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Sandpoint Living Local September 2021

SEPTEMBER 2021

sandpoint

Living Local

SONGFEST

HITS

THE

TOWN

Back to School

Back to Sports

LET'S GET RIDIN’

Chafe 150 gets a September start

Students take to the classrooms and

Bulldogs take to the fields

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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?

It’s still an active market, but we’ve seen a slight “cooling” period recently. This summer, more sellers listed their

homes and land than in the spring. With more properties to choose from, we are seeing longer average days on

market and some price adjustments.

Buyers are evaluating carefully. After seeing prices rise rapidly, some are weighing their options to buy now or wait.

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 inspect thoroughly. A wise

client told me “You don’t get what you expect, you get what you inspect”.

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

"Jackie Suarez knows just what to say and when... during the very stressful

decision making process that real estate brings. She has a gii for that and I am

so thankful that she got me through a difficult sale. I would highly recommend

Jackie Suarez to sell your home successfully. “Thanks Jackie!!!"

Angie M., Bonners Ferry, ID

There is not enough space to mennon all the excellent service Jackie Suarez

offered.”I wish her all the best and that many customers profit of her excellent

service."

Heikki K., 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

3.42

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

4.17

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

sewer/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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90 Kullyspell Drive, Hope, Idaho

Option I ( Home & Island )

Option I ( Home & Island ) - Nothing compares anywhere in Idaho to the opportunity to own 935' of historic water frontage and privacy like that offered by Kullyspell

Point & Memaloose Island. Kullyspell was the original home location of historical gure David Thompson who rst discovered Idaho and opened the rst fur trading business

with the Kalispel Tribes on this property. This listing consists of the main home (90 Kullyspell & Gate House), the private Memaloose Island (13 Acres). The main property

consists of the 13,036 sq ft home with the massive underground environmentally controlled passage to the 2773 sq ft Gate House. The post and beam home with hand

scraped solid Cherry Wood oors has all the latest technology provided by Lutron & Savant in air handling systems, security, lighting & water systems. No expense was spared

on the home security systems or power production systems. Ask for property information sheet for additional information. $20,000,000

Option II ( Home )

Option II ( Kullyspell ) - The main property consists of the 13,036 sq ft home,

935' of water frontage with a massive underground environmentally controlled

passage to the 2773 sq ft Gate House. The post and beam home with hand scraped

solid Cherry Wood oors has all the latest technology provided by Lutron & Savant in

air handling systems, security, lighting & water systems. No expense was spared on

the home security systems or power production systems. $13,000,000

Option III ( Memaloose Island ) - Here is your chance to own the private 13 acre

Memaloose Island on Lake Pend Oreille. Memaloose is uniquely positioned to appreciate

the southerly big lake 20 mile plus views and the massive presence of the beautiful Green

Monarch Mountains. Power and water well are already in place near a premiere building

location. Lake Pend Oreille is 43 miles long with depths to 1,150 feet deep and it has a

surface area of 148 acres, so it will take you a while to run out of places to go and things to

see from this great property. With this property is a small piece of land in the Wendlemere

Marina for you to park your cars for the short 3 to 5 minute boat ride to the island.

$7,000,000

www.IdahoRealEstateListings.com

SKINNER

&

properties

STEVENS

Eric Skinner,

Associate Broker

(208) 290-6314

Eric.Skinner@Sandpoint.com

Option III ( Island )

Brent Stevens,

REALTOR®

(208) 290-0502

BStevens@Sandpoint.com

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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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Living Local

SEPTEMBER 2021

VOLUME 11 NUMBER 9

inside

Game On

High school athletes take the field

Getting Back into Routine

Designing a schedule that works for you and your family

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84

Tips For Supportive Parenting

Empower and encourage your child with these six strategies 88

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"By all these lovely tokens, September days

are here. With summer's best of weather and

autumn's best of cheer."

- HELEN HUNT JACKSON

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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

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MEN & WOMEN!

Seasons Change, and

Our Hearts Begin Anew

I

t seems as though, without

fail, that before we really

begin to embrace summer

and take advantage of all the

opportunities that come along with it, the

season abruptly comes to a bittersweet end.

As we slowly ease into fall, accompanied by

the cooler weather and autumn breeze, it is

important to be grateful for the memories

we created while at the same time knowing

there are many more to be made come the

new season.

As the hustle and bustle of the school year

begins, and the carefree days of summer are

but a distant memory, with a new season

upon us, it’s time to let go and gear up for

what’s to come. With an open mind and

heart, welcome the changes that are coming

our way and make the most of each and

every day.

As we send our children out the door to

embark on a new year of learning, may we

take this time to lay out plans for ourselves

when it comes to our own careers, families

and other vested interests. Goals and

aspirations are not just meant to be made at

the start of a new year, but at the beginning

of each new season.

Throughout the year, we are all growing,

learning, improving in our journeys. It’s

always good to reevaluate where you are,

what you have accomplished and what

your next steps look like. Let your children

inspire you to continue to learn, grow and

create. As we encourage our children to try

their best and be the best they can be, let’s

make sure that we take that advice ourselves.

Seasons change, as do our lives. As we say

farewell to summer and welcome fall, let’s

focus on what we can control and do our

part in making the best of what we can’t.

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SEPTEMBER 2021

SONGFEST

HITS

THE

TOWN

LET'S GET RIDIN’

Chafe 150 gets a September start

Living Local

Back to School

Back to Sports

Students take to the classrooms and

Bulldogs take to the fields

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ABOUT THE COVER

FALL IS HERE, SCHOOL’S IN SESSION, and

it’s time to get ready for an awesome sports lineup

and cheer on our student athletes! On this month’s

cover of Sandpoint Living Local is a shot of the

Sandpoint High School football team, ready to take

the field with confidence and pride. Don't miss

the excitement at Memorial Field on September 3

starting at 7pm, as the Bulldogs battle the Coeur

d'Alene High School Vikings in their first home

game of the season.

Cover Photo By Jason Duchow Photography.

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CONTENTS

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Like Media: The Inland Northwest's full-service

media agency

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ESSENTIALS

The latest tips and trends in home, garden,

finances and life

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SEASONAL EVENT

Let’s Get Ridin’: Chafe 150 gets a September start

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LIFE & COMMUNITY

Opportunities Await!: Sandpoint Middle School

offers students a variety of activities

and electives

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Momentum Medical Massage and Personal Training:

Blending the art of massage, bodywork and fitness

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GOOD NEWS

Serenading Sandpoint: Sandpoint Christian School

serves the Sandpoint community through Christian

education, family inclusion and facility expansion

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IN FOCUS

Idaho at Sea: Advanced naval vessel in production

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LIVING LOCAL

SongFest Hits the Town: Sandpoint’s songwriters show

kicks off its inaugural year

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

Tips and informational articles about living a

healthy, active lifestyle

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sneak peek into September ...

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FEATURE

Pickleball Grows in Popularity: Find out the history

of our nation’s fastest growing sport

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BACK TO SCHOOL

Tips For Supportive Parenting: Empower and

encourage your child with these six strategies

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BACK TO THE GAME

Game On: High school athletes take the field

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BACK TO THE GRIND

Getting Back Into A Routine: Making your

schedule work for you

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TRAVEL & LEISURE

A Perfect Fall Getaway: Explore Central Oregon from

the luxurious Brasada Ranch

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FOOD & DRINK

Your local guide to the tastiest hot spots

around town

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FEATURED RECIPE

Zucchini Banana Nut Bread: Perfect for

breakfast or an after-school snack

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Don't miss out on these events and fun

community happenings

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Get Bold!

LUXE ACCESSORIES AND RICH HUES REMAIN ON POINTE FOR DECORATING IN 2021

By Deann Hammer, Interior Designer

Deep rich hues such as teal, and iron ore grays, are hitting

the scene as favorite paint colors this year. These heavy

colors look gorgeous in any decorating mode. They can

be used in modern, craftsman, Danish or coastal design

themes with equal impact.

Bold colors shine either in a large open area such as a large living room

wall, or look just as special when used in powder rooms or accent

walls (ie: behind your master bed). The ceiling is also a great place to

add a super-rich color. I love painting a powder room ceiling to add an

unexpected pop of color to a home.

Make sure to buy high-quality paint so that the pigments are dense, and

you do not have to paint more than a few coats. I recommend Sherwin

Williams Emerald paint. It is also wipeable, which is a super bonus.

As we live in the Northwest, where in winter the light is low, it is

important to balance those dark paint colors with lighter fabrics that add

texture and balance to a room. A popular trend now is to upholster in

pastels. They look super luxe next to a richly colored wall and brighten up

a space. Rose, lavender, coral, light yellow and mint green are all on trend

as fabric choices for chairs, sofas and chaise lounges. If you are not brave

enough to do an entire piece in these colors, you can opt for a neutral

fabric and bring in pastels with pillows, rugs, art and throws.

Reflective metal accessories such as gold or copper add shine. Marble is

also a wonderful natural product found in trays, vases and lamps, and

is timeless and sleek. Be careful not to accessorize in any one material

alone. It is important to add a touch of wood, a little stone, some metal

and glass. It is a balancing act. The softness of pampas grass in a large urn

in a corner or a live tree will help create drama.

I find, when I focus on the details, a project transforms from average

to spectacular. I typically reach for architecturally interesting mirrors in

guest baths where functionality isn’t the focus (ie: applying makeup), and

if you buy a lamp, make it a great one! Don’t settle for the inexpensive,

generic Target or Home Goods lamps. Lamps are art and should be

treated as such. A true test of a good lamp is the actual weight of the

item. It should have some heft to it and not be easy to topple over. A lamp

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Rose, lavender, coral, light yellow and mint

green are all on trend as fabric choices for

chairs, sofas and chaise lounges.

should have a three-way switch, and the shade should be of a quality material, not stark white and

easily dentable.

Grouping vases, candles or other trinkets together and buying art that tells a story or has a history

is also a way to add richness to a room and make it look unique.

Photographs are wonderful but are best in black and white and grouped in coordinating frames.

Keep it simple—and go for quality. Avoid photo frames that are ultra-busy or have sayings all over

them and reek of kitschy farmhouse themes.

And a shoutout to all of you technology lovers: You should never see a television or lamp cord.

Hire a contractor to bury TV cables in the wall, or tuck them behind a basket or large vase. Less

is more, as they say, and chords to digital devices are distracting to the eye and make a space feel

like a dorm room.

The theme for 2021 is go big, or go home. Get bold! And, if in doubt, hire an interior designer to

help you optimize your own special look. Broadway Design is always just a call away.

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Sandpoint's Historic

Home Town Bar

80+ YEARS & COUNTING

WWW.219.BAR

SEPTEMBER

EVENTS

MON-FRI HAPPY HOUR AT THE 219

LOUNGE 4PM - 7PM

9/5 CONCERT WITH LANEY LOU

AND THE BIRD DOGS 8PM - 11PM

SOLD OUT!

9/11 LIVE MUSIC WITH RIGHT FRONT

BURNER 9PM - 12AM

9/18 LIVE MUSIC WITH HAROLD’S IGA

9PM - 12AM

9/25 LIVE MUSIC WITH THE MIAH

KOHAL BAND 9PM - 12AM

Bonners Ferry

Sandpoint

Sagle Ferry

IDAHO

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on three lifetime goals: planning

for retirement, preparing for the unexpected

and creating an estate plan. What steps

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your career, you’ll need to put away money

for a retirement that could last two or three

decades. So, you’ll want to contribute enough

to your IRA and 401(k) or similar employersponsored

retirement plan to provide for

your income needs in retirement. And

reasonable percentage of growth-oriented

investments, based on your comfort with risk

and how long you have to invest.

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vacation home? Your retirement aspirations

will help determine how much money you’ll

ultimately need to live the lifestyle you desire.

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goal: planning for the unexpected. Even if

you budget carefully, you may not always

be prepared for unplanned costs, such

as a needed home improvement. If your

cash flow can’t meet these expenses, you

might be forced to dip into your long-term

investments, possibly leading to taxes,

penalties and fewer funds left for retirement.

That’s why it’s a good idea to maintain an

emergency fund containing three to six

months’ worth of living expenses, with the

money held in a liquid, low-risk account.

