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AUGUST 2020

LIVING LOCAL

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THE FINAL DAYS OF SUMMER

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his summer has been one to

remember, though possibly

one many would like to

forget. As our wonderful

community events continued to be canceled

left and right for the concern of our health

and safety, it almost felt as if we had been

stripped of what makes summertime here

truly memorable year after year. But, maybe

this could be a blessing in disguise for so

many of us. Summer is still here, and now

more than ever we have the opportunity to

spend more quality time with our families

than usual.

Despite the uncertainties, we continue to

work and play in this place we call home—

even if that means finding new ways to get

outdoors and take in the beauty and unique

opportunities our town has to offer. Don’t

let another day pass you by without seizing

those moments and creating memories with

those most dear to you by your side.

Before we know it, the long days of summer

will be behind us, and it will be back to

routine—whatever that may look like, as so

much is still unknown. The kids will be back

in school, whether that be in a structured

school setting or in the comfort of your

own home via remote learning. Sports will

once again be making their return, adding

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The 94th Annual

Bonner County Fair

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A penny a mile

RIDING ACROSS AMERICA

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some excitement and friendly competition

amongst the players—and their audience.

Life will continue, and we will continue to

adapt to the changes and challenges that

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Despite all that is going on around us, we

can take comfort in knowing that our

community remains strong, and together,

we will survive and once again thrive.

As you read through the August issue

of Sandpoint Living Local, you will be

reminded of the wonderful place we live and

the incredible people who surround us daily.

We are truly fortunate, and it is a reminder

to be grateful for the gift we’ve been given

to live in, and be a part of, such a caring

community.

Memories are ready to be made, and

Sandpoint is the perfect place to create

them.

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ESSENTIALS

The latest tips and trends in home, garden,

finances and life

LIFE & COMMUNITY

48th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair:

Sandpoint’s beloved event returns

GOOD NEWS

A Penny a Mile: Riding across America

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BUSINESS IN THE 30

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Jackie Suarez, Associate Broker: North

Idaho Realtor unites buyers with their

dream home

Oink, Moo, Ewe!: Looking forward to the

94th annual Bonner County Fair

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From Walla Walla to Hollywood: The life

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The Longest Beach in the United

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When outfitting a short-term rental, the first thing I do is assess the

surfaces. Anything worn, damaged or unsightly needs to be repaired or

replaced ASAP. This goes for flooring, cabinetry, carpeting, countertops

and all bathrooms and plumbing fixtures. I also look at heat sources and

ventilation. It might be summertime swelter to us locals, but someone

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bit on the frigid side. Comfort is key. Ceiling fans and air conditioning

must also be in good working order. If none exist, a good-quality floor

or table fan is definitely a must—especially in bedrooms. All doors and

windows must also be in good working order, with locks on bathroom

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A fresh coat of paint is always appreciated, as are clean carpets, maintained

fireplaces and appliances, a full kitchen—including cookware and basic

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tasteful and area specific.

Curb appeal is important as well. That first glimpse of the

home when people pull up really begins their experience.

If you do not live here full time, make sure that you have a

landscaper or someone maintaining the lawn and front garden

beds. Hot tubs are a plus, but of course, not necessary, as are

fire pits. However, it is a good idea to leave your renters with

instructions for both! Instructions for any unusual or highend

appliances are also a good idea and may prevent unwanted

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it sleep?” is a common question in the world of STRs. However,

this question should be addressed within reason. Bunk beds

are a plus, but not always necessary. Sometimes queen-sized

beds in each bedroom work just as well, as family members

can double up if needed, including kids. Pull-out sofas are

also recommended, but again, not always necessary. If you’d

like to focus on quality instead of quantity, that is certainly

acceptable. As well, I’ve worked on STRs where instead of a

huge room of beds we’ve placed good-quality sleeping bags on

the floor of a bonus room, and the kids have had a great time,

treating it like a campout!

Interior decor should be simple, tasteful and area specific.

Signs reading “Welcome to the Lake” or “Relax, You’re at

the Cabin” are welcome. Family photos and other personal

memorabilia are not. People love their vacations to be

beautiful and fun, but not stressful. Your STR is not the place

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By Colin Anderson | Photo Courtesy of Sandpoint Soccer

The fall sports season is right around

the corner, and there are several

opportunities to get your kids up

and active.

Coed youth flag football registration is open

to kids from third to eighth grade. Teams

are divided into third/fourth graders, fifth/

sixth graders and seventh/eighth graders.

The season begins on September 19 and runs

through October 24. All games and practices

will be held at Field 1 at the Sports Complex.

Mouth guards are required, and each player

is provided one at the start of the season. A

Sandpoint Youth Sports nylon mesh jersey

is also required and can be purchased at the

Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces office.

Cost for the season is $30 for residents and $35

for non-residents. Volunteer coaches are also

needed. Registration can be found at City Hall

or at the Parks and Recreation Department

tab online at SandpointIdaho.gov.

Sandpoint Soccer is also offering a couple of

opportunities, even for some of the youngest

future athletes in town. Kick Start Soccer is

a program open to boys and girls ages 2 and

3. The fun weekly skills camp takes place

Tuesday afternoons from 4 to 4:45pm at the

Forrest Bird Charter School. Fee is $50, which

includes all sessions and a T-shirt with your

child’s name on the back. Kids will have fun

learning the basics from an energetic and

fun coaching staff that includes Sandpoint

Strikers players.

For older kids, recreational soccer registration

is now open. “The Sandpoint Rec League is

dedicated to providing a quality recreational

youth soccer program that facilitates personal

and athletic development for players of all

skill levels in a safe, positive and supportive

environment,” said Club Registrar Diane Rich.

The program philosophy is:

• The program is intended to help players

develop soccer skills in a fun atmosphere.

• In addition to soccer skills, the program

seeks to develop character, sportsmanship

and discipline in players.

• Player development and equal participation

should take precedence over winning, even

during the tournament.

• Players enjoy soccer the most when they are

allowed to play without constant coaching

from the sidelines.

• Players, coaches, parents and program

officials share responsibility for creating the

best possible environment for players.

Practices begin the week of September 14

and games are played from September 26

through the end of October. Coaches are

always needed, and those who sign up to

coach receive half off their child's registration

fee. Background checks will be conducted on

all coaches.

Signups are available at SandpointSoccer.

com or at the office at 205 Vermeer Drive

in Ponderay. You can also email Diane at

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WHY I VALUE THINKING

PARTNERS

Trusted people who encourage a higher level of

awareness increase our capacity to think clearly,

to act intentionally and to lead effectively

By Trish Buzzone

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Each person

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wisdom and

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actively listens for

limited thinking,

and offers ideas

that help us think

bigger and see

more clearly.

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As we all transition into a world indelibly changed, much

of the conversation around us is about “living in the new

normal.” Should we expect more of the confusion and

chaotic energy that has permeated much of the past few

months? Or will we have a foundation of awareness and understanding

to build on?

Whatever the answers to these questions are, I want to thrive in that

environment. I want to think and act in a way that encourages me to

be the person who will do the things that create the life I want to live,

and I want people I care about to have the tools to do the same.

This is why, over these past few months, I have separated myself

from things and people who invite the chaos and confusion, and I

have chosen to focus on those guiding principles I know to be true:

fundamental, foundational beliefs not subject to my circumstances. I

have also chosen to invest time with thinking partners I trust, people

who know me, who understand and support my vision, who will help

me stay focused, and who will engage in ongoing conversations that

encourage a higher level of awareness.

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What is a Thinking Partner?

While the term “thinking partner” is often used interchangeably with

“mentor,” there are important differences. In a mentor relationship,

one person is seeking a higher level of understanding the other person

has achieved. There is a distinct master-student dynamic, rather than

a peer relationship.

While both thinking partners and mentors are trusted friends who

challenge our thinking and encourage a higher level of awareness,

thinking partner interaction is more of a two-way street. Each person

contributes wisdom and perspective, actively listens for limited

thinking, and offers ideas that help us think bigger and see more

clearly. Because of this, each person benefits from the counsel and

encouragement of the other.

The Value of a Thinking Partner

When we choose to engage honestly and intentionally with a thinking

partner, especially in times of uncertainty and confusion, we put

ourselves in the position to view our situation from a different

perspective, which often reveals opportunities

or issues we might not have seen. This kind of

limited vision is common even in less-stressful

times, because as we grow accustomed to

“what’s working,” we get stuck in the loop of

our own comfortable inner monologue, and we

fail to explore other, potentially better, ideas.

A trusted thinking partner brings a fresh

perspective that helps us build on what we

already have or helps us create a whole new

approach. Thinking partners challenge our

thinking in a way that draws us out of our

comfort zone; reveal faulty assumptions,

leading to shifts in how we think about ideas,

view challenges and approach solutions; and

instigate innovation, creativity and inspiration.

As we let go of preconceptions and assumptions

and allow the mutually beneficial listening and

sharing to work, these interactions lift the lid

on our limited thinking and reveal unexplored

ideas and opportunities we may otherwise miss.

In this way, my thinking partners continue to

help me maintain focus, be positive and stay

strong as we all move forward together. Who

are your thinking partners, and how have they

helped you?

You can connect with Trish Buzzone at

TrishBuzzone.com, Linkedin.com/in/

trishbuzzone or Facebook.com/trishbuzzone.

