June 2020 Coeur d'Alene Living Local

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June 2020 Coeur d'Alene Living Local

JUNE 2020

LIVING LOCAL

INSIDER

TIPS & TRICKS

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JUNE 2020

Volume 10 Number 6

inside

The Perfect Location

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Who Should You Hire?

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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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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 Coeur d’Alene 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 Coeur

d’Alene 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 these 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 one woman’s visit from her furry

friend of more than 30 years during her final

days in hospice.

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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INSIDER

TIPS & TRICKS

BUILDING YOUR

DREAM HOME

Where Our Focus Goes

OUR ENERGY FLOWS

IT’S JUNE! ALONG WITH THE LONGER DAYS

AND MORE SUNSHINE, it’s the time of year we

spend more time outdoors. And … this month marks

Father’s Day, a day set aside to honor and celebrate all

of the strong, loving fathers many of us are fortunate

to know. Be sure to show Dad extra love this Father’s

Day, like a day spent fishing at the lake or on the river.

Happy Father’s Day!

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ESSENTIALS

The latest tips and trends in home, garden,

finances and life.

LIFE & COMMUNITY

Remembering Sgt. Moore: Local winery

does its part

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BUSINESS IN THE 30

SPOTLIGHT

Platinum Home Mortgage: A decade of

excellence serving the community

GOOD NEWS

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Visit from a Friend: An animal lover, a

beloved donkey, and the end-of-life visit that

would bring them together once again

IN FOCUS

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Super 1 Foods: North Idaho’s community

supermarket

LIVING LOCAL

Print It Forward: Small businesses

find support in local business owner’s

campaign

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BUSINESS IN THE 40

SPOTLIGHT

Creekside Construction: North Idaho’s

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

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Tips and informational articles about living

a healthy, active lifestyle

FEATURE STORY

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

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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.

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

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can really detract from your view.

Adding window coverings can also be an asset in the warmer months.

There are so many to choose from, from solar shades to insulated

double-walled cellular shades that can keep heat out and cool air in.

Proper window coverings also protect your flooring and furniture

from harmful UV rays and keep your home finishes looking newer

longer.

I’m a big fan of wood blinds for a classic look, and shutters are

definitely making a comeback in the home trends department. Any of

these options can update the look of your home but also add to your

quality of life by reducing glare, making air conditioning more efficient

and blocking out our early morning northern sun until we are good

and ready to wake up!

Summer is also a great time to have your flooring replaced, as your

outdoor spaces can be utilized to store furniture and other belongings

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


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Outdoor living spaces are all the rage

on sites like Houzz and Pinterest.

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 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, builtin

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 Idaho summer!

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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

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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TEACHERS OF THE YEAR

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 Coeur d’Alene 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

Kelley Martin, Dalton Elementary

School

Tim Sandford, Lake City High School

Dale Johnson, Woodland Middle School

Jacob Graham, Coeur d’Alene High

School

Mellany Taylor, Canfield Middle School

Bring vibrant

Color

back to your

Home

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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F I N A N C

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Just like other important life tasks, your estate

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occurrence of special life events may mean it

is time to pick up the phone and call your estate

planning attorney.

Marriage

Have you recently gotten married?

Congratulations! Marriage means new ways

of sharing and managing finances and assets.

As a result, this is a critical time to revisit your

estate plan. With this life change, you’ll need to

contact your attorney to make any changes to

your beneficiary designations, update your will

or trust, and update your powers of attorney.

This is especially important if this is a second

marriage or there are children from a previous

relationship involved.

New Job

A new job presents an exciting new set of

challenges and opportunities to explore. You

may be receiving new benefits that require new

beneficiary designations on your estate plan.

When you are filling out these new forms, it

is essential that the beneficiaries are named

appropriately so your estate plan will work as

designed.

Loss of a Job

Similarly, leaving employment brings big

changes to your financial situation and to your

estate plan. It’s important to update your plan

to reflect the loss of employer-provided benefits

such as life insurance, as well as the change in

financial status.

Retirement

Retirement brings lifestyle changes, more

time for loved ones and important financial

developments. With this newfound freedom,

you may find yourself traveling more, making

documents such as a Financial Power of

Attorney and Health Care Power of Attorney

more crucial.

Moved

If you have moved across state lines, you’ll need

to make sure that the provisions in your estate

planning document are still applicable in your

new state. A new home is a new asset, and it is

important that this asset is titled appropriately to

carry out your overall estate plan.

Divorce

Divorce is, of course, a difficult time. You should

make any needed updates to the beneficiaries

on your estate plan and ensure your beneficiary

designations on any life insurance or retirement

accounts are changed so that your ex-spouse

does not end up with your assets.

Death

There’s much to take care of after the loss of a

loved one. You may need to remove the deceased

loved one as a beneficiary from any will, trust,

life insurance policy or retirement account and

determine what will now happen to that share.

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Remembering Sgt. Moore

LOCAL WINERY DOES ITS PART

By Colin Anderson

Photos Courtesy of Coeur d’Alene Cellars

May 5th marked five years since the death of Coeur

d’Alene Police Sergeant Greg Moore. He was shot and

killed while on patrol and left behind a wife and two

young children. His call number K27 is still found in

windows of local businesses and on the bumpers of patrol cars and

citizens alike. A memorial for Sgt. Moore stands in McEuen Park

honoring his sacrifice. Another tribute was also just recently released,

one that was five years in the making.

“We had created a label five years ago when Sgt. Moore passed away, so

the anniversary of his death made us think that the community might

want to come together to remember him again,” said Coeur d’Alene

Cellars owner Kimber Gates.

