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his summer has been one to
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Before we know it, the long days of summer
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Curb appeal is important as well. That first glimpse of the
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If you do not live here full time, make sure that you have a
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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
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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,
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Interior decor should be simple, tasteful and area specific.
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The fall sports season is right around
the corner, and there are several
opportunities to get your kids up
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
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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
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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
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For older kids, recreational soccer registration
is now open. “The Sandpoint Rec League is
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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:
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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.
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
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48th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair
SANDPOINT’S BELOVED EVENT RETURNS
By Abigail Thorpe
Photo Courtesy of Pend Oreille Arts Council
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This year’s 48th annual Arts & Crafts Fair will take place over
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been an excited and much anticipated event for Sandpoint
and visitors—last year saw an attendance of over 4,000
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
programs in visual and performing arts and education for the benefit
of the Sandpoint community.
August marks one of the busiest months for Sandpoint, with people
streaming in from all over the country. The Arts & Crafts Fair is an
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
fee for the Youth Art Arena to help cover the cost of supplies. Visit
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“It is rewarding to have the spa grow and become a bigger presence in the
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She is grateful to her family who has been supportive of her dream
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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
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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
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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
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
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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
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—
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
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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.
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Capo will wake me up (when I need insulin) and will be more precise and
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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
various rides, and there is surely a ride available to suit your needs.
Western Pleasure Guest Ranch
If you want to get away for a short staycation where riding is the focal point, look no
further than Western Pleasure. Overnight packages include accommodations, meals, all
activities and multiple horseback adventures. These include daily morning and afternoon
rides including a trip to Grouse Creek Falls for a swim and evening dinner rides. Back at
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.
Minimum age to ride is 6. Daily children-specific instructions are also offered to longterm
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
pants and shoes. You’ll depart directly from the main village, and a local guide will take
you across the mountain to some special spots and beautiful views of Lake Pend Oreille.
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OINK, MOO, EWE!
Looking forward to the 94th annual
Bonner County Fair
BY ABIGAIL THORPE
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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.
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
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“This is the one place where our county can come together to enjoy
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The fair has become an integral part of the Sandpoint community,
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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
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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
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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
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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.”
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activities and events throughout the year
besides the Bonner County Fair. The PRCA
Rodeo takes place August 14 and 15, and other
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Four weeks after my son was born, I planned
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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN OPHTHALMOLOGIST AND AN OPTOMETRIST;
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Choosing a doctor of any specialty can, at times, be overwhelming.
There can be too many options, not enough options, and
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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).
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focusing light, causing blurred vision). They do so by prescribing eyeglasses
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Some optometrists also provide low-vision care and vision therapy, and can
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An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor (MD) or a doctor of osteopathic
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perform eye surgery. They can also write prescriptions for eyeglasses and
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The younger ones in our community have been affected
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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,
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
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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.
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and improve the ratings. It didn’t help. "Bat-mania" had morphed
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A fourth season looked possible when NBC contacted the
producers, but the sets had already been dismantled. The cost to
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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
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George Reeves, who played Superman in the classic 1950’s
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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
later, West was taking almost every acting gig thrown his way,
and like Reeves, started making public appearances dressed as
Batman. He played the character again in a couple of animated
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
house was surrounded by mountains with a stream nearby. West
loved it there.
When Hollywood decided to make a new Batman movie in 1989,
West was excited. He wanted another crack at the character. He’d
even written a script. Michael Keaton landed the role instead.
Disappointed, West realized that this was a “new” version of
the character. New wasn’t him. Christopher Nolen created a
Batman animated series a few years later. West played an outof-work
actor who had once played a superhero. He resented
being typecast. West likely recognized how closely the character
resembled his own life—but not completely. West was working
pretty steadily. His work ethic, inherited by example from his
father, never failed him. The younger crowd in Hollywood was
finally seeing that he was more than just a guy who had once run
around on TV in tights, a cowl and a cape.
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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
60 years, with
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.
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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.
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
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.
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
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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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 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
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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
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
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We are a small business that features all
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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
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
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
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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
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Life doesn’t slow down in summer, and between work, family and appointments, it can be difficult
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And they’re not just for your cheeks. Brush a little blush over
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We’ve all been there—long week and no time or energy to mess
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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of snacks to enjoy during your stay. So worth the splurge. Take time to
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A surprisingly good place to eat is at
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dinner available Thursday through Saturday
and is heavy on the local seafood with great
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Where it really shines is the nightly specials,
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A recent special was Halibut, Scallops and
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Very flavorful with just a hint of spice. The
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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.