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Attendees can look forward to artist booths, food vendors and a

youth art arena. Art exhibits will include sculptures, ceramics, metal,

fiber, photography, paintings, mixed media, wood , crafts and much

more, and all proceeds go to support the Pend Oreille Arts Council’s

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exciting time to celebrate what our local artisans bring to the

community, while likewise sharing our unique talents and close-knit

small-town values with visitors and the community.

The fair will be held in Downtown Sandpoint on 2nd Avenue and Main

Street, where attendees can wander the beautiful flower basket-filled

streets and explore various vendors. Each item is carefully and lovingly

crafted and makes for the perfect handmade gift from North Idaho—a

slice of Sandpoint.

After exploring the fair, visitors can wander downtown shops and

restaurants, stop in for an ice cream, or head down to City Beach for a

refreshing dip in the water.

The Arts & Crafts Fair is free to attend, though there is a $5 admission

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Born and raised in Sandpoint, Brianna Williams introduced Refined

Aesthetics Med Spa to the community in 2017. Bri, who has a degree

in nursing, transitioned into the field of aesthetics with the purpose of

wanting to help women and men feel beautiful and confident. Today,

that still remains her number one objective and the reason she continues to do

what she loves.

Bri is excited to announce that Refined Aesthetics has recently made its home

at a new location. The med spa can now be found at 215 Cedar Street in the

heart of downtown.

“It is rewarding to have the spa grow and become a bigger presence in the

community that I have adored my whole life. We get to be part of Sandpoint’s

story,” smiles Bri. “The building that we are now in was Neiman’s flower store

when I was growing up. It is nice to know the history of our building and to be

part of the evolution going forward.”

As Refined Aesthetics has expanded over the years, so has its staff. “When I first

started the spa a few years ago, I was thrilled to be in the aesthetic industry, but

I was working solo. As the spa grew, I was able to expand the team, and now

I am surrounded every day by incredible, inspiring women who have become

friends. I feel extremely fortunate to work with women who share my vision

and passion,” says Bri.

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Offering a more holistic approach, clients leave feeling recharged and

beautiful—both inside and out. Bri and her Refined Aesthetics staff

see to it that each client’s experience is special, ensuring they are cared

for and inspired to be the best version of themselves.

Services offered range from injectables (Botox, dermal fillers, Kybella,

Sculptra) and chemical peels to microneedling and platelet-rich

plasma therapy. They’ve recently added massage including deep

tissue, Swedish and hot stone therapy, body and facial cupping, and

HydraFacials—choose from their Signature, Deluxe or Platinum

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Bri truly enjoys the many people she meets and the interactions she’s

able to experience through her business. “I love getting to connect with

my clients and hearing their stories; where they are from, what they do

for work, how many children they have. My life has been enriched by

the connections I get to make every day.”

She is grateful to her family who has been supportive of her dream

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since day one, and her husband Chris, who has been by her side every

step of the way. “The recent move to our new location was a lot of

work. Luckily, no blood, but plenty of sweat and tears,” Bri says. “I

couldn’t do it without my awesome team and family.”

When not caring for her clients, Bri spends her time giving back to the

local community in various ways. For the past several years, she has

been involved with 7B Women and their annual Boobs and Beer Fun

Run, benefiting local cancer services. “It is important to me to give

back to the community that I love and to show my young daughters

the importance of philanthropy,” Bri says. “I love that I now have a

team that is just as eager to get involved and give back. We are working

on some of our own fundraiser and charitable endeavors.”

Bri is grateful to the local community in which she lives and to her

clients, whom she is dedicated to. “It is incredibly rewarding to help

others feel better about themselves. I get to lift my clients up and

empower them,” she says. “When a client sends me an email or text to

say thank you, and that they have never felt more beautiful … that is

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Melvin Dick’s plan is simple: He’ll ride

5,000 miles if you agree to donate

a penny a mile—just $50, that will

all go toward helping the youth

services provided by the Sandpoint Rotary Club.

He plans to leave Sandpoint on August 1, ending in

Key West by October 15 at the latest. His ride will

take him through Montana, Wyoming, Colorado,

Kansas, Missouri and Western Tennessee along

the way, finishing in the Florida Keys where he

will stay for several months before returning to

Sandpoint by train.

If you live in Sandpoint, chances are you know

Dick—or at least know of him. He’s often

supporting local initiatives and working with

the Rotary Club to raise money for advancing

youth services and education in the community,

in addition to helping to put on the CHAFE

150 every year and being an active part of the

local business community. Giving back to and

supporting the youth is a key passion of his.

This isn't the first time Dick has ridden across the

country for a penny a mile. Back in 2008 he made

the same journey from Sandpoint to Key West—

but on a different route that was 10,000 miles.

During that trip, he raised around $25,000 to help

kick off the Ready for Kindergarten education

program.

This year he didn’t expect to do a fundraiser again,

but as people inquired about the trip, he decided

once again to make it a mission to support local

youth. “My main goal is to support the Rotary

Club and see if we can’t raise some money. Some

of our fundraisers are not going on this year

because of COVID-19, so fundraising is going to

be more of a challenge I think,” explains Dick.

Originally he planned on riding to San Diego,

California, then south to Florida, but he changed

his mind in light of the virus and the summer

heat. Despite the change in plans, the trip is no

small undertaking.

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The first three weeks will be the hardest, foresees Dick. “It takes a while

to get used to riding eight to 10 hours a day. I’m in decent shape, but I’m

probably not in shape to ride 75 to 100 miles every day for two-and-ahalf

months straight. The first two to three weeks I think will be very

tough. I think it will be very challenging to ride across Wyoming and

Kansas in the hot August, muggy time period. I’ll get to the southern part

of the U.S. about time for hurricane season, so that will be a challenge as

well.”

This year Dick is 12 years older, but he’s ready to tackle the adventure

just like he did in 2008. He plans to camp at least 50 percent of the time,

staying in hotels and motels—or with friends—the remainder of the

time. The worst-case scenario: If Key West or other places close down

and he can’t continue his trip ... he’ll turn back.

Dick will be on many backroads driving through small towns along

the way. It’s one of the main attractions for him. “It’s kind of the sights,

sounds and smells of America when you’re on a bicycle. You're traveling

12 to 15 miles an hour on average because you’re loaded down with all

your equipment and camping gear and stuff like that. You literally hear

and see everything, and the world kind of slows down,” he explains.

He plans to bring his phone, a computer, a tent, some clothing, some gear

and tools and a spare tire, and that’s it. He’ll be riding by himself totally

unsupported, and his wife and family will meet him in the Keys.

A lot of people do this kind of thing, explains Dick. There are about

50,000 routes in the U.S. mapped out by Adventure Cycling out of

Missoula, Montana. He plans on riding on parts of the Northern Tier and

the TransAmerica Bicycle trail, part of which mirrors the old Lewis and

Clark Trail. In Tennessee he will connect with the Underground Railroad

route—once used to transport slaves to freedom—then transition onto

the Southern Tier and finally the East Coast route.

“I’m fascinated with history, so to me a lot of this is a portion of history you

can’t find in a book,” says Dick. In most cases, the people are welcoming

and friendly, he adds. He enjoys grabbing a coffee or breakfast at the local

spots, learning more about the area from locals.

He will continue a blog along the way, where people can stay updated

on his trip and also donate. One hundred percent of donations will go

directly to support youth education and services in Sandpoint. The Rotary

Club does everything from awarding scholarships to offering workshops

for students, providing leadership training, and offering meals and books

to those in need.

Dick’s plan is simple, and that’s what makes it beautiful. “I’ll ride 5,000

miles, and people can read the blog, and see some pictures,” he smiles.

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Since being diagnosed with Type 1

diabetes (T1D) at the age of 8, Carson

Magee has devoted much of his young

life to bringing awareness about the

condition to the masses. He’s conducted

fundraisers by unicycling long distances;

invented technology that helps others like him;

and even lobbied from North Idaho to Boise to

Washington DC, securing funds and awareness

days on behalf of the thousands of children

across the nation dealing with T1D.

Unlike Type 2 diabetes which can often be

managed with diet, exercise and medication,

there is no cure for Type 1. People like Carson

need insulin pumped in or injected many times

a day in order to survive. This means constant

monitoring of insulin levels throughout the

day and night. Most T1D patients wear a

continuous glucose monitor (CGM) and, while

very reliable, it’s a technology that can still fail,

which could lead to Carson having a seizure—

or worse.

Carson is now 17 years old and entering his

senior year at Coeur d’Alene High School. Since

his diagnosis his mother has been by his side,

helping him maintain proper insulin levels,

especially during the night. Carson plans on

attending college upon graduation and, like

most his age, would prefer not have his parents

crash in the dorms with him. So when the time

comes to leave home, instead of bringing his

mom, he’ll instead be bringing his DAD.

Lily Grace has trained service dogs for more

than 30 years. These include emotional,

mobility and autism support animals. But since

the early 2000s she has specialized in training

diabetic alert dogs (DAD). “In 2002, I started

putting videos up on the internet,” explained

Lily. “I had to convince people it was real, and

after a few years it was no longer just educating

people but had become widespread acceptance.”

