August 2021 GO Sandpoint Magazine

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August 2021 GO Sandpoint Magazine

AUGUST 2021

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The Live Side of

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Your local guide on

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Hope from the

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Q&A WITH:

KARI SACCOMANNO

Sandpoint City Manager, Ting Internet

SANDPOINT’S

MONTHLY

LOCAL

GUIDE

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SANDPOINT’S HOME

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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

nationally recognized hit songwriters performing their

original music, as well as songwriters and artists from the

Inland Northwest.

Celebrating the songs and the stories behind them!

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

Coley McCabe - “Lucky 4 U (Tonight I’m Just Me)”

Steve Azar - “I Don’t Have To Be Me Til Monday” • “Waiting on Joe”

Leslie Satcher - “Troubadour” • “When God Fearing Women Get the Blues”

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

...and many many more!

Tickets on sale now

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08 FINANCIAL FOCUS

How does Social Security fit into retirement?

10 Q&A: KARI SACCOMANNO

Taking care of customers and the community

14 THE LIVE SIDE OF SANDPOINT

Concerts, tasting nights and more

18 SANDPOINT REAL ESTATE

20-22 Hope from the Housing Market

24 Market Report

26 Sandpoint Real Estate Trends

34 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of great local events, arts

and entertainment

36 FUN FACT

Sandpoint’s Own Lady Liberty

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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:

KARI SACCOMANNO

Sandpoint City Manager, Ting Internet

SANDPOINT’S

MONTHLY

LOCAL

GUIDE

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ABOUT THE COVER

Ting Internet has been changing the way Sandpoint

has been doing business, with its fast fiber internet

for both residents and businesses alike. This month,

Go Sandpoint Magazine had the opportunity to

meet with Kari Saccomanno, Ting’s Sandpoint city

manager, to discuss its impact in the community

and how Ting provides much more to the local

community, in addition to its internet services. Read

more in this month’s Q&A on page 10.

Cover photo by Rachel Adair.


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Q&A WITH

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“Our Ting team is all about our

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In 2015, Ting Internet (a division of

Tucows) “lit up” its first customer in

Charlottesville, Virginia, launching

a mission to bring fast internet and

great customer service to others across the

country in efforts to correct the challenges

of an outdated internet industry. Today,

Ting operates in more than a dozen towns,

bringing best-in-class, fast fiber internet

to both residents and businesses—one of

those towns being Sandpoint.

Kari Saccomanno saw an ad for the Ting

Sandpoint city manager on Facebook,

thought “What the heck,” and applied. As

she found out more about Ting’s vision and

values, and the importance of community

to the company, she fell more in love with

the position.

Today, Ting helps our community not only

by providing reliable, fast, free and open

internet, but by giving back through time,

donations and incredible customer service.

Q. How has Sandpoint been instrumental in

Ting’s growth, and what makes this area such a

special place to live and work?

A. Ting decided to build in the Sandpoint area

because of its lack of reliable, fast internet (and the

fantastic pie from The Pie Hut didn’t hurt either).

Internet isn’t a luxury anymore; it is a necessity for

everyday life, and not all internet is equal. We knew

that we had a service that could benefit the residents

and businesses in our community.

Sandpoint has been an instrumental region in

Ting’s portfolio since 2018. Since first launching

in Sandpoint, we have expanded our services to

Dover, Ponderay and soon Kootenai, thanks to the

incredible support from our community. Today we

have a full roster of local employees who help with

marketing, fiber installation and customer support.

We are also active members within the community,

supporting dozens of local nonprofits, events and

business organizations.

We love the Sandpoint region and are so proud to

call it home—both for our business and for our

team.

Q. How is Ting actively involved in giving back

to the community?

A. In our three years of being in Sandpoint, our

team has supported hundreds of local events

and organizations, charities and fundraisers.

We are always looking for ways to give back

to the community, whether that’s installing

free Wi-Fi hotspots; sponsoring special events

like Kinderhaven’s Festival of Trees; sitting on

local councils or boards like Bonner General

Health Advisory Board and Ponderay Rotary; or

volunteering locally, like we’ve done as a team with

the Bonner Community Food Bank.

