Coeur d' Alene Living Local September 2021

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Coeur d' Alene Living Local September 2021

SEPTEMBER 2O21

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UNWIND WITH ART

» Kim Washko, owner of

Hands to Art, a paint-yourown

pottery studio in Coeur

d’Alene, shares tips on how

the whole family can unleash

their creative side and

unwind with art.

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SEPTEMBER 2021

VOLUME 11 NUMBER 9

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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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Tips For Supportive Parenting

Empower and encourage your child with these six strategies 78

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"By all these lovely tokens, September days

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As the hustle and bustle of the school year

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Living Local

UNWIND WITH ART

» Kim Washko, owner of

Hands to Art, a paint-yourown

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d’Alene, shares tips on how

the whole family can unleash

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unwind with art.

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CONTENTS

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ESSENTIALS

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LIFE & COMMUNITY

NIBCA Parade of Homes: This year’s show promises

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

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GOOD NEWS

Holes for Heroes: North Idaho’s Heritage Health

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IN FOCUS

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

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RUN TOGETHER

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LIVING LOCAL

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disabilities returns this fall for ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

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BACK TO THE GAME

Game On: High school athletes take the field

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

Tips and informational articles about living a

healthy, active lifestyle

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FEATURE

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Pickleball Grows in Popularity: Find out the history of

our nation’s fastest growing sport

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BACK TO THE GRIND

Getting Back Into A Routine: Making your

schedule work for you

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BACK TO SCHOOL

Tips For Supportive Parenting: Empower and

encourage your child with these six strategies

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TRAVEL & LEISURE

A Perfect Fall Getaway: Explore Central Oregon from

the luxurious Brasada Ranch

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FOOD & DRINK

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around town

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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

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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.

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 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

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

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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.

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UNWIND WITH

ART

A few tips for busy parents

By Colin Anderson

Let’s connect and

help you find

your perfect home!

While kids being back to school offers

a little more time to get things done

during the day, when the school

bell rings, chaos can sometimes creep back

into our lives. Pickup time or meeting the bus,

starting homework, getting dinner together and

finding a few minutes of family time can seem

like a tough balance. One simple way to keep

your kids entertained while also being part of

the activity is to create a place where they can

be creative.

“A fun and easy way is to have in the common

family area some basic art supplies like crayons,

markers, paper,

scissors, tape, glue,

stickers, inexpensive

journals; simple art

supplies that are

easily accessible and

available to everyone,”

explained Hands to

Art Studio owner

Kim Washko. The

area doesn’t have to

be fancy. It can be a

basket, simple plastic

tub or small cart.

“A fun and easy

way is to have

in the common

family area some

basic art supplies.”

Kim’s studio, located at 3115 North Government

Way in Coeur d’Alene, offers various art classes,

clay impressions, and birthday parties for

kids. While some adults don’t see themselves

as “creative types,” Kim has noticed kids are

ready to dive into just about any project head

first, as they are naturally creative and curious.

“One of my favorite things about children is

their eagerness to jump right into a new art

medium or project, get their hands dirty and

start to create. They aren’t intimidated by trying

something new or it being perfect.”

Parents have told Kim their children were so

proud of their clay creations that they’ve slept

with them for days after bringing them home.

And while after a long day it can be tempting

to just throw cartoons on the TV or plug in

the video games, doing art with your child can

have benefits for both parties. “Every day in the

studio, we see parent and child working together

on a mug, plate, or working

alongside each other while

creating their own artwork.

It is such a joy for me to

witness them chatting,

laughing together, and

basically unplugging from

all the other commitments

in their lives,” smiled Kim.

And while you probably

can’t make a trip to an

art studio every day, the

kitchen table or living

room and a few basic

supplies is all you need to help both yourself

and your children wind down and spend a few

minutes doing something fun together.

“My personal motto is art should give you

joy and make you happy. Art should have no

boundaries and be fun,” she said. So, let’s make

some art!”

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You don’t have to be Perfect to be Beautiful

UNDERSTANDING WHERE TRUE BEAUTY LIES

By Jenny Wiglesworth

We recently went home décor shopping and found the most

beautiful wooden sign that read, “You don’t have to be

perfect to be beautiful.” It immediately spoke to a deep place

within and was an exhilarating reminder of truth. As women, perfection

becomes a believable goal, but when we aren’t being marketed to, we

know that perfection doesn’t exist. If it did, we would be exhausted trying

to keep up with it. Even so, we find ourselves chasing after it, only to be

disappointed by the unattainable, false reality that perfection offers. If

perfection remains void, then what is beauty?

Too often, beauty appears to be something found entirely external. We’re

very familiar with these images. The bright red lipstick on her lips, the

white dress that sways from her hips, and those shoes that make her sixinches

taller—all obvious pictures of traditional beauty.

Simply jump onto any social media platform to be immediately captivated

while equally bombarded by “beauty.” When we earnestly try to define

and understand it, however, the most alluring parts of beauty lie in all

things internal.

When we see a mother caring for her child, neighbors laughing over a

shared project completed, or a smile gracing the lips of a friend … those

depict true beauty. These representations of beauty reach somewhere

deeper. They are not simply images that we understand but symbolic

relays of deeper feelings within. Beauty like this cannot be caged, placed

in a box or actually defined, but continually play out within the natural

acts of life.

The most beautiful people we meet are those who will grace us with the

shirts off their backs. When I lived in Portland, Oregon, I constantly rode

public transportation. As a convenient way to both read and get to my

destination, it seemed a fitting way to get to work. On my many travels, I

observed people demonstrating beauty. A gentleman would stand up and

offer a seat to a bewildered mom and crying children; an elderly couple

would share in reading the newspaper; a “skater” would allow for his

fellow transit riders to get on first—all acts of internal beauty.

Beauty supersedes real defining but continually plays out in our imperfect

lives. The next time we have a day where things just aren’t going our way,

look around and notice the beauty that really is all around.

Heads Up! For those of you who know that I am a past fashion designer

and stylist, I am opening up a brick-and-mortar boutique in Hayden,

Idaho (next to the Ski Shack). I cannot be more thrilled to share with

you all things local, sustainable and made with the hands of fair-trade

practices.

The grand opening is September 25. Details can be found online at

LiveableMe.com. And don’t forget to RSVP! There will be a $1,550 raffle

from all businesses local.

Jenny Wiglesworth is fashion stylist and blogger of LiveableMe, her

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

For more on sustainable fashion and livable style, check out her blog at

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NIBCA Parade of Homes

THIS YEAR’S SHOW PROMISES INNOVATION AND HOPE IN A CHALLENGING MARKET

By Taylor Shillam

The Parade of Homes returns this month to showcase the work

of North Idaho’s top builders, architects, landscapers, interior

designers, and more! Presented by the North Idaho Building

Contractors Association (NIBCA), the Parade of Homes promises a

variety when it comes to style and pricing.

