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September 2020 Sandpoint Living Local

SEPTEMBER 2020

LIVING LOCAL

EXPERIENCE

THE

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3 Years Toward

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Transforming Local Communities

TRADITIONS

OF FALL

The Potential to

Change Lives

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SEPTEMBER 2020

VOLUME 10 NUMBER 9

inside

Fall Fashion Trends

Old favorites make their return 74

Experience the Traditions of Fall

How to make the most of sweater weather 80

Fall Cocktails

A few for your consideration 86

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THE NEXT CHAPTER OF 2020

HAS ARRIVED

I

t seems as though summer

comes, and before we’ve had

our fill, it quickly begins its

departure, as the long, hot

days soon are traded in for early sunsets

followed by chilly nights. Seasons are

constantly changing, as is life, and it’s up

to us to focus on the present and prepare

ourselves best for what is to come.

of fall activities the whole family can enjoy!

And, we’ve compiled some tasty cocktails to

make at home—perfect for the cooler fall

weather.

To complement the chillier weather, this

month’s recipe features a Dutch-Oven Fire-

Roasted Chili. And it’s up to you whether

you’re looking for mild or spicy!

We Repair:

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• Cracked Chinking

• Faded & Peeling Stain

September brings with it the beginning of

a new school year. Though this fall, schools

will look quite a bit different than years prior,

we must prepare our children for success,

and help them along their journey, guiding

them through whatever hurdles they may

face. It may seem a bit intimidating—for

both parents and children alike—but by

working together, we can accomplish the

task at hand.

As fall begins easing its way in, take the

time to enjoy the beauty that surrounds us.

In this month’s issue, prepare for fall with

everything from fall fashion tips to a variety

If you’re looking for a fall getaway and

prefer traveling by car, our travel story takes

readers on a road trip to Kalispell, Montana,

and Glacier National Park, where visitors

are sure to fall in love with the scenic and

breathtaking views.

The next chapter of 2020 has arrived. Let’s

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LIVING LOCAL

EXPERIENCE

THE

TRADITIONS

OF FALL

The Potential to

Change Lives

AUTUMN IS SLOWLY MAKING ITS

RETURN TO NORTH IDAHO. As the

leaves begin to change to bright yellows and

deep reds, and soon after make their way to

the ground, blanketing the earth, the fall

season is one filled with color and beauty! This

month's cover photo was taken on Schweitzer

by local photographer Bailey Butterfield of

Bailey Butterfield Photography | @butter.snaps.

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Contents

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ESSENTIALS

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The latest tips and trends in home, garden,

finances and life

LIFE & COMMUNITY

13th Annual Patriotic Golf Scramble: Take

a swing to help support our local veterans

BUSINESS IN THE

SPOTLIGHT

AGP Wealth Advisors: Helping investors

accumulate, grow and protect their

personal wealth

GOOD NEWS

Three Years Toward Better Youth Health:

Community Transformation Grant

transforms local communities

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The Potential to Change Lives: Local

school resource officers protect, serve

and make a difference in kids’ lives

BUSINESS IN THE

SPOTLIGHT

Signature Aesthetics: Discover

‘your’ beautiful

Providing Hope, Compassion and Care:

Hospice is there when—and for whatever—

patients need

BUSINESS IN THE

SPOTLIGHT

HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

Tips and informational articles about living

a healthy, active lifestyle

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Kauai Therapy & Wellness: Superior Therapy

Services Await

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From Passion Project to the Family

Business: Black belt professor

establishes Bonners Ferry as world Jiu-

Jitsu Destination

TRAVEL & LEISURE

Fall in Love with Kalispell, Montana:

Glacier National Park and more

FOOD & DRINK

Your local guide to the tastiest hot

spots around town and local recipes

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From Paint and Furniture to Bedding and Lighting

CHILDREN’S ROOM MAKEOVER 101

By Nikki Luttmann, Seven Bee Interiors

For Sandpoint Furniture, Carpet One and Selkirk Glass and Cabinets

There are two camps of people when it comes to decorating a

child’s room. In the first camp is the person who allows the

child to choose everything from wall color to bedding, creating

a very personalized, though perhaps not terribly attractive,

space. In the second camp is the person who does not allow the child to

personalize anything except perhaps their teddy bear. This is a space that

might be thoughtfully arranged and beautifully furnished but not reflect

the personality of the actual tiny person who lives there.

My daughter, Leina, is at the age (she’s 9) where suddenly her “baby”

room no longer suits her. She has started forming her own opinions

about style and fashion, and now wishes to transform her room to

reflect her interests and personality. That said, she wants to create a

bedroom according to the theme “Rainbow Galaxy Party”—whatever

that might be! I’m more than happy to help her create the ultimate coolkid

bedroom—within reason.

First of all, it is important to set boundaries with kids when it comes to

wall color. With my kids, I’ve asked them what basic color they want

(pink, blue, etc.), and then I give them three or four acceptable options

to choose from. This eliminates the issue of a color being too bright, too

garish or too dark, which may be difficult to paint over later. If you’re

OK with bright colors but don’t want to opt for a whole room color, it’s

perfectly alright to paint just an accent wall, as long as the rest of the

walls are neutral or white, as this keeps the color from overwhelming

the space.

For furnishings, I find that a fresh coat of chalk paint can freshen up

older pieces like dressers or headboards and give them a completely new

look. Kids can be hard on furniture, so reusing older pieces might be a

great option in a younger child’s room. As well, you can try consignment

shops or even Craigslist for items that might be easy to spruce up. For

newer furnishings (and more careful children), an option might be to

invest in some flexible pieces that could also be used as the child gets

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A fresh coat of chalk paint

can freshen up older pieces.

older—or used somewhere else in the house later on. This way, you can

invest in a few quality pieces that will stand the test of time and fill in the

holes with more inexpensive items.

For bedding, I tend to choose quality comforters that can be covered

with a duvet, which is good for frequent washings. When it comes to

sheets, I allow my daughters to choose, as these are typically covered

with the comforter during the day (if they remember to make their

beds), and they can pick something fun and colorful. Character-themed

bedding is not my favorite (too much of a commitment), but a throw

blanket or pillow based on the child’s favorite cartoon is just fine.

Lighting is particularly important in a child’s room. Make sure you have

appropriate task lighting for reading, choosing clothing, rummaging

around under the bed looking for lost Legos, etc. Good ambient lighting

is important as well, as with any other room in the house, to make sure it

is comfortable for general tasks. For younger kids, I find it is important

to have some kind of night light as well. It may not always be required,

but they can be nice to have if someone has a nightmare or is not feeling

well.

Artwork is something that can add an element of fun and reflect the

child’s personality. If they are artistic, a fun option is stringing a laundry

line or even a string of Christmas lights and letting them hang their art

from it with clothespins. Magnetic bulletin boards are another great way

for kids to display their own art, notes, etc. Posters and other themed art

can be fun as well, but try framing them for a more finished look.

With kids, the sky is the limit when it comes to colors and styles, but

do try to keep the overall look somewhat cohesive with the rest of the

house. If you favor soft colors and pastels throughout, then choose

somewhat similar hues for your child’s room to keep the whole house

flowing together. Remember, though they are only little once, it’s still

your home, and parents (or grandparents!) should have the ultimate say

in how the home looks!

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CONNECT AND GROW AS LEADERS

LIVE VIRTUAL LEADERSHIP EVENT

By Trish Buzzone | Thinking Partner, Executive Director, The John Maxwell Team

A

few years ago, a colleague invited

me to help out with Live 2 Lead, an

international event inviting leaders

from all over the world to connect,

learn and grow together. My job would be to

welcome our guests to what promised to be

an inspiring, life-changing experience. When

I heard that—and then the incredible list of

featured speakers—my only question was,

“When and where?”

We worked together for a few weeks, planning,

preparing, getting the word out. Finally, the

day arrived. Leaders streamed in, gathering in

small groups, greeting old friends and making

new connections. The energy was electric.

Anticipation and excitement created a buzz

you could feel.

The featured speakers at that event, all experts

in their field, spoke for about an hour each,

dispensing practical knowledge through

expert storytelling that kept us on the edge

of our seats. Between sessions, guests split

up into breakout rooms for small group

interaction, connecting at a very high level,

creating massive, new opportunities. I had

arrived at Live 2 Lead believing a single spark

of inspiration would make it all worthwhile …

I came away with so much more.

Since then, I’ve attended or hosted multiple

Live 2 Lead events, heard from many

internationally renowned leaders speaking on

topics that are directly relevant to my life, my

relationships and my business. And I’ve had

the privilege of inviting friends and colleagues

to join me, including Florida-based Sales

and Marketing Expert Lauren Jolly, who said

“everyone” should experience Live 2 Lead:

“Being a part of Live 2 Lead is being inspired

by the minute, coming away with so much

great, new knowledge, being challenged

to continue growing in practical ways. ... I

believe everyone owes it to themselves and to

their staff to come together and grow together

through Live 2 Lead.”

I completely agree with Lauren, which is

why I want to invite all of my friends and

neighbors in Idaho and Washington to join

me on October 9, 2020, for a live simulcast

Live 2 Lead event. Together, we will hear

from incredible leaders including one of my

mentors, John C. Maxwell, as well as former

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entrepreneur, Steve Harvey.

The opportunity to have all four of these

dynamic leaders together, investing in our

lives, is tremendous. Better still, we don’t

have to travel, and we have the opportunity to

invite our teams to join us, experiencing Live

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If you, like me, have ever been to other

leadership events before, set your expectations

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from world-class leaders, tapping into a stream

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DOMESTIC LIFE IN THE

21ST CENTURY

Nurturing and caring for

our dogs and cats

By Dr. Dawn Mehra

It is difficult to imagine a world without our primary companion

animals—dogs and cats. Our relationships with these fellow

creatures are unique; different from those we form with other

humans. There is something very special and different about being

part of an inter-species pack. Is it the quest for reliable unconditional

love that we all strive to find?

As an experienced veterinarian, I've witnessed tender bonds that go

both ways. They break my heart every day and leave me passionate

about my job. Ideally, as in any relationship, the bond should be

reciprocal. In return for their affection, devotion and sometimes

disease detection, we recognize them as individuals, attend to their

mental and physical needs, and we make them part of our family. The

fact that we have domesticated these species makes it our responsibility,

entirely, to provide this care.

Putting the ethics of animal ownership aside, the question still arises:

Are we doing right by the creatures that share our homes? As the years

pass and the medical and behavioral cases come and go, I have become

more emphatic that pet owners be accountable for the needs of the

animals to whom they have committed. Here are some of my thoughts

of what that entails:

Dogs: All dogs need to run or swim daily to elevate their heart rate,

work their lungs and build strong muscles. Many cities have dog parks

that are perfect for cageless stimulation. The need for freedom to run

is something we don't often pay enough attention to. Hikes, long

walks, fetch, tug-of-war games and rubber hollow chew toys are also

acceptable calorie burns. Use them daily, as your dog's health relies on

your commitment to these physical needs.

Cats: Many cats suffer from lack of stimulation and movement,

especially those who are housed solely indoors. Use items such as cat

wands, lasers, robotics (automatic mice) and fetch toys to imitate their

natural instinct to hunt. Catnip, honeysuckle and valerian sacks incite

curiosity, and paper bags create an unusual environment in which to

play. Stimulation and calorie burn results in a happier, loving and less

aggressive feline.

Mental stimulation, often ignored, provides sanity and relieves anxiety

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We love our pets!

Mental stimulation,

often ignored,

provides sanity and

relieves anxiety

and stress, allows

for more focused

training, and induces

healthy behaviors

and calmness.

and stress, allows for more focused training,

and induces healthy behaviors and calmness.

The internet abounds with product and activity

recommendations including:

• Pet puzzles and games

• Leash walk cats

• Introducing food foraging

• Clicker train for toy hunts

• Walking and hiking different routes to

change the scenery

• Creating platforms in the house for extra

viewing

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"Be the change you wish to see in the world.”-

Mahatma Gandhi … Please share these

thoughts and suggestions with your family,

friends and neighbors, and rise to another

quote by the same inspirational human being:

"The greatness of a nation and its moral

progress can be judged by the way its animals

are treated." Let's make the United States great

today!

