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MAY 2020

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Private, nicely treed building lot ADJACENT TO

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build or buy and hold, with varied terrain and

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Listing # 20180892 | $13,500,000 | Ask Eric about smaller lot sizes available

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

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MAY 2020

VOLUME 10 NUMBER 5

inside

A Camper's Paradise in the Pacific Northwest

Top spots to pitch a tent

Spring Treks

Exploring all the Inland Northwest has to offer

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Outdoor Basics: Beginner’s Guide to the Essentials

What you need to get started adventuring

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

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25 and a Family Fun ride, awesome ride support and a fabulous after-ride party in

Sandpoint. Ride proceeds support after-school reading and literacy programs of the

Lake Pend Oreille School District and other Rotary youth and educational programs.

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PUBLISHER’S

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Bring vibrant

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Home

A TIME OF RENEWAL

I

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 Sandpoint 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”?

Let us not be fooled and remember the

people who live, breathe and work here are

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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Executive Director | steve@like-media.com

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LET THE BEAUTY OF NATURE THAT

SURROUNDS US HERE IN SANDPOINT

inspire us to get outdoors and enjoy the simple

pleasures life in North Idaho has to offer.

The fresh air and sunshine, flowers and trees,

complemented by the abundance of wildlife, is

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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

BUSINESS IN THE

SPOTLIGHT

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Momentum Medical Massage and Fitness

Studio: Blending the art of massage,

bodywork and fitness to keep you moving

forward

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Sandpoint Teen Center: A safe space to

learn and play

IN FOCUS

From Soldiers to Campers: Farragut’s

varied history demands exploration

LIVING LOCAL

Sandpoint Speaks Hope”: Local

photographer spreads message of hope

and resilience

HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

Tips and informational articles about living

a healthy, active lifestyle

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SPOTLIGHT

BeeQueen Studio: Where aesthetics meets

excellence

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‘Home Away from Home’ Fisher House:

Social distancing did not reduce the

obligation to those who sacrificed

TRAVEL & LEISURE

Road Trip: British Columbia’s Okanagan

and the International Selkirk Loop

FOOD & DRINK

Your local guide to the tastiest hot

spots around town and local recipes

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A community coming together

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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

fragrances together, but I always try to use good-quality candles and

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One of the most important elements

is self-expression.

stick 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

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The most important thing to remember in creating our

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things how you like them. Don’t model your home after

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TEACHER OF THE MONTH

By Colin Anderson

Jennifer

Majors

Hope Elementary School

Time at home has given our May

Teacher of the Month, Jennifer

Majors, added time to think about

her students. Like all educators

whose schools have been closed due to the

pandemic, Jennifer has had to adapt her

lesson plans and work through the emotions

of not being in the classroom with her fourth,

fifth and sixth graders at Hope Elementary

School. “I have become ultra aware that the

most rewarding thing about teaching are the

relationships I build

with my students,” she

said. “I absolutely enjoy

everything about every

single individual! I love

hearing about their

sports life, their family

pets, their sibling stories

and just being a part of

their everyday lives.”

Jennifer, like so many

others, is doing her

best, formulating lesson

plans and teaching

via email and phone.

She’s created learning

packets that she hopes

are both easy for parents

to understand and

implement while at the

same time educational

and meaningful. “This experience has taught

me how to think ‘outside of the box’ and still

serve my students—even if it's from home.

A text message, a phone call, a Facebook

message or an email have been avenues I have

tried to utilize in order to stay connected with

my students and their families,” said Jennifer.

“I HAVE BECOME

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THAT THE MOST

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ABOUT TEACHING ARE

THE RELATIONSHIPS

I BUILD WITH MY

STUDENTS,”

In 15 years she has never experienced

anything like this and says she is constantly

thinking about her students and their wellbeing,

acknowledging that teaching is much

like an act of service. She misses the time in

class but also the little things like a student’s

high five, sincere smile or big hug. “The

positive relationships I am privileged enough

to build during the school year with each of

my students is definitely what I find the most

rewarding!”

Though the decision

to close schools weighs

heavily on entire

communities, educators

like Jennifer are doing

their best to continue to

provide not just a solid

education plan but a

positive adult in a young

child’s life.

Schools will reopen

and life will eventually

return to normal. The

experience, however,

will likely change how a

lot of people see things,

including Jennifer.

“In life, you can never

be sure of which way

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Allowing yourself to be flexible enough to

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TELEMEDICINE

COMES TO THE HOME

Virtual Veterinary Care for

Your Pets!