The special release wine features a label with K27 prominently shown.

“Wine is our way of bringing people together,” she explained.

Coeur d’Alene Cellars created 20 cases (240 bottles) of the wine. Even

though the tasting room was closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, the

bottles sold out within a matter of days. “I was a little surprised at

first, and then I remembered how supportive our community is, and it

doesn’t surprise me now,” Gates said.

The winery is still getting requests for the special release, but

unfortunately there are no additional bottles available. Gates admits

there might be a re-release some years down the road to help keep his

memory alive.

Through sales, Coeur d’Alene Cellars was able to donate $1,000 to

the Coeur d’Alene Police Foundation. Gates hopes her wine is well

received and also that people pause a moment while having a glass

with friends. “I would only add that, as you share the wine we made for

Sgt. Moore, you consider the everyday sacrifices made by our police

officers,” she said.

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Since 2010, Platinum Home Mortgage has been serving

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managers Matt Richter and Steve Carlsen leading a team of

experienced professionals who are ready to assist customers

throughout the mortgage process and work hand-in-hand with the

local real estate and builder communities.

The Coeur d´Alene branch serves Idaho, Arizona, California,

Montana, Oregon and Washington.

Providing mortgage banking and home financing through

conventional, VA, FHA and USDA loans, Platinum Home Mortgage

is not only a direct lender but the experience their staff provides is

unmatched. “We have over 100 years combined experience on our

team,” affirms Matt proudly.

After working for a finance company doing small personal loans,

Matt wanted to expand into “helping people purchase homes and

grow the community.” He has called North Idaho home since 1996

and became a part of the Platinum Home Mortgage family in July

2010. Steve relocated to Coeur d’Alene in 2008 for a job transfer

and a better quality of life for his family. He joined Platinum Home

Mortgage in July 2010 after seeing an opportunity to assist people in

the “American Dream,” buying and owning their own home.

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“We focus on service and exceeding expectations by assisting customers

navigate the mortgage process,” Matt says. “This is evidenced by our

customer reviews on Google and our website, and also the strong

partnership we have with Realtors and the real estate community overall.

We have over 400 5-Star customer reviews on Google.”

Platinum’s sales and support staff are dedicated to providing excellent

customer care when it comes to their customers’ financing needs:

• They put their customers’ best interest first: a home loan that works for

you—now and in the future.

• They developed a seamless home-financing process: fast application-toclosing

times and common-sense underwriting.

• They accommodate customer schedules: start online or in-person—you

choose.

• They create a long-lasting relationship with their customers and become

your lender for life.

Platinum Home Mortgage views its employees just as important as their

customers, providing continuous training and educational programs

to Platinum employees in order to stay relevant and provide the best

customer care in an ever-changing industry.

When it comes to what Matt, Steve and the rest of the Platinum Home

Mortgage team find most rewarding about the work they do, it is helping

families purchase and or refinance their home. “Attending a closing and

seeing how excited clients are when ‘getting their keys’ is truly fulfilling,”

says Matt. Steve adds, “We also enjoy seeing clients and customers when

out in the community that we have helped with financing.”

A business that brings a positive attitude and superior communication

skills to the table, as well as a team that follows through with what they

say they can do, has resulted in hundreds of satisfied clients and the

continued success of Platinum Home Mortgage.

As one recent client wrote: “The service and personal attention we

received from Matt Richter at Platinum Home Mortgage was exceptional.

Matt’s knowledge and expertise helped to educate us on the best options

for our particular situation and worked hard to make sure we got the best

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Visit from a Friend

AN ANIMAL LOVER, A BELOVED DONKEY, AND THE END-OF-LIFE VISIT THAT WOULD

BRING THEM TOGETHER ONCE AGAIN

BY ABIGAIL THORPE

PHOTOS BY MEGAN RYAN

Karen Babitt was a Worley, Idaho, resident for life. Born in

the small town just south of Coeur d’Alene in 1944, she was

always ready to help anyone—or any animal—at the drop of

a hat, says her sister Kathy. She was married in Worley and

later raised her son there, served as the postmaster for Worley for over

40 years and on the Worley City Council for many years—a beloved face

known to the community who is remembered fondly for her care and

love of animals.

Locals often called her about animals in need of rescuing or a home.

Throughout her life she cared for many animals—llamas, alpacas, dogs,

cats and birds. But one of her most beloved pets came to be a miniature

donkey named Geppetto, which Karen raised for more than 30 years. The

two shared a close bond throughout their lives. “The donkey has always

been spoiled rotten, loves attention and has been in many local parades,”

remembers Kathy.

Karen was later diagnosed with breast cancer that ultimately spread to

her bones. After several surgeries, she was admitted to Hospice of North

Idaho’s Schneidmiller House in Coeur d’Alene in January of 2020.

It was not the end of Karen and Geppetto’s story, however. After her

admittance to the hospice house, Karen received a joyful and unexpected

visit. Her close friend Cheri had a plan to reunite the pair, and the

Schneidmiller House was all in for the surprise. The hospice house

welcomes well-mannered pets to visit their owners at the end of life and

has seen cats, dogs and even a goat. They would soon add donkey to that

list.

Geppetto arrived at the Schneidmiller House on January 16, prepped for

the visit with a makeshift diaper. He walked down the hall to Karen’s

room, where he and his beloved owner were reunited for one final time.

Family and friends gathered while Geppetto laid on the floor by Karen’s

bedside.

“The look they exchanged was a deep understanding of each other,”

says Megan Ryan, Hospice of North Idaho outreach coordinator. “They

shared a connection. I think Geppetto knew that his human needed him,

and they both wanted to say goodbye.”

