July 2021 GO Sandpoint Magazine

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July 2021 GO Sandpoint Magazine

JULY 2021

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Summer Overnight

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Real Estate Reflections

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Q&A WITH:

ALI BARANSKI

The New Face of The Festival at Sandpoint

SANDPOINT’S

MONTHLY

LOCAL

GUIDE

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September 16-18, 2021

Join us for this unique event, hosted by Sandpoint’s own hit

songwriters Thom Shepherd and Coley McCabe, featuring

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original music, as well as songwriters and artists from the

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Celebrating the songs and the stories behind them!

Thom Shepherd - “Redneck Yacht Club” • “Riding with Private Malone”

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Jim Collins - “Big Green Tractor” • “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” • “The Good Stuff”

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08 FINANCIAL FOCUS

What to Expect from a Financial Review

10 Q&A: ALI BARANSKI

The New Face of The Festival at Sandpoint

14 SUMMER OVERNIGHT ADVENTURES

From pristine beaches to three-story

views, Sandpoint’s best stays

18 SANDPOINT REAL ESTATE

20-22 Real Estate Reflections

24 Market Report

26 Sandpoint Real Estate Trends

34 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of great local events, arts

and entertainment

36 FUN FACT

What’s in a Name?

38 LOCAL GUIDE

38 Places to Stay

38 Real Estate

40 Venues

40 Health & Beauty

40 Services

42 Things To Do

42 Top 10 Things To Do

44 Local Eats

46 CITY MAP

Get to know the places within

Sandpoint’s city limits

47 LAKE PEND OREILLE MAP

Explore all of the awesome places along

the shores of Lake Pend Oreille

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Q&A WITH:

ALI BARANSKI

The New Face of The Festival at Sandpoint

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ABOUT THE COVER

You will find Ali Baranski, the Festival at Sandpoint’s

new executive director, on the cover of this month’s

issue of Go Sandpoint Magazine! As the 38th Festival

is quickly approaching, find out more about Ali, her

love for Sandpoint and her vision and goals for the

future of the Festival. You can find our Q&A with Ali

on page 10.

Cover photo by Rachel Adair.

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“The Festival has hands down always

been my favorite time of year. With the

energy it brings to the town, it always feels

like the peak of our beautiful Sandpoint

summer season, where the community

comes together, friends return home,

and we show our town and culture off to

visitors.”

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The Michael Franti concert at

The Festival in 2010 was Ali

Baranski and her now husband

Conor’s first date. Now, she’s

the new executive director and ready to

welcome a new year. Raised on a farm

and rural airpark in Oregon, music was a

part of her life from an early age, and after

she followed Conor to his hometown of

Sandpoint in 2013, she started working the

Ivano’s booth at Festival Street and in 2018

joined The Festival at Sandpoint Board of

Directors. Now, after years of hard work,

the 2021 Festival is almost here!

Q. What do you love about Sandpoint and its

community?

A. The people – Sandpoint residents have a strong

ownership and love for this area and community

and are willing to work collectively to continue to

keep it special and support one another.

The Land – Our diverse accessibility to nature,

outdoor activities, and wildlife year-round is

remarkable.

The Culture – For a town our size, the variety of

arts programs, nonprofits, food, entertainment,

shopping and unique experiences are those of a

much larger city.

Q. How has The Festival impacted you over the

years, and what does it mean to you now to be

serving as the director?

A. Personally, The Festival has hands down always

been my favorite time of year. With the energy it

brings to the town, it always feels like the peak of

our beautiful Sandpoint summer season, where the

community comes together, friends return home,

and we show our town and culture off to visitors.

After serving on the Board and now in the executive

director role, it means so much more. I see the

importance of the estimated direct impact on the

local economy of more than $3 million (and a

trickle-down effect of much more), the importance

of our nonprofit’s role in music education in the

region that exposes up to 1,000 youths to no-cost

music education opportunities year-round, and the

generosity of our community—both in volunteering

their time or the generous donations that help make

The Festival possible each year. This generosity was

highlighted even more this past year, as it is the

reason The Festival weathered the 2020 storm.

Q. As the new Festival director, what visions or

goals do you have for the future of The Festival?

