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June 2021 Coeur d'Alene Living Local

JUNE 2021

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Living Local

JUNE 2021

VOLUME 11 NUMBER 6

inside

Adventuring Close to Home

Unforgettable outdoor experiences await in Coeur d’Alene’s backyard

Practice that Swing!

Summer brings out players of all skill levels to the golf course

Fun on the Water

Summer water sports adventures

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your favorite course or getting

out on the water for a day of boating, now is

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This month also marks Father’s Day (June

20), that one day a year set aside to honor

and celebrate our fathers, and those men

in our lives who have been our unwavering

father figures.

“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

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kind children; to have life all figured out and

being, or at least appearing, “put together.” It

is nearly impossible, yet, every day, men are

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meaning of this day while celebrating those

strong, hard-working, determined, loving

men who are always ready and willing to

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us but who have passed on, their legacy

living on through their children and

grandchildren.

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CONTENTS

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ESSENTIALS

The latest tips and trends in home, garden,

finances and life

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LIFE & COMMUNITY

A Time to Heal: Summer camp for children in grief

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Tamarack Auctions: Bid on the best in home

improvement liquidation items

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GOOD NEWS

The Children’s Village: A community of support for

children who need it most

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IN FOCUS

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Looking Forward to the Fourth: The Inland Northwest’s

best ways to celebrate Independence Day this year

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Ultimate Concrete Coatings: The Northwest’s quality

concrete coating professionals

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CONGRATULATIONS SENIORS!

Recognizing the graduating class of 2021 and

our senior athletes of the year

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LIVING LOCAL

Cruisin’ Coeur d’Alene: Annual Car d’Lane returns

to downtown

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Contents Continued...

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GET OUTSIDE

Adventuring Close to Home: Unforgettable

outdoor experiences await in Coeur d’Alene’s

backyard

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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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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

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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

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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

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There are a number of options for outdoor heat that

can help us warm our souls both inside and out.

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

you to decide which works best for your space and lifestyle.

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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. 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.”

My friend glanced at the traffic-cone-orange 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

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Connect with Trish Buzzone at: TrishBuzzone.com,

Facebook.com/groups/streamingleaders, LinkedIn.

com/in/trishbuzzone.

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MONEY MANAGEMENT

101

Digital tools can help kids

build safe money habits

(BPT) - THE EARLIER KIDS START

LEARNING BASIC FINANCIAL SKILLS,

THE BETTER THEIR FINANCIAL HEALTH

IN THE LONG RUN, ACCORDING TO

RESEARCH.

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.

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Upcycling is the New Way to Wardrobe

RE-THINKING WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR CLOTHES

By Jenny Wiglesworth

How many times do our closets beg us for a major overhaul?

Maybe our clothes aren’t fitting us in the way they once did,

or in areas that they once did. Or maybe the styles in our

closet staring back at us appear a little “outdated.” Either

way, there comes a time in every closet’s life to warrant an update.

Instead of simply getting rid of said clothing, what would happen if we

upcycled those pieces that we once loved? What we’re talking about here

is upcycling.

What does it mean to upcycle? Originally, this word was coined to

basically recycle our goods, mostly clothing, into something new.

Instead of throwing it out or recycling it into something else, upcycling

transforms the clothing. For example, creating a denim purse from an

old pair of jeans is a functional and stylish way to upcycle. From an

artistic viewpoint, it creates anew that which is old or outdated. Like the

“Phoenix” in mystical beliefs, it’s the process of creating a new life out of

what was.

My daughter’s inner-passions exemplify the perfect model of what

upcycling can look like. She unknowingly upcycles her commodities

quite often, demonstrating both her practical and artistic sides. Whether

taking my son’s old socks or abused cargo pants and turning them

into a doll’s outfit, or taking a loved blanket and creating a pillow, she

is continually upcycling. That is what this process is all about. It lies in

finding something good, possibly beautiful and/or useful in what is old

and creating it anew.

We all have moments where we simply want to get rid of things. I love

the moments in life where “spring cleaning” means purifying my home

of all unnecessary objects. Whether it is clothing, cleaning supplies, old

decorations, children’s toys—and the list goes on and on—I look at it

as an opportunity to purge the unnecessary. Total candidness—this is

especially true in all things “children.” Not only do they continually grow

out of things that they wear, but their tastes seem to reflect a revolving

door (constantly changing).

Instead of mindlessly disposing of said items, though, what would it

look like to upcycle them instead? An old doll could become parts for a

medical trainee toy, for instance. Unused bins could be transformed into

Lego separators. Outdated game boards could become pieces of art. The

ideas are endless. And the best part of it all rests in the idea that purging

the old was present but veiled by a creating of something new. Or as some

would say, “killing two birds with one stone.”

So, upcycling remains to be a creative way to recycle, but what if we aren’t

artistic? That’s okay. The biggest focus about upcycling is on finding new

purposes for what would have otherwise been thrown out. It is a way to

be part of the solution, in terms of wasting less and repurposing more.

It’s giving opportunity to that which was old and finding a new place for

it, in terms of what it is and where it belongs.

Overhauling the closet, and possibly the entire house, will always be a

part of what it means to have things. Upcycling is just another way for us

to “love” on or recreate purpose for things, instead of throwing them out.

Good luck with the purging, and remember: Upcycling can be fun!

Jenny Wiglesworth is fashion stylist and blogger of LiveableMe, her

sustainable, stylish online boutique, bringing the “Why to the What we

Wear.” For more on sustainable fashion and liveable style, check out her

blog at LiveableMe.com.

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A Time to Heal

SUMMER CAMP FOR CHILDREN IN GRIEF

By Colin Anderson

When the term “hospice care” comes to mind, we often

envision end-of-life care for a terminally ill grandparent

or another senior citizen. Sadly, each year, hospice

providers like Hospice of North Idaho see not just the

elderly but adults in their prime, young adults and even children. In fact,

according to the organization, one in five children in our community

will experience the death of a grandparent, parent or sibling before the

age of 18. It’s for this reason that Hospice of North Idaho continues to

operate a special weekend camp each summer where children from all

walks of life can come together in a safe place to grieve.

