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July 2020 Sandpoint Living Local

JULY 2020

LIVING LOCAL

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JULY 2020

VOLUME 10 NUMBER 7

Inside

Making a Difference In the Community

People making a difference in our hometown

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The Importance of Local

How locally owned businesses contribute to a

thriving community

How Can You Positively Impact

Your Community?

Tips for making a difference right where you’re at

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PUBLISHER’S

Note

CELEBRATING OUR FREEDOMS

L

ife has been

unpredictable, and

at times frightening,

frustrating and

heartbreaking, during recent weeks—for us

all. With new “normals” put in place to battle

COVID-19 and keep our communities safe,

and the addition of protests that began in

late May, our world has been turned upside

down. But at the end of the day, as we ponder

the lives we’ve been able to build here in the

United States, we can’t take for granted all

of the freedoms that come with our great

country. Through all the hardships, we are

able to raise our voices and demand to be

heard. Through our voices, we are able to

lift others up while they may be silenced.

We live in a country like no other and are

proud of the communities in which we live.

Despite the difficulties, we always come out

stronger, and more united, than before.

On July 4, friends and families will once

again gather to commemorate America’s

independence. Though celebrations may

be a bit different this year, and smaller,

people will still come together to celebrate

our great country—the place we all call

home. If we continue to love our fellow man

and want for them the same freedoms and

opportunities we desire for ourselves and

our own children, our communities, states

and nation will only become that much

more united.

Take this time to reflect on all the blessings

you and your loved ones have been bestowed,

and focus on what we, as individuals and

whole communities, can do to support each

other. Our strong, hardworking families and

communities are the backbone of this great

nation.

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

home.

Happy Independence Day!

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THIS MONTH, FAMILIES ACROSS

THE U.S. WILL CELEBRATE OUR

INDEPENDENCE. No matter how you

choose to celebrate the Fourth of July (though

an afternoon out on the water isn’t a bad way to

spend the day), remember what it represents,

and take a moment to reflect on how fortunate

we are to live in a place where freedom reigns,

and all have the right to life, liberty and the

pursuit of happiness.

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ESSENTIALS

The latest tips and trends in home, garden,

finances and life

LIFE & COMMUNITY

Fourth of July Celebration: Community

rallies to ensure a grand event

BUSINESS IN THE

SPOTLIGHT

Intermountain Family Chiropractic: Get

Back to Doing What You Love!

GOOD NEWS

A Local Legend: Marcella Nelson on life,

community and making a difference

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IN FOCUS

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Back into the Wild: Area nonprofit cares

for injured, orphaned wildlife

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SPOTLIGHT

Rooted Health Clinic and Apothecary:

Planting the Roots to Health

Explore the Downtown Art Scene: The

annual ArtWalk returns to Downtown

Sandpoint

HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

Tips and informational articles about living

a healthy, active lifestyle

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BUSINESS IN THE 50

SPOTLIGHT

Satisfaction Painting Inc.: Professional

painting to suit your needs

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Pyrotechnics: Fourth of July’s Bright

Moment: Behind the scenes of

America’s favorite Independence

Day event

TRAVEL & LEISURE

Mountain, City, Sea: Can you really

enjoy all three in one destination?

FOOD & DRINK

Your local guide to the tastiest hot

spots around town and local recipes

ARTS &

ENTERTAINMENT

Time to Celebrate with family and

friends!

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It’s so easy to go digital right now. Even for those of us who

may be a little technologically challenged, with the advent of

COVID-19, our world was suddenly digitized. Meetings on

Zoom, shopping on Amazon, orders on Walmart.com; all of

these make our lives a little bit easier during a pandemic, for sure.

But now that we can begin to see a light at the end of the tunnel,

I’d like to remind everyone to put down their phones, shut their

laptops and shop locally!

Sandpoint, Ponderay, Bonners Ferry, Priest River … these little

towns are the center of our lives here in Bonner County, and the

local businesses are struggling. I know we’ve heard this all before,

and many of us have done our part, which is fantastic. But as we

move forward together, let’s keep the locals in the forefront of our

minds.

Need a new sofa? Instead of buying some uncomfortable couch

on Wayfair, head into Sandpoint Furniture, located across from

Yoke’s in Ponderay. They have been local here for the better

part of a century and run by two generations of the same three

families. Not only will you get a more quality piece, you will also

have the benefit of friendly, hometown customer service. Need a

new mattress? There are tons of new startups online promising

a great night’s sleep, but there is only one Jody Shapiro, and she

works at Sandpoint Furniture. Her specialty is finding the most

comfortable mattress for each individual customer. You can’t find

that online.

For gifts, you cannot beat the customer service that Deanna and

her staff offer at Sharon’s Hallmark in Downtown Sandpoint.

This is also a company that has been in the same family for two

generations—and helping people is their specialty.

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Support the very people who make

these small towns what they are.

For local art to spruce up your home, try heading into Artworks

Gallery on First Avenue in Sandpoint. Artworks is basically a coop

of local artists, so you can find a huge variety of artful things

in multiple styles for your walls, table or even your ears! Whiskey

Jack Pottery is another First Avenue gem. Run by local Nicole

Black, her designs are vibrant and fun—and well-priced.

Meadowbrook is another favorite of mine in Sandpoint. They

always have exquisite things that add just the right amount of

Northwest flair to any interior. They have a great selection of

scented candles and other goodies as well to make your home

smell as good as it looks.

unique piece for yourself, head on up—it’s worth the trip. While

you’re there, try their gelato or one of their specialty coffees while

you browse.

There are so many wonderfully diverse businesses in our area, and

the above is just a smattering of all the fun shops to explore. For

those of you who are new to the area, this is how you become a

part of where we live. By shopping locally, not only do you get

to know your neighbors, you also support the very people who

make these small towns what they are. These little shops bring

the personality and flavor to our lives that big cities lack. After all,

isn’t that why we live here?

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NO BOAT, NO PROBLEM

PLENTY OF SERVICES TO GET YOU ON THE WATER

By Colin Anderson

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Having a boat is a dream come

true for many. Being able to fish,

tow the kids in a tube, or have

the ability to take a slow evening

cruise whenever you’d like is something just

about everyone can enjoy. While there is pride

in boat ownership, any boat owner will also be

the first to tell you that the cost of operating a

boat is always present. The joke among many

owners is BOAT stands for “Bust Out Another

Thousand.”

If you love being on the water but are hesitant

about boat ownership, there are plenty of

options around Lake Pend Oreille that can get

you on the water for whatever activities you

enjoy.

Boat Rentals

Renting a boat for a day or long weekend can

be a great way to experience the water without

having a monthly payment or costly upkeep.

While not cheap to rent, users can often find

very new and high-end boats available to

them. Sandpoint Watersports has nearly new

Chaparral and Cobalt ski boats, as well as

top-of-the-line Bennington and Sweetwater

pontoons. Action Watersports also carries

new boats as well as Jet Skis, paddleboards

and kayak rentals. Rentals typically range

from $300 to $600 for the day and include gas.

Ask about possible discounts for multi-day

use.

