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How to respond when risk tolerance is tested
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BEAT THE WINTER BLUES
Stay healthy, upbeat and positive despite the grey gloom
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Meet the man with the largest sneaker
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“2020 fulfilled my
dream job of being a
stay-at-home dad. It
was the most amazing
experience to spend
as much time with my
wife and kids. I got
to catch up on over
a decade of missed
Justin Dick started coming to Sandpoint
from Denver when he was a boy, when
they’d eat at Ivano’s and Thai Bangkok and
work out at the Sandpoint West Athletic
Club. As a grown man, he and his wife started
asking the same question most of us did: “How
do I move here?” He and his wife quit their
jobs and moved to Sandpoint in 2006. Today,
you will often find Justin at one of his two
restaurants: Trinity at City Beach or Jalapenos,
spending time with his family, or serving the
community through Rotary or as president of
the Bonner General Health Foundation Board.
Q. How did you get into the restaurant industry?
A. My mother’s side of the family owned a
restaurant in a three-story motel in a tiny little
farming community of Canistota, South Dakota,
population 100. I had so many great times
there. The customers and staff used to chase me
around and buy me comics and candy. When my
folks moved up to Sandpoint, it was the perfect
opportunity to open a restaurant of her own,
and my mother started Cafe Trinity on 1st Street
next to Starbucks and Ground Zero skate and
She quickly went from one employee to 30 in a
matter of months, which sparked the conversation
of my wife Shaunavee and I moving to Sandpoint.
I bought the restaurant in 2009 and was able to
move it to the Edgewater Best Western, as we
never had enough space at the 1st Street location.
We’re going on 12 years in this location.
Q. As part of the leadership for the Bonner
General Health Foundation, how are you
passionate about its role in our community?
A. I am the president of the Bonner General Health
Foundation Board as of January 1, 2021, and have
been a foundation trustee for the past four years.
Bonner General Health has been so influential in
my family’s lives that I’m honored to be a small
part of giving back to our hometown hospital.
Both our children were born there, several trips
to the ER over the years, and the diagnosis of my
son’s Type 1 Diabetes. BGH has always been there
for us, but more importantly, for this community.
A rural hospital is a cornerstone of every small
community, and we are blessed to have such
wonderful access to Bonner General Health.
Q. What is most rewarding about being a
restaurateur here in Sandpoint?
A. Hanging out with the customers and the staff
are among the top reasons I love this work. I’m a
social butterfly, and especially now with COVID,
it’s about the only time I get human interaction
outside of my family. You have to be an owneroperator.
Your customers expect to see you. The
dream of hiring someone to run the place while
you’re off galavanting around collecting cash went
out the window my first month of the business.
And I love it like that!
Q. For you, what is the most important takeaway
and/or goal when it comes to work, family and
A. The world will go on without you and your
business. And that’s fine. I can always find another
job. What matters most are your family and the
wonderful friends and relationships you have
forged. I long dearly to go back to hanging out
with some of my favorite friends. My circle has
always been small, so it really makes me sad to
have had so little personal contact with them.
Family wise, 2020 fulfilled my dream job of being
a stay-at-home dad. It was the most amazing
experience to spend as much time with my wife
and kids. I got to catch up on over a decade of
missed time. My challenge for the rest of my life
will be how to better balance my family as the
main priority from my work and nonprofit lives.
Q. What is most important to you outside of
work, and what do you enjoy doing with your
A. Family first and everything else second. Now,
with that said, my family gets to deal with all
the weird stuff I do in my free time! I have been
collecting sneakers since I got my first pair of
Fire Red Jordan 4s in 1989 for Christmas. I have
curated a collection of all of my favorites from
1989 to present that includes upwards of 300
pairs. As of a year or two ago, I obtained the last
of my grail pairs and have basically finished my
collection. I still track down two to three pairs per
month, but I have finally come to the point where
I don’t feel incomplete without them. It’s nostalgic
for me. It reminds me of great times playing
basketball and football, my elementary through
college career, and many good times I had while
I’m an avid runner as of the last five years thanks
to my wife Shaunavee, who ran the New York,
Chicago and Boston marathons and many other
races across the U.S. I never thought in a million
years I would run for fun, but I love it. It’s an
amazing feeling that doesn’t often get replicated.