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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
The fair board will do everything they can to make this year’s fair
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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
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ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
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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.
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Stunning lake views and complete privacy are yours in this single-owner, one-level jewel box where no detail is overlooked and no expense
spared. Just 4 miles to Sandpoint on all paved roads, you'll arrive via the porte-cochere and immediately nooce that this home is built for
generaaons, boassng Brazilian Cherry floors, led baths, open floor plan with full-height rock fireplace and an enormous kitchen fit for mul-
-ple chefs. The private master suite includes a luxurious bath with fully--led walk-in shower, jeeed tub and dual vaniies. Outside, take in
the vistas of the Pend O'Reille from your covered deck. Completely engineered from foundaaon to reinforced truss system. $1,300,000
Town meets country in this unique, upscale beauty at The Idaho Club. Combining warm wood tones, light quartz, shiplap accents and
modern lines for a stunning effect, this 4-bedroom home includes a large, separate office, two fireplaces, very spacious bedrooms and posh
en-suite baths. Roomy, welcoming entry leads to an open floor plan with cathedral ceilings, grand living room, a dining room at the heart of
the home and a kitchen with a central island and modern appliances, all with amazing water and mountain views in a very private seeng on
the estuary of the Pack River. Retreat to the covered back porch with no neighbors in sight. Elk, moose, and feathered friends are frequent
visitors here, with happy golfers in the distance across the water on the 17th Green. Come experience resort living at The Idaho Club with
world-class golf, new clubhouse and plans for future marina. $940,000
Nicely treed, level, corner lot in Shadow
Mountain Valley Subdivision located outside
the city limits on a county-maintained road
very close to Schweitzer Mountain Resort,
shopping, restaurants and Sandpoint.
CC&Rs apply. $69,000
Pilots, take note of this absolutely impeccable waterfront home, garage, and hangar on two
separate lots ready for new owners to enjoy. The 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath home has a split floor
plan, huge kitchen with granite counters and stainless-steel appliances, master suite with
walk-in closet and full bath, and covered porches to take in the dramaac views of the water
and the mountains. Located on the mighty Clark Fork River, the 1.2 acre level, landscaped property
boasts 200' of frontage, private boat launch, and access to Riverlake Airport (ID75). $739,000
UNIQUE WATERFRONT OFFERING. Prime homesite in this 5-unit development less than five miles to Sandpoint on desirable Lakeshore Drive, with dramaac
views that span over the water from the Long Bridge westward to the mountains beyond. Buy the lot, offered at $450,000 and bring your own builder when
you’re ready, or approved plans for a 3-bedroom, 3.5 bath upscale cabin are available and can be built by top craasman seller/contractor within one year of closing
for $950,000. Ameniies include dock with assigned boat slip and owner’s beach. All lawn care is done for you. Designed for you to arrive, relax, enjoy sunrises
and sunsets and make memories for today and generaaons to come.
Absolutely the best value you'll find in the most
PRIME locaaon at The Idaho Club. Just a few
lots away from the new clubhouse and located
on the estuary of the Pack River, you'll find this
level building site ready for your plans. This lot
perfectly combines accessibility and privacy
with paved access, gated entry. $112,000
Waterfront recreaaonal retreat with almost 100'
of rip-rapped frontage on the Clark Fork River,
ready for you to enjoy. Bring your RV and relax on
this sunny, level, impeccably maintained lot with
private seppc system and electricity to the lot.
Most of the land is in the floodway. $140,000
Here's your cozy Idaho log cabin in the woods!
Inside you'll love the real wood floors, efficient
free-standing gas stove, open floor plan with
kitchen island, main floor bedroom and full bath.
There is a loo bedroom and seaang area upstairs,
and unique finishes. $315,900
Mountain elegance awaits you at The Idaho Club. Wrap yourself in luxurious comfort in this well-designed home where aaennon to detail is obvious.
Wood floors, soaring beam ceilings, full-height rock fireplace, Chef's kitchen with top-grade appliances and custom le work adorn the interior
spaces which transiion seamlessly to a large, covered deck with living area and hot tub. Two bedrooms enjoy private baths and one main-floor suite
boasts its own fireplace. The floor plan is perfect for serving a crowd in style, while all can retreat to amply sized bedrooms. Offered fully furnished
and currently used as a year-round vacaaon rental, professionally managed to oppmize the investment. The perfect combinaaon of accessibility and
privacy, situated on a prime site with no back door neighbors where you can enjoy The Idaho Club ameniies including gated entry, nearby clubhouse,
world-class golf, kayaking and future marina, all just minutes to Sandpoint and Schweitzer Mountain Resort. $850,000
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