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and the addition of protests that began in
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United States, we can’t take for granted all
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Take this time to reflect on all the blessings
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I ask you to take a moment to recognize
the great privilege we have as Americans,
and the great work we have done and will
continue to do, in building this place we call
Happy Independence Day!
On July 4, friends and families will once
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The importance of getting work done is especially true in this season
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Given all the questions brought about by COVID-19, many Americans
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you regularly use. New cabinets, bins, racks, shelves or pegboard panels
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Tackle your gutters
It can be a hefty job, but built-up debris must be cleaned out at least twice
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In the song “Revolution,” John Lennon pushes back against the
idea that important changes only happen after people join larger
movements. Revolution begins, Lennon suggests, with a shift
in our own thinking. I agree. Transformation will not happen
around us until it happens inside us.
When we choose to be intentional about personal growth, we plant
a seed of transformation within ourselves. That’s the first step. True
transformation comes when we invest in that process every day.
Shifting our thinking, doing new things, is hard. It feels easier to look
at the world and expect it to change around us. Even if the world does
change, if we don’t invest in ourselves, we experience the world with
the same limits to our thinking and awareness we had before.
Continuing transformational work inside ourselves takes courage
to embrace the unknown and faith in the future we are creating for
ourselves. When we put action behind our vision, cultivating that seed,
we are more aware of the potential within us and within others.
This kind of transformative vision is magnetic. Other leaders will
be drawn to that energy, and those leaders will begin to experience
transformation in their own lives. This is the key difference between
knowing how to lead and being a transformative leader. When we
choose to be transformative leaders, no matter what context we’re in,
we bring life and energy with us to invest in every conversation, every
idea, every enterprise and every solution.
When we make it a point, every day, to take in knowledge, wisdom and
inspiration, this will work in us to create shifts in our thinking, our
mindsets and our actions, transforming who we are and also what we
do. This is why cultivating a seed of transformation in one leader causes
that transformation to begin in other leaders. We may teach what we
know, we reproduce who we are.
Planting that contagious, transformational seed begins with who we’re
inviting to invest in our own lives. Are we choosing thinking partners
who are transformative in their mindset and actions? Do they know
what they’re doing and why they’re doing it? Do they have a contagious
vision? Do they get buy-in from other leaders who are excited to be
part of what they’re doing?
These are the people who help us cultivate the seeds of transformational
leadership in our own lives. They lead because they love people as much
as they enjoy leading them. These leaders challenge us to continue
to invest in personal growth, to never believe we have “arrived,” so,
together, we continue connecting with the transformative energy that
inspires real, positive change.
When we make these choices, act on these intentions and connect with
thinking partners who inspire us to continue growing, no matter what
stream of influence in which we work, we will inspire other leaders
around us to step up, invest and be transformational. When we develop
seeds of transformation within ourselves, leaders around us will catch
that vision and share it with others. As John C. Maxwell says, “If we
want to bring change, we have to be changed.”
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SUMMER AT THE KROC
Opportunities for non-members as well
By Colin Anderson
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Whether you’re looking for
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summer, a bit of exercise
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include CPR/First Aid
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Celebrating Independence Day
TIMES CALL FOR THE SIMPLE TRADITIONS
By Jillian Chandler
It continues to be a common theme not only in Coeur d’Alene
but across the state and country; large community events and
gatherings continue to be halted as a result of the continued
safety concerns amid COVID-19. Though there won’t be any parades
making their way down the streets as adults and children alike line the
roadways wearing their red, white and blue and waving their American
flags proudly, and the bright sights and booming sounds of fireworks
won’t be taking over the night skies in honor of our independence,
there is still much to rejoice in—even if this means a smaller, more
There’s nothing like a good ol’ Fourth of July backyard barbecue.
Whether it’s with your spouse and kids or a gathering among friends,
spending a warm summer day outdoors—especially on Independence
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help celebrate the holiday.
Add in some fun backyard games, like three-ring toss or horseshoes,
cornhole and table tennis, and everyone, no matter their age, is bound
to take part in some good old-fashioned friendly competition.
Spending a day out on the water is the norm here on a hot summer’s
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paddleboard or kayak, feeling the breeze across your face as you freely
glide across the open waters—taking in that feeling of freedom; it’s
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with old friends while making new friends as well!
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Throughout October, the farm is available for field trips, barn rentals
and birthday parties. Last year the farm had 1,831 children pass through
Swenson moved to Coeur d’Alene 19 years ago from Spokane, where she
continued to work as a registered nurse. She went through the master
gardener program just before buying the farm, and the pumpkin patch
seemed to naturally follow. “I just had no idea it was going to get as big
as it has,” she says.
In 2015 she started a bakery on the farm as a member of the Kootenai
County Farmers’ Market, adding Lil’ Punkin Pie Co. to the company.
She bakes each pie by hand from fruit grown on the farm or sourced
locally at the market and offers pickup at the farm or orders for events like
weddings and birthday parties.
The pie making company is very hands on and personal—a call from
someone on a Sunday evening needing a pie for the following day will
find Swenson out fruit picking early in the morning to make sure a pie is
in-hand for company by the evening.
“My pies are very classic and simple, nothing fancy,” she says, “with fruit
often picked on the farm the day before being baked into a pie. Every pie
is homemade by me, in my bakery on my farm. Without a storefront I
keep my business exactly where I want it.”
Swenson has always baked and gardened; it’s in her blood. Her grandfather
owned a bakery on the main street of a small town, and she was in the
baking club in high school.
She started offering pie making classes several years ago, and it has
become one of her most enjoyable aspects of the business. The Farm
Pie School offers classes at the farm or individuals’ homes and focuses
primarily on crust making. The classes include two hours of instruction,
ingredients and the finished pie ready to take home and bake. The fourth
Tuesday of each month Swenson offers open classes as needed on the
farm. The experience has become a favorite offering of the farm and has
taught many a young girl and boy how to make the perfect crust!
Teaching comes naturally to Swenson. She formerly taught at The
Culinary Stone for several years, and continues to teach at a farm
on Green Bluff as well as occasional classes at The Culinary Stone. In
addition to her farming and baking, she and her husband are passionate
about supporting the Kootenai Humane Society. “Last year, after wanting
for years to do so, I hosted a fundraiser on the farm during pumpkin
patch. It was so much fun I’m thinking it will become an annual thing.”
Stop for a visit to Prairie Home Farm, enjoy the true, simple spirit of farm
life and take some family pics. You might even want to put in an order for
a pie—your family (and guests) will love every morsel.
Bringing Bicycles to Coeur d’Alene
A NONPROFIT ON A MISSION TO GIVE BIKES TO KIDS WHO CAN’T AFFORD THEM
STORY & PHOTOS BY ABIGAIL THORPE
Serving as an HVAC repairman for 32 years, Tom Morgan would
often see old bikes in the bushes of client’s yards or leaned up
against the garage. Morgan grew up in a low-income family and
had to borrow or ride his friends’ bikes as a child. “It’s something
that kind of sticks with you when you’re a kid,” he recalls. “You know that
you don’t have stuff that other kids do.”
He would work on a $2 million home for one call, and a single-wide
manufactured home the next. “So I was aware of the families that had
kids that didn’t have bicycles, so I just started asking people, ‘Hey, what
are you gonna do with that old bike in the bushes over there? Because I
know a family that could use it,’ and nobody said no,” he recalls.
And so his mission to bring bikes to kids who couldn’t afford them
started out of the back of his repair van, one or two bikes at a time. Over
the years, customers got to know him as he returned each year to do their
HVAC service and started picking up old bikes when they could to pass
off to him. “So I would leave with an invoice—and a bicycle,” Morgan
Around the time it got to the point he had about 30 bikes at his house,
Morgan and his wife took a trip to Boise that would prove instrumental
in directing his future.
A flat tire on a bike ride led him to the Boise Bicycle Project, a nonprofit
that provides bicycles to those in need as well as a space for people to work
on their own bikes and receive help from knowledgeable volunteers. “I
go walking through the doors and it was nothing like any bike shop I’d
ever been in,” recalls Morgan.
He had forgotten his bike repair kit on the trip. “I think the reason I
forgot it is because I was meant to stumble into Boise Bicycle Project and
see what was going on there … It planted a seed in my head: I thought,
‘Why doesn’t Coeur d’Alene have something like this?’”
He spent hours at the shop, and when he returned to Coeur d’Alene,
he gathered with some like-minded individuals to discuss starting
something similar in his hometown. “I don’t know why I didn’t think I
was the guy to do it,” says Morgan. “Finally one day my wife says to me,
‘Let’s just do it!’” and so Lake City Bicycle Collective was born.
The shop opened in 2014 and in six years’ time has given away more than
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1,000 bicycles and over 500 helmets. “The goal of the place is we want to
get bicycles to kids who financially would have no opportunity to have
a bike,” says Morgan.
It soon outgrew its original space 10 blocks from the current shop in
the basement of the First Baptist Church on Wallace Avenue. The shop
serves anyone who enters its doors, providing affordable bikes to those
who are looking for a bike on a budget or offering space to work and
fix your own for a minimal fee—$5 for an hour or $10 for the entire
day. The shop is fully equipped with all of the tools, work stations and
replacement items a person might need, and includes volunteers with
years of experience.