Registration is now open for Camp Kaniksu, which will be held the

weekend of June 25 through June 27 at Camp Lutherhaven, found on

the east side of Lake Coeur d’Alene. The three-day, two-night event is

open to any child in the community who is grieving the loss of a loved

one. The generosity of local donors makes the camp free of charge for

everyone as well. Over the course of the weekend, campers experience

typical summer camp activities like water sports, arts and crafts, and

outdoor games. Grief support counselors are on hand all weekend to

create a safe and supportive environment in which young children can

share their feelings and experiences. During this special time, kids get

to engage with others like them and also learn that having fun and just

being a kid is an important part of the grieving process.

To register a child, visit HospiceofNorthIdaho.org and click on the

“Support” tab at the top of the homepage. Here, others can also make

a monetary donation to help continue to keep the camp free of charge.

You will want to register early, as the camp is limited to 45 participants.

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North Idaho’s Auction Professionals

Bid on the best in home improvement liquidation items

By Jillian Chandler

2021 introduced a new business to North Idaho—

Tamarack Auctions in Coeur d’Alene! Owners Ryan

Cox, Kiersten Cox and Kyle Flory have been going

strong since opening the doors to their auction company,

which offers liquidation home improvement items from some

of your favorite stores—like Home Depot and Lowe’s. Buyers

will find a wide range of items such as cabinets, flooring, tile,

tools, lawn and garden, and so much more!

“The fun part of this is we only have a general idea of what

will come in our truckloads. We usually get a few ‘big ticket’

items that can be anything from appliances to large quantities

of high-quality flooring material and more. We’re always

looking into new avenues to keep this fun and exciting for all

of our customers!” says Kyle.

Since day one, the team has been hard working, persistent

and transparent, which they strongly believe has led to the

fast success of Tamarack Auctions. Integrity is also an integral

part of their business plan. “We feel that our customers can

see that we really care about always trying to do the right

thing. We want this to be a pleasurable experience for anyone

and everyone who wants to do business with us,” shares Ryan.

When a shipment arrives, the team makes sure to thoroughly

inspect every single item they receive to ensure their

customers are aware of exactly what they are getting when

bidding on an item.

Kyle and Ryan met while in elementary school in Bonners

Ferry and have remained best friends since the third grade.

When Ryan met Kiersten, the two would later marry, Kyle

and she quickly became great friends as well. Ryan and

Kiersten, who have been avid auction-goers for as many

years, saw a huge opportunity to start something in the area,

choosing Coeur d’Alene as its home base. “When they moved

back up to North Idaho from Boise, they pursued me about

this auction idea and asked if I wanted to be a part of it,” Kyle

recalls. “I love pursuing side business ventures, so I was on

board! I felt it was a great opportunity to build something

new and exciting with great friends.”

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The goal at Tamarack Auctions is to hold an auction every

three weeks, each beginning on a Friday and ending the

following Friday at 7pm. According to Kyle, it is a “soft close”

auction, so the ending of the auction can take a couple hours

going through all of the items, with pickup held the following

day (Saturday). “This is when everyone who won an item can

come pick up!”

Mark your calendars for their next auction, which takes place

June 4 through 11. Currently, all of their auctions are held

online only through the service HiBid, though they do have

future plans to hold one or two live auctions a year.

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Ryan, Kiersten and Kyle are thankful to call North Idaho home and grateful to

have the opportunity to own a business here with the purpose of serving their

local community. “North Idaho is such an incredible place,” affirms Kyle. “It is

so amazing to meet all of the local community members throughout our various

auctions. We feel that we fill an important niche that was not previously here,

and we are excited to continue to grow and become more established in the

community.”

“And we are eager to be able to give back to the community as we grow,” adds

Kiersten.

Be sure to follow Tamarack Auctions on Facebook and Instagram

(@Tamarackauctions) for news, updates and giveaways!

“It is so amazing to meet all of the local community

members throughout our various auctions. We feel that

we fill an important niche that was not previously here,

and we are excited to continue to grow and become more

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The Children’s Village

A COMMUNITY OF SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN WHO NEED IT MOST

BY TAYLOR SHILLAM

The Children’s Village is a community home that provides safety,

love and support for local children in crisis. The organization

began with a promise: “I will build you a home to keep you safe.”

The promise was made in 1983 by a Coeur d’Alene principal to two

siblings suffering from abuse. The Children’s Village opened seven years

later and has since provided thousands of meals and nights of shelter to

those who needed it most.

The Children’s Village is dedicated to providing a safe haven for children

who have been removed from their homes either by law enforcement, the

Department of Health and Welfare, or by the families themselves who

cannot support the children through a time of crisis. The organization

most often supports children whose families are experiencing a severe

crisis, including domestic violence, substance abuse, a mental health

emergency or homelessness.

The only licensed crisis nursery in North Idaho capable of serving

infants from birth, the Children’s Village provides shelter and loving care

to children of all ages. They offer nutritional meals and snacks, clothing,

personal hygiene items, transportation and health support, along with

activities designed to build children’s skill sets and self-confidence.

The Children’s Village owns two residential homes that operate 24 hours a

day, 365 days a year. They are also the only nonprofit children’s residential

care facility in Kootenai County, the home of the only crisis nursery in

North Idaho, and the only foster care facility capable of serving large

sibling groups. Through community partnerships and support, they have

been able to touch thousands of lives for over 30 years.

This July presents the opportunity for Coeur d’Alene community

members to support the Children’s Village at their annual benefit

auction. Thursday, July 15, the Children’s Village will host 400 of their

friends and supporters, uniting to show the community’s children an

outpouring of love.

“Our annual benefit auction is a summer night in the meadows right here

at the Children’s Village,” stated acting CEO Vanessa Moos. “The sold-

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out event is our largest fundraiser of the year, to fund our services which

include two 8,000-square-foot trauma-informed residential homes, and

a Counseling and Education Center.”