A. In short, more financial stability and more

music. Music accessibility for those looking to

appreciate it, perform it or learn it. Our talented

staff and I have a lot of new ideas to continue to

evolve and grow The Festival at Sandpoint’s impact

on our community and are consistently evaluating

how to best fulfill our nonprofit’s mission in the

most financially healthy manner. We do not take

lightly the generous contributions we receive and

the responsibility with which we are entrusted as a

nonprofit organization to our community and our

supporters.

One example of new offerings: This spring we

introduced four small 30-person concerts hosted in

our Festival Office, complete with a donation bar,

that was a hit and consistently sold out. By popular

demand, we plan to bring these concerts back

in the fall after our summer season concludes. The

Festival at Sandpoint is more than a two-week concert

series, and we hope in the expansion of our music

performance offerings, education programs, and

increased collaboration with other local organizations,

our impact is felt even more year-round.

Q. What are you passionate about both in your

career and in your life outside of work?

A. When it comes to business, I am passionate

about our organization doing our due diligence in

every facet of our operations to ensure we are not

only conducting business correctly but efficiently,

intelligently, responsibly, and always challenging the

status quo and thinking outside of the box. When it

comes to management, I enjoy creating a positive, fun

and kind culture where all employees feel appreciated,

heard, seen, and look forward to work every day. But

what I love most is mentoring, providing staff the

opportunities to take on new responsibilities, gain

new skills, and watch their ideas come to fruition.

Having a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old, our family

stays very busy, and we enjoy doing most things

together. I am passionate about my family, raising

kind humans, and creating a fun, goofy and loving

home. I am also passionate about music, nature, house

projects, gardening, traveling, hostess-ing, singing,

dancing, making my family laugh, giving back to our

community, mentoring, and attempting to live a life

full of adventures, love

and kindness.

Q. What has been a piece of advice or experience

that you’ve carried with you, and that has impacted

your life for the better?

A. My mother, a very wise woman, used to tell me

growing up, “It is not what happens to you, it is how

you react to it.” Naturally as a teenager, I concluded this

to be false, as most certainly she was secretly trying to

ruin my social life, but as I grew up, I have found that it

is advice that has become a part of who I am. After the

countless challenges The Festival faced over the last

two years, we simply accepted each challenge, found a

solution, and took another step forward with kindness

and optimism (and some exhaustion). I believe this

advice has made me a happier and kinder individual

and helped train me to not focus on the negative but

find the positive. I will never be Mr. Rogers, but I sure

will always seek to try.

I am beyond grateful, humbled and honored to be the

executive director of The Festival at Sandpoint during

this chapter of its long and rich history. I look forward

to continuing to meet individuals, and hear their

Festival memories, involvement, and see their piece of

ownership of such a community-driven organization.

The Festival only exists due to this community, and I

feel so lucky for my family and me to be a part of it.

See you at The Festival!

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SUMMER OVERNIGHT

ADVENTURES

FROM PRISTINE BEACHES

TO THREE-STORY VIEWS,

SANDPOINT’S BEST STAYS

BY ABIGAIL THORPE

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very year as the summer sun shines down on Lake Pend

Oreille, our quaint little town receives an influx of visitors

looking to enjoy the lake, explore the surroundings and

enjoy a little slice of paradise. And we don’t blame them—

every year when the temps rise to comfortable camping and

swimming levels, we’re ready to hit the beaches, trails and campsites

that dot our Northwest landscape.

Lucky for us, Sandpoint is filled with a myriad of options to stay and

explore from—whether you’re looking for off-the-grid adventure or

something a little more glamorous and comfy. And while Sandpoint

boasts some wonderful hotels, inns and resorts, some of the best

options for overnight stays go outside the box.

For any summer Sandpoint stay, Lake Pend Oreille features heavily

on visitors’ (and locals’) activities list, with everything from boating,

skiing, wakeboarding and swimming to kayaking, paddle boarding

and fishing. There’s a host of options to either camp or stay in a

rental overnight that sits right on the water, but if you adventure out

of town, there are some prize locations to stay the night that locals

will enjoy just as much as the out-of-towners.

As an added bonus, many overnight options in the area are ready to

live in, much like a hotel, so you can arrive and enjoy the adventure

without so much of the hassle. This summer, plan some adventures

to Sandpoint’s surrounding hotspots, or even get a head start on

2022 with some of our favorite ways to overnight in our little town

on the lake.

LAKESIDE VACATION …

Sandpoint is home to some incredible vacation rentals that take

the cake when it comes to a home base from which to set out on

area adventures. You can find rentals that vary in size and can

accommodate anywhere from two people to more than 15, so if

you’re looking for group stay accommodations with all of the

amenities and comforts of home, this is a good place to start.