Bikes typically range from $20 to $50, but the shop provides free bikes
to those truly in need and works with CASA, the homeless community,
veterans and families who are financially struggling to help each
individual get a bike at a price they can afford—whatever that may be.
Sometimes it takes two or three bikes from what Morgan calls “the
boneyard” to make a good one. He and the volunteers pull pieces from
each bike to restore one to good working condition and recycle the parts
they can’t use. “Everything either gets upcycled or recycled or reused,”
The shop is entirely volunteer run by Morgan and a team of volunteers,
and partners with a diverse mix of nonprofits in Coeur d’Alene including
Kootenai Health—which provides its helmets—and community
business partners and individuals.
But it’s been a slow go to get here. The shop will get an influx of donations
after a news report during Christmas, but then many people will forget
about them. “You have to keep on reaching out and keep on going to
events,” says Morgan.
At 52, he’s been a bicycle lover for over 40 years now and loves to see the
joy in kids’ eyes when they get their first bike. “It’s a lot of fun. You get
to see the good that you do, you get to see the face light up on a kid that
really thought, ‘I’m not getting a bike, there’s no hope for me,’” he says.
He has kids he starts on a bike at 4 or 5 years old, and if they take good
care of it, will trade them for a bigger one when they need it. “The
connection that we really want to make is the kid that gets this bike,”
says Morgan. “This might be someone’s first bicycle, and the hope is
that this is a connection that will stay with this young person forever.
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AREA NONPROFIT CARES FOR INJURED,
BY DAN THOMPSON | COURTESY PHOTOS
The early June roster of animals in
recovery at the American Heritage
Wildlife Foundation represents
a wide swath of the North Idaho
branch of the animal kingdom.
There are orphaned pine squirrel babies, as well
as a young flying squirrel. One batch of orphan
skunks was already in, with another expected
the next day. A young magpie with neurological
issues had already been there for more than a
month. A wild turkey and a blue grouse were
also in the recovery process.
The AHWF sees about 100 different animals
a year, founder Kathleen St. Clair-McGee
estimated, so multiplied by the nearly 20 years
she has been at the Clark Fork facility, she has
seen quite the variety of animals.
“It’s incredible. We’ll have little animals come
in and you’re working on them desperately. You
only meet them a half a day and they might die
on you,” she said. “It’s always a challenge. It’s
But the reward of sending off a rehabilitated
animal into the wild again—something St.
Clair-McGee estimates the organization does
about 60 percent of the time—is worth the
“Probably the greatest reward is when you do
have that animal and on the day of release you
say, ‘OK, here you go, you’re back where you
should be,’” she said.
The AHWF’s stated mission is to work toward
the preservation of all wildlife through
rehabilitation and community education. A
nonprofit started in 2001, the organization
has no paid staff and relies on volunteers, who
provide between 3,000 and 4,000 combined
hours each year, St. Clair-McGee said. They
are working to create the first Inland Pacific
Northwest nature center.
There are only a few species, like deer, elk and
moose, that the AHWF cannot accept. But
raccoons, skunks, squirrels, waterfowl, ducks,
geese—volunteers will attempt to rehabilitate
all of them if brought in. Some rehabilitations
or recoveries take only a couple weeks. Others
take much longer, like raccoon orphans, who
usually spend three, four or even five months
with American Heritage Wildlife Foundation.
Sometimes people will bring in orphans after
seeing an adult animal killed by a car and then
later locating the orphaned young. Other times,
people bring in animals who have been injured,
either by them or someone else.
“Rehabilitation is important because if you look
at the animal cases brought in, the majority are
not from nature-caused incidents. They are
caused by human interaction,” St. Clair-McGee
She has been with the AHWF since the
beginning after working at three different zoos
as well as horse ranches and animal shelters.
She realizes not everyone fully understands—
or agrees with—the work the AHWF does, so a
big portion of her job is education.
The organization’s website has numerous
documents available that describe how humans
can best cohabitate with wild neighbors, and
she also spends time in public forums like
libraries and spreads awareness through social
media and other means.
Volunteers come from a variety of walks of life
and aren’t just “animal people,” she said. One
board member has an accounting background
and so serves as treasurer. Another who loves
to take pictures comes out to help with animal
feeding. Still other volunteers work at the
hospital or live on a ranch.
“You don’t necessarily have to have an animal
background,” St. Clair-McGee said. “You just
have to have a desire to learn.”
The care provided at the AHWF is very different
from what might be done at an animal humane
society, where part of the goal is to include the
human factor. At the AHWF, volunteers try to
do the opposite.
“We don’t talk when we’re in the animal room,”
she said. “We put up towels or wear masks so
they don’t directly see this is a human that’s
feeding me. We wear gloves. We do everything
we can think of to remove that human barrier.
… The highest praise that can happen on a wild
animal on release is you go in there and try to
catch them and they come at you or try to avoid
you. (If they do that) you’ve done your job.”
One of St. Clair-McGee’s favorite rescue stories
involves an osprey that was “in pretty rough
shape” when it was brought in. The AHWF
lacks adequate staffing to go out into the field
and pick up injured animals, relying instead on people to bring them
in. Staff will coach them over the phone, but animals in their care often
require feedings every 30, 20 or even 10 minutes, St. Clair-McGee said,
so they cannot dash away.
Found late one August, the osprey was about two months old when it was
brought in: weak, underweight and dehydrated. Normally osprey don’t
leave the nest for two months, and once on the ground, as this one was,
they’ll starve, St. Clair-McGee said, “unless they have the spirit to figure
The bird spent two weeks in rehabilitation, gaining strength. Upon
release, volunteers pitched her up into the air and she took off. It was the
sort of success story that sticks with St. Clair-McGee—she has taken in
other osprey in similar predicaments that don’t survive.
“It’s always taxing. Sometimes it’s 16-hour days,” she said. “It’s not for the
faint of heart, but that’s why we love our volunteers, and that’s why we
strongly encourage people when they do find animals to follow the right
Some traumatic injuries the AHWF cannot handle, and in those cases
volunteers will refer people to veterinarians. But many people do bring in
animals, and some are willing to drive hours, St. Clair-McGee said.
“When I get people who are kind hearted and compassionate, I can’t say
thank you enough,” she said. “It’s really uplifting.”
The cost of rehabilitating animals will vary, depending on their length
of stay and the cost of food. Owls, for example, can require $5 of food
per day. Others are more, St. Clair-McGee said. The organization offers
various levels of donation and sometimes holds raffles to raise more
“That’s where the community support comes in, and we’ve been so very
blessed to have the money we need each year,” she said.
St. Clair-McGee said she is excited, too, that Mya Jinright, a raptor
rehabilitator, has joined the AHWF ranks of volunteers. Jinright works
at the VCA North Idaho Animal Hospital in Sandpoint, and St. Clair-
McGee said her help will allow them to better care for hawks and owls
who are in critical condition.
And so the work continues. St. Clair-McGee was preparing to return a
gray squirrel to Post Falls, where three weeks earlier it had fallen and
suffered a head trauma. The squirrel has been getting its coordination
back, she said.
“That’s the best part, the release,” she said. “It makes all the hard work
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PHOTOS BY MATTHEW SAWYER
What’s better than seeing some of the most spectacular
scenery in North Idaho while traveling
almost entirely downhill? The Route of the Hiawatha
is open for the season. For those who haven’t
been, it’s an easy yet spectacularly beautiful ride. Lookout
Pass Ski Hill operates the trail and offers rentals and shuttle service
if you don’t want to take two vehicles on the trip.
Most riders begin at the East Portal Trailhead, which is located 7
miles into Montana off the Taft exit. A 15-mile leisurely downhill
ride awaits you as you glide down smooth path that was once
a busy Milwaukee railway. Riders pass through beautiful vistas
and overlooks of the Bitterroot Mountains as well as several high
trestle bridges and train tunnels—including one that is more
than a mile-and-a-half long. If you want a bigger challenge, you
can extend the ride up to 30 miles with only a little bit of uphill
grade near the beginning of the ride. Helmets and headlamps
are required of all riders, and passes can be purchased at any
trailhead, Lookout Pass or the Wallace Inn. Mountain bike tires
are recommended, as the pathway surface is a mixture of hardpacked
gravel and dirt.
A shuttle service schedule is available at RidetheHiawatha.com.
Here you can also buy passes, rent bikes, helmets, pre-purchase
bagged lunches, and even tag-alongs or burly trailers to pull
Route of the Hiawatha is a great way to see the incredible backcountry
we have all around us without having to exert maximum
energy. Enjoy a leisurely ride and be reminded why we choose to
call this part of the country home.
Those looking for a bigger challenge can head down the road
to Silver Mountain Resort, where the fresh powder is gone but
a network of challenging mountain bike trails is ready to ride.