Scenic Cruises

A more cost-conscious way to see North

America’s fifth deepest lake is to schedule

a scenic cruise. Here you can leave the boat

operation to a pro while you and the family

relax and take in the sights. Lake Pend Oreille

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for less than $100, and the boat leaves just

steps from downtown.

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Fishing is so much easier from a boat; you

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CELEBRATING VETERINARY

STAFF

Where would we be

without them?

By Dr. Dawn Mehra

Throughout my 30 years employed as a veterinarian, I

have enjoyed the opportunity of working with countless

animal specialists and veterinary staff. The amount of skill,

knowledge and expertise exhibited by this group is truly

outstanding, and I believe they are undervalued. In addition to the

depth of their talents and wide swath of details contained within their

job descriptions, they are the heart and soul of an animal hospital.

They are the conduit between clients, patients and the doctors.

Veterinary technicians (VT), veterinary assistants (VA) and client

service representatives (CSR) stay calm in the face of trauma, are detail

oriented, results driven and practiced communicators. They have high

ethical standards, compassion and well above average multitasking

abilities. Another extremely important quality of our team at NIAH

is their sense of humor and optimism. Laughter is the best medicine

after a long and stressful day.

VTs receive between two and four years of professional school,

and most intern before they join a hospital. They are the folks

administering medications, drawing blood, X-rays, monitoring

anesthesia, performing dental cleanings and helping clients with

procedural, preventive and medication questions. VAs are the

backbone of our hospital. They provide food, water and individual

attention to all our hospital patients. They are observation experts,

continually monitoring what is going in and out of your pet, and

reporting any abnormal behavior.

CSRs answer the phone and triage both client and pet needs. Then,

with great care, they place pets on the hospital schedule. They are the

reason you can call on a busy afternoon and receive care for your sick

pet the same day. Besides the schedule, they are a wealth of animal

and procedural information, providing support and a clear picture

of what to expect from the veterinary team. They are the masters of

multitasking, and for this we are so grateful.

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afternoon at North Idaho Animal Hospital, Dr.

Mehra and her team were minutes away from

clocking out. Dr. Pierce was still taking care

of his last few scheduled appointments when

a CSR announced a caller was describing a

pregnant dog in trouble. The frantic client was

met with a calmness. The departing veterinary

team prepared the surgery room, started the

incubator and warmed fluids before leaving

the building. When the patient arrived, the

closing VT and VA assessed the patient's vitals,

placed an intravenous catheter and started

fluid therapy. All of this happened without the

direct help of a doctor. The veterinary surgeon

performed the C-section, the VT monitored

anesthesia, a VA provided instruments and

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North Idaho Animal Hospital, located at 320

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Fourth of July Celebration

COMMUNITY RALLIES TO ENSURE A GRAND EVENT

By Colin Anderson

Photo by Kiersten Patterson Photography

As the state of Idaho moved into Phase 4 of re-opening in

mid-June, it was apparent that larger group activities would

be allowed come Fourth of July weekend. The annual

celebration put on by the Sandpoint Lions Club had been

canceled because of uncertainty during the onset of the pandemic. In

May, resident Ron Korn saw the timeline for re-opening and began a

campaign to put on a Fourth of July celebration. Within weeks, the idea

became a reality.

Almost immediately businesses and community members started

sharing the idea on social media and directing people to Korn’s

website, Sandpoint4th.com. Within just a few weeks enough donations

were raised (many businesses offering up $1,000 or more) to fund

the celebration that will include family fun activities, a parade and a

brilliant fireworks display.

You can start lining up early for the parade, which is scheduled to

begin at 10am. Floats and displays will gather at Fourth and Church

and make their way through downtown.

Immediately following the parade, families can head over to Travers

Park, where the celebration will keep going throughout the afternoon.

Following an opening ceremony, there will be all kinds of fun to be

had. There will be a large barbecue on-site as well as various other food

and beverage vendors. A DJ will play music throughout the day, and

there will also be a silent auction to help fund the event. Play softball

or volleyball, or challenge someone to a game of corn hole. Gunny

sack, three-legged races and a dunk tank will keep the kids entertained

throughout the day.

A fireworks display will be set off over City Beach at 10pm to conclude

the holiday festivities. For additional information or to make a

donation, visit Sandpoint4th.com.

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Get Back to

Doing What

You Love!

Local chiropractor dedicated to changing lives

By Jillian Chandler

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INTERMOUNTAIN FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC

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Garnering a positive reputation

throughout the community, Dr.

Cameron is known and respected

for his personalized care and

thoroughness during each visit.

This month, Dr. Cameron VanDenBerg, DC and Rylie Anderson have

something to celebrate! Despite the difficulties many businesses have

faced over the past few months, they are proud to announce that July

2020 marks Intermountain Family Chiropractic’s one-year anniversary

serving the Sandpoint community.

Cameron was inspired at an early age to pursue the path of chiropractic. During his

time as a high school and college athlete, and during his time serving in the Marine

Corps., he recalls having “great life-changing results with chiropractic care,” which

he also experienced while recovering from a car accident. He was moved by the

way his providers cared for him, valued his lifestyle and their commitment to

aiding in his recovery.

Born and raised in Sandpoint, Cameron moved away to pursue his education

in chiropractic and establish his career. After having lived elsewhere, he was

determined to return to this wonderful community and bring chiropractic back to

his hometown, which also allowed him to be closer to family.

In July 2019, the couple opened Intermountain Family Chiropractic. Here Dr.

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Cameron specializes in Gonstead technique, personalized and specific

chiropractic care. His new patient exam includes: a full spine X-ray (which

he performs a biomechanical analysis on and goes over with his patients

in detail), a surface EMG muscle scan, functional movement screening,

consultation and exam. Types of care such as muscle rehabilitation and

active release therapy, and extremity adjustments are also available if

needed.

A graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and a former Gonstead

president, Dr. Cameron is the only doctor listed within a 200-squaremile

radius who utilizes the Gonstead technique, in which chiropractors

avoid twisting the spine and instead use precise movements to adjust

specific vertebrae. The Gonstead technique has been proven comfortable,

effective and safe.

Garnering a positive reputation throughout the community, Dr. Cameron

is known and respected for his personalized care and thoroughness

during each visit.

When visiting the office, you will be greeted by Rylie, who is the office

manager, and Ayla, their friendly black lab.

Cameron and Rylie truly care about their patients’ well-being and value

healthy lifestyles. When asked what they find most rewarding about the

work they do through Intermountain Family Chiropractic, they agree

that it’s “getting people back to doing what they love most!”

“We enjoy spending time with our patients and building relationships

with others throughout the community,” adds Cameron.