Of course, the well-known international companies like VRBO

and Airbnb offer a variety of options to stay in Sandpoint, from

room rentals to entire homes, cabins and even tents. But there are

also some great local management companies like Go Sandpoint

Vacation Rentals and Daugherty Management Vacation Rentals

that offer local vacation rentals that are professionally maintained

and cared for, and that make the process streamlined and easy.

You can choose from a variety of options, including lakeside

residences, luxury accommodations, downtown condos or even

rentals atop Schweitzer Mountain or at the posh and relaxed Idaho

Club. Lakeside rentals often come with a dock option so you can

bring your boat or rent one locally—a good idea if you’re looking to

take advantage of the lake for some watersports or to explore some

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far-to-reach areas of the lake that offer primarily boat access.

Even if you’re just looking for a one-night stay, vacation

rentals offer that homey feel while providing more versatility

and location options than a standard hotel.

ROUGHING IT …

Maybe your idea of an overnighter is a bit more adventurous

than a vacation rental with all of the bells and whistles,

or maybe you’re just looking to tough it out in the rough

in true North Idaho style. Sandpoint is full of incredible

campgrounds and more remote hike- or boat-in options that

will keep you exploring every summer weekend. And to be

honest, there’s not much that equals a peaceful night in the

solitude of North Idaho taking in the stars far from the lights

and noise of the city.

State parks and campgrounds around the lake like Springy

Point, Sam Owens and Garfield Bay offer comfortable

campsites for RVs and tents, with toilets and potable water

access. For the more intrepid traveler looking to pack in their

supplies by foot or boat, North Idaho is home to incredible

remote camping spots that don’t require a reservation—you

just have to get there first.

From pristine mountain lakes like Harrison Lake, the

Beehive Lakes and Roman Nose Lakes to private secluded

boat or hike-in shoreline on Lake Pend Oreille, this area is

full of untouched spots to enjoy the Idaho wilderness. Just

keep in mind these campsites are truly roughing it—you

might get a firepit or picnic table if you’re lucky. But with

a crystal-clear lake to dive in, who needs a shower? And if

you’re a lucky fisherman, dinner might even present itself

as well.

If you’re looking for some of the more popular and accessible

campgrounds in the area, SandpointOnline.com has a list

of local RV parks, campgrounds and more, and serves as a

great resource.

GLAMPING …

If roughing it camping isn’t your idea of the ideal weekend

retreat, but you’re looking for something a bit more unique

than a waterfront vacation rental, Sandpoint has got you

covered. If you want the camping experience but want a

warm bed, bathroom and even some cooking space, an RV

is the perfect middle ground to keep camping “glamorous.”

The best part is, if you don’t have your own RV or simply

don’t want the hassle of hauling it around, there are several

RV rentals in Sandpoint, including Sandpoint Boat and

RV Rentals and North Idaho RV Rentals—which has been

renting for 22 years now, and strictly rents travel trailers. An

added bonus? They’ll take the trailer to your campsite and

set it up before you even get there.

“My customers come from all over the country to this area,

and we deliver the units to their campground and set it up,”

explains owner Don Helms. “People fly in, people drive their

economy cars in. They go straight to the campsite, and the

trailer’s all set up. It pretty much takes out the stress of an RV

vacation.” Helms even delivers trailers to homes for people

looking for overflow lodging for friends or family, or for

weddings and family reunions.

Beyond RV rentals, there are several yurts, teepees and posh

“tents” in the area that allow you to still be in nature, but

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OF OPTIONS, INCLUDING LAKESIDE RESIDENCES, LUXURY

ACCOMMODATIONS, DOWNTOWN CONDOS OR EVEN RENTALS

ATOP SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN OR AT THE POSH AND RELAXED

IDAHO CLUB.


with an actual bed, bathroom facilities and even breakfast—like

you get if you stay at Huckleberry Tent and Breakfast in Clark

Fork. It’s the true glamping experience, so you can enjoy all of

the peace and relaxation without all of the mess. Websites like

Glamping.com and GlampingHub.com are an easy way to find

what’s available in the Sandpoint area.

UNIQUE STAYS …

Ready for a real adventure? Camping, glamping and staying at

a vacation rental are all fine and dandy, but if you’re looking

for something completely different then you’ve come to the

right place. Due to Sandpoint’s incredible location between

mountains and lake, there are some truly unique overnight

options that can help you make the most of your stay.