Of course, more serious, unexpected events

can also occur. If something were to happen

to you, could your family members maintain

their lifestyle? Could the mortgage still be

paid? Could your children continue with

their higher education plans? It’s essential

that you maintain sufficient life insurance to

The last lifetime goal—creating an estate

plan—is meant to achieve multiple aims. For

example, you may want to name someone to

make financial and medical decisions on your

behalf should you become incapacitated. If

you have children, it is important to name a

It’s also necessary to keep your beneficiary

designations up to date. And you may want

to leave something to charitable groups.

To meet all these objectives, and possibly

legal professional to create the necessary

your beneficiaries and to balance your

estate and legacy goals with your other

financial objectives.

Life is full of twists and turns, and you may

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WHAT ARE

YOU FOR?

Fall is a time to reflect on growth

and appreciate success

By Trish Buzzone | Thinking Partner, Executive Director

The John Maxwell Team

Fall is my favorite season, and for a lot of

reasons. You begin to feel the change in

the air, see it in the color of the leaves,

the shade of the bark on the trees. There’s a

celebratory energy, an anticipation of new things,

good things to come. Harvest festivals recall the

joy of reaping the benefits of a year of hard work

that will sustain us for the year to come. Before

you know it, Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday

season and a heightened awareness of what we

have to give and what we have received.

For me, this season of newness and celebration is

also an opportunity to look back at the year leading

up to now, to reflect on growth and appreciate

success. Fall is also a time of anticipation, when

I begin to plan for the coming year and to take

action toward those goals. In making those plans

and anticipating those successes, one question is

paramount in my mind: “What am I for?”

The question is not about likes and dislikes,

though those preferences may factor into my

answers. This is about asking myself what do

I want to be known for and what I am going

to do to make that happen; it’s about clearly

defining my purpose and working in a way that

communicates that purpose to others in what I

say and do.

When we are intentional about anticipating and

planning based on how we answer this question,

we grow in our awareness of the actions to take

and the resources necessary to live our vision.

Others around us pick up on this awareness too.

Like-minded people come alongside to work

with us, while mentors and thinking partners

help us see more clearly as we move forward.

Beginning this process in the fall—thinking,

planning, prioritizing, anticipating and acting—

sets us up for success throughout the following

year. Investing this time inspires and energizes,

creating momentum that builds through the end

of the year and continues into the new year.

Our answers to this question become what Jeff

Henderson calls powerful “distractionators,”

or distraction assassinators. We all know how

wonderfully distracting the last several weeks of

the year are. Filled with parties and family and

fun, gifts and excitement, so many incredible

things that pull us away. Then, suddenly, we see

December 31 is just a few days away, and the

impulse is to try to cram all the planning into a

few days, or, if we start a few weeks sooner, try to

work around parties and concerts and important

social times with family and friends. We end

up pulled in too many directions, wanting to

enjoy the holidays while knowing we need to be

focused on our first quarter goals. Clarity suffers,

focus suffers, and we hunker down as winter sets

in, feeling like we’re already falling behind.

By starting this process in the fall, I give myself

the gift of time. I’m more focused, more effective

and better prepared. As a result, I’m able to

maintain my focus and add value to myself and

others as the holidays draw near.

So, as we enter this wonderful, hopeful and highly

anticipated autumn season, this is my question

for you: “What are you for?” What do you want

to be known for, and why? What does that look

like, feel like and sound like? Being intentional

about answering those questions now will inspire

and energize you as we begin to wrap up 2021

and move into 2022.

I would love to hear your answers to “What are

you for?” Share them with me at: TrishBuzzone.

com, Facebook.com/groups/streamingleaders or

LinkedIn.com/in/trishbuzzone.

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SHARING

OUR LAND

The plight of wildlife in the face of

population growth

By Dr. Dawn Mehra, North Idaho Animal Hospital

Increasingly, humans are migrating from urban sprawl to our lovely

Idaho panhandle with the intent of snuggling into nature. How

many people on our planet are privileged enough to enjoy clean air,

360-degree vistas, singing birds, croaking frogs and the whistling

wind through pine boughs—all from their own backyards? North

Idahoans are lucky.

Who is in charge of wildlife in our country? Our local, state and federal

government ultimately make wildlife management decisions. Rarely are

they able to come to the rescue of injured or debilitated critters. What

it comes down to: Each and every one of us is responsible. North Idaho

Animal Hospital (and various other veterinary hospitals) donate precious

time and material to injured wildlife as a gift to our community. Those

that can recover are sent to various rehabilitation centers (which also

operate solely on public donations), such as American Heritage Wildlife

Foundation (AHWF) in Clark Fork, Idaho. Without our wild species, we

would all suffer greatly, because as you know, our survival is linked not

only with each other but with our planet—the air, the sea, the land and all

creatures. If we destroy our resource base, we destroy ourselves.

Humans have been encroaching on critical wildlife habitats for hundreds

of years. Oftentimes, the excitement of seeing the first bear, moose or deer

in the neighborhood clouds the fact that the boundaries of our domestic

animals overlap with those of the wild creatures. When moose migrate

into someone's favorite hedge, homeowners forget that those critters

were actually munching downtown long before the new landscape was

constructed. When a coyote furtively stalks their chickens or attempts

to “engage” their pooch, consider it a mere act of mammalian instinct—

nothing personal. My message is that when one lives on the “edge,” one

must be content to share.

Interesting fact from AHWF: 90 percent of all wild animals brought in

for rehabilitation are directly related to a human cause! Tree trimming in

the spring (nesting season), window collisions, domestic animal attacks,

fishing line entanglement/ingestion, poisoning with lead, insecticides,

herbicides, habitat alteration, fragmentation, destruction, the list goes

on. Limiting the interactions between family pets and public wildlife is

not simply safer for the pets but also responsible toward wildlife. We treat

countless injured dogs and cats who are stomped by moose, skewered

by deer, lifted and dropped by owls and hawks, and gnawed upon by

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Limiting the

interactions between

family pets and

public wildlife is

not simply safer

for the pets but also

responsible toward

wildlife.

weasels. On the other side, The Smithsonian

Conservation Biology Institute and the U.S.

Fish and Wildlife Service estimate that cats kill

over 2.4 billion birds and 24 billion mammals

each year in our country. Domestic animals are

a human creation and a human responsibility

to control.

In Sandpoint, one can view construction

projects in every direction. It's exciting and

distressing at the same time. New homes

for people are a good thing, however, are we

too preoccupied with the cost of lumber to

incorporate the preservation of wildlife habitat

into our neighborhood projects? I challenge

developers, land and homeowners to think

outside the box. I share my ideas for sustaining

an interconnected world below, each of which

stem from my old days as a wildlife biologist

and my current veterinary perspective. I know

we can and should do even more; feel free to

add to this list and be a part of the solution!

It's a fact that our local economy thrives on

new folks moving here. Careless, inconsiderate

planning and zoning threatens those very

aspects which were attractive to our new

residents in the first place. Sharing this beautiful

piece of the planet with the species that evolved

here does take an active and informed effort—

however, the benefits are immense, and success

is critical.

Dr. Dawn Mehra |North Idaho Animal Hospital

320 South Ella Street, Sandpoint, Idaho 83864

IdahoVet.com | 1299-niah@vca.com

Cold Noses...

...Warm Hearts

208.265.5700

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Opportunities Await!

SANDPOINT MIDDLE SCHOOL OFFERS STUDENTS A VARIETY OF

ACTIVITIES AND ELECTIVES

By Jillian Chandler

As students fill the halls of Sandpoint Middle School this

fall, exciting opportunities await!

According to Crosby Tajan, assistant principal and

activities director, “Year to year we see a large swath of

our students taking advantage of our robust selection of activities and

electives. The connections being formed in our classrooms between

our amazing teachers and energetic students create the catalyst for

deeper relationships via our extracurricular programs.”

The school year kicks off with a fall activity lineup consisting of

cheerleading, cross-county, football, golf, tennis and volleyball. As

fall transitions to winter, wrestling takes to the mat. The winter season

includes boys and girls intramural basketball (which transitions into

select teams for both the seventh and eighth grade, according to

Crosby). In the spring, the school year wraps up with track and field.

The electives offered at SMS cover a variety of interest areas: CSI

(Crime Scene Investigation), Nutrition and Cooking, STEAMworks,

Woodworking, and Advanced Fitness continue to be popular with the

students. Last year, Intro to Ukulele and Drama were added to the

mix, which, according to Principal Kari Granier, “drummed up a lot

of positive energy in the halls.” This year the school will be adding a

geography-based elective, Around the World, and are also looking to

expand their science elective choices.

“We believe middle school is the perfect time for students to explore

their interests and discover a passion they may not know they had!”

Principal Granier adds.

As winter makes its way to North Idaho, the Ski & Ride program will

return. First started during the 2019-2020 school year in response

to the P.E. Department recognizing the need to connect more

Sandpoint students to the mountains, the program was an instant

hit. “Too many kids grow up in Sandpoint without the opportunity

of experiencing Schweitzer, the mountains, and the sports of skiing

and snowboarding,” shares Adam Tajan, Sandpoint Middle School’s

physical education teacher. I worked closely with Schweitzer, SMS,

the district office, the transportation department—and a plan came

together. Initially, I didn't know what to expect for numbers, maybe

20 to 25 kiddos. In the end, we had over 100 our first year.”

With the intention to “Make Learning Irresistible,” the administrators

at Sandpoint Middle School continue to do just that through the

wonderful array of activities and electives offered each year to their

enthusiastic students. “Our intentional effort to ‘Make Learning

Irresistible’ is evident, as we see roughly 80 percent of our students

participating in one or more extracurricular activities or elective

programs,” shares Crosby.

Here’s wishing Sandpoint Middle School, its teachers, staff and

students, a successful—exciting—2021-2022 school year.

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Blending the Art of Massage,

Bodywork and Fitness

Sandpoint couple ready to help you discover your inner momentum

By Jillian Chandler

a business that offered massage therapy and

movement was an obvious combination to me,”

“Opening

recalls Kelly Emerson, owner of Momentum Medical

Massage and Personal Training in Sandpoint with husband and

business partner Ken.

Kelly and Ken have been involved in the fitness industry since 2005

when they opened their first boutique fitness studio in Vancouver,

Washington. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts, the couple moved

their family to Sandpoint in 2012, where Kelly utilized her skills

as a personal trainer at the Sandpoint West Athletic Club (now the

Y). A few years later, while training for national Spartan obstacle

course races, Kelly found herself struggling with shoulder issues

and sought massage therapy as an alternative to the traditional

medical route for dealing with her pain. “After several visits,

I could not believe the improvement and was hooked on the

healing potential that massage could offer,” she recalls. With only

a few sessions, her pain had been significantly reduced and her

functioning returned to normal. Kelly realized that her clients

could also benefit from massage therapy, so in 2016, Kelly attended

North Idaho Massage Academy (which has just recently opened in

town) and became a licensed massage therapist.

“The rest is history!” she smiles.

With Ken’s experience in business management and Kelly’s love

of massage and bodywork, paired with their combined love of

fitness, Momentum Medical Massage and Personal Training was

born.

“I love movement in any form,” expresses Kelly. “Regular exercise

helps to improve self-esteem and has numerous psychological

benefits, and I feel that I’m living life to my fullest potential when

I can physically use my body and my own power to experience all

that I enjoy in life. Work is easier and play is easier when you can

move more efficiently.

“It’s my goal to help other people discover the same feeling for

themselves,” she adds. “I believe that we need to continue moving

our bodies and develop good habits to live our best life.”

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Since introducing Momentum to the Sandpoint community in

2019, Kelly has been driven by her own desire to adventure, play

and explore the world around her, and she takes immense joy in

helping others find that same desire in themselves. “Our bodies

were designed to move, to run, jump and manipulate things.

Unfortunately, our modern world has made it too easy to sit. The

average American now sits for 13 to 15 hours a day!”

The clinic provides both medical (outcome-based) and

therapeutic/relaxation massage, with several excellent therapists

who offer their own unique styles to the individual. The intimate

onsite gym provides memberships for both personal one-on-one

training and small group training classes to include indoor spin

classes, strength training and circuit.

