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March 2020 Sandpoint Living Local

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Listing # 20180892 | $13,500,000 | 407 Acres and over 3000 feet of Waterfront

Camp Bay, Sagle, Idaho - Once in a while a very special property becomes available. This one has been owned by the same family since

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Listing # 20190906 | $899,000 | 72.72 Acres

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MARCH 2020

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GOING GREENER

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Sandpoint Super Drug

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Day Spa

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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

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Cheers to spring and all that the season

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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 outdoor space is sure to

mark the beginning of new memories to be

made. Enjoy!

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ESSENTIALS

The latest tips and trends in home, garden,

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LIFE & COMMUNITY

24 Hours for Hank: Racing for a cure

BUSINESS IN THE

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Tom Davies Family Dentistry: Decades of

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Holistic Health and Lifestyle: Healing

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

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Washington uses homegrown hops in

every pint; Idaho falls ‘barley’ behind

TRAVEL & LEISURE

Kirkland, Washington: Vibrant

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Your local guide to the tastiest hot

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GIVE NEW LIFE TO AN OLD PIECE WITH PAINT

BY NIKKI LUTTMANN, SEVEN BEE INTERIORS

FOR SANDPOINT FURNITURE, CARPET ONE AND SELKIRK GLASS AND CABINETS

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

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Give something new life by

giving it a coat of paint.

your 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, which are sold in

Ponderay at Now and Then, a consignment shop that

I frequent for their fun décor items. If you decide to

go with this brand, talk to the ladies in the store about

technique, as they have done many projects with this

paint and know all the tips and tricks, including using a

plant mister to apply an even second coat!

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 prepainting,

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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TEACHER OF THE MONTH

By Colin Anderson

Lori

Padilla

Kindergarten Teacher

Northside Elementary

Now in her 17th year as an

educator, Lori Padilla was excited

to make the move to Northside

Elementary School four years

ago. She overheard someone call it “the little

school with a big heart” and says it’s definitely

lived up to that reputation. “I have never

felt anything but love, encouragement and

support from the staff and families in this

community,” she said.

Lori is a kindergarten teacher, giving young

students their first taste

of what lies ahead in

school for the next big

part of their life. As

Sandpoint grows, so

does the number of

students in Lori’s fullday

kindergarten class.

When she received her

roster this past fall,

there were 30 names on

it—one of the biggest

classrooms she’s ever

received. At first Lori

thought this would

overwhelm her but

quickly remembered

that she would not be

alone. “There was a

moment during reading

groups that I took a moment to look around

the room, and I saw the most amazing

paraprofessionals—who love the kids as much

as I do—teaching their hearts out to help these

kids. I saw faithful parent volunteers working

with kids, and it made me really appreciate

the amazing people who work in this district

“THERE IS NOTHING

LIKE WATCHING THE

KIDS’ CREATIVITY

TAKE OVER. THE

EXCITEMENT IN THE

ROOM IS INFECTIOUS,

THE POSSIBILITIES

ENDLESS AND PRIDE

IN THEIR WORK

IMMENSE."

and the families who come alongside the

teachers,” said Lori.

While Lori directs the lessons each day, she

also leaves plenty of responsibility on her

students. While 30 kids working at their

own pace on creative projects can present

challenges, it also is eye opening to see what

they are able to accomplish with their own

thoughts and imagination. “There is nothing

like watching the kids’ creativity take over.

The excitement in the room is infectious,

the possibilities endless

and pride in their work

immense,” she said. In

fact, the whole school

has recently worked

together on a mission

statement that reads:

“Empowering students

to reach their greatest

potential,” a reflection

of what Lori hopes to

accomplish in her class.

Despite a long career

in education, Lori

continues to challenge

herself to learn new

techniques and be the

best she can be for her

students. A quote on

the principal’s wall that reads, “Ask yourself

a simple question on your way to work ...

Would you want to be a student in your

class?” is something that inspires her each

day. “Though this is a big task, I feel blessed

and privileged every day to be a part of this

important year in the lives of these little ones,”

she said.

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CREATING

THE GAP

To be who we want to be, it’s time to

let go of who we are

By Trish Buzzone, Thinking Partner, Executive

Director, The John Maxwell Team

We have all heard people say, “If you can imagine it, you

can become it!” And that’s true. It’s also true that if we

don’t build the structure to support who we want to

become, we will fail. We will not become who we want

to be by doing the same things we’re doing right now using the same

thinking that brought us where we are. Old habits, familiar mistakes

and easy rationalizations fill up our day, leaving no time to be the

person we want to be.

Even with all the best intentions, we won’t experience the future we

want until we’re so in love with our vision of the future we’re willing to

risk who we are now to become who we are meant to be. There is no

way to create something new, to build the future we see in our minds,

using only the tools we already have. We have to create a gap, a place to

step into without allowing fear, doubt and confusion to dominate our

thinking. Creating that gap, that opening for opportunity, begins with

this question: “Where is my faith? Is it in the fear of what may happen

or in the joy of what’s possible?”

Have you ever tried to take action toward your vision, only to be held

back by old fears, old thinking or old habits? That’s the familiarity of

the past trying to slam the door of opportunity and close the gap that

allows us to step out of our past beliefs and lean in to our future. When

this happens, the natural response is to “try to do better.” The trouble

is, that kind of thinking is still focused on “the problem,” trying to “fix

it” using the same tools, the same thinking and level of understanding

that got us stuck in the first place.

Focusing on fixing the problem is a distraction pretending to be a

solution. What we resist persists! Instead of pushing against that

closed door, stop. Step back. Reassess. Describe what has you stuck.

Say it out loud to someone you trust, a mentor who has experienced

something similar. When you articulate what has you stuck, clearly

and honestly, that’s when you become aware you don’t have to stand

there struggling with it. New opportunities come into view. You begin

to understand that the cycle of “trying to do better” is another way of

holding onto what has you stuck, because it feels safe.

Ask yourself: “Will the future me be happy with the choices I make

today?” If not, reflect, assess and adjust to a forward focus. In your

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We won’t

experience the

future we want

until we’re so

in love with our

vision of the

future we’re

willing to risk

who we are now

to become who

we are meant

to be.

mind, create a gap on the other side of the fear,

doubt and confusion. Fill that gap with the

vision of your future fulfilled. Picture yourself

standing in that place. Describe it. Embrace

it. What does it look like, feel like, taste like?

Fill in all the details so that you will always

recognize it as the fertile field of possibility and

accept nothing less. Focus on that vision. Fall

in love with your future, and the self-imposed

fear (False Evidence Appearing Real) will

disappear. Step through the place where the

fear used to be and keep moving forward.

Trish Buzzone is the executive director of

The John Maxwell Team. Connect with Trish

Buzzone at TrishBuzzone.com, LinkedIn.com/

in/trishbuzzone or Facebook.com/trishbuzzone.

Resource recommendation: No Limits by John C.

Maxwell.

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24 HOURS FOR

Racing for a cure

By Abigail Thorpe | Photo by Sean Mirus

When he was 16 months old, Brian and Tricia Sturgis’

son Henry (Hank) was diagnosed with cystinosis, a

rare genetic disease that causes the amino acid cystine

to build up in the cells and over time destroy various

organs including the kidneys, liver, muscles, white blood cells, eyes

and central nervous system.

Cystinosis is an orphan disease, with only

500 cases in the U.S. and 2,000 worldwide.

As a result, there is no incentive for

pharmaceutical companies to fund research,

which means any research for a cure or

treatment must come from private funding.

When Hank was diagnosed, friends of the

family wanted to know how they could help.

Hank’s cystinosis requires care 24 hours a

day, so the group asked themselves what they

could do for 24 hours without stopping. The

result was the first fundraiser bike ride in

2008, followed by 24 Hours at Schweitzer—a

full day of around-the-clock skiing to

raise funds for cystinosis research. The Schweitzer fundraiser has

continued each year and has contributed to helping the 24 Hours for

Hank foundation raise more than $1.25 million for research.

“IT’S REALLY REWARDING

FOR ME TO COME BACK

EVERY YEAR AND TELL

PEOPLE ABOUT WHERE

THEIR DOLLARS ARE GOING

AND HOW IT HAS MADE A

DIFFERENCE.”