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13th Annual Patriotic Golf Scramble

TAKE A SWING TO HELP SUPPORT OUR LOCAL VETERANS

By Jillian Chandler | Photos by Linda Tatlock

The Sandpoint community is a generous community,

supporting those in need throughout the year. Whether it

be through charitable donations, volunteering their time

or partnering with and/or attending fundraising events

put on by the various organizations that can be found in and around

Sandpoint, it is amazing to see what can be accomplished.

Be sure to mark your calendars for Sunday, September 20, as Sandpoint

Elks hosts its 13th Annual Patriotic Golf Scramble, benefiting Bonner

and Boundary county veterans. A four-person scramble, with the

tournament limited to just 72 players, the fundraiser is open to the

public and includes green fees for an 18-hole round of golf, prizes and

dinner.

For the first several years, the Sandpoint Elks Lodge partnered with

the Vietnam Veterans of American with all proceeds going to that

organization. The following year it was decided to invite all other

military organizations in town to join in the tournament. “At that

point, the American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans, Marine

Corp League, Veterans of Foreign Wars & the Vietnam Veterans of

America committed to putting this tournament on every year with the

Sandpoint Elks Lodge,” smiles Linda Tatlock, exalted ruler, Sandpoint

Elks Lodge.

The annual Patriotic Golf Scramble is the biggest fundraiser for these

groups, according to Linda, as these organizations assist veterans and

their families in need, help pay electric bills, provide firewood, assist

with housing; anything that a veteran could need. “We owe a lot to our

veterans, and this is our way of giving back.”

For anyone who would like to sponsor a hole or be a corporate sponsor,

monies can be mailed in to the Sandpoint Elks Lodge, P.O. Box 1000,

Ponderay, ID 83852, or dropped off at the Elks Golf Course in person

in the Pro Shop (30196 ID-200 in Ponderay). For those who would like

to play in the tournament, they can sign up at the Pro Shop as well,

which is open daily from 8am to 6pm.

Over the past 12 years, a total of $115,269.55 has been raised, with

proceeds being split among the groups. They then evaluate the needs

of veterans who reach out, and utilize the funds accordingly. This year,

Linda says, they are hoping to raise more than $10,000.

“It has been my absolute pleasure to be involved with this from the

beginning. My father was in the service, my husband was in the service,

two of our daughters were in the service as well as their husbands, with

one currently deployed to Jordan,” states Linda. “I believe that the

military is overlooked in many respects and certainly taken for granted.

If I can do one thing to help those who have served our country, I am

honored and proud to do so.”

Be a part of a fun-filled day while celebrating 13 years of raising

awareness and funds for our local veterans. For additional details,

you can reach out to Linda by calling 208.255.1405 or via email at

ltatlock55@gmail.com, or call the Pro Shop at 208.263.4321.

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Helping Investors Accumulate, Grow

and Protect Their Personal Wealth

Ronald Denova joins AGP Wealth Advisors

By Ryen Elves and Jillian Chandler

Many of us here in Sandpoint, Idaho, know Financial

Advisor Ronald Denova, whether it be through business,

community organizations such as Kinderhaven and the

Innovia Foundation, or merely as friends. He has been an

integral part of the Sandpoint community for the past 14 years. After

discovering Sandpoint in a nationwide news article, he and his family

vacationed here and fell in love with the beauty of North Idaho and

ultimately decided to make it their home in 2006. “The rest is history,

and we never looked back,” Ron smiles.

From a young age, Ron was fascinated by the financial markets, as his

dad would look at stocks in the Wall Street Journal and study those with

great interest. He recalls a field trip to the Chicago Board of Trade as a

high school senior as the day he “absolutely knew” he was interested in

finance. During college, Ron was afforded the opportunity to get on the

floor of the exchange and hired as a "runner,” followed by 20 years of

experience trading risk on the floor of the

Chicago Board of Trade.

Ron remembers the crash of 2008-2009, a

time in which he found it difficult to find

solid financial advice. “Additionally, there

were many families, friends and colleagues

with the same frustrating experience.

It was then I decided to dive into the

business with a heart of helping people!

My years of trading experience was going

to be useful helping my community!”

In 2009, local investment advisor Trudy

Leen provided Ron an opportunity to

be an advisor on her team at a local

Ameriprise earned a Hearts

& Wallets Top Performer

recognition in 2 :

• “Unbiased, puts my

interests first”

• “Explains things in

understandable terms”

• “Understands me and

shares my values”

Sandpoint bank, where he has had the privilege of helping clients with

their investments for the past 11 years.

Today, Ron is excited to announce that he has joined AGP Wealth

Advisors.

AGP Wealth Advisors is a comprehensive financial planning team and

private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise financial services LLC,

providing a client-centric team of 40 specialists that focuses on shortand

long-term financial goal achievement. With 10 office locations

throughout Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Alaska, AGP currently

manages more than $1.25 billion in client assets through Ameriprise 1 .

“We help our clients accomplish their goals through holistic financial

planning,” states Ryen Elves, marketing manager for AGP Wealth

Advisors. “We work with clients on their investment portfolios, planning

for major life events such as retirement, children’s college expense,

estate planning, and offer specialized

inhouse resources for Group Healthcare

and 401(k) retirement plans, in addition

to a full suite of insurance solutions for

individuals and business owners.”

AGP Wealth Advisors has been serving

clients for the past 18 years, guiding their

clients to Accumulate, Grow and Protect

their personal wealth, specializing in

working with successful professionals and

business owners. AGP Wealth Advisors /

Randall Linde, Private Wealth Advisor and

Chief Executive Officer, is recognized as a

Barron’s Top 100 Independent Advisors

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for nine straight years and is currently ranked No. 35 out of

300,000 advisors across the nation!

The foundation of the AGP Wealth Advisors client

experience begins with the following beliefs:

Relationship - They believe relationships matter and aim

to deliver a consistent, continuous and personalized client

experience.

Ongoing Specialized Advice - Providing tailored solutions

in each area of their clients’ financial lives is a paramount

goal of AGP Wealth Advisors.

Implementation - AGP Wealth Advisors uses a core-satellite

approach to portfolio construction. The core consists of

broadly diversified asset classes and is the foundation of

their clients’ portfolios, whereas the satellite portion seeks

to identify and invest in asset classes that are not directly

correlated with the general stock market—including various

types of alternative investments.

“The opportunity to come alongside households and local

businesses in this foundational belief called stewardship is

very rewarding,” Ron affirms. “It has always been my goal

to uncover and promote the talent right here in North

Idaho! No need to run to these big cities for high levels

of knowledge/experience and wisdom; it’s already here!

Joining AGP Wealth Advisors brings experienced teambased

financial services to Sandpoint!”

For Ron, he finds being able to help the people he serves

truly rewarding, and he is humbled and honored to assist

clients in their investment journey as an AGP financial

advisor. “Tremendous happiness comes when you can come

alongside clients to steward all that they have!”

AGP Wealth Advisors honors Ron’s designations as an

Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor (APMA®) and a

Certified Kingdom Advisor (CKA®).

1)2019 Ameriprise Practice Report Summary, Q3

2)Wants & Pricing Report (April 2020, the most recent report) from the Hearts & Wallets Investor

QuantitativeTM Database. In this annual syndicated survey respondents are asked to rate their

financial services providers in a variety of areas on a scale of 0 (not at all satisfied) to 10 (extremely

satisfied). 5,461 respondents provided 8,700 sets of ratings. The report designates Hearts & Wallets Top

Performers in areas where customer ratings for one or more providers are “distinctively higher than

customer ratings of other providers.” For each area there may be several Top Performers or none. The

analysis does not seek to designate any provider as “first” or rank Top Performers. This rating is not

indicative of future performance and may not be representative of any one client’s experience, as the

rating is an average of a sample of client experiences. Ameriprise paid a fee to Hearts & Wallets to cite

the results of the survey.

Barron’s listings are based on data compiled by many of the nation’s most productive advisors, which is

then submitted to and judged by Barron’s®. Key factors and criteria include: assets under management,

revenue produced for the firm, regulatory and compliance record, and years of professional experience.

Barron’s® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones, L.P.; all rights reserved.

The phrase Accumulate Grow Protect represents the AGP Wealth Advisors team mission and commitment

as we strive to help you pursue your financial goals. We do this by helping you develop an investment

plan based on your goals, providing recommendations we believe have potential for appropriate

growth, and helping you ensure that you and your family are protected should the unexpected occur.

Ameriprise Financial is not affiliated with any religion or faith-based financial advisor organization.

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Three Years Toward Better

Youth Health

COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION GRANT TRANSFORMS LOCAL COMMUNITIES

By Abigail Thorpe

Courtesy Photos

SANDPOINT AND

BONNERS FERRY

WORKED TOGETHER

WITH THE BLUE

CROSS OF IDAHO

FOUNDATION FOR

HEALTH TO DRIVE

CHANGE IN THEIR

COMMUNITIES.

Three years has brought a new

appreciation and drive for community

health to the cities of Bonners Ferry

and Sandpoint, Idaho. In 2016, the Blue

Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health selected

both as recipients for its $250,000 Community

Transformation Grants. The grants’ mission was

simple, yet profound: to provide support and

collaboration to bring communities together to

support healthy outdoor opportunities and help

fight childhood obesity.

From 2017-2019, Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry

worked together with the Blue Cross of Idaho

Foundation for Health to drive change in their

communities.

“These partnerships and relationships created will

live on long after the grant ended. This grant is

about so much more than the physical projects,”

says Kendra Witt-Doyle, executive director of the

Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health.

Across the country, nearly one in three children

is overweight or obese, placing them at risk for

serious health issues. In conjunction with the High

Five Initiative started in 2015, the Community

Transformation Grant provided much more

than just funding to support change in the

communities. It included access to community

data, state and national experts, and technical

assistance to help guide the process of choosing

how and where the funds would be used.

“The exciting thing about this grant and what

made it different from most grants that we

receive—most grants are very project oriented

and projected specific—this grant was really more

about collaboration and problem solving,” says

Sandpoint City Administrator Jennifer Stapleton.

“The funds were really about supporting the

efforts that came out of that collaborative and

problem-solving discussion.”

In Bonners Ferry, a team of stakeholders

representing the foundational areas of the

community worked along with the Foundation

to research, recommend and fund projects across

the city. Their goal was to see these projects and

community spirit extend beyond the city limits.

“The goals of the Foundation is to reduce

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childhood obesity through the form of access to healthy foods and

increased activity levels,” says Bonners Ferry City Administrator Lisa

Ailport. “How you go about moving the needle on such a goal is not

only daunting to undertake, it can also feel paralyzing. However, with

the help of the Foundation and the strength of the community, we feel

that a valiant effort was made.”

By working together as one voice with a common goal, the Steering

Committee was able to leverage an additional $250,000 of funding for

projects across Bonners Ferry, adds Ailport, bringing their total funding

for the initiative to $500,000.

The process represented a fundamental change in the city’s mindset: a

transformation within Bonners Ferry to drive change for the community

and to take pride in what Bonners Ferry is, and what it can accomplish.

As a result of the funds, a new playground was built in Moyie Springs—a

community that previously had to drive 7 miles to access the closest

playground. In addition, the funds made it possible to completely

renovate the municipal pool; a skating rink was added to the fairgrounds

to provide a healthy outlet for winter; trails were added behind the high

school; and little free gardens were spread across the city to encourage

healthy eating and sustainable growing practices.

“The Foundation and the City want to see children get healthy!” says

Ailport. “We want the children of Boundary County to be able to be

healthy in a safe and convenient way, and we hope that our projects move

us closer toward this goal.”

The Foundation didn’t just provide funds and then step away to let the

city figure it out. “This was a funder that was very much at the table, and

part of the problem-solving effort,” says Stapleton.

“One of the really neat things about this grant is it wasn’t funding a

program that would have short-term impacts,” she adds. The City of

Sandpoint in conjunction with the Foundation focused on projects and

initiatives that would have long term impact for the community.