Our Ting team is all about our community and

customers. We want and do provide a quality

product and service, but the importance we place

on people makes us unique. We are happy to help

out however we can, wherever we can.

Q. How is community central to the work and

mission of Ting?

A. We believe so strongly in the benefits of reliable

internet access. Fiber internet benefits all of our

local shared services, including schools, hospitals, the

local economy and overall quality of life. Notably, fiber

internet: retains and attracts new businesses; stimulates

economic development and growth; and helps reduce

costs and increases access to, and quality, of education,

public safety, health care, transportation, energy and

government services.

With everything Ting does, we have the community

in mind, whether that involves better internet, better

customer service, or being a better community member.

Q. What does Ting hope to accomplish in the future?

A. We want to continue to offer a world-class internet

product and spectacular customer service everywhere

we go while also being a positive contributor to

society. Locally, we’re busy preparing to light up Dover,

Kootenai and Ponder Point—a big undertaking for a

short amount of construction time due to the weather

and seasons.

Q. What basic tenets or values is the company

founded on, and how is this reflected in the work you

do here is Sandpoint?

A. The basic values of Ting—and why I love being

a part of Ting—are to offer a quality product, be real

people, treat others well, and help our customers and

our communities to the best of our abilities.

Over the years, Ting has been involved with and/or

helped to sponsor the Sandpoint Rotary Club CHAFE

150; Music Conservatory of Sandpoint; 7B Women;

Pend Oreille Arts Council Art Walk; Selkirk Realtors

Association Affiliate; Festival at Sandpoint; Bonner

Community Housing Authority; 24 Hours for Hank;

Bonner County Fair & Rodeo; Ponderay Easter Egg Hunt;

Kootenai Easter Egg Hunt; Pend Oreille Bay Trail Fun

Run; Ponderay Neighbor Days; Ponderay Bike Rodeo;

Jacey’s Race; Kinderhaven Festival of Trees; PFLAG Pride

Festival.

They have also provided donations to Sandpoint Elks,

Habitat for Humanity, Panida Theater and the Bonner

Community Food Bank. Kari serves as a board member

on the Bonner County Economic Development Corp

and the Ponderay Centennial Rotary Club, plus holds

advisory or ambassador roles for Bonner General Health

Advisory Council and the Greater Sandpoint Chamber

of Commerce.

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CONCERTS, TASTING NIGHTS

AND MORE

BY ABIGAIL THORPE

W

hen it comes to live music and unique events,

Sandpoint might be small—but it is mighty. Our

lakeside town is home to a number of incredible

restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries that play host

to a wide variety of events, inviting residents and visitors alike to

get out and explore the vibrant culture and warm hospitality the

community has to offer.

From concerts on the lawn to cornhole tournaments, live music

throughout the week and paint-and-sip nights, there’s something

for everyone, and then some. While you’re soaking up the last

weeks of the summer sun, here are some top spots to take in an

upcoming event throughout August and September.

Jump on a bike and take a weekend cruise from one spot to the

next to catch a sampling of it all, or liven up your calendar with

the events you don’t want to miss. Whether you just pop in for a

few minutes, or enjoy the fun from start to finish, taking a tour of

our town’s music and outdoor (and indoor) event scene is a funpacked

time!

“Lettuce Turnip the Beet” is the witty theme of the 2021 Bonner

County Fair—and turn up the beat you can on Thursday, August

19, when Copper Mountain Band will be performing an outdoor

concert at the fair. Enjoy walking through the fair for free (you’ll

just pay parking) August 19 through 22, and grab your boots and

cowboy hats for the Challenge of Champions Bullriding on Friday

and the Sandpoint Smash Demolition Derby on Saturday (tickets

are required for both).

There’s always some delicious barbecue and food trucks to quench

your hunger and thirst, and don’t forget to come early and take

the opportunity to wander some of the barns and exhibitions and

see what’s happening. From pigs and cows to chickens, artwork

and more, there’s something for everyone. It’s an end-of-summer

tradition at Sandpoint that never disappoints, and there’s fun the

entire family can enjoy while taking in the sun and some good oldfashioned

fun.

