the smoky flavors of Texas-style barbecue

right here to our backyard. Patrons are treated just like

family and will enjoy the unique dining atmosphere. Open

seven days a week from 11am to 8pm.

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American cuisine with a Caribbean flair. The best fish and

chips and clam chowder in Gig Harbor! Located next to

Anthony’s Restaurant, they offer an expansive view of the

harbor. Family owned and operated. Beer and wine, take-out

menu available. Monday through Thursday 11am to 8pm,

Friday and Saturday 11am to 9pm, Sunday 11am to 8pm.

8825 N. Harborview Dr., Unit C | Gig Harbor

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MOCTEZUMA’S

Voted best Mexican Restaurant in South Sound Magazine

for 2015! Since 1978, Moctezuma’s has been the favorite of

those seeking authentic Mexican food and award-winning

Margaritas. Go visit their Gig Harbor location and enjoy

their Tequila Bar for daily happy hour specials and an array

of delicious appetizers.

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GERTIE AND THE

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At Gertie and the Giant Octopus, located in the Uptown

Mall next to the Galaxy Theater, patrons will be treated to

a warm and inviting staff complemented by a delicious yet

affordable dinner menu, taking its inspiration from French,

Italian and Spanish cuisine. Each dish is thoughtfully

prepared and meant to share. They invite you to dine with

them Tuesday through Saturday 4 to 9pm.

4747 Pt. Fosdick Dr. NW, Suite 600 | Gig Harbor

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PHO EVER WOK

Whether it's a hot lunch or dinner you're looking for, look

no further than Pho Ever Wok, where their traditional

Vietnamese pho is always sure to satisfy. Whether you like

your soup mild or spicy, they'll prepare it just the way you

like it, and vegan and vegetarian options are available as

well. Even better, the prices can't be beat, and there's plenty

of parking. Also available for take-out. Open Monday

through Saturday 10:30am to 9pm.

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GRAND NUTRITION

Grand Nutrition says goodbye to bland and hello

to delicious, serving up food that feels as good as it

tastes. Customer favorites include smoothies, acai

bowls and oatein. Grand Nutrition also offers meal

planning and nutrition coaching. Open Monday

through Friday 8am to 6pm, and Saturday from 9am

to 3pm.

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OCCASIONS COFFEE

& CREPES

Gig Harbor’s home for coffee and crepes! Located in

the heart of Gig Harbor at the Franciscan Medical

Building, Occasions Coffee and Crepes offers

premium, hand-crafted espresso drinks, smoothies,

fresh salads, hot paninis, fresh made deli sandwiches,

soups and of course made-to-order crepes!

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PORTO CUCINA HARBOR

KITCHEN & BAR

Porto Cucina serves up familiar classic Italian dishes like

Eggplant Parmesan, as well as newer ones like Salmon

and Sweet Potato Risotto. The restaurant offers a little

something for everyone with a range of vegetarian, glutenfree

and dairy-free options. In the bar you will find a great

selection from local breweries, wineries and distilleries.

Open Sunday through Thursday 11am to 9pm, Friday and

Saturday 11am to 10pm.

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LELE'S RESTAURANT

When Grandma is the head cook, you know the food will

be authentic, delicious and made with heart. Every day they

work to create a traditional taste of their homeland for their

guests, serving each bite of Southeast Asia with a story of

culture, authenticity and survival. Lele’s is open daily from

11am to 9pm.

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MS. SAIGON

VIETNAMESE CUISINE

Ms. Saigon provides Vietnamese cuisine accessible to

everyone, with a menu that includes grain-free, vegetarian

and vegan options. Celebrating their grand opening back in

April of 2019, Ms. Saigon is a new and welcome addition to

the Gig Harbor dining scene. Open daily 11am to 9pm.

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Annual Film Fest Returns

By Colin Anderson

HOURS OF

CREATION

March

22

Big time Hollywood movies can take years to complete. For an

upcoming film festival here in Gig Harbor, filmmakers will have a total

of three days to write, direct, shoot and edit a finished piece of cinema.

The 72-Hour Film Competition, put on by the Gig Harbor Film Festival,

is both hectic and incredibly rewarding for its participants.

There will be approximately 35 entries in this year’s competition. Age

categories are 13 and younger, 14 to 18, and 19 years of age and older.

In early March each participant gets a crash course in basic filmmaking,

as well as helpful information and instruction from local film industry

professionals. When the clock strikes 6pm on Thursday, March 12,

each group is given their instructions, and the 72-hour countdown

begins. Organizers will reveal to each group certain elements that

must appear in their film, and all production elements need to be

completed by the deadline of 6pm on Sunday, March 15.