In its statement to the community, the Children’s Village’s Annual Benefit

Executive Committee recalled the impact the pandemic has had on the

children they serve. As a residential home, the Children’s Village staff has

a firsthand, around-the-clock perspective of what each child experiences.

“We have watched as their lives are bumped around with schools closed

and in-person interactions limited,” the committee shared. “Children

living with us have already experienced so much hardship in their lives.”

In unprecedented times, the need for the Children’s Village is greater than

ever. The stability provided by the Children’s Village through daily homecooked

meals, warm beds to sleep in and a loving staff surrounding them

with support has proven to be critical.

“In 2020, five children died in Idaho due to child abuse; no previous

deaths had been reported since 2017,” Moos

shared. “Pandemic-related financial, food

and housing insecurities are growing rapidly

in Kootenai County and surrounding areas.

Children’s Village is working to ready and

grow their partnerships and services for those

in need.”

This year’s Children’s Village Live Auction and

Silent Auction event is sold out to attend, but

donations are being accepted online for those

ready to offer support. The event’s committee

hopes everyone in attendance can shout in

unison, “We love you,” for the children living at

the property to feel the love the community has

for them.

The Children’s Village has grown over the

decades to cover 15 acres with two homes and

the Counseling and Education Center (CEC),

The organization

looks forward to

continued growth and

the ability to expand on

the selection of quality

services they provide,

thanks to the support

of the Coeur d’Alene

community.

where the organization can provide holistic therapeutic services, therapy,

education and life skills training for families within the community.

Since the opening of the CEC in 2019, Children’s Village has hired a

full-time residential therapist and continues to expand paraprofessional

services to better cater to the emotional and mental well-being of the

children they support.

The services offered by the Children’s Village have proven necessary

to the children’s readiness to adapt and overcome difficult times. The

organization looks forward to continued growth and the ability to expand

on the selection of quality services they provide, thanks to the support of

the Coeur d’Alene community.

Along with their annual fundraiser, the Children’s Village offers a variety

of opportunities to get involved. They have a wide selection of volunteer

positions, including event and fundraiser support, facility maintenance,

and quality time spent with the children onsite. Their volunteer program

is open, with full application details and their complete volunteer packet

available online at TheChildrensVillage.org.

Those seeking additional opportunities to

support the Children’s Village can donate

through their website or opt to participate in

their monthly giving program, Partners in

Restoring Hope.

The Children’s Village is thankful for the ongoing

support from the communities surrounding

Coeur d’Alene, including other businesses in the

area. Silverwood Theme Park recently auctioned

off the first 10 spots to ride its newest roller

coaster, the Stunt Pilot, with all proceeds directly

benefiting the Children’s Village.

“The pandemic has been hard for us, both staff

and resident children,” the organization stated.

“Lots of changes, lots of unknowns, but we’re

making it through because of you.”

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LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FOURTH

THE INLAND NORTHWEST’S BEST WAYS TO CELEBRATE

INDEPENDENCE DAY THIS YEAR

BY TAYLOR SHILLAM

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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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.

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.

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.

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

Independence Day.

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The ‘Ultimate’ Transformation

The Northwest’s quality concrete coating professionals

By Jillian Chandler

“A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better

than gold or silver.” Prov. 22:1

Rick Curson grew up in the little town of St. Maries, Idaho,

near the St. Joe River. While in middle school, his father’s

occupation as a logger would take the family to the Oregon

Coast, where Rick would spend his high school and college

years. But North Idaho was calling him home, and he and his wife

Stacey decided to make the move back in 2007, settling in Dalton

Gardens.

That same year, Rick would open his business, Ultimate Concrete

Coatings. “I was inspired to get into this particular line of work when

I first saw a color flake floor at a home show nearly 20 years ago,” he

recalls. “Although they were not very popular at the time, I saw a future

in this industry.” The first couple of years in the business were difficult

at times, but Rick’s perseverance paid off—and Ultimate Concrete

Coatings has been going strong for 14 years and counting.

Rick has successfully operated the company in Dalton Gardens since it

first opened, but time brings change, along with a brighter future, and

he is proud to share that they have recently built a new commercial

building and showroom in Rathdrum on Highway 41.

While serving the North Idaho/Spokane community over the years,

Rick and his team have installed more than 1 million square feet of

concrete coatings! And Rick ensures that he provides only the absolute

best products available for any application, using only industrial

polyureas, polyaspartics, epoxies, urethanes and related products, and

their hand-troweled, seamless floors are low maintenance and easy to

clean. “With our extensive knowledge and time-tested application of

materials and methods, it is common for us to be consulted by concrete

contractors, architects, designers and builders for coatings-related

advice.” Rick is currently in the process of patenting an exterior crack

repair system.

Since opening the business more than a decade ago, Rick has watched

several business offering similar services come and go over the years.

He is proud of his company’s ability to weather the market, which he

attributes greatly to their tenure in the area. “Having installed for so

many years under so many different conditions has well prepared us,”

he affirms.

In addition to their coatings, Ultimate Concrete Coatings also provides

complete garage makeover services including cabinetry and overhead

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“The satisfied clients that we have and their willingness to refer us

to their friends is the most rewarding part of the business for me.

Referrals have to be earned, and I see them as the greatest honor. We

have worked with several local builders for more than a decade. They

trust us with their business’ reputation.”

As one client, a luxury homebuilder, shares: “I can honestly say that

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and my wife and I could not be happier. Rick is straightforward, knowledgeable, and a

trustworthy professional who really knows his trade and understands his customers. It’s

obvious he takes great pride in both the end result and, more importantly, applying the

techniques and materials necessary to secure longevity of the project. Thank you for a

job well done!” - Jimmy H.

In addition to his work transforming concrete floors into a work of art, Rick dedicates

his time and talents to his community in various ways. For the past six years, he has

coached high school soccer at Christian Center School in Hayden, and he volunteers

as a Charter representative with American Heritage Girls in Rathdrum, a patriotic

scouting program that serves as an alternative to Girl Scouts. He and his wife have

been foster parents for 20-plus years, having the opportunity to love and care for many

children during this time.