The Silver Mountain Bike Park (SilverMt.com/index.php/mountain/bike-park)
offers 39 trails with seven marked Easy and three
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Your ticket gets you a ride on North America’s longest gondola
(3.1 miles one way), and you’ll be dropped at the top of the
mountain where you can start picking your routes. Those new
to mountain biking can play around at Chair 3, where there is
800 feet of elevation drop, some basic features and wider tracks
to navigate. More advanced riders can tackle a descent of more
than 3,400 feet where they’ll encounter technically challenging
turns, rough patches, bridges and various jumps. Maps clearly
state trail difficulty levels, and bike patrol is on the mountain
ready to help. Rentals are available, and after your ride you can
enjoy food and drink at the base of the mountain or at several
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SHOW, SHINE AND CRUISE: CAR D’LANE
RETURNS TO THE DOWNTOWN DRAG
BY ABIGAIL THORPE
PHOTOS COURTESY OF COEUR D’ALENE DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION
July 17 and 18 would mark the 30th anniversary of Coeur d’Alene’s
beloved Car d’Lane, when the downtown streets typically fill with
classic cars and happy crowds of car enthusiasts and families, but
due to COVID-19 health concerns, the event was unfortunately
canceled for this year. Typically held around Fathers’ Day in June
every year, the event was rescheduled for July in order to allow for the
traditional gathering of people, but ultimately the city made the decision
to cancel and look to 2021 to bring back the beloved event.
Car d’Lane is one of the largest classic car cruises in North Idaho
and started as a result of the positive reaction to the show the State
Centennial brought to Coeur d’Alene in 1990. The following year, local
car enthusiasts wanted to do another gathering of classic cars like that
done on Father’s Day weekend when the Centennial came through town.
Three years later they joined forces with the Coeur d’Alene Downtown
Association and Car d’Lane was formed.
All cars and trucks 40 years and older are welcome to participate in
the show, and the event usually kicks off Father’s Day weekend with a
group like The Red Hot Mamas dancing down the main drag of Sherman
The Friday night cruise that follows is always a must-see for car lovers,
with people lining the street to keep an eye out for their favorite cruiser,
cheering the drivers and admiring the cars, and the car show is an all-day
event on Saturday.
“This [would have been] the second year of bringing back the Young
Builders Alley, where car enthusiasts 25 years of age and younger can
show their automotive projects of any make/model/year,” says Emily
Boyd, events coordinator for the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association.
Each young adult can participate for the Young Builders Award, which
they plan to continue for next year’s event. “The highlight will be
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CAR D’LANE IS A VERY
TRADITIONAL EVENT, FOCUSED
AROUND FAMILY, GOOD HEALTHY
FUN AND AN APPRECIATION FOR
seeing the community come together and have a great time downtown
and bringing the car enthusiasts together,” she adds.
Car d’Lane is a very traditional event, focused around family, good
healthy fun and an appreciation for classic cars. It’s become a much-loved
community event that brings people together, and next year promises to
be extra special when it returns to the main drag.
Whether you’re a fan of the muscle cars of the ‘60s and ‘70s, or like to
take it back to the classic, all-original Cadillacs and Fords of the 1940s
and ‘50s, there’s an era for everyone represented at the show. Visitors are
invited to wander the streets, chat with car owners and peer under the
hood for an up-close inspection of their favorite classic.
Coeur d’Alene’s tree-lined, old-fashioned downtown makes for the
perfect backdrop for the show, and attendees can expect to run into old
friends and acquaintances while wandering the show. Stop for an ice
cream along the way, or take a moment to stroll the lakefront and take
a rest in the park.
It’s always been a place where memories are made, and families of all
ages can find something to enjoy. “One of the most memorable stories
I have experienced actually took place last year,” recalls Boyd. “A
gentleman entered his 1970 red convertible Datsun into the show, and
then after having breakfast downtown with his best friend and family,
they wandered up to the vehicle admiring it.” The friend explored the
classic car, admiring the new engine that was put in just days before as the
gentleman walked him around it.
“The gentleman then turned to his friend and said, ‘You like the car?’
The friend said ‘yes’ and complimented the vehicle. Then the gentleman
said, ‘It’s yours buddy,’” says Boyd. After a friendly embrace, the friend got
behind the wheel of what was now his restored vintage Datsun. It was a
special moment that represented what Car d’Lane was about in so many
ways; a time and place for friends and family to share special memories
and bring joy to others’ lives.
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Car d’Lane is unique because of its stunning location
and small-town feel. “We feel the community and
gorgeous setting by the lake sets this event apart from
the others,” explains Boyd. “Community members
will sit along the cruise route and cheer on cars they
love and wave to their friends. On Saturday, families
and friends—whether they are knowledgeable in
classics or not—will come out to enjoy the relaxed
atmosphere and beautiful cars.”
Visitors can make it a full weekend getaway and
enjoy all that Coeur d’Alene has to offer in addition
to the car show. There are several options for places
to stay located right along the main downtown drag,
including the Coeur d’Alene Resort, Resort City Inn
and the Flamingo Motel, or you can branch out and
explore what other parts of the city have to offer.
Guests can enjoy a dinner downtown after the cruise
and be ready bright and early to hit the streets for the
show and festivities.
As Car d’Lane joins other beloved car shows like
Sandpoint’s Lost in the ‘50s that have been forced to
cancel due to COVID-19, North Idaho classic car
enthusiasts eagerly look forward to its return in 2021
and the opportunity to get out and celebrate, enjoy the
classics and return to a sense of normalcy.
Events like Car d’Lane depend on the help and
support of the community. For opportunities to
volunteer and help out, call 208.415.0116 or email
email@example.com. For more information
about Car d’Lane and Downtown Coeur d’Alene, visit
This article has been updated and differs slightly from
the article you will find in print, as it was announced
that Car d’Lane had been canceled after we had
already gone to print on our July issue.
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ROLLER DERBY SISTERS
JAMMIN’ ON THE RINK, IN THE CLASSROOM
BY TOM GREENE
Amy Palmer catches an opponent off guard playing roller derby.
Amy and her sister, Kate, play roller derby together and both recently
graduated from the NIC Workforce Training Center’s CNA program.
Photo Courtesy of Danny Ngan
Two Spirit Lake sisters are adding Certified Nursing Assistant to a
list of skills that includes hip checks, jamming and avoiding rink
Kate Palmer, 19, and Amy Palmer, 18, recently graduated from the
Certified Nursing Assistant program at the North Idaho College
Workforce Training Center. They both have their eyes set on entering
NIC’s Nursing program in the future.
“A career in health care is great. It’s also a way to give back to the
community. The class was so convenient, I thought, ‘Why not?’” Amy
For the Palmer sisters, the family that roller derbies together stays
together. They started playing in their early teens.
“It was just supposed to be Katie (playing roller derby) at first, but it
looked like so much fun,” Amy said. “I could be as aggressive as I wanted
to be in a safe environment with family and friends.”
Growing up, the Palmers were both athletic but struggled to find their
niche. They tried basketball, soccer, rugby, even boxing.
“They just weren’t my thing. I couldn’t get into them. But roller derby was
different. I fell in love with it on day one,” Kate said.
Kate said she developed self-esteem and learned how to collaborate with
others to achieve a common goal from her time spent in the rink.
“The main thing is the pack. You help your girls to score and hurt the
other girls to keep them from scoring. It makes for a lot of really close
teamwork,” she said.
Kate has already finished her prerequisites for the Nursing program at
NIC. Amy graduated from Timberlake High School in June but already
has some college-classes under her belt, since she was a dual-credit
student. The NIC Nursing program is in high demand, and there is a
rigorous application process.
“To be competitive, that CNA class really helps,” Kate said. “It’s not an
actual requirement to get into nursing school, but now I can’t imagine
not doing it before becoming a nurse.”
Kate is already working as a CNA, but she said she will earn $3 an hour
more with the CNA certificate. Amy will start off working as a CNA at
the higher pay grade.
“I like that there are 15 different directions I can go in the (health-care)
field. I can make good money and always have a job,” Kate said.
Local roller derby leagues top out at age 18, so the two sisters are currently
part of pick-up leagues to stay on the rink.
“Roller Derby is my safe space. It’s a place where I can grow and then
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LIVING FROM THE HEART
Finding balance in summer’s activity
By Jeff Pufnock L.Ac. Ph.D. and Jessica Youngs L.Ac.
Our April 2020 article spoke to the principles of spring seasonal
living. Now we find ourselves in the midst of summer, the time
of full expansion and expression resulting from winter’s deep rest
and spring’s active growth. Summer is the manifestation and luxurious
abundance of all that has been growing this year. As we see nature clearly
expressing this process through the radiance of the flowers and the
abundance of the farmers’ market, there is also an opportunity to recognize
this process occurring within our own physiology and behavior. We are
constantly being invited to find more active participation with the world
around us: to rise earlier, to smell the flowers, to play in the sunshine and
to take in the starry nights. In summer we are called to shine forth all of
which is most beautiful within ourselves; all that was hidden by winter and
growing in spring.
In Chinese medicine, health is the expression of a harmonious balance
between activity and rest, and this balance should be tailored to agree with
the energy of each season. Summer is the most difficult season in which
to find balance between activity and rest and between the expansion and
containment of our energy. It is common to try to fit in as many exuberant
summer activities as possible, while many of us are supposed to be on
vacation. Finding this balance is critical for our health because if our
activities are too outwardly focused in summer, our energy stores are not
replenished and we quickly become depleted internally, allowing for illness
and disease in the upcoming colder seasons.
Summer also corresponds to the heart in Chinese medicine, which invokes
a time of sharing ourselves from our hearts with our communities. The
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summer holds plentiful invitations to connect with
our communities and to share in the abundance
surrounding us all. Especially after this time of
isolation and quarantine, there may be a tendency
to respond with exuberant togetherness. However,
it is also necessary to find balance in our social
interactions, as too much outgoing energy can make
us feel scattered, tired and anxious. Balance is also
suggested because we still may be vulnerable in many
ways after COVID-19, and we must integrate our
enthusiasm to connect with others with attentiveness
to our own resilience and the immune systems of
Summer Dietary Recommendations:
• Quickly and lightly prepare a wide assortment of
local fresh produce: steam, blanch, saute, simmer.