If you are looking for a compassionate chiropractor to help you on your

journey of healing and recovery, Dr. Cameron of Intermountain Family

Chiropractic is here to help! Open by appointment 7am to 7pm Monday

through Friday and Saturdays by appointment only, they welcome you

to call them today to schedule a new patient exam, which includes a full

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A Local Legend

MARCELLA NELSON ON LIFE, COMMUNITY AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE

By Abigail Thorpe

Photos Courtesy of Marcella Nelson

FOR HER THE MOST

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IS BEING ABLE TO

HELP COMMUNITY

ORGANIZATIONS

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Marcella Nelson is a name much

revered and beloved in the

Sandpoint community, but her

story didn’t start here. Nelson was

born in 1928 in Canada to U.S. parents, granting

her dual citizenship from birth. Her family came

back to the U.S. in 1931, settling in Bonners

Ferry and living there until 1934 when the family

purchased a large farm in Paradise Valley south

of town. The farm became the center of Nelson’s

childhood and continues to hold a special place in

her heart to this day.

“We had everything and operated it as a farm all

the years that I was growing up,” says Nelson. “It

is now a tree farm, so I can still go home. It's such

a beautiful place.”

One of six children, her first career was on

the farm, she laughingly recalls. They farmed

everything from pigs and cattle to turkeys, ducks

and animal feed. All of the local stores’ (including

Safeway’s) produce and food at the time was

provided by local farmers like her family. “It was

much different than it is now,” says Nelson. “It was

a wonderful life. I've been so thankful all of my life

that I grew up on that farm.”

After school she went to work in Bonners Ferry for

the Department of Labor as an interviewer. After

three years, she became the manager, and when

the office closed in 1963 due to the recession,

Nelson transferred to the Sandpoint office as

assistant manager. It would mark the beginning

of a lifelong record of serving the Sandpoint

community.

Nelson retired in 1984 after 37 years of service. It

was an early retirement, but her position had been

eliminated at the Sandpoint office due to its small

size, and she decided to remain in Sandpoint

instead of transferring to Coeur d’Alene—a

decision that would benefit the local community

for years to come.

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“I lasted three days and then I was looking at the paper to find a

volunteer job,” she laughs. “When you work all of your life it's quite a

change to retire. It wasn't a good thing for me.” Nelson saw an ad in the

paper for volunteering at the Chamber of Commerce and decided it was

a nice change of pace from her previous job and would be a happy place

to work. She offered them four hours a week. “I ended up going over

there every day, and I had my own space and desk as a volunteer,” she

remembers. Four hours had turned into almost full time.

She worked as the membership coordinator and managed events for

20 years before retiring from the chamber. At that time Pend Oreille

Community Development reached out to ask for her help, and she

worked with them for nine years.

Nelson didn’t stop there. She served on the board of the Panida for 25

years, and currently serves on the Pend Oreille Arts Council board, the

Festival at Sandpoint board, and helps out with support and fundraising

for multiple other organizations, including the hospital.

Since COVID-19, she’s been stuck at home, unable to go out in the

community and serve as she has for so many years, and also forced to

forgo her aerobics classes, which she’s done three times a week religiously

since she started in 1984—every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. “I like

to be busy, so this quarantine is tough for me,” says Nelson.

For her the most rewarding thing is being able to help community

organizations that fill great needs in the community; organizations like

Kinderhaven and many others for which she’s helped raise support and

donations. “It's a very unique community because there are so many

organizations that other communities don't have that fill the needs here:

the cancer services, of course the Festival at Sandpoint is an amazing

thing for a small town to carry out.”

Nelson is a charter member of Pend Oreille Rotary and has helped give

out countless scholarships to local youth in the community. “Sandpoint

has been good to me, it's kind of my family,” she adds. “The interaction

with the community organizations and businesses and folks who live

here has been a very positive thing for me.”

There are many things Nelson loves about Sandpoint, but its friendliness

comes first to mind. You go downtown and you know most of the people

you see, she remarks. “It is such a giving community,” she says. “I have

been involved in asking for donations of items and of money for so many

years, and I am so impressed with the generosity of the businesses in the

community.”

Generosity, vision and loads of energy are exactly what come to mind

when you think of Marcella Nelson, and for good reason. She’s been the

powerhouse behind so many community initiatives and organizations it’s

difficult to name them all.

So what does 2000’s Woman of Wisdom want to leave with the generations

to follow her? “I would encourage the younger generations to volunteer

in their community. It's a benefit to the community, but it's a huge benefit

being able to do it, and to give back to the community that we love to

live in.”

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BACK INTO THE WILD

AREA NONPROFIT CARES FOR INJURED,

ORPHANED WILDLIFE

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

always tricky.”

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

heartache.

“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

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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

said.

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

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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

it out.”

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

steps.”

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

money.

“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

worthwhile.”

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Planting the Roots

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Integrative medicine practice brings healing

to the community

By Jillian Chandler

Photos By Kiersten Patterson

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As a nurse practitioner, Malinda

understands that conventional

medicine is necessary at times, but

her goal is “to provide evidencebased

natural medicine to prevent

or treat disease without excessive

medications or surgeries.”

2020 was off to a great start for Malinda Horton, APRN. In February, she

officially opened the doors to her integrative medicine practice here in

Sandpoint—Rooted Health Clinic and Apothecary. Then COVID-19 hit

the following month, slowing the business like so many others. After much

anticipation, Malinda fully reopened in June, and she is looking forward to

once again have the ability to care for her patients.

Serving children and adults who are looking for a natural approach to physical and

mental health concerns, Malinda partners with clients to explore the source of disease

and address imbalances that prevent the body from healing. “My practice offers nutrition

and micronutrient guidance, herbal medicine, microcurrent and infrared/red light

therapies. I do not provide primary care, but I do see patients for wellness consultations

and some simple urgent care concerns. I feel it is important for me to work with a client’s

other providers so that they receive the best of care,” Malinda affirms.

She believes that there are many ways to help the body heal and that different conditions

may require different therapies or expertise. “One unique therapy that I have been

trained in is Frequency Specific Microcurrent. I have been using it for several years now,

and it has been so effective that I use it on almost all patients,” Malinda says. “It is unique

in that I can use specific frequencies to direct a microcurrent to cells in specific tissues

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injuries and autoimmune flares to chronic problems like nerve pain,

fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, and shortening the time it takes to heal from

respiratory viruses and shingles.”

As a nurse practitioner, she understands that conventional medicine is

necessary at times, but her goal is “to provide evidence-based natural

medicine to prevent or treat disease without excessive medications or

surgeries.”

She says she is blessed to have a husband who has encouraged her to follow

her dreams, which resulted in Malinda attending a two-year fellowship

in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona under Dr. Andrew

Weil. As she recalls, “Several years ago I was working in a bone marrow

transplant program with children and adults when I realized that we were

not teaching patients how food and nutrition affects cancer. I tried to

educate our team to make changes, without success, and eventually left

that environment. Thankfully, my husband encouraged me to apply for

the fellowship … I did, and it was life and career changing. I have never

looked back.” She remains passionate about helping patients manage the

side effects of cancer therapy.

Malinda finds true fulfillment in the path she has chosen, seeing patients

(many who have tried other treatments or medications with no relief)

leave her clinic feeling better than when they entered. “It may be a physical

change, but often it’s an emotional improvement because I have the time

to listen and explore the underlying problem,” she says. “I believe that

God gave me this passion to learn and use the things He created to help

as many people as possible.