“At the end of the day, my name is my legacy,” Rick says. “My work is an extension of the

desire to leave a legacy of honor that my kids can talk about.”

“The satisfied clients that we have and their willingness

to refer us to their friends is the most rewarding part of

the business for me. Referrals have to be earned, and I

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Cruisin’ Coeur d’Alene

Annual Car d’Lane returns to downtown

BY ABIGAIL THORPE

Every summer the local Coeur d’Alene community and visitors

from near and far look forward with anticipation as the classic

cars converge in downtown Coeur d’Alene for a weekend of

fun, cars and camaraderie. Car d’Lane has become legendary in

some ways, and for good reason. It’s one of the largest classic car shows in

the area, and includes the largest classic car cruise in North Idaho.

“It started as a small car club event, and it has since grown into a twoday

classic car show and become a staple event within the community,”

explains Emily Boyd, executive director of the Coeur d’Alene Downtown

Association.

The now annual weekend-long event was first started over 27 years ago

by a local from the Coeur d’Alene community named Dave Walker. Over

the years, the Downtown Association has absorbed and grown the event,

but Walker still remains active in the car show to this day. You’ll hear him

over the loudspeaker making announcements and find him judging cars

for the event.

This year will mark the 30th anniversary of the beloved event, and after

a missed year in 2020 due to the pandemic, it promises to be back better

than ever, with all of the same traditions attendees have come to love.

Head on out to downtown Coeur d’Alene the weekend of June 18 and

19 for a host of activities that start with a Car d’Lane tradition, the highspirited

Red Hot Mama’s Parade, the opening act of the Car d’Lane Cruise.

The act will start at 5pm on Friday, June 18, at Seventh and Sherman

downtown, and always features an exciting ‘50s-, ‘60s- or ‘70s-themed

performance from the Red Hot Mamas that will get you cheering along.

“One of the great things about Car d’Lane is we like to keep things

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traditional,” says Boyd. Each year, beloved events like the Red Hot

Mama’s Parade, the Car d’Lane Cruise, the Poker Walk and, of course,

the car show on Saturday return to delight locals and visitors alike.

Car d’Lane has always been a fun family event focused on bringing the

community together downtown, as well as welcoming visitors to the fun,

beauty and excitement of a favorite Coeur d’Alene event.

Boyd remembers coming down to the show herself as a girl growing up,

and today it still holds that same charm and traditional feel. “Even if

you’re not a classic car enthusiast, you can still enjoy the classic cars; it’s

very inclusive in that way,” she explains.

Each year Car d’Lane is supported through registration fees and some

wonderful local sponsors. Last year the event was ultimately canceled

due to the pandemic. For this year’s event, they’ll be following any

health guidelines in place and make sure there’s enough room for social

distancing. “We are moving forward and hoping to have a great event,”

says Boyd.

Following the traditional opening of Car d’Lane from the Red Hot

Mamas, the famous Car d’Lane Cruise will take place, where classics from

1980 and earlier will be cruising the downtown strip, offering viewers a

great opportunity to see their favorite models in action.

On Saturday, between exploring one of North Idaho’s largest car shows,

head into some of the local downtown businesses between 11am and

3:30pm to collect your poker hand for the annual Poker Walk. Cash

prizes will be given out for the highest, second highest and lowest hands,

so hold onto your hand for the competition. You can purchase a poker

card online at registration, or on Saturday at the Downtown Association

booth at Sherman Avenue.

From 11am to 2pm on Saturday, head over to 316 Sherman Avenue for

the Pinup Contest, now in its third year at Car d’Lane. The Retro Studio

puts the exciting event on in Sherman Square Park, which welcomes all

ages to participate and is free to attend. It’s an exciting opportunity to see

the best dressed of the decades, and to show off your own charisma and

vintage look.

This year also marks the third year of the Young Builders Alley, where

individuals 25 years or younger can enter their car or automotive-

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elated project and compete for the annual Young

Builders Award. “I love that because it helps get the

younger community involved who are classic car

or automotive enthusiasts,” explains Boyd.

This year, Car d’Lane will also include a special

interest category, where one block will be saved

for special interest vehicles—exotic, new vehicles

that are exceptionally rare. It’s an exciting new

addition to the traditional show that will add an

extra category for car enthusiasts to enjoy.

Car d’Lane is a favorite local event, but it takes

many hands and volunteers to make it happen

each year. There are many different opportunities

to volunteer, including traffic control, directions,

registration and T-shirt booths, and the Downtown

Association is incredibly appreciative to anyone

who volunteers any amount of time—plus it’s a fun,

exciting event to get involved in.

If you’re from out of town and looking to stay

overnight, last-minute accommodations can be a

bit difficult to find over the weekend, but it’s always

worth checking if some local hotspots like One

Lakeside, the Coeur d’Alene Resort or even local

downtown Airbnbs and VRBOs are available—

you’ll appreciate the short walk to weekend

festivities and entertainment.

In addition to the exciting car show events

downtown, don’t forget to stop into several of the

multiple downtown galleries, which often have

featured art exhibits for the car show. There are also

a multiple number of excellent restaurants, exciting

live music venues and fun late night hot spots to

enjoy during and after the excitement of the show.

Every year, Car d’Alene features as an exciting and

classic local tradition that brings the community

together in a summer event that tops the list.

In past years, friends have restored and gifted

classic cars to each other, and couples have even

gotten engaged at the show. Each year, there

are many people who return to celebrate their

anniversaries and share their engagement stories

from Car d’Lane.

It’s always an incredible experience regardless of

your age. Even if you’re not a classic car aficionado,

the show is a fun-filled weekend that offers a variety

of opportunities to connect with the community,

explore the incredible downtown and enjoy a

variety of classic—and new—cars you won’t find

on the average everyday street corner.

To find out more, register or volunteer to work the

event, visit CdADowntown.com.

