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February 2021 Coeur d'Alene Living Local

FEBRUARY 2021

LIVING LOCAL

BEAUTIFUL

WEEKEND

DESTINATIONS

TO UNWIND

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FEBRUARY 2021

VOLUME 11 NUMBER 2

inside

Be Good To Yourself

Strategies for self-love

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Beautiful Weekend Destinations to Unwind

Drivable destinations to relax solo, with a bestie or with your

partner this February

Your Tasting Adventure Awaits!

Take a seat at one of the area’s tasting rooms

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PUBLISHER’S

Note

LOVE STARTS WITH YOU

Congratulations! We all made

it through the first month of

the new year. As February

has arrived, with it comes the

holiday we all equate to romance, roses

and … love—Valentine’s Day.

But this year, as we continue to embark

on new journeys, take this month as an

opportunity to focus on not only the love

you show others, but yourself.

Self-love is too often overlooked. But if we

don’t nurture our own bodies, minds and

spirits, exemplifying love for ourselves,

how can we possibly extend love to those

around us?

yet we have complete control over how we

treat ourselves.

This month, it’s up to you to choose how you

celebrate life and love. Whether you treat

yourself to solo dinner or a spa day, spend

Valentine’s weekend with your significant

other or family, or opt to surround yourself

with your dearest friends, love will always

be in the air wherever you go—as long as

you’re dedicating time and attention to

loving yourself first.

May love fill your life not just on Valentine’s

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In this issue, we have put together

content that focuses on self-care and

how important it is that we dedicate time

for ourselves. The happier we are with

ourselves and our own lives, the easier it

is to extend that joy beyond ourselves and

share it with those we care for.

There are many things surrounding us on

a daily basis that are out of our control,

FEBRUARY 2021

LIVING LOCAL

BEAUTIFUL

WEEKEND

DESTINATIONS

TO UNWIND

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ABOUT THE COVER

FEBRUARY IS THE MONTH WE ALL CELEBRATE

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CONTENTS

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ESSENTIALS

The latest tips and trends in home, garden,

finances and life

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COACH OF THE MONTH

Chad Odenthal: Track and cross-country coach,

Woodland Middle School

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LIFE & COMMUNITY

Hearts for Homes: Habitat for Humanity’s 12th

annual FUNdraiser

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Castaway Cellars: Taste and sip in downtown

Coeur d’Alene

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GOOD NEWS

YoungLives: A place of unconditional love

and support

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IN FOCUS

Golden Guernsey Goodness: A look inside Bonner

County’s only Grade A cow dairy

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

The Culinary Stone: A culinary experience awaits

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ATHLETES OF THE MONTH

See who’s standing out from the rest and

representing our city!

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Contents Continued...

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

Tips and informational articles about living a

healthy, active lifestyle

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FEATURE

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Introducing SpaceX: Major milestones reached,

supported by the expertise of North Idaho native

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BE GOOD TO YOURSELF

Strategies for self-love

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BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND

DESTINATIONS TO UNWIND

Drivable destinations to relax solo, with a bestie or with

your partner this February

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YOUR TASTING

ADVENTURE AWAITS

Take a seat at one of the area’s tasting rooms

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TRAVEL & LEISURE

Park City, Utah: A flight in the morning and hitting the

slopes by afternoon

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FOOD & DRINK

Your local guide to the tastiest hot spots

around town

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FEATURED RECIPE

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Create A New Look in Your Kitchen or Bath

IT’S AS SIMPLE AS REPLACING YOUR HARDWARE

By Nikki Luttmann, Seven Bee Interiors

For Sandpoint Furniture, Carpet One and Selkirk Glass and Cabinets

One of the quickest and easiest ways to update a tired kitchen

or bath is with the addition or change of cabinetry hardware.

It seems like a small thing, but often small changes can make

a big impact. If you, like so many people in our area, have a

house from the building boom in the early 2000s, you may have a kitchen

full of the ubiquitous “golden oak” cabinets. Popular through the 1980s

and 1990s, here in North Idaho and beyond, the golden oak era reigned

supreme well into the new millennium, as some local builders were

slower to pick up on new trends.

If your cabinetry is in good shape, but just looks a little dated, switching

or adding hardware will update your look. If your cabinets are newer, but

lack hardware, I recommend adding it ASAP. Hardware—cabinet handles

and pulls—extends the life of your cabinetry by protecting it from greasy

fingers and dirt, but also from fingernails, which are particularly harmful

to the finish on painted cabinets.

Cabinetry hardware is one of the most fun—but also daunting—finishes

to choose for your home. There are so many options available in both

finishes and style that it can be difficult to choose. Just remember, with

this element of your home, go for function in your most used spaces, like

kitchens or master baths, and have a little more fun in places that require

less use, like a powder bath or wet bar.

For finish ideas, look to your existing light fixtures. Do you have oilrubbed-bronze

(ORB) pendant lights in the kitchen? Then ORB or black

hardware might be the right choice for your cabinetry hardware. Satin

nickel vanity light in your bathroom? Satin nickel or pewter might work

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If your cabinetry is in good shape, but just looks a little

dated, switching or adding hardware will update your look.

for your cabinetry. However, that said, mixing metal finishes is usually just fine! One of my

favorite kitchens included copper pulls on the painted dark gray perimeter of the kitchen, and

black pulls on the cherry wood island. It made for a fun and playful contrast, but also balanced

out the two looks.

My advice is to go to a showroom and take a look at the hardware in person. Wrap your hand

around the pulls and knobs that you like to make sure they are comfortable in your hand. If you

still aren’t sure, purchase one piece to take home to see how it looks in your space. Remember, if

you are replacing hardware, then it is easiest to match your existing drilled holes in your cabinet.

Bring an existing pull with you to make sure you are getting the right size. It can be trickier to

measure these than you might think, so making sure they match exactly is an important step.

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‘TO THY OWN SELF

BE TRUE’

Why you should focus on self-love first

By Jennifer ‘Taz’ Vazquez, Life Coach

Valentine’s Day is coming up. Doesn’t matter if you are a hopeless

romantic or a scrooge, the thought of Valentine’s Day tends to

bring up strong emotions about being alone.

Many people feel they either need to be in a relationship or are lonely if

they are not. When did celebrating being in any relationship become a

measure of our self-worth?

It got me thinking, what if you could have the Valentine’s Day you always

wanted? Well, you can. Just focus on the most important relationship in

your life ... the relationship with yourself!

Shakespeare once said, “To thy own self be true.” When we really love

and accept ourselves, we show up in life more authentically, feel alive and

genuinely love our life. There are six steps to being true to yourself:

1. Mindset: The lens through which you experience life, your world

and reality. Studies say we have over 60,000 thoughts a day, of which 95

percent are repetitive, and 80 percent of those are negative! This “fight

or flight” perspective is how we see the world. To flip it, notice positive

thoughts and experiences. Challenge yourself to list five ways you showed

up for yourself or said something positive about yourself.

2. Mindfulness: Focusing on the present, and awareness of limiting

beliefs and negative thoughts. In a curious, non-judgmental way, ask

what memories these thoughts/beliefs are associated with. Gently

challenge them by looking for instances where they are not true. It helps

soothe our inner critic and helps us feel calmer and more creative.

3. Gratitude: Genuinely acknowledge what you appreciate about yourself

and your life. Practiced regularly, gratitude improves overall health, wellbeing,

resilience and sleep. It also increases life, job and relationship

satisfaction. Challenge yourself to name six things you are thankful for

about yourself and about your life.

4. Self-care: What you deliberately do to give yourself the grace,

compassion and care you need. Maybe it’s setting boundaries, taking

time off to relax, hiring a babysitter, eating healthier or working out.

Self-care is also remaining in integrity with who you are. Ask yourself if

your beliefs, thoughts, actions or the people in your life are serving and

supporting you. If not, change it.

5. Forgiveness: A conscious decision to release resentment or negativity

toward yourself and others. When we harbor resentment, we give up our

power and waste so much energy. Typically it ends up hurting ourselves

more. Try writing a letter for yourself. Acknowledge the hurt, state how

it has impacted you, and accept you cannot change the past. State what

you need in specific terms for the future. Lastly, state that you choose to

forgive yourself (or the person), without expectation. Forgiveness doesn’t

mean forgetting (or condoning) but letting go, so you can move on and

give yourself closure.

6. Action: Continually taking small, consistent action steps forward.

Love is a verb. We do something for others and ourselves to show we

care. It puts our thoughts into positive practice. Don’t forget to celebrate

the small wins. Even if imperfect, forward consistent action adds up to

big changes over time.

While a healthy relationship can enhance your life, just as friendships

and other relationships can, you have to be true to yourself first. Use this

month as an opportunity to celebrate and reconnect with yourself by

practicing these six steps.

What is one thing you can do to deepen your relationship with yourself?

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COACH OF THE MONTH

By Abigail Thorpe

Let’s connect and help you

find your perfect home!

Chad

Odenthal

Track and Cross-Country Coach

Woodland Middle School

Chad Odenthal has been coaching

for 25 years, with almost 20 of those

years spent at Woodland Middle

School. As track and cross-country

coach, and also a former basketball and baseball

coach for many years, he’s had the opportunity

to see many students come through his door,

and he’s made a positive impact on many of

those over the years.

Growing up in Coeur

d’Alene, Odenthal was very

active in sports, playing

baseball, basketball and

football. He had many

great coaches over the

years who inspired him to

work hard and be the best

person he could be. It was

this experience that led

him to coaching.

He first knew he wanted to teach while he was

serving as a camp counselor for Trail Creek

when he was a senior in high school. Along

with teaching, he knew he wanted to coach

students as well.

Now a teacher and coach for a quarter of a

century, Odenthal has had the opportunity to

encourage and inspire his students and athletes

just as his coaches did him. The most rewarding

Success to Odenthal

isn’t about being the

best, it’s about the

effort each student

puts in.

thing is when he sees a player improve mentally

or physically and gain confidence in him or

herself.

“As a cross-country and track coach, it is always

an awesome experience to see faster or more

elite runners encourage and cheer some of the

slower or struggling runners to continue or

finish races,” he adds.

This past cross-country

season, the team wasn’t

even sure if they were

going to be able to have a

season due to COVID, but

they prevailed and were

able to finish out their

season—a major highlight

of the year in and of itself.

Odenthal looks forward to

a track season this spring,

eager to make sure the

kids have an opportunity to participate, since

track was canceled last year.

Success to Odenthal isn’t about being the best,

it’s about the effort each student puts in. He

encourages every athlete he coaches: “Work

hard and you will improve at the sport and as

a person.”

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Pushing Through Most People’s No. 1 Fear

How to respond when that voice inside whispers, “We’re not good enough”

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

Recently, a friend interviewed a successful marketing company

CEO named Tomo about how he got his start as a writer and

marketer. During the conversation, Tomo shared a valuable

lesson he learned early in his career that still inspires him today.

As a young adult writing for smaller, local businesses, Tomo demonstrated

a talent for creating relatable, targeted marketing campaigns and ad

copy. His success led to an offer from a larger firm. Tomo jumped at the

opportunity, though he wondered if, maybe, he would be in over his

head.

“I had been at the new job a few days, enough time to meet everyone,

get acclimated, help out with a project or two. I came in one morning to

find my first solo assignment waiting for me. They wanted me to write an

eBook. I had never written an eBook. In fact, I had no idea how to write

any kind of book. So, I sat there, reading the assignment over and over

again, feeling the fear build up inside me.

“I wasn’t afraid of failing. I had failed before and learned from those

failures. My fear was someone finding out I didn’t know what I was

doing. In that moment, it felt like everything I had accomplished before

didn’t matter, because I was too focused on what I’d never done.