The Pine Street Woods & Nordic Recreation Center was built in

partnership with Kaniksu Land Trust and provides a meeting space

and equipment for youth classes. Community gardens were established

to help kids understand the importance of growing and eating healthy

foods, and a local nonprofit now offers free grocery pickup and holds free

cooking classes for kids and families.

The Selkirk Outdoor Leadership Education Center at Schweitzer

constructed by SOLE builds on providing access to outdoor winter

sports and activities, while an after music class healthy snack program

encourages healthy eating.

“I think a milestone is the increased partnership, and that can’t be

understated when talking about this program,” explains Stapleton. “This

really created a collaborative synergy in a really unique way.”

The partnership of Bonners Ferry and Sandpoint with the Foundation has

paved the way to create change in each community that will continue into

the future, and provide access and education for children and families to

get and stay active and healthy.

“On behalf of everyone at the City of Sandpoint, we’re really proud

to have been part of this program, to have been the facilitator of the

community for the High Five Grant, and to be able to bring these dollars

and resources into the community,” says Stapleton.

“Through the Foundation we have created a relationship built on a

common goal, and as we look toward the future, we hope to align projects

with our common goal to further the mission,” adds Ailport.

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THE POTENTIAL

TO CHANGE LIVES

LOCAL SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS

PROTECT, SERVE AND MAKE A

DIFFERENCE IN KIDS’ LIVES

BY ABIGAIL THORPE

We see them every day—at

the school drop off, walking

through school halls and

classrooms, being a visible

presence during lunch, or simply out and

about in the communities we call home. In

communities from Bonners Ferry to Sandpoint

and Coeur d’Alene, school resource officers

(SROs) keep our kids safe every day, but we

often forget about the longer-lasting impact

they have on students’ lives. Their days aren’t

just about safety—they’re about connecting

with students and making a difference.

“We have a very strong potential to change some

of these kids' lives,” says Officer Dale Anderson,

SRO for Bonners Ferry elementary, middle and

high schools. “If they see you're willing to help

them out as a true resource, they're going to be

a lot more comfortable coming to talk to you.”

Anderson started his law enforcement career

in Salt Lake Valley in 1992. He then worked

for the Las Vegas Metro Police for 10 years

in felony charges crimes before coming to

Bonners Ferry to retire. He soon found himself

out of retirement and serving as the local school

resource officer.

His days are busy—he’s responsible for five

schools in Bonners Ferry, but he still makes the

time to visit the schools when there’s no call for

service so he can be seen on a friendly note and

feel approachable to students. It’s something

you’ll find common among school resource

officers—the desire to be more than just

security. Their ultimate goal is to be a resource

for success.

“When they see me, if it's not an official

investigation or something, it’s all fun,” says

Anderson. He often hangs out in classes or

around the halls and cafeteria. “I think it's a

great resource for the kids to understand that

‘these cops aren't always here to arrest us or site

us, but this guy might actually care about where

I go in my future.’”

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The early June roster of animals in

recovery at the American Heritage

Wildlife Foundation represents

Last year, Anderson started a safe driving

a wide swath of the North Idaho

initiative at the school, which he hopes to

branch of the animal kingdom.

continue later this year. Kids who want to be

involved get a number, and when a deputy or

There are orphaned pine squirrel babies, as well

law enforcement officer sees them wearing their

as a young flying squirrel. One batch of orphan

seat belt and driving responsibly, they report

skunks was already in, with another expected

that number to go into a drawing at the end of

the next day. A young magpie with neurological

each month, when winning names are drawn

to receive a gift from the community. It’s a key

part of how Anderson hopes to promote safe

driving, and he’s happy to share his experience

and help other SROs who want to implement a

similar program.

School resource officers aren’t there to just get

kids in trouble—they want to build relationships

so they can help a student wherever they’re at,

before something bad happens. When it comes

to student safety, “culture and relationships are

your biggest deterrents,” says Officer Mario

Rios, Coeur d’Alene High School SRO and

public information officer.

“When they see an officer who wants to be in

their school and who actually cares about them,

they are more apt to come to you with things

they hear. They will come to you even if they

feel they are struggling with their own thoughts

and feelings.”

This is the ultimate goal and role a school

resource officer fills: to build a positive

experience with students so that they have the

potential to change lives. Rios became an SRO

in the fall of 2017 after the principal at the time

reached out and suggested he put in for the

position. His assignment at CHS since has by

far been the best experience he’s had.

“I think any day where I can go home and look

at a situation where I know I made a connection

with a student, it’s a good day,” he adds. “I have

had kids from my first school year who were in

my office and told me how they hate cops and

don’t trust them. I told each of these students

that I wasn’t going to force a relationship but

that my hope was to change their opinion of

what they see in a uniform.”

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Fast forward several years, and those same students greet Rios outside of

school, coming to him to tell him how well they’re doing or how they’re

working through struggles. “To me that is a difference,” he says.

Officers like Anderson and Rios never know quite what to expect. Their

days can change by the hour, and they often split their time between

multiple locations, working to be a presence to provide safety, making

time for students to come and talk, and also just being around in hallways,

classrooms and lunch rooms to get to know the students, support them

and encourage them toward success.

Many of the students the SROs connect with are kids who haven’t received

a whole lot of attention or support in their lives. “Our presence in the

schools allows us to interact with at-risk youth, become a positive role

model and provide safety for the school,” says Detective Ashley Caiafa, a

school resource officer for multiple elementary schools in Coeur d’Alene.

The New York native knew she wanted to work with kids from early on,

and when she applied to the Coeur d’Alene Police Department, it was

with the goal of becoming a school resource officer.

She often spends her days helping students with class work, walking

the halls and hanging out with students during lunch, or playing with

the kids during recess. Like other resource officers, her day starts by

greeting students when they arrive for school, and making sure drivers

and students are safe as they arrive. At the end of the day, she’s ready and

waiting to give the kids a smile and wave as they leave.

“I hope that my presence in the schools give the kids a sense of security

so their education can flourish,” says Caiafa. “Every day I go to work and

try my best to build a rapport with every student at my schools. I try and

go above and beyond in my everyday duties and try to think outside the

box.”

This last Halloween, Caiafa had 25 students dress as police officers—they

all wanted to be like her when they grew up. “I knew at that moment I

was making a lasting impression on these kids. I see kids outside of work

and they recognize me. They give me hugs or high fives and tell everyone

that I am their ‘school cop.’ It all just puts a smile on my face,” she says.

As schools reconvene this year with changed hours, reduced classroom

sizes or fewer school activities because of COVID, school resource

officers like Anderson, Rios and Caiafa anticipate new challenges and

hurdles but continue to focus on the goal: being there for the students.

“Any interaction I am able to have with them is going to be better than

not having any,” explains Caiafa. “The kids need this connection and

interaction with their peers,” adds Anderson. “If I maintain my presence

in the school and support the school staff and what's going on, it'll be a

bump in the road, but it will be short lived, I believe.”

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DISCOVER ‘YOUR’ BEAUTIFUL

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By Jillian Chandler

Discover the power of deciding for yourself what your

beautiful is. For the past 18 years, Nancy Andrews, RN-C

and owner of Signature Aesthetics, has been changing lives

from the outside in; bringing each client’s vision of beauty

to reality.

Signature Aesthetics, which offers two locations to better serve their

clients, works with you to bring your vision to fruition. You can find

them at their new bigger and more luxurious location at First and

Pine on the second floor above Ivano’s Restaurant in Sandpoint and at

Prairie Family Medicine in Coeur d’Alene.

“I am blessed to be able to help others achieve their own confidence

and experience the joy of having synergy with their inner and outer

beauty,” says Nancy. “It’s all about love and the focus being centered

on others. It has been my goal to help one person at a time to achieve

some of their dreams and hopes. I feel if one person’s life has changed

because of Signature Aesthetics, then it was worth it!”

Nancy has had a very fulfilling career as a registered nurse for 37

years, with her career evolving as a medical professional treating the

aftermath of injury. As technology and techniques advance, Nancy is

engaged in ongoing training curriculum. This allows her to provide

the best services to her clients. She invests hundreds of hours, keeping

current in all techniques while expanding her knowledge in the latest

equipment and products.

“During these difficult times, you can rest assured that our staff and

providers are doing the best possible to keep you and your loved

ones safe,” affirms Nancy, who has completed 45 hours of continued

education on these current health issues—including COVID-19.

“We are offering the finest compounded vitamin drips in the nation,

which help to boost the immune system, recharge energy levels, feel

revitalized in minutes and rehydrate your brain.”

Signature Aesthetics proudly provides the latest technology and

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wellness treatments. They are also a certified CoolSculpting® practice

offering three machines, as well as a HydraFacial® machine and the

body contouring device CoolTone. In addition, they have extensive

treatments to relieve potential pain with laughing gas, numbing creams

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The team at Signature Aesthetics is proud to announce Cynosures’

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Signature Aesthetics feels privileged to personally escort their clients

to achieving their beauty potential. Nancy and her team witness your

confident, healthy appearance as you partner in recreating a beautiful

reflection. “We strive to meet everyone exactly where they’re at on their

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BACK TO SCHOOL

3 ways teachers, families and students can

prepare for the school year

(BPT) - THE BEGINNING OF A NEW SCHOOL YEAR ALWAYS MEANS CHANGE, but

this back-to-school season will look a bit different. Whether students are taught virtually

or in a classroom environment, it will create challenges for teachers, families and kids

alike. Kleenex® brand child wellness expert and board-certified attending family physician,

Deborah Gilboa, M.D., weighs in with her top tips for families to help prepare for the

upcoming school year.

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One thing in high demand for teachers this year is support from communities. It's important

to ensure teachers have the resources they need to lead student learning for both online and

in-person settings. Everything from basic supplies to materials that promote learning and

overall well-being can help kids manage stress, but teachers often need help acquiring those

supplies. That's why Kleenex® brand is donating up to $1.2 million in 2020 to fund requests

from teachers on the education nonprofit crowdfunding site DonorsChoose.

"When students have the resources they need to learn and stay well, achievement can thrive,"

said Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose. "This upcoming school year holds many

unknowns for educators, and we're grateful for this support from Kleenex® brand, which has

helped equip over 2,500 teachers and 176,500 students with materials they need to continue

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A big part of going back to school is getting into a new routine as a family and being flexible

knowing things will continue to change. Gilboa recommends introducing a similar school

schedule weeks before school starts,

so parents are able to help children

adjust and make changes as needed.

"Having kids practice what is

expected of them with these new

guidelines will help them feel more

prepared when it's time for school

to start," says Gilboa. "Whether it's

packing their backpack or starting the

morning with structured activities

such as reading or coloring, having

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around returning to school each year. In

these unprecedented times, those numbers

are expected to rise dramatically. According

to Gilboa, the biggest signs of stress to look

out for in kids include behavior, sleep and

appetite changes, difficulty with normal

communication, or not enjoying things they

normally do.

"Kids will pick up on their parents' stress

leading up to the school year, so it's important

to remember to manage your stress and

reactions appropriately," said Gilboa. "To

help understand your kids' true feelings, ask

questions to encourage them to share good

and bad experiences. This way, when your

child is going through something stressful,

they have the practice and expectation that

they can talk about it with their parents."

Parents can start by encouraging kids to share

a couple of good things that happened in the

day, and also a challenge. Questions could

include: "What moment made you smile

today?" or "Tell me about a moment you wish

you could erase."

This school year will feel overwhelming,

but taking extra time to understand and

communicate with kids and their teachers

will help everyone feel more in control and

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PROVIDING HOPE,

COMPASSION AND CARE

Hospice is there when—and for whatever—

patients need

BY ABIGAIL THORPE

PHOTOS COURTESY OF BGH COMMUNITY HOSPICE

For more than 30 years, volunteers, nurses and others from Bonner

and Boundary counties have partnered with individuals and

their loved ones on their hospice journey. They’ve celebrated

anniversaries, birthdays, weddings and celebrations of life—from boat

trips on Lake Pend Oreille to special dinners and tattoo parties.

“We have helped our patients capture their life stories in writing, helped

them leave lasting memories on video for their children, and more,” says

Tami Feyen, RN director of the Bonner General Community Hospice.

