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October 2021 Coeur dAlene Living Local

OCTOBER 2O21

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a guide

for the

beginning

baker

one-pot

meals

pg. 68

PERFECT

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SAVOR FALL’S

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FLAVORS

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T H E S E

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featured content

FOOD + DRINK EDITION

OCTOBER 2021

VOLUME 11 NUMBER 10

68

One-Pot Meals

Delicious meal

ideas you can

make with limited

cleanup and mess

72

A Guide for the Beginning Baker

Where to start, basic baking items you will

need, tips to get started and to be a success

78

All the “Buzz”

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The smell of pumpkin spice is in the

air. The leaves are beginning their

transformation, brightening nature

with their deep hues of red and gold before

making their way to the ground for children

to play in—and adults to clean up. Life has

slowed down a bit, as we breathe in the

fresh, cooler air, reflecting on the beauty of

the season.

The days continue to grow shorter, and

our hearts begin to prepare for the holiday

season, when we can once again gather with

our loved ones and reminisce of the many

blessings we’ve experienced during the

course of the year.

It’s time to bundle up and breathe in a big

sigh of relief, as you’ve made it through

three quarters of the year!

In our October issue of Coeur d’Alene

Living Local, you’ll explore some wonderful

stories sure to brighten these cloudier,

darker days. Our feature article highlights

United Way and its immense impact on

coeurd’alene

coeurd’alene

OCTOBER 2O21

a guide

for the

beginning

baker

festive

S eason

Living Local

T H E S E

D R I N K S A R E

one-pot

meals

pg. 68

PERFECT

RECIPE TO

SAVOR FALL’S

FLAVORS

all the “buzz”

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the local communities it serves—including

right here in North Idaho. Discover the

North Idaho Enological Society; get ready to

enjoy CDA on Ice; and catch up with former

Lake City High School basketball star Katie

(Baker) Faulkner as she embarks on her new

role as assistant coach at the University of

Washington! In addition, our Travel article

will take readers on a wine journey, while

our recipe is perfect for savoring the flavors

of the fall season. And it’s time to get baking!

For those novices, take a read on how you

can become a star baker in the kitchen.

We hope you can take the time to sit back

with your favorite blanket, warm drink in

hand, and enjoy what Coeur d’Alene Living

Local has in store for you this month.

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a loyal clientele that continues to grow in support

of the business—which celebrated its one-year

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CONTENTS

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ESSENTIALS

The latest tips and trends in home, garden,

finances and life

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LIFE & COMMUNITY

In Appreciation of Wine: The North Idaho Enological

Society gathers monthly to enjoy good wine

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Coeur d’Alene Cellars: The artistry of winemaking

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GOOD NEWS

The Life of a Coach: Former LCHS standout makes

big move

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IN FOCUS

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On Stage in the Inland Northwest: Local productions to

look forward to this season

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Trails End Brewery: Your tasting adventure awaits

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ATHLETES OF THE MONTH

Recognizing those standout athletes in our local

high schools

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LIVING LOCAL

CDA on Ice: Downtown’s coolest new spot opens this

month in the form of a pop-up ice skating rink

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Contents Continued...

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SIMPLE FALL COOKING

One-Pot Meals to the Rescue: The secrets of

one-pot cooking

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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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Standing Together with its Community: United Way

collaborates to bring change

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BECOMING A BAKER

A Beginner’s Baking Guide: Where to start to

find success as a brand-new baker

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FALL DRINKS

All the “Buzz”: Simple cocktails guaranteed to

impress this season

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TRAVEL & LEISURE

Travel and Taste: A food and wine weekend in

charming Woodinville, Washington

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FOOD & DRINK

Your local guide to the tastiest hot spots

around town

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FEATURED RECIPE

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Fall Decorating Drama for 2021

KEEP IT LIGHT AND SIMPLE

By Deann Hammer, Interior Designer

As the light turns golden outdoors and the leaves follow, it

is the time of year to begin to look inward into our homes

and prepare for comfort during the cooler months ahead.