• Avoid greasy, creamy or fatty foods that are counter
to the freshness of the season, as these promote
• Avoid foods that are overly drying, such as baked
goods, chips and crackers.
• If you have any digestive issues, avoid raw foods
and iced beverages, which require excessive energy
from the stomach to digest and therefore weaken the
stomach’s digestive process.
• When feeling hot, focus on eating cooling, fresh
foods such as salads, sprouts, cucumbers, apples,
watermelon, lemons and limes. Also try eating calming
bitter greens such as endive, escarole, romaine lettuce,
radicchio, asparagus and dandelion.
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CREATING RESILIENCY AT THE FOUNDATION
BY SCOTT PORTER
he philosophy underlying Integrative and
Functional Medicine encourages us to
address the underlying contributors that
lead to disease. Tipping points to chronic illness
are reached after long-term imbalances in lifestyle
and dietary choices take a toll.
Addressing the symptoms we experience will help
us feel better, but these aren’t solutions that lead
to long-term optimal health. There are ways in
which we can build resiliency and reserve so our
body can respond appropriately to the challenges
I. Breathe - We can increase the capacity of our
breath through strengthening and relaxing the
muscles that expand the lungs. Too often we are
shallow breathers. Practice breathing fully from
your lower abdomen, into your back body and
up into your upper chest. Not only do we take in
fuel for our cells through the lungs, we also release
II. Drink Water - Chronic dehydration can take
several months to eliminate. It is important to
keep plenty of water in your body. Not juice,
milk alternatives, wine or beer. Just clean water
with good trace minerals, like spring water. This
is a great support for the immune system and
III. Whole Food Diet - There is no one-sizefits-all
diet for everyone due to differences in
genetics, lifestyle, microbiome, heath states and
philosophies. Several factors are consistently
important though: whole food, nutrient dense,
low toxins, clean fats, small amounts of quality
protein and a variety of vegetables. Eat clean real
food and not too much.
IV. Supplement - Food itself is challenged
to provide us adequate amounts of the core
nutrients we need. Adding in effective probiotics
and prebiotics, vitamins D and K, absorbable
magnesium, a multi with active forms of B
vitamins and chelated trace minerals, clean
bioavailable omega 3s, and fiber and greens has
V. Sleep and Relax - Rest offers important healing
time. As we sleep, cells are repaired. When we take
time to settle down and settle in, we release the
havoc stress creates. Consistent cool temperature,
background noise and blackout curtains promote
VI. Positive Attitude - Our thinking can be
just as important as what we eat. Work to create
thoughts that help you feel energized. Changing
our thoughts doesn’t change the world, but it can
change our experience of the world, and this has a
direct effect on our health.
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Sitting around does the opposite.
Optimal health demands proactivity, taking
care of things before we have a problem. Our
body does much of the work for us, but our
responsibility rests squarely on nurturing these
tenets of well-being.
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Common Beauty Myths
TRUE OR FALSE? WE SOLVE YOUR MOST COMMON QUESTIONS
By Bri Williams, RN, BSN, Refined Aesthetics Med Spa, pllc
We all want to look our best, and the beauty industry is full of
information, products, tips and tricks to help us do just that.
But what information out there is true, and what is a myth?
Below we break down some common misconceptions and set your beauty
Botox and filler will make me look unnatural and “done.”
False. Botox and filler are wonderful tools for helping you to age gracefully
and continue looking like you! But you need to find an aesthetic provider
who shares the same vision and approach. The technique used to place the
product, the type of product used and the amount of product all plays a
role in your outcome. Do your research before choosing a provider. Look
at their before and after photos and schedule a consult before treatment to
ensure that you are on the same page. When done well, “work” should be
undetectable. You should still look like you, only refreshed.
Junk food can cause breakouts.
True. High sugar and high fat (particularly hydrogenated fat) diets can
increase the body’s sebum production, which then creates inflammatory
responses in the body—sometimes in the form of acne. Further,
overindulging in junk food can increase your chances of becoming
deficient in skin-healthy nutrients found in fruits, vegetables and healthy
fats. It is best to keep junk food to a minimum and stick with nutrientdense
foods to help ward off breakouts.
I do not need to wear sunscreen because there is SPF in my foundation.
Baumann, MD, “You need seven times the normal amount of foundation
and 14 times the normal amount of powder to get the sun protection
factor on the label.” It is important that you wear a dedicated sunscreen
under your makeup. Look for one that is labeled “broad spectrum,”
meaning it protects from UVA and UVB damage.
Department store skin care is good because it is expensive.
False. The high price tag on department store beauty counter goods can
fool you into thinking it is high quality. Big price tag must mean high
quality, right? Wrong. While some may be better than drugstore brands,
they still do not have to meet criteria set forth by the FDA to prove
efficacy. They fall under the category of “cosmetics,” meaning that they
are only “considered to make people more attractive.” Medical-grade skin
care, on the other hand, falls under the category of “drugs,” meaning that
the product has been proven to change the structure or function of the
skin. So, when a medical-grade product claims to diminish fine lines for
instance, it has been scientifically proven to do just that.
So why the higher price tag with department store brands? Advertising
and packaging, whereas medical grade is more expensive because of
research, blind clinical trials and FDA approval. Which would you rather
It is important to do your research when it comes to your health and
beauty routine. It is easy to get caught up in mainstream hype, celebrity/
influencer advice and big marketing, but look to your professionals for
False. The amount of protection provided in your makeup is not enough
to protect you from UV damage. According to Dermatologist Leslie
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Allergies, asthma can make
BY MARC STEWART, HERITAGE HEALTH
Healthcare from the Heart
Hannah used to suffer from red watery eyes,
runny nose, sneezing and shortness of breath.
Her allergies were a source of misery. Today,
the 30-year-old North Idaho woman keeps one
step ahead of her allergies during the spring and
“I am keeping my allergies at bay,” she said. “I
moved to this area from California 15 years ago
and my allergies have actually improved, but they
never really go away.”
She takes over-the-counter allergy relief medicine
every day. She also places a cold washcloth over
her face to wash away any allergens from her eyes.
And she meets regularly with her health-care
provider to monitor her condition, along with her
Hannah is not alone in her battle against
allergies. More than 50 million Americans have
experienced various types of allergies each year,
and according to the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, one in 13 people have asthma.
Allergy problems are often intertwined with
“Hannah’s airways are prone to swelling from
allergens,” says Melanie Moss, a physician
assistant with Heritage Health. “She has a lot of
bad symptoms that can affect her breathing. We
have to monitor it closely.”
Allergy and Asthma 101
An allergy is when your immune system reacts to
a foreign substance, called an allergen. It could be
something you eat, inhale into your lungs, inject
into your body or touch. This reaction could
cause coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, a runny
nose and a scratchy throat. In severe cases, it can
cause rashes, hives, low blood pressure, breathing
trouble, asthma attacks and even death.
Pollen from grass and trees, dust, pet dander
and smoke are common allergy causes across
North Idaho. While there is no cure for allergies,
they have to be managed with treatment and
“I always carry an inhaler for my asthma just in
case,” says Hannah. “Melanie has been awesome. I
love working with her.”
Asthma is the narrowing of the airways that
carry air from the nose and mouth to the lungs.
Allergens or irritating things entering the lungs
trigger asthma symptoms. Symptoms include
trouble breathing, wheezing, coughing and
tightness in the chest. Asthma can be deadly.
• There is no cure for asthma, but it can be
managed with proper prevention of asthma
attacks and treatment.
• More Americans than ever before have asthma.
It is one of this country’s most common and costly
“So many of my patients have asthma and/or
allergies,” says Moss. “Often their childhood
asthma resolves once they reach adulthood, but
allergies can still trigger an attack. We typically
start with nasal sprays and other over-the-counter
If that doesn’t resolve things, patients can receive
prescriptions and injections to help manage
“We can find solutions,” says Moss. “Nobody
should suffer from seasonal allergies.”
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Fourth of July’s Bright Moment
BEHIND THE SCENES OF AMERICA’S FAVORITE
INDEPENDENCE DAY EVENT
BY ABIGAIL THORPE
Every year as Independence Day approaches, we anxiously await the festivities: parades, barbeques, three-legged races and an abundance
of watermelon. But the moment that has always captured American’s focus are the fireworks. Every year we wait for the moment the first
explosion hits the night sky. It’s become synonymous with freedom, and the main attraction of every Fourth of July event.
Part of the magic is perhaps that we can’t see the process taking place—the brightly lit sky and colorful patterns feel almost magical. But
behind the scenes there is a whole lot of work and planning that makes the show possible, and decades of science that date back to ancient China.
Historians believe fireworks’ precursors date back to the second century B.C., when the Chinese would throw bamboo stalks into the fire to produce a
loud pop and explosion, thought to ward off evil spirits. Somewhere around 600 to 900 A.D., Chinese alchemists mixed potassium nitrate, sulfur and
charcoal to produce the original “gunpowder.” They would then pack this powder into hollowed out bamboo stalks—which would later become stiff
paper tubes—and light them on fire, forming the very first man-made fireworks.
