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May 2020 Coeur d'Alene Living Local

MAY 2020

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A COMMUNITY

Coming Together


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A TIME OF RENEWAL

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t’s May, and this is usually

the time when everything

is starting to come back to

life, especially in our small

community. But this May we are all faced

with something much different; a reality

that is riddled with uncertainty. Most of

us either own or work for a small business,

and we have all witnessed firsthand how

challenging things have become. We are

only as good as our community and the

support we receive from each other. It is

the fabric of the community that binds us

together and keeps us all living in harmony

with one another. There are no substitutes.

It is “us” that makes Coeur d’Alene such an

amazing place to live. Which leads me to

the multi-billion-dollar corporations that

have flooded our airwaves and social media

channels with their mantra of “We are all in

this together,” which makes me think, “Are

we?” Are we really “in this together”?

the ones who are “in this together.” We are

the ones who have each other’s backs, and

we are the ones who will figure out how

we create our new normal. And one thing

I am certain of is that we will figure it out

and make it happen! And while we are

all waiting for the “go” from our leaders,

embrace the time we get to have with loved

ones. These are precious moments, and we

should all make the most of them!

May will be a time of renewal once again,

and this year the renewal will be one of the

best.

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Coming Together

A COMMUNITY

NO MATTER THE TIME OF YEAR, Coeur d’Alene

residents take pride in calling this place home. The

outdoors are calling, and the scenery couldn’t be

more beautiful. It’s time to get outside and start

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and much more featured

ESSENTIALS

The latest tips and trends in home, garden,

finances and life.

LIFE & COMMUNITY

Support Local: How to help restaurants

and small businesses during these

uncertain times

GOOD NEWS

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Coeur d’Alene’s Woman on a Mission: Giving a

voice to those who can’t speak for themselves

IN FOCUS

From Soldiers to Campers: Farragut’s

varied history demands exploration

LIVING LOCAL

Eat Local: Area farmers’ markets opening

up for summer

HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

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Tips and informational articles about living

a healthy, active lifestyle

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16 BUSINESS IN THE 34 FEATURE STORY

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SPOTLIGHT

Pool World: Local family owned business

recognizes importance of community

‘Home Away from Home,’ Fisher House:

Social distancing did not reduce the

obligation to those who sacrificed

TRAVEL & LEISURE

Road Trip: Through British Columbia’s

Okanagan and the International Selkirk Loop

FOOD & DRINK

Your local guide to the tastiest hot

spots around town and local recipes

COMMUNITY

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Lending a helping hand

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A Reflection of Self

CREATING YOUR HOME SANCTUARY

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If these last few weeks have taught us anything, it is that our home truly

is our sanctuary from the outside world. As I write this, I am cozied up

on the couch with my 9-year-old, who is adjusting to her new version

of “normal,” the center of which is our home. So, what can we do to

make our home more inviting, comfortable and reflective of who we are?

Whenever I feel my home is in need of a bit of sprucing up, I try to

look at it with clear eyes. What would a stranger feel when they walk

into our space? Would they see clutter, old magazines, newspapers or

schoolwork? Would they smell the salmon that we cooked for dinner last

night? Would our home be welcoming or off-putting? Think of the sense

of calm you experience when you walk into a spa or luxurious hotel. At

this time in the world, we could all use a little more ‘calm’ in our lives

and our environments.

One of the first things I do when I walk into a new space is to assess

the clutter. Clearing clutter is essential for having a welcoming, inviting

home. Now, this does not mean that you need to have to subscribe to

spare minimalism; it just means that everyday detritus is not on view for

all to see. As William Morris said, “Have nothing in your home that you

do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” So, if you believe

your china bunny collection to be beautiful, then by all means, keep it!

Stylists display collections all together so that it reads as a whole and not

as a lot of competing items.

Another key element is our sense of smell. I love walking into a spa and

breathing in that healing scent of essential oils and expensive candles.

Diffusers, candles, incense, all of these have the potential to help create

a lovely environment, but they can also overwhelm. I love pairing

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One of the most important elements

is self-expression.

with natural-smelling options like lemon, mint, grapefruit or evergreen.

Overly perfumed scents can be difficult as they do not necessarily read as

relaxing. When choosing scented products for your home, ask yourself if

it’s something you might experience in a high-end spa. If not, put it back!

In creating our home as a sanctuary, one of the most important elements

is self-expression; having art on the wall that you love, colors that speak to

you, and furnishings that are specific to your needs and wants. All of these

are important, but we can take it one step further. If you love to cook, make

sure that your kitchen is stocked with beautiful dishes, good-quality pots

and pans, and most of all, is clear from clutter! If you love to read, make

sure you have adequate shelves and storage space for your collection of

books. If you love to paint, set up a space in your home that allows you to

indulge in your passion. If you meditate regularly, set up a space of calm

specifically for this practice.

The most important thing to remember in creating our own sanctuary is

that our home is our own. Arrange things how you like them. Don’t model

your home after the latest Better Homes and Gardens issue. Also, bear in

mind that sprucing up can be done on any budget. It might take some

persistence, but wonderful quality things can be found at thrift stores,

garage sales and even church rummage sales. Build your home slowly; it

does not have to be done overnight.

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A DREAM

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Seize the opportunity and

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By Trish Buzzone, Thinking Partner,

Executive Director, The John Maxwell Team

All my life I’ve wanted to visit the Galapagos Islands to explore

the unique beauty that only exists in this isolated archipelago.

When I was 14 years old, a National Geographic TV special

introduced me to the strange and wonderful creatures that live

here, including my favorite, the blue-footed booby.

A few months ago, my sister called and said she and a group of friends had

planned a trip to the Galapagos. There was an open spot for me and my

husband, paid in full, if we wanted to go. I was blown away by this gift, so

excited and so grateful. I was on my way to fulfill my dream!

We explored, we snorkeled, we savored local food, and enjoyed excellent

company. Then came the day that included a hike that, if we were lucky,

might introduce us to some Christmas iguanas, sea lions and, yes, bluefooted

boobies!

As we headed to the island, our guide, Joss, noticed the tide was coming

in too high for our dinghy to land where she had planned. Joss quickly

found another place, though the debarking point was more difficult:

slippery black rocks with wide spaces between them. One look and I knew

I wouldn’t make it.

After the rest of our party climbed out onto those rocks, Joss took my hand,

smiled and encouraged me to try. I took one step, then another. Nope. This

wasn’t going to happen. Looking at the people waiting on the shore, I didn’t

want to hold them back or keep them from enjoying the hike. I would sit

this one out.

Joss said, “No Trish, you wouldn’t have gotten in this boat if you didn’t want

to go. We will find another way.”

Not far down the beach, we found a place where the water was lower. We

climbed out of the boat, rejoined the group and moved up the trail. For

most of the hike, Joss was right there, helping me along the path. I had

my hiking stick in one hand and the other on her arm. Buoyed by her

instruction and encouragement, we all relied on each other to keep moving

forward. She had been down this path before and knew exactly what each

of us needed to have the best possible experience.

When we reached the end of the path, I found a perch on a rocky cliff and

settled down to soak up the breathtaking scenery. I looked to my right, and

there it was, my lifelong dream, calmly observing me from 10 feet away—a

blue-footed booby.

A wave of joy and gratitude washed over me. Thinking about all the people

who made this moment possible brought tears to my eyes. My sister for her

generous gift, and Kelly, the trip organizer, who extended the invitation and

helped fund our cruise. Our adventure companions, whose patience and

compassion as I struggled encouraged me to push through. And Joss, who

led the way and kept our group together, focused on the excitement of the

journey, and not the struggle along the trail.

Without their generosity and leadership, my dream would not have been

fulfilled. Sitting there, watching the birds, I reflected on all the people out

there helping others make their dreams come true: guiding, mentoring,

resourcing. These opportunities are all around us, both to give as we’re able

and to receive as we will. Take a moment to reflect: Whose dreams are you

investing in, and who is investing in yours?

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TEACHER OF THE MONTH

By Abigail Thorpe

Mellany

Taylor

Canfield Middle School

Special Education Math Teacher

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Mellany Taylor moved to Idaho

from Pennsylvania at the end

of the summer of 2017. She is

now finishing her sixth year of

teaching—three of those years have been spent

at Canfield Middle School in Coeur d’Alene.

Mellany attended Bloomsburg University

of Pennsylvania and

is a certified early

childhood education

and special education

teacher.

She now teaches

resource math and

sixth, seventh and

eighth grade math

boost, though her

previous experience is

working with grades

K-6 in a variety of

subjects in special

education. She was

inspired to become a

teacher through seeing

other kids struggle with

academics, as well as

her own struggles in

school. The teachers

who helped her through

made a lasting impact,

and Mellany now hopes to make the same

difference in her own students’ lives.

“My heart is happy when I am with my

kiddos,” says Mellany. “Their spunk, energy,

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HAPPY WHEN

I AM WITH

MY KIDDOS,

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WILLINGNESS TO

LEARN AND GROW

IS INSPIRING.”

and willingness to learn and grow is inspiring.”

Every day is a new experience, each one

unique in its own way when you’re working

with kids, she adds. One particular experience

that stands out to her is chaperoning the

Trail Creek adventure with the sixth grade

class. The adventure is a two-and-a-half-day

overnight experience at

Camp Lutherhaven on

Lake Coeur d’Alene.

“It was so great seeing

kiddos step out of their

comfort zone to try

new things and letting

them see their teachers

in a different light,” says

Mellany. “That being

said, any opportunity

I get to support my

students outside of the

classroom is one to

remember.”

As a teacher, Mellany

works to be so much

more than just an

instructor. She serves

as a role model for her

students and desires

to encourage and spur

them on to pursue their dreams and reach

their full potential. The life lesson she wants

to instill in them the most is to “be kind

to yourself. Be kind to others. And always

believe in yourself and your abilities.”

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In this uncertain environment, it’s no surprise

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If you have procrastinated getting an estate

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Whatever estate planning goals you may have—

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Last Will and Testament or Living Trust: A

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your heirs—the individuals who will receive

your money and property after you die—and

the manner in which they are to receive their

inheritance. (For example, will they receive it all

at once, spread out over time, or in a trust to be

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Support Local

HOW TO HELP RESTAURANTS AND SMALL BUSINESSES

DURING THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES

By Abigail Thorpe

The last two months have proven that things can change in an

instant, and a helping hand can go a long way. The COVID-19

pandemic has left many local businesses and restaurants

closed or with limited hours for an unforeseen amount of

time. Here are some ways you can help support them through the tough

times.