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Momentum is one of just a few practices in Sandpoint that accepts health insurance

and treats clients who have been involved in motor vehicle collisions and work-related

accidents. They work with physicians, chiropractors and physical therapists that will

prescribe massage therapy and refer their patients to Momentum. This creates a team

effort to help treat a variety of health-related issues, chronic pain, sports injuries, and

improve overall general wellness. “We use a variety of techniques and modalities to

address specific injuries or problems,” affirms Kelly.

If you are looking to discover your inner momentum, let Kelly and her team at Momentum

Medical Massage and Personal Training guide you to your healthiest self.

“It is a blessing, every day, to witness the remarkable human body and mind. It is such a

blessing to help someone set and reach a goal or to be able to put my hands on someone

and help them relieve pain,” attests Kelly. “It is the human connection that is most

rewarding about my work”.

“I believe that we need to continue

moving our bodies and develop good

habits to live our best life.”

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Serenading Sandpoint

SANDPOINT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL SERVES THE SANDPOINT COMMUNITY THROUGH CHRISTIAN

EDUCATION, FAMILY INCLUSION AND FACILITY EXPANSION

By Joshua Nishimoto

WITH AN EDUCATED

AND TALENTED STAFF,

SMALL CLASSROOM

SIZES AND DEVOTION

TO STUDENT ATTENTION

AND GROWTH, SCS

SERVES THE GREATER

SANDPOINT COMMUNITY

WITH DIGNITY AND

GRACE.

As an educational staple, the Sandpoint

Christian School has been serving

students and families in the Sandpoint

community for the last 25 years. SCS

puts an emphasis on reading, writing, arithmetic

and reasoning, and consistently works to provide

a Biblically centered curriculum. SCS is also

committed to interactive and hands-on history

and science classes, intentionally integrating

technology instruction within content area

instruction.

Sandpoint Christian School maintains academic

standards, which promote and challenge the learner

to maximize their gifts and opportunities. When

working toward the highest level of achievement,

SCS honors the exhortation to “do everything as

unto the Lord.”

The school is also committed to providing

enrichment in cultural arts, which include foreign

language, art, music and library time. SCS has

used the S.A.T. national tests for many years and

Terra-Nova standardized testing since 2016, as

well as actively participating each year in various

competitions with other ACSI (Association

of Christian Schools International) schools

as a measure of the yearly progress that their

students make.

Those events also include the ACSI Speech Meet,

Spelling Bee, Creative Writing Festival and Math

Olympics. With an educated and talented staff,

small classroom sizes and devotion to student

attention and growth, SCS serves the greater

Sandpoint community with dignity and grace.

That is why SCS plays a huge role in mentoring

and instructing students while including and

encouraging family members to participate in

students’ instruction on campus.

SCS seeks to provide a safe learning environment

that is conducive to the development of academic

excellence and Christ-like character and behaviors.

As such, Sandpoint Christian School values

respectful relationships within their learning

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community (students, staff and families), as well as honoring and

supporting individual accomplishments and effort.

This year, SCS is raising funds to expand on their music program

with the goal of raising $4,000 for all their instruments, including

hand bells. The SCS music program includes the hand bell choir and

orchestra, offering classes for beginners to intermediate students.

Fifth- through eighth-graders choose between hand bell choir and

orchestral instruments, practicing with those instruments throughout

their time at SCS. It’s important that a student stick with the instrument

they choose to eventually master that instrument; hence the emphasis

on the need for quality and affordable instruments to be available for

each student.

A financial boost for the SCS music program will allow the school to

purchase new instruments and fix old ones, allowing students to not

worry so much about the financial burden that often comes with playing

an instrument, and putting less financial stress on those families who

have multiple children playing instruments. Thus, the availability and

wide range of instrument offerings will allow even more students the

opportunity to perform live music for the community.

These instruments not only play a vital role in a child’s learning and

growth but are also necessary for the SCS to continue hosting student

musical performances for their annual concerts, including their spring

concerts when both the hand bell choir and orchestra come together to

perform music from Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean.”

“We need kid-sized violins, cellos, hand bells and violas,” said SCS

principal, parent of previous student attendees and former board

member, Shar Wikoff. “Four-thousand dollars would go a long way to

help with providing new and refurbished musical instruments to our

growing student body.”

As the Sandpoint community grows, so does the number of students

that Sandpoint Christian School admits. With the importance of

providing enough instruments for their students, SCS is also planning

for future growth by focusing on facility expansion with a vision of

serving not only the student body, but also serving the community

at large.

“We are bursting at the seams with students,” Wikoff said. “With an

increase in our student population, it provides new challenges with

space. We have not started the planning phase of our campus expansion,

but we will be starting soon.”

Although there is currently no monetary goal for their facility

expansion, SCS is putting their secondary focus on making sure that

they have enough starter money to make the necessary adjustments

prior to moving forward with their planning.

“There are many hurdles in place along this journey,” Wikoff said.

“The first hurdle being the raising of initial funds to make the proper

improvements to our current septic system. From there we can move

into the early planning phase of adding new facilities.”

To participate in SCS fundraising efforts for both the music

program and the eventual building expansion, please visit Sandpoint

Christian School’s website at SandpointChristian.com/giving and

click on the “Give” button, or email Sandpoint Christian school

at office@sandpointchristian.com to inquire about further ways to be

of service.

SCS will also be accepting of checks and cash gifts for their septic

tank fundraising project in person at their main campus office:

4777954 Highway 95, Ponderay, ID 83852. All gifts are tax deductible.

(Please see a tax expert for more information regarding your gift of

taxable income.)

“We are grateful to be a part of the community,” Wikoff shared. “Our

fundraising efforts will benefit our students, families and music-lovers

alike. We look forward to providing our students with the proper

musical instruments and the facilities needed to host as many students

and families as we can.”

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IDAHO AT SEA

ADVANCED NAVAL VESSEL IN PRODUCTION

BY COLIN ANDERSON

Once completed, she will be 377-feet

long and carry a crew of approximately

135 mixed gender enlisted sailors

and officers. She’ll be tasked with escorting

battle ships and aircraft carriers, as well as

gathering surveillance, reconnaissance and

other intelligence. She’ll be ready to defend

the homeland from underwater attack and

will be capable of launching land attacks

from below the surface. She’ll be one of the

most technologically advanced submarines

ever created, and she will carry the name USS

IDAHO SSN 799.

It’s a once-in-a-century celebration for

residents of the Gem State. While there have

been other naval vessels that carry the name

Boise (currently in service), Pocatello, and

Twin Falls, this is the first naval vessel to carry

the state’s namesake since the USS Idaho BB42,

a New Mexico Class battleship built in 1919 that

saw extensive action during World War II and

was eventually decommissioned in 1946. While

Idahoans can be proud to see such a beautiful

new vessel carry the state’s namesake, they can

be equally prideful that an integral part of its

technology was developed within the state.

Henry Netzer is a Hayden resident and retired

Navy captain. Captain Netzer spent a good

deal of his service time aboard submarines off

the waters of Hawaii. Once he left active duty,

he eventually landed a roll as a civilian at the

Navy’s Acoustic Research Detachment located

in Bayview, Idaho, at the southern end of Lake

Pend Oreille. “The lake is deep, protected and

quiet, especially at night. It meets all the needs

the Navy has for testing. It’s a great place for

sure,” he said. Netzer was eventually director of

the facility up until retiring in 2007.

While originally a naval training station

during World War II, soon after it became

an ideal research and development location

for submarines. Here, large-scale submarine

models and state-of-the-art facilities support

a wide variety of research and technology

ranging from submarine propulsion

development to the calibration of full-scale

acoustic transducers. Test ranges, and acoustic

test facilities utilized in conducting research,

development, test and evaluation of submarine

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conducted here, according to a naval release.

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US

Those tests have helped develop the technology

found in subs across the fleet including the

Virginia Class, of which the USS IDAHO will

fall under.

The vessel, which is currently under

construction in Connecticut, is scheduled to

be christened sometime during the summer of

2022 and will be commissioned into the naval

fleet in 2023. Netzer is the North Regional Chair

of the USS Idaho Commissioning Committee.

The committee’s vision is: To Bring together the

people of the great State of Idaho and the Officers

and Crew of the USS IDAHO to celebrate in

exemplary fashion the extraordinary honor of

having a ship of the line named for the state. To

create a bond between the people of Idaho and the

sailors of the submarine that will last throughout

the life of the ship and beyond. And, to recognize

with great honor, the men and women that have

served and will serve throughout the history of

the land we now call Idaho.

“We want to showcase Idaho to the Navy, and

the Navy to Idaho,” said Netzer.

That showcasing is already underway, as

many members of the chain of command of

the submarine have already been identified.

These include Commanding Officer Nicholas

Meyers, Executive Officer Lieutenant

Commander Rene Medrano, and Chief of

the Boat Master, Chief David Pope III. These

officers and their families, as well as several

future crew members, have traveled to the Gem

State to get a firsthand look at its people and

culture. The first couple of visits were to Boise

and Southern Idaho, where they met Governor

Little and got to travel to several different

events and activities. “They took in a Boise

Hawks baseball game, rode in a parade, toured

the Idaho National Laboratory, and saw Craters

of the Moon,” explained retired Colonial and

Commissioning Committee Public Affairs

Officer Tim Marsano. “The events are really

meant to create a bond between the sailors on

the sea that will be sailing under our namesake

and the people of our state.”

Another crew visit is just around the

corner, as several enlisted sailors will be

heading to Moscow during University of

Idaho’s homecoming week. They’ll get a

chance to take in the football game, ride

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in the homecoming parade, and do some meet and greets while

on campus.

A big part of the commissioning committee’s mission is to not just

introduce the crew to the state but to create lasting bonds with its

citizens and have the ship’s interior carry representations of Idaho as

well. “We will look to outfit the ship with artwork and paintings of the

Sawtooths, and Lake Pend Oreille, have tabletops specific to the state

of Idaho, and bring in a few creature comforts that are Idaho specific,”

said Marsano.

The vessel is on track to be completed in 2022. A keel laying ceremony

was performed at 10:30am, August 24, 2020, at the Quonset Point Facility

of General Dynamics Electric Boat in North Kingston, Rhode Island.

The keel laying of a ship is a time-honored Navy tradition. In the days

of wooden ships, the start of construction was marked by the laying of

the keel—the backbone of the vessel. Shipbuilders and sailors refer to the

bottom centerline of the submarine as the keel.

Next up will be the ship’s christening, where the sponsor bestows the

ship’s name while smashing the bottle against the bow of the ship. Finally,

the commissioning ceremony is one of the most important. The ship is

accepted by the United States Navy and becomes part of the active Navy

Fleet. When the sponsor says, “Man Our Ship and Bring Her to Life,” and

the crew boards the ship, all present rejoice and break out in thunderous

applause. It is a very patriotic and proud moment for all.

The USS IDAHO will come in at an approximate cost of $2.6 billion

and will be in service to the Navy for decades. Its nuclear-powered

propulsion and acoustic stealth capabilities are tied directly to research

and development done both in Bayview and at the Idaho National Lab.

It will have special features to host the missions of Navy SEALs and will

carry an armament of tomahawk missiles and torpedoes, ready to defend

itself and the nation.

The commissioning committee invites all of Idaho to enjoy this oncein-a-lifetime

event. You can visit USSIdahoCommittee.org and click

“Join Now” to receive the newsletter and latest updates. The anticipation,

especially amongst those who have previously served, is especially high,

and the committee hopes that all of Idaho recognizes what a special time

they have before them. “Most think of us as a landlocked state, but we

have a great naval history here. This is an opportunity for our citizens

to really get to understand that history and be a part of its future,”

said Marsano.

Its nuclear-powered propulsion and acoustic stealth capabilities are tied directly to research

and development done both in Bayview and at the Idaho National Lab.

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Like Media is a full-service agency based right here in the

Northwest that helps companies build and execute their

marketing plans. Its motto: We build your marketing, so you

can build your business.

Like Media is the media agency behind six monthly print publications

across the Northwest—Coeur d’Alene Living Local, Sandpoint Living

Local, Bonners Ferry Living Local, Gig Harbor Living Local, 253

Lifestyle Magazine and Go Sandpoint Magazine. In addition, they

produce a biannual publication, REAL Northwest Living, which is

distributed in areas from Spokane, Washington, to the Canadian

border and Western Montana; and they published the annual Gig

Harbor Visitors Guide.