“The support that Sandpoint gives our foundation is unbelievable,”

says Brian Sturgis. “It’s really rewarding for me to come back every

year and tell people about where their dollars are going and how it

has made a difference.”

This year’s 24 Hundred Feet of Schweitzer

is March 28 and will feature a giant slalom

race from summit to base before the ski

resort opens to the public. One hundred

percent of every dollar raised goes straight to

funding research at the Cystinosis Research

Foundation and has helped fund two calls

for research every year—which is more than

double what most research foundations can

do.

Non skiers and snowboarders can still get

involved by attending the awards dinner and

auction that is open to the public and features

gourmet food from the chefs at Schweitzer,

who are cut loose to make whatever they

want, says Sturgis. “The fundraising that we

do is making very much of an impact on human lives right now,” he

says. “Money you donate today is making a difference in kids’ lives.”

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Helping

Patients Achieve

Their Goals

New Sandpoint hand therapy clinic focuses

treatment for optimal results

By Jillian Chandler

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Sandpoint, Idaho 83864

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“THE MOST REWARDING ASPECT OF ARM AND

HAND REHABILITATION IS BEING ABLE TO

APPLY OVER 20 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE IN UPPER

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RESULTS; TO BE ABLE TO FOCUS TREATMENT TO

GET OPTIMAL RESULTS AND GUIDE THE HEALING

PROCESS AND EXPECTATIONS.”

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Attracted by the mountains and lake, and access to the variety of

outdoor activities at your fingertips, such as skiing, mountain

biking, trail hiking and lake fun, Jared and Charity Rattray decided

to relocate to Sandpoint and make it their home in the summer of

2019. Last fall, the couple opened the doors of Alpine Hand Therapy to the

Sandpoint community. Prior to their relocation, Jared and Charity had been

doing business at Central Hand Therapy in Ellensburg, Washington, for the past

17 years.

At Alpine Hand Therapy, they provide therapy and rehabilitation services

designed specifically for the upper extremity—therapy from the shoulder to the

fingertip. “We often work with injuries of the upper extremity from rotator cuff

injury to elbow tendonitis, to forearm strains to wrist pain, thumb arthritis and

finger injury,” says Jared, OTR/L, CHT. “We also provide therapy services and

rehabilitation after surgery to speed recovery and optimize return of arm and

hand function.”

Jared brings his more than two decades of experience to Sandpoint, as he is

specialty board certified in hand therapy as a Certified Hand Therapist with

the Hand Therapy Certification Commission and is a member of the American

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Society of Hand Therapists. At their Sandpoint office, therapy is solely

focused on shoulder, arm and hand rehabilitation. Whether it’s shoulder

strain, major trauma and reconstruction of the arm and hand, or persisting

thumb pain, Alpine Hand Therapy handles it all.

“Hand therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb,

which includes the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder girdle. It is a merging

of occupational and physical therapy theory and practice that combines

comprehensive knowledge of the structure of the upper limb with function

and activity,” states Jared. “Using specialized skills in assessment, planning

and treatment, hand therapists provide therapeutic interventions to

prevent dysfunction, restore function and/or reverse the progression of

pathology of the upper limb in order to enhance an individual’s ability to

execute tasks and to participate fully in life situations.”

Jared was inspired to pursue this field due to his interest in the complex

dynamics of upper extremity and hand rehabilitation, and the challenges

they bring. “Being able to help people achieve their therapy goals and get

back to doing work or play activities is fulfilling,” he says.

Charity works behind the scenes in an office management position,

helping to coordinate business needs such as marketing and resource

management, and facilitating communication with physician, surgeon

and provider offices. “She is so clutch at helping to close the gaps and

keep business and clinic needs running smooth,” says Jared. Outside of

the office, Charity runs the nonprofit United by Love International, which

works to coordinate groups and organizations for relief work both locally

and around the globe. (You can find out more about the nonprofit online

at UnitedByLoveInternational.com.)

If you are suffering from shoulder, arm or hand injuries/pain and looking

for a dedicated professional to help you on your journey to healing, Jared

invites you to call Alpine Hand Therapy today. Their office hours are 9am

to 5pm Monday through Friday and by appointment.

“The most rewarding aspect of arm and hand rehabilitation is being able

to apply over 20 years’ experience in upper extremity therapy and hand

therapy to get results; to be able to focus treatment to get optimal results

and guide the healing process and expectations.”

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Annual Heart Ball Sets New Record

ADVOCATES FOR THE COMMUNITY’S HEALTH

By Abigail Thorpe

Photos By Marsha Lutz Photography

"THE HEART BALL HAS

BEEN FABULOUS, NOT

ONLY BECAUSE IT’S

A BEAUTIFUL, FUN

EVENT, BUT IT RAISES

MONEY FOR THINGS

THAT THE HOSPITAL

COULDN’T DO OR

PURCHASE WITHOUT

THAT SUPPORT."

This year’s annual Heart Ball to support

Bonner General Health was a true

success, highlighting how the Sandpoint

family comes together to support BGH

and the continued health of its community. “The

Heart Ball has been fabulous, not only because

it’s a beautiful, fun event, but it raises money for

things that the hospital couldn’t do or purchase

without that support,” says Bonner General

Health CEO Sheryl Rickard.

Valentines-themed decorations including large

floral centerpieces, violet backlit curtains and

magical twinkle lights transformed the Bonner

County Fairgrounds, where the event took place

on Saturday, February 15. “Georgia Simmons was

the chair of this year's ball, and her background

in design was clearly evident in the breathtaking

decorations,” says Bonner General Health

Foundation member Patty Hutchins.

The event included around 244 attendees, with

28 tables overall, and raised more than last year’s

net of $132,000, setting a new record for the

Heart Ball. “The true key to the success of the

Heart Ball, not only this year but every year, is

attributed to the amazing support we receive from

the community,” says Hutchins. “There are people

and businesses who donate time and money to

make this a success. From the incredible auction

items to the sponsorships and those who attend,

we couldn't do what we do without the support

of the people and businesses in Sandpoint.” All

proceeds from this year go to help fund the new

Ophthalmology Clinic, which opened in early

February at BGH.

The first Heart Ball started in 2008 under

Howard Simmons, who was the Foundation

Board president at the time and saw the need

for an annual event to help benefit the local

hospital. “Every year the community support and

generosity continues to grow,” says Erin Binnall,

Community Development manager at BGH. The

ball moved to the fairgrounds last year to help

accommodate the growing size of the event, and

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even with limited marketing, the Heart Ball tables sell out in just a few

weeks each year—testament to the community’s continued support for

its local hospital.

“For me, one of the highlights of the evening was when our fellow board

member and fundraising chair, Justin Dick, spoke and shared his story

of how Bonner General Health has impacted his family's life,” says

Hutchins. “From his father who has undergone several surgeries, to his

own son who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at a very young age,

Justin shared how Bonner General Health has continuously provided

compassionate care with medical professionals who went above and

beyond.”

The Heart Ball is one of the most visual examples of how the Sandpoint

community advocates for its local health-care provider, but this support

is something that continues throughout the year and is vital to Bonner

General’s continued ability to provide life-changing services.

“Bonner General Health has changed significantly since the foundation

was revived. The biggest advantage has been the advocacy,” says Rickard.

“Having advocates in the community that have had lifesaving or lifechanging

experiences at BGH and are willing to share those great

experiences with the community has been extremely helpful. These

advocates (Foundation Board members and the Foundation Advisory

Council) are raising awareness of all the great things that go on at BGH

each and every day.”

The BGH Foundation has been vital to spreading the word about Bonner

General, building awareness of the services the hospital offers, and

raising money for the hospital’s capital needs to help fund services that

would otherwise not be possible. The community support that the Heart

Ball embodies is something that has grown year after year and continues

to develop to help support the growing health needs of the Sandpoint

community.