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MECHANICAL KITTIES

A SOURCE OF COMFORT AND JOY

By Maureen Dolan, North Idaho College

Before COVID-19 vaccines became available, during months and

months of isolation from their friends and family members,

some North Idaho residents received comfort from an

unlikely source.

Robotic cats became the purr-fect pandemic pals for people living in care

facilities served by the North Idaho Area Agency on Aging.

The agency began providing mechanical felines to care facility residents

during the pandemic after Roseanna Lewis, an associate ombudsman,

heard from an out-of-state friend that a robotic cat was helping her aging

mother who was experiencing depression.

“Her mom really perked up,” Lewis said. “It was a real game changer

for her.”

The results were the same in North Idaho.

Lewis described the reaction of one resident—a woman in her 90s who

typically sat in her wheelchair, looking at the ground. When one of the

cats was placed in the woman’s lap, her head lifted and she began to smile.

“She petted that cat nonstop,” Lewis said. “She was even concerned about

what they were feeding it. The care facility said they hadn’t seen her

so happy.”

With motion and touch sensors, the furry robots respond to their

handlers like real kitties. They breathe, purr, blink their eyes, roll on their

backs and lick their paws.

“The results were just tremendous,” Lewis said. “It’s such a big thing to

the people who are living in these facilities. They feel a real connection to

pets, especially if they’ve had a cat that they’ve had to give up.”

The robotic cats’ therapeutic value was demonstrated last year when the

interactive toy pets were the focus of research completed by Bryanna

Streit, then a doctoral program student at Florida Atlantic University’s

Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. A dozen older adults with

Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias were assessed after being

given robotic cats as an alternative to traditional pet therapy. A series

of tests completed over the course of 12 visits showed the participants’

moods, behaviors and cognitive function improved significantly after

they began interacting with the mechanical cats.

“The robotic pets provided a means of engagement and entertainment

and also evoked participants to share memories of their previous pets.

As a group activity, it also offered opportunities for the participants

to communicate with each other,” said Lisa Kirk Wiese, PhD., RN, an

assistant professor and Streit’s faculty chair at FAU, in an article published

on the university’s website. “Using interactive pets was beneficial to our

adult day center attendees as evidenced by the increase in their test

scores.”

Lewis, who delivered the robotic cats to various care facilities served by

the Area Agency on Aging throughout Idaho’s five northern counties,

said the experience was “absolutely uplifting.”

“It’s one of those heartwarming moments,” Lewis said. “When you see

how this one little thing has made such a tremendous difference.”

Maureen Dolan is the Community Relations Coordinator for North Idaho

College. NIC is the sponsoring agency for the Area Agency on Aging of

North Idaho. The college is contracted by the Idaho Commission on Aging

to deliver core services for the region’s elderly.

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TUMMY TIME

By Molly Radonich, LAT, ATC

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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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 advice.

Once you feel confident with those two poses, you

can move onto the Superman pose. This strengthens

many of your posterior muscles including

hamstrings and back muscles. To perform this pose,

start on your stomach. Lift your head, arms and

legs off of the ground, leaving just your hip bones

and stomach on the floor. You can inhale up and

exhale on your way back down, or you can hold

this position for 30 seconds and repeat three times.

Make sure your head is in a neutral position and you

are not straining to look up or down.

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

I would encourage you to spend some time on

your stomach to promote extension of the spine. A

rounded spine is very hard to correct once muscles

have gotten accustomed to a slouched position—

and can lead to pain and injury. Try to spend 10

minutes a day on your stomach to keep you standing

tall for a long time!

This article was intended to provide general

recommendations only and is not a substitute for your

own good judgment or consultation with a physical

therapist.


THE MOST UNDERRATED

FORM OF EXERCISE:

WALKING AND ITS HEALTH BENEFITS

BY JENNIFER MILLER OF THE WELLNESS BAR

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am lucky enough to live in our beautiful

downtown area, and I’ve always loved

exploring our neighborhood on foot

occasionally. However, last year, during

our state’s lockdown, walking became a part of

our daily routine as a family. With my son not

in school and me working solely from home,

walking became our little escape. A breath of

fresh air, both literally and figuratively. It gave

me a chance to have real conversations with my

husband and son without any screens or other

distractions present, and it quickly became one of

my favorite things to do together.

The benefits of walking are endless and vastly

underrated. Just 30 minutes of brisk walking

daily can greatly improve and help maintain

your health. Walking is low impact, low (or no)

cost or risk and requires minimal effort. Walking

burns calories, strengthens your heart, lowers

blood pressure, boosts your immune function

and improves your mood. Walking is also a

great energy booster. Working at a desk all day

can cause an energy dip, especially in the midafternoon.

Taking a quick walk around the block

can really give you that extra boost you need to

power through the rest of your day.

Experts say to aim for 10,000 steps a day. These

are easy to track with any kind of a pedometer.

Nowadays, most of our smartphones track our

steps as well. On average, a mile is approximately

2,000 steps. Aiming for three miles of walking

daily gets you over half your step count and

takes less than an hour for most people. You can

increase your intensity by adding in hand weights,

tackling some hills and increasing your distance.

Pace yourself so you can still talk but not sing,

meaning you should feel slightly out of breath but

still able to carry a conversation.

As with any exercise or outdoor activity, safety

measures should be taken. If you are walking after

dark or early in the morning, be sure to walk in

well-lit areas. I love to use a headlamp in the early

mornings, so I don’t trip on our older sidewalks.

Wear loose, comfortable clothing and supportive,

well-fitting shoes. Sunscreen is important as well

as making sure you’re hydrated, especially during

our hot North Idaho summers. If the social aspect

of walking is what you’re looking for, make a date

with friends and hit the Centennial Trail. It runs

along beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene, and the hill

leading up to Higgins Point is a great workout

for everyone. If quiet time is what you’re after, try

hiking Tubbs Hill, or English Point in Hayden,

earlier in the morning. The views and immersion

into nature are truly the cure for stress and

reminds you just how beautiful this world can be.