Carry Out - Many restaurants are still offering carry-out and curbside

pickup. It’s often how they’re keeping the lights on and doors open.

Choose a different restaurant to support each week (or night if you’re

not the cooking type).

Online Orders - Many places you can still order items online and have

them shipped. So if your local store has an online shop, opt for buying

from them rather than the big box store.

Gift Cards - Gift cards are a great way to support local restaurants and

businesses, plus they’re a fun little uplifting gift for the people in your

life and a reminder that yes, these days too will pass.

Drop a Line - Not all of us have spare cash to spend during this time,

but you can show your support to small businesses in other ways. Write

a good review on Google or one of their social media sites. They’re

going to need all of the business they can get when this is over.

Be Safe - If you’re doing carry out, be cognizant of the people still

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Coeur d’Alene’s Woman on a Mission

GIVING A VOICE TO THOSE WHO CAN’T SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES

BY ABIGAIL THORPE

Kootenai County’s 2019 top 30 under 40 winner Katie Brown’s

interest in childhood education started in high school, when

she took a family consumer science course. When she got to

college, she knew it was her calling.

A Coeur d’Alene area native, Katie grew up in Athol, was a dedicated 4-H

student and loved everything about her childhood. “Growing up here, it

just has everything that I love—being close to the water, the woods; being

close to my family,” says Katie.

She earned her associates degree from NIC, where she confirmed she was

passionate about early childhood education and child safety. “I just loved

it, and that really got me kicked off and started in childhood education,”

Katie recalls. She went on to receive a degree from the University of

Idaho, and when the opportunity presented itself, decided to complete

her Master of Science in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in

early childhood education from Arizona State University.

She met her husband, and both decided to settle in her hometown area.

“We both have really strong roots here in North Idaho, and this is where

we wanted to settle down,” Katie says. In both her professional and free

time, she is dedicated to serving the local community through childhood

education opportunities and child safety awareness.

Her primary career is as a service coordinator with the Idaho Infant

Toddler Program. Katie has worked there for two-and-a-half years,

working to connect families with services and resources.

The most rewarding part of her work is knowing that community

members are connected with the people and resources they need.

“Knowing that children are safer, and giving that voice to those who can’t

speak for themselves quite yet, and then giving parents the tools—that

is the most rewarding part,” she says. “Hearing someone say, ‘I had no

idea.’”

Katie also serves as a facilitator for the United Way of North Idaho’s Ready!

For Kindergarten program. She’s in her sixth year with the organization

and helps to facilitate parent workshops and childcare providers. For her,

it’s about “reminding parents it’s OK to play with your child and to have

fun, and that’s really where learning comes from,” she says.

For more than four years, Katie has served on the board of directors

for Northwest Infant Survival and SIDS Alliance (NISSA), formerly the

Inland Northwest SIDS Foundation, and currently serves as the board

president.

Beyond her full-time profession, NISSA and United Way, Katie makes

time to offer her services as a Safe Sleep Educator, teaching families and

caregivers how to help their babies sleep safely. She provides community

education and awareness through events and is one of three founding

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members of the North Idaho Passenger Safety Team, a cause that is very

close to her heart.

She’s passionate about “educating community and early education for kiddos

and health and safety when it comes to children,” says Katie. “I find myself

being super passionate about car seat safety information.”

Katie says what she finds most difficult is when she’s unable to help someone.

“Whether that is that their views may not align and that I’m unable to get

them that education, or that someone is struggling and not having the tools

to support them, because then it can lead to so many other things in child

safety.”

Katie’s passion and work in the child education and safety world make a

huge impact on her local community, and being a part of a small, tightknit

community like Coeur d’Alene is rewarding to her. “Being part of that

community definitely makes a difference because not only do I know that

I can be a support to someone else, I know that I have a community that

can be a support to me when I need it,” she says. “It continues to drive my

passion, knowing that I always have someone I can count on to back me up

when I’m out doing things that I’m passionate about.”

Besides volunteering, Katie loves to spend time with her husband camping

and enjoying the beautiful outdoors of North Idaho. She loves having close

friends nearby and takes every opportunity she gets to snuggle their kids,

which she calls her “bonus babies.” She’s stayed connected to 4-H and

currently serves as a Clover Bud leader, inspired by the time and joy she

had participating with the organization throughout her childhood. “I always

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Pool World has been in business serving the community for

44 years. The family owned local business has been—and

continues to be—dedicated to superior quality products,

services and personnel since day one.

After more than four decades in business, the success of this

long-standing business is credited to its founders, Kerry and Lyla

Henderson, and their son, Mark, who has managed Pool World’s dayto-day

operations for more than 30 years. “They really had a vision

of excellence that has set us apart today,” states Business Manager

Pat Flynn.

Today, owners Lyla and Mark Henderson are dedicated to spending

the necessary time educating their employees on everything they

need to know about their market, products, water chemistry and

more. “Our product knowledge separates us from other suppliers in

the area,” affirms Sales Manager Dan Meacham.

“We carry products that increase a customer’s well-being physically

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elax and enjoy each other, thus the reason we promote our products as

a backyard vacation!” Whether pools, hot tubs, grills, saunas and more

… Pool World has what you’re looking for. With summer just around

the corner, now is the perfect time to start preparing your backyard for a

season of fun and entertainment.

What they enjoy most at Pool World is being part of the local community.

“We love how focused Coeur d’Alene and Spokane is with health and

being outdoors. We love that customers in our area care about our

company, shopping local, high-quality products and excellent customer

service.”

Pool World prides itself on being more than a longstanding local family

owned business—it is through their unwavering commitment to the

community that they find true fulfillment.

Pool World and its employees are not only dedicated to their customers

but also their local communities they serve. For every hot tub sold, they

donate $100 into the Pool World Care Fund. You will also find them

running various promotions throughout the year, donating to specific

organizations and participating in many local charity events.

“Together with the Pool World Cares Fund, we donate to local

organizations such as Kootenai Humane Society, Coeur d’Alene Swim

Team, YMCA, SCRAPS, 2nd Harvest Food Bank, ACCOIN, Every

Woman Can, Arthritis Northwest, Providence Health Group, Spokane

Humane Society, American Cancer Society, Spokane Youth Symphony,

Spokane Parks and Rec and more,” Marketing Manager Elisha Heinje says

proudly.

Over the past five years, Pool World has given more than $125,000 to

local charities either by check or by donating items. “We love that we can

make a difference in our area!” smiles Elisha.

Lyla, Mark and the rest of the Pool World team believe that by supporting

the people and local organizations in Coeur d’Alene, they can help

strengthen our community and give people the opportunity to thrive and

take pride in where they live and the businesses that serve our area in so

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NORTH IDAHO

IN FOCUS

FROM SOLDIERS TO CAMPERS

FARRAGUT’S VARIED HISTORY DEMANDS

EXPLORATION

STORY AND PHOTOS BY DAN THOMPSON

As long as Errin Bair has a say—

and she has for more than a

decade so far—Museum at the

Brig inside Farragut State Park

will not become stale.

About 18,000 people passed through the

museum in 2019, and the park ranger wants

to ensure each year there is a new reason for

them to come back. So, the newest addition is

an exhibit on Women of World War II, which

she has been working on for some time.

It follows any number of exhibits at the

museum, which celebrates and chronicles the

ever-churning use the park endured since it

began in 1942 as a training camp for United

States soldiers.

One of Bair’s many roles at the park is to be in

charge of this museum, as well as the volunteers

who help keep it and the rest of the park

humming during its open season. The park

gets loads of donations from veterans or their

families, and there’s never quite enough room

for all of it, despite the ongoing renovation

projects Bair oversees.

“If there’s not a space in the museum that I’m

developing for something, then I’m bored,” Bair

said.

There’s also a Junior Ranger program at the

park, located about midway between Coeur

d’Alene and Sandpoint. As of early April the

park was closed for camping but open for day

use as part of Idaho’s effort to stop the spread

of COVID-19.

Park use continues to change and continues to

increase, especially at this North Idaho state

park. Museum visits continue to increase every

year, and more and more school groups seem

to find their way there, Bair said. It is nearly

impossible to decide last minute to go camping

and actually find a site at Farragut.

But despite those hurdles, Bair sees this as a

wonderful time for the 55-year-old state park.

“I want people to know that the woods are

good,” Bair said. “We just want to encourage

people. We want people to know that you don’t

have to have brand-name equipment, and you

don’t have to have fancy backpacks and fancy

hiking shoes, and you don’t have to be a certain

size. Come out and play with us, and we’ll help

you.”

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When the United States first got involved in

World War II, the military needed a place to

train soldiers in the Northwest. They were

looking for something inland, Bair said, a place

that the military didn’t think Japanese bombers

could reach. They also wanted a lake, and Pend

Oreille fit that perfectly.

Pend Oreille is very deep, so much so that the

military still uses it as a test site for unmanned

submarines. At its deepest the lake is somewhere

between 1,100 and 1,200 feet deep, though Bair

said the silty bottom doesn’t bounce radar well,

so it is difficult to know its precise depth.

The military base took six months to build,

and once operational its six camps each housed

5,000 soldiers. It was the largest city in Idaho

for four years, Bair said, and in all 293,381 men

went through boot training at Farragut between

1942 and 1946. But after the war, the military

disbanded the facility and opened up “a giant

community yard sale,” as Bair put it.

“You can go to any long-standing family

in North Idaho, even Eastern Washington,

and you can find silverware that said FNTS

(Farragut Naval Training Station) on it, or you

can find cabinets or linens, all kinds of things,”

Bair said.

After that, various groups came through to use

the space: Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, the National

Guard. When Idaho established a state parks

department, Farragut was enfolded into its

number. Since then, the park became home

to the museum, campgrounds, swimming

areas, hiking trails, and more recently disc golf

courses and the Tree to Tree Adventure Park.

All that on top of the interesting geological

history of the region, and Bair can talk for

hours about what the park has to offer visitors.

She leads mountain biking tours every week

during the open season and encourages

children to engage with the park through the

Junior Ranger program, which she also leads.

She and the other rangers also lean on the 42

volunteers who help in the museum, play host

in the campgrounds and aid in other ways, Bair

said, because there is no shortage of work.

There are also challenges. The forest recently

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endured an invasion of pine beetles that killed massive swaths of trees.