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STAY HEALTHY, UPBEAT AND POSITIVE
DESPITE THE GREY GLOOM
BY ABIGAIL THORPE
Every year as February settles firmly around us and we wait
for yet another two or three months of winter to end, it’s
not unusual to start feeling the affects of the cold and grey
that surround us. The holidays are over, the thrill of the
first snow has long passed, and our skin longs for some warmth and
the vitamin D of the summer months.
Though it may sound funny, the “winter blues” is a condition
that affects many adults in the U.S., especially those in northern
climates. And given that here in Sandpoint we’re just an hour or so
from the Canadian border, the seasonal effects are real. Seasonal
affective disorder is a mood disorder subset that explains symptoms
of depression during certain times of the year, particularly winter.
And while only around 6 percent of Americans suffer from SAD,
many more experience some version of the winter blues.
But despite the cold and grey, there are several ways we can help
fight off the doldrums and beat the winter blues. Particularly in this
beautiful outdoor paradise we call home, there is much opportunity
to lift our spirits, even if the temperatures remain freezing. Getting
outside, pursuing a hobby, connecting with friends and family, and
incorporating a healthy lifestyle can all help keep our spirits high
and our mental health in check.
Get outside! This one’s not just coming from us. Studies have
shown that even a limited amount of exercise each day can help
boost spirits and prevent depression. A study from Harvard Health
explains that low-intensity exercise sustained over time helps
release neurotrophic proteins, or growth factors, that spur the
growth of nerve cells and improve brain functions.
Exercise supports growth of cells in the hippocampus—the area of
the brain responsible for regulating mood—which in turn makes
you happier. Just 15 minutes a day of high-intensity exercise like
running, or an hour of low-intensity exercise like walking or
household chores can have a significant effect on your mood. Plus,
exercise can help you sleep better, which in turn affects your mood
But while just getting off the couch can help, getting outside is
even better. It may be cold, but lucky for us Sandpoint is made for
outdoor activity all winter long, and opportunities abound. Bundle
up and hit the slopes, the trails or backcountry for some fresh air
that will make you feel so much better.
“Being able to sneak in a snowshoe or a ski before work, or go up
and take a few laps on a powder day before work, makes Sandpoint
so special,” says Jenny Curtos of Outdoor Experience downtown.
“Having that accessibility is definitely what keeps me going
throughout the winter.”
If you don’t have a ski pass to Schweitzer but still want to enjoy
some winter sports, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are a
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great way to get outside. Pine Street Woods and multiple
trails throughout the community provide plenty of space
to explore, and you can even rent gear from places like
Outdoor Experience for the day. A full rental kit for either
snowshoeing or cross-country skiing is only $25 for 24
hours, and Pine Street Woods offers rentals and a variety of
programs for experienced skiers or beginners.
“Snowshoeing is a great place to start,” adds Curtos. “You
can hike in the winter too, but sometimes the trails can be
icy or snowy, and snowshoes are a great all-encompassing
way to be prepared for those situations.”
After some trial runs with rental gear, if you decide you love
it, entry-level snowshoes are fairly affordable at around $150
for a set. It might just be a new hobby you take up year after
year. Speaking of hobbies …
Discover your own hobby! In summertime it’s easy to
keep busy out on the water and enjoying all of the warmweather
activities that abound, but if you’re not an avid skier
or snowboarder, there are other things to keep you busy
during the winter months. Whether it’s painting, writing,
snowshoeing or collecting music, a hobby is a great way to
stay content and busy during the colder months, which seem
to drag on this time of year.
You may already have a hobby or activity you gravitate
toward. If so, great! Take the extra time you have in the day
to explore those even more. But if you don’t have a hobby,
this could be the perfect time to find one! Maybe you’ve been
wanting to learn an instrument, or you’d like to start reading
more—whatever it may be, your mind, mood and family will
Find ways to connect. During the winter it’s easy to snuggle
up and stay cocooned inside by yourself, but even more so this
year because of COVID, it’s often easy to feel disconnected
from others. Connection is vital for your mental health and
happiness, even during a health crisis.
There are many opportunities to connect while respecting
others’ and your own health, so make a point to find ways
that work for you. If going out for lunch, dinner or a coffee
isn’t an option for you, pick up the phone and call your
friends and family, or schedule a Zoom or Facetime drink
date to catch up.
