January 2021 Bonners Ferry Living Local

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January 2021 Bonners Ferry Living Local

JANUARY 2021

LIVING LOCAL

LET’S

JUMPSTART

A HEALTHY

2021

must

read!

THE CASINO TRAIL

Road-trip from Western Washington

to Northern Idaho

pg.16

A WHOLE

NEW WORLD

Local 6-year-old takes the

driver’s seat

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A FRESH START

T

he time has come. It’s what

many of us have been

longing for—for weeks,

if not months now. 2021

has arrived, and now is the time to put the

past behind us and say goodbye to 2020.

Though the ongoing effects of the pandemic

continue, it is up to each and every one of us

to begin anew, look to the future with fresh

eyes and open minds, and make this year

one to remember—for the right reasons.

Each year, we tend to set ourselves up for

failure, jotting down our many resolutions

for the new year, rather than our goals.

Set yourself up for a successful 2021 in

all aspects of your life. Personal goals.

Professional goals. No matter how small—

or big—these goals might be, if you continue

to work toward reaching them, only looking

forward—never back—toward the ultimate

prize, there’s a good chance you’ll succeed.

In our first issue of 2021, we have articles to

start your year off inspired, ready to embark

on your new 365-day journey. From ways

to incorporate healthy living into everyday

routines and popular lifestyle trends for

2021, to how to lay out realistic goals for

your personal and professional life, we've

compiled some wonderful information to

get you started on this year’s adventure to

success.

We at Like Media are grateful to have

the opportunity to continue to bring you

Bonners Ferry Living Local each month,

and we look forward to another year of

sharing all the wonderful local stories,

people and businesses that inspire us all

each and every day.

Happy New Year! Let’s make 2021 a year to

remember and look back on with pride.

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JANUARY 2021

must

read!

THE CASINO TRAIL

Road-trip from Western Washington

to Northern Idaho

LIVING LOCAL

LET’S

JUMPSTART

A HEALTHY

2021

pg.16

A WHOLE

NEW WORLD

Local 6-year-old takes the

driver’s seat

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CONTENTS

12

16

24

30

12

ESSENTIALS

Window Replacement Options 101: Now’s the time

to brighten up your home

24

IN FOCUS

From the Basement to the NHL Draft: The quick rise

of Bear Hughes

16

GOOD NEWS

Sitting in the Driver’s Seat: Students with a skill and

time, and a local boy with a need

20

LIFE & COMMUNITY

The Art of Fiber: Learning the skill to create and the

power of self-sufficiency

28

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Cox Techs: The one to call for all your technology

service needs

10

18

LIFE & COMMUNITY

Support, Encouragement and Hope: Women’s

Cancer Education and Support Group

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22

ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Holly Ansley, Senior, Bonners Ferry High School

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THE CASINO TRAIL

Let's Live a Little: Road-trip from Western

Washington to Northern Idaho


sneak peek into January ...

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57

50

52

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A HEALTHY SPIRIT

Simple strategies to take back your health

this year

57

FEATURED RECIPE

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Tartar Sauce

38

HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

Just Snap Out of It: It’s not that easy… a personal

perspective

50

HAPPY AND HEALTHY

Six popular—and effective—wellness lifestyle

trends

58

FOOD & DRINK

Your local guide to the tastiest hot spots

around town

42

SUCCESSFUL 2021

How to lay out realistic goals for your personal and

professional life

52

TRAVEL & LEISURE

A Visit to a Southern Plantation: Relooking Louisiana’s

River Road history through the eyes of the enslaved

60

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Don’t miss out on these virtual opportunities

this month

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Window Replacement Options 101

NOW’S THE TIME TO BRIGHTEN UP YOUR HOME

By Nikki Luttmann, Seven Bee Interiors

For Sandpoint Furniture, Carpet One and Selkirk Glass and Cabinets

Like so many of you, I’m so ready for a fresh start this year! 2020

was trying on many levels, to say the least, and I’m excited to see

what 2021 might bring. Last year gave me a new-found respect

for how hardworking our homes are, providing shelter, respite,

and on a basic level, protecting us from the elements. Due to much more

time at home, I was thankful that we had our windows and exterior doors

replaced recently, as our haven was not only more comfortable but more

cost-efficient too. If replacing your windows is something that might be

on your to-do list this year, then read on! I’ll outline some common issues

and give a quick breakdown of products available.

Single-pane windows. For those of you with older homes, you know the

unique beauty of old single-pane glass. However, you’re probably also

familiar with their lack of insulative properties and the effect this has on

your heating bill! When I first moved to North Idaho, I lived in a rental

with single-panes, and on really cold days, no matter how much I cranked

up the thermostat, I could see my breath inside my living room! New

windows are double-paned or “thermal” for a reason. The gas between the

sandwiched panes acts as an insulator, keeping cold air out and warm air

in. Replacing your old single-paned windows with new double panes is

certainly more cost-effective and will pay for itself over time.

Fogged glass. This is perhaps the most common window issue and

happens when the seal that separates double-paned windows breaks

down. Usually caused by time and temperature, it creates an avenue for

moisture to get between the panes and condensate, creating a fogged

appearance. This can happen anywhere, but I see it most commonly on

south-facing windows, which get the most heat, placing more stress on

the seal. These can be repaired to “buy some time” before replacement,

but replacing the affected window is a fail-safe option as well.

Cracked pane. On a clear, dry day, this is possible to fix with doublepaned

glass. The damaged pane can be removed and a new one put in its

place and properly sealed, and often is as good as new!

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Vinyl windows are often white, almond or greige in tone

and work perfectly well in most homes.

Options for windows nowadays can be

overwhelming. There are lots of materials

and choices to choose from. Wood windows

are still the industry standard but are now

temperature-treated and coated outside to

avoid warping or splitting. Fiberglass is also

a great option and more cost-effective than

wood windows. The nature of the material

allows for many colors and looks, as it is

highly durable and more resistant to warping.

Fiberglass has become more popular lately

with the rise in popularity of black windows.

Aluminum windows are still available and

have been popular since the 1960s, when that

was the best, most cost-effective option on

the market.

Vinyl windows are by far the most popular on

the market today, and that is because of their

relatively low cost. However, color is limited

to lighter shades, as these window frames are

more prone to warping and brittleness due

to temperature fluctuations. Black or darkcolored

frames absorb more sunlight, which

does not work well for the less durable nature

of vinyl. Vinyl windows are often white,

almond or greige in tone and work perfectly

well in most homes.

Window manufacturing processes vary

greatly, as do warranties for different materials

and types. Before purchasing new windows

for your home, I recommend speaking with

a knowledgeable salesperson. He or she

can answer questions about replacement

procedures, installation and warranty. Celia

at Selkirk Glass and Cabinets is one of the

best in the business. Her approach is “nononsense,”

and her experience is vast for both

remodeling and new construction. Don’t

hesitate to give Selkirk a call for anything

from repairing a pane to replacing a house

full of windows. They also offer installation

and repair services, and will come out to take

a look and give an opinion if you have any

issues with your existing windows.

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SHIFTING TOWARD SIGNIFICANCE

EXPAND YOUR FOCUS TO INCLUDE HELPING OTHERS GROW AND ACHIEVE

By Trish Buzzone

Thinking Partner, Executive Director, The John Maxwell Team

From buying to selling,

I’ve got you covered

every step of the way.

As we begin this new year, our minds

naturally think about how to do more,

be more and have more in 2021. Many

think of these ambitions in terms of “success”

and “failure,” creating benchmarks and

expectations based on those binary ideas, not

realizing that approach to personal growth is

often a trap.

When we think of goals with a “pass/fail”

mindset, no matter what happens, we may

end up stuck. When we miss our self-imposed

mark, we often find ourselves feeling unworthy,

believing we lack something we do not see

or understand. While it’s easy to see how this

kind of thinking puts limits on our responses

to failure, it’s often just as sticky for those who

do achieve their goals. When we reach the top,

after all that hard work and focused action,

we often find temptation waiting for us there.

Temptation to stop, to sit back, get comfortable.

As my friend and mentor John C. Maxwell

says, “The top is the worst place to stop.”

Because wins are not the end of our journey;

they are opportunities to open new doors to

greater growth.