“We are committed to improving the health of our community members,”

says Rickard. “That seems counterproductive for a hospital, since we

are currently paid for the patients that come through our doors, but we

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NORTH IDAHO

IN FOCUS

THE STEM OF THEIR FUTURE

PRIEST RIVER BOYS NOMINATED TO ATTEND

SEATTLE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

BY DAN THOMPSON

When a letter first arrived with a

gold seal, Malarie Laffoon was a bit

skeptical. It looked like spam mail.

But when she opened it, it revealed a delightful

surprise: Brady, her 8-year-old son, had been

nominated and invited to attend a prestigious

STEM program in Seattle this summer.

In order to be nominated, his grades had to be

high and he had to demonstrate an extreme

amount of maturity, both attributes Laffoon

recognized. But still, a week at a camp in Seattle?

“I’m thinking, ‘Really, my 8-year-old kid is

gonna do this?’” Laffoon said.

Brady was skeptical, too, she said, which made

her feel a bit better: It was fine that he didn’t

want to go. Laffoon couldn’t sleep, though, she

said; it was too great of an opportunity, too

huge for his future, to not encourage him more

to go. And when they re-assessed, Brady was on

board—and so was she.

“I will be in the motel next door,” she said. “I

can’t see myself being six hours away from him.”

As it turned out, though, Brady wasn’t the only

boy from Priest River who had been nominated.

So had Austin Schuler, his classmate. And so,

the plan is for two boys from North Idaho to

attend the National Youth Leadership Forum's

Pathway to STEM for one week in July.

“This is such a small community, and Seattle’s

huge,” said Kristy Schuler, Austin’s grandmother.

“Austin’s never been to Seattle, so this is gonna

be an experience of a lifetime. These two young

boys get to go to a big city, and a university at

that. I think it's a very big thing.”

Austin, who turned 9 in September, and Brady,

who will turn 9 in May, will attend the program

at Northwest University. According to the

program website, EnvisionExperience.com,

the boys will have the opportunity to “develop

skills in leadership, self-management, time

management, communication, collaboration

and goal setting, and will gain a better

understanding of their own strengths and

interests. Students will come away from the

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program with a clear view of their pathway

toward a lifetime of rewarding work and

studies, and with increased self-confidence,

self-awareness and independence.”

Those who attend are carefully supervised and

are able to check in with their families regularly.

The boys will be able to room together at night,

Laffoon said, and she will never be far away.

One highlight, Laffoon said, is the chance to

build functional robots and bridges, which

Brady is excited about. She is hoping that the

trip reveals to Brady that he has all sorts of

possible paths to pursue.

“I’m really hoping that he learns some

independence,” she said. “I want him to know

there’s a bigger world out there than our little

towns we’ve lived in.”

Schuler said Austin is excited about the

forensic, science-based activities. “When we

were reading the brochure,” she said, “the part

that struck him was the CSI stuff, studying the

skeleton. That was the one that really popped

out at him. … It’s going to be really fun for these

kids.”

The Laffoons—Malarie and Brandon, as well

as their children Brady, Brody and Braxly—

moved to Priest River recently from Montana,

where they had lived for 10 years. They like

that Priest River is small, Laffoon said, and that

nature is right there at their doorstep.

“I like that I’m able to watch my kids walk from

my house to school. I like that there are woods

and a river within walking distance,” she said.

“We’re out in the woods almost every day in the

summer.”

The STEM program tuition is $2,395, a cost that

the Laffoons have found some creative ways to

meet. Laffoon has been teaching painting classes

in town, something she started doing as a way

to raise funds for the school. For this program,

they have established a GoFundMe page at

bit.ly/2LGh0tG.

Brady has been out in the woods helping his

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BRADY LAFFOON

AUSTIN SCHULER

father split wood, she said, and that “Brady wants a chainsaw for his

birthday so he can cut wood with his dad, not only split it.”

Brady has been a great model of leadership and character, according to

Priest River Elementary third grade teacher Elanna Philipoff.

“People like to be around Brady,” she said. “He’s very kind, he’s nice, he’s

very lighthearted, he’s generous. People just gravitate to him. He’s one of

those kids that kids and adults like.”

Philipoff, who has been teaching in Priest River for 25 years, has personal

experience with the NYLF Pathways program: Her daughter attended a

similar event, focused more on government, in Washington, D.C, when

she was a fifth grader.

Philipoff said she is a firm believer in the power of STEM programs—

though she likes to add Arts to the Science, Technology, Engineering and

Math, and thus call it STEAM.

“I think that’s a really strong focus that our kids need. Our kids are so

used to everything being fast,” she said. “They love the engagement that

(STEAM) can offer, and I think our kids are different than they were 20

years ago. They’re different learners, and they need that reasoning and to

see how things work.”

Schuler agreed with that assessment. Schuler has two sons and a daughter

herself, and said she noticed raising them that boys are just different than

girls, and that a STEM program is right up the alley for boys who benefit

from hands-on learning. Austin, she said, is already doing this in many

ways: He loves Scouts, rollerblading and just being outside.

When Schuler saw the letter in the mail, she, like Malarie Laffoon, was so

excited. “It is such an honor, and then after reading about it, this is really

incredible.”

But both Schuler and Laffoon are a little nervous about being away from

the boys for an entire week, so they will be making the trip as well as

staying close by. They have been to Seattle before: The Laffoons went

last summer to visit the zoo and the science center; Kristy Schuler has a

niece there and has visited before, though Austin has never been. Schuler,

though, isn’t nervous about Austin enjoying himself.

“I don’t think he’s nervous at all. He’s a really social kid, so he has no

problem with any of that,” she said. “I think I will be freaking out more

than he will.”

For the Laffoons, it was clear to them that this was a chance that they

couldn’t pass up, despite some of Malarie’s reservations.

“It’s an absolutely once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” she said. “The reality of

him getting nominated again is slim to none. It’s one of those things when

you get this you have to do it. … It scares the heck out of me … but it’s

gonna be a big step for me as well to let him spread his wings.”

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"I WOULD RECOMMEND DR. DAVIES AND HIS STAFF

TO ANYONE! I FELT VERY WELCOMED AND AT HOME

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DR. DAVIES IS SO KNOWLEDGEABLE, TAKES THE TIME

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WITH 5 STAR SERVICE! HANDS DOWN, DR. DAVIES IS

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“We always loved the mountains and even had

a home near Yosemite,” says Dr. Tom Davies.

“We found that Sandpoint was the most

beautiful place we have ever visited and offered

an endless opportunity for outdoor activities.”

After 35 years practicing dentistry in California, Dr. Tom Davies and his

wife Lisa decided to relocate north in 2011. The following year, Dr. Davies

opened Tom Davies Family Dentistry here in Sandpoint, where he has

been devoted to serving the community and beyond when it comes to their

dental needs since 2012.

Supporting his wife is very important to him, as much as his commitment

to practice dentistry for many more years! As in all the couple’s adventures,

they take them head on—together. Twenty-five years into his dental career,

Lisa decided to start her own business in real estate, and Dr. Davies has

never wavered in his support of her passion. “Real estate fits her outgoing

and caring personality,” he affirms.

Dr. Tom Davies and his amazing team of Donna, Barbie and Jessie practice

in Downtown Sandpoint. Their dental office can be found in the Sandpoint

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Urgent Care Building on the corner of First Avenue and Superior

Street. With decades of experience, Dr. Davies finds joy and a sense of

accomplishment from practicing the art and science of dentistry.

Providing general and cosmetic dentistry at Tom Davies Family

Dentistry, services include everything from dental cleanings, extractions,

whitening, fillings and sealants to dentures and partials, mini denture

implants, bridges, root canals, veneers, suction cup relines, laser-assisted

periodontal therapy, nightguards and mouthguards.

“Together, our team promise is to make your next visit the best experience

possible,” Dr. Davies affirms.

As one recent patient can attest: "I would recommend Dr. Davies and his

staff to anyone! I felt very welcomed and at home during my first visit for

a cleaning and exam. Dr. Davies is so knowledgeable, takes the time to

explain and is the gentlest dentist I have ever had. His staff is amazing and

so kind with 5 Star Service! Hands down, Dr. Davies is the best dentist

in Sandpoint!"

