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JUNE 2021

VOLUME 11 NUMBER 6

inside

Adventuring Close to Home

Unforgettable outdoor experiences await in Sandpoint's backyard

Practice that Swing

Summer brings players of all skill levels to the golf course

Fun on the Water

Summer water sports adventures

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hen it comes to aging gracefully,

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The first question you should ask is, “What are

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HONORING AND CELEBRATING THAT

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This month also marks Father’s Day (June

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and celebrate our fathers, and those men

in our lives who have been our unwavering

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“Father” isn’t just a name or a title, but a

role; a figurehead of the family. He is a man

who is not just present but engaged in the

life of his family. Now more than ever, we

need men to step up and be leaders in the

home. It is his duty to pass on values and

lessons to his children, while helping relieve

the everyday pressures most modern-day

women and mothers are faced with. Men

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There is a lot of pressure put on fathers

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JUNE 2021

GET OUTSIDE

EDITION

» Adventuring Close to Home

» Practice that Swing!

» Fun on the Water

Living Local

LOOKING

FORWARD

ABOUT THE COVER

SUMMER IS HERE, AND NOW IS THE

TIME TO GET OUTSIDE to discover all the

outdoor activities that readily await us in our

own backyard. From golfing and ziplining to

paddle boarding and biking, it’s time to discover

the fun to be had outdoors in beautiful

North Idaho.

must

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WASHINGTON'S CASCADE LOOP

The ultimate summer road trip: part II

TO THE

FOURTH

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Turner Plumbing: Bonner and Boundary counties’

trusted professionals

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ESSENTIALS

The latest tips and trends in home, garden,

finances and life

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CONGRATULATIONS SENIORS!

Recognizing the graduating class of 2021 and

our senior athletes of the year

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LIFE & COMMUNITY

Race the Wolf: Another side of Schweitzer

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Northwest Autobody and Towing: Your local experts in

collision and auto body repair

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GOOD NEWS

A Hand Up in Sandpoint: Sandpoint Community

Resource EnVISION Center provides opportunities

and resources for community members to flourish

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IN FOCUS

Looking Forward to the Fourth: The Inland

Northwest’s best ways to celebrate Independence

Day this year

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LIVING LOCAL

Celebrating Local Arts & Culture: Sandpoint’s ArtWalk

returns on June 18

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

Tips and informational articles about living a

healthy, active lifestyle

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FEATURE

Notorious Nuptials: Wedding bells ring out stories of

empty cameras, broken zippers and a drunken road

trip to Mexico

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GET OUTSIDE

Adventuring Close to Home: Unforgettable

outdoor experiences await in Sandpoint's

backyard

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ON THE GREEN

Practice That Swing: Summer brings players of all skill

levels to the golf course

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ON THE BLUE

Fun on the Water: Summer water sports adventures

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TRAVEL & LEISURE

Washington’s Cascade Loop: The Ultimate Summer

Road Trip, Part II

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FOOD & DRINK

Your local guide to the tastiest hot spots

around town

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FEATURED RECIPE

Get ready for summer with this Detox Salad

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Don't miss out on these events and fun

community happenings

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Come on Baby Light My Fire

WAYS TO WARM UP THE OUTDOORS

By Deann Hammer, Interior Designer

The Inland Northwest has an abundance of nature at our

fingertips. We love to be outdoors and enjoy the water,

mountains, and singsong of birds.

However, when the sun goes down, temperatures drop—and

it gets chilly. There are a number of options for outdoor heat

that can help us warm our souls both inside and out.

Gas Lanterns

Gas lanterns were a staple in New Orleans and the South, and have

now made an entrance on the West Coast. These charming fixtures are

beautiful on a front porch or back deck, as they have a living fire inside

of them and add warm light to any space. You will need to plan ahead

when installing them, as they require a gas line to be installed inside of

your walls.

Built-In or Free-Standing Outdoor Fireplaces

You can buy a cinder block kit to build the fireplace structure to

accommodate a real wood-burning fire, or you can plumb it for gas for an

easier gas log set. Look at the shipping cost, as these blocks are concrete

and are delivered on pallets that are very heavy! These units will typically

need to be faced with a ledgerstone or brick. Sometimes they are covered

with plaster for a more Spanish or modern look. MutualMaterials.com

sells stone cladding.

Outdoor Gas Fireplaces

There are gas outdoor fireplace units you can purchase from a fireplace

shop that can be framed in with wood, but make sure they are protected

from the rain/elements, preferably under cover, as the water will damage

your pilot light. After framing, these gas prefab units are then covered

with stone surround to emulate the fireplaces we see inside a house,

adorned with glass doors or a glass panel.

Stone Fire Pits

Stone fire pits are the easiest way to roast a marshmallow or burn wood

in open air. There are kits available to make the project even easier.

Make sure to measure your space first so that there is enough room to

walk around the fire pit while also being able to accommodate a few

Adirondack chairs.

Pre-Made Metal or Stone Chiminea-Type Wood-Burning Units

There are various options available online for small metal wood-burning

free-standing units. I have found that the front opening of the unit needs

to be fairly small, or you will get a horrible back draft of smoke spewing

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There are a number of options for outdoor heat that

can help us warm our souls both inside and out.

at your face. The best units have small front openings to end the smoke up

through the flue and out of the way.

Propane Heaters

Propane heaters are a terrific way to heat up a space. There are tall units that

sit on the ground (with wheels for ease of mobility), or if you have a covered

porch, installing ceiling heating units are very effective. These are typically

hung between 6- to 8-feet apart and have a metal shield on top that deflects

the heat downward toward your seating area. They can be hard wired in on

a thermostat, which allows you to have more control over your heat than a

free-standing unit that can easily be blown out by strong wind.

Fire Pit Tables

These can come with a built-in space for a propane tank under the table, or a

hose that leads to a gas hookup on your house. Fire pit tables are a quick and

easy way to add fire to a dinner party.

You can enjoy the outdoors long into the cool evenings with a little fire. It’s

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When it comes to teaching kids about money,

caregivers are asking for help. In fact, 32 percent

of parents are uncomfortable speaking about

finances with their own children, and 46 percent

are looking for additional resources to help

encourage good financial habits, according to

a Chase survey of parents across the U.S., with

children aged 8 to 14.

Traditionally, kids learn about money from

shopping with adults and having related

conversations. While discussions are an important

part of learning about finances, online shopping

has changed how kids experience spending.

"Families are juggling so many more

responsibilities today than ever before, so it's

understandably more complicated to find

opportunities to teach financial wellness to

children or to find hands-on purchasing moments

to talk about the value of money," said Anastasia

Morgan-Gans, an executive focused on family

financial health at Chase.

Fortunately, new tools are helping meet the

changing needs of parents and their children. For

example, the free Chase First Banking account

is designed to help families develop healthy

financial habits by putting parents in control and

giving kids and teens the freedom to learn how to

earn, spend and save money.

Through the Chase Mobile app, parents can

assign chores and provide allowance, set amounts

and locations of where kids can spend money

using a debit card, and help children reach savings

goals. Kids interact with the app on their end, too,

checking off assigned chores when completed and

seeing when their allowance is paid. They can also

see how much they can spend and where, as well

as their savings goals.

This type of digital tool makes financial literacy

discussions easier and brings family money

management into the digital age, engaging kids in

meaningful ways. In addition to adopting useful

tools, it's important to have ongoing conversations

about finances. Morgan-Gans suggests starting

with some rules for a family “contract” when it

comes to having access to an account:

• I will spend responsibly and discuss what are

acceptable purchases with my parent.

• I will make a savings goal, discuss it with my

parent, and work toward it.

• I will not use my debit card on websites or at

stores my parent does not approve of.

• I will always keep my card in a safe place and

discuss the best place to keep it with my parent.

• I will not share my PIN number or account

number with anyone.

• I will not post pictures of my card or app on

social media or share them with my friends.

• I will never go to an ATM alone and will only use

ATMs inside a bank.

"These tools can help guide parents, so they have

the confidence to teach kids about bank accounts

and spending—it’s like an account with training

wheels," says Morgan-Gans.

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‘INTO THE FOREST

I GO’

Embracing adventure

By Trish Buzzone, Thinking Partner, Executive

Director, The John Maxwell Team

A

friend of mine has a traffic-cone-orange T-shirt hanging

from one of the bookcases in his living room. The shirt is

new, unworn, and the bookcase is situated so that you can see

it from anywhere in the main living area of his home. That

makes the shirt impossible to miss. Knowing my friend, I was certain

there was a story attached to this unique decoration.

“That’s my favorite hiking shirt,” he said, cryptically adding, “I just haven’t

worn it yet.” He paused, giving my curiosity time to build, “I keep it there

as a reminder and as a promise.

“A few months ago, my family was exploring a beautiful preserve about

an hour’s drive from our home, miles of well-kept hiking trails situated

around a stunning lake, postcard idyllic. We were about a mile or so from

the third trailhead, looking forward to a picnic lunch, when my youngest

son spotted a fallen tree.

“This kid can’t pass up a good climbing tree, so, up he went, and I

followed. We started across, but the log was rotting in the center. My foot

found a particularly mushy spot and I slipped. I knew I was going down,

either jumping or sliding. It wasn’t that far, maybe four or five feet, so

I jumped.

“Good idea. Poor execution. My left foot landed in a hole, and I felt

my heel catch on a tree root, as my momentum continued to carry me

forward … until …

“Crack.”

My friend shook his head, “What I thought would be another fun,

immersive day exploring nature turned out to be the first of three days in

the hospital, including surgery to repair a badly broken ankle, followed

by six weeks hobbling around my house on one leg.

“A single choice on what had been, up to that point, a perfect day, opened

the door to a series of challenges, struggles and opportunities, some of

which I’m still walking through … well, limping through, anyway.”

My friend glanced at the shirt, smiled, “One day soon, I’m going to put

that shirt on for the first time, and I’m going to hike that trail to the end

and back again. I’ll probably move more slowly, certainly more carefully.

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"It represents the

first of many more

hikes to come, new

opportunities to

explore, seeking

adventure immersed

in the beauty

of nature."

That’s why it’s my favorite shirt, because it

represents the first of many more hikes to

come, new opportunities to explore, seeking

adventure immersed in the beauty of nature.

“That’s the promise. And the reminder? The

reminder is that those experiences that bring us

exhilaration, illumination, joy and fulfillment

may also cause us pain. That’s part of the risk

integral to growth, and it shouldn’t discourage

us from seeking adventure or embracing

challenges. We’re at our best when we’re open

and curious. We need to get out, to explore,

to embrace the wonder and the opportunity

on the other side of the unknown. That, to

me, is the meaning behind the message on my

favorite hiking shirt, a quote by the famous

naturalist John Muir: ‘And into the forest I go,

to lose my mind and find my soul.’

“That’s always been one of my favorite reasons

for heading out on the trail. You start the

hike understanding the world and yourself

in a certain way, and you always come home

understanding both the world and yourself a

little bit differently.”

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My friend glanced at the traffic-coneorange

shirt, adding, “Next time you go on

an adventure, don’t go looking for anything

in particular. Be fully present and open to

whatever happens—and try not to fall off

any trees.”

