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June 2020 253 Lifestyle

ISSUE NO. 18

JUNE 2020

L I F E S T Y L E M A G A Z I N E

COUPLE TRADES THE ICY WATERS

IN CANADA FOR A KAYAK IN HUMID

ALABAMA

Q&A WITH EDGAR MARTINEZ

FORMER SEATTLE MARINER AND BASEBALL HALL OF FAMER

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To New Beginnings

Life as we’ve known it is slowly beginning to make its return, with

much excitement, as well as attentiveness. We at 253 Lifestyle

Magazine are proud to be part of this wonderful community and

over the past several weeks have witnessed firsthand how truly

strong and committed its people are to the place they call home.

Over the past few months, our community has come together

more than ever before to keep our community, its businesses and

schools running—though in ways we could have never imagined.

June marks the official beginning to summer, with schools officially

out (no more remote learning), and more time to get out and

spend time with friends and family, as well as support our local

businesses—many who need our patronage more than ever.

In the pages of this month’s issue of 253 Lifestyle Magazine, you

will once again be treated to stories that are sure to inspire and

remind you of all the positivity that surrounds us, even during

difficult times.

Our Tacoma Focus article highlights one local nonprofit bike shop,

Second Cycle, and their mission to increase access to bikes for

everyone—one bike at a time. We had the privilege to interview

former Seattle Mariners professional baseball player and coach

Edgar Martinez, who along with his wife Holli, is dedicated to

supporting the community. Read more about their nonprofit, the

Martinez Foundation, and the incredible work they’ve accomplished

through the organization, in this month’s Q&A.

Stay strong, stay positive. Here’s to summer and new beginnings.

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INSIDE

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About The Cover

We are honored to feature former

Seattle Mariner and Baseball

Hall of Famer Edgar Martinez on

this month’s cover of 253 Lifestyle

Magazine. You can read more about

Martinez and his career, as well

as El Zacatecano Mezcal and his

nonprofit, the Martinez Foundation,

in June’s Q&A on page 30.

Photo by Samantha Elise Tillman

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HOME

Home Improvement Projects: Preparing

our homes for the warm weather

TRENDING

Building Trends 101: The 2020 look:

bold, open and inviting

TACOMA

One Bike at a Time: Nonprofit bike shop

increases access to bikes for everyone

Q&A

Q&A with Edgar Martinez: Former Seattle

Mariner and Baseball Hall of Famer

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PREPARING OUR HOMES FOR THE WARM WEATHER

BY NIKKI LUTTMANN, INTERIOR DESIGNER

Well, summer is officially here, and this year the warm weather is especially welcome. Many of us have spent

far more time inside our homes recently than in months and even years past due to COVID-19. These

past few months have taught me so much about my home and my family, and even myself. For example, I

make a great art teacher but a rotten third-grade math teacher! This month I’d like to focus on preparing

our homes for the warm weather and helping to boost the local economy while we’re at it.

Something that can be overlooked in any home is the addition of fresh air and sunshine. Your home could be pictureperfect,

but without fresh air and sunlight, it can feel stagnant. One way to add fresh air without inviting in the mosquito

family from next door is to update or add screens to your home. Look into an “invisible” screen product that retracts and

can be added to virtually any door. While you’re at it, look into replacing windowpanes that have cracked or fogged, which

happens when a window loses its seal, and can really detract from your view.

Adding window coverings can also be an asset in the warmer months. There are so many to choose from, from solar

shades to insulated double-walled cellular shades that can keep heat out and cool air in. Proper window coverings also

protect your flooring and furniture from harmful UV rays and keep your home finishes looking newer longer.

I’m a big fan of wood blinds for a classic look, and shutters are definitely making a comeback in the home trends

department. Any of these options can update the look of your home but also add to your quality of life by reducing glare,

making air conditioning more efficient and blocking out our early morning northern sun until we are good and ready to

wake up!

Summer is also a great time to have your flooring replaced, as your outdoor spaces can be utilized to store furniture and

other belongings while they have the old flooring going out and new flooring going in. Also, you can keep your windows

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and doors open for fresh air while they are doing the installation, which

helps get rid of any contaminants or volatile organic compounds that

might linger when doing flooring installs.

Painting the outside of your home is another popular summertime home

improvement project. Good weather is always a boon for painters, who

will fully utilize the upcoming sunny days to get their projects finished on

schedule. If you are considering having your home painted this summer,

it’s a good idea to speak to a painter as soon as possible to ensure you get

a spot on their list.

Outdoor living spaces are all the rage on sites like Houzz and Pinterest—

and for good reason! They can really add value to your home and even

give you more usable space. In general, we are still spending more time

in our homes, and adding an outdoor living area can really help boost

morale during this time. Pergolas and patios are great, but think about

adding some fun elements as well. Fire pits, built-in grills and even pizza

ovens are great additions to any home, and many can be done safely, even

on a budget.

Outdoor lighting is also a fun way to spruce up your space. Adding new

exterior lighting can work wonders in updating your exterior, and the

addition of twinkle lights, path lighting or café lights can add ambiance

and character to an otherwise bland space. Some of these can be easy DIY

projects, but adding new outlets or other larger installs are usually only a

phone call away with a good electrician!

I hope this list gives you a few ideas for the upcoming summer months!