Dr. Davies has wanted to be a dentist since elementary school. When

asked what inspired him to get into the dental field, Dr. Davies recalls:

“When I was 8 years old, I thought my dentist seemed to enjoy what

he was doing. I asked my dad if being a dentist was a good job, and he

encouraged me to do that.” He attended UCLA undergrad and USC

Dental (Go Trojans!), becoming a dentist at 24 years old. Many people

ask, “Dr. Davies, when are you going to retire?” His usual answer is,

“Nobody ever asked Beethoven when he was going to retire.”

At Tom Davies Family Dentistry, the team enjoys getting to know the

patients—and their families. The team’s goal is to deliver the highest

quality dentistry in the most comfortable and caring environment.

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At the end of the day, it is the relationships with their patients who become

lifelong friends that Tom Davies and his team find truly rewarding.

When not in the office, you can find the Dr. Davies team dedicating their

time in their local churches, Canine Companions (support dogs) and

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Dr. Davies and his staff look forward to helping the community with their

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Paige Davidson, senior athlete at

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her final season of track and field of

her high school career. Competing

in a few events, Paige’s focuses are pole vault

and hurdles. As her coach, Angie Brass, says,

“She is truly a decathlete at heart!” Paige is

a two-sport varsity athlete, track and cross

country, lettering in both since freshman

year. This year, she serves as team captain for

both sports.

Paige has maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout

high school, while taking a handful of Honors,

Dual Credit and AP courses. Next year, she

will be continuing her love for learning at

Utah State University, majoring in outdoor

product design. “I enjoy the outdoors, and

with this field of study, I will be able to use

my art and design skills along with it,” Paige

exclaimed.

For most, sports come with challenges and

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breathing issues. “I would be in the middle of

a hard workout or race and my throat would

suddenly close up,” she said, “preventing me

from working at my best.” In order to leap

that hurdle, she trained herself to take care

of her body and to calm herself mentally in

order to reach her full competitive potential.

One thing that sticks out the most to

Paige about sports is the team aspect.

The friendships, the positive culture and

connections all mean the world to Paige. As

she refers to it, “The power of the pack is the

idea that an athlete is able to perform better

when the connection is strengthened by

meaningful connections with the people you

work beside.”

Paige’s efforts are clearly seen by those around

her. Coach Brass said, “She has a strength and

devotion to the team and training that comes

with someone who is fully committed. She

races with grit, focus, determination, and

demonstrates the girls’ team motto of “For

Each Other.”

“The power of the pack is the idea that an athlete is able to perform better when the

connection is strengthened by meaningful connections with the people you work beside.”

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in Connor’s athletic story. Being originally

placed on JV as a sophomore, throughout the

season he was asked to join the varsity team

for the remainder of the season.

Then, the athlete’s nightmare happened.

Connor injured his shoulder and was kept

on JV to recover. “Although I had to give up

my love of pitching for the rest of the season,

being on JV proved to be one of the best

things for me at the time. I was able to gain

confidence in batting and fielding and strived

to be a positive leader on that team. It allowed

me to discover who I really was as a player

and a leader.”

Off the field, Connor is a huge participant in

the school newspaper, Cedar Post, and also

being the producer and host of a weekly radio

program called “CP@3.” “It is hard work,” he

said, “but I enjoy it. It is fulfilling to help out a

community radio station and give students of

Sandpoint High School a voice.”

desire to enter a field regarding engineering

or data science-based field. “I’m very mathand

science-oriented, which I believe can be

partly attributed to baseball. I have always

been fascinated by the stats taken in baseball,

especially for the probability and data that

analysts have for each player and each at-bat.”

Coach Chase Tigert raved about Connor,

mentioning he was “the epitome of Sandpoint

High School baseball.” Tigert said, “Connor

represents the values of SHS baseball at all

times—on the field, in the dugout, in the

classroom and in the community. His drive,

motivation, character and work ethic are going

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HOLISTIC HEALTH

AND LIFESTYLE

HEALING STARTS WITH YOU

BY ABIGAIL THORPE

Kristal Passy Photography

Holistic and integrative medicine is not a new idea—we’ve been

talking and reading about it for years, and, in many cases,

using it. But with the many options available, in addition

to the seemingly endless fad diets, nutrition tips and health

“solutions” that pop up, it can be difficult to drown out the noise and get

back to the basics of what a healthy lifestyle means for you.

Fortunately for the Sandpoint community, there are various local

establishments with a focus to help you along your journey to health and

healing.

The very term holistic gets thrown around a lot, but what does it really

mean? “Holistic medicine addresses that concept of treating the body

as a whole unit, rather than as pieces of a puzzle,” says Jeff Pufnock,

L.Ac. Ph.D. of Embodied Virtue in Sandpoint. “Western medicine will

often want to attack things in a symptoms-based way, whereas holistic

medicine attacks things in a nourishing-the-whole-system way so that

symptoms resolve by addressing what is the root cause of the disease.”

But holistic medicine doesn’t exist apart from traditional Western

medicine; ideally, they work together to treat the individual in the best

way possible. “Supporting our body to heal itself is the most natural thing

that we can do when we are sick, but sometimes that is not enough and the

body needs help. That’s when outside interventions become important,”

adds Scott Porter, owner of Sandpoint Super Drug and pharmacist and

functional nutrition practitioner. “Whether a person takes a probiotic

or an antibiotic, it’s important to know how effective it will be and any

unwanted side-effects. There’s a place for both of these approaches in our

approach to health.”

Holistic medicine starts from the basic idea that everything in the body

is related—the physical, mental and emotional. “There is no difference

between the thoughts that you think and the symptoms coming up in

your body, they say the exact same thing,” says Jessica Youngs, L.Ac., cofounder

of Embodied Virtue. “Once you begin to perceive your reality

that way, your entire life shifts because you realize it’s a circle.”

With this idea of the body working as a whole comes the foundation of

holistic health—that the body can heal itself, and that personal health

starts with lifestyle. But what does a healthy lifestyle look like, and how

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HOLISTIC MEDICINE STARTS FROM THE

BASIC IDEA THAT EVERYTHING IN THE

BODY IS RELATED—THE PHYSICAL, MENTAL

AND EMOTIONAL.

can we approach and incorporate various forms of medicine and holistic

health into our lives, no matter what place we’re starting from?

It Begins with Self

Personal health begins with the mindset that your health is in your own

hands, and that you hold the power to take control and help heal yourself,

says Pufnock. Holistic health requires more of a commitment and buyin

from a person, as negative thought patterns and approach can often

prevent healing. Open mindedness is important. If you approach new

forms of medicine or health with skepticism, odds are you won’t see

results, regardless of whether the approach is a good fit for you or not.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle is the No. 1 thing we can change to support our health, and the

best part? It costs nothing to improve. “This includes how we breath, the

amount of water we drink, restful sleep, our posture and how we move,

and generally having a positive attitude,” says Porter.

Many of the symptoms we exhibit are a direct result of our personal

lifestyle choices and can be changed all on our own. Stress has a direct

and powerful impact on our health and can often be dealt with by making

relatively easy lifestyle changes. “Experts now believe that chronic stress

accounts for 80 to 90 percent of all doctor’s visits,” says Arla Markael,

owner of Highlands Day Spa North. “The stress response in the body,

designed to help us with critical fight or flight, is not meant to be a

continued state of being. ... When stress is chronic, it wears down the

adrenal glands, leaving the body exhausted, and keeping other important

systems, like your immune system, on off.”

Exercise, posture, positivity, sleep and even self-care practices like

massage can all help decrease stress and increase health. And, of course,

diet is key—what you put in your body has a huge impact on how you

feel. Many health problems can be traced back to poor diet and lifestyle

choices. A good variety of organic vegetables and fruit is vital, but you

can also seek help from a dietician or nutritionist to dive deeper into

what foods your body requires more of, and what may be difficult for

it to process. Oftentimes, elimination diets like the Whole 30 can help

you determine what food sensitivities your body has in an effort to help

prevent or heal various health issues.

“Supporting our innate health is the most natural thing that we can do.

The body is amazing at fighting off diseases, getting rid of toxins and

generating the energy our brains need to thrive,” says Porter.