Many have been felled and chopped, creating views of the lake that

previously were obscured. But even in the face of that, Bair holds an

optimistic tone.

“You can’t have change and growth in the forest without some sort of

disturbance,” she said. “You have to cause disturbance to have healthy

forests. That’s what we try to educate people about.”

As much as Bair sees her role as an educator, there is an element of it that

requires enforcement too: Leash laws for pets are often disregarded, she

said, to name one example.

“There’s a lack of understanding from people who come out to a park like

this that’s so big and has such big open spaces, they want to let their dogs

run,” she said, “even though there’s a huge sign that says you’re gonna have

a $72 ticket.”

The park gets more use from Washingtonians and Canadians than

Idahoans, she said. Site reservations can be made nine months in advance,

and so people do. But that means locals can’t so easily pack up and stay at

the park on a moment’s notice, even mid-week.

There are no plans to expand the camping offerings, either, because there

just isn’t the money to fund another ranger position, which would be vital

if there were another loop of sites, Bair said. And so, the rangers’ focus

is on improving and fixing the existing infrastructure. This is the fate of

parks across Idaho, Bair said, as the population grows.

“The state in itself from all the way south to all the way north has such

incredible recreation opportunities,” Bair said.

The mountain biking is superb, she said. Farragut connects to massive

national forest spaces, and people can use the park as a base to explore all

of it. There is also a growing demand for the kind of camping Farragut

offers because of its convenience.

But Bair said she wouldn’t do anything else. She has a knack for puns—

the museum plays war DVDs in the “Pacific theater”; the scale models

of boot camp buildings, she said, were constructed by an area “model

prisoner”—and faces the challenges of maintaining the park with a smile,

even as she walks the museum and sees evidence that rodents are evading

her defensive efforts.

“Dang it. Pack rats. Seriously. Shredding my velvet. There’s a pack rat! I

hate him,” she said. “He’s making himself some sort of cape, I can imagine.”

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RATHDRUM

HAYDEN

COEUR D’ALENE

POST FALLS

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AREA FARMERS’ MARKETS

OPENING UP FOR SUMMER

BY ABIGAIL THORPE

PHOTOS BY JUAQUETTA HOLCOMB

Springtime in the Idaho Panhandle means it’s again time for fresh

produce and farm products. It’s the season to start living off the

land again (if you haven’t been all winter), and the Kootenai

County Farmers’ Market is back with loads of fresh goodness to

make the most of the warmer season.

The Saturday market will be opening up as planned on May 9 (as of

press time) at the Hayden site on the corner of Highway 95 and Prairie

Avenue. The market will be modified to ensure the safety of all vendors

and customers, says Saturday Market Manager Natalie Selbe.

The Wednesday market opening, which takes place in Downtown Coeur

d’Alene on Fifth Street, will be postponed until at least June as a result of

the COVID-19 pandemic. Its opening depends on when event permits

are issued for the area, adds Selbe.

The Hayden market opening will be one of the first annual events

locals return to the streets for since most unessential businesses closed

or reduced hours and the state issued a state-wide stay-at-home order.

Everything is not back to normal by any means, and the market will be

taking efforts to protect its vendors and customers. The market presents a

much-anticipated opportunity to access essential fresh fruits, vegetables

and food products while supporting local growers in the process.

The Kootenai County Farmers Market started in 1986 in the Coeur

d’Alene area as a means of providing fresh, locally grown produce to the

community. Typically operating May through October in a normal year,

the markets specialize in vegetables, flowers, native plants and a diverse

array of local food products like meats, cheeses, bread, honey and jams.

“We are autonomous, producer-only, member-driven, with an elected

board of directors,” says Ellen Scriven from Killarney Farms, and a board

member who has been with the market since its inception. “[We are] one

of the oldest in the region, having started in 1986.”

When the market first started on Sherman Avenue in Coeur d’Alene, 25

vendors participated. Now the markets include more than 100 different

vendors, many who have been returning to the market for years.

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AT THE MARKET YOU CAN FIND LOCAL

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At the market you can find local farms like Royal Highlands Produce, a

local family farm 45 minutes from Coeur d’Alene that grows everything

naturally with no chemical fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides or

fungicides, and uses only organic seeds. Since they, like many other local

farmers, are so close, you know the produce you’re buying is freshly

picked and full of nutrients.

Urban farmer The Coeur d’Alene Coop grows and sells heirloom plant

varieties on their local garden situated right in the city limits. They also

keep chickens and grow a productive garden on their tiny lot and can be

found selling at the market each year.

KCFM is all member driven, which means it is local farmers and artisans

who are preserving and continuing the efforts which began 34 years

ago to help connect the community to the local land. “The members

participate in decisions about the market. They volunteer in many ways

from setting the market up and taking it down, to organizing music and

special events, to helping to promote the market and donating time and

products for customer appreciation,” says Scriven.

Besides delicious fresh vegetables and food products, the markets include

native plants, live music, arts and crafts, and special activities and events.

You can often find people dancing to the music in the street downtown

or in front of the stage in Hayden, says Scriven. Each year the Saturday

market offers a Fall Festival to celebrate the season and provide extra

merriment for families at the market. This year’s will be on September 26.

Scriven remembers lots of special moments throughout her years with the

markets: “Customers expressing appreciation, showing up on the coldest,

rainiest or snowy days to support their local growers ... The moose who

wandered through the market a few years ago ...The market dinners.”

KCFM also includes a special program for kids ages 5 to 12 called POP

(Power of Produce). It’s a free program that helps introduce children to

the importance of eating fresh and local, and shows them how to grow

and prepare their own food. Participants receive tokens they can use to

shop at the Farmers’ Market.

The market had an interesting start, moving around locations in search

of a permanent spot to open each year. Vendors sold out of the back of

their trucks the first year, and the market shrank to only eight members

the following year when it found itself in a less than ideal location in an

empty lot across from the jail.

In 1994 the Saturday market moved to its current location, where vendors

now have 70 Redwood painted booths to sell from amidst the trees and

parklike setting. The Saturday market is open 9am to 1:30pm, and no

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dogs are allowed in the market area, even if they are

on a leash or carried.

The Wednesday market is from 4 to 7pm downtown

in Coeur d’Alene and caters to the “what’s for dinner?”

weekday crowd and visitors to the area.

The Kootenai County Farmers’ Market website is a

wealth of information. You can find information on

all of the vendors who attend the markets, as well

as a helpful “what’s in season” page that lists various

produce items and the months they are typically

available at market.

A collection of delicious recipes helps you make the

most of your fresh produce—like Emily’s Rhubarb

Cobbler and Rajnica (Croatian Lamb Kebab Skewers).

The website also includes nutritional access program

information and upcoming event updates and news.

Visit KootenaiFarmersMarkets.org to learn more

about the markets and their offerings.

If you are a local Kootenai County producer who

would like to become a vendor at the market, you can

easily apply for membership; the farmers market is

always looking to bring local growers and producers

together to represent all that the area has to offer.

Vendor categories include agricultural producers and

growers, artisan food and craft vendors, and food

court vendors. Visit KootenaiFarmersMarkets.org to

learn more about the markets and their offerings, or

to become a vendor.

Farmers’ markets across North Idaho are gearing up

for their summer season, and it promises to be the

perfect opportunity to get outside, enjoy the sun,

socialize and stock up on healthy, locally sourced food.

Neighboring markets to the north of Coeur d’Alene in

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opening their booths as well, making it easy to opt for

local and source most of your produce and food needs

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So grab your reusable shopping bags, a coffee and the

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TRAINING TO PROTECT AND SERVE

NIC BASIC PATROL ACADEMY TEACHES POLICE RECRUITS CLOSE TO HOME

BY MAUREEN DOLAN, NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE

A North Idaho College Basic Patrol Academy student

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Photo Courtesy of North Idaho College

While watching television news coverage following the

bombing at the Boston Marathon a few years ago, First

District Judge Clark Peterson was moved by something

he witnessed.

Peterson, who spoke last year at the Spring North Idaho College Basic

Patrol Academy Commencement Ceremony, said that amid the chaos

following the explosion, many people were running away from the

possible danger—but there was a small group of people doing the

opposite.

“You folks are the kind of people who are willing to run toward the

explosion,” Peterson told the patrol academy graduates.

For the last decade, NIC and local law enforcement agencies have worked

together to train newly hired officers of law enforcement agencies and

students seeking employment in law enforcement. Previously, law

enforcement recruits had to travel nearly seven hours by car to the Idaho

Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Academy in Meridian, in

Southern Idaho, to complete their training.

The Basic Patrol Academy at NIC is sanctioned and accredited by the

POST council and meets the same standards as the academy in Meridian.

The curriculum at NIC is the same, but some of the training reflects a

North Idaho law enforcement experience, and most of the instructors are

local law enforcement officers themselves.

“It’s more realistic and what they will encounter up here,” Swanson said.

NIC offers three levels of certification in law enforcement, including

a Basic Technical Certificate, which is awarded at the completion of

the Basic Patrol Academy. A student can continue on and earn an

Intermediate Technical Certificate, and an Associate of Applied Science

degree is available also.

A potential candidate must interview with Swanson, pass an assessment,

a background check, a polygraph test, a psychological test, and meet

physical and medical requirements.

“I have often told applicants who are starting the process that if you

have a background that is acceptable, have a good work ethic and some

common sense, we can teach you the skills to do the job,” said Kootenai

County Sheriff Ben Wolfinger, whose deputies often complete their

training at NIC. “I truly believe that between the academies and the OJT

(on-the-job training) here, we can teach people to do this job.”

It’s a great benefit to local agencies to have a police academy here in

North Idaho, said Post Falls Police Chief Pat Knight. “Students are being

trained by officers who work in the communities where they will serve.”

And those instructors are an important ingredient in the recipe being

successfully used to develop law enforcement personnel in the region.

“Some of the things we’ll probably remember most … are the personal

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CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE

Plants as healers

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

Throughout history, people from every culture appreciated that

plants growing around them were not only a source of food

but also a source of healing. The knowledge of which plants

to use and how to use them was often transmitted orally from

generation to generation by a respected medicine elder. With

the advent of Western medicine, this knowledge informed the creation

of the first pharmaceutical medications, most of which were originally

purified plant substances. Some original examples of these plant-derived

pharmaceuticals include morphine from opium poppies, quinine from the

bark of the cinchona tree and aspirin from willow bark.

