June 2020 Sandpoint Living Local

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June 2020 Sandpoint Living Local

JUNE 2020

LIVING LOCAL

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Sandpoint Farmers'

Market

Kicking off the summer season!

INSIDER

TIPS & TRICKS

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Fever for adventure

Idaho couple trades the icy

waters in Canada for a kayak in

humid Alabama

BUILDING YOUR

DREAM HOME

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Mountain elegance awaits you at The Idaho Club. Wrap yourself in luxurious comfort in this well-designed home where aaennon to detail

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adorn the interior spaces which transiion seamlessly to a large, covered deck with living area and hot tub. The perfect combinaaon of accessibility

and privacy, situated on a prime site with no back door neighbors where you can enjoy The Idaho Club ameniies including gated

entry, nearby clubhouse, world-class golf, kayaking and future marina, all just minutes to Sandpoint and Schweitzer Mountain Resort.

$850,000

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Come enjoy this well kept home conveniently located close to the YMCA and Travers Park. This home

has ample storage, a walk-in pantry and linen closet. A large fenced back yard with mature fruit trees

including apple, pear, cherry and plum as well as thornless raspberries, blackberries and blueberries.

With a 14x16 garden/storage shed with lean to's on both sides for plenty of storage for your toys!

Close to the library and Junior/Senior High school, Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort and Sandpoint City

Beach. $262,500

Come build on this .3 acre lot in the City limits

overlooking Sand Creek. UUliies are at the

property, ready for your plans among other

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base of Schweitzer Mountain near shopping,

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Private, nicely treed building lot ADJACENT TO

US FOREST SERVICE PROPERTY east of Clark

Fork, ID. Electricity, community water and

phone available on a maintained road. Thin

some trees for more expansive mountain

views. $40,000

Absolutely the best value you'll find in the most

PRIME locaaon at The Idaho Club. Just a few

lots away from the new clubhouse and located

on the estuary of the Pack River, you'll find this

level building site ready for your plans. This lot

perfectly combines accessibility and privacy

with paved access, gated entry and a natural

buffer for your retreat estate. $112,000

Jackie Suarez

Honored to be voted Sandpoint’s

Finest REALTOR® 2017, 2018 & 2019

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DON’T BE FOOLED …

Many Coeur d’Alene agents are soliciting listings in our area by telling you your home can be marketed better by being in

the Coeur d’Alene MLS System. They fail to mention that many of them are not members of our local Sandpoint, Selkirk

MLS, so your property is not being inputted into the local MLS or seen by local agents!

I AM A MEMBER OF BOTH the Coeur d’Alene MLS and the Sandpoint MLS System, so when listing your home or land with me,

your property is being marketed in Boundary, Bonner and Kootenai Counties and pushed to Realtor.com, Zillow and all

major search engines, not to mention in magazines like this one you are viewing now!!

LIST Your Property with a Local Agent with a Proven Track Record!

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years in Sandpoint and the surrounding area! Let Me represent YOU on your next

Real Estate Transaction, with over $75,000,000 in sales, you will be happy you

did!

Experience - Integrity - Dedication - Knowledgeable

Eric Skinner

Owner / Associate Broker

Century 21 RiverStone

(208) 290-6314

Eric.Skinner@Sandpoint.com

Julina Skinner

Associate Broker

Century 21 RiverStone

(208) 290-6315

Julina.Skinner@Sandpoint.com

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

Camp Bay on Lake Pend Oreille

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MP 56 Hwy 200, Clark Fork, Idaho - Looking for that breath-taking waterfront and mountain view property? Stop looking and come visit this

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beautiful Clark Fork River, near the mouth of Lake Pend Oreille. This 72 acre parcel has a couple of great building sites where you can not

only build your dream home, but have great area to add an additional home for family. The roads to the building sites are already very manage-

able and not too steep or scary like so many other big view properties. Hike directly to Antelope Lake, literally just minutes away! The waterfront

lot is not a build-able lot for a home, but bring your swim suit and fly rod and enjoy the large grassy lot with easy access on the Clark Fork River,

with plenty of space for a dock. Finding the large parcels with private waterfront access are getting harder to find, don't miss this one!

Eric Skinner

Owner / Associate Broker

Century 21 RiverStone

(208) 290-6314

Eric.Skinner@Sandpoint.com

Julina Skinner

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(208) 290-6315

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www.IdahoRealEstateListings.com

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JUNE 2020

VOLUME 10 NUMBER 6

inside

The Perfect Location

How to choose where to build your home

Who Should You Hire?

How to choose your contractors & builder

Building Trends 101

The 2020 look: bold, open and inviting

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WE'RE READY FOR THE DAYS TO GET HOTTER

AND THE NIGHTS TO GET LONGER.

Welcome, June.

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PUBLISHER’S

Note

Bring vibrant

Color

back to your

Home

TO NEW BEGINNINGS

L

ife as we’ve known it

is slowly beginning to

make its return, with

much excitement, as well

as attentiveness. We at Sandpoint Living

Local 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

Sandpoint Living Local, 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 trying times.

Our feature story highlights North Idaho

residents Julie Kirk and Joshua Freedman

and their journey of strength and endurance

as they prepare to embark on the Great

Alabama 650 this September—the toughest

paddle race in the United States! Read

the story behind Super 1 Foods and their

commitment to the communities they serve,

and find out more about the community

program, G6:2, and its mission to help foster

and adoptive families.

Stay strong, stay positive. Here’s to summer

and new beginnings.

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Executive Director | steve@like-media.com

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IT'S JUNE! ALONG WITH THE LONGER

DAYS AND MORE SUNSHINE, it's the time

of year we spend more time outdoors, whether

gardening, entertaining or just playing with

the kids at our beautiful lake! With the beauty

that Sandpoint offers during this time, there’s

no time like the present to get outside and

soak in that sunshine! Enjoy the official arrival

of summer!

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GET FEATURED

Join us on Instagram @SandpointLiving

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ESSENTIALS

The latest tips and trends in home, garden,

finances and life

LIFE & COMMUNITY

Save the Day! Help keep our Sandpoint

Independence Day traditions alive

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SPOTLIGHT

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

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Bearing One Another’s Burdens: G6:2

serves local adoptive and foster families

IN FOCUS

Super 1 Foods: North Idaho’s community

supermarket

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Sandpoint Farmers’ Market: A favorite

community event kicks off its summer

season

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BUSINESS IN THE 42

SPOTLIGHT

Akre Enterprises: A third-generation logger

keeps it local and reliable

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Tips and informational articles about living

a healthy, active lifestyle

Fever for Adventure: Idaho couple

trades the icy waters in Canada for a

kayak in humid Alabama

TRAVEL & LEISURE

Road Trip Part 2: British Columbia’s

Kootenai Rockies and the International

Selkirk Loop

FOOD & DRINK

Your local guide to the tastiest hot

spots around town and local recipes

COMMUNITY

EVENTS

Time to Celebrate with family and

friends!

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Home Improvement Projects

PREPARING OUR HOMES FOR THE WARM WEATHER

BY NIKKI LUTTMANN, SEVEN BEE INTERIORS

FOR SANDPOINT FURNITURE, CARPET ONE AND SELKIRK GLASS AND CABINETS

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.

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.

Something that can be overlooked in any home is the addition of fresh

air and sunshine. Your home could be picture-perfect, 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. Selkirk Glass and Cabinets have a great “invisible”

screen product that retracts and can be added to virtually any door.

While they’re at it, they can replace windowpanes that have cracked

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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


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Outdoor living spaces are all the rage

on sites like Houzz and Pinterest.

while they have the old flooring going out and new flooring going

in. Also, you can keep your windows 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

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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 North

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TEACHER OF THE MONTH

By Colin Anderson

Thank You

to Our

Teachers

The 2019-2020 school year will go

down as one of the more unique

and challenging for everyone

involved. Our school teachers were

presented with obstacles not seen before,

but instead of wilting under uncertainty, we

heard hundreds of stories of our educators

stepping up for their students. They’ve held

classes through Zoom and touched base with

students after hours to help them with their

learning. They’ve left inspiring messages

on reader boards and the sides of schools,

showing kids who pass by just how much they

are missed. Elementary teachers have formed

fun car parades and driven past homes to give

little kids a smile, and high school educators

have left congratulations posters on the lawns

of seniors who may not get an in-person

graduation.

At Sandpoint Living Local, we make it a

point to highlight a local educator in each

issue throughout the school year to show our

appreciation to those who inspire our youth.

We would like to extend our gratitude to our

recent Teacher of the Month recipients and

say a big ‘Thank You’ to educators everywhere

who have stepped up to keep kids on track,

supported, loved and inspired over these past

few months.