Achievement happens because we take risks,

learn something new, try something different

or invest something we have not before. When

we do that, and it works out, that’s absolutely

worth celebrating! However, when we look

ahead from the vantage point of success, we

experience a unique perspective that opens

our eyes to a new and more transformational

process: living with significance. As John

Maxwell says, “Once you’ve tasted significance,

success is never enough.”

Why is that? Because significance happens

when we expand our focus to include helping

others grow and achieve. There’s nothing

wrong with setting and achieving personal

goals. We all want to do more, be more and

have more. Choosing to live with significance

is not about ignoring personal success.

It’s about intentionally shifting our focus

so that our awareness of success includes

seeing and seizing opportunities to invest

in others.

As we live intentionally, focused on adding

value to those around us, our individual goals

are captured within that outward focus. As

leaders, when our vision includes growth

for ourselves as well as others, this enables

everyone on the team to focus on collective

success. These team wins include personal

growth, elevating the energy of each team

member, increasing trust in the vision of

the leadership and strengthening the overall

cohesiveness of the team.

Making this shift toward living with significance

creates a dynamic synergy that drives

prosperity for us and creates opportunities

for abundance for others around us. Once

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SITTING IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT

Students with a skill and time, and a local boy with a need

By Abigail Thorpe

"I’VE BEEN AROUND

HIGH SCHOOL

STUDENTS FOR A LONG

TIME, AND THE ONES

WHO GOT TO SEE

WESTON THAT DAY,

THEY GOT A BETTER

PICTURE ABOUT WHAT

THE WHOLE THING’S

ALL ABOUT."

It was a grey, cold day as the Bonners Ferry

High School Robotics Team gathered

at Valley View Elementary School on

December 12 to present their project, a

motorized outdoor scooter, to a local 6-yearold

who waited eagerly. It was an ordinary day,

but nothing about this moment was ordinary

for kindergartner Weston. The robotics team

had been working for months on a project

that would give him a freedom he had never

known.

Weston was born without the use of his arms or

hands, and very limited use of his legs and feet.

Unable to stand or walk on his own, he relied

on his motorized scooter indoors, but when it

came time for recess, he had to be pulled in a

wagon around the schoolyard, dependent on

the help of someone.

The robotics team had carefully modified

and outfitted a donated scooter for his needs,

complete with a foot-controlled joystick for

him to navigate the scooter. In a way, it was the

gift of freedom and movement. Weston could

now go wherever he wanted outdoors during

recess—of his own volition.

A while back, the team had been approached

about building a special system for Weston

to eat with. The project was too advanced for

them to create, but a fundraiser was held for

the system, and later the robotics team was able

to watch a video of Weston using the device.

It was at that moment that the team glimpsed

a picture of what life was like for him and

realized that they could help in another way.

Weston’s physical therapist, occupational

therapist, a robotics mentor and the principal

were trying to figure out how Weston could

access the playground, and the principal

asked if the robotics team could come up with

something for him.

“That’s when they started realizing, ‘Oh, this

young guy has a really long way to go, and we

need to help him out,” says robotics advisor

Mike Tymrak. “It made them realize how

blessed they are.”

The team met with Weston’s physical therapist

to better understand his needs, and the

project took off. It was the perfect timing.

With COVID restrictions, the robotics team’s

typical season of competitions was on hold.

“We talked about it, and they all agreed, let’s

do what we can,” says Tymrak. “This gave the

kids a different opportunity during this time

period.” The demonstration robot the team was

working on went on the backburner.

Donor Closet in Spokane donated an allterrain

scooter, and in September the team

went to work. Firstly, they needed to get the

scooter working. Some troubleshooting and

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new batteries later, they had it fired up. The

most difficult part of the project was finding

a way to make the scooter work for Weston,

recalls robotics student Alex Stella. “We talked

to his physical therapist to see what his range

of motion is, and how he likes to control the

other scooter and aids that he has. After that

meeting we came together, brainstormed,

and eventually came up with the design we

have now.”

The end design features a child’s seat and a roll

bar to help protect Weston. Because he has no

need of them, the arm rests have been removed,

and the control system was redesigned for

Weston to control with his foot. Weston came

in so they could figure out how to best position

and configure the controls. “The kids who got

to see that realized they take everything for

granted. He’s never gotten to go out on the

school grounds on his own,” says Tymrak.

Because of COVID, the robotics team couldn’t

meet with more than 10 people at a time. They

split the team into groups, with the build team,

programmers and business team coming in at

different times, or working from home.

North Idaho Iron Works donated a powder

coat for the frame and bumper the team built

specially for Weston—a bright, vibrant green,

Weston’s favorite color, and a reflection of his

own personality.

“This kid is great, he’s very social, he’s got a

beautiful personality. He loves to go out with

the other kids and play tag and be part of the

group, and this will give him the mobility to feel

like he’s part of something,” explains Tymrak.

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When Weston first took a trial run on the

scooter before its completion, he was thrilled.

“He was very excited! Within the first 20

seconds he was on it, he wanted to go faster, and

as he continued to drive around on it, he didn't

want to get out of it,” recalls Stella. “This project

really impacted how we view disabilities. What

I mean by that is instead of looking at them like

something that has no fix to it, I think that we

look at them knowing there is a way to solve

that problem.”

For Tymrak, this project was an opportunity for

the students to work on something bigger than

just winning a competition. “Just to see the kids

grab a hold of it and go with it is encouraging.

I’ve been around high school students for a

long time, and the ones who got to see Weston

that day, they got a better picture about what

the whole thing’s all about,” he explains. “You

put a person to your project, and it makes a

big difference.”

For Weston, a whole new world has opened,

and he’s sitting in the driver’s seat, thanks to a

community of people who cared, and a team of

students who took on the challenge.

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SUPPORT, ENCOURAGEMENT AND HOPE

WOMEN’S CANCER EDUCATION AND SUPPORT GROUP

By Jillian Chandler

For those women who have been diagnosed with cancer,

knowing and connecting with others in the community who

are also suffering from the emotional and physical battles that

accompany the diagnosis can ease the pain and burden, even

if for one afternoon a month. A place to join others who are ready to

listen to and encourage you through one of the most difficult—if not

most trying—times in your life can brighten your spirits in times

of desperation.

One local group that continues to be there for those who have been

diagnosed with cancer is the Bonners Ferry

Women’s Cancer Education and Support

Group. For two decades, this group of

women, both those who have been diagnosed

with cancer, as well as those who have beaten

cancer, have gathered monthly to share their

stories and encourage one another, engage

in group discussions, as well as listen to

presentations by guest speakers.

“When we have a new person join us, we try

to go around the table and relay what type

of cancer we had,” shares Virginia Sanborn,

member and treasurer. “Tears are shed, and

laughs, as we try to keep it light too.”

Though currently on hold due to the

pandemic, meetings are held the fourth

Monday of each month at the Panhandle

“I’ve always

believed in this

from my heart; just

helping people.

They need help—

and love.”

Health Building Meeting Room. Unable to hold their gatherings

in recent months, Virginia wants to assure the community

that the group is still active, giving out monthly gas cards for

Boundary County cancer patients traveling for appointments

and treatments.

“As soon as things start opening up, we’ll start meeting again,” she smiles.

Virginia herself is a breast cancer survivor and joined the Women’s

Cancer Education and Support Group roughly 16 years ago after her

own diagnosis, taking on the role of treasurer

shortly after.

Donations from local groups and individuals

make it possible for the group to provide gas

vouchers to women, men and children who

travel out of Boundary County for cancer

treatments or appointments.

If you would like to make a donation to help

those in our community who are battling

cancer, you can reach out to Virginia Sanborn

at 208.267.2711.

“I call this my baby. I’ve always believed in

this from my heart; just helping people,” says

Virginia. “They need help—and love.”

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THE ART OF FIBER

Learning the skill to create and the

power of self-sufficiency

By Abigail Thorpe

“THE MINDSET OF PEOPLE

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AND DISCOVER SOME JOY

AND PLEASURE THERE."

Liz Cada was 9 years old when she asked her grandma to

teach her to crochet. “She always made such beautiful

things. Her doilies and tablecloths were so intricate and

stunning; with such small thread it seemed so delicate.

Even her potholders weren't the typical thick yarn ones you

normally see,” recalls Cada.