Once the films are all submitted, local filmmakers can take a deep

breath while judges begin reviewing each film. The most fun day of

the event is a week after submission when each of the films will be

shown on the Galaxy Gig Harbor IMAX screen. The public is welcome

to join and view the films, which are scheduled for screening from 9am

to noon on Sunday, March 22.

After the films are shown there is a brief intermission in the theater

lobby where refreshments will be served. Guests are then invited

back in and the winners are awarded. Categories include: Best Film,

Best Actor and Best Ensemble in each age category. There is also an

award and $500 cash prize for the best overall winner. As a bonus,

winning films will be included in the Fall Film Festival and shown

alongside award-winning independent films from around the world.

For additional information, visit GigHarborFilm.org and click on

‘Upcoming Events.’

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MARCH

EMPTY BOWLS FUNDRAISER

7

11 am to 2 pm | Chapel Presbyterian Church

AltrusaGigHarbor.org

HOTTEST HAPPENINGS

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This year’s Empty Bowls event takes place 11am to 2pm at Chapel

Presbyterian Church, 7700 Skansie Avenue, in Gig Harbor. Potters

from the region have worked all year to create beautiful soup bowls

while a dozen or more local restaurants (including BBQ2U, Table 47,

Morso, Sunset Grill, Devoted Kiss Cafe and Lunchbox Laboratory)

prepare their signature soups to serve. The community then comes

together to purchase a bowl, receive a simple meal of soup and bread,

and know that their purchase will help feed thousands of meals to

hungry kids next summer when local schools are out. Find out more

online at AltrusaGigHarbor.org.

PENINSULA MARKETPLACE OPENING DAY

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9am to 3pm

Peninsula-Marketplace.com

The Peninsula Marketplace is a makers market that hosts local artists,

crafters, food processors and others who showcase and sell unique

and quality products directly to the community. Located at 5503

Wollochet Drive NW, opening day is March 21 and will be open to

the public from 9am to 3pm. From plants, seafood and fresh flowers

to artists, crafters, jewelry makers and more, as well as live music,

don’t miss out on the opportunity to support local. The market will be

held weekly through September 19. Admission is free! For additional

information, visit Peninsula-Marketplace.com.

THE GREEN GIG LOCALLY GROWN

DINNER & AUCTION

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6 to 9pm | Gig Harbor Yacht Club

EventBrite.com

Get your tickets today for the 10th Annual The Green Gig Locally

Grown fundraising dinner and auction. Held Saturday, March 28, 6

to 9pm, at the Gig Harbor Yacht Club, this is an annual locally grown

tradition featuring an evening of food, drinks, silent and live auction,

and community to support Greater Gig Harbor Foundation’s Curious

by Nature School and outdoor early childhood education. This oneof-a-kind

dinner provides guests a magical farm-2-fork experience,

replete with live music, heartwarming stories and bidding for unique

experiences. Doors open at 5:30pm. Tickets can be purchased online

at EventBrite.com.

SUBMIT YOUR EVENTS ONLINE!

Want your event to appear on the largest event site in the

Northwest? Submit your events to us online at

Events.DirectoryNorthwest.com 24/7, 365 days a year!

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January 4 at 5 p.m.

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JUNE 20, 2020 | CHAFE150.ORG

Sandpoint Rotary presents the 13th Annual CHAFE 150 Gran Fondo,

named one of the top charity rides in the US! The 150-mile route is a

grand loop around the Cabinet Mountains through gorgeous lake and

river valleys. CHAFE offers magnificent routes of 150, 100, 80, 40, 25

and a Family Fun ride, awesome ride support and a fabulous after-ride

party on the shores of beautiful Lake Pend Oreille in Sandpoint. Ride

proceeds support after-school reading and literacy programs of the Lake

Pend Oreille School District and other Rotary youth and educational

programs. Registration now open at chafe150.org.

OUR SPONSORS MAKE IT HAPPEN. WE THANK YOU!

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2020 SUBARU OUTBACK

C L O S E D O N S U N D A Y F O R F A M I L Y D A Y

YOUR LOCALLY OWNED SUBARU DEALER.

JOHN DIONAS | President-Owner

Come meet Duke!

Peninsula Subaru in Bremerton, WA, treats the needs of each individual

customer with paramount concern. We know that you have high

expectations, and as a car dealer we enjoy the challenge of meeting

and exceeding those standards each and every time. Allow us to

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