Have fun, stay healthy and enjoy our beautiful summer!

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The 2020 look: bold, open and

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Open Concept

The penchant for a more open design has

been around for a while, and it shows

no signs of going anywhere. People prefer an open

concept that allows for a more casual feel and relaxed

entertaining. Hosts want to interact with their guests

or family while in the kitchen, and an open-concept

design makes each space in your home feel livable

and useful. “There are a few different design styles

surfacing on all of the price points of homes,” says

Dennis Cunningham from ActiveWest Development

and Building in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. “Some result in

a simpler design and clean lines.”

Continuity and flow are important in an open

concept to make sure each area flows into the next

while still preserving its own unique functionality. It’s

important to plan ahead how you want your living

space to feel and function.

Green/Sustainable

A major shift is toward more green and sustainable

design that cuts energy usage and focuses on

sustainable product use and environmentally friendly

features. “The biggest changes in the building

industry relate to energy in one way or another,” says

Brett Marlo DeSantis from Brett Marlo Design Build

in Gig Harbor, Washington, which is passionate

about small-footprint healthy home design.

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People want their home to feel

relaxing, warm, inviting and peaceful—

with a touch of individual flare.

“Green building and living are becoming more mainstream and

therefore more achievable. And hopefully with more mainstream

culture, increased demand will decrease costs and allow for

healthier choices in local stores and more affordability,” she adds.

Out with White, In with Color

White kitchens have been the trend for many years now, but

homeowners and designers aren’t afraid to break into some color

and texture. Blues, greys and natural wood have become popular

alternatives to white in the kitchen.

Taking their cue from the kitchen, other spaces in the home are

starting to see bolder, richer colors, or soft, natural hues. Gone is

the grey on grey on grey tones we saw so much of in past years.

People want their home to feel relaxing, warm, inviting and

peaceful—with a touch of individual flare.

Quartz and Wood

Easy maintenance and natural finishes are today’s must haves.

Quartz has quickly become one of the most popular countertop

choices because of its durability and easy maintenance, unlike its

popular predecessor granite. A popular design choice continues

the quartz as a backsplash in place of tile—it maintains continuity

and makes for easy cleaning.

Natural wood is making a grand comeback to add texture to

kitchens and living spaces. You’ll find it used on range hoods,

as accent cabinets in the kitchen to brighten an otherwise white

space, or on the center island. It brings warmth to the space and

makes it feel more natural and timeless.

Bath Updates

Bathrooms are not just spots we shower and take care of business.

Modern baths incorporate more of a day spa, livability element—

they’re spaces we want to spend time and relax in. Bathroom

seating—either built in or portable—is becoming popular as a

space to take off shoes, sit and relax, or stack clothing and towels.

To increase visual space and remove noise, more and more people

are opting for double floating vanities.

Small details and visual impact are more important than ever.

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Tiling over the tub apron has become a popular way of

elevating bathroom design, making the tub look like more

of a built-in feature if a free-standing tub is not an option

or preference.

Multifunctional

The king of 2020 design? Multifunctionality. People want

their spaces to serve a purpose (often several) and be

functional, comfortable and beautiful. Particularly for

smaller homes, key spaces or storage areas need to serve

multiple functions at the same time.

A prime example is the kitchen island. It’s becoming more

popular (and practical) to use for more than just storage and

seating. Almost a third of renovating homeowners will add

a microwave to the center island, and adding a sink with a

garbage disposal or a cooktop is becoming more popular as

well. After all, many people would rather face out and talk to

family or friends while cooking than stare at a backsplash.

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“We believe in bikes,” says Noah

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used bike store that is so much more

than a place to buy parts. From the

orderly display of almost new or stylishly vintage bikes,

to the community tool space, to their knowledgeable

mechanics, there’s something different about Second

Cycle. It is not just a place of business; it is a space for

community.

Their mission is simple: to demystify and normalize the

use of bikes. To hasten the realization that the bike is a tool

for community and personal empowerment. It’s common

knowledge that bikes can be used as an alternative to

cars, especially for small distances. It’s also widely known

that bikes can be used to lower congestion, increase the

health and mental well-being of people, and to decrease

one’s environmental footprint. Bikes are inherently good.

Second Cycle just wants to see more of that good out in the

community. They accomplish this less through awareness

and more through providing everyday access.

When Noah founded the bike shop 12 years ago, it was

with the mind to see more of his friends ride bikes. The

general excuse to not ride centered around bikes being too

expensive to buy or too complicated to maintain. Noah

had been a bike mechanic for several years by then, so

he was familiar with the ins and outs of the professional

biking world. The more he looked into getting his friends

into biking, the more he became aware of the privileges

enjoyed by his fellow bikers. If Noah was going to see

more people from his community on a bike, he was going

to have to address those privileges that bar so many from

riding. This meant a little more than simply selling used

bikes. He was going to have to make an inclusive space,

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one that lowered barriers to bike riding for everyone. This is why

Second Cycle offers a community tool space for anyone looking to

fix their bikes.