The advancement of the Chinese written language enabled them to be the

earliest civilization to extensively document the medicinal use of plants.

As early as 200 BC, the Chinese had created a detailed materia medica

that collected the oral traditional uses of 365 agricultural and medicinal

plants. This materia medica now lists more than 10,000 plants and natural

substances, and Chinese herbal medicines are an important complement

to modern medical care in China. This tradition of herbal medicine has

been used for thousands of years to treat epidemics and most recently

proved to be effective to lessen the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak (1)

as well as the SARS outbreak (2) when used alongside Western medical

interventions. Chinese herbal medicine is beginning to gain traction in

the United States, and hospitals with integrative medicine centers such as

the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins are now offering Chinese herbal

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Chinese herbal medicine differs from standardized

herbal supplements due to the method of their

prescription. Rarely prescribed individually, Chinese

herbs are instead combined together in formulas

usually composed of five to 12 herbs. Herbal

formula recipes from ancient medicinal texts are still

studied and replicated today due to their time-tested

effectiveness and masterful understanding of herbal

combinations. The precise dosages of the specific

herbs composing the formula are essential to create a

synergistic treatment effect not possible if the herbs

are taken out of the context of the formula. This

allows Chinese herbal formulas to have very precise

effects in the body.

Rather than focusing on the ‘antiviral’ or

‘antibacterial’ compounds present in herbs, Chinese

herbal medicines instead categorize herbs based

on their empirical effects on the processes and

energetics of the body. A common example is

cinnamon, which is a warming herb that can be

used to induce sweating. These principles allow

herbal formulas to be tailored to each individual’s

constitution and the specific energetic adjustments

necessary to allow them to clear their illness and

reach a state of wellness. This philosophy is part of

the inherent strength of Chinese herbal medicines

and why herbal prescriptions for the same illness

often differ from person to person.

In our time of modernization and biotechnology, it

is important to honor the ancient wisdom of plant

medicine and the teachings of the medicine people

who shared their knowledge with us for the benefit

of future generations.

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THE POSITIVES OF PETS

THE BENEFITS OF HAVING A FURRY FRIEND

BY ROBINA GAINES

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Many people consider pets to

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when an individual makes

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they’ll want to bring their pet along. Luckily,

many communities allow their residents to bring

their dog, cat, bird, fish or other animal with

them, which can in turn bring residents mental,

emotional and physical well-being.

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assisted living communities said that they feel an

increased sense of security having their pets near.

Moving into a new community is a big change for

anyone, and you’ll feel more secure with Fluffy or

Fido around. Dogs in particular can give owners a

sense of security while out and about in public. A

study from the Journal of Human-Animal Studies

found that more than 80 percent of pet owners

feel safer in public areas when their animals are

with them.

Nurturing Your Health

It’s easy to feel lonely in a new and unfamiliar

living situation. You may be surrounded by an

exciting host of activities and people, but being

able come home to the unconditional love and

camaraderie of your beloved pet can still make

a huge impact on your happiness and comfort

in a new environment. Pets also create great

opportunities to meet new people—you’ll always

have a walking buddy and someone to greet you

at the door.

A recent study monitored the behaviors of longterm

care residents who experienced therapybased

pet interaction versus those who did

not. The results showed that people exposed to

animals were more likely to participate in long

conversations, while those who did not were more

likely to have brief conversations.

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According to a study from the National Health

Call Center, the vast majority of those living in

Research shows that caring for a pet has a

multitude of emotional and physical benefits.

Caring for a pet promotes overall well-being,

helping us live longer, happier and healthier lives.

All pets—not just certified therapy animals—

reduce stress, lower blood pressure and decrease

depression. One research project found that

pet owners older than 65 visited the hospital 21

percent less often than those without pets.

They also learned that the presence of a therapy

dog decreased agitation in people with Alzheimer’s

and dementia, especially during the late afternoon

and early evening, a time that can often lead to

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Acids in Skin Care

SOUND SCARY? THE TRUTH ABOUT ACIDS AND THE HEALTH BENEFITS TO YOUR SKIN

By Kristin Carlson, Medical Esthetician

Many people wrinkle their nose or cringe when I mention

acid treatments for treating certain skin conditions.

They imagine skin melting or psychedelic narcotics. The

acids I’m recommending are medical-grade products

containing acid solutions used in aesthetic treatments for various

benefits. I am a big fan of chemical peels and at-home skin-care regimens

containing acids. They keep my acne-prone skin clear and (now at the

age of 40) keep those pesky wrinkles to a minimum.

Let’s discuss a few, what they are used for and, if used properly, what the

benefits are to your skin.

Hyaluronic Acid: Also called hyaluronan or HA, hyaluronic acid is a

water-binding carbohydrate cell found in the body. It attracts and retains

water, keeping your skin moist and supple. Sun exposure is the main

culprit for the reduction of the body’s natural production of HA, leaving

the skin to appear wrinkled and dehydrated. You can increase the HA in

your skin by ingesting it in supplement form, applying topically to the

face, neck and decollete, or via injection by your aesthetic provider. The

results are hydrated, plump, firm and glowing skin!

Alpha Hydroxy Acids: AHAs are water-soluble acids, derived from

fruits, which dissolve or peel away the outermost layers of the epidermis,

which is mostly composed of dead skin cells. This process allows the

skin to breath and generate new, healthy skin cells. Skin conditions

treated with alpha hydroxy acids include age spots, melasma, texture,

fine lines and enlarged pore size. Examples of AHAs include glycolic

acid, lactic acid and malic acid. The result: smoother, brighter and more

even skin tone.

Beta Hydroxy Acids: BHAs are oil-soluble acids, which penetrate deeper

into the skin, dissolving dead skin cells and excess sebum buildup.

Because of the composition of BHAs and their ability to penetrate deeper

into the skin, they are good options for oily or acne-prone skin. The

most common BHA is salicylic acid, a great ingredient for combating

acne. The result: a clearer, brighter and smoother complexion.

Quite often, acids are used in combined treatments to remedy multiple

skin concerns. For instance, maybe you have combination skin and are

experiencing hormonal breakouts along the jawline, but the skin on your

cheeks and under-eye area are dry and sun damaged. A combination of

AHAs and BHAs could be used during a chemical peel treatment with

a post treatment and at-home regimen containing hyaluronic acid for

moisture retention.

There are many options for the use of acids in your skin-care routine.

Talk to your skin-care provider about which combination or treatment

is right for you. Keep in mind, many acid treatments make you sensitive

to sun exposure, so additional SPF and protection is a must. Peels

are not recommended while pregnant, nursing or when using any

oral or topical acne medications. Talk to your health-care provider or

dermatologist if you have questions.

Don’t be afraid to try new products, even if they sound scary. The results

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A DEADLY STROKE

Heritage Health helps patients prevent stroke

through diet, exercise, medication

BY MARC STEWART, HERITAGE HEALTH

Someone in the United States has a stroke

every 40 seconds. Every four minutes

someone dies from a stroke.

A stroke, sometimes called a brain attack, occurs

when an artery is blocked, reducing blood flow to

part of the brain, or when a blood vessel in the

brain bursts. In either case, parts of the brain

become damaged or die.

When this happens, brain cells start to die within

minutes because they can’t get oxygen. This causes

a stroke.

There are two types of stroke:

• An ischemic stroke occurs when a blood clot

blocks a blood vessel to the brain. Fatty deposits

called plaque can also cause blockages by building

up in the blood vessels.

• A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood

vessel bursts in the brain. Blood builds up and

damages surrounding brain tissue.

Heritage Health’s Taryn Grattic PA-C, associate

medical director of the Post Falls Clinic, believes

stroke can be prevented years earlier—and well

before they have catastrophic results.

“Stroke can be prevented by living a healthy

lifestyle,” says Grattic. “A healthy diet and exercise

are just as important as medications we can

prescribe and key to prevention.”

Medicines that lower cholesterol and maintain

normal blood pressure are important tools

in lowering the odds of having a stroke.

Unfortunately, it’s very common, for people take

their medications inconsistently, and they don’t

realize how dangerous that can be.

“I work with a lot of patients with high blood

pressure and patients with chronic illnesses like

diabetes, coronary artery disease,” says Grattic.

“These conditions put people at a higher risk for

having a stroke. It’s important to have regular

visits with your provider so they can monitor your

risk levels and manage these conditions.”

A stroke can cause lasting brain injury, long-term

disability or even death. According to the Centers

for Disease Control, stroke kills about 140,000

Americans each year—that’s one out of every 20

deaths.

A stroke is a medical emergency, and prompt

treatment is crucial. Early action can reduce brain

injury and other complications.

“If you believe you’re having a stroke, call 911,”

says Grattic. “Don’t drive yourself to the hospital.

The ambulance will get you there faster. Those

minutes are critical to reducing the long-term

effects of a stroke. If you get treated fast enough,

the damage to the brain can be minimized.”

Grattic urges her patients and their families to be

mindful of signs a stroke is occurring.

“They might recognize it before you do,” said

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Talk to them about stroke and what to look for.”

Warning signs of a stroke:

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‘Home Away from Home’

Fisher House

SOCIAL DISTANCING DID NOT REDUCE THE

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BY DAN AZNOFF

PHOTOS COURTESY OF FISHER HOUSE JBLM

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Like every element of normal life, the shelter-in-place order for residents of Washington state to prevent the spread of COVID-19 impacted the

mission of a local nonprofit group that was organized to provide a safe haven for veterans and their families to stay while the soldier receives

treatment at the medical facility at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

In compliance with guidance and restrictions ordered by the Department of Defense, the national offices of Fisher House in Rockville, Maryland,

closed during the second week of April. That left the task of helping the families of injured and disabled veterans of the military up to the staff, which

currently rotates and is in the home once a week to restock the home and check on the families at each location.

The Fisher House that serves military families stationed at JBLM established strict guidelines for accepting donations that included holding all items in

quarantine for a minimum of 48 hours to prevent the spread of the potentially deadly virus. The guidelines are part of the national program to contain

the virus through the federal government.

“We are not in a position to turn away donations, and we certainly do not want to give the impression that we are not grateful, but the health of the

soldiers, their families and members of our staff have to take precedence,” said one volunteer.

Families who inquired about what assistance was available during one of the most challenging times in our nation’s history were directed to The Friends

of Fisher House Puget Sound (FisherHouseVAPS.org), where volunteers responded to an unusually high number of emails and phone calls.