By Dr. Dawn Mehra

times they are a-changin’.” The movement toward

telemedicine and virtual care is being thrust upon us

urgently due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

“The

As pets continue to require various types of care,

pet parents are now faced with this question: How essential is it to

bring my dog or cat to the office? Many times, the answer is easy,

especially in the event of an emergency or advanced illness. But what

if it's not an emergency or you want to get some medical advice now?

Or a skin check? A lameness? A behavior consultation? That's when

telemedicine comes to the home!

Virtual visits (VV) are no longer a thing of the past in veterinary

medicine; they happen all over the world and North Idaho Animal

Hospital is incorporating this service into its daily workflow. With just

a few touches, veterinary care is a FaceTime or Zoom video away!

The benefits are plenty. The most timely is that a VV minimizes

COVID-19 exposure to our staff and clients and creates the ultimate

social distance. Less stress for pets and people fit into our fear-free

practice guidelines because we will see Fluffy in his own comfortable

environment. Telemedicine use is not limited to sick pet care. This

platform can also incorporate wellness advice, diet consultations,

behavior evaluations and much more!

Here's how it works: Call North Idaho Animal Hospital and request a

“VV” appointment. Your doctor will then perform a virtual physical

examination, discuss problems, diagnose, and create a treatment plan.

Keep in mind that our technology is flexible—text, photo and voice

can provide similar value, depending on the issue. These chats will help

us determine if your pet needs hands-on care or more diagnostics. If

applicable, your veterinarian will triage Fluffy and determine the best

time to be admitted.

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Support Local

HOW TO HELP RESTAURANTS AND SMALL BUSINESSES

DURING THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES

By Abigail Thorpe

PHOTO BY OWEN AIRD

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

working and those coming after you. Do your part to keep things

sanitary and keep your distance—no one finds it rude to not shake

hands during these times.

Don’t Forget to Tip - Most restaurant employees rely on tips to make

up most of their income. With in-store dining closed, there’s not much

coming in. Even if you’re just doing carry-out, be extra generous and

throw in a tip—it’ll make that person’s day.

One day soon, it will be business as usual. Until then, please show your

support in whatever way you can.

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Momentum

Blending the art of massage, bodywork and fitness

to keep you moving forward

By Jillian Chandler

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Celebrating a year in business in Sandpoint this July, owners Kelly and

Ken Emerson of Momentum Medical Massage and Fitness Studio

are excited to continue providing their superior services, knowledge

and experience to the community.

The energetic couple decided to blend their passion for fitness and Kelly’s love

for massage and bodywork under one roof. Ken and Kelly have been involved

in the fitness industry since 2005 when they opened their first fitness studio in

Vancouver, Washington. After visiting Sandpoint for many years, they made

the decision to relocate to the area in 2012. “Kelly and I grew up in Vermont

and wanted our children to experience the small-town lifestyle that we grew

up with,” says Ken. “We are outdoor recreation enthusiasts and Sandpoint was

the perfect fit for our family.”

Soon after moving to Sandpoint, Kelly began working and training at

Sandpoint West Athletic Club (the Y). While training for national Spartan

obstacle course races, Kelly began suffering from overuse injuries that halted

her training efforts. Seeking relief from a massage therapist, she was amazed to

find that with only a few sessions her pain had been significantly reduced and

her functioning returned to normal. She realized that her clients could also

benefit from massage therapy, so in 2016 Kelly attended North Idaho Massage

Academy and became a licensed massage therapist.

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With Ken’s experience in business management, their combined love

of fitness and Kelly’s newfound love of massage therapy and bodywork,

Momentum was born! Like all professions, massage therapy and personal

training must follow certain Scope of Practice Guidelines. “By being

certified and trained in both, we are better able to serve our clients and

help them actively improve their overall functioning in their bodies both

in the massage treatment room and in our fitness studio,” says Kelly.

Momentum is one of just a few practices in Sandpoint that accepts

Health Insurance and treats clients who have been involved in motor

vehicle collisions and work-related accidents. They work with physicians,

chiropractors and physical therapists that will prescribe massage therapy

and refer their patients to Momentum. This creates a team effort to

help treat a variety of health-related issues, chronic pain, sports injuries

and overall general wellness. “We see every person as unique, and we

work hard to ensure their treatment best meets their individual needs.

Our LMTs use a variety of modalities including Swedish Massage,

Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue, Craniosacral

Therapy, TMJ treatments, Cold Stone Headache/Migraine Therapy and

SomatoEmotional Release,” Kelly explains.