If you’re looking for a great view, the Treehouse on Lake Pend

Oreille that’s rented out on Airbnb has stunning views from all

three—yes three—of its levels, along with lake access and some

pretty incredible amenities for a treehouse.

If more remote is to your liking, you can take a trek into the

wilderness to rent a Fire Lookout for the night. Lunch Peak

Lookout is the closest to Sandpoint, but there are several

throughout North Idaho. These rent out quickly though, so plan

on making reservations months in advance at Recreation.gov.

For those for whom being waterfront is not enough, yes, you

can stay on the water. VRBO has a selection of houseboat rental

options so you can enjoy the water all day long, then hop into

a comfy bed and still enjoy the sound of water as you drift off

to sleep.

Whether your vacation takes you to an epic rental overlooking

the lake with rooms to spare, or to a remote wilderness lookout

that offers breathtaking views and a canopy of stars, there are

lots of options to get out and enjoy a Sandpoint summer with

new surroundings and new experiences.

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SANDPOINT, IDAHO

EAL E

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STATE

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THE MAJORITY OF HOMES ARE

SPENDING JUST 14 DAYS ON THE

MARKET, LESS THAN HALF THE TIME

THEY TOOK TO SELL A YEAR AGO.


eal estate

REFLECTIONS

The past, present and potential for the future in Sandpoint’s

housing market

By Taylor Shillam

The demand within Sandpoint’s housing market continues to skyrocket

with the influx of remote workers and long-term visitors seeking a

different quality and pace of life.

In May 2021, Sandpoint’s home prices were up 65.4 percent compared to the

year before. According to Redfin, Sandpoint homes are selling at a median price

of $612,000. The majority of homes are spending just 14 days on the market, less

than half the time they took to sell a year ago.

The hotter homes are selling for about 3 percent over their listing price, going in

as little as four days. Overall, 44 percent of homes are being sold above list price,

and, at press time, there are just over 300 homes available in Sandpoint.

Such a high demand calls for action to address the need for supply, but that piece

of the solution isn’t a quick one.

The rental market is somewhat protected by certain ordinances in place, like

2018’s short-term rental (STR) ordinance, protecting available rentals from being

perpetually occupied by tourists.

Short-term rentals are most popular through sites like Airbnb and VRBO, and

the ordinance set a limit to their allowance within Sandpoint’s residential

neighborhoods.

At the time, the regulations set by the ordinance were successful in their protection

of residential housing. Today, more of that protection may need to be put in place,

in addition to a construction surge to help satisfy the climbing demand.

Fortunately, some support has arrived in the form of another construction

company setting roots in Sandpoint. Just weeks ago, the Spokane-based Ramey

Construction expanded to open a second office in town on 5th Avenue.

A high-end Pacific Northwest contractor, Ramey Construction builds commercial

projects and custom homes, paying close attention to fine craftsmanship, intricate,

personalized details, and innovative designs.

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The only thing for certain is that it remains critical to stay informed, stay vigilant

toward your goals as a buyer or seller this season, and continue to pursue

solutions for affordable, accessible housing for the people of Sandpoint.

Ramey Construction is a team-based company that can craft a

bit of everything, including residential, commercial, and office

projects. Testimonies and examples of their craftsmanship can be

found at RameyCo.com.

The company saw the need for construction and building

support in North Idaho, and expanded their services to serve the

Sandpoint area.

“We’ve opened an office in Sandpoint, Idaho, so we can better

serve our North Idaho clients and help make their dreams come

true,” the company stated. Ramey Construction continues to hire

and build their Sandpoint team, and their expertise will certainly

be welcomed in the region.

An uncertain time in the housing market calls for a combination

of reflection and looking forward in order to discover solutions.

Reflecting on past movements that served to protect our

residential neighborhoods and rental markets could prove

insightful, while looking forward with new partnerships and new

resources could bring forth a needed change.

As Sandpoint will certainly continue to be an ideal place to settle

for locals and visitors alike, there is no simple answer on how to

best move forward in keeping up with high housing demands.

Even still, a glimmer of hope comes with the new season: Summer’s

arrival usually brings more sellers to the market, reported Jackie

Suarez of Century 21. “Interest rates are still low, which helps

buyers see their way to purchase with our prices rising.”