Fall decorating has taken on a new twist to coordinate with

the grey, white and softer home colors of today. Ditch the

classic pumpkin colors of heavy oranges, browns and reds for fall, and

opt for a lighter variation of the theme this year.

Floral arrangements that include grasses from your yard that are starting

to seed and dry mixed with larger seed pods and protea (found online

from Hawaiian online sources) will last indoors for many months and

add rich natural texture and color to your decorating theme. Adding

herbs from the garden such as large sage leaves, chive, parsley and dill

will enhance the aroma and also add color.

Floral arrangements can be made in large ceramic urns with tree

branches for extra height on fireplace hearths, kitchen tables or foyer

tables. Drying hydrangeas are also nice to add, bringing in soft color to

the mix.

I like to stuff a pomegranate or two into my arrangements for color (wire

them in on a stick), and let them dry in the arrangement until Christmas

when I change themes.

Fall front door wreaths don’t have to be laden with Halloween trinkets.

Go for a more sophisticated fall look with a wreath brimming with

natural elements from outdoors such as thistle, seed pods, grasses and

dried flowers. You can buy them finished online or make your own with

a grapevine wreath base, wire and a glue gun. Add a velvet or textured

ribbon at the top of the piece to hang your wreath. Brass wreath hangers

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Battery-operated candles are terrific for hard-to-reach places like the top

of a cabinet, foyers and hallways that are not often traveled, and lighting

for shelves that cannot handle the heat of a regular candle. Avoid any

fluorescent or LED blue light bulbs in your home’s light fixtures or lamps

in the winter. Warming up your lighting to look like warm candlelight is

the name of the game.

Outdoor lighting is important to expand the view from your home at

night. Replace any burned-out exterior landscaping bulbs and clean solar

lights to prepare for winter. String Edison bulbs or white Christmas lights

in your trees for extra outdoor lighting. Battery-operated candles are also

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Shortly after my husband, Bob, and I moved

to Sandpoint, we were cruising over the

Long Bridge, and I noticed something

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of people—were swimming along the bridge. I

asked around, and as a longtime scuba diver and

recreational swimmer, excitedly added the Long

Bridge Swim to my “Gonna do it!” list.

Recently, I was facilitating a group session, and

I asked everyone to tell us what they would do

if they knew they would not fail. When it came

around to me, I was reminded of the promise

I made myself years ago, and I shared with the

group that I was going to do the Long Bridge

Swim next August.

Now, my dream had a date and a group of people

gracious enough to hold me accountable. That

made it a goal. First step was to pour some energy

into my passion. The day of this year’s swim, I

cruised across the bridge and watched the people

in the water. I felt an intense longing to jump in

that water and swim with them. I didn’t, because

I knew it was not my time—not yet. I wouldn’t

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to be to swim 1.75 miles. Instead, I channeled

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me to prepare for next year.

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includes moderating my diet in order to be

fitter and stronger. That last part is a tough one

for me … especially this time of year. I love the

fall and winter “holiday season” … all the feasts

and treats, parties and drinks. From October to

January, everywhere we go, everywhere we turn,

there are opportunities for excess: Rich, delicious

entrees and apps, desserts, drinks … and those

fabulous Farmers Market waffles. Crispy, sugary,

huckleberry, whipped cream—so delicious! And,

better still, we enjoy these delights surrounded by

friends and family. That dynamic social aspect of

holiday feasts brings me such joy.

And, yet, as I continued to think about the

upcoming celebratory season, I could feel

my goal of swimming the bridge next August

crashing up against my desire to indulge in my

love of celebrating good food in good company.

The longer I thought about it, the more I felt my

joy slipping, as my self-talk grew more negative:

If I indulge in one of these passions, I’ll have

to give up the other. That deprivation mindset,

intent on stealing my joy, tempted me to pit those

passions against each other. It’s sacrifice one or

the other, Trish. Can’t have both! You won’t give

up on the swim, so, forget the waffles; it’s rabbit

food and water for you!

I could feel those joy-stealing messages building

up inside me, and I put a stop to it quickly—

cancel, cancel—I will enjoy this season and get

back in swimming shape. I already know what to

do: Move more, eat clean and healthy. So, that’s

where I started.