Ken and Kelly are excited to see their son Aidan following in their

footsteps. “It’s a dream come true,” smiles Kelly. “Through our experience,

he has witnessed and been a part of our fitness journey. He has joined us

in many Spartan races and takes care of his body through fitness and

nutrition.” Aidan is currently attending NIMA and will graduate this

summer as an LMT. He’s a trainer at Momentum and works at the front

desk.

In addition to massage therapy, Momentum has a 900-square-foot

functional fitness training studio that incorporates the latest in fitness

technology and state-of-the art functional training equipment. They

offer personal training as well as small group training and indoor cycling

classes. Our fitness programming is created by our personal trainers and

is designed so people of most ages and fitness abilities can participate in

the same workout and reap the same benefits. “All of our members say

it is a game changer for keeping them on track with their fitness goals,”

says Ken. “The technology not only holds clients accountable but also

‘gamifies’ the fitness experience and is extremely motivating.”

At Momentum, the Emersons are honored to serve this incredible

community. "To witness the power our bodies have to work hard, to push

beyond our comfort zones and to assist in the body's ability to recover

and heal from pain and injury," says Kelly, "it's an absolute blessing every

day!"

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Sandpoint Teen Center

A SAFE SPACE TO LEARN AND PLAY

By Abigail Thorpe

TEENS ARE

WELCOME TO STOP

IN AND GRAB FOOD

AND PARTICIPATE

IN ACTIVITIES OR

GAMES, BUT THEY

ARE ENCOURAGED

TO PUT THEIR

PHONES DOWN

AND INTERACT.

Over 16 years ago, Marilyn Fargo started

an after-school drop-in center where

teens could do crafts and socialize.

Two to four kids would stop in for a

bit in the beginning. Today, the Sandpoint Teen

Center serves 35 to 40 teens a day, providing a

safe space for them to gather, learn and build

friendships.

But the path to get here has not been without

hurdles. The center moved to various locations

over the years, looking for a home they could

gather and offer cooking and other educational

opportunities. They had a part-time staff and

board of directors including Jim Payne, Joan

Avery and other community members. It was

difficult to keep staff on however, and in 2010

Avery volunteered to serve as the director until

someone was willing to take on the part-time

position for little pay.

In 2018 the center was in need of a home, and

the new owners at Huckleberry Lanes offered up

their space. “Being new, they opened their arms to

us and let us use the arcade room for snacks and

games,” says Avery. “The best part was that quite

a lot of teens that had never before bowled began

bowling weekly and enjoying keeping scores and

watching their progress.”

The Teen Center still needed a space to continue

their culinary program, however, and eventually

they found their current home at the Church of

God, where John and Kathy Pomeroy and the

board offered them use of the kitchen, ping pong

table and outdoor basketball court.

Teens are welcome to stop in and grab food and

participate in activities or games, but they are

encouraged to put their phones down and interact.

They can use their cell phone to call a parent and

let them know where they are, but besides that

the center doesn’t allow video games or constant

texting or phone use. “Our focus and goal is to

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get teens back in the habit of interacting face to face, playing games,

learning new skills and becoming an active member of our community,”

says Avery.

Many make use of the opportunity to bowl for free, a perk of the flat

rate the center pays the bowling alley monthly. “They are here by their

own choice and can leave when they want,” says Avery. “It is a great

opportunity to be a sounding board for them with no judgement. Some

come in to eat, play games or for advice. Others just like to come in and

play games or socialize to fill the time until they have to go to practice or

their parents come to pick them up. Mostly the teens come for the food

and to connect with friends after school before going to an empty house.”

In addition to bowling, snacks, games and homework help, the center

has speakers and individuals visit to share skill sets or mentor. Finance,

music, crafts and volunteer work have all been topics of past classes.

The center also began a culinary program where teens would come in

to help cook a meal for the entire group. Once they complete six meal

preparations and cleanup, and pass a food handling quiz, each teen

receives $25 cash and a certificate they can take to local restaurants to

apply for work. “Justin Dick at Trinity has hired a couple of our graduates

over the years,” notes Avery. “Another has worked in the kitchen at

Schweitzer.”

Teens are also encouraged to give back through community outreach

programs like raking leaves, visiting the elderly at Valley Vista, helping at

the Senior Center, and assisting with Souptember and other community

fundraisers. “We are always looking for more opportunities to interact

and be a vital part of our community,” says Avery, and she welcomes any

special projects the community needs help with.