“We have a broad range of home styles and price points in this year’s

show,” shared NIBCA president Mike Moore.

The show will feature 14 homes. “Beautiful architecture, amazing

interiors, innovative garage solutions and thoughtful layouts are a

few of the features that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Parade of

Homes,” Moore said.

Attendees will have the chance to view new floor plans with unique

design and color trends, highlighting the emergence of enhanced

innovation, technology, energy efficiency and convenience in

2021 homes.

“It’s exciting to see each builder find their own unique path and market

niche. Today’s consumers are the beneficiary of a wide range of housing

choices,” Moore said.

Last year, the event introduced COVID-conscious adaptations that

included a virtual viewing component consisting of high-resolution

images and 3D videos, with 24/7 online access granted to ticket

holders. “This allowed for those wanting to attend the event to do so in

the comfort and security of their own homes,” Moore explained.

The virtual component will continue in 2021, with adaptations to meet

the needs of both buyers and builders.

“Working in a ‘shortage of housing inventory’ environment has added

a lot of pressure to complete homes faster than ever with supply and

labor shortages,” Moore shared. “While there is a shortage of housing

inventory for sale, builders are pushing forward and continuing to

make the dream of home ownership possible.”

For homebuyers who have faced the challenging housing market in

recent months, the Parade of Homes offers hope for the future.

“As a builder community, we are pulling together to continue traditions

we hold dear, while embracing change the future is bringing,” Moore

shared. “It’s an exciting time to be in North Idaho!”

Catch a glimpse of what’s possible in the North Idaho housing

market at the NIBCA Parade of Homes this September 18 and 19,

and again September 24 through 26. More information can be found

at NIBCA.com.

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The Flooring of the Future is Here!

Local business transforming homes and businesses in North Idaho and Spokane

By Jillian Chandler

Inspired by the beauty of North Idaho, the abundance of outdoor

opportunities and the friendly people, Jim and Kelley Hobart made

the decision to begin a new chapter of their life in Hayden, Idaho,

where they’ve enjoyed every minute of the last decade.

The couple, who have been married for more than 35 years, have a true

appreciation for things that last. They moved into their custom home in

2010. Everything was more beautiful than they had imagined it could be,

including the epoxy flooring in the garage. But after a few years, it faded,

chipped and peeled up in the areas where they parked their cars. “I looked

for solutions and was told I would need to have it professionally ground off,

and then they would re-apply a new epoxy floor,” recalls Jim. “I didn’t want

to repeat using epoxy only to get the same results a few years later.”

He and Kelley discovered the Penntek flooring system while visiting a

relative—who raved about it! Jim decided to reach out to the manufacturer

and discovered that no one was offering their system in North Idaho or

Spokane. This inspired the Hobarts to change that. They introduced Croc

Coatings in 2020, bringing this revolutionary flooring system to the area

so that others could have a new choice with premium flooring solutions.

“In the past, people only had a handful of options when it came to protecting

cement flooring like garages and basements. “Our products allow you to

have a flooring system that is durable, beautiful and lasts for years, plus

it comes with a lifetime warranty against fading and discoloration, so it is

perfect for patios and entryways,” shares Jim.

Their industrial coatings are also ideal for commercial use. Croc Coatings

has replaced old epoxy floors with their system at car dealerships like

Spokane Hyundai, distilleries like Young Living, restaurants like Capone’s,

and veterinarian clinics.

“It’s one of the best home or business improvement projects ever!” Jim

states. “It’s done in one day, and you don’t have to do it!”

From the day it was founded, Croc Coatings has had one simple goal: to

provide the most durable and long-lasting floor coating products for homes

and businesses and to install them with exceptional customer service. “As

exclusive dealers and installers in the area, we’re blessed to be able to bring

this premium revolutionary new product, which is four-times stronger

than epoxy and offers a 15-year manufacturer’s warranty, to North Idaho

and Spokane,” affirms Jim.

They employ certified installers who are proud of every floor they install

for their local customers. “We have a fantastic team that cares about our

customers and provides an exceptional experience every step along the

way,” Jim says proudly.

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As demand for Croc Floors has exploded, the Hobarts’ business has already

outgrown their building in Hayden, and they’re excited to share that they

have relocated! They can now be found at 4290 West Riverbend Avenue

in Post Falls. “This move will allow us to continue growing and provide

superior service to North Idaho and Spokane,” affirms Jim.

In addition to Croc Coatings, Kelley is the owner of Alpaca Direct. Through

her business, she has kept many locals warm with her unique product line

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of Alpaca socks, apparel and quality yarns. She has helped many of her customers learn

to knit and has a monthly knit club that reaches hundreds of knitters across the country.

Alpaca Direct has also moved to their new location in Post Falls. Visit AlpacaDirect.com

to discover all that Kelley provides through her unique North Idaho business.

Jim and Kelley are grateful to the community they have called home for the past decade

and give back in many ways. They are members of the Hayden Chamber of Commerce

and the NIBCA (North Idaho Builder Contractors Association) and the BBB. “We love

animals and are donating some free flooring to the new Humane Society building,” Kelley

smiles. They just completed a new floor for North Idaho Christian School, and they also

sponsor various golf tournaments and other charities throughout the year.

With fall here and winter just around the corner, Croc Floors are a great solution for your

basement, as it is easy to clean and provides a waterproof, durable floor coating.

Let Croc Coatings assist you with innovative new options for your floors. Their design

consultants are available to understand your needs and get you a free project quote

guaranteed for 90 days.

As demand for Croc Floors has exploded, the

Hobarts’ business has already outgrown their

building in Hayden, and they’re excited to share that

they have relocated! They can now be found at 4290

West Riverbend Avenue in Post Falls.

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Holes for Heroes

NORTH IDAHO’S HERITAGE HEALTH TEES OFF TO SUPPORT ACCESSIBLE HEALTH CARE

BY TAYLOR SHILLAM

Heritage Health was founded on a desire to provide “health care

from the heart”: quality medical care available to any community

member who needed it. On September 24, they will celebrate

their cause at the annual Holes for Heroes Charity Golf Tournament.

Serving North Idaho since 1985, Heritage Health is a private, nonprofit

organization that began as a free volunteer clinic. Its beginning was

inspired by a community-based effort to make quality health care more

accessible. Today, Heritage Health is a full-time community health

center, serving thousands of patients across North Idaho each year.

On Friday, September 24, at Hayden Lake’s Avondale Golf Course,

Heritage Health’s annual charity golf tournament Holes for Heroes will

raise funds to support North Idaho’s financially vulnerable, with the goal

to help those families gain access to health care. All proceeds from the

event will benefit the MaryEllen Scholarship Fund, which helps cover

health-care costs for Heritage Health’s most vulnerable patients.