As he moved forward in his plans to open shop, Noah’s inspiration

naturally evolved into a nonprofit venture. The nonprofit avenue

seemed the best way to open up opportunities for community

partnership and to lend a listening ear to those people who might

have something to say. As a nonprofit, Second Cycle gains only 25

percent of its revenue through grants and community donors. While

these donors are incremental in expanding community ventures that

normally would be inaccessible, Second Cycle is unique in that the

large majority of its revenue is generated. This means that Second

Cycle is a working, sustainable bike shop. This is one of the many

reasons why it is so successful. It is a business turned nonprofit. Noah

is a bike mechanic turned nonprofit board member. Second Cycle

pays its experienced mechanics (two of which are women) a fair

working wage for their knowledge and time. They also fix and re-use

working machines and then sell them at an affordable price.

Second Cycle doesn’t stop at simply doing business (although business

is certainly important); they also reach out into their community, using

education and activity as a means to demystify and normalize the bike

as a tool for everyday use. Every first and third Friday is the women’s/

trans/non-binary night. Biking is a predominantly male sport and

tool space; holding a

night like this means free

and uninhibited access

by community members

who are often intimidated

by the biking world. A

mechanic is always on

hand for demonstrations

and advice. There are also

youth programs, whose

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have access to bikes.

Youth generally have lots

of places to go but very

little money to get them

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It’s no wonder why youth

have been the most loyal

and longest supporters

of Second Cycle. More

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recently, Second Cycle has been hosting community bike rides every

two weeks. The bike rides are set at an easy pace, meant for riders

looking to dip their feet in the biking world. It’s not a 40-mile trek that

requires an expensive amount of equipment. It’s simply a leisurely

stroll with the community.

While outreach is essential, even more important is the space that

Second Cycle offers. Space to be heard. Space to be seen. And space

to work. It’s simple, and it is exactly what the community needs. Just

a little bit of space. With Second Cycle there’s access for everyone,

not just because they have stepped outward into the community, but

because they have invited others in. This invitation to be a part of

something inherently good is what makes this local shop so unique. By

creating a space that is welcoming, Second Cycle creates conversation.

Bikes are used as the campfire around which the community gathers;

a campfire that brings safety, warmth and inclusion.

As the stay-at-home orders continue, Second Cycle has become busier

rather than less. They are considered an essential business and have

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een allowed to stay open. However, there are certain restrictions

in place. Attempting to maintain a distance of 6 feet with only

two at a time in the shop has been a challenge. Unfortunately, the

community tool space is closed temporarily. However, Second

Cycle recognizes the need for bikes right now, since biking

is both a solitary and community sport. Being able to feel safe

while relieving stress outside has prompted more attention to the

biking world. An increase in business in a time where income is

low shows that they are doing exactly what they intended to do—

breaking down barriers for a more just urban landscape.

Contributing to Second Cycle is as easy as buying a bike, donating

a bike, or ordering parts for a bike. All bikes are accepted

and properly recycled. Proceeds go toward supporting their

community activities, community tool space, and to changing the

urban landscape into something that is healthier for us all. Little

by little we may just see “a world where biking is accessible to us

all.” Supporting Second Cycle with your biking needs means to

contribute to something that is, simply put, just good.

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“We saw a need for teachers

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after baseball and found

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Edgar Martinez is a beloved Seattle

Mariners player best known for “The

Double” as Mariners fans dubbed

his two-run double in Game 5 of

the 1995 American League Division

Series, which led to an 11th-inning win. For

the first time in franchise history, it sent the

Mariners to the American League Championship

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called it, “the hit, the run, the game, the series

and the season that saved baseball in Seattle.”[1]

Martinez was inducted into the Baseball Hall of

Fame in 2019. Prior to that, in June 2007, he was

inducted into the World Sports Humanitarian

Hall of Fame for his charitable works. He and

his wife Holli are active in the local community

and have supported Seattle Children’s

Hospital, Overlake Hospital, the Make-A-Wish

Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and

many more with both their time and money.

Q. What was the impact on your family in

Puerto Rico when you became a Major League

Baseball player?

A. I grew up in Puerto Rico and was raised

by my grandparents. My grandfather was a

blue-collar worker, and we lived paycheck to

paycheck. When I signed to the minor leagues

the money was not good, but when I moved to

the major league the timing was perfect. My

grandfather was sick and no longer able to work.

I was able to help take care of him due to my

increase in income with a Major League Baseball

contract.

Q. You grew up in Puerto Rico, which is known

for sunny skies and friendly people. What was

it like making Seattle your home? Did you ever

experience the “Seattle Freeze”?

A. Seattle is such a beautiful city, especially in

the summer when there is so much green, the

skies are blue, mountain views, and the lake

is gorgeous. I never experienced the “Seattle

Freeze.” Seattle has good people who have always

been friendly and welcoming to me.

Q. Rumor has it you met your wife Holli on a

blind date.

A. The girlfriend of one of the sport’s writers

asked me why she always saw me alone. She

told me, “I have someone you should meet.” I

was open to it and asked for her friend’s phone

number. She wouldn’t give it to me until she

spoke to Holli. I finally got Holli’s number and

asked her out. She turned me down, twice!

Finally, she agreed to go to dinner with me. It

went well and we continued to date until we got

married.

Q. Please tell our readers about your

involvement in supporting the local

community and nonprofits.

A. The Seattle Mariners encouraged players

get involved in the local community, and my

wife Holli was very active volunteering and

encouraged me as well. We are most proud for

establishing the Martinez Foundation.