Join me and other local leaders at a

Streaming Leaders Virtual Round Table. Let’s

make a difference together. Learn more at

TrishBuzzone.com/streaming-leaders.

Connect with Trish Buzzone at: TrishBuzzone.

com, Facebook.com/groups/streamingleaders,

LinkedIn.com/in/trishbuzzone.

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Race the Wolf

ANOTHER SIDE OF SCHWEITZER

By Colin Anderson

Most visitors to Schweitzer Mountain enjoy having

the lift take them to the top of the mountain. Come

summer, there are those who enjoy a hike or mountain

bike to the top as well. Few. however, tackle the

mountain like those who enter into The GRIT North Idaho Trails

Series Race the Wolf.

It’s one thing to go for a trail run, but tackling great distances across

one of the Northwest’s most iconic mountains requires a whole new

level of commitment. Race the Wolf offers three challenging courses

runners can attempt to tackle. Each crisscrosses the mountain, losing

and gaining a ton of elevation. Greens, blues and blacks are all utilized

as well as the mountain bike single-track lanes, and a few other

steep climbs.

For those just wanting a taste, there is an 8k trail race. The course

heads out east from the village, and you’ll gain about 710 feet in

elevation throughout the run. The next step up is a 26k race—a serious

challenge to even elite runners. This course covers a majority of the

mountain including the backside. You’ll climb then drop then climb

again. By the end you’ll have gained nearly a mile in elevation. This

race is jokingly called “the half”—but it is no joke. And the reason

it’s the half is because of the featured race, a 52k ultra marathon for

those looking for a serious test of strength, will and endurance. If

you want to see all of Schweitzer in a day and then some, this is the

way to do it. This grueling run takes many hours even for the most

accomplished runners. It begins at 7:30am, and participants have 11

hours to complete it.

Registration is now open for all three races. No matter the

distance you choose, you’ll feel a great sense of accomplishment

crossing the finish line. Visit RacetheWolf.com to register and for

additional information.

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It was 1976 when Mel Donenfeld founded Northwest Autobody

and Towing to serve the Sandpoint community. Specializing in

providing top-quality collision repair and extraordinary customer

service since the first day of service, today, you will find a leadership

team dedicated to using the latest technology while attracting, training

and retaining the very best employees the industry has to offer.

Mel expanded the business in 2014 with a second location in Ponderay,

at which time his sons Eric and Cory Donenfeld took over ownership

of the successful and popular business their father started more than

four decades ago.

“We grew up at Northwest Autobody and learned our trade by watching

our father,” shares Eric. “He taught us the ‘Golden Rule’ about how to

treat our employees and our customers. We treat everyone like family.”

You will still find Mel stopping by the shops occasionally and making it

a point to meet and talk with every employee when he does.

Northwest Autobody is Gold Class certified by I-CAR—an international

organization which promotes the highest level of technical skill in the

collision industry. Their technicians are continuously recertifying to

hone their skills and to learn new techniques, and they have invested in

the training and equipment to be one of the only Ford, GM, Chrysler,

Ram and Dodge certified repair facilities in the area.

“Nothing compares to the satisfaction of talking with a customer who

is ecstatic that their vehicle has been repaired above and beyond their

expectations. When they contact us after an accident, customers are

always treated with respect and empathy,” affirms Cory.

Eric and Cory also enjoy watching and assisting their employees in

earning a good living and realizing they are making a difference in

many lives.

“What really sets up apart is the level of connection we have in our

communities,” says Eric. “We sponsor a ton of local activities, and our

owners and employees are very active in many civic organizations.”

Northwest Autobody and Towing has been honored by Rotary, the

Chamber of Commerce and Business Network International (BNI),

as well as the Pend Oreille Bay Trail and Firewood Rescue for their

participation. In addition, Northwest Autobody has employees on the

Board of Directors in many of these organizations—as well as many

more!

“Success is contagious,” states Eric. “We make decisions every day,

and all of those decisions can lead to our success. We learn and apply

lessons all the time. We would not be the company we are if we didn’t

have great employees and loyal customers.”

When someone is in need of their services, there is a good chance Eric

and Cory already know them or their family—after all, the two have

called Sandpoint home their entire lives. And for those who are new

to the area, the recommendations and ratings Northwest Autobody

receives online act as the company’s word-of-mouth advertising.

As Cory says, “We remind ourselves that the same natural beauty,


ecreational opportunities and the quality of people who call here home that

attracted our dad, and many others, are the same amenities that are attracting

our newest residents.”

Born and raised in Sandpoint, Eric and Cory are now raising families of their

own. They love the outdoors, the recreational opportunities and organized

sports, and they do their part as responsible citizens and business leaders to give

back. “We love the spirit of giving we see by residents and those in the business

community,” says Eric.

If you are looking for the best collision and autobody repair in Sandpoint and

Ponderay, or are in need of towing assistance (available 24 hours a day), look no

further ... Eric, Cory and the rest of the Northwest Autobody and Towing team

are ready to serve you.

“Success is contagious. We make decisions every day, and

all of those decisions can lead to our success. We learn and

apply lessons all the time. We would not be the company we

are if we didn’t have great employees and loyal customers.”

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A Hand Up in Sandpoint

SANDPOINT COMMUNITY RESOURCE ENVISION CENTER PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES AND

RESOURCES FOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO FLOURISH

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By Trish Buzzone

“MY HEART, MY GOAL,

IS TO CREATE REAL,

GENERATIONAL

CHANGE. POVERTY IS

LEARNED, AND SO IS

SELF-SUFFICIENCY.

IT REQUIRES AN

INVESTMENT FROM

BOTH SIDES, THE

PROVIDER AND THE

CLIENT."

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Sandpoint Community Resource EnVISION Center

Executive Director Linnis Jellinek brought together

19 community stakeholders and dozens of local

service organizations to give people immediate help

and create generational change.

When I think about people with a

heart for serving our community,

I immediately think of Linnis

Jellinek. I got to know Linnis shortly

after moving to Sandpoint, and I was impressed

with her vision for the Resource Center and her

heart for creating generational change. Now that

she and her team have brought that dream to life

as the Sandpoint Community EnVision Center, I’m

excited to celebrate the good being done and share

how we can all get involved.

Linnis, who has a background of leadership in the

financial sector, is also a volunteer at heart with

a lifelong passion for service. When she and her

husband, Greg, arrived in Sandpoint, it didn’t take

Linnis long to find an opportunity to serve.

“We had only been here a few months before I began

to notice areas where I might help. When people

are just making it day-to-day, one unexpected

problem can cause a serious, long-term crisis.

They’re working hard, sometimes multiple jobs,

and it’s still not enough. One accident, one illness,

one bad break, and their life could spiral out of

control. The Resource Center, which is entering its

11th year serving this community, is there to help

them before that happens. If we meet one urgent

need before it multiplies into too much for anyone

to manage, we help people get to a point where

they take action to create long-term change.

“The cycle of poverty is often generational. People

learn it from their parents, their grandparents …

They want better, for themselves and for their kids.

Our goal is to give them those resources and show

them those options.”

Linnis says one of the biggest barriers is logistical.

“People may need help finding a job and food and

medical care. They’re told ‘Go here,’ then ‘Go there


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and there and there’ … And every ‘there’ is on the other side of town.

These people don’t have gas money. They can’t get to the resources.

And, often, when they do, some places are only open a few hours a

couple days a week.

“We could give them a gas voucher, as well as a schedule of who’s

open and when. That helps with the immediate need …,” Linnis

pauses, excited to share the mission of the new Sandpoint Community

EnVision Center, which opened this past May, “Or, we could bring

many of these resources together under one roof, find the gaps and the

overlaps, create a place where people get a hand up, not just a hand out.

“Bringing these organizations together under one roof is more efficient

for the client seeking help, and it optimizes resources for our community

partners. They offer more help to more people, while creating more and

deeper connections within the community.”

This strategy serves what Linnis says is the primary goal of the EnVision

Center, helping people become self-sufficient, so they build a good life

for themselves and pass those blessings on to the next generation.

“My heart, my goal, is to create real, generational change. Poverty is

learned, and so is self-sufficiency. It requires an investment from both

sides, the provider and the client, investing energy, effort and dedication

to the process. That’s when real change happens.”

Thanks to the support of 19 community stakeholders and many

dedicated volunteers, Linnis says the EnVision Center has room for eight

nonprofits to operate full-time, and room for up to 25 organizations to

come and go on a part-time basis. Together, they meet immediate needs

and help people develop a plan to become self-sufficient.

“We deliver financial empowerment, educational advancement,

health and wellness resources, and training to help people develop the

character and leadership skills they need to be successful.”

Linnis adds, “We know this community won’t thrive unless everyone

has the opportunity and resources they need to flourish. The EnVision

Center is really an innovation center. We’re developing that blueprint to

shift poverty trends and create real, long-term change. I invite anyone

interested in making a difference and anyone who wants to learn more

about what we’re doing to reach out to me directly.”

One way for everyone to immediately support the Community Resource

EnVision Center is to join them for the CREC’s inaugural IdaHOPE

Classic charity golf event on Monday, June 21, at the Idaho Club.

Redman & Company stepped up as the title sponsor; and, recognizing

the opportunity to invest in their community, 50 additional sponsors

signed up, and the player roster was filled before the end of March.

The tournament may be sold out, but Linnis says there are still plenty of

ways for people to invest in the vision of helping every person in Bonner

and Boundary counties take positive, self-sustaining action to break the

cycle of poverty and build a foundation for the next generation.

Supporters, sponsors and donors are invited to join CREC at the Idaho

Club, starting at 5pm, for a fantastic barbecue dinner prepared by Chef

Richard. Barbecue pork, fresh sides, delicious peach cobbler, and the

company of people looking to make a difference in our community—all

for $40 per person.

Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on stellar silent auction

items and try their luck in the 50/50 raffle. All of this fun and fellowship

will support the CREC’s efforts to bring community nonprofits together,

fund their services, and help more people take real, long-term positive

action to build better lives.

The Sandpoint Community Resource EnVision Center is

located at 130 McGhee Road, Suite 220 in Sandpoint. Visit

SandpointCommunityResource.com or email Executive Director

Linnis Jellinek at LinnisJ@crecidaho.com.

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The biggest summer holiday is on

the way, and this year, the Inland

Northwest is more than ready to

embrace Fourth of July celebrations.

As COVID restrictions lift and holiday

gatherings begin to make their return, many

annual events that were passed by in 2020 are

returning, leaving the region ready to truly set

off Independence Day with a bang!

Across North Idaho and into Spokane, a

selection of celebratory events are in store for

Inland Northwest locals and visitors to take

their pick of July 4th festivities.

Coeur d’Alene’s Fourth of July Festival &

Parade

Coeur d’Alene’s annual Independence Day

celebration is back with a parade, festival in the

park and Independence Point fireworks show.

The Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce

reported the board has decided in favor

of scheduling the city’s annual two-day

celebration of Independence Day.

Last year’s festivities and parade were canceled

due to COVID-19 safety precautions and

restrictions. This year, Coeur d’Alene brings

back the community event that annually boosts

the economy along with the spirits of locals and

visitors to the area.

The weekend-long, family friendly event

will kick off in City Park on Saturday, July 3.

Vendors and carnival rides will be set up in the

park from noon until 7pm that day.