In addition to raising money and awareness for the cause, Holes for

Heroes presents the opportunity to unwind with other locals, meet

people, and enjoy an evening on the course.

“This is a networking event. We look forward to gathering with our

friends and neighbors and celebrating our community, raising awareness

about mental health, elder care (health care at home) and many of our

other services,” shared Pam Houser, VP of Community Relations for

Heritage Health.

Dozens of local businesses and community partners will donate raffle

prizes for the event, with prizes including barbecues, golf packages, wine

baskets and a selection of gift cards.

Holes for Heroes hosts nearly 140 guests per year, making it the top

fundraiser for Heritage Health. With snacks, drinks, games and prizes

offered in addition to golf, the event has seen incredible success.

“We have raised over $20,000 net profit in the past,” Houser shared. “All

these funds help support our Mary Ellen Scholarship program—patients

can request assistance for their medical, dental and mental health visits

through this program. It provides access to health care that, otherwise,

many would not have.”

With 12 unique locations across three counties, Heritage Health offers

two dozen programs and services, from pediatric to elder health care

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and everything in between. They are dedicated to addressing the impact

of disease and maintaining values based on the love, service and honor

of neighbors and friends.

For Heritage Health, the needs of its patients and the local community

are at the heart of its strategies and operations. Heritage Health bases

its culture, scheduling, service selection and more on the needs of their

patients. Governed by a board of directors, the board is unique in that

it is primarily comprised of active patients within Heritage Health

facilities, providing the organization a firsthand perspective on those

specific needs.

Their widely accessible health services include

medical, dental, behavioral, pediatric, and

more, delivered by primary care providers who

maintain a diverse skill set.

Overall, the mission behind Heritage Health is

clear. “We are committed to building the most

incredible health-care system that patients have

ever seen,” their website reads. “We will never

give up, we will never lose hope, because we

know that together we can change the healthcare

experience.”

Heritage Health values their fundraising events

as an opportunity to share the story of their

founder, Lidwina Dirne, a single mother with

disabilities who was unable to afford medical

care for herself or her family. It was from

directly experiencing the impact of health-care

Holes for Heroes

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a great cause.

inaccessibility that Dirne created the free clinic that would later become

Heritage Health.

Every event by Heritage Health allows them to share Dirne’s story and

continue her mission, raising the funds that allow them to deliver on

providing accessible, discounted health-care services to those in need.

They look forward to the Holes for Heroes Charity Golf Tournament

teeing off at 12:30pm.

“This is such a fun tournament,” Houser said. “We have fabulous hole

sponsors out on the course with games, prizes,

beverages and snacks. It’s one of the last

tournaments of the season, and we have been

blessed with good Indian summer weather most

years, so it’s a nice way to support a great cause

while enjoying those last days of summer.”

Holes for Heroes presents the opportunity to

end the summer on a high note, spending an

evening on the course to support a great cause.

There are no special requirements for attending

the event; following registration, just come ready

to enjoy the evening.

“What’s best of all, is anyone can participate,”

Houser confirmed. “You don’t have to be good,

you just have to love fun.”

For those who would like to attend, register online

at MyHeritageHealth.org/events/holes-for-heroes.

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N FOC

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

acoustic stealth technology and propulsion, are

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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A Focus on Excellent Customer Service,

Quality and Custom Design Countertops

Transform your kitchen, at a great price, with the Inland

Northwest’s premier stone countertop provider

By Jillian Chandler

2021 welcomed a new business in Coeur d’Alene—Ventura Stone.

Realizing the need for a custom countertop business in the Inland

Northwest—one that would showcase full-size quartz slabs for

customers to see firsthand and help them to accurately envision how

the movement in the stone would fit their space—owner Brian Barrios

opened the doors on January 2.

“My wife and I come from a background in commercial real estate, so

we easily noticed the rapidly growing development in the area, and we

made the decision that this would be an exciting opportunity to open a

local business,” says Brian. “We have been growing ever since day one.”

Providing excellence in start-to-finish countertops, all completed

locally, while being price competitive, Ventura Stone is the only

showroom located in the Inland Northwest (over a 250-mile radius)

featuring full-size slabs of highly reputable stone brands that offer 25-

year to lifetime warranties.

The showroom displays a variety of full-size quartz slabs from Cambria,

Silestone, Dekton and Caesarstone. They also have hundreds of smaller

samples on display to choose from. “We only carry stone that comes

from reliable manufacturers, and all offer long-term warranties (25

years or lifetime),” according to Brian. Our Cambria quartz is American

made, and we have our own in-house fabrication and installation for a

start-to-finish experience that’s truly local. Everything we do is locally

done!”

Brian and his team, who work with homeowners, contractors and

builders, are proud to sell products that their manufacturers stand

behind with excellent warranties. They offer a variety of stone options at

competitive prices, as well as midrange to luxury options. “No kitchen

is too small or too large for us to tackle, and we can help customers

accomplish their vision and stay within budget,” assures Brian.

Ventura Stone meticulously manages the countertop process from the

beginning of the order to completion, keeping the customer informed

every step of the way.

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“Many customers come to us, not knowing what they are looking for, or

have a vision in mind but need help with the process. We enjoy helping

them turn that into a reality by going through the various materials

options, designs, and finally seeing the incredible transformation in

their home upon completion,” states Brian. “It’s always so rewarding to

see the difference new counters can make to invigorate a home!”

Local professionals and tradesmen are vital to help keep the economy

and citizens moving in a prosperous and thriving direction. With this

in mind, Brian wanted to ensure that, when he and his family moved

to Coeur d’Alene, their business and products would benefit the

community by building something useful that they could be proud to

offer. “We love what we do, and we are so happy for this change in life,”

he smiles.

Acknowledging the importance of supporting local businesses, the

Barrios family felt the same applies to charity. They are proud to donate

to Children’s Village and Open Arms and support their vital work.

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Ventura Stone employees also proudly donate and participate at their local churches

to help the community.

Since moving to Coeur d’Alene in 2020 with their two children, Brian and Lesley could

not be more grateful for the opportunity to live, work and play in Coeur d’Alene. “The

success of our family business couldn’t happen without our wonderfully encouraging

business partners, or our talented and hard-working sales and design crew,” Brian

shares. “We are enormously grateful to the many wonderful customers who have

allowed us to be part of their remodel, or new construction project. The finished results

are always amazing and exciting to see.”

If you are in the process of building, or looking to transform your current home, let

Brian and his team guide you in selecting the ideal countertops to fit your style and

your needs. Cambria financing is available, and they are currently offering a free

kitchen sink per order if placed during the month of September.