Lily moved to Sandpoint about three years

ago with her eyes on retirement, and this year

she planned on one more litter of pups before

The early June roster of animals in

recovery at the American Heritage

Wildlife Foundation represents

calling it a career. The last litter was supposed

a wide swath of the North Idaho

to contain five puppies, but to Lily’s surprise the

branch of the animal kingdom.

final count ended up being nine; several more

than she was looking to train. Training starts at

There are orphaned pine squirrel babies, as well

just three days old, and because of the amount

as a young flying squirrel. One batch of orphan

of time it takes to fully train a diabetic alert dog,

skunks was already in, with another expected

their cost can run into the many thousands of

the next day. A young magpie with neurological

dollars. “Families often put on fundraisers to

get one,” says Lily. “It’s a huge investment, not

just monetary but your time and commitment

as well.” Carson had heard about these dogs

since he was very young but, like many, the cost

was a big obstacle. That and his only previous

pet experience was raising a goldfish. Carson’s

mother Fondra had been in contact with

Lily prior to the litter being born, which had

opened the door. After meeting Carson, Lily

was quickly convinced he had the work ethic

and commitment to raise one of these dogs and

offered Carson a puppy free of charge. “I can

always get a gut feeling, and I just know when

it’s gonna be a right match,” says Lily. “I knew

he would be a great person to have one of these

dogs and following through. He’s very steady,

dependable, and you know he can take this on.”

With school closed in March, Lily knew Carson

would have the time needed to properly train

his new dog, a Goldendoodle/Yellow Lab he has

named Capo, and she began laying out detailed

training from afar. The first steps of training a

DAD are very similar to any puppy class. The

dog is exposed to many different odors from

humans, animals and environments, which

help build the neuropathways from the nose to

scent receptors in the brain. Next the diabetic

scent is added. To do this Carson places cotton

balls in his mouth when his blood sugar is both

high and low. The balls are then placed inside

tins with holes poked into the top. Capo is then

encouraged to paw at the high or low scent and

is rewarded when he paws the correct tin.

“At 11 weeks he was already alerting me by

pawing at me, which is pretty impressive for a

dog that just learned not to pee in the house,”

laughs Carson.

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“From here it’s all about click and reward,” explains Lily. “We build it up

so that they absolutely love the odor.”

Capo’s next steps are obedience and being comfortable in crowded spaces.

Carson teaches him all the basic commands and takes him to the mall,

grocery stores and restaurants so he can get used to being around people

and noise. He likens much of the experience to being a new parent. “It’s

like raising a new baby,” he says. “Realizing I’ve done something and

watching Capo grow has been a very fun experience.”

If in-person classes resume this fall, Carson will bring Capo to school

with him. At first, Capo will go for a couple hours each week and will

progress to longer days. Meanwhile, Carson continues to send videos

and receive coaching from Lily. “At first it seemed unattainable to train

a service dog, but it’s cool to have someone coach me through all the

training,” says Carson.

Lily knew it would be a challenge for Carson but also noted that

everything just fell into place for him. “I’ve found kids Carson’s age, their

brains are like sponges, they learn very quickly. When COVID hit at the

same time and with him home instead of school, it was a perfect time for

him to train all day at home,” she says.

For Lily, it’s two more puppies and then she’s calling it a career. She’s

very happy to have been able to help such a deserving young man, and

like the many T1D patients who’ve received her dogs over the years, she

continues to encourage using everything available to them to stay healthy.

“Monitors can go off and the dog is an added tool, but it’s important to

listen to all of your tools. Once you are out on your own, it’s just you, your

dog and your CGM,” she said.

While Carson hasn’t decided exactly what school he wants to attend,

Capo will ultimately be going with him. Carson will continue to wear

the continuous glucose monitor but says Capo is already alerting him to

spikes before the wearable technology. “He’s the best tool I’ve had since

being diagnosed,” he says.

Seeing a child leave the house is both a proud and worrisome time for

all parents. For Carson’s mom Fondra, knowing he will have Capo by his

side will provide some comfort during the nights she is no longer by his

side. For Carson, it’s one more tool that helps him to live life to the fullest.

“The CGM helps me a lot, but it’s another device that can fail. Eventually

Capo will wake me up (when I need insulin) and will be more precise and

more accurate.”

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Faith. God. Relationships.

North Idaho Realtor unites buyers with their dream home

— BY JILLIAN CHANDLER —

When it comes to guiding clients

through the process of buying and

selling real estate, Jackie Suarez

brings her years of experience and

expertise home.

A real estate broker for the past two decades, selling

in Sandpoint and throughout North Idaho, she

plays a crucial role in uniting buyers with their

dream home.

Jackie and her husband Carlos, a professional

structural engineer, moved to Sandpoint from

North Carolina in 1999. The following year, Jackie,

who has a background as a paralegal, title insurance

officer and manager, and business owner, decided

it was time for her to make the next natural step in

her career—real estate. Today, Jackie is a real estate

broker at Century 21 RiverStone.

Whatever your ideal property, from a mountain

retreat, farm with acreage to waterfront property

or a home in town, Jackie will be there every step

of the way to help you find your real estate dream.

Whether it’s your first home, retirement, land,

development or commercial property, Jackie will

map the way and prepare you every step of the way.

Throughout the entire process, she can ensure open

communication to make the experience as smooth

and rewarding as possible.

Consistently ranked among the top 10 percent

of Realtors in the area, Jackie states that

communication and attention to detail are key. And

experience matters. Let her lead the way. “I’ll work

hard and remain with you every step of the way to

help you get the best property at the best price and

terms,” she affirms.

Her years of prior experience give her a unique

inside perspective of the mechanics of financing

and closing real estate transactions. Her customers,

fellow agents and business professionals rely on her

expertise and integrity—and you can too. Jackie

knows the market, and she’ll make sure you know

your options.

As one recent client wrote, “Jackie is a great

example of an outstanding real estate agent. She

communicates thoroughly, in a very timely manner,

and finds answers to any questions asked. We highly

recommend Jackie to others looking to purchase

real estate.”

Her clients are the most rewarding part of the work

she does, according to Jackie. “I’m honored to help

them with what are sometimes the largest and most

important decisions of their life. Home is important

to so many people. It’s our sanctuary, especially in

uncertain times.”

Over the years, Jackie has helped many individuals

and families set roots in the Sandpoint area.

She attributes the success she and her business have

seen over the years to hard work, faith in God and

the importance of relationships. Jackie is grateful

for the small-town atmosphere Sandpoint has to

offer, along with the relationships she has built

over the years. She is humbled to be a part of such

a generous community and finds it important to do

her part to give back, whether it be supporting the

Panhandle Animal Shelter or various charities.

If you are in the market of buying, or selling, reach

out to Jackie today. She will guide you on your

journey and take you home.

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GIDDY UP!

Explore Sandpoint surroundings by horseback

BY COLIN ANDERSON

It was only a few generations ago that horses were absolutely vital to life in North

Idaho. Pack horses kept the supply chain moving to men working in the woods

and were the main source of transportation for goods and people. Today, many

serve a much less intense purpose, giving riders a unique glimpse into the beautiful

surroundings all around them. There are several outfitters around the region offering

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the arena you can learn to herd cattle and other fun arena games. Out on the trails you’ll

take in great views of the Cabinet Mountains and are likely to encounter wildlife as well.

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Mountain Horse Adventures

Schweitzer Mountain Resort is teeming with fun summer activities, and many are surprised

to learn that the mountain also does daily trail rides by horseback. There is no public

horseback accessibility on the mountain, so the only way to access these trails is by booking

through the resort’s activity center. Riders must be 8 years and older and need to wear long

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Succeeding Together.

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OINK, MOO, EWE!

Looking forward to the 94th annual

Bonner County Fair

BY ABIGAIL THORPE

PHOTOS COURTESY OF AMY PETERSON, SELKIRK RIDGE PHOTOGRAPHY

In 1927, Sandpoint celebrated its first county fair, held from September

30 to October 1. It was sponsored by the Sandpoint Kiwanis Club,

who felt Bonner County needed its own county fair and had hopes it

would evolve into an annual tradition.

Fast forward 93 years, and the fair remains an exciting and anticipated

annual tradition that people in the community look forward to attending

year after year. The first year, 20 communities participated in the fair,

which was held at the original grounds at War Memorial Park. The fair

would go through a few years of being 4-H only during the Second

World War but over time would develop and grow, and sustain itself as

a beloved—and well recognized—exhibition of local farmers, growers,

crafters and bakers.

In 1960, the fair purchased property on North Boyer Avenue, and slowly

the fairgrounds were developed there—where they remain to this day.

This year’s event—themed “Oink, Moo, Ewe!”—will be held Wednesday,

August 19, through Saturday, August 22.

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This year, the Bonner County Museum and Historical Society will be at

the fair with a booth in the Main Exhibit Building, displaying the history

of the Bonner County Fair. Attendees interested in learning more about

the unique small-town history of the fair—and the many participants

who went on to display their goods or skills and compete on the national

level in places like Chicago—can stop by the booth for a short and

entertaining trip down memory lane.

Fires and other destruction from weather and natural occurrences took

its toll on the fairgrounds in the ‘60s. “The Bonner County Fair had

several different homes until it landed permanently at its current location

in the early ‘70s,” explains Bonner County Fair Director Darcey Smith.

“Slowly over the years, the livestock buildings have been built due to

many thanks of our local families and businesses for their fundraising

and donated time.”

It is not just the buildings we have to thank our local families and

The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit, membership-driven organization

composed of approximately 450 business enterprises, civic organizations, and individuals. The

Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce provides the first impression to many visitors, new

residents, and businesses seeking to relocate here.