Near the end of the visit, Geppetto got up to rest his head on Karen’s

knees, as if he knew it was their final visit together. It was a heartwarming

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and peaceful moment, and one the hospice house has come to remember

fondly.

“Many times our closest family member is of the four-legged kind,”

says Kim Ransier, executive director of Hospice of North Idaho. “Our

relationships with our animals have a place deep within hearts. At Hospice

of North Idaho, we are dedicated to help every patient be surrounded by

those that mean the most to them—and sometimes it is a pet they have

had for over 30 years. We honor those relationships and include them in

our plan of care for each patient, even if it means bringing a donkey into

The Schneidmiller House.”

The Schneidmiller Hospice House specializes in meeting patients where

they are, comforting them on their journey and providing a peaceful

and encouraging place for everyone to make the choices that are most

important to them. It is the only hospice in-patient care unit in the state,

and Hospice of North Idaho has received many honors for its quality of

care since its opening in 1981. The nonprofit offers the Coeur d’Alene

community palliative care, hospice care and grief support.

“We encouraged this sweet donkey to visit so her person could be loved

up by her best friend,” says Cindy Reed, director of the Schneidmiller

House. Geppetto’s visit garnered a lot of attention and buzz with staff and

community members. The initial post reached over 26,000 people, and

garnered over 600 reactions and 230 shares. Kathy was thrilled to see the

visit go viral.

“Later when I visited Kathy, she was so excited and shared that she and

her donkey pictures went viral and that friends were calling her family to

let them know they had been viewed many times in faraway states: ‘We

are so famous now!’” remembers Reed. “She was thrilled. This brought

additional joy to those precious moments.”

Less than a month after Geppetto’s visit, Karen passed away on February

7, 2020. She left behind many memories of love and care for so many,

among them the heart she had for animals like Geppetto. It was fitting

that he could be by her side so close to the end of her life, and a memory

none who witnessed it will forget.

After her passing, Geppetto was cared for by a close family friend, just as

Karen would have wanted. After a long and happy life, and as if knowing

the significance of the day, he passed away on May 7—Karen’s birthday.

Karen’s other animals are still well taken care of by the family friend, a

reminder and continuation of the love and passion for people, animals

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NORTH IDAHO

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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

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

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

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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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Established in 1985, Creekside Construction

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the business, as twin brothers Dave and Derek Adams took over the

company from their stepfather, Brent Baldwin, when he retired.

Dave and Derek are proud to carry on the family business and

continue to grow their roots in North Idaho. “Both Dave and I were

born and raised in the Inland Northwest (Post Falls), so getting back

to Hayden/Coeur d’Alene was a no brainer!” affirms Derek.

Since taking ownership, Dave and Derek have continued to build

on the reputation set before them. They, along with their Creekside

team, are dedicated to achieving superior craftsmanship on all levels,

with their commitment to excellence serving as the foundation on

which every custom home is built.

With every custom home built as unique as each one of their clients,

Dave and Derek are committed to not only create a one-of-a-kind

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home but to provide an enjoyable and memorable building experience

from start to finish.

Serving Kootenai, Bonner, Benewah and Shoshone counties, Creekside

Construction sets itself apart because they are not a production builder—

they are all about relationships. “Our business is close to 100 percent

referrals because of those relationships we establish during every project,”

says Derek. Whether it’s building someone’s dream home or restoring the

loss of one, they make every project a priority and dedicate the utmost

attention to detail and perfection.

“We are a very diverse construction company. We are not just a one size

fits all!” says Derek. “From million-dollar custom homes to complete fireloss

restoration projects, we accommodate to all types of construction

needs.”

The Adams brothers have created a family orientated work environment

with their employees, and they affirm that they have the “best team in the

business” as far as subcontractors and all of their local vendors.

As one satisfied client says: “This is a family owned company that excels

in their customer service. Our family suffered a house fire and during

the rebuilding of our home we were treated with respect from everyone

including crews. They were professional and courteous. The attention

to detail and excellence in achieving our wishes while maintaining our

budget are skills that Dave excelled in. I was so glad we chose to work

with them. I highly recommend this company for any work big or small.

You will not be disappointed.” - Dawna H.

There are many aspects of the work they do that the brothers find truly

rewarding, but above all, it is being able to work in such an incredible

community. “The people who live here that we work for and the people

we get to work with make it all worthwhile,” smiles Dave.

Derek adds: “Everyone knows everyone! Coeur d’Alene is growing but we

still maintain a small-town feel, and we have been fortunate to be able to

work with some of the same subs for over 20 years!”

Dave and Derek are strong believers in supporting their local community

and are involved with Young Life and Kootenai County Sheriff ’s Office

Drug and Safety Education Program, as well as supporting local veterans

through the Hometown Hero Project.

If you are looking for a company that values honesty and integrity paired

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returned to normalcy.” Since its launch, the campaign has seen incredible

success.

Inspired by a colleague and born out of Willis’ desire to help his fellow

business owners struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic, the

campaign provides an accessible opportunity for locals to support their

favorite Coeur d’Alene area small businesses.

T-shirts with designs submitted by business owners, groups and

individuals are created and posted on the company website for $20 each.

From the cost of each shirt, half will go to the business associated with

that design, and half will go back to Atomic Threads, helping to cover

costs of buying shirts, inks and paying their dedicated crew.

“Small-town business only works by supporting the businesses who

support you,” Willis said, grateful for the immediate positive feedback

and excitement generated by the campaign.