Recognizing our 2019-2020 Teachers of the

Month

Becky Charvoz - Farmin Stidwell Elementary

School

Jacob Stark - Sandpoint High School

Jennifer Smith - Washington Elementary

School

Ezra Stafford - Sandpoint High School

Lynette Leonard - Southside Elementary

School

Lori Padilla - Northside Elementary School

TJ Clary - Sandpoint Middle School

Jennifer Majors - Hope Elementary School

‘THANK YOU’ TO EDUCATORS EVERYWHERE

WHO HAVE STEPPED UP TO KEEP KIDS ON

TRACK, SUPPORTED, LOVED AND INSPIRED

OVER THESE PAST FEW MONTHS.

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WHERE OUR FOCUS GOES

ENERGY FLOWS

Whatever the circumstances, what

we think and who we choose to be

makes all the difference

By Trish Buzzone, Thinking Partner,

Executive Director, The John Maxwell Team

Sometime in March, life as we know it went off the rails. As

the number of coronavirus cases grew, businesses closed, and

others struggled to keep their doors open. Parks, restaurants

and theaters closed. Weeks passed, and for many of us, the

walls felt like they were closing in.

Each day, I made it a point to check in with family and friends who

were, like me, looking for ways to adjust to the “new normal.” One

of those friends confessed the transition had been a challenge. Adam

works mainly out of his house. His wife is a schoolteacher, now also

working from home. They have two boys still at home and one in the

military. Safe-at-Home orders meant pretty much everything around

them was closed, and they were immersed in learning new technology,

testing new routines and adjusting expectations.

My friend said, even in all the struggle, they were able to create

moments of joy. I asked him to share one:

“Our wedding anniversary was coming up, 22 years together, and I

was sick. The week before, I’d developed some congestion and a cough.

No fever, fortunately, but one of those deep, nasty coughs that keeps

you up at night.

“For 22 years, our anniversary always meant an adventure. Hiking,

sailing, enjoying a beachside B&B, learning and exploring together.

… Not this year. Even if I wasn’t sick, the world was wearing a big Out

of Order sign.

“By Thursday, I was on my third day of very little sleep. My bride took

one look at me and told me to stay in bed. I rolled over, closed my eyes,

and woke up Friday morning. All day, the house was full of whispers.

Mom and the boys were planning something as I tried to knock the

rust off my brain and get caught up on work.

“Anniversary morning arrived. We sipped coffee on the porch swing

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Even in all the

struggle, they

were able to

create moments

of joy.

We love our pets!

and watched the river behind our house. It

wasn’t a mountain cabin or a tropical island,

but we were together. Looming deadlines

meant I had to get back to work. Lesson

planning meant so did she.

“That evening, she knocked on my office door,

asked me to come with her down to the dock.

The boys were in their room, peeking around

the door, giggling. Something was definitely

up. Out on the dock, they had strung Christmas

lights from piling to piling. Candles flickered

on a table set for two. Platters held all our

favorite picnic foods. A wine bottle sweated in

the warm evening. Soft music played.

“I sat down across from her, soaking up the

moment. It felt like we were together at a

riverside Italian bistro, the only people in the

world. She poured the wine, and we toasted 22

years. We set our glasses down, both smiling,

maybe for the first time that week. I know it

was the happiest I’d been since the first time I

heard the words ‘COVID-19.’

“As the sun melted behind the horizon, we ate

and talked and laughed until it was too dark to

see. Coronavirus may have stolen our annual

adventure, but maybe creating moments of

joy when the world feels like it’s falling apart is

adventure enough.”

Hearing this, I was inspired by Adam’s

unwavering life stance, the way his family

honors traditions, embraces challenges and

loves each other through these uncertain times.

Where their focus goes, their energy flows, and

that is true for all of us.

You can connect with Trish Buzzone at

TrishBuzzone.com, Linkedin.com/in/

trishbuzzone or Facebook.com/trishbuzzone.

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Save the Day!

HELP KEEP OUR SANDPOINT INDEPENDENCE DAY

TRADITIONS ALIVE

By Jillian Chandler

There is nothing like Independence Day and the celebrations

that we’ve all come to know and love here in Sandpoint. It was

recently announced that due to health and safety concerns

for the community amid COVID-19, Sandpoint’s Lion Club

has decided to cancel the annual Fourth of July events usually put on by

its organization and members.

But, there is good news—and great news! After hearing this unfortunate

news, Sandpoint resident Ron Korn wanted to do something about it.

As a result, he went to social media, where he created a public Facebook

page—Save Independence Day, Sandpoint. With help promoting the

campaign from Steve Wasylko, the page had already garnered more

than 1,400 members by the end of May, all who share the same patriotic

goal—to keep Sandpoint's Fourth of July celebration alive.

It was quickly confirmed that the parade would continue, following the

same route as previous years, with planning underway to feature family

fun at Travers Park, filled with outdoor events and activities such threelegged

races, a dunk tank, water balloon toss and more, along with live

performances and food vendors.

The biggest task at hand? Raising the funds for the annual fireworks

display over City Beach, with a cost of nearly $17,000.

In less than two weeks, initial monetary goals were not only met but

surpassed! According to a Facebook post posted by Ron on Sandpoint

Independence Day’s page on May 23, Ron was excited to announce that

they had raised $19,000. "... Now I've raised our goal of $25,000 to cover

all of the costs for the full day of events, parade, picnic day at the park,

and the fireworks show. ... And we have our awesome community to

thank for all of this!"

If you want to help ensure that the Fourth of July traditions continue in

Sandpoint, there are several ways you can help. If you, your organization

or business are interested in participating in this year's parade, you can

donate $20 (non-refundable) via Paypal for pre-registration by June 29;

with fees increasing to $30 after that date, and must be paid the day of

the event.

Fireworks Show sponsorships are also available, and they are also

seeking prize donations for the parade and festival games and contests.

Help make 2020 the best Fourth of July in Sandpoint. For additional

details including registration and sponsorship opportunities, visit

Sandpoint4th.com, email sandpoint4th@gmail.com or call Ron Korn

at 208.290.2354.

It’s incredible, yet no surprise, how quickly Sandpoint residents and

business owners stepped up and took action to make this year’s Fourth

of July a day to be cherished and sure to be remembered.

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“Live Life to

the Fullest”

Patient-focused clinic eases the pain

By Jillian Chandler

IDAHO PAIN CLINIC

1327 Superior Street

Sandpoint, Idaho 83864

208.263.9757

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Photo By 7B Photography - Brad Frerkson

“I FEEL THAT IS OUR

PASSION AND CALLING IN

LIFE, TO HELP THOSE WE

INTERACT WITH LIVE LIFE

TO THE FULLEST."

Serving the Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry communities for more than

a decade, Dr. J. Sorin Ispirescu has been changing lives through multidisciplinary

pain management treatments at Idaho Pain Clinic.

Trained at the renowned Center for Pain and Palliative Medicine at UC San

Diego, Dr. Ispirescu is a double board-certified physician in both anesthesiology

and pain management. After creating a successful practice in Southern California,

he and his wife began searching towns across the country for the ideal place to

start a family. The couple discovered North Idaho and quickly fell in love with

Sandpoint. “We left the big city life to raise a family in this wonderful community,”

says Sorin.

Sandpoint is a wonderful, unique community, filled with so many interesting

people from all different backgrounds. There are so many truly talented people

that would be very successful in whichever community they would be part of, but

thankfully they love Sandpoint and chose to make this their home.”

In December 2010, he opened Idaho Pain Clinic, which specializes in various

methods for treatment of pain. Interventional procedures, such as epidurals, steroid

injections and radio frequency ablation, are all done at their on-site surgical center.

For those with compression fractures of the spine, they can perform kyphoplasty

under conscious sedation, restoring height and strength to the vertebrae. “We have

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in-house physical therapy with state-of-the-art equipment, including

the anti-gravity Alter G machine used by most professional sports

teams and in Olympic training centers,” says Sorin. In addition, they

help manage patients’ pain through pain medications, focusing on nonopioid

medications to maximize functionality and minimize negative

side effects. Their stem cell therapy and platelet-rich (PRP) therapy can

harness the body’s own healing potential to rebuild injured tissues.

Dr. Ispirescu and his team also have a special interest in lifestyle medicine,

helping coach many clients to weight loss, smoking cessation, and

encouraging patients to make healthier lifestyle choices that add years to

their lives, and “more importantly, improve the quality of their life and

relationships,” he says.

Along with providing care to their patients, the staff at Idaho Pain

Clinic has been a long-time supporter of the arts and Sandpoint Music

Conservatory, and classical music education through the Festival at

Sandpoint. “We have also been passionate about keeping our children

safe in this community and been longtime sponsors of the Long Bridge

Swim and their program to offer swim lessons to every child in our

community,” says Sorin. He and his team have hosted and supported the

Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program, offering hope to those who

struggle with depression and anxiety. They have also been supporters of

the CHAFE 150 and Sandpoint Area Seniors.