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businesses for. Every year, there are countless volunteers and workers

who make the fair possible, and at its heart the fair would not be what it

is without the many families and individuals who contribute their skills,

industry and goods to make the fair the amazing celebration of North

Idaho agricultural heritage that it is.

“This is the one place where our county can come together to enjoy

displaying their hard work through 4-H livestock projects, their static

exhibits and for good quality wholesome entertainment, and of course

food,” says Smith.

The fair has become an integral part of the Sandpoint community,

bringing families together every year to share their projects and celebrate

our heritage. It’s not work for those who attend each year. “This is a

vacation for a lot of Bonner County families,” explains Smith. “The

annual trek to the fair is a highly anticipated event. They get to continue

their families’ traditions and make wonderful memories of their own.”

Every year hundreds of 4-H livestock projects are displayed at the fair.

Each youth spends an entire year raising the animal, preparing it for the

time it will go to fair. “These projects teach these kids life lessons that

they will carry with them for life,” says Smith. “At the end of fair these

livestock animals are sold during the market sale, and most are sent to

local butchers. These animal sales help our local economy by supporting

local businesses and providing good quality meats.”

Local businesses like Super 1 Foods often purchase from 4-H youth

to supply their grocery stores, keeping the quality meat in the local

community and supporting the fair families and 4-H participants.

Besides providing quality produce and meat to local markets, the fair

supports the local economy by bringing in visitors from all around who

contribute to local businesses.

This year’s fair will open at 10am on August 19, and fairgoers can look

forward to a Thursday night “Summer Nights” concert featuring Miah

Kohal Band and Devon Wade from 7:30 to 9:30 in the Outdoor Arena.

In addition to the many exhibits and livestock shows, there will be food

vendors, exciting carnival rides, Cecil’s magic show, a hay bale maze and

the Lehman Wildlife Education Center.

Enjoy the wild entertainment of the Challenge of Champions Bull

Riding on Friday, and then return Saturday for some family fun at the

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The Fair Royalty King & Queen Crowning ceremony will be held on

Wednesday, when you can watch this year’s chosen king and queen

receive their crowns—a tradition since the first queen in 1964, and the

first king in 1967.

Fun and hilarious contests will take place throughout the weekend, from

a beard contest to a cast-iron skillet throwing contest and best mac-ncheese

contest. Enter for your chance to become 2020’s proud owner of

the “Best Of ” title.

Despite current COVID-19 health concerns, as of print time the fair

is still expected to go ahead as scheduled. “We have very responsible

citizens that want to keep our little slice of heaven safe and healthy,” says

Smith. The fair board is doing their best to keep fairgoers, the community

and exhibitors safe by providing additional hand-washing stations, hand

sanitizer units in every building, and masks and gloves to all volunteers

and superintendents. “We will have several volunteers spraying sanitizer

on all hard surfaces during our fair and evening events. I have been in

communication with our County Commissioners, County Emergency

Management, County EMS to stay on top of the latest news and make

sure that we are making the most responsible decisions,” she adds.

Should the worst happen, and the fair is forced to cancel its regularly

planned activities, they would plan something similar to what others have

done to still allow 4-H kids to show their animals and make a sale, but the

exhibits for the public and entertainment events would be canceled, says

Smith. “I certainly hope we are not put in the position to cancel. ...I am

doing my best to make sure we have a healthy, safe and fun fair.”

The fairgrounds is home to many other

activities and events throughout the year

besides the Bonner County Fair. The PRCA

Rodeo takes place August 14 and 15, and other

events including a 4-H Archery Contest and

Turn N’ Burn Horse Play Day will be held

throughout the month.

For a list of upcoming events and updates

on the 2020 Bonner County Fair, visit

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Ting Internet is

Expanding its Network!

Announcing the next areas in the Greater Sandpoint area to

get Ting Crazy Fast Fiber Internet®

Ting Internet is excited to be expanding construction to

include North Sandpoint and Ponderay!

In case you haven’t been following along with this whole

fiber internet thing, Ting Crazy Fast Fiber Internet® is the

fastest internet access around. Ting offers symmetrical

gigabit internet, which means upload and download speeds up to

1,000 Mbps. That’s why they call it crazy fast! It also means that your

connection at home allows everyone to make crystal-clear video calls,

stream music, watch videos, do some work and play games without

any lags on Ting’s end or complaints on yours.

You might also have heard about Ting’s amazing customer service and

how they’re always there when you call. Literally. They have real people

answer the phones, and they aren’t fans of putting their customers on

hold. And, while they’re at it, they aren’t fans of contracts or hidden

fees either.

With all that in mind, Ting Internet is happy to let residents in North

Sandpoint and Ponderay know that they can now pre-order Ting

Crazy Fast Fiber Internet®.

Ting uses pre-orders to help gauge demand and plan out their builds.

The refundable $9 preorder gives you up to $200 to cover the full cost

of installation and is credited to your account when you become a

customer. They encourage residents of North Sandpoint and Ponderay

to go online and check their addresses to see if Ting is building in their

area and pre-order to reserve their spot.

Ting Internet offers symmetrical gigabit (up to 1,000 Mbps) fiber

internet for both home and business. The home option costs $89 a

month. Fiber for business costs $139 a month. If you’re unsure which

option is right for you, they also offer a 5 Mbps residential plan for $19

a month to get you started.

These prices will not change. There are no tricks, no introductory

pricing and no price creeps. They don’t think crazy fast, reliable

internet access is a luxury item. They think of fiber as needed

infrastructure to keep up.

Looking back at Ting in Sandpoint

The construction of the Sandpoint network started two years ago

in April 2018, where Ting was the only internet service provider

offering true fiber to the premises (FttP). As Ting expands into North

Sandpoint and Ponderay, they are celebrating their milestones.

Ting regularly posts updates on the dedicated Ting Sandpoint blog

at Ting.com/sandpoint, and they encourage you to reach out with

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By Molly Radonich, LAT, ATC Kauai Therapy & Wellness - Ponderay

Are you ready to start water-skiing, hiking, playing soccer, or any

of the other wonderful activities Sandpoint has to offer? Many

of us are excited to start or get back into our normal activities

and get ready for the fall sports season. However, we often fail to

understand that our changing activity levels from season to season can lead

to injury.

For example, a runner does not have the correct core stability required to

keep their movements efficient. The runner will perform their activity

using compensatory movements, which will then be turned into a habitual

compensation as they continue running. This creates a subconscious

movement pattern that will be performed whenever the individual is running.

Habitual alterations in movement have the potential to increase imbalances

in stability, mobility and functional movement. These imbalances have been

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knee, ankle and low-back pain injuries such as bursitis, meniscus, Achilles

tendonitis and plantar fasciitis, to name a few. It is very easy to want to jump

right back into training and playing without taking into consideration any

deficiencies our bodies may possess. However, you could be setting yourself

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Lack of mobility/stability → compensatory movement performed →

movement reinforced → lead to potential for injury.

Functional movement is incredibly important to help prevent injuries and

discomfort while moving. A large portion of active individuals train around

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to be able to identify weaknesses in our own bodies without the help of a

health-care professional. If this area is not identified prior to an increase

in activity, the body is likely to try and compensate, leading to movements

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Four weeks after my son was born, I planned

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with my fellow esthetician. Growing what

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skin with hormonal breakouts on my chin, jawline,

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Estrogen levels also drop dramatically after giving

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On the other hand, when estrogen levels are

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A CLEAR VISION OF YOUR EYE CARE

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN OPHTHALMOLOGIST AND AN OPTOMETRIST;

WHEN AND WHERE TO SEEK TREATMENT

By Kristin Carlson, Marketing Specialist, Bonner General Health

Choosing a doctor of any specialty can, at times, be overwhelming.

There can be too many options, not enough options, and

determining which provider treats what condition can be tricky.

When it comes to eye care, the same applies. Let's define the

difference and determine where to start, and how and when to seek treatment

for your optimal eye health.

What is the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist?

An optometrist is an eye doctor who has a Doctorate of Optometry (OD).

Optometrists examine eyes for both vision and health problems and correct

refractive errors (optical imperfections that prevent the eye from properly

focusing light, causing blurred vision). They do so by prescribing eyeglasses

and contact lenses, or by referring patients for vision correction surgery.

Some optometrists also provide low-vision care and vision therapy, and can

diagnose some diseases and conditions of the eye.

An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor (MD) or a doctor of osteopathic

medicine (DO) specializing in eye and vision care. Ophthalmologists

perform eye exams, diagnose and treat disease, prescribe medications and

perform eye surgery. They can also write prescriptions for eyeglasses and

contact lenses, if needed.

Another important person in the eye-care field is the optician. An optician

uses a prescription written by an optometrist or an ophthalmologist to assist

you in fitting eyewear. This is the person you see when you go to pick out

your glasses and who does the proper fitting and adjustments. An optician

is not an eye doctor but is an integral part in making sure your eyewear is

properly sized.

How do I decide which type of eye doctor I need to see?

Optometrists and ophthalmologists perform routine eye exams, and both

types of eye doctors detect, diagnose and manage eye diseases that require

medical and non-medical treatment.

If you experience eye issues such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, dry eyes,

feel you need an eye exam or may have a problem, you can start with an

optometrist. They can treat these issues and help you determine and diagnose

further, more severe, issues that may require an ophthalmologist.

