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August 2021 Sandpoint Living Local

AUGUST 2021

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Living Local

YOUNG THE GIANT

AUGUST 6th

‘LETTUCE TURNIP

THE BEET’!

The Bonner County Fair and

Rodeo bring local family fun

this month

‘SEED TO

SEAL’

Local Young Living farm does

something new

TAKING SUMMER

STYLE INTO FALL

Top fashion pieces for the

transition to a new season

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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?

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.

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, devise a strategy for timing your sale, price your home or land accordingly and know your next step.

3. Buyers, be ready. 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 adverrse 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 energeec Realtor. Her posiive 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 excepponally 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…Excepponal Customer Service…Excellent.”

Ken R., Sagle, ID

2020

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

Jackie Suarez, Associate Broker | 208-290-5888 | JackieSuarez.com

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an m3 companies

masterplanned community

Camp Bay

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Lot 1 - CLOSED

Lot 2 - CLOSED

Lot 3 - MLS# 20210293 - $2,250,000

Lot 4 - MLS# 20210295 - $1,990,000

Lot 5 - MLS# 20210297 - $1,650,000

Lot 6 - MLS# 20210298 - $2,100,000

Lot 7 - MLS# 20210300 - $1,990,000

Lot 8 - MLS# 20210312 - $920,000

Lot 9 - MLS# 20210294 - $1,150,000

Lot 10 - CLOSED

Lot 11 - MLS# 20210299 - $980,000

Lot 12 - MLS# 20210301 - $920,000

Lot 13 - MLS# 20210303 - $920,000

Lot 14 - PENDING

Lot 15 - PENDING

Lot 16 - MLS# 20210306 - $790,000

Lot 17 - MLS# 20210307 - $880,000

Lot 18 - MLS# 20210308 - $800,000

Lot 19 - MLS# 20210309 - $900,000

Lot 20 - CLOSED

Lot 21 - MLS# 20210311 - $1,090,000

Lot E1 - CLOSED

Lot E5 - PENDING

CampBayIdaho.com

4.38

Acres

4.61

Acres

Closed

4.76

Acres

4.68

Acres

10.93

Acres

2.49

Acres

Pending

Pending

2.79

Acres

2.38

Acres

1.62

Acres

2.18

Acres

1.97

Acres

2.91

Acres

2.26

3.70 Acres 2.53

Acres Acres

3.20

Acres

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Acres

Closed

57.44

Acres

Closed

4.58

Acres

Closed

Closed

4.05

Acres

3.09

Acres

228’ WF

225’ WF

189’ WF

265’ WF

250’ WF

275’ WF

345’ WF

10.65

Acres

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Acres

Pending

Be a part of this new waterfront community that will

enjoy southern exposure and unmatched, gently sloped

parcels in Camp Bay Idaho. This waterfront community

will offer private paved roads, trails and open space

throughout the community connecting to adjacent

public lands, highspeed ber optic internet, community

lakefront recreational area as well as water and sew-

er/septic included with each lot. Private Docks for the

Primary & Secondary Waterfront Lots.

Waterfront Lots with private boat slips

Community docks with boat slips for each secondary lot

Community Beach (472 feet of community waterfront)

Community Boat Launch

Community Pavilion with bathrooms, fire pits, event lawn

Common Area Family Tree House (Ask for Details)

Lots from 1.7 to 60 acres - low density

SKINNER

&

properties

STEVENS

Eric Skinner,

Associate Broker

(208) 290-6314

Eric.Skinner@Sandpoint.com

Brent Stevens,

REALTOR®

(208) 290-0502

BStevens@Sandpoint.com

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Camp Bay on Lake Pend Oreille

Paved Roads | High-Speed Internet | Lake & Mountain Views | On Lake Pend Oreille | Near Sandpoint

Community Waterfront

Private Gated Entry

CampBayIdaho.com

SKINNER

&

properties

STEVENS

Eric Skinner,

Associate Broker

(208) 290-6314

Eric.Skinner@Sandpoint.com

Brent Stevens,

REALTOR®

(208) 290-0502

BStevens@Sandpoint.com

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PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS

www.cctbullriding.com/tickets

or at the fairgrounds gate

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BULL BASH COMING TO BONNERS FERRY

AUGUST 21 | BONNERS FERRY FAIRGROUNDS

Food vendors and beer garden available.

Gates open at 6pm and event starts at 7pm.

To see Challenge of Champions VS Tour full schedule, visit www.cctbullriding.com


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Living Local

AUGUST 2021

VOLUME 11 NUMBER 8

inside

Taking Summer Style into Fall

Top fashion pieces for the transition to a

new season

Beautiful and Natural

How to maintain that fresh-faced sans-makeup look

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80

Style Tips on a Budget

Looking glam on a plan

88

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meet

DENISE

I would like to introduce myself. My name is Denise Ripatti, and I am

Like Media’s Marketing and Sales Executive for Sandpoint. I was born

and raised in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, where I graduated high school. I

always cherished the time I spent in Sandpoint and knew, that one

day, this would be the place I wanted to live and raise my family. I have

called Sandpoint home since 2015.

With my many years of experience in business in accounting and

business management, when the opportunity arose to join the Like

Media marketing and sales team, my answer was an easy “YES!”

Since joining Like Media as Sandpoint’s marketing and sales director

in February of 2021, it has been, undoubtedly, the most rewarding

career choice. I am a people person, and being in a field where I am

constantly engaging with the people and business owners in my

community is truly fulfilling.

At Like Media, we successfully provide a platform and voice for our

local companies to reach their target audiences in the most effective

way, while saving time and money, and building successful businesses

that strengthen communities. If you’re ready to let your business shine

for all to see, let me, and our team at Like Media, lead the way.

My goal, each and every day, is to help the businesses in our community

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beautiful, and our clients are the ones who will benefit from what we

can provide them. I will be there every step of the way to coach my

clients and help them understand how partnering with Like Media will

benefit their business.

I believe in our products and am excited to share with the Sandpoint

community, and beyond, what we can do for them.

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"

E aster is meant

to be a symbol of

hope, renewal and

new life.

"

"But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;

they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and

not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

-Isaiah 40:31

DENISE RIPATTI

Marketing & Sales Executive

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Embracing the final Weeks

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I

t’s

hard to believe that August

is upon us, and before you

know it, it will be time to start

back up on a daily routine—no

more sleeping in—and heading out for the

annual back-to-school shopping trip. But …

summer is not over yet! There are still plenty

of long days and sunshine to enjoy, so take

the time to embrace each day, filling it with

thoughtful actions and intentions, creating

many more memories along the way.

It’s time to soak in what’s left of summer!

Whether it’s meandering through town,

patronizing your local shops and restaurants;

spending a day out on the water kayaking,

paddle boarding or boating; attending a

community concert or event; or relaxing in

the yard with family and friends; there’s no

wrong way to enjoy these long, warm days.

And before we know it, the leaves will be

turning and the temperatures dropping.

As the fun-filled days wind down, sit back

and relax with another wonderful edition

of Sandpoint Living Local. There are so

many wonderful things happening in our

community, and we continue to be honored

to share what we’ve discovered for you, our

readers, to enjoy. As you read through the

August 2021 issue, you will once again be

reminded of the wonderful place we live, the

businesses that help our community thrive,

and the incredible people who surround us

daily. We are truly fortunate to be a part of

such a caring community.

Memories are ready to be made, and

Sandpoint is the perfect place to create

them.

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AUGUST 2021

Living Local

ABOUT THE COVER

THE FESTIVAL AT SANDPOINT KICKED

OFF JULY 29 AND CONTINUES THROUGH

AUGUST 8! With an incredible 2021 lineup, you

won't want to miss a show! On this month's cover is

Young the Giant, who will be performing live at The

Festival on Friday, August 6! You can view the entire

lineup online at FestivalatSandpoint.com.

CONTACT US TODAY:

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YOUNG THE GIANT

AUGUST 6th

‘LETTUCE TURNIP ‘SEED TO

TAKING SUMMER

THE BEET’!

SEAL’

STYLE INTO FALL

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The Bonner County Fair and

Local Young Living farm does

Top fashion pieces for the

Rodeo bring local family fun

something new

transition to a new season

this month

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CONTENTS

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Go Sandpoint Vacation Homes: Go Sandpoint making

dream vacations, and staycations, a reality

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ESSENTIALS

The latest tips and trends in home, garden,

finances and life

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SEASONAL EVENT

Long Bridge Swim back again: Sandpoint Sharks

swim to raise funds

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LIFE & COMMUNITY

The Ability to Gather, Connect and Celebrate:

Don’t miss the final weekend of The Festival

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Robinson Soft Brittle, LLC: A Way to Say ‘Thank You’

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GOOD NEWS

Downtown Again: Powder Hound Pizza rebuilds to

open a brand new downtown location

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IN FOCUS

‘Seed to Seal’: Local Young Living farm does

something new

48

LIVING LOCAL

‘Lettuce Turnip the Beet’! The Bonner County Fair and

Rodeo bring local family fun this month

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

Tips and informational articles about living a

healthy, active lifestyle

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sneak peek into August ...

76 102

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106

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FEATURE

Answering the Call to Save our Waterways: Small

actions effect change in our greater world

88

ECONOMIC BEAUTY

Style Tips on a Budget: Looking glam on a plan

76

FALL FASHION WATCH

Taking Summer Style into Fall: Top fashion

pieces for the transition to a new season

80

NATURAL BEAUTY

Embrace the Natural: How to maintain that fresh-faced

sans-makeup look

92

TRAVEL & LEISURE

Enjoy a Vibrant Downtown, Riverwalk and

World-Class Beaches: Charming Wilmington,

North Carolina

98

FOOD & DRINK

Your local guide to the tastiest hot spots

around town

102

FEATURED RECIPE

Jalapeño Poppers with Bacon: A sure way to

spice up your next party

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Don't miss out on these events and fun

community happenings

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Tread Lightly

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT RUG FOR YOUR HOME

By Deann Hammer, Interior Designer

Carpets are the foundation of our home. With summer in full

swing, many of us are shoe-free, and not only do carpets

visually impact the appearance of our home, but foot feel

and durability is of great importance as well.

Carpets should be taken seriously and purchased for

longevity, and many are considered fine art. With the popularity of

hardwood over the last decade, area rugs have taken center stage—and

are here to stay. Carpets provide an opportunity to add pops of color

and create a design theme that is unique to you. If you are interested in

decorating your home to the next level, a quality rug is a great first step

toward a room transformation.

When selecting wall-to-wall carpet, you want to look at the fiber content.

Nylon or wool is still the best choice. There are many other options, but

olefin, and other new-to-market fibers, easily crush and soil, and are not

made to last. I personally prefer a cut and loop for wall to wall. Some

fibers are looped like a Berber, mixed with cut fibers, giving the carpet

a nice visual appeal. I like low pile wall-to-wall carpets in multicolor so

that it gives the look of texture and hides foot traffic. The cut fibers in a

cut and loop also prevent the carpet from “running.” If a yarn gets loose

in a vacuum, it will not pull through the whole run like a Berber will.

Large, patterned carpets are fun in an office, bonus room or master

bedroom to add some character to a space. I also like to use patterns on

stair runners for interest.

There are staggering differences in the quality of area rugs. One of the

largest mistakes people make when purchasing an area rug is that if they

have a busy household, they think a less-expensive rug will be a better

choice, as it can be tossed when it wears out, or easily cleaned. This is

not the case! A high-quality wool rug will be much easier to clean and

will save you money in the long run, as it will last for many, many years.

The best quality wool rugs will have longer fibers that will not shed and

will maintain their pile height (not flatten with foot traffic). An average

cost for a “better” rug will range between $1,500 to $5,000 for an 8x10-

foot rug. They can top the charts at over $10,000, and if it is vintage, a rug

can be $10,000 to $20,000 for estate sized (larger than 8x10 feet).

Retail rugs sold online (like Pottery Barn), that sell for around $800 or

less, are typically made with short fibers and shed like crazy—steer clear

from those! When purchasing, try to run your fingers across them to see

if they shed. Shedding carpets are awful. They make a mess of your home

and really bother those with allergies.