We saw a need for teachers of color in

Washington state. I went back to school after

baseball and found how I could identify

more with a teacher who shared a minority

background. Over the years, Holli and I helped

over 100 teachers with scholarships and Martinez

Fellowships. They taught in schools with the

most needs for diversity. The foundation also

helped mentor them with early career coaching,

and we offered professional development

seminars and training.

*At the time, the Martinez Foundation was the

only organization in the country with a mission

to improve teacher diversity. As it grew bigger,

the Martinezes trusted the Technology Access

Foundation to continue their mission by providing

Martinez Fellowships for teachers of color.

Q. You and your three business partners have

the U.S. distribution rights to El Zacatecano

Mezcal, which is a smokey tequila. Why did

you choose to promote this brand?

A. Before committing to the project, I visited

the small town of Huitzila in Mexico and met

with the family that grows and harvests blue

agave and distills it to make “Zac” mezcal. The

town is very small, and the distillery is the main

employment in the village. I was impressed

with the quality of the product. Our goal was to

increase the distribution of the product, which

would in turn help the town with increased

production, which would create more jobs.

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Summer is by far my favorite season in the Pacific

Northwest. The gorgeous sunny days are never

ending, and the heat feels glorious. This change of

season calls for some particular styles of summer

clothing that you can’t bring out any other time of year.

Maxi Dresses. You just can’t go wrong with a maxi dress.

Whether it is a casual day in the backyard with the kids,

date night or going out with the girlfriends, a maxi dress

can fit any occasion. Maxi dresses are easy to dress up or

down. Wear it casual with sandals or even sneakers and a

jean jacket. Dress it up with wedges and chunky jewelry.

Maxi dresses are also great to pair with lace bralettes. The

lace adds a touch of feminine and dresses up the look. Add

a bralette that is a different color than the dress to bring

more colors to your look. If your maxi dress is a little long,

take the extra fabric at the bottom of the dress and tie it in

a knot. This adds a little detail and will keep the dress from

dragging the ground.

Rompers and Playsuits. You are probably familiar with

rompers. A romper is a one-piece clothing item with a top

and shorts. These can vary in style on top including tank,

short sleeve or long sleeve, but they always have shorts on

the bottom. A playsuit is a generally new term defining a

one-piece clothing item with pants instead of shorts. The

top style can vary on the playsuit as well. Both are great

wardrobe options for summer days. Rompers are generally

a more casual look with playsuits being dressier. Playsuits

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This change of

season calls for some

particular styles of

summer clothing that

you can’t bring out any

other time of year.

are great to dress up for weddings, backyard gettogethers

or a day spent shopping with the girls.

Neon Colors and Tie Dye. Many of us love our

neutral colors and don’t like to stray far on the

spectrum, but summer is the best time to try

new trends. Two huge trends right now are tie

dye and neon colors, and honestly, they are not

going anywhere! There are plenty of options out

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top can easily be paired with a denim

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overwhelmed by. You could grab a neon-colored

pair of shoes to wear with an all-white outfit. As

for tie dye, there is a large variety of different

kinds. You can find muted tie dye, which consists

of neutral colors. There are plenty of neoncolored

tie-dye pieces out there as well. Grab a tiedye

loungewear or pajama set to try out at home

before you grab something to rock in public.

Summer is the ideal time to explore everything the

Pacific Northwest has to offer. From our beautiful

beaches to hiking Rainier, exploring coastal towns

and taking the ferry to nearby islands, discover

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Health

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H

ave you heard of the Vampire Facial, also known

as platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP)? It is all the

rage amongst celebrities, and that’s because it is a

facial treatment that delivers astounding results,

stops aging in its tracks and is all natural.

Think of PRP as a treatment in self-healing. A small amount of

your blood is drawn from your arm and spun down in a centrifuge.

This separates your plasma from your whole blood, and this plasma

is rich in platelets (the cells that heal tissue and grow new cells).

Hence the name, platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP).

The PRP is then injected into specific areas of the face to regenerate

collagen, smooth and tighten skin, soften wrinkles, brighten your

skin’s tone and enhance elasticity. It can specifically soften dark

hollows around the eyes, plump drawn cheeks, soften lines and

pores, and give your skin tone, tightness and improved texture.

After injecting the PRP into specific areas of the face, the entire

face is microneedled (a minimally invasive procedure that creates

thousands of microscopic needle pricks on the surface of the face).

The remaining PRP is then rubbed on the face, and it travels down

the channels that are created during microneedling to reach the

dermis of the skin and continue to rejuvenate.

For years, PRP has been used for reconstructive surgery, in

orthopedic medicine and in dentistry, but its benefits are now being

utilized in aesthetics to slow the effects of aging on skin. Below are

some most frequently asked questions.

How much does platelet-rich plasma therapy cost? A plateletrich

plasma therapy treatment is generally around $600. It takes

three months to see full results, and a series of three treatments are

recommended to start, and then once a year for maintenance.

Does platelet-rich plasma therapy hurt? Prior to your treatment,

most providers will apply a topical numbing cream. Most clients

describe the treatment as uncomfortable, but not painful.

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How long will my appointment take? A platelet-rich

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minutes from start to finish.

Is there any downtime or recovery after this treatment?