For the last eight years, Dr. Ispirescu has been a radio host on KBFI

and KSPT and is excited to share that he has a new website (DrSorin.

com) and soon a YouTube channel titled Dr. Sorin MD with the goal of

educating and equipping patients with the tools they need to lose weight,

eat healthfully, and adopt lifestyle practices that maximize their body’s

potential for health and wellness.

His life’s work is one Ispirescu finds truly rewarding, having the

opportunity to witness the lives of his patients improve. “I feel that is our

passion and calling in life, to help those we interact with live life to the

fullest,” he affirms.

Through their gentle, compassionate approach, combined with their

highly specialized training and treatment modalities, Dr. Ispirescu and

his team are making a significant impact in the lives of those they serve.

If you are looking for comprehensive, personalized care provided by a

medical team dedicated to providing effective pain management care,

now is the time to call Idaho Pain Clinic.

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Bearing One Another’s Burdens

G6:2 SERVES LOCAL ADOPTIVE AND FOSTER FAMILIES

By Abigail Thorpe

Courtesy Photos

"WE KNEW WE

NEEDED TO

TRY AND START

SOMETHING FOR

OTHER PARENTS

AND FAMILIES

IN OUR AREA TO

NO LONGER FEEL

ALONE IN THIS

TOUGH MINISTRY."

Shelby Beck and her husband have six

children—four biological and two adopted.

As they began the transition of blending

their family, they soon realized each

member of the family was experiencing his and

her own trauma. In many ways, they felt left on

their own—as much as friends cared and wanted

to help, it’s a situation that only those who have

gone through it can understand. “That's when we

knew we needed to try and start something for

other parents and families in our area to no longer

feel alone in this tough ministry,” says Beck.

The Becks' family church Sandpoint Assembly

seemed the perfect place to start. Pastor Tim and

his wife Karla are foster parents and understand

firsthand what the experience is like. “Pastor Tim

has a heart that simply just wants to help people.

He encourages the church weekly to be the hands

and feet of Jesus by showing others love and

helping wherever we can,” says Beck. Two other

pastors’ families in the church are experienced in

fostering or adopting as well—Pastor Steve and

his wife have adopted four kids both domestically

and internationally, and Pastor Luke and his wife

have previously served as foster parents.

“So you have a church with three pastors, all

who have experience in this area,” says Beck. “It's

incredible to have these dynamics.” It was the

ideal support group to start a program that could

reach those in the community who needed help

or support in their own foster or adoptive journey.

Sandpoint Assembly and Beck formed G6:2,

which stands for the scripture verse Galatians

6:2 that says, “Bear one another’s burdens and so

fulfill the law of Christ.” The program serves North

Idaho by providing awareness and support to the

foster and adoptive community in the area. “Our

mission has been to help bear some of the burdens

foster and adoptive families may have,” says Beck,

who serves as the director of the program.

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The program does this in several ways. They offer monthly support

meetings and also provide tangible support to families through

initiatives like their placement backpacks.

Sandpoint Assembly and G6:2 host monthly support meetings through

the Department of Health and Welfare, run by an experienced foster

parent named Carrie Hull. The program is open to anyone and serves

people from Sandpoint and the surrounding areas. “People come from

Careywood, Boundary County and Priest River for support,” remarks

Beck.

The meetings are centered around parents finding support, community

and encouragement. Each meeting counts toward the foster parent

training hours parents need each year, and childcare is provided for

attendees, as well as refreshments, treats and chocolate. Each month the

program raffles off a free date night to a local restaurant as a fun surprise.

“It's just our little way of saying we see the hard work you do day in and

day out, we're here for you, we understand what it's like to care for kids

from hard places, you're not alone. We appreciate you,” says Beck.

Meetings are currently suspended due to COVID-19, but the program

plans to continue to host trainings in the future. It’s been difficult for

families who have grown to depend on the support group. “Without

that monthly time with other peers and support in general, it’s been very

tough,” explains one local foster parent. “It’s nice having time together

with other people who share your struggles and celebrate your wins as

well because they know exactly what you’re dealing with."

G6:2 works in other ways to help local foster and adoptive families adjust,

including gathering placement backpacks through donations. These are

made available for any new foster placement and include essentials foster

kids need when they move into a new home.

“Many foster kids come to their new adoptive parents with nothing,” says

Beck. “The new foster parents find themselves at Walmart quickly trying

to get basic needs for the new placement. This can be stressful in many

ways, and we'd like to try and help the transition be a little easier while

also providing the child with a bag of their very own items to keep.”

Many kids in foster care carry their only possessions from home in a

trash bag. A trash bag is not luggage, says G6:2. The organization wants to

help get each local foster child personal items and a bag that can belong

to them.

G6:2 is always looking for volunteers and donations. Their website,

G62Ministries.com, is a great resource for ways to help and includes

information about what items are needed for the placement backpacks.

They are also working on cleaning out a storage area to hold donations

like pack ‘n play cribs and newer car seats to help with local community

foster needs. While they’re not accepting clothing at this time, they are

always in need of other items, says Beck.

Whether you are a family involved in foster care, adoption, or you simply

have a heart to support those on the front lines, G6:2 would love to

partner with you!

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NORTH IDAHO

IN FOCUS

FAMILY OWNED, COMMUNITY FOCUSED

SUPER 1 FOODS: NORTH IDAHO’S SUPERMARKET

BY ABIGAIL THORPE

PHOTOS COURTESY OF SUPER 1 FOODS AND ALISON HENSLEE

Walk in your local Super 1

Foods store, and odds are

you’re met by a friendly face,

helping hands and a sense of

community. Particularly during these uncertain

times, our supermarket and grocery workers

have been on the frontlines, making sure their

communities have the goods they need, with a

sense of “we’re all in this together” at every stage

of the process.

While many of us were (or are) stuck at home,

they’ve been the often unseen hands stocking

shelves, cleaning carts and making sure the

elderly and those most in need have access to

the necessities.

But It’s not just COVID-19 that’s brought this

about—Super 1 has always had community

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at its core. “At Super 1 Foods we emulate

our founders’ values: trust, loyalty, integrity,

dependability, safety,” says Jeff Hamley, Super

1 Foods store director in Bonners Ferry. The

company was founded by Ron and Joanne

McIntire in 1970, and Ron is still active in the

business today.

The company just opened its 16th store in

May 2020 in Oldtown, Idaho. “Being a local

North Idaho founded company, and growing

up with the towns in North Idaho through

all the growth in the last 50 years, has kept us

involved in serving our communities as times

and needs have changed,” says Randy McIntire,

the Hayden-based vice president of Manito

Super 1 Foods.

Ron McIntire was dedicated to serving local

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charitable and governmental organizations,

including his local school board and the Boy

Scouts Inland Northwest Council, formerly the

Inland Empire Council. “Super 1 Foods follows

his lead in trying to be generous, helpful in our

local communities,” says Randy McIntire. “Our

schools, and our local food banks, are some

primary organizations we try to serve.

“Some of our small rural schools are now

large suburban schools, and the available

opportunities have grown with our

communities. Super 1 has been able to serve

more and in larger ways as it has grown as a

company,” he adds.

Each store—and the company as a whole—

continues to operate by Ron McIntire’s

commitment to the community, supporting


various youth programs, schools, parks and

recs programs, scouts, 4-H, county fairs and

hospital boards in each area.

“Hayden (and) Coeur d’Alene communities

are made up of people that are very proud of

their community, and appreciate the natural

beauty of North Idaho,” says Randy McIntire.

“They are very active in trying to support our

local community and be a positive influence on

keeping our community a great place to live.

Super 1 Foods, like many other local businesses,

are striving for the same thing—to make our

community a better place to live.”

The Coeur d’Alene area was the site of some

of the very first Super 1 Foods that opened

up—a name that many throughout the Inland

Northwest now know as their friendly local

food supplier.

Steven Furin started his time with Super 1 in

Coeur d’Alene in 1995 before becoming the

Sandpoint store manager. “Our philosophy

is consistently writing low prices with the

highest quality in fresh foods,” he says.

“Trustworthiness, loyalty—being committed

to being really professional in our work

environment—those are some of the things that

are important.”

Furin recalls Ron McIntire impressing upon

him the importance of community when Furin

first came to Sandpoint in 2010 to manage the

then newly opened store.

For Furin personally, Kinderhaven, local

sports, the hospital and 4-H are top causes he

makes it a priority to support. “It's important

that we spend time helping people that need

help in those areas,” he says. He serves on an

advisory committee at the hospital, which has

been especially important and a key link to the

work he does at the store during the current

health concerns, he notes.

The first year the Sandpoint store opened it

donated a pallet of electrolytes to the local

football team, recalls Furin. They’ve been

donating a pallet of Powerade to the team

every year since. He soon got actively involved

in individually supporting local sports teams,

and has been coaching youth sports—either

football, basketball or baseball—since 2011.