“We continue to keep our nation’s promise and obligation to those who have sacrificed for our nation’s freedom,” another volunteer added. “With a little

help we will continue to raise funds and increase awareness of the quiet trauma that wounded veterans face every day.”

The Friends of Fisher House Puget Sound was established in 2006 “to ease the burden of past and present military and veteran families during difficult

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Good Medicine

The VA Puget Sound Fisher House in Seattle, which opened its doors

in 2008, is managed by Carrie Booker. She oversees the operation of

the temporary home for veterans while they receive treatment in a

quiet home-like setting adjacent to the medical center.

In Booker’s words, love is good medicine. Fisher House receives

only a small percentage of its operating budget from the federal

government, the majority of its funding comes from individual

donations and organizations like the Friends of Fisher House Puget

Sound.

Volunteers who work throughout the year to reduce the anxiety that

comes with having a loved one in the hospital have continued to

provide love and support for the families at Fisher House. Veterans

like Andy Fairchok have answered the call in the best way he knows.

Fairchok was in the military for 27 years and now operates the Old

Soldier Distillery. He donates all of the tips he collects from the

tasting room on Puyallup Avenue in Tacoma to the JBLM Fisher

House and adds them to donations from patrons and business

owners in Tacoma.

“There is so much more we can do to help such a great cause. It’s just

a matter of getting the word out, and people are eager to help,” said

Fairchok.

The distillery proprietor used by-products from his operation to

make hand sanitizer that was distributed throughout the community

early in the month. Later in April, Fairchok and his staff delivered

$1,500 worth of diapers and baby formula to families at Fisher

House.

For Fairchok, reaching out to help veterans has been a family affair.

His wife, Mary, served 14 years as a doctor at the Madigan Army

Medical Center, located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Other

members of his family were employed to frame the newest addition

to the Fisher House.

He was reluctant to reflect how much Fisher House has impacted

any individual soldier over the years he has been associated with

the facility, but noted one veteran of the war in Afghanistan was so

inspired by the kindness she received that she returned to the facility

on Gardner Loop to volunteer hours of her own time to help others.

The local Fisher House in Tacoma has served almost 21,000 families.

Staff at the facility have served 168 coalition families from 27

countries for an average stay of five days. More than 2,800 of the

individuals who have received care at the local facility have been

veterans of the fighting in either Iraq or Afghanistan.

The Tacoma complex typically provides home to seven families at

Fisher House I and 10 families at Fisher House II. They average 10

families a month, and occupancy is around 70 percent.

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The task of remaining open and available to serve active duty,

reserve/guard and veterans and their families requires dedication

from a small army of volunteers. Since it opened, the Fisher House

that serves JBLM has remained open with help from almost 30,000

volunteers who have donated almost 92,000 hours of time, according

to the Friend’s website.

The Joint Base Lewis McChord Fisher House opened in 1992 in

order to provide a space for military families receiving treatment

at Madigan Army Medical Center, with a second Fisher House on

JBLM opening its doors in 2015.

“We use the one we have now just about every day to capacity,” said

commander of the Madigan Army Medical Center Col. Michael

Place at the dedication ceremonies for the second residential

structure.

The second Fisher House at JBLM was dedicated to the memory

of Gen. John Shalikashvili, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs

of Staff who retired to nearby Steilacoom and served on the Fisher

House Board of Trustees.

Generous Roots

The Fisher House program was established in 1990 by Zachary

Fisher, a New York real estate investor and major philanthropic

benefactor for the men and women in the United States Armed

Forces, as well as numerous other not-for-profit organizations, and

his wife, Elizabeth. There are currently 86 Fisher Houses located on

25 military installations and 37 VA medical centers, with many more

houses under construction or in design.

Their stated goal was to provide “a loving safe place for families to

call home while their loved ones received care in the hospital.”

Zachary Fisher was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in

1998. One year later President Bill Clinton signed Public Law 106-

161 that honored the philanthropist status as an honorary veteran in

the U.S. Armed Forces.

“Zachary Fisher was a kind man,” recalled Vivian Wilson, who

managed the first Fisher House near the Navy base in Bethesda

Naval Hospital in Maryland. “When we first opened, he called

weekly to find out if there was anything that was needed and wanted

to know what the families thought about the house.”

Wilson said Fisher always asked what else could be done to make the

veterans more comfortable.

“People brought him joy,” said Wilson. “And he especially loved to

help those who protected his freedom.”

Each Fisher House has between seven and 21 suites that can

accommodate 16 to 42 family members. Every location features a

common kitchen, laundry facilities, spacious dining rooms and a

living room with library and toys for children. The newest houses

are handicap accessible that include elevators.

Since first being established nearly 30 years ago, Fisher houses

across the country have gained a reputation for developing a sense

of community among families during dark times. The bonds are

enhanced with common areas that provide space for families to care

for each other while they share common experiences.

According to the organization’s website, Fisher houses across the

country have saved military families an estimated $282 million in

out-of-pocket lodging and transportation expenses. When they are

at capacity, new applicants are given vouchers to local hotels to save

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their money for other expenses that can occur

during an emergency situation.

Guest rooms at Fisher House have a maximum

capacity of four persons. According to a

statement released by Fisher House, referrals

with more than four guests cannot be

accommodated. A separate program titled

“Hotel for Heroes” places eligible patients and

their families in local hotels and is available

when the number of patients and their families

exceeds the capacity of the Fisher House.

The residences have been designed to provide

temporary housing and are not a treatment

center. The residential units are available to

active and retired military personnel, active

duty reservists and members of the National

Guard as well as anybody receiving inpatient

treatment at the VA hospital.

Exemptions can be made for soldiers and their

families who live more than 40 miles from a

medical treatment facility. House managers at

each site have the authority to allow families

of patients in Intensive Care or the Palliative

Care units of the hospital on a case-by-case

basis.

A Wishlist of Needs

The JBLM Fisher House posts a Wishlist of

items most needed by families in the facility.

The current list includes an extensive catalog

of food items that ranges from basics like

personal hygiene items, flour, cereal and bread

to single-sized snacks and coffee. It also includes

items that cannot be accepted during this time,

such as used toys and games, stuffed animals

and clothing.

The full Wishlist is available at FisherHouse-

JBLM.org.

Despite assurances from Fairchok that their

identity would be protected, no current

residents would agree to be interviewed for

this article. However, Staff Sgt. Ken Lambes

did agree to be quoted in a military publication

about the four times he and his family utilized

the Fisher House.

Fisher Houses

Current Families served: More

than 32,000 in 2019

Daily capacity: 1,100 families

Total Families served: More

than 450,000 since inception

Total number of lodging days

offered: 9 million +

Lambes is a member of the JBLM ‘s 42nd

Military Police Brigade who took his teenage

son to the military hospital.

“The Fisher House really makes the nightmare

of special treatment easier for families,” he said.

Lambes was apparently so overwhelmed by the

treatment he and his family received at Fisher

House that he returned during the same year to

invite many of the families at Fisher House to

his own home for Thanksgiving dinner.

The family of an Oregon National Guard soldier

wounded in Iraq more than a dozen years ago

described Fisher House as “a beautiful bridge

that makes bringing together a family so much

easier even in heavy hearted moments of life.”

The obligation to care for veterans and active

duty and their families who have sacrificed

to defend the freedom that Americans enjoy

remains the top priority for the caregivers

at Fisher House and the scores of volunteers

committed to making veterans and their

families’ stay as pleasant as possible.

As a precaution, mail addressed to patients

currently receiving treatment is not being

delivered. “Mail will be processed once

restrictions are lifted and staff members

can safely report to work,” said a statement

released by the Fisher House.“Thank you for

your support as we navigate this challenge.”

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A CAMPER’S PARADISE IN THE

Pacific Northwest

TOP SPOTS TO PITCH A TENT

BY ABIGAIL THORPE

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Spring is here, the stars are out, and we’re all ready for some

outdoor adventure. The Northwest boasts some of the country's

most beautiful spots to camp—from craggy oceanside haunts to

peaceful lakefront retreats, there are great adventures to be had

within an easy day’s drive. Here are some of the best the PNW has to offer.

Paradise Creek Campground

Situated where Paradise Creek and Wind River come together near

Carson, Washington, Paradise Creek sits in the Gifford Pinchot National

Forest. The old growth trees create a peaceful environment, and the

campground is fairly remote. The Falls Creek Falls trailhead is only 5

miles away, and the campground serves as a prime base for exploring

trails and viewpoints around Mount Saint Helens and Mt. Adams.

FS.USDA.gov/recarea/giffordpinchot/recarea/?recid=31870

Priest Lake State Park

A 19-mile-long pristine lake 30 miles from the Canadian border, Priest

Lake boasts pristine crystal waters and various campgrounds situated on

various parts of the lakeshore. Priest Lake is considered one of North

Idaho’s most beautiful lakes, nestled in the Selkirk Mountains. With

boating, fishing and hiking right at hand, there is plenty to do. Natural

rock slides are a drive and short hike north of the lake, and there are

plentiful trails and day trips around the area to choose from. Keep in

mind camp spots often sell out months in advance, so plan ahead.

ParksAndRecreation.idaho.gov/parks/priest-lake

Moran State Park

Situated on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands off the coast of

Washington, this state park is a favorite of many. Miles of woodland,

lakeside hiking trails and several campgrounds on the shores of Cascade

Lake make this a camper’s dream. Mount Constitution rises above

nearly half a mile, with views of Mount Baker, the North Cascades and

the islands of the San Juan Archipelago easily visible from the 1930’s

watchtower that sits on top. MoranStatePark.com

White River Falls

A remote forest service campground along the White River, this spot

is worth the drive. Situated about 11 miles north of Lake Wenatchee

in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, the campground is

fairly small—only five spots. It doesn’t have RV hookups or potable

water and only boasts two vault toilets, but the setting right near

the falls is beautiful. Two more campgrounds back down the

road a few miles offer alternative stays if the campground is full.

FS.USDA.gov/recarea/okawen/recarea/?recid=59065

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Heyburn State Park

Three lakes and acres of meadows and Ponderosa Pines

mark the oldest state park in the Pacific Northwest.