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Carpets should be taken seriously and

purchased for longevity, and many are

considered fine art.

I love silk rugs. They are ultra luxurious and can last lifetimes. The colors are more vivid, but they

are very expensive. I paid $7,500 for a 4x6-foot rug more than a decade ago. But I love it! It is truly a

work of art and looks exactly the same as the day I purchased it.

Consider color. An area rug is a great opportunity to add life to a room. Handmade rugs are the best,

as they are not stiff, have natural dyes that are rich and luxurious, and have a nice “flop,” meaning

they bend and move and are not stiff. When you run your hand over a high-quality handmade wool

rug, it should feel almost like silk.

Machine-made rugs are here to stay as well if your budget does not allow for a real handmade wool or

silk rug. These are often made from recycled soda bottles and have a flatter feel to them. The current

trend is more muted colors and traditional “burned out” or vintage-looking styles. An average cost

for a polypropylene rug is around $400 to $600 for an 8x10-foot rug. Make sure to buy a premium

pad to place beneath your rug as well. I use a felt pad with a rubber back that stops the carpet from

sliding on the floor, while adding that extra cushy feel under foot. These pads cost between $150 to

$300 for an 8x10 and will extend the life of your rug, as they allow the carpet to lift up off of the floor

and maintain its pile height.

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SCHOOL YEAR

APPROACHES

Teachers, students, parents

anxious for ‘normal’ year

By Colin Anderson

As life continues to return to normal, local

school kids are hoping the same will hold

true for the upcoming school year. While

teachers all across the country did their best to

keep their students not just on track academically,

but socially, it is simply not possible to replicate

the in-person school experience from afar. While

some students did well with the responsibility of

remote learning, others struggled to stay on task.

Parents, especially those with young children, are

also eager to see a return to a more normal school

year. Balancing work, often from home, with

staying up to date on their child’s learning and

finding time to take care of the other important

aspects and daily tasks of life, was overwhelming

at times. The school day provides a sense of

routine in which both students and their parents

can appreciate, and was something that might

have been taken for granted previously.

As we prepare for the 2021-2022 school year, we

take a moment to reflect and say thank you to

the educators and administrators who worked

tirelessly to adapt to ever-changing direction

and protocol from local, state and federal

officials. We heard from numerous teachers

about their students’ resilience in the face of

such adversity, and how they are coming out

of the experience not just as adaptable learners

but more compassionate toward each other, and

more confident having undergone such a chaotic

school year.

Very soon the sound of whistles blowing,

helmets smacking and soccer balls being struck

will again fill the after-school air as high school

sports return. The ring of the bell and the ensuing

commotion as younger children scramble outside

of school, looking for their bus ride home or their

parent’s minivan, there to meet them at the end

of a full day. Even the sound of music, as bands

and choirs reassemble in preparation of filling

their school auditoriums with beautiful music in

front of a packed house.

As much of life has returned to pre-pandemic

normal, school districts are still subject to more

restrictions than most settings. Administrators

are finalizing plans as they make final preparations

to welcome students back full time, and if there

was ever a year to keep up to date on the latest

information, it is this one. Immunization, class

size, cleaning procedures, masking and social

distancing vary greatly from district to district,

and even from elementary to high school. Visit

your district’s website frequently so both you and

your child are best prepared for what is to come

this school year.

As summer closes, kids can look forward to

being in a classroom, instead of in front of a

screen. High fives and hugs can replace fist

bumps and air slaps, and an upcoming school

year that will hopefully resemble something we

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SHARING

DELIGHT

Sandpoint business combines signature art with

field-tested performance apparel to encourage

people to explore and enjoy wild places

By Trish Buzzone | Thinking Partner, Executive Director

The John Maxwell Team

here to cause delight,” Doug Faude says. “To

give people something that captures how they feel

when they’re fishing, hiking, skiing, surfing, or just

“We’re

hanging out in the woods or on the water, and to

make enjoying those moments even more satisfying.”

Doug is the owner and operator of Cognito Brands (220 North 1st

Avenue, Sandpoint), an apparel retailer that specializes in wearable art

that functions as high-performance gear made by and for outdoor sports

enthusiasts. The company, founded six years ago as Fincognito, combines

Doug’s passion for fishing, hiking, skiing and other outdoors sports with

the knowledge and experience gained over more than 27 years in the

apparel business.

“When I found Sandpoint, I was blown away with how vibrant and active

this community is: All the outdoor sports, as well as the great brewpubs,

a winery, the theater, art walks, live music … We’re an artsy, beery, foodie

community surrounded by unbeatable outdoor recreation. For me,

though, what really made Sandpoint home is the people. Everyone here is

invested in making this beautiful community even better. All that positive

energy creates an incredible vibe that’s equal to just about any major city

you can think of, and with a welcoming, small-town atmosphere you

won’t find in big cities.

“When I chose to make my home here, I wanted to be part of that spirit of

community investment, so I started a business that reflected my passion

for many of the reasons people love living in or visiting this area. In fact,

I just got back from four days floating the Coeur d’Alene, fishing and

hiking. Whether I’m floating the river, fly fishing, taking the boat out on

the lake, or skiing down Schweitzer, I want gear that holds up, that makes

the experience even better.”

Doug says, while all Cognito apparel and accessories have been rigorously

field tested, what really captures the imagination is the incredible art,

images that evoke the delight of exploring and playing outdoors in and

around North Idaho. Doug invests a lot of time researching art and

artists, looking for authentic scenes and artistic interpretations that

convey the challenge, joy and wonder of being immersed in the natural

beauty of wild places.

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"Whether I’m floating

the river, fly fishing,

taking the boat out

on the lake, or skiing

down Schweitzer, I want

gear that holds up, that

makes the experience

even better.”

“Most people don’t really know what to expect

when they find our store. They walk by, glance

in the windows. Then they step inside, and

their jaw drops. The most common response

we hear is, ‘Wow! I didn’t know anything

like this existed. It’s exactly what I wanted!’

That reaction is why we do this. I was that

guy, someone who loved being outdoors and

wanted high-quality apparel with a unique

artistic style that reflected what I love doing

and performance that enhances the experience

when I’m on the water, in the woods, or skiing

down the mountain.

“There’s no better place to build this business

than Sandpoint,” Doug adds. “This is an

incredible place to play outdoors. And, at the

end of the day, it’s an incredible place to grab

some wine, sit out by the lake, and watch the

sun go down.

“Those are the moments we feel fully alive,

when we’re immersed in the beauty and wonder

of God’s creation. That’s what I mean by delight,

and that’s the feeling we want to reflect. God

created something truly wonderful, and we’re

able to share that delight with others.

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“Those moments, those feelings, is what I hope

everyone experiences when they wear Cognito.

If they’re local, it’s a celebration of our unique

Sandpoint lifestyle. And, if they just came for a

visit, it’s a reminder of the amazing time they

had, and a reason to visit again soon.”

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The Ability to Gather, Connect and Celebrate

DON’T MISS THE FINAL WEEKEND OF THE FESTIVAL

By Jillian Chandler

has brought me the most joy is seeing

almost two years of hard work, time and

sacrifice come to fruition, and the appreciation

“What

and excitement of our community and

supporters,” smiles Ali Baranski, Festival at Sandpoint’s executive

director. “This year The Festival feels like a celebration of bringing

back live music and the survival of our beloved nonprofit.”

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

weekend of The Festival at Sandpoint is sure to be just as impressive,

with the weekend lineup to include Gladys Knight 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.

Ali looks forward to Young the Giant, with Sandpoint-native opener

Biddadat. “They will be fun, upbeat, rockin’, and we are having our

first-ever glow party at this show,” she shares. “We will be giving out

glow sticks to the first 100 people through each gate, along with other

glow themes and merch.” She adds that the Family Matinee format

has been adapted for 2021. For the first time, the family show will

feature the Spokane Symphony with special guest Whitney Claire

Kaufman, who sings with Disney in Concert and Broadway. “Having

a 2- and 4-year-old myself, I look forward to seeing families young

and old enjoy and sing along to Disney classics performed at the

highest caliber.”

In addition to the fantastic music, music-goers are loving the wide

variety of food and drink options available from the Festival Street

Vendors or Festival Bar. (All ordering in the venue is contactless via

online or mobile app ordering (Noble App); no cash or credit card will

be accepted at the venue). And, of course, attendees are still welcome

to bring their own food and drinks.

It's not too late to get tickets to these performances. Visit

FestivalatSandpoint.com/line-up to purchase tickets today.

Ali and The Festival at Sandpoint Board of Directors and volunteers

want to thank the community for its adaptability, generosity and

support as they navigated the challenges of 2021. “The fact that The

Festival is back this year is truly a testament to this community, our

dedicated board of directors, volunteers, and supporters like you!

Thank you!” smiles Ali.

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A Way to Say ‘Thank You’

Give the gift of locally made, award-winning gourmet confections

By Jillian Chandler

In the summer of 2019, the North Idaho community was first treated to

the delicious and artfully crafted soft brittle of Robinson Soft Brittle—a

premium boutique confectionery based in Hayden.

With a dream of one day turning her talent for baking into a full-time

business, Pamela Robinson’s passion would flourish into a fulfilling career.

She and her husband Todd, an entrepreneur, would put Todd’s business

skills to the test. Before long, Pamela would find herself the founder and

owner of Robinson Soft Brittle, where she has been utilizing her culinary

skills to delight the taste buds of those around her—both near and far.

“Our first product (soft peanut brittle) debuted in July at the Coeur d’Alene

Makers Market event at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, where we nearly sold

out,” recalls Pamela. “A week later, we sold so much at the Downtown

Coeur d’Alene Street Fair that we knew we were on to something big. A

few weeks later, at the 2019 Schweitzer Fall Fest, we brought hundreds of

pounds of candy to sell. But by Saturday night we realized we were going

to run out. So, we drove back to Hayden and worked through the night,

getting back in time to grab two hours of sleep before heading back up the

mountain. We knew this business idea had legs.”

In the beginning, the focus was on soft peanut brittle (a Pacific Northwest

favorite). The pair then launched their own unique creations including

liqueur-based English toffees, several unique specialty chocolates, and new

original soft brittle flavors. And their customers have been eating it up!

The couple is excited to share their new eGifting platform, BrittleGift.com.

Launched May of this year, their award-winning confections are delivered

right to the recipient’s door—and in beautiful fashion. As you open the

elegant gift box, you’ll unearth Robinson Soft Brittle delights, individually

wrapped, beneath the black-and-white striped tissue paper. Truly a

special—and thoughtful—gift for its recipient.

The platform is ideal for small business owners to large business

corporations, or anyone looking to gift someone with locally made North

Idaho gourmet confections. “This type of site is especially good for reaching

work-from-home or remote work team members,” adds Todd.

The service bridges the growing distance between companies and their

clients and remote work staff. Pamela emphasizes, “Those who connect

on a personal level succeed at the ‘infinite game’ by cementing personal

bonds, making clients feel valued and team members feel recognized

and appreciated.”

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Though eGifting has come with challenges, from left-over balances,

checkout issues, or even having to add funds, the Robinsons have eliminated

those obstacles with their specialized platform: The purchaser sets the

price and size of the gift and personalizes the greeting, or selects one of

their pre-uploaded company-branded cards. The recipient is then notified

via any of several channels and gets to custom-design the gift box contents

from a selection of unique original confections, and inputs their mailing

address. The gift box is hand-packed within a few days and shipped directly

to them. Options range from $35 to $85, including expedited nationwide

cold-pack shipping, and custom-branding is available. “It’s quick, easy and

secure,” assures Pamela.

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The Robinsons look forward to what the future holds for them and their North Idaho

business. They survived the pandemic with amazing support from the North Idaho

community, and they are excited to grow regionally with retailers and through their new

online platform.“We simply cannot say enough about what it means to be a business

owner in Northern Idaho,” shares Pamela. “Every level of ‘Idaho entity’ seems to have an

attitude of wanting to see us succeed as an Idaho small business.”