Bonner Community Hospice has a rich community history—it first

started as a grassroots, all-volunteer organization in late 1985, followed

by the founding of the Boundary County volunteer hospice to the

north in 1987. Six years after its start, in December of 1991, the Bonner

Community Hospice successfully became a medical hospice and joined

with Bonner General Hospital to become the community’s only not-forprofit

Medicare-certified hospice program.

In 1994, Boundary County Hospice volunteers merged with Bonner

Community Hospice to collaborate together and provide optimum

care to residents of both counties—forming the Bonner General Health

Community Hospice that we know it as today.

“Our deep sense of commitment to every individual in our community

is evident in all we do,” explains Feyen. The hospital board is committed

to supporting hospice, making it possible for the community hospice to

offer the highest quality, best community-based care they can.

Hospice provides hope, comfort and support for those with serious injury

or illness who are no longer seeking aggressive or curative treatment. Its

goal is to enhance an individual's quality of life, provide comfort for the

family and loved ones, and help individuals accomplish their last goals

and wishes.

Despite it often being viewed as “the last resort” because of its focus on

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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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ITS GOAL IS TO ENHANCE AN INDIVIDUAL'S QUALITY

OF LIFE, PROVIDE COMFORT FOR THE FAMILY AND

LOVED ONES, AND HELP INDIVIDUALS ACCOMPLISH

THEIR LAST GOALS AND WISHES.

end-of-life care, hospice is a service that seeks to support the needs of

someone with a life-limiting illness along their journey—not just at the

very end.

“The thing we hear most often is, ‘I wish we had made the choice for

hospice to come into our lives sooner,’” says Feyen. “When hospice

services are brought in late into an illness, the patient and their loved

ones do not experience the full benefit of the program and all it can truly

bring to enhance their lives.”

Hospice services are centered around supporting individuals and their

families in whatever way they need, whether that be helping to manage

physical symptoms, providing support as they navigate the journey,

helping to repair relationships with those estranged, or aiding in future or

financial planning to ease the burden of stress. “For those more isolated

at home or in facilities that may not have family nearby, hospice also

brings companionship and support that is very unique,” says Feyen.

Doctors and family may be hesitant to bring up hospice, fearing that

mention of it means they are giving up, but this couldn’t be farther from

the truth, explains Feyen. “For those with a life-limiting illness, hospice is

about hope, surrounding you with a commitment to support you in every

way to allow you to live your best life each day. Hospice serves to provide

the means, the tools, support and nurturing for those with life-limiting

illness to spend their days how, where and with whom they choose.”

Rather than a physical center or place, hospice is a holistic program

that meets patients right where they are at, and provides care directly in

the individual’s residence, whether that’s their home, an assisted living

facility or a skilled nursing facility.

Medical hospices like Bonner General Health Community Hospice rely

on a medical director, nurse practitioner, registered nurses, medical social

workers, spiritual support, certified nursing assistants, an administrative

team and many volunteers to provide the many services and level of care

they offer.

When an individual starts hospice, the care team partners with that

individual and his or her family to accomplish whatever is most

important to them.

“It is nothing short of an incredible honor and privilege to be invited

into someone's life during this time and to walk this journey with

them,” reflects Feyen. “The end-of-life journey looks different for each

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individual; each of us have different priorities and needs. Our team cares

deeply for our patients and their families and are appreciative for each life

we are able to touch in our work.”

Feyen and the hospice team have provided care for all ages—from infants

to 104-year-olds. Every single experience has been powerful and holds

memories. Some of the most memorable experiences are those where

patients’ dreams have come true in various ways, allowing them to live life

on their terms, spending their final months doing what is most important

to them and surrounded by those they love, says Feyen.

Beyond caring for patients and their loved ones during their end-oflife

journey, the hospice program offers a robust community support

program that includes services and activities that are not reserved for

those individuals and families directly receiving hospice services. These

include bereavement services, grief support programs, kids camp and

advance directives care planning.

“The educational events we provide to our community carry that initial

passion and heart for serving others that began with our volunteer roots

and continue to influence our program in all we do,” says Feyen.

For those seeking support or care, hospice is 100 percent covered by

Medicare, Medicaid and VA, as well as many private insurers, and

hospice care covers all medical care, medication, equipment and supply

needs related to an individual’s terminal illness.

Beyond the assistance insurance provides, Bonner General Health

Community Hospice holds various fundraising events to support those

client needs that remain and relies on donations to the nonprofit to heal

cover costs that are not met any other way. All donations are fully utilized

to meet client care needs.

Beyond donations, the hospice is supported by an incredible team of

volunteers and is always eager to welcome more. “Unique to our volunteer

program is an individualized volunteer vision plan that includes the

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Comfort by design in your home!

ability to create volunteer hours and roles that

are a match for individuals and their personal

schedule,” explains Feyen.

Initial and ongoing mentoring and training

is provided to volunteers, and there are many

opportunities for each individual to find

the perfect way to serve, whether it’s direct

client care, massage therapy, music ministry

or administrative support, and much more.

Each volunteer is an essential and integral

part of what makes Bonner General Health

Community Hospice the caring, hopeful and

service-filled organization that it is.

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“Each patient is unique, and each injury is unique,” says Mindy Murray,

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A Sandpoint native, Mindy opened the doors to Kauai Therapy & Wellness on Kauai,

Hawaii, in 2012. Providing her clients revolutionary physical, occupational, massage,

yoga and martial arts therapy, and witnessing the positive results her clients were

experiencing, she decided the time had come to return home to Sandpoint to share

her healing therapy services with the North Idaho community. She opened her second

location in Ponderay in April of 2018.

“I had a strong desire to return to my roots and give what I know I can to my community,

which is great healing services,” she says.

Mindy and her family left Sandpoint for the Hawaiian Islands when she was 12. More

than 30 years later, she would finally return “home” with her own family. “I brought my

hubby (who traded his surfboard for a snowboard), three kids and two dogs back home

here,” says Mindy. “We have a home in Sandpoint built on property that has been in my

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family since the ‘70s.” Her father owned Ricardo’s Pizza for years, while

her mother was an occupational therapist for Panhandle Home Health.

“We are so happy to have a clinic home here in Idaho to serve our

community in such a beautiful place!” she smiles.

The team at Kauai includes an occupational therapist, doctors of physical

therapy, licensed athletic trainer, personal trainer, licensed massage

therapist, and their billing and clinical coordinators.

Kauai Therapy & Wellness is also licensed to offer dry needling, a manual

therapy that uses very thin needles inserted in your muscle tissue.

It is used to stimulate neural, muscular and connective tissues for the

management of musculoskeletal conditions, pain and movement-related

impairments. Cold laser is another modality offered on-site. The lowintensity

laser therapy stimulates healing while using low levels of light.

Functional movement screening is also available. This screening tool

is not intended to diagnose but instead aims to identify imbalances in

mobility and stability during functional movements.

“I love connecting with people and seeing them get better. I love seeing

patients return to their prior level of function with a smile!” affirms

Mindy.

In most cases, there is no referral required from an MD, and they have

programs for those who would prefer not to use insurance in case of high

deductibles, out-of-state benefits or those who don’t have insurance.

In addition, they offer a financial hardship program. (Additional

information regarding insurance and pricing can be found on Kauai

Therapy & Wellness’ website at Kit-Therapy.com.)

In addition to their therapy services, Mindy and her team give back in

other ways as well. When Sandpoint endured that devastating fire last

year, she and her staff offered free therapy sessions to firefighters who

helped to extinguish the fire, as well as donated to the event in the

employees’ honor for the businesses that burned in the fire. The Kauai

team participates in Jacey’s Race; Kauai Therapy’s DPT (doctor of

physical therapy) volunteers for the Fly Fishing Program for youth at

North 40; and Mindy is devoted to teaching Sunday School.

Mindy and her team find it important to give back to the community

they call home; the community that has shown them support since first

opening their doors to Kauai Therapy & Wellness. And at the end of each

day, Mindy finds fulfillment in the work they are able to accomplish and

attributes the success of her business to God. “His hand is in all of this.”

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WHAT IS IT AND WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?

When Sciatica Strikes

By Mindy Murray, Occupational Therapist, Kauai Therapy & Wellness

Forty percent of the population is expected to suffer from sciatica

during their lifetime. If you are affected by sciatica, you already

know how debilitating the pain and discomfort can be and how

unexpectedly it can arrive, whether you’re sitting, standing,

moving—even when you’re sleeping!

There is nothing worse than an unexpected sharp when just reaching out a

certain way; it can almost make you want to drop to your knees. It can ruin

your night, making it impossible to sleep, and what’s worse, you wake up

cranky, making your day just miserable. It can stop you from enjoying daily

simple tasks, making you frustrated, forcing you to take more pain pills than

you would care to admit.

Top 3 causes your back pain is screaming for help:

1. Herniated Disc. A herniated disc refers to a problem with one or more of

the rubbery cushions (discs) between the individual bones (vertebrae) that

stuff up to make your spine. This may result in pain, numbness or weakness

in your arm or leg.

Symptoms of herniated disc(s) may include pain when bending forward,

increased pain with sitting/driving, pain that travels from the back down the

leg and pain relief when bending backward.

Pain may be described as tingling, numbness, burning sensation down

the leg.

2. Arthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Stenosis. This is the narrowing of

the open spaces within your spine to your arms and legs. Spinal stenosis

occurs most often in the lower back and neck, and can sometimes occur

with no signs or symptoms. However, when symptomatic, pain from spinal

stenosis can be described as tingling, numbness, burning sensation, muscle

weakness, and problems with normal bladder and bowel function.

HEALTHY TIP

MAKE TIME TO PLAY AND RELAX

As the kids are once again busy with school, homework and

studying, remember to be mindful of their physical and mental

health. Each day, set aside time for them to get outside to play

and exercise, as well as time to relax and mentally unwind from

the busy day. Parents, you can take this advice as well.

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BRINGING THE SUNSHINE

TO SANDPOINT

SACROILIITIS CAN

BE DIFFICULT TO

DIAGNOSE BECAUSE

IT CAN BE MISTAKEN

FOR OTHER CAUSES

OF LOWER BACK

PAIN.

• Physical Therapy

• Hand Therapy

• Medical Massage Therapy

Additional Services

• Arthritis Relief Program

• Yoga Therapy

• Pain Relieving 830 Cold Laser

• Vertigo/Dizziness

• Sports Injuries

• Dry Needling

Symptoms of spinal stenosis may include pain

with long periods of standing and walking, and

pain that comes on with standing and walking,

and relief from sitting.

3. SI Joint/Pelvic Dysfunction. This is the

inflammation of one or both of your sacroiliac

joints, situated where your lower spine and pelvis

connects. Sacroiliitis can cause pain in your

buttocks or lower back and can extend down one

or both legs. Prolonged standing or stair climbing

can worsen the pain.

Sacroiliitis can be difficult to diagnose because it

can be mistaken for other causes of lower back

pain. It’s been linked to a group of diseases that

cause inflammatory arthritis of the spine. Causes

of SI joint/pelvic dysfunction can come from

a trauma or fall and landing on your bottom,

contact sports, and pregnancy (both before and

after birth). Symptoms include pain with sitting,

getting in/out of the car, pelvis, buttocks, hip and/

or groin pain, or even pain rolling over in bed,

which in turn disturbs sleep patterns. Chronic

SI joint pain symptoms can make it difficult to

perform common daily tasks and can affect every

aspect of your life.

How to stop your back from screaming! Here

are a few remedies for sciatica pain:

• The Revolutionary 830 Cold Laser. Cuttingedge

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eliminate pain, speed up healing and depolarize

painful nerves. Furthermore, influencing pain

modulators (stress, anxiety and sleep) gives

successful pain relief with no pain medication.

• MultiFunctional Movement Therapy.

This therapy stops pain, increases strength,

confidence and agility through specialized

movements proven to rapidly resolve sciatica

pain and other issues.

• Dry Needling Therapy. Dry needling is a very

effective form of manual therapy that uses very

thin needles inserted in your muscle tissue.

Many conditions that were traditionally hard

to treat including sciatica pain are now treated

successfully by dry needling.