“I sat there, staring at the blank page on my computer screen, debating

my next move. I could just leave. If I left, they would never find out.

Tempting, but I knew giving into my fear would mean losing that

opportunity, and probably others.

“So, I gathered my courage and walked to my colleague’s desk. Over his

30-year career, Dave had seen it all. I was a little in awe, wondering how

to tell him what I was thinking, when I heard myself blurt out: ‘They

asked me to write a book, and I have no idea how!’

“Dave smiled, offered some direction to get me started, and said, ‘Just

begin. You’ll figure it out.’ Then Dave shared a quote that, he said,

resonated with him; and it has certainly helped me through some rough

spots over the years:

‘It took me 15 years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t

give up … by that time I was too successful.’

“Because of my fear of being found out, it took me a long time to realize,

and longer to accept, that everyone already knew I didn’t know everything,

and that was okay. They saw me face challenges, and they respected

me for overcoming them; knew my shortcomings and appreciated the

quality of my work. They cared about who I was and what I did. I earned

their trust by living my values and growing through each new challenge.

I didn’t need to fear being found out, because they already knew me. That

awareness led to so much freedom.

“Today, more than 20 years later, my business is growing, and I sometimes

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Habitat for Humanity

VIRTUAL AUCTION TO BENEFIT LOCAL HOUSING PROJECTS

By Abigail Thorpe

Each year, Habitat for Humanity of North Idaho holds a

Sweetheart’s Ball to help raise funds to support the Habitat

housing project, which is committed to creating a world

where everyone has a decent place to live.

This year marks the 12th anniversary of the annual fundraiser,

and though the event may look a little different from past years, it’s

a wonderful opportunity to contribute to helping build houses for

families who don’t qualify for a conventional bank loan and have no

hope of a home without Habitat’s help.

Instead of a dinner, dance and live auction, this year’s event features

an online auction (which can be found online at CharityAuction.bid/

SweetheartsBall2021) that is free to register for and runs from February

1 at 7am until Saturday, February 13 at 9pm. Some items will be for sale

at a set price, but the majority will be available as an online auction for

the highest bidder.

Items will be added daily as the auction is open, so participants can

check back regularly to see the current catalog. Funds from this year’s

auction will go to support Kunkel’s Corner and other upcoming

housing projects.

Kunkel’s Corner is Habitat’s first Land Trust and Condo Ownership

multi-family home project at the corner of Fruitland Lane and Neider

Avenue in Coeur d’Alene and provides units to accommodate different

family sizes. “We are so encouraged by the incredible volunteers

throughout our community, as well as the KTEC Construction

Education students who have supported our partner families through

our home building program,” says Rebekah Paragamian, event

coordinator for Habitat for Humanity.

A permanent relationship through retained ownership of the Land

Trust ensures Habitat will secure the use of the units for low-income

homeowners for decades to come, explains Paragamian. “Our work

to create more opportunities for hardworking members of our

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Boutique Winery

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Taste and sip in downtown

Coeur d’Alene

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CASTAWAY CELLARS TASTING ROOM

210 Sherman Avenue, Suite 161

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“Our mission as a small

family owned winery is to

craft well-balanced and

elegant wines from a variety

of exceptional vineyards in

the Pacific Northwest.”

Castaway Cellars prides itself as a small boutique winery.

With winery facilities in both Hayden, Idaho, and Prosser,

Washington, you can find their tasting room in the heart of

downtown Coeur d’Alene in the Resort Plaza Shops.

“Our mission as a small family owned winery is to craft well-balanced

and elegant wines from a variety of exceptional vineyards in the Pacific

Northwest,” shares Scott Crawford, owner.

He and his wife Shelly, co-owner and winemaker, have long had a passion

for wine and winemaking. What started out as a winemaking hobby at

home, sharing their creations with friends and family, would become

Castaway Cellars, producing their first vintage in 2015.

“Shelly was very interested in the science of winemaking, as well as gaining

more knowledge about grape growing,” says Scott. “She made the decision

to enroll in the viticulture and enology program at WSU.” When Shelly’s

schooling was nearly complete, the couple made the leap of faith into

starting Castaway Cellars.

As the couple was first starting out, they were blessed to have Robert

Smasne, Washington State Winemaker of the Year for 2013, as their

consultant and from whom Shelly learned a lot about winemaking. “He

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has been a great asset to our business and someone who has been really

supportive of us,” says Scott.

The small size of the winery allows the Crawfords to focus on small-batch

quality wines. By keeping production small, according to Scott, they are

able to experiment with their wines and make choices that would most

likely be much different if they were operating a larger winery.

Since opening their tasting room three-and-a-half years ago, the

community has been there to show their support from day one. “We have

so many regular customers that have really cheered us on. There have

been hurdles, as in any new business, but we found we have a really great

support system in those supporters, friends, and family,” smiles Scott.

The local business community has also embraced Scott and Shelly’s

endeavor, as they have hosted Christmas parties and corporate events,

provided a wonderful space for office meetings and a quiet place for

businessmen and women to visit with their clients. “In addition to being

a host, we’ve also collaborated with local galleries, restaurants, hotels and

food vendors to market each other’s businesses,” shares Shelly. “Wherever

we can we support local vendors in our food and display art and market

materials for local businesses.”

Each Friday, from 6 to 9pm, guests will enjoy live music featuring

Mountains in the Sea; the perfect accompaniment to the great wine and

appetizers.

Scott and Shelly feel fortunate to be part of such a wonderful community

and find ways to give back to the place they call home. They have been

regular contributors to the Post Falls Food Bank (Scott previously

served on their Board of Directors) and Toys for Tots. Shelly spends

time volunteering at their children’s school and helping to organize

fundraisers. Castaway Cellars has also been involved with Pinot for

Pints, a local blood drive, and constantly support and donate their wines

to various causes and benefit events.

The most important part of having this business for Scott and Shelly has

been the ability to share their wine with others. “Wine and food really

bring people together, and it is really rewarding to be part of that,” the

couple shares. They invite you to stop in their Tasting Room, which is

open daily, noon to 6pm Monday through Thursday, noon to 9pm Friday

and Saturday, and 1 to 6pm Sunday to share, sip and enjoy. There’s no

better time than the present to spend time with someone you love over a

bottle of Castaway Cellars wine.

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YoungLives

A PLACE OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE AND SUPPORT

BY ABIGAIL THORPE

Over three years ago, Sheree DiBiase was invited to meet two ladies

from Spokane who were part of a group called YoungLives, which

is a nondenominational community ministry that provides a

support group and network for young teenage moms. After

months of meeting and considering the need for a similar group in Coeur

d’Alene, four women—Becky Orchard, Tami Martinez, Shannon Knight

and Sheree DiBiase—started Coeur d’Alene YoungLives under the branch of

Young Life.

At first they didn’t think there would be many teenage moms, but after two

years their number grew from three mothers and their children to 13. “The

whole goal was to keep them connected and provide a support group,” explains

DiBiase.

Oftentimes when teenage moms decide to keep their baby, they are ostracized

from friends and even family. They can be incredibly disconnected, and often

face homelessness and financial stress in addition to trying to finish school,

learn how to be a mother and grow up all at the same time. And many of the

nonprofits and organizations available for the homeless aren’t prepared for or

open to accepting a young pregnant girl.

That’s where YoungLives steps in to provide mentorship, a support network

and a community the girls can lean on and grow together with. “That’s why

we’re doing it, to try and support them no matter where they’re at,” says

DiBiase. “There’s no judgment at all. Our whole thing is encouragement,

support, having them have a safe place to come to get things they need.”

And the girls create their own network and oftentimes find more friendships

than they ever expected to have with other mothers, inviting others into the

group who need support. “They end up making a network with each other,

they all start talking to each other, and they find other moms who are pregnant.

It’s so organically driven,” adds DiBiase.

YoungLives meets every second Thursday of the month during the school

year to have dinner together, play games and connect with one another,

although currently group meetings have been replaced with one-on-ones

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due to COVID. In normal months, a long, rectangular table is set up that is

reminiscent of a family table, and the girls, their babies and the leaders all enjoy

dinner together before free childcare is provided and the girls are allowed to be

just that for an hour or two: a kid. They play games, have educational events, do

pamper nights and create art together.

Alongside the monthly meetings, the mothers are encouraged to find support

from a mentor they feel comfortable with. “We never push them to get into a

relationship; we open the door so they meet different people, and they can see

who they connect with. Sometimes they verbalize it,

other times it’s super organic. It’s been really fun to

watch how these relationships start and grow,” says

DiBiase.

In the summer, the group typically meets once or

twice a month for fun outdoor activities at a park

or for a pool party, and every year a summer camp

is held in Oregon. They pile into a van with their

babies and set out for some time together filled with

fun, childcare and community.

In addition to mentorship and the emotional

connections YoungLives supports, it also helps with

the practical things. Diapers, wipes and clothes are

collected for the girls and distributed every meeting

to whomever is in need. “It’s always amazing to see

the outpouring,” smiles DiBiase.

She’s had people arrive at her work who know about

YoungLives steps

in to provide

mentorship, a

support network

and a community

the girls can lean

on and grow

together with.

the program, and have no idea why, but feel led to donate $100. Coats, baby

clothes and much more have arrived in her hands from community members

who knew she could find someone who needed it—and she always does.

“We’ve had so much outpouring of different groups helping us as [the girls]

decide the next steps of their lives,” she explains. Many of the girls drop out of

traditional high school, and for those who don’t end up at an alternative school,

YoungLives has a connection at North Idaho College to help them earn their

GED. There are even scholarships available at NIC.

They receive community help in whatever areas they

can. A midwife and chiropractor volunteer their

time to provide education or help during occasional

meetings, and even Panhandle Health is a resource

for mothers in need.

“I felt strongly we needed to encompass women

more and not have them feel so separate and alone,”

says DiBiase. “I really do love it, and I’m just so

thankful that we can help them. To see the goodness

of people, it’s almost mesmerizing sometimes.”

Volunteers who’d like to get involved or donate,

or young mothers who are interested in learning

more about YoungLives, can always private message

the group on their Facebook page North Idaho

YoungLives, or can send for information through

Young Life of North Idaho.

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GOLDEN GUERNSEY GOODNESS

A LOOK INSIDE BONNER AND KOOTENAI

COUNTIES’ ONLY GRADE A COW DAIRY

BY ABIGAIL THORPE

Drive down Dufort Road in Sagle, and

tucked back in off a side road you’ll

find Pleasant Meadow Creamery, a

family owned, family run dairy that

produces milk the gold old-fashioned way, and

where the cows still graze freely in the fields. It’s

Bonner and Kootenai counties’ only Grade A

cow dairy, and as you drive up you can glimpse

the Guernsey cows roaming contentedly in one

of the several open fields.

The Herndon family owns and runs the dairy,

which first started back in 2011 with one

Guernsey cow, a commercial castoff from

Lynden, Washington. But before she arrived, a

dairy farm, and indeed cows themselves, weren’t

in the picture at all.

The Herndons moved from Colorado to South

Sandpoint in 2004 and, the following year,

discovered 20 acres out in Sagle that was mostly

flat, wooded and had a stream running through

it—the perfect place to build their home. That

spring they moved onto the property and built

the first barn and an apartment above to live

in, and in 2006, they introduced goats to the

family acreage for personal milk. But there were

two drawbacks to goats. One, when you have a

surplus of milk, no one wants it. Second, they

only milk five or six months out of the year with

any volume. And so entered the first Herndon

family cow.