It wasn’t until the 13th century that gunpowder started making its way into Europe and Arabia. It was quickly adopted for military purposes, but also
gained a popular use in fireworks used to celebrate military victories and mark celebrations and ceremonies. In medieval England, the first skilled
fireworks professionals were known as “firemasters,” and their assistants were “green men,” aptly named because of their caps made of leaves to protect
their heads from the sparks.
Italians in the 1830s were the first to incorporate trace amounts of metals and other additives to the powder to produce the colorful, vibrant modern
fireworks that we know today. Fireworks came with the first
colonists to the Americas and were a popular part of colonial life.
The day before the Declaration of Independence was adopted by
the Continental Congress, John Adams memorably predicted in
a letter to his wife the significant role fireworks would hold in
celebrating the independence of the United States.
“The day will be most memorable in the history of America,” he
wrote. “I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding
generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be
solemnized with pomp and parade … bonfires and illuminations
[fireworks] … from one end of this continent to the other, from
this time forward forevermore.”
And so it would be—since its inception, the United States has
used fireworks to mark its independence, with shows taking place
in large cities and small towns alike throughout the country.
But our beloved fireworks displays don’t just happen every year.
In fact, planning for them often starts the previous year, says
Heather Gobet, president of Western Display Fireworks out
of Oregon. “There's so much that goes into one of these,” adds
Gobet. Fireworks for the shows need to be ordered over a year in
advance, and there are a lot of permits, paperwork and state and
national laws that have to be taken into consideration.
The process of planning a fireworks show begins with a
preliminary evaluation of the site through Google Earth.
There has to be adequate room for a display, and the space will
determine the size and types of fireworks that can be used. “If
you're using smaller caliber multi-shot boxes, you may only need
100, 150 feet,” says Gobet. But the large shells require 1,000 feet
in every direction.
“There's kind of two major components of designing a fireworks
show,” explains Gobet. “The first one is safety. There are state
and federal laws that dictate how much area you have to have
open around the launch site.” After evaluating the site on Google
Earth, Gobet’s team will talk to the sponsors about their goals for
the show, their budget, and the context of the event the fireworks
are being used for.
This initial conversation sets the stage for early planning of the
show, and at this point, the pyrotechnics company will go out to
the site in person to understand the logistics of the launch area.
Once the show is designed and a contract put together, it gets sent
off to the customer for approval. “There may be some back and
forth,” says Rich Vaughan, district manager and show designer in
Spokane, Washington, for Pyro Spectaculars.
Once it is approved, permits are filed and the process begins.
“I take the show design itself, and depending on the size of the
show, I do the choreography and how the show will be laid out,
since its inception, the United
States has used fireworks to
mark its independence, with
shows taking place in large
cities and small towns alike
throughout the country.
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how it will be fired. We make sure we have a good crew that is
experienced,” adds Vaughan.The majority of Western Display
Fireworks’ crews for the Fourth of July shows are between six and
12 people, says Gobet, and shows start out at $15,000 to $20,000
at a minimum and go up from there. The process of getting
permits and approval is fairly laborious, and there are different
laws in each state pyrotechnics companies have to know and
work with. “We have so many entities that we have to answer to,”
Once the permit is received from the fire department, the physical
planning for the event starts. “On Lake Coeur d’Alene [in Coeur
d’Alene, Idaho] we have to sign up barges and tug boots, file a
marine permit to be on the lake,” explains Vaughan. “When I
design the show, all the paperwork goes to California, they pack
the shows and then they ship them up, and we have a storage
facility where everything goes.” Setup for the show usually starts
the day before, but often the fireworks arrive the day of the show,
since you have to have 24-hour security and house the fireworks a
certain distance from any inhabited building, says Gobet.
Equipment like forklifts and cranes will often be used to move the
fireworks and mortars around on site. “For every single firework
that goes up in the air you need a tube to launch it,” she adds.
If you have an electric or computer firing system that actually
launches the fireworks, then you need a preprogrammed script.
While small shows can still be hand fired, the majority are fired
electrically. Anything on the water is electrically fired. “We can
shoot in just about any weather,” says Vaughan. “What will shut
us down is wind. The wind is really bad.” In addition to wind,
dangerous fire conditions can also halt a fireworks show. But the
rain—and even snow or below zero temps—isn’t enough to stop
The second component of designing a fireworks show is
presentation, says Gobet. Multiple zones, water features, themes,
color combinations and the type of event all play a part in
determining the design of the show. “One of the things we pride
ourselves on is the artistic value of what we do,” says Vaughan.
There are 2,500 different types of effects you can use to put a
program together in conjunction with or without music, says
Gobet. A lot of times there are scripted shows that don’t have
music, so the fireworks are the show. If there is music involved,
fireworks can be planned and timed in conjunction with the
music. “In virtually every case that we're involved in, when
somebody's purchasing a show, they're not just purchasing a
show,” says Gobet. They’re purchasing everything involved—the
design, the planning, the presentation, the equipment and the
day of show.
“I take a look at what I have available to me, and then I try and do
color scenarios,” explains Vaughan. “When you get into really big
production shows you do what they call scenes. What you don't
want to do is shoot the same stuff over and over again, it gets
repetitive. If they have the same budget, I don't just pull up last
year's show and repeat it. Everything I do is custom designed.”
When it comes to pyrotechnics companies, the majority are
family companies that have been in the business a long time.
“The crazy thing is, virtually every major fireworks company in
the U.S. is a family business. I'm the fourth generation, my kids
work here, they're the fifth,” says Gobet.
“Almost, without exception, the fireworks production companies
are people who are born into it,” she says. The pyrotechnicians
come from all walks of life, but a large number are people who
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were born into it or who have loved fireworks
since they were kids.
It’s what makes the pyrotechnics industry
special. “The family nature of this business and
the fact that some of the customers we're
dealing with go back to doing business
with my parents and grandparents,” says
Gobet. Despite—or perhaps because of—
its smaller size and family roots, Western
Display Fireworks brings professionalism
and excellence to every show they put on.
“We would go up against the biggest shows
that anyone in the country could do,” she
adds. “We made a conscious effort to not
change the geographic area where we
operate or that small-company feel. We've
traveled the world and seen the best of the
best, and then we try to apply that to what
Vaughan’s story with fireworks began in
1984 when he was a young adult. A friend
of his father’s worked in the fireworks
industry. Vaughan got roped into helping with
a show, and he was instantly hooked. “I did
that show and I told George this is the coolest
thing ever; I want to do this for a living. I was
banging on his door every time I heard there
people who are
born into it.”
was a fireworks show,” he laughs. He worked
for free in the evenings after he got off from his
regular day-time job, and when George retired
in 1989, Vaughan took over the business.
Last year alone, they worked on 180 firework
shows. “You stay busy all the time,” he says.
This year fireworks companies have been hit
hard by the virus. “Everyone’s sales are down
tremendously,” says Vaughan. As many cities
and towns across the U.S. cancel or postpone
their Fourth of July and other fireworks events,
it’s been a tough time for the companies that
rely on the business. But they’re hopeful when
COVID lifts, things will rebound and be even
busier than before.
It’s not an industry for the faint of heart, but it
is one that holds a lot of passion. People are in
it for the long haul. So this time, when those
bursts of magic reign down this Fourth of July,
we can all appreciate just how much time—
and work—went into our favorite display of
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People making a difference in our hometown
BY ABIGAIL THORPE
oeur d’Alene is a unique place. Anyone
stopping through can sense the difference,
and there’s a reason for that. It’s a warm, open,
proud and caring community. Generations
of families have lived here, and those who
moved from other places came because
they love what North Idaho has to offer: the
beauty, the outdoors, the opportunity, and most importantly, the
Despite the lovely beauty that surrounds us, and the outdoor
opportunities that beckon, it’s the people in our community who
make it truly amazing to live here. Walk into your local library,
visit a local store or restaurant, or join a community meeting,
and odds are you’ve run into them. The kinds of people who
give so much to benefit their community and ask for nothing in
return. Their reward is to see a thriving, close-knit community
that cares for its people.
Jamie Green is a fifth generation North Idaho native. She grew
up in Coeur d’Alene, and after college at Boise State, returned
to raise her own family here. “Growing up here, most teenagers
don’t understand Coeur d’Alene’s magic,” she says.
Green’s roots go deep in North Idaho—her paternal
great-grandparents owned a furniture store next to
the Dingle Building on Sherman, and her maternal
grandfather developed land in North Idaho,
owning part of Farragut State Park at one time. “My
connection to Coeur d’Alene and North Idaho is
one of heritage, pride and love,” she says.
After the birth of her first child in 2007, Green
created a business manufacturing baby products
that allowed her to work from home and stay
with her daughter. She sold the business in 2017,
transitioning into helping her husband start
Kootenai Law Group and working as the director
of marketing at the firm. “This position allows me
to network with our community, stay involved, and
use my skills for website design, social media and
event planning with both work and the nonprofits I
serve,” she explains.
When her eldest daughter of four children started
elementary school, Green became more actively
involved in serving the community. “My heart has
always been with the children in our community,”
She began her volunteering in her daughter’s
classroom, and then started Girl Scout Troop 3062
with a friend. “My philanthropic journey deepened
when I became a board member for the Children’s
Village in 2017,” she adds. Her husband Robert and
she became PTA co-presidents in 2018 and along
with other parents helped triple the budget and
start programs and initiatives to develop the culture
of learning, family and community for children,
staff and families. “My life’s mission will continue
to lead me in ways to serve the underprivileged
children in my hometown,” Green adds.