Nonprofits and other organizations that help those in need
are still out helping people in whatever ways they can, and
they need volunteers now more than ever. Take some extra
time in your week or month to volunteer. You’ll feel better
and have an opportunity to give back to the community.
Volunteering helps create a sense of purpose and reminds us
of the many blessings we have, putting things in perspective.
As it turns out, helping others helps us too by reducing
feelings of depression or loneliness. As the saying goes, “We
cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time.”
Change your lifestyle. Our surroundings, what we eat and
how we spend our time all have a huge impact on our mental
health and mood. January, February and March are wellknown
for their lack of sunshine in these parts, and the loss
does have an effect on our mood.
GETTING OUTSIDE, PURSUING A HOBBY,
CONNECTING WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY,
AND INCORPORATING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
CAN ALL HELP KEEP OUR SPIRITS HIGH AND
OUR MENTAL HEALTH IN CHECK.
“BEING ABLE TO SNEAK IN A SNOWSHOE OR
A SKI BEFORE WORK, OR GO UP AND TAKE A
FEW LAPS ON A POWDER DAY BEFORE WORK,
MAKES SANDPOINT SO SPECIAL.”
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Those who know swear by their vitamin D during the winter,
and taking supplements is one way to replenish our system
and keep our vitamin D levels high and happy when the
sun isn’t shining. Another option is to invest in a sun lamp.
Just 30 minutes a day by one can help you feel happier and
healthier—just like some time in the sun would.
But beyond supplements and vitamin D, what we put in our
body has just as much impact on our mood and outlook
as how we spend our day. Too much sugar or refined
carbohydrates may make us feel good in the moment, but
long term they don’t support sustained health and energy.
Just like it’s important to get outside and exercise every day,
getting the right amount of nutrients, drinking plenty of
water (even if it’s herbal tea—cold water isn’t always the most
cravable in the winter) and listening to your body’s needs
are important steps to maintaining a healthy outlook and
Finally, maintaining a routine and building activities into
your day will help you feel productive and in control. It
might sound nice to sleep in extra or skip that walk, but
routine can help you feel in control of your situation, which
actually reduces mood swings and depression.
So if the winter blues have you down, don’t give in. Grab
a friend, head outdoors, and fill your days with healthy
activities, people and purpose that will keep you feeling
upbeat, happy and full of life until the sun rolls around, the
ice melts, and we can once again go back to weekends on
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SECRET VALENTINE FUNDRAISER
FEBRUARY 1 - 8
Send a Secret Valentine and support the Panida! The Panida Secret Admirer Valentine
will be hand-delivered anonymously to your Valentine, sweetened with chocolate, to
addresses in Sandpoint, Kootenai and Ponderay. All you have to do is visit Panida.org,
click on the Valentine image, follow it to the Valentine form, contribute $10 (which will
be dedicated to the restoration of the beacon-of-hope marquee), and your handmade
Valentine will be on its way just in time for Valentine’s Day, delivered on Saturday,
February 13. Monday, February 8, is the final day they’ll be taking orders, so sign up
today to send that special someone, whether your significant other, child, parent or
friend, a Secret Valentine. It is sure to warm their heart.
13TH ANNUAL HEART BALL
2021 marks the 13th year of the Heart Ball, and the fun is going virtual this year.
Saturday, February 6, starting at 7pm, the evening will consist of a live auction of
three amazing packages, testimonials from people whose lives have been impacted
by the care they received at Bonner General Health, and the paddle raise. There will
be the ever-popular dessert auction online leading up to the event, and desserts will
be delivered the day of the Heart Ball. For those who are unable to attend the live
virtual event, they can access the entire evening’s Heart Ball 2021 online, where they
can take part in donating after the event. Proceeds from this year’s event will go to
the Emergency Department’s remodel and upgraded technology. To sign up for the
Virtual Heart Ball, visit BonnerGeneral.org/BGH-Foundation.
DARK LOVE STOUT WEEK
FEBRUARY 8 - 14
Whether you’re looking for plans for Valentine’s Day, or just love delicious stouts, the
219 Lounge’s Dark Love Stout Week is made for February and beer lovers. Every day
from February 8 through the 14, they’ll be pouring new stouts to help brighten the dark
winter days. Starting on Monday, February 8, the 219 will release two new (mostly)
bourbon barrel-aged stouts every day, with 11 stouts on tap Saturday and Sunday.