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WHILE PHYSICAL DOORS HAVE CLOSED,

THIS UNPRECEDENTED TIME HAS

OPENED THE DOOR FOR BUSINESSES

AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO GET

CREATIVE IN FINDING OPPORTUNITIES

TO SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER.

His company has been thankful for the opportunity to offer a solution in

a challenging time; one that could keep them afloat while allowing them

to offer a low-risk helping hand to those in the same situation, all while

maintaining safe social distancing practices through a completely online

business.

“I couldn’t imagine being a new business owner right now. There’s a

lot of stress and time away from family,” he said, reflecting on his own

experience of how difficult starting a new business can be, even in normal

times.

Located in Hayden, Atomic Threads is a local expert in screen printing

projects, decorated apparel and custom embroidery. The company is

dedicated to quality, custom printing, and maintaining a genuine, caring

presence amongst the many nameless, faceless companies offering similar

services online.

Typically printing over 1,000 shirts daily, they stayed busy with

merchandise and detailing orders from local schools, fundraisers,

events, and of course, fellow small businesses. Like many businesses,

the COVID-19 pandemic had a swift and significant impact on Atomic

Threads’ flow of business.

At the cusp of spring in the Inland Northwest, a season when graduations,

races and events would be on the horizon in abundance during a normal

year, the necessary cancellation of such events to maintain social

distancing practices had an immediate impact. Within 48 hours of the

stay-home mandate coming into effect, Atomic Threads’ order queue

went from extremely busy to “literally nothing.”

When panic mode set in, Willis had no choice but to decide where to

draw lines and cut costs, from small luxuries like an Amazon Prime

account to the difficult decision of laying off crew members. Willis’ first

thought when the coronavirus changed his life was, “What can I do to

help other business owners?” He put his focus into finding a solution,

searching for something that could make a difference for his business and

his community in a time when there seemed to be no answers.

He found inspiration in a post shared by a colleague, Tiny Little Monster.

With their #HereForGoodStl campaign, the St. Louis-based screenprinting

company encouraged making a difference in your hometown—

exactly what Willis sought to do. He borrowed the idea and tweaked it

to fit Atomic Threads’ process, and the Print It Forward Campaign was

born.

Since its launch, the campaign has only continued to grow. Each week,

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the campaign has picked up several new businesses to

support, adding to their “Print It Forward family.”

Over $9,000 was raised for local businesses and

charity by early May, affirming Willis’ faith in business

owners supporting one another.

No shortage of love and care can be found within this

group, and all are welcome.

Willis regards the collection of business owners as

“people you’d see at the farmers’ market”; owners of

micro-businesses with a very low marketing budget.

The ability to offer shirts to their followers with no

up-front risk is a capability he’s proud to help provide.

CDAide has aligned with Print It Forward to make

donations possible through the Atomic Threads site,

with funds to be distributed directly to restaurant

and hospitality workers who were laid off due to the

quarantine. Some business owners with shirts in the

campaign have opted for their portion of shirt sales

to be donated to CDAide or to charities such as

Children’s Village.

Willis believes in the power of coming together as

small-business owners who understand each other.

“There’s a lot of misunderstanding and assumptions

out there,” he said, referring to misconceptions

that a majority of business owners are “just rich,

or workaholics.” Quite the opposite, Willis started

his business to be able to spend more time with his

family; to travel and experience the world with them.

With the Print It Forward campaign, he seeks to

continue being a source of support and understanding,

enabling fellow business owners to stick together.

“We’re helping out the community who helped us.”

The help they provide is more than financial; it’s hope,

positivity, and connection that will see a community

through to the other side of a difficult time.

You can contribute to the Print It Forward campaign

by purchasing shirts or nominating a small business to

add to the campaign. Shirts, donation opportunities

and nomination forms can be found online at

AtomicThreads.com.

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‘MORE THAN A PAYCHECK’

DISCOVERING YOUR PURPOSE THROUGH CAREER COUNSELING

BY MAUREEN DOLAN

Earning a degree in the field of education could easily lead to a

career teaching in a classroom, but it doesn’t have to.

Chris Howard, a 2013 North Idaho College graduate, finds his

two-year education degree to be useful in an unlikely work

environment. Howard is a lineman in the telecom industry, working

on crews building underground and overhead communications lines

throughout the Idaho Panhandle.

The skills and knowledge he gained at NIC come in handy when he

helps train new crew members, he said.

“A lot of companies need people who know how to teach and train

people,” Howard said.

Howard said his studies at NIC under instructors like Gail Ballard,

associate professor of education and assistant dean of general studies,

helped position him for success in the telecom field. He transferred

from NIC to the University of Idaho, where he earned a bachelor’s

degree in general studies.

“Everything I learned under Gail and at the University of Idaho has

made me a better employee in my field,” Howard said.

Solid communication and organizational skills are just a few of the

qualities developed while studying teaching in college, Howard

said. “With an education background, a person has learned how to

understand and analyze people,” he said. “That knowledge of how

to work with people is, in my opinion, a real asset for any company.

There’s real value in that.”

Chris Howard finds his North Idaho College degree in

education useful in his work as a telecom lineman.

Photo Courtesy of North Idaho College

The ability to collaborate is also important, a trait that translates well

into being able to work well as part of a high-functioning team.

“Chris is a very good example of a student achieving a degree with

one career path in mind and then transferring those skills to a career

he didn’t anticipate when he was attending NIC,” Ballard said. “This

illustrates the great return on investment in higher education and the

value of an associate degree.”