The only thing for certain is that it remains critical to stay informed,

stay vigilant toward your goals as a buyer or seller this season, and

continue to pursue solutions for affordable, accessible housing for

the people of Sandpoint.

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MARKET REPORT

It comes as no surprise that our beautiful mountain and lake town continues to be a

destination not only for tourists but homebuyers looking to purchase their own piece

of this North Idaho heaven. Just like our summer weather, the Sandpoint real estate

market continues to stay hot, and there’s no expectation of it cooling down anytime

soon. For those first-time homebuyers, it remains a tough market, but the upside is

that interest rates remain at a record low, allowing for more buyers to get in the door

and secure a home to call their own.

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Sandpoint Real Estate

TRENDS

MEDIAN PRICE PER SQ FT

$400

$360

$320

$280

$240

Jan 2021

Feb 2021

Mar 2021

Apr 2021

May 2021

Jun 2021

INVENTORY

65

55

45

35

25

Jan 2021

Feb 2021

Mar 2021

Apr 2021

May 2021

Jun 2021

MEDIAN HOUSE SIZE FOR SALE

2.2K

2.1K

2K

1.9K

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Jan 2021

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Feb 2021

Mar 2021

Apr 2021

May 2021

Jun 2021


L O C A L E X P E R T

WORLD - CLASS REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL

REAL Market Update - Brought to you by Jackie Suarez, Associate Broker

What is the current real estate market climate in North Idaho?

Our market continues to favor Sellers. Good news for Buyers – Summer is here, and more properties are entering the

market, especially waterfront. Mortgage lenders are still offering extremely low rates.

Three tips for navigating this market:

1. Engage the help of a local agent and full-time professionals who are experts in the market you are entering. Get

their advice on aspects that affect use and value.

2. Sellers, you currently have the advantage of high demand and relatively low supply. Devise a strategy for timing

your sale, price your home or land accordingly and know your next step.

3. Buyers, be ready. Cash offers tend to take priority in this market. Approach your search with proof of your

purchasing ability and keep an open mind to a property’s long-term potential.

Is now a good time to buy or sell?

I always say when the time is right for you, the time is right.

Our market is constantly changing.

What is important to me remains the same - God, Family and Relationships.

Contact Jackie Suarez, your local expert for help with your real estate needs.

What Jackie’s clients are saying

“I would highly recommend Jackie Suarez as a Realtor. During the lissng of our

property she kept us informed of the process, answering any quessons we had.

She used a variety of ways to adversse our property and provided us with

material and links to view. I truly cannot thank Jackie enough for all that she has

done. Mark and I truly appreciate it! Kathy and Mark G., Sagle, ID

“Jackie is an enthusiassc and energesc Realtor. Her posisve and forward-leaning

demeanor makes her a pleasure to work with. Not only did she find me a house,

she found one for my kids as well! All this in an excepsonally challenging

market. She has earned my highest level of trust and confidence!

Jesse, Naples, Idaho.

“Thank you, Jackie for making our dreams come true! We are very happy

clients! Mark and Diane B., Sandpoint, ID.

“Professional x 100…Excepsonal Customer Service…Excellent.”

Ken R., Sagle, ID

2020

Honored to be voted Sandpoint’s nest 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020

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ENTERTAINMENT

JULY 2021

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JULY 29 -

AUGUST 8

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION

JULY 4

The Sandpoint Lions will once again host the Fourth of July Parade in downtown Sandpoint

the morning of July 4, followed by fun family friendly festivities at City Beach in the afternoon,

and concluding with a spectacular fireworks display over Lake Pend Oreille at dusk. This year’s

theme is “It Takes a Community.” The Sandpoint Lions Club invites everyone to join them in

celebration of our incredible Sandpoint community and all they do to keep Sandpoint the

wonderful city it is.

NORTHWEST WINE FEST

JULY 17 & 18

The Northwest Wine Fest, Sandpoint’s biggest summer wine tasting event, returns Friday,

July 17, and Saturday, July 18, at Schweitzer Mountain! Enjoy a weekend up on the mountain

with friends as you sample great wines from around the Pacific Northwest while enjoying

the beautiful North Idaho views. If you’re looking to make a weekend of it, be sure to book a

room. Visit Schweitzer.com to find out more about Northwest Wine Fest and other upcoming

events they’ll be hosting throughout the summer.