Each beer was specially selected for the event. $15 gets you a unique diner-style mug
(limited availability) you can take home, along with two 5-ounce pours. Additional
5- and 12-ounce pours will be available for purchase. To learn more, visit 219.bar or
@219Lounge on Facebook, and mark your calendars for a seasonal favorite!
*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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In summer of 1888, Theadore “Teddy”
Roosevelt wasn’t yet President of
the United States when he arrived
in Sandpoint on the Northern Pacific
railroad. According to the Hawkins’ family
story, as told to Bob Gunter by Dale Selle,
Roosevelt traveled to Idaho from his
ranch in the Dakota Territory for a caribou
hunting trip in the Selkirk Mountains.
While waiting on horses and guides, the
party ventured into the town of Pend
d’Oreille (later to become Sandpoint).
After a night out dining and drinking,
Roosevelt ended up in the only available
room in town: Winfield Scott Monfort’s
shack, which the lodging house owner
rented out in Monfort’s absence. At
midnight, Roosevelt was awakened by
a returned and surprised Monfort fresh
from the bars and ready to tuck in for
the night—and not expecting a guest.
Whatever the resulting argument, record
has it Roosevelt ended up with the bunk.
Thirteen years later, he would become the
26th president of the United States.
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complaints. She was helpful in other areas as well--referrals to professionals in other
sectors (banking, mortgages, accounsng, etc.). We were told that she would treat us
like her only client...and it truly felt that way. Exceeded all expectasons despite the
fact that the referral to her set the bar very high. We can't imagine selling this house
with anyone other than Jackie. We are very appreciasve to have been introduced to
her and recommend her to anyone in the area.”
Chris H. and Family, Sandpoint, ID
“Thank you so much for helping me through this process, you were awesome to
work with. Look forward to going through this process again some day.”
Kurt C., Priest River ID
Honored to be voted “Sandpoint’s Finest REALTOR®” 2017, 2018, 2019
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WHERE TO STAY
Best Western Edgewater Resort
Best Western Kootenai River Inn Casino & Spa
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Renting out your vacation home can be taxing, stressful, and doesn’t always
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Hotel Ruby Sandpoint/Ponderay
La Quinta Inn & Suites
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Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Sandpoint Vacation Homes
Seasons at Sandpoint
Talus Rock Luxury Lodging
Twin Cedars Camping & Vacation Rentals
Western Pleasure Guest Ranch
800.753.3757 • 208.263.9581
208.255.2122 • 866.302.2122
888.863.9066 • 208.263.9066
Jackie Suarez Century 21 208.290.5888 Jackie@JackieSuarez.com JackieSuarez.com
Eric Skinner Century 21 208.290.6314 Eric.Skinner@Sandpoint.com IdahoRealEstateListings.com
Julina Skinner Century 21 208.290.6315 Julina.Skinner@Sandpoint.com IdahoRealEstateListings.com
Jake Oliver RE/MAX In Action 208.290.5233 Jake@JakeTheRealtor.net JakeTheRealtor.net
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BRINGING THE SUNSHINE
• Plumbing Maintenance & Repairs
• Water Heaters - Tank or Tankless
• Frozen Pipes
• Drain Clearing
• Septic & Sump Pumps
• Water Filtration
• Sewer Line Clearing & Scoping
Licensed & Insured
• Physical Therapy
• Hand Therapy
• Medical Massage Therapy
• Arthritis Relief Program
• Yoga Therapy
• Pain Relieving 830 Cold Laser
• Sports Injuries
• Dry Needling
SPRAIN, STRAIN OR
JUST IN PAIN?
We take urgent patients! If you are suffering
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know and we will see you the same day.
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No Insurance? No Problem!
We have affordable solutions for those
without insurance or who have high deductibles
or copay, and we accept medical insurance.
WE SERVICE ALL
MAKES AND MODELS!