Gail Laferriere, assistant director of NIC’s Career Services office, said

many people work in fields unrelated to their college programs of

study, but it’s unlikely those careers would be possible had these people

not completed college.

It’s not always easy for people to figure out what they want to do or how

to get there. That’s where career counseling can make a huge difference.

“We hear from students who want to discover their purpose and find a

career that’s more than a paycheck,” Laferriere said.

Career counseling helps people understand themselves by exploring

their interests, values and personality characteristics, often through

assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory, offered at NIC’s Career

Services office. “Then we help them learn what careers might be a good

fit and make the connections needed to achieve those goals,” Laferriere

said.

Going through this process increases the likelihood of being hired and

being successful in that position.

“Employers can tell you’re going to give it 100 percent because you’re

interested and you want to do that type of work, and you’re not just

looking for a job,” Laferriere said.

And career counseling offers students extra motivation to make it to

graduation, according to a study by the Community College Research

Center at the Teachers College at Columbia University.

“They found students with career goals are 50 percent more likely to be

successful in college and in life,” Laferriere said.

For more information, visit NIC.edu/career.

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HEALTHY SLEEP

An essential key for a thriving life

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

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,

HEALTHY TIP

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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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EXPOSE YOURSELF TO

NATURAL SUNLIGHT FOR AT

LEAST 30 MINUTES EVERY DAY.

CHINESE MEDICINE

HAS TOUTED

THE PROFOUND

HEALING BENEFITS

OF SLEEP FOR

THOUSANDS OF

YEARS.

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.

Jeff Pufnock and Jessica Youngs are the owners of

Embodied Virtue Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine,

located at 307 Church Street, in Sandpoint, Idaho.

To find out more, call 208.254.1188, email info@

embodiedvirtue.com or visit EmbodiedVirtue.com.

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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Now serving in Twin Lakes

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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

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

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The Liquid Gold Facial

AN ALL-NATURAL APPROACH TO AGING GRACEFULLY

By Bri Williams, RN, BSN

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 surgery, in orthopedic

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

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

frequently asked questions.

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

plasma therapy treatment is generally around $600. It takes three months

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

start, and then once a year for maintenance.

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

providers will apply a topical numbing cream. Most clients describe the

treatment as uncomfortable, but not painful.

How long will my appointment take? A platelet-rich plasma therapy

treatment generally takes one hour and 15 minutes from start to finish.

Is there any downtime or recovery after this treatment? Most clients

look a little red the first 24 hours after treatment (like a sunburn). Mild

swelling and occasionally bruising can occur. Most clients return to

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

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

time.

Curious if this treatment could help you with your aesthetic goals?

Consult with your aesthetic provider to learn if you are a candidate and

how this treatment can help you feel like the best version of yourself.

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TAKE YOUR HEALTH SERIOUSLY

People can avoid cancer, heart

disease with diet, exercise

BY MARC STEWART, HERITAGE HEALTH

Healthcare from the Heart

Dr. Daniel Henbest wishes men like Harold

had taken their health more seriously

years ago.

Instead, the Heritage Health physician is helping

the North Idaho man manage a host of chronic

health issues, including cancer and hypertension.

“Most of Harold’s problems are from smoking,”

says Henbest. “If you have 25 years or more of

smoking, you’re probably going to be facing some

serious things. I tell my patients to stop smoking

now or the long-term outlook isn’t going to be

very good.”

Smoking is one of the leading causes of death and

disease in the United States. Herold, who is in his

70s, says he’s doing the best he can and hopes to

recover from his ailments.

“Dr. Henbest has saved my life,” he says. “He

found an aneurysm, and we were able to get it

taken care of.”

Henbest says his male patients typically don’t eat

right or exercise enough.

“Exercising 30 minutes daily will help you lose

weight and keep your cardiovascular system in

good health,” he said. “It’s probably the number

one thing I tell them. The sooner they start, the

better off they’ll be.”

That’s because heart disease kills more than

600,000 Americans annually.

According to the Centers for Disease Control,

the term “heart disease” refers to several types of

heart conditions. The most common type of heart

disease is coronary artery disease, which affects

the blood flow to the heart. Decreased blood flow

can cause a heart attack or a stroke.

Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart

attack. Someone has a heart attack in the United

States every 40 seconds. The financial costs of

heart disease are enormous—about $200 billion

every year. This includes health-care services,

medications and lost productivity.

Several health conditions, your lifestyle, your

age and family history can increase your risk for

heart disease. About half of all Americans (47

percent) have at least one of the three key risk

factors for heart disease: high blood pressure, high

cholesterol and smoking.

Several other medical conditions and lifestyle

choices can also put people at a higher risk for

heart disease, including:

• Diabetes

• Overweight and obesity

• Poor diet

• Physical inactivity

Henbest recommends starting with an annual

wellness visit to talk about individual risk factors

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“We’re here as a resource for patients,” says

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Fever for

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IDAHO COUPLE TRADES THE ICY WATERS IN

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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

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.

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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,

A total of $22,500

in prize money will

be divided among

finishers in three

separate categories:

male, female and twoperson

teams.

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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

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portages will be to make sure racers get their

mandatory time out of the water and to check

on them.”

He said as the race proceeds and competitors

spread out, more volunteers are needed to staff

the stations, some hundreds of miles apart.

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

deal because the racers are still close together,

but as the days go by the racers spread out,

based on their ability, pretty far, so we’ll 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

The change in venue

has not changed

Joshua and Julie's

year-round zeal

for their daily

regimen of vigorous

training.

from Sealskinz USA have helped Joshua and

Julie prepare for the river race in Alabama.