Over the years, the center has been a refuge for teens looking for a safe

place to learn, meet new people and share a meal. “Because the teen

center is open to all teens, we will often have a lone student come in and

meet someone from another school and they find things in common. So

even if they are being bullied at their school they have an opportunity to

meet new friends outside of the school environment,” shares Avery.

A while back the center had an autistic teen come in who was fearful and

uncomfortable in the group setting. Over time, as the center continued

to welcome and engage her, she grew confident and became a core part

of the team, helping other teens learn in the kitchen. “She grew and

blossomed right before our eyes,” says Avery. “Today she is a graduate

of SHS and quite confident and outgoing. She is comfortable sharing her

Autism and how it affects people differently.”

The center has been a refuge and starting point for many in the

community. “In fact, we have several teens now in their 20s that still drop

in once in a while to touch base or show us new baby pictures and say

they really enjoyed their time at the teen center,” shares Avery.

Today the center employs five staff members and relies on donations,

grants and volunteer hours to operate. To get more information or to

volunteer time or to become a board member, visit SandpointTeenCenter.

com or call Joan Avery at 208.946.1087.

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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

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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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Where Aesthetics

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Sandpoint beauty studio changing lives

By Jillian Chandler

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“WE ARE NOT A ‘ONE SIZE FITS

ALL STUDIO.’ OUR APPLICATIONS

ARE AS INDIVIDUAL AS OUR

CLIENTELE. WE WORK WITH OUR

CLIENTS’ DESIRES, NEEDS AND

WANTS.”

“I

prayed a lot asking God for direction if this is what I

was meant to do to. Already having a successful salon, I

thought it crazy to basically start a new business endeavor

at almost 50! But I received encouragement from my

husband, three daughters and amazing friends. The

opportunity presented itself, so I went for it.” And BeeQueen Studio was

born.

Two years later, Heidi Rockholm is truly grateful, and proud, she made

the decision to pursue this path. “I love the beauty business as a whole

but wanted to bring something bigger and better to Sandpoint. I wanted

to create a special niché.”

Heidi has called Sandpoint home since 2004 and opened Belleza Design

Salon the following year, where she has been providing hair and makeup

services to the Sandpoint community for 15 years. In April of 2018, she

introduced her clients to BeeQueen Studio (located inside Belleza),

where they specialize in cosmetic tattooing and restoration, tattoo

removal, lash lift and tint, brow lamination and henna brows. Heidi

brings her 28 years in the beauty business, continuing to hone her craft

through ongoing learning, training and practice.

At BeeQueen Studio, Heidi provides her clients with industry-leading

services with the latest technology and only the best products available.

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“Our services are completely customized to fit your unique needs and

to ensure the best PMU (permanent makeup) results possible,” affirms

Heidi. “We use digital micropigmentation technology, not microblading.

Our method can be used on basically every skin type and for every age

bracket, and it’s less evasive on the skin long term.”

The services offered at BeeQueen for eyebrows are hair stroke, nano

brows, 3-D hair stroke, powder, ombré and combo brows (shading and

hair stroke) and corrective color work when it’s possible. They offer lipblushing

or full color. For liner, clients can choose from full traditional

liners, star dusting, wedges and wing liner, and lash enhancement (which

are tiny pixels of color at the base of lashes in between each lash). Heidi

is also skilled in paramedical tattooing (3D realistic areola tattooing for

clients post mastectomy or surgery) as well as non-laser tattoo removal

for permanent makeup and body tattoo. Brow henna, lash lift and tinting,

and tooth gems services are also offered on-site.

At BeeQueen Studio, the health and safety of their clients is of the utmost

priority. They only use single-service needles and disposable products—

nothing is reused. Instruments are cleaned with medical-grade sanitizer,

and they only use top-shelf pigments (inks). Heidi currently holds 15

different certifications of training, six of which are advanced training.

“We will never take shortcuts or rush through an appointment,” says

Heidi. “We are not a ‘one size fits all studio.’ Our applications are as

individual as our clientele. We work with our clients’ desires, needs and

wants.”

With all the services offered at BeeQueen Studio, Heidi finds PMU,

specifically the 3D areola reconstruction, the most rewarding. “It’s more

than providing a ‘service’ for me; it’s the big impact it has, to create the

feeling of wholeness again, to replace what was lost. Words can’t describe

it. It always ends in happy tears,” Heidi says. “I feel so honored by being

that person to give that gift. To give someone back brows is a pretty

great feeling as well, especially for clients who’ve lost them to medical

conditions like trichotillomania, alopecia areata, scars from injury,

hormone imbalance or illness such as cancer and thyroid.”