As a child, she didn’t understand how time consuming the process

of creating these items was, but she knew she loved them. She

was around 19 before she truly learned to crochet. Many projects

later—from blankets to clothing and doilies—Cada found her

niche. She loves to create toys with number 10 cotton thread—

intricate, small-hole items that are beautifully and loving made.

Cada has lived in Bonners Ferry her entire life. She doesn’t sell

her creations, but those who have been lucky enough to receive

them as a gift (and there are many) can attest to the incredible

work of love each item is. A full-time job and two kids don’t leave

much extra time to spare, but Cada still finds time to pursue her

fiber art and share it with those around her.

She is always making something for someone, or encouraging

others to learn, and is willing to stop and teach anyone—all they

have to do is ask. ”Through the years, some have taken me up on

my offers. I think it's great when people discover new skills and

that they can do it too,” she says.

In addition to crocheting, Cada enjoys knitting, spinning, felting,

sewing and quilting. She’ll see something and want to recreate it.

Her husband laughingly says she’s always doing something, and

he’s not wrong. She’s shown her daughter’s friends how to do fiber

art, and over the past four years has learned how to make her own

yarn from start to finish. She sources mostly local fleece, washes

it, felts it and spins it.

Sometimes there are fleeces others don’t want because of their

quality. To Cada, most everything can be used for something.

She hates to see it wasted, especially when many items could

be donated to programs like 4-H for kids who don’t have the

resources to purchase materials to learn how to do fiber art. She

would love to see a program start to find and donate these items,

but as it is, she tries to give as much as she can.

It’s always been important for her to know how to do things

herself, a form of self-sufficiency. Sometimes her son, who has

special needs, requires or wants something they can’t find, but

Cada can make it. “If you don’t have those skills, you just can’t do

it,” she explains.

If a sweater gets a hole, it’s not garbage, it just needs to be fixed.

“One of my goals for myself every year is I try to do Christmas and

birthdays and things as homemade as possible with the skills I have.

I try to take my skills and make them something I think they’ll

really enjoy.”

For many, that skill is a dying art. People are quick to go out and

buy something, and the youth of today would often rather be on a

phone or computer than learning how to create something.

“The mindset of people needs to change, and the only way to do

that is if our youth start making things with their own hands, and

discover some joy and pleasure there,” says Cada. “Giving them

the power to create things and express themselves through art is

great; giving them skills; letting them know that just because they

can’t do one thing they can do something else. It’s important to be

able to do things on your own.”

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Holly Ansley

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Years of athletic competition

have taught Bonners Ferry

senior Holly Ansley several life

lessons that she can apply not

just on the court but in all aspects of her

life. “One lesson I have learned from being

involved in sports is you can’t make it to

the top without working for it,” she said.

Now amidst her final season on the girls’

basketball team, Holly continues to apply

that hard work both on the court and off.

She’s been a varsity player all four years, with

her natural leadership abilities boosting her

to a team captain when only a sophomore.

That same year she was named an all-state

selection—and the accolades have followed

in both her junior and senior seasons.

Beginning her high school career on the

varsity team as a freshman was a big step,

and a very special game that season still

stands out above just about all the others.

“The most memorable moment when

playing sports was my freshman year when

we beat the Sandpoint girls’ basketball

team. That was the most fun and the best

game our team ever played,” said Holly.

Holly is also a serious competitor on the

track team. She is the defending district

champion for both the long jump and triple

jump, and she placed at state in both events

her sophomore year. She had her eyes set on

breaking the school record in both events

before the pandemic wiped out her chance

last spring. Since then she’s been focused

on achieving that goal before her time is

up. “My sophomore year I was less than an

inch away from the triple jump record. To

achieve this goal, I have been weight training

with Mike Davis up at Iron Mike’s Gym.”

In the classroom, Holly carries a 4.0 GPA

and earned a Top 10 Percent Scholar award

her junior year. She plans on attending Idaho

State University this fall and looks forward to

pursuing a career as a dental hygienist. While

she doesn’t plan on playing competitively at

the collegiate level, Holly will cherish all the

experiences she’s had along the way. “I have

enjoyed building friendships throughout the

years with my team and other team players. I

also enjoy the competitive side to sports and

of course winning!”

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FROM THE BASEMENT TO

THE NHL DRAFT

THE QUICK RISE OF BEAR HUGHES

BY DAN THOMPSON

There was no great epiphany that

sparked it, no pressure to continue

it and no particular reason why the

Hughes family became enamored

with hockey. Neither Michelle nor Vince,

parents of 10 children, played it growing up.

They were athletes, sure, but living in Spokane

and then Post Falls in the early 1990s, hockey

wasn’t in their blood or much even in their

neighborhood, with few hockey rinks to speak

of in the area. But Vince took their oldest son,

Rance, to a Spokane Chiefs game, and a love

for the game was sparked.

“When I got to be old enough to skate, he

took me to see if I would like it, and I loved it,”

Rance said of his dad. “And I didn’t look back.”

The Hughes took to the game in its many

forms, from on-ice to roller to playing in

the basement with a tennis ball. And with

10 children in the family, there was rarely a

shortage of people to play with.

“I tell you what, having an unfinished basement

was a Godsend,” Michelle Hughes said. “It was

one place I could send them all. They just

put up nets and they would play there by the

hours, and really there was nothing down

there for them to break.”

Those routines were well-established, then, by

the time Cassius Paul—baby number six—was

born in the spring of 2001, when Rance was

10. So, Cassius, whose family has called him

“Bear” for as long as they can remember, joined

in as soon as he could. His memory of those

early years is a little fuzzy. But one memory

stands out: “The only thing I remember is the

first goal I scored was in my own net,” Hughes

said. “So that was pretty embarrassing.”

Yet of all the Hughes children—there are

three girls and seven boys, with Roman, the

youngest, now 11—Bear has so far proven

to be the most talented at the family sport.

Rance played a few seasons of junior hockey,

including two for the Spokane Braves, but his

career didn’t reach the heights of his younger

brother.

“He was always relatively good at it as far as I

can remember, but it’s hard to tell when you’re

young. It wasn’t like we were saying he was

gonna be a pro when he was 5 or anything,”

Rance said. “Our careers were pretty similar,

up until he got really good.”

No Idaho-born player had ever been selected

in the National Hockey League Draft until last

October, when the Washington Capitals used

a fifth-round selection, 148th overall, on Bear

Hughes. Only two Idahoans have played in the

NHL, and that was more than 60 years ago.

Where many other top prospects had spent

their peewee and bantam hockey years playing

in leagues or at academies away from home,

Bear played in the same North Idaho in-house

league, up until he joined the Spokane Braves,

who play in a Canadian Junior B league, in the

fall of 2018.

His mark on that league was immediate. He

scored 41 goals in 46 games and was named

the Kootenay Junior League Rookie of the

Year, and late that spring, in 2019, he played

two games for the Spokane Chiefs in the

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a visiting NHL scout. For the first time, Bear

said, the NHL started to feel like a possibility.

He finished the year seventh on the team with

47 points, including 16 goals.

The team’s season was cut short by the

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layoff from skating wasn’t as long as it was for

others. That’s because his father Vince manages

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As one of the few arenas in the region, Frontier has become an offseason

training facility for the handful of NHL players who live in the area. That

has given Bear—who has only attended one NHL game in his life—the

chance to skate with former Chiefs greats like Tyler Johnson, Derek Ryan

and Kailer Yamamoto since he was a kid.

And yet, the Hughes didn’t push their children to make a career—or even

an obsession—of the sport.

“I never felt any more pressure to play from my parents, and I would be

surprised if any of my other siblings did. It was something available to us,

and most of us loved it,” Rance said. “It was something that was a big part

of our family, but it never felt like, hey, if the tournament didn’t go well

this weekend, it defined the whole weekend.”

Bear credits that mentality for helping him maintain his love of the game.

“My spirit for the game hasn’t really died at all,” he said. “(For some

players), by the time they’re 18 or 19, they’re sick of it. For me, I’m always

having fun.”

James Porter Jr., a goalie from Bonners Ferry who played 10 games for

the Chiefs last season, understands the value of having ice to skate and

practice on. During the offseason, he drove to Frontier twice a week just

to get on the ice, with the Canadian border closed and no other arena

any closer.