Following tradition, the parade will kick off

at 11am on the 4th, starting on 15th Street

and supported by vendor booths, music and

another day of family friendly activities in the

City Park, with the fireworks display at dusk

presenting the holiday’s grand finale over Lake

Coeur d’Alene.

No COVID restrictions are placed on the

event, although the Coeur d’Alene Chamber

encourages attendees to maintain safe practices

while enjoying the holiday.

“As always, it is your right to assess the risks

involved, take your own precautions, and

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LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FOURTH

THE INLAND NORTHWEST’S BEST WAYS TO CELEBRATE

INDEPENDENCE DAY THIS YEAR

BY TAYLOR SHILLAM

come to your own conclusion as to whether to

participate in social activities at this time,” they

announced.

Independence Day at the Coeur d’Alene

Resort

The Coeur d’Alene Resort’s 4th Fest is back,

offering an evening of family friendly activities

culminating in Coeur d’Alene’s fireworks show

on the lake.

Ring in the holiday with a lakeside picnic,

with the resort offering a dinner buffet, live

entertainment, and, of course, the celebratory

fireworks show. Tickets are available online,

with options available for all ages (plus, children

aged 2 and younger dine free).

Festivities begin at 6pm, with live music

beginning at 8pm and the City of Coeur d’Alene

fireworks show kicking off at 9:45pm.

Stay tuned online and on social media as the

dinner menu and additional details will be

released in the coming weeks!

Spirit Lake Parade & Fireworks

Those looking for a chance to beat some of

the Fourth of July crowds in a small-town

setting can opt for a short trip to Spirit Lake.

Spirit Lake will host a morning parade on the

Fourth, beginning at 11am, along with an oldfashioned,

family friendly celebration in City

Park, and to top it all off, evening fireworks.

Harrison’s July 4th Celebration

On the south end of Lake Coeur d'Alene,

Harrison, Idaho, is expected to have its annual

Fourth of July fireworks display sponsored by

the Harrison Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy

the Independence Day fireworks show on the

waterfront, with fireworks expected to begin

after dark, at approximately 9pm. Take in the

festivities while on your boat, or bring a blanket

to watch from the shore. With public docks,

beach area, lakeside campground, bike trails

and more, Harrison offers a scenic, close-tohome

getaway for the holiday.

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Onsite camping is available that Friday through Sunday, plus a selection

of additional local camping spots, for families looking to make a full

weekend out of their visit!

Fourth of July in Spokane

This Fourth of July, the Spokane Indians Baseball Club, City of Spokane

Parks and Recreation, Spokane County Parks, Recreation and Golf, and

Spokane Public Schools are banding together to bring the community a

socially distant Independence Day celebration.

There will be four drive-in fireworks displays offered separately at the

following locations: Avista Stadium, Ferris High School, Dwight Merkel

Sports Complex and Plante’s Ferry Sports Stadium.

Locals are encouraged to watch from home if they live near one of

the display locations, or opt for a drive-in viewing of the fireworks.

According to Visit Spokane, guests who choose to watch from their cars

will be asked to leave a parking space between them and the car next to

them. There will be approximately 1,700 parking spaces available for use

between the four locations.

Riverfront Park will not host a fireworks show this year, but those opting

to spend the evening downtown will be encouraged to enjoy the Pavilion

Lights Show.

Live Music at Big Barn Brewing

Join Green Bluff ’s Big Barn Brewing Co. to celebrate an all-ages outdoor

event complete with craft beer, music and food trucks. Scheduled for

Sunday, July 4, at 2pm, the event will feature live music from the Renner

Band, a new Northwest band specializing in well-known music, including

country, bluegrass, folk, classic rock and more.

Arbor Crest Summer Concert Series

Staying on schedule with the winery’s celebrated summer concert series,

July 4 will see One Street Over take the stage at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars.

The concert series highlights both well-known and up-and-coming

entertainment artists throughout the season in a setting complete with

beautiful views, excellent food—and wine!

One Street Over is a multi-genre group based in the Pacific Northwest,

featuring performers originally from Nashville. They perform as a

power duo, trio, or five-piece band, with the trio taking the stage this

Independence Day.

Tickets to the Arbor Crest Summer Concert Series are available online,

with the option to reserve VIP seating for a more upscale experience

featuring table seating and staffed service.

Those looking to get active over the holiday weekend and celebrate a day

early can gather at the Boundary County Fairgrounds in Bonners Ferry

on Saturday, July 3.

Featuring dirt bike racing for all ages and skill levels, food vendors,

product vendors and more, the annual celebration promises an evening

of fun for the whole family. Racing starts at 5:30pm, offering plenty of

action before the fireworks show lights up the night.

North Idaho and its surrounding communities are ready to celebrate

freedom, independence, community and sweet summertime this Fourth

of July. Choose your activity, plan your prime viewing location for your

local fireworks show, and enjoy the return of holiday celebrations this

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Family owned and operated, Turner Plumbing is a company

that strives to add value to the community while excelling in

customer service. A full-service plumbing company that is

dedicated to serving both Boundary and Bonner counties, Turner

Plumbing—with the addition of their excavation and underground

department Turner Dirt—offers 24/7 emergency repair response

and service, water heater services, sewer camera with sonar locating,

slip-inspections, hydronic heating and boiler systems, underground

repairs, septic systems, small drain jetting and gas piping, and new

construction and remodels.

Lucas Turner has been a plumber for 17 years and always had a

desire to have his own plumbing company, while Mike DesRosiers

was an experienced machinist in the oil fields. The two friends

had often discussed starting a business together, and in 2019, they

decided to put their skills, talents and finances together, creating a

vision of what they wanted to be as businessmen and members of

the community.

Lucas and Mike planned out their goals for the company and started

taking action to move that direction. “When these two men put

their minds to doing something, things start happening!” shares

Charli Turner, Lucas’ wife and marketing and human resources

administrator of Turner Plumbing.

They soon realized their goal, and Turner Plumbing was born in

January of 2020.

The Turner Plumbing team is comprised of a group of men who all

take pride in doing quality work and leaving the customer happy at

the end of each job they complete. “Every one of our guys comes

with a unique skill set,” says Charli. One journeyman specializes

in hydronic heat; one is a gas pipe specialist; another one of their

journeymen is a master at service plumbing. “These men take pride

in learning from each other to be the best they can be,” she adds.

Their apprentices are equally hard workers and fast learners.

Along with working long hours, they are in school every day

working toward their journeyman’s license and taking certification

classes for Turner Plumbing’s new construction and underground

department—Turner Dirt.

“We have a fantastic team of nine people who show up every day

and give everything they have to make Turner Plumbing a success,”

affirms Charli. “We have the most top-notch team in North Idaho,

and we are very proud to have them as part of the Turner Plumbing

team.”

It is important for Lucas and Mike to take care of their employees,

who dedicate their time and passion to completing each job they

do with the utmost integrity and professionalism. Employees earn

competitive wages along with a unique benefits package.

When it comes to the success the company has seen in its 17 months

of business, it is a result of Mike and Lucas’ strong relationship and

leadership skills paired with a mutually strong work ethic. That

trickles down to their team, who work hard each day to utilize their


expertise to provide the best to the customers they serve. “We are constantly

learning and striving to be better,” says Lucas. “We learn from each other and

from the customer.”

Mike and Lucas are both proud to be able to call Bonners Ferry home and

contribute to the community through Turner Plumbing. Being able to own their

own business in the place they love has given them the opportunity to have a

career that allows them to live and thrive in Bonners Ferry.

In addition, the business is a family affair, as Mike's son Ryker works on the Dirt

crew, while Lucas' daughter Cassidy works as the company's office assistant.

As summer has arrived, don’t hesitate to give Turner Plumbing a call for all of

your home maintenance and plumbing needs. And ... if you are looking to hire a

team for a new construction excavation and septic, Turner Dirt has you covered.

“We have the most top-notch team in North Idaho,

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CELEBRATING LOCAL ARTS & CULTURE

Sandpoint’s ArtWalk returns on June 18

BY TAYLOR SHILLAM

The Pacific Northwest is a beautiful home to creators and culture,

with Sandpoint being North Idaho’s haven for originality and

artists of all kinds. Its natural, resort town beauty extends from

Sandpoint’s outdoor landscapes and charming downtown

streets to the artistic culture that thrives within them.

Sandpoint is home to events and establishments that celebrate art in

its diverse forms, from galleries stocked with paintings to cafés hosting

poetry readings, to theaters celebrating the performing arts. Next

month, the Festival at Sandpoint, a widely renowned and universally

popular annual concert series known for celebrating eclectic music and

community, is set to make a memorable return.

Another return this summer marks a celebration the town eagerly

welcomes back in 2021: ArtWalk.

Each summer, local artisans, business owners and art galleries throughout

downtown Sandpoint come together for an event designed to showcase

the unique artists that embody the talent and culture the town has

to offer.

ArtWalk is presented by the Pend Oreille Arts Council, an organization

whose mission is to facilitate quality experiences in the arts through

educational programs and presentations that benefit the people of

North Idaho.

The event provides local artists both in and outside of the POAC a chance

to exhibit their work in a free citywide event, open to all ages. It begins

with a night not to miss on Friday, June 18, from 5:30 to 8pm, when

the ArtWalk’s opening reception kicks off downtown. Attendees can

preview the artists and plan their route through the event with maps of

the walking tour, which are available online.

This year, a number of new businesses will be participating in the

ArtWalk for the first time, and the Panida Theater will be a memorable

stop on the map. Teresa Pesce has written a series of plays called Art as

Theater, inspired by works of art. The artwork is set to be displayed in the

Little Panida during ArtWalk’s opening reception.

The Panida Theater opened in 1927 as a vaudeville and movie house,

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highlight: the panhandle of Idaho. It has since hosted film festivals both

local and international, dance recitals, live theatre, comedy, educational

presentations, concerts and more.

The area’s only full-feature performing arts facility, the Panida takes pride in

the experience it offers: impressive acoustics, a 50-inch movie screen, updated

sound board, and a space that can hold exceptional talent and audiences.

“There’s truly not a bad seat in this house that can hold 500,” the theater

claims, proudly noting its high audience rate for its audience base that

averages nearly 200 people in attendance for its hundreds of scheduled

performances throughout the year.

Eleven years ago, an unusual play titled Red Tape was one of those

performances. Pesce recalls the story of its premiere.

“It was a unique combination of Sandpoint talent,” she described.

She wrote the original script inspired by nine massive paintings by

internationally renowned artist Stephen Schultz, alongside musician

Alan Ball improvising a dialogue counterpoint on a grand piano.

She christened the play Art as Theater, a play based on a story suggested

by an artist’s creation.

This year, a new Art as Theater production, now sponsored by the Panida

Theater itself as well as the Pend Oreille Arts Council, will premiere on

the Panida's main stage on the second weekend of the ArtWalk, taking

place June 25 through 27. The series of five original acts written and

directed by Pesce is inspired by the works of local artists Patricia Ragone,

Suzanne Jewell, Connie Scherr and Scott Kirby.

Pesce emailed her scripts to each artist, asking for their permission for

their work to be interpreted for the play. She recalls the artists being

incredibly gracious, receiving responses that were genuinely heartfelt.