More pressing issues that would require an exam by an ophthalmologist

would be conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, eye misalignment, double

vision, macular degeneration, double vision and retinal detachment. Reasons

for an immediate or urgent visit would be severe or sudden eye pain, or

physical changes to your eyes such as crossing, eye injury or trauma.

In some instances, treatment for a specific eye problem in a team setting

with your optometrist working in conjunction with an ophthalmologist is

possible. This is a convenient option if you are happy with the quality of eye

care you receive from your primary care eye doctor but receive a diagnosis

that needs more specialized treatment.

You can also talk to your primary care provider about where to start. They

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REWRITING

THE STORY

OF AGING

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

Jessica Youngs L.Ac., Embodied Virtue

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WHAT WE DO KNOW

IS THAT AGING IS A

COMPLEX PROCESS

WHOSE OUTCOME

DEPENDS ON MULTIPLE

FACTORS, BOTH

Like all material things in our world, we

humans are destined to age. As children,

we observe aging around us as gray hair

and wrinkles. Science proposes many theories to

explain aging, ranging from genetic limitations

and free-radical damage to metabolic limits, but

there is no single accepted explanation for why this

biological process occurs. What we do know is that

aging is a complex process whose outcome depends

on multiple factors, both internal and external to

our bodies.

The aging story that most of us know is that it

inherently means weight gain, decreased mobility,

reduced energy, memory decline and an increased

propensity to cancer. However, we all know

someone who defies this description, and this helps

us see that this story about how aging is supposed

to happen or what runs in our family is just that …

only a story. The key is the realization that we have

a choice to rewrite this story away from one that

ends with the inevitability of cancer, disease and

dysfunction.

The practice of prolonging longevity was a subject

of study and lore that occupied many writings from

ancient China. From the perspective of Chinese

medicine, aging is a natural process of degeneration

that is unavoidable. However, in comparison to our

Western story of inevitable disease, this process of

aging is viewed without a negative connotation and

can be slowed and balanced to be more graceful

with less health problems. According to Chinese

medicine, the material basis for all physiological

functions in the body involves two components:

Blood and Qi. As we age and are exposed to the

daily insults of our lives, the quantity, quality and

balance of these two components diminish. The

term Qi describes our vital life force and the motive

energy driving our organ functions and performing

all biological processes in the body. The term

Blood refers not only to the fluid itself but also to

the functions of blood such as carrying nutrients,

oxygen, hormones and the immune system.

Chinese medicine dictates that healthy functioning

of the body requires that both Qi and Blood are

balanced and moving freely throughout the body.

As we age, the balance and quantity of Qi and Blood

naturally decrease, and this unbalanced state leads

to physiological decline. Simple lifestyle choices

ensure these two components stay balanced with

age and reduce the likelihood of serious illness.

Continued daily movement like walking, yoga or

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While it is impossible to rewrite the pages of the

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HELPING OUR

CHILDREN THRIVE

HOW TO SUPPORT A STRONG AND

BALANCED IMMUNE SYSTEM

BY SCOTT PORTER, SANDPOINT SUPER DRUG

As we head back into fall, there is a lot of thought

and discussion about the well-being of our youth.

Many questions just do not seem to have the

answers that bring adequate clarity and certainty.

Yet, as we walk through challenging decisions, I think we can

all agree that the health of our kids will always be deserving

of attention.

The younger ones in our community have been affected

strongly by many of the changes this year as schools were

closed and parents stayed home a great deal of time.

Interestingly, our school-age children have also been the

group that was least affected by the viral infections that have

concerned many of us.

When asked for guidance on what support to offer our

young ones right now so that they remain healthy, I find

myself encouraging many of the things we already know

drive wellness. From eating well to being active, I reinforce

that lifestyle and diet go a long way toward optimizing wellbeing.

t h e r a p y f r o m s h o u l d e r t o f i n g e r

There is no substitute for a whole-food, nutrient-dense

meal that leans toward lots of vegetables, quality sources of

protein, clean fats and some fruit. What this means though

is that two things get put lower on the list—stuff made from

flour and sweet snacks or drinks. For some, eliminating

gluten and dairy will also be important.

Yes, it is the same old story—do not feed kids anything more

than small amounts of sugar and processed foods. This is

important for a well-balanced and responsive immune

system. The trick is these are the foods that taste good and

are fun to eat. So, I completely understand the challenge.

Sleep is at the top of my list as well. This means more sleep

than we as adults typically need. A regular pattern and

routine can be supportive and give the immune system a

chance to do its work, repair what is needed and clean up

the bits and pieces our body does not like. A dark room with

regulated temperatures can help, along with some ambient

background noise like a fan or sound machine.

It’s the same for us as adults. We need restful sleep and highquality

food to function well. It is best to get most of the

nutrients and compounds we need from what we eat. But I

do find there are some things we need to supplement.

Probiotics, vitamin D and Omega 3s are three nutrients that

encourage a healthy immune system and can protect school

kids during challenges. I do also like the idea of taking a

high-quality multivitamin that has some active forms of B

vitamins, antioxidants and chelated trace minerals.

When one of our kids does get sick, there are additional

compounds worth considering—like elderberry, vitamin C,

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FROM WALLA WALLA

to Hollywood

THE LIFE AND CAREER OF ADAM WEST

BY JOHN J. RASPANTI

PHOTOS COURTESY OF JONATHAN GRANT

SOMETIMES A CAREER STARTS WITH A DREAM.

When he was a young boy growing up on a farm in Walla Walla, Washington, Adam West, born William West Anderson, went to the movies

every Saturday afternoon. He loved it, spending all day caught up in the fantasy world of cowboys and Indians. He knew this mythical place called

"Hollywood," where the movies were made, was where he wanted to be someday.

West knew a little about the place from his mother, a pianist and opera singer, who had gone to Tinseltown on a scholarship. She gave up her career

when his brother was born. West never forgot how different she was when she came back to the farm after his brother's birth. Depression drove her to

drink. As a result, he vowed to make it in the world she couldn’t.

West’s father worked the farm with no illusions of grandeur. When the teenaged West, who was class president of his high school, and a star athlete,

told his father what he wanted to do with his life, his father disapproved. No matter. West had made up his mind. Needing a backup plan in case he

failed, he delayed his trip to Hollywood and enrolled at Whitman College in Walla Walla, graduating with a degree in Literature in 1951. That same

year he married Billie Lou Yeager and picked up work as a disc jockey at a local radio station before moving to Northern California and enrolling at

Stanford University for a little over a month. An audition led to work for a newspaper chain where West did voice work and wrote shows.

Drafted into the military, West served his time producing U.S. Army television shows. When his two-year service ended, he went to New York and

worked days as a milkman and nights as a master of ceremonies. At this point in his career, his deep smooth voice was his biggest asset. The Gypsy

life continued when West moved to Hawaii, working in theater, television, commercials, and directing TV shows. After appearing in a production

of “Picnic,” a Hollywood agent contacted him. West’s dream had never been far from his thoughts. He had divorced and remarried and was the

father of two young children. He had a friend take a picture of him sitting on a ragged old horse, dressed as a cowboy. He sent the photo to Warner

Brothers who, after receiving it, called him to come to the studio. After finding a place for his family to live, West went to the Warner lot in Burbank,

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California, and did a reading. The studio immediately signed him

to a one-year contract. West, 31, was ecstatic. It had been a long

road to Hollywood, but now he was working at the same studio

that made the classic film “Casablanca.”

Growing up on a farm served as training for the actor now

known professionally as Adam West. Cast in numerous westerns,

very popular at the time, West was skillful on a horse and looked

good in fights and shootouts. He co-starred in such hit television

shows as “Lawman,” “Sugarfoot,” “Colt.45” and “Cheyenne.” He

had a recurring role (as a different character) in the two popular

series “77 Sunset Strip” and “Maverick.” All in all, West appeared

in 15 different television programs along with debuting in the

film “The Young Philadelphians.”

Things were going well, and then, they weren’t. Warner Brothers

declined the option for a second year on West’s contract. So he

freelanced, appearing on television in “Bonanza,” “The Rifleman”

and “Perry Mason” before landing a regular role on “The

Detectives.” West showed up in “Bewitched” and then played it

straight alongside The Three Stooges in the feature “The Outlaws

Is Coming” in 1965. West was now a working actor making good

money. But stardom seemed remote until a commercial changed

his life. West was Captain Q, selling Nestle Quik in a parody of the

James Bond films. He was amusing and nonchalant. Apparently,

executives at ABC saw the 30-second spot and thought West

would be perfect in a new television series they were set to make.

The name of the show was “Batman.”

West, who as a kid, loved reading about the character’s exploits

in comic books, was sent a script. He loved it but was concerned

that he could be typecast. His agents suggested he do it, so West

signed on the dotted line. Burt Ward was cast as Robin. West

decided he’d play the title character with his tongue firmly in his

cheek. His deadpan delivery was perfect.

At first, the producers weren’t thrilled with West's performance.

They wanted an edgier Batman but came around after viewing the

rushes. West still wasn’t sure what to expect. The show premiered

January 12, 1966. “Batman” took off like a rocket, an overnight

ratings smash and culture phenomenon. "Bat-mania" was

everywhere. A Batman movie soon followed with West and Ward

taking on an all-star cast of criminals led off by Frank Gorshin's

Riddler. West even recorded a song as his Batman alter-ego.