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Many employees follow his and the company’s lead, volunteering their

time and money to give back to the community in a variety of ways. Some

of the employees attend the Festival of Trees for Kinderhaven each year.

The store gives something to every school in the district and provides

field trips for about half the grade schools, says Furin. “If the schools

need help with something, we’re always there to help,” he adds.

Each year, the store supports the local fair and purchases 4-H animals.

Last year they sold the local pigs they purchased from 4-H members at the

store—a prime example of bringing community and company mission

together by serving locally sourced fresh meat that also supported a good

cause.

Neighboring Bonners Ferry Super 1 Foods is equally as dedicated to

providing low prices on the highest quality and freshest foods to the

community and finds every opportunity to get involved with supporting

local families, nonprofits and food banks.

“We at Super 1 Foods are proud to give donations to nonprofit

organizations, and support our 4-H and schools, and food banks,”

says Hamley. The Bonners store sponsors the Bull Bash every year, in

addition to the Demolition Derby, the 4-H live auction, and the local fire

department spaghetti donations for families in need, he adds.

The increased pressure COVID-19 has placed on grocery stores has only

served to highlight and strengthen Super 1 stores’ spirit of community.

Through the tough times stores have continued to find ways to fill their

shelves and keep food available for customers, says Randy McIntire.

Extra sanitization measures and crowded stores with depleted stock have

made it difficult working conditions for employees, but the company has

worked to reward employees through Hero pay and extra money each

pay day for their dedication, says Hamley.

“What's been inspirational to me, with most of my employees, how

willing they are to go the extra mile for the customer during these

tough times,” says Furin. “Through this, our sales have increased, and so

everyone's had to work a little harder, and the out-of-stock issues—it's

been challenging, but it's amazing.”

Looking forward, Super 1 stores are ready to support and help

local communities as they work to recover from the crisis. “As civic

organizations and churches become active again in serving our

community, we will look forward to contributing to their efforts,” says

Randy McIntire. “Food Banks will be very important this summer, and

we will be supporting them in helping many neighbors who have been

hurt by the economic shutdown.”

“With Bonners Ferry being such a small community, it gives Super 1

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You could say logging is in the Akre family blood. Reuben

Akre’s grandfather started a logging company in North

Idaho back in 1958. Now the third generation, Reuben

carries on the family business in his own way, but family

and community are still at the core of it.

In addition to its logging work, Akre Enterprises offers excavation,

mulching and hazard tree removal to homeowners in the North Idaho

area. “We’re kind of the one-stop shop; we do a little bit of everything,

so you’re only dealing with one contractor at the end of the day,” says

Reuben. It’s what sets Akre Enterprises apart. Because they can do

everything, the company often offers the most competitive rates, and

with a small three-man crew, Reuben is always on-site working with his

team. “You’re not dealing with big companies, just local guys,” he says.

Reuben grew up watching his father and two uncles run the logging

company with his grandfather. His father bought the company out in

1990, and Reuben worked alongside him for five years before heading

out on his own to start Akre Enterprises in 2015.

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He grew up in Priest River—even attended the same high school his

mother and father did back in 1985. It was after high school that he

realized the potential and future logging held for him. At the end of the

day, watching a project come together and making landowners happy

drives his passion and fuels his business.

Reuben learned from his father to take pride in his work, and it’s a core

principle that extends to his business every day. He attributes his success

and knowledge to his father, grandfather and uncles, who have served as

role models throughout his life. His father in particular has been in the

business for so long now his knowledge is a foundation of Reuben’s own

business. “I wouldn’t be where I am without him. Day in and day out I get

advice from him,” he says.

Akre Enterprises serves North Idaho communities from Coeur d’Alene

to Bonners Ferry and Priest River. Reuben and his crew work only with

private landowners, so you know you’re getting their full attention and

the best they have to offer whether you’ve hired them for a small project,

or a large one.

The small, tight-knit community is part of what’s kept Reuben in Priest

River for so many years. You may run into him in the grocery store or at

a local community event. He’s known for the strong work ethic that runs

through his family for several generations and distinguishes his company

today. “Word travels so fast in small communities, you get known for

what you do, and if you take pride in what you do you’ll last a long time,”

he says. “I’ve taken pride in it, my family as well.”

Being a business in a small community means people work together. It’s

what sets Priest River and other North Idaho communities apart. “Small

communities have great business owners, and they refer each other and

help each other out whether times are tough or not,” says Reuben.

He’s proud of his community and proud to be a third-generation logger

in North Idaho. It shows in every aspect of his work and guarantees that

when you need a job done, it’ll be done right the first time around with

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NORTH IDAHO’S BEST

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While it’s not exactly a secret, some are still surprised to learn that North

Idaho is home to a few of the very best golf courses—not just in the

Northwest but the entire country. These special courses take into account

the natural beauty that draws so many of us to the area. If you are looking

for a special and memorable round, make sure to put these courses on your summer to-do

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While the famous floating green on the 14th hole might get the bulk of the attention,

every hole at the resort course provides an incredible view of Lake Coeur d’Alene and the

surrounding scenery. Players can loosen up by driving balls into the lakeside driving range

and then get ready for a scenic ride with knowledgeable and hardworking caddies. The course

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SANDPOINT FARMERS’

MARKET

A favorite community event kicks off its

summer season

BY ABIGAIL THORPE

COURTESY OF FARMERS' MARKET AT SANDPOINT

Sandpoint’s beloved Farmers’ Market has long been a community

staple. Held in Farmin Park bordered by Oak and Main streets every

Saturday and Wednesday throughout the spring, summer and early

fall months, it’s an opportunity for the community to meet, relax and

source fresh fruits and veggies from local farmers while perusing the

local artisans and food vendors.

This year the market started later than expected due to COVID-19—

Saturday May 16, was its opening day. The market looks different than in

past years due to health precautions, but it is still committed to keeping

Sandpoint and local communities supplied with the fresh, local goods

they return for every year. For now, the market only offers staple products

like vegetables, meat, cheese, bread and soap.

The modified market is open on Saturdays only for now, from 9am to

1pm. It is a smaller market, with just around 32 vendors occupying a full

lane of the city parking lot across from Joel’s Mexican Restaurant instead

of Farmin Park. The limited number of vendors allows each to spread

out, with 6 feet between each booth. It will help the market manage the

number of people entering the farmers’ market. “We want to allow for

that social distancing,” says Market Manager Kelli Burt. Volunteers are

stationed at the front and back of the market to help count people and

make sure customers and vendors can stay safe while continuing the

market exchanges the community counts on.

The Wednesday market is postponed until further notice—keeping the

community and vendors safe and healthy while continuing to provide

access to local farmers to the community is the market board’s top

concern. “We still want community support, and we really want people

to respect the rules and regulations, because we have them there for a

reason, for the safety of everybody,” says Burt.

Sandpoint’s Farmers’ Market was started 32 years ago by local farmers in

the community. They saw a need to provide local food to the community

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COURTESY OF FARMERS'

MARKET AT SANDPOINT

SANDPOINT’S FARMERS’ MARKET WAS STARTED 32

YEARS AGO BY LOCAL FARMERS IN THE COMMUNITY.

THEY SAW A NEED TO PROVIDE LOCAL FOOD TO THE

COMMUNITY AND STARTED A VOLUNTEER BOARD.

and started a volunteer board. They set up the market in Farmin Park—

the original vendors numbered under 10. “As the popularity grew so did

the membership,” says Burt.

Veteran vendors include Staff of Life, which offers soaps, body care items,

fiber arts, fresh jams, veggies and starts; A Basket Case—a local artisan

that offers hand-woven baskets, and hand-dyed painted items like fabrics

and flags; and HERB’s Herbs, which has grown to include hand-thrown

ceramics in addition to herb plants.

Larger produce vendors like Mountain Cloud Farm offer fresh, chemicalfree

produce, meats, plants and flowers to the community. Small farm

Red Wheelbarrow Produce has been growing all-natural produce,

microgreens, herbs and plant starts for North Idaho since 2008 and can

be found at the market each year.

Burt started as a vendor at the market nine years ago. She was a farmer

and sold produce for four seasons at the market before taking a break

from farming and later becoming the market manager after meeting her

husband and starting their family. This is her third season as the manager,

and it has been the perfect opportunity for her to continue her passion

for farming and growing local.

“I love the community aspect,” she says. “Often farmers live out of town

and they are working crazy hours in the summertime, and so they get a

sense of community by coming to the farmers’ market and sharing stories

and advice—everyone's helping one another.”

It’s a community spirit at the market—no one is in it for themselves.

Growers and artisans are often eager to share advice with their neighbor,

and the vendors often help each other and share pleasant conversation

and company, says Burt.

“I love that the community gets to feel that too,” she adds. “Sandpoint

comes out and supports the market and makes it a viable income for our

famers and our crafters and our food vendors.”