You don’t necessarily need an expensive exercise

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to stay healthy. Sometimes you just need the great

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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 goals. Consultations are

generally complimentary 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, 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

who 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 that is a good fit for you. Do not be afraid to ask questions and

ensure that you are on the same page. When making alterations to your

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HEALTH CARE FROM THE HEART

Coeur d’Alene teen receives support for health anxiety

BY MARC STEWART, HERITAGE HEALTH

Healthcare from the Heart

About a year ago, Jayden felt something

wasn’t right while working at a local

fast-food restaurant. The Coeur

d’Alene teenager believed her heart

was malfunctioning and she was going to die.

Fear and anxiety built inside her. The feelings of

dread consumed her. She was terrified to go to

sleep. She believed her heart was going to stop

if she closed her eyes for more than a minute.

“I kept thinking about what if my heart stops,”

says Jayden. “Finally, I told my mom I need

help.”

The Coeur d’Alene teenager went to see her

pediatrician, Dr. Nicki Odom, at Heritage

Health.

Jayden hadn’t slept for three days. Her lack of

sleep only heightened her fear, and she began

to hallucinate. But Jayden’s heart wasn’t going

to stop suddenly. She just needed to rest.

“Jayden has health anxiety,” says Dr. Odom. “It’s

not uncommon for adults or children to have

health anxiety. It just requires a more involved

approach in treating it. Her case was severe.”

Health anxiety is an obsessive and irrational

worry about having a serious medical

condition. About 5 percent of people have it.

The causes of health anxiety are still mysterious

to medical providers, but often an underlying

trauma or event can trigger it.

“I had a lot of stress in my life between work,

school and the environment around me,” says

Jayden. “My brother had died of an overdose

about three years ago. It sent me into a

depression. I was trying to balance everything,

and it became too much.”

Health anxiety can be treated with medication

and counseling.

“Part of the treatment is seeing your doctor

every week,” says Odom. “Eventually, those

visits become less frequent as the person begins

to manage their anxiety.”

Odom says Jayden’s progress has been

remarkable.

“Jayden embraced the challenge and she put in

all the hard work,” says Odom. “She really has

come a long way.”

Jayden also regularly attended group therapy

sessions and received peer support to learn

coping skills and deal with psychological

triggers.

“Through the counseling, I have grown a lot,”

Jayden says. “The services through Heritage

Health are very supportive in multiple areas of

my life. I had a doctor who really cared about

me and where I was going to go in my life.”

Jayden writes down her thoughts in a journal,

and she attends an art therapy group at Heritage

Health. Today, Jayden is optimistic about the

future.

“I don’t have to feel scared,” she says. “I am

looking forward to enjoying life.”

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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 Sharon

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 emptyhanded.

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 COEUR D’ALENE’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.

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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 courses,

rated by Trip Advisor as Coeur d’Alene’s number one outdoor activity.

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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 Park provides a safe place for young skaters to visit after school or

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. Whether it’s up in the trees,

on a skateboard, or in the whitewater rapids, that adrenaline rush you’re

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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

athletic event will almost certainly help

improve your game. While it’s tempting

to pull up to the course, practice a

few puts then head to the #1 tee box

and swing full speed,

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is key to setting

yourself up for

success.

Stretch out your

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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

from the Championship tee box. While

you don’t want to feel rushed, pace of

play is important to everyone having fun.

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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:

Circling Raven, Worley, Idaho

Not long after the first tee box, golfers find themselves in

one of the most serene and peaceful courses in the West.

You won’t find homes or structures of any kind lining

these fairways. Instead, the course utilizes all aspects

of nature across its 620 acres. You’ll weave between

holes surrounded by Palouse grass, natural wetlands

and wooded forest—the views never end. At roughly

$100 a round with cart included, it’s among the more

reasonably priced top-notch courses you’ll come across.

Stay and Play packages are also available through the

Coeur d’Alene Casino.

Avondale Golf Course, Hayden Lake, Idaho

Nestled in a quiet part of Hayden Lake, Avondale

is unique in that it is a member’s course that is also

open to the public. Public tee times are plentiful, but

members receive preferred times, unlimited range

balls, and also gain part ownership in the club and its

future development. The 18 holes cover 6,600 yards of

beautifully manicured fairways lined by mature trees

and unique features such as waterfalls and streams. The

rolling landscape is challenging but also forgiving. The

onsite restaurant offers a fully stocked bar and delicious

food to finish out your day.

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Fun on the

SUMMER WATER SPORTS ADVENTURES

by ABIGAIL THORPE

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 of summer is simply enjoying water the old-fashioned way, with a good old swim! Take

the opportunity to develop your swimming skills this summer by jumping in—it’s a great

workout and the perfect way to cool down. Just remember, even lakes and rivers can have

dangerous undercurrents or swells, particularly during storms, high winds or rainy weather,

so make sure it’s safe before you take the plunge. And for the kiddos, don’t forget those life

jackets or floaties!

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oating/sailing

Powerboating and sailing are a huge part of our summer life on the water, and they’re a great way to

explore more distant reaches, or head out on a day-long adventure to various marinas, waterfront

restaurants and great swimming holes. But power boats and sailboats are a big investment, and they take

some considerable skill and experience to operate.

If you’re new to the boating world, consider hopping on with a friend to learn, or rent for a summer (or

a few sessions) before you invest in your own. Sailing and boating, as well as boating safety courses, are

also 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

parasailing

local water sports, outdoor and

boat rental companies will have them available.

fishing

For those adventure seekers who want to go above and beyond to fly with the birds, parasailing

is a summer activity that is a blast—and provides some great views! You’ll fly high being towed

behind a boat while safely attached to a specially designed parachute. Kids and adults alike

can parasail, and provided you are going with a reputable company, you don’t need to have

experience. Many waterfront resort towns have parasailing companies, so do a little research

and find one that’s reputable and safe, and you’re set for the summer adventure of the year,

whether it’s in your hometown or at a summer vacation destination.