There are three campgrounds in the park, located just

over 30 miles south of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Hawleys

Landing Campground and Chatcolet Campground are

available for reservations, and Benewah Campground is

first come, first served. Many hiking and biking trails

are easily accessible from the park, including the “Trail

of the Coeur d’Alenes,” which runs directly through the

park. ParksAndRecreation.idaho.gov/parks/heyburn

Lake Chelan State Park

A family favorite destination in Central Washington,

this 139-acre campground offers lots of lake access,

sandy shoreline and activity. Amenities like showers,

restrooms and picnic areas make this an easy summer

camping spot for the whole family. Paddleboard and

kayak rentals are available if you don’t have your own—

or want to haul it. Set out to explore the North Cascades

or relax by the lakeshore and enjoy some fun in the sun.

Parks.State.wa.us/531/lake-chelan

Farragut State Park

This 4,000-acre park was once a naval training station during WWII.

Situated on the southern tip of Lake Pend Oreille in the Coeur d’Alene

Mountains, it is a breathtaking location with ample opportunities for

camping, fishing, swimming and boating.

Stop by the Museum at the Brig for a history of the place, then head out

for a hike on some of the more than 40 miles of trails the park offers.

A hike up Bernard Peak offers a spectacular view of the park and lake.

ParksAndRecreation.idaho.gov/parks/farragut

Cape Disappointment State Park

A 2,023-acre camping park on the Long Beach Peninsula, Cape

Disappointment State Park sits on the Pacific Ocean near the mouth of

the Columbia River. This place is steeping in history, like Captain John

Meares' first thwarted voyage to find the Columbia River, Lewis and

Clark’s explorations, and crumbling WWII defenses. You can explore the

Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center with its interactive exhibit, gaze at old

lighthouses or hike the many trails in the area. The coastline presents

its own attractions, including clam digging and salmon and crab fishing.

Parks.State.WA.us/486/cape-disappointment

Deception Pass State Park

Three freshwater lakes and 77,000 feet of saltwater shoreline make this

a water lover's paradise. Deception Pass is Washington’s most popular

state park, and for good reason. Situated along two islands—Fidalgo and

Whidbey—it is a breathtakingly beautiful location, boasting incredible

sunsets, fresh and sea water activities, jagged cliffs and peaceful coves.

Note: A two-year project to restore and repair the Deception Pass Bridge

and Canoe Pass Bridge is still underway, so expect increased traffic and

construction noise. Parks.State.WA.us/497/deception-pass

* Due to the COVID-19 virus, as of press time, many campgrounds are

temporarily closed. Make sure to verify the park is open before planning

your trip.

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Spring Treks

EXPLORING ALL THE INLAND NORTHWEST HAS TO OFFER

BY TAYLOR SHILLAM

As we are in the midst of spring with summer just

around the corner, the ample opportunity to enjoy each

season outdoors is undoubtedly a top perk of living

in the Inland Northwest. Whether you’re a seasoned

hiker or simply craving some fresh air, North Idaho and Eastern

Washington have a lot to offer for those who want to get outdoors

and explore. The areas surrounding the Inland Northwest offer

shorter, more accessible hikes, sites perfect for a day trip to a

nearby peak, and plenty in between.

Snow Creek Falls

Located in the Selkirk Mountains, this out-and-back day hike takes

hikers on a short journey through the Kaniksu National Forest.

With just a 132-foot elevation gain, and a distance of 1.7 miles,

this is a wonderful option when bringing along family members

of all ages. This hike features not one but two waterfalls along your

journey. The lower falls are at 2,243 feet elevation, while the upper

falls are at 2,475 feet. Be sure to bring a camera!

Myrtle Creek

Just across the road from the Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge

headquarter is where you will find the trailhead to Myrtle

Creek Falls. This trail switchbacks less than half a mile uphill

to a viewpoint looking straight into the gorge and the flowing

waterfalls, which many refer to as “breathtaking.” The trail is easy

and accessible, with a bridge overlooking the stream.

Clifty Trail

Clifty Trail is a phenomenal hike, taking foot travelers to the top

of Clifty Mountain. If you’re looking for a lightly trafficked outand-back

trail, Clifty Peak is a great choice! Located near Bonners

Ferry, this is an ideal hike for nature lovers, featuring beautiful

wildflowers. The 4.4-mile trek is considered to be on the more

moderate level, and is a great way to enjoy the outdoors with

family or friends.

Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail

On an eastern bank of Lake Coeur d’Alene, the well-maintained

trail offers views over Beauty and Wolf Lodge bays, and educational

signage throughout the 3.3-mile loop. Learn more about the

wildlife and foliage in 22 marked stations along the trail as you

make your way to the breathtaking view. With easy trailhead access

and low-to-moderate difficulty, this venture is not one to skip.

Tubbs Hill

This iconic Coeur d’Alene hike is a must for locals and visitors

alike. At 2.2 miles, the trail isn’t a long one but can easily be made

into a day of enjoying all that the spectacular scenery and gorgeous

lake have to offer. Next to McEuen Park and the Coeur d’Alene

Resort, the trail around Tubbs Hill offers incredible overlooks of

the water and plenty of beach spots for lakeside activity. Runners

can easily take their routine to the trail and cool off near the lake.

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Canfield Mountain Loop

A popular site for hikes, mountain

bikers and four wheelers alike, Canfield

Mountain offers something for everyone, and peaks with an overlook

of the town of Coeur d’Alene. Hikers are sure to get their daily exercise

in between bouts of steeper elevation, and the sights along the way are

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Scotchman Peak Trail

In the Kaniksu National Forest near Clark Fork, Idaho, the Scotchman

Peak trail boasts incredible views of Lake Pend Oreille and the chance to

get up close and personal with wildlife. Best known for hikers’ frequent

encounters of mountain goats on the hike, the peak is often described as

Goat Mountain. The trail is just over 4 miles one way, and hikers should

come prepared for a steep climb to the highest point in Bonner County,

with an elevation gain of 3,700 feet, and the potential for lingering snow.

Harrison Lake Trail

Located about 13 miles north of Sandpoint in the Selkirk Mountains, the

Harrison Lake trail offers stunning views the entire way, culminating in

a breathtaking look at Mt. Harrison and the lake. Moderate and suitable

for hikers of all levels, the trail is a total of 4.6 miles and offers nearby

campsites for those looking to plan a longer stay.

Riverside State Park Loop and Bowl & Pitcher

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easy 3.7-mile trek through the woods. The park itself is just 9 miles from Spokane and has over 55 miles of trails to choose from, with a variety to

please every category of hiker, from casual to hardcore.

Also within Riverside State Park is the hike to Bowl & Pitcher, a famed 2.1-mile loop that begins with a suspension bridge. Along the bridge and trail,

hikers can admire views of the valley and rock features along the banks of the Spokane River. Choose from two trails (upstream or downstream) to

complete the loop, guided by views of the river along the way.

Liberty Lake Loop

Near the Washington/Idaho state line, the 8-mile Liberty Lake Loop can be a challenging one, with its noticeable elevation change and dense

landscape. It does provide route options ranging from the shorter, flatter Split Creek Loop, to the full route taking hikers through a forest to view the

Liberty Creek Falls. The falls are best seen in the spring, and most locals will agree that the full loop is worth the experience.

Inland Northwest locals are blessed with endless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors each spring. When it’s safe to do so, an endeavor to these top

hiking destinations are sure to rejuvenate you, and your love for the region.

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OUTDOOR BASICS:

beginner’s guide to the essentials

WHAT YOU NEED TO GET STARTED ADVENTURING

BY ABIGAIL THORPE

Outdoor adventures are just around the corner, and we’ve made it simple for you and laid out some

of the essentials you’ll need before partaking on your next adventure.

Clothing

This one’s a given, but it’s really important

when it comes to hiking and camping that you

bring the right clothing. Temperatures can

often fluctuate greatly in a day, so layering is

essential. Stay away from cotton, particularly

for your base layer, as it can stay cold and

damp. Opt for water-wicking, fast-drying

materials like nylon or polyester. Bring a jacket

and waterproof layer in case the rain moves in,

and don’t forget extra socks, some good sturdy

shoes for hiking, and gloves and a hat should

you need them.

Lighting

Campsites get dark—really dark—at night,

so you’ll need to bring your own light source.

A flashlight works well for getting around

camp, but a head lamp can help free up your

hands for doing tasks like cooking and setting

up, and can also come in handy for midnight

trips to the bathroom or evening walks, hikes

or bike rides. If you have the space, a camp

lantern adds some extra ambiance and helps

brighten up the campsite. You can choose

between electric and fuel-burning models—

electric has a long battery life, is quiet and

exhaust free, and the only thing you’ll need to

replace are the batteries. Fuel-burning models

offer more light, but they require gas to burn,

and can’t be used in small, unventilated spaces.

Navigation

We’re all so reliant on our phone or car GPS these

days that we often forget good old navigation

techniques—and tools. Many camping spots

(particularly if you’re backpacking) won’t have

cell reception or Wi-Fi, so you’ll need to do

the navigating yourself. All you really need is

a good map of the area and a compass. Orient

yourself with places before you leave for your

destination and get used to using a map so you

don’t get stuck in the wilderness with no idea

which direction is back.

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Cookware

A camp stove is a must—a two-burner propane

camp stove is nice if you don’t have to pack it in,

that way you can make your morning brew while

you cook the eggs. You’ll need pots, plates, cups

and utensils—you can bring camping specific ones

or use ones from your home kitchen. Just make

sure to bring items that won’t break and can handle

some wear and tear. A cooler is essential to keep

refrigerated items cold, and don’t forget a scrub tub,

biodegradable soap and a sponge for doing those

dishes. Think about the cooking dishes you’ll need—

plan and bring food that is easy and simple to cook.

A cast-iron skillet is a great works-for-most option.

Sleeping Bag/Pad

Where and when you plan on camping will

determine what temperature rating you need for

your sleeping bag. Choose one that is somewhat

lower than the coldest temperature you plan to camp

in. Unless you’re backpacking, choose a sleeping bag

with more room to move around in—it makes for

a better sleep. If you’re in a wetter climate, often

synthetic-filled will perform better than down in the

damp (though some offer a good protective coating,

down can still soak up the cold and damp). For

added comfort, get a sleeping pad so you won’t feel

every rock beneath you.

Tent

Consider what size tent you will need: How many

people do you want to fit? If possible, try to go bigger

by one person to give you and your guests more

room (unless you’re packing in and size and weight

is an issue). Seasonality determines what times of

the year and types of weather your tent is suitable

for. For most beginning campers, a three-season tent

is sufficient for any late spring, summer and early fall

adventures. Finally, decide what features you want

in your tent, like peak height, ventilation, multiple

openings, an entrance to store muddy boots, etc.