It is a unique market, and visitors experience a welcoming atmosphere

of community, friendship and giving, along with incredible market

goods and produce. “I think it has to do with Sandpoint being so special

too,” says Burt. “We have really talented, really smart farmers, and so it's

amazing what people can produce in a small area and with our short

season here.”

In a normal season the market hosts the Master Gardeners once a month

to offer activities for kids and adults. On Wednesdays they usually have

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the Imagination Station, where a woman comes to do free arts and crafts

and storytelling with children on the lawn. The market won’t be doing

these activities this year due to the virus, but they hope to continue them

next year, in addition to the annual Kids’ Day.

Last year they had over 30 young adult vendors come and take over the

market on Kids’ Day. “Last year at our Kids’ Day, I've never seen so many

people in Farmin Park all at once,” remembers Burt. “We had dancers from

a local kids’ group—they got up on stage, and they did a choreographed

dance. It was just one of the sweetest things I've ever seen in Sandpoint.

All of the families were out there clapping them on. Everybody stopped

to watch what was going on. I was crying, everyone was crying. It was so

cool to see that kind of support for our younger generation.”

It’s an amazing day the community always comes out for but one that

will have to wait for next year. “We had some big things planned for the

year, but we have to kind of put everything on hold for the time being,”

says Burt.

The market continues to accept SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance

Program) benefits from shoppers this year, and provides a unique

Sandpoint market perk to shoppers using the government benefits. The

Double Up Food Bucks program will match the SNAP benefits amount

up to $10 for each household using the program. “We're really excited,

especially in this time of this great financial uncertainty, that we're able

to continue that program in the community,” says Burt. “And we're really

hopeful that people will utilize that and get fresh food for their family.”

The market was able to secure funding through the Idaho Farmers

Market Association to help fund the program this year.

As the market works to transition to a modified market during this time,

they are looking for friendly volunteers to help in multiple ways, including

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greeting customers, counting numbers, sharing

new policy information, and setting up signs

and wash stations. Visit the market website at

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For visitors to the market, keep in mind the

modified market will cause some changes, and

work to be patient and understanding in the

process as everyone works together to keep

our community safe and well fed. The market

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SUMMER IS FINALLY HERE, SANDPOINT!

Tips to keep you active and safe

By Mindy Murray, Occupational Therapist, Kauai Therapy & Wellness

Quarantine is over and the sun is out! Let’s get outside while

thinking ahead and being safe. Here are some tips to help keep

you active and safe this summer.

Tip 1: Drink, drink, drink! In the summer, our bodies require

more fluids to keep us moving strong. When your body is dehydrated, some

sensations you might feel include fatigue, thirst, nausea or headache. Keep

yourself healthy by remembering to drink at least 8 ounces of water five

times per day. Want a more efficient way to stay hydrated? Drink electrolytes!

Substitute a glass of water with an unsweetened electrolyte drink such as

coconut water. And remember, alcohol will dehydrate you, so make sure to

drink water when consuming alcohol.

Know the warning signs of dehydration:

• muscle cramps

• nausea and headaches

• dark urine

• infrequent urination

• dry throat and mouth

• dizziness

• lightheadedness

If you feel any of these, get in the shade and hydrate!

Tip 2: Don’t forget to protect your skin. Skin cancer is on the rise in Idaho.

A 2019 report, which compiled statistics from the Centers for Disease

Control and Prevention (CDC), stated Idaho has the fifth highest rate of skin

cancer in the country. Be mindful of how long you are going to be in the

sun. If you’re going to be in the sun for extended periods of time, longer

than 20 to 30 minutes, wear sunscreen or long sleeves and a hat to protect

HEALTHY TIP

HYDRATING FOODS

We all know the importance of drinking plenty of water.

Another great way to keep our bodies hydrated is to load

up on body-cooling foods, such as watermelon, celery,

cucumbers and mint, especially as the days get hotter.

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your skin. A little sun is good (think vitamin D)

but too much and you could be in pain later from

sunburn.

Tip 3: Move your workouts to early morning or

evening. Plan for early morning outside workouts

or in the evening when it’s a little cooler to avoid

heat stroke. This also applies to your outdoor

gardening and farming.

Tip 4: Wear lightweight clothing. Choose

clothing for two purposes: to prevent overheating

and to protect your skin. Opt for clothing made

from natural fibers such as cotton or linen that

can breathe and keep you cool; even consider

long sleeves. When active, think brisk walking or

running, choose clothing made from high-tech

fabrics that breathe, are lightweight and wick

away your sweat.

Tip 5: Choose appropriate footwear. When

heading out the door for a long walk, run or hike,

ditch the flip flops and opt for your supportive

tennis shoes. If it’s been a while since you have

been fitted for the appropriate walking/active

shoe, head to a good running or walking store to

get the right kind of supportive shoe for you.

Tip 6: Protect your eyes. Be sure to wear

sunglasses, as well as a hat, to protect your eyes

from harmful UV rays and protect your vision.

Tip 7: Check medication. If you’re on any new

medication, or your regular medication, be sure

to check for possible side effects from medication

interaction with the sun.

Tip 8: Practice sports safety. At Kauai Therapy &

Wellness, we see a rise in sports-related injuries

during the summer months such as sprained

ankles and broken bones from hiking, playing

frisbee, football and other outdoor activities.

By following the tips in this article, you can

decrease the chance of these injuries occurring

this summer.

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THE LIQUID

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AN ALL-NATURAL APPROACH TO

AGING GRACEFULLY

BY BRI WILLIAMS, RN, BSN, REFINED AESTHETICS

Have 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

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but its benefits are now being utilized in aesthetics to

slow the effects of aging on skin. Below are some most

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How much does platelet-rich plasma therapy

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LOOKING AHEAD TO SUMMER POST-PANDEMIC

HOW TO CREATE A POSITIVE, STRUCTURED, ENJOYABLE SUMMER

FOR OUR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN

By Kristin Carlson, External Marketing Specialist, Bonner General Health

We are coming out of one of the most uncertain and trying

times most of us can remember. Our routines and schedules

were abruptly altered by the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving

us to scramble to create new routines and structure for our

children and ourselves. We are now hopeful this time is behind us and are able

to think about summer break. It is a daunting thought. Our kids have already

been home for more than two months. While most of us were in survival

mode during the pandemic, summer is an opportunity to refocus and regain

some structure and positivity for our children during their summer days.

When schools turned to remote learning back in March, many parents I have

spoken with admittedly (myself included) started out strong with routine,

structure and homeschooling. But as time went on and we realized the kids

were not going back to school, we slacked off a bit on things like reasonable

bedtimes, healthy eating, extra snacking and limits on screen time. Don’t be

hard on yourself; this situation was new and out of the ordinary.

Looking ahead to the next three months, remember too much leniency

leads to sleep deprivation from staying up past bedtime, the highs and lows

of too much sugar or improper diet, and overstimulation from too much

screen time. All of these things can lead to mood swings, headaches, anger,

anxiety, and in some cases feeling depressed. Structure helps kids channel

their energy into productive, engaging activities boosting their confidence,

limiting learning loss and encouraging healthy habits.

I talked with our Bonner General Health psychologist, Dr. Joe Wassif, about

some ideas for keeping your kids happy and healthy (both physically and

mentally) this summer:

*Please note: Some of these options may not be available due to state and

CDC guidelines.

• Keep mealtimes consistent and healthy.

• Keep bedtime, while it may be later, at about the same time each night.

• Encourage summer reading. Read with your little ones at bedtime and

encourage your older kids to start a new book series. Give them incentives

if needed.

• Make a weekly trip to the library to participate in an activity or check out

a book.

• Enroll them in a summer camp. Some even offer scholarships.

• Chores may trigger complaining or eye rolling, but a small list of “to dos”

each day fosters ownership and responsibility.

• Promote healthy activities and encourage at least 60 minutes of physical

activity every day.

• Most importantly, plan lots of social time for children of all ages. They have

been missing their friends and face-to-face interactions in general.

Keep in mind, a rigid, over-planned schedule can be just as stressful. Keep

the structure but allow for flexibility—and lots of fun! And don’t forget to

carve out some regular family time.

Enjoy our beautiful Sandpoint summer!

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HEALTHY

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thriving life

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

Youngs L.Ac., Owners, Embodied Virtue

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We all instinctively know that we

need sleep, but our historical lack

of understanding its true biological

purpose combined with increasing life pressures

has caused sleep to be easily sacrificed in the name

of productivity. It is not surprising that two-thirds

of adults in all industrialized countries get less than

the eight hours of sleep per night recommended by

the World Health Organization (WHO), resulting

in the WHO declaring sleep loss a health epidemic

(1). However, what is surprising is the vast number

of adverse health consequences linked to reduced

sleep.