Just down the street … in an old warehouse in Sandpoint’s historic

Granary Arts District you can find live music and a cold craft brew

at Matchwood Brewing—nestled along a selection of other local

favorites like Evans Brothers Coffee. Head out and grab a beer and

some bites, and settle onto the large outdoor patio for the Sounds

Under the Silo: Summer Music Series, featuring local artists

from the Sandpoint community on select Thursdays, Fridays and

Saturdays throughout August.

Catch SongFest on August 5, Birds of Play on August 6, Truck Mills

August 19, Jackson Roltgen on August 20, Bright Moments August

21 and BareGrass Friday, August 27. As the days start to get darker

and colder, head indoors for some ongoing weekend live music and

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a warm, inviting space to connect with friends and sample

a variety of delicious English, German and American ales

crafted right here in Sandpoint.

Keep the craft brew train going … and head downtown to

MickDuff ’s Brewing Co. Catch some live music at the Beer

Hall on Cedar Street Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights

while you sample some brews. When the weather’s nice,

you’ll find bands playing outside by the grassy biergarten

while cornhole players toss in the background. When you’re

hungry, grab a bite from the local food truck, or head over

to MickDuff ’s second location in the old Sandpoint Post

Office on 2nd Avenue for some delicious grub to go with

your beers.

Mark your calendars for September 9 through 11, when The

Sandbagger Open cornhole tournament will take over the

beer hall. For two days you can test your cornhole abilities

against some of the best in the area. What’s better than a little

competition with a beer in hand and the crowd cheering you

on? In addition to live music and some friendly cornhole

competition, keep an eye out for special tasting events and

beer festivals throughout the year.

With names like Tipsy Toe Head Blonde, Lake Paddler Pale

and Duffleupagus Triple IPA, who can go wrong? If beer

is not your go-to, they’ve got a variety of wines, ciders and

canned cocktails to keep you happy.

For the wine-lovers out there … head across the street to

Pend d’Oreille Winery. You’ll find some of the best wines

in the area (with several gold medal winners in the lot),

and several nights of the week there are plenty of events to

entertain. Live music indoors on Friday and Saturday nights

always draws a crowd, but with the large windows and open

space of the restored historic Belwood Building, you’ll feel

right at home.

Grab a glass (or tasting when live music isn’t happening), and

pull up a chair to make a new friend. Drop in on Sundays for

Bingo and occasional piano! And every third Tuesday of the

month it’s time to bring your creative skills to the table. Sign

up for Paint n’ Sip and enjoy a glass (or two) while you paint

with a professional—whose art is probably hanging on the

large brick walls surrounding the tasting room.

For an experience … head into Eichardt’s Pub and Grill on

Cedar Street, where it seems there’s something happening

most nights of the week. A fantastic menu, unique interior

and variety of great beers, wine and canned cocktails aren’t

the only draw. Sit outside and take in the street activity, or if

you’re ready for a fun time head inside for some live music.

Monday Night Blues Jam will help prevent those workweek

“blues,” and on Thursday nights you can even catch dollar

beer night—when one random beer is only $1 a pint until

the keg is empty.

Jake Robin & Special Guest will be playing August 4 and

September 1, and keep your eyes open for a collection of

other local artists on the weekends and even throughout

the week. As you enjoy the music, take a look around—you

never know what new little knickknack you’ll find adorning

the walls, rafters and beams.

WHATEVER YOUR STYLE OR PACE

MAY BE, THERE ARE PLENTY OF

SPACES TO EXPERIENCE LIVE MUSIC,

FUN OUTDOOR EVENTS AND INDOOR

ACTIVITIES AROUND SANDPOINT.

CATCH SOME LIVE MUSIC AT THE BEER HALL ON CEDAR STREET

THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS WHILE YOU

SAMPLE SOME BREWS. WHEN THE WEATHER’S NICE, YOU’LL

FIND BANDS PLAYING OUTSIDE BY THE GRASSY BIERGARTEN

WHILE CORNHOLE PLAYERS TOSS IN THE BACKGROUND.

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When it’s time to close out the night … make your way down

to Sandpoint’s oldest bar, where a full bar awaits you, along with

a friendly staff. The large outdoor patio offers fire pits, along with

murals from local artists. Throughout August and September, come

in and enjoy live music at the 219 Lounge on Saturdays.