She adds that she finds the local farmers market artisans willing to work together to help

each other succeed, as many small business owners alert each other to great opportunities

for income and exposure, offer help and collaboration, and redirect spending to support

each other.

“We are ultimately thankful for our friends and family who supported us both emotionally

and financially, our local community and officials, and for the grace of God in getting us

where we are now.”

Their confections are available for purchase through select area retailers across the Pacific

Northwest, at special events, or online. Will-call pick up for locals is by appointment.

The couple is excited to share their new eGifting

platform, BrittleGift.com. Launched May of this year,

their award-winning confections are delivered right

to the recipient’s door—and in beautiful fashion.

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Downtown Again

POWDER HOUND PIZZA REBUILDS TO OPEN A BRAND NEW DOWNTOWN LOCATION

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Whether you're a Sandpoint local, a

Schweitzer passholder, or a visitor

to the area, it’s likely you’re familiar

with Schweitzer Mountain gem

Powder Hound Pizza. A local favorite, Powder

Hound Pizza is known for its great pizza, beer

selection and inviting atmosphere, serving guests

daily throughout the winter season and on festival

weekends during the rest of the year.

After losing their second location in downtown

Sandpoint to fire damage in February 2019,

restaurant owners Ben and Jeannie Higgs look

forward to serving the downtown community once

again with a new location opening this fall.

Their downtown location was known as The

Hound, and had been open just short of four years

before the fire brought their operations to a halt.

The fire of 2019, ruled an accident by the Idaho

State Fire Marshal, left two downtown Sandpoint

buildings destroyed, resulting in millions of dollars

in damage and impacting a selection of businesses

in the downtown area. The Hound Pizza was one of

them, with their building damaged to the point of

becoming a public safety risk.

The fire was devastating not only to the affected

businesses, but to families across the community.

“Beyond losing a place that so many of our

community members were connected with as

a favorite restaurant, it was awful to have so

many employees lose their jobs and livelihood,”

Jeannie shared.

“Those two-and-a-half years have been hard for us,

since we lost our livelihood along with our staff.

We decided to relocate for many reasons; mostly

to bring back our food and atmosphere that our

community came to love at The Hound.”

For more than two years, the Higgs family had been

searching for a new location to reopen with, while

waiting to find out if the building that housed The

Hound’s original location could be restored.

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passed, and the rebuilding project became longer than anticipated, we

realized the pizza itself was more important than keeping the location.”

After this realization, the couple decided to focus on their product—

the pizza—as the shining star of their operations. They dropped their

plans to reopen as The Hound at their Bridge Street location, and

instead refocused on their roots to serve the downtown community

elsewhere as Powder Hound Pizza.

Now, their new location at 201 East Superior Street is set to reopen in

the fall. The new location promises a selection of features designed with

customers in mind, including ample parking, outdoor seating, and easy

access to both Sandpoint’s marina and the downtown core.

“Above all, we are most excited to bring our pizza back to downtown

Sandpoint,” Jeannie said.

“The interior will offer a laid-back feel with plenty of TVs to watch

your favorite sporting events,” she said. The menu at the new location

will offer all the favorites Powder Hound is known for, along with a few

new additions. And, of course, the popular Wingday Wednesdays will

be back.

They will, of course, maintain their original Powder Hound Pizza

location at Schweitzer Mountain. They have operated out of the

renowned mountain resort since 2010, enjoying the opportunity to be

fully immersed in mountain culture.

“Schweitzer is such a unique place to own a business,” Jeannie said.

As business owners on the mountain, they have loved getting to know

Schweitzer employees and local families, while being a part of the

vacation experience for visitors.

“For us, it’s really about soaking up the mountain lifestyle: waking up a

few hours earlier on powder days to get the restaurant ready; go out for

as many laps as we can squeeze in before we go back and open the doors

for hungry skiers and boarders,” Ben said, reflecting on the highlights

of owning a business at a renowned mountain resort.

While they aren’t leaving their mountain location anytime soon, the

Higgs and the team at Powder Hound Pizza look forward to their new

second location providing the chance to reconnect with downtown

Sandpoint again this fall.

As their grand opening date approaches, the Higgs are looking to

hire more team members to help them better serve the community.

“We know every restaurant in town is hurting for staff right now, so

having enough staff members is our biggest unknown at this point,”

Jeannie shared.

They encourage anyone who is interested in making pizza, serving pizza

or managing pizza operations with the team at Powder Hound Pizza,

to send an email to powderhoundpizza@gmail.com and introduce

themselves.

Powder Hound Pizza invites community members to stay tuned for

progress reports and a grand opening date, with updates posted on

social media and online at PowderHoundPizza.com.

They look forward to reuniting with the fans of The Hound and Powder

Hound Pizza, as well as new friends, as they return to serving eats, sips

and experiences in downtown Sandpoint once again.

Recovery from unexpected hardship is never a simple road, but the

owners of Powder Hound Pizza look to the future with hope and

gratitude. They thank the community surrounding Sandpoint and

Schweitzer for the continued support.

“Thank you for your patience and support as we have navigated what

the right recovery steps are for us and our business following the

tragic Bridge Street fire,” Jeannie said. “We decided to relocate for

many reasons, mostly to bring back our food and atmosphere that our

community came to love at The Hound.”

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Pharmaceuticals (especially medications

that regulate anxiety or depression)

not only have a hefty price tag but are

often laden with overbearing and damaging

side effects. It has many locals looking into

alternative medications, even unregulated

ones. There are many such proactive remedies

that are backed by doctors, such as clinical

therapy, art therapy, dietary changes, exercise

and aromatherapy. Essential oils fall into the

aromatherapy category, although in the world

of high-quality essential oils such as Young

Living, it doesn’t just stop at aroma. In an

unregulated market littered with products that

possess low levels of essential oil mixed with

mineral oil, Young Living stands out from the

crowd. The business grows not necessarily

through a masterful marketing plan, but by

honest manufacturing and the testimony of

its users.

Young Living members attest to the validity

of the oils, their life experiences providing

testament to the efficacy of Young Living.

Essential oils are the essence of plants with lifegiving

properties, providing you a concentrated

dose of nature’s healing gifts. For example,

citrus provides an invigorating aroma and

concentrated doses of vitamin C. Eucalyptus

is a natural cleanser and rejuvenator, purifying

the air. Lavender is good for respiratory illness.

There are oils for anxiety, rest, skin health

and immunity, to name a few. These are the

benefits of nature that essential oils naturally

imbibe. However, there is much to be said for

the importance of essential oil quality, without

which the benefits of the oil dissipate.

Young Living essential oils are grown and

distilled through what Young Living has coined

the “Seed to Seal” quality agreement. This

agreement traces the path of oil production

from the plant to the bottle. This agreement

was born out of a pillar of science developed

by Young Living founder D. Gary Young.

Beginning in 1985, Mr. Young began to travel

the world, working with prominent perfumers,

aromatherapists and historians. In these

travels he developed a passion for essential

oils and their health benefits, recognizing the

importance of quality and purity. It is due to

this that Young Living oils can be used for

a variety of health purposes, from creating

calming environments to ingesting the edible

oils for a high concentration of nutrients. Young

Living essential oils are grown and produced

locally, with farm events that connect buyers

and members directly to the product. The first

of such farms was established by Gary and

Mary Young themselves in 1992 in St. Maries,

Idaho. They began with growing lavender;

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two years later, Young Living Essential Oils

was established.

Highland Flats in Naples, Idaho, is another

such farm. They produce the Idaho Balsam

Fir, Idaho Blue Spruce and the White Fir for

oil distillation. Every year, Young Living hosts

the Winter Harvest and Spring Restoration

events to allow members to experience the

Seed to Seal process firsthand—and to connect

the farm directly to its community. Highland

Flats has a long 20-year history of giving back

to the community economically, but the farm

also gives back to the Earth through sustainable

farming practices. They do not take from the

land, they give back to it.

“We practice chemical free, regenerative

agriculture to contribute to the health of our

soil, air and water,” shares Michael.

The land itself was bought before the

destruction of a grove of “Christmas” trees

could be completed: They had grown too tall.

“In 1998, Gary was exploring for potential

botanicals when he found a field of Grand Fir

trees being bulldozed and prepared for burning.

He made an agreement with the farm’s owner to

take all the overgrown trees instead of paying to

have them cleared,” says Michael.

Those trees were bought and, years later,

harvested for oil. This sparked the beginning of

a longtime relationship between Young Living

and the land. Land that today is known as

Highland Flats Tree Farm.

For years, trees scheduled for harvest had to

be transported to the Saint Maries distillery.

This was over a three-hour drive, and was

necessary regardless of inclement weather. In

2013, a distillery was constructed in Naples and

has been in year-round production since the

beginning of 2014.

Their distillery process is unique to this area

in its purity, transparency and accountability.

The distillery process begins and ends

with an attention to nature and sustainable

farming practices; The soil is studied in their

onsite laboratory for healthy nutrients and

bacteria. Live soil, versus empty sanitized soil,

is what makes their trees so full of its natural

invigorating health properties. Young Living

Highland Flats Tree Farm works with nature to

do what it does best: heal. For the next part of

the distillation process, the branches and leaves

are collected. The organic matter is then put

in large sealed stainless-steel vats. These vats

are then filled with steam. In turn, the steam

becomes infused with the oil. The steam travels

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through stainless steel tubing into a glass canister. Through the

natural process of cooling, the steam turns into water and sits

in the bottom of the glass. The cooled oil filters to the surface.

The oil is then collected and brought to the laboratory, where

it is tested and refined for purity.

“The farm at Highland Flats has a long history of providing

exemplary products to the community,” says Michael. That

history is felt here in Northern Idaho. Highland Flats farm

is a place of life and purity. Local wildlife aids in the growth

of healthy trees, and its farmers work in tandem with those

efforts. Young Living believes light and life to be an important

part of how they do business, and the farm in Highland Flats

is no exception. From seed to tree, from tree to oil, and from

oil to people, Highland Flats illustrates what Young Living is

for the community: a place of rest and respite; a lifestyle of

health that permeates all its parts.

“The Highland Flats Farm fully employs 13 people in addition

to seasonal workers in the summer,” states Michael. “We have

a complete logging operation with economic impacts to many

local businesses from auto parts to catering and nurseries. An

average year will bring a few hundred international customers

to stay and experience North Idaho while visiting our farm.”

Their logging operations bring significant value to local

landowners and forest health, while minimizing waste and

sharing unique Idaho forest products around the world,

he adds.

Highland Flats Tree Farm and St. Maries Lavender Farm are

not the only Young Living farms in existence. The company

hosts unique sustainable farms around the world, including in

places such as France, Ecuador, Oman and Croatia. The farm

in Oman is especially unique in that it is the only company

in the world that has received permission to distill the Sacred

Frankincense oil for the Western world. Young Living doesn’t

ask that you trust them simply because of the width of their

brand or the size of their company. They earn that trust

with farms that are held accountable by its people and local

communities. Farms that you can experience firsthand and

hear personal testimony as to its accuracy. Young Living is

truly a company that feeds both its community and its land.

In this way they set themselves up as an unarguable benefit.

Transparency is a rare commodity these days, and Young

Living is new in its unembarrassed approach toward business.

With high-quality products and testimonials that follow their

progress, what’s there to hide?

If you’re interested in trying out the oils for yourself, Young

Living oils can be bought online at YoungLiving.com or from

a brand partner (members receive a discount).

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From seed to tree, from tree to oil, and from oil to people, Highland Flats illustrates

what Young Living is for the community: a place of rest and respite. A lifestyle of

health that permeates all its parts.

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A Sandpoint Summer

Go Sandpoint making dream vacations, and staycations, a reality

By Colin Anderson

Sandpoint offers a truce slice of North Idaho heaven,

and has been written about and praised in newspapers

and magazines all across the country. Not only are the

surroundings both beautiful and serene, but travelers

to our area quickly fall in love with the small-town charm and

tremendous outdoor experiences. Visitors come from all over for

the experience and come to realize why USA Today has named

Sandpoint Most Beautiful Small Town in America. The mountains

and lake are a welcoming sight. So why not invite your out-of-town

friends and family to experience it for themselves and book your

stay through Go Sandpoint at the luxurious and affordable Lodges

at The Idaho Club or at one of three water-view condos—one in

downtown Sandpoint and the other two Hope? Or treat yourself to

a Sandpoint staycation of your own.