With a hyper-local focus and original content based on uplifting and

highlighting the best parts of our charming and vibrant towns, Like

Media’s focus has been the people within these communities and

delivering the most beautiful magazines, designed to serve the locals

and visitors by providing valuable and resourceful information.

And it is not only in print that the media company is showcasing their

talent, work and support of local businesses and communities. “Like

Media has created so much more than just a community magazine,”

says Allyia Briggs, Like Media’s director of marketing. “It is an entire

(print + digital) platform. From our websites to weekly and monthly

e-newsletters, social media and more, we make sure that our positive

hyper-local articles and advertisers are being seen everywhere—

which is really unique to this area.”

As a full-service media company, many of Like Media’s print

advertisers also leverage the company to handle all of their digital

marketing as well through Rocket Fish Digital; everything from

building their logos and websites, to SEO services, reputation

management, social media, podcasts and more. “We take time to

brainstorm with our clients and come up with a variety of solutions to

meet their business’ needs,” affirms Allyia. “We have the best partners

in the world!” With a mission to impact the communities it serves in

a positive way, owner and publisher Steve Russo is committed to what

the company was founded on: to positively impact the communities

it serves. Like Media carries out its mission in a number of ways:

telling the good news stories that don't always make the news

and spotlighting the people who do wonderful things within our

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“We are building a unique platform that serves dual purposes, which

allows small to medium businesses to effectively build their marketing

and brands locally while supporting local philanthropic groups and

organizations. There is nothing quite like this in the communities we

serve,” Steve says. “What our advertisers should know is that we are

actually partners in promoting the goodwill not only locally but in

every town we serve. The support they give locally goes well beyond

our city boundaries by helping many in need.”

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As Allyia shares, “Our community is so blessed to be filled with such incredible

business owners who have a passion for serving their community. Like Media is

honored to be a partner and a resource for them to be able to share their passion

with the community. Business owners start their businesses because it is what they

love, so we never take the trust that they put into our company to help them grow

their business for granted.”

Like Media does not wait to see what the competition is doing; instead, the company

tries to remain at the forefront of the industry. “We’re constantly coming up with

new and innovative ways to stay ahead, leveraging some of the best technology out

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The team at Like Media looks forward to continuing to serve their clients,

strengthening partnerships and inspiring the community through their variety of

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Organizers are putting together the final

preparations for this fun annual event,

typically held in June, but for 2021, will take

place on Saturday, September 11.

As in previous years, there are several levels

in which you can participate. Easy-going

riders who enjoy a two- to three-hour ride

should probably elect the 25- or 40-mile

distances. These routes follow Lake Pend

Oreille then head north of town and traverse

around the Selle Valley. Twenty-five-mile

riders only gain a couple hundred feet of

elevation, and 40-mile riders gain about 400

feet, meaning both rides are relatively flat.

Those who want to push themselves a little

further can enter the 80-, 100- or 150-

mile distances. Each distance will take

riders across the state line and up to Troy,

Montana, where the 80- and 100-mile

participants will turn around. Those on the

150-mile route will go from Troy to Bonners

Ferry, and add an additional 18 percent

graded climb before heading south again

back to Sandpoint.

Riders can pick up their packet the evening

before, and organizers will also be holding

a special movie screening at the Panida

Theater on Friday night. While your wakeup

will be early, you don’t have to worry about

breakfast, as it will be provided at the

starting area. During the event, there are

multiple aid stations with trained nurses,

as well as plenty of hydration and snacks to

help keep you fueled.

Once your ride is complete, you can

celebrate with your fellow bikers and the

community as well at the post-race party.

Registration includes your post-race meal

as well as two drink tickets. Additional

meals and drink tickets can be purchased,

and non-riders are welcome to join in the

fun as well.

Fundraising and registration fees have a

direct impact on the local community. In

the past seven years, proceeds from the

Chafe 150 have helped support autism

programs by contributing more than

$300,000 to local schools. This year, Chafe

150 earnings will benefit the Lake Pend

Oreille School District’s Literacy Initiative

and after-school reading programs. Funds

will support this initiative by helping fund

a literacy curriculum, staff development,

and expand after-school programs. This

promotes the LPOSD vision of providing

high-quality instruction and high levels of

learning for every child, every day, in every

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SongFest Hits the Town

Sandpoint’s songwriters show kicks off its inaugural year

BY ABIGAIL THORPE

Musician and songwriter Thom Shepherd has been visiting

Sandpoint since he first stopped off here in 1992. Almost

30 years and Nashville, Texas and a world tour later,

Sandpoint is now home to Thom and his wife and fellow

musician Coley McCabe Shepherd.

It was after moving here in 2019 that Thom stopped off at the Music

Conservatory of Sandpoint to inquire about posting a flyer for a

songwriters seminar he was planning. He met with the director of the

conservatory, Karin Wedemeyer, and Thom ended up teaching the first

songwriting class at the conservatory in spring of 2020—and the roots of

SongFest were planted.

The Shepherds are no stranger to songwriter weekends, which occur all

over the nation and are an incredible way to unite the community with

the artists behind the music we love. “I have always thought Sandpoint

would be the perfect place for a songwriters festival. I really felt like the

community would ‘get it,’” explains Thom. The Music Conservatory

of Sandoint said, “Why not!” and so SongFest 2021 was born. From

Thursday, September 16, to Saturday, September 18, nationally recognized

hit songwriters, and songwriters and artists from the Inland Northwest

will be performing their original music and sharing the stories behind

the songs.

Thom and Coley are passionate about music, songwriting and sharing

the stories behind the music, and SongFest was the perfect opportunity

to share this with the community. Both hit songwriters, the couple met

while working in Nashville and are now a full-time traveling duo singing

songs from Key West to Seattle and abroad. They are the Trop Rock Music

Association Duo of the Year for 2019 and 2020, and their Lone Star Luau

music festival happening at Margaritaville Lake Resort in Conroe, Texas,

in 2022 is in its fifth year and has won TRMA Event of the Year twice.

Beyond their traveling duo, you’ll recognize both for their extensive

songwriter resumes. Thom has written two number one country hits:

“Riding with Private Malone” and “Redneck Yacht Club”; three Texas

Music number ones; has had over 100 songs recorded by other artists—

two songs on Grammy nominated albums; and multiple top 10 hits

nationwide and in Texas. He is a former CMA of Texas Songwriter of

the Year and even appears in “The Parrot Heads Documentary” with

Jimmy Buffett.

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Coley has songs recorded by artists ranging from Kristi Lee Cook to

Loretta Lynn, and her song “Grow Young with You” was featured in the

Natalie Portman / Ashley Judd film “Where the Heart is.” She co-wrote

the top 5 platinum-selling SheDaisy hit “Lucky 4 U,” and even took her

talent to the movies, starring in the film “Alabama Love Story.”

Both will be performing and sharing the stories behind the songs during

SongFest, along with other Nashville songwriters Wil Nance, Leslie

Satcher and Steve Azar, and local talent including Ben Olson, Sam Leyde,

Hannah King and Ben Vogel.

“We did a couple of preview events so far, and the reaction from most has

always been the same—people say, ‘Wow! I had no idea that a songwriters

show was such a really cool unique thing!’ I look forward to seeing more

members of the community open this gift we are giving to Sandpoint and

see what's inside,” shares Thom.

Beyond creating a unique event that will “feed this community's

seemingly never-ending appetite for the arts,” as Thom puts it, SongFest

was started as a way to benefit the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint,

which along with Thom and Coley, is helping to bring the songwriters

weekend to Sandpoint. Proceeds from the event will go to help support

the conservatory, which has helped bring outstanding and affordable

music opportunities to the youth of this area.

“I have been very impressed by the talent songwriters possess, and I

resonate hearing the untold stories behind each song,” explains Kathi

Samuels, board president of the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint. “I

never really thought about the fact that many famous songs have been

written by someone other than the artist who sings them. Plus, hearing

the story broadens the soul of the song for the audience.”

Kathi first visited the conservatory in 2010, when she enrolled her son in

a group recorder glass to help him learn to read music. Today, in addition

to serving as board president, she also volunteers on the grants team. “I

believe in their mission, and I witness on a weekly basis the number of

lives [that] are impacted by our truly talented staff,” she adds.

Over its life, the conservatory has grown from eight or nine students

from its start in 2009 to more than 500 today. With 24 instructors on

staff, the conservatory is committed to instructing and inspiring musical

excellence. For a small rural town, its impact and standard of instruction

is incredible, and an inspiration for other small towns across America.

“Kids should not need to drive to the big city to receive quality arts

education,” says Kathi. “We work to remove barriers to participation, and

we focus on weekly skill building. It takes years to grow a musician, and

we are excited to be part of that journey alongside our students.”

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SongFest is an

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of music.

The songwriting class Thom started is now

a part of the Summer Academy, and the

conservatory offers opportunities for both

contemporary and classical learning. SongFest

is an exciting opportunity to both inspire

students and share with the community a

whole new layer behind the scenes of music,

explains Kathi. It will also help support the

conservatory’s many scholarship opportunities

and affordable outreach programs that help

keep music affordable for students of all ages

and abilities.

“Especially after the isolation of COVID, my

executive director, Karin Wedemeyer, reminds

me on a weekly basis of the musical renaissance

we are experiencing in 2021. Kids are hungry

to interact with something other than a tablet,

and music is an incredible skill-building tool

for healthy self-expression, a place for creativity

and innovation,” she adds.

Thom and Coley hope SongFest will become

an annual event, and this will mark the first

year of many wonderful songwriters weekends.

In addition to an evening with Thom and

Coley and featured songwriters at the Idaho

Club on September 16, there will be various

songwriters shows in downtown Sandpoint

on September 17. Saturday, September 18,

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Show up and enjoy the multiple amazing

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ticket, sponsoring the event, or even

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What is vertigo?

Vertigo is a symptom, rather than a condition itself. It's

the sensation that you, or the environment around you, is

moving or spinning, even if you are stationary. This can

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this symptom of vertigo.

So then, what is BPPV?

“Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo,” a.k.a. BPPV, is a disorder of the

inner ear. Importantly, it always occurs with movement of the head: after

lying down, rolling over in bed, or sometimes sitting up quickly. “Spinning”

is the primary sensation but may also include nausea, vomiting, sweating

and abnormal eye movements. The sensations typically are not constant

and generally go away within a minute.

What causes BPPV?

The inner ear consists of three canals which are oriented along the three

different planes of movement. These canals are part of the systems that

control our balance. BPPV occurs when a crystal from our inner ear breaks

loose and migrates into one of the canals. There are several reasons these

crystals can break loose including fever, whiplash, concussion or inner ear

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Following treatment, it is good to avoid looking

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The cause of BPPV is unknown, so it is hard

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL

SKIN CARE

Tips and tricks to clear skin

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School is back in session, and whether you

are a student yourself or know a student,

most of us can relate to the struggle with

acne and breakouts. Prevention is key

when it comes to a clear complexion, and below

we share some tips and tricks to help students feel

confident in the classroom.

When should I wash my face?

You should cleanse first thing in the morning

and before bed. During the night, your cells are

turning over, and your body is producing oil, so

starting the day with a fresh, clean face can help

to keep breakouts at bay. Cleansing again before

bed helps to remove pollutants, product buildup

from sunscreen or makeup, and preps your skin

to rejuvenate while you sleep. Additionally, be

sure to wash right after you break a sweat to keep

pores clean.

Wash your pillowcase.

Keeping a clean pillowcase on your pillow can

help decrease the number of bacteria and hair

products that your face is exposed to, which

leads to clogged pores, blackheads and breakouts.

Stock up on pillowcases and on laundry day,

when making your bed, apply three to four

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pillowcases to your pillow all at once. Every

night either flip your pillow to the clean side

or remove the outermost layer to reveal a fresh

pillowcase. Voila! A fresh spot for your head to

land every night.

Keep it fresh.

Use a fresh washcloth to pat dry your face after

washing, and whatever you do, do not use the

same towel that you wrapped your hair in and

dried off your entire body with! It is loaded

with soap residue and dead skin cells. You do

not want to rub that on your face.

Give it a wipe.

Your cell phone is a petri dish of germs, and

pressing your cell phone to your cheek is a

recipe for breakouts. Use a disinfecting wipe

daily to clean your phone, and avoid allowing

your cell phone to contact your skin.

Do not pick!