Her love of her hometown and state has only
deepened over the years. She has memories of
summers on Priest Lake with her parents, memories
she now strives to share with her children. “Even
though I’ve lived here for 37 years, I still find new
things to explore or old ones to fall in love with
all over again,” she says. “Coeur d’Alene offers the
outside adventures I crave, the four seasons I love,
the hometown feel that keeps me connected to my
community, and the opportunities for my family to
enrich our lives with service to others.”
Coeur d’Alene is a unique place.
Anyone stopping through can sense
the difference, and there’s a reason
for that. It’s a warm, open, proud
and caring community.
Vanessa Moos’ passion for serving the community
started in college, through the process of two
separate internships. The first was with a forprofit
global polymer company, the second was in
marketing at the Cleveland National Air Show.
“Working with volunteers who would use their
vacation time at work just so they could be involved
in their favorite air show brought beautiful humans
together, aligned by one common cause,” she
remembers. “After seeing this incredible wave of
passion, I realized the environment
of a nonprofit would be the best work
for me ... this is where you consistently
find people who care, and those people
are the ones I want to be around each
Moos grew up in a diverse area
of Cleveland, the daughter of a
Venezuelan native and an American
father. Her work ethic is deeply
ingrained—learned from her parents.
Her dad worked three jobs to allow her
the privilege of a private education.
“If I wanted to buy a new pair of jeans
in high school, I had to work for the
money,” she recalls.
She, her husband and two boys moved
to his hometown of Coeur d’Alene
two years ago after several moves
throughout the country during his 12
years in the Marine Corps. “In 2018 we
bought our home in Coeur d’Alene and
haven’t looked back,” she says.
She now serves as the director of
Charitable Giving at the Children’s
Village, managing philanthropic giving
and events, marketing and outreach,
in addition to its social media. “As
a nonprofit industry professional, I
can call the president of a company
in the same day as I talk to someone
donating their time as a volunteer, and
we all come to the organization for the
same reason—to help and to make a
difference,” Moos says.
Alongside her nonprofit work, Moos
is part of the leadership 2020 class
through the Coeur d’Alene Chamber
and owns a party rental business called
CDA Kids Rentals + Play. “Between
that and my 2- and 4-year-old, things
are pretty busy these days!” she smiles.
A town is only as strong as the people
in it, and we have some incredible
locals who make a lasting impact on
Coeur d’Alene. Take a moment to meet
the people behind the scenes who
make this town what it is—like Jamie
Green and Vanessa Moos, among
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THE IMPORTANCE OF
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BY TAYLOR SHILLAM
may be “small” by definition, but when it comes to small
businesses, the word only applies to the technicalities.
The profound impact of small businesses is multidimensional
and often underestimated. Now more than ever, it’s time to
rally in support of shopping small.
Can you imagine what your neighborhood or town would look and feel
like without any of its locally owned businesses? Each small business adds
a bit of value, culture and diversity to their surrounding community in a
way that larger chains simply don’t have the ability to. Economically, the
impact of small businesses on both local and national levels is critical,
and only expected to grow.
The exact definition of “small business” can be difficult to articulate.
Most often, small businesses are defined within a specific range of assets,
revenues and employees.
The federal government sets the definition by trade; for example, having
less than 100 employees as a wholesale company, less than 500 employees
in manufacturing, and generating less than $6 million in the retail and
Consumers may define “small business” as their favorite local boutique,
the corner restaurant or bar they frequent, or the locally owned fitness
studio where their mornings begin. With some reflection, it isn’t difficult
to identify the small businesses that have become a major part of your
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Each small business adds a bit of value, culture and
diversity to their surrounding community in a way
that larger chains simply don’t have the ability to.
Economically, the impact of small businesses on
both local and national levels is critical, and only
expected to grow.
It’s largely because of this, small businesses becoming so ingrained
into the daily lives of many, that they have also become a major
lifeblood of their local economy. Of their revenue, a significantly
larger portion is recycled back into the community compared to chain
stores. According to G1VE, one Chicago study found that $68 from
every $100 spent at a local business will stay within that community,
compared to $43 from $100 spent at a chain.
On a national level, the United States Small Business Administration
found that small businesses generated 44 percent of the country’s
economic activity from 1998 to 2014, an impressive feat when up
against the immensely larger chain establishments and Fortune 500
companies. Today, over 50 percent of sales made in the U.S. come
from small businesses.
Sales provide the need for increased staffing and job opportunities.
More than half of the United States’ jobs in the last 25 years have
been created by small businesses. There are over 30 million small
businesses in the country, and as that total continues to rise, so does
the potential for more people to be hired.
Beyond their economic impact, many small business owners cultivate
an experience within their establishment that transcends outward
into the community. Passionate business owners who pursue their
ideas and share their talents while achieving financial independence
are often, deservedly, a source of inspiration. Times that are difficult
and uncertain call for leaders like these; consumers often look to
them for comfort, certainty and motivation, just as owners look to
consumers for the continued support to stay operational.
The relationships between small-business owners and their customers
is truly something special. The care an owner puts into the business
they’ve poured their heart and soul into will be the level of care they
take with their customers, and that can be felt throughout the “shop
Being locals themselves provides small-business owners a greater
ability to foster deep connections with shoppers, community members
and fellow owners, promoting an environment of collaboration and
support. Knowing exactly who is behind a business provides a level
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Small businesses impact their local
community and economy in ways that
are unmatched. They stimulate economic
growth, diversity and innovation within their
communities, both locally and nationally, all
while touching the lives of the patrons who
walk through their doors.
Right now, the importance of supporting
small businesses has become more critical
than ever. With uncertainty being a constant
presence throughout the last several months,
businesses and consumers alike have drawn
on creative solutions to stay afloat during
trying times. Making cuts and adjustments
to everything from operational procedures
to the presence of staff, business owners face
difficult decisions every day while navigating
an unprecedented period of crisis.
Although supporting your favorite small
businesses may look different today than it
has in the past, there are still ample ways to
show your support in 2020.
Some of the most simple ways include
ordering takeout and delivery, shopping
online and buying gift cards. A supportive
gesture doesn’t have to cost anything; it’s also
as easy as pausing (rather than canceling) a
membership or subscription, and promoting
your favorite establishments through wordof-mouth
and social media.
Every purchase and each demonstration of
support makes an impact. For the business, it
contributes to keeping their doors open and
their people employed. For the community,
it contributes to keeping diversity and
innovation thriving, and the spirit of
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It’s easy to feel like you need to do something big and important in order
to make a difference, but often the opportunities to make an impact on
your community are right in front of you; all it takes is the first step. It’s the
small things that often make the most difference. Here are some great ways to
positively impact your community today.
Tips for making a difference right
where you’re at
BY ABIGAIL THORPE
1. Use your skills to fill a gap in
You don’t have to go through extensive training to find a way you can make
a difference. The best way to give back to your community is to use skill sets
and talents you already have. Take something you do well and enjoy, and find
a gap in your community you can help fill—even if it’s something that’s not
readily apparent. Whether it’s a talent for numbers and accounting, a love for
cooking and baking, or the ability to unite and lead a group, there’s a perfect
opportunity where you can do what you do best.
2. Mentor someone.
We are the people we are today because along the way individuals took the
time to take us under their wing, teach us something new, guide us and share
their wisdom or advice. It’s our turn to give back. Find an opportunity to help
someone younger than yourself, or to teach someone a skill or ability that will
help them achieve their goals. We’re not all on this road alone; every mentor
and teacher we have along the way is the secret to our success. You can be that
person who made a difference in someone’s life.
3. Focus on local.
When it comes to giving back, start right in your own community.
Focus on how you can make a difference locally. This starts with
your daily habits—choose to shop locally and support local
businesses. When was the last time you went to a community
meeting? Part of giving back to the community is knowing what’s
going on in your town, finding ways you can contribute and using
your voice to make sure change is for the better.
4. Start a club, team or group.
Have you ever thought, “It would be nice if there was a group or
club for that”? Be the one who starts that book club, cooking group
or event fundraising team. Sometimes the lack of something is
simply an opportunity to step forward and take up the helm. You’ll
contribute something to the community, provide a space and outlet
for people who share a common interest, and grow as a leader in the
process. And who knows, you may just make some new friends and
learn something new along the way.
There are so many organizations that depend on volunteers for their
survival. From helping animals to feeding the hungry, cleaning
up streets, building trails or working with kids, there are a ton
of opportunities to give back to a local volunteer organization or
event. Choose an area that you feel passionate about, and make a
commitment to volunteer once a month to start. It won’t take that
much time out of your schedule and will make a big difference in
the lives of others. Nonprofit organizations are the backbone of
serving a community, and it just takes your commitment to lend a
6. Random acts of kindness.
It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day bustle of life, but you
can completely change a person’s day through one random act of
kindness. Take a moment out of your day to take your neighbor’s
trash out, buy a coffee for a stranger or leave a generous tip for your
server. Maybe someone needs a helping hand to cross the street or
help carrying bags to her car. It won’t throw your day off track, will
brighten someone else's day (you never know what someone else
is going through), and just the process of doing something nice for
someone else will boost your mood and give your day purpose.