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health issues. Chiropractic work, massage therapy, craniosacral therapy,

acupuncture and naturopathic care are some of the various practices that

help support health, but it can often be overwhelming where to start and

how to approach a modality or holistic practice that is foreign to us.

We have unlimited access to information, both good and bad, but simply

googling the latest nutritional supplement or fad is the worst way to

approach your health and can be a huge waste of money and adversely

affect your body. Certain key supplements like vitamin D with K,

probiotics, and vitamins you can’t get from diet alone are essential for

nutrition, but beyond this, it is important to seek the advice of a certified

naturopath or practitioner. “Just because it’s natural doesn’t mean it’s

not harmful, and that’s the important thing about supplements,” says

Pufnock.

“If you have limited resources, use those resources in the best way

possible, which would be actually meeting with a health-care professional

you feel comfortable with,” adds Youngs. Ask friends and family what

symptoms or issues they had, and who they’ve worked with in the past

to help find a reliable practice you feel comfortable with. Many practices,

like Embodied Virtue, offer free consultations to help people explore if

they are the right fit.

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Rather than buying supplements you’re not sure of, book an appointment

with someone, or schedule an introductory session to see if massage or

acupuncture is the right fit for you—and go in with an open mind.

Spas and practices like Highlands North Spa offer many options to help

relax, heal and rejuvenate the body, like Far Infrared Sauna, Anespa

showers, High alkaline water and various forms of massage that can

help reduce stress and treat muscle tension and joint pain. “Holistic and

alternative practices can be a great tool for getting body systems back

up and running. The intent is to aid the body in healing itself through

nutritional tools, de-stress tools, removing energy blocks and more,” says

Markael. “Massage is known to put the brain in a healing and restorative

brain wave that is as restorative as seven hours of sleep.”

The key to approaching holistic health is to remember that everything

will not work for everyone. Be open-minded to trying something new,

but don’t be dissuaded if something does not work for you—something

different might be a better fit. And remember: “Holistic medicine often

times is not an immediate fix, but it is the best fix for most things,” says

Pufnock.


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IT ACTUALLY WORKED FOR ME!

My personal experience with dry needling

By Mindy Murray, OTR/L and Owner, Kauai Therapy & Wellness

Why I Tried Dry Needling

Living in North Idaho, most of us have had a fall or two on

the ice. My most recent fall resulted in muscle spasms, pain

and popping sound in my left shoulder. This pain made

everyday tasks such as getting my shirt on and off, reaching overhead and

finding a comfortable sleeping position difficult. I tried temporary solutions,

like ice and ibuprofen. I knew they would not solve the problem, but I am

busy with life, just like the rest of us. However, it was when it was painful to

reach out and hug my child that I decided I could not put this pain off. It was

then I took the plunge and tried dry needling.

What to Expect

The procedure goes a little something like this: After I lie down on a massage

table, my physical therapy doctor inserts a thin filament needle directly into

the muscle that is currently tight or spasming. I am not a big fan of needles

and was a bit nervous about this new endeavor. I did not feel the needle in

my skin and was surprised when he told me the needles were in. He inserted

six needles into the muscles of my shoulder. I did not have any pain with

the procedure, however, did feel lightheaded, which resolved very quickly.

The basic premise: By sticking needles into specific points in a muscle and

triggering a spasm, dry needling therapy can provide relief in hard-to-release

muscles. And it worked. After just two treatments, my shoulder was no

longer making the popping sound, and I could comfortably sleep through

the night.

What Exactly is Dry Needling?

“Dry needling is a very effective form of pain therapy that uses very thin

needles inserted in your muscle tissue. It is used to treat pain and dysfunction

caused by trigger-point muscle problems, nerve problems, headaches and

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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BRINGING THE SUNSHINE

TO SANDPOINT

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MUSCLES.

chronic pain,” explains Garrett Fischer, DPT,

Cert. DN., from Kauai Therapy & Wellness

in Ponderay. “Dry needling is not traditional

Chinese acupuncture, as it does not treat

traditional Chinese energy lines. Dry needling

is a modern, science-based intervention and

requires a medical diagnosis to treat pain and

dysfunction in musculoskeletal conditions.”

Dry needling is firmly rooted in Western

medicine and is based on anatomy. “It requires

a full orthopedic evaluation,” explains Dr.

Fischer. Information from that evaluation is

how insertion points are determined. People

often wonder what the difference between

acupuncture and dry needling is. Both

acupuncture and dry needling use extremely

thin needles, but the similarity between

acupuncture and dry needling begins and ends

with the tool that is being used.

In addition to muscle spasms like mine, dry

needling has been used to treat conditions

including headaches, lower back pain, sciatic

pain, neck pain, tendonitis and much more. Dry

needling, for me, did not hurt. Naturally, the

amount of pain involved in the procedure varies

for different people and their trigger points.

Your physical therapist should be appropriately

trained and certified in providing dry needling

techniques and will display the (Cert. DN.)

credentials to indicate this level of training.

Idaho recently joined more than 40 other states

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MICROBLADING

YOUR SOLUTION TO

BEAUTIFUL BROWS

BY JANAE PETERSON, REFINED AESTHETICS

MED SPA, PLLC

I

f 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 six- to 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 if needed. Weeks two through

six your eyebrows will slowly become the correct

pigment, and the fine hair-like strokes will appear.

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Refined Aesthetics

look and feel your best

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

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or nursing, active autoimmune disorder, blood

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Those looking for a more permanent and

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SEE 20/20 IN 2020 AT BONNER

GENERAL OPHTHALMOLOGY!

INTRODUCING OUR NEW CLINIC AND OUR NEW OPHTHALMOLOGIST, DR. MARK TORRES

Article Provided By Bonner General Health

Bonner General Health is excited to announce the opening of our

newest clinic, Bonner General Ophthalmology, Sandpoint's only

ophthalmology clinic. We are pleased to welcome ophthalmologist

Dr. Mark Torres and his family to our community.

Dr. Torres recently retired from 30 years of active duty military service in the

U.S. Army. He comes to Sandpoint from Olympia, Washington, where he

was most recently the chief of ophthalmology for the Madigan Army Medical

Center, U.S. Army, in Tacoma, Washington.

Dr. Torres is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame; he received his

medical degree at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He

completed his ophthalmology residency training at Madigan Army Medical

Center in Tacoma, Washington. He completed additional fellowship training

at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the University of California Los Angeles and

is sub-specialty trained in corneal/external disease and refractive surgery, in

addition to comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Torres is certified with the

American Board of Ophthalmology.

"I chose to relocate to the Sandpoint community following my military

retirement because Bonner General Health and Sandpoint offer a perfect

combination of work-life and recreation. My family and I are winter and

summer outdoor enthusiasts. We visited Sandpoint and the surrounding

area regularly for many years. As a native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, I am

accustomed to the Western and Rocky Mountain lifestyles," said Dr. Torres.

"Bonner General Health offers me an ideal opportunity to continue my

passion for ophthalmology and eye surgery. It allows me to expand the

resources and services offered here while providing much-needed specialty

medical care to Sandpoint and the surrounding community."

Dr. Torres has expertise in diagnosing and treating injuries, diseases and

conditions of the eye. He performs comprehensive eye exams to determine

which medical, surgical or non-surgical methods will best treat each patient.

Conditions Dr. Torres can evaluate include cataracts; conjunctivitis; ocular

allergy; glaucoma; eye misalignment, wandering or lazy eyes; flashes and

floaters; double vision; macular degeneration; dry eye; retinal detachment

and much more.

Bonner General Health’s Ophthalmology clinic is equipped with leading

technology that will be partially funded with the proceeds from Bonner

General Health Foundation's 2020 Heart Ball. The foundation is committed

to advancing the promise of life through philanthropy. They raise money to

fund capital expenditures outside of the hospital's regular budget.

BGH Foundation President Debbie Heiser said, “The Foundation partners

with the hospital to help elevate and bring new services to our community.

The Ophthalmology Clinic is a service that will benefit many in Sandpoint

and surrounding areas. The ability to receive care and have procedures done

locally is a huge benefit to our community!”