Ventura Stone Coeur d’Alene is currently offering

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RUN TOGETHER

Young sprinter founds new team

BY COLIN ANDERSON

Though not the most prolific scorer of the soccer ball or

basketball, one thing was clear to Maricela Nelson’s parents even

at a very young age: She was fast. “I remember my mom saying

after games, ‘You sure like to run, don’t you?’” Mari recalled.

While soccer and basketball didn’t quite pan out, sprinting did, and as

she prepares to walk through the doors of Coeur

d’Alene High School this fall as a freshman, Mari

is likely to turn a few heads out on the track. By the time she hit 12

At the age of 9, most kids are just learning the

basics of sports and the infancy of competition.

Mari, on the other hand, was getting her first

taste of running competitive track from Linda

Laker, a regional coach who has worked with top

athletes including some who have gone on to the

Olympics. During her first year of track, Mari

trained with a club called the Spokane Mercury,

but it was dissolved after just her first season.

For the next three seasons, she would continue

to train with local coaches but as an unattached

athlete, meaning she would show up to meets as

a solo competitor.

By the time she hit 12 years old, Mari had

already qualified and done remarkably well at

several regional meets, so well in fact that she

qualified for the National Junior Olympics meet. In 2019, she traveled to

Sacramento, California, again unattached, to compete in the 100 meter.

“It was 100 degrees, and they had to water down the track so we could

put our hands on it at the start,” she remembered. Her time at the event

placed her 40th overall. For someone accustomed to finishing at the top

years old, Mari had

already qualified and

done remarkably well

at several regional

meets, so well in fact

that she qualified for

the National Junior

Olympics meet.

of the podium, it was a unique experience for Mari. “There were definitely

nerves having never been there before, but I told myself to just keep going

and keep pushing.”

It was at this point that Mari made a decision that would impact not

just herself but the greater Coeur d’Alene

area. Having witnessed firsthand what having

teammates around means at a major event, and

not having a team available to her back home,

she decided to form her own—and the North

Idaho Blaze was born. Mari combined her desire

to have teammates to train and compete with

along with her Girl Scout Silver Award Project,

which is something that a Scout needs to do that

helps the community out in a positive way. She

went about recruiting coaches and becoming

USA Track & Field accredited and nonprofit

certified, and many other to-do list items. “We

had to open a bank account, develop a website

and social media channels, design uniforms,

flyers and promotional videos; it was a lot, but it

all came together!”

With 2020 shutting down many athletic seasons,

the brand new team attracted not only track and

field athletes, but others looking to stay finetuned

for when their sport returned to competition. Mari would again

qualify for nationals, but the race would be run and timed virtually due

to travel restrictions. She would place seventh in the nation in the 100

meter and 12th in the 200 meter for her age group. Just two hours after

setting those marks, elation would turn to disbelief. “We were playing

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games afterward, and I remember back peddling and catching a ball, then hearing a crack

and pop in my knee. I fell to the ground with a sharp pain. It was a shocking experience,”

she shared.

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The diagnosis was a torn ACL. Surgery would be performed at Shriners Hospital in

Spokane, and the recovery would be long and arduous. “I thought, ‘Where would I be a

year from now?’ There were a lot of doubts, depression and uncertainty in my head going

into surgery,” she said.

Mari credits her team at Shriners for helping her get through the initial rehabilitation and

her mind in the right place. They worked slowly on getting her up and walking again. She

underwent electrotherapy to re-energize her muscles, and started pedaling slowly on an

exercise bike. Once she was ready for light jogging, her teammates and coaches were ready

to jog right alongside her, something that wouldn’t have happened when she was running

as an unattached athlete. “I wouldn’t be where I’m at right now without the support of my

friends, family and teammates,” said Mari.

Despite the setback, Mari has gotten nearly back to her per-injury self. She qualified again

for Junior Olympics, as did seven other members of North Idaho Blaze, who all traveled

together to Florida for this year’s games. Several set personal records at the meet, and Mari

finished 63rd out of 131 competitors in the 100 meter and 55th out of 176 competitors in

the 200 meter.

As she begins her high school career, she’ll now be part of two teams: North Idaho Blaze

and the Coeur d’Alene Vikings. She has her eyes set on beating the long-standing school

records and dreams of running at TrackTown USA at the University of Oregon. After

recovering from a potential career-altering injury, she knows what it will take to reach

those goals. “You won’t get anywhere in life if you don’t put in the hard work. Don’t give

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A Spotlight on Abilities

Local theater casting actors with disabilities returns this fall for ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

BY TAYLOR SHILLAM

Out of the Shadows Theater is known for bringing abilities

out of the shadows and into the spotlight. With every role in its

​The

productions played by an actor with a disability or special needs,

including cognitive, physical and developmental disabilities, the theater

provides unique opportunities for people both within and outside of the

special needs community. During rehearsals and performances, they are

accompanied by a shadow actor who provides coaching and support as a

reassuring presence onstage.

“We want to be a blessing to the disability community and to everyone

involved in our productions,” shared board member Suzanne Knutson.

“But we also want to show the community that these people may be

affected by disabilities, but they have abilities too. We want to spotlight

their abilities and allow them to be seen first.”

The theater’s productions provide the community as a whole a better

understanding and familiarity with people with disabilities. “Not

everyone knows someone who is disabled,” Knutson said. The theater

provides a setting for inclusion, acceptance and a sense of magic made

possible by the Coeur d’Alene community.

This year, the theater’s board members had a difficult time deciding if

their fall show would be able to go on as scheduled, due to the everchanging

COVID climate. “As a board, we decided to rely on the direction

of Governor Little, the mayor, Kootenai County and Panhandle Health to

make that decision,” Knutson said.

That decision took months of meetings and discussions to reach. During

that time, the board explored the possibilities of moving to a summer

production, to an alternate venue, or completely renovating their entire

plan for the show. All of the theater’s past productions have been held at

the KROC Center, whose ADA-compliant stage area and seat count of

400 have made it the ideal venue for the cast and crew.

“COVID has really affected us,” Knutson said. “We try to do our best to

do whatever kind of social distancing or small grouping is needed to keep

everyone comfortable.” The theater has always adapted to meet the needs

of each individual actor, as well as the needs of its production crew, and

continues to do so throughout the pandemic.

Out of the Shadows Theater’s central focus has always been the actors—

and creating the best possible experience for them was at the heart of

their decision-making. “Yes, we want them to be able to perform in front

of a full audience, but we also want them to have the full performance

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experience, with the stage, lights, all the bells and whistles,” Knutson

said. This thought process redirected the board away from scheduling an

outdoor production in the summer.

In late August, the board reached a decision to move forward with its fall

production, on its originally set dates. “Bye Bye Birdie,” a more comedyoriented

production than the theater’s past productions, will hit the stage

this fall for five shows in late October and early November, holding their

location at the KROC to maintain integrity of the shows and the high

level of quality they are known for.