The old adage of “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” has finally

been laid to rest through recent research in sleep

science at UC Berkeley. Led by Matthew Walker

PhD, this research has scientifically validated the

importance of sleep for the prevention of most

major diseases and sleep’s profound health benefits

for every bodily system. This research clearly

shows that reduced sleep diminishes quality of

life and reduces one's lifespan (2). The importance

of this research is paramount in this time of the

COVID-19 viral epidemic, as it is now clear that

routinely sleeping less than seven hours per night

impacts the health of our immune system. Even

mildly inadequate sleep creates disrupted blood

sugar levels that are comparable to pre-diabetes (3),

and chronically getting less than six hours of sleep

has been linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s

disease and dementia (4). Sleep disruption also

contributes to all major psychiatric conditions,

including depression and anxiety.

Sharing the understanding that sleep is essential

for a thriving life, Chinese medicine has touted the

profound healing benefits of sleep for thousands

of years and promotes healthy sleep through

lifestyle, acupuncture and herbal medicine. Both

science and Chinese medicine agree that profound

health benefits can come from adjusting your daily

rhythms and habits to be the most conducive to a

good night’s sleep.

Guidelines for Healthy Sleep:

• Create a sleep schedule and follow it, as our daily

circadian rhythms thrive on habitual routine. Set an

alarm for bedtime (before 10:30pm is preferable)

and treat it as seriously as you do your morning

alarm. This is by far the most important guideline

on this list.

• Avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol. Stimulants

like caffeine and alcohol create more difficulty

sleeping and lighter sleep. Although a nightcap is

often seen as relaxing, alcohol inhibits REM sleep

and therefore greatly diminishes overall sleep

quality.

• Avoid big heavy meals, large beverages, and

exercise before bed. Exercise is best done no later

than two to three hours before your bedtime.

• Don’t take naps after 3pm, as late afternoon naps

make it harder to fall asleep at night. It is best to

take a 30-minute nap sometime after lunch, when

the body feels most naturally able to.

• Expose yourself to natural sunlight for at least

30 minutes every day. After sunset, progressively

dim your lights to encourage natural melatonin

production. Avoid all screens, including cell phones,

for a minimum of one hour before bed.

References: 1) Huffman, J. (2014). Sleepless in America

[Video]. National Geographic. 2) Matthew, W. (2017).

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and

Dreams. New York: Scribner. 3) Gottlieb D, Punjabi

N, Newman A et al. Association of Sleep Time With

Diabetes Mellitus and Impaired Glucose Tolerance.

Arch Intern Med. 2005;165(8):863. doi:10.1001/

archinte.165.8.863. 4) Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease:

More Evidence on Their Relationship | Cognitive

Vitality | Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation.

Alzdiscovery.org. AlzDiscovery.org/cognitive-vitality/

blog/sleep-and-alzheimers-disease-more-evidenceon-their-relationship.

Published 2020. Accessed April

14, 2020.

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GET THE FAT OFF

AND KEEP IT OFF

A LOOK AT WELL-STUDIED STRATEGIES TO

MAINTAINING HEALTHY BODY WEIGHT

BY SCOTT PORTER, SANDPOINT SUPER DRUG

One factor that increases our risk of getting sick or

ending up in the hospital from COVID-19 is being

overweight. Our body is amazingly adept at storing

energy; this can lead to excess. It’s an important time

for each of us to consider how many extra calories we carry

around.

Getting rid of excess weight is not easy, as patterns are often hard

to shift. Adjustments require changes to our lifestyle and diet

that will likely cause us to feel uncomfortable. Our body just feels

different when it is reusing stored calories.

Anything we eat over what our body needs to operate, whether

it be carrots or butter, will get converted and stored as fat. This

leads to weight gain. Fat stored in muscles or fat cells is a good

source of energy, but it takes time to convert back and only

happens when we run at a calorie deficit.

Reducing weight requires a sustained lower intake of calories

than our body requires to give time for these fat stores to be

accessed. There is no one way to get rid of weight. The common

factor though is changing the habits that put it on in the first

place.

My favorite solution for quick adjustments is intermittent

fasting. Whether skipping a meal or not eating for one full day,

this has the immediate effect of burning stored calories and

reducing weight.

Reduce foods that increase blood sugar levels. This includes

things made from flour and sugar. Processed foods digest quickly

and are high sources of calories that your body typically cannot

fully use and will tend to store.

I’m a big fan of tracking. Writing down what I eat helps me pay

attention to where my calories are coming from. This kind of

mindfulness can be applied to how fast I eat, how many times I

chew each bite and the environment in which I’m eating. Being

aware leads to better choices.

I used to think getting the right start to the day meant eating

foods often thought of as breakfast, like cereal, potatoes, milk

and breads. Not only do these raise blood sugar and get stored

faster, they also cause me to feel hungry later. So I’ve switched to

more protein at breakfast and encourage the same.

Maintaining a good gut microbial balance is also key. Including

daily fiber helps feed beneficial bacteria, as well as taking an

effective probiotic. Out of all the supplements out there, I think

probiotics are the most important.

Quality sleeping habits and a positive attitude can’t be over

stressed. If you don’t sleep well your body won’t metabolize

foods as effectively. And make sure to keep your cortisol levels

balanced as high stress hormones are a signal to store calories

as fat.

These changes alone can lead to visible weight loss. Healthy

body weight can lower your risks of complications if you get

COVID-19. These changes can also increase your level of energy,

mental focus and clarity, lower inflammation and reduce the

risks of chronic diseases.

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

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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.”

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

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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.

“We are both knocking on the door of 60, so our 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,

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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.

“All along the trail, there are people that live close by and love this

waterway and love to help out paddlers,” Greg said. “We’ve created

a 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

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ased on their ability, pretty far, so we’ll 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.

Donations of waterproof hats, gloves and socks

from Sealskinz USA have helped Joshua and

Julie prepare for the river race in Alabama.

The change in venue

has not changed

Joshua and Julie's

year-round zeal

for their daily

regimen of vigorous

training.

“Nite Ize provided us with some waterproof

bags and Peak Refuel is giving us our freezedried

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.”

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Many builders will offer free site visits to help you prepare for the

unexpected, so you know exactly what you’re getting into from the start.

It’s a good idea to have an excavator and builder take a look at your site

before you settle on it, but here are some key things to consider as you

search for the perfect build location.

Acreage Needs

First off, consider what type of property you’re looking for and how

much you need (or want). Do you have pets and require a large pasture

space? Do you want to garden or farm? Do you want access to water?

Consider how close you want to be to your neighbors, and who those

neighbors might be. Do you want lots of space to keep your home

isolated, or do you want the interaction and neighborhood camaraderie

that comes with building on a small lot in a neighborhood?

Access

It’s essential to know if you have access to your build location. “Not just

the obvious questions about ‘where am I gonna place my house’ or ‘doze

my driveway;’ but what type of seasonal access do I have to the lot, not

just through the lot,” says Johnson.

Consider road restrictions on the nearest highways, weight and

height limitations on access roads, and difficult road conditions like

switchbacks that make it difficult to get large deliveries. Also, make

sure you know what access is like in all seasons—will you need to do

additional maintenance in winter to have access to your home? Finally,

says Johnson, it’s vital to know you have deeded easement access to the

lot. It’s legal to buy and sell landlocked land in Idaho—which would

require a helicopter to access.

Proximity to Attractions and Services

How close do you want to be to town or the city? It may seem nice to

be out in the country, but consider your daily habits and where you

enjoy spending the most time. If you are a person who enjoys going to

town multiple times a day, living an hour outside of it might prove more

difficult than you think, particularly in winter. Do you want to be able to

bike to local shops? Or will the noise and lack of space living in a town

or city bother you? Here’s where you consider amenities. Do you want

a gated or private community with amenities and services, or will the

rules and regulations that come with them be an issue?

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THE SETTING OF

YOUR HOME MATTERS

ON AN AESTHETIC

LEVEL, BUT BEYOND

THE VISUAL SETTING

IT IS IMPORTANT

TO CONSIDER

HOW GEOGRAPHIC

FACTORS MAY AFFECT

YOUR BUILDING

COSTS—SUCH AS

ROCK, CLAY OR SAND.

Connections

Consider what utilities are available and where they are coming from

before finalizing a build site. Septic/sewer should be your first concern,

says Johnson, then water. “Well drilling may require some additional

capital to re-drill if you don't produce adequate water from a well,” he

adds. “If there is a water or sewer system available, that's great, but be

aware there are usually connection fees assessed by the provider that

is a different fee than the actual connection made by the excavator.

Determine those costs up front.” Finally, determine where power or gas

is coming from, and the path it will need to take to reach your home site.

Geographic Features

The setting of your home matters on an aesthetic level, but beyond the

visual setting it is important to consider how geographic factors may

affect your building costs—such as rock, clay or sand. “This is where an

experienced excavator can be most valuable to you,” says Johnson.