Nestled amongst the fairways of Idaho’s only Jack Nicklaus

Signature course, each home offers all the finest amenities. Open

floor plans allow guests to spread out for easy interactions with

family and friends while providing privacy within the three-, fourand

five-bedroom homes.

Imagine yourself preparing a meal on top-of-the-line stainless

steel appliances, then relaxing in your own private hot tub after

a long day on the lake, hiking the beautiful trails or meandering

quaint downtown and the local shops. Instead of a hotel wakeup

call, rise to a beautiful sunrise as you watch out your back

patio for deer, birds and other wildlife roaming the course and

surrounding forests.

At the Idaho Club, you can enjoy living life to the fullest whether

you are golfing, hiking, recreating on the water or just in need of a

beautiful setting to unplug and relax. Both families and corporate

executives have found it the perfect place to gather. Nestled along

the shores of Lake Pend Oreille, the fifth deepest lake in North

America, it is just minutes to Sandpoint or picturesque Hope,

Idaho. With home sites that offer incredible views, privacy and

access to many amenities, it is an escape to paradise.

With several weeks of summer remaining, The Lodges at the Idaho

Club make for a perfect retreat. You will not only have privacy,

but a great deal of space to spread out and enjoy one another’s

company. Homes can accommodate up to 14 guests, and there are

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The Sandcreek Loft Penthouse is brand new and located right

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a private deck that overlooks the beautiful Sand Creek. Situated

with an incredible view and perfectly located, this is the staycation

of your dreams! All of the best restaurants, bars, shops, cafés and

more are right at your fingertips.

Go Sandpoint's newest waterfront property, the Lakeview Getaway

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newly remodeled space, with upgraded furnishings and the finest

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in amenities, offers spectacular views. This two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath

home can sleep eight, with a gorgeous lake view you can take in right from your

private patio.

All vacation rentals are professionally maintained, cleaned and cared for, so you can

sit back and relax surrounded by the beauty North Idaho has to offer.

To see more photos of these beautiful properties, visit GoSandpoint.com. Make

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of Go Sandpoint’s beautiful homes. They look forward to having you as their guest!

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The Long Bridge is the unofficial

welcome mat to Sandpoint.

Anyone coming up from the

south receives the instant

beauty shot while traveling over Lake

Pend Oreille before ending in the heart

of downtown. It’s a stunning view from a

vehicle, but how’s the view from the water?

Avid swimmers from near and far will let

you know after completing the 1.76-mile

Long Bridge Swim, which is back again for

2021.

Some 9,000 swimmers have completed the

swim over the past two-and-a-half decades,

some as young as 7 and others well into their

80s. It’ll be held on the morning of Saturday,

August 7, and several hundred people are

expected to participate. Some of those

include members of the Sandpoint Sharks

club swim team. “We have 15 swimmers

on the swim team participating in the Long

Bridge Swim, plus myself and my assistant

coach, Emily,” explained Head Coach Sara

Kuhn. “For the Mini-Bridge, we have about

15 kids participating so far, and they will be

swimming .25 miles at City Beach.”

Sara recently took over the team and is

excited to see such active participation in

this community event. She’s been impressed

with her team’s dedication to the sport,

the extended practice hours and time in

the gym. While she wants to continue to

challenge her swimmers, she knows that

fun is also a big part of the experience. “As

for my goals, I really want to inspire and

improve each and every swimmer in the

pool while having fun!”

Since 2010, proceeds from the Long Bridge

Swim have gone to help cover the cost of

swimming lessons for children in the local

community. This year, the Sandpoint Sharks

will also be fundraising during the event.

Donations will help with gear like caps,

shirts, hoodies, bags and towels for the team,

travel and lodging expenses for the coaches,

swim equipment, banquet expenses, coach

conferences, and fees for offsite training.

Donations will be taken during the event.

Another aspect that makes this swim so

unique is the ability to follow a competitor

throughout the race. In many open swims,

spectators just see the start and finish, but as

this one travels alongside the Long Bridge,

you can move along with the pack or track

your friend or family member from the

sidewalk along the bridge.

With such a beautiful lake and setting in

which to swim, Sara is hoping that watching

these distance swimmers might encourage

even more people to take up the sport

she loves so dearly. “Swimming is such an

amazing community to be a part of, and I

would love to get more people involved,”

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‘Lettuce Turnip the Beet’!

The Bonner County Fair and Rodeo bring local family fun this month

BY TAYLOR SHILLAM

Celebrating all things related to local heritage and agriculture,

the Bonner County Fair and Rodeo will return in full swing

this month. The fair promises lighthearted family fun with its

themed event “Lettuce Turnip the Beet,” following the return

of the treasured Sandpoint Bonner County PRCA Rodeo.

For decades, the mission of the Bonner County Fair has been to promote

agricultural heritage and the future of the county. Offering a space to

gather and celebrate the heritage and accomplishments of the Sandpoint

community, the Bonner County Fair and Rodeo are celebrated for their

positive economic and social impacts felt throughout the local area. This

year, the rodeo will be held August 6 and 7, followed by the fair from

August 18 through August 21.

Sandpoint’s seventh annual rodeo event promises two nights of immersing

in grit, adventure and strength. An event sanctioned by the Professional

Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and Women’s Professional Rodeo

Association (WPRA), some of the top rodeo organizations in the world,

the Sandpoint Bonner County Rodeo draws lively crowds and skilled

competitors. In 2016, it won the PRCA’s Columbia River Circuit Small

Rodeo of the Year.

Rodeo attendees will have the chance to see local rodeo royalty, barrel

riding, bareback riding and more, providing the perfect opportunity to

have a blast with the whole family.

Last year, the Bonner County Rodeo committee was faced with the

difficult decision to cancel the rodeo in the midst of the pandemic.

Despite efforts to continue the event with precautions in place, it simply

wasn't possible in 2020. Those who missed the local tradition can

celebrate its return this month.

Following the rodeo, the Bonner County Fair will round out an exciting

month of local festivities.

“We will have some great new food vendors and entertainment at the

fair this year! We have great entertainment in the outdoor theater each

night,” said Darcey Smith, Fairgrounds and Facility director. The fair’s

top attractions of 2021 include a performance by the Copper Mountain

Band, bull riding and the Demolition Derby.

The Copper Mountain Band is known as a high-energy country and

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selection of original tunes and a willingness to cover a wide range of song

requests. The Copper Mountain Band is set to play on Thursday, August

19, at 7:30pm, with presale tickets available online.

Challenge of Champions Bull Riding will take the main event stage

on the evening of Friday, August 20, promising to rock the outdoor

grandstands with the area’s top bull riders. Saturday night will follow up

with the Sandpoint Smash Demolition Derby, promising the chance to

watch hard-hitting drivers compete for cash prizes.

For each of the fair’s main events, tickets are available online and at

various locations across Sandpoint, including North40, Carter Country,

and the Fair Office. Kids aged 5 and younger always receive free main

event admission.

The Bonner County Fair was first held in 1927, with 20 participating

communities gathering near War Memorial Park, where the original

fairgrounds were located. Today, the fair continues to be a prosperous

event for the community, with an unprecedented number of exhibit

entries in 2019, and a modified event in 2020.

The Bonner County Fairgrounds itself takes pride in its beautiful

Sandpoint location, bordering the Selkirk Mountains and the northern

shores of Lake Pend Oreille. They have an incredible backdrop for their

host of events lining the calendar year.

“There is always something happening on the fairgrounds,” they shared,

including “rodeos, motor sports, horse shows, indoor soccer, volleyball,

trade shows, fundraisers, reunions, weddings and, in August, the awardwinning

Bonner County Fair.”

Although the fair was able to continue last year through pandemic

restrictions, they look forward to a greater comeback in 2021.

“It has been rough the last couple of years, and we were thankful to still be

able to provide a safe and fun fair last year,” Smith shared. “The amount

of people that came to our events and shared their exhibits and animals

with us, even though it was a tough year, was so very heartwarming.”

The fairgrounds team has nothing but gratitude for the local community,

noting the fair’s ability to bring together community members from all

walks of life.

“We have farmers, crafters, car gurus, foodies and much more that

attend our fair each year,” Smith said. “The annual traditions are huge

in Bonner County, and we are so very passionate about keeping these

traditions alive.”

Each fair exhibit is designed to provide clean, old-fashioned

entertainment for the entire family, with opportunities to reflect on great

memories while creating new ones. The exhibits are also designed to

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promote friendly rivalry among participants

while encouraging community engagement

and the celebration of local achievements.

Admission to the Bonner County Fair is, as

always, free of charge. A daily parking fee of $3

will be charged per car, with $10 weekly passes

available prior to the fair’s opening day. A littleknown

fact among Bonner County residents

is just where the proceeds from parking

charges go.

“The parking fees at the Fair are 100 percent

donated back to our high school students in

Bonner County,” Smith shared. “Fifty percent

of the fees collected go to the high school clubs

who volunteer during the fair. The other 50

percent goes toward college and trade school

scholarships for graduates.”

This year, the Bonner County Fairgrounds

will continue to closely monitor safety

recommendations regarding the pandemic and

public safety. Attendees can expect to see the

fairgrounds incorporating additional handsanitizing

and hand-washing stations, along

with social distancing guidelines. A drivethrough

exhibit entry will also be available for

anyone who may be uncomfortable entering

the buildings onsite.

First-time visitors should have no trouble

locating the fair, as the Bonner County

Fairgrounds hold a prime location just under 2

miles north of downtown Sandpoint and 1 mile

east of Ponderay, within minutes from lodging,

food, shopping and Highway 95.

Although the annual fair is a highlight of

the year, the fairgrounds are available for

much more, including horse stall rentals and

overnight camping. The grounds are scenic

and spacious, hosting 32 dedicated campsites

with available restrooms, showers, water and

electrical hookups. The campground is open

from April to October, with limited camping

in the winter months. From the campgrounds,

they offer free public transportation to

downtown Sandpoint and Ponderay through

the “Spot Bus.”

“We have been able to constantly provide a

safe and fun environment for our community,“

Smith shared, with pride for all the fairgrounds

have to offer. “The fair is able to bring the

community together, and we are so very

grateful for our community.”

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PICKLEBALL INJURY PREVENTION

Let's keep sports and activities fun and injury free!

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

The fastest growing sport in America … What’s your guess? If

you said pickleball, you would be correct! According to The

Economist, pickleball participation grew by 21.3 percent from

2019, while the average activity level remained constant.

Pickleball was invented just next door in Bainbridge Island, Washington. It

is a combination of tennis, wiffleball and badminton. It was made official

in 1972, and there are now over 4 million pickleball athletes. You can play

singles or doubles, and there are 11 points in a game, but you must win

by 2.

Pickleball athletes move through multiple planes of movement to

successfully compete in this game. This requires successful movement

patterns that require mobility, motor control and sports-specific

movements. Both the upper and lower body are highly involved in this

sport and require many muscle groups.

At Kauai Therapy & Wellness, we started seeing growing numbers of new

patients who suffered injuries from this popular and growing sport. There

are several different injuries which result from this loved sport. The most

common are sprains, Achilles’ tendonitis; shoulder, neck, back pain; muscle

strains of the quads and hamstrings, as well as wrist; pain and fractures.

Depending on the injury, it could take a few weeks to heal, and others may

take much longer. There are several ways to prevent injuries like these and

others. Prevention may take a bit of extra effort but will be worth it in the

long run.

A proper warmup is key to help prevent injuries. If muscles don’t get

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There are now over 4 million pickleball athletes. You

can play singles or doubles, and there are 11 points in a

game, but you must win by 2.

sufficient blood flow before beginning activities

with quick movements, your risk for a muscle

strain greatly increases. Warming up helps to

lubricate the joints, increase elasticity of your

muscles and prepare your heart rate and blood

pressure for activity.