Malinda, who relocated to Sandpoint from Utah in 2018 with her

husband, did so to enjoy a quieter, smaller community and to be closer

to her son’s family. When not at the clinic serving her clients, she and her

husband enjoy growing food, hiking, camping, skiing and being on the

water. Malinda volunteers at the Bonner County Community Food Bank,

and the couple volunteers at Cedar Hills Church.

“We really wanted to be part of a community that cares for each other,

and the people in the Sandpoint area definitely do that!” smiles Malinda.

“We felt welcomed and knew we were home from the minute we arrived.

Watching the community and businesses pull together during the

pandemic was inspiring.”

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ON-MOUNTAIN FUN

Schweitzer keeps the good times rolling

BY COLIN ANDERSON

PHOTOS COURTESY OF SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN RESORT

The village is up and running atop Schweitzer Mountain, and there are dozens

of ways you can spend a beautiful summer day at one of the Northwest’s most

scenic settings. You will notice a few more safety protocols when compared

to years past, but nearly all of the activities are available for you this summer.

If you just want to take in the view with a snack or cold drink, guests can purchase a lift

ticket for the Great Escape quad chair, which takes you effortlessly from the village to the

top of the mountain. You can enjoy sweeping views and lunch at the Sky House. When

you are ready to come down you can take the chairlift again or a nature trail that leads you

back to the village.

Serious mountain bikers know the many routes across the mountain, but there are also

opportunities for less experienced bikers to hit the trails. E-Bike tours depart daily from

the village at 1pm. Riders hop on electric-assist bicycles and are guided on a 10- to 12-mile

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to great picking locations.

You can explore the trails by bike, foot and even horseback, and there are plenty of kidfriendly

adventures located right in the village. A dual zipline is available for those 8 and

older and weighing more than 60 pounds. The 700-foot-long line allows you to take off

side by side with a friend or child for a quick adrenaline rush. In the village you’ll find a

trampoline jumper where kids are strapped into a harness and can attempt flips without

fear of sailing off the trampoline. A 25-foot climbing wall is also a favorite as they can

try several different levels of difficulty as they make their way to the top. Kiddos also

love stepping back in time for oldschool

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it, waiting to be revealed.

Two 9-hole disc golf courses are

another popular way for people to

explore the mountain at a leisurely

pace. One is located at the village

and the other at the top of the

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be found as well as free lawn games

like cornhole and ladder golf.

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EXPLORE THE

DOWNTOWN

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The annual ArtWalk returns to

Downtown Sandpoint

BY ABIGAIL THORPE

PHOTOS COURTESY OF PEND OREILLE ARTS COUNCIL

On July 10, Downtown Sandpoint will once again bustle with a

lively arts scene as the Pend Oreille Arts Council (POAC) kicks

off the beloved annual ArtWalk. This year promises to be extra

special, as the community comes together for one of the first events

since COVID-19 to celebrate art, enjoy the revitalized downtown and

commune with friends, family and strangers alike.

ArtWalk first started in 1977 in Sandpoint and was adopted by POAC

almost a decade later in 1986. “Since then it has gained momentum and

become one of Sandpoint’s most anticipated summer events,” says Claire

Christy, arts coordinator at POAC.

This year the ArtWalk will serve as an exciting opportunity for businesses

that were closed due to COVID-19 to reconnect with customers and the

community, all while celebrating and supporting the vibrant art scene

that Sandpoint has to offer.

“ArtWalk brings people together in our community,” says Christy.

“Business owners and employees build relationships with artists and

viewers.” Many businesses utilized the down time during the closure

to update or add to their business space, so the event also offers an

opportunity to explore and enjoy those businesses you might not have

had the chance to visit yet.

POAC made the most of the slow time during shutdown to renovate its

office gallery and add a new hanging system that allows them to showcase

more artists at once. “It creates a space that is different from any other

gallery in Sandpoint,” explains Christy. “We have brought in paintings

and photography from local artists who have been consistently creating

art in Sandpoint for years.”

As something to look forward to, the opening night of ArtWalk will

feature the POAC gallery’s grand opening. “We hope to grow the gallery

into something that our community views as special and unique,”

says Christy.

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“ONE OF THE THINGS THAT MAKES ARTWALK GREAT

IS THAT IT MAKES LOCAL ART ACCESSIBLE TO

EVERYONE, AND IT LEAVES SPACE FOR THE VIEWER

TO MAKE THE TOUR THEIR OWN."

Various businesses throughout Downtown Sandpoint will open up to

the community as hosts to a specific artist during the ArtWalk. Opening

night is July 10 and will feature receptions at each venue for artists from

5:30 until 8pm. “The best time to go is during the opening receptions

because the viewer gets a chance to meet the artist and experience

the work for the first time as a community,” encourages Christy. “The

energy and excitement can be felt in the streets of Sandpoint on opening

reception night, and the experiences that viewers have keep them coming

back every year.”

After opening night, the ArtWalk will still be open to visitors to explore

and enjoy at their own pace, as the event runs through August 28.

Individuals and groups can take a leisurely tour of Sandpoint, acquaint

themselves with local businesses and enjoy the fantastic art featured in

each location. “One of the things that makes ArtWalk great is that it

makes local art accessible to everyone, and it leaves space for the viewer

to make the tour their own,” explains Christy.

“The art we display starts conversations, which lead to connections,”

she adds. “Whether it’s a painting of ‘old Sandpoint’ that makes locals

reminisce, or an abstract painting making you ask, ‘What does it mean?,’

it brings strangers together in conversation and appreciation of the arts.”

This year a highlight of the show will be the reopening of a newly

improved and renovated downtown space. Road construction blocked

off most of First Avenue up until May 15, but the result is a beautiful

and walkable downtown with wide sidewalks, hanging plants and space

for visitors to enjoy and explore all of the local businesses that make our

downtown so unique and vibrant.

“ArtWalk is one of the first community events of the summer, and it

seems to me that everyone is looking forward to showing up for the small

businesses of Sandpoint and welcoming them back,” says Christy.

All of the featured artists for ArtWalk are from the Sandpoint area, which

truly makes this a unique and Sandpoint-focused event. “POAC recruits

our local artist members and other local artists for this event, so it is very

representative of the diversity in character that we have in the Sandpoint

area,” explains Christy. “If we brought in artists from out of the area, I

don’t think it would have the same effect or create the same connections.”

There are over 30 businesses participating in the walk this year, including

Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters, Pend d’Oreille Winery, Hallans Gallery

and the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint, among many others.

The Music Conservatory has supported and created opportunities for

the arts in Sandpoint since its inception, making it a natural participant

with the ArtWalk and a must visit downtown. It offers students of all ages

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the opportunity to develop a passion and skill for music and art through

one of its six departments: Piano, Strings, Woodwind, Voice, Theater

and Early Childhood Development. The Conservatory also partners

with Lake Pend Oreille School District, the Homeschool Academy, LPO

Alternative High School, Priest River Lamanna High School and Selkirk

School to bring music opportunities directly to school campuses.

The ArtWalk provides the perfect opportunity for the community to

explore the various art businesses and galleries involved, including Lisa V

Fine Art, Hallans Gallery, Marsha Lutz Photography, Art Works Gallery

and Tru Art, and is a celebratory precursor to the 48th annual Arts &

Crafts Fair on August 8 and 9.