All of these natural healing options, including

cutting-edge technology, are provided in one

package at Kauai Therapy & Wellness - Ponderay.

Want to learn more? Attend our free Sciatica/Back

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your own every day. Patients can’t believe how

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• How to prevent your back from getting worse

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HYDRAFACIAL®

An efficient, result-producing treatment

for all skin types

BY KRISTIN CARLSON, MEDICAL ESTHETICIAN

REFINED AESTHETICS MED SPA, PLLC

It is probably the most common question in the

aesthetic community: Is there a treatment that

is quick, painless, and has no downtime? I’ll be

honest, this has made me chuckle over the last

few years. I’ve worked with a few different modalities

in my aesthetic career: lasers, radio frequency, intense

pulse light (IPL), different strengths of chemical peels.

They are all effective, wonderful options, producing

great results. But I have been hearing about this

certain treatment for several years and have finally

experienced it for myself, and I’m choking on my

proverbial chuckles. It works, it's relaxing, quick and

painless, and there is no downtime! Drumroll please

… The HydraFacial®.

Developed in Southern California in the late ‘90s,

the HydraFacial® Company has become the leading

aesthetic device manufacturer. Similar in theory to

microdermabrasion, the HydraFacial® resurfaces

the top layer of skin cells, but uses water to exfoliate

those layers of skin, creating a less abrasive treatment,

suitable for all skin types. The basic three-step process

cleanses, exfoliates and extracts dead skin cells (that’s

right, it removes blackheads without squeezing,

pinching and poking!), while “bathing” the skin in

hydrating, antioxidant and peptide-packed serums.

The process is referred to as “hydradermabrasion,”

a dermatological procedure which combines

simultaneous dermal infusions of medicinal products

and crystal-free exfoliation (Wikipedia). The device

and procedure, while not new, have been regularly

upgraded and streamlined since its creation, making

for a surprisingly efficient, result-producing treatment.

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Refined Aesthetics

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What is so special about this treatment?

Other than the ease of treatment and zero downtime,

the HydraFacial® is unique in its ability to treat all

skin types. Other than a few contraindications,

this treatment can target problem areas for all ages.

Everything from fine lines and wrinkles, elasticity,

skin texture, discolorations from sun damage,

enlarged pores, congested and acne-ic skin issues

can all be treated with the HydraFacial®. It is great

for teens experiencing hormonal breakouts, men

with enlarged pores, and mature skin with a loss

of elasticity. What I love most about this treatment

is all skin concerns can be addressed with slight

modifications in the treatment. I’ve now treated

clients from preteens to women in their 70s and

can produce great results with each!

What is the treatment like?

The signature HydraFacial® is broken down into

three steps: 1. Cleanse + Peel: resurfaces the

outermost layers of the epidermis which holds on

to dead skin cells and debris; 2. Extract + Hydrate:

removes those debris (remember what I said about

painless removal of blackheads?) with suction

while simultaneously nourishing the skin; 3. Fuse

+ Protect: pumps all the good stuff back into your

skin including hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and

peptides for the ultimate glow factor!

Enhancements called boosters can be added on to

a signature treatment to target specific concerns,

keeping with the same ease of treatment, and

adding only a few minutes to your total treatment

time. Boosters target and enhance those conditions

which need, well, an extra “boost”: stubborn sun

or age spots, pesky fine lines, and the use of growth

factors for collagen production. Other quick addons

include the HydraFacial® Perk for the eyes and

lips; plumping the lips and refreshing the eyes.

There are so many great treatments out there.

Choosing what is best for you is a conversation you

should have with your aesthetic provider based

on your skin concerns. I still have many favorite

treatments which I will continue to use on myself

and my clients, but if your life is too full to carve

out some downtime, the HydraFacial® is a great

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CHOOSING A PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER

WHAT IS A PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER, AND WHY DO I NEED ONE?

By Kristin Carlson, Marketing Specialist, Bonner General Health

When a non-emergent health issue arises, a primary care

provider (PCP) will most likely be your first call. A PCP

typically manages your overall health and wellness. You

go to this person when you are sick, having symptoms

of illness and for a referral.

A primary care doctor, physician assistant (PA) and nurse practitioner (NP)

can all serve as your PCP. The main differences are the level of education and

areas of training. However, they are all unique in their ability to diagnose and

treat a wide range of health concerns.

Many feel they are in overall good health and do not need a primary care

provider. “If I get sick, then I’ll call a doctor.” Having someone you have

already established yourself as a patient with leaves the guessing out of where

to go when you don’t feel well. Also, it may be challenging to get in right away

if you are coming in as a new patient.

What are the benefits?

Your long-term health: Seeing your PCP regularly typically leads to more

preventative screening, wellness exams and the management of chronic

conditions if and when they arise. Things such as high blood pressure, type 2

diabetes, mammograms and immunizations help generate health longevity,

promoting sustained and improved quality of life.

Builds a trusting relationship with your provider: The more regularly you

see your PCP, the more familiar they become with your health history, habits

and conditions. Routine appointments promote trust and comfort, as does

seeing a familiar face when talking about the intimate details of your health.

Having a trusted medical professional in your life could also be beneficial

when it comes to a referral for specialty care for you or a family member.

Saves time and money: In most cases, a wellness exam, which is typically

an annual appointment with your primary care provider to prevent or catch

health issues early on, is almost always 100 percent covered by insurance. An

appointment with your PCP can allow you the opportunity to discuss several

topics of concern and seek advice or treatment for more than one issue—

saving you time. It is also an opportunity to have routine screenings and talk

about any new concerns. Catching or preventing future health issues can save

you from more extensive, costly and potentially life-threatening conditions

and treatments in the future.

What type of primary care provider is right for me?

We now know a primary care provider can cover a wide variety of conditions

and help to diagnose and refer you for those needing a specialist. Within the

category of PCPs, there are different types to consider, which may be most

beneficial to you. Some PCPs operate under a family practice model, where

your entire family can be seen and treated. Others may focus on women’s

health, pediatrics, adult or elderly patients.

Not sure where to start?

First, check with your insurance company for a list of providers who accept

your insurance plan. Word of mouth is another excellent resource. Ask

friends and family that you trust who they use for their PCP. If you have a

specific condition, search for a PCP who specializes in it. Initiating a patientprovider

relationship can put you on the path to a long, healthy, hassle-free

health-care experience.

For a full list of services offered by Bonner General health, visit

BonnerGeneral.org.

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Family Practice

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NOURISHING

FERTILITY

Holistic preparation for

conception and pregnancy

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

Jessica Youngs L.Ac.Embodied Virtue

Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine

IN CHINESE

MEDICINE, THE

PHILOSOPHY OF

HEALTH AND

LONGEVITY IS

ROOTED IN THE

CONCEPT OF A

WELL-TENDED

GARDEN.

When the decision is made to

conceive a baby, there is often

much celebration, excitement and

focus on preparing the external

environment that will house the newborn. The

spare bedroom gets a fresh coat of paint and

becomes the nursery; ample new baby gear is

purchased; and soon-to-be grandparents are

ready and waiting. However, the mother’s body,

the primary environment that baby will grow in,

is often neglected besides supplementation with

prenatal vitamins and routine checkups.

In traditional wellness practices, there is no such

thing as preparing for conception or optimizing

fertility. This is because for a woman’s entire

life her body has already been cultivated and

supported to have vibrant health and therefore

abundant fertility, as fertility is simply the fullest

expression of our health and vitality. Our culture

stands in direct opposition to this, as women

are expected to work a demanding schedule,

maintain the home, and are commonly sleep

deprived and overfed yet undernourished.

Suddenly, it’s time to make a baby without the

proper preparations in place in baby’s first true

home, and a soon-to-be mother is scouring

Google and blogs for all the answers.

This lack of preparation sets the stage for fertility

issues, anxiety during pregnancy and postpartum

depletion. Only if the body is well nourished prepregnancy

will she be able to sustain new life

both during pregnancy and postpartum during

breastfeeding. Not only is this preparation

supportive for a vital pregnancy and postpartum

period, but also for an easier birth and a robust

newborn.

Modern science graciously parallels this ancient

wisdom with the discovery that both the egg and

sperm require three months’ time to develop

in the potential parents. With this knowledge,

it becomes essential that both parents consider

their health, diet, lifestyle, and exposure to

trauma and toxins—especially during this

preconception window. Healthier eggs and

sperm inherently mean a healthier child from

the moment of conception onward through the

rest of their life.

In Chinese medicine, the philosophy of health

and longevity is rooted in the concept of a welltended

garden. We must regularly see to the

garden of our health with the depth of care that

a devoted gardener would provide, tending to

our earth in preparation for planting and for the

future fruit that garden will bear. The best soil has

been tended to for years before sprouting its first

seed.

Pregnancy Preparation Guide:

• Gauge your current health and well-being:

How stressed and how well-rested are

you? How well do you eat? Do you have an

established self-care practice?

• Recognize your surroundings and support

systems: Who is available to support you

through this time? Who can help you ensure

you get the rest and nourishment you need?

• Connect with your fertile feminine body:

What is the quality and health of your monthly

cycles? How well attuned are you with your

fertility?

• Seek well-informed support: Chinese

medicine supports the mother-to-be through

acupuncture, herbal medicine and lifestyle

changes to help ensure a vibrant pregnancy, an

abundant mama and a nourished baby.

Jeff Pufnock and Jessica Youngs are the owners of

Embodied Virtue Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine,

located at 307 Church Street, in Sandpoint,

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email info@embodiedvirtue.com or visit

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A HEALTHY DIET

FOR OUR KIDS

HOW TO SELECT FOODS THAT SUPPORT

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEVELOPMENT

BY SCOTT PORTER, SANDPOINT SUPER DRUG

We all want our kids to be healthy and have the resiliency

to weather seasonal colds and flus. Everyday physical

activities and development of a child’s mental and

brain health, as well as immune function, can be

greatly affected by what they eat. And, just as importantly, what they

don’t eat.

A diet full of junk food is not going to help our kids perform well

at school. It can even lead to emotions and behaviors that will cause

challenges in and out of the home. But there are varying philosophies

in regard to what to consider junk.

The healthy stuff always starts with plenty of vegetables. This means

a variety of colors, shapes and textures. I’ve not seen one study or

report that claimed these were bad for kids. Sweet potatoes, carrots,

snap peas, asparagus, bell peppers, cabbage, kale, squash and cherry

tomatoes are all rich in phytonutrients vital to a developing body and

brain.

There are many other options, but limit the starchy ones that tend

to turn into sugar when over cooked. Raw vegetables can be hard to

digest, so slight cooking will help the body break these down into

valuable nutrients. French fries and potato chips don’t count.

Some fruits in small quantities are important. The problem here is that

kids tend to go for the sweet stuff and overdo it. Focus on low-sugar

fruits like blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries. Stay

clear of smoothies, juices and sweetened dried fruits. It goes without

saying that sweeteners should be severely limited.

Whole grains are great and include rice, oatmeal, quinoa, millet and

buckwheat. These are the ones you cook yourself, not something that

says whole grain on the box. Crackers, cakes, cereals, cookies and

breads do not count in my book. These are all fun—but not healthy.

Any type of food made out of flour is not going to be high on my list

to feed to kids.

Nuts and seeds are good snack-type foods. Walnuts, pecans, cashews,

almonds and sunflower seeds are easy to grab for a quick refuel. Peanut

butter with added oils and sweeteners is not what I’m talking about.

Candy bars are a no-no.

Fats and proteins are easily derived from clean meat and fish. If you

are vegetarian, another route is needed. But for the rest, stick with

grass-fed meats and wild fish. Olive and coconut oil are fine. Processed

meats have too many additives to be considered healthy. Fast-food

hamburgers and pepperoni pizza come with flour and preservatives

that just mess up the gut.

I’m also OK with eggs, beans, yogurt and some cheeses. Food

sensitivities and allergies should always be taken into consideration

though. Some kids need to be gluten free, while others are served

by avoiding lectins, nightshades and particular forms of dairy. An

elimination diet can help to track those down.