When a blemish (or 10) shows up, avoid the

urge to pick at it. Doing so can spread the

bacteria under the skin and on the surface,

leading to additional blemishes and prolonged

healing time. Continue to cleanse and leave the

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SUICIDE PREVENTION

UNDERSTANDING, IDENTIFYING AND SPEAKING UP COULD MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE

By Kristin Carlson, Marketing Specialist, Bonner General Health

September is National Suicide Prevention month; yet, recognizing

the warning signs of suicide and taking them seriously should

foster year-round attention. Understanding suicide, including the

misconceptions, could help you identify someone at risk.

Bonner General Health Psychologist Dr. Joe Wassif shares his thoughts on

suicide and addressing the subject.

Have the conversation. It is a common concern that asking someone if

they are suicidal will “plant the seed” or give them the idea. This is not

necessarily the case. Don’t be afraid to have a conversation and ask the

hard questions. You are doing more good by speaking up and giving the

person an opportunity to share their feelings than saying nothing. Maybe

they won’t open up, but they will know you care, which might give them

the support they need.

It’s not always the most visibly depressed who are most at risk. So

often, it’s the person who seems the most accomplished, “happy,” has

a supportive family, lots of friends, etc., that people are shocked to hear

completed suicide.

• The added pressure on young people today to be perfect can cause

immense stress and anxiety = risk for suicide.

• Adults experience an equal amount of pressure to be accomplished in

their careers, be a “super-mom/dad,” volunteer, etc. Although adults have

most likely developed more coping tools and strategies, they also feel those

pressures that can cause high stress and anxiety.

• Today’s culture of “no one likes a complainer” rings true, forcing those

suffering to put on a happy face and pretend everything is fine.

Depression is a “state,” not a trait.” Most suicidal thoughts are not about

ending your life; it’s about wanting short-term relief: escaping your current

situation or an event that is causing someone angst. Recognizing your

depression is a “state” (the way you are feeling currently) and not a “trait”

(depression is not who you are) can really help. Knowing you’re in a state

gives hope that things will get better.

When it comes to your mental health and thoughts of suicide, knowing

your risk factors is essential; however, try focusing on the protective factors:

• Elements of Hope - What are you looking forward to being around for in

the future? “I will get through this because I want to be around for ____.”

• Know your resources (see below).

• Get outside, reach out to and spend time with friends, get a pet,

stay away from impairing substances (drugs/alcohol), and take your

prescribed medication.

Having thoughts of suicide or even feelings of helplessness is not a reason to

feel ashamed. On the contrary, the stigma around the subject is declining,

and the more we talk, the more we can help those in need.

If you or someone you know is struggling, seek help. Talk to your doctor, a

counselor, supervisor, teacher, friend, someone you trust—just let someone

know how you are feeling.

Important Resources:

• Idaho Suicide Hotline: 208.398.HELP (4357)

• NAMI Far North offers support groups and resources: 208.597.2047

Local ER: If you are in a crisis and have no options, go to the Emergency

Department. They may not have all the resources you need right away, but

they are there 24 hours a day and will be able to keep you safe.

Bonner General Behavioral Health offers outpatient mental health

services for adult and pediatric patients. Learn more at

BonnerGeneral.org.

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HOW TO

FUEL YOUR

WORKOUTS

For ultimate results, be

intentional about your

nutrition

By Missi Balison

YOUR FOOD

CHOICES CAN

HELP SPEED

UP BOTH THE

REFUELING AND

REPAIR PROCESSES.

You work hard—and fueling your

body the right way—will make sure

you maximize all of that work to get

the best possible results.

Pre-Workout

You will want to eat two to three hours before

your workout. If you get up early in the

morning to work out, be sure to eat a small

snack 45 to 60 minutes before your workout.

The shorter the window of time before your

workout, the smaller your meal should be to

avoid upsetting your stomach.

Liquid foods (like a shake or smoothie) have

a faster transit time through your stomach, so

they can be a good choice.

What about fasted workouts first thing in the

morning? Some studies show you can burn

more fat if you work out on an empty stomach,

but if your goal is to either add muscle or train

for peak performance, eating ahead of time can

help you get the most out of your workout. I

prefer to suggest fasted workouts for lowintensity

exercise such as walking.

What to Eat

You will want to consume a balanced meal or

snack with carbs, protein and a small amount

of fat:

Carbs - When you do shorter or more intense

workouts, the carbohydrates stored in your

body is usually enough to fuel your workouts.

But if you’re doing long or low- to moderateintensity

workouts, your stored carbohydrates

can run out.

Protein - Studies show that eating protein

before a workout can boost your performance,

muscle growth, recovery and strength.

Fat - Fat is your body’s preferred source of fuel

for long and/or low- to moderate-intensity

exercise. Go light on the fat pre workout as

it can give you a stomach ache since it takes

longer to digest.

Post-Workout

What you eat after your workouts matters

because your muscles can run low on glycogen

(fuel) and need to be refueled. Plus, some of

the proteins in your muscles can get damaged

or broken down, and your food choices can

help speed up both the refueling and repair

processes.

Eating the right combo of protein and carbs

can help to reduce the breakdown of muscle

proteins; increase growth of muscle proteins;

restore glycogen (fuel) to your muscles; and

improve your recovery.

How much of each (especially carbs) you need

depends on what kind of workout you did.

Some studies have shown that eating 20 to

40 grams of protein after your workout helps

you recover faster (more if you’re bigger, less

if you’re smaller). From there, you can figure

out how many carbs to add—usually between

two to three times as many grams of carbs

as protein.

If you did an endurance-oriented workout

(like cycling, running or a cardio class), your

muscles might be more depleted of their fuel

than if you were lifting weights; that means

eating on the higher side of the carb ratio.

Please note that timing matters. For ultimate

benefit, eat within 45 minutes of your workout.

If that’s not possible, eat within two hours.

Missi Balison, owner of Missi Balison Fitness,

is a personal trainer, exercise physiologist and

Certified Precision Nutrition coach.

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BRIGHT LIGHT ON

HUMAN HEALTH

HOW THE SUN AND SEASONS AFFECT

OUR WELL-BEING

BY SCOTT PORTER, SANDPOINT SUPER DRUG

Fall is a special time of year for a lot of us. Not only are many

headed back to school, but others are headed outdoors

for amazing colors and wildlife. Summer this year was

shadowed by smoke and high temperatures. Fall, I hope, will

be a refreshing and settling season.

It seems we are guided by the position of the sun in many of our

activities. How much light there is, how warm we feel, the growth

and nurturing of foliage and plants. The sun also is a big factor in

our health. Certainly, we tend to be more active during the longer

days of the year.

A widely understood health benefit of the sun is vitamin D. One

form of this compound is a hormone that regulates over 1,000

different genes in the body, including those responsible for bone

mineralization and immune response.

The body makes the D3 form of vitamin D through photosynthesis

and then converts this into other forms primarily in the liver. It is

estimated that if you were in a bathing suit in the summer sun for 30

minutes, your body would generate between 8,000 and 50,000 IUs of

vitamin D. If your skin is darker, you may need five to six times more

solar exposure than someone with pale skin.

Of course, most of us typically don't get exposed to that much sun,

nor walk around in bathing suits. Thus, vitamin D has become one

of the most common deficiencies I encounter.

Avoiding sun exposure has risen with warnings about sun-induced

health problems. With so many cautions about the harmful effects

of the sun, we often keep our bodies covered—even during the

summer. Excessive sun exposure can be problematic. There are

some who think the emphasis on preventing skin cancer, though,

has obscured the benefits of an appropriate amount of sun.

Too little sun exposure can be problematic in terms of vitamin

D levels. That is why so many of us end up supplementing. Low

levels of sun exposure at higher latitudes are showing potential

links to multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, metabolic syndrome,

hypertension, cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma

and infectious diseases.

Interestingly enough, in one study, tanning beds that use fullspectrum

lighting were shown to increase vitamin D levels 180

percent, which resulted in a corresponding decrease in blood

pressures in participants.

Studies are not always enough to be definitive and can be

misinterpreted. Nevertheless, the benefits of vitamin D have become

consistently clear, especially for mood, sleep regulation, and immune

response to viral infections.

I think having enough vitamin D is essential. How much is enough

then becomes an important question. The best way to know is to

take a blood test and see what your levels are, then adjust from there.

Here in North Idaho, I see the average adult range between 4,000

and 10,000 IUs a day. More in the winter, less in the summer. Taking

vitamin K with vitamin D is essential from my perspective. It acts

synergistically and helps make sure calcium gets to the right places

and not stuck in our arteries.

Scott Porter, a functional medicine pharmacist, is the director

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PICKLEBALL GROWS IN

POPULARITY

FIND OUT THE HISTORY OF OUR NATION’S

FASTEST GROWING SPORT

BY RACHEL KELLY

no mystery why pickleball is the fastest growing

sport in the nation. The people are welcoming, the

game is fun to play, and it’s suitable for all ages and

“It’s

ability levels,” says 5.0+ pro-rated pickleball player

Bryce Ogren. It may be no mystery as to why pickleball has

exploded across the nation, but most people don’t know that

pickleball was invented right here in the United States, next

door in Washington state by a family on Bainbridge Island.

The official story is that Joel Pritchard, William Bell and

Barney McCallum invented pickleball in 1965. If put simply,

they developed the game over time for their families’

entertainment. Joel Pritchard and his wife had an especially

invested interest. However, it also sounds like their children

may have had as much a hand in its invention as the adults.

The unofficial story goes that while the adults conversed, the

kids were handed a wiffle ball and told to have fun outside. The

kids didn’t come back, and the adults heard their kids actually

having a blast outside on the badminton court. So, they joined

in, and developed the game from there.

There’s also a version of the story where the adults came home

from golf to find their kids restless and bored, so they set out

to invent a game that would entertain them throughout the

summer. That may be true of course; the game most likely

did entertain the kids (and the whole family) throughout the

summer. The game was so successful in entertaining the three

families, that it soon spread to everyone they knew. Eventually

the net was lowered, the rackets exchanged for paddles, and

the rules developed to be close to what they are today.

At first, in the ‘60s, pickleball was generally only played by the

families who had developed the game. Very soon after though,

this was not the case. Their friends joined in, their friend’s

friends joined in. Then the city. Then the state. It was so fun

that it soon spread far and wide. It only took a few years, but

the Pritchard family knew they were on to something. It was

then that they and their friends formed Pickleball Inc. In the

1970s, newspapers got wind of its growth and spread the word

of the new sport. Since the game can be played on virtually

any hard surface, the materials are inexpensive, and the rules

simple, it is easy to pick up. So once the word spread, so did

the curiosity. Players everywhere were joining in, at first just to

satisfy their curiosity and then because they were having fun.

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By 1984, interest had progressed so much that the

USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) was established.

It was during this time that an official rule book was

developed and circulated. In 2008, pickleball was

adopted into the Senior Games, which are played

nationally. In 2009, the USAPA held the National

Pickleball Tournament with 400 registrants. By 2017,

that same tournament registered 1,300 players. Today,

pickleball has a pro rating system and various leagues.

The paddle of the game went through a similar

evolution. Originally, the Pritchard family was

using ping pong paddles. Using a jigsaw, they made

bigger paddles. These new paddles were easier to

hit the wiffle with. They also reinforced the handle,

making it easier to grip. Eventually, the paddles

were incorporated with a honeycomb construction,

making the paddle lighter. As the game progressed in

popularity through the ‘70s and ‘80s, fiberglass and

Nomex honeycomb paddles were popular. Today,

wood and honeycomb materials are still used to

make paddles. But other materials, such as Polymer

composite and graphite, are also popular.

The name is a bit odd though: Why pickleball? While

a good crisp pickle does sound good right now, there

are no pickles required in the playing. There’s a rumor

that’s gone around (possibly started by some far away

journalist …) that the game was named after the

family dog: Pickles. Apparently Pickles liked to pick

up the ball when it was dead at the net, no doubt from

a desire to be involved. While this version is cute

and funny, it’s not the real story. Pickles the dog was

named after the game, not the other way around.

The real, albeit less fun, story has to do with Joan

Pritchard, who had some experience with rowing.