Porter said it’s significant that an Idahoan has now been drafted by an

NHL team, and he hopes it leads more kids to play the game. As far as he

knows, he’s the only person in Bonners Ferry who is currently playing in

a junior hockey league.

“Right now, me and my younger sister are waiting for a lake to freeze so

we can skate, just for fun,” Porter said. “Hopefully in the future we can

get (an arena) up here.”

For the Hughes family, their basement stood in for a rink when there was

no rink to be found. They’ve built a small rink down there now, with the

same material for boards as one would find in a hockey arena. There are

still seven children in the house, and they still play down there by the

hours, Michelle Hughes said. That includes the son she calls both Cassius

and Bear interchangeably.

“He just loves the game, he always did,” Michelle said. “I’m really proud

of how hard he worked, and I’m happy for the chance that he’s been

given. He’s been drafted. It seems pretty unbelievable.”

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“In person, or via remote

connection, we are there

to maintain the IT tools our

customers depend on, and when

there is an issue, we respond

quickly and give our full service

until the issue is resolved.”

It was 1995 when Mike Cox, his wife Carey, and their children left Tigard,

Oregon, for a better quality of life, settling in the beautiful and quiet town of

Bonners Ferry to begin their next chapter.

With more than a decade of experience as a store director in retail grocery,

with another four years as the director of quality at Hi-Tech Publications in

Beaverton, Oregon, Mike was hired as the assistant manager by the owners

of the Boundary Trading Co., while it was still under construction. After 10

years with Boundary Trading Co., Mike was offered the position of director

of technology at the Kootenai River Inn Casino & Spa, where he still remains

today. Mike is also the proud owner of Cox Techs, which was established in

2005 as Onsite Computers.

When the Cox family first came to Bonners Ferry more than 25 years ago,

according to Mike, there were few computer support options in Boundary

County. With internet limited to dial-up speeds, remote support was not a

reality. In 2005, that all changed with Onsite Computers. What began with a

focus specializing in building new computers and repair, the company grew

into designing, installing and managing office networks. Over the years, they

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have also added off-site data storage and backups, Wireless Bridges

(connecting two points together) and security camera systems.

As the business expanded, Mike changed the name from Onsite

Computers to Mike Cox Computers in 2016, and today, with the addition

of his son Ryan to the business this past October, they have once again

updated the name to reflect this change, and growth—Cox Techs.

“The core of our business has always been to support the technologies we

offer our clients,” says Mike. “In person, or via remote connection, we are

there to maintain the IT tools our customers depend on, and when there

is an issue, we respond quickly and give our full service until the issue is

resolved.”

Mike enjoys the services they are able to provide the local community

through Cox Techs and finds great satisfaction in introducing current

technologies to small and start-up businesses.

“For a business, the shine of a pretty new computer system wears off

quickly, and the everyday dependability on the system takes over,” shares

Mike. “That is where we shine … supporting individuals and businesses

every day as their one call for technology solutions.”

Mike credits their customers—“one at a time”—to the success the business

has seen over the years. “Word-of-mouth advertising has been the catalyst

for our tremendous growth,” Mike smiles. “For the first 10 years, formal

advertising or use of social media was not used. Recommendations

provided by our customers to their friends and families brought Cox

Techs to where we are today.”

Mike shares that longevity in this community has blessed his family

both personally and professionally with a large circle of friends, and he

couldn’t be more grateful for that.

From on-call remote support, custom computer builds, wireless systems

and cameras to PC backups and storage service, and much more, look no

further than Cox Techs in Bonners Ferry. Mike and Ryan are excited to

announce that they now service the Sandpoint community as well.

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Northern Quest offers a world-class luxury day spa, La Rive Spa—

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you to celebrate, rejuvenate and breathe. Experience an oasis of healing

tranquility with customized massage, facials and skin care, body wraps

and other spa treatments, as well as the relaxation lounge, saunas, and

pool complete with outdoor sun deck. You will also find a hair and nail

salon.

Spa Ssakwa’q’n, located inside the Coeur d’Alene Casino, is one of

the largest spas in the region and provides an affordable, luxurious

experience. Offering a variety of unique facials, massages and body

treatments to best serve your relaxation needs, the spa is one of only a

couple of Vichy treatment rooms in the Inland Northwest.

Tulalip Resort Casino’s T Spa is a luxurious 14,000-square-foot sanctuary,

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as native-inspired spa rituals, body treatments and skin therapies.

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AND MAYBE A NICE MASSAGE AND A GLASS OF WINE

Variety is the spice of life. That’s why when you make plans

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entertainment are endless. With convenient access to Las

Vegas-style gaming, multiple restaurant choices, a world-class spa and

retail shopping, it’s perfect for a weekend getaway!

Located just minutes from the Spokane International Airport or a

convenient short drive away, Northern Quest is the only tribally owned

resort in Eastern Washington to be awarded both the AAA Four Diamond

Award and the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star rating. They’ve taken extra

steps to ensure that you’ll have a safe, relaxing experience!

With eight package deals featuring added bonuses that will make you the

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The Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel is a rustic oasis

tucked away in the natural beauty of Worley, Idaho, just

25 miles from Coeur d’Alene. Guests will be treated to

impressive views of the rolling hills of the Palouse and

pine-forested landscape while being provided a multi-faceted

experience that will linger in hearts and minds long after leaving.

The Coeur d’Alene Casino offers a full resort experience with

300 rooms and suites; seven distinct food and beverage outlets;

a 15,000-square-foot contemporary spa; and Circling Raven

Golf Club, an 18-hole, par-72 course that consistently ranks as

one of the “Best Courses You Can Play.” Each week, the resort’s

event center becomes the largest bingo venue in the Northwest,

with high-stakes bingo games a regular staple. The casino’s

60,000-square-foot gaming floor offers more than 1,200 video

gaming machines, video keno, video poker, video craps and video

roulette.

North Idaho’s casino destination

Choose from one of their two hotel experiences. The Mountain

Lodge offers guests a warm atmosphere and western feel. At the

opposite end of the resort, the more recent addition of The Spa

Tower provides modern and elegant rooms, many with beautiful

views of the resort’s natural surroundings.

Five restaurants offer guests an array of flavors to match any

budget: Chinook Crafted by Chef Adam Hegsted, Red Tail Bar

and Grill, Huckleberry Deli and Jackpot Java. Twisted Earth

Grill can be found at the Circling Raven Pro Shop. In 2020, local

celebrity chef Adam Hegsted joined forces with the Coeur d’Alene

Casino’s restaurant division to bring a fresh perspective to the

resort’s menus. The resort’s Chinook restaurant is the first of the

resort’s venues to premiere Chef Hegsted’s menu of innovative

Northwest cuisine and classic comfort food.

There’s plenty of gift shop and boutique shopping on-site, and the

Coeur d’Alene Casino E-Store offers the convenience of shopping

online for tickets to cultural events, tours and workshops, concert

and entertainment tickets, as well as popular products from the

Circling Raven Pro Shop and the spa’s boutique. Gift cards are

available on-site or online and can be used at any of the resort’s

venues.

If it is a superior spa service at an affordable price you’re seeking,

SpaSsakwa’q’n’s full-service menu includes massage, body

treatments, facials, manicures, pedicures, spa specials and spa

packages for its guests. The spa provides one of the few Vichy

shower rooms in the Inland Northwest, and a favorite amenity of

guests is the spa’s outdoor heated and jetted pool. Most services

can be customized for the guest’s individual needs, and many

natural product options are available.

Coeur d’Alene Casino hosts exciting live entertainment throughout

the year, including concerts, sporting events and other seasonal

entertainment. And, its 40,000 square feet of conference space can

accommodate groups of 12 to 1,200.

A rustic yet modern and welcoming oasis awaits you … at the

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JUST SNAP OUT OF IT

It’s not that easy… a personal perspective

By Sue Hagglund

In the times that we are living in now, we hear more and more about

people being tired, emotionally drained and just plain sad. You

probably know someone who may have these characteristics, and

they would be considered depressed. But maybe you didn’t know

that there are people out there that have high functioning depression. I

happen to be one of them. I can tell you from experience, from the outside

looking in, you would see someone that has everything together and a

perfect life (well almost perfect).