Many common health issues can be avoided by considering what

we feed our kids—repeated ear infections, acid reflux, skin rashes,

diarrhea and constipation, dizziness, poor sleep, confusion and fatigue.

Food first will always be my motto. Unfortunately, we won’t get

enough of some of the nutrients our children need from food alone. I

still consider probiotics, vitamin D, minerals, B vitamins and omegas

important nutrients to supplement.

Scott Porter, a functional medicine pharmacist, is the director of the

Center for Functional Nutrition at Sandpoint Super Drug.

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FROM PASSION PROJECT

to the Family Business

BLACK BELT PROFESSOR ESTABLISHES BONNERS FERRY

AS WORLD JIU-JITSU DESTINATION

BY DAN AZNOFF

PHOTOS BY JON BROWN PHOTOGRAPHY

AGE IS A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE.

For Sam Brown of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, the age of 39 is just a number.

“I still train regularly and compete when I can,” he explained with a quick smile. “Just not quite as much as when I was younger and

healthier.”

In 2015, Brown opened his small studio in Bonners Ferry. His dream was to eventually grow into a larger facility where he could

combine his personal experience working in traditional gyms with the Jiu-Jitsu training they were already doing.

That vision became reality seven months ago when Brown opened the doors to, what he described as, “a different kind of gym.”

His overall plan had always been to provide world-class martial arts instruction with alternatives for fitness workouts in a family

friendly environment.

Shortly after opening five years ago, Brown found himself searching for another—much larger—site where he could offer more than

just Jiu-Jitsu. His time and dedication eventually resulted in the grand opening of his dream, the APEX Fitness and Martial Arts gym.

In the short time since the unique fitness center began to welcome students to the facility built to his exacting specifications, the martial

arts gym has expanded to include separate areas for boxing and grappling in addition to family oriented workouts. His wife, Diana,

also teaches Zumba.

Sam and Diana first met in New Hampshire—where Sam is from and where Diana was attending college on a student visa from Bogota,

Colombia. The couple were married while they were still in New England before they traveled together to visit her in her hometown

of Bogota.

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Last Stop

Prior to meeting his spouse, Brown had traveled to Rio De

Janeiro, Brazil. This is where his Jiu-Jitsu journey began and

his love for the art started.

“I could have lived there forever,” he said. “Beautiful city.

Beautiful people.”

Brown said he stayed in Brazil “until he could not afford to

stay any longer.”

He returned to New England, met and married Diana and

started to search for an American city where he and his bride

could establish their first home. The idea to visit the town of

Bonners Ferry—more than 2,500 miles from where he was

born and raised—was based on a recommendation from his

father, who had been impressed with the small town when

he had visited the area years before.

Brown admitted the charming rural community where he

has chosen to live is “night-and-day” from the crowded

cities of the South American country that his wife grew up

in and the busy East Coast where he had spent his younger

years.

Professor

Known in his gym as “Professor,” the second-degree black

belt explained that he had achieved the title, which is earned

one year after getting your black belt if you’re teaching Jiu-

Jitsu.

“It is considered an honor,” he explained. “A teacher is a

revered position in the Brazilian culture. The position I hold

as the head of my team is not one that I take lightly.”

Having a family and a business in the small-town

environment is something that Brown has enjoyed

thoroughly—and he never plans to leave. He often expresses

the wish that he had been born and raised in this area and

loves the fact that his kids will grow up in such a beautiful

and friendly town.

Brown explained that the decision to move West was made

not long after the birth of their daughter.

Sam and Diana have three children who all began training

in martial arts before their fifth birthdays. Their 13-yearold

daughter Sofia has taken part in Jiu-Jitsu competitions

for more than six years. She has “won many competitions,”

according to her proud father.

The couple’s two boys—Sam Jr., 8, and 6-year-old Solomon—

are currently training and competing in Jiu-Jitsu as well as

refining their skills on the finer points of Taekwondo.

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“They are both super athletic,” Brown said with a wide smile.

“But I think they really enjoy the finer aspects of kicking and

screaming.”

The design, equipment and layout of the interior of the

APEX Fitness and Martial Arts gym, he said, would fit in

with some of the most respected facilities in any big city. All

of the equipment is state of the art. One wall is covered with

a 40-foot canvas mural that spans the mountain ranges from

the peaks that loom over the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro

to the Rockies and the Bitterroot Mountains that dominate

the skyline over Montana and Idaho.

The same mural that hangs proudly inside the APEX also

honors the legacy of the martial art of Jiu-Jitsu with images

of the individuals who helped establish the art’s unique

moves and techniques.

The images on the wall also depict illustrations of his friend

and mentor, Sylvio Behring. Mestre Sylvio Behring is a

world-class fighter from Brazil who has established Jiu-Jitsu

training centers around the world. Each of Sylvio’s training

centers is staffed with black- and brown-belt athletes who

teach in the style of the Jiu-Jitsu Master.

Pedigree

Behring is the son of ninth-degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Grand

Master Flavio Behring. The entrepreneurial son holds an

eighth-degree red and black belt in Jiu-Jitsu as well as a black

belt in Judo.

Widely regarded as one of the top grappling instructors of

his generation, Sylvio began his career training under the

tutelage of ninth-degree Grand Master Alvaro Barreto. He

advanced quickly to become one of Barreto’s top students.

Sylvio has also been credited with the development of Jiu-

Jitsu in diverse regions of Brazil from Sao Paulo to Porto

Alegre. His late brother, Marcelo Behring, has also been

recognized as an important pioneer in the evolution of the

martial art. Brown took a moment from admiring the mural

on the wall of the APEX studio to appreciate the years of

dedication the images represent. “It is really cool to just step

back and appreciate the artistry and the history that went into

the mural,” Brown proudly. “It could really be considered the

Mt. Rushmore of Jiu-Jitsu.”

Home Base

The mountains of Idaho displayed on the murals also played

an important role in the second-degree black belt’s decision

to establish a Jiu-Jitsu center in what seemed like an unlikely

location for the American center for instruction.

For a year, when Brown first moved to Idaho, he said he

would make the 70-minute drive to Sandpoint, Idaho, to

teach. At that time, the gym in Sandpoint did not have a

black belt in residence.

“After a year, I decided to open up a school in Bonners

Ferry so I could stop making that long drive,” he laughed.

“Once the school turned out to be successful, my plan was

underway.”

Brown said he was honored to have Mestre Sylvio Behring

present for the APEX grand opening in February. He

described the seven months leading up to the grand opening

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of the new APEX location as “some of the hardest work we have ever

done.”

In the days before COVID, Brown explained that Sylvio had visited with

American students in the Idaho town on a regular basis to lead seminars

for a growing number of students who made the long drive to learn from

the master. The Jiu-Jitsu team based in Bonners Ferry, said Brown, draws

on students of the sport from as far away as Sandpoint in Idaho and the

towns of Troy and Libby in Montana.

the outskirts of town. He explained that he could have selected a smaller

space, which would have required less buildout. But in the end, he chose

a bigger project knowing that it would allow him to bring his vision from

the drawing board to reality.

“This is my ideal situation. I spend my days in the gym that I built, where

I am able to share the knowledge and the skills that have been passed on

through the efforts of some of the grand masters of the sport that I love,”

said Brown.

“Master Sylvio is like family. I do not think

the people of Bonners Ferry realize that a

legend in the world of Jiu-Jitsu is coming to

their town twice every year to train with our

students,” said Brown.

“Personally, I have been extremely grateful

for all of his help and the investment that he

has made in me over the years.”

Finding the right space for a world-class

facility in Bonners Ferry was a more complex

challenge than Brown had imagined. He

toured several prospective sites before

accepting the challenge to build the gym he

had always envisioned.

The search for an expanded gym took him

inside several abandoned buildings and to

“I am doing

it all in this

unbelievably

beautiful place.

This is my

dream.”

“And I am doing it all in this unbelievably

beautiful place,” he concluded. “This is my

dream.”

More information on the APEX Fitness and

Martial Arts gym on Main Street is available at

ApexFitGym.com.

Dan Aznoff is a freelance writer based in

Mukilteo, Washington. He was a finalist for a

Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the toxic waste

crisis in California and has received acclamation

for his articles on energy and the plight of

homeless seniors. Aznoff is the author of three

books that document colorful periods of history

in the history of Washington state. He can be

reached directly at da@dajournalist.com.

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FALL

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With the leaves beginning to turn and

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the arrival of fall invites a breath of fresh air

and a feeling of renewal in many aspects of

life. The closet is no exception.

In 2020, the season’s trending looks will invite old favorites back

into the spotlight with a new twist. Tailored silhouettes, familiar

patterns and new takes on classic pieces will bring a sense of

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From bold accents to fresh colors, the fall fashion of 2020 invites

you to choose your level of change from your usual attire. Read

on to discover the season’s top trends.

Glitzy Metallics. This season, give a few of your staple items a new

twist with a touch of heavy metal. Pieces like collared blouses,

cardigans and purses will find their edge with accents of metallic,

sequins and sparkles, many toeing the line between daywear and

playwear. The metallic trend can be played up or down; embrace

the look with a full-metal sequin dress, bodysuit or button-down

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Gold and silver chains are dominating the spectrum of accessories

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Fur Fantasy. While the weather patterns are always unpredictable

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Back to School. Going back to school will be in style for all ages

this fall, with a renewed appreciation for collegiate-inspired

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a return to school-girl chic. Reach for fitted items in navy, white and gold, or layer with a tailored collared jacket, collegiate sweater or cardigan to

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Sweater Vests. An extension of the academia-inspired trend, a major player in this fall’s complete wardrobe is the sweater vest. With jewel-toned knits

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Lots of Leather. Does leather ever really go out of style? Though a familiar classic, the leather trend is expanding to include more than the classic biker

jacket this fall. Keep your staples, but don’t be afraid to level up your leather with head-to-toe options including leather trousers, tops and lengthy

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If you’ve been waiting for a chance to try something new with this always-fashionable medium, take your chance this season. Go for versatile pieces

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with a swingy skirt and matching cropped jacket, or take the

equestrian-inspired look by matching a fitted blazer with

trousers tucked into riding boots.

Just as easily, you can take the trend one piece at a time, rounding

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View the changing leaves. Scenic drives are spectacular during this time

of year. From Gig Harbor to Bonners Ferry, Sandpoint and Coeur d’Alene,

there are many opportunities to experience the autumn foliage. Head to

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in Washington on scenic state

routes 542, 20, or toward Leavenworth by way of the Steven Pass Scenic

Byway to see the colors unfold in Eastern Washington.

The Selkirk, Cabinet and Purcell Mountains in North Idaho offer some

stunning opportunities to view the changing colors. Drive through the

Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge or along the Pend Oreille National

Scenic Byway to take in the views. If you don’t have the time for a day

drive, wander local parks or gardens like the Finch Arboretum in Spokane

on foot for breathtaking color and foliage right outside your back door.

Visit a cidery. Where there are apples, there is cider. Stop by one of the

many cideries in Washington or North Idaho to sample some of the

region’s finest creations. Various cideries in the growing region of Green

Bluff are a short drive from Coeur d’Alene, or stop by the local North

Idaho Cider company in Coeur d’Alene to sample ciders ranging from

traditional fresh apple to more adventurous flavors like Hoppy Mango or

Strawberry Lemon. Nearby Seattle and Gig Harbor, visit Finnriver Farm

& Cidery for some fresh organic draft ciders that provide the best of what

the season has to offer.

Make a pie. With fewer public events and activities taking place, now is

the perfect time to hone your pie-baking skills. Grab a friend or family

member and learn how to make the perfect apple pie. Even if baking isn’t

your forte, there are many online or print resources that can help. Now

might be the perfect time to take a pie-baking class like those offered by

the Farm Pie School of Lil Punkin Pie Co. out of Coeur d’Alene. Whether

you stay home or head to the farm to learn, this could be the year you

master the art of pie making—and have some fun with someone special

along the way.