Dr. Torres will see adult and pediatric patients starting on Monday, February

3. Appointments can be made now by calling 208.265.1011.

Bonner General Ophthalmology is located at 423 North Third Avenue in Suite

102. To schedule an appointment, call 208.265.1011. For more information,

please visit our website, BonnerGeneral.org.

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DISEASE FROM

THE INSIDE

How your emotions affect your

physical health

By Jeff Pufnock L.Ac. Ph.D. and Jessica

Youngs L.Ac., Owners, Embodied Virtue

Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine

THE CONTINUAL ENERGETIC

IMBALANCE RESULTING

FROM BOTH WORRY

AND FRUSTRATION CAN

CAUSE MANY COMMON

CONDITIONS, INCLUDING

DIGESTIVE DISTURBANCES,

INSOMNIA AND SLEEP ISSUES,

HEADACHES AND PMS.

The treatment of chronic disease has

become an ever-increasing burden upon

our health-care system because their

origins are often unclear, complex or entirely

unknown. Western medicine often looks to

tangible triggers as causative factors for chronic

diseases, such as genetics, environmental

exposures or pathogenic infections. However,

Chinese medicine offers a more complete

and holistic understanding of the causes and

development of chronic disease.

Chinese medicine attributes disease to two

primary causes: internal and external. External

factors are influences that impact the body

from one’s external environment, including

weather, pathogenic microorganisms and

physical injuries. Contrary to the Western

medical paradigm, Chinese medicine’s historical

understanding is that internal causes are also a

significant contributor to the development of

disease. As described in the classical texts of

Chinese medicine, these internal causes are

the seven primary emotions: anger/frustration,

excess joy/excitement, sadness, grief, worry,

shock and fear. The classics explain how these

emotions cause disease by describing their

physiological impact on the vital energy of the

body, called Qi.

This energy (Qi) is the source of physiological

nourishment and vitality for the body and

includes (but is not limited to) the circulation

of blood and the conduction of nerve signals. In

optimal health, Qi smoothly flows and is evenly

distributed to all organs and areas of the body.

Each of the seven emotions listed above has a

specific effect on the flow and distribution of Qi,

leading to localized imbalances that impact the

body’s vitality.

Worry and frustration are the two most prevalent

emotions in modern society. These two emotions

commonly result from an individual’s attempt

to live up to the expectations of a society based

around continual productivity and material

sources of value and wealth. Continual worry

causes the Qi to stagnate and knot, much as one

might experience the sensation of “knots in the

stomach” when stressed.

When healthily expressed, anger should be

fleeting, harmless, and one should be able to

quickly return to a balanced mindset. Anger is

said to make the Qi rise, experienced as a “rush

of blood to the face” when upset. However, if

this anger is instead “bottled up,” over time it

becomes frustration lodged within the body.

It is then most commonly experienced as old

resentment arising from a provoking memory

or triggering experience. In Chinese medicine,

it is understood that this frustration causes deep

stagnation and, therefore, a reduction in the

overall flow of energy in the body. The continual

energetic imbalance resulting from both worry

and frustration can cause many common

conditions, including digestive disturbances,

insomnia and sleep issues, headaches and PMS.

This understanding of the internal causes

of disease demonstrates the importance of

emotional well-being for physical health,

illuminates the connection of body and mind,

and provides explanations for misunderstood

chronic diseases. Western medicine is beginning

to appreciate the important implications of this

mind-body wisdom that has been understood

by Chinese medical practitioners for thousands

of years, and everyone can benefit from learning

healthier ways to engage with their emotional

landscape.

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IS THE FLU MORE

COMMON THAN WE THINK?

NATURAL APPROACHES TO

FIGHTING INFLUENZA

BY SCOTT PORTER, SANDPOINT SUPER DRUG

The cold and flu are considered respiratory illnesses and are the most

common of human diseases. Both are caused by viruses, though not the

same ones, and symptoms can feel similar as the body responds.

Generally, symptoms of the flu are worse. A runny nose and sinus

congestion are more typical of a cold. Fever and vomiting will be more common

with the flu. But the only way to really tell the difference is to know what type of

virus you have.

There are around 200 viruses responsible for the cold; the most common of these

are the rhinovirus and coronaviruses. The flu is caused by an influenza virus, and

there are thousands of these categorized into different subtypes or strains.

We can catch a cold virus anytime of the year in both warm and cold climates.

Colds will come on gradually and last a little over a week. It’s estimated every adult

will catch a cold two to four times a year. The flu virus is seasonal, and it can come

on quickly and stick around for several weeks.

The flu season is between December and April in the U.S., peaking around mid-

February. The seasonal outbreak of the flu is considered an “endemic” since it is an

illness that normally exists during that time in a specific region.

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In the U.S., it is officially estimated up to 20 percent of the population catch a flu each

year, between 9 million and 45 million individuals showing symptoms. Worldwide

there are 3 to 5 million cases of severe illness from influenza and 250,000 to 650,000

related respiratory deaths.

There is growing research, though, that shows these numbers are likely too low. One

study found that 75 percent of people affected by the flu displayed no symptoms, or

only mild ones. This led to the conclusion that the flu is much more common than

we think and also much less severe.

When a disease is actively affecting more people than is expected or starts appearing

in a new part of the world, then it is considered an “epidemic.” The Ebola virus in

West Africa occurred from 2013 to 2016 and killed 11,000.

Even if the flu is more common and milder than we think, it should still be taken

seriously because it can, at times, lead to serious complications. This includes

associated bacterial infections or pneumonia.

When an outbreak reaches global proportions, it becomes a “pandemic.” One of

the most notable was the Spanish influenza in 1918 that killed an estimated 50 to

100 million. The 2009 flu pandemic killed 203,000 individuals worldwide. The line

between an epidemic and pandemic is often blurred.

Because there are so many variations in the flu viruses, with old strains continually

changing and new ones emerging, it is challenging fighting against the flu. The

influenza virus changes through mutation, re-assortment and recombination of

genetic material. One change in a flu virus can sometimes allow it to evade 90

percent of a person’s immunity but not another person’s. You get sick but your

spouse doesn’t.

At the highest-level protection, about 60 percent of individuals can benefit from

immunization. But this also can be lower than 20 percent. That means 80 percent

of people might not benefit from a flu shot, so it’s important to find additional ways

to keep us from getting sick and support our body to fight an infection as quickly as

possible before it takes hold and gets severe.

Antibiotics aren’t effective against viruses and increase the risk of later infections.

You want to start taking care of yourself before you even feel sick. Stay well

hydrated, get restful sleep and eat a nutrient-dense whole-food diet that supports

detoxification.

There are some natural remedies worth considering. For overall prevention, I like

to take probiotics, vitamin D and A, zinc and vitamin C. Colostrum may support

a stronger immune system, while elderberry and andrographis could reduce the

duration. To help the immune system respond, there are mushroom extracts and

garlic. Olive leaf, berberine and monolaurin grab my attention as possible antivirals.

Scott Porter, a functional medicine pharmacist, is the director of the Center for

Functional Nutrition at Sandpoint Super Drug.

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Bonner General Health is very excited to announce the

opening of our new Ophthalmology clinic, and we are pleased

to welcome Dr. Mark Torres!

Dr. Mark Torres

Dr. Torres is certified with the American Board of

Ophthalmology. He has expertise in the medical, surgical and

nonsurgical treatment of conditions, injuries and diseases

related to the eye.

Dr. Torres sees adult and pediatric patients. Call 208-265-1011

to make an appointment today!

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Innovation at

Craft 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

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strip mall in late 2015.

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

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Iron Goat serves an aggressive India Pale Ale, a Head Butt IPA and

the Impaler Imperial IPA.

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.”

PHOTO COURTESY OF MAC & JACKS BREWING COMPANY

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.

PHOTO COURTESY OF KOOTENAI RIVER BREWING CO

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

namesake mountains is made with water from glacial runoff that

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PHOTO COURTESY OF GIG HARBOR BREWING

has been naturally filtered for 500 years

through limestone. The result is a hoppy pale

ale with strong overtones of citrus.

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

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.

a Grizzly IPA or one of our popular beers

flavored with local huckleberries,” said

Holes. “Our brewmasters tend to get creative

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.