Wearing the right footwear will help to prevent

injuries like plantar fasciitis and ankle sprains.

The right footwear consists of a shoe with

proper arch supports, good grip on the bottom

for lateral movements, and ankle support to

prevent ankle sprains. There are specific court

shoes you can purchase, but a good pair of

tennis shoes with all of the above criteria

should help keep your feet happy and healthy.

Pickleball involves many different movement

patterns and requires the ability to perform

quick changes of speed and direction. It also

involves lots of upper-body and lower-body

movements at the same time. Cross training

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to be able to stand up to the challenges of

pickleball. To prevent injury, it is beneficial to

do strength training or body weight exercises

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Agility drills are also a great way to cross train.

Biking, swimming or running can be helpful

cardiovascular exercises to improve your

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There are many ways to prevent injuries from

happening in the first place. Stretching helps

to relieve tight muscles and prevent injury

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According to the American Society

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Botox® treatments were carried out in

2019, and that number has continued

to rise. Considered the most common cosmetic

intervention, and with good reason, this miracle

treatment can take years off your appearance and

prevent the signs of aging in a quick (we’re talking

five-minute) appointment. With FDA approval to

treat moderate to severe wrinkles in the frown

lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines, and a 92

percent “worth it” rating from consumers, this

treatment may be just what you are looking

for to age gracefully and look as young as you

feel. Below we break down your most common

questions.

What is Botox®?

Botox® is a safe, purified, FDA-approved protein

that relaxes and softens the muscles responsible

for causing frown lines, creases between the

brows, around the eyes (crow’s feet), and worry

lines in the forehead. Years of muscle use in our

faces—from smiling, squinting, stressing—create

what begin as fine lines, and deepen over time.

Botox® can heal that dermal cracking or can be

used preventatively to help deter their deepening.

How much does Botox® cost?

Botox® pricing varies from clinic and region, and

your total price depends on what areas you are

treating and the number of units each individual

needs. To treat the area in between the eyebrows

(a.k.a. frown lines) is typically $240 to $300; the

forehead is typically $150 to $180; and crow’s feet

are typically $300 to $450. It is best to schedule

a consultation with your aesthetic provider to

determine the appropriate dosing and cost for

your individualized treatment.

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How long does Botox® last?

You can expect to notice a more youthful,

relaxed appearance within two to 14 days, and

results last three to four months. Some clients

find that with consistent treatments they get

longer-lasting results.

How long will my appointment take?

Botox® appointments are quick and easy. Your

initial appointment will take approximately

30 minutes to review medical forms, discuss

your goals with your provider, and develop

a treatment plan. After your first visit, your

subsequent visits are generally quick and take

only a few minutes.

Does Botox® hurt?

Most patients describe Botox as painless. A

very tiny needle is used to inject Botox® in

strategic muscles on the face, and techniques

are used to make the treatment comfortable. If

you are concerned about pain or discomfort,

talk to your provider prior to treatment to

discuss pain relieving modalities such as

topical numbing cream and/or ice.

Is there any downtime or recovery?

Botox® is generally considered a “no social

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There is not a set age when one should start

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IMAGING SERVICES

A LOOK INTO SOME LESSER-KNOWN IMAGING SERVICES; WHAT THEY ARE AND WHY

YOU MIGHT NEED THEM

By Kristin Carlson, Marketing Specialist, Bonner General Health

Most everyone has heard of an X-ray and has very likely had one.

MRI and Ultrasound seem pretty familiar as well; however, many

procedures in Diagnostic Imaging are uncommon yet vital to

patient care and the diagnosis of injuries, disease and ailments.

What is Diagnostic Imaging? Diagnostic imaging allows a provider to look

inside your body for clues about a medical condition. A variety of machines

and techniques can create pictures of the structures and activities inside

your body. Imaging services can include X-rays, CT scans, Nuclear medicine

scans, MRI scans and Ultrasound.

Nuclear Medicine Cardiac Stress Tests

A nuclear exercise stress test is a diagnostic test used to evaluate blood flow

to the heart. During the test, a small amount of radioactive tracer is injected

into a vein. A special camera, called a gamma camera, detects the radiation

released by the tracer to produce computer images of the heart.

Combined with exercise, the test can help determine adequate blood flow to

the heart during activity versus rest. A cardiologist or other medical provider

might order a nuclear stress test for you if a routine stress test didn't pinpoint

the cause of symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath. A nuclear

stress test may also be used to guide your treatment if you've been diagnosed

with a heart condition. (Mayo Clinic)

Echocardiography

"An echo uses sound waves to create pictures of your heart's chambers,

valves, walls and the blood vessels (aorta, arteries, veins) attached to your

heart." There is no pain associated with an echo, and it is a relatively

simple test.

A provider may order an echocardiogram to investigate signs of heart disease

or symptoms like shortness of breath, chest discomfort or swelling in the

legs. They might also order an echocardiogram if something abnormal, like a

heart murmur, is detected during an exam.

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Intervention

Ultrasound imaging uses sound waves to produce pictures of muscles,

tendons, ligaments, nerves and joints throughout the body. It is used to

help diagnose sprains, strains, tears, trapped nerves, arthritis, and other

musculoskeletal conditions.

Musculoskeletal ultrasound is an emerging field focusing on using ultrasound

to diagnose joint disorders and soft tissue problems that would usually have

required the use of Fluoroscopy (live X-ray) or an MRI. These procedures

have allowed us to inject medications into tiny, specific structures efficiently

and cost-effectively while providing much-needed relief to our patients. This

leads to patients having an overall better experience.

"We are continuing to find ways to expand the services we offer to our

residents. It is our mission to provide quality care close to home. Building

trust with our area residents to come to us during their times of need is vitally

important to a thriving, healthy community," says Daniel Holland, Director

of Diagnostic Imaging, Bonner General Health.

For a complete list of services provided by Bonner General Health, visit our

website, BonnerGeneral.org.

References: Nuclear stress test - Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic. MayoClinic.org/

tests-procedures/nuclear-stress-test/about/pac-20385231

A Cardiologist Answers: What Is an Echocardiogram and Why .... Health.

ClevelandClinic.org/a-cardiologist-answers-what-is-an-echocardiogram-andwhy-do-i-need-one/

Diagnostic Imaging: MedlinePlus. MedlinePlus.gov/diagnosticimaging.html

Ultrasound - Musculoskeletal. RadiologyInfo.org/en/info/musculous

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KEEP COOL!

As the temperatures rise,

protect yourself against

heat exhaustion

By Missi Balison

HEAT EXHAUSTION

IS THE BODY’S

RESPONSE TO A HIGH

LOSS OF THE WATER

AND SALT, USUALLY

THROUGH EXCESSIVE

SWEATING.

Summer is in full swing, and as the

summers here are short, you’ll want to

get outside and enjoy as much of it as

you can!

But when you are out hiking, gardening,

biking, or out doing any of the amazing

things that Sandpoint has to offer, you want

to be careful that you don’t succumb to

heat illness.

A heat illness happens when your body is unable

to dissipate heat effectively, the balance of salt

and water in your body becomes unbalanced,

and your temperature rises. Sweating fails to

keep you cool.

Heat Exhaustion

Heat exhaustion is the body’s response to a

high loss of the water and salt, usually through

excessive sweating. Often those most prone to

heat exhaustion are those who are elderly, have

high blood pressure, and those working or

exercising in a hot environment.

It can be easy to step into heat exhaustion when

you’re out and about having a good time or

focused on a project in the yard. Be sure to pay

attention to the symptoms before they sneak

up on you.

Symptoms of heat exhaustion include:

• Headache

• Nausea

• Dizziness

• Weakness

• Irritability

• Thirst

• Heavy sweating

• Elevated body temperature

• Decreased urine output

What to do:

• If medical care is unavailable, call 911.

• Remove yourself from the hot area and get

liquids to drink.

• Remove unnecessary clothing, including

shoes and socks.

• Cool yourself with cold compresses or wash

your head, face and neck with cold water.

• Take frequent sips of cool water.

Heat stroke is the most serious of heat injuries,

so you definitely don’t want to take symptoms

of heat stroke lightly. The main problem with

heat stroke is that your organs can be damaged

by prolonged high body temperatures.

Signs of heat stroke:

• High body temperature

• Altered mental state or behavior (Confusion,

agitation, slurred speech, irritability, delirium,

seizures and coma can all result from

heatstroke.)

• Nausea or vomiting

• Flushed skin

• Rapid breathing

• Headache

• Altered sweating (Skin may be hot and dry to

the touch, or you may start sweating abnormal

amounts.)

What to do:

• Find a shady spot.

• Remove excess clothing.

• Place cold rags in these areas: back of neck,

groin, armpits. And if you have access to a hose

or cold packs, use those to cool down.

• Find a fan or breeze to help your body

cool off.

• When feeling cooled off, head to a clinic

or emergency room for medical evaluation

and treatment.

Get out there and enjoy this beautiful

weather—but it is imperative that you keep an

eye on things and listen to your body.

Missi Balison, owner of Missi Balison Fitness,

is a personal trainer, exercise physiologist and

Certified Precision Nutrition coach.

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ARE YOU A

COVID-19 LONG

HAULER?

A LOOK AT LONG-TERM SYMPTOMS

ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CORONAVIRUS

BY SCOTT PORTER, SANDPOINT SUPER DRUG

Even though Covid is on the decline for the summer, there are individuals

still experiencing residual symptoms. Those with post-COVID-19

syndrome are being referred to as “long-haulers.”

There is a long list of symptoms that seem to be related to the body’s efforts

to recover from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Being overly tired, experiencing consistent

body aches and pains, or having a nagging cough is not what anyone wants during

our warm weather months.

I’ve seen estimates saying as many as 50 to 80 percent of COVID patients still

have issues three months after their initial infection. The numbers are staggering

enough that some are referring to this as the "Post-Pandemic Epidemic."

Chronic infections, like Lyme disease, HIV, hepatitis C, SARS and Epstein-Barr

can linger for months and even years until the viral load is ultimately reduced or

eliminated. Or until our body’s inflammatory response is once again moderated.

I read there are sometimes psychological aspects attached to Long COVID where

trigger events may cause symptoms to be re-experienced; sort of like some kind of

PTSD or trauma-like effect.

But more commonly, other symptoms may include challenges sleeping, a brain

that isn’t quite working the way it was, headaches, and a continued reduced sense

of taste or smell. Even chest pressure and breathing problems could be persistent.

Of special concern is the possibility of damage or injury to the heart, lungs, brain,

neurological function, vessels and blood circulation.

COVID-19 behaves differently from one person to the next, and this goes with

long-haulers. You may have been asymptomatic from the initial infection but then

experience lingering symptoms later. Or you may have been hit hard right from

the beginning.

While more research is still needed, long-haulers seem to have low-grade

inflammation in common. This could be from the virus going dormant, persistence

of mediating compounds that promote inflammation, reduced function of natural

killer cells that remove infected cells, confused T-cells, and disrupted mitochondria

that normally produce energy and immune-system signaling.

Nutritional deficiencies are also a common risk factor and could make things

worse. Levels of zinc, B vitamins, C, and trace minerals are important, but vitamin

D could be the most significant.

Interesting enough, hyper-mobility appears as a factor due to higher inflammatory

conditions. So does mold and exposure to other air micro-particles or volatile

organic compounds. These contribute to low-grade lung inflammation.

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and mast cell activation syndrome both raise

the risk level of chronic COVID symptoms. Basically, anything that is related to

dysregulation of your inflammatory response system is a problem.

Because of the relationship with mast cells, histamine blockers may be helpful

in easing symptoms. Quercetin, vitamins D and C, and luteolin may also

contribute to mast cell stabilization. Both low-dose naltrexone and ivermectin

are repurposed drugs gaining in attention. Melatonin is being used for its

anti-inflammatory properties.

I like a whole health approach that addresses underlying issues when dealing

with long-term COVID. Diet quality, gut health, mitochondrial function and

nutritional deficiencies should each be taken into account. I would also include

evaluating sleep, air and water quality. Detoxification support is a huge factor for a

well-running immune system.