Here is some of what a high functioning depression person looks like:

• Pushing your life forward despite feeling disconnected and exhausted

• Intense fear of sharing your emotional world and true self

• Addiction to perfectionism

• Chronic fatigue/brain fog

• Perpetuating an image of a perfect/put-together life

• Using closet addictions/workaholism to manage a sensation of deep

emptiness

• Inner-conflict; feeling of being at war with yourself

This doesn’t happen every day. Sometimes I can go weeks or even months

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A HEALTHY START TO 2021!

If a healthier lifestyle is on your list, be sure to gradually work new habits

into your routine. Begin with something as simple as incorporating more

water into your diet each day. After a week or so, begin to focus on the

foods you are consuming, opting for more fresh, less processed, foods.

From there, introduce exercise and movement. You're more likely to see

desired results when building healthy habits over time—reinventing your

lifestyle for a healthier, and happier, you!


This new year,

look & feel your best!

and not have any symptoms. So how do you

know when someone is having a day, or week,

or month you may ask yourself. Well here

are some signs; however, please remember

everyone is different in dealing with their own

personal depression.

• They’re much more quiet than usual.

• They use the excuse “I’m tired” a lot.

• They’ve lost their appetite.

• They constantly look at the ground.

• They want to be alone a lot (this also

includes not wanting to be touched (hugging).

• They smile for a moment but go back to a

blank expression right after.

• They struggle to keep up/stay engaged in

conversation.

• They become emotionally distant.

Some people will tell you just “snap out of it.”

Here are some reasons we can’t:

• We become desensitized to our own

suffering.

• To protect ourselves. When you experience

only negative emotions constantly, shutting

them off becomes the only option you can

think of … especially after nothing else seems

to work.

• Fighting depression while upholding our

responsibilities like everyone else is physically,

mentally and emotionally exhausting—you

become so drained you’re unable to feel

anything.

Depression puts a force-field between the

person and pleasure. It’s an illness that

prevents you from experiencing any joy in

the things you used to love. This is why you

should never tell a depressed person to just

“Snap out of it.” So, what are some things that

you should say to someone who suffers from

depression? Here are a few of my favorite

sayings that I appreciate so that I know

someone truly cares and understands.

• You’re not crazy.

• You are not alone.

• You can get through this.

• We will get you through this together.

• I’m here if you need me. Seriously.

I have been living with this illness most of

my adult life. People like me don’t want pity

or sympathy but rather compassion and

understanding of people of depression. Before

you react to someone who may not have

reacted the way you thought that they should

have, stop and remember, we are all suffering

from something at different times of our lives.

Additional resources: 1) Talking with your

primary care provider. Anxiety and depression

are common conditions affecting up to 7

percent of Americans every year. You don't

have to face this alone. Your provider will be

able to talk with you about safe and effective

medications and counseling options. 2) The

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

(DBSA) offers free, on-line support groups and

newsletter. 3) The Northern Idaho Crisis Center

is open 24/7/365 and offers safe, private, free

support for individuals experiencing any type

of mental health or substance use crisis. No

referral is required. Call 208.625.4884 or visit

NICrisisCenter.org. 4) The National Suicide

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Make 2021

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A SUCCESSFUL 2021

STARTS WITH YOU

How to lay out realistic goals for your

personal and professional life

by ABIGAIL THORPE

It’s January 1, surrounded by the remaining vestiges of last year’s party, and there it is before us: our New Year’s

resolution. We’ve all been there: Exercise five days every week; stop eating sweets; read 12 new books. The list of

resolutions that quickly go by the wayside one or two weeks later is a long one each year.

2020 was a tough year, and entering 2021, things still are not normal, but what better reasons to work toward something

you want to achieve? It’s difficult to change habits that are deeply ingrained, but setting and achieving goals isn’t

impossible; it just needs to be approached the right way. Rather than a resolution this year, focus on setting a goal (or

goals) that you work toward on your terms, in your own time. We’ve put together some tips to get you started on the path

to a successful 2021.

Look to the future. Where do you want to be in one year? Five? Ten? Set goals that help propel you toward the person

you want to be down the road. This way you’ll have something to look toward, a reason for achieving each goal along

the way.

Don’t follow the crowd. It’s easy to get distracted by what others are doing, or what you think you should be doing for

your New Years’ resolution or goal. Don’t! Find something you want to accomplish. You’ll be much more successful in

making it happen if you have a purpose for doing it.

Ask yourself why you shouldn’t make the change. This might seem counterintuitive, but it’s often our

inability to let go of old habits that dooms our New Year’s goals. Understand why you shouldn’t

make the change, and why you are sticking to old habits. Are they more appealing and fulfilling

to you than your new goal? For example, if your goal is to read more this year, but you’d rather

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watch TV instead, and you know you’ll choose this habit because in the

end it’s more rewarding, you’re setting yourself up for failure. You’ll be

more successful achieving your goals when a new behavior looks more

attractive than a current one, despite the discipline or difficulties it may

take to get there.

Keep it positive. Focus on doing, not stopping. Positive thinking will do

way more to encourage you to reach your goal. Instead of saying, “I’m not

going to eat sweets,” make a goal to eat healthier. There’s less room for

failure, and you’ll focus on a positive lifestyle or goal rather than giving

up a negative one.

Make the goal your end. Resolutions fail because they don’t allow for

flexibility and messing up. Rather, resolutions should be an end to your

goal, so you keep the way open. Rather than saying: “I’m going to go to

the gym five days a week,” say, “I’m going to establish an exercise routine,”

then make small goals or “resolutions” to get you to your end goal. One

day that may be going to the gym, another it may be going for a walk

around the neighborhood. Give yourself small goals to achieve, and make

room to adapt your plans along the way.

Create a plan. It’s easy to come up with a goal, but the plan to get there is

how you’ll find success. Sketch out next steps to reach your goal, starting

with small ones, even if it’s something like getting new shoes in order to

work out more. Make sure each goal or step is something measurable that

you can keep in front of you, on your phone, fridge or calendar, that way

it becomes a part of your everyday routine.

Reward yourself! You need a treat too! Reward yourself for

accomplishments along the way, however small. This provides positive

reinforcement and gives you something to look forward to. The end goal

should be motivating, but sometimes we need a little extra push along the

way, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that!

Review and update your plan. It’s okay to make changes along the way.

The rigid inflexibility of a resolution is why so many fail. Give yourself

some breathing room, and come up with a system to take stock of where

you’re at and how your plan is going. If you need to change your plan

or goals along the way, that’s okay. The most important thing is to start

establishing healthy habits that are leading you toward your end goal.

Just do it! Sometimes it just takes the first step to get you going. Stop

making excuses, and don’t let what you don’t have keep you

from getting started. If you want to exercise more, but can’t

afford a gym membership, then find ways to work out at

home or outside, and work your way toward your goal,

even if that means making a plan to someday afford a gym

membership. There is always a way to get to your end

goal—it may just look different than you expected.

A successful year is in front of you. You just have

to take the first step. No matter what 2021 may

throw at us, don’t give up on setting a goal and

finding ways to stick to it. Make this the

year you accomplish your New Year’s

goal (not your resolution)!

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A Healthy Spirit

Simple strategies to take back your health this year

by TAYLOR SHILLAM

In 2020, you likely learned a lot about your ability to adapt, cope and remain strong through

challenge and uncertainty. Now that the new year has arrived, you can apply that valuable

knowledge to achieving a healthier spirit in 2021.

This year, it’s time to make your New Year’s goals count. As staying healthy and building your

immune system remain critical, it’s time to redefine wellness and rediscover the best strategies to

find yourself healthier, happier and more energized for the new year ahead.

Your initial goals and plan of attack don’t have to be big. In fact, small, attainable goals are often the

best way to achieve big-picture results.

Big, broad terms like wellness, balance and mind-body connection are common, but what do they

really mean? How can these concepts be reached in a way that is sustainable, and can the process

really be enjoyable—even life-changing?

Start by learning what tools are available to you, and how you can best put them into practice in

your day-to-day life. If anything is true about the path to cultivating a healthier spirit, it’s that there

are many ways to do so, and the best time to start is now.

Here, we take a look at healthy living at its fullest, including strategies to boost your health, both

mentally and physically.

This year, aim to train your brain and strengthen your mental well-being just as much as your

physical fitness. The familiar adage “use it or lose it” is just as applicable to your cognitive health,

and regularly exercising your brain can boost its ability to think quickly and retain memory.