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Throw a line in from the boat or shore, and enjoy the rush when you get that first bite or

land the big one. If you’re looking for a true adventure, sign on for a fishing charter or fly

fishing class—there are a wide variety of options ranging from multi-day trips to scenic boat

tours into remote rivers or lakes. It’s a great opportunity to learn something new and have

an experience you’ll never forget. If you are headed out this summer to throw in a line, don’t

forget fishing rules and license requirements change depending on where you are, so make

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WASHINGTON’S

CASCADE LOOP

The Ultimate Summer Road Trip, Part II

By Marguerite Cleveland

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,

so plan to take lunch with you to enjoy some time outdoors. After crossing Stevens Pass continue along Highway 2 through the stunning

Tumwater Canyon to Leavenworth.

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CRUISE THE 25-MILE PAVED LOOP THAT

CIRCLES THE RIVER AND CROSSES TWO

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

Espresso Chalet - Facebook.com/Espresso-Chalet-687251244640139

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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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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Dine with us or Call for Takeout

Moon Time

1602 E. Sherman Ave. #116

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

208.667.2331 | WeDontHaveOne.com

THE __ DELI

Grab a bite!

MEATS · CHEESE · CRAFT BEER

SOUP · SALAD · SANDWICHES

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SWEET LOU’S RESTAURANT

AND TAP HOUSE

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

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

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

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

601 E. Front St., Ste. 101 | Coeur d’Alene

208.667.1170 | SweetLousIdaho.com

f SweetLousCDA

Coeur d’Alene Favorite Neighborhood Pub

By Jillian Chandler

Offering great food at a reasonable price, paired with

excellent service and a familiar face, has always been

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

get what they have come to expect.

From the beginning, it has provided the community a warm

and comfortable atmosphere where guests feel at home

and are provided an exceptional experience—every time.

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

and Moon Time continues to provide their guests with

familiar faces, great service, a comfortable atmosphere, and

great food and drink at a reasonable price.

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

pub food, bringing a variety of items from many different

cultures together, paired with a carefully selected 19 beer

handles and a wide variety of wines, which complement the

food. From the Grilled Pork Tacos to the Mediterranean

Lamb Burger and famous Roasted Corn Pasta, their food is

sure to satisfy.

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

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

serve you the best!

Moon Time

1602 East Sherman Avenue #116

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

208.667.2331

WeDontHaveOne.com

SEASONS OF COEUR D’ALENE

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

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

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

an unforgettable dining experience. They also offer banquet and meeting

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

off Sherman.

209 Lakeside Ave. | Coeur d’Alene

208.664.8008 | SeasonsofCdA.com

MAX AT MIRABEAU

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

until close. Open daily at 6am.

1100 N. Sullivan Rd. | Spokane Valley

509.922.6252 | MAXatMirabeau.com

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FILL YOUR FREEZER TODAY!

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

WHOLE, HALVES AND QUARTER CUTS OF YOUR FAVORITE BEEF AND PORK OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE TODAY!

Stop in for all of your

home cooking essentials

from Wood Chips for Home

Smokers, Select Sauces,

Rubs and everything in

between! Large selection

of American-Made Smokers,

Grills and Locally Made Fire Pits.

Tim’s Special Cut Meats, Inc

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Come see us at our POST FALLS LOCATION!

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YOUR OLD-FASHION BUTCHER SHOP...

Sweet Lou’s Restaurant & Bar

Hwy 95 N Ponderay | 208.263.1381

Come hungry, Stay late, Eat well!

www.sweetlousidaho.com

Sweet Lou’s Restaurant & TAP HOUSE

601 Front Ave. 208.667.1170 | DOWNTOWN Cda

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THE PORCH PUBLIC HOUSE

ENJOY OUTDOOR DINING

WITH A VIEW!

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

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

soups and specialties prepared from scratch without the

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

microbrews and wines to accompany your meal. Feel at home

in the comfortable pub-style dining room or the fantastic

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

1658 E. Miles Ave. | Hayden Lake

208.772.7711 | WeDontHaveOne.com

MOON TIME

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

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

and other specialties prepared from scratch daily, along with a

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

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

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

featuring national and local artists. For more information

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

visit their website.

1602 E. Sherman Ave. | Coeur d’Alene

208.667.2331 | WeDontHaveOne.com

FISHERMAN’S MARKET

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

staff, unbeatable atmosphere and phenomenal food. Find fresh

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

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

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

bar and the offerings of beer, wine and sake.

215 W. Kathleen Ave. | Coeur d’Alene

208.664.4800 | FishermansMarketCdA.com

VINE & OLIVE EATERY

AND WINE BAR

Guests will be treated to European-inspired small plates using

simple, seasonal ingredients for simply good food served with

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

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

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

Wine Bar and Girls Night Out.

2037 N. Main St. | Coeur d’Alene

208.758.7770 | VineAndOliveCdA.com

OPEN FOR DINNER SERVICE.

CALL FOR RESERVATIONS!

208.265.2000

41SouthSandpoint.com

DELICIOUS FOOD & FUN COCKTAILS

41 Lakeshore Drive, Sagle, ID

Next to the Lodge at Sandpoint

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. A variety of delicious food year-round.

Reservations recommended.

41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle

208.265.2000 | 41SouthSandpoint.com

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MOONDOLLARS BISTRO

Moondollars Bistro is known for their burgers,

accompanied by scratch-made bread and soups. They

uses only fresh ingredients, which are the backbone

of this customer favorite. With a comfortable, friendly

atmosphere, awesome food, great service, huge patio

and full bar there is always something to keep customers

coming back for more.

5416 W. Village Blvd. | Rathdrum

208.687.5396 | MoondollarsBistro.com

Shopping. Dining. Take-Out.

ANGELO’S RISTORANTE

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

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

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

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

selection and warm romantic décor. Catering and private

cooking classes available with Chef Angelo.

846 N. Fourth St. | Coeur d’Alene

208.765.2850 | AngelosRistorante.net

MONARCH RAMEN +

NOODLE HOUSE

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

midtown opened in fall 2019 to eager diners. Specializing

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

options, guests will be treated to incredible cuisine

paired with great brews and service.