“As far as music in general, we were very careful about spacing music

out and focused on when we could use the patio,” says 219 Manager

Mark Terry. “Giving people room to spread out, enjoy the space

and music is important to us. Even though we’re only focusing on

Saturday music, we are so pumped that people choose to spend their

time with us.”

The big “farewell to the summer” event will feature a concert from

Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs indoors on Sunday, September 5.

“We’re fortunate that even though they are blowing up, they are still

making a point to drop into North Idaho,” says Terry.

Keep your eyes open for some fun ski/snowboard video premieres

and other events at the 219 through the winter season.

Whatever your style or pace may be, there are plenty of spaces to

experience live music, fun outdoor events and indoor activities

around Sandpoint. You’re guaranteed to have a fun time, and you’ll

be supporting the businesses that make our town so special. What are

you waiting for? Get out, have fun and head somewhere new!

*Events may change; make sure to check venue websites before visiting.

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REFERRED TO AS SCHWEITZER’S

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hope from the

HOUSING

MARKET

Schweitzer’s new developments on the way, and more hopeful

news for local buyers

By Taylor Shillam

As the North Idaho real estate market sets record after record, it’s

time for some good news. The recent North Idaho Market Report by

Tomlinson and Sotheby’s reflects the housing market is seeing inventory

improvements that are expected to last.

The summer of 2021 has seen visitors and new residents flooding to Sandpoint,

with sales soaring in both Bonner County and its neighboring counties Kootenai,

Boundary and Shoshone. Considering the steady influx of new residents and

increased housing demands, it’s hopeful to see that available housing is on the rise.

An exciting example of new housing opportunities in the area are the unique,

experiential housing opportunities set to arrive at Schweitzer Mountain in the

near future.

Sandpoint locals can soon find a new home at Schweitzer Mountain with a

selection of several new developments in the works.

“There’s never been a better time to become part of the Schweitzer family,” the

resort states. New developments include the 5 Needles at White Pine, and a new

neighborhood, Crystal Wood.

Referred to as Schweitzer’s long-awaited addition, the 5 Needles at White Pine is

set to be a 26-residence, mountain-contemporary addition with incredible views

and a mix of residential selections available. With everything from studios to often

penthouses, each residency is set to provide views of both the mountain and Lake

Pend Oreille.

The 5 Pines at White Pine will add to the mountain’s existing White Pine Lodge,

which prides itself on offering families the opportunity to stay in the heart of the

village. White Pine offers units with one, two and three bedrooms, set with full

kitchens, gas fireplaces, underground fireplaces, and easy access to both ski lifts

and hot tubs. It provides families a long list of amenities to make residents feel at

home while staying just steps away from the mountain’s famous slopes.

For its new developments, Schweitzer is working with an interior designer

to provide a selection of furnishing packages that will follow the guidelines of

Schweitzer’s rental program.

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As homes come on the rise, buyers need to be ready to go and make quick offer

decisions in order to have the best opportunity to make a purchase.

The resort is also set to bring residential Cross Laminated Timber

construction to the mountain. Cross Laminated Timber construction

is a large-scale, solid engineered wood panel system known to be both

lightweight and strong, while having a low environmental impact,

generating almost no onsite waste. Their advantages over concrete,

steel and masonry have made the panels widely adopted across Europe

and now increasingly popular in the United States.

Schweitzer also has Crystal View in the works: a new ski-in, ski-out

neighborhood that will sit just below the terrain park.

More information on the new developments, along with the chance

to subscribe to Schweitzer’s real estate development newsletter, can be

found online at Schweitzer.com.

Schweitzer’s Master Plan, formed in 2017 at a meeting between

stakeholders and documented on its website, has cited the resort’s

unique ability to build on the mountaintop as a key piece of its ability

to offer real estate solutions that many other mountain resorts cannot.

“This is a huge advantage—owning the land you operate on can make

any vision of unlocking the true potential of a property much more real,

much sooner,” the resort states.

If you’re ready to find a home on the slopes, Schweitzer Resort is

working on opportunities to make that dream a reality. But whether

you’re seeking housing on the mountain or at a lower elevation, you can

take comfort in the news that North Idaho’s housing opportunities are

on the rise.