Full Service Parts & Sales
3 Minutes S. of Sandpoint in Sagle on HWY 95
30 Gun Club Road, Sagle, ID 83860
Ponderay Medical Village
30544 Highway 200, Ponderay, ID
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208.263.5673 • 219.bar
Sandpoint’s hometown lounge and live music venue for over 87 years featuring 20 beers on tap, wine and classic
cocktails. Enjoy outdoor patio and bar during the summer months.
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Best Western Plus Ponderay 800.780.7234 208.255.4500 BestWestern.com
Dover Bay Waterfront Resort 208.265.159
Heartwood Center 208.263.8699
Lodge at Sandpoint 208.263.2211
Ponderay Event Center 208.263.0271
Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Sandpoint Business & Event Center 208.263.7770
Talus Rock Luxury Lodging 208.255.8458
The Idaho Club 208.2665.2345
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Litehouse YMCA Fitness Center 208.263.6633 YMCA@YMCAINW.org YMCAINW.org
Natural Fitness Fitness Center 208.263.0676 Shawn@NaturalFitnessGym.com NaturalFitnessGym.com
Idaho Pain Clinic Medical Clinic 208.263.9757 DrSorin@IdahoPainClinic.com IdahoPainClinic.com
Signature Aesthetics Medical Spa 208.627.6869 info@SignatureAesthetics.com SignatureAesthetics.com
Missi Balison Fitness • Personal Trainer
208.290.2081 • Missi@MissiBalisonFitness.com
Our small group training sessions are a maximum of 8 participants; A small group and private training studio for women only. Our certified
personal trainers will keep you exercising safely and motivated in a fun environment
Sandpoint Super Drug Pharmacy 208.263.1408 SPTSuperDrug@gmail.com SandpointSuperDrug.com
THINGS TO DO
Silverwood Theme Park, Boulder Beach Water Park
Arts & Crafts Fair
Art / Music Event
Summer 208.683.3400 SilverwoodThemePark.com
Summer 208.263.6139 ArtinSandpoint.org/arts-crafts-fair
Art Walk Art / Music Event Summer 208.263.6139 ArtinSandpoint.org/artwalk
Festival at Sandpoint Art / Music Event Summer 208.265.4554 FestivalatSandpoint.com
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Rent Everything Under the Sun!
“Built on a Foundation of Integrity and
Rent for Hour - Day - Week - Month
Hours: Mon-Sat, 7am-5pm | Closed Sundays
Over 35 yrs. of service. Consistently reliable equipment and
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damage waiver/damage insurance). Our Scheduled Preventative
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operates to factory specifications.
* Bring in this ad to receive 10% off any 1 day rental!
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SCHEDULE YOUR SPRING WORK NOW!
We are booking appointments for fruit tree pruning and spraying, tree removal & stump grinding
We Do: • Root Nutrient Injection
• Fruit Tree Pruning
• Tree Removal/Pruning
• Brush & Field Mowing
• Light Hauling
• Lot Development
• Fire Prevention
• Property Clean-Up
Shawn Smith, Owner/Operator | 208.946.6772 | 1605 Crossport Rd., Bonners Ferry, ID | CDAStumpGrinding.com |
CDA Stump Grinding
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Sandpoint SummerFest Art / Music Event Summer 208.263.2217
Experience some of North Idaho’s most scenic views along this
33.4-mile drive. VisitIdaho.org/things-to-do/scenic-bywaysbackcountry-drives/pend-oreille-scenic-byway
Selkirk Outdoor Leadership and Education (SOLE) Experiences Winter 928.351.7653 SoleExperiences.org
Schweitzer Fall Fest
The Idaho Club
Sandpoint Elks Golf Course
Geo Hali Sandpoint Helicopter Charters
Tours / Charters
Fall 208.263.9555 Schweitzer.com
Spring / Summer / Fall 208.265.2345 TheIdahoClub.com
Spring / Summer / Fall 208.263.4321 -
Summer 509.795.1311 GeoHeliSpokane.com
Go Fish! Charters Tours / Charters Summer 208.597.5020 GoFishCharters.org
Lake Pend Oreille Cruises
Sandpoint Seaplane Service
Bottle Bay Resort & Marina
Dover Bay Resort
Tours / Charters
Tours / Charters
Summer 208.255.5253 LakePendOreilleCruises.com
Summer 208.290.3257 -
Summer 208.263.5916 BottleBayResort.com
Summer 208.265.1597 DoverBayIdaho.com
Sandpoint Marina Marina
Summer 208.263.3083 SandpointWaterfront.com
Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Western Pleasure Guest Ranch
Action Water Sports
Sandpoint Watercraft Rentals
Take a Brewery Tour
Water Recreation /
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Spend a Day at City Beach
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Summer 208.265.9672 SandpointWaterCraftRentals.com
Water Recreation /
Summer 208.920.9292 SandpointWatersports.com
TOP 10 THINGS TO DO
Sandpoint is home to four great breweries. Bike to each, or
take a walking tour: Matchood Brewing Co., Utara BrewingCo.,
MickDuff’s Brewing Co., Laughing Dog Brewing
Enjoy fun in the sun at the sandy, grassy downtown public
beach on the lake. SandpointIdaho.gov
Catch a Show at the Panida Theater
Stop in the historic theater for an independent feature or short
Visit Schweitzer Mountain
Explore the village dining and shopping and enjoy the
adventures in summer and winter. Schweitzer.com
Shop the Sandpoint Shopping District
Explore the many unique shops in charming downtown.