Each of these are important health considerations for everyone, but for those with

persistent long-term issues related to COVID-19, I would encourage an even

closer attention.

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

Functional Medicine & Nutrition at Sandpoint Super Drug.

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ANSWERING THE CALL TO SAVE

OUR WATERWAYS

SMALL ACTIONS EFFECT CHANGE IN OUR

GREATER WORLD

BY RACHEL KELLY

There are some things that we can’t do alone. There

are some things that we were made to face together,

as a community, as a state, or as a people. Things like

raising our families, or building safe neighborhoods,

we face together. There are some problems that require a whole

world to come together to ensure success. Large problems

usually involve a lot of people, and it takes a lot of people to

solve them. Problems like global pollution and global warming

are big problems. Problems that we can’t solve on our own. But

together, united by our common humanity, we can.

Here in North Idaho, we may not be able to see the ocean, but

we can most certainly appreciate it, its beauty and purpose.

Many of us make the time to travel west to take in the salty

ocean air and sandy beaches while being reminded of how

expansive, and important, our oceans are.

“It’s important to think about the way we live and its impact

on the planet,” says Tara Galuska of the Washington Fish

and Wildlife. And there are many such impacts. We can

see those impacts on the beaches and especially in our

waterways. We can see the impacts we have on rivers

through the salmon and the residents they support, such as

bears. Another such resident is the Southern Orca, resident

of the Puget Sound and Canada, which survives off of

Chinook salmon. Salmon, in turn, survives off of krill. Krill

survives off phytoplankton. There is currently estimated

to be only 75 Southern Orca left in the whole swath of salt

water that exists from the Washington Sound up to the Strait

of San Juan de Fuca. Their low numbers, coupled with their

dependence on the health of the local waters, makes them an

endangered species.

The declining numbers of Southern Orca illustrates the

circular pattern of the effects of our actions on the world,

beginning with the global rise in temperatures. Scientists

believe this is due to an increase in atmospheric carbon

dioxide. There is still a lot of research being done on exactly

why this is happening, but it is apparent that our world is

changing. This change is affecting our local residents, animals

and humans alike. According to the Southern Resident Orca

Task Force, the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has stayed

below 300 parts per million prior to 1950. Since then, our

carbon dioxide has increased to 405 parts per million. This has

caused a one-degree Celsius increase in global temperatures

since pre-industrial levels, suggesting that industrialization

and pollution plays a part in the health of our Earth.

Twenty-five percent of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere

is absorbed by the ocean, causing an increase in ocean

acidification. Algae, often seen in freshwater ponds, lakes and

basins across Washington and Idaho, grows plentiful in order

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to consume the carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. The

ocean’s acidification makes an inhospitable environment

to most species aside from algae, which adapts to grow

in the ocean. Like a fail safe for an imbalance in the

atmosphere, algae grow wild, fed by an overproduction

of carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is often present due

to various levels of pollution, from untreated sewage

to various inhospitable factories. Unfortunately, large

amounts of algae are toxic to all fresh and saltwater

species.

The one-degree Celsius rise in global temperatures also

affects our streams and lakes, as snow melt decreases

every year. The re-circulated warm water makes for

warmer winter lakes and rivers, and dryer summer

river beds. Occasionally, a rise in warm winter waters

causes an overabundance of rain versus snow, increasing

sediment flow and mudslides. The increased rain also

runs into our drains, occasionally overwhelming our

water treatment plants. Which means that sewage

dumps into our ocean. More algae grows.

According to scientifically backed collected data of

Washington Fish and Wildlife, major effects from

climate change will be seen as soon as 2030. If conditions

continue as they have been, 2030 through 2052 will see

a 1.5-degree Celsius increase, which will result in the

following conditions: a 67 percent increase in days over

90 degrees, 38 percent decrease in snowpack, 16 percent

increase in winter streamflow, and a 23 percent decrease

in summer streamflow. To lower these temperatures, and

to decrease their overall effects, we must cut our carbon

emissions by 45 percent by 2030.

Our changing rivers affect salmon, who spawn in rivers

in the spring. They lay their eggs in the gravel, from which

alevins emerge one to three months after spawning. Fry

then grow from alevins, then develop into smolt. Smolt

then migrate to the ocean, where they grow into adults

and live for up to four years. All the combined effects

of pollution and carbon dioxide disturb the breeding

grounds of our salmon at all their various developmental

levels. Increased flooding impacts the salmon eggs and

alevins. Reduced spring flows affect the fry and smolt.

The increased algae in our oceans kill the zooplankton

on which the herring and other fish feed, in turn on

which the salmon feed. Salmon is considered a keystone

species, meaning that they are essential for the survival

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of a variety of wildlife. As their rate of survival drops, the

underlying food web becomes unstable. This is why the

Orca are showing up less and less in Pacific Northwest

waters, and why the health of our fresh water suffers.

When salmon suffer, we all suffer. And so, our actions

come full circle.

Our seemingly small actions that we, as a people, do

on the daily affect the greater world. Trash from our

picnics on the beach, the chemicals that we use in our

cleaners, the medications that we dispose of, waste water,

improper drainage and everyday food waste all play a

part in pollution. Individually, our actions are small. But

together, they have a big impact. Everything eventually

ends up in our waterways, and in turn runs into the

oceans. Our Earth is a complicated web of interconnected

pieces, of which we are also a part of.

“What we do as an individual and as a society to reduce

global warming and to improve water quality for these

majestic creatures also supports a better ecosystem for

humans,” says Tara. This means that any movement

toward change is a win-win.

The Orca are especially sensitive to any environmental

changes, as are all endangered species, which is why their

numbers have been in steady decline in our waterways.

Individuals on land and water play a large part in our

Earth’s health, but so do large companies whose ships

produce a lot of emissions. Noting the sensitivity that

Orca and other wildlife have toward our actions in the

water, TOTE Maritime is one company that has decided

to do something about it.

Alaskan fishermen have long begun their spring season

in the southern part of Washington’s Puget Sound, and

still leave every year to fish for the summer season. As

the polar ice melts, and less and less re-freezes every

winter, fishermen and shipping companies are able to

go further and further north. Many ships and fishermen

are advised to be whale wise as they expand their reach

into the northern waters. Ships are advised to keep their

distance from whales, and to steer away from fishing in

their feeding waters. There are even flags that local ships

hoist to alert other ships and boats as to the presence of

whales. In 2010, the coastal waters of North America

were deemed emission control areas. Most companies

simply adhere to the bare minimum, adhering to the

emission controls and occasionally following Whale

Wise protocol.

TOTE Maritime Alaska is one such company that

moves up and down the northern seas. The leader in

the industry in environmental practices, they chose

to respond to the emission controls in a way that went

above the bar for the safety of our coastal species. TOTE

Maritime Alaska invested in liquified natural gas. In

partnership with Puget Sound Energy, which is known

for their groundbreaking and accessible environmental

activism, TOTE Maritime Alaska outfitted its Orca class

vessels to run on liquified natural gas. Liquified natural

gas decreases particulate matter by 99 percent, vessel

sulfur emissions by 98 percent, and nitrogen oxides by

91 percent. These numbers are groundbreaking. Through

decreasing the waste that ships normally dump into the

waters, TOTE Maritime Alaska has made some of the

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most environmentally friendly ships in the

world, showing the world once again just how

unique the Pacific Northwest is.

It is actions such as these that greatly affect our

waters and the sensitive wildlife that live in it.

Large companies, such as shipping and fishing

companies, play a direct part in keeping our

waterways clean by the ways that they choose

to conduct business. TOTE Maritime Alaska

is especially inspirational in their refusal to

go along with the status quo, and the hope is

that other companies will follow suit. In the

face of such incredible effort, we must do the

same. We must allow ourselves the flexibility

of positive change. Maybe not all at once, but

perhaps little by little. Even the smallest steps

can have a big impact. Especially when they

inspire others to make steps as well. Little by

little, greater change happens. There’s no better

example of what a community can do when it

comes together than what we see here, in the

Pacific Northwest.

We can and do reduce the waste that goes in our

waterways, by participating in the reduction of

litter or washing our cars in professional car

washes (that have proper disposal techniques).

We can also conserve the water that we use,

treating it as the precious resource that it is. We

can reduce our carbon footprint by reducing

our car use, from riding bikes to riding public

transport. We can implement the wise use of

our resources, reducing food waste by planning

ahead and composting. Using products with

fewer chemicals not only betters our overall

health but benefits the health of our world.

The leader in

the industry in

environmental

practices, they chose

to respond to the

emission controls in

a way that went above

the bar for the safety

of our coastal species.

Individually we are small people, with a small

impact. We live as people of character by our

individual everyday decisions. Together we live

as part of a delicate web called “community,”

where each impacts the other. As such, our

daily decisions of character make small dents in

what our world looks like as a whole. Perhaps

in our own small way we will inspire others

to go upstream against apathy. It is in these

seemingly small everyday acts that we make big

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iving in a region with all four of the seasons inspires the need for strategic seasonal

shopping. As the heat of the Pacific Northwest summer begins to fade into shorter, cooler

days, key transitional pieces will become wardrobe essentials.

Light pieces that carry well into fall’s early days are a great way to extend your summer

wardrobe while staying seasonally chic. This month, shop your local boutiques for

summery items with staying power. Here, you’ll find shopping inspiration through a

selection of items to look for as you shop the Northwest’s seasonal styles.

Sweater vests. One of the season’s easiest ways to add a layer is the sweater vest! You’ll

notice sweater vests and sleeveless knits back in style as we come closer to fall. They’re

perfect as easy pieces to wear on their own as a sleeveless sweater, or to layer over a crisp

white button-down as the temperatures drop.

White button-down shirts. If you don’t have that crisp white button-down in your

wardrobe yet, now is the time to add one, as it’s sure to be a staple in the coming months.

Light enough to wear on its own or to layer under a cardigan, jacket, sweater vest or suit

jacket, the crisp white shirt is one of the most versatile pieces you’ll pick up this season.

While temperatures stay hot, mix and match the top with your favorite shorts and skirts

to stay cool.

Crop tops. Don’t put away your summer crop tops just yet! These hot-weather staples can

keep you stylish in the transition to autumn. Keep them to spice up a night out, as they are

easily covered under a jacket in the cooler evening temperatures, or keep them peeking

through light layers for a fun weekend look. Bonus style points for crop tops in fun fabrics

and leathers.

Neutral maxis. Maxi dresses made their comeback this year, and they are here to stay

through the autumn. Keep your neutral-toned maxi dresses for the fall—think creamcolored

shirt dresses paired with knee-high boots, or military-inspired greens with ankle

boots. Maxi dresses are an easy way to add a feminine touch to your autumn days.

Jumpsuits. Similar to the maxi dresses, jumpsuits are an easy way to quickly pull together

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well into fall festivities. From satin jumpsuits to dress up a night out,

to military-style jumpsuits making a statement in the daytime, you can

easily layer them over a long-sleeve shirt or underneath a wool coat on

a cooler day.

White baby tees. That little white tee in your closet might be of bigger

value than you realize. Cropped tops have been in style all year, and

that doesn’t stop at T-shirts. Keep your fitted white “baby tee” as

the ultimate base layer, then build an outfit around it based on your

plans. White tees are easily paired with just about everything: this

season’s carpenter pants, trousers, destroyed jeans and maxi skirts,

with additional warmth brought by cardigans, denim, leather, or suit

jackets.

Cropped sweatshirts. Those cropped sweaters you kept around for the

late nights coming home from the beach, lingering around a bonfire,

or the occasional rainy day, are going to be one of the best pieces

to keep around for autumn. Cropped sweatshirts can range from a

simple, solid color, to a retro-inspired statement piece. Get creative

with your layers, and keep them in stock as a go-to piece this season.

Slouchy jeans. The comfort promised by “boyfriend” jeans and “mom”

jeans alike has been deservedly embraced. These flattering, yet flexible,

jeans are on the slouchier side, making them easy for the transition not

only between seasons, but between day to night and work to weekend.