There’s a term in crew called a “pickle boat.” It’s usually

the slowest boat in the race because it’s derived from

rowers leftover from all the other teams. Just as a

pickle boat picks and chooses from various teams and

goes a bit slower, so pickleball picks and chooses its

rules from various sports. The result is a game that’s a

little slower—but just as much fun. Regardless of the

origin, the game needed a zany name. And pickleball

stuck. And really, if you think about it, what about all

these other racquet sports and their names? Tennis?

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By 1984, interest

had progressed

so much that the

USA Pickleball

Association (USAPA)

was established.


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What does that even mean?

Perhaps the reason why pickleball is so accessible is

because it’s a family game developed by a family. If

the whole family is going to play, it not only has to be

fun and engaging, but adaptive. Surprisingly the game

is not reserved for just families, as it can be quite the

workout. Because the game was created to be adaptive

and fun, it’s also challenging and very competitive at

certain levels. So much so that there are tournaments

and pro leagues across the nation.

“It’s a common misconception that pickleball is very

slow and only for the older crowd,” says Ogren, an

elite gold medal 5.0 pickleball pro in both singles

and doubles. “When played at the higher skill levels,

it requires great overall athleticism, quickness,

agility, hand-eye coordination, quick reflexes and

sound decision making.” Pickleball is making money,

winning sponsorships (Selkirk being one of the

largest) and creating a name for itself. Because the

game can be both played slowly and quickly, most P.E.

classes have even picked up the sport. All skill levels,

even pro-level players, are able to develop their skill

and participate. Regardless, that’s quite the growth in

a relatively short amount of time. Perhaps pickleball is

fated for the Olympics one of these days? Who knows?

Pickleball is a racquet (or paddle) sport derived from

rules from other netted sports, but what is pickleball?

It’s kind of like tennis. Maybe like badminton. All the

best things about racquet and net sports and none of

the bad were adopted and adapted to the game. The

result is just plain fun. The server starts the game and

serves the wiffle ball, underhand, over the net and

diagonally across the court. Like tennis, it must land

within the acceptable perimeter so that the receiver

has a chance to get it. They then return the wiffle,

underhand, and the opposing side volleys back and

forth. However, upon the serve, the receiver must

allow the ball to bounce before returning. The ball

must bounce at least once on each side of the court

before it is allowed to be returned without bouncing.

This prevents players from rushing the net too soon,

which eliminates the server advantage. This results in a

longer play time. Once a side makes a fault, and misses

the wiffle, then that side loses that point and passes the

wiffle ball to the opposing team to serve.

Points can only be made on a serve, for which there is

only one qualifying try. If there are two team members,

if the first server serves a faulty serve, they pass the

wiffle to their teammate, who also has a chance to

make a qualifying serve. If both serves are at fault, the

wiffle ball passes to the opposing team. At no point

in the game is a player allowed to hit the wiffle above

waist level, or with the paddle at an upward angle. It

must be hit underhand and below the waist. Which

means that the ball can be tipped just over the net, but

not slammed downward.

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These rules allow for a longer playing time,

meaning that it’s more fun. Especially if your

skills are moderate. The competition is retained,

however. That means, upon learning pickleball,

a player can still participate and have fun. Even

though they might be losing, or their skill isn’t

“up to par.”

“Pickleball is easier to learn and play than

tennis. It allows a complete beginner to learn

the basics and feel successful early on. That’s

one of the reasons why people keep coming

back for more,” says Ogren. The game is a winwin!

As players progress, they are met with

higher and higher rewards, and even at lower

levels, players are successful. Perhaps this

explains why the game is most often played in

teams of two per team, rather than singles. It’s

naturally a fun group game.

Today, the game is still evolving to allow for

increased access, and to eliminate needless

rules that get in the way of playing longer.

Anything that gets in the way of the fun is

out! This means that the rules are sometimes

adjusted. For example, pickleball now allows

balls that have tipped the net during a serve to

still be playable. In tennis this is called a “let”

and is not allowed on a serve, even if the tennis

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ball lands in the acceptable space after tipping.

“Lets” are allowed in the game play, but not

for serves. Pickleball allows the ball to tip the

net at any time, which, if you’ve ever delivered

a stellar serve during tennis only to have it be

“let,” this is quite a relief.

Pickleball also just recently started allowing

the server to drop the ball, bouncing it on the

ground, before serving it. As long as the rules

Perhaps the reason

why pickleball

is so accessible

is because it’s

a family game

developed by

a family.

for serves and paddle height are not broken,

then the serve is acceptable for play. The ability

to throw the ball in the air, and then get it

over the net, is often the result of established

muscle memory. While throwing the ball in the

air usually means a quicker serve, there is no

reason for requiring that type of serve from the

beginning. This is just one of those rules that

allows entrance for all skill levels, as the serve

is often the most difficult part of a net and

racquet sport to master.

As stated above, pickleball is the fastest

growing sport in the United States. But Canada

also seems to be picking up the sport. Just as we

have pickleball venues in every state, Canada

has venues in every province. The game is fun,

simple, accessible and competitive. All the

good and none of the bad, perfect for families

and great for pro players. Rules are changing

to allow for more access, and as it continues to

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GAME ON

HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES TAKE THE FIELD

...

by COLIN ANDERSON

Back to school; it means something different to each student.

While some look forward to the routine of the school day,

others are eager to see friends on a daily basis. Moving up a

grade means new challenges, tougher assignments, and often

more personal responsibility. Where summer can be the carefree time

of lounging, hanging with friends or working a few hours a week, the

school/life balance is about to begin again. This is especially true for those

who will also be returning to the field, pitch, course and court this fall.

To say the last few seasons of high school sports have been a challenge

would be a true understatement. Before 2020, a season being canceled

was something that wasn’t even a remote thought in the minds of coaches,

athletes or parents, but all across the country it happened. The graduating

class of 2020 missed out on their final seasons of baseball, softball, track

and field, and golf. And while there are definitely bigger hardships that

have come out of the pandemic, missing out on your final year of high

school competition is something that will continue to sting those athletes

for years to come.

While the class of 2020 has moved on, the classes of ’21 and ’22, and

beyond, were subject to a time of constant changes and challenges,

mandates, rules and safety protocols. Some districts played on while

others postponed seasons. A few traditional rivalry games were lost,

and opportunities to play competition outside the area or the state were

limited—if allowed at all. For some seniors, fall football and volleyball

were held this past spring. When those seasons wrapped up, they hardly

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had time to catch a breath before track, baseball and golf started

up to finish out the year. While most will say they are thankful

to have had the opportunity to finish out their career, it was,

again, not an ideal situation.

As we head into the fall sports season of 2021, things are

seemingly heading toward a more “normal” season. Teams

have been practicing and training all summer long, together.

Where virtual meetings and distanced, low-contact practices

were once a mandate, kids are once again working together as a

team, side by side, learning to hone their skills and to overcome

the challenges each day of practice brings. Any coach will tell

you that you can have all the best players, but if they can’t come

together as a team, their accomplishments will fall short of their

expectations. And while kids may loathe the two-a-days, or the

wind sprints, or the constant whistles of a tough day on the

field, everyone going through it as one will produce the bonds

needed to create that team environment that will be key to a

successful season.

Let’s also not forget the benefits that come with being part of a

team. While some athletes are training year-round in hopes of

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landing a scholarship to play at the next level, the vast majority,

even some of the very best players you see, will finish their

competitive sports career in high school. And while winning

is important, for many, just being part of a team, trying to get

better, and showing up for your teammates are just as important

as getting the “W.” Team sports help form friendships that might

not have otherwise happened. Younger athletes see how older

members of the team lead and take lessons from the experience

that will translate when it becomes their turn to lead the team.

Coaches might push their athletes hard to be better, and while

the student might not appreciate it at first, they soon realize the

impact that coach’s daily lessons are having on other aspects of

their lives.

Teams have put in the prep, and the season is here. Cross

country, volleyball, soccer, football and others are ready to

compete again. And while we still aren’t back to normal, with

some districts requiring masking in the weight room or of the

coaching staff, most competitors will gladly take a few additional

steps in order to have a full season of competition in the sports

they love so much.


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Kids are once again working

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learning to hone their skills and

to overcome the challenges each

day of practice brings.

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As fans and spectators, let’s celebrate all this hard

work and dedication. As we prepare to pack the

stands again, let’s cheer a little louder and show how

proud we are of the hard work young athletes put in,

no matter the outcome. Let’s also recognize the times

and be respectful of the rules each district has in place

for players and fans and in no way jeopardize another

game or season based upon actions up in the stands.

The fall sports season is here. Stand up and cheer. A

simple “Great job” or “Keep your head up” can mean

the world to an athlete who will experience both

highs and lows throughout the season. Let’s make this

season one to remember!

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Football: Saturday, September 11 vs. Lake City

Girls Soccer: Friday, September 10 vs. Lake City

Volleyball: Friday, September 10 vs. Coeur d’Alene

Boys Soccer: Sunday, September 26 vs. Lewiston

Cross Country: Sunday, October 10, Sandpoint Invitational

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GETTING BACK INTO A

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MAKING YOUR SCHEDULE

WORK FOR YOU

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Getting a 5-year-old to put on their socks often feels like

negotiating a hostage situation. First you warn them

that they’ll be leaving in an hour. Thirty minutes before

it’s time to leave, you call out an announcement, “Time to get

your socks on!” Ten minutes before go time you start pleading.

They respond by showing you their playdough creation. Then

you bring them their socks. This upsets them. Finally, you’re in

the car, and they’ve forgotten to bring their favorite toy. This is

also upsetting. So you promise them all the playdough. The deal

is struck, and off you go.

In a busy family, getting anything done usually requires bribery

and/or grand larceny. Really though! A family’s needs are wide

and varied. Having an endless list of “to-dos” just means that

you’re out and about, having fun. To help parents and kids get

through the day, sometimes it helps to create a family schedule.

Even if the kids aren’t old enough to stay up to par with the

current times, it helps if parents are at least on the same page.

Here are some versatile tips for designing a schedule that works

for your family.

First and foremost, it’s important to make that schedule visible

to everyone. For parents and older kids, this could mean using

a shared calendar app, where each family member can add

on activities as well as see other activities planned. For little

ones, this could be something simple like a sticker chart. Each

part of the daily schedule that they participate in gets them a

sticker, with small prizes at the end of the week. If you need

something that can be seen throughout the day, by anyone who

passes by, you could put in something big and permanent—

like a chalkboard in the kitchen or hallway, where you list the

day with adjoining meals and activities. Whatever it is, make

it visible. Make it accessible. Make it interactive. In this way,

everyone is heard.

Making a very interactive and dynamic schedule allows for

needs to be consolidated. When everyone knows where they

need to go, and they can see where everyone else is going, they

can plan their activities around what is already being done. If

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MAKING A VERY

INTERACTIVE

AND DYNAMIC

SCHEDULE

ALLOWS FOR

NEEDS TO BE

CONSOLIDATED.

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one parent is going to work, they might drop off the kiddos to school. If

another parent needs to hedge in a workout, they might plan to do that

at the same time that the kids have swim practice. If the kids have swim

practice, make sure they go at the same time. Or if one has swim, make

sure that the other has their sport close by near the same time. Mastering

the art of consolidating needs often means that everyone is happy and

busy at the same time, leaving more room for the in-between. Of course,

this also means that you may have to say no to what doesn’t fit into what

your family deems a priority. As you develop a family schedule, keep

those family goals in mind. Consolidate them. Then don’t be afraid to say

no to what doesn’t fit into those goals. No sense in killing yourself over

what you don’t care about.

Third, and last, there’s the issue of rest—which should be a part of

every family schedule. Rest is essential to everyone’s survival, even

for kids who seem to have endless energy. The reality is that unless a

family rests together, there will always be one person (you) who is left

without a moment to breathe. It’s a real part of self-care, something that

our American schedule often doesn’t adopt. A good schedule for the

busy family means scheduling in a collective break. Rest can mean a lot

of things. It could mean a delegated siesta (nap) or quiet time, where

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everyone does something that they feel like doing. It could mean a slowing

down period in the evenings. It could mean one day of the week where

nothing is allowed on the schedule (Sunday?). “No schedule” days could

be family days, board game days, movie nights, walk days, or chill days

where everyone does their own thing. Whatever sounds good and feels

right. Scheduled rest times could be eating times, a time where everyone

knows they can gather for food. For a lot of families, this might be an early

or late dinner. But, for others, this time could be breakfast, brunch or

lunch. Rest on your schedule could mean all of the above. Whatever you

decide on for rest, make it sacred. There’s no running around or stress for

anyone during these times. There’s no driving in circles or stuffing food

in your mouth as you run out the door. There is only doing things that

revitalize you, strengthen your relationships, or fill your individual cups.