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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

SPACE YOU HAVE

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 ton

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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

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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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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

SIMPLE ECO-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING TIPS TO REDUCE YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT THIS YEAR

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.

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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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and promotion of healthy pollinators and beneficial microorganisms.

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

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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

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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

footprint. Thoughtful maintenance practices work with nature, not against it, for a

process that is more time-efficient, economically wise and environmentally friendly.

One simple example is your choice of lawn mower. Compared to a gas-powered lawn

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higher than farmers use on agricultural land. Pesticide exposure

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

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

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Often these choices will use Neem, a plant known for its inherent

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Regardless of your level of experience with gardening, landscaping

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It used to be putting a room together or remodeling involved

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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

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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

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

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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

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VIRTUAL FURNITURE LAYOUT

Wayfair is quickly becoming a behemoth in the home

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Sometimes simply getting rid of excess clutter can bring

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Having a professional organizer analyze your spaces and

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A COUPLE’S GETAWAY TO

KIRKLAND, WASHINGTON

Vibrant waterfront community nestled on the shores of Lake Washington

Story & Photos By Marguerite Cleveland

Downtown Kirkland is a vibrant waterfront community filled with charming restaurants, wine bars, art

galleries and shops. Located just east of Seattle, it is located on the shores of Lake Washington. The lovely

Marina Park beckons with benches to enjoy the view and a cute little beach. The walkable town allows you

to enjoy a car-free weekend.

The city is filled with public works of art, and it can be fun to stumble upon them. The works are by leading regional and

national artists, with some donated by Kirkland residents. The pieces of art are made of bronze and are quite a variety.

“Betty Lou” is a bronze by artist Lisa Sheets and showcases an older woman sitting on a bench enjoying some sun. Other

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Lake Washington. The Heathman has recently undergone extensive renovations, which gives it the feeling of brand new.

The hotel is filled with artwork by local artists, with pieces rotated quarterly. Each floor has a theme, and the higher

floors have paintings of birds and flight. A nice touch.

For a couple’s getaway, you will most certainly want to splurge on a suite on the upper floor. Once you arrive, you won’t

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or European featherbed. For a truly romantic evening, add a rose petal

turndown service. These cozy rooms have fireplaces as well, ensuring you

a most comfortable and cozy stay.

Where To Eat

When you first arrive in Kirkland, and before you check in at your hotel, a

neat place to stop for a quick snack or light lunch is the Alanya Café. This

family owned business has a variety of Turkish pastries all homemade.

The must tries are the pistachio baklava and the borek, which is a flaky

pastry with a variety of fillings. Pair with a Turkish coffee or tea.

The Hearth is the hotel restaurant and serves up comfort food elevated

to a whole new level of goodness. The menu is centered around using a

traditional hearth oven with open-flame cooking techniques. The whole

beef short rib is served caveman style and is an elegant presentation with

the meat cut off the bone. It is slow cooked sous vide style for 17 hours

and melts in your mouth. Pair it with cheesy grits topped with roasted

mushrooms and Aleppo. These aren’t your average grits. Coarse ground

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and infused with three cheeses, the dish almost has the texture of risotto

and is so hearty.

For brunch try Hector’s, a Kirkland favorite dishing up its famed eggs

benedict and other breakfast favorites for more than 44 years. Its dark

wooded interior has a speakeasy vibe highlighted by the 120-year-old

mahogany bar back and original brickwork and fireplaces. Truly an

experience.

Lynn’s Bistro blends French and Asian cuisine in a bright, lovely

restaurant. On a rainy Pacific Northwest day, you feel like you are in a

sunny café in the south of France. Enjoy savory or sweet crepes. Entrees

come with a variety of French pastries and fresh fruit. Chef MyLinh

Tran only uses Gruyere cheese at the restaurant, which is made from

milk of pasture-fed cows and has an earthy nutty taste that imparts a

unique flavor to dishes it is incorporated into. Try the traditional French

onion soup—one of the restaurant’s signature dishes that is covered with

a melted topping of the rich Gruyere cheese.

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Explore Kirkland - ExploreKirkland.com

WHERE TO STAY

The Heathman Hotel Kirkland

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WHERE TO EAT

Alanya Café - AlanyaCafe.net

The Hearth - HeathmanKirkland.com

Hector’s - HectorsKirkland.com

Lynn’s Bistro - LynnsBistro.com

WHAT TO DO

Kirkland Information - ExploreKirkland.com

Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery

GunnarNordstrom.com

Pike St. Press - PikeStreetPress.com

CANVAS Paint and Sip Studio

CanvasKirkland.com

Where to Drink

Kirkland loves its wine, and there are a

variety of wine bars in the area. Stop into

the Delille Maison Wine Lounge to enjoy a

wine tasting flight. Three 2-ounce pours are a

perfect way to enjoy some of their signature

wines from the renown Red Mountain AVA.

The Hearth Bar in the Heathman Hotel

has a big following among locals, which is

unusual in a hotel bar, and is a testament

to the friendly bartenders who really know

how to present a cocktail. Try the Dragon’s

Blood, a smoke-infused Manhattan. Housemade

spicy orange bitters are combined

with bourbon, Matthiasson sweet vermouth,

pasubio, crème de novak and blood orange

puree. The elixir, presented in a dome while

the bartender blows in smoke, makes for a

very unique experience.

What To Do

Plan to walk the town during your stay. The scenic waterfront offers views

of both Lake Washington and Seattle in the distance. Even though you are

in a downtown area, it has a small-town sense of community. There are

so many local small businesses worth a stop. Check out the Pike St. Press,

a darling shop carrying on the tradition of letterpress printing. Pick up

an artisan greeting card or other paper products which make nice gifts.

The Gunnar Nordstrom gallery is located right next door and is the only

authorized dealer in Washington for the Art of Dr. Seuss.

The Canvas Paint and Sip studio is a fun date activity. Bring out your

inner artist with an artist-guided session, sure to have you painting like

a pro in no time. Everything you need to create your artwork in the light

and airy studio is provided. Beer, wine, hard cider and other beverages

are available for purchase. Also on-site is the Hammer and Stain, a DIY

workshop where all the tools and supplies you need to create your own

handcrafted items are provided. Think wood signs, wreaths or plant

boxes. There is a large variety of items you can create.

If it’s a nice day, explore the Cross Kirkland Corridor interim trail—

perfect for a bike ride or walk. The 10-foot-wide crushed gravel trail

runs for 5.75 miles and is part of the 42-mile Eastside Rail Corridor that

traverses from Renton to Snohomish. The corridor runs through eight

neighborhoods and numerous parks offering some great views.

When planning your trip to Kirkland, make sure to visit ExploreKirkland.

com and peruse the event section. You’ll find a variety of events and

activities that are perfect for a couple’s getaway.

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Trinity at City Beach

Sandpoint’s premier waterfront dining offers an

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impressive wine list. Featuring a full-service bar

and beautiful view of Lake Pend Oreille. Serving

breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week,

Trinity at City Beach is ready to become your

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Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Bar proudly offers

something for everyone, with specialties

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A beautiful waterfront, fine-dining restaurant in

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cuisine, full bar and extensive wine list are sure

to make it a memorable night out. The bar

and restaurant menu changes with the season

offering a variety of delicious food year-round.

Reservations recommended.

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Delicious sushi and Japanese cuisine sure to

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Shoga Sushi sits on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille

and offers breathtaking views of the mountains

and water with sunsets that beautifully color the

sky. Owner Cassandra Cayson and her staff pride

themselves on building relationships with the locals

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Jalapenos Mexican

Restaurant

Fresh and unique, Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant

in Downtown Sandpoint has been a favorite of

many for over 25 years. Whether it’s Margarita

Monday, Taco Tuesday or Magic Wednesday, there

is something for everyone here, and its newly

expanded menu has brought even more choices

to diners. If you are looking for family fun, a date

night or even a place to host a party in their private

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FIESTA BONITA

Authentic Mexican cuisine prepared fresh daily. Fiesta Bonita’s

menu is full of many unique and authentic recipes. They have

a full bar at their Ponderay location and outdoor seating. Open

daily at 11am. Bring the family or make it a date night. There is

something for everyone at Fiesta Bonita!