Hollywood veterans wanted to be part of the show. The lineup of

guest stars was impressive—including Vincent Price as Egghead,

Roddy McDowall as Bookworm, Julie Newmar as Catwoman,

Burgess Meredith as the iconic Penguin, George Sanders as icy

Mr. Freeze and Cesar Romero as The Joker. Rumor has it that

even Frank Sinatra wanted to play a villain on the show. Elizabeth

Taylor, Gregory Peck and Sinatra asked to be guests in scenes

“Batman” took off like

a rocket, an overnight

ratings smash and

culture phenomenon.

"Bat-mania" was

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when Batman and Robin scaled a building. West channeled Basil

Rathbone’s Sherlock Holmes in a comedic way when Batman

played detective. He was having a ball but still worried that the

role would damage his career.

By season two, the show was losing steam. West was frustrated.

The program was expensive, and West heard it was losing money.

He couldn’t convince the producers to accept his suggestions. He

considered quitting, tired of fighting for better scripts. But he still

loved playing "Bat." A new character, Batgirl, was added to try

and improve the ratings. It didn’t help. "Bat-mania" had morphed

into "Bat-fatigue." ABC canceled the show after 120 episodes.

A fourth season looked possible when NBC contacted the

producers, but the sets had already been dismantled. The cost to

rebuild them made the decision easy for NBC. No more Batman.

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A few months after the show was axed, West played a soldier of

fortune in “The Girl Who Knew Too Much.” The film bombed

with critics and moviegoers. West’s worst fear was coming true.

He was being typecast because of Batman. He couldn’t escape it.

He’d be on the verge of landing a good part until someone would

mention the show. He was stuck, and he knew it.

George Reeves, who played Superman in the classic 1950’s

television show, faced the same problem. After Superman’s

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hired for another role. Reeves had been working in Hollywood

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Tyrone Power and Burt Lancaster, but none of that seemed to

matter. He was Superman. Reeves was forced to don the red cape

and make public appearances at fairs to make a living. He died

in 1959.

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West faced a similar dilemma. He was still working, but the roles

were small and barely paid the bills. Things might have been

different if West had accepted a chance to play James Bond in

1969, but he was wary of the role because the character is British.

The role eventually went to Australian George Lazenby. A year

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programs. His lowest point was likely when, dressed as The

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Racked by self-doubt, West found solace in alcohol. Perhaps he

remembered his late father telling him Hollywood was a dirty

place. By 1980, he accepted a role in a terrible film called “The

Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood.” Needing a fresh start, West

moved his family to a ranch in Ketchum, Idaho, in 1985. The

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When Hollywood decided to make a new Batman movie in 1989,

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even written a script. Michael Keaton landed the role instead.

Disappointed, West realized that this was a “new” version of

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More work came his way. He appeared in

numerous television shows, sometimes playing

himself. His old standby, his voice, made him

very employable. He did voice-over work for

cartoons: “Johnny Bravo,” “The Fairly Odd

Parents,” “Robot Chicken” and “The Simpsons.”

He even voiced author Ernest Hemingway.

And most importantly, he found peace with

the character who had, as he said, been a

two-edged sword. West had gained a new

generation of fans. Being seen as only Batman

had been tough, but overall, the role gave him

fame, money and recognition. He also loved

showing his versatility.

One of his biggest fans was writer and actor

Seth McFarland. They met while working on

an animated series. They clicked comically.

McFarland wrote a pilot for West that wasn’t

picked up, but when his series “Family Guy”

became a hit, McFarland created a role for

West. He would play a character called Adam

West—the mayor of Quahog, Rhode Island.

The part was offbeat, quirky and hilarious.

Many would describe West in the same

manner. In 2012, West, with his wife and four

children standing proudly alongside him,

was given a star on Hollywood Boulevard,

but as always, he didn’t take himself seriously,

commenting that, "Now people can walk all

over me."

His career

had spanned

60 years, with

appearances in

over 50 films

and TV shows.

Shortly before he died in 2017, at the age of

88, West returned to his childhood home in

Walla Walla to sign the door to his room. A

few months later, a new street sign, Honorary

Adam West Way, was unveiled near his old

house. Hollywood showed its respect for

West by shining the Bat signal from City

Hall. His career had spanned 60 years, with

appearances in over 50 films and TV shows.

Not bad for a boy who once upon a time sat

in a darkened theater and dreamed of being

in the movies.

John J. Raspanti is co-author (with Dennis

Taylor) of "Intimate Warfare: The True Story

of the Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward Boxing

Trilogy," an Amazon bestseller. His article on

Sugar Ray Seales (From the Dim to the Light)

was included in the January 2019 edition of

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Although it seems so far away at the height of

summer, the fall season is right around the corner.

Autumn often brings with it a breath of crisp, fresh

air and a promise of new beginnings. The change

of the season holds ample opportunities to grow and evolve.

One of the easiest ways to embrace a new season and step into

an opportunity for change is by refreshing your look. This fall,

new beauty trends offer the chance to both play with boldness

and speak volumes with simplicity.

From colorful makeup trends to subtle hair accessories, the

fall of 2020 will certainly bring its opportunities to refresh

your routine when it comes to makeup, hair and skin care.

Makeup Trends

According to Vogue, the makeup forecast for fall 2020 is

largely bold, bright and exuberant. This year’s runways saw

glitter, sparkle and shine with attention-grabbing colors, as

well as darker, moody nods to the era of grunge. Here are a

few of the most prominent upcoming trends:

Color pops - This year, as temperatures start to cool, it doesn’t

have to mean cooling off the intensity of your look; bright

color is certainly on trend. Keep the heat up with eye shadows

in bright pink and orange, or a bold, red lip. Pick an area to

focus on, and embolden yourself to go for more: a flashier,

fluorescent mascara or a color-blocked eyelid are right on par

with fall runway looks.

Shadow play - If you’re looking to draw attention up to your

eyes, trendsetters are all for bright shadows this season. From

glamorous golden tones to bright orange or blush, a statement

shadow can be worn “like jewelry,” according to Harper’s

Bazaar.

Goth and punk-inspired - Color isn’t everything this fall;

those who lean more toward a darker look are in luck. Black

eyeliner is very much on-trend and can be made even edgier

with a healthy smudge. Even better news: This type of look (a

thick swipe of eyeliner with full, dark mascara) takes hardly

any time and is perfect for moments when you’re pressed for

time. Take this look up a notch at night with a darker, bolder

winged liner applied with brushed liquid eyeliner, paired with

a nude or matte lip.

Hair Trends

Textured updos - This fall wants to see your texturized pony

and those playful, pinned-up curls. Start with texturizing

powders and beach wave sprays that add a healthy, easy

bounce. Pin your waves back in a tousled, romantic updo

or a youthful scrunchie. The more texture and character, the

better.

Small, subtle details - Tiny, barely-there braids or subtle accent

accessories woven into your updo will bring a subtle accent to

your everyday look this fall. Play up your ponytail by weaving

in tiny pins or ribbons—even a darker ribbon that matches

your hair color will add dimension while keeping your overall

look more neutral.

A “less is more” approach to accessorizing - Headbands

and hair accessories are coming back for the fall of 2020.

Trending styles will be minimal, with accessories aimed at

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This fall, new beauty trends offer the

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accentuating, not overshadowing, the look. Trending headbands

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overthink it—a small, simple hair clip or jeweled bobby pin is all

you need to pull this trend off.

Hair color - With the way this year has gone, many are still

awaiting their chance to sit in the hair colorist’s chair. When you

finally get that long-anticipated appointment, keep in mind fall’s

most predominant hair color trend: caramel highlights. Keeping

your roots darker while bringing softer caramel tones to the

lower lengths will prepare you to warmly welcome fall with just

the right amount of contrast.

Skin-Care Trends

Skin care is ever evolving, with many trends crossing over from

the realms of dietary wellness and nutritional science. A few new

ways to care for our body’s largest organ will surely interest both

the health-conscious and the environmentally aware consumers.

Going plant-based - We often hear about the power of plants

in terms of what we put in our body, but what about what goes

on our skin? As plant-based beauty has grown in popularity, a

few trends to watch for this fall include: vegan and cruelty-free

claims, “nature-identical” ingredients that, like they sound, have

their original form in nature as a plant or mineral, and Halal

beauty, indicating products that are cruelty-free, alcohol-free and

free of animal products.

Taking bacteria beyond the microbiome - The power of probiotics

to promote a balanced gut isn’t a new, trendy conversation; but

expect to see that conversation shift to include more beauty

and skin products this fall. Everything from pre- and probioticpacked

deodorants that feed the right odor-fighting bacteria, to

bacteria-based scalp serums, will be headed our way this fall.

Going environmentally conscious - Trendsetters are predicting a

step up from recycling this fall with upcycling, which encourages

the repurposing of items to extend the lifespan of their usability

and avoid adding more waste to overflowing landfills. Brands

are paying more attention to what their products’ containers are

made from to allow buyers to continue using the containers in

creative ways long after the product is gone, with possibilities

ranging from on-the-go storage to a home for succulents.

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NATURAL

PNW companies providing

all-natural beauty products

by ABIGAIL THORPE

It seems like every time you open your email

or turn a corner there’s another new ad

for some wonder product that will make

you more beautiful, younger, healthier or more

photo-ready. “Get that natural glow,” “ramp up

the dramatic look,” “reduce wrinkles,” “use five

different products,” “try this one-product miracle

worker.” Every woman—and at times man—has

been through the expensive, tiresome journey of

trying to find her perfect beauty go-tos, and she

probably has the drawer of trial and reject items

to prove it.