Suzanne Jewell, artist of Three Houses, responded, “I’m in, flattered and

completely intrigued by this idea! What a concept.”

Connie Scherr, who painted The Bridge, wrote back, “Well, my my! My

painting inspired this? I am moved. If your play makes it to the stage, I

want a front row seat!”

Musician Dave Gunter of Bridges Home also gave a warm welcome to the

opportunity to create and perform a musical score inspired by the stories.

“Our community is such a wellspring of talent and creativity, and I like

the idea that Art as Theater brings them together in this way,” Gunter

said. “It’s a fresh concept, and it will be great fun!”

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The theater held auditions in April for the

series of plays. “I was happy to see so many new

faces at the audition,” the theater shared from

Pesce. “They are gifted actors, one and all, and

I’m excited to work with such a talented cast.”

The cast began weekly rehearsals on May 1,

with additional, complete rehearsals set to take

place in the last weeks before the event.

“We are excited to bring in the performing

arts aspect to ArtWalk,” says POAC Board

President Carol Deaner.

Art as Theater will premiere in the Panida Main

Theater on Friday, June 25, with a reception

at 6:30pm before the 7:30 performance.

The play will run on June 25 and 26, with a

Sunday matinee showing on June 27 at 3pm,

adding to the culture and energy surrounding

the ArtWalk.

The citywide ArtWalk, a revolving art

exhibit featuring artists at a wide selection of

downtown galleries, is free and encourages

all ages to attend, beginning the evening of

June 18. The event appreciates their many

exhibitors, vendors, sponsors and supporters,

including Ting internet sponsoring this year’s

event brochure.

For more details on the ArtWalk’s event

schedule, its featured artists and exhibits,

visit ArtinSandpoint.org. The art is set to

be on display through the event's closing

reception on Friday, September 3, allowing

anyone unable to attend the ArtWalk’s opening

night to have a chance to enjoy it throughout

the summer.

Those interested in attending can follow along

on Facebook or at ArtinSandpoint.org for

more information about attending the ArtWalk

and the POAC’s additional upcoming events

highlighting art in the area.

Local culture is something to celebrate, and

this year’s return of the ArtWalk gives art

enthusiasts near and far the chance to witness

Sandpoint’s thriving arts and culture scene.

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TUMMY TIME

By Molly Radonich, LAT, ATC, Kauai Therapy & Wellness

It’s not just for babies

Eighty-six percent of Americans sit for their jobs all day. Then we

go home and sit at the dinner table, followed by sitting to watch

TV. We sit a lot, and generally most of us don’t sit up straight

either. This leads to forward head posture, curved shoulders and

a rounded spine. This can tighten up the muscles in the front of our body

and makes the muscles in the back really weak.

The muscles in our back help with posture and the ability to move our

spine. If we let those become weak and stiff, we are predisposed to having

back pain and other issues.

So, what can we do about this? When babies are growing and developing,

we have them do “tummy time” to help strengthen their back muscles

and encourage proper development of the spine. Though adults are done

growing, it is still beneficial to be in positions in which we are on our

stomachs. This position is good to help encourage extension of the spine

and strengthen your posterior muscles.

"How should I do this at home?" There are several ways to safely perform

prone strengthening and stretching exercises.

The first thing to try is what physical therapists call “prone on the elbow.”

To perform this motion, start on your stomach, and prop yourself up with

your elbows directly under your shoulders. Let your glute muscles (the

muscles on your sit bones), relax and take deep breaths. If you feel sharp or

radiating pains, discontinue exercise and seek medical advice. This exercise

will help with low-back and mid-back extension and help strengthen your

posterior neck muscles.

Once you feel confident with the prone on elbows exercise, you can move

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SUMMER SKIN CARE

The cracked, dry skin of winter is behind us. But now with the sun shining

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Though adults are done growing, it is still beneficial to

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to a cobra pose. This pose is very similar, but

you will be actively moving up and down. For

this pose, you will start on your stomach as

well, and place your hands underneath your

shoulders. Keeping your elbows tucked in at

your sides, lift up and leave your hips on the

ground. For this exercise, make sure you inhale

on your way up and exhale on your way down.

This exercise helps to strengthen your back and

neck muscles while stretching out the front of

your body. Make sure you are keeping your

glutes relaxed. Stop if you feel pain or radiating

symptoms down your back, and seek medical

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Once you feel confident with those two poses,

you can move onto the Superman pose. This

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way back down, or you can hold this position

for 30 seconds and repeat three times. Make

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If you spend a lot of time at a computer or a

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WHAT TREATMENT IS

RIGHT FOR ME?

The art of a consultation

BY BRI WILLIAMS, RN, BSN

REFINED AESTHETICS MED SPA, PLLC

When it comes to aging gracefully,

there are so many product and

treatment options available that

it can become overwhelming.

Between skin care, in-office treatments, and

even surgery, it can be difficult to know where

to start. Consulting with an aesthetic provider

or plastic surgeon is an excellent way to learn

from the professionals which treatments and

products are best for helping you reach your

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or involve a small fee that is applied to your

treatment, should you choose to go through

with one. Below are some tips to ensure your

consultation is successful and allows you to make

an informed decision on selecting a provider.

Make a list of your priorities.

Often aesthetic goals must be accomplished over

several visits to ensure natural-looking results

and a safe treatment. Prior to your consultation,

make a list of the areas you would like to address

and prioritize their importance. For instance,

perhaps you would like to remove age spots/

hyperpigmentation and address the lines in

your forehead but tightening the skin on your

neck is your biggest concern. Together, you and

your provider can develop a treatment plan that

takes into consideration your areas of greatest

concern, healing time and budget to optimize

your outcome.

What are your credentials?

The first question you should ask is, “What are

your credentials?” If considering plastic surgery,

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it is important that your provider is certified

through the American Board of Plastic

Surgery. In most states, a general surgeon can

legally perform plastic surgery, but they lack

the rigorous training and credentialing that

comes with being a certified plastic surgeon.

If considering less-invasive aesthetic

treatments, such as Botox or dermal fillers,

ask what degree the provider holds, where

they have trained and how much experience

they have. While complications are rare, it

is imperative that you are in the hands of a

trained medical professional that can manage

complications and keep you safe.

Can I see your work?

Ask to see before and after photos of the

provider’s work. This is important, as it allows

you to visualize realistic expectations as well as

see if the provider’s work is in line with your

desired outcome. Considering a tummy tuck or

breast augmentation? While looking at before

and after photos, find similar body shapes and

sizes to your own to gauge what is a realistic

outcome and whether you are happy with the

result. The same can be said for less-invasive

treatments, like Botox and lip filler.

A consultation is an opportunity for you to

interview potential providers to find one

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MEN’S HEALTH AWARENESS

TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH FOR LONG-LASTING WELLNESS

By Kristin Carlson, Marketing Specialist, Bonner General Health

There is a long-lasting culture, specific to men, in which being “tough”

or “toughing it out” translates to ignoring pain or health warning signs

that something may be wrong. When it comes to preventative health,

in which one schedules routine checkups, tests and screenings, to detect or

prevent health issues in the early stages, women are 100 percent more likely

than men to visit a provider for such appointments.

June is Men’s Health Awareness Month. The purpose is to heighten the

awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and

treatment of disease among men of all ages. Some health issues are more

common in men. Knowing there is a greater risk for developing certain

conditions may motivate you to take steps to protect your health now.

Bonner General Family Practice Nurse Practitioner Lana Young shares her

recommendations for preventative health steps men should take.

Health Tests and Screenings

• Prostate Cancer Screening: Between the ages of 55 and 69, earlier if you

have risk factors such as a family history

• STD Screening: Based on your personal history

• Cholesterol and Blood Screening: Age 40, and every five years (cholesterol),

blood pressure (every visit or at least once a year)

• Diabetes Test: After the age of 45, if you have signs or symptoms (earlier

depending on family history)

• Colonoscopy: Age of 50, earlier if you have risk factors or symptoms

• Hearing and Vision: Baseline at 40 if no issues prior

• Oral Health: One to two times per year for your entire adult life. Regular

checkups with teeth cleaning, oral health exams and X-rays can prevent longterm,

costly dental work, as well as severe infections and diseases, if issues are

left untreated.

Where to Start

Start by establishing yourself with a primary care provider. This person will

help you build a plan and schedule for what tests and screenings you need,

a timetable, and coordinate referrals to specialty providers. Who will be on

your health-care team depends on your age, current health and risk factors

for serious illness. All men should have a primary care provider and regularly

visit that person, even if they feel well. You may need to see other doctors:

a cardiologist, urologist, gastroenterologist, nephrologist, dermatologist,

dentist, eye doctor and a psychologist.

Most importantly, find a provider you feel comfortable with and who you can

be open and honest with. Withholding information about your health will

hinder treatment and overall long-term well-being.

Others Things You Can Do

• Eat a healthy diet.

• Get moving; even a daily walk is a good start.

• Break unhealthy habits like smoking or vaping.

• If you drink alcohol, drink in moderation.

• Get seven to eight hours of sleep each night.

• Protect your skin with daily sunscreen use or protective clothing.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it, especially when it comes to

your mental health. If you’re feeling anxious, depressed or overly stressed,

contact your primary care provider. Again, having a trusting relationship

with your provider will be valuable if this type of issue arises.

Taking charge of your well-being now can provide a better chance of a longlasting,

healthy life, benefiting not only you but those who depend on you.

Don’t tough it out—take action.

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IT’S TIME

TO DETOX

YOUR BODY

Springtime and early

summer are the

perfect time

By Missi Balison

PREPARE YOURSELF

FOR A HEALTHY

SUMMER WITH

A DETOX PLAN

THAT WORKS BEST

FOR YOU AND

YOUR LIFESTYLE.

Our bodies have natural

detoxification pathways, but with

the increased toxic exposure we

face in today’s world (pesticides

on our food, perfumes and chemicals in our

beauty products, social media exposure adding

pressure, busy and stressful lives), those

pathways can become overburdened.

Having these detoxification pathways running

smoothly is key to our health.

Ever wonder why you are sluggish, or

depressed, or anxious, or have skin issues?

Toxins, even seemingly low levels of toxins, can

really impair our ability to function at our best.

Here is a list of just some of the many benefits

you may notice from supporting your

detox pathways:

Boost energy levels. The sluggish feeling we

get during the day can be the result of excess

toxins in the body. Removing excess toxins can

help to increase energy levels and keep you

going strong throughout the day.

Support digestion and weight management.

Detoxification can also help with long-term

weight management by removing the toxins

that are currently interfering with proper

metabolic function and helping to set you up

with healthy habits.

Reduce inflammation. Diet is an important

aspect of detox. By supporting your digestive

system through eating a diet of whole foods

packed full of the nutrients your body needs,

you will help to reduce inflammation that

contributes to a host of problems. Sore

joints anyone?

Promote healthy skin. Diet and environmental

toxins undeniably affect skin. By supporting

the body in the removal of free radicals, heavy

metals and other toxins, you will help to

improve the appearance of your skin.

Strengthen your immune system. After

your detoxification, your body will have

better digestive and lymphatic function. Both

of these are key to a strong and balanced

immune system.

Improve your mood. Toxins and free radicals

that accumulate in the body can also affect

brain function. By removing the accumulations

interfering with your mental and emotional

state, you will open yourself up to better sleep,

clear thought and positive energy.