I know how the ideas and messages we allow

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our outcomes. I know the steps that work for

me, and I was ready to get over my doubts and

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action toward growth, the doubts, frustrations

and fears that come with a deprivation mindset

are being pushed out by passion and enthusiasm.

I have a clear goal, someone to challenge

and inspire me, and I’m excited to celebrate

every milestone.

What about you? What are you struggling with?

What messages are trying to steal your passion

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BREATHABLE AND

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Why sustainable works

By Jenny Wiglesworth

We have all done it. We have all

experienced those moments when

a designer label or trendy design

pulls us into purchasing it. However, looks can

be deceiving. Although beautifully desirable

on the shelf, within the store, wearing it on our

bodies creates an entirely different experience.

Sound familiar?

We have all been subjected to this allure,

only to find it not so alluring once on our

bodies. Polyester jumpsuits transform into

uncomfortable saunas in the summer. Those

denim shorts that lengthened our legs in the

dressing room apparently only know how to ride

up the legs when in use. And let’s not get started

on the material they are making underwear out

of these days!

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not a good one anyway. Multitudes of fabrics/

textiles, such as 100 percent cotton and bamboo,

have been widely accessible for decades. Added

to these are some less-common sources,

which include pineapple leaves, seaweed and

kombucha leather.

Another less-known textile—but most definitely

an up-and-comer in the sustainable scene—is

Tencel. Tencel has been developed through

lyocell and modal fibers, derived directly

from wood. These fibers, originally created by

photosynthesis, are completely compostable

and biodegradable, meaning they can fully

revert back to nature, making them completely

sustainable. (Many sustainable designers are

using this now. Look for it on the label.)

Not only do these fabrics give back to the

environment in the best of ways, but they also

become beautiful and comfortable pieces of

fashion on our bodies. These textiles, on the body,

are like butter over the skin. Compared to the

plastic counterparts mentioned above, wearing

these new sustainable textiles is like coming out

of a polyester clothing nightmare into a surreal

sustainable dream.

With only one life to live, why waste it on wearing

uncomfortable clothing? Those memories of

“making it work” for fashion’s sake are no longer

necessitated. Not only do we have sustainable

fashion that feels good, but many designers

have given us something, in style, to lush over

and desire.

We must all be familiar with the household

sustainable designers like Eileen Fisher and

Stella McCartney, and cannot be more thankful

for how they paved the way. However, we also

have some budding independents creating their

own path, right here in the backyard of our very

own Idaho.

One design group and company that must be

mentioned is Craft and Lore. If we aren’t gawking

over their daily new designs, we have them slung

over our shoulders, in our wallets and/or around

our waistlines. They make magic through leather

with their timeless and impeccable purses,

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Sharing our Land

THE PLIGHT OF WILDLIFE IN THE FACE OF POPULATION GROWTH

By Dr. Dawn Mehra

Increasingly, humans are migrating from urban sprawl to our lovely

Idaho panhandle with the intent of snuggling into nature. How

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

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

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

are lucky.

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

government ultimately make wildlife management decisions. Rarely are

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

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

Animal Hospital (and various other veterinary hospitals) donate precious

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Humans have been encroaching on critical wildlife habitats for hundreds

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

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

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

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

were actually munching downtown long before the new landscape was

constructed. When a coyote furtively stalks their chickens or attempts

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

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

must be content to share.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

weasels. On the other side, The Smithsonian Conservation Biology

Institute and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimate that cats kill

over 2.4 billion birds and 24 billion mammals each year in our country.

Domestic animals are a human creation and a human responsibility

to control.

In Coeur d’Alene, one can view construction projects in every direction.

It’s exciting and distressing at the same time. New homes for people are

a good thing, however, are we too preoccupied with the cost of lumber

to incorporate the preservation of wildlife habitat into our neighborhood

projects? I challenge developers, land and homeowners to think outside

the box. I share my ideas for sustaining an interconnected world below,

each of which stem from my old days as a wildlife biologist and my

current veterinary perspective. I know we can and should do even more;

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

It’s a fact that our local economy thrives on new folks moving here.