1401 N. Fourth St.| Coeur d’Alene

208.966.4230 | MonarchNoodles.com

TIM’S SPECIAL CUT MEATS

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

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

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

and also handles custom orders, with an extensive line

of house-made products from pickled garlic to specialty

sauces, marinades, rubs and salsas. Mobile butchering and

wild game processing are also available.

525 N. Graffiti St. | Post Falls

208.772.3327 | fTimsSpecialCutMeats

TimsSpecialCutMeats.com

Hello Summer!

Be a chef at home or dine with us!

• Fresh Fish Market

• Smoked Fish

• 12 different kinds of fish & chips

EAT FRESH

EAT LOCAL

208.664.4800

Tues-Sat 11am-8pm

215 W. Kathleen, Coeur d’Alene

Locally Owned & Operated

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

Congrats,

Class of 2020!

SEPTEMBER 2020

Happy Father's Day!

What’s happening

in June?

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EXPLORE COEUR D’ALENE’S

HISTORY

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LIVING HISTORY WALKING TOURS RETURN FOR THE SUMMER SEASON

BY JILLIAN CHANDLER

The Museum of North Idaho’s Living History Walking Tours

kicked off for the 2021 season Memorial Day weekend and will

continue through Labor Day weekend.

The Living History Walking Tours are perfect for all ages. These oneto

one-and-a-half-hour walking tours are led by local historian Robert

Singletary. Adding to the fun and excitement of these tours, Singletary

takes on the persona of General William Carlin, commander of Fort

Sherman, and Peter Sorenson, steamboat captain.

These walking tours take place Tuesday through Saturday, weather

permitting, and depart from the Museum of North Idaho. You can add

a tour to your regular museum admission for $10 for adults and $6

for youth. Choose from the Old Fort Sherman tour, which departs at

11am, or the Downtown Coeur d’Alene tour, departing at 1:30pm.

If you are looking to experience the rich history of the North Idaho

region, the Museum of North Idaho provides interactive exhibits

and engaging programs, through which the history of North Idaho is

illuminated. School may be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean

the learning has to stop. There’s no time like the present to explore

the past.

The museum is open 11am to 5pm daily during the summer months.

Admission is $5 for adults, $1.50 for youth (ages 5 to 12) and free for

children 4 and younger. Free one-hour parking voucher is available

with museum admission.

The museum is located at 115 Northwest Boulevard in downtown

Coeur d’Alene, next to City Park. For more information, you are

welcome to call 208.664.3448 or visit MuseumNI.org.

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FUN & ENTERTAINMENT

June

FOR MORE EVENTS, VISIT CDALIVINGLOCAL.COM.

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LIVE AFTER 5

Music will once again fill the air Wednesday nights at McEuen Park as Live

After 5 returns for its ninth season! The weekly summer concert series kicks

off its 2021 season on June 16 featuring the Rhythm Dawgs. The Coeur d’Alene

lineup, presented by Findlay Jeep - Post Fall, includes: Wes Urbaniak & The

Mountain Folk, Super Chrome, Sammy Eubanks, Shook Twins, Jam Shack,

David Raitt & The Baja Boogie Band, EDM Show Feat - Andrew Lux, The

Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Brett Dennen, and The Rub, with a couple

performances still to be announced. Tickets are on sale now! Purchase yours

online today at LiveAfter5Events.com, and don’t miss a beat of the music. Gates

open at 4:30pm, with performances 5 to 8:30pm.

FROM THE ASHES

It’s time to get smokin’! Bringing the best of barbecue to the Inland Northwest,

From the Ashes returns to Settlers Creek in Coeur d’Alene on Saturday, June

19! A great way to celebrate Dad on Father’s Day weekend, this pitmaster

showcase unites nationally recognized pitmasters all in one place, where they

showcase the best of American barbecue, featuring premium proteins and

specialty side dishes—try different flavor profiles of brisket, whole hog, ribs

and more! In addition to sampling, guests can discover regional craft beer

and wines, fun family activities and entertainment, information sessions and

more! To find out more about this event, and to purchase your tickets, find the

event on EventBrite.com.

WINE, WOMEN & SHOES

Benefiting the Idaho Youth Ranch, the 2021 Wine, Women and Shoes

event is scheduled for Thursday, June 24, at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf

Course. Attendees will be treated to wine tasting, a glamorous fashion show,

designer shopping, incredible live auction, charming “shoe guys,” Key-to-the-

Closet and more! Though the in-person event has already sold out, a virtual

registration option is available for those who would still like to participate

in the silent auction, watch this year’s fashion show ... and support the youth

served in North Idaho! Visit WineWomenandShoes.com/event/iyrcda

to register.

* Please note, as of press time, these events were still scheduled to take place

as planned. Due to the current health crisis, there is the possibility that event

schedules may change or events canceled completely. Be sure to visit event

websites to stay up to date with current information.

SUBMIT YOUR EVENTS ONLINE!

Want your event to appear on the largest event site in the Northwest? Submit your

events to us online at Events.DirectoryNorthwest.com 24/7, 365 days a year!

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www.VixenAndTod.com • 208.518.1346 • 32 W Honeysuckle Ave., Hayden, ID

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» Gates open at 9:30am.

» Quarter mile begins at 10:30am.

» Races are 30 min. apart.

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» Quarter mile. Half mile. One mile. 5K.

» Register at RunningShoes4Kids.com or

on race day email RunningShoes4Kids@gmail.com

We at Running Shoes 4Kids empower youth. We provide each

student, male and female, an opportunity to

receive a pair of quality running shoes in our

#GoGood community project.

EACH RUNNER RECEIVES:

1 Raffle Ticket for a Chance to Win 1 of 50 Pairs of Running Shoes.

1 Free Iced Beverage From a Local Business.

RunningShoes4Kids.com

Running Shoes 4 Kids is a Non-Profit 501c3. We appreciate and accept donations. Donate new/gently used running shoes. RS4K Charity.

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