Experience a fall fest. Whether it’s Oktoberfest or Autumn Leaf Fest, fall

festivals have added some seasonal fun spirit to each of our communities

for years. This year may look a little different, and many festivals are

canceled or postponed, but keep an eye out to see if some local favorites

may still be happening. Fall Fest at Schweitzer Mountain is an annual

Sandpoint tradition that brings visitors in from all over. Enjoy some

brews outside, take in the scenery and celebrate the season. Or make

it an overnight trip and head out for somewhere like Leavenworth,

Washington, where the Bavarian style makes the perfect place for its

annual Oktoberfest and Autumn Leaf Festival.

Attend a soup cook-off. Each year Sandpoint restaurants and cooks vie

for the Golden Ladle at SoupTember, where the best soup wins the day.

While many public chili and soup coo-offs may not be happening this

year, you can still host your own with close friends and family outside

(socially distanced), or unite the neighborhood for a contact-free soup

share, where you each surprise someone with a tasty fall dinner.

Whatever your fall plans may hold, we hope you get outside, enjoy the

autumn breeze and take some time to experience the changing of the

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Mulled Wine

• 1 bottle red wine (shiraz, merlot, pinot noir)

• 2 cups apple cider

• ½ to 1 cup brandy

• cinnamon sticks

• 1 orange cut into slices

• 6-8 whole cloves

• 8-10 peppercorns

Pour all ingredients into a large pot or slow

cooker. Simmer for 20 minutes. Remove cloves

and peppercorns from the mixture. Pour into

coffee mugs and garnish with an additional

fresh orange slice.

You don’t have to break into the cellar for this

concoction, as the spices and brandy will add

delicious flavors to even mid-level red wines.

Feel free to add additional spices and fruits to

really kick the flavor up a notch.

Patron XO Coffee/

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• 2 oz. Patron XO Café Liquor

• 5 oz. coffee or hot chocolate

• dash of cinnamon

• whipped cream (optional)

Pour ingredients together in a ceramic mug,

stir, top with whipped cream and sprinkle

with cinnamon.

People add all kinds of mixtures to coffee,

but this moderately priced liquor is a

great blend to any warm drink. Patron

Silver Tequila is blended with coffee and

chocolate to create a warming sensation

with a bit of zip.

Late Summer Fizz

• 2 oz. rye whiskey

• ½ oz. Pimm’s No. 1 Cup liquor

• ½ oz. sweet vermouth

• club soda

• ½ tsp. allspice

• ½ oz. apple cider

• squeeze of lemon

• pinch of sea salt

Add rye, cider and Pimm’s in a shaker over ice

and shake vigorously. Pour into old-fashioned

glass and add a splash of club soda. Float the

vermouth on top and follow with allspice,

lemon and salt.

This recipe is taken from “Whiskey Cocktails”

by Warren Bobrow. Pimm’s Cup No. 1 is

a British liquor that combines gin with

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Fall means it’s time to pack away the hard seltzers and clear liquors in favor of

deep-colored ales and amber-colored spirits. To give ourselves a little comfort

on a chilly afternoon or night, a warm cocktail or malty beer can be the perfect

pour for a quick relax. Here are just a few of our favorites for when the days get

shorter and the nights just a little colder.

Mint Julep 3 Fall Beers to Try Non-Alcoholic

Beer Option

• 2 oz. bourbon

• ¾ oz. simple syrup

• 2 large sprigs of mint

Combine sugar and half the mint in the

bottom of the glass and muddle gently. Add

bourbon and lots of crushed ice and gently stir

together. Top with additional mint leaves and

drink through a straw.

OK, so this isn’t truly a fall drink, but with

The Kentucky Derby being held in September

instead of May, let’s keep the tradition alive.

Woodford Reserve is the official bourbon of

the derby, but any high-end bourbon will do

just fine.

Cold Smoke Scotch Ale, Kettlehouse

Brewing. Available year-round but a favorite

of fall and winter outdoor enthusiasts,

this traditional Scotch ale has a cult-like

following amongst those who’ve experienced

it. You could describe it, but most just say,

“Man that’s good!”

Pecan Porter, Laughing Dog Brewing. This

imperial porter checks in at 8.1% ABV—so

be careful. The pecan flavor is very evident

without being overly sweet. A 4 malt

combination makes it a very unique beer.

Punkuccino, Elysian Brewing. One of

Seattle’s best-known brewers pumps out

many different varieties of pumpkin beer

each fall. This 6% medium-bodied ale

combines Stumptown Coffee with pumpkin,

and a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg. Night

Owl and The Great Pumpkin are two other

seasonal favorites.

• 4 parts Ritual Whiskey Alternative

• 1 part Bittermilk Bourbon Barrel

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There are many non-alcoholic beers and

wines available, and now several companies

are also mimicking spirits as well. Ritual’s

take on alternative whiskey contains allnatural

flavors of American oak, cane sugar,

Madagascar vanilla and Mesquite smoke,

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Kalispell, Montana, has a lovely small-town feel with its historic downtown but also has all the modern amenities you need for a

fall getaway amid a pandemic. Centrally located, Kalispell is in the heart of all you want to see and do in the area.

Where to Stay

When booking lodging during the COVID-19 pandemic, cleanliness and safety are tops on the list for evaluating a hotel. The

Homewood Suites in Kalispell follows the Hilton CleanStay program. Rooms are sealed to indicate they haven’t been accessed since they

were cleaned, and extra disinfection takes place on the top 10 high-touch areas such as doorknobs and light switches. You can also check

in and out with their digital key. Another thing to consider is having a place to stay that has more room and a kitchen. It is nice to have a

table you can sit at to enjoy takeout meals, and the kitchen is helpful for preparing a picnic lunch for a day in Glacier National Park. This

hotel is located near numerous restaurants and shops, as well as being a good central location for exploring the area.

Where to Eat

Western-themed food is the prominent style in the area. Think anything grilled or smoked and try meats other than beef. Elk and bison

are common on many menus around town. Food portions tend to be generous, so plan to share some items. Here are a few local places

worth checking out:

The Desoto Grill is a local family owned treasure of barbecue and hotrods. Housed in an old blacksmith shop, The Forge, and named

after the owner’s Grandpa Art’s 1954 Desoto, this place rocks. From a rowdy, fun atmosphere with both indoor and outdoor seating to its

outstanding food, it is worth making a visit. Make sure to order the Combo Platter, which gives you the choice of three meats and three

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and cheese can be jazzed up with bacon, a spicy grilled sausage or other

options. All sides are house made, which really makes a difference in the

quality of the food.

Hop’s Downtown Grill is a chef-owned restaurant in the historic

downtown. It is known for some of the best burgers in Montana including

beef, bison, elk and yak. The rest of the menu is eclectic with a variety of

comfort food options. Since we weren’t eating in, I went next door to

Brix Bottle Shop to purchase some local beer. They sell bottles and cans

individually, and the clerk helped me select some good regional choices.

Great service and a knowledgeable staff housed in a historic building.

My family loves breakfast, and on our trips we love to find that great diner

popular with the locals. Julie’s Center Street Café is just such a spot and

relatively undiscovered by tourists. It is the friendly type of place where

you will see people eating alone who come in for the company. Allow

plenty of time as the meals are cooked to order. The food is outstanding,

and the presentation is a nice surprise for a diner. My frittata came with

a sliced tomato arranged in a design on top, and the hash browns are

cooked flat for a nice crispy exterior and then rolled like an omelet, so

you get that crunch in every bite.

What to Do

People come to this area to visit Glacier National Park—and rightly so.

But there is so much more to see in the area. The State Parks in Montana

are the equivalent of National Parks with such stunning scenery and

much less crowded than Glacier National Park. Make sure to allow time

during your visit to explore other areas.

Glacier National Park is considered the crown jewel of the continent for

its stunning natural scenery and many glaciers. Due to COVID-19, you

can only enter the park on the west side. The Going-To-The-Sun road is

a highlight of any park visit and is currently open to Rising Sun, which is

a total of 43 miles. The park is extremely popular, so plan to get an early

start from Kalispell. I would be on the road no later than 6am. There are

limited facilities in the park, so be sure to pack a picnic and bring extra

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WHERE TO EAT

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Hop’s Downtown Grill - Facebook.com/HopsDowntownGrill

Brix Bottle Shop - BrixBottleShop.com

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Glacier National Park - NPS.gov/glac

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Northwest Montana Adventures

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Lone Pine State Park - StateParks.MT.gov/lone pine

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A less visited area of the park can be accessed through

the Camas Entrance. Exit the park here and then

take the gravel road to the Polebridge Mercantile.

This cute emporium is known for its great baked

goods including the famed Huckleberry Bear Claw.

From this area you can hike the Transboundary

Flathead River Interpretive Trail or continue past

Polebridge to the North Fork entrance to Glacier

National Park.

The Flathead National Forest has excellent views

of the Canadian Rockies, the Whitefish Range

and Glacier National Park. One of the best ways

to explore it is on an off-road all-terrain vehicle.

Try a Can-Am or Polaris rented from Northwest

Montana Adventures near Olney, Montana. They

have a variety of vehicles that will seat two to six

people. Based on the amount of time, the staff will

recommend where to go with maps provided. The

company, which is open year-round, also rents

snow machines in the winter.

For a less crowded experience, visit Lone Pine State Park. There are 7.5

miles of hiking trails that lead you to overlooks for stunning views of the

Flathead Valley and distant mountain ranges and lakes. Along the trails

are plenty of places to stop, relax and enjoy the peaceful environment

of the park. Picnic tables are available, and they are all nicely separated

for social distancing. The Visitors' Center is newly remodeled and has

information on the history of the park and the ecology and wildlife of the

area. This is a beautiful park that is relatively undiscovered by tourists.

Both Kalispell and Whitefish have quaint walkable downtown areas with

cute local shops, galleries and restaurants. It’s a nice way to spend an

afternoon.

The Whitefish Mountain Resort has a variety of fun summer activities

that remain open on weekends in September. Take a one-way scenic

lift up the mountain and hike down. Other activities include mountain

biking, ziplining, an aerial adventure course and many more.

September is a great time to visit this area with the mild weather. Visit

DiscoverKalispell.com for more information.

Do your part not to spread COVID-19 while traveling. Wear a mask

and practice social distancing. Do not travel if any of your party shows

symptoms of the coronavirus or has had recent exposure to someone who

has the illness. Plan outdoor activities and picnics, and utilize takeout

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INGREDIENTS:

2 tbsp. avocado oil

1 lb. elk or beef burger

1 lb. ground hot sausage

1 medium red onion, chopped

4 large ribs of celery, chopped

5 cloves of garlic, minced

2 14.5 oz. cans fire-roasted tomatoes

6 oz. can tomato sauce

4 oz. can chopped green chilis

2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

4 tbsp. chili powder

2 tsp. cumin powder

2 tsp. Himalayan salt

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. onion powder

1 tsp. dried oregano

1 tsp. black pepper

1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp. smokey paprika

2 large dried bay leaves

METHOD:

• In a medium-sized cast-iron Dutch oven, heat avocado oil over

medium heat. Add burger, sausage, onion, celery and garlic.

• Cook until meat is done and vegetables are tender.

• Add the rest of the ingredients and cook for another 15

minutes.

• Reduce heat to a simmer for an additional 20 minutes.

• Serve warm and top chili with your favorite toppings like

cheddar cheese and scallions.

*Note: You can make this chili really spicy by adding hot peppers

or keep it mild by choosing mild peppers and/or leaving the

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Hwy 95 N Ponderay | 208.263.1381

www.sweetlousidaho.com

Sweet Lou’s RestauranT & TAP HOUSE

601 Front Ave. 208.667.1170 | DOWNTOWN Cda

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ENTERTAINMENT

What's happening

in September!

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PONDERAY

NEIGHBOR

DAY

A CELEBRATION OF COMMUNITY

By Abigail Thorpe

September 19 marks the fourth annual Ponderay Neighbor Day,

when the community is invited to come out and celebrate bringing

people together, connecting communities, and building shoreline

access for all to enjoy.

Co-hosted by the City of Ponderay and the Friends of the Pend

d’Oreille Bay Trail, the event will take place at Harbison Field behind

Hoot Owl from 1 to 6pm and is free for the public to attend. Enjoy

getting together with your neighbors, explore some great food, arts

and crafts from local vendors, and learn about local recreation and

connection projects.