Soon she was producing too much for the

family to consume, and they started selling to

friends in Ball half-gallon jars. By the time their

first Guernsey arrived, the family had added an

additional 20 acres to their land and needed a

cow to graze it. Soon, that one cow would grow

to several, and those 40 acres became Pleasant

Meadow Creamery.

The Herndons were selling in one store under

the Idaho Small Herd Exemption, and their

raw guernsey milk was gaining traction—they

couldn’t produce enough for demand. Today,

they milk 17 cows, with six additional cows in

line to join over the next year and a half.

They are now a licensed Grade A Idaho dairy

and will have their organic certification by the

end of this summer. Their ladies still graze out

on the fertile soil every day, and you can find

Pleasant Meadow Creamery milk in multiple

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stores throughout Bonner, Boundary and

Kootenai counties.

The entire family works the farm—Paul

and his wife Debra and their son and three

daughters. The family is up and out the door

of the main house Paul built in 2010 at 5:45am

every morning. “Our lives are seven days per

week and at least 12 hours per day, between our

multiple jobs and school. There is little time for

recreation in a family dairy, but we do love what

we do and derive pleasure from it,” says Paul.

Each family member has a specific job. Paul

handles providing hay on hay days—certified

organic clover/grass hay that they produce on

a leased 20 acres and has the same nutrients as

the fresh grass the cows graze in summer. He’s

also responsible for managing the herd—any

breeding that needs to be done, natural health

care for the cows and keeping detailed records

of everything. When he’s not wandering the

fields or one of the several barns or buildings he

built from the ground up, he’s upstairs working

at his private CPA practice, a trained eye always

on the fields analyzing the cows’ behavior.

If a cow’s in distress, Paul is the one who tends to

it. The family uses natural remedies and herbal

tinctures for pretty much everything, a process

they’ve found much more successful and

healthy for the herd than using conventional

medicine and antibiotics. It also allows them to

remain organic, as one antibiotic or inorganic

supplement, and that cow has to be removed

from the herd and production.

Paul and Debra’s three daughters feed the

calves, clean pens, fill waters and more, and

their son works full time milking the herd two

times a day, every day but Sunday; Sunday Paul

milks. Debra records the prior day’s production

each morning and plans for bottling on their

four bottling days.

On these days, bottling starts around 7:30am,

and the van is loaded around 9am for

distribution to their stores. “An average day is

every day of the year,” laughs Paul. The evenings

end with more feedings, cleaning and care, but

the family is all in it together.

It’s not every day you get to see a working dairy

farm, one family at the helm. Standing in the

production facility—which Paul, of course,

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uilt himself, including all of the electrical, two books in hand, teaching

himself the process from start to finish, just like he did dairy farming—

you can see the herd of Guernseys wandering the frozen fields. One of

them, Lava, enjoying the warmth of the barn while paying two friendly

calves a visit.

Each member of the herd is like a family friend. They all have names—

if you watch closely as they’re mentioned, they’ll turn their head and

look at you as if they know you’re talking about them. The family chose

Guernseys because they have a reputation for producing the highest

quality, best-tasting milk, and they graze their cows because it produces a

better tasting milk that is healthier for consumption. The fresh grass helps

produce a better combination of fatty acids in the milk, making it better

for human health, and the results show. Lab analysis has shown the milk

is higher in fat percentage, protein, enzymes, and has a better balance of

omega 3 and 6 than conventional milk.

“The testimony of our customers is what proves to us that this is a

product that is special,” explains Paul. “First and foremost, the number

one compliment is that this is the best-tasting milk people have ever had.

The second biggest compliment comes from people who had given up

drinking milk believing it was incompatible with their bodies—until they

tried ours and discovered it was quite compatible.”

Their organic processes extend to the fields, where they adhere not only

to the standards, but the principles of being organic. “All human health

starts in the soil,” believes Paul. “On our farm, the wildlife, from soil on

up, has increased year after year. It is a joy to be such a mecca of wild bugs,

birds, plants and animals, in addition to the farm animals. It is symbiosis.”

You’ll always find Pleasant Meadow in a glass bottle, partly to keep plastic

from landfills and oceans, and partly because the glass helps preserve the

delicious flavor of the raw, unpasteurized milk, which is more palatable

and beneficial for human digestion and health than homogenized,

pasteurized milk. And the family can’t keep their milk on the shelves of

the 12 retail stores they stock.

“What is most rewarding are the accolades on the quality of the product

we receive from our customers,” explains Paul. “The reason we do this

is because it is so well received. If it was not, we would easily be doing

something else. Praise on the quality is what keeps us continuing to do the

incredibly hard work.”

You can find their milk in Yoke’s, Winter Ridge, and all of the Super 1

Foods from Bonners Ferry to Post Falls, as well as at Pilgrim’s Market in

Coeur d’Alene and Only Local in Westmond. You’ll notice a soft golden

hue to the milk—a result of the beta carotene from grass passing directly

into the fat of the animal and into the milk—and the reason they call it

“Golden Guernsey Goodness.”

You can find out more about Pleasant Meadow Creamery on their website

at PleasantMeadowCreamery.com.

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Shop. Taste.

Explore.

A Culinary Experience Awaits

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

THE CULINARY STONE

2129 North Main Street

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814

208.277.4116

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If wine is on your list, their

on-site certified sommelier

can curate that perfect wine

for any occasion. (Don’t

forget … Valentine’s Day is

just around the corner!)

November 2020 marked the seventh anniversary of The

Culinary Stone, a much-loved staple in Coeur d’Alene’s

Riverstone. One step inside and you’re welcomed with

everything from fresh baked goods, specialty coffees and

friendly neighborhood deli to impeccable wines, olive oils and fine

culinary items.

Here, the kitchen, the deli and the café unite in creating this one-of-akind

culinary masterpiece.

Start your morning off at The Café, where the smells of freshly brewed

coffee, served by their friendly baristas, fill the air. Enjoy European

pastries, both sweet and savory, freshly baked breads from local artisan

bakers and the best authentic French quiche in town.

For a quick and delicious lunch, check out their Italian-style delicatessen,

where sandwiches are made using only the highest quality meats, sliced

to order, and unique cheeses from around the world. Find seasonal

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specials and salads, and homemade soups are made daily Monday

through Friday.

If wine is on your list, their on-site certified sommelier can curate

that perfect wine for any occasion. (Don’t forget … Valentine’s Day

is just around the corner!) Taste a variety of wines during one of

their weekly wine classes—sure to satisfy the most discerning

palate. (These tastings fill up fast, so be sure to register in advance.)

Purchase wines to go or wine to drink while enhancing your

shopping experience, and don’t leave without joining the wine club.

Weekly demo-style cooking classes provide a variety of menus and

personalities to feed your culinary tastes and knowledge, as local

chefs focus on the techniques and care that go into preparing a

wonderful meal.

The heart of any culinary enthusiast will be delighted at the vast

array of kitchen accessories, cookery and cooking utensils available

at The Culinary Stone. Their unique selection of local gift items

changes with the season, and during the holidays, they offer a

vast selection of holiday-themed merchandise and specialty items,

complimentary gift wrapping, as well as hand-selected custom gift

baskets for every occasion.

As this month marks Valentine’s Day, be sure to treat that special

someone to a unique gift or specialty Valentine’s Day gift basket

from The Culinary Stone. The team at The Culinary Stone is

also available to host private events and cooking classes, and will

work with you in creating that perfect event. Custom deli trays,

charcuterie boards and other personal catering opportunities with

one of their cooking class chefs are also available.

“We take pride in seeing our customers come in and enjoying all

that we offer,” says Sandy Volkar, owner. “We have created a oneof-a-kind

experience all under one roof for all members of the

community to enjoy.”

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Nolan Randles loves to wrestle. The

Coeur d’Alene High School senior

has placed in the state tournament

each of the past three years and hopes to do so

yet again in his final season as a Viking.

It’s one of the most challenging sports to train

for and compete in, and a quote that keeps

Nolan motivated is from legendary wrestling

coach Dan Gable: “Once you’ve wrestled,

everything else in life is easy.”

Nolan trains hard six days a week while also

preparing mentally and adhering to a strict

diet to maintain his weight class. While Nolan

takes the physical training very seriously, he

believes the sport is 99 percent mental and

describes it as a chess match meeting a street

brawl. “It is the articulate and calculated

attempt at completely manhandling an

opponent and, let me tell you, there are very

few thrills such as that out there,” he stated.

Putting the onus and responsibility on one’s

self is very appealing to Nolan. If you mess

up in wrestling, teammates cannot be blamed.

Getting your mind in a good place and

maintaining focus is something he continues

to focus on each day. “Naturally, it has been an

up-hill battle to overcome my own self-doubt

and learning to respect, but fear, nothing

and no one. Working is easy, anyone can do

that, however, practicing discipline in dieting

while engaging in the hardest sport on earth

six days a week is no easy task,” he said.

Nolan explains that it’s not only the dieting

but the one-on-one of the sport that’s unlike

anything else. You learn to adapt to a kill or

be killed mentality balanced into a controlled

and methodical mindset, all the while

wrestling one’s own demons and self-doubt,

which he believes takes a very special breed

of person.

Nolan very much enjoys the mental

challenges of the sport and would like to

pursue the study of the mind further after

high school. He wants to wrestle at the college

level and study psychology, with the intent

to potentially become a psychiatrist. “I want

to go into psychiatry because growing up I

always wanted to eventually be in a job where

I could help people. As odd as it sounds, I

wanted a job where I would do everything in

my power to help someone and then I would

hope to never have to see them again. I always

found a certain ironic beauty in the thought.”

The Idaho state wrestling tournament will be

held February 26 and 27.

In his words....

“It is the articulate and calculated attempt at completely manhandling an

opponent and, let me tell you, there are very few thrills such as that out there.”

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BROUGHT TO YOU BY

JACE BOWMAN

SENIOR

LAKE CITY HIGH SCHOOL

One of the biggest challenges that

Lake City High School senior Jace

Bowman has overcome is a series of

knee injuries he suffered over the course of

four years. “Before this, life had come pretty

easily. School came easy, and I grew faster

than all my friends, so sports weren’t too

much of a challenge either,” Jace admitted.

“When I injured my knees, it made me take a

look at myself deep down and find that desire

and that drive to be one of the best and get

back to playing the sports I love.”

All told, Jace suffered three injuries which

required five surgeries, months on crutches

and in wheelchairs, and about two years’

worth of rehab and physical therapy. “The

reason I was able to overcome these injuries

is because I wanted to prove to myself that I

can do hard things.”

His determination showed up in a big way

as Jace was honored as a first team All-

Inland Empire League selection at linebacker

and was also named captain of the football

team for his senior season. Along with the

extensive physical therapy and commitment

to athletics, Jace also carries himself very

In his words....

well in the classroom. He maintains a GPA

above 4.0 and has achieved a letter/pin in

academics twice.

Jace has truly enjoyed his two favorite sports,

football and basketball, and though he

doesn’t plan on playing at the collegiate level,

he can look back fondly at his career at Lake

City. “The thing that I love the most about

both, but especially basketball, is the energy

and the way that all of us are able to feed off

of each other’s intensity. It makes the games

a lot more fun to play in and watch as well.”

Jace plans on attending Boise State University

this fall. He wants to begin tackling premed

requirements there before moving

onto a medical school. “Some of my career

interests include dermatologist, pharmacist,

orthodontist or dentist. I have many family

members that have gone through these

medical paths, so it is somewhat familiar to

me,” he said.

He is sure to bring the lessons he learned

both on the field and recovering from injury

into the next phase of his life. “One thing

that I have learned from sports is that hard

work is necessary no matter what you are

trying to pursue. Whether it be a state title, a

promotion at your job, or anything else; hard

work is the only way to achieve your goals,”

said Jace.