Simple ways to give your brain its daily workout include games like Sudoku or word hunts,

working on a jigsaw puzzle, or using an app designed to train your brain like Lumosity, Peak,

Cognifit Brain Fitness and Personal Zen.

Experts even praise small, quick daily exercises like completing a task using your nondominant

hand or taking a different route on your drive home, for their ability to contribute

to major mental benefits.

Strengthen your brain’s neuroplasticity, or ability to grow and create new connections, by

learning a new skill. A highlight of this task is in its endless possibilities; you can choose

anything you want to learn. Whether it’s learning to cook healthier recipes, or simply just

learning to cook, the stimulation and sense of achievement from honing a new craft and putting

it into practice can be so satisfying.

Skills like cooking, learning to paint, playing an instrument or learning a language have the

added benefits of calming nerves, revitalizing your focus and providing a healthy outlet

during periods of stress.

Stress can affect the entire body, triggering an automatic hormonal response. In short

periods, elevated stress levels can be healthy, inspiring growth, action and change—but

repeated, uncontrolled stress will take its toll.

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Daily mindfulness practices, like meditation and journaling, can fight the

inflammatory effects of stress and help you regain a sense of calmness and control.

Use a journal to pull anxious thoughts and long to-do lists out of your mind and

put them on paper. The act of writing out a thought or experience can help you

reorganize and process the associated feelings in a different way. You’ll have the

added benefit of having the journal to look back on in the future, to recall past

experiences and see how far you’ve come.

Along with your mindfulness practices, don’t forget to keep a healthy physical

release in your routine. This month, reconnect with physical fitness as a mode of

both releasing and receiving energy.

The famed post-workout endorphins, euphoric hormones released within the body

after exercise, are nothing to underestimate. Studies have shown that endorphins

are involved in the body’s natural reward circuits to maximize pleasure and help us

continue to function through periods of injury or stress. In short: Movement is key

to feeling good.

Effects of endorphin release include mood boosts, stress and anxiety relief, a sense

of increased confidence and appetite regulation—all part of a long list of exercise

benefits that go beyond outward appearance.

An important key to falling in love with exercise is simply finding your match:

an activity you’re motivated to show up to on a regular basis. From spin classes

and Crossfit, to hikes and long walks, to barre and yoga, there are endless settings

available to you, and the process will be well worth it when you arrive at your

perfect fit.

This year, open yourself up to the possibility of loving exercise, and treat yourself to

a step outside your comfort zone. Try that boutique class you’ve been curious about;

invest in that new yoga mat or set of weights; or enlist a friend as your accountability

partner. Your body will thank you.

Stay motivated by tracking your progress. Whether it’s checking off weekly workouts,

counting your miles, leveling up your weight in strength training, or working your

way toward a new yoga pose, a wonderful thing about the world of fitness is that you

can always set a new goal and keep moving forward—just don’t forget to celebrate

those milestones along the way.

At a time when many of us are more than ready for a new year, a fresh start and

a revitalized spirit, take this January as a challenge to redefine what health means

to you.

Boosting your brain, enjoying physical activity and trying something new are just

a few ways to get started. Whatever you choose, proudly take it as an investment in

yourself and in a better New Year.

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HAPPY AND HEALTHY

by Jillian Chandler

Six popular—and effective—wellness lifestyle trends

A new year brings with it a new start; 365 new opportunities to live a happier—

and healthier—life. With 2020 behind us, let’s make 2021 truly count. Your life

is in your hands, so it’s up to you to make each day count. Let’s start with these

six lifestyle trends that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine.

Get Proper Sleep

Prioritize

Mental Health

Though 2020 is behind us, we are all still

carrying the burdens, and trying to recover

from the hardships the year brought with

it. The new year has arrived, but we are all

still experiencing the effects of the COVID

pandemic. Each person has their own unique

way of persevering, but it is important to

remember that we are all in this together—

we are not alone. Now more than ever,

people are more easily able to voice their

feelings, their thoughts, their uncertainties,

their pain. And this is a powerful thing.

Our mental health should always take

priority over fear of one’s judgment. There

is no shame in being scared, overwhelmed

or stressed. Sharing with others rather than

suffering alone is a relief and the beginning

of being able to heal.

Allow Your

Body to Rest

We live in a world that teaches us we need to

constantly be doing something. It’s always go,

go, go. Whether it be work, doing activities

with your children, cooking a beautiful meal,

working out at the gym; if we’re not busy

doing something, then we are considered

lazy. Well, if 2020 taught us anything, it’s to

take the time to enjoy those quiet moments.

Instead of scrolling through social media,

relax with a good book. Instead of hitting up

the gym today, take a walk outside in your

neighborhood, on a local trail or at your

nearby park. Breathing in the cool fresh air is

sure to calm you and clear your mind.

Can you remember the last time you woke

up feeling fully rested and refreshed, your

body restored, ready to start the day? Many

of us—no matter our age—are not getting

adequate sleep at night. Instead of turning

out the lights and settling into bed for a

good night’s rest, we find ourselves, once

again, checking our social media, watching

TV, texting friends or family, staring at our

computer screen and working on that latenight

work or school assignment, etc. Now’s

the time to start creating a healthy bedtime

routine. It is recommended that you stop

using electronic devices 30 minutes prior to

when you plan to go to bed. It’s also a good

idea to remove all devices from the bedroom

and opt for a good book instead.

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Focus On Plant-

Based Eating

Invest in

Your Space

As more people continue to live, work

and play from home than ever before, it is

imperative that we are spending our time

in a space that nurtures ourselves and our

families, despite all the chaos. Our homes

should be our sanctuaries, and with many of

our children still remote learning, while we

continue to work from our home office, we

can find ourselves overwhelmed by all that is

going on and surrounding us. Simplify and

clear out what you no longer need. Instead

of school work—and your work—sprawled

all throughout the house, designate a school/

work area—even the dining room table—

that can be cleared away when the work

day is done and it’s time to unwind. Add

greenery to freshen up your space, add new

blind to let in more light. Buy that new chair

you’ve been eyeing to make your work hours

more comfortable.

Whether for your health, for the environment

or for animal welfare, or all of the above,

2021 may be the year that many who have

not yet attempted this way of eating might

just take that leap. We’ve all heard the

words vegetarian and vegan, but how about

flexitarian? A flexitarian diet, sometimes

referred to as a semi-vegetarian diet, is a

much more inclusive diet. Though meals are

centered around plant foods, it allows for the

occasional inclusion of meat, eggs and fish.

With a less rigid approach, it can more easily

be incorporated into your current diet. With

the ultimate goal to add more plant-based

focused meals into your daily life, this will

not only benefit your health but the health

of the environment and animal well-being as

well. It’s a win-win, right?

Incorporate

Chinese Medicine

Chinese medicine continues to draw

people to its natural, balanced approach to

wellness. Traditional Chinese medicine has

been used in addressing everything from

anxiety and depression to allergies, back

pain, skin conditions, obesity, infertility

and so much more. Incorporating the use of

herbs and diet, acupuncture and cupping to

prevent or treat health problems, traditional

Chinese medicine will only continue to raise

awareness of the alternatives to mainstream

Western medicine. For those looking for a

more natural approach to wellness, bringing

balance to their bodies, mind and spirit,

Chinese medicine may be the answer.

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A VISIT TO A SOUTHERN

PLANTATION

Relooking Louisiana’s River Road history

through the eyes of the enslaved

By Marguerite Cleveland

The myth of the Grand Ole’ South has long glamorized plantation life as one of beautiful homes, epic parties, southern gentlemen

and their lovely brides, with no mention of the thousands of people ripped from their homes in Africa who were enslaved on the

plantations. Tours used to involve hoopskirt gowned guides and sipping mint juleps. In recent years, things have changed, and many

historic sites have begun to tell the complete story of what life was like on a plantation to include that of the enslaved people. Whitney

Plantation, in particular, shares the story purely from the perspective of the enslaved. This trip focuses on an area known as the “German Coast,”

which begins just north of New Orleans and follows both sides of the Mississippi River.