THE FESTIVAL AT SANDPOINT

JULY 29 - AUGUST 8

The 38th annual Festival at Sandpoint kicks off its 2021 season at the end of this month on July

29 with the rock-n-roll soul sound of St. Paul and the Broken Bones; country music superstar

Jake Owen on July 30; and Austin-based singer, songwriter and guitarist Alejandro Rose-Garcia

(a.k.a. Shakey Graves) on July 31. The Festival continues through August 8, with headliners to

include Keb’ Mo’ and Band, Gladys Knight, Young the Giant, REO Speedwagon, and concluding

with the Family Matinee and Grand Finale. Gates open at 6pm (5:45pm for early entry ticket

holders), with each show beginning at 7:30. For additional details and to purchase tickets, visit

FestivalatSandpoint.com.

*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 EVENT ONLINE!

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JULY

fun fact

What’s in a Name?

Drive through the downtown streets

of Sandpoint, and odds are you’ll

notice an abundance of tree names

designating the various tree-lined streets

of the quaint downtown neighborhoods.

This isn’t by mistake. In the late 1890s, L.D.

and Ella Farmin homesteaded 160 acres

that would later become the downtown

of Sandpoint. After Mr. Farmin had a civil

engineer survey and plat the first site of

Sandpoint, it fell to the Farmins and friends

to name the streets.

And so seated around the dining room

table, they began to select names. L.D.

Farming desired that avenues running

north and south be numerical names—

hence 1st Avenue, 2nd Avenue, and so

forth. The streets running east to west were

to be named after local trees. And so we

have Cedar, Fir, Pine, and a multitude of

other streets we’ve come to recognize by

their plant names. Except for a few—Church

as a notable example. Ella Farmin went

against her husband’s direction and named

it for the only church in the area that was

situated on that street.

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VENUES

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THINGS TO DO

Arts & Crafts Fair Art / Music Event Summer 208.263.6139 ArtinSandpoint.org/arts-crafts-fair

Art Walk Art / Music Event Summer 208.263.6139 ArtinSandpoint.org/artwalk

Festival at Sandpoint Art / Music Event Summer 208.265.4554 FestivalatSandpoint.com

Sandpoint SummerFest Art / Music Event Summer 208.263.2217

Schweitzer Fall Fest

Festival

Experience some of North Idaho’s most scenic views along this

33.4-mile drive. VisitIdaho.org/things-to-do/scenic-bywaysbackcountry-drives/pend-oreille-scenic-byway

Eureka-Institute.org/sandpointsummerfest.html

Fall 208.263.9555 Schweitzer.com

The Idaho Club

Sandpoint Elks Golf Course

Geo Hali Sandpoint Helicopter Charters

Golf Courses

Golf Courses

Tours / Charters

Spring / Summer / Fall 208.265.2345 TheIdahoClub.com

Spring / Summer / Fall 208.263.4321 -

Summer 509.795.1311 GeoHeliSpokane.com

Go Fish! Charters Tours / Charters Summer 208.597.5020 GoFishCharters.org

Lake Pend Oreille Cruises Tours / Charters Summer 208.255.5253 LakePendOreilleCruises.com

Bottle Bay Resort & Marina

Dover Bay Resort

Marina

Marina

Summer 208.263.5916 BottleBayResort.com

Summer 208.265.1597 DoverBayIdaho.com

Sandpoint Marina Marina

Summer 208.263.3083 SandpointWaterfront.com

Western Pleasure Guest Ranch

Action Water Sports

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Take a Brewery Tour

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Sandpoint Watersports

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TOP 10 THINGS TO DO

Sandpoint is home to four great breweries. Bike to each, or

take a walking tour: Matchood Brewing Co., Utara BrewingCo.,

MickDuff’s Brewing Co., Laughing Dog Brewing

Catch a Show at the Panida Theater

Stop in the historic theater for an independent feature or short

film. Panida.org

Enjoy fun in the sun at the sandy, grassy downtown public

beach on the lake. SandpointIdaho.gov

Visit Schweitzer Mountain

Explore the village dining and shopping and enjoy the

adventures in summer and winter. Schweitzer.com

Shop the Sandpoint Shopping District

Explore the many unique shops in charming downtown.

DowntownSandpoint.com

Explore Local Galleries

Walk the downtown and stop in at several local galleries to

enjoy local and regional art.