When it comes to beauty, however, it's just as

important to pay attention to what we put on our

skin as what we put in our body. The ingredient list

of most beauty products is almost too long to read

and often includes harmful products like mineral

oil, parabens and siloxanes that can irritate your

skin, lead to hormonal imbalances or pollute the

environment.

Here are some natural beauty companies from our

own Northwest home that are working to change

the beauty industry, one product at a time.

Ohmygaia. This Coeur d’Alene-based company

produces deodorant, fragrance oils and beard

oils that are free of aluminum and other harsh

chemicals—and that actually work! Their

deodorants inhibit the growth of odor-causing

bacteria to keep the stink at bay, and all products

are made using only organic, vegan, aluminumfree

and paraben-free ingredients. The cherry on

top? Each of their scents is absolutely amazing.

Finally, a natural deodorant that lasts the entire

day.

We are a small business that features all

natural skincare and cosmetics. Our goal is

to make you look and feel your best by

providing you with pure, organic products -

those of which are handmade in small

batches right here in Northern Idaho.

We know from our own

personal experiences how

toxic products can be.

Therefore, we try to

provide something for the

whole family! Everything

from our makeup to our

sunscreen is made with

real, raw ingredients that

are harmless.

We would love to serve and meet all of

your skincare and beauty needs! You can

find us online and on social media. We

also have select products available in

storefronts in Sandpoint, Coeur d'Alene,

and Bonners Ferry!

Herbivore Botanicals. Founded in a Seattle kitchen

in 2011, Herbivore Botanicals lives up to its

name. They ethically source raw, fine ingredients

from around the world to formulate treatments

that combine essential vitamins, minerals and

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otanicals to restore skin to its optimum health and vitality.

They don’t use fillers of any kind, using only ingredients

that are safe and non-toxic—every ingredient is there for

a purpose. Choose from a variety of face and body masks,

scrubs, oils and elixirs.

Hippie Chic Cosmetics. This skin-care and beauty line

started out of Jess Bontrager’s home in Sandpoint, Idaho,

with the goal of making women feel beautiful. It offers a

variety of natural skin-care products including cleansers,

moisturizers and toners, but also produces an organic line

of makeup products as well that are good for your body—

and look great on. They recently introduced a Beach Bum

shampoo and conditioner set, and the versatile company

also makes body sunscreen, natural deodorant and even

doggy deodorant!

Mad Hippie. Mad Hippie was born out of a couple’s desire

for simple, naturally based, effective products with clean

ingredients that could serve their fellow adventurers,

explorers and dreamers. They are champions of caring

for the environment and donate $1 of every web sale to

conservation efforts—the mark of a company that believes

beauty, health and the environment are stronger when

they work together to achieve results. In addition to skin

care, the Portland-based company offers naturally based

makeup products as well, like their cheek and lip tint,

concealer and mascara, and you can find them at nationally

based stores like Whole Foods and Ulta.

French Girl. A collective of passionate individuals working

together to create natural, sustainable skin-care products

that feel good, this female-owned company operates its

studio out of Tukwila, Washington, utilizing plant-based,

old-world formulas to create their totally new-world

products that will make you—and the planet—look and

feel good. They offer everything from bath and body

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RELAX. RENEW. REFRESH. REVIVE.

Every ingredient is there for a purpose.

to face skin care, hair products and perfumes. French Girl works with

Puget Soundkeeper to fight for the health and prosperity of their local

waterways, actively participating in events and giving a portion of sales

to the organization.

Teadora. Co-founder Val grew up in Brazil, where she learned early

on to value the importance of natural remedies and the power of the

Amazon rainforest. Now living in Portland, she and her husband started

Teadora as a way to bring the power of the Amazon to their hometown.

Each product is natural and organic, made from unique and sustainable

ingredients sourced from the rainforest. The couple is passionate about

using their business for good—of both the people and the environment.

They are on a mission through Teadora to replant one million trees and

preserve 75 thousand acres in the Amazon rainforest in an effort to

preserve the Amazon and do their part to help halt climate change.

Veque. This Seattle-based nail care company was started by the daughter

of Vietnamese immigrants. The family of nail artists that make the Veque

brand has over 100 combined years of expertise, both as teachers and

students. Their colorful line of clean vegan and cruelty-free nail polishes

are formulated to mimic the lasting effects of gel nail polish. “Veque is a

celebration of our life's work and the heritage that came to be. It is our

humble privilege to be the keepers of this artisan legacy,” they write.

Island Thyme. This botanically based skin and body-care company

has been making small-batch products from its farm and apothecary

studio in the San Juan Islands of Washington since 1996. Founders Eliza

and Chris Morris are passionate about aromatherapy and the healing

properties of plants, and mix each formula in the studio they built by

hand overlooking the farm. They offer everything from body skin care to

natural deodorant, face care and hand sanitizer.

If you're on the hunt for a new serum, moisturizer or even healthy makeup

or deodorant, make these companies your first stop. Your skin (and

body) will thank you, and you'll help make the planet a better place along

the way. Whatever your beauty routine may be, there's always room to go

back to the all-natural, clean basic ingredients that make you look and

feel your best.

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BEAUTY

MUST-HAVES

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Everything you need to stay fresh and vibrant thoughout the day

By ABIGAIL THORPE

Life doesn’t slow down in summer, and between work, family and appointments, it can be difficult

to keep feeling fresh and ready to make the transition from work to happy hour without the dreaded

stop home.

Here is everything you need to keep your beauty game on point from morning till night. And the best

part is you won’t need to haul your entire beauty routine with you. Each item easily fits in a purse or

bag, ready and at hand for whenever the moment calls, so if you don’t have time to put your face on

in the morning, don’t sweat it.

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A good moisturizer is key, and being able to reapply later in

the day as your skin needs is essential. Add in a light tint, and

you don’t need to worry about foundation for the day—it does

double the work. If you want even fewer steps and a true allin-one

skin saver, find a tinted sunscreen that also moisturizes.

Choose one that is light and wears well throughout the day—

some sunscreens can make your skin extra oily, which can

make you feel more like you’re melting than glowing at the end

of the day.

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BRUSH

This seems like a no brainer to have in your bag, but the truth is

it’s easy to forget to throw one in. Do yourself a favor and pick

up a compact brush that takes up little to no room in your purse

or bag, and just leave it in there for those moments you need

to freshen up between meetings, or when the wind (or kiddo)

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COLOR STICK/

HIGHLIGHTER STICK

Nothing gets the job done like a blush stick or highlighter stick.

These powerful beauty must haves can transform your look in

minutes and add a healthy glow at the end of a long day. The

best part is you don’t need any brushes or makeup sponges.

And they’re not just for your cheeks. Brush a little blush over

your eyelids for a barely there shimmer, or use a highlighter on

the bridge of your nose to add a dewy glow.

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DRY SHAMPOO

We’ve all been there—long week and no time or energy to mess

with washing, drying and styling our hair. Good thing we have

dry shampoo. Carry a mini version in your bag and you’re set

for that moment your hair decides to go from a stylish beachy,

natural look to the third-day flats. It adds instant volume and

cuts the shine, so you can even forgo the ponytail. Opt for a

more natural dry shampoo that won’t add too much buildup to

your hair or harm its natural shine and health.

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HYDRATING TINTED

LIP BALM OR GLOSS

We all love a good lipstick, but they do a number on lip

hydration, and even the longest wearing one can start to fade,

smudge and drift from its original perfect outline by the end of

the day. Enter the tinted lip balm or hydrating gloss. Your lips

will stay healthy and hydrated, and you’ll still get that touch

of color and glam with half the work. Plus you won’t have to

worry about carrying lip liners, primers, color and gloss with

you when you go out.

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CLEANSING WIPES/

BLOTTERS

These are the true heavy hitters of a long day. Make sure to pack

some cleansing wipes that can double as a blotter for those

times you need a face refresh but don’t have the time to go

home. Choose wipes that are small and compact, and that can

remove makeup when you’re in a pinch. Some skin types are

sensitive to certain products that can be used in wipes, so make

sure to find one that works well with your skin type and won’t

add to your skin irritation throughout the day.

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LONG BEACH PENINSULA

At 28-miles long, it is perfect for social distancing

Story & Photos By Marguerite Cleveland

With the COVID-19 pandemic dragging on much longer than anyone expected, it can be challenging to find a safe place

for a getaway. The Long Beach Peninsula in Washington state, with its many wide-open spaces, is perfect for a less risky

vacation. The 28-mile-long beach is an ideal destination for social distancing. You can drive on the beach and remain

in your car or just stroll for miles. Shops and restaurants are open and following state rules regarding safe distancing

and wearing masks. The main drag has lines painted 6-feet apart on the sidewalk to aid keeping the recommended distance. During these

chaotic times you may not want to leave your pooch behind. The Long Beach Peninsula is super dog friendly, so bring him along.

Safe Distancing Activities

Go fly a kite. This is a perfect activity for social distancing. Head out to the beach for miles of accessible space to fly your kite. The wind is

always kicking, making it easy for your kite to find its way up into the sky. The World Kite Museum is worth a stop—if it is open. The gift

shop has a great selection of kites for sale in all shapes and sizes. Make sure to check out the Bald Eagle flag. It is very impressive.