700 Kootenai Cutoff Rd. | Ponderay

208.263.6174

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BEET & BASIL AT THE CREEK

From food truck to full service restaurant, Beet and Basil’s

primary focus is global flavors with local ingredients. Street

foods from all over the world come to life using ingredients

supplied by local farmers, ranchers and foragers. Enjoy staples

available throughout the year and rotating menu based on

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City Beach Organics offers top-notch, made-fromscratch

organic food and drinks in a recently renovated

downtown location. They serve homemade soups daily!

Conveniently located, they can also make your order to go!

Open Sunday 9am to 6pm, and Monday through Friday 7am to

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Enjoy farm-fresh, seasonally inspired food. Brunch is served

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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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MARCH 2020

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ENTERTAINMENT

Check out what is going

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THE

FOLLIES

Sandpoint’s famous ridiculous, risque, politically incorrect variety show

By Abigail Thorpe

Photo by Woods Wheatcroft

MARCH

6 & 7

“People just need a place where they can go and just be crazy,”

laughs Follies producer Kate McAlister. The “Queen of Ireland,” as

McAlister is known to all, is gearing up for this year’s big show, and

it promises to be delightfully witty and inappropriate—as expected.

March 6 and 7 mark the 18th year of The Follies, a local variety show

that is held every year the first weekend in March as an escape from

the grey dreariness of winter. It started out in Sandpoint as part of

the local Mardi Gras celebrations, but as the celebration died out over

the years, The Follies continued on as a much-loved and anticipated

event. Tickets go on sale every year on Groundhog Day and sell out

quickly.

While it started out with more of a political bent, today The Follies

is essentially a burlesque show. Not much is off limits, and, as their

poster says, it’s “not for the easily offended.” But underneath the

ridiculous acts, crazy outfits and racy dialogue is a great cause. The

event annually raises about $40,000 for the Angels Over Sandpoint,

a local nonprofit committed to helping anyone in need in Bonner

County.

McAlister MCs The Follies each year, dressed in her crown and

signature green, and as much as she loves the wild event, it’s the cause

it supports that keeps her coming back. “I love the audience, they’re

just so great, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it,” she says, “but it’s

really what’s behind it that’s the best.”

This year’s theme is “Cowboy Up,” and it promises to bring out the

cowboy hats, boots and country attire in full force. The Follies starts at

8pm at the Panida Theater, and doors open at 7pm, but be prepared

for a line around the block if you want to get a good seat—the weekend

event brings in a crowd, and not just from Sandpoint. “It really has

also become an economic engine for our town, because people from

Spokane, from Seattle, they come over to watch the show,” says

McAlister.

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You won't want to miss an evening of live music as musician Terry

Robb performs at Di Luna's Cafe Wednesday, March 11, with the

doors opening at 6pm and the show beginning at 7:30pm. An

acclaimed fingerstyle guitarist, singer, composer, arranger and

record producer, Robb's work has been featured in Hollywood

films, documentaries and biographies. During his multi-decade

career, he has released 15 acclaimed albums as a solo artist and

performed at festivals and concert halls across the U.S., Canada

and Europe. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Call

208.263.0846 for reservations or additional information.

RAY OF HOPE LUNCHEON

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11:30am to 1pm | Tango Cafe

Held at Tango Cafe 11:30am to 1pm, don't miss the opportunity to

attend this year's Ray of Hope Luncheon, where you can connect

with CASA to learn more about volunteer opportunities and how

you can be an everyday hero in the lives of child victims in our

local community. You'll enjoy a delicious lunch while learning

about CASA's Self Portrait Project and how the Sandpoint

community is working together to provide safe and forever

homes to the area's most vulnerable children. To find out more,

visit NorthIdahoCASA.org or email kristin@northidahocasa.org.

BAND OF COMERADOS

20

9pm to midnight | 219 Lounge

The 219 Lounge welcomes the Portland-based Band of

Comerados to the stage Friday, March 20. Invite your friends or

co-workers, and be sure to get there early to grab a seat and order

your favorite drink. The music kicks off at 9pm and plays until

midnight. Playing music that's sure to make you feel good and get

you to unwind with their jam/grass/folk tunes, 219 is the place

to be! Don't forget their great drink specials and good company.

To find out more about this concert and other upcoming events,

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Come enjoy this well kept home conveniently located close to the YMCA and Travers Park. This home has ample storage, a walk-in pantry

and linen closet. A large fenced back yard with mature fruit trees including; apple, pear, cherry and plum as well as thornless raspberries,

blackberries and blueberries. With a 14x16 garden/storage shed with lean to's on both sides for plenty of storage for your toys! Close to the

library, Junior/Senior High school, Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort and Sandpoint City Beach. $262,500

Come to Ridgehaven and enjoy absolute privacy

on this gently sloped 5 acre parcel.

Remove some trees and open up gorgeous

views of the Selkirks and Schweitzer Mountain,

while keeping plenty of usable ground

for the home site. $55,000

Absolutely Idaho - here's your mountain retreat

site! 5 acres with filtered views of Lake

Pend O'Reille that can be drasscally improved

with thinning. Come experience this

peaceful, private locaaon 17 miles to Sandpoint

away from the noise of everyday life.

$59,000

You will be delighted with this gorgeous

3-bedroom, 2-bath, single-level new home

at Moon Ridge Estates. Open floor plan for

today's lifestyle, finishes include granite or

quartz counters, scheduled to be completed

in June, 2020. Photos are of similar home

recently completed. $315,000

Upscale single level home under construc-

-on with open floor plan, 3 bedrooms, 2

led baths, private master suite, hydronic

heat, and top-grade custom finishes with

meless appeal. Community tennis courts

and day dock, convenient to town.

$469,000

Your ming is right to invest in this 3-bedroom, 3-bath bungalow at Dover Bay. With a terrific

floor plan and upgrades including built-in shelving in the living room, this home wraps you in

luxurious comfort. Main floor includes two bedrooms, one with en-suite ¾ bath, each with

ample closet space and a separate full, led bath. Upstairs includes a large bedroom, full bath

and den/loo area. Homeowners dues of $950/quarter cover snow removal, lawn care and exterior

maintenance. $349,900

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WORLD - CLASS REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL

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Jackie@JackieSuarez.com

www.JackieSuarez.com

Here's your cozy Idaho log cabin in the woods! Inside you'll love the real wood floors, open floor plan with kitchen island, main floor bedroom

and full bath. Custom loo railing finishes with a bedroom upstairs makes this cabin stand out - all craaed with quality construccon and meless

finishes with certain accents like russc antler door handles inside. A full porch allows you to enjoy nature and the fragrance of the forest.

Located on 5 acres in the gateway to Idaho's wilderness, a sportsman's paradise close to the Clark Fork River and Naaonal Forest. $350,000

Bring your house plans to this prime 1 acre

building lot in Summer Haven, a subdivision of

fine homes. Located approximately 5 miles

south of Sandpoint, you'll find this treed corner

parcel with community water, natural gas, and

electric uuliies available. Subdivision covenants, condiions

and restriccons apply. You will appreciate the

level, year-round access. $110,000

4.96 acres with lovely sunny exposure & gorgeous

long-range views, conveniently located

between Sandpoint and Coeur d'Alene. Perch

your home on this level building site and enjoy

the southerly views all the way to Mount Spokane

in this peaceful, private seeng. Electricity

is to the property and seppc is installed for a

3-bedroom, 2-bath home.. $81,000

2-bedroom, 1.5 bath cooage PLUS a separate

1-bedroom guest apartment & 2-car garage on

a large corner lot in Dover with fenced yard &

fruit trees. Near parks & marina, this home is

move-in ready. Come live the carefree lifestyle

without the restriccons! $325,000

CCe disccc NNth Idaho, r favvite place eeth

Jackie Suarez & Jen Lenz

Associate Broker

Licensed Assistant

Since 2000, Jackie has helped buyers and sellers

navigate the ever-changing North Idaho real estate market.

Consistent communication, effective marketing, negotiating

and networking skills translate to smooth transitions for her

clients. Facebook: Jackie Suarez, Associate Broker

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