Presented by POAC, the Arts & Crafts Fair takes place during the day on

Second Avenue and Main Street in Downtown Sandpoint, and includes

artist booths, food vendors and a youth art arena. Artwork exhibits will

include sculpture, ceramics, metal, fiber, photography, paintings, mixed

media, wood, crafts and more. Proceeds from the fair go directly to

support POAC’s programs in visual and performing arts to help bring art

education to the Sandpoint community.

ArtWalk and the Arts & Crafts Fair promise to be fun, inspiring events

that will connect the community of Sandpoint and encourage and

celebrate the creative spirit of our North Idaho home. To find out more,

visit ArtinSandpoint.org, and make sure to stop by downtown host

businesses on opening night to meet the artists behind the work.

Events and activities are subject to change. Contact the Pend Oreille Arts

Council for up-to-date information.

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“There are many painting companies in this area, and many are

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trade and the basic workings of the industry, the next logical step was

to start his own painting business—and Satisfaction Painting was born.

A licensed and insured full-service paint, stain and finish application

provider, Satisfaction Painting specializes in satisfying the paint, stain

and finish needs and requirements both in their shop and in the field for

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“Satisfaction Painting is successful because we have a strong foundation.

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our customers get the best prep and finish suited to their application as

well as a long-lasting, attractive final product.”

Spencer is proud to call Sandpoint home and to have a business in this

wonderful community. “I enjoy the small-town feeling that we all know

each other here. This can really help to instill a lot of trust between

customer and contractor.” New customers often seek out Spencer and his

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While dedicated to providing exceptional service to North Idaho

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DIETING VS. LIFESTYLE CHANGES

Strategy to manage that extra “Quarantine 15” weight gain

By Mindy Murray, Occupational Therapist, Kauai Therapy & Wellness

Due to the pandemic, many of us have felt more stress, anxiety and

feelings of uncertainty wondering how we were going to pay the

rent, purchase groceries, or keep ourselves and family safe from

the virus.

Those feelings of anxiety and stress, combined with chronic boredom due to

being trapped in the house, has resulted in a huge increase in the frequency

at which people snack. More snacking equals increased weight gain, with

many calling this the Quarantine 15 (think Freshman 15), and leaving many

people thinking about ways to manage this extra weight game.

There are numerous advertised products from supplements to diet plans,

which promise to not only help you lose weight but to keep it off. Despite

these promises, almost 70 percent of adults in America are obese or

overweight, as indicated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Although diets may help you to get rid of some weight quickly, lifestyle

changes play a more significant role in your health and have a lasting impact

on your overall weight-loss goals.

The Difference between Diet and Lifestyle Changes

It is crucial for you to be able to know the differences between diet and

lifestyle changes so that you can make the necessary adjustments to change

your life, go back to doing the things you love, and be fit and feel young

again. Here is what we can learn from both below:

Lifestyle Changes

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BRINGING THE SUNSHINE

TO SANDPOINT

ALTHOUGH DIETS MAY

HELP YOU TO GET RID OF

SOME WEIGHT QUICKLY,

LIFESTYLE CHANGES PLAY

A MORE SIGNIFICANT

ROLE IN YOUR HEALTH

AND HAVE A LASTING

IMPACT ON YOUR OVERALL

WEIGHT-LOSS GOALS.

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You can think of it in terms of changing your old

eating habits for new and healthy ones, or adding

an exercise regimen to your daily activities, etc.

These changes result in long-term weight loss

because when you stick to a healthy lifestyle your

body and mind will show it.

A lifestyle change is about staying healthy but

does not usually give the quick results that are

more evident when you “diet.” Lifestyle changes

work more efficiently in the long run, and the

results are everlasting.

It is also important to note that lifestyle changes

can be a natural part of your everyday routine.

This involves finding your motivation. It is

important to focus on why you want these things.

Take your time and search yourself for these

answers. Your “why” has to be more important

than your “should.”

Lifestyle changes have to do with “balance” in

life. There are times when you may feel defeated

or overwhelmed, but you can overcome these

feelings with balance. Lifestyle changes, which

are more holistic, are about changing the way you

think, eat, drink, sleep, exercise, play, live, manage

stress and more. Don’t try to change everything at

once. Focus on one small goal at a time and the

reason for that goal.

Diet

A diet is usually a program that consists of

changing your eating habits temporarily to

achieve a weight-loss goal. At the end of the

program and after achieving your aim, it’s likely

that you will return to your former eating habits.

Diets focus more on food intake, while lifestyle

changes incorporate other aspects that affect

health and weight—such as working out.

Diets are temporary or short-term solutions

with singular approaches to long-term,

multidimensional health issues. Diet is gradually

becoming a word that is hated as a result of the

useless diet programs all over the place.

Lifestyle changes are more beneficial and healthy

compared to dieting. The overall focus is to believe

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COMMON

BEAUTY MYTHS

TRUE OR FALSE? WE SOLVE

YOUR MOST COMMON

QUESTIONS

BY BRI WILLIAMS, RN, BSN, REFINED AESTHETICS

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

record straight.

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

nutrient-dense foods to help ward off breakouts.

I do not need to wear sunscreen because there is SPF

in my foundation.

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look and feel your best

False. The amount of protection provided in

your makeup is not enough to protect you from

UV damage. According to Dermatologist Leslie

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 pay for?

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MANAGING DISORDERS AND CONDITIONS

OF THE EAR, NOSE AND THROAT

WHEN TO SEE AN ENT

By Kristin Carlson, External Marketing Specialist, Bonner General Health

You may have wondered where to receive treatment if you've ever

had an earache, sore throat, dizziness, swimmer’s ear, or any type

of pain from the neck up. Most people will start with their primary

care doctor, who may then refer them to an otolaryngologist or

ear, nose and throat specialist. An otolaryngologist is a doctor who manages

disorders and conditions of the ear, nose and throat (ENT), head and neck.

An otolaryngologist’s skills include diagnosing and managing diseases of

the sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity and upper pharynx (mouth and

throat), as well as structures of the neck and face. Otolaryngologists diagnose,

treat and manage specialty-specific disorders as well as many primary care

problems in both children and adults.

What does an ENT treat?

• Ears: Ear trauma and injury, infections, ear tubes, hearing loss

evaluations, tinnitus, ear wax removal, and swimmer's ear

• Nose: Congestion, airway obstruction, polyps and growths, nose bleeds,

allergies, deviated septum and postnasal drip

• Throat: Hoarseness, tonsil and adenoid infections, problems swallowing

and disorders of the larynx (voice box)

• Head and neck: Head and neck masses, benign and malignant tumors

of the mouth, throat and voice box, thyroid nodules and tumors, salivary

glands and skin cancer

• Sleep: Sleep-disordered breathing, snoring and sleep apnea evaluations

Conditions which may need an ENT visit:

• Allergies

• Recurring ear infections/fluid in ear(s)

• Balance problems or dizziness

• Breathing problems

• Nose bleeds

• Deviated septum

• Ear infections

• Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

• Growth or tumor in your ears, nose, or throat

• Hearing loss

• Hoarseness

• Injury or pain to your ears, nose or throat

• Sinus problems

• Swimmer's ear

• Tinnitus

• Chronic tonsillitis

• Voice or swallowing problems

While your primary care provider can treat some of these conditions, an

ENT is a specialist in these areas and may be able to provide more in-depth

assessment and treatment. If you are dealing with one of these conditions or

another problem that affects your ears, nose and/or throat, ask your primary

care provider if an ENT specialist may be able to help.