Most clients look a little red the first 24 hours after

treatment (like a sunburn). Mild swelling and occasionally

bruising can occur. Most clients return to their normal

activities on post treatment day one. The PRP is like liquid

gold, full of stem cells and growth factors, which speeds up

your healing time.

Curious if this treatment could help you with your

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Heading into summer, we look forward to seeing patients

for all preventative, restorative and sleep apnea needs. We

want you to know that we take your health seriously and

are doing everything we can to reassure you that moving

forward with your dental care is the right thing to do.

During these past couple of months, we have spent time learning about

this virus and how it could potentially alter dental care. It is important

to keep in mind that we, as dentists, are trained professionals and

practice safety every day! Although COVID is a new virus, we are well

versed in practicing universal precautions, which means everyone is

protected from all potential infections. In general, this is nothing new

for us! With the apprehension directed at COVID in particular, there

are new precautions that we are taking to protect our patients:

• When making your appointments, you will be asked a short series of

screening questions regarding your health.

• Upon arrival at our office, we will ask that you remain in your car

until your appointment time.

• We ask that you wear a mask into the office.

• Patients with appointments will be allowed in treatment areas, and

companions are asked to remain in your vehicle. We are limiting the

number of patients in our reception spaces. Our goal is to not have

anyone waiting in the reception area.

• Upon check-in, you will have your temperature taken with a touchless

forehead thermometer at the front desk.

• We will ask you to use hand sanitizer upon arrival.

• Once in the treatment area, where we have air filtration units, we will

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• Rest assured that we will be taking the usual disinfection protocol

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Fever for

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Idaho residents Julie Kirk and Joshua Freedman have changed their plans for this summer. The scenery will be equally spectacular, the

weather a bit warmer, but an entirely new challenge.

News that the COVID-19 pandemic had forced the sponsors of the Yukon 1000 across the Canadian wilderness to cancel this year’s

event, which compelled the couple to seek out another challenge.

So, instead of making their way across the Great North this summer, Joshua and Julie will be paddling their way through some of the

most picturesque wilderness waterways of the Deep South as participants in the Great Alabama 650. The course is a world apart from the

Canadian Yukon wilderness.

Over the past eight years the Idaho couple had been regular participants in the Yukon River Quest, a twisting challenge through virtually

untouched wilderness in the vast open terrain in Canada. They have placed as high as first place in their division.

Julie and Joshua had hoped to enhance the challenge this year by doubling their miles on the river when they applied to compete in the elite

Yukon 1000, a course that follows the route of early pioneers in what has been billed as the longest boat race in the world.

The disappointing news of the COVID lockdown, however, did not deter them. Joshua quickly found another challenge they could answer.

His solution was the Great Alabama 650, a test of strength, endurance and mental fortitude that takes river paddlers on what sponsors

describe as “an epic adventure along the core section of the Alabama Scenic River Trail.”

“It may be less miles,” said Joshua, “but it is definitely more of a challenge. Both physically and emotionally.”

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He was thrilled with the new challenge, proclaiming

he did not want to “flush all those hours of training

down the toilet.” He added the Alabama course

has the potential to be more challenging because

the Yukon River flows at a consistent 9 to 13 miles

per hour. The river course in Alabama has multiple

stretches of still water that will require human

propulsion.

Racers in Alabama will also be forced to exit the

river for nine portages to get around nine dams on

this year’s course. Julie has been designated as the

coxswain for the race to allow Joshua to concentrate

on navigation.

“We were already seven months into our training for

the Yukon when they pulled the plug,” said Joshua.

He admitted that Julie is a “much better technical

paddler,” but Julie said her partner’s training for

Ironman competitions will be beneficial during the

more grueling portions of the race.

According to Race Director Greg Wingo, the race

in Alabama this September presents a unique

challenge for both competitors and organizers. Greg

is an ultra-runner who co-founded a trail running

group in his native Birmington.

“When it comes to a paddle race, and specifically

with our race where we have several different

bodies of water, the logistics behind that are quite

a bit more complicated,” he explained. “On top of

that, there is a level of navigating and orienteering

that’s involved for the paddlers that’s not quite as

common in most running races.”

Only three teams out of the 20 that began last year’s

inaugural race made it to the finish line, he said.

Dedicated training

The change in venue has not changed Joshua and

Julie’s year-round zeal for their daily regimen

of vigorous training. In addition to time on the

river every morning near their home north of

Bonners Ferry in North Idaho, Joshua continues

to chop wood, work out at the gym and hone the

navigational skills he first learned during his time as

a SEAL in the Navy.

Meanwhile, Julie does aerobics to build up her

stamina when she is not behind the counter of

Mountain Mike’s, a local health food store.

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His solution was the Great Alabama 650, a test of strength,

endurance and mental fortitude that takes river paddlers on what

sponsors describe as “an epic adventure along the core section of the

Alabama Scenic River Trail.”

workouts now include more yoga in addition to aerobics,” said Julie.

Joshua said they will begin to scale back from their twice-a-day routine as they get closer to the

actual start date of the race.

“We’re also taking more supplements to help boost our endurance levels,” he said with a quiet

laugh.

Julie is concerned that the drastic changes in temperature and humidity in Alabama in the heat of

summer may pose more of a challenge than the actual river.