Heidi loves Sandpoint, calling it “a loving, caring and charitable

community.” She does her part when it comes to providing charitable

donations throughout the year. From donations to school fundraisers

and the food bank, to monetary fundraising for the Community Cancer

Center and the Sweet Magnolia House for Women, Heidi is glad to be

able to give back to the generous community in which she lives and owns

a business.

To find out more about BeeQueen Studio, you can reach Heidi at

208.263.9490, visit BeeQueenStudio.com, or find them on Instagram and

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“SANDPOINT

SPEAKS HOPE”

Local photographer spreads message of

hope and resilience

BY ABIGAIL THORPE | PHOTOS BY KIERSTEN PATTERSON PHOTOGRAPHY

Kiersten Patterson moved to Sandpoint five years ago come

August. She and her husband settled here to raise their family and

instantly fell in love with the community. She loves the outdoors,

the vibrancy of life and the close-knit community that will do anything

for someone in need. “Most of all, I love the unique shops that make this

place feel like family,” she says.

So when COVID-19 hit the nation and businesses were forced to shut

their doors or reduce hours, Kiersten tried to put herself in their shoes

and question how they were really doing. Furthermore, she wanted to

know what their message to the Sandpoint community would be, right

now, as we weather the uncertainty, financial hardship and social, mental

and emotional struggles that come with losing work, closing storefronts

and distancing ourselves from the individuals and community that gives

us so much life.

“I heard it from the media, but I was like: ‘I wonder what they have to

say personally themselves, not only what they’re going through, but what

they have to say to their community,’” she says.

She set out with her camera and the goal of bringing a message of positivity

to her community. Being in a small town, you have a relationship with

some of the people, says Kiersten. She started at a place she frequents

often: Evans Brothers Coffee.

From there, she continued throughout downtown, stopping at local

businesses to take pictures of the owners and employees holding their

own messages to the community outside their familiar storefronts. Those

that were closed she took pictures of the typed or hand-written notes

taped or pinned to front doors. Signs that read: “Closing on March 22nd

at 2 until further notice. We hope to be back very soon. Thanks for all the

love and support!”, “Take-out only” and “Our staff is on Corona-cation.”

The response from businesses was overwhelmingly positive. Each shared

stories that were both heartwarming and heartbreaking. But when asked

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THE RESPONSE FROM BUSINESSES WAS

OVERWHELMINGLY POSITIVE. EACH SHARED

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what they would share with the community, Kiersten saw the light in

each person’s eyes change. They wanted to love on their community, to

stay here and be open for the people who support them day in and day

out. And they shared this message of hope.

“That was really encouraging to me to see the positivity that came

from it. That gave me a lot of hope and encouragement,” says Kiersten.

When she thought she was finished with her project, more businesses

reached out, wanting to share their own message and be a part of the

#SandpointStrong movement.

Kiersten listened to the struggles each business faced, wondering if they

were going to be able to pay rent and keep their doors open, worrying

about what was going to happen to their employees. “Above all they were

more concerned with people in worse spots than they were,” she recalls.

Panhandle Cone and Coffee put out toilet paper for those in need. Joel’s

kept on all of its employees no matter what, knowing each relied on the

work for their livelihoods. “Joel would say, ‘Look at this man over here,’

and he’d tell me his story,” says Kiersten. “His heart really is for the people

that are hurting worse off than he is. That was the theme time and again:

“It’s not about me.”

“You see those kinds of things and you say OK, that’s what's going to see

us through,” she adds. It challenged her and her family to ask themselves,

“Who is worse off than me, and what can I do?” They wrote notes to

teachers, sent care packages to friends and family, and made cookies to

give away. “It’s not about us and how we’re doing, it’s about are we still

being generous to others,” she says.

Kiersten’s “Sandpoint Speaks Hope” project reached many more than

she expected, sending a message of positivity and togetherness that is so

needed at this time.

“My goal is, as you are scrolling through social media, to have something

positive pop on your feed from a friendly face you may know and love as

much as I do,” writes Kiersten on her blog. “I hope you enjoy seeing their

messages as much as I do. I hope you can receive it with an open heart

and please no judgment about them being open or closed. I hope you can

remember them in prayer as you pray throughout your day. I hope we

can ALL come to the other side with the least amount of loss as possible.

We are in this together.”

You can find the full collection of “Sandpoint Speaks Hope” on

Kiersten Patterson’s website: KierstenPatterson.com, instagram:

kierstenpattersonphotography, and Facebook: Kiersten Patterson

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HOW DOES PAIN AFFECT YOUR LIFE?