The theater’s goal has been presenting one professional-quality musical

production per year. From its first production of “Beauty and the Beast”

in 2016, it has sold out numerous performances annually.

“Each year, our actors have flourished in the spotlight while realizing their

own gifts and talents, and they have been recognized by the community

for those abilities rather than disabilities,” Out of the Shadows Theater

writes on their social media pages. “We are honored to be able to spotlight

our actors in quality musical productions.”

Most of the actors cast at Out of the Shadows Theater are adults. While

support for people with disabilities is strong in the earliest years of life,

“once people leave elementary school or public education, there isn’t a

ton of adult support with disabilities,” Knutson said. Alongside every

actor is their non-disabled shadow actor to provide them encouragement,

prompting and support. Shadow actors assist with learning lines,

choreography and lyrics, often developing a deep friendship with their

actors that continues off the stage.

Much of the theater’s successful productions have depended on

community support and donations helping to cover costs like rent dues,

costume creation, set construction and technology.

“It’s a beautiful thing: We have a very art-oriented community, and a

community-oriented community. We are very fortunate,” Knutson said,

grateful for the continued support from organizations like the Coeur

d’Alene Chamber of Commerce and Coeur d’Alene Art Association.

With the support of the arts community, the integration with the local

disability community—including organizations like TESH Inc. and

Project Search—and the thriving creative spirit in Coeur d’Alene, they

hope to continue growing into the future.

The Out of the Shadows Theater hopes to expand their productions into

the Spokane area in the coming years. They also hope to build on their

connection with Coeur d’Alene’s thriving visual arts community, to team

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with local artists to put on art workshops covering visual and fine art

skills including photography, printmaking and painting.

With the support Out of the Shadows has already experienced from the

local art and theater community, there is ample opportunity to build on

those connections and connect with Coeur d’Alene in new ways.

“It’s pretty rare. It’s pretty special,“ Knutson said. “Every time we

mention it, people get so excited to get involved. We have amazing

community support.”

In addition to serving on the board, Knutson heads the theater’s

marketing and promotions. With her background in special needs, she

knew she needed to get involved with the theater when she first learned

about it on a weekend visit to Coeur d’Alene. After attending one of

its first productions, she then became involved as a shadow actor the

following year. Now, working to further spread the word about Out of

the Shadows Theater, Knutson has only excitement and gratitude for the

experiences she’s had so far.

“It’s been a blast. I have learned so much,” she said. “We’re giving

opportunities to people who may not have otherwise had them.”

The Out of the Shadows Theater’s production of “Bye Bye Birdie” will

hit the KROC Center stage across two weekends this fall: October 29

through 31, and November 4 and 5. The 31st will be a 2pm matinee

showing, with the other shows scheduled for 7:30pm.

Tickets are slated to be available starting October 1 at $14 per individual,

or $10 per person at a group rate of 10 or more people. Those interested

in attending and keeping up with news of the production can visit

OutoftheShadowsTheater.com and sign up for the email newsletter to be

the first to receive all new updates.

Those interested in volunteering can reach out online to get involved

as a shadow actor, or aid with various aspects of production, with

available opportunities including building sets, working the lobby and

working backstage.

Even through a challenging season, the Out of the Shadows’ production

crew and team have grown this year, with new people ready to share in

highlighting unique talents and abilities.

“We have new people who are just jumping in,” Knudson said. “Even

though times are uncertain, people still see this as important enough to get

on board.”

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The theater has

always adapted to

meet the needs of each

individual actor, as

well as the needs of

its production crew,

and continues to do

so throughout the

pandemic.

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TACKLE THAT STAFFING SHORTAGE

DEVELOP SKILLED WORKERS IN-HOUSE

By Tom Greenee, Northorth Idaho College

Four PotlatchDeltic electricians who are currently enrolled in the NIC Workforce Training

Center apprenticeship program or completed it at the St. Maries mill recently. Pictured are, from

left, Drake Lounsbury, 23, from St. Maries; Danny Hilde, 32, from St. Maries; Harrison Escobar,

32, from Nampa; and Bailey Brown, 26, from Coeur d’Alene.

Can’t find workers? You’re not alone.

Job openings hit record highs the last three months, with 9.2 million unfilled

jobs in May nationwide. Idaho is currently hovering around 3 percent

unemployment, and Washington state is around 5 percent. Businesses are

being forced to reduce hours and turn down work since they don’t have the

employees they need.

“It’s time to think outside the box,” said Colleen Hoffman, North Idaho

College Workforce Training Center Custom Training coordinator.

Instead of hiring new employees, retrain the ones you’ve got for those hardto-fill

skilled positions.

“Of course, this doesn’t work for every organization,” Hoffman said. “But for

many, this is the perfect time to reevaluate hiring practices and take a second

look at how employees progress through their careers. Rather than hiring

outside the organization, reinvest in the employees you already have.”

This isn’t an unproven program. PotlatchDeltic, a sawmill and industrialgrade

plywood mill located in St. Maries, Idaho, currently employs about

400 people and has been working with NIC WTC since 2012. PotlatchDeltic

has unique hiring challenges due to its location and need for employees

with specialized skills such as electricians, millwrights, programmable logic

controllers, and log scalers.

“For us, it’s always been hard to hire because we’re off the beaten path,”

said Bonnie Siron, Human Resource manager at PotlatchDeltic. “When

there’s been a need, NIC worked with us to develop the training needed in

that area.”

Through a combination of apprenticeships and custom training,

PotlatchDeltic has developed a robust skilled training program. Electrician

apprentices, for example, take NIC WTC classes while pulling a paycheck

and working full time. At the end of their apprenticeship, they make

significantly more money and have an electrician’s journeyman’s license.

The program is a win-win for employers as well as employees, opening doors

to more lucrative and fulfilling careers. Ian Heath is entering his fourth

and final year in the electrician apprenticeship program. He was working

at PotlatchDeltic in a different position before joining the apprenticeship

program to advance his career, earn more money, and develop a lifelong,

marketable skill.

“It’s been great getting to learn new things every day—not stuck doing the

same stuff,” Heath said. “I like having new challenges.”

Hoffman said if the apprenticeship program isn’t a perfect fit for a company,

NIC WTC has the resources to assist in developing other forms of

customized training.

“We work with your business, meeting one-on-one, to create affordable,

tailor-made training solutions. We have the instructors and subject matter

experts to help you succeed. That’s what we’re here for,” she said.

To learn more about how the NIC Workforce Training Center can help

your organization or company through customized training, call Colleen

Hoffman at 208.769.7732 or email colleen.hoffman@nic.edu.

To learn more about various apprenticeship programs currently being offered,

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VERTIGO

By Molly Radonich, LAT, ATC & Garrett Fischer, DPT

A diagnosis or a symptom?