“Rock will crush your dreams faster than a Steamroller over a Coke can,

unless you've got seriously robust budgets,” he adds. Keep in mind it’s not

just removing rock for the house pad, but for the driveways and utilities

as well—a project that can easily add up to six figures, says Johnson.

Clay and sand present different challenges in terms of the septic system

and house drainage, and foundation and roads. “Clay can be overcome,

but again, you better be planning for it early,” cautions Johnson. “The cost

to import rock or the use of Heli Pile anchors can cure your sandy site

issues ... but at a substantial cost.”

Finally, consider stormwater control. Building authorities require home

builders to manage the storm water, and the process of planning for it

can delay your timeline, particularly if civil engineers need to inspect and

design management measures, adds Johnson.

Home Orientation

The most commonly considered item, but what you should actually ask

yourself near the end, is what you want the placement of your home to

be. “Of course your home's views are easy for anyone to determine and

have the most long-term benefit of site development, but a few items

not considered by those moving here from southern states are winter

time sun and shady areas,” says Johnson. Make sure you have access

to the southern horizon to help with the grey that settles in winter,

and consider where snow piles may hang on into late spring

and potentially cause issues for gardening or

driveway access.

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time, resources and energy. Reaching this point in life comes with its flood of emotions: excitement,

accomplishment, and often, overwhelm.

Building a home can place you into a completely new role: manager, designer, even contractor, depending on

the time and interest you have in taking these on.

Whether you have building experience or are starting from ground zero, one factor is for certain: You can’t

do it alone.

Choosing a team that you trust with your dream home can be a daunting task. How do you know who to

hire to turn your vision into reality? Start with the following key qualities to make the process a little easier.

First consider those you hire to be your new business partners; people you’ll work closely with, make

compromises with and communicate with regularly.

Know what to delegate and what to maintain a tight control over. Set your budget and know which

factors you’re willing to compromise, especially time. Some homeowners will have all the time and

ability to handle the build on their own; however, most will want to collaborate and delegate to the

expertise of well-chosen team members, especially the designer, general contractor

and subcontractors.

The process begins with a bit of research—knowing what

options are available to you locally, and who you might

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guide the visionary aspect of the build

from concept to completion.

The vision begins with design. If you choose

to hire an architect, most will guide the

visionary aspect of the build from concept

to completion. Most architects also offer a

variety of services for home builders to select

from. Be sure to discuss clear expectations

with your prospective hire.

Another option is to hire a designer, who

will likely have different licensure but a

comparable level of basic structural design,

space planning, detail and proportion as it

relates to building a home.

Ask for a designer’s local licensure and

insurance policy coverage. Some designers

may work for local contractors in a “design/

build firm,” which pairs design capability

with a general contractor and could save

you a bit of work on compiling your home

building team.

You can learn more about an architect or

designer by reviewing their portfolio, reviews

and past work. Whoever you select should be

able to take on not only exterior design but

ensuring the best use of your existing space,

including accessibility and functionality.

Check references and prepare to ask the

right questions, including how they charge,

the specific services they offer, how they

implement clients’ input, what should

happen to the design if you choose to

terminate for any reason before completion

of the project, and if the plans they produce

will be sufficient to obtain a building permit.

For the build itself, consider hiring a general

contractor to oversee the process. They can

manage all aspects of the project, secure key

pieces like permits and code inspections,

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A general contractor will usually

charge a flat fee or a percentage of

the cost in materials and labor to

complete the build—typically 10 to

25 percent.

You’ll also want to feel secure in the

contractor’s credibility. A general

contractor can build credibility for

themselves and their subcontractors

by working with some clients year

after year, so references and reviews

will speak volumes.

Just like your designer, you’ll want to

check the contractor’s local licensing

and insurance. When you find your

match, you’ll want to outline your

build in a contract that’s mutually

agreed upon, including waivers

that protect you from any potential

retribution from subcontractors.

It truly takes a team to build a home,

and the average home takes about 22 subcontractors to build, for

components like roofing, electricity, plumbing, carpeting and more.

Depending on the amount of your own time dedicated to invest in

the build, you have the option to reduce the need for subcontractors

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own general contractor and hire

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However, good contractors do

earn their fee. They’re licensed

and trained to estimate costs, and

their prior knowledge of local

subcontractors, permit offices and

suppliers can ensure the best use of

your resources. They’ll often have

crews who are already well-versed in

the construction process.

The amount of time and resources

you’ll dedicate to building a home

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take on yourself, and how much

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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

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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 smallfootprint

healthy home design.

“Green building and living are becoming more mainstream and therefore

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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

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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.

5

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. 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

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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

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ROAD TRIP PART 2

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International Selkirk Loop

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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 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

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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

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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

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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

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Full Bar, Restaurant & Catering | www.IvanosRestaurant.com | Management@IvanosRestaurant.com

Ivano’s Ristorante

208.263.0211

102 S. First Ave.,Sandpoint, ID

Ivano’s Del Lago

208.264.0466

1267 Peninsula Rd., Hope, ID

Ivano’s Catering

Liz Evans: 208.610.6415 | hairlightsliz@live.com

Catering Team: 208.263.0211

Stop in for a Sip

NEW HOURS

TUESDAY-SUNDAY 12PM-8PM

LIVE MUSIC ON THE WEEKENDS

CHECK OUT OUR NEW SUMMER MENU

PIZZA | CHARCUTERIE | SALADS

PEND D’OREILLE WINERY | SANDPOINT, IDAHO

301 CEDAR ST. | 208.265.8545 | POWINE.COM

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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.

56 Bridge St. | Sandpoint

208.255.7558

TrinityAtCityBeach.com

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.

477272 Hwy 95 | Ponderay

208.263.1381

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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.

41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle

208.265.2000

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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

208.265.2001

ShogaSushi.com

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

208.263.2995

SandpointJalapenos.com

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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.

105 S. First. Ave | Sandpoint

208.920.6144

FB: Beet and Basil at the Creek

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 Ave. | 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

FarmhouseKitchenAndSiloBar.com

AvailableFor

ANY EVENT.

ANY LOCATION.

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

The Inland Northwest’s Preferred Caterer

509.210.0880

www.lecatering.co

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BLACKBERRY AND

CHEDDAR CAPRESE

WITH FRESH BASIL

Recipe & Photo Courtesy of

Tina VanDenHeuvel, NTP NHC

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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ENJOY HAPPY HOUR IN THE LOUNGE!

Drink & Appetizer Specials

Monday - Thursday

4PM – 9PM

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NEXT TO THE LODGE AT SANDPOINT

208. 265. 2000

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ICE CREAM!

Follow us on Instagram to see our weekly flavors.

www.MillersCountryStoreSandpoint.com

Monday-Friday | 8:30am-5:30pm

1326 Baldy Mtn Rd, Sandpoint, Idaho | 208.263.9446 Join us !

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212 Bonner Mall Way

Sandpoint, Idaho

208.263.4613

Come hungry, Stay late, Eat well!

Sweet Lou’s Restaurant & Bar

Hwy 95 N Ponderay | 208.263.1381

www.sweetlousidaho.com

Sweet Lou’s RestauranT & TAP HOUSE

601 Front Ave. 208.667.1170 | DOWNTOWN Cda

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JUNE 2020

sandpoint

COMMUNITY EVENTS

What's happening

in June!

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SANDPOINT'S

FAVORITE

RIDE

UPDATE ON CHAFE 150

By Abigail Thorpe

The CHAFE 150 Gran Fondo has become a Sandpoint summer

staple as the days lengthen and the sunshine returns. This year

the event has been changed from June 20 to September 12 as a result

of COVID-19 health concerns, which means riders have more time to

prep for their personal record, or, if you haven’t yet signed up, you still

have time to train!

The number of routes has changed, and only the 150- and 80-mile

routes will be offered on the day of the event. The longer routes will

make it much easier for people to practice social distancing, says

Melvin Dick, a member of Sandpoint Rotary who helps coordinate

and sponsor the CHAFE 150 every year. “There will be a lot less

riders—that will allow for the volunteers who work the rest stops to

be safer from a social distancing standpoint.

This year the event will be reminiscent of the original CHAFE years,

when only the 150- or 150- and 80- mile routes were offered. While

the family fun ride is canceled, there will still be an after-ride party,

location yet to be determined. Both rides will start in Sandpoint and

end in Sandpoint, though 80-mile participants will be bussed to Troy

after the breakfast in Sandpoint.

All riders were offered refunds if they could no longer participate due

to the unforeseen changes, says Dick. Proceeds will still go to benefit

the Lake Pend Oreille School District’s After School Reading and

Literacy Program and other youth and educational programs. For the

riders and volunteers who return each year, good education is at the

heart of why they do what they do.

Registration is open until the date of the event; sign up and find out

more at CHAFE150.org.