Boost your metabolism. Your liver is largely

related to the smooth running of your

metabolism. If your liver is working hard to

rid the body of all of the toxins it is exposed to

on a daily basis (and it is!), it cannot function

at its highest level to keep your metabolism

running smoothly.

As spring comes to an end, prepare yourself for

a healthy summer with a detox plan that works

best for you and your lifestyle. Your body, and

mind, will thank you.

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is a personal trainer, exercise physiologist and

Certified Precision Nutrition coach.

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KEEPING OUR LAKE

AND RIVERS CLEAN

HEAVY METALS DON'T BELONG IN OUR BODY

NOR OUR WATER

BY SCOTT PORTER, SANDPOINT SUPER DRUG

One of our community’s greatest assets is Lake Pend Oreille

and the waters that pass through it. These rivers flow from the

continental divide in Montana, through Washington, and into

the Pacific Ocean. Maintaining and enhancing the quality of

these natural beauties is an important responsibility we all share.

Some of the common water quality concerns include excessive levels

of algae, nutrient loads from soluble phosphorus and nitrogen, fecal

coliform bacteria, and the proliferation of Eurasian watermilfoil. But an

important one for me are the levels of heavy metals from past mining and

smelting activities.

These heavy contaminants have sunk to the bottom of the lakebed from

historic discharges and settle from the flood plains as sediments during

high runoff. The further away from mining operations, the lower these

concentrations are.

There is always a process of natural mineralization of our waters. But

infiltration of minerals is greatly increased near mine tailings and

industrial operations. These minerals include silver, cadmium, copper,

lead, zinc and arsenic. Each of them can pose a risk to both aquatic life

and humans.

Mercury is an important concern for me, but it is a different issue because

it comes from a number of sources. Airborne contaminants can travel as

far away as Asia and end up in our soils and water. Industrial processes

and activities that disturb the ground can also release this heavy metal.

Mercury changes into a more toxic form as it enters bacteria-rich and

low-oxygen waters. The problem with this form of mercury is that it

accumulates, especially in fish, resulting in regional advisories limiting the

quantity to consume.

It is not just mines and smelters that historically polluted our rivers

and lake. Pulp and paper mills, as well as lumber treatment operations,

contributed their share of chemicals, like PCP and creosote.

Several sites that have drainage into Lake Pend Oreille have been

designated as federal Superfund cleanup sites. Some make it to the top of

the list and receive funds. This includes areas around Upper Clark Fork,

Milltown, Anaconda and Butte.

There are other Superfund designations close by like the Poles Inc. site in

Old Town and Conjecture Mine in Lakeview. Sandpoint itself is host to

contaminated areas including the old Joslyn pole yard, which flows into

Sand Creek, and Panhandle Smelting and Refining at Black Rock on the

west side of the lake.

There is definite progress being made to clean some of these sites up. Along

the Clark Fork River in Montana, trout have returned and cottonwood

trees are leafing out. Over the years, water quality has been measurably

improved. Yet, there are hundreds of other abandoned mines that cannot

be addressed due to lack of funding.

Normally our body is great at detoxifying itself. Sometimes, though, we

get too much of an insulting compound like mercury. At other times, our

detoxification processes are impaired, either through genetics or chronic

patterns, and then we need additional help.

I think all of us can benefit from supporting normal and healthy

detoxification pathways through our diet and careful adjustment of

nutrient deficiencies. Glutathione, milk thistle and alpha-lipoic acid are

some noteworthy compounds. Come on down to Sandpoint Super Drug

if you’d like one of our free comprehensive detoxification guides.

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

for Functional Medicine & Nutrition at Sandpoint Super Drug.

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NOTORIOUS

NUPTIALS

WEDDING BELLS RING OUT STORIES OF EMPTY

CAMERAS, BROKEN ZIPPERS AND A DRUNKEN

ROAD TRIP TO MEXICO

BY DAN AZNOFF

Author’s note: The following collection of anecdotes are excerpts from an

upcoming book tentatively titled "Notorious Nuptials." Each of the stories

have been sourced with members of the wedding party. Be advised: Some

of these wedding stories date back more than 50 years.

Weddings are the source of memories that can last a

lifetime.

Every marriage ceremony is unique in the collective

reminiscences of the people who were involved. They

generate emotions ranging from the father of the bride, who reluctantly

gives away his little girl, to the maid of honor, who stands aside as she

loses her best friend to a man that she has slowly come to accept as part

of her own extended family.

Emily Norgaard of Mukilteo, Washington, can still remember the words

of caution that her father uttered when the two most important men in

her life faced off in the aisle during her own wedding procession.

“My father horrified by my soon-to-be-husband when he warned him

that he was giving the bride away,” she remembered. “He (my father)

made it clear that his store did not offer an exchange or return policy.”

If the shoe fits

The ring bearer forced Delores Dobson of Anaheim, California, to

delay her ceremony while the mother of the 6-year-old boy rushed out

on a Sunday morning to buy her son dress shoes that actually fit his

young feet.

“How does a 6-year-old who wears a child’s shoe fit into a size 13 men’s

shoe?” the bride asked rhetorically. His mom had to buy a new pair.

“That was not a simple task on a Sunday morning,” explained Delores.

“Our wedding was 45 minutes late.”

Inevitable

Young people were responsible for the mess at the reception for Carlotte

and Rob Larson at the home of the bride’s parents. They agreed the

mishap was the result of a critical error in judgement.

“All the tables were taken up with food, drinks and gifts,” said Carlotte.

The bride explained that lack of table space eventually forced the punch

bowl to be moved to a low coffee table in the living room, just out of

sight of the adults in the room.

“So, it was not a surprise when the small children washed their hands in

the punch bowl,” she remembered.

Her new husband was more understanding.

“It was all okay. It was something we all should have expected,” Rob said

with a heavy sigh.

No Rx for dumb

As a medical professional, Dr. Larry Johnson thought he had anticipated

“every possibility that could go wrong” prior to his “very expensive”

wedding at the posh Beverly Hills Hotel in 1968.

Larry wanted every aspect of his wedding day to be perfect. That

included contracting with a professional photographer to document

intimate moments during the ceremony and at the lavish reception.

But the doctor was ready to seek legal help when he realized the socalled

professional had forgotten to load film into his camera. The good

doctor wanted to file legal action against the vendor.

“I wanted to sue,” Johnson said after some reflection. “But my ‘brilliant’

father-in-law said not to sue.

“He was wrong!”

Lost in translation

The third time was supposed to be the charm for Amber Palms,

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California, resident Joe Morris when he flew his fiancé and

the entire wedding party to Acapulco for a romantic seaside

ceremony in April of 2000.

The destination wedding seemed to be “muy bueno” until it

came time for the bride and groom to exchange vows. That

was when Morris looked down at the words he was expected

to recite.

“My wedding vows were all written in Spanish,” he remembered

with a sinister laugh. “I could not understand a word of what I

was supposed to say.”

Quick drink

A quick visit south of the border was also part of the

wedding story provided by Tom Margitan, who also resides

in Arbor Palms. An impromptu road trip became part of

the wedding plan when Tom realized his bride needed to

visit Mexico together with her soon-to-be-ex-husband for a

quickie divorce.

According to Tom, the husband agreed on the condition they

could stop for “a drink” along the way.

According to Tom, “a drink” to his wife’s former spouse really

meant a stop at every cantina and watering hole along the

highway. The threesome eventually made their way to Mexico

and back across the border into Nevada, where Tom was

legally able to marry his bride in Las Vegas.

Don’t mess with Mother Nature

The unpredictable weather in Seattle sent a spiritual message

to the bride and groom during the wedding of Joel and

haron Hoerner.

Their wedding day began on an ominous note when the

flowers for the ceremony were mistakenly delivered to the

wrong church, which caused the ceremony to be delayed

for more than an hour. As a result, Sharon’s sister Carlotte

and Joel’s sister Beth were prepared to walk up the aisle

empty-handed.

As it turned out, the missing flowers were a lucky twist that

gave the attendants a free hand because the formal dresses that

had been ordered were all too long.

“The bridesmaids each walked up the aisle with one hand

holding their bouquet and the other holding up their dresses,”

Sharon remembered in vivid detail. “The bridesmaids were

the so-called

professional

had forgotten

to load film

into his camera.

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hunched over during the procession and then up four steps.”

That was when Mother Nature decided to get involved in the

April wedding by pelting the chapel with sheets of rain, sleet

and hail.

“At one point the hail hitting the roof was so loud we could

barely hear each other reading our vows,” Joel remembered.

The weather, however, did not take away from their happy day.

“The sun eventually broke through, and we had bright

sunshine all within the time of the wedding,” Sharon said with

a smile.

Ever the romantic, Joel accepted the changes to the weather

as a blessing.

“God was sending us a message that our marriage could

survive any storm.”

Looking back at his wedding day, Joel admitted that staging

a wedding in Seattle during April was probably not the

best plan.

An exclusive

The author of this article was a reporter in Los Angeles when he

contracted with an award-winning newspaper photographer

to document his own wedding in Newport Beach, California.

The problem was the photographer had never “covered” a

wedding before. The result was that the so-called professional

documented the wedding like a news event, which meant

every photo included the bride and groom.

“You would have thought we were the only people in

attendance,” said Dan, able to laugh about the blunder 41 years

after the fact.

Faux tropic

After living together for eight years, Greg Elwin and his fiancé

Stephanie decided that if they ever did get married, they

would exchange vows with their toes in warm tropical sand.

However, the former police chief made the practical decision

to save his money for the honeymoon by inviting their closest

friends and relatives to a clambake at Sunset Beach near the

Hood on the Puget Sound.

With their toes buried in some of the 200 pounds of pure

white sand imported for the occasion, the happy couple were

married by a close friend who had received his ordination

over the internet. Stephanie’s daughter, Ashley, served as

the official photographer as part of her junior high school

class assignment.

Note: Greg and Stephanie saved scoops of the white sand and

have it spread near their hot tub to preserve the memories.

Missed it by that much

Melinda Cavalleto of Old Town Mukilteo can still recall

glancing over her shoulder during her ceremony long enough

to see her brother and father with their arms outstretched

prepared to catch her maid of honor as she swayed back and

forth. The officiant, she remembered, had apparently not

recovered from drinking too much at the rehearsal dinner the

night before.

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“She ran up the middle aisle of the church and

threw up just as she was running out of the

church,” Melinda remembered, before adding,

“And yes, she is still my best friend.”

Double-crossed by the old double switch

Mary Smith can still laugh when she recounts

the series of blunders that took place with the

keys to her car following her wedding to her

beloved Richard at the Atwater Baptist Church

in Los Angeles in 1958.

“When we were ready to leave, my husband’s

friend had his car. That is when my husband

remembered that he had the keys to his friend’s

car that was parked in front of the church,”

she said with a huge smile. “The best man

was left holding a second set of car keys as he

watched the newlyweds jump into his car and

drive away.”

Mary went on to explain what the best man

did not know was that some pranksters from

the wedding party had already fiddled with

the car that was normally driven by the bride

and groom.

“When his friend jumped into our car, it

would not start because another friend had

disconnected the necessary wires.”