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 be very debilitating for one to experience. BPPV

and vertigo are often grouped together, but BPPV is actually one of many

conditions that causes 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 infection.

What can you do if it happens to you?

If your vertigo occurs alongside double vision, sweating, vomiting or

difficulty walking, contact your doctor right away. There are more serious

conditions that can present similar to BPPV.

Avoid activities that increase the occurrence of your vertigo symptoms.

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veggies are great options. Sting cheese and protein bars are also easy

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A PHYSICAL THERAPIST WILL PERFORM AN

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Find a physical therapist in your area

who specializes in BPPV treatments.

A physical therapist will perform an

evaluation to determine if your vertigo

is in fact a symptom of BPPV or if it is

coming from another condition. If the

physical therapist determines BPPV is the cause, he

or she will then determine the affected ear and canal,

then take you through a set of maneuvers to dislodge

the crystal and relieve your symptoms. If BPPV is not

the cause, the physical therapist can then direct you

to the appropriate health-care provider.

Most of the time, people recover from specific

maneuvers, which is performed by the physical

therapist. These maneuvers are designed to move

the crystals back into place. Research has shown

that the treatments help up to 80 percent after one

session. Each affected canal requires a different

treatment technique, and treating the wrong canal

could, in fact, make your symptoms worse. After

treatment, follow the specific instructions given by

your physical therapist.

Following treatment, it is good to avoid looking

up or down, as well as turning your head quickly.

To sleep, you may choose whichever position you

prefer. The day after your visit, you should be able

to return to your normal activities as long as you

feel comfortable.

Will it return?

The cause of BPPV is unknown, so it is hard to

know if it will come back or what to do to prevent

BPPV. There is no known medication that does

more good than harm. If BPPV returns, contact

your physical therapist, who will determine if the

crystals are in a different location. The treatment

may look a bit different, but the goal is the same.

Do not try to put the crystals back in on your own,

as it can make your symptoms worse.

Vertigo is a symptom and not a condition. Make

sure you get the right help to relieve your vertigo

symptoms and allow you to return to your

daily activities.

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IT’S TIME TO BEGIN AGAIN

Falling back into basics

BY JENNIFER MILLER OF THE WELLNESS BAR

We’ve all heard the quote, “Life starts

over again when it gets crisp in the

fall.” And it really does. Summer is

such a busy time full of family outings, trips,

summer sports and kids home all the time.

There are no rules, no routines; just 12 blissful

weeks of what my family calls “organized chaos.”

When school starts again, life can seem to slow

down just because of the necessity to be back

on a schedule. I like to think of fall as similar to

New Year’s. It’s time to set intentions for the new

season and get back on track. My favorite yoga

teacher always says, “There is always a chance to

begin again.” It all starts with the basics. Below

are my favorite ways to “begin again.”

Wellness Screening

Seeing your doctor once a year can often get

put on the back burner, especially when you’re

feeling good. Regardless of how you’re feeling,

though, it is important to see a professional

who can assess any underlying issues—so they

don’t cause bigger problems down the road.

This is also a great time to schedule those

specialty appointments like the dermatologist or

a mammogram.

Exercise Routine

It’s easy to feel active in the summer with so

much going on, but let’s be honest in the fact that

most of us fall off our fitness routine during the

warmer months. With the kids back in school

and on a schedule, fall is the perfect time to get

back to the gym, dust off your Peloton or get up

early for that morning run.

Healthy Eats

There is nothing like a summer barbeque. But

after three months of indulging, it’s time to start

fueling our bodies with what it’s been missing.

Meal prep is a great way to stay on track during

the week. My family plans out dinners for the

week on Sunday and grocery shops before the

craziness of the week begins. I am also a huge

fan of my Instapot, which is helpful in making

healthy meals on the fly when the day gets

away from me. Meal prep not for you? You may

consider ordering pre-made meals from local

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Wellness Bar.

Better Sleep

When the sun doesn’t go down until after 9pm,

and there is live music, parties and backyard

bonfires to be had, it’s easy to not get adequate

sleep in the summer. Who am I kidding? It’s

never really easy for some of us to get great sleep.

In fact, for most of us, that coveted “best sleep of

our lives” is few and far between. But changing

just a few habits can help. Have the same bedtime

routine, even on the weekends. Limit your phone

usage an hour before bed. Following a healthy

exercise routine and getting adequate nutrition

will also help with sleep.

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Back-to-School Skin Care

TIPS AND TRICKS TO CLEAR SKIN

By Bri Williams, RN, BSN

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 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.

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

blemish alone to allow it to heal.

When prevention is not working ...

If you have tried all the tips and tricks to prevent breakouts but they are

still happening, consult with a skin-care expert to determine what skin-care

products are best for your skin type and concerns. Using the right products

with the correct active ingredients to address your individual concerns is

essential. They may refer you to a dermatologist or medical provider for

additional intervention or prescription-strength medication.

Use a fresh washcloth to pat dry your face after washing, and whatever you

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BREAKING THE CYCLE

North Idaho woman turns her life around after years of meth use

BY MARC STEWART, HERITAGE HEALTH

For over 15 years, Maria didn’t have any

interest in being sober—she used meth

every minute of the day.

Friends, family and the local medical

community wanted her to stop using, but she

didn’t hear them. Even after overdosing on

sleeping pills, she continued to chase the high

from substances—legal and illegal.

She hit rock bottom when she used meth laced

with fentanyl, an extremely powerful synthetic

opioid used to help cancer patients deal with

pain. Law enforcement officials say about half a

dozen deaths in North Idaho can be attributed to

accidental fentanyl overdoses.

Maria was lucky that she didn’t die, but the

drug that is 50 to 100 times more powerful than

morphine threw her into a tailspin.

“I had seizures, I punched my neighbor and I

went to jail,” says Maria. “In jail, I was sick. That

was the last time I used it. The fentanyl made me

angry and violent. I told my dealer you gave me

a batch and I am done.”

Achieving sobriety isn’t as easy as proclaiming it.

“A lot of people expect recovery is going to

knock on the door and say, ‘I am here!’” says Jenn

Romero, vice president of Addiction Services for

Heritage Health. “Maria did the heavy lifting.

She doesn’t give herself enough credit for the

hard work she put into this. The bottom line is

that Maria didn’t give up on Maria.”

Romero stressed that getting patients to trust the

recovery process is essential. Initially, Maria was

very against group therapy.

“She didn’t think it was going to help, but we

gained her trust in the process that this was the

best path forward,” says Romero. “She is using

the skills she learned now on a daily basis.

“Most people that come in for treatment

don’t want to participate fully in treatment

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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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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.

These rules allow for a longer playing time, meaning

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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

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

spread those rules will continue to be relatively

flexible. When it comes to fun, there’s really no

hindrance!