This might mean that you do things together, or it might mean that you

do things apart. One thing is for sure: There is opportunity. Opportunity

to rest. Opportunity to connect. Opportunity to explore and grow.

At the end of it all, this is your schedule. It should decrease your stress

levels and serve you and your family. It supports your priorities and

increases your communication. As for getting your 5-year-old to get their

socks on? That’s on you.


WHATEVER YOU DECIDE

ON FOR REST, MAKE IT

SACRED. THERE’S NO

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tips for

SUPPORTIVE PARENTING

by TAYLOR SHILLAM

Parenting is often considered one of life’s greatest challenges and one of its

greatest rewards. A relationship with a parent is one of the most influential

in a child’s life, and infusing ample love, respect and support within that

relationship can provide a powerful defense against life’s challenges. Use these

six tips to help strengthen the supportive connection between you and your child:

DEDICATE TIME TO SHARING EXPERIENCES

The older children get, the busier and more complicated their schedules tend to

become. Staying engaged with kids as they continue to grow into their own person

is key for building a strong foundation of support. Whether it’s cheering them

on at their sport, supporting them in a new hobby, playing a game or having a

meal together, designating quality time together throughout the week, no matter

how small, helps to create a stronger bond. In fact, when it comes to shared

experiences, a little goes a long way—it’s often the smallest, most thoughtful

gestures kids remember most.

ENCOURAGE PRODUCTIVE LEARNING

Parents have busy schedules of their own, which can make for a very full plate,

especially during the school year. Busy parents can maintain their responsibilities

while setting the stage for children to succeed in school by setting practices in place

like a healthy bedtime routine and healthy meals. Building strong routines early on

gives kids a sense of stability they will take with them later in life. And by taking the

guesswork out of day-to-day scheduling, kids can more easily make the best out of

their time, whether it’s productivity in school, positive interactions with peers and

friends, or feeling rested enough to engage in the activities they love.

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PROBLEM-SOLVE TOGETHER

Much of supportive parenting is grounded in mutual respect and communication.

When inevitable conflict or misbehavior arises within the household, go beyond

reactivity, discipline and punishment, and instead problem-solve together.

Through open conversation and collaboration, you can find a common ground

and empower your child to make better choices in the future. And in the case

of unacceptable behavior, problem-solving through the cause and motivation

behind that behavior will help kids realize better alternatives, build character

and feel empathy more than a punishment could. The thoughtful conversations

help kids practice engaging in meaningful, productive conversation early on; a

skill that lasts a lifetime.

FOSTER THEIR INDEPENDENCE

When children push for independence, it’s a normal—and healthy—part of their

growth. Human nature draws people to autonomy, starting at a young age. To best

support an increasingly independent child, encourage them to embrace a sense of

self-direction while setting appropriate limits. The keys here are healthy boundaries

and consistency; finding that balance between staying engaged as a parent and

knowing your child’s habits, activities and friends, without micromanagement.

Because children learn very early on how to successfully manage themselves, some

of the best support a child will receive from their parents is the help to establish their

own self-control.

RECOGNIZE THE POSITIVES

It may be harder to see at times, but a parent’s praise truly is important to

kids. Actively encouraging kids to do their best, followed by acknowledging

their achievements and milestones, provides the positive reinforcement kids

crave. No matter how small the child’s win, that recognition from a parent

means a world of difference not only in positively reinforcing the behavior but

motivating them to continue reaching for further achievement. Take the time

to consistently recognize behavior and effort using genuine, specific phrases

(for example, “Great job studying so hard for that test” or “You did great at

soccer practice today”), and you’ll likely notice the positivity reflected in your

child’s behavior.

SET REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS

There is no such thing as perfection when it comes to parenting. Every parent is

learning as they go, and the same concept applies for children. Staying grounded in

yourself as an individual, while recognizing your strengths, weaknesses and abilities

as a parent, can help you set realistic expectations for both yourself and your child.

Remembering certain truths, like you don’t have to have all the answers, and taking

time to fill your own cup, is a key component of showing up as a supportive parent

and can bring a sense of relief as you navigate your very important job.

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A PERFECT FALL GETAWAY

Explore Central Oregon from the luxurious Brasada Ranch

By Marguerite Cleveland

Central Oregon is one of the top destinations in the United States for outdoor adventures. In early fall, you can still enjoy water

activities, hiking, golf and cycling as the weather begins to cool down a bit. There is plenty to do exploring the cities in the area.

Bend is larger with plenty of restaurants, craft breweries and lots of tax-free shopping. The charming small towns of Redmond,

Sisters, La Pine, Prineville, Madras and Warm Springs have a historic vibe with local shopping and restaurants. Whether you

want to be super active or chill on the back porch of your cabin, there is something for everyone in Central Oregon.

Where to Stay

The luxurious Brasada Ranch is a destination resort situated on 1,800 acres of high desert on the scenic Powell Buttes in Central Oregon.

This stunning location has panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and high desert. Its location, about 20 minutes from Bend,

makes it a perfect base to explore the area. Much of the property is left in a natural state, and its isolated location adds to the sense of peace

and quiet. Accommodations vary from the adult-only Ranch House suites to the rustic luxury of the one- to four-bedroom Sage Canyon

Cabins. They are fully equipped with everything you need for your stay.

On the resort you will find a world-class golf course and a state-of-the-art fitness facility. They even have Peloton bikes. The ponds below the

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Trestle Bridge are stocked with fish, and spin rods are available for rent. The

heated pools and spas are just stunning, with the Cascade Pool designated for

adults only. Children will love the waterslide. Plan to take a hike on the resort to

Spirit Rock to watch the sunset. It has stunning 360-degree views of the resort and the surrounding area. On site is a Brasada Adventures Concierge,

which can help you plan activities both on and off the resort.

Insider Tip: Book a cabin with an outdoor hot tub. The lighting at the resort is designed to not interfere with the dark skies. The cabins are laid out in

a way that feels very private. During my stay we used the hot tub every night and enjoyed stargazing in the pitch, dark night skies. Truly an amazing

experience.

Where to Eat

With a fully equipped kitchen, you will want to cook a meal or two at your cabin. The resort offers their famous Ranch Platters, which you can order

by 11am for the next day. There are a variety of entrée options, and it includes all the ingredients and detailed instructions to prepare the meals. It

comes with three sides, and you can even order wine to pair with your meal. The resort has two restaurants, as well as dining events, so make sure

to check the website for some culinary opportunities.

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If you are going to go out to dine, you need to head to Bend. There are a crazy number of award-winning chefs, and the dining scene is a foodie’s

Mecca. According to “The Huffington Post,” Bend was named one of the top cities with the most eateries per capita. The choices can be overwhelming.

You can go trendy, but the Pine Tavern, a local favorite, has been around since 1936. This darling restaurant actually has two Ponderosa pine trees

growing in the dining room. Dine indoors or, if the weather is nice, outdoors overlooking Mirror Pond. The menu is simple and hearty. If you’re

lucky, there will be prime rib available as a special.

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The Specifics

Information

VisitCentralOregon.com

Where to Stay

The Brasada Ranch - Brasada.com

Where to Eat

Visit Bend - VisitBend.com/food-drink/restaurants

The Pine Tavern - PineTavern.com

What to Do

Smith Rock State Park - SmithRock.com

High Desert Museum - HighDesertMuseum.org

What to Do

Before venturing off the ranch, take advantage of all

the activities. A great fall activity is horseback riding.

Brasada Trails offers trail rides on Mustangs, Draft-

Cross and Western Pleasure horses. There are more

than 900 acres of high desert to explore on horseback.

An experienced guide will pair you up with a horse

based on your ability. In addition to the trail rides,

there are other experiences available throughout the

year.

Insider Tip: Carrots are available at the General Store

to grab to feed the horses.

Smith Rock State Park is the crown jewel of Central

Oregon and, if you do nothing else, is one activity

not to miss. It rivals the Grand Canyon and Yosemite

National Parks for stunning scenery. Plan to get here

much earlier than you think you need to because it is

extremely popular. The park is open dawn to dusk for

day use. Bring plenty of water and plan to do some

hiking. Trails range from easy strolls along the rim

overlooking Smith Rock to epic elevation climbs for

magnificent views. Be aware that, although there is an easy trail down in

the canyon, you will have a steep climb back up at the end, so plan for it.

In addition to the great hiking, the area is popular for rock climbing. It is

so amazing seeing all the people scrambling up the sides of Smith Rock.

The High Desert Museum is such an eclectic destination. You will find

not only art and history but also wildlife. The museum architecture

blends well with the natural setting, and there are indoor galleries as

well as outdoor spaces to explore on the 135-acre campus. There are

such a variety of exhibits. Indoors you can learn about the history of the

Plateau Indian Nations as well as early settlers. Animal exhibits include

the Desertarium and the resident porcupines. Once you head outside,

the trail will take you to a range of exhibits to include the Miller Family

Ranch, which often has living history presentations. The Sawmill is

fascinating as well as the exhibit on the effects of wildfires on the forest.

The otters frolicking in their enclosure are always a hit.

Insider Tip: Silver Sage Trading is the museum’s gift shop and has such a

great variety; a perfect place to purchase souvenirs from your trip, and it

helps support the High Desert Museum.

There are so many cute small towns just a short drive from the Brasada

Ranch. A must see is Sisters, a Western-themed town that is filled with

culture. There are more than 14 art galleries nestled among the Westernthemed

buildings in the Hood Avenue Art District. There is a good local

music scene with the Sisters Folk Festival in early October. Shop the

galleries and boutiques, and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Central Oregon is known for its outdoor recreation, but there is so much

more. It is the perfect destination for a fall getaway. There is something

about visiting a destination resort that is so relaxing and helps you to

slow down a bit.

Insider Tip: If you don’t feel like driving, you can catch an Alaska Airlines

flight from Seattle or Spokane to the Redmond Municipal Airport –

Roberts Field.

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

Try all fifty flavors! We bake amazing scones 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

www.sweetlousidaho.com

Sweet Lou’s RestauranT & TAP HOUSE

601 Front Ave. 208.667.1170 | DOWNTOWN Cda

212 Bonner Mall Way

Sandpoint, Idaho

208.263.4613

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ZUCCHINI

BANANA NUT

BREAD

Recipe Courtesy of Tina VanDenHeuvel-Cook,

NTP, NHC

You can follow Tina on Instagram @madebetterforyou

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups grated zucchini

2 1/2 cups almond flour

1/2 cup sweetener (I use Lakanto brand golden sweetener)

1/3 cup unflavored whey protein powder

2 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1/2 tsp. salt

3 eggs beaten

1/3 cup sour cream

1/4 cup butter melted

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 overripe banana, mashed

1/2 cup walnut halves

METHOD:

• Preheat the oven to 325˚F. Line a 9x5 loaf pan with

parchment paper.

• Wrap the grated zucchini in a clean kitchen towel and

squeeze out as much liquid as you can. Discard liquid and set

zucchini aside.

• In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients: almond flour,

sweetener, protein powder, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg

and salt. Stir with a fork.

• In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients: eggs, sour

cream, butter and vanilla. Stir in mashed banana.

• Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to combine.

Stir in zucchini and walnuts.

• Pour batter into a parchment-lined loaf pan and bake in a

325˚F oven for 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool before serving. Slice into 12 slices.

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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!

208.265.2000 | 41SouthSandpoint.com

41 Lakeshore Drive, Sagle, ID

NEXT TO THE LODGE AT SANDPOINT

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sandpoint

ENTERTAINMENT

What's happening

in September

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YOU ARE WORTH A

WHOLE LOT MOOOOORE!

TOP 3 SIGNS IT’S TIME TO MOVE ON FROM YOUR CURRENT PROPERTY MANAGER:

1. You are treated like a number, not a person!

2. Your investment property isn’t being treated as such!

3. You are being “nickel and dimed” on a regular basis!

GO SANDPOINT

vacation homes

For Bookings, Inquiries & Homeowner Information:

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KICK OFF THE FALL SEASON WITH FOUR

DAYS OF BEER TASTING, LIVE MUSIC AND

ALL-AGES FUN.