As they fit well with just about any selection of shoe, they’re easily

taken from sandal weather into boot weather.

Floral prints. Flowers will continue to color and brighten our

wardrobes well into the upcoming months. Keep your light, summery

florals to add a burst of romantic energy to your fall outfits. You’ll see

florals stay on boutique shelves in the form of patterned mini dresses,

accessories, printed suits and more.

Extra-strappy sandals. Keep your most fun, dramatic sandals in

the rotation this month, as they’re poised to become a fall evening

essential. Dressier sandals with far-reaching straps are set to take you

into autumn soirees, events and dinner parties.

Where to Shop

Inland Northwest shoppers have a wide selection

of local boutiques to choose from, all

across North Idaho. Sandpoint’s

Campfire Couture has a curated

collection of unique women’s

fashion and accessories, all

handmade in the USA. At

Carousel Emporium, they

strive to provide a wide

variety of beautiful

women’s clothing

and footwear, jewelry

and accessories.

Wildflowers Resale and

La Chic boutiques are also

favorites of both locals

and visitors alike.

The transition to cooler

days doesn’t have to be

complicated, especially

when it comes to keeping

up with seasonal fashion.

With a few key pieces

from the best of local

boutiques, your

move into autumn

will be seamless

and stylish.

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By Jillian Chandler

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With the busyness of our everyday lives, and

the many activities and adventures we’re

enjoying during the warmer months,

the last thing we want to worry about is

putting on our makeup. How nice would it be to wash your

face in the morning, moisturize, put on a little lip gloss and

head out the door, ready to embark on your day?

There’s no better time than the present to embrace your

natural beauty. Rather than covering up your face with

multiple products, spending too much time contouring

and enhancing, treat your skin to a health and beauty

regimen to keep it glowing and looking great, without the

need to cover it up.

With the help of one of our beauty experts, who has years

in the aesthetics field, we have compiled some simple

ways you can keep your face looking fresh and natural

throughout the summer months and as you transition into

the fall. It’s simple! Get ready to make your daily facial

routine one that is easy and not time invasive. And you’ll

be ready to head out the door glowing! Take a read to help

bring your skin-care and beauty routine to the next level!

From what you put in your body to what you apply onto

it greatly affects your skin, its appearance and glow. And it

starts the moment you wake up. After a long night’s rest, it

is important to cleanse your face in order to remove excess

oil and create a clean canvas for what you put on your skin.

Be sure to pat dry with a clean, dry towel.

Now that you’re fresh faced, the most important must-have

product to apply is sunscreen. You can eliminate makeup—

the concealer, foundation and other products—by

choosing and applying a tinted sunscreen. “This provides

light coverage for a flawless and effortless look,” shares

Bri Williams, RN, BSN at Refined Aesthetics Med Spa in

Sandpoint, Idaho.

“You can use all the best products in a 10-step skin-care

regimen, but if you aren’t protecting your skin, it is all for

nothing,” she shares. “The number one thing you can do for

your skin is wear sunscreen. UV exposure is the number

one cause of premature aging and leads to skin cancer. It is

imperative that you protect your skin by applying SPF daily

and reapply throughout the day.”

She recommends finding a sunscreen that does double duty;

one that not only protects your skin from UV damage but

also packs in antioxidants to repair and rejuvenate the skin.

“My favorite is Total Defense and Repair by SkinMedica,

and it is available in tinted and non-tinted.”

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Make a list of your priorities.

Often aesthetic goals must be accomplished over

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Apply a light coat of waterproof mascara,

and a nude—or colored—lip gloss, and

you’ll be on your way.

You can touch up your look as needed

throughout the day by reapplying sunscreen

in one step with a powdered SPF. Bri recommends

Sunforgettable Broad Spectrum SPF 30 by ColorScience.

At the end of the day, no matter how exhausted you

might be, it is important that you wash your face before

bed. Doing this removes pollutants and dirt, and of

course any products you applied throughout the day.

“Your skin cells turnover during the night to regenerate,

and this process is impaired if your face is not clean,”

shares Bri. She adds that there are a number of

beneficial products that can be applied before bed

(from antioxidants, moisturizers and growth factors, to

retinol, pigment correctors and more), but at the very

least be sure to use an antioxidant to protect from the

The most foundational water adventure environmental doesn’t require exposures anything extra. that Sometimes are heightened the best in the

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Style Tips on a

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LOOKING GLAM ON A PLAN

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As we enjoy the last weeks of summer before the fall months arrive, here are six hard-to-beat tips for making your summer

wardrobe pop. And all on an unbeatable budget to boot.

1

Think Vintage.

You know those crazy thrift stores that are piled high with what some may

consider to be junk? Those places are the worst for looking for specific stuff,

but the best for finding something stylish. Thrift stores are where all the

vintage goodies are. Hidden under grandma’s matching tracksuits and the

moo moos are some original Star Wars custom tees, lace-up heeled boots,

retro skates and silk kimonos. The key is to keep your mind open. Don’t go

in for something specific—go in to discover. Don’t be afraid to jump into the

fray. You will come out with a pile of goodies for ten bucks.

I know, I know, sounds expensive, right? No, actually. Buy yourself something

cheap, just a simple tee for example. Then have it tailored. Most shirts, no

matter the company or expense, are made of pretty much the same materials.

The key is how they fit you. Simple tailor jobs cost $10 to $15, but the results

are one of a kind. Your tailored shirts, pants or dresses will automatically

become your favorite pieces, simply because they fit perfectly. Not only will

you look good, but you’ll feel comfortable. Comfort equates to confidence.

Simple tailoring is the way to go.

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Buy Color.

3 4

Buying in solid colors is a well-kept style secret for the on-the-budget buyer.

Keeping it simple, in colors that amplify your natural positive features, allows

for mixing and matching. Favorites in solid colors, or muted styles, allow for

a do over with another outfit—no one can even tell that you are wearing it

again. Get your flash of color in your accessories, whether it be those impulsebuy

red boots or that Etsy jewelry piece. Key accessories dress up that simple

black jumper or everyday jeans into a multi-wear fashion-affair.

It.

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When buying on a budget, buy things that you feel comfortable using in all

kinds of situations. Unless, of course, you feel that you’ve found that one-of-akind

piece, go simple when shopping. Buy pieces that are versatile for all sorts

of situations. The yoga pants that double as work clothes. The shoes that go

well with dresses and jeans. The solid green mini dress that works just as well

on the beach as it does for a night out on the town. That eye shadow that you

know would play up your eyes regardless of where you go. Style is every day,

and your clothes and accessories should be too.

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Very few of us can boast about our creative abilities. It’s true that our

grandmothers made their own clothes, but most of us don’t have those skills

anymore. And the time! We’ve got no time. However, did you know that many

homemade beauty products use only three ingredients, are inexpensive,

and work better than your store-bought counterpart? For instance, for

a detoxifying body scrub, use equal parts (used) coffee grounds, sugar

and coconut oil. The coconut oil provides the sheen, the sugar the scrub,

and the coffee the lift. There are tons of simple body-care recipes online.

When it comes to skin and hair care, the best things are often the easiest—

and inexpensive.

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When embracing style on a budget, it’s important that what you buy looks

right and fits well. Don’t buy according to someone else’s style; buy what

fits your body and your look. Know your face type for makeup and jewelry

accents. Buy colors that complement or play up your complexion. Buy

clothing that fits your body type and highlights the parts of you that make

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ENJOY A VIBRANT DOWNTOWN, RIVERWALK AND

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Wilmington, North Carolina, is less known as a destination than its more famous Southern neighbors Charleston, South Carolina,

and Savannah, Georgia, and that is its charm. You won’t find the hordes of tourists; only those in the know about this vibrant

city on the banks of the Cape Fear River. Just a short drive from downtown Wilmington you will find some great beaches, each

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Downtown has a variety of places to stay, but you can’t beat the Front Street Inn for its location. It is just a short walk to the shops, restaurants

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Another option is the Hampton Inn Wilmington-University Area/Smith Creek Station, which has a great location that is close to both

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Where to Eat

Wilmington has an eclectic dining scene, with a bounty of local seafood and

area farms providing fresh produce to the city’s restaurants. There is also the

Gullah Geechee influence from the Africans who were enslaved in the area.

If you are new to Southern dining, make sure to try Pimento Cheese. This yummy spread is now featured on many menus as a starter and is served

with crisp lavash crackers. The local oysters are so good they even have their own trail. Shrimp and Grits are a staple of low-country cuisine, and just

about every restaurant you go to has its own recipe.

PinPoint Restaurant is located downtown and is the epitome of farm to table with the freshest bounty from local farmers, fishermen, oystermen and

shrimpers. Their names are on the menu. Speaking of menus, it changes every day to reflect what fresh ingredients are available. You will find a catch

of the day, chicken, beef and pork dishes, as well as a vegetarian entrée. Each one is prepared utilizing the fresh produce and herbs. On the menu

during my visit was hogfish, which must be spear caught. It eats crustaceans, so the meat has a sweet richness to it. Local Carrots was the name of

a shareable plate layered with purple carrot hummus, topped with a variety of carrots, herbs and seasoning. It is a unique dish and highlights the

types of food the chef makes.

The Pilot House is one of the oldest restaurants in the downtown area and has a huge local following. Located overlooking the Cape Fear River, it is

a lovely venue to dine at. The menu is heavy on fresh seafood and traditional Southern dishes, but the chef ’s not afraid to be creative. For example,

the Shrimp and Grits include collard greens, and to keep it from becoming a soupy mess, a fried grits cake is the base of this dish. It soaks up the jus

from the greens, and with the shrimp and other ingredients is such a unique take on this traditional Southern recipe.

Out on the boardwalk at Carolina Beach, make sure to stop at Britt’s Donuts. It has been a beach staple since 1939. The donuts are simple yeast donuts

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WITH ITS REVITALIZED DOWNTOWN, RIVERWALK, AND

CHARMING WALKABLE HISTORIC DISTRICT, AS WELL

AS THE SPECTACULAR BEACHES, WILMINGTON IS THE

PERFECT VACATION DESTINATION.

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The Specifics

Where to Stay

Front Street Inn - FrontStreetInn.com

Where to Eat

PinPoint Restaurant - PinPointRestaurant.com

The Pilot House - PilotHouseRest.com

What to Do

Airlie Gardens - AirlieGardens.org

Wilmington Downtown and Riverwalk - WilmingtonandBeaches.com

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher - NCAquariums.com/fort-fisher

with a glaze that is not too sweet. They sell so many

that your order is hot from the fryer. So yummy! Also

in this area is the Fat Pelican, one of the diviest dive

bars in the United States. This place is wild at night,

but if you stop in when they first open, you will have

the place to yourself. It is known for its huge walkin

cooler. You go in and choose your beverage from

canned beers and other alcoholic beverages, and the

bartender will ring you up.

What to Do

Wilmington, with its surrounding beaches, provides

a plethora of things to do. Explore the downtown

area and visit the many local shops, restaurants

and museums. The newly revitalized Riverwalk is a

lovely place to stroll with cute little pocket gardens

and views of the Cape Fear River. A one-hour river

cruise on the Henrietta is a great way to learn a bit

about the history of the area and some fun, local

anecdotes. A must stop is Cape Fear Rum Cakes on

Front Street. This family owned business is kicking

out some seriously good cakes. The rum keeps them

moist and helps preserve the cakes in a vacuum seal

for six months. There are three sizes available, and

the 5-ounce size is enough for one to two people and

makes a perfect gift. Nothing on the shelves is older

than a day or two because they are selling as fast as

they make them.

Plan to spend a full day out at the Fort Fisher area. In the morning, do

a beach hike along the Basin Trail with views of the ocean before it gets

too hot. Then tour the North Carolina Aquariums with its state-of-theart

exhibits. The otters are always popular, as well as the sharks in the

big tank. Don’t miss the outside trails with some beautiful artwork. For

lunch, either pack a picnic or dine at the café at the aquarium. After

lunch, explore the Fort Fisher Museum and learn about this Civil War

site. Then walk around the outside exhibits to see the remnants of the

fort.