“The thing that I love the most ... is the energy and the way that all of us are able to feed

off of each other’s intensity.”

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‘UPSCALE

THRIFT’

UGM TO OPEN MASSIVE HAYDEN STORE

BY COLIN ANDERSON

Over the past 10 months, people have spent a lot of time at home.

For many that time has been dedicated to home improvements

and decluttering living spaces. Local thrift stores are seeing

donations pile in like never before, and for the Union Gospel Mission

(UGM), the timing couldn’t be better.

“We’ve been seeing a considerable amount of goods being dropped

off at our women’s shelter this year,” explained Executive Director Phil

Altmeyer.

With so many boxes and bags of clothing, home goods, jewelry and

electronics being dropped off on a daily basis, overflow is making its

way to the organization’s two thrift stores in Spokane. Very soon that will

change, as construction on UGM’s newest store is scheduled to wrap up

early this summer, and donations won’t need to travel nearly as far.

Union Gospel Mission seeks to end the cycle of chronic homelessness by

providing several levels of support to those who want to move their life

in a new direction. It operates a men’s shelter and women’s crisis center

in Spokane and also a large center for women and children in Coeur

d’Alene. A good portion of the funding for these programs comes from

the operation of the thrift stores, and adding a third in North Idaho will

allow UGM to expand on its core missions.

Altmeyer explained the search for a building began more than two

years ago, but with the current real estate climate in North Idaho,

finding a suitable space was exceptionally challenging. UGM wanted

the location to be North of I-90 above Prairie, and either on Highway

95 or Government Way. A parcel of land became available in the 7700

block of North Government, and through a generous foundation gift,

UGM was able to build and design from scratch on a brand new location.

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THROUGH A GENEROUS FOUNDATION

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NEW LOCATION.

“The location is excellent, with all of the housing down Prairie, it’s going

to be a real asset,” said Altmeyer.

While UGM provides food, shelter, crisis intervention and addiction

counseling, one of the primary areas of focus remains job training. Many

companies are hesitant to hire those coming out of the prison system or

others who are undergoing chemical dependency or alcohol treatment.

UGM takes these people and gives them paid jobs within their stores. “If

you want to end homelessness you need to get people a job,” Altmeyer

said.

With the new store, women who are in the 18-month program at the

Coeur d’Alene center will be amongst the first to be able to take advantage

of employment opportunities within. There are multiple positions both

on the front and back end of the operation, which allows for each

individual to be matched with a task that will set them up for success.

Once completed, the thrift store will have a covered drive-through

donation center. Workers begin here by greeting those coming to donate

and begin the general sort of donations. Items are then taken back to a

large scale warehouse where they are broken down into categories like

women’s clothing, kitchen, electronics, jewelry, etc. Here UGM employees

are put in charge of a category and begin to price the items. Once items

have been evaluated and priced correctly, they are sent to the front of the

stores, ready to hit the shelves. Here customer service staff and cashiers

work with customers to help them find what they need or ring up their

purchases. It’s a fast-paced environment, as UGM has learned getting the

most product onto the shelves is key to bringing in the most revenue.

“We have customers that come in weekly looking for deals, really on a

treasure hunt. The more product you are able to move, the more revenue

we can make and ultimately put back into the women’s center,” Altmeyer

explained.

UGM uses a color-coded system to track which items are moving quickly

and what’s not selling. Always having new products and rotating products

is key to keeping people coming back in search of deals. While employees

learn skills for a future career in retail, it’s not as if they just come in,

punch a clock and collect a paycheck. “Most of our day is spent in a

work environment, and that environment can really shape a person—

especially someone in recovery. We create an environment of support,

will conduct Bible study, and encourage our employees all along the way,”

Altmeyer said.

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While women from the Coeur d’Alene center will have priority when

it comes to employment, UGM also works with those recently released

from prison and others undergoing treatment. There are near countless

success stories to be told, and Altmeyer fondly remembers one woman

who came to work at the store not long ago.

“We had a woman come straight out of the work-release program, and

she was initially assigned to work in a tavern where she would be serving

alcohol. She came to us and said, ‘I just can’t do that,’ so we gave her a

job with us. She eventually worked her way up to store manager and now

works at the administrative office.”

Altmeyer says the community has been incredibly supportive of the

Coeur d’Alene women’s center, and donations and revenue from the new

thrift store will likely make the center completely community funded.

Building will likely be completed on the 12,000-plus-square-foot store in

late spring, and once the parking lot gets paved it will be ready to accept

donations. UGM is calling it an “upscale thrift store” based upon the

quality of items they receive in donations. He’s also excited to see those

quality items stay in the community in which they are donated. “All the

proceeds from this store will go right back into the women’s center, so

this really is a win-win for the community,” he said.

Last year UGM employed more than 240 people—and that number

will swell once the new location is opened. The organization is ready

to help anyone who wants to change their life in a safe, clean and sober

environment. Those in the job-training program receive skills that

employers are seeking, stable employment, a paycheck for their hard

work and a supportive environment for those seeking to re-enter the

working world.

While employees run the bulk of the thrift store operations, volunteers

also play a key role. Opportunities are available in sorting, pricing or

cashiering, and you can commit as much time as you would like. You can

find information on those opportunities at UnionGospelMission.org.

As the anticipation continues to build, Altmeyer can reflect on the great

impact UGM has had on the communities it serves. “I’ve seen truly

unbelievable things happen, and all some people need is just a little bit of

support; it’s very rewarding,” he said.

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HOMEWORK AND A HEALTHY MEAL

NIC EMPLOYEES AND STUDENTS STOCK COLLEGE FOOD PANTRY SHELVES

BY MAUREEN DOLAN

Helping students achieve success goes beyond feeding students’

minds at North Idaho College. Campus community members

also work together to help keep students’ stomachs filled.

The NIC Food Pantry, maintained by the college and stocked in large

part by donations from faculty and staff, offers a safe and welcoming

place for students to get help if they are having trouble meeting their

nutritional needs.

“At NIC, we talk a lot about being a family. The efforts around our

Food Pantry reinforce that image for me,” said Graydon Stanley, vice

president for Student Services. “You see care and love expressed through

the generosity of all family members for one another, from employees

to students and students to each other. In these challenging times, it is

heartening to see the NIC family take care of its own.”

Food insecurity is a prevalent issue for students on college campuses

throughout the U.S.

The Hope Center at Temple University, in a 2019 survey participated in

by 86,000 college students, found that 48 percent of students attending

the nation’s community colleges are food insecure. The Hope Center’s

College and University Basic Needs Insecurity: A National #Real College

Survey Report defines food insecurity as the “limited or uncertain

availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food, or the ability to

acquire such food in a socially acceptable manner.”

Studies have shown that food insecurity can have a profound, negative

effect on students’ mental health and well-being, and at times, derail

their plans to achieve their academic goals.

For many community college students, there is the added pressure of

having to feed their families as well, as they work to complete their

studies and improve their family’s quality of life.

“It’s been so rough being the end of the year, and to have people reach

out to help really took a chunk of stress off of me for a little bit,” wrote

one grateful student, after receiving a food box. “Both my kiddos get to

see their momma with a little bigger smile on my face when I get home

tonight.”

NIC students also donate to the food pantry, many through clubs they

belong to on campus, but a majority of the donations come from faculty

and staff, said Lauren Corley, senior administrative assistant in the NIC

Student Services Office, who manages the pantry.

In December, the pantry received 1,244 pounds of food collected from

faculty, staff and students during the second annual NIC Division Food

Drive Challenge.

This year, the NIC pantry provided 19 food boxes to families participating

in St. ASNIC, a holiday charity program run by the Associated Students

of North Idaho College, the college’s student government.

“The food drive was critical in helping us get those out,” Corley said.

“We have been very fortunate to be able to provide several food boxes

to our quarantined students. People have really stepped up to make sure

students have everything they need to get through quarantine.”

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the NIC Food Pantry is open but

closed to in-person visits.

NIC students or employees in need of food assistance should contact

Lauren Corley at 208.676.7156 or ldcorley@nic.edu.

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Sprain, Strain or Just in Pain?

The importance of RICE: rest, ice, compression and elevation

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Have you ever had an injury that resulted in pain, swelling and

weakness? It is extremely common for anyone of all ages to suffer

a strain or sprain just doing everyday things.

In the United States, approximately 2 million acute ankle sprains occur

annually, according to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Have

you ever experienced spraining your ankle or straining your back during

physical activity? You are not alone; those are two of the most common

injuries. A sprain and a strain are very similar, but let’s explain their

differences and how to care for each injury.

A sprain and strain are defined by:

Sprain: Overstretching or a tear in a ligament, which connects bone to

bone. Your ankle is the most common area to sprain on your body.

Strain: Overstretching or a tear in a muscle or a tendon, which connects

muscle to bone. Your hamstrings and low back are the most common areas

to have a strain on your body.

Symptoms of a sprain include:

• pain

• swelling

• bruising

• stiffness in the joint

Whereas the symptoms of a strain include:

• pain

• swelling

• muscle spasms

• cramping

• trouble moving

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FOR A SPRAIN AND A

STRAIN IS TO FOLLOW

THE ACRONYM RICE.

BY NOT ALLOWING

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ENOUGH TIME

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YOUR ANKLES IS A

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AN ANKLE SPRAIN.

to care for a sprain and a strain is to follow the acronym

RICE: Rest (may require you to use crutches), Ice (20

minutes four to eight times a day, with 40 minutes in

between icing), Compression (may require you to use

an ace wrap or boot), Elevation (prop injury up on a

pillow above your heart).

After treating pain and swelling of the injury, it is

time to move into gaining full range of motion and

strengthening at the joint to help prevent another

injury from occurring. By not allowing your injury

enough time to heal, you are at risk for reinjury if you

push yourself too soon and too hard. Strengthening

your ankles is a very beneficial way to prevent an ankle

sprain. A couple of easy at-home exercises you could

do to strengthen your ankle include balancing on an

uneven surface like a pillow or a bosu ball, starting

with two feet then progressing to make it harder by

bringing your feet closer together; closing your eyes or

standing on one leg; or drawing the alphabet with your

toes pointed in the air while seated.

If your pain remains, it is important to seek out your

health-care professionals.

The information provided is a recommendation

and should be followed using good judgment

and a consultation with your medical doctor or

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What does self-care look like to you?

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what about what you are putting

into your body? Your diet affects everything from

your skin and weight to mood and sleep. The selfcare

movement sometimes misses the mark here.

The most important form of self-care is what you

eat. I am a big believer in the 80/20 rule. Eating

clean for 80 percent of the time and allowing

yourself to enjoy the desserts or the glass of wine

20 percent of the time. There is no reason to be so

strict with a diet or lifestyle change that you forget

to celebrate and enjoy life!

Sometimes that 80 percent can feel daunting.

What is the best way to go about it and to keep

yourself on track and accountable? The most

important thing to remember is that what works

for someone else may not work for you. Maybe

you love to spend Sundays meal prepping and

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Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

WE ANSWER YOUR MOST COMMON QUESTIONS

By Bri Williams, RN, BSN

Have you ever wondered how to get rid of those brown spots on

your skin? Have those spider veins on your face been bothering

you every time you look in the mirror? Keep reading to find

out more on intense pulsed light (IPL) and how you can quickly and

efficiently treat skin imperfections.

What is (IPL) intense pulsed light? IPL is used to treat pigmented and

vascular lesions. IPL uses photothermolysis, which provides a photofacial

through the delivery of a comfortable light treatment. After just one

treatment, patients generally see significant improvement in the clarity

and complexions of their skin.