Measure twice, zip once

After refusing to be measured for his tuxedo,

retired teacher Julius Aznoff was not surprised

when the tuxedo pants reserved for his fatherin-law

were too narrow in the waist to fasten

when he arrived on the day of his daughter’s

wedding at the elegant Huntington-Sheraton

Hotel south of Pasadena in 1976.

When the father-of-the bride threatened to not

walk his daughter down the aisle, the groom

was ready with his response.

“The hell you’re not,” Julius snapped. “Pull

them up, button your coat and get out there.”

The stunned father turned to one of the

groomsmen to confide that he could not pull up

his zipper. With a smile, he was reminded that

his daughter’s wedding was not an appropriate

time to brag about the size of his anatomy.

Mary Smith can

still laugh when

she recounts the

series of blunders

that took place

with the keys to

her car following

her wedding to her

beloved Richard.

Picture perfect

What could have been an emotional disaster for

a young bride in Harbour Pointe, Washington,

developed into a picture-perfect wedding day

that created memories she will cherish for

a lifetime.

Stephannie Stumpf admitted to being a “photo

fanatic” who wanted to document every

moment of her wedding day 24 years ago.

The image she envisioned suddenly went out

of focus two days prior to the wedding when

the groom’s father suffered a heart attack that

left him in the hospital when the couple were

scheduled to exchange their vows.

To guarantee a picture-perfect day, Stephannie

got on the phone with the hospital and received

special permission to take her wedding

photos at the hospital with the entire wedding

party, including her father-in-law dressed in

his tuxedo.

“So, our wedding party and the photographer

drove to the hospital before our wedding to

take the formal photos,” she remembered

lovingly. “I will forever be grateful that we had

that chance.”

Everybody has a wedding story, and there is still

time to add your story to "Notorious Nuptials."

Please send your funny, heartwarming or

romantic contributions to da@dajournalist.com.

Dan Aznoff is a freelance writer based in

Mukilteo, Washington.

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UNFORGETTABLE OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES AWAIT IN NORTH IDAHO’S BACKYARD

by Taylor Shillam

The Inland Northwest is home to endless opportunities for outdoor adventure. While this is no secret to the region’s residents or

visitors, North Idaho’s adventures include several hidden gems that could be overlooked by even the most active locals.

Local skaters, climbers, adrenaline junkies, and those simply seeking a new experience, can find what they’re looking for while

staying close to home, with a selection of big adventures just a short distance away. North Idaho is the home of several high-quality venues

designed to take guests to new heights with zip lining, ropes courses and treetop adventures.

Coeur d’Alene Adventures

If there’s an outdoor adventure you’ve had your eye on, Coeur d’Alene Adventures likely offers the chance to finally try it. Their selection of

over nine different adventures includes fly fishing and spin fishing trips, whitewater rafting and horseback riding.

Their scenic rafting trips offer full-day and half-day options, departing seven days a week just across the Idaho/Montana border. Guided

fishing trips are offered on Hayden Lake and the Coeur d’Alene River, guided by knowledgeable local rafting and fishing guides.

The eco-friendly company is completely paperless, taking reservations only by phone or online, and taking extra measures like sourcing

locally homemade lunches and utilizing solar panels to power their activities and their adventure shop located on the Clark Fork River. They

also offer equipment rentals for those looking to take their adventure plans into their own hands. CdAAdventures.com

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ig adventures just a small distance away

Mica Moon Zip Tours & Aerial Park

Mica Moon is home to famous zip line tours and “the Northwest’s best aerial park,” promising excitement for nearly every age

group and occasion.

Each three-hour zip line tour takes guests along Mica Moon’s signature course through forests, across the company’s private

valley, and through a bit of history as it passes camps where moonshine was produced during the prohibition era. The tour

includes two short hikes and a bird’s-eye view of some Northwest scenery and wildlife, with guides leading the way.

Mica Moon describes their aerial park as a treetop wonderland full of obstacles with varying degrees of difficulty.

“Think Ewok village, but better,” their website reads. The feel of an Ewok village combines with the opportunity to unleash

your inner Ninja Warrior with varying height-defying challenges to choose from, including a wine barrel bridge and high-rise

tight ropes.

Ages 6 and older are welcome to participate in Mica Moon’s zip line tours, treetop adventures or a combo tour, with

packages available for youths, adults and seniors, along with group discounts and additional opportunities for team building,

corporations and date nights.

“We will offer night tours, fall color tours, even enchanting twilight tours … that take advantage of intimate, panoramic redstreaked

sunsets,” Mica Moon states. Located in Liberty Lake, Washington, it’s a short drive to the Mica Moon headquarters

for your family, work or date night outing! MicaMoon.com

Tree to Tree

Located in Athol’s Farragut State Park, Tree to Tree is a site for family friendly aerial adventure, with obstacle courses including

Tarzan swings, an aerial skateboard, zip lining and more.

The park hosts more than 100 activities, divided into color-coded courses to accommodate both youths and adults. The courses

progress in difficulty, each designed to test balance while encouraging both mental and physical strength. Now open for the

year, the park has COVID-19 policies and procedures set in place, with select mask-required locations on the property, and

reservations required for each adventure. TreetoTreeIdaho.com

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Timberline Adventures

Coeur d’Alene’s famed Timberline Adventures advertises

courses designed by the best in the business. Experienced

adventurers selected Coeur d’Alene for the installation of

thrilling, “adrenaline-spiking” courses, including seven zip

lines, two sky bridges, and a new treehouse resting 30 feet in

the air.

Guests can choose from the Lake Coeur d’Alene Zip Tour, offering

a chance to cruise through the trees above Beauty Bay at 400 feet

off the ground, the S’Mores Treehouse Adventure hosted only

during the “golden hours” of summer evenings, and more.

Alongside the exhilarating experiences and epic views, Timberline

promises a dedication to safety and to the ecosystem it calls home,

using lighter platforms for healthier trees.

Participants aged 7 and older are welcome on the award-winning

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Coeur d’Alene Skate Park

The 14,000-square-foot Coeur d’Alene Skate Park has attracted

skaters from across the region since its completion in 2017. A

community effort from local skateboard and biking enthusiasts

brought on the funding and construction of the new skate park

after over 25 successful years at its original location. With a prime

location on Garden Avenue, just a quick distance away from

North Idaho College and the city beach, Coeur d’Alene Skate

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THEIR SELECTION OF OVER NINE DIFFERENT ADVENTURES

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during those long summer days, for community members to gather, and for all ages to practice

their skills on their bike or board.

Millennium Skate Park

Post Falls’ skate park, located along the Centennial Trail at Greensferry and 3rd Avenue, has

something to offer for all skill levels. Complete with a turf area, ramps, boxes and rails, the park

welcomes skaters from sunrise to sunset.

With so many adventures in North Idaho’s backyard offering new perspectives on enjoying

the breathtaking Inland Northwest, this summer could be your chance to try a new adventure.

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Practice That Swing!

SUMMER BRINGS PLAYERS OF ALL SKILL LEVELS TO THE GOLF COURSE

by COLIN ANDERSON

It’s the great unconquerable game that we both love and

despise. A slight twist in the hips, movement of the head

or proximity to the ball and your shot might be heading

for the woods, the drink, or the beach. Still, when you

line everything up just right, strike the ball cleanly and smash

a perfect drive down the fairway, or watch your approach shot

land softly just feet from the pin, there really is no feeling like a

great golf shot. Whether you’re a weekend duffer, retiree playing

with friends, scratch player, or just getting started with the game,

every round of golf is a challenge.

With the most stable weather of the year, summer is when the

courses see, by far, the most visitors. The weekend warriors come

out of hibernation, typically cruising in a power cart and taking

down several nerve-calming beverages throughout their round.

The final tally isn’t always what’s important to these golfers,

rather the camaraderie amongst friends after a long week of

work, coupled with enjoying a great Northwest day outdoors

having fun instead of tackling yard work.

Still, others seek the serenity of a quiet round just after sunrise.

In the calm of the early morning, the crack of a tee shot seems

to linger longer, and getting in a quick 9 before most have even

started their day gives a great sense of pride to early risers.

No matter your skill set and the experience you hope to achieve,

you are very likely sitting just a short drive from a course that

can provide what you are looking for. If it has been some time

since you last swung a club or if you are new to the game, there

are a few things on the to-do list that will help ‘get you in the

swing of things’ for prime summer rounds.

Anyone who has kept an eye on the PGA Tour over the past 20

years has seen a pretty dramatic shift in player appearance.

Gone are most of the rail skinny and overly husky

players, and most pro players today take their

fitness seriously. Even if making a tour isn’t

your ultimate goal, treating golf like an

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Once you are on the course, know your

skill level and choose the proper tee box.

If you aren’t a low handicap, don’t hit

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your neck and shoulders, and take time to stretch hip flexors,

quads and calves. If you have time to hit the driving range before

your round, remember to start with wedges and low irons, work

your way up to the middle irons, and take just a few shots with the

woods and driver.

Between rounds, a day or two of yoga or stretching sessions

is immensely beneficial for flexibility. Simple bodyweight

movements like push-ups, crunches, squats and lunges will help

balance all the muscles utilized in your golf swing. For those who

want to get serious, there are many personal trainers out there

who can design a routine specific to golfers.

Once you are on the course, know your skill level and choose the

proper tee box. If you aren’t a low handicap, don’t hit from the

Championship tee box. While you don’t want to feel rushed, pace

of play is important to everyone having fun. If your ball goes out of

bounds, spend just a minute or two searching for it and, if it can’t

be found quickly, take a drop and move on. If the group behind

you is moving quicker, stop at the next tee box and let them play

through.

Finally, don’t be afraid to take advice from an expert. Sometimes

the smallest of adjustments can make a world of difference.

Trained PGA professionals at almost every course can recognize

flaws in your swing, which, when corrected, will help you hit

straighter, longer, and lower your score.

It’s a wonderful time of year to be outside, and for many, 18 holes

is the best way to spend it. Remember to be conscious of those

around you, and also relax and enjoy the game. You’re there to

have fun, right?

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A Couple Courses to Try:

The Idaho Club

Boasting Idaho’s only Jack Nicklaus Signature Design

course, the Idaho Club’s 18 holes take full advantage

of the surrounding beauty of the area. The course

flows naturally with the Pack River, so water is found

all throughout the course. Tucked in a valley, the

surrounding forests are also striking. It’s not uncommon

to come across deer, elk or even moose during your

round. Course members get the early tee times, but the

public is welcome beginning at 10:30am. You can relax

after your round back at the beautiful clubhouse and

enjoy a great meal or drink.

Sandpoint Elks

If you’re looking to play a quick 9, just want to hang out

with friends, or teach someone the game, the Sandpoint

Elks course is a great place to start. The small course

covers a little less than 2,900 yards, so much of your day

is spent with the low irons. The course is very walkable,

but cart rentals are also available. Most holes are very

straight, and hazards are kept to a minimum.

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The sun is out, summer is here and the water is calling! Few things beat

enjoying the summer weather while out playing on the water, and lucky

for us we’re surrounded with opportunities to get out, adventure and make

new memories offshore. Whether you’re looking to get your toes wet, or an

experienced water lover looking for a new adventure, there are plenty of

activities to keep you busy all summer long.

kayaking

swimming

The perfect way to explore nature from a different point of view is from a kayak, when you’ll

have the time and peace to take everything in while enjoying a healthy adventure on the water.