Explore Local Galleries
Walk the downtown and stop in at several local galleries to
enjoy local and regional art.
Drive The Pend Oreille Scenic Byway
Stop in Cedar Street Bridge
Explore various shops and restaurants in the downtown
bridge spanning Sand Creek. CedarStreetBridge.com
Relax with a Spa Day
Visit the Wildflower Spa at Seasons Resort or Highlands North
Day Spa for a day of rejuvenation.TheWildflowerDaySpa.com |
Do a Tasting at the Local Winery
Enjoy local sips from Pend d’Oreille Winery. POWine.com
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If you lo
Insure it !
Health and life insurance are critical to protecting the ones you love. Health insurance covers injuries and illnesses that can
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living. We have flexible policy options and affordable rates. Our advisors will help you choose the right type of coverage for
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TRINITY AT CITY BEACH SWEET LOU’S FORTY ONE SOUTH
219 Lounge Sandpoint
Baxter’s on Cedar
Beet and Basil
City Beach Organics
Organic / Vegan
Dish at Dover Bay
Chimney Rock Grill
Fat Bass Bar & Grill Priest River 208.265.8854
Forty One South
Hoot Owl Cafe
Ivano’s Ristorante Sandpoint 208.263.0211 Italian
Jalapenos Mexican Restuarant
Pub / American
Pend d’Oreille Winery
Second Avenue Pizza
Sky House Schweitzer 208.263.9555 American
Spuds Waterfront Grill
Trinity at City Beach Sandpoint 208.255.7558 Seafood
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Self-Serve Wash Proceeds are donated to build the
new Sandpoint City Dog Park!
- Ready-Made -
- Custom -
- Pre-Cut Mats -
and Barn Wood
Frames in Stock!
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lake pend oreille
Sand Cree k Byway
hickory street park
dover bike path
pine st. park
cedar street bridge
3rd ave. pier
Lake Pend Oreille Dr.
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on Lake Pend Oreille
Voted Best of Bonner County for
Firearms/Ammo Store in 2020!
“Love this gun shop. Their new facility and range
are excellent, and they sell a wide range of quality
products at a fair price. Very knowledgeable and
friendly staff. Looking forward to my next visit.”
BUY $100 GIFT CARD AND GET TWO FREE ADULT RANGE PASSES.
Expires February 28, 2021 *Must bring this ad into store to redeem
Tuesday - Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 11am-5pm
www.WrencoArms.com | 208.265.6737 | One mile north of Walmart on Hwy 95 | 478338 Hwy 95, Ponderay, ID 83852
Hospice is a promise of hope, comfort and support for those in our
community with serious illness or injury who are no longer seeking
aggressive or curative treatment. We bring Hospice care right to you,
with the utmost respect and support for you and your family.
Interested in becoming a Hospice Volunteer? Our Volunteers are an
essential and integral part of our team.
Call us today.
400 Schweitzer Plaza Drive, Suite 3
Ponderay, Idaho 83852
208.265.1179 | www.bonnergeneral.org/services/hospice/
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phone 208.265.4689 | 208.255.4840
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Office Hours by Appointment due to COVID Restrictions
Tax Preparation - All Types & States - Payroll Services
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