“Nite Ize provided us with some waterproof

bags and Peak Refuel is giving us our 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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How to choose where to

build your home

by ABIGAIL THORPE

"W

e strongly believe that choosing the right build location will make or

break your project,” shares Brandon Johnson at Affordable Custom

Builders in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. This is because unforeseen

expenses and issues from site development can dramatically affect

budget and timeline.

“The unforeseen budgetary impact that site development can have ... will take a big bite out

of your construction budget, and if you don't have adequate reserves, it could sink you right

out of the gate,” says Johnson. “I advise that buyers meet both their builder and excavator

at different times to get their perspectives on the challenges and costs to develop their lot.”

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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how to choose your

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When you decide to have a home built, you commit to an investment in your future; an investment of

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

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If you choose to hire an architect, most will

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,

supervise construction and secure the

subcontractors who specialize in specific

tasks related to the build.

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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

by drawing on your own skill set and finding a few things on your

THE PROCESS BEGINS

WITH A BIT OF

RESEARCH—KNOWING

WHAT OPTIONS ARE

AVAILABLE TO YOU

LOCALLY, AND WHO

YOU MIGHT FEEL SAFE

ENTRUSTING YOUR

VISION TO.

own, such as lighting, fixtures and

faucets.

Should you choose to act as your

own general contractor and hire

subcontractors you need, you have

the potential to save thousands.

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

is entirely up to you. No matter how

much of the project you’ll want to

take on yourself, and how much

you plan to delegate, it’s important

to do your research when it comes

to selecting your teammates in terms of design, construction and

conception. Ask questions, check reviews, set expectations, build

a team who you can comfortably trust with this major moment in

life—and make the most of every step toward your future home.

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101

The 2020 look: BOLD, OPEN and INVITING

by Abigail Thorpe

1

Open Concept

The penchant for a more open design has been around for a while, and

it shows no signs of going anywhere. People prefer an open concept that

allows for a more casual feel and relaxed entertaining. Hosts want to interact

with their guests or family while in the kitchen, and an open-concept design

makes each space in your home feel livable and useful. “There are a few

different design styles surfacing on all of the price points of homes,” says

Dennis Cunningham from ActiveWest Development and Building in Coeur

d’Alene, Idaho. “Some result in a simpler design and clean lines.”

Continuity and flow are important in an open concept to make sure each

area flows into the next while still preserving its own unique functionality. It’s

important to plan ahead how you want your living space to feel and function.

Green/Sustainable

2

A major shift is toward more green and sustainable design that cuts energy

usage and focuses on sustainable product use and environmentally

friendly features. “The biggest changes in the building industry relate to

energy in one way or another,” says Brett Marlo DeSantis from Brett Marlo

Design Build in Gig Harbor, Washington, which is passionate about smallfootprint

healthy home design.

“Green building and living are becoming more mainstream and therefore

more achievable. And hopefully with more mainstream culture, increased

demand will decrease costs and allow for healthier choices in local stores

and more affordability,” she adds.

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3

Out with White, In with Color

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

and designers aren’t afraid to break into some color and texture. Blues,

greys and natural wood have become popular alternatives to white in the

kitchen.

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

see bolder, richer colors, or soft, natural hues. Gone is the grey on grey on

grey tones we saw so much of in past years. People want their home to feel

relaxing, warm, inviting and peaceful—with a touch of individual flare.

Quartz and Wood

4

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

6

The king of 2020 design? Multifunctionality. People want their spaces

to serve a purpose (often several) and be functional, comfortable and

beautiful. Particularly for smaller homes, key spaces or storage areas need

to serve multiple functions at the same time.

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

practical) to use for more than just storage and seating. Almost a third of

renovating homeowners will add a microwave to the center island, and

adding a sink with a garbage disposal or a cooktop is becoming more

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

family or friends while cooking than stare at a backsplash.

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ROAD TRIP PART 2

British Columbia’s Kootenai Rockies and the

International Selkirk Loop

Story and Photos By Marguerite Cleveland

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

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

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

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

the outdoors. It has a bright, modern interior and is centrally located to all there is to see and do in Nelson. After checking in, take a walk

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EVERYWHERE YOU WALK.

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Cantina del Centro is immensely popular with the locals. Fresh Latin

American cuisine is served up with 70 varieties of Tequila and Mezcal, as

well as beautifully crafted cocktails. The street tacos are memorable with

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

Day 5: Nelson

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

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

day. This indoor art gallery and breakfast stop serves up more than 20

different blends of coffee to enjoy with seasonal breakfast options. Eat

among the works of talented local artists or outside in the garden.

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

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

Nelson Paddleboard and Kayak. Rent your watercraft of choice and head

out on the lake. Morning hours often have no wind, and the scenery has

mountains that come almost to the edge of the lake. Very tranquil.

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

head into town to visit Touchstones Nelson Museum of Arts and History

to learn about the town and surrounding areas. A popular hike in the

area is to Pulpit Rock for its spectacular views of Nelson Kootenay Lake.

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

of Ainsworth Hot Springs, your stop for the night, so you will have to

double back—but so worth it. The scenic drive along Highway 31 is truly

impressive. It is hard to imagine how the road was even built when the

mountains run right to the lake. Kaslo is a quaint town that is like a step

back in time. Perched on the banks of a beautiful lake, the historic town

is well worth the detour with breathtaking views everywhere you walk,

cute shops and many choices to grab a meal.

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

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

guests. Located near the hotel is the JB Fletcher Store, a museum and

local artisan shop. Worth the trek down the hill. The Ktunaxa Grill, the

on-site restaurant, has great service, and the indigenous-inspired menu is

constructed of fresh, local ingredients. Reservations are a must.