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7BTV is a proud

supporter of

Sandpoint Rotary’s

CHAFE 150 Gran

Fondo

CHAFE 150 Gran Fondo is a one-day

bike ride that supports our community.

Proceeds benefit Lake Pend Oreille

School District’s Literacy Initiative, afterschool

reading programs and other Rotary

community projects.

Ride in Sandpoint’s premier biking event

and make a difference in the life of a

child. Choose from 150-, 100-, 80-, 40- and

25-mile routes or our Family Fun Ride!

Learn more at www.CHAFE150.org.

Call us today to see how you can help!

7BTV

208-263-7288

105 S. 3rd Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864

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TIME TO CELEBRATE

/ JUNE

FOR EVENTS, VISIT SANDPOINTLIVINGLOCAL.COM.

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GRADUATION 2020

School campuses remained closed for the remainder of the school

year, and though this year's senior class has seen its share of

heartache and disappointment during their final weeks of high

school, one dream will not be shattered—the opportunity to walk

and receive their diplomas. On June 5, SHS will have a blended

traditional and drive-in graduation beginning at 5:30pm. Students

and their families will have the opportunity to park in the SHS

parking lot, one car per student, and watch as their senior is

allowed to walk across a stage set up near the entrance to SHS.

You can find additional and up-to-date details on Sandpoint High

School's Facebook page.

FLAG DAY

Pennsylvania was the first state to establish Flag Day as a legal

holiday back in 1937. Today Flag Day is observed nationwide,

though not as a legal holiday. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14

each year to honor the United States flag and to commemorate its

adoption of stars and stripes as the official flag of the United States.

You can help celebrate by displaying your flag in front of your

home or business. June 14 is also the day that the United States

Army celebrates its birthday, with 2020 marking 245 years since

the U.S. Army as we know it today was founded.

FATHER'S DAY

Though your traditional Father's Day plans may have been

deterred because of current protocols, we are fortunate that

Sandpoint is home to so many adventures! Now that businesses

have opened back up, make reservations to treat Dad to a meal at

a local restaurant of his choice or purchase a gift certificate to one

of his favorite local stores or shops to pick out a gift of his liking!

And as the great outdoors abound, you can always opt to get in a

weekend fishing or camping trip. It's not so much how you spend

Father's Day, but who you spend it with. Help make this a Father's

Day Dad will remember for years to come.

SUBMIT YOUR EVENTS ONLINE!

Want your event to appear on the largest eventsite in the

northwest? Submit your events to us online at

events.directorynorthwest.com 24/7, 365 days a year!

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The North Idaho Lifestyle

“Waiting for my appointment!”

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208.255.2244

Each office is independently owner and operated

• Custom Flooring

and Boards

• Large Real Wood Beams - Up to

44’ Long

• Decorative Mantles, Desktops,

Counters, etc

• House Logs

Call Today for your FREE No

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Your local hometown sawmill

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4355 Cow Creek Road Bonners Ferry, Idaho

208.267.1330 | www.tntbeams.com

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Auto • Home • Business

Grizzly Glass Centers offers more than 30 years of experience, with the best

reputation, and provides only top-quality services. Expert auto glass services with top

qualified and certified technicians on staff, we use only professional grade products and

up-to-date equipment. We offer quality work at an affordable price, guaranteed!

208.255.2686

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GO SANDPOINT

We specialize in high-end vacation rentals

with a unique marketing platform! GoSandpoint.com 208.610.4416

Jackson@GoSandpoint.com

vacation home specialists

Andy’s Frameshop

Formerly inside Ben Franklin

Sandpoint panoramas available!

- Ready-Made - Custom -

- Pre-Cut Mats -

10% OFF

Festival Ready

and Barn Wood Frames in Stock! *Expires June 30, 2020

Tues-Fri 9:30-4:30 | Sat 10-3 | Sun-Mon Closed

208.255.1010

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208-217-1452

Beautiful Country

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Get Fit From Home

Check out our brand new online fitness membership portal!

For details visit: http://bit.ly/MBFonline

Missi Balison – Personal Trainer & Exercise Physiologist - Certified Precision Nutrition Coach

208-290-2081 | 1250 Gooby Rd., Sandpoint, Idaho | www.missibalisonfitness.com

Capturing your favorite moments to keep for a lifetime.

Contact Me 208.946.7219

kiersten@kierstenpatterson.com

Kiersten Patterson Photography

Elopements & Small Weddings • Family Portraits • Lifestyle Portraits

Booking outdoor family sessions starting at $150 | kierstenpatterson.com

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PLEASE CHECK CHAFE150.ORG FOR DETAILS

ON THIS YEAR’S RIDE.

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

of the top charity rides in the US! CHAFE offers magnificent routes of 150, 100,

80, 40, 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. Registration now open at chafe150.org.

PRESENTING SPONSOR:

OUR SPONSORS MAKE IT HAPPEN. WE THANK YOU!

PLATINUM SPONSORS:

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L O C A L E X P E R T

WORLD - CLASS REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL

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UNIQUE WATERFRONT OFFERING. Prime homesite in this 5-unit development less than five miles to Sandpoint on desirable Lakeshore

Drive, with dramaac views that span over the water from the Long Bridge westward to the mountains beyond. Buy the lot, offered at

$450,000 and bring your own builder when you’re ready, or approved plans for a 3-bedroom, 3.5 bath upscale cabin are available and can

be built by top craasman seller/contractor within one year of closing for $950,000. Ameniies include dock with assigned boat slip and owner’s

beach. All lawn care is done for you. Designed for you to arrive, relax, enjoy sunrises and sunsets and make memories for today and

generaaons to come.

4.96 acres with lovely sunny exposure & gorgeous

long-range views, conveniently located

between Sandpoint and Coeur d'Alene.

Perch your home on this level building site

and enjoy the southerly views all the way to

Mount Spokane. $81,000

Top Quality builder’s own home with a guest home on private acreage north of Sandpoint.

Easily accessed on paved roads, you’ll love the spacious 5-bedroom, 2.5 bath main home

with 9’ ceilings, real oak and le floors, custom cabinets, local Dover granite in the kitchen,

open floor plan & light-filled living room that leads to a covered porch. The second-level master

suite with spacious bath has a private balcony with views of Roman Nose mountain. New exterior

paint/stain and efficient hydronic system heats the floors throughout. $529,000

Live the carefree lifestyle at Dover Bay! Immaculate, move-in ready 3 bedrooms, main floor

master suite, 3 full baths, open floor plan, large kitchen with lots of upgrades, hardwood floors,

granite, gas fireplace, central a/c, two car garage and plenty of parking space. Appliances included.

Enjoy gorgeous mountain views from your covered porch. HOA dues cover lawn maintenance

so you can enjoy the Marina Village, walking trails, beaches & parks. $409,000

Cozy, upscale log cabin in the woods on 5

acres with real wood floors, main floor bedroom

& full bath, loo bedroom & full covered

porch. Close to Forest Service trails

and the Clark Fork River. $335,000

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L O C A L E X P E R T

WORLD - CLASS REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL

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Jackie@JackieSuarez.com

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LUXURY URBAN-STYLE, TOP FLOOR CONDO in Sandcreek Loos, directly overlooking the marina in the heart of downtown Sandpoint. Enjoy a

day on the lake or on the slopes then retreat to your private perch with elevator, top-grade cabinetry, quartz counters, sleek le and your own

covered balcony. Walls of windows allow ample light & stunning views of the water, mountains and city flow. Covered parking is assigned,

boat slips available. Vacaaon rentals allowed. Offered furnished for a lock and leave lifestyle. $465,000

Be prepared to fall in love with this top quality Northwest estate home, the fabulous views it affords and the resort lifestyle at The Idaho Club

Golf Course, near Sandpoint and Schweitzer Mountain. Expertly designed with a spacious floor plan featuring wood floors, gourmet kitchen

with Wolf and Subzero appliances, soaring ceilings, , 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and a large loo that serves as a family room & study. This beauty

boasts three fireplaces – one is the focal point of living room, one in the larger main floor bedroom, and a third that warms the covered deck

where you can watch the wildlife in the pond and enjoy breathtaking long-range vistas over the 13th fairway to the mountains beyond. Lawn care

and snow removal are handled by the homeowner’s associaaon, leaving you to enjoy your me with world-class golf, a fabulous new clubhouse, and

prissne natural beauty while kayaking on the Pack River. Vacaaon rentals are allowed. Offered fully furnished for your turn-key experience. $715,000

Privacy, comfort and convenience are yours in this immaculate, upscale beauty with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, office and bonus room just 3 miles

to downtown Sandpoint. The open floor plan is designed to bring in views of the foliage outside for an arboretum-like atmosphere. Main floor

features a large kitchen with pantry & island that serves a crowd in style, living room with gas fireplace, and a 4-season screened porch that

may become your favorite room in the house, not included in the square footage count. $585,000

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