Before you reach for that pain pill, read this!

By Mindy Murray, Occupational Therapist, Kauai Therapy & Wellness

What are you unable to do? What do you want to do again but

pain is holding you back? Is it taking your dog on a walk,

sweeping the kitchen floor, sleeping through the night or

simply being able to hug your child? Ask yourself, “How

much longer do I want to wait to find a solution that gets to the root of my

problem?” Let me ask you: What are your fears that hold you back from

seeking a solution? Is it that you don’t feel you have the time, the money or

the energy to invest in yourself?

Why isn’t pain medication a solution for me?

Before you reach for another pain pill, listen up. Pain is an alert system telling

your body that something is “wrong.” While it often happens in response to

healing an injury and tissue damage, it can also persist even after the injury

has healed.

While pain medication can help for a short time, it is not by any means the

long-term solution. As I mentioned, pain alerts your body that something

is wrong. It is like a smoke alarm telling you that something is on fire. If

injury is causing your fire alarm to go off, pain medication will suppress the

signal and you will feel more comfortable while healing. However, if you use

medication for a long time, you might injure yourself even worse by doing

things you wouldn’t normally do because of your alert system being turned

off by medication.

Furthermore, in case of prolonged duration of pain, your nervous system

sensitivity increases, pain circuits become more efficient and memorized,

and the pain will become intensified. Your nervous system starts acting like

a fire causing that alarm to go off. As long as your nervous system is “on fire,”

your pain will not get better with pain medication.

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Pain is a huge demotivator, and chronic pain has

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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,

REFINED AESTHETICS MED SPA, PLLC

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 medicalgrade

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

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Refined Aesthetics

look and feel your best

deeper into the skin, they are good options for

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There are many options for the use of acids in your

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SANDPOINT WOMEN’S HEALTH – Here for You

UNKNOWN TIMES, SAME QUALITY CARE

Article provided by The Sandpoint Women’s Health Team

A

lot has changed over the past several weeks, but the quality of care

and support offered by the team at Sandpoint Women’s Health

remains unchanged. Our providers, Dr. Kristin Algoe, Dr. Amelia

Huntsberger, Dr. Morgan Morton and Nurse Practitioner Laci

Burk, along with our staff, are here for you. Your safety is our top priority.

Sandpoint Women’s Health has adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic by

offering telemedicine, by limiting our waiting room visitors and wait times

to allow safe physical distancing, and by practicing stringent hygiene and

sanitation practices.

If you’re pregnant, you probably have questions about the risk coronavirus

may pose to you and your developing baby. Research is limited but ongoing

regarding COVID-19 and pregnancy. Based on the data we have right now,

it does not appear that pregnancy increases the severity of COVID-19 if a

pregnant woman becomes infected. It also does not appear that a pregnant

mom who gets infected can pass the infection to her baby during pregnancy.

Our doctors are diligently keeping up with emerging data and are here to

address your concerns and manage your care during this pandemic. Our

RNs are available Monday through Friday to provide phone support for

issues or questions you may have. Online birthing classes are now available

to further support expectant parents.

Bonner General Health continues to provide a safe, high-quality birthing

experience to all of our expectant patients. We are taking additional measures

to protect our patients in our Labor and Delivery Department. Some of

these measures include only allowing one support person to accompany a

pregnant patient for the duration of her hospitalization. Due to the need to

protect moms and babies, that support person should enter the hospital with

the patient and not leave until the patient is discharged home. Plans are in

place for managing pregnant women with COVID-19 if that were to occur.

While some procedures can be delayed or rescheduled, we understand

that there are medical issues requiring timely attention. Telemedicine and

in-office visits are available, so please call us if you have an urgent concern.

Telemedicine is a great alternative to an office visit if you have medication

questions or need a refill, require a follow-up appointment or need to discuss

options for managing gynecologic issues.

Because these are uncertain times, it’s not uncommon to feel anxious. It

is important that each of us take care of our mental health in addition to

our physical health. Reach out to us if you feel managing stress or anxiety is

becoming difficult. Our providers can help.

We want to take care of you. In return, we ask that you take care of yourself

and your loved ones by staying home and continuing to wash your hands,

avoid touching your face, clean frequently used surfaces, and practice social

distancing. We each play a part in minimizing the spread of COVID-19 in

our community. We truly are stronger together.

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CHINESE

HERBAL

MEDICINE

Plants as healers

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

Youngs L.Ac., Owners, Embodied Virtue

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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.