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The Speci f ics

WHERE TO STAY

The Adventure Hotel - AdventureHotel.ca

Ainsworth Hot Springs - AinsworthHotSprings.com

Best Western Plus Kootenai River Inn Casino & Spa

KootenaiRiverInn.com

WHERE TO EAT

The Velvet Restaurant and Lounge - JosieHotel.com

Cantina del Centro - CantinadelCentro.com

Ktunaxa Restaurant

AinsworthHotSprings.com/dining

WHAT TO DO

Rossland Museum - RosslandMuseum.ca

Nelson Paddleboard and Kayak

NelsonPaddleboardAndKayak.com

Kaslo - VisitKaslo.com

International Selkirk Loop - SelkirkLoop.org

Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge

FWS.gov/refuge/kootenai

Day 6: Bonners Ferry, Idaho

First thing in the morning, visit the

Ainsworth Hot Springs. It is so nice without

all the crowds. The complex includes a pool

fed by the spring, a cold plunge pool fed by

Munn Creek and a dimly lit cave. It is not for

the faint of heart as it is like a dark tunnel.

Have breakfast at the hotel before checking

out.

Head to Balfour to catch the Kootenay Lake

Ferry to Kootenay Bay. You are now on the

International Selkirk Loop. There are no

reservations, so check the times and arrive

early for the 35-minute ferry crossing. This is

the longest free ferry in the world—and one

of the most scenic. While you wait there are

plenty of shops, restaurants and a bakery at

the ferry landing.

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

Ferry, Idaho. Along the way enjoy the eastern shore of Kootenay Lake.

Stop at Crawford Bay, a unique community of artisans’ studios. As you

continue south there are small towns, shops and beaches for photo ops.

Before crossing the border make a detour in Creston to visit two wineries,

Skimmerhorn Winery and Vineyard and the Baillie-Grohman Winery,

that are thriving in the microclimate of the area.

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

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

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

There are restaurants on-site, or head through the tunnel to access the

visitors’ center and local downtown eating establishments.

Day 7: Last Day

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

Refuge. There is a visitors’ center with a hike nearby to a waterfall.

Additional hikes are available as well as a 4.5-mile auto tour. There is

a good chance you will see moose, elk, deer, or rarer a bear. Birds are

abundant including bald eagles and migratory waterfowl. After spending

time in the refuge continue to explore the U.S. side of the International

Selkirk Loop or head home. You are about a six-hour drive to Seattle,

Washington, which is a major airline hub.

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

planning.

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RECIPES LOCAL FLAVOR SPOTLIGHTS

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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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SWEET LOU’S RESTAURANT

AND TAP HOUSE

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

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

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

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

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

208.667.1170 | SweetLousIdaho.com

f SweetLousCDA

Browse, Eat, Relax, Enjoy

A shopping and culinary experience awaits

By Jillian Chandler

Photos by Owen Aird

The Culinary Stone has been serving the Coeur d’Alene

community for six years now, and exciting things are

happening!

Be sure to stop by their neighborhood boutique deli for

artisan deli meats and cheeses. They invite you to take

a seat and enjoy great food. Try their delicious gourmet

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

CALYPSOS COFFEE

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

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

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

kids and also offer a Smart Room for meeting rentals!

116 E. Lakeside Ave. | Coeur d’Alene

208.665.0591 | CalypsosCoffee.com

If you are looking for that perfect charcuterie or veggie

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

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

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

artisan breads, European pastries and cakes.

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

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

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

all while engaging with new friends. They also host weekly

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

meals at home.

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

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

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

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

Culinary Stone.

The Culinary Stone

2129 Main Street | Coeur d’Alene

208.277.4116 | CulinaryStone.com

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MAX AT MIRABEAU

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

until close. Open daily at 6am.

1100 N. Sullivan Rd. | Spokane Valley

509.922.6252 | MAXatMirabeau.com


FILL YOUR FREEZER TODAY!

Learn more about our packages and specials by visiting our website or speaking with a specialist.

WHOLE, HALVES AND QUARTER CUTS OF YOUR FAVORITE BEEF AND PORK OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE TODAY!

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

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

Smokers, Grills and Locally Made Fire Pits.

Tim’s Special Cut Meats, Inc

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Come see us at our NEW LOCATION!

525 N. Graffiti St. • Post Falls, ID 83854 • 208.772.3327

YOUR OLD-FASHION BUTCHER SHOP...

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Sweet Lou’s Restaurant & Bar

Hwy 95 N Ponderay | 208.263.1381

Come hungry, Stay late, Eat well!

www.sweetlousidaho.com

Sweet Lou’s Restaurant & TAP HOUSE

601 Front Ave. 208.667.1170 | DOWNTOWN Cda

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THE PORCH PUBLIC HOUSE

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

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

soups and specialties prepared from scratch without the

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

microbrews and wines to accompany your meal. Feel at home

in the comfortable pub-style dining room or the fantastic

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

Lauren Denos, Adventure Bound Media.

1658 E. Miles Ave. | Hayden

208.772.7111 | WeDontHaveOne.com

MOON TIME

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

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

and other specialties prepared from scratch daily, along with a

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

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

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

featuring national and local artists. For more information

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

visit their website.

1602 Sherman Ave. | Coeur d’Alene

208.667.2331 | WeDontHaveOne.com

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ENJOY HAPPY HOUR

IN THE LOUNGE!