Kayaks can be used on any body of water, which make them ideal for exploring those hard-toget-to

spots your powerboat can’t go. There are many different types of kayaks ranging from

whitewater and recreational to inflatable, so visit your local outdoor adventure or watersports

store to find the right fit for you, and consider borrowing or renting first before you invest

your money.

The most foundational water adventure doesn’t require anything extra. Sometimes the best

part Throw of summer a line is in simply from enjoying the boat water or shore, the old-fashioned and enjoy the way, rush with when a good you get old that swim! first Take bite or

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Power boating is a big part of our summer life on the water, and it's a great way to explore

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restaurants and great swimming holes. But boats are a big investment, and they take some skill

and experience to operate. Boating safety courses are a great way to make sure you’re safe out

there on the water—both for yourself and for other boaters around you. BoatUS Foundation

offers free boating safety courses as well as additional education, and there are a variety of local

organizations and businesses that can help you get started.

paddle boarding

Paddle boarding is becoming an ever more popular summer sport, and for good reason. It’s

simple, fun, a good workout and relatively inexpensive to get into. Hop on your board and

paddle out for some scenic views and a great core and upper-body workout.

Great as a solo sport or with friends and family, paddle boarding is easy to pick up if you’re a

first timer, and there are a variety of board options to choose from, including inflatable boards

that make storage and transportation super easy. Not sure if paddle boarding is for you? Rent

one to try it out before you spring for your own board—most

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Letting the wind carry you is one of the most incredible (and peaceful) boating experiences

you'll have. If you’re new to the sailing world, consider hopping on with a friend to learn, or

take some lessons before you invest in your own boat. There's quite a bit of experience and

knowledge that goes along with rigging out a sailboat, let alone sailing it. Get involved with a

sailing crew to learn the ropes—many are happy to take on new members. You'll get firsthand

experience, plus be able to start racing and meet a ton of people who will support you in your

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Part II of the Ultimate Summer Road Trip begins by heading through farmlands toward the jagged peaks of the Cascade Mountains,

where you will make your first of two crossings. Highway 2 follows the Skykomish River in an area known as the Stevens Pass

Greenway, which is a National Scenic Byway as well. This drive passes through the charming small towns of Sultan, Gold Bar, Index

and Skykomish, each with its own local flair. A must stop for coffee is the cute Espresso Chalet, which is the home of Harry, the endearing

sasquatch from the movie “Harry and the Hendersons.”

Other must stops include Wallace Falls State Park and a hike to Bridal Veil Falls. Once you are past Skykomish the road begins to narrow

and climb up to Stevens Pass with its incredible views. There are stunning overlooks and picnic areas on the river throughout this drive,

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CRUISE THE 25-MILE PAVED LOOP THAT

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BRIDGES FOR A BEAUTIFULLY SCENIC RIDE.

Leavenworth

Leavenworth is a cute Bavarian-themed town, which will make you feel

like you are in Germany or an Alpine village. There is so much to see

and do in town. Try some German food or pop into one of the many

tasting rooms for local wine or cider. With a main street closed to traffic,

it is a wonderfully walkable town. Schocolat offers handcrafted Belgian

chocolates that are a luxurious taste not to be missed.

The Leavenworth Reindeer Farm is a fascinating place to learn about

Caribou as well as the opportunity to feed them. Leavenworth is

also known for all of its outdoor recreation. Enjoy a tube float on the

Wenatchee River or hike on more than 800 miles of trails.

Plan to stay the night here at the Icicle Village Resort and Spa. It is close

enough to walk to everything in town but away from all the noise. The

onsite restaurant JJ Hills Fresh Grill has some Bavarian favorites as well

as a Northwest-themed menu. The outdoor patio has great views of the

Cascade Mountains.

Wenatchee

Wenatchee sits at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers.

Visit the downtown National Historic District with plenty of boutiques,

galleries and restaurants. The Pybus Public Market is located on the

Columbia riverfront. Rent bikes at the market and cruise the 25-mile

paved loop that circles the river and crosses two bridges for a beautifully

scenic ride. Head into the market for local farm goods, artisanal foods,

restaurants and shops. Select some refreshments and either dine in or

pick up a picnic to enjoy in the Wenatchee Riverfront Park.

Chelan

Lake Chelan is a popular summer vacation destination for Western

Washingtonians looking for summer sun. The stunning lake is

surrounded by orchards and vineyards. In recent years, the area has

become known for wine as well. The Lake Chelan AVA is known for its

unique terroir due to ice age glaciers and the “lake effect,” which creates

mild temperatures with a longer growing season. There are more than

30 wineries and tasting rooms.

For a unique adventure take the Lady of the Lake ferry from Chelan to

Stehekin. This darling hamlet can only be reached by boat, helicopter or

hiking. It makes a perfect day trip, or you can stay overnight. There are a

lot of hikes, including the lovely Rainbow Falls. No trip here is complete

without a stop at the Stehekin Pastry Company with its wide selection

of delectable treats and breakfast or lunch offerings. They even have a

cabin for rent.

Beebe Springs Nature Area

As you leave Chelan make sure to stop at the Beebe Springs Nature

Area just north of the Beebe Bridge. The park overlooks the Columbia

River and has 2 miles of ADA-accessible trails that weave around the

marshy area where Beebe Creek flows into the Columbia River. The

park is adorned with metal sculptures created by artist Virgil “Smoker”

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The Speci f ics

The Cascade Loop - CascadeLoop.com

WHERE TO STAY

The Icicle Village Resort - IcicleVillage.com

WHERE TO EAT

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Schocolat - Schocolat.com

Pybus Public Market - PybusPublicMarket.org

Stehekin Pastry Company - StehekinPastry.com

Old Schoolhouse Brewery - OldSchoolhouseBrewery.com

THING TO DO

Twisp Works - TwispWorks.org

Winthrop Tubing - WinthropTubing.com

The Stevens Pass Greenway - CascadeLoop.com/Stevens-Pass-Greenway

Marchand, a member of the Lakes Band of the

Colville Confederated Tribes. Dominating the park

is his 3D sculpture of “The Chief ” on horseback

with a feathered headdress hoisting aloft a Columbia

River salmon over his head. Also look for the “Root

Diggers.” His work can be found throughout the

Cascade Loop.

Methow Valley

Before turning on Highway 153 and starting the

climb over the North Cascades, stop at the little

town of Pateros. There is a cute riverfront park with

incredible views. You’ll want to see the art installation

by Marchand, commemorating the Native peoples

who originally lived on this land. Pateros is a good

spot to gas up and stock up on snacks.

Once you turn onto Highway 153 you will see the Cascade Mountains in

the distance. The terrain will gradually change from high desert hills to

wooded areas filled with Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir. The first stop is

the quaint artist community of Twisp. Over 100 artists call the Methow

Valley home, and you can see some of their work in the art galleries of

Twisp. You’ll also find live music, theater and maybe even a poetry reading

on a street corner. When you head into town you will see the campus of

TwispWorks, which helps local businesses get established. Stop at their

Methow Valley Goods store and shop over 70 artists, makers, producers

and creatives.

The faux western town of Winthrop is very well done. With its wooden

boardwalks you really feel like you are in the Wild West. Spend some time

exploring the town. To add to the western experience, book a horseback

ride or go tubing on the Methow River. Downtown offers a variety of

restaurants, shops and breweries. If you want to support a hyper local,

make a visit to the Old Schoolhouse Brewery. The beer is made using

unfiltered North Cascades water and local hops. Local ranches supply

lamb and beef for their burgers, while all dressings and sauces are made

in house. The patio beer garden overlooking the river is the perfect place

to enjoy this bounty. Before you leave town visit the Homestream Park,

which also has sculptures by Marchand on an interpretive trail.

North Cascade National Park

The route takes you through Mazama before climbing into the North

Cascades. The Cascade Loop Travel Guide recommends the eastern

approach to Washington Pass for its superior views. This portion

of Highway 20 is known as the North Cascades Scenic Highway. It

traverses the North Cascades National Park. You will be surrounded by

glaciers (there are more than 300 in the park), jagged mountain peaks

with several above 9,000 feet in elevation. Keep your eyes peeled for

mountain lakes and waterfalls. Ross and Diablo look stunning, as their

turquoise-colored water stands out among the forested mountains. The

North Cascades National Park Visitor Center is located near Newhalem,

where you can get information from park rangers about local conditions,

trails and viewpoints. This park is one of the less visited in the National

Park System where you can enjoy the jaw-dropping scenery of a Glacier

National Park but without all the crowds.

Skagit Valley

Heading down from the mountains you will pass through the darling

towns of Marblemount and Concrete. The terrain will now turn into

rolling hills before you begin to see the acres of farmland that span the

Skagit Valley, where you will finish your trip.

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FIESTA BONITA

Authentic Mexican cuisine prepared fresh daily. Fiesta Bonita’s

menu is full of many unique and authentic recipes. They have

a full bar at their Ponderay location and outdoor seating. Open

daily at 11am. Bring the family or make it a date night. There is

something for everyone at Fiesta Bonita!

700 Kootenai Cutoff Rd. | Ponderay

208.263.6174

BEET & BASIL AT THE CREEK

From food truck to full service restaurant, Beet and Basil’s

primary focus is global flavors with local ingredients. Street

foods from all over the world come to life using ingredients

supplied by local farmers, ranchers and foragers. Enjoy staples

available throughout the year and rotating menu based on

what’s fresh and in season. Open for take-out for lunch and

dinner 11am to 7pm.

105 S. First. Ave | Sandpoint

208.920.6144 | BeetAndBasil.net

CITY BEACH ORGANICS

City Beach Organics offers top-notch, made-fromscratch

organic food and drinks in a recently renovated

downtown location. They serve homemade soups daily!

Conveniently located, they can also make your order to go!

Open Sunday 9am to 6pm, and Monday through Friday 7am to

6pm; closed Saturday.

117 N. First Ave. | Sandpoint

208.265.9919 | CityBeachOrganics.com

LE CATERING

AvailableFor

ANY EVENT.

ANY LOCATION.

Locally owned and operated by Chef Adam Hegsted as part

of Eat Good Group, Le Catering Co. features the best Inland

Northwest producers and products cooked by award-winning

chefs. They specialize in using local, seasonal ingredients and

highlighting them by cooking them simply and honestly. They

invite you to call them to set up your special event.

24001 E. Mission Ave. | Liberty Lake

509.720.5412 | LeCatering.co

Uptown Bagel Co.

If you're looking for the perfect stop for breakfast, lunch

and everything in between, then look no further than your

neighborhood bagel shop. At Uptown Bagel Co. in Sandpoint,

they proudly serve up the freshest bagels in town from 7am

to 3pm Monday through Saturday, and 8am to 1pm Sunday.

Any time is bagel time. Uptown Bagel Co. proudly serves

Tractor beverages, New Yorker Bagels and Doma Coffee.