What are the benefits? IPL improves the appearance of age spots (red/

brown pigmentations), vascular lesions such as facial telangiectasia

(spider veins), rosacea (redness), freckles and sun damage. It can not be

used to treat melasma, a condition that causes dark, discolored patches on

the skin, typically a result of hormonal changes (pregnancy, birth control).

It is important to see a trained provider who can correctly identify your

skin condition to provide appropriate treatment. Treating melasma with

IPL can make the discoloration darker and more pronounced.

What areas can be treated? IPL can be used on all areas of the body.

Most common treatment areas include the face, neck, chest and back of

hands, however, larger areas can also be treated if needed.

What are the steps that must be taken before treatment? Avoid direct,

excessive sun exposure and tanning for three to four weeks prior to

treatment. If there is any pigment/tan on your skin, you risk pigment

irregularities. Do not spray tan or use self-tanners two weeks prior.

Discontinue the use of Retinol three to four days before treatment.

Antibiotics that cause photosensitivity should also be avoided for one

week prior to treatment, and you should consult with your medical

provider to determine if any medication you are taking is contraindicated.

All these steps are taken to ensure you receive the safest treatment.

What should I expect during and after treatment? You will be given

protective eyewear to wear. There will be a bright flash of light from

the laser, and you will feel a sensation on your skin that feels like a light

snap from an elastic band. Redness and slight warming of the skin are

normal after treatment, and usually subsides within an hour. Sunscreen

will be applied before leaving your appointment. Over the next 24 to 48

hours, you may see a darkening of pigmented spots; a week afterward, the

pigmented lesions will begin to flake off.

After treating vascular lesions, you may see the vein blanch or disappear,

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CARL’S STORY

Recovering from addiction and building a new life

BY MARC STEWART, HERITAGE HEALTH

When I met Carl nearly two years

ago on a cold winter morning in

January, he was living in his old

pickup truck.

Heritage Health’s Street Medicine team had

been regularly checking on him and other

homeless people during the harsh months. They

were making sure he was okay, and they wanted

to see if he needed any medical attention.

I had tagged along with Two Feathers, an

incredible Homeless Outreach worker, to take

pictures for a project to raise awareness about

the homeless in the community.

I remember Carl’s burgundy pickup jammed

packed with personal belongings, food, trash

and a big furry black dog. The biting wind

along the Spokane River made me marvel at

how anyone could survive the North Idaho

winter nights in the back of a pickup camper

shell.

Carl didn’t say much, but he was friendly. Carl

said he had been homeless since 2014. He

allowed me to take a few pictures, then I went

on my way. I hadn’t given much thought about

Carl until I heard Heritage Health’s Restored

Paths program had helped him get off the

streets.

When I saw him before a drug court

graduation ceremony last fall, I recognized

him immediately, and I noticed he looked

healthier. I soon learned that Carl had battled

drug addiction, and he had a lengthy criminal

record. The drug court was a last-ditch effort to

turn his life around.

Carl says he was using meth regularly when he

was pulled over and arrested.

“I had three weeks in detox and my head

started to clear,” he recalls. “I made up my mind

that I didn’t want to live like this anymore. … I

realized that there are people in this world who

love me and want me to be well.”

Carl worked hard receiving court-ordered

treatment from Heritage Health. Elaine

Dodson, a licensed social worker and a certified

alcohol and drug counselor for Heritage

Health’s Restored Paths program, credits Carl’s

internal fortitude and commitment to healing.

“He has been through a lot in his life, and he

is very determined,” said Dodson. “It has been

a joy to see someone so committed to making

changes in his life so he can have a better life.”

The Restored Paths program uses multiple tools

to help individuals recover from substance

abuse, including education, peer support,

group therapy and relapse prevention plans.

They also teach coping and refusal skills to help

deal with people who were connected to their

previous drug use.

“It is critical for most to understand they need

to learn how to have a healthy relationship,

which involves communication skills,

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Dodson. “The biggest areas of success with

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Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, or SpaceX,

began with a billionaire’s dream of transporting humans to

Mars.

Founded in the early 2000s by investor and business guru Elon

Musk, the forward-thinking company has been behind a number of

revolutionary firsts and major milestones in its first two decades as a

company.

According to CNET, Musk’s venture into the realm of space was rooted

in the intention to buy a rocket as a publicity stunt to reignite the world’s

excitement for space. The vision that began with a plan to purchase a

Russian rocket turned into finding a way to build his own, with Musk’s

creation of SpaceX.

SpaceX is the only private company that has returned a spacecraft from

low-Earth orbit—and its achievements don’t stop there.

The company’s big victories began in 2008, when it became the first

privately funded group to put a payload in Earth’s orbit. Its Falcon 1

rocket orbited Earth for the first time on September 28 of that year,

paving the way for Falcon 9, it’s nine-engine version of the original

Falcon.

The first orbital class rocket capable of preflight, the Falcon 9 is a

reusable, two-stage rocket designed and manufactured for the reliable

and safe transport of payloads (meaning people, satellites or cargo,

typically measured in terms of weight) into Earth’s orbit and beyond.

The two-stage Falcon 9 rocket is unique in its ability to transport

its carrying load into orbit, then have its first stage return to Earth.

Traditionally, a rocket’s stages are due to the high amount of fuel required

to launch a rocket; once the first stage has emptied its fuel, it detaches

and returns to Earth, allowing the second stage to continue on without

the excess weight.

An orbital rocket that has been used to launch satellites for a number of

purposes and resupply the International Space Station, the Falcon 9 has

now flown over 80 missions.

Weighing over 1.2 million pounds, the Falcon 9 is nearly 230 feet tall and

12 feet in diameter. According to SpaceX, the rocket’s nine engines are

gradually throttled near the end of first-stage flight, to limit acceleration

as the rocket’s mass decreases with the burning of fuel. The engines are

also used to decelerate the vehicle at landing time.

The rocket has four landing legs, made from state-of-the-art fiber

placed symmetrically around the base of the rocket to deploy just before

landing.

The Falcon 9’s successful upright landing and recovery in December

2015 was a major win for SpaceX, as that first safe and successful landing

paved the way for the creation of the final version of Falcon 9: the Block 5

Falcon 9 rocket, designed to be refurbished for reuse of up to 100 times.

According to Time, reusable, recoverable rocket stages that can touch

down on dry land have been a topic of discussion for decades, with

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the goal to reduce costs and bring speed to turnaround

time, but SpaceX was the first to successfully make the

concept a reality.

SpaceX’s rockets are streamlined in terms of engine

design and production; helping to reduce costs and

outsourcing, as a majority of the company’s parts are

produced on its own factory floor.

Why the focus on reusability? It’s what allows SpaceX to

supply the most expensive parts of the rocket, in turn

driving down the cost of space access and potentially

breaking barriers to taking space travel further than it’s

ever been.

The majority of rockets are designed to burn up on

reentry, but SpaceX rockets can withstand reentry, to

successfully return to Earth with the ability to fly again.

Most of the cost from launching a rocket comes from

building it; and historically, most rockets have only

flown one time. SpaceX believes that a fully, rapidly

reusable rocket is the required “pivotal breakthrough” to

substantially reduce the cost of space access.

According to SpaceX, a commercial airplane costs

about the same to build as the Falcon 9 rocket, but will

typically fly multiple times per day and conduct tens

of thousands of flights over its lifetime. By their logic,

if following the commercial model, a rapidly reusable

space launch vehicle could significantly reduce the cost

of traveling to space.

Making any margin of progress in the realm of rocketry

is significant, and SpaceX is in the business of redefining

successful space transport.

In May of 2020, the company’s Crew Dragon capsule,

perched atop the Falcon 9 rocket, transported NASA

astronauts to space. Launching from the Kennedy Space

Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, it was SpaceX’s

first ever human-spaceflight launch. The May 30, 2020

mission also marked the first U.S. rocket launch with a

crew of astronauts since 2011, when the shuttle era came

to an end.

Many of SpaceX’s earlier milestones led up to last year’s

successful launch.

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71 landings and 50

reflow rockets, SpaceX

continues to move

forward and innovate,

operating with their

chief mission in mind:

making humanity multiplanetary.


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In 2008, the Falcon 1 became the first privately

developed fuel rocket to reach the Earth’s orbit.

In 2012, the Dragon spacecraft became the first

commercial spacecraft to deliver cargo to and from the

International Space Station. Then in 2015, the Falcon

9 rocket achieved the first-ever orbital class rocket

landing, delivering 11 communication satellites to

orbit.

It’s easy for successes within the realm of space

transport and rocketry to feel like tales from another

planet. However, a connection to the works of SpaceX

can be found closer to home in North Idaho native

Jacob Katz, a senior guidance and navigation control

engineer for the company.

Katz has been involved in many of SpaceX’s innovative

projects, including the Falcon 9 rocket. He will often

see missions through from start to finish, figuring

out the possibility of a proposed mission, designing

a vehicle’s trajectory, programming its software and

controlling its launch.

The 2003 Bonners Ferry High School graduate has

helped make possible the launch of several successful

missions on behalf of SpaceX. Katz graduated from

MIT, having studied aeronautics and astronautics

before joining the company.

Katz brought to SpaceX a unique background in both

software development and engineering. After a string

of unique internship opportunities including one

with Jeff Bezos’ Seattle-based company Blue Origin,

and successfully launching an international Robotics

league with his father as a PhD student, Katz quickly

became well-rounded in his field.

The Falcon 9 missions and milestones have garnered

a lot of media attention through the years, and Katz’s

expertise has supported him in being involved in

the navigation, trajectory and completion of several

milestone flights.

Young aspiring scientists can find inspiration in Katz’s

success, a testament to the heights one can reach with

a passion for their craft and a dedication to continue

learning.

Katz was raised by teachers—his parents Ed and Jill

Katz—and always wanted to learn more about the

mechanics of how things work. Recalling an impressive

simulation of a space shuttle crew mission in his fifth

grade class, he remains thankful for the teachers who

invested their time in opening his eyes up to the world.

“It’s so valuable to support the school system,” Katz

said, emphasizing his gratitude for the opportunities

he was provided by great educators he encountered

along the way to SpaceX—his father included.

Katz contributed to the two astronauts successfully

landing with the first flight of the Crew Dragon in May,

and a second trip completed with four astronauts in

November 2020.

With 108 total launches, 71 landings and 50 reflow

rockets, SpaceX continues to move forward and

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innovate, operating with their chief mission in

mind: making humanity multi-planetary.

Musk, who has famously co-founded the major

companies PayPal, Tesla Motors, and solar

energy company Solar City, had no formal

training in rocketry but has unsurprisingly

found success with his creation of SpaceX,

which holds its own among established

companies like Boeing.

Musk was the winner of this year’s Axel

Springer Award, given by the media and tech

company to innovative personalities who

generate change and influence culture. The

award recognizes achievement and encourages

continued progress.

The award-winning founder has a big vision

for the company, having shared at the awards

broadcast that he believes SpaceX can start

sending humans to Mars by 2026, at the latest.

Musk has discussed setting his sights on Mars

on several occasions, with many eager to find

out if his estimated frame is realistic.

At a distance of about 140 million miles away,

Mars is one of Earth’s closest neighbors. “It’s

a little cold, but we can warm it up,” SpaceX

states on their website, describing the distance

from Mars to the sun being about 1.5 times the

distance between the Earth and sun.

SpaceX plans to create a reusable transportation

system capable of an orbit refueling and

leveraging Mars’ natural H20 and C02

resources to refuel on the surface of Mars. The

company states they are working on the next

generation of fully reusable launch vehicles that

will be the most powerful ever built, capable of

carrying humans to the red planet and other

space bound destinations.