As to where pickleball will go next? Who

knows! From Washington to New York, from

The United States to Canada, there really are no

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GAME ON

HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES TAKE THE FIELD

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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

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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

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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 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.

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

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players and fans and in no way jeopardize another game or season

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MAKING YOUR SCHEDULE

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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.

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

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.

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SUPPORTIVE PARENTING

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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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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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serves as Investment Manager for IDeal. Sallie Mae Bank serves as the Savings Portfolio Manager for IDeal. IDeal’s Portfolios invest in either: (i) mutual funds and a

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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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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.

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.

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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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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SWEET LOU’S RESTAURANT

AND TAP HOUSE

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

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

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

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

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Coeur d’Alene Favorite Neighborhood Pub

By Jillian Chandler

Offering great food at a reasonable price, paired with

excellent service and a familiar face, has always been

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

get what they have come to expect.

From the beginning, it has provided the community a warm

and comfortable atmosphere where guests feel at home

and are provided an exceptional experience—every time.

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

and Moon Time continues to provide their guests with

familiar faces, great service, a comfortable atmosphere, and

great food and drink at a reasonable price.

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

pub food, bringing a variety of items from many different

cultures together, paired with a carefully selected 19 beer

handles and a wide variety of wines, which complement the

food. From the Grilled Pork Tacos to the Mediterranean

Lamb Burger and famous Roasted Corn Pasta, their food is

sure to satisfy.

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

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

serve you the best!

Moon Time

1602 East Sherman Avenue #116

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

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SEASONS OF COEUR D’ALENE

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

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

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

an unforgettable dining experience. They also offer banquet and meeting

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

off Sherman.

209 Lakeside Ave. | Coeur d’Alene

208.664.8008 | SeasonsofCdA.com

MAX AT MIRABEAU

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

until close. Open daily at 6am.

1100 N. Sullivan Rd. | Spokane Valley

509.922.6252 | MAXatMirabeau.com

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THE PORCH PUBLIC HOUSE

ENJOY OUTDOOR DINING

WITH A VIEW!

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

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

soups and specialties prepared from scratch without the

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

microbrews and wines to accompany your meal. Feel at home

in the comfortable pub-style dining room or the fantastic

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

1658 E. Miles Ave. | Hayden Lake

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MOON TIME

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

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

and other specialties prepared from scratch daily, along with a

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

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

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

featuring national and local artists. For more information

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

visit their website.

1602 E. Sherman Ave. | Coeur d’Alene

208.667.2331 | WeDontHaveOne.com

FISHERMAN’S MARKET

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

staff, unbeatable atmosphere and phenomenal food. Find fresh

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

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

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

bar and the offerings of beer, wine and sake.

215 W. Kathleen Ave. | Coeur d’Alene

208.664.4800 | FishermansMarketCdA.com

VINE & OLIVE EATERY

AND WINE BAR

Guests will be treated to European-inspired small plates using

simple, seasonal ingredients for simply good food served with

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

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

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

Wine Bar and Girls Night Out.

2037 N. Main St. | Coeur d’Alene

208.758.7770 | VineAndOliveCdA.com

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Next to the Lodge at Sandpoint

FORTY-ONE SOUTH

A beautiful waterfront, fine-dining restaurant in a romantic

lodge setting overlooking Lake Pend Oreille. Whether it

is summer on the patio or cozying up to the fireplace in the

winter, Forty-One South’s spectacular sunsets, innovative

cuisine, full bar and extensive wine list are sure to make it a

memorable night out. A variety of delicious food year-round.

Reservations recommended.

41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle

208.265.2000 | 41SouthSandpoint.com

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MOONDOLLARS BISTRO

Moondollars Bistro is known for their burgers,

accompanied by scratch-made bread and soups. They

uses only fresh ingredients, which are the backbone

of this customer favorite. With a comfortable, friendly

atmosphere, awesome food, great service, huge patio

and full bar there is always something to keep customers

coming back for more.

5416 W. Village Blvd. | Rathdrum

208.687.5396 | MoondollarsBistro.com

Shopping. Dining. Take-Out.

ANGELO’S RISTORANTE

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

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

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

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

selection and warm romantic décor. Catering and private

cooking classes available with Chef Angelo.

846 N. Fourth St. | Coeur d’Alene

208.765.2850 | AngelosRistorante.net

MONARCH RAMEN +

NOODLE HOUSE

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

midtown opened in fall 2019 to eager diners. Specializing

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

options, guests will be treated to incredible cuisine

paired with great brews and service.

1401 N. Fourth St.| Coeur d’Alene

208.966.4230 | MonarchNoodles.com

TIM’S SPECIAL CUT MEATS

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

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

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

and also handles custom orders, with an extensive line

of house-made products from pickled garlic to specialty

sauces, marinades, rubs and salsas. Mobile butchering and

wild game processing are also available.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

What’s happening

in September

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BIKES AND

BREWS

Fun Coeur d’Alene annual events pair up

By Colin Anderson

After a long day on the bike, a couple of cold brews can really hit

the spot. Anyone participating in Coeur d’Fondo 2021 will not

only get to experience an incredible day of riding but can end

their day with some awesome refreshments as well. Coeur d’Alene’s

annual Oktoberfest celebration will once again coincide with the everpopular

bike ride, making for a truly unique fall Saturday.

There are five different ride levels to choose from, all of which are held

on Saturday, September 18:

• 116-mile Gran Fondo

• 89-mile Medio Fondo

• 50-mile Centro Fondo

• 39-mile Piccolo Fondo

• 15-mile Family Fondo

Gran and Medio Fondo riders begin at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, and

the course loops around the entire lake with the Gran Fondo adding

some additional miles along the chain lakes and Coeur d’Alene River.

Centro and Piccolo riders get the added experience of taking one of

the Coeur d’Alene Resort’s large boats across the lake either before

or after their ride, depending on which you choose. The family ride

follows the Centennial Trail out to Higgins Point and back.

Registration for any of the Fondo lengths, with exception of the Family

Fondo, also includes: a finisher medal (with bottle opener), pint glass,

Oktoberfest ticket (32 ounces of beer for riders 21 and over) and an

Oktoberfest post-race meal. Non-participants can meet the riders

at the event as well. All participants also receive a T-shirt and will

get a personal finishing time. Additional beer tastings are available

for purchase.

Registration is open until the Friday before the ride. You can do so

in advance at CdAFondo.com. For additional details regarding the

Oktoberfest Celebration, visit CdADowntown.com/Oktoberfest.

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September

FOR MORE EVENTS, VISIT CDALIVINGLOCAL.COM.