Careless, inconsiderate planning and zoning threatens those very aspects

which were attractive to our new residents in the first place. Sharing this

beautiful piece of the planet with the species that evolved here does take

an active and informed effort—however, the benefits are immense, and

success is critical.

Share Our Land with Wildlife: How To

• City projects: keep wildlife nesting and feeding sites in mind

during cleanup

• City planners: avoid sprawl; build our city up, not out

• Drought and fire readiness: drought-resistant yard and property

border

• Considerate construction: wetland, water edge, and tree

preservation and seasonal limbing

• Backyard conservation resource: tips on ponds, terracing,

wetlands, tree planting and more (NRCS.USDA.gov/wps/

portal/nrcs/detail)

• Responsible wastewater management: get a permit

• Eliminate roadside herbicide

• Stop using nicotinoid insecticides (bee protection)

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In Appreciation of Wine

THE NORTH IDAHO ENOLOGICAL SOCIETY GATHERS MONTHLY TO ENJOY GOOD WINE

By Taylor Shillam

A

nonprofit organization dedicated to the knowledge,

appreciation and enjoyment of wine sounds almost too good to

be true. However, it does in fact exist—it’s even close to home.

That organization is the North Idaho Enological Society (NIES), a

valuable resource for all things related to appreciating wine and sipping

it locally.

“NIES members are a diverse group ranging in age, background

and occupation,” shared Patti Leach, NIES secretary. Their tastings

accommodate every type of wine connoisseur, from novice to

experienced. “NIES tastings are social as well as educational, usually

focused on tasting, comparing, evaluating and learning about

different wines.”

From October through April, the NIES holds tastings on the third

Friday of every month at Coeur d’Alene’s Lake City Center. Each

tasting is founded on a theme and features a guest speaker from the

wine industry.

The tastings are generally built around a theme and feature multiple

wines chosen by the guest speaker, usually a winemaker or wine

industry spokesperson.

“In the past, NIES has featured Mercer Family Vineyards of Washington,

Antinori Wine Estates of Italy, Willamette Valley Vineyards of Oregon,

and many more,” Leach said. The tastings are always paired with

gourmet cheese, crackers, and other foods to cleanse the palate.

Aside from the monthly tastings, the NIES holds a selection of special

events throughout the year, including the annual Holiday Extravaganza

in December, that presents a variety of champagne and wines with

catered hors d’oeuvres, live music and a wine bottle exchange.

To end their season in May, the organization hosts a winemaker’s

dinner at the Hayden Lake Country Club, where local chefs showcase

their talent in an elegant five-course dinner accompanied by highend

wines at each course. “The winemaker from the featured winery

enlightens the attendees with information regarding the wines guests

are drinking,” Leach described.

A great opportunity to sip, share and connect with friends old and new,

the NIES’ monthly tastings begin on the third Friday of this month.

The first wine is poured at 7:15pm, with the tasting officially kicking off

at 7:30pm. Reservations are required to attend.

“NIES is always looking for new members,” Leach said. If you’re

looking for a group that celebrates the appreciation and enjoyment of

wine, learn more about the NIES at NorthIdahoWineSociety.com or

Facebook.com/enologicalsociety.

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The Artistry of Winemaking

From the label to the glass

By Jillian Chandler

As their 20th year quickly approaches, Coeur d’Alene Cellars

continues to be a family affair inspired by a shared passion for

wine and art. Since introducing Coeur d’Alene Cellars to the

community in 2002, the small, creative winery has continued

to focus on the fine art of wine since day one, producing 3,000 cases of

ultra-premium wines annually, made with finesse, nuance, balance and

character. “Our winery is focused on the artistic element of winemaking—

from the label to the glass,” shares Kimber Gates, who owns the winery

alongside her mother, Sarah Gates, and father, Dr. Charlie Gates.

A passion for wine was ignited in Kimber years before Coeur d’Alene Cellars

was born. Kimber was inspired to pursue the art of winemaking during