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ROAD TRIP

Through British Columbia’s Okanagan and

the International Selkirk Loop, Part I

Story and Photos By Marguerite Cleveland

There is nothing like a good road trip during the summer, especially when the scenery is so lovely. This trip begins at the Oroville-

Osoyoos Border Crossing into British Columbia’s Okanagan for part one of this two-part series. The second part of the trip

continues onto the International Selkirk Loop through the Kootenay Rockies before crossing the border at the Porthill-Rykerts

Border Crossing into Idaho and visiting the towns of Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry.

When planning a road trip, make a detailed itinerary mapping out how far you want to drive each day and make reservations for where

you are going to stay each night. Use online resources (see some suggestions in The Specifics at the end of the article) and determine any

places or activities for the day. Have a plan but be open to spontaneous stops. Often a local may recommend a hidden gem that is not well

known, so you want to take advantage of those opportunities. The nice thing about a road trip is you can pack extra comfort items. Throw

in a few portable chairs for stargazing, a blanket or two for chilly evenings, some beach towels for the many lakes on this trip, and be sure

to pack a cooler and picnic basket.

Day 1: Osoyoos

Once across the border, continue to the town of Osoyoos—your destination for the night. The Nk’Mip Resort, set in the heart of Canada’s

only desert, has a variety of interesting activities. Start at the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre, a natural history museum from the perspective

of the indigenous peoples. The Osoyoos Indian Band are members of the Okanagan Nation, and more than 400 members live and work

on the Osoyoos Indian Reserve. Plan to spend a few hours here exploring both the indoor and outdoor exhibits. The centre is housed in

an eco-friendly building using native and modern techniques. Allow time to take the loop trail outside the museum to explore the desert

while viewing an Osoyoos village.

For lunch visit Nk’Mip Cellars for an alfresco lunch overlooking Osoyoos Lake. The cellars are the first winery in North America owned

and operated by an indigenous band. Enjoy tasting some award-winning wines. Make sure to try Mer’R’iym, the Nk’Mip word for marriage.

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HAVE A PLAN BUT BE OPEN

TO SPONTANEOUS STOPS.

This red blend is a perfect meld of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet

franc and malbec.

The Nk’Mip Resort has a lovely beach at the campground. Check out

Wakepilot Wakeboarding for a 90-minute Sea-Doo experience or rent a

stand-up paddleboard to enjoy some time on the lake.

The Safari Beach Resort is a lakefront retreat, the type families return

to year after year. This is an older resort, but it is spotlessly clean and

comfortably furnished. Amenities include a sandy beach and gorgeous

lake views. After a long day of travel and activities, consider picking up

takeout for dinner or check out one of the restaurants within walking

distance of the resort. The front desk can give you recommendations.

Day 2: Olivier

livestock. The tour ends with a wine tasting on the patio overlooking a

lawn with plenty of games and activities for children.

Olivier is in the midst of the Okanagan wine region with so many great

wineries it is hard to choose. Hester Creek Estate Vineyards is a must see

with some of the oldest vines in the area. The on-site restaurant Terrafina

is a culinary delight, with locally sourced ingredients a highlight of the

Mediterranean-style menu.

After lunch, drive to Peachland to try out ziplining at the ZipZone

Adventure Park. It is a scenic drive up to the top of the canyon. The lines

zigzag back and forth across a canyon for some particularly exhilarating

rides. There is a trail for those who prefer to observe with views of the

landing platforms. The staff is fun and energetic and works well with

children.

Start your day with a visit to Covert Farms Family Estate. This unique

farm tour takes place in a vintage 1952 Mercury truck, which will traverse

the vineyards and farm stopping for plenty of photo opportunities on this

scenic property. Stops also include the chance to try farm fresh produce

from the fields. Children and adults enjoy feeding the llamas and other

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Drive back down into Kelowna for the night. The historic Hotel Eldorado

and Resort is located on the banks of Okanagan Lake and provides

exceptional sunset views. The hotel is filled with vintage features from the

antique cars greeting you at the entrance to the ambiance of the rooms

with luxurious bedding and upscale features while maintaining an old-


The Speci f ics

RESOURCES

Osoyoos - DestinationOsoyoos.com

Kelowna - TourismKelowna.com

WHERE TO STAY

Safari Beach Resort - SafariBeachResort.com

Eldorado Hotel and Resort

HotelEldoradoKelowna.com

Sunflower B & B - SunflowerInnBB.com

WHAT TO DO

Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre - NkMipDesert.com

Wakepilot Wakeboarding - Wakepilot.com

Covert Farms Family Estate - CovertFarms.ca

ZipZone Adventure Park - ZipZone.ca

Myra Canyon Bicycle Rental & Tours

MyraCanyonRental.com

WHERE TO EAT

Nk’Mip Cellars - NkMipCellars.com

Terrafina - HesterCreek.com

Lakeside Dining - HotelEldoradoKelowna.com

Home Block - CedarCreek.bc.ca/restaurant

fashioned feel. Enjoy an afternoon swim at

one of the pools or use the waterslide. The

on-site marina has a variety of watercraft

available for rent.

Dining at the Eldorado is a delight. Start

off by enjoying a pre-dinner drink at the

Eldorado Lounge or the Whiskey Room for

one of their famed martinis or a barrel-aged

whiskey cocktail. Lakeside Dining is the

hotel’s award-winning restaurant with sunset

views over the lake. The menu is sourced

with organic local ingredients as well as

AAA Angus beef. A truly memorable meal.

Day 3: Kelowna

After breakfast at the hotel drive to Myra Canyon for an incredible

outdoor experience exploring the Myra Canyon Trestles by bicycle.

Make a reservation with Myra Canyon Bicycle Rental & Tour Inc., which

rents bikes at the start of the Historical Kettle Valley Railway Trail. If

you haven’t been on a bike in a while, this is the perfect trail with just a

slight elevation change. There are 18 trestle bridges and two tunnels to

traverse while exploring Myra Canyon. Although the trail is narrow at

some points there are plenty of spots to pull over for photos.

After you have worked up an appetite, the Home Block at the Cedar

Creek Estate Winery is the perfect stop for lunch. During the warmer

months, the restaurant is open air on one side with views of the vineyard

and Okanagan Lake in the distance. Liberal use of local fare and a woodfired

grill which uses fruit wood and wine barrel staves helps create a

memorable meal.

It is a three-hour drive to your final stop in the Okanagan, the Christina

Lake Community. The Sunflower Inn B&B is just lovely. Owner Kathleen

Smythe welcomes you into her home on the banks of Christina Lake. She

is friendly but allows privacy as well. Enjoy the kayaks and other lake

toys. This is the place to get your Zen on. The small, sleepy town has a

few local places to eat. Take some time to just enjoy the atmosphere of

this cute bed and breakfast. Smythe also runs Alpine’s Holistic Healing,

located at the Sunflower, and she is a certified healing touch practitioner

in both traditional and holistic forms of patient care. She gives a great hot

stone massage.

Stay tuned for next month’s travel article to join us on our tour of the

Kootenay Rockies and portions of the International Selkirk Loop.

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SPRING COBB SALAD WITH

CREAMY AVOCADO DRESSING

Recipe and Photo Courtesy of Tina VanDenHeuvel, NTP

Yields: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS:

4 hard-boiled eggs

4 slices cooked bacon

8 asparagus spears, blanched

8 cups butter lettuce

1 cup canned in water artichoke hearts

8 sugar snap peas

1 small carrot, sliced

2 medium red radishes, sliced

½ cup cucumber, sliced

½ cup crumbled blue cheese

METHOD:

• Place the eggs in a small saucepan and cover them with cool water

by 1 inch. Bring water to a boil over high heat. Once the water has

reached a rumbling boil, remove from heat and cover pot with a fitted

lid. Set timer for 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer eggs to a

large bowl with cold ice water immediately and let them cool down

for a couple of minutes before peeling. Slice whole eggs in half and set

aside.

• Heat a medium skillet over medium heat and add bacon. Cook until

crispy, about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Place bacon on a plate with a

paper towel to soak up the rendered grease. Set aside.

• Fill a medium saucepan with water and set over high heat. Bring to a

boil. Add asparagus spears (woody stems removed). Let cook (blanch)

for 15 seconds. Remove from heat and submerge asparagus in ice

water to stop the cooking process. Immediately transfer to a paper

towel. Set aside.

• Time to assemble the salad! Lay the pieces of butter lettuce over a

large platter. Season the lettuce with salt and pepper. Have fun adding

each ingredient to the lettuce. I like to make little individual spreads so

that it’s displayed beautifully over the lettuce.

• You may drizzle dressing over the entire lettuce and serve

immediately or keep on the side for individuals to serve themselves.

Avocado Dressing

INGREDIENTS:

1 large avocado

1 small clove garlic

1 tbsp. lemon juice, freshly squeezed

½ tsp. Himalayan salt

Dash of fresh cracked pepper

4 tbsp. olive oil, extra virgin

2 tsp. white wine vinegar

1 tsp. brown mustard

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METHOD:

• Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. Scoop the flesh out into a

food processor or blender.

• Add garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper, and pulse for 30 seconds.

• Add olive oil, vinegar and mustard and blend until smooth. (You may

add more lemon juice if the dressing is too thick.)

• Store in a glass jar with a fitted lid in the refrigerator for up to one week.

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SWEET LOU’S RESTAURANT

AND TAP HOUSE

American fare with a twist. Ribs (pork or bison) smoked in house. Unique

burger menu featuring burgers made from ground top sirloin, topped with

pulled pork, hand-battered onion rings or jalapenos. 32 beers on tap to

enjoy while watching the game on one of their 24, 4K TVs.

601 E. Front St. Ste. 101 | Coeur d’Alene

208.667.1170 | SweetLousIdaho.com

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Browse, Eat, Relax, Enjoy

A shopping and culinary experience awaits

By Jillian Chandler

Photos by Owen Aird

The Culinary Stone has been serving the Coeur d’Alene

community for six years now, and exciting things are

happening!

Be sure to stop by their neighborhood boutique deli for

artisan deli meats and cheeses. They invite you to take

a seat and enjoy great food. Try their delicious gourmet

sandwiches, salads and homemade soups, all made to order!

If you are looking for that perfect charcuterie or veggie

platter for a party or special event that is not only tasty but

a work of art, The Culinary Stone is read to make it happen.