MOUNTAIN, CITY, SEA
Tacoma and Pierce County fit the bill
By Marguerite Cleveland
Photos Courtesy of Travel Tacoma
Have you ever been challenged while planning a vacation? Some in the group want outdoor fun while others want the cultural
experiences only found in a city. Tacoma and Pierce County is a destination sure to appeal to everyone in your group. It’s
only 42 miles from a saltwater shoreline to the peak of a glacial volcano with an art-focused downtown in between. Discover
exhilarating outdoor activities at Mount Rainier National Park. Learn about art glass in Downtown Tacoma and see why the
art form really shows off the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Then throw in a bonus by visiting Gig Harbor, the Maritime City, because
who doesn’t love time spent by or on the water. Plan to stay a night in each area for a short getaway or add a few more days to explore in
depth for a longer vacation.
Every now and then you stumble upon a unique lodging that is incredibly special. The Paradise Village Lodge is just such a place. Lovingly
renovated to look like a Ukrainian village, owner Anatoliy Zaika has created a cozy inn with comfortable touches from the old country. He
and his family run the lodging, restaurant and coffee shop in the town of Ashford, the gateway to Mt. Rainier. Make sure to try the galushki,
Ukrainian gnocchi which is a rich and hearty dish. What really brings people to stay here is the Instagram-worthy Cannibal Hot Tub. A
giant cauldron is heated over a wood fire to create the most unusual soak you will ever have.
To get the most out of your time at Mt. Rainier, book a Discover Nature Tour with Diann Sheldon. She has degrees in ecology and
evolutionary biology and is truly knowledgeable about the flora and fauna in the park. With many years of experience exploring Mt.
Rainier, she knows the ins and outs of the crowds and how to plan a day which will have you experiencing the best the park has to offer.
Before each tour she speaks with you to plan a day based on your interests. A tour is only as good as the guide, and Sheldon is engaging and
never boring. In July, wildflowers will start peeking out in lower elevations and will peak at higher elevations in August. Well worth seeing.
After a day in the park, stop at the Wildberry Restaurant. You can’t miss it with Buddhist prayer flags adorning the building and courtyard.
EXPLORE MOUNTAIN, CITY AND
SEA ALL IN ONE DESTINATION.
It is owned by Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa, who holds the world speed record
by summiting Mt. Everest from base camp to the top in 10 hours, 56
minutes and 46 seconds. He has climbed to the summit of Mount Everest
15 times and Mount Rainier 95 times. The restaurant is decorated with
memorabilia of his exploits. Now his wife, Fulamu, shines as the chef
of the restaurant serving up Nepalese favorites from home as well as
American pub fare.
Tacoma has all the big-city amenities with a small-town charm. The
Silver Cloud Tacoma Waterfront has one of the best locations in town.
Every room has a waterfront view and it is just 2 miles from the Museum
District and 3 miles from Point Defiance. You can easily walk from the
hotel to numerous restaurants along Ruston Way on the waterfront urban
trail that connects to Point Ruston, where you can find restaurants, shops
and a movie theater.
You can’t go to Tacoma without seeing artwork from the most renowned
glass artist in the world, Dale Chihuly. You can see his work at two
museums, the Museum of Glass and the Tacoma Art Museum by crossing
over the Chihuly Bridge of Glass, a public art installation. Purchase a
three- or seven-day attractions pass at Travel Tacoma to save on city
To really appreciate what Tacoma has to offer, take a tour offered by Pretty
Gritty. “Tacoma is a beautiful and honest city. It's a city of entrepreneurs
and innovators. From craft breweries, to restaurants, to experiences,
most businesses here are owned by passionate and local owners, so you
get an experience or flavor that is wholly unique to the area,” said Chris
Staudinger, owner of Pretty Gritty Tours. “Our ‘Get to Know Tacoma’
tour is a crash course in the art, food and history of the area and prepares
you to launch into the city proper.”
African American business owner Terry Waller has created a Victorian
wonderland at her Olive Branch Café and Tea Room located at
Freighthouse Square. A master of upcycling, she has transformed this
warehouse space into an oasis. From the time you walk in the door, are
greeted with a hug and hear Brian playing the grand piano, you know you
are in for a treat. Reservations are a must, and order one of the specialty
The Speci f ics
WHERE TO STAY
Paradise Village Lodge - ParadiseVillageLodge.com
Silver Cloud Tacoma Waterfront
Maritime Inn Gig Harbor - MaritimeInn.com
WHERE TO EAT
Wildberry - RainierWildberry.com
The Olive Branch Café and Tea Room
Brix 25 - HarborBrix.com
WHAT TO DO
Tacoma Visitors Information - TravelTacoma.com
Discover Nature with Diann Sheldon
Pretty Gritty Tours - PrettyGrittyTours.com
Tacoma Attraction Pass
Gig Harbor Gondola - GigHarborGondola.com
Heritage Distilling - HeritageDistilling.com
Gig Harbor Boat Shop – GigHarborBoatShop.org
Photo By Marguerite Cleveland
teas so you can try all the deliciousness the
Olive Branch Café has to offer. Make sure
to check out the hat room for a jazzy hat or
fascinator to wear while you enjoy your tea.
For a more intimate “sea” experience, head
across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge to Gig
Harbor, a maritime city. You will want to
head to the waterfront, which is known
as downtown. Plan to stay at the Maritime
Inn Gig Harbor. This cute boutique inn is
located across the street from the harbor
and centrally located so you can walk
Rather than your typical harbor cruise, book
a trip on the Gig Harbor Gondola. Owner
John "Cinque" Synco will serenade you as
you float through Gig Harbor. Reservations
are a must, and you can order appetizers or just stop by the Harbor
General Store to pick up your own and a bottle of prosecco, an Italian
Gig Harbor is well known for its many great restaurants, but Brix 25˚
really stands out. This is one of the pricier places to eat but well worth it.
The food is outstanding, but they really shine with the craft cocktails. All
the ingredients are fresh or made in house. Classic cocktails are updated
and reimagined with a Brix twist. Each season a new cocktail list is
created so there is always something new to try.
The Gig Harbor BoatShop has classic boats you can rent to take out on
the harbor. If you have more time, book a family boat building workshop
over a weekend. Over two days you will build your own rowboat which
you can take home with you.
No visit to Gig Harbor is complete without a visit to Heritage Distilling.
What started as a small, local business now has multiple locations
throughout Washington and Oregon. Their signature Brown Sugar
Bourbon has won “World’s Best Flavored Whiskey” by Whisky Magazine’s
World Whiskies Awards in both 2018 and 2019. It really is that good and
put this company on the map. There is a tasting room in Downtown Gig
Harbor and in Uptown Gig Harbor is the distillery.
There is so much to see and do in Tacoma and Pierce County. Visit Travel
Tacoma for more ideas and itineraries so you can explore mountain, city
and sea all in one destination.
Your local Dining Guide
RECIPES LOCAL FLAVOR SPOTLIGHTS
FOURTH OF JULY PARFAITS
Recipe & Photo Courtesy of
Tina VanDenHeuvel, NTP NHC
1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
Lemon cookies (see recipe below)
Coconut cream (see recipe below)
FOR THE LEMON COOKIE
3/4 cup salted butter, softened
1 cup Erythritol sweetener
Zest of 1 lemon
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
Juice from one lemon
1 tsp. pure lemon extract
1 3/4 cups almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
2 tsp. baking powder
• In a medium bowl using a hand mixer, cream the butter and
sugar. Add lemon zest, egg, yolk, lemon juice and extract and mix
thoroughly. Add almond flour, coconut flour and baking powder and
mix until all ingredients are combined.
• Refrigerate dough for 15 minutes.
• Scoop 1 tablespoon-sized cookie dough into your palm and roll
into balls. Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet at least 2 inches
• Bake at 350˚F for 9 to 10 minutes. Let cool entirely before serving.
FOR THE COCONUT CREAM
1 (13.5 oz.) full fat canned coconut milk
1 tsp. vanilla
• Place the can of coconut milk in the refrigerator for up to at least 4
hours. Chill a medium glass bowl in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
• Open your can of coconut milk and scoop out all of the cream into
the bowl. Reserve liquid for another recipe like a soup or smoothie.
• Using a hand mixer, fluff up the coconut cream for one minute. Add
vanilla and mix for another minute until creamy.
• Use the coconut cream right away or store in a glass jar with a fitted
lid for up to one week.
LAYERING THE PARFAIT
• Using a pint-sized mason jar, layer parfaits in this order: lemon
cookie, cream, blueberries, lemon cookie, raspberries and then
cream. Repeat each layer. Each jar should hold 4 total layers. On the
top layer use both raspberries and blueberries.
• Serve immediately or keep chilled in the refrigerator for up to
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Browse, Eat, Relax, Enjoy
A shopping and culinary experience awaits
By Jillian Chandler
Photos by Owen Aird
The Culinary Stone has been serving the Coeur d’Alene
community for six years now, and exciting things are
Be sure to stop by their neighborhood boutique deli for
artisan deli meats and cheeses. They invite you to take
a seat and enjoy great food. Try their delicious gourmet
sandwiches, salads and homemade soups, all made to order!
If you are looking for that perfect charcuterie or veggie
platter for a party or special event that is not only tasty but
a work of art, The Culinary Stone is read to make it happen.
Just call or stop in. And don’t forget about their café featuring
artisan breads, European pastries and cakes.