When innovative

minds and

revolutionary,

forward-thinking

technology are

combined, there is

truly no telling

what distances can be

reached.

Today, the Starship, a combination of their

Starship spacecraft and Super Heavy rocket,

represents a “fully reusable transportation

system designed to carry both crew and cargo

to Earth orbit, the Moon, Mars and beyond,”

SpaceX described, noting the vehicle’s ability to

carry over 100 metric tons to Earth orbit.

Starship 8 successfully launched and landed

on December 8, 2020, showing promise for the

model’s future endeavors.

To see SpaceX vehicles in action, visit SpaceX.

com or the company’s YouTube channel for

videos of each Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy

flights. Each launch is broadcast live online,

with the launch schedule continuously updated

on the Twitter feeds of both SpaceX and Musk.

When innovative minds and revolutionary,

forward-thinking technology are combined,

there is truly no telling what distances can be

reached.

“It’s about believing in the future and thinking

that the future will be better than the past,”

Musk has said to describe his vision. “And I

can’t think of anything more exciting than

going out there and being among the stars.”

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e good to

Yourself

STRATEGIES FOR SELF-LOVE

by TAYLOR SHILLAM

February, the month so often associated with love, is the perfect

time to direct some of that love back to yourself.

It’s often easier to give love away than to receive love, let alone

provide it for ourselves. Self-love can sound like a cliché term or

an unnecessary notion, but in reality, it’s an essential component of

living well. The more we give and the busier we get, the more critical

it becomes to prioritize time to refill our own cup.

While you’re connecting with loved ones this month, remember to

keep a strong connection to yourself. A bit of daily self-love can go a

long way—below are a few simple ways to incorporate self-love this

month and beyond.

Listen to yourself. Self-love starts with the way you speak to yourself.

If your inward thoughts don’t mirror the supportive, constructive

way you would speak to someone you care about, it’s time to shift

your perspective.

Changing the tone of your inner dialogue to be kinder and more

uplifting can quickly help you feel more loved and inspired. Thoughts

are powerful foundations that shape your outlook. Be intentional in

building a healthy foundation for yourself.

In addition to positive thoughts, take regular inventory of your

mental and physical well-being. Take note if you’re feeling stressed,

overwhelmed, tired or in a rut—all signs to slow down, recharge and

reevaluate.

Pay just as much attention when you feel uplifted, recharged and

positive, so you can spend more time on what ignites those feelings

in you.

Treat your body like the valuable vessel it is. Part of loving yourself

is celebrating all the incredible things your body does for you each

day. Prioritizing care for the most valuable vessel you’ll ever have is a

critical component of self-love.

Keep mood-boosting endorphins flowing by identifying the forms

of movement that make you feel good and doing them on a regular

basis. Your muscles, joints and happy hormones will thank you for

the regular breath of fresh air.

Daily consumption of the whole foods that energize and fuel you,

while including the foods you love and crave, encourages a balanced,

sustainable approach to fueling your body.

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When you eat well and move often in a

healthy balance, it doesn’t take long to start

glowing from the inside out.

Nourish healthy relationships. Pay attention

to the people who make you feel more loved,

more appreciated and more like yourself.

Healthy relationships can boost your selflove,

simply through the love you receive

from those key people in your life. Whether

that circle is large or small, quality is what

matters most.

On the flip side, identify the relationships

that don’t serve you. Take the time to identify

toxic relationships that could be in your life—

relationships that feel one-sided, bring more

negative qualities than positive, or that you’ve

simply outgrown.

Prioritizing yourself can mean re-prioritizing

who you spend your time and energy on by

setting healthy boundaries or stepping away

from the relationships that keep you from

your best, happiest self.

Leave your comfort zone. Fill yourself with

confidence and cultivate a healthy level

of self-trust by taking a step outside your

comfort zone. Give yourself the opportunity

to get spontaneous, try something new, and

let go—you can learn a lot about yourself

when you let yourself get uncomfortable. An

opportunity to be vulnerable can be scary but

will give you the opportunity to grow and the

powerful knowledge that you can make it to

the other side of an uncomfortable situation.

The first step doesn’t have to be big. It can

be as small as taking yourself to dinner or

exploring a new place. Other highly doable

options include taking up a new hobby,

attending an event on your own, starting a

conversation with a stranger or sharing your

feelings with someone. Get creative—and get

closer to yourself in the process.

Get to know yourself. Never stop learning

about yourself. Every step you take toward

identifying your goals, your values, what you

love in life and what you want from it takes

you closer to your happiest, most loved self.

Spend time with yourself, whether it’s a few

minutes of daily journaling or meditation, or

taking a solo adventure. The more you show

up for yourself and learn about yourself, the

more you’ll have to love.

Identify what you’re good at—and do more

of it. Doesn’t it feel great to be a master at

something? Ignite your self-esteem by using

your talents, whether it’s making a recipe

you’ve perfected, playing a sport you love

or exercising your creativity. Playing to your

talents can quickly boost your mood and

bring you back to more of what you love

about yourself.

Celebrate yourself. Life has inevitable ups

and downs that shape who we are. Self-love

includes loving every part of yourself—your

flaws, mistakes and times of challenge—and

accepting them as opportunities for growth

and strength.

So, celebrate who you are: your wins, your

losses, the experiences you’re proud of and

the lessons you’ve learned. Every piece of your

path matters, and it’s important to recognize

how far you’ve come.

As you enjoy February’s focus on love,

remember to give some back to yourself.

Love takes many forms, but one you always

keep with you should cultivate your most

important relationship: the relationship you

have with yourself.

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Beautiful Weekend Destinations to Unwind

DRIVABLE DESTINATIONS TO RELAX SOLO, WITH A BESTIE OR WITH YOUR PARTNER THIS FEBRUARY

by ABIGAIL THORPE

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middle of winter has arrived, and regardless of with whom or how you plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day, it’s important to treat yourself

to some much-needed time away to relax, replenish and re-energize with some good old-fashioned self-care. You don’t have to drive far to

find exciting destinations you can unwind with a variety of amenities and activities at your fingertips, and despite the times, many places

are still offering spa and dining services with increased health precautions.

Take the opportunity to get away this month and treat yourself to a true weekend off. Whether it’s by yourself, with your loved one, or for a friends’

weekend away, make this month all about pampering yourself.

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Lewis Clark Valley

Nestled in the valley along the confluence of the Snake

and Clearwater rivers lies the Lewis Clark Valley along

the Idaho and Washington borders. Its location offers a

particularly mild climate not far from the snow and cold

of North Idaho, with vast opportunity to explore the area

walking, biking or hiking, along with a rich wine legacy.

One of the youngest American Viticulture Areas in Idaho

and Washington, the area is no stranger to vineyards.

Vines were planted as early as 1872, but it wasn’t until

recently that the area resurrected its wine heritage. Stay

at one of the many hotels, motels or inns, and explore the

16 different vineyards and 10 wineries in the region for

the ultimate relaxing wine destination.

Suncadia

Just an hour and a half from Seattle lies the Suncadia

Resort in Cle Elum, boasting over 6,000 acres of forested

mountain landscape and year-round activities and trails.

The ultimate Northwest escape for families, couples or

friend groups, Suncadia offers a bit of everything to help

you relax.

Choose from the luxurious lodge or inn for a weekend

stay in the mountains, and unwind in the Glade Spring

Spa at the resort. Indoor and outdoor pools are open

with occupancy limits, and when you’re ready for

some adventure, head outdoors for ice skating, tubing,

snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling

for the ultimate winter destination all in one spot.

Restaurants are currently to-go only, but what better

excuse to disconnect and take time to relax in your room

away from home?

Coeur d’Alene Casino

You don’t have to gamble to enjoy a bit of luxury away

from home. Thirty minutes outside Coeur d’Alene,

Idaho, lies the Coeur d’Alene Casino, where luxury,

relaxation and fun combine to make the perfect weekend

away. Dine from a collection of options including the

fine dining restaurant Chinook when you stay in the

cozy rustic mountain lodge or modern spa tower, and

relax during the day at Spa Ssakwa’q’n, which is open

and offers affordable luxurious experiences for one or

more including facials, massages and body treatments.

Whether you need some time alone or are headed out for

a girls’ trip, this is the perfect spot to drop your bags and

relax for the entire weekend.

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Quinn’s Hot Springs

Nothing takes the chill out of a cold winter day like a

dip in the hot springs. Not far past the Montana- Idaho

border lies Quinn’s Hot Springs, an idyllic destination

that features 100 percent natural geothermal pools

individually calibrated to temperatures from 89 to 106

degrees, plus an ice pool.

Two lodges and over 25 individual cabins offer a rustic

woodland stay, and currently only guests can use the hot

springs, making for a more private, peaceful experience.

When you’re not soaking up the warmth, enjoy delicious

creations from the Harwood House Restaurant, or head

over to Quinn’s Tavern for more casual bites.

Talus Rock

One mile from downtown Sandpoint, Idaho, sits Talus

Rock, a peaceful, rustic villa nestled on 18 acres that can

be rented out in its entirety, or as individual rooms for

a weekend escape. The full-service luxury lodge is the

perfect retreat to recharge and enjoy time with friends or

your partner. Full-body massages or couple’s massages

are available from experienced, specially selected local

masseuses, and guests can enjoy a range of package

options from the romance package, to breakfast in bed

or a luxurious spa basket.

Willows Lodge

Nothing says relaxation like a weekend escape at an

award-winning hotel, a visit to the spa and the best

wine in the region. Perfect for a romantic or refreshing

weekend getaway, the Willows Lodge in Washington’s

Woodinville Wine Country offers the best in Northwest

luxury. The spa at Willows Lodge provides a mini

vacation for the mind, body and spirit while you’re not

out exploring and tasting from the more than 115 top

wineries and tasting rooms in the area. While the lodge

offers various restaurant options, all dining is currently

to-go and in-room, so grab a bottle to-go and enjoy a

restful night in.

Silver Mountain

Hit the slopes and then hit the Solitude Massage and Spa

for the ultimate Relaxation Retreat Package to soothe

your aches and decompress. Silver Mountain Resort

in Kellogg, Idaho, offers a little bit of something for

everyone, whether you’re getting away on your own, or

the entire family is joining. Each room includes access

to the Silver Rapids Waterpark, so while Mom and Dad

relax in the spa, the kids can have fun in the indoor

waterpark. Plus, a host of shopping and dining options

mean you won’t need to leave the entire weekend.

Whatever your winter may bring, take some time to treat

yourself this February, and take off for a weekend to

restore, replenish and rejuvenate for the months ahead.

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ADVENTURE

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COEUR D’ALENE CELLARS

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Coeur d’Alene Cellars has been a staple in the Coeur d’Alene community for

nearly two decades, and owner Kimber Gates provides not only impeccable

wines but a beautiful atmosphere to accompany that glass—or bottle—of wine.

Located at 3890 North Schreiber Way, here you are invited to discover “the fine

art of wine.” Offering a full menu of their wines, guests have the option to taste

them individually or in flights, and don't forget to pair them with one of their

delicious cheese boards or truffle flights. All wines are available by the glass or

bottle to enjoy at the winery and for purchase (bottle or case) to take home.

To accompany the wine, Coeur d'Alene Cellars features live music, paint and sip

events, wine club events, winemaking and tasting experiences. Be sure to visit

their website, CdACellars.com, or call 208.664.2336 for current winery/tasting

rooms hours and up-to-date information.