Just call or stop in. And don’t forget about their café featuring

artisan breads, European pastries and cakes.

CALYPSOS COFFEE

At Calypsos you’ll find a combination of amazing coffee, which they roast

on site, ice cream, fantastic food and live music on a regular basis. They

display artwork from local artists, offer free Wi-Fi, have a play area for the

kids and also offer a Smart Room for meeting rentals!

116 E. Lakeside Ave. | Coeur d’Alene

208.665.0591 | CalypsosCoffee.com

Each week, area chefs invite you to pull up a seat at one of

The Culinary Stone’s cooking classes, where you will learn

to create new delicious meals that you can share with others,

all while engaging with new friends. They also host weekly

wine tastings, so you can explore new wines to pair with your

meals at home.

The Deli is open 10:30am to 6pm Monday through Saturday,

10:30am to 5pm Sunday; while The Cafe is open 7:30am to

5:30pm Monday through Saturday, 10:30am to 5pm Sunday.

Enjoy an experience you won’t find anywhere else … at The

Culinary Stone.

*Due to COVID-19, The Culinary Stone is currently closed (as

of press time) and will re-open at the earliest time it is safe to

do so. They thank you for your continued support.

The Culinary Stone

2129 Main Street | Coeur d’Alene

208.277.4116 | CulinaryStone.com

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MAX AT MIRABEAU

Join MAX at Mirabeau for an unforgettable experience. You’ll be treated

to eclectic cuisine, an award-winning menu with more than 100 items, a

wine list boasting more than 500 labels and 75 eclectic cocktails—a perfect

match for everything on the menu. Enjoy two happy hours daily, a-la-carte

brunch featuring multiple benedicts, mimosas and the area’s best Bloody

Mary Bar—starting at only $5.90 per person! There’s live music on Friday

and Saturday evenings, and late-night dining with a full menu is offered

until close. Open daily at 6am.

1100 N. Sullivan Rd. | Spokane Valley

509.922.6252 | MAXatMirabeau.com


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Stop in for all of your home cooking essentials from Wood Chips for Home Smokers,

Select Sauces, Rubs and everything in between! Large selection of American-Made

Smokers, Grills and Locally Made Fire Pits.

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Sweet Lou’s Restaurant & TAP HOUSE

601 Front Ave. 208.667.1170 | DOWNTOWN Cda

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THE PORCH PUBLIC HOUSE

A beautiful golf-course view without the cost of joining the

country club. They offer a full menu of sandwiches, salads,

soups and specialties prepared from scratch without the

high price of fine dining, and the region’s finest cocktails,

microbrews and wines to accompany your meal. Feel at home

in the comfortable pub-style dining room or the fantastic

outdoor dining area. Open daily at 11am year round. Photo by

Lauren Denos, Adventure Bound Media.

1658 E. Miles Ave. | Hayden

208.772.7111 | WeDontHaveOne.com

MOON TIME

Serving some of the best food around in a comfortable pub-style

atmosphere. The menu offers soups, sandwiches, pastas, salads

and other specialties prepared from scratch daily, along with a

fantastic selection of micro-brewed beers and fine wines by the

glass and bottle. Open daily at 11am, the kitchen is open late

every night. Be sure to stop in Thursday night for live music

featuring national and local artists. For more information

including photos, menu, specials and directions, make sure to

visit their website.

1602 Sherman Ave. | Coeur d’Alene

208.667.2331 | WeDontHaveOne.com

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FISHERMAN’S MARKET

A local favorite for an array of reasons, including the friendly

staff, unbeatable atmosphere and phenomenal food. Voted best

seafood in Coeur d’Alene 2012, 2013 and 2014. Their menu includes

salads, fishwiches, taste of baja, fish and chips, smoked

fish, fresh sushi bar and fresh fish market with live shell fish

and lobster.

215 W. Kathleen | Coeur d’Alene

208.664.4800 | FishermansMarketCdA.com

315 CUISINE

At 315, guests will be treated to a full dinner menu and tapas

using fresh and seasonal food, more than 50 hand-crafted

martinis using the best natural ingredients, great wine, beer

and a variety of non-alcoholic beverages. Guests can choose to

dine in the large dining room, comfortable lounge, at the bar

or outdoors on their expansive patio. 315 offers nightly specials

and food and drink pairings weekly, and live music on Tuesday

night! Open Tuesday - Saturday 3:15pm - close.

315 Wallace Ave. | Coeur d’Alene

208.667.9660 | 315Cuisine.com

FORTY-ONE SOUTH

208.265.2000

www.41SouthSandpoint.com

41 Lakeshore Drive | Sagle, Idaho

A beautiful waterfront, fine-dining restaurant in a romantic

lodge setting overlooking Lake Pend Oreille. Whether it

is summer on the patio or cozying up to the fireplace in the

winter, Forty-One South’s spectacular sunsets, innovative

cuisine, full bar and extensive wine list are sure to make it a

memorable night out. A variety of delicious food year-round.

Reservations recommended.

41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle

208.265.2000 | 41SouthSandpoint.com

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SHOGA SUSHI BAR

Delicious sushi and Japanese cuisine sure to delight

anyone’s palate. Offering a wide variety of traditional

and specialty rolls as well as salads, sweet and sour pork,

grilled salmon and more! Beautiful waterfront dining

with spectacular sunset views. Professional and courteous

service. On Wedsnday nights it’s buy one Sushi Roll get one

half off! Enjoy a delicious meal while taking in the beautiful

waterfront and spectacular sunset views. Currently closed.

41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle

208.265.2001 | ShogaSushi.com

Shopping. Dining. Take-Out.

MOONDOLLARS BISTRO

Moondollars Bistro is known for their burgers,

accompanied by scratch-made bread and soups. They

uses only fresh ingredients, which are the backbone

of this customer favorite. With a comfortable, friendly

atmosphere, awesome food, great service, huge patio

and full bar there is always something to keep customers

coming back for more.

5416 W. Village Blvd. | Rathdrum

208.687.5396 | MoondollarsBistro.com

ANGELO’S RISTORANTE

“There is no substitution for quality. Our food is organic

and prepared from scratch.” Authentic Italian cuisine.

Guaranteed best steaks in town. Catering and private

cooking classes available with Chef Angelo. DINNER FOR

2 & A BOTTLE OF WINE $65. Choose from 15 Entrees

and 10 Bottles of Wine. Open 7 days a week from 4 to 10pm.

846 N. Fourth St. | Coeur d’Alene

208.765.2850 | AngelosRistorante.net

JUNIOR’S BBQ

Enjoy North Idaho’s best barbecue at Junior’s, where guests

are treated to bold backyard flavor. Whether you dine in,

take out or need catering, you will not be disappointed,

and ordering is simple. Choose a sandwich, taco or salad.

Next choose your meat, then your choice of fixin’s, from

Granny’s baked beans, Mamma’s mashed taters, smothered

green beans, coleslaw or pig tail fries. Top it all off with

Hillbilly Habanero or Junior’s Original sauce.

85 W. Prairie Shopping Ctr. | Hayden

JuniorsBarbecue.com

TIM’S SPECIAL CUT MEATS

Tim’s Special Cut Meats is your perfect, old-fashioned

butcher shop. The friendly staff is ready to help you pick out

the perfect cut. Tim’s carries only the finest natural meats

and also handles custom orders, with an extensive line

of house-made products from pickled garlic to specialty

sauces, marinades, rubs and salsas. Mobile butchering and

wild game processing are also available.

525 N. Graffiti St. | Post Falls

208.772.3327 | fTimsSpecialCutMeats

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By Jillian Chandler

LIFE CONTINUES ON HERE IN COEUR D’ALENE AS WE LEARN WAYS TO

MANAGE OUR NEW “NORMAL.” Many of us find ourselves trying to

work from home while also realizing our new roles as teacher, tackling

the challenges of remote learning head on. We’re adjusting to living

somewhat in isolation, surrounding ourselves with only those whom

we live with, in order to do our part to keep ourselves, families, friends

and members of our community safe.

And as busy as we all are during this challenging time, or for those

looking to fill their unexpected “free” time, there are many in our

community who are dedicated to do what they can to help keep Coeur

d’Alene strong—and healthy.

From stores adjusting their hours to make it safer for the older folks

in our community to shop for their essential needs, sack lunches

being made and delivered, free of charge, to children and families

in need, to everyday people contributing their time and talents to

make masks for our health-care workers and those most vulnerable

in the community, it’s a beautiful thing to witness. Even though the

community is encouraged to stay apart, men and women, teenagers

and children alike, continue to come together and unite, though not in

a way any of us would have ever expected.

This soon will pass, and before we know it, our lives will carry on as they

once did. We will be back to our daily routines and out enjoying the

community, its businesses and people. I am sure we can all agree that

we will all have a newfound appreciation for the wonderful lives we’ve

created and know, if we didn’t already, and how blessed we all are.

Thank you, Coeur d’Alene, for making this a wonderful place to live,

work and play.

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in the best way to still serve those in need. People who have

experienced homelessness are among the most vulnerable to

COVID-19. Many of the guests in Union Gospel Mission shelters

have asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure and other underlying

health conditions, putting them at high risk. Because of the

community’s generous support, UGM is in an excellent position to

still care for and protect their guests. For up-to-date information,

visit UnionGospelMission.org/covid-19.

CANCER AND COMMUNITY CHARITIES

The women of the 3Cs (Cancer and Community Charities) have

been busy with needle and thread in hand sewing hundreds of

cloth masks to help fulfill the high demand during recent weeks.

In addition to donating and distributing more than 1,000 masks to

police, firefighters, EMTs, doctors’ offices and more, the three dozen

volunteers, many members of the 3Cs Crafty Crew and Twisted

Stitchers activity groups, are selling their washable and reusable

masks for $10 each, with proceeds benefiting the nonprofit, which

in turn will go to local community charities. Follow 3Cs Kootenai

County on Facebook or email craftycrew208@gmail.com if you

would like to purchase a mask or donate to the cause.

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Silver Lake Mall and served more than 700 families, who received

a variety of fresh and frozen items to help them through this time

of financial hardship resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Second Harvest has been experiencing a threat to their donated

food supplies, with food flowing out more quickly than it’s flowing

in, as more and more families find themselves struggling. To

continue to help those who are currently food insecure, each dollar

donated to the food bank provides food for five meals. Find out

more at 2-Harvest.org.

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