SEASONS OF COEUR D’ALENE
At Seasons of Coeur d’Alene Fresh Grill, you will find a menu that is
delicious and always fresh! Whether you choose to dine in the intimate
dining room, at the vibrant bar or quiet fireplace lounge, it’s sure to be
an unforgettable dining experience. They also offer banquet and meeting
facilities. You can find Seasons in Downtown Coeur d’Alene just one block
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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
The Culinary Stone
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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.
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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
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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
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2 SEPARATE RESTAURANTS TO
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41 Lakeshore Drive, Sagle, ID
Next to the Lodge at Sandpoint
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A local favorite for an array of reasons, including the friendly
staff, unbeatable atmosphere and phenomenal food. Find fresh
fish at Fisherman’s on the market side, while the grill offers everything
from fish and chips, specialty tartars, fish tacos, salads,
steamers, catfish, oyster po’ boys and more. Check out the sushi
bar and the offerings of beer, wine and sake.
215 W. Kathleen Ave. | Coeur d’Alene
208.664.4800 | FishermansMarketCdA.com
VINE & OLIVE EATERY
AND WINE BAR
Guests will be treated to European-inspired small plates using
simple, seasonal ingredients for simply good food served with
soul, executed with Northwest flair. Choose from the full wine
bar, which serves thoughtful wines by the glass and eight local
brews on tap, to complement your meal. Voted Best of 2019
Wine Bar and Girls Night Out.
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OPEN WED-SUN NIGHTS
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.
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SHOGA POKÉ &
Newly reopened and located in the Lodge at Sandpoint,
at Shoga Poké & Cocktail Bar, guests will be treated to the
finest in cuisine, featuring fresh and unique poké bowls,
delicious Asian-fusion entrees and appetizer, innovative,
handcrafted cocktails, all paired with amazing sunset views
overlooking Lake Pend Oreille.
41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle
208.265.2001 | ShogaSandpoint.com
Shopping. Dining. Take-Out.
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 is the local favorite with a taste of homemade,
authentic Italian cuisine! Join them for a fresh, organic,
hand-crafted menu of veal, steak, chicken, seafood,
pasta and gluten-free offerings. They also offer an
extensive wine selection and warm romantic décor.
Catering and private cooking classes available with
846 N. Fourth St. | Coeur d’Alene
208.765.2850 | AngelosRistorante.net
MONARCH RAMEN +
Monarch Ramen + Noodle House in Coeur d’Alene’s
midtown opened in fall 2019 to eager diners. Specializing
in ramen and noodle dishes, as well as a variety of smallplate
options, guests will be treated to incredible cuisine
paired with great brews and service.
1401 N. Fourth St.| Coeur d’Alene
208.966.4230 | MonarchNoodles.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
Summer 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
215 W. Kathleen, Coeur d’Alene
Locally Owned & Operated
Class of 2020!
Creating Beautiful Spaces
A Finer Cut in Quality
and Customer Service
Tile & Stone Installation
Lifetime Warranties Available
Discounts on maintenance by
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Now Serving Coeur d’Alene And Surrounding Area
SPIRIT LAKE, ID
» Gates open at 9:00am.
» Quarter mile begins at 10:00am.
» Races are 30min apart.
» Each race is open to all ages.
» Quarter Mile. Half Mile. One Mile. 5K.
» Register at RunningShoes4Kids.org or
on race day email RunningShoes4Kids@gmail.com
We at Running Shoes 4Kids, empower youth. We provide each
student, male & femaile, an opportunity to receive
a pair of quality running shoes in our #GoGood
EACH RUNNER RECEIVES:
1 Raffle Ticket for a Chance to Win 1 of 50 Pairs of Running Shoes.
1 Free Iced Beverage From a Local Business.
Running Shoes 4 Kids is a Non-Profit 501c3. We appreciate and accept donations. Donate new/gently used running shoes. RS4K Charity.
A RACE FOR KIDS...
RUN TO SUMMER RETURNS JULY 25
BY JILLIAN CHANDLER
RUNNING SHOES 4 KIDS IS ALL ABOUT EMPOWERING YOUTH. They
provide each student an opportunity to receive a pair of quality
running shoes in their #GoGood community project.
Mark your calendar (and be sure to tell your friends!) for Saturday,
July 25. Grab the kiddos and head to Volunteer Park in Spirit Lake
for the eighth annual Run to Summer family fun run. With a 1/4-mile,
1/2-mile, 1-mile and 5k distance, there’s just the perfect race for each
runner in your family, and each race is open to all ages. Race categories
include: Youth, Adult, Family, Team of 10 and Team of 25+.
Gates open at 9am, with the 1/4-mile race kicking off at 10am, and the
race starting times 30 minutes apart.
Each participating child will receive one raffle ticket for a chance to
win one of 50 pairs of running shoes, one free iced beverage from a
local business, and one #GoGood swag bag. Medals, ribbons and
prizes will be given out following each race, and running shoes will be
raffled in between each race.
Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $1 or 20 tickets for $10.
Complete the early bird registration by July 15, $10 for youth and $15
for adults. For those who take advantage of the early bird registration,
they will also be entered to win: two Silverwood tickets, a pair of
running shoes from Fleet Feet, five passes to the KROC Center, $50 gift
card to Tri-State Outfitters, a bike helmet from Two-Wheeler Dealer
and more! After July 15, registration will be $15 for youth and $20 for
adults (scholarships are available).
This is a community event that brings friends, family and businesses
together for a day full of fun and healthy activity.
Registration can be done online at RunningShoes4Kids.org, though
there will be race-day registration.
Running Shoes 4 Kids is a nonprofit 501c3. To find out more, visit
RunningShoes4Kids.com or Facebook.com/RunningShoes4Kids.
FUN & ENTERTAINMENT
FOR MORE EVENTS, VISIT CDALIVINGLOCAL.COM.
4TH ANNUAL BREW FEST
What better way to spend a hot summer day in North Idaho than
by enjoying greet brews and fun in Downtown Coeur d’Alene!
The fourth annual Downtown Coeur d’Alene Brewfest is set for
Saturday, July 11. Held outdoors at McEuen Park from 1 to 8pm,
purchase your ticket for the opporTunity to sample from 30 beers
and ciders. Tickets are $25 per person and include six 5-ounce
beer pours and a commemorative pint glass. Extra tasting tickets
are available for $2 each. There will also be a great selection of
food, Cornhole Tournament with big prizes, yard games, a DJ and
the chance to win beer for a year! Find the event on EventBrite.
com for additional information and to purchase tickets.
JULY 24 & 25
It’s that time again for Hayden’s highlight of the summer ... Hayden
Days! This two-day event is held at McIntire Family Park. The fun
takes place 2 to 9pm Friday, July 24, and 10am to 9pm Saturday,
July 25. Presented by Idaho Central Credit Union, this promises
to be a weekend of fun for all ages, with live music from the Kelly
Hughes Band and The Rhythm Dawgs, Pancake Feed at Northern
Lakes Fire Department, parade, car show, Hayden Senior Center
Beer & Wine Garden, Hayden’s Got Talent, plus great food and
vendors, children’s games, pony rides, bounce houses and more!
Don’t miss a weekend of fun as Hayden celebrates its 65th birthday!
For additional information, call Hayden Rec and Community
Events at 208.209.1080.
29TH ANNUAL STREET FAIR
JULY 31 - AUGUST 2
This year marks the 29th annual Downtown Coeur d’Alene Street
Fair. The best arts and crafts weekend in the Northwest! During the
hustle and bustle of summer activities here in Coeur d’Alene, there
is nothing quite like this three-day event, where the community and
visitors come together to explore the dozens of vendors offering
a variety of goods from fine art and crafts to specialty goods and
food, and much, much more! Head downtown to Sherman Avenue
to explore all of the wonderful offerings: Friday, July 31, 10am to
8pm; Saturday, August 1, 10am to 8pm; and Sunday, August 2,
10am to 5pm. For additional information about the 2020 event,
please call 208.415.0116, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
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near for up-to-date information.
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$1,425,000 | MLS # 20-5792
One of the most desirable waterfront properties
on the Spokane River. The open floor plan
includes wonderful spaces for entertaining
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a fireplace, extensive decking and a hot tub
right at river’s edge. This home is comprised
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A perfect primary or secondary home with RV
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charming downtown of Coeur d ‘alene or the
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$2,195,000 | MLS # 20-1927
The log cabin lifestyle awaits you at the lodge
at 122 Makridge Lane in Kingston, Idaho. Placed
right in the middle of grand forests, this is a
home for every leisurely activity and for every
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$1,080,000 | MLS # 20-1407
Perfectly situated on 10 acres with a 24x35 SHOP.
Enjoy 180 degree views of stunning Lake Coeur
d’Alene and majestic North Idaho sunsets. This
custom home is not to be missed! With views
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with 3 spacious bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and a
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$1,200,000 | MLS # 20-169
Elegance and grandeur abound in the exclusive
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High ceilings, oversized doors and windows,
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stainless appliances and knotty alder woodwork.
$1,500,000 | MLS MLS # 20-4269
Magnificent waterfront estate on the Pend
Oreille River sitting on 6.64 acres and 1,231
feet of extraordinary waterfront. Meticulous
log craftsmanship, chef’s kitchen, hand-picked
knotty cedar throughout, oversized master suite,
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$2,150,000 | MLS # 20-3471
This Stunning Spokane River Waterfront home
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