Where to Stay

There is something about staying on a historic property along the river road. After the crowds leave for the day, a quiet sneaks in. The Spanish

Moss dripping from live oak trees in the evening dusk seems to whisper the history of those before you. Destrehan Plantation offers two cottages

for rent, which are on the grounds of the plantation. They offer a vintage charm and modern conveniences. Oak Alley Plantation has a more

upscale experience with luxury cottages and an onsite restaurant. It is a separate business from the nonprofit, which runs the plantation, but

you still have access to the property and its stunning dual columns of live oaks that lead to the levee and the Mississippi River. The property is

surrounded by sugar cane fields, so you really get the feeling of how isolated the river plantations were.

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TO TRULY BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND WHAT LIFE

WAS LIKE ON A PLANTATION THROUGH THE

EYES OF THE ENSLAVED PEOPLE, A VISIT TO

WHITNEY PLANTATION IS A MUST.

What to Do

The 1811 Rebellion of Enslaved People, also known as the German Coast

Uprising, was a key historical event that took place in this area—and it is

relatively unknown. It was well planned and the largest in U.S. history. The

revolt began at what is now known as the 1811 Kid Ory Historic House

and was led by Charles Deslondes and more than 500 enslaved people.

You can learn about this significant event as well as early jazz great Kid

Ory on a tour.

To truly begin to understand what life was like on a plantation through the

eyes of the enslaved people, a visit to Whitney Plantation is a must. Plan

to spend a couple of hours so you have time to absorb the experience. In

addition to learning the history of slavery on the Whitney Plantation, you

will also visit memorials that honor the enslaved people. The experience is

like visiting a concentration camp such as Dachau in Germany—especially

when you visit the memorial for the German Coast Uprising. The leaders

of this event were tried, executed and beheaded, their heads then placed

on pikes that lined the River Road for 60 miles. When touring the site be

respectful and quiet. It takes place outdoors, so dress for the weather and

wear comfortable walking shoes. If you are unable to visit, take a virtual

tour by downloading the Whitney Plantation app.

For a very personal experience, take “The Unheard Voices of the German

Coast Tour” exclusively offered by Dianne Honore Destrehan. She is a

family descendant of Jean-Baptiste Destrehan, the owner of the plantation,

and Catiche Destrehan, who was enslaved by him. By the time you finish

the tour you will have a better understanding of the cultural melting pot of

this area. Learn the heritage of the German farmers, Acadians, the enslaved

Africans, Native Americans and Sicilians, as well as their contributions

to the cultural heritage. Destrehan is a gifted storyteller, and her family

history adds an authenticity to the tour. As more is learned about the

history of the plantation, the tours have evolved over the years. The

leaders of the German Coast Uprising were tried at Destrehan and held

in the wash shed on the plantation grounds. There are plans to expand on

this history.

Laura Plantation shook up plantation tours when they first opened in

1994. They were the first historic home tour in Louisiana to use the term

slave instead of servant and the first to include the history of enslaved

Africans as part of the tour. Let that date sink in. The year 1994 was the

first time the stories of enslaved people were included in plantation tours.

Opened in February 2017, the permanent exhibit “From the Big House

to the Quarters: Slavery on Laura Plantation” is housed in a restored

overseer’s cottage. Research into the plantation’s history is ongoing in both

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The Speci f ics

WHERE TO STAY

Destrehan Plantation Creole Cottages DestrehanPlantation.org/

Creole-Cottages

Oak Alley Plantation Restaurant and Inn - OakAlleyPlantation.com

WHERE TO EAT

Destrehan Plantation - DestrehanPlantation.org

Oak Alley Plantation - OakAlleyPlantation.org

1811/Kid Ory Historic House – 1811KidOryHistoricHouse.com

Whitney Plantation - WhitneyPlantation.org

Laura Plantation - LauraPlantation.com

WHAT TO DO

Destrehan Plantation - DestrehanPlantation.org

Oak Alley Plantation - OakAlleyPlantation.org

1811/Kid Ory Historic House - 1811KidOryHistoricHouse.com

Whitney Plantation - WhitneyPlantation.org

Laura Plantation - LauraPlantation.com

the United States and France where some descendants

settled. Laura has an extensive collection of primary

source documents including Laura’s diary, which

are invaluable in sharing the history of this unique

Creole plantation.

Oak Alley is the iconic southern plantation with its

double rows of live oaks leading to the home. Once

a traditional tour with hoopskirt gowned guides and

mint juleps, it has evolved over time. The hoop skirts

are gone, but you can still get a good mint julep. Rather

than move old slave cabins from other plantations,

authentic reproductions were built with a permanent

exhibit of the enslaved people on the plantation. As

part of the foundation’s Revisit Oak Alley initiative,

the “Big House” Experience and Site Interpretation

was completed in January 2018. The mansion tour

now fully integrates the histories of the enslaved

people at Oak Alley and shows their contributions.

Where to Eat

The German Coast area of Louisiana is an amazing melting pot when

it comes to the cuisine. African, mainly Senegal, French, German and

American influences have shaped the local food culture. Cajun chefs will

cook just about anything. In addition to staples such as crawfish, shrimp

and andouille sausage you will also find alligator, rabbit and frog legs.

What the area is famed for though is its andouille sausage—and they

even made a trail for it. The Andouille Trail will take you to the makers in

humble shops and meat markets to chefs at upscale restaurants.

Spuddy’s Cajun Cooking Experience is a must, as he shares family recipes

passed down for generations. B&C Seafood restaurant is a family owned

business that the locals love. Workers in the area stop by for the plate lunch

specials each day or a bowl of their flavorful gumbos—smoked rabbit is

the most popular. The Seafood Pot is a restaurant and market with fresh

local seafood. You can purchase their daiquiris by the gallon. Don’t miss

the Creole House, where Chef Jason Roussel cooks everything from

scratch. He is passionate about sharing real Cajan cooking.

The plantation tours mentioned are all nonprofit foundations that are

dedicated to telling the authentic history of the area. For more information

about the German Coast, visit LARiverParishes.com to help plan

your visit.

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WILD ALASKAN SALMON CAKES

WITH LEMON TARTAR SAUCE

Recipe Courtesy of Tina VanDenHeuvel

You can follow Tina @madebetterforyou on Instagram

SALMON CAKES:

1 1/2 lbs. fresh salmon filet

3 tbsp. unsalted butter, divided

2 tbsp. avocado oil

1 cup medium yellow onion, finely diced

1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced

1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic

1 tsp. black pepper (or to taste)

1 tsp. sea salt

1 cup almond flour

2 large eggs lightly beaten

2 tbsp. olive oil

3 tbsp. mayonnaise (I like Primal Kitchen brand)

1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 tbsp. dried dill

METHOD:

• Preheat Oven to 425˚F. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment

or silicone liner. Place salmon in the center, skin side down. Bake

uncovered for 10 to 15 minutes (depending on thickness) or just

until cooked through. Remove from the oven and let cool to room

temperature. Flake salmon with two forks, discarding skin and any

bones then set aside.

• Heat a medium skillet over medium heat with 1 tablespoon butter

and 1 tablespoon avocado oil. Add diced onion and bell pepper,

garlic, salt and pepper, and sauté until golden and softened (7 to 9

minutes), then remove from heat.

• In a large mixing bowl, combine flaked salmon, sautéed pepper

and onion, almond flour, beaten eggs, olive oil, mayonnaise,

Worcestershire sauce and dill. Stir to combine.

• Form into patties using a 1/3-cup measuring cup and mold with

your hands into 2" wide by 1/3 to 1/2" thick patties.

• In a clean non-stick pan, heat 1 tablespoon avocado oil and 1

tablespoon butter until hot, then add salmon patties in a single

layer. Sauté 3 to 4 minutes per side or until golden brown and

cooked through. If salmon patties brown too fast, reduce heat.

Remove finished patties to a paper towel-lined plate and repeat

with remaining oil, butter and salmon cakes.

LEMON TARTAR SAUCE:

1 cup mayonnaise (I like Primal Kitchen brand)

1 cup dill pickles, finely chopped

1 tbsp. fresh lemon zest

2 tsp. dried dill

2 tbsp. dill pickle juice

METHOD:

• Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.

To Serve: Top Wild Alaskan Salmon Cakes with tartar sauce and

squeeze fresh lemon juice on top for extra tartness.