A beach day is a must while visiting this area. Kure Beach is a quieter

beach popular with retirees and families. Wrightsville Beach is bustling

and more of a challenge to find parking. At Carolina Beach, you will find

the boardwalk with lots of shops and amusement park rides. There is

really something for everyone. Each beach also has fishing piers where

you can rent fishing equipment.

Insider Tip: Make sure to read the parking signs. The side street parking

by shops and restaurants is usually two hours and turns over more

frequently. The lots have all-day parking options. All parking is fee based.

You can download an app to make the process easier. Some parking

meters have swipers for credit cards.

Airlie Gardens is a beautifully landscaped coastal south garden with

67 acres of formal gardens and walking paths. The crown jewel of the

gardens is the Airlie Oak, which is a Southern Live Oak tree almost 500

years old. It sits amidst an expansive lawn surrounded by azalea bushes.

Pick up a self-guided walking tour brochure at the entrance. Explore

more than a dozen gardens including the Pergola, Minnie Evans Bottle

Chapel, a seasonal butterfly house and much more.

With its revitalized downtown, Riverwalk, and charming walkable

historic district, as well as the spectacular beaches, Wilmington is the

perfect vacation destination.

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FIESTA BONITA

Authentic Mexican cuisine prepared fresh daily. Fiesta Bonita’s

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

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

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

something for everyone at Fiesta Bonita!

700 Kootenai Cutoff Rd. | Ponderay

208.263.6174

BEET & BASIL AT THE CREEK

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

primary focus is global flavors with local ingredients. Street

foods from all over the world come to life using ingredients

supplied by local farmers, ranchers and foragers. Enjoy staples

available throughout the year and rotating menu based on

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

dinner 11am to 7pm.

105 S. First Ave. | Sandpoint

208.920.6144 | BeetAndBasil.net

CITY BEACH ORGANICS

City Beach Organics offers top-notch, made-fromscratch

organic food and drinks in a recently renovated

downtown location. They serve homemade soups daily!

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

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

6pm; closed Saturday.

117 N. First Ave. | Sandpoint

208.265.9919 | CityBeachOrganics.com

LE CATERING

Locally owned and operated by Chef Adam Hegsted as part

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

Northwest producers and products cooked by award-winning

chefs. They specialize in using local, seasonal ingredients and

highlighting them by cooking them simply and honestly. They

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

24001 E. Mission Ave. | Liberty Lake

509.720.5412 | LeCatering.co

UPTOWN BAGEL CO.

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

and everything in between, then look no further than your

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

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

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

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

Tractor beverages, New Yorker Bagels and Doma Coffee.

13 N. 3rd Ave. | Sandpoint

208.263.9276 | UptownBagels.com

any cuisine

any venue

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we can do it all!

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TRINITY AT CITY BEACH

Sandpoint’s premier waterfront dining offers an

extensive menu of American cuisine with an

impressive wine list. Featuring a full-service bar

and beautiful view of Lake Pend Oreille. Serving

breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week,

Trinity at City Beach is ready to become your

new favorite restaurant.

56 Bridge St. | Sandpoint

208.255.7558 | TrinityAtCityBeach.com

SWEET LOU’S

RESTAURANT & BAR

Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Bar proudly offers

something for everyone, with specialties

including chicken fried steak, smoked prime

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

sandwiches. All menu items are reasonably

priced, fresh and made to order. Full bar.

477272 Hwy 95 | Ponderay

208.263.1381 | SweetLousIdaho.com

FORTY-ONE SOUTH

A beautiful waterfront, fine-dining restaurant in

a romantic lodge setting overlooking Lake Pend

Oreille. Whether it is summer on the patio or

cozying up to the fireplace in the winter, Forty-

One South’s spectacular sunsets, innovative

cuisine, full bar and extensive wine list are sure

to make it a memorable night out. The bar

and restaurant menu changes with the season

offering a variety of delicious food year-round.

Reservations recommended.

41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle

208.265.2000 | 41SouthSandpoint.com

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THE BURGER DOCK

Voted Best Burger in Bonner County! Treat yourself

to the tastiest burger in town, made with housepressed

patties using locally sourced, grass-fed meat

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

organic bun finished with quality ingredients and

homemade sauces. Diners can also choose from

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

milkshakes, soft drinks and beer, wine and canned

cocktails. Visit Facebook and Instagram for their

latest promos, and find them in the Gateway parking

lot at Schweitzer on weekends and holidays! Open

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

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

116 N. First Ave. | Sandpoint.

208.597.7027 | TheBurgerDock.com

JALAPENOS MEXICAN

RESTAURANT

Fresh and unique, Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant in

Downtown Sandpoint has been a favorite of many for

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

Tuesday or Magic Wednesday, there is something

for everyone here, and its newly expanded menu

has brought even more choices to diners. If you are

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

host a party in their private dining room, Jalapenos

Mexican Restaurant will keep you coming back

for more!

314 N. Second Ave. | Sandpoint

208.263.2995 | SandpointJalapenos.com

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QUALITY HOMEMADE PRODUCTS

AND LOCAL GOODS

Fresh Baked: Tuesday & Friday | Take & Bake: Every Day!

www.MillersCountryStoreSandpoint.com |

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

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

Come hungry, Stay late, Eat well!

Sweet Lou’s Restaurant & Bar

Hwy 95 N Ponderay | 208.263.1381

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Sweet Lou’s RestauranT & TAP HOUSE

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Sandpoint, Idaho

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JALAPEÑO

POPPERS

WITH BACON

Recipe Courtesy of Tina VanDenHeuvel

You can follow Tina @madebetterforyou on Instagram

INGREDIENTS:

12 jalapeños

1 8-oz. package bacon, each piece cut into thirds

2 8-oz. blocks cream cheese, softened

6 oz. Mexican-blend cheese, shredded

2 jalapeños, seeded and diced

1 tbsp. cumin

2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

METHOD:

• Preheat your oven to 400˚F. Spray a broiler pan, or cover a

sheet pan with aluminum foil, and place a wire rack on top

with non-stick cooking spray. Set it aside for later.

• Start by prepping the jalapeños using a chef’s knife to cut off

the stems, and cut the jalapeños in half lengthwise. Then, use

a spoon to scrape out all the seeds and the white membrane

inside the pepper. You can discard the seeds once you’re done

or keep a few to add to the cream cheese mixture if you like it

extra hot.

• In a medium-size mixing bowl, mix together the cream

cheese, cheese, jalapeños and seasonings. Fill each jalapeño

with the mix.

• Cut bacon strips into thirds and lay a piece on top of the

cream cheese mix. Once you have filled and topped all the

jalapeños with bacon, place them in the oven and bake for 25

to 30 minutes, or until bacon is done.

• Let cool before serving. Enjoy!

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OUTDOOR DINING WITH A VIEW

At Forty-One South you will enjoy spectacular

sunsets, beautiful waterfront dining, innovative

cuisine, delicious food, fun cocktails, and

professional and courteous service. Relax

with a drink and enjoy the beautiful Lake Pend

Oreille waterfront in our romantic lodge setting.

We have a full bar and extensive wine list too.

OPEN FOR DINNER SERVICE.

CALL FOR RESERVATIONS!

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CELEBRATE THE ARTS

IN SANDPOINT

49TH ANNUAL ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR

By Jillian Chandler

It’s time to celebrate the arts in Sandpoint! Pend Oreille Arts

Council once again presents the annual Arts & Crafts Fair. Held

over two days in downtown Sandpoint on 2nd Avenue and Main

Street, attendees will enjoy everything from artist booths and

food vendors, a child youth art arena and more!

Locals and visitors alike will have the opportunity to explore artist

exhibits featuring ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, home goods, metal,

paintings and drawings, photography, wood, and foods. You can

view the entire list of this year's participating vendors online at

ArtinSandpoint.org/arts-crafts-fair.

The Arts & Crafts Fair will run Saturday, August 14, from 9am to

5pm, and Sunday, August 15, 9am to 4pm. All proceeds go directly

to support POAC’s programs in visual and performing arts and art

education for the benefit of the Sandpoint community.

Another way to show your support to the Pend Oreille Arts Council

and its mission for supporting excellence in the arts is by attending

POAC’s annual Art Party. This promises to be a wonderful evening

featuring a gourmet dinner catered by Ivano's Ristorante; cocktails,

wine and beer; entertainment from Allegro Dance Studio and Suzuki

String Academy; and a special selection of silent and live auction

items. Attendees will also have the chance at a sneak peek of Pend

Oreille Arts Council's 2021-2022 Performing Arts Series.

This fundraising event takes place Friday, August 27, starting at

5:30pm, and will be held at Sandpoint Organic Agricultural Center

(10881 North Boyer Road). Tickets are priced $95 per person and

can be purchased online at ArtinSandpoint.org/art-party. Don’t

wait! Get your tickets today!

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August

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SANDPOINT BONNER COUNTY RODEO

Bonner County Rodeo will present its seventh annual PRCA/

WPRA rodeo event at the Bonner County Fairgrounds (4203 North

Boyer Road) on August 6 and 7. There will also be women's barrel racing

sanctioned by the Women's Professional Rodeo Association. Advanced

tickets are priced $8 for children (6 to 12 years old) and $15 for adults (13

years of age and older), and at the main gate for $10 and $18 respectively.

They can also be purchased around town at the following locations: Bonner

County Fairgrounds Office, Carter Country Farm & Feed, Columbia Bank,

Les Schwab Tire, North 40, Sandpoint Super Drug, Wood's Hay & Grain,

and Tractor Supply in Oldtown. The Bonner County Fairgrounds arena

will open at 6:30pm both nights. For additional details, and to purchase

tickets, visit SandpointBonnerCountyRodeo.com.

HUCKLEBERRY COLOR FUN RUN & WALK

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. Register online at Schweitzer.com.

2ND ANNUAL LAZY A .08K

Angels Over Sandpoint invites the community to their second annual

Lazy A .08k: Straight Outta Quarantine. Registration begins at noon on

August 28 at MickDuff ’s Beer Hall, with the kids’ race starting at 1pm,

followed by the adults. Runners will hydrate before the start of the race

with only the highest quality beer (root beer for the kiddos) before facing

numerous obstacles and carbo-loading halfway through the event. Racers

will cross the finish line at the Beer Hall, where participants young and old

can celebrate victory and take photos. General entry is $25 and includes

pre-race beer and swag bag. If you opt for VIP registration, entry is $50

and includes pre- and post-race beer, special VIP treatment, transportation

across the course, and a VIP swag bag. There will be live music, food onsite

and additional games after the race. Register online today at Eventbrite.

com and search Lazy A .08k.

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

place as planned. Due to the continuing pandemic, there is the possibility

that event schedules may change or events canceled completely. Be sure

to visit event websites to stay up to date with current information.

SUBMIT YOUR EVENTS ONLINE!

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

composed of approximately 450 business enterprises, civic organizations, and individuals. The

Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce provides the first impression to many visitors, new

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Join the ride. Make a difference.

SEPTEMBER 11, 2021

Registration is open!

This one-day bicycle ride with 150-, 100-, 80-, 40- and 25-mile

routes is presented on September 11, 2021, by the Sandpoint

Rotary Club to benefit literacy and after-school reading programs

for the Lake Pend Oreille School District and other Rotary

community service projects. The 150-, 100- and 80-mile routes

incorporate a newly paved route through Montana, alleviating

traffic congestion on the customary routes leading into Clark

Fork, Idaho.

Learn more at CHAFE150.org.

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Lovely 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath home with detached garage and separate 24x24 shop ready for

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Not so remote 41.72 acres with mature trees,

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the property will need to be developed, CC&Rs

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

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Discover incredible mountain views

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and only thirty minutes to the top of Schweitzer

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

Prime two-unit Selkirk Lodge condo at

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Ready for the Idaho lake lifestyle? This 1.03

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Tucked in the woods you'll find this charming

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plan has everything you need on the main floor

and a spacious loo with bathroom and ample

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grounds, just yards away from Talache Beach &

Forest Service land. $565,000

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