CASTAWAY CELLARS

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Owners Scott and Shelly Crawford invite you to their family owned boutique

winery in downtown Coeur d'Alene. Providing guests a warm and inviting

atmosphere, take a seat in their tasting room, where your palate can explore

their well-crafted, small-batch wines created from the exceptional vineyards of

the Pacific Northwest. Guests are sure to discover delicious wines paired with

some fun and education along the way. You can find Castaway Cellars at 210

Sherman Avenue, Suite 161. For additional information, including hours, visit

CastawayCellars.com.

PEND D’OREILLE WINERY

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Located in the heart of downtown Sandpoint in the historic century-old and

beautifully restored Belwood Building at 301 Cedar Street, Pend d’Oreille

Winery is a North Idaho favorite! Celebrating more than two decades of vintning

excellence, wine tastings are offered daily, providing guests five 1-ounce pours

(pre-selected wines of the vintner's choice) or a flight of three 3-ounce pours (a

customizable tasting where you select three wines you would like to try). As the

tasting menu changes monthly, be sure to view their current tasting menu on

their website, POWine.com.

Pend d'Oreille is also well-known for their refillable growlers. Fill yours up with

their house wines or a wine from their rotating tap selection. Stop by on Friday

or Saturday evening, where live musical performances accompany the awardwinning

wines.

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TAKE A SEAT AT ONE OF THE AREA’S TASTING ROOMS

by JILLIAN CHANDLER | COURTESY PHOTOS

It’s that time of year, mid-winter, when we tend to find it harder to get outside and partake in the many offerings our area

has to offer. If you’re looking for an adventure to please your palate, then a stop at one—or more!—of North Idaho’s area

wineries and tasting rooms might just be the answer. Join us on a tasting journey for a sampling of some must-visit stops.

HEART ROCK WINES

Opened in 2015 in Bonners Ferry, Heart Rock Wines is the place to go for those

local and visiting wine lovers. A visit to their tasting room, which can be found

in the Bonnerport Building at 6371 Kootenai Street, will leave you wanting more,

as they feature some of the finest wines from Idaho, Washington and Oregon,

as well as Californian, French, Italian, Spanish and Argentinian varietals and

blends. Less is more at Heart Rock wines, where they value quality over quantity.

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Throughout the year they offer wine and food pairing events, as well as live

music. Be sure to visit their website, HeartRockWines.com, or their Facebook

page for current tasting room hours.

CAMAS PRAIRIE WINERY

The tiny logging town of Bovill, Idaho, in Latah County, is home to North

Idaho's oldest winery. Established in 1983, Camas Prairie is a small boutique

winery that produces approximately 2,000 cases a year. Though they produce

all varieties of wines, there is a clear focus on Meads—using the lightest local

honeys for "a crisp, light and casual flavor." You can discover more about Camas

Prairie Winery online at CamasParirieWinery.com, or by stopping in their

tasting room, which is located at 207 Main Street.

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CLEARWATER CANYON CELLARS

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Named the 2015 Idaho Winery of the Year as well as 2020 Pacific Northwest

Winery of the Year by Wine Press Northwest, Clearwater Canyon Cellars in

Lewiston produces wine made from grapes grown within 20 miles of the winery.

Their tasting room can be found at 3143 10th Street and is open for indoor

tastings as well as curbside pickup. Coco Umiker, winemaker, and her husband

Karl, vineyard manager, are the owners, growing grapes and living as fourthgeneration

farmers on their family's land in the Lewis-Clark Valley. The next

time you find yourself in the Lewis-Clark Valley, or are looking to plan your next

tasting adventure, be sure to treat yourself to these premier wines. Find out more

at ClearwaterCanyonCellars.com.

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PARK CITY, UTAH

A flight in the morning and hitting the

slopes by afternoon

By Marguerite Cleveland

Park City, Utah, is one of the best destinations in the United States to ski—especially if you need to fly here. You can fly to Salt Lake City’s

brand-new airport, which opened in September 2020. Its oversize baggage claim utilizes state-of-the-art technology to deliver ski bags

vertically, eliminating the wait for oversize baggage. Accessing your rental car is a breeze with an entrance to the parking garage near

the baggage claim. Arrive in the morning, and after a short 35-minute drive to Park City, you can hit the slopes the same day.

Park City really does live up to its reputation as a premier winter vacation destination. Alaska Airlines offers nonstop flights from Seattle and

one-stop flights from Spokane. You can snag some great rates with their promotions. Usually, hotels and resorts are fully booked six months

out, but due to the pandemic you can still find availability and some great rates.

When you exit Interstate 80 on your way into Park City, stop at the Kimball Junction Center, the main visitor center for Park City. It’s a great spot

to get recommendations for your visit as well as exclusive offers. They even have coffee. Also in Kimball Junction is an outlet mall and shopping.

Where to Stay

Park City offers a variety of lodging types in all price points. The Sheraton Park City offers a centrally located property and is a good fit for

families. The complimentary shuttle does ski runs during the day to Park City Mountain, and in the evening runs to Main Street for dining and

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THE STEIN ERIKSEN LODGE FOR THEIR

ALPENGLOBE EXPERIENCE. IT IS LIKE

BEING INSIDE A SNOW GLOBE.

shopping. Timbers Bar and heated patio offer a complimentary après-ski

appetizer and hot beverage each afternoon, and children are welcome. The

indoor atrium pool, hot tub and sauna hit the spot after a day of skiing.

For a truly luxury stay, head to the Deer Valley Resort to stay at the

Stein Eriksen Lodge. The authentic European lodge welcomes you from

the moment you arrive with warm, crackling fireplaces and touches of

Olympian Stein Eriksen’s Norwegian heritage. With opulent dining, great

ski-in/ski-out access and a high-end spa, the lodge truly earns its Forbes

Five-Star hotel and spa rating.

What to Do

People from all over the world flock to Park City for its famed dry powder

snow, so it is no surprise the premier winter activity is skiing at two

renowned ski resorts. Park City Mountain is the largest in the United

States at over 7,300 acres. Deer Valley provides a luxury experience

to their day guests. The pricey lift tickets include free parking and

complimentary ski storage, and they limit the number of skiers on the

mountain so there are no big crowds. Spread out over six mountains, this

is the place to go for uncrowded slopes. Both properties have procedures

in place for COVID-19, and you will be required to wear a mask on the

slopes. Purchase lift tickets in advance, and those with epic passes must

reserve their ski days.

Historic Main Street is the place to be for dining and shopping. It is

located on a hill, so wear shoes or boots with a good tread, as it can be

slippery in the ice and snow. Make sure to allow time to visit the Park City

Museum. This museum covers the early mining and skiing history, as well

as the Sundance Festival. Great imaginative interactive exhibits bring that

history to life. Sit on a train bench and watch historic videos from the

“windows.” Experience being a miner and set off TNT for a simulated

explosion. This is not a large museum, but all the space is well used. Adults

and children alike will enjoy it.

Utah Olympic Park is just a short drive from downtown Park City and

is worth a visit. The main building houses two museums: the Alf Engen

Ski Museum and the Eccles Salt Lake 2002 Winter Games Museum.

Admission is free to both. Olympians from all over the world train and

compete here, so you may have an opportunity to see a competition.

The museums have some fun simulators. One lets you try your skill at

ski jumping. There is also a Winter Bobsled Experience where you hurtle

down the Salt Lake 2020 Olympic Winter Games Sliding Track with a

professional pilot at the helm.

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The Speci f ics

WHERE TO STAY

Park City Sheraton - Marriott.com/hotels/travel/slcsc-sheraton-park-city

Stein Eriksen Lodge - SteinLodge.com

WHERE TO EAT

Park City Mountain - ParkCityMountain.com

Deer Valley - DeerValley.com

Park City Museum - ParkCityHistory.org

Utah Olympic Park - UtahOlympicLegacy.org

WHAT TO DO

The Eating Establishment - TheEatingEstablishment.net

Stein Lodge Alpenglobes - SteinLodge.com/dining/stein-alpenglobes

Chimayo - ChimayoRestaurant.com

Silver Star Café - TheSilverStarCafe.com

Where to Eat

Dining in Park City is a treat, and there is such a variety

at all price points. The Eating Establishment is located

on Main Street and is a must for breakfast, which you

can order all day. They have an interesting take on

traditional egg dishes. Try the loaded baked potato

omelet—it tastes as good as it sounds.

For a true splurge, head up to the Stein Eriksen Lodge

for their Alpenglobe experience. It is like being inside

a snow globe. The clear domes sit on the deck of the

Mountain Lodge and are climate controlled with a

panoramic view of Deer Valley. Absolutely stunning.

For a less expensive option, come up and enjoy

breakfast at Glitretind. The Norwegian Potato and

Bacon Pancake topped with poached eggs, Jarlsberg

cheese sauce and cranberries is a unique memorable

dish that makes it worth the drive to Deer Valley.

Chimayo is located on Main Street and is such a special

place. The service is impeccable, and the Southwestern

décor and Mexican tile floor add a cozy feel. The freshly

baked bread is served with a house-made cilantro

bread oil that elevates this humble starter. At least one

person at your table needs to order the Crown Roast

of Barbecue Spareribs. It is one of those dishes that arrives, and everyone

exclaims at the presentation. Caramelized chipotle-glazed spareribs are

rolled to give the appearance of a crown pork roast and filled with mashed

potatoes on a bed of hominy salpicon. Truly divine.

The Silver Star Café is in the Silver Star Village. You’ll want to make dinner

reservations, as it is very popular—especially with the locals. The owners

focus on their “four legs of our table”: great food, ambiance, service and

music (COVID-19 dependent). A must-try dish is the Pork Osso Bucco,

which was featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

This meal has a lot going on with coconut creamed corn, nestled around

a locally sourced pork shank, and topped with fresh tomatillo salsa, cotija

cheese, cilantro and pork jus.

Two health notes: Park City has COVID-19 policies in effect to ensure your

safety. Most restaurants are open for indoor dining with limited capacity.

Shops and attractions are open as well. You must wear a mask for most

activities and maintain social distancing of 6 feet. With an elevation range

between 7,000 and 10,000 feet above sea level, you may experience some

altitude sickness for the first 48 hours if you come from lower levels. Some

symptoms include fatigue, headaches and nausea. The key is to drink lots

of water, take it easy and avoid alcohol your first day or two.

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SHEPHERD’S PIE

Recipe Courtesy of Tina VanDenHeuvel

You can follow Tina @madebetterforyou on Instagram

INGREDIENTS:

1 tbsp. avocado oil

2 tbsp. butter

2 lbs. ground beef

1 large onion

2 carrots, diced

3 celery stalks, diced

1 cup frozen peas

2 sprigs each rosemary and thyme

2 bay leaves

1 tbsp. tapioca starch

1 cup red wine

1 1/2 cups beef stock

2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

2 tbsp. tomato paste

For the topping:

1 large cauliflower

1/4 cup butter

1 tbsp. heavy cream

1/2 cup parmesan, shredded

METHOD:

• Heat 1 tablespoon avocado oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a large

cast-iron pot set over medium heat. Add the beef and cook until

brown. When done, remove the beef into a bowl from the pan with

a slotted spoon and set aside.

• Add the remaining tablespoon of butter to the pan and add

onions, carrots, celery and peas. Season with salt and sauté

vegetables until tender—about 10 minutes. Add the rosemary,

thyme and tapioca starch and wine. Cook until wine has reduced

to half. Add beef stock, Worcestershire sauce and tomato paste.

Cook until sauce has reduced and thickened—about 20 minutes.

Add in beef and simmer for 10 minutes. Pour into an oven-safe

dish to cool.