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TWO TONES CAFE

Two Tones Cafe is a restaurant where guests will enjoy flavors

from around the world in dishes made using the freshest

ingredients. With menu options ranging from Asian salads

and nachos, to unique beef and chicken entrees, burgers,

salads and desserts, there's something for everyone! Indoor

and patio seating available. Open Monday-Thursday 11am-

8pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-9pm and Sunday 2-8pm.

6536 Main Street | Bonners Ferry

208.417.304

Facebook.com/ Two Tones Cafe

PIZZA FACTORY

HAPPY

NEW

YEAR

If you're looking for delicious and fresh pizza in Bonners

Ferry, look no further. At Pizza Factory, they proudly serve

up delicious calzones, tasty pasta and, of course, pipinghot

pizzas, using only the freshest ingredients around.

Sit down, grab a slice (or two, or three) and dig in! Open

Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-

10pm. And ... they deliver!

6637 Fry St. | Bonners Ferry

208.267.7771 | PizzaFactory.com

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COMPASS GRILLE

Bonners Ferry's first food truck and winner of BF's Finest

Burger 2019. At Compass Grille, you'll find a delicious

variety of perfectly cooked burgers plus tasty wraps,

sandwiches and sides. Breakfast is back on the menu

Thursday-Saturday only with legendary biscuits & gravy,

burritos and more. Takeout, on-site dining and delivery

available Monday-Wednesday 11am-4pm and Thursday-

Saturday 6am-6pm.

208.946.3327 | Bonners Ferry

Facebook.com/CompassGrille

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BADGER'S DEN CAFE AND

LATTE

At Badger's Den Cafe and Latte, you'll be greeted with fast,

friendly service with a smile. On the menu you'll find hearty

and delicious breakfast and lunch items, a variety of specialty

coffee drinks, smoothies and more! In a hurry? There's a driveup

window for your convenience. A stop at this restaurant is a

must for locals and visitors alike!

6551 S. Main St. | Bonners Ferry

208.267.1486

Facebook.com/TheBadgersDenCafe

FEIST CREEK RESTAURANT

At Feist Creek Restaurant, the delicious smells and warm

atmosphere make you feel right at home. Serving lunch and

dinner, customer favorites range from their smoked prime

rib and 25 oz. rib-eye steak to catfish and hushpuppies,

homemade fish and chips, burgers, sandwiches and more.

Full bar, pool table, outdoor seating, fish pond and their own

private waterfall make this a destination spot to remember.

You can find them open Friday-Sunday from 12pm-close.

2673 Moyie River Road | Bonners Ferry

208.267.8649


TAVERN AT THE LODGE

Looking to excite your taste buds? Guests will be treated

to starters like Escargot and Spanish Shrimp; new lunch

offerings to include Lamb and Beef Gyros Kabob and

Shoarito Mediterranean Burrito; more than a dozen entrees

such as Chicken Piccata, Cioppino and the 12-ounce

Ribeye; and a variety of delicious house-made soups and

salads. Open for lunch 11:30am-2pm and dinner 5-9pm

Thursday-Sunday. Reservations recommended.

5952 Main Street | Bonners Ferry

208.267.7268

CHIC-N-CHOP

At this Bonners Ferry diner, you’ll be treated to wonderful

service and an inviting, homey atmosphere where the staff

treats you like family. Known for their large portion sizes and

customer favorites like the broasted chicken, omelets, pies

and more, they’re open Tuesday-Saturday 4:30am-8pm and

Sunday 6am-2pm.

6421 Main St.| Bonners Ferry

208.267.2431

GRAMA J'S BEIGNETS

Experience a trademark taste of New Orleans, where

you’ll find Grama J serving up freshly made beignets,

plain or in classic breakfast styles, and delicious crepes

both sweet and savory, as well as fresh authentic chicory

coffee and hand-drawn espressos. Linger over your

meal while reading on a comfy couch or playing board

games in front of the fireplace in her cozy dining room.

Open Thursday-Sunday from 7am-3pm.

6371 Kootenai Street | Bonners Ferry

509.230.4470

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ENTERTAINMENT

Check out what is going

on this month!

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CREATE YOUR

VISION FOR 2021

Private and group lessons available

By Jillian Chandler

A NEW YEAR BRINGS NEW OPPORTUNITIES. And as you begin to

thoughtfully set your goals and intentions, you may want to think

about creating a vision board to inspire you on your journey to

attaining them.

“I always encourage folks to sign up for one of these ‘beginning

a new year’ workshops because vision boards are a fabulous way

to create a beautiful visual piece that will help keep you clearly

focused on your intentions and goals,” says Alison Henslee.

Alison is the woman behind the Creative Soul Collective and will

be hosting Vision Board Workshops throughout the month of

January. Though class dates are still pending at this time, Alison

is more than happy to book private or small groups in her home

or at Under the Sun, or work with a larger group via Zoom. Inperson

sessions are limited to six guests, ideal for small business

groups, book clubs, girlfriends or families. She also welcomes

those who are interested in private in-person or video sessions.

For those unfamiliar with the process, shares Alison, “A vision

board is a visible platform artfully created to pinpoint specific

goals and display them in a beautiful way to help keep you

on track and manifest that which you’re working to attain

or accomplish.”

During the three- to four-hour session, participants devote time

to selecting their intentions or goals that they'd like to work on

for the year, then sift through magazines for photos, wording or

phrases, or whatever best serves as inspiration and reminders of

each goal or intention. “Plus we eat, sip and chat!” smiles Alison.

The cost for instruction and supplies is just $25 per person with

boards, scissors, glue sticks, art paper and some magazines

provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own printouts,

magazines and additional art supplies as well.

Once your vision board is completed, Alison recommends

framing it and hanging/displaying it in a prominent space in your

home or office, where it will constantly be in your line of vision as

you go about your day—where it can continuously inspire you in

achieving your goals.

For additional details and to register, call or text Alison at

208.610.8806, email aghenslee@gmail.com or watch for

more details on the Creative Soul Collective's Facebook or

Instagram pages.

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VIRTUAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES

January

FOR MORE EVENTS, VISIT BONNERSFERRYLIVINGLOCAL.COM.

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BOUNDARY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY &

MUSEUM’S ONLINE EXHIBITS

the Boundary County Historical Society & Museum remains

closed during the current health crisis, the Museum has been working

on building web-based exhibits centered on the life of the Kootenai

Tribe. To start this new collection, they've created an online flipbook

exploring Kootenai Cradleboards, which is currently available online

for your viewing pleasure. This book, with informative facts along

with photos, is sure to be enjoyed. Until it is safe once again for the

community to visit the museum and see original artifacts, period

rooms, exhibits and displays designed to present the history of North

Idaho and the indigenous Kootenai people, show your support by

visiting the museum online at BoundaryCountyMuseum.org, where

there is much to be discovered.

IDAHO MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

VIRTUAL MUSEUM

The Idaho Museum of Natural History has developed this website to

give you full open access to 3D models and images of its treasures—

ready to be unlocked for hours of learning and enjoyment. The

site offers a wide range of fossils, bones and cultural artifacts

from the Idaho Museum of Natural History, along with other

institutions across North America. Come back often to see new

material as they continue to scan and upload models! Whether

it’s fossils, artifacts, osteology or plants that you’re interested in,

this is a simple way to discover from the comfort of your home.

Visit VirtualIMNH.iri.isu.edu today.

VIRTUAL MUSEUM OF IDAHO PROGRAMS &

VIRTUAL TOURS

Museum of Idaho’s virtual tours allow visitors to step into the 1890s

with 360-degree tours of the shops, rooms and offices in their

historic Eagle Rock, USA exhibit. Virtual programs for adults include

Museum After Dark, slightly irreverent tour history presentations

of Crap Taxidermy and Dirty Little Secrets. For the kids, there's

Discovery Day for ages 6 to 12 with at-home activities for weekly

discovery. Little Learners is geared toward those 2 to 5 with at-home

activities for you to enjoy with your little one. On the site, you will

also be treated to fun trivia quizzes including Idaho history and

geography, Idaho general knowledge and Idaho pop culture/current

events. There are also fun drawings that can be downloaded to color

for the kids. To see what the Museum of Idaho is currently offering

virtually, visit MuseumofIdaho.org/museumathome.

SUBMIT YOUR EVENTS ONLINE!

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