“Obviously, the Yukon is a much colder environment than Alabama, and so we’ll be doing a lot

of training during the heat of the day this summer (in Idaho),” Josh said when asked about the

changes in preparation for the new challenge.

“The only element we will really need to work on that is different is heat tolerance.”

They explained the actual workouts are “not really much different” than their annual preparation

for the Yukon. Julie said their time in kayaks on the river is primarily focused on strengthening the

teamwork and the methods the couple has developed as tandem paddlers over the years.

Racers can never take any situation on the river for granted, said Joshua. He said

participants have reported experiencing hallucinations along either course. That can

be especially dangerous for teams hundreds of miles from civilization in Canada.

Based on his research from across the country, Josh anticipates even more perils in the

Alabama waterway. Instead of an occasional bear foraging for salmon, the southern

waters will have dangers with large teeth lurking below the surface of the water and

ominous predators in the branches of trees along the bank.

As of now, the Great Alabama 650 is scheduled to start on September 16 on Weiss Lake

in the northeast corner of the state and end at Fort Morgan on the shores of Mobile

Bay. Rules of the race dictate that the race must be

completed within 10 days.

A total of $22,500 in prize money will be

divided among finishers in three separate

categories: male, female and two-person teams.

The river course stretches from the white

water at the headwaters to the ambling river

delta. Greg cautions racers that “the race can

pose a challenge to even the most experienced

paddler.”

Racers, he said, who sign up for the solo

division must have at least one “crewperson”

to assist throughout the race to provide help

along the journey. The race director is also

grateful for the “trail angels,” people who live

along the water who will be available to assist

racers, offering snacks or a place for a hot

shower.

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“All along the trail, there are people that live

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network of these angels to help out paddlers with pretty

much anything on their route—acts of kindness that have

been in place for decades. Now we’ll be utilizing them for

this race.”

The angels and a host of other volunteers will be a major

force in keeping the race running properly. Many of the

volunteers will be stationed at portages along the course.

Racers will be met on the shoreline, where they will be

required to get out of their boat and take a compulsory

break.

Most of these stations are at sites of dams and other places

that will need to be bypassed on foot.

“Volunteers are absolutely critical for this race,” Greg

said. “The primary responsibility of the volunteers at the

portages will be to make sure racers get their mandatory

time out of the water and to check on them.”

He said as the race proceeds and competitors spread out,

more volunteers are needed to staff the stations, some

hundreds of miles apart.

“At the beginning of the race this isn’t a huge deal because

the racers are still close together, but as the days go by the

racers spread out, based on their ability, pretty far, so we’ll

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need to man multiple portages over a couple of hundred

miles, staffing them 24 hours a day,” Greg said.

Joshua and Julie will travel to Alabama with their own set

of “trail angels.”

“My son, Ian, has been with us for five years in a row for

the Yukon River Quest. He is planning on going with us to

the Great Alabama 650 this year too,” said Julie. “He could

not make it last year. “

Wayne and Wanda Wilkerson were on hand to support

their friends at the first mandatory layover last year. They

helped pull Joshua and Julie out of their boat, fed them

both and put them to beds to sleep before the start of the

next day.

“While we are sleeping, they clean out our boat, restock it

with food and water, dry everything they can (pfds, spray

skirts, jackets). They helped inspect our gear and boat

with the race officials, and then they are there at the end

to help us out of the boat and take care of us and our gear.”

Julie said her brother David and his wife Amy and her

sister Tammy and her husband Scott helped pay the

registration fee for the postponed race in the Yukon.

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Donations of waterproof hats, gloves and socks from

Sealskinz USA have helped Joshua and Julie prepare for the

river race in Alabama.

“Nite Ize provided us with some waterproof bags and Peak

Refuel is giving us our freeze-dried meals,” Julie added. “We

are also especially grateful to our customers at Mountain

Mike’s for their loyalty to help us reach our goal.”

Julie and Joshua have one ultimate goal that guides them on

their outdoor adventures. That is the challenge to finish the

race and be able to plan for next year’s test of endurance.

“We work well together, but this will not be a walk in the

park,” said Joshua with a straight face. “This is an entirely

new challenge. Its’ all new to us.”

“We always try to find the silver lining,” Julie concluded.

“The cancelation of the Yukon race may have been a

blessing in disguise.”

Dan Aznoff is a freelance writer based in Mukilteo,

Washington, dedicated to preserving the stories of past

generations. He was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize and has

received acclamation for his work regarding sustainable

energy. Aznoff is the author of three books that document

colorful periods of history in the state of Washington. He can

be reached at directly da@dajournalist.com.

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SATURDAYS, 9AM TO 2PM

Life is slowly returning back to normal, and the timing couldn’t

be better, as farmers’ market season has returned to the Pacific

Northwest. As the weather continues to warm up and summer

fast approaches, it’s the ideal time to head to one of the various

area farmers’ markets to take in the fresh air, shop local goods

and support area farmers and businesses. One market experience

not to miss is the Proctor Farmers’ Market, which can be found at

North 27th and Proctor Street in Tacoma’s Historic Proctor District

Saturdays from 9am to 2pm.

The market looks and feels a bit different during COVID-19, and

your support and understanding is needed to stay open with a

continued focus on farms, food makers and access to local foods.