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 formulas and acupuncture

in conjunction with Western treatments.

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.

References: 1. (2020). Retrieved 20 March 2020, from

Scio.gov.cn/xwfbh/xwbfbh/wqfbh/42311/42560/

index.htm. 2. Leung, P. (2007). The Efficacy of

Chinese Medicine for SARS: A Review of Chinese

Publications After the Crisis. The American Journal

Of Chinese Medicine, 35(04), 575-581. doi: 10.1142/

s0192415x07005077

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STAYING AHEAD

OF THE CURVE

HOW TO REMAIN HEALTHY

DURING THIS TIME OF COVID-19

BY SCOTT PORTER, SANDPOINT SUPER DRUG

These past few months I’ve been able to up my game in

regard to understanding coronavirus infections, particularly

COVID-19. As a functional medicine practitioner, I strive

to treat illnesses with conventional approaches as well as

address underlying imbalances and suggest dietary, nutritional and

lifestyle changes.

Owning a 45-year-old pharmacy with a renowned clinical nutrition

center has provided me a unique vantage point. I get some truly sick

patients coming in for treatments prescribed by well-trained doctors. I

also have customers walking in who actively engage to be—and stay—

healthy. Our community is one of the best I can imagine at that.

Some people have been hit hard and became really sick after they

were infected. Death became a major concern in some cases. The

seriousness of this virus for these individuals cannot be overstated. We

heard a lot about being older and those with underlying health issues.

The medical community has learned a great deal about how this virus

replicates in the body, and the ways in which our immune system

responds to such attacks. I have used this to formulate a viable strategy

to staying ahead of the curve as this virus, and others, will continue to

get passed on around the world for years to come.

The curve I like to think about is the one where our body flattens out

how sick we get, the symptoms we feel, and the overall aggressiveness

that is required to respond. My approach is to support my body to limit

how fast a virus can replicate when I do get infected, and encourage

a quick and effective immune system response that slows down when

it is done.

Early and preventative measures go a long way to avoid ending up on

a ventilator. It just seems apparent that if having underlying health

issues increases the risks of serious complications, then addressing

chronic diseases is a critically important strategy.

What most of these compounding conditions have in common is

poor diet, being overweight, long-term inflammation, sustained high

blood sugar, weak physical activity, reduced cellular energy, increased

oxidative stress, disrupted sleep, impaired detoxification, microbiome

imbalances, leaky gut and nutrient deficiencies.

These are all modifiable, every one, and must be addressed if we want

the best chances of staying away from the emergency room. Being

healthy is the best prescription for staying healthy.

To do this, I avoid flour and sweets, drink lots of water, and eat a

nutrient-dense, well-rounded mix of whole food that is clean and

low in toxins and poor-quality fats. I strive to get good sleep, have a

positive attitude and use free time to be physically active.

I also supplement with the foundational nutrients that are typically

lacking even with the best of diets—pre and probiotics, vitamin D and

K, magnesium, a multivitamin with active Bs and chelated minerals,

omega 3s and digestive enzymes. These are immune supportive, lower

inflammation, increase energy production and support detoxification.

When I want an extra boost, I add in antioxidants such as vitamin

A and C, quercetin, glutathione, and curcumin as a natural antiinflammatory

in a bioavailable form. I will often reach for my favorite

herbal and mushroom remedies.

This is a wakeup call for all of us. Take care of our body and our body

will do it's best to take care of us!

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

Center for Functional Medicine at Sandpoint Super Drug.

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‘Home Away from Home’

Fisher House

SOCIAL DISTANCING DID NOT REDUCE THE

OBLIGATION TO THOSE WHO SACRIFICED

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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

times.”

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 surely worth the effort.

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In the Kaniksu National Forest near Clark

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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

One of Spokane’s best-known trails, the Riverside State Park loop, is

an 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.

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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

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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

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if you’re backpacking) won’t have cell

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

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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 castiron

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

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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

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

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

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Day 2: Olivier

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

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

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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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Trinity at City Beach

Sandpoint’s premier waterfront dining offers an

extensive menu of American cuisine with an

impressive wine list. Featuring a full-service bar

and beautiful view of Lake Pend Oreille. Serving

breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week,

Trinity at City Beach is ready to become your

new favorite restaurant.

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Sweet Lou’s

Restaurant & Bar -

Ponderay Location

Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Bar proudly offers

something for everyone, with specialties

including chicken fried steak, smoked prime

rib, bison ribs, and grilled PB&J and bacon

sandwiches. All menu items are reasonably

priced, fresh and made to order. Full bar.