Pack a picnic and head to either end of the peninsula to explore a Washington state park. Cape Disappointment State Park is at the southern

end and has a variety of activities as well as two lighthouses to hike to. It is also part of the Lewis and Clark National and State Historical

Parks and highlights the westernmost terminus for the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Make sure to check out Beards Hollow at both the

scenic overlook and down below on the trail. The area was once a cove and is now marshy land. At the northern tip of the peninsula is the

Leadbetter Point State Park, which has 7 miles of hiking trails. The park has beach frontage on both the Pacific Ocean and Willapa Bay. This

park is not well known, so chances are you will find a place all to yourself.

The paved 8.5-mile Discovery Trail is well maintained and perfect for bike riding or pushing a stroller. It starts in Downtown Ilwaco and

ends on Long Beach at an 18-foot bronze tree. There are displays and sculptures along the way, as well as great beach views. It is relatively

flat except for the portion going through Cape Disappointment State Park, which is hilly. The half-mile Long Beach Boardwalk is not what

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you would expect for a beach boardwalk. There are no food stands or

rides but instead you have panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and a

bird’s-eye view above the sand dunes.

There are six little towns that comprise the peninsula, each with its own

charm. Visit Ilwaco, Long Beach, Nahcotta, Ocean Park and Seaview

to enjoy their shops and restaurants. Oysterville is an 80-acre National

Historic District and is a lovely place for a stroll. Purchase fresh oysters

and other local products at Oysterville Sea Farms. Profits from the

Willabay brand help to preserve Oysterville’s last oyster buildings. You

won’t find fresher Willabay oysters and clams; these are harvested the

same day.

Where To Stay

Boardwalk Cottages is Adrift Hospitality’s newest property. The 13 cute

cottages each have their own unique charm and size. The location in

Downtown Long Beach is perfect for a quick walk in the morning to

grab coffee and pastries at the Cottage Bakery & Delicatessen. You will

be blown away by the choices. There are lots of cute shops nearby as well.

You also have access to the amenities at the Adrift Hotel and Spa, which

include a heated pool, barrel sauna, and beach cruisers to rent. Also

located at the hotel is the Adrift Distillery, a fun place to tour and imbibe.

Pet-friendly rooms are available.

In the fishing village of Ilwaco, At The Helm is its newest lodging. Just

steps away from the marina, this lovely bank building has been lovingly

repurposed into an eco-friendly boutique hotel and restaurant by owner

Marcene Miller. You can see the love, care and hands-on work she put

into each choice during the renovation. Rooms are named after the

owners’ fishing vessels they had throughout the years. Staying here allows

you to bask in luxury not normally found in this area, and all the extra

amenities make you feel special. It begins with a complimentary glass of

beer or wine at check-in, breakfast delivered to your room, and a basket

of snacks to enjoy during your stay. So worth the splurge. Take time to

look at the interior décor, as there are so many interesting touches and

artwork to observe. Note: This hotel does not have pet-friendly rooms,

but they are welcome in the outdoor seating area of the restaurant.

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For information on visiting and updates on COVID-19

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WHERE TO STAY

Boardwalk Beach Cottages

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World Kite Museum - KiteFestival.com

Washington State Parks - Parks.State.WA.us

Oysterville Sea Farms - Willabay.com

What To Eat

A surprisingly good place to eat is at

the Peninsula Golf Course at the Cove

Restaurant. It is also one of the most petfriendly

places I have ever eaten at. Popular

with the locals, the Cove menu has many

country-club favorites such as a Prime Rib

dinner available Thursday through Saturday

and is heavy on the local seafood with great

burgers, sandwiches and salads as well.

Where it really shines is the nightly specials,

where the chef can flex his cooking chops.

A recent special was Halibut, Scallops and

Prawns served over rice with a curry sauce.

Very flavorful with just a hint of spice. The

cooking staff has competed and won local

food competitions. Make sure to try the

award-winning Tiramisu Cheesecake with a

caramel drizzle. Yummy.

The Peninsula Golf Course is one of five in Washington state that allows

dogs on the course. At the Cove Restaurant your pet is welcome at the

outdoor seating. They even offer a Patio Pup Menu with Haida’s Turkey

Bites, named after a pooch who frequented the patio. A big water bowl

is offered for the pups as well. The menu features a variety of fish, turkey

and beef that is sure to please even the most finicky dog.

The Waterline Pub in At the Helm has incredible food. You can choose to

dine indoors, which is adorned with reclaimed wood, or outside on the

patio overlooking the marina. The menu is heavy on the local seafood,

which comes right off the fishing boats in the marina. Everything is

delicious, but you must try the Seafood Nosh Board—not your typical

charcuterie. This is loaded with fresh crabmeat, prawns, oysters, grilled

Brie cheese, olives, house-made sauces and served with grilled bread. The

crab is served plain, and its sweet freshness with a squeeze of lemon is

delicious. With good, quality ingredients you don’t have to do much to

highlight it. The chef does a variety of chowders, stews and specials each

day. Well worth a stop—and pets are welcome on the patio.

Planning a trip during the pandemic can be done. Just take a few extra

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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

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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,

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Sweet Lou’s

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Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Bar proudly offers

something for everyone, with specialties

including chicken fried steak, smoked prime

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A beautiful waterfront, fine-dining restaurant in

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cozying up to the fireplace in the winter, Forty-

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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.

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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

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Newly reopened and located in the Lodge at

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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

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Jalapenos Mexican

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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

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2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

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1 cup sea salted pistachios

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• Use the back of a fork to break down berries. Remove from heat

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REMEMBERING

100 YEARS

THE BOUNTY OF BOUNDARY COUNTY FAIR

By Abigail Thorpe

Every summer the fair is a time North Idaho communities can

gather and share their talents, pass along helpful tips, celebrate

community and farming, and enjoy some simple, old-fashioned

fun. August 19 through 22 marks our own Bonner County Fair

here in Sandpoint, but just a short drive away you can enjoy the

Boundary County Fair—this year marking its 100th anniversary—

August 12 through 15.

Since 1920, Boundary County growers and livestock owners

have met to display their goods, learn from and socialize with

one another. It’s formed an annual tradition of community spirit,

appreciation and kinship that is the Boundary County Fair.

“The fair serves the community by providing a summer activity

that everyone can get involved with,” says Boundary County Fair

Administrator Paula Burt. It provides a space for anyone to enter

an exhibit in a wide array of categories— it’s not only a venue for

4-H and FFA students. “Fair seems to be the one event the county

looks forward to every summer. It’s a time when friends who

haven’t seen one another during the year seem to catch up with

each other,” adds Burt.

Besides the livestock exhibitions, the fair always includes local

growers and artists exhibiting their goods, and the fair food is

always a favorite for fairgoers. This year the Boundary County Fair

anticipates adding new vendors to provide more variety for visitors.

In light of the current health crisis, the fair board is working hard

to provide a safe, clean environment for everyone for the fair

anticipated to be held August 12 through 15 at the fairgrounds in

Bonners Ferry.

The fair board will do everything they can to make this year’s fair

possible—and safe. Look forward to celebrating 100 years of North

Idaho’s beloved fair at the anniversary of the Boundary County

Fair: “From Pioneer Days to Modern Ways.”

Due to current health concerns, dates and event information may

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2020 would have marked the eighth annual Bay Trail Fun Run, a family

friendly 5 and 10k run/walk along the shores of Lake Pend Oreille and

Sand Creek in Sandpoint. Due to current health concerns, even after

rescheduling the event for August 30, it has since been canceled. But, the

community is still encouraged to get out on the trail with family and friends

to participate in their own run or walk now through August 30. While out

on the trail, be sure to take a photo and post it to Instagram or Facebook

with the hashtag #baytrailfunrun2020. Everyone who participates and

posts to social media will be entered into a raffle for a free pair of Brooks

running shoes, courtesy of Outdoor Experience. The drawing will be held

on August 30. Find out more at POBTrail.org/events.

ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR

8 & 9

The 2020 Arts & Crafts Fair, presented by the Pend Oreille Arts Council,

returns downtown to 2nd Avenue and Main Street August 8 and 9. The

two-day event features artists booths, food vendors and a youth art arena.

Hours are 9am to 5pm Saturday, August 8, and 9am to 4pm Sunday,

August 9. Free to attend (though there is a $5 fee for the youth area to

help cover the cost of supplies), all proceeds go directly to support POAC’s

programs in visual and performing arts and art education for the benefit of

our community. To find out more about Pend Oreille Arts Council, or for

additional event information, visit ArtInSandpoint.org.

BONNER COUNTY FAIR

AUGUST 19 - 22

Don’t miss four days of enjoyment for the entire family as the Bonner County

Fair returns to Sandpoint for its 94th year! Held at the Bonner County

Fairgrounds, attendees young and old will be treated to fine entertainment

like live music, Cecil’s magic show, bull riding and the demolition derby;

delicious food from area food vendors; and of course the 4-H livestock

projects on display. Also be sure to stop by the Lehman Wildlife Education

Center, and take a walk through the hay bale maze. Contests abound

during the course of the fair, with the fun concluding with this year’s

crowning ceremony of the King and Queen! Visit BonnerCountyFair.com

for additional information.

* Please note, as of press time, these events were still scheduled to take place as planned.

Due to the current health crisis, there is the possibility that event schedules may change

or events canceled completely. Be sure to visit event websites to stay up to date with

current information.

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