• In a large pot, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add the cauliflower

and cover with a lid to allow cauliflower to steam. Cauliflower is

done when pierced with a fork and cauliflower is soft—about 15

minutes.

• Remove cauliflower from the pot into a high-powered blender.

Add butter cream and parmesan and blend until smooth.

• Top meat with cauliflower and bake in a 350˚F preheated oven

for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly

before serving.

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Dine with us or Call for Takeout

Moon Time

1602 E. Sherman Ave. #116

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

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SWEET LOU’S RESTAURANT

AND TAP HOUSE

American fare with a twist. Ribs (pork or bison) smoked in house. Unique

burger menu featuring burgers made from ground top sirloin, topped with

pulled pork, hand-battered onion rings or jalapenos. 32 beers on tap to

enjoy while watching the game on one of their 24, 4K TVs.

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Coeur d’Alene Favorite Neighborhood Pub

By Jillian Chandler

Offering great food at a reasonable price, paired with

excellent service and a familiar face, has always been

the goal at Moon Time in Coeur d’Alene. And guests

get what they have come to expect.

From the beginning, it has provided the community a warm

and comfortable atmosphere where guests feel at home

and are provided an exceptional experience—every time.

Twenty-five years later, their philosophy has never wavered,

and Moon Time continues to provide their guests with

familiar faces, great service, a comfortable atmosphere, and

great food and drink at a reasonable price.

The menu, from the start, has featured unique and upscale

pub food, bringing a variety of items from many different

cultures together, paired with a carefully selected 19 beer

handles and a wide variety of wines, which complement the

food. From the Grilled Pork Tacos to the Mediterranean

Lamb Burger and famous Roasted Corn Pasta, their food is

sure to satisfy.

When in Coeur d’Alene and looking for a great neighborhood

pub, pull up a chair at Moon Time, where the staff is ready to

serve you the best!

Moon Time

1602 East Sherman Avenue #116

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

208.667.2331

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SEASONS OF COEUR D’ALENE

At Seasons of Coeur d’Alene Fresh Grill, you will find a menu that is

delicious and always fresh! Whether you choose to dine in the intimate

dining room, at the vibrant bar or quiet fireplace lounge, it’s sure to be

an unforgettable dining experience. They also offer banquet and meeting

facilities. You can find Seasons in Downtown Coeur d’Alene just one block

off Sherman.

209 Lakeside Ave. | Coeur d’Alene

208.664.8008 | SeasonsofCdA.com

MAX AT MIRABEAU

Join MAX at Mirabeau for an unforgettable experience. You’ll be treated

to eclectic cuisine, an award-winning menu with more than 100 items, a

wine list boasting more than 500 labels and 75 eclectic cocktails—a perfect

match for everything on the menu. Enjoy two happy hours daily, a-la-carte

brunch featuring multiple benedicts, mimosas and the area’s best Bloody

Mary Bar—starting at only $5.90 per person! There’s live music on Friday

and Saturday evenings, and late-night dining with a full menu is offered

until close. Open daily at 6am.

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509.922.6252 | MAXatMirabeau.com

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Learn more about our packages and specials by visiting our website or speaking with a specialist.

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Stop in for all of your

home cooking essentials

from Wood Chips for Home

Smokers, Select Sauces,

Rubs and everything in

between! Large selection

of American-Made Smokers,

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THE PORCH PUBLIC HOUSE

Open for Dine-in

and Take-out!

A beautiful golf-course view without the cost of joining the

country club. They offer a full menu of sandwiches, salads,

soups and specialties prepared from scratch without the

high price of fine dining, and the region’s finest cocktails,

microbrews and wines to accompany your meal. Feel at home

in the comfortable pub-style dining room or the fantastic

outdoor dining area. Open daily at 11am year round.

1658 E. Miles Ave. | Hayden Lake

208.772.7711 | WeDontHaveOne.com

MOON TIME

Serving some of the best food around in a comfortable pub-style

atmosphere. The menu offers soups, sandwiches, pastas, salads

and other specialties prepared from scratch daily, along with a

fantastic selection of micro-brewed beers and fine wines by the

glass and bottle. Open daily at 11am, the kitchen is open late

every night. Be sure to stop in Thursday night for live music

featuring national and local artists. For more information

including photos, menu, specials and directions, make sure to

visit their website.

1602 E. Sherman Ave. | Coeur d’Alene

208.667.2331 | WeDontHaveOne.com

FISHERMAN’S MARKET

A local favorite for an array of reasons, including the friendly

staff, unbeatable atmosphere and phenomenal food. Find fresh

fish at Fisherman’s on the market side, while the grill offers everything

from fish and chips, specialty tartars, fish tacos, salads,

steamers, catfish, oyster po’ boys and more. Check out the sushi

bar and the offerings of beer, wine and sake.

215 W. Kathleen Ave. | Coeur d’Alene

208.664.4800 | FishermansMarketCdA.com

VINE & OLIVE EATERY

AND WINE BAR

Guests will be treated to European-inspired small plates using

simple, seasonal ingredients for simply good food served with

soul, executed with Northwest flair. Choose from the full wine

bar, which serves thoughtful wines by the glass and eight local

brews on tap, to complement your meal. Voted Best of 2019

Wine Bar and Girls Night Out.

2037 N. Main St. | Coeur d’Alene

208.758.7770 | VineAndOliveCdA.com

FORTY-ONE SOUTH

OPEN 7 NIGHTS A WEEK

208.265.2000

41SouthSandpoint.com

DELICIOUS FOOD & FUN COCKTAILS

41 Lakeshore Drive, Sagle, ID

Next to the Lodge at Sandpoint

A beautiful waterfront, fine-dining restaurant in a romantic

lodge setting overlooking Lake Pend Oreille. Whether it

is summer on the patio or cozying up to the fireplace in the

winter, Forty-One South’s spectacular sunsets, innovative

cuisine, full bar and extensive wine list are sure to make it a

memorable night out. A variety of delicious food year-round.

Reservations recommended.

41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle

208.265.2000 | 41SouthSandpoint.com

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MOONDOLLARS BISTRO

Moondollars Bistro is known for their burgers,

accompanied by scratch-made bread and soups. They

uses only fresh ingredients, which are the backbone

of this customer favorite. With a comfortable, friendly

atmosphere, awesome food, great service, huge patio

and full bar there is always something to keep customers

coming back for more.

5416 W. Village Blvd. | Rathdrum

208.687.5396 | MoondollarsBistro.com

Shopping. Dining. Take-Out.

ANGELO’S RISTORANTE

Angelo’s is the local favorite with a taste of homemade,

authentic Italian cuisine! Join them for a fresh, organic,

hand-crafted menu of veal, steak, chicken, seafood, pasta

and gluten-free offerings. They also offer an extensive wine

selection and warm romantic décor. Catering and private

cooking classes available with Chef Angelo.

846 N. Fourth St. | Coeur d’Alene

208.765.2850 | AngelosRistorante.net

MONARCH RAMEN +

NOODLE HOUSE

Monarch Ramen + Noodle House in Coeur d’Alene’s

midtown opened in fall 2019 to eager diners. Specializing

in ramen and noodle dishes, as well as a variety of smallplate

options, guests will be treated to incredible cuisine

paired with great brews and service.

1401 N. Fourth St.| Coeur d’Alene

208.966.4230 | MonarchNoodles.com

TIM’S SPECIAL CUT MEATS

Tim’s Special Cut Meats is your perfect, old-fashioned

butcher shop. The friendly staff is ready to help you pick out

the perfect cut. Tim’s carries only the finest natural meats

and also handles custom orders, with an extensive line

of house-made products from pickled garlic to specialty

sauces, marinades, rubs and salsas. Mobile butchering and

wild game processing are also available.

525 N. Graffiti St. | Post Falls

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• Fresh Fish Market and Sushi Bar

• Smoked Fish

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

Congrats,

Class of 2020!

SEPTEMBER 2020

What’s happening

in February

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SATISFY YOUR

SWEET TOOTH

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THE CHOCOLATE AFFAIR RETURNS

TO DOWNTOWN

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

As many events continue to be canceled or postponed, there’s

one event that’s found a way to still take place—in person—with

extra measures to ensure the safety of all participating.

The favorite Chocolate Affair, which takes place each February in our

beautiful downtown Coeur d’Alene, is a wonderful way to welcome

Valentine’s Day and treat yourself with delectable chocolate-inspired

creations presented by local businesses.

Mark you calendar for this year’s event, which kicks off at 1pm on

Saturday, February 6, at the Coeur d’Alene Visitor Center (105 North

First Street, Suite 100), where participants will check in and receive a

carry-out goodie back before starting on this sweet tasting adventure.

As chocolate-lovers visit each participating business between the

hours of 1 and 6pm, they will receive a packaged gourmet treat, as

participants’ safety is a top priority.

To enjoy an afternoon of sweet treats and good company, you

can purchase your tickets, which are just $15 each, online at

ChocolateAffair2021.EventBrite.com.

Please note, the 2021 event has been modified in order to adhere to

COVID-19 precautions and guidelines. Face covering will be required at

the event. In addition, ticket sales are limited this year due to capacity

restrictions, so be sure to get your tickets today!

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FUN & ENTERTAINMENT

February

FOR MORE EVENTS, VISIT CDALIVINGLOCAL.COM.

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12TH ANNUAL SWEETHEARTS BALL

ONLINE AUCTION

FEBRUARY 1 - 13

Join North Idaho Habitat for Humanity for their Annual Hearts for

Homes Sweethearts Ball Fundraiser. This year’s virtual event features

an online auction, with items auctioned off to the highest bidder, while

others will be for sale at a set price. The online auction items will be up

for bid along with “Buy it Now” options. The auction kicks off at 7am on

Monday, February 1, and runs until 9pm Saturday, February 13. Keep

checking the catalog, as items will get added daily even after the auction

has started. To take part in the online auction, visit CharityAuction.bid/

SweetheartsBall2021. Registration is free. For additional details, email

Rebekah@northidahohabitat.org.

SUPERBOWL FOOD DRIVE

FEBRUARY 7

Real Life Ministries (1860 North Cecil Road in Post Falls) will be hosting

a food drive from 7am to 1pm on Sunday, February 7, to benefit the

Backpack and School Food Pantry programs. These programs benefit

school-aged children in the Post Falls, Coeur d’alene and Lakeland school

districts whose families may be experiencing financial hardship and do

not have a dependable food source. You can help ensure no child in our

community goes hungry by donating these specifically requested items.

Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls School Districts: fruit/applesauce cups, Chef

Boyardee Mini, sun butter cups, Cup of Noodles, individual-sized cereal,

easy mac & cheese, peanut butter (no glass jars), chicken noodle soup,

instant oatmeal packets and granola bars. For Lakeland District, they are

only requesting juice boxes at this time. Items may be dropped off during

service times in the lobby or throughout the week by Sunday, February 7.

For those interested in volunteering to sort and distribute the items, please

sign up in the lobby.

SECOND FRIDAY ARTWALK

FEBRUARY 12

In case you had forgotten, Artwalk is now happening year-round! You

can show your support to local artists while patronizing local art galleries,

restaurants, shops and businesses in downtown Coeur d’Alene. Artwalk

kicks off at 5pm, when the community is invited to stop in participating

businesses, view art by area artists, meet the artists and mingle with

other art lovers in the community—at a socially safe distance of course.

For additional information and to view February’s participating venues,

including the month’s featured gallery, visit ArtsandCultureCdA.org.

* 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.

SUBMIT YOUR EVENTS ONLINE!

Want your event to appear on the largest event site in the Northwest?

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Events.DirectoryNorthwest.com 24/7, 365 days a year!

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