Even when faced with promising news, it’s important to stay alert,

especially as a buyer in such a hot market.

“As homes come on the rise, buyers need to be ready to go and make

quick offer decisions in order to have the best opportunity to make a

purchase,” the Market Report advises. For Sandpoint buyers, it’s a time

to stay hopeful, stay focused, and move quickly to successfully emerge

from a challenging season in real estate.

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MARKET REPORT

In a time of record-breaking highs within the North Idaho real estate market, local

homebuyers can take comfort in the confirmation that inventory is now on the rise.

While the improvement is small, it’s expected to stay on track. Boosting the market’s

inventory is Schweitzer Resort, with impressive new developments on the way that

will provide the opportunity to settle not only into beautiful Sandpoint, but in the

midst of its scenery on the slopes. With inventory numbers seeing promise and new

developments on the rise, buyers can stay hopeful, while remaining alert and ready to

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

Recently more sellers have entered the market.

Buyers are evaluating carefully. With more properties to choose from, we are seeing greater days on market overall

and some price adjustments.

Mortgage lenders are still offering extremely low rates.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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After a successful first week of live musical performances, the second weekend of The Festival

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Thursday, August 5; Young the Giant Friday, August 6; and REO Speedwagon Saturday, August

7. Gates open at 6pm for these concerts, with the show starting at 7:30pm. The 2021 event will

conclude Sunday, August 8, with the Family Matinee “Music from the Movies,” with gates opening

at noon followed by music 1 to 2pm. Gates will reopen at 5pm for the Grand Finale. There will be

a wine tasting from 5 to 7pm, followed by the final concert of the season starting at 7:30pm. It’s not

too late to get tickets to these performances. Visit FestivalatSandpoint.com/line-up to purchase

tickets today.

HUCKLEBERRY COLOR FUN RUN & WALK

AUGUST 8

This colorful family event returns to Schweitzer Mountain on Sunday, August 8. A great way to

start your day, children and adults alike can run or walk through the forest while getting covered

with color tossed by the forest urchins. This is a great family event, and participants can choose the

2.5k or 5k course. All paying participants will receive a custom multi-use bandana/face covering,

gourmet hotdog lunch, sunglasses, powder pack for the color toss, and a complimentary lift ticket

for after the run. Registration is $40 for adults, $37 for juniors Kids 12 and younger) in advance;

$45 and $42 respectively the day of, if space allows. Kids 6 and younger are free with an adult.

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2ND ANNUAL LAZY A .08K

AUGUST 28

Angels Over Sandpoint invites the community to their second annual Lazy A .08k: Straight Outta

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race starting at 1pm, followed by the adults. Runners will hydrate before the start of the race

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THINGS TO DO

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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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TRINITY AT CITY BEACH SWEET LOU’S JALAPENOS

LOCAL EATS

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PARTIES

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219 Lounge Sandpoint

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Bar

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Chimney Rock Grill

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Eichardt’s

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Fat Bass Bar & Grill Priest River 208.265.8854

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Hoot Owl Cafe

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Ivano’s Ristorante Sandpoint 208.263.0211 Italian

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Jalapenos Mexican Restuarant

Sandpoint

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Mexican

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Joel’s

Sandpoint

208.265.8991

Mexican

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MickDuff’s Brewpub

Sandpoint

208.255.4351

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$$

Panhandler Pies

Sandpoint

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$-$$

Pend d’Oreille Winery

Sandpoint

208.265.8545

Modern Cuisine

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Second Avenue Pizza

Sandpoint

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Pizza

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Secret Thai

Sandpoint

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Thai

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Shoga Sushi

Sagle

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Seafood

$$

Sky House Schweitzer 208.263.9555 American

$$

Spuds Waterfront Grill

Sandpoint

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American

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Sweet Lou’s

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208.263.1381

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The Hydra

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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

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337 Olive Ave. in Sandpoint

$

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“We Keep It Clean!”

HELLO SUMMER

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Window cleaning includes:

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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

200

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farmin stidwell

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

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Northshore Dr.

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Point

Indian

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Deadman

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Point

Whisker Rock Bay

Lake

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Cape Horn

Scenic Bay

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