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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.Embodied Virtue

Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine

IN CHINESE

MEDICINE, HEALTH

IS THE

EXPRESSION OF

A HARMONIOUS

BALANCE BETWEEN

ACTIVITY AND

REST.

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

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 others.

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 sluggishness.

• 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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7 TENETS FOR

OPTIMAL HEALTH

CREATING RESILIENCY AT THE

FOUNDATION OF WELL-BEING

BY SCOTT PORTER, SANDPOINT SUPER DRUG

The 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 it receives.

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 toxins.

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 detoxification

processes.

III. Whole Food Diet - There is no one-size-fits-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 become essential.

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 restful sleep.

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.

VII. Be Active - Our community is perfect for getting out

and about. When we move and play, our body sets itself up

for even more activity. 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.

Scott Porter, a functional medicine pharmacist, is the

director of the Center for Functional Medicine at Sandpoint

Super Drug.

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PYROTECHNICS:

Fourth of July’s Bright Moment

BEHIND THE SCENES OF AMERICA’S FAVORITE

INDEPENDENCE DAY EVENT

BY ABIGAIL THORPE

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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

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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,

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since its inception, the United

States has used fireworks to

mark its independence, with

shows taking place in large

cities and small towns alike

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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,”

says Vaughan.

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 show.

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

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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

we do.”

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

“Almost, without

exception,

the fireworks

production

companies are

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

independence.

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INDIVIDUALS

MAKING AN IMPACT IN THEIR COMMUNITY

People making a difference in our hometown

BY ABIGAIL THORPE

S

andpoint 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 community.

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.

Pastor Eric Rust and his wife Nicole started Cedar Hills Church in their living

room. The first meeting five people attended—that number soon grew to 50,

and before they knew it a church was born. “We were all super young but

made up for it with a strong commitment to our dream,” says Rust.

“We spent the first six months working, saving money, planning, meeting

people and telling the story. Nicole and I have been honored to serve as the

pastors for the last 19 years. We absolutely love our church. It’s crazy to think

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about how God has expanded his church during that

time.”

The Rusts moved to Sandpoint in 2001 after serving

for six years with youth in Fresno, California. Nicole

grew up here, and they still had friends and family

in the area and wanted to raise their children in a

place like Sandpoint. “I've always had the spirit of an

entrepreneur, so in 2000 we began making plans to

start a new church. It seemed like the perfect way to

blend my calling as a pastor and my desire to start

new things,” says Rust. “We felt there was space for a

Christian church that approached life and faith from

a different angle.”

Their commitment and relationship with local

nonprofits and organizations is a central part of

the church’s and the couple’s mission. “From the

very beginning, we have always been committed to

partnership, so we’ve made our best effort to find great

organizations in our community and around the world

that we can support,” he adds.

Recently the church started working closely with

Kootenai Elementary School, providing back-toschool

reimbursements to teachers to help prepare

their classrooms, offering healthy mid-morning snacks

to students, sending take-home meals with kids on the

weekend, and starting a Saturday night community

meal in Kootenai. “It feels like there is always more

the church can do,” explains Rust. “I believe that when

churches are working right, the city around them

should be better because of their presence. If not,

something is missing.”

There’s so much beauty and outdoor opportunity here,

but the Rusts feel it’s the people of Sandpoint who

make this place so special. “We see so much care and

selflessness in Sandpoint. It’s something that we pray

we never take for granted.”

Their commitment and

relationship with local nonprofits

and organizations is a central part

of the church’s and the couple’s

mission.

Christine Denova saw an article in USA Today about

Sandpoint, and she and her husband decided to make

the move from Chicago, where he wanted a change

from his busy career and they could focus more on

community and family. They came to Sandpoint in

2006 and started attending Cedar Hills Church.

In 2014, after urging from both the pastor’s wife and a

member of a church in Priest River, Denova took on

the role of executive director of Life Choices Pregnancy

Center. “It's just amazing that we get to work with an

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incredible team of people—volunteers

and supporters that live their lives

according to God's grace and direction,

just showing love in all aspects of their

lives,” says Denova.

Denova and her husband have served as

marriage mentors since 2000 in Chicago,

and now here in Sandpoint. This year, she

helped launch and now runs IdaHope*—

the North Idaho chapter of Safe Families

for Children—in response to a growing

need the pregnancy center saw for

providing additional resources and help

to families after Life Choices was able to.

“It creates a support system through

the church as a whole; it creates a circle

of support around the family in crisis,”

explains Denova.

The program works through a series

of roles: a host family who can provide

a home to children in need while the

family works through the crisis. “This is

before abuse, abandonment or neglect,”

says Denova—so before child protective

services can step in but at a time the

family still needs help. Alongside the

host is a family coach who helps them

create goals and bring stability back to

the family, and finally there are family

friends, who provide everything from

financial support to offering special skills

or opportunities, or simply friendship.

“The most impactful thing is to see how

God continues to perform miracles in

today's day and age, we get to see them

on a daily basis,” says Deonva. “I'm no

one special. I'm simply a person who

has recognized that God can change

the direction of someone's life, and the

people of God can change the direction of

someone’s life, for good. ... When we serve

others, we gain so much.”

A town is only as strong as the people

in it, and we have some incredible locals

who make a lasting impact on Sandpoint.

Take a moment to meet the people behind

the scenes who make this town what it

is—like Eric Rust and Christine Denova,

among many others.

*If you are in need of assistance or

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A TOWN IS ONLY

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THE IMPORTANCE OF

local

How locally owned businesses contribute to a thriving community

BY TAYLOR SHILLAM

They

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comes to small businesses, the word only

applies to the technicalities. The profound

impact of small businesses is multi-dimensional 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

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LAND OF THE free,

HOME OF THE SMALL-BUSINESS OWNERS

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.

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 daily life.

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

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level of care they take with their customers, and that

can be felt throughout the “shop small” experience.

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 of personal relationship and

investment to both sides.

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

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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

word-of-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

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H O W

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community?

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

your community.

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.

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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.

5. Volunteer.

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

helping hand.

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

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MOUNTAIN, CITY, SEA

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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.

Mountain

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.

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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.

City

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

museums.

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,

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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

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*Licensed Outfitters

Join us for weddings, birthdays & anniversaries!