The community plays a key role to help ensure a safe and healthy

shopping experience, and below you will find some important

guidelines to follow:

• Shoppers can enter at one of two “point of entry” (North 27th at

either North Proctor or North Madison).

• Face covering or mask is required for shopping the market.

• Please sanitize your hands when entering the market and again

when leaving.

• If possible, you are asked to designate just one shopper per

household to help with social distancing measures.

• Service animals are permitted, while all other pets should be left

at home.

• Do your best to maintain a 6-foot distance between yourself,

vendors and other shoppers at all times.

• Please no touching. Only vendors should handle produce or

food items.

• Don’t eat or drink at the market.

• Try to limit your visit to 20 minutes if possible.

If you would like to pre-order and pre-pay, you can visit

ProctorFarmersMarket.com for a list of vendors that offer online

ordering, prepay and pickup at the market. To stay up to date

on weekly market offerings and news, you can find them on

Facebook at Facebook.com/proctorfarmersmarket.com.

See you at the market!

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TUESDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAY

TACOMA FARMERS’ MARKET

The Tacoma Farmers’ Market offers three convenient locations

throughout the week to make shopping at the Farmers’ Market this

season that much easier! You can find weekly markets at the following

locations: Eastside at 35th and McKinley every Tuesday, 3 to 7pm;

Broadway at 9th and Broadway every Thursday, 10am to 3pm (10am

to 2pm September and October); and Point Ruston at 5005 Ruston

Way every Sunday, 10am to 3pm. As at all area markets, shoppers are

required to wear masks, which will be available for shoppers for whom

purchasing a mask is a financial hardship. For information regarding

participating vendors, visit TacomaFarmersMarket.com.

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FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS

OLYMPIA FARMERS’ MARKET

Keeping it fresh since 1975, the Olympia Farmers’ Market on Capitol

Way is now open for the season every Saturday and Sunday from 10am

to 3pm (they are currently closed Thursdays and Fridays until further

notice). To ensure the safety of all vendors, staff and customers, social

distancing is being enforced, crowd sizes monitored and controlled,

and vendors spaced apart. During the COVID-19 crisis, they are

limiting vendors to include those providing grocery-type items such

as fruits and vegetables, bakery, meat, seafood, eggs, dairy, jam,

plant starts and seeds, fruit trees and to-go prepared meals. They are

currently working to introduce curbside market pickup and deliveries.

Visit OlympiaFarmersMarket.com to find out more.

SATURDAYS (UPON APPROVAL)

DOWNTOWN PUYALLUP FARMERS’ MARKET

Run by the Puyallup Main Street Association and staying true to

their mission of supporting a healthy community, a healthy economy

and a healthy environment, the Downtown Puyallup Farmers’

Market invites the community to shop the market’s online store at

PuyallupFarmersMarketStore.com, where you can find dozens of

vendors selling farm fresh items, baked goods, specialty products,

flowers, craftware and more. One of the largest markets in the South

Sound area, all products are Washington grown and produced!

Determined on a weekly basis, the Puyallup Farmers’ Market can be

found each Saturday at the South Hill Mall parking lot (by the former

Sears) from 9am to 2pm. They, like their fellow farmers’ markets, ask

that all who stop by are responsible market shoppers and considerate

of others. To stay up to date on new market information, please visit

the market’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/puyallupfarmersmarket.

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Eat & Drink

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BLACKBERRY AND CHEDDAR

CAPRESE WITH FRESH BASIL

Recipe & Photo Courtesy of Tina VanDenHeuvel, NTP NHC

SALAD INGREDIENTS:

1 cup balsamic vinegar

8 oz. white cheddar cheese

24 basil leaves

24 fresh blackberries

METHOD:

TO PREPARE THE GLAZE:

• In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring vinegar to a boil.

• Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for an additional 15 to 20 minutes

or until vinegar has reduced to 1/4 cup.

• Remove from heat and as it cools it will continue to thicken.

• Glaze may be refrigerated in a glass jar with a fitted lid for up to 1 month.

SKEWERS:

• Slice cheddar cheese into 24 even squares.

• Using toothpicks, layer the ingredients with the cheddar cheese, a folded basil

leaf and follow with a blackberry.

• Line a serving dish with the skewers and drizzle with balsamic glaze right

before serving.

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Road Trip Part 2

BRITISH COLUMBIA’S KOOTENAI ROCKIES AND THE INTERNATIONAL SELKIRK LOOP

STORY AND PHOTOS BY MARGUERITE CLEVELAND

Last month our road trip ended in Christina Lake at the lovely Sunflower Inn B&B. The next destination is Rossland and continues

with a few days in the Kootenay Rockies before connecting with the International Selkirk Loop, the only multi-national scenic drive

in North America. Even doing just a portion of this 280-mile scenic drive is worth it. Gorgeous lakes and rivers with crystal-clear

water surrounded by towering mountains makes for a beautiful drive. There are also cute little towns and the world’s longest free ferry

crossing.

Day 4: Rossland, British Columbia

It is just a 60-mile drive from Christina Lake to Rossland, British Columbia, so enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the Sunflower before starting your

day. Once you arrive, grab a coffee or other beverage from one of the downtown coffee shops and explore the town. Historic photos sized like a

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Fresh Latin American cuisine is

served up with 70 varieties of

Tequila and Mezcal, as well as

beautifully crafted cocktails.

mural line the main street. You can stand by an historic monument and have the

same view as one of the photos taken in 1913. There are a variety of shops and

galleries worth taking a peek at.