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A NIGHT IN BLACK & WHITE

The 15th annual Night in Black & White auction and dinner will be held

Saturday, September 11, at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. The event brings civic

and business leaders, joined by community members, for an evening of live

and silent auctions, and the opportunity to mingle with Boys & Girls Club

supporters while enjoying delectable hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and wine,

and a delicious dinner and dessert. This is the Boys & Girls Club’s biggest

fundraiser of the year, and money raised stays 100 percent local to help

ensure they can continue to enhance and expand programming to the youth

of our community. Tickets are priced $125 per guest and can be purchased

online at BGCKootenai.schoolauction.net/auction21.

ANNA SCHINDLER MEMORIAL GOLF

TOURNAMENT

The North Idaho community is invited to attend the 11th Annual Anna

Schindler Memorial Golf Tournament at the Links Golf Club in Post Falls.

Scheduled for Saturday, September 11, attendees will enjoy a wonderful

day for an incredible cause, with funds raised going directly to support

families with financial needs and Anna’s Homes. You don’t have to be an

avid golfer to attend the event! This fundraising effort is for golfers and

non-golfers alike. In addition to the 9-Hole Scramble, with a shotgun start

at 12:30pm, there is a fabulous dinner and auction beginning at 4pm, with

music, games and speakers. To find out more about the Anna Schindler

Foundation, visit AnnaSchindlerFoundation.org. And to register to

attend this year’s fundraiser, or donate if you are unable to attend, visit

CharityAuction.bid/golf-tournament.

SOURCES OF STRENGTH COLOR RUN

Scheduled for Saturday, September 18, 9am to 3pm, the goal of the Sources

of Strength Color Run is to help promote happy living to our local youth

as well as provide a family friendly day to the community. One hundred

percent of the proceeds from this event go directly to Coeur d’Alene’s

secondary schools, helping to support the youth in our community. The

1.5-mile Color Run is for everyone who wants to walk/run the course. The

5k run is optional, and there is no additional cost to run the course twice.

All students between the ages of 5 and 17 are invited to run for free (just

bring a can of food to donate to the Coeur d’Alene Food Bank); registration

for those 18 and older is $15. T-shirts can be ordered until September

7, with registration ending the morning of the event. For sponsorship

opportunities and event inquiries, contact cdacourcesofstrength@

cdaschools.org. Register online at RunSignUp.com/Race/ID/

CoeurDAlene/2021CoeurdAleneSourcesofStrengthColorRun.

* 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 event site in the Northwest? Submit your events to us

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$1,350,000 | Careywood, Idaho

Motivated Seller!! 5 bedroom /5 Bathroom 6100 sq

ft rustic lodge, No CCR’s - No HOA, situated on 10

wooded level acres with a stream. This PRIVATE,

end of the road property backs up to 500 acres of

Stimson Lumber for limited hunting and recreation

or horse trails out your back door. Features include a

HUGE 60x40 shop, garden space and green house. A

spacious family home or unique and impressive VRBO

as a fully licensed Wedding Venue with an enchanting

3 story chapel tucked in and hidden in the woods. The

chapel setting is unforgettable. A secluded property

that is conveniently located between Coeur d’Alene

and Sandpoint and close to lakes. Property can be

purchased with a full 20 acres.

$1,750,000 | Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Opportunity Knocks! This home is truly one of a kind

with endless possibilities not available today in the

desirable Coeur d Alene Lake WATERFRONT market. A

1706 sq foot, 4 bedroom 2 bath, luxury modern rustic

waterfront home including additional space for a 3000

sq foot or even larger home on the same parcel and the

home is contiguous to state waterfront land. A private

dock with a walking trail down to the water, a full house

generator, hardwired for high speed internet, chick

coop, raised garden in the sunny location, wrap around

decks with views views views all within 5 minutes of

charming downtown Coeur d’Alene. Live in this park

like setting home or rent as a VRBO while you build a

dream home above both enjoy endless views. Geo tech

engineering and plans for a garage included.

$2,100,000 | Kingston, Idaho

Placed right in the middle of grand forests, this is

a home for every leisurely activity and for every

conceivable guest. Isolation and privacy awaits you!

Enjoy the gated log cabin lifestyle at the lodge at 122

Makridge Lane in the low populated town of Kingston,

ID. Whether you use it for vacation, an Airbnb or live in

it full-time this beauty that sleeps 28 guests needs to

be experienced. Climb the rock wall, play basketball,

ski mountain virtually next door, ATV riding and all on

luscious 9 acres, then relax with a sweet nighttime

elixir at the bar. Entertain your friends and family

in one of two dens, each equipped with a fireplace.

Shoot pool in the loft, or else steam out your worries

in the dry sauna. For seclusion and peace of mind,

here is Makridge Lane.

$725,000 | Kingston, Idaho

6 fantastic lots tucked away in the pines totaling just

under 15 acres! 3 lots sit on top with stunning views

west of the valley. Great development opportunity or

build your dream home and enjoy the remainder of

the acreage for your own private retreat. Electricity

is in and there are multiple options for water. Option

to purchase individual lots may be available. Come

enjoy all the wildlife you’ll see from your own slice of

North Idaho.

$1,000,000 | Harrison, Idaho

Stunning Lake Coeur d’Alene and Carlin Bay views

from every room! This 3+ bedroom 2 bathroom home

has over 3,000 sq ft, beautiful gas fireplace in the

living room, kitchen with island and pantry, oversized

master suite with large walk-in closet and spacious

bathroom, expansive covered deck and deck access

from all rooms. Make this home your dream home,

or a rental home for income with great rental history!

Close to Carlin Marina, boat slips, public boat launch

and beach.

$590,000 | Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Large home nestled in the pines in the desirable

Hayden View Neighborhood. This unique property

sits on almost half an acre, surrounded by mature

trees for ultimate privacy. 3100+ sq ft Single level

with walkout basement, 4 bedroom 2.5 bathroom.

Master bedroom features a gas fireplace, sunroom

with hot tub and a completely updated bathroom

with a tiled walk-in shower. Lower level offers it’s

own private entrance, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and

a kitchen, perfect for in-law set up. Enjoy entertaining

on 2 covered decks or the enlarged patio. All of this

and close proximity to Hayden Lake! Don’t miss this

opportunity to own your own slice of North Idaho!

$900,000 | Cataldo, Idaho

Home with huge shop on 22 acres in the mountains in North Idaho! Enjoy the privacy of being tucked in the pines

and convenience of being approx. 20 mins to Coeur d’Alene. That’s the DREAM! This single level home features an

open floor plan, newly remodeled kitchen, tons of windows for natural light and mountain views, vaulted ceilings,

full master suite with double closets and sinks, garden tub and the list goes on. HUGE 40’x60’ shop with 20’

lean-to’s on 3 sides and even includes a completely updated additional living space with 1 bed, 1 bath, full kitchen

and it’s own living room. This home also offers an outdoor gazebo, perfect for entertaining, a great garden space

and chicken coop. Come see this incredible home today!

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