Open: Tuesday-Sunday 11am-9pm

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The Speci f ics

WHERE TO STAY

Paradise Village Lodge - ParadiseVillageLodge.com

Silver Cloud Tacoma Waterfront

SilverCloud.com/Tacoma

Maritime Inn Gig Harbor - MaritimeInn.com

WHERE TO EAT

Wildberry - RainierWildberry.com

The Olive Branch Café and Tea Room

OliveBranch-Cafe.com

Brix 25 - HarborBrix.com

WHAT TO DO

Tacoma Visitors Information - TravelTacoma.com

Discover Nature with Diann Sheldon

TourMtRainier.com

Pretty Gritty Tours - PrettyGrittyTours.com

Tacoma Attraction Pass

Explore.TravelTacoma.com

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.

Sea

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

everywhere.

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

sparkling wine.

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.

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SIZZLE

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celebrate with

great food

serving fine northern italian cuisine since 1984. Call for reservations.

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Ivano’s Ristorante

208.263.0211

102 S. First Ave.,Sandpoint, ID

Ivano’s Del Lago

208.264.0466

1267 Peninsula Rd., Hope, ID

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Trinity at City Beach

Sandpoint’s premier waterfront dining offers an

extensive menu of American cuisine with an

impressive wine list. Featuring a full-service bar

and beautiful view of Lake Pend Oreille. Serving

breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week,

Trinity at City Beach is ready to become your

new favorite restaurant.

56 Bridge St. | Sandpoint

208.255.7558

TrinityAtCityBeach.com

Sweet Lou’s

Restaurant & Bar

Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Bar proudly offers

something for everyone, with specialties

including chicken fried steak, smoked prime

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

sandwiches. All menu items are reasonably

priced, fresh and made to order. Full bar.

477272 Hwy 95 | Ponderay

208.263.1381

SweetLousIdaho.com

Forty-One South

A beautiful waterfront, fine-dining restaurant in

a romantic lodge setting overlooking Lake Pend

Oreille. Whether it is summer on the patio or

cozying up to the fireplace in the winter, Forty-

One South’s spectacular sunsets, innovative

cuisine, full bar and extensive wine list are sure

to make it a memorable night out. The bar

and restaurant menu changes with the season

offering a variety of delicious food year-round.

Reservations recommended.

41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle

208.265.2000

41SouthSandpoint.com

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Shoga Poké &

Cocktail Bar

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 Asianfusion

entrees and appetizers, innovative,

handcrafted cocktails, all paired with amazing

sunset views overlooking Lake Pend Oreille.

41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle

208.265.2001

ShogaSandpoint.com

Jalapenos Mexican

Restaurant

Fresh and unique, Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant

in Downtown Sandpoint has been a favorite of

many for over 25 years. Whether it’s Margarita

Monday, Taco Tuesday or Magic Wednesday, there

is something for everyone here, and its newly

expanded menu has brought even more choices

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

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

dining room, Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant will

keep you coming back for more!

314 N. Second Ave. | Sandpoint

208.263.2995

SandpointJalapenos.com

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FIESTA BONITA

Authentic Mexican cuisine prepared fresh daily. Fiesta Bonita’s

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

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

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

something for everyone at Fiesta Bonita!

700 Kootenai Cutoff Rd. | Ponderay

208.263.6174

202 N. Second Ave. | Sandpoint

208.265.4149

BEET & BASIL AT THE CREEK

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

primary focus is global flavors with local ingredients. Street

foods from all over the world come to life using ingredients

supplied by local farmers, ranchers and foragers. Enjoy staples

available throughout the year and rotating menu based on

what’s fresh and in season.

105 S. First. Ave | Sandpoint

208.920.6144

BeetAndBasil.net

CITY BEACH ORGANICS

City Beach Organics offers top-notch, made-fromscratch

organic food and drinks in a recently renovated

downtown location. They serve homemade soups daily!

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

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

6pm; closed Saturday.

117 N. First Ave. | Sandpoint

208.265.9919

CityBeachOrganics.com

LE CATERING

Locally owned and operated by Chef Adam Hegsted as part

of Eat Good Group, Le Catering Co. features the best Inland

Northwest producers and products cooked by award-winning

chefs. They specialize in using local, seasonal ingredients and

highlighting them by cooking them simply and honestly. They

invite you to call them to set up your special event.

24001 E. Mission Ave. | Liberty Lake

509.720.5412

LeCatering.co

AvailableFor

ANY EVENT.

ANY LOCATION.

MILLER’S COUNTRY STORE

They now have homemade pies on Thursday! Come experience

the sensational smells of fresh baking bread, cinnamon rolls,

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

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

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

1326 Baldy Mtn. Rd. | Sandpoint

208.263.9446

MillersCountryStoreSandpoint.com

The Inland Northwest’s Preferred Caterer

509.210.0880

www.lecatering.co

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FOURTH OF JULY PARFAITS

Recipe & Photo Courtesy of

Tina VanDenHeuvel, NTP NHC

INGREDIENTS:

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

METHOD:

• 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

apart.

• 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

METHOD:

• 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

24 hours.

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OPEN WED-SUN NIGHTS

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NEXT TO THE LODGE AT SANDPOINT

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ICE CREAM!

Follow us on Instagram to see our weekly flavors.

www.MillersCountryStoreSandpoint.com

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

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

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212 Bonner Mall Way

Sandpoint, Idaho

208.263.4613

Come hungry, Stay late, Eat well!

Sweet Lou’s Restaurant & Bar

Hwy 95 N Ponderay | 208.263.1381

www.sweetlousidaho.com

Sweet Lou’s RestauranT & TAP HOUSE

601 Front Ave. 208.667.1170 | DOWNTOWN Cda

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JULY 2020

sandpoint

ENTERTAINMENT

What's happening

in July!

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WAITING

IN

MANY SUMMER EVENTS CANCELED FOR 2020

By Jillian Chandler

ANTICIPATION

There’s nothing like summertime in Sandpoint, as the beautiful

weather and scenery draw the community outdoors to experience

all Sandpoint has to offer. From the wonderful array of dining

destinations and breweries, to the unique shops and boutiques, to

all of the outdoor activities we are blessed with, there are always new

flavors to explore and new sites to see. And … you can’t forget about

all of the big annual community events that both young and old wait

in anticipation for all winter long!

Though summer is in full swing, these next couple of months will

feel a bit different than years prior, as coronavirus is still affecting

our way of life and how we are able to safely interact with others in

our community. This means, unfortunately, that some of Sandpoint’s

much-loved summer events have been canceled for 2020.

Sandpoint's annual Antique and Classic Boat Show, which has made

its way to the water every year since 2002, won't be returning until

2021. Northwest WineFest at Schweitzer, which offers two days filled

with live music, superb wines, delicious food and fun activities, was

set to take place the weekend of July 18 and 19 but announced it

has canceled this year’s event. The Northwest's premier open-water

event, the Long Bridge Swim, which was scheduled for August 1,

announced that it has been canceled for 2020—but be sure to mark

your calendars, as the 2021 date has already been set for August 7!

For nearly four decades, The Festival At Sandpoint has drawn in top

musical performers from all genres for eight nights of music on the

shores of Lake Pend Oreille, under the stars, and like so many of our

favorite summertime events, won't be returning until 2021.

There’s still much to look forward to, not only this summer but next

summer as well, as our favorite events return home to Sandpoint.