The Rossland Museum is located on the site of the historic Le Roi Gold Mines.

There are 5 acres to explore with mining exhibits located on the grounds. The

museum also serves as Rossland’s official visitors’ center.

Next head out to the Red Mountain Resort. Plan to do a mountain hike. The

Josie Hotel has a jazzy, modern vibe. On-site is the Velvet Restaurant and Lounge,

which is kicking out some rather good chow. Executive Chef Marc-Andre

Choquette is an Iron Chef alum and the menu is heavy on seasonal, hearty food.

For an appetizer that should be called dessert, try the candied bacon. It lives up to

the hype. Dine inside with views of the mountain or out on the deck. A great way

to spend the afternoon.

Enjoy the scenic drive into Nelson, which is your stop for the night. The Adventure

Hotel is a fun place to stay and is geared to those who love the outdoors. It has

a bright, modern interior and is centrally located to all there is to see and do in

Nelson. After checking in, take a walk to Baker Street to partake of the restaurants,

many with sidewalk seating. Cantina del Centro is immensely popular with the

locals. Fresh Latin American cuisine is served up with 70 varieties of Tequila and

Mezcal, as well as beautifully crafted cocktails. The street tacos are memorable

with a variety of choices. Choose two or three to make a meal.

Day 5: Nelson

Get an early start today so you have time for breakfast and kayaking before

checkout time at the hotel. Oso Negro is a great place to start your day. This

indoor art gallery and breakfast stop serves up more than 20 different blends of

coffee to enjoy with seasonal breakfast options. Eat among the works of talented

local artists or outside in the garden.

The Prestige Lakeside Resort is located on the banks of the west arm of Kootenay

Lake and offers boat rentals from their dock, which is home to Nelson Paddleboard

and Kayak. Rent your watercraft of choice and head out on the lake. Morning

hours often have no wind and the scenery has mountains that come almost to the

edge of the lake. Very tranquil.

After a quick stop at the Adventure Hotel to freshen up and check out, head into

town to visit Touchstones Nelson Museum of Arts and History to learn about the

town and surrounding areas. A popular hike in the area is to Pulpit Rock for its

spectacular views of Nelson Kootenay Lake.

Highly recommended by locals is the little town of Kaslo. It is just north of

Ainsworth Hot Springs, your stop for the night, so you will have to double back—

but so worth it. The scenic drive along Highway 31 is truly impressive. It is hard

to imagine how the road was even built when the mountains run right to the lake.

Kaslo is a quaint town that is like a step back in time. Perched on the banks of a

beautiful lake, the historic town is well worth the detour with breathtaking views

everywhere you walk, cute shops and many choices to grab a meal.

Head back to Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort for the night. The hot springs get

crowded, so plan to go in the morning when it is only open for hotel guests.

Located near the hotel is the JB Fletcher Store, a museum and local artisan

shop. Worth the trek down the hill. The Ktunaxa Grill, the on-site restaurant,

has great service, and the indigenous-inspired menu is constructed of fresh, local

ingredients. Reservations are a must.

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

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Day 6: Bonners Ferry, Idaho

First thing in the morning, visit the Ainsworth Hot Springs. It is so nice without

all the crowds. The complex includes a pool fed by the spring, a cold plunge pool

fed by Munn Creek and a dimly lit cave. It is not for the faint of heart as it is like a

dark tunnel. Have breakfast at the hotel before checking out.

Head to Balfour to catch the Kootenay Lake Ferry to Kootenay Bay. You are now

on the International Selkirk Loop. There are no reservations, so check the times

and arrive early for the 35-minute ferry crossing. This is the longest free ferry in

the world—and one of the most scenic. While you wait there are plenty of shops,

restaurants and a bakery at the ferry landing.

Once you arrive in Kootenay Bay, follow Highway 3A south to Bonners Ferry,

Idaho. Along the way enjoy the eastern shore of Kootenay Lake. Stop at Crawford

Bay, a unique community of artisans’ studios. As you continue south there are

small towns, shops and beaches for photo ops. Before crossing the border make a

detour in Creston to visit two wineries, Skimmerhorn Winery and Vineyard and

the Baillie-Grohman Winery, that are thriving in the microclimate of the area.

Cross the border into Idaho and head to Bonners Ferry for the night. The Best

Western Plus Kootenai River Inn Casino & Spa is in a great location next to

the river and has a pedestrian tunnel to access the downtown area. There are

restaurants on-site, or head through the tunnel to access the visitors’ center and

local downtown eating establishments.

Day 7: Last Day

In the morning, head 6 miles east to the Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge. There

is a visitors’ center with a hike nearby to a waterfall. Additional hikes are available

as well as a 4.5-mile auto tour. There is a good chance you will see moose, elk,

deer, or rarer a bear. Birds are abundant including bald eagles and migratory

waterfowl. After spending time in the refuge continue to explore the U.S. side of

the International Selkirk Loop or head home. You are about a six-hour drive to

Seattle, Washington, which is a major airline hub.

An unforgettable family road trip adventure awaits. It’s time to start planning.

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