Drink & Appetizer Specials

Monday - Thursday

4pm - 6pm

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FISHERMAN’S MARKET

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

staff, unbeatable atmosphere and phenomenal food. Voted best

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

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

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

and lobster.

215 W. Kathleen | Coeur d’Alene

208.664.4800 | FishermansMarketCdA.com

315 CUISINE

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

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

martinis using the best natural ingredients, great wine, beer

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

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

or outdoors on their expansive patio. 315 offers nightly specials

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

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

315 Wallace Ave. | Coeur d’Alene

208.667.9660 | 315Cuisine.com

FORTY-ONE SOUTH

208.265.2000

www.41SouthSandpoint.com

41 Lakeshore Drive | Sagle, Idaho

A beautiful waterfront, fine-dining restaurant in a romantic

lodge setting overlooking Lake Pend Oreille. Whether it

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

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

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

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

Reservations recommended.

41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle

208.265.2000 | 41SouthSandpoint.com

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SHOGA SUSHI BAR

Delicious sushi and Japanese cuisine sure to delight

anyone’s palate. Offering a wide variety of traditional

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

grilled salmon and more! Beautiful waterfront dining

with spectacular sunset views. Professional and courteous

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

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

waterfront and spectacular sunset views. Currently closed.

41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle

208.265.2001 | ShogaSushi.com

Shopping. Dining. Take-Out.

MOONDOLLARS BISTRO

Moondollars Bistro is known for their burgers,

accompanied by scratch-made bread and soups. They

uses only fresh ingredients, which are the backbone

of this customer favorite. With a comfortable, friendly

atmosphere, awesome food, great service, huge patio

and full bar there is always something to keep customers

coming back for more.

5416 W. Village Blvd. | Rathdrum

208.687.5396 | MoondollarsBistro.com

ANGELO’S RISTORANTE

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

and prepared from scratch.” Authentic Italian cuisine.

Guaranteed best steaks in town. Catering and private

cooking classes available with Chef Angelo. DINNER FOR

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

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

846 N. Fourth St. | Coeur d’Alene

208.765.2850 | AngelosRistorante.net

JUNIOR’S BBQ

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hillbilly Habanero or Junior’s Original sauce.

85 W. Prairie Shopping Ctr. | Hayden

JuniorsBarbecue.com

TIM’S SPECIAL CUT MEATS

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

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

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

and also handles custom orders, with an extensive line

of house-made products from pickled garlic to specialty

sauces, marinades, rubs and salsas. Mobile butchering and

wild game processing are also available.

525 N. Graffiti St. | Post Falls

208.772.3327 | fTimsSpecialCutMeats

TimsSpecialCutMeats.com

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Spring is Here!

Be a chef at home or dine with us!

• Fresh Fish Market and Sushi Bar

• Smoked Fish

• 12 different kinds of fish and chips

208.664.4800

Mon-Sat 11am-8pm

215 W. Kathleen, Coeur d’Alene

Locally Owned & Operated

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

Congrats,

Class of 2020!

What’s happening

in June

JUNE 2020

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A WALK TO

REMEMBER

x

x

LOCAL SENIORS WILL GET THE CHANCE TO WALK

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

JUNE

5 & 6

SCHOOL CAMPUSES STAYED 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 with their families and close friends watching.

While restrictions across the state are continuing to loosen, gatherings

of large crowds are still prohibited under the governor’s order. Instead

of being able to gather side by side with their classmates and having

proud parents, family members and close friends in the audience,

this year’s graduation will be one for the history books, as seniors will

instead have a drive-through ceremony.

Last month it was confirmed that commencement events for

Coeur d’Alene, Lake City, Post Falls, Timberlake and Lakeland high

schools, as well as Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy, will participate

in commencement ceremonies at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds

in Coeur d’Alene. While celebrating the class of 2020, all attendees

will adhere to guidelines and recommendations from the Centers for

Disease Control and Panhandle Health District, the Idaho State Board

of Education and the Idaho governor’s office.

Graduation for Coeur d’Alene and Lake City high schools will be held

on the originally planned graduation dates of June 5 and June 6,

respectively, with the ceremonies broadcast on large screens with

sound broadcast on FM radio so those parked in their cars can tune

in. The ability to live-stream the ceremonies on social media is in the

works so those who are unable to attend in person can still watch.

This year’s graduation ceremonies will go as follows:

• Seniors will arrive in vehicles with family members (the vehicle may

not be a limousine or other oversized car or boat).

• Each will have a chance to leave their vehicle and cross the stage, in

cap and gown, to receive their diplomas.

• Guests will remain in their vehicles and will be able to follow the

ceremony on large projection screens and listen to a broadcast of the

event.

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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 Coeur

d’Alene 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.

SAVE THE DATE:

CAR D’LANE

2020 has seen most spring and early summer events either

postponed, made virtual or cancelled in their entirety. Over

the years, Father’s Day weekend in Coeur d’Alene has become

synonymous with the car lover’s delight—Car d’Lane. Rest assured

that though the event will not be taking place in June, the excitement

of Car d’Lane is just around the corner. The 30th anniversary of

Car d’Lane is now set to hit the streets this July—Friday, July 17,

and Saturday, July 18, complete with Cruise, Show and Shine,

Poker Walk, People’s Choice Voting and Young Builders Alley and

more! If you are interested in participating in this year’s event, preregistration

is required and closes June 29. To find out more about

this year’s Car d’Lane or to register, visit CdADowntown.com.

SUBMIT YOUR EVENTS ONLINE!

Want your event to appear on the largest event site in the

Northwest? Submit your events to us online at

Events.DirectoryNorthwest.com 24/7, 365 days a year!

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