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at

Under new ownership, we are proud to bring you a new

brand of dining with our Old West Texas-Style BBQ!

The Hemlocks is a long-standing RV park with cabins, a newly

remodeled boutique hotel, a restaurant and lodge.

GRAND OPENING JUly 4, 2020 @ NOON

FREE BBQ, Prizes and Texas-Style Hospitality

Old West Texas BBQ at the Hemlocks has a vast menu of

culinary delights, utilizing the freshest ingredients to bring

homemade dishes straight to your table. Come dine with us

today on Mesquite Fired Prime Beef and

Slow-Smoked Hickory BBQ.

TEXAS BORN AND RAISED!

208.267.4363 | 73400 HWY 2 , Moyie Springs, ID

www.OldWestTexasBBQ.com

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BBQ restaurant open Tuesday - Saturday from 11am until

sold out | Full-service Steakhouse menu Friday - Sunday

from 5pm - 10pm


04

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

The community of Sandpoint has come together to bring yet

another incredible Fourth of July celebration the entire family will

enjoy. On Saturday, July 4, Independence day festivities will kick off

at 10am with a parade starting at fourth and Church, followed by

an afternoon of family friendly fun at Travers Park. There will be a

large barbecue, food and drink vendors, DJ, games, dunk tank and

more! And to conclude a wonderful day among family, friends and

the community, a fireworks display will be set off over City Beach

at 10pm. For additional information or to make a donation, visit

Sandpoint4th.com.

sandpoint

ENTERTAINMENT

/ JULY

FOR EVENTS, VISIT SANDPOINTLIVINGLOCAL.COM.

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JACEY'S (VIRTUAL) RACE

This year's race will be a bit different than years past but equally

important. Jacey's Race has gone virtual for 2020, and it’s easy to

take part in this important fundraising event. For the virtual race,

participants will run/jog/walk a 5k route of their choice any day or

time starting July 4 and ending at noon on July 12. On Sunday, July

12, from 8am to noon, the usual 5k course will be set up at Sandpoint

High School for runners who would still like to participate that

way. Registration is $20 for adults and free for kids 12 and younger.

Jacey’s Race is held to raise awareness and support for local families

with children battling cancer or other life-threatening illness. For

additional information about this year’s race and to register, visit

Jaceys-Race.com.

ARTWALK OPENING RECEPTION

Presented by the Pend Oreille Arts Council, don't miss the opening

reception for the 43rd Annual ArtWalk, which kicks off Friday,

July 10, starting at 5:30pm. Each year, the annual ArtWalk invites

the community to visit with local artisans, galleries and businesses

owners throughout Downtown Sandpoint while expanding their

involvement in the arts. There will be artist receptions held at each

participating venue until 8pm, where those in attendance have the

opportunity to meet the artists while taking in the art. To view the

list of participating businesses and artists, visit ArtinSandpoint.org.

Please check event websites as events draw near for

up-to-date information.

SUBMIT YOUR EVENTS ONLINE!

Want your event to appear on the largest eventsite in the

northwest? Submit your events to us online at

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

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Have a Safe

& Happy 4th!

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Auto • Home • Business

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

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

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

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

208.255.2686

337 Olive Avenue in Sandpoint | grizzly-glass.com

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20 OFF

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*Expires 07/31/20. In store only.

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yournorthland.com for complete details.

Gig*

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Strong ~ Happy ~ Healthy

My Fit Zone

ONLINE MEMBERSHIP

bit.ly/MBFonline

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

• Full-length home workout videos

• Done-for-you meal plans & shopping lists

• Accountability/ support from a coach

• Follow-along programs - new workouts

daily

• Access to the Missi Balison Fitness Clients

Community Private Facebook Group for

coaching and support!

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

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

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Formerly inside Ben Franklin

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WE LET YOU

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Your property is our priority.

We are a high-end boutique management company in Sandpoint,

Idaho, specializing in working with out-of-town owners on the

management and marketing of their vacation rentals.

If you want to maximize your return and maintain a high-quality

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L O C A L E X P E R T

WORLD - CLASS REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL

208-290-5888

Jackie@JackieSuarez.com

www.JackieSuarez.com

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

Idaho Club. Expertly designed with a spacious floor plan featuring wood floors, gourmet kitchen with Wolf and Subzero appliances, soaring

ceilings, two main floor bedroom suites with private, lux baths, and a large loo that serves as a family room & study. This beauty boasts three

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

can watch the wildlife in the pond and enjoy breathtaking long-range vistas over the 13th fairway to the mountains beyond. $715,000

Nicely treed, level, corner lot in Shadow

Mountain Valley Subdivision located outside

the city limits on a county-maintained road

very close to Schweitzer Mountain Resort,

shopping, restaurants and Sandpoint.

CC&Rs apply. $69,000

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

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

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

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

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

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

CAREFREE, LOW-MAINTENANCE LIFESTYLE at

Dover Bay. Immaculate 3-bedroom, 3-bath

home with open floor plan, large kitchen, wood

floors, gas fireplace, granite countertops and

roomy garage. Homeowners dues cover lawn

maintenance and snow removal. $409,000

Waterfront Retreat. Two level adjacent lots, each with almost 100’ of rip-rapped frontage on

the Clark Fork River with private seppc systems and electricity near the end of county-maintained

road. RV/RECREATIONAL USE ONLY. Lot 15 with 50 gpm well, pilings for dock & 30x40

RV cover with deck & power $165,000. Lot 16 $140,000.

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L O C A L E X P E R T

WORLD - CLASS REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL

208-290-5888

Jackie@JackieSuarez.com

www.JackieSuarez.com

Town meets country in this unique, upscale beauty at The Idaho Club. Combining warm wood tones, light quartz, shiplap accents and

modern lines for a stunning effect, this 4-bedroom home includes a large, separate office, two fireplaces, very spacious bedrooms and posh

en-suite baths. Roomy, welcoming entry leads to an open floor plan with cathedral ceilings, grand living room, a dining room at the heart of

the home and a kitchen with a central island and modern appliances, all with amazing water and mountain views in a very private seeng on

the estuary of the Pack River. Retreat to the covered back porch with no neighbors in sight. Elk, moose, and feathered friends are frequent

visitors here, with happy golfers in the distance across the water on the 17th Green. Come experience resort living at The Idaho Club with

world-class golf, new clubhouse and plans for future marina. $940,000

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

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

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

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

Impeccable, move-in ready single level

home close to the Moyie River & wilderness,

minutes to Bonners Ferry. Open floor plan,

Hickory cabinets, granite counters, private

master suite and 3-car garage on large 1.31

acre lot with fenced yard. $419,500

Upscale Dover Bay Bungalow with loads of upgrades just yards from the marina, restaurant &

boat launch. 1-bedroom plus loo bedroom, 2 led baths, granite counters, newer flooring & gas

fireplace.. Offered furnished and perfect for vacaaon rentals. Homeowners dues cover all exterior

maintenance – arrive and enjoy! $295,000

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CUSTOMIZED FINANCIAL PLANNING

THE VALUE OF RELATIONSHIP

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