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FALL INTO

FALL

CELEBRATE LABOR DAY WEEKEND AT SCHWEITZER’S

ANNUAL FALL FEST

By Jillian Chandler

Over Labor Day weekend, Schweitzer Fall Fest 2021 will

kick off the fall season with four days of beer tasting, live

music and all-ages fun beginning Friday, September 3,

and concluding Monday, September 6. Schweitzer Village

will be host to more than 80 beers, ciders and seltzers, along with

a variety of wines, and food trucks, paired with fantastic live music

filling the air all weekend long.

The weekend music lineup features: Folk Crimes, Slo Motion Walter,

The Groove Black, Colby Acuff, Zach Cooper Band, BareGrass, Miah

Kohal Band, Fat Lady, Jason Perry Band, and The Powers.

For the kids there will be the always popular soda station, where

children of all ages can mix their own flavors to create fun and wild

concoctions. There will also be arts and crafts vendors onsite.

Be sure to get one of this year’s souvenir glasses, which are already

on sale online and are sure to sell out fast! Schweitzer's Fall Fest

2021 glassware lineup includes the rainbow soda pint (16 ounces),

stainless insulated (20 ounces), sampler (7 ounces), stemless

(16 ounces), beer can (16 ounces), mason jar (16 ounces), and

the Schweitzer Fall Fest commemorative stein (20 ounces). All

glassware purchases include three drink fill tickets, with additional

drink tickets available for purchase at the event.

During the four-day event, the Chairlift will be operating 11am

to 5pm Friday through Monday; the Beer Tent will be open from

4 to 8pm Friday, noon to 7pm Saturday and Sunday, and 11am

to 4pm Monday; and live outdoor concerts will be happening 4

to 8pm Friday, noon to 7pm Saturday and Sunday, and 11am to

4pm Monday.

Fall Fest marks the last weekend of summer operations at

Schweitzer, so don’t miss out on the fun! Pack a blanket, the kids and

a comfortable pair of shoes for dancing, and head to Schweitzer’s

Fall Fest; the perfect way to celebrate the end of summer and

welcome fall.

Visit Schweitzer.com/event/fall-fest-2021 for a full concert lineup,

chairlift and bus times, and to view and pre-purchase your glassware

and beer/wine packages.

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FUN & ENTERTAINMENT

September

FOR EVENTS, VISIT SANDPOINTLIVINGLOCAL.COM.

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ARTISTS' STUDIO TOUR

art while touring beautiful North Idaho. Mark your calendars

for this year's Artist's Studio Tour. Held over Labor Day weekend (Friday,

September 3, through Monday, September 6), the community is invited to

visit the working studios of painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers,

potters, glass artists and more. For 2021, there will be 16 studios with 19

artists participating. From widely known artists to emerging talent, explore

the wide variety of artists right here in North Idaho during this four-day

celebration of the arts. Studio tours will be available 10am to 4pm each day.

For additional details, visit ArtTourDrive.org.

14TH ANNUAL CHAFE 150 GRAN FONDO

Chafe 150 returns Saturday, September 11. Presented by the Sandpoint

Rotary, the 150-mile route is a grand loop around the Cabinet Mountains,

through gorgeous lake and river valleys, encompassing one upriver leg, two

downriver legs and one huge lake! In addition, Chafe offers magnificent

100-, 80-, 40- and 25-mile routes for riders of any level! Once your ride is

complete, celebrate with your fellow bikers and the community at the postrace

party. Registration includes your post-race meal as well as two drink

tickets. This year, Chafe 150 proceeds will benefit the Lake Pend Oreille

School District’s Literacy Initiative and after-school reading programs. For

more information, to volunteer or register, visit Chafe150.org.

SANDPOINT SONGFEST

Sandpoint SongFest is a unique event featuring nationally recognized hit

songwriters performing their original music, as well as songwriters and

artists from the Inland Northwest. Listen in (September 16 through 18)

for three nights to acclaimed writers and musicians as they share stories

behind their number one songs. Intimate venues are a highlight of this

musical weekend, with a chance for you to listen closely to the lyrics that

have made musical memories. Musician/songwriter Thom Shepherd is the

man behind the event. Find out more online at SandpointSongFest.com.

* 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!

Want your event to appear on the largest eventsite in the

northwest? Submit your events to us online at

events.directorynorthwest.com 24/7, 365 days a year!

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LIC# RCE-55686

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Call Justin: 208.610.0463

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All Construction Services,

Landscape Design,

Decks, Windows, Flooring,

New Construction, Remodels

Easing the burden of those affected

by cancer in our community.

Community Cancer Services is a nonprofit, communityfunded

cancer resource center that serves Bonner and

Boundary counties with a verifiable cancer diagnosis. We

provide counseling, yoga classes and financial support,

as well as a boutique with wigs, scarves and postmastectomy

prosthetics. Call today and let us help you!

Assisting cancer patients and their families since 2002.

CommunityCancerServices.com 208.255.2301

1205 US-2, Sandpoint, ID CommunityCancer

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THIS AREA IS

BOOM

CREATE THE FUNNEL

Say hello to more traffic being driven to your business

TAILORED MARKETING SOLUTIONS

Customized plan to get your brand where it needs to be

Advertising Agency

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BRANDING & CREATIVE | WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT | SEO SERVICES | SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

REPUTATION MANAGEMENT | EMAIL MARKETING | PODCAST DEVELOPMENT | VIDEO OPTIMIZATION

GOOGLE MY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT | GOOGLE AD WORDS | LEAD CAPTURING | DIGITAL MARKETING

PRINT MARKETING | CONTENT DEVELOPMENT | ANALYTICS & REPORTING

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ING...

IS YOUR BUSINESS?

BRAND DOMINANCE

Stand out from the crowd and your competitors

ONLINE PRESENCE

Be found online by potential clients and customers

ANALYTICS TO BACK IT UP

Top-of-the-line reporting to boost your return on investment

We build your MARKETING so you can build your BUSINESS

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Succeeding Together.

Chamber Events • Community Calendars • Visitor Guide • Relocation Info • Volunteer Opportunities

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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

residents, and businesses seeking to relocate here.

| SANDPOINT LIVING LOCAL

208.263.2161

info@sandpointchamber.com

www.sandpointchamber.org


Auto • Home • Business

Grizzly Glass Centers offers more than 30 years of experience, with the best

reputation, and provides only top-quality services. Expert auto glass services with top

qualified and certified technicians on staff, we use only professional grade products and

up-to-date equipment. We offer quality work at an affordable price, guaranteed!

208.255.2686

337 Olive Avenue in Sandpoint | grizzly-glass.com

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Here at UCAN, we are driven by a single goal:

to do our part in making the Sandpoint special

needs community stronger. Our mission is to

empower special needs individuals through

fitness and nutrition.

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L O C A L E X P E R T

WORLD - CLASS REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL

208-290-5888

Jackie@JackieSuarez.com

www.JackieSuarez.com

3-bedroom, 2.5 bath cedar-sided home with garage and separate shop that has water and

seppc on 5 private acres. Maple and le floors, large living room, big kitchen and front and

back porches. All new carpet and spacious master suite. $565,000

Absolutely private 20 acre parcel in the highly

coveted Selle Valley with gorgeous long-range

views sweeping 180 degrees toward the Cabinet

Mountains. Located approximately 17 miles

to town, you'll find this jewel near the guest ranch

and approximately 1/4 mile from Kaniksu Naaonal

Forest. Home two parcels away on 10 acres next to

USFS land also available separately.

$345,000

Luxury new construccon on the Big Lake with unparalleled views across the water to Schweitzer

Mountain. Be the first to enjoy this jewel-box detached home boassng top-grade finishes, two bedrooms

with en-suites, two car garage, full rv hookups, private dock and waterside paao. Near Beyond

Hope Resort, restaurants and marinas. $1,195,000

Not so remote 41.72 acres with mature trees,

year-round creek and views that span the

mountains to the Pend O’Reille River. Power to

the property will need to be developed, CC&Rs

apply. Very private locaaon close to Sandpoint.

$339,000

Complete privacy, peace and quiet are yours in

this 4-bedroom, 2.5 bath home on 5 acres just

16 miles north of town. All the necessiies are

on the main floor - bright kitchen with quartz

counters and stainless appliances, open dining

& living room with cozy wood stove, private

master suite with full bath, laundry room,

powder room and office. $599,000

4-bedroom home on 8.9 acres with detached

garage/shop in a country seeng with amazing

long-range mountain views 11 miles north of

town with easy access via Hwy 95. Formerly set

up for horses, the acreage is comprised of three

separate tax parcels and includes a POND, thick

stand of cedar trees, a stable with tack room

and hay storage, storage shed. $460,000

Rare offering! Former dairy homestead in the

heart of Selle Valley just north of Sandpoint

with amazing views, two large barns with

lean-to and a 6-bedroom farm home ready four

your personal touch. In operaaon for 49 years,

the farm relied on the steel clear-span

buildings, 48’ x 80’ and 52’ x 80’ built to last

with concrete floors. $899,000

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L O C A L E X P E R T

WORLD - CLASS REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL

208-290-5888

Jackie@JackieSuarez.com

www.JackieSuarez.com

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

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

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

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

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

Absolute quality, supreme comfort and gorgeous views combine in this amazing offering on the Hope

Peninsula consissng of a three-bedroom, 2 bath main home and separate 1-bedroom, 1-bath guest

quarters over the detached garage. Unique, custom finishes throughout the main floor include oak and traverrne

flooring, soaring ceilings. Just one er up from the lake, near marinas, campgrounds, restaurants

and the charming town of Hope. $825,000

Escape to your not-so-remote upscale Idaho

cabin on 10 square acres adjacent to USFS land.

Just 17 miles from town in an amazingly peaceful

seeng, you'll love the gorgeous kitchen,

completely updated in 2020 with stainless appliances,

real wood cabinets & butcher block

counter. All appliances are included. $650,000

Looking for a turn-key experience with room for second dwelling? This absolutely impeccable upscale

home with detached shop on a separate building lot is just yards away from Springy Point recreaaon

area. This contemporary Craasman abode boasts an open floor plan, soaring ceilings, kitchen with all

newer appliances & granite counters, lux main floor master suite, cozy loo spaces and large bonus

room. Inside spaces transiion seamlessly to outside living areas with full-length covered paao, garden

areas, and lovingly landscaped yard with mature trees. $1,200,000

Idaho Heaven! Stunning views and complete

privacy on 5.11 acres just 11 miles to town and

services. The 1440 square foot home is Pacific

“lux yurt” living, impeccably maintained and

updated with new flooring, counters, alder cabinets,

spacious bedroom, sauna, sleeping loo

and office space. Steps away is separate arrst’s

studio, 4 other outbuildings. $599,000

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A Team Approach to Wealth Management

Ronald Denova and

AGP Wealth Advisors

Accumulate.

Grow.

Protect.

Ronald Denova is now working exclusively with the team of Randall Linde, Chief Executive

Officer of AGP Wealth Advisors, who has been recognized as a Barron’s Top 100 Wealth Advisor

for 10 consecutive years and is currently ranked 25th out of 330,000+ advisors nationwide.

“The excitement to bring this level of professionalism to North Idaho is off the charts!” - Denova, October 2020

Financial Planning • Wealth Preservation Strategies • Christian Financial Strategies

Ronald C. Denova, CKA®, APMA®, Financial Advisor

The CKA® or Certified Kingdom Advisor designation represents Ronald’s commitment to serving clients in the Christian Faith.

Contact me today: ronald.denova@ampf.com

Find us on Facebook

www.AGPWealthAdvisors.com | 208.366.5656 | 1211 Michigan St., Suite A, Sandpoint, ID

Investment advisory products and services are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services,

LLC, a registered investment adviser. Member FINRA & SIPC.

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commitment as we strive to help you pursue your financial goals. We do this by helping you develop an investment plan based on your goals, providing recommendations we believe have

potential for appropriate growth, and helping you ensure that you and your family are protected should the unexpected occur. Ameriprise Financial is not affiliated with any religion or faithbased

financial advisor organization.

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