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Forty-One South

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. The bar

and restaurant menu changes with the season

offering a variety of delicious food year-round.

Reservations recommended.

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Shoga Sushi

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!

Shoga Sushi sits on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille

and offers breathtaking views of the mountains

and water with sunsets that beautifully color the

sky. Owner Cassandra Cayson and her staff pride

themselves on building relationships with the locals

and tourists alike, focusing on accommodating

each guest’s tastes and preferences. Shoga Sushi is

temporarily closed. Please visit their website for

updates.

41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle

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Jalapenos Mexican

Restaurant

Fresh and unique, Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant

in Downtown Sandpoint has been a favorite of

many for over 25 years. Whether it’s Margarita

Monday, Taco Tuesday or Magic Wednesday, there

is something for everyone here, and its newly

expanded menu has brought even more choices

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

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

dining room, Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant will

keep you coming back for more!

314 N. Second Ave. | Sandpoint

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FIESTA BONITA

Authentic Mexican cuisine prepared fresh daily. Fiesta Bonita’s

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

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

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

something for everyone at Fiesta Bonita!

700 Kootenai Cutoff Rd. | Ponderay

208.263.6174

202 N. Second Ave. | Sandpoint

208.265.4149

BEET & BASIL AT THE CREEK

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

primary focus is global flavors with local ingredients. Street

foods from all over the world come to life using ingredients

supplied by local farmers, ranchers and foragers. Enjoy staples

available throughout the year and rotating menu based on

what’s fresh and in season.

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CITY BEACH ORGANICS

City Beach Organics offers top-notch, made-fromscratch

organic food and drinks in a recently renovated

downtown location. They serve homemade soups daily!

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

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

6pm; closed Saturday.

117 N. First St. | Sandpoint

208.265.9919

FARMHOUSE KITCHEN

& SILO BAR

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

daily and menu items include fresh apple doughnuts, chicken

and waffles and more! Dinner items include fresh meatloaf and

smoked steelhead trout. Silo Bar open daily at 11am.

477227 Highway 95 N. | Ponderay

208.255.2603

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MILLER’S COUNTRY STORE

They now have homemade pies on Thursday! Come experience

the sensational smells of fresh baking bread, cinnamon rolls,

pies and pastries. Pick up a deli sandwich on their homemade

bread and hot bowl of soup with a fresh baked roll or cornbread.

Open Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm.

1326 Baldy Mtn. Rd. | Sandpoint

208.263.9446

MillersCountryStoreSandpoint.com

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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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MAY 2020

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A COMMUNITY

COMING

TOGETHER

SANDPOINT STRONG

By Jillian Chandler

Life continues on here in Sandpoint 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

Sandpoint 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 truly 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, Sandpoint, for making this a wonderful place to live, work

and play.

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When you buy a meal at one of 14 local restaurants, you can

purchase an extra meal for someone in the community. Gift

meals are distributed with the help of the Sandpoint Community

Resource Center. You can call 208.920.1840 to request a meal.

Participating restaurants include Arlo's, Babs' Pizzeria, Bistro at

Home, Burger Dock, Eichardt's, Heart Bowls, Ivano's, MickDuffs,

Pack River Store, Pie Hut, Soul Picnic Food Truck, Sweet Lou's,

Tango Cafe and Utara Brewing Co. For more information, visit

350Sandpoint.org.

FREE LUNCHES FOR CHILDREN

The Pack River Store continues to offer free sack lunches to those

children in the community. Just one of many neighbors eager

and willing to lend a helping hand, owners Alex and Brittany

Jacobson have been preparing and packing 100 free sack lunches.

What began as a service offered only on Fridays, thanks to the

outpouring in community donations, as of press time, they had

free sack lunches available daily for porch pickup at Pack River

Store and Davis Grocery & Mercantile.

UPTOWN BAGEL CO.

During this difficult time for so many families, where daily lives

have been interrupted and many parents are finding themselves

out of work, Uptown Bagel is making sure to help the best way

they know how—through their delicious food! Available to kids

until the end of the school year or until/if schools reopen, Uptown

Bagel Co. is offering free lunch to kids in the community. Lunches

include a mini bagel sandwich, chips, juice, carrots and a freshly

baked cookie. No questions asked. You can stop by 313 North

Third Avenue anytime between 7am and 2pm for pickup.

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Enjoy gorgeous mountain views from your covered porch. HOA dues cover lawn maintenance so you can enjoy the Marina Village, walking trails,

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