13 N. 3rd Ave. | Sandpoint

208.263.9276 | UptownBagels.com

The Inland Northwest’s Preferred Caterer

509.210.0880

www.lecatering.co

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TRINITY AT CITY BEACH

Sandpoint’s premier waterfront dining offers an

extensive menu of American cuisine with an

impressive wine list. Featuring a full-service bar

and beautiful view of Lake Pend Oreille. Serving

breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week,

Trinity at City Beach is ready to become your

new favorite restaurant.

56 Bridge St. | Sandpoint

208.255.7558 | TrinityAtCityBeach.com

SWEET LOU’S

RESTAURANT & BAR

Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Bar proudly offers

something for everyone, with specialties

including chicken fried steak, smoked prime

rib, bison ribs, and grilled PB&J and bacon

sandwiches. All menu items are reasonably

priced, fresh and made to order. Full bar.

477272 Hwy 95 | Ponderay

208.263.1381 | SweetLousIdaho.com

FORTY-ONE SOUTH

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. The bar

and restaurant menu changes with the season

offering a variety of delicious food year-round.

Reservations recommended.

41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle

208.265.2000 | 41SouthSandpoint.com

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THE BURGER DOCK

Voted Best Burger in Bonner County! Treat yourself

to the tastiest burger in town, made with housepressed

patties using locally sourced, grass-fed meat

from Wood’s. Burgers are served on a soft toasted

organic bun finished with quality ingredients and

homemade sauces. Diners can also choose from

a selection of salads, hand-cut fries, real ice cream

milkshakes, soft drinks and beer, wine and canned

cocktails. Visit Facebook and Instagram for their

latest promos, and find them in the Gateway parking

lot at Schweitzer on weekends and holidays! Open

Monday-Tuesday 11am-3pm, Thursday-Saturday

11am-8pm, Sunday 11am-6pm. You can order to-go!

116 N. First Ave. | Sandpoint.

208.597.7027 | TheBurgerDock.com

JALAPENOS MEXICAN

RESTAURANT

Fresh and unique, Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant in

Downtown Sandpoint has been a favorite of many for

over 25 years. Whether it’s Margarita Monday, Taco

Tuesday or Magic Wednesday, there is something

for everyone here, and its newly expanded menu

has brought even more choices to diners. If you are

looking for family fun, a date night or even a place to

host a party in their private dining room, Jalapenos

Mexican Restaurant will keep you coming back

for more!

314 N. Second Ave. | Sandpoint

208.263.2995 | SandpointJalapenos.com

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Monday-Friday | 8:30am-5:30pm

1326 Baldy Mtn. Rd., Sandpoint, Idaho | 208.263.9446

Come hungry, Stay late, Eat well!

Sweet Lou’s Restaurant & Bar

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Sweet Lou’s RestauranT & TAP HOUSE

601 Front Ave. 208.667.1170 | DOWNTOWN Cda

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Sandpoint, Idaho

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DETOX SALAD

Recipe Courtesy of Tina VanDenHeuvel, NTP

You can follow Tina @madebetterforyou on Instagram

INGREDIENTS:

1 small avocado or half medium

1 tbsp. hemp or olive oil

1/8 tsp. Himalayan salt

1/2 cup celery, diced

1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced

1/2 cup broccoli slaw mix (broccoli and carrot)

1/2 cup Daikon radish, grated

1/2 cup golden beet, grated

1/2 cup microgreens

2 tbsp. mixed raw seeds (pumpkin, hemp and sunflower)

pepper to taste

METHOD:

• In a medium-sized bowl, mash avocado with oil and salt

using a fork.

• Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until avocado and oil

have coated all the vegetables.

• Add pepper to taste, and enjoy!

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OUTDOOR DINING WITH A VIEW

At Forty-One South you will enjoy spectacular

sunsets, beautiful waterfront dining, innovative

cuisine, delicious food, fun cocktails, and

professional and courteous service. Relax

with a drink and enjoy the beautiful Lake Pend

Oreille waterfront in our romantic lodge setting.

We have a full bar and extensive wine list too.

OPEN FOR DINNER SERVICE.

CALL FOR RESERVATIONS!

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FOOD, DRINK, ENTERTAINMENT AND

COMMUNITY

PLANS FOR SUMMER SAMPLER ARE UNDERWAY

By Jillian Chandler

The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce is working

hard to bring back Summer Sampler to Farmin Park! After

canceling last year’s event due to the pandemic, planning is

underway in hopes to bring this delicious event back for the

community to enjoy.

As of press time, plans were still in the works for this year’s tasting

event, which has been tentatively scheduled for Thursday, June 24.

For more than a decade, the popularity of the event continued

to grow, until it was halted last summer. An event where the

community can come together to sample some of Sandpoint’s

finest cuisine from area restaurants and chefs, along with delicious

drinks from local wineries and breweries, everyone is eager to see

the event happen this year.

The food and drink, atmosphere and entertainment—and of course

the company of the Sandpoint community—is what truly sets this

wonderful Sandpoint event apart.

The Summer Sampler is the first of three fundraising events the

Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce hopes to hold this

summer. The other two events include the Sandpoint Beerfest,

which is currently set for Saturday, July 10, noon to 5pm, at Trinity

at City Beach (for the most current information, find the event on

Facebook by searching Sandpoint Beerfest); and The Scenic Half

Marathon, scheduled for September 19, 2021 (ScenicHalf.com). All

three of these events go to help fund the nonprofit.

For those interested in participating or sponsoring the event, please

reach out to the Great Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce by phone

at 208.263.2161 or email info@sandpointchamber.com.

Let’s hope we can kick off the summer season with the return of the

Summer Sampler!

Please note: If the chamber is unable to garner enough support

and participation from local businesses and restaurants, this year’s

Summer Sampler, unfortunately, will have to be postponed, if

not canceled.

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Pend Oreille Arts Council presents the 44th annual ArtWalk, inviting

the community to come out for an evening of art. The summer ArtWalk

series kicks off on Friday, June 18, with opening receptions from 5:30 to

8pm at local galleries and retail locations throughout downtown Sandpoint,

giving artist members and other local artists a chance to exhibit their

work. All ages are encouraged to explore this free citywide event! Maps

of the walking tour will be available throughout downtown and online at

ArtinSandpoint.org.

SCHWEITZER OPENING DAY

community is invited to come up for a day of hiking, biking and

exploring! Schweitzer's summer season kicks off this month with village

activities (think climbing wall, zip line and trampoline jumper) and

scenic chairlifts (where you'll rise 1,700 feet in elevation on your way to

incredible views of three states, Lake Pend Oreille and Canada!). Don't

forget the mountain biking and hiking! The fun starts at 11am and

continues until 5pm. Visit Schweitzer.com to find out more and view other

upcoming events!

RACE THE WOLF

It’s one thing to go for a trail run, but tackling great distances across one

of the Northwest’s most iconic mountains requires a whole new level of

commitment. Race the Wolf will take place Sunday, June 27, at Schweitzer

Mountain, and offers three challenging courses runners can attempt to

tackle: 8k, 26k, and the 53k ultra marathon. Registration is now open for all

three races. No matter the distance you choose, you’ll feel a great sense of

accomplishment crossing the finish line. Visit RacetheWolf.com to register

and for additional information.

* 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!

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The Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit, membership-driven organization

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L O C A L E X P E R T

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Three dwellings on 4.12 acres with year-round creek, ponds, fruit trees, two wells and NO CC&RS. 4-bedroom 2.5 bath historic main home

built in 1914 housed railroad employees – railroad crossing is approximately 130 feet away. Addiional 1-bedroom, 1-bath guest home and

40x45 shop with 1180 square foot living quarters make this unique offering a great value, just north of Sandpoint. $595,000

Peninsula Villas - Luxury new construccon on the Big Lake with absolutely stunning views across the

water to Schweitzer Mountain and the Selkirk Range. Be the first to enjoy this jewel-box home

boassng top-grade finishes, two bedrooms with en-suite baths, two car garages, full RV hookups, and

private dock. Near Beyond Hope Resort. restaurant & marina with maintained access year-round.

$1,195,000

Not so remote 41.72 acres with mature trees,

year-round creek and views that span the

mountains to the Pend O’Reille River. Power to

the property will need to be developed, CC&Rs

apply. Very private locaaon close to Sandpoint.

$360,000

The Idaho Club - A truly special place to enjoy

all things North Idaho! Come discover this

nicely treed building lot with views that capture

Lake Pend Oreille as well as the Selkirk

Mountains, all behind the south gate. There's

no need to compromise privacy for

convenience here, just seven miles from the

charming town of Sandpoint. $299,000

Two log cabins on 5 wooded acres near the Clark Fork River & very close to US Forest Service lands.

North Cabin 1250 sq built in 2007. South Cabin 1000 sq built in 2002. Each home craaed by

owner/builder to be self-sufficient with full kitchen, main floor bedrooms & full baths, real wood

floors, beam ceilings, decks and covered porches. Healthy rental history. Barn on the property

suitable for animals or storage. Accessed by county roads with miles of trails nearby to explore.

$649,000

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L O C A L E X P E R T

WORLD - CLASS REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL

208-290-5888

Jackie@JackieSuarez.com

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Live like every day is a vacaaon in this spacious 4-bedroom, 4-bath home with private dock less than 5 miles to Sandpoint. Designed with

longevity in mind, the main floor boasts a grand kitchen open to the living room with rock fireplace, vaulted T&G ceilings, separate dining

room, spacious & private master suite with spa-like bath and two addiional bedrooms, one with it's own full bath. Upstairs guest suite

removed from main living space could serve as an ADU with large bedroom, full bath and bonus room plumbed for a kitcheneee. Two lots

away is your private access to the water with a dock on protected Fry Creek, safe harbor for boats, paddle boards and small craa. $1,375,000

Discover incredible mountain views

overlooking the Pack River Flats and the Jack

Nicklaus Signature Golf Course from this 2.4

acre lot with mature trees, wildlife and private,

end of cul de sac locaaon. Minutes from future

boat slips at The Lake Club on Lake Pend Oreille

and only thirty minutes to the top of Schweitzer

Mountain for some of the best skiing. $325,000

Prime two-unit Selkirk Lodge condo at

Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Idaho’s largest

resort boassng some of the best terrain on the

planet. Income-producing suites in the heart of

the Village, closest to the liis. $525,000

Come build your home on this gorgeous lot at

the Highlands on the Hope Peninsula. Red Fir

Road leads you along the Lake to this property

among amazing estates. Lot 7 features a gently

sloping topography, filtered lake views and a

high degree of privacy in a quiet locaaon

among the wildlife. Common area includes a

community beach. $229,000

Waterfront lot on the Clark Fork River with almost 100’ of rip-rapped frontage ready for you to enjoy.

Pilots, take note! This property has access to a private airstrip, Riverlake Airport ID75. Property is in

the flood area, buyers to verify all informaaon relaave to their building plans. Bring your RV and watch

the river flow by on this sunny, level, impeccably maintained lot with private seppc system and 200

amp electric service to the lot. Adjacent property well log states 39' deep, 50+ gpm. All close to the

end of the chip-sealed, county-maintained road close to the town of Clark Fork and a short boat ride

to Lake Pend O’Reille. $305,000

Brand new modern home at the base of

Schweitzer Mountain. Common entry separates

two suites, each with its own lux kitchen,

bedroom, bath, loo & laundry hookups. Close to

the slopes, trails and town. $515,000

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