Drive The Pend Oreille Scenic Byway

Relax with a Spa Day

Visit the Wildflower Spa at Seasons Resort or Highlands North

Day Spa for a day of rejuvenation.TheWildflowerDaySpa.com |

HighlandsNorthDaySpa.com

Stop in Cedar Street Bridge

Explore various shops and restaurants in the downtown

bridge spanning Sand Creek. CedarStreetBridge.com

Do a Tasting at the Local Winery

Enjoy local sips from Pend d’Oreille Winery. POWine.com

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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

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Beet and Basil

Sandpoint

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Fusion

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City Beach Organics

Sandpoint

208.265.9919

Organic / Vegan

$$

Dish at Dover Bay

Dover Bay

208.265.6467

American /

Seafood

$$

Chimney Rock Grill

Schweitzer

208.255.3071

American

$$

Eichardt’s

Sandpoint

208.263.4005

Pub

$-$$

Fat Bass Bar & Grill Priest River 208.265.8854

Forty One South

Sagle

208.265.2000

Steakhouse /

American

Fine Dining

$$

$$

Hoot Owl Cafe

Ponderay

208.265.9348

Cafe

$-$$

Ivano’s Ristorante Sandpoint 208.263.0211 Italian

$$

Jalapenos Mexican Restuarant

Sandpoint

208.263.2995

Mexican

$-$$

Joel’s

Sandpoint

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Mexican

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MickDuff’s Brewpub

Sandpoint

208.255.4351

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$$

Panhandler Pies

Sandpoint

208.263.2912

American

$-$$

Pend d’Oreille Winery

Sandpoint

208.265.8545

Modern Cuisine

$$

Second Avenue Pizza

Sandpoint

208.263.9321

Pizza

$-$$

Secret Thai

Sandpoint

208.263.9960

Thai

$$

Shoga Sushi

Sagle

208.265.2001

Seafood

$$

Sky House Schweitzer 208.263.9555 American

$$

Spuds Waterfront Grill

Sandpoint

208.265.4311

American

$$

Sweet Lou’s

Ponderay

208.263.1381

American

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Thai Nigiri

Sandpoint

208.265.2587

Thai/Sushi

$$

The Hydra

Sandpoint

208.263.7123

Steakhouse

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Trinity at City Beach Sandpoint 208.255.7558 Seafood

$$

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Andy’s

Frameshop

We have been open for business

for over 40 years!

Open Monday-Saturday, 8:30am-6pm

501 Oak Street | Sandpoint, Idaho | 208.263.7331

- Ready-Made -

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and Barn Wood

Frames in Stock!

10% OFF Sandpoint

Panoramas

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*Expires July 31, 2021

Tues-Fri 9:30-4:30 | Sat 10-3 | Sun-Mon Closed

Pioneer Square

819 Hwy 2, Suite 101, Sandpoint | 208.255.1010

208.255.2686

337 Olive Ave. in Sandpoint

$

20 OFF

ROCK CHIP REPAIR & AUTO GLASS REPLACEMENT*

*Expires 07/31/2021. In store only.

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*Excludes firearms, ammunition and sale

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“We Keep It Clean!”

HELLO SUMMER

TIME TO CLEAN YOUR WINDOWS?

Window cleaning includes:

Glass (two-sides), window tracts,

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Get on the schedule soon; call today!

Self-Serve Wash Proceeds are donated to build the

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DIVISON

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Chestnut

lake pend oreille

high school

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sand creek

bike path

Sand Cree k Byway

Spruce

Larch

Hickory

MAIN

hickory street park

Larch

Fir

dover bike path

visitor center

sand creek

pend oreille

bay trail

Poplar

Madison

Haley

Monroe

library

sandpoint middle

school

playing fields

Richland

Washington

CEDAR

Elliot

Jefferson

Garden

Lake

Ella

park

Ruth

Florence

Forest

PINE

pine st. park

Oak

park

Alder

Superior

6th

Euclid

Farmin park

cedar street bridge

panida theater

4th

3rd

Church

NIC &

Events Center

2nd

1st

Bridge

Dearborn

marina

city beach

marina

sandpoint high

school

Madison

Monroe

Ontario

Olive

Ella

Erie

Michigan

Marion

Florence

Lavina

Boyer

St. Claire

Lakeview Blvd

Antoine

Huron

memorial field

Pacific

Idaho

3rd ave. pier

95

Lily

Lake Pend Oreille Dr.

Northshore Dr.

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Indian

Point

Deadman

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