This year residents are invited to learn more about the Front Yard

Project—a cleanup of the city’s shoreline property by Black Rock.

In addition to celebrating the connection of our communities and

residents, the event will include a beer garden provided by Sweet

Lou’s, food vendors, kids activities, live music, inflatables, a rock

climbing wall, pony rides and a petting zoo.

The event is sponsored in full by local businesses, and this year,

thanks to Avista’s support, rather than having to rely on generators,

the event will have full power access at the city site.

Food vendors are invited to join at no cost—there is a $50 refundable

deposit to hold your spot. If you would like to participate as a vendor

or sponsor the event, contact KayLeigh Miller at 208.265.5468 or

klmiller@ponderay.org.

Come out and enjoy some fun in the sun, support local businesses

and find out how you can be a part of helping to connect our

communities. For more information about sponsors or to learn

more about the event, visit CityofPonderay.org/ponderayneighbor-day.

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208.290.2793

www.torkelectric.com

POLE BUILDINGS • GARAGES • SHOPS • BARNS

NORTHWEST’S LARGEST

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ENTERTAINMENT

September

FOR EVENTS, VISIT SANDPOINTLIVINGLOCAL.COM.

1-

30

September

4-

11

September

20

SEPTEMBER IS SOUPTEMBER

1-30

Although the annual SoupTember: Battle of the Golden Ladle has

unfortunately been canceled this month, our restaurants and the work

SCRC does has not been! Sandpoint Community Resource Center

encourages the community to dine at their favorite area restaurants

and order a cup or bowl of whatever hot and delicious soup or chowder

local chefs are serving up! Our local restaurants need our support! And

remember that you are welcome to donate to SCRC anytime throughout

the year, as your donations go to help those in need by providing one-stop

access to many providers who will help those in need. SCRC is looking

forward to the return of SoupTember: Battle of the Golden Ladle in 2021!

For more information about Sandpoint Community Resource Center,

including their meal calendar, visit SandpointCommunityResource.com.

COVID SUCKS SUMMER 2020 FUNDRAISER

4-11

Support local businesses and raise money for the Greater Sandpoint

Chamber of Commerce during this fun, socially distanced fundraising

event. Registration is just $20, pick up your punch from the chamber

card and visit local participating Sandpoint businesses from September 4

through 11 to receive a stamp for your purchases. Once your card is filled,

bring it into the chamber to be entered for a chance to win one of the many

great prizes, like a season pass to Schweitzer Mountain or a growler a

month from MickcDuffs and Laughing Dog. Proceeds benefit the chamber,

and the event helps support local businesses during this time. For more

information, visit SandpointChamber.org.

13TH ANNUAL PATRIOTIC GOLF SCRAMBLE

September 20

Be sure to mark your calendars for Sunday, September 20, as Sandpoint

Elks hosts its 13th Annual Patriotic Golf Scramble at the Sandpoint Elks

Golf Course. Benefiting Bonner and Boundary county veterans, this fourperson

scramble, with the tournament limited to just 72 players, is open

to the public and includes green fees for an 18-hole round of golf, prizes

and dinner. Choose to be a corporate sponsor ($500), hole sponsor ($100),

four-person team ($240) or individual golfer ($60). There will be a 9am

shotgun start. To find out more about this year’s tournament, including

how to register and/or become a sponsor, you can reach out to Linda

Tatlock by calling 208.255.1405 or via email at ltatlock55@gmail.com.

* 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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To auction antiques and collectibles

PRE-VIEW AND PRE-

REGISTRATION

Friday, September 25th

Noon-5pm

DATE OF AUCTION

Saturday, September 26th

Starts at 9am

pre-view/registration 8-9am

JKERN AUCTION GROUP

of Ponderay Idaho

Auction Begins September 26 at 9am | 13% Buyers Premium | Cash / Credit | Parking Available | Food Vendor On-Site

LIQUIDATION AUCTION of Esther’s Antiques in Sagle, Idaho

Bob and Esther Ragan, Proprietors | 1863 Sagle Road, Sagle, ID 83860

National

Auctioneers

Association

For more information, pictures and updates, go to www.JKernAuctionGroup.com | 208.920.3286

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Free Consultation Our Services Guranteed Results

Contact us today for a FREE estimate!

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208.610.9903

akreenterprises13@gmail.com

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As a small, efficient company, we guarantee a

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Have us come out today to look at your land

to see what you would like done, and we will

give you our professional opinion.

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Each office is independently owner and operated

• Custom Flooring

and Boards

• Large Real Wood Beams - Up to

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• Decorative Mantles, Desktops,

Counters, etc

• House Logs

Call Today for your FREE No

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Your local hometown sawmill

Gary & Brandon reGehr

4355 Cow Creek Road Bonners Ferry, Idaho

208.267.1330 | www.tntbeams.com

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Auto • Home • Business

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

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

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

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

208.255.2686

337 Olive Avenue in Sandpoint | grizzly-glass.com

$

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Rent Everything Under the Sun!

“Built on a Foundation of Integrity and

Common Sense.”

Rent for Hour - Day - Week - Month

Hours: Mon-Sat, 7am-5pm | Closed Sundays

Consistently Reliable.

Over 35 yrs. of service. Consistently reliable equipment and

reasonable rates. No hidden charges or gimmicks (such as

damage waiver/damage insurance). Our Scheduled Preventative

Maintenance program ensures our equipment is safe, clean and

operates to factory specifications.

* Bring in this ad to receive 10% off any 1 day rental!

208.263.9531 | 612 Pine Street | Sandpoint, Idaho | www.sunrental-inc.com

Andy’s Frameshop

Formerly inside Ben Franklin

Sandpoint panoramas available!

ISA Certified Master Arborist. High Standards. Free Estimates.

208.610.4858 | www.skywalkertreecare.com

- Ready-Made - Custom -

- Pre-Cut Mats -

10% OFF

Festival Ready

and Barn Wood Frames in Stock! *Expires August 31, 2020

Tues-Fri 9:30-4:30 | Sat 10-3 | Sun-Mon Closed

208.255.1010

Pioneer Square - 819 Hwy 2, Suite 101, Sandpoint, Idaho

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Thank you

Sponsors & Supporters

The Rotary Club of Sandpoint is disappointed that we found it necessary to cancel the 2020 Chafe 150, but with the generosity of our sponsors and

registered riders, we are able to support after-school programs in the local school district and other Rotary projects throughout our community.

PRESENTING SPONSOR:

PLATINUM SPONSORS:

GOLD SPONSORS:

ORGANIZED BY:

BONNER COUNTY

DAILYBEE.COM

SILVER SPONSORS:

Best Western

Clif and Carol Warren

Edward Jones

Evergreen Realty

Hadley Sentinel Financial Mgt

Keokee

Matchwood

Mountain West Bank

Norman Ettinger

Northwest Auto Body

Out There Monthly

Percussionaire

Platte and Associates

Sandpoint Super Drug

Selle Valley Construction

SKO Design

Staples

Sweet Lou’s

The Reader

Tork Electric

Winter Ridge

BRONZE SPONSORS:

Alpine Shop

Arthur and Annie Pollock

Avista

Berg, Mclaughlin & Nelson, Chtd

Century West

Eve’s Leaves

Evergreen Home Loans

Ezy Dog

Hayden Brewing Company

Idagon Homes

Jack Parker

Jim Zuberbuhler

Kaniksu Health

La Quinta

Legacy Global Finacial Group, Inc.

Lewis and Hahn

Mountain Sky Signs and Printing

North Idaho Title

Pierce Auto Center

Sandpoint Furniture

SimulStat

Squeeky’s

Title One

Tomlinson Sotheby

U S Bank

SUPPORTERS:

Albertson Barlow Insurance

Another Screw Machine Products Company

Big Lake Recreation

Finan McDonald

First American

Hendricks Architecture

Idaho Pain Clinic

Idaho Pour Authority

Jim and Jeanine Asche

Larson’s Department Store

North Idaho Electric LLC

Northern Lights

Pend Oreille Veterinary Service

Pierce Smith

Sandpoint Property Mgt

Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Sewell Engineering

Six Star Automotive

Yokes

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT NEXT YEAR’S EVENT: CHAFE150.ORG

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Proven Track Record at

Keeping Propane Prices Low

CO-OP Gas & Supply Company has been your locally owned and operated

propane company since 2000. Our outstanding customer service and

attention to reasonable pricing has set us apart from all other propane

companies in the area.

If you are looking for a new propane company to supply all your propane

CO-OP Gas & Supply Company provides propane service to all of Bonner

and Boundary Counties.

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1201 Fontaine Drive

Ponderay, Idaho

208.263.3338

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L O C A L E X P E R T

WORLD - CLASS REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL

208-290-5888

Jackie@JackieSuarez.com

www.JackieSuarez.com

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

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

Every once in a while, a slice of old Sandpoint comes up for sale. 2100 Ontario Street is that

bit of once-upon-a--me, organic, family farmland. At 1.83 acres in desirable, South Sandpoint,

this property and The Yarden it includes, is a very rare find. Nestled between the bike path

that connects Ontario & Lincoln street to Highway 2, the Yarden and fruit orchard also border the

quickly growing Northview Estates subdivision. This property offers an unbelievable opportunity

to develop, as it is zoned for mull-family use. Shown by appointment only, please. $900,000

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

Come live the carefree lake lifestyle in this

1-bedroom cabin with a sleeping porch, all

in a prime locaaon just 2 miles to Sandpoint.

Arrive, relax and enjoy amazing sunsets

from the community dock, close to restaurants

and town. Weekly rentals are permitted.

$365,000

Two adjacent lots at the desirable Highlands on

the Hope Peninsula. Accessed by Red Fir Road,

Lot 8 features gently sloping topography, filtered

lake views and a high degree of privacy.

$219,000. Lot 7 is also available $199,000. Purchase

separately or combine for your estate.

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L O C A L E X P E R T

WORLD - CLASS REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL

208-290-5888

Jackie@JackieSuarez.com

www.JackieSuarez.com

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

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

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

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

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

golfers in the distance across the water on the 17th Green. Come experience resort living at The Idaho Club with world-class golf, new clubhouse

and plans for future marina. $940,000

Come build your dream house on this waterfront

lot with almost 100’ of rip-rapped frontage

ready for you to enjoy. While you build,

bring your RV and watch the river flow by on

this sunny, level, impeccably maintained lot

with private seppc system and 200 amp electric

service to the lot. Pilots, take note! $195,000

Bring your house plans to this prime 1 acre

building lot in Summer Haven, a subdivision

of fine homes. Located approximately 5

miles south of Sandpoint, you'll find this

treed corner parcel with community water,

natural gas, and electric uuliies available.

Subdivision covenants, condiions and restriccons

apply. $110,000

Absolutely Idaho - here's your mountain retreat

site! 5 acres with filtered views of Lake Pend

O'Reille that can be drasscally improved with

thinning. Come experience this peaceful, private

locaaon 17 miles to Sandpoint away from the

noise of everyday life. Accessed by a private

roads and perc tested. No CC&Rs. $59,000

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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A Team Approach to Wealth Management

Ronald Denova Joins

AGP Wealth Advisors

Accumulate.

Grow.

Protect.

As Chief Executive Officer of AGP Wealth Advisors, Randall Linde has been

recognized as a Barron’s Top 100 Independent Financial Advisor (2011-2019)

and is currently ranked 35 th out of 330,000+ advisors. AGP Wealth Advisors

is a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC.

Ronald C. DeNova, CKA®, APMA®, Financial Advisor

Contact me today: ronald.denova@ampf.com

Find us on Facebook

www.AGPWealthAdvisors.com | 208.366.5656 | 102 S. Euclid, Suit 203, Sandpoint, ID

Investment advisory products and services are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services,

LLC, a registered investment adviser. Member FINRA & SIPC.

The phrase Accumulate Grow Protect represents the AGP Wealth Advisors team mission and commitment as we strive to help you pursue your financial goals. We do this by helping

you develop an investment plan based on your goals, providing recommendations we believe have potential for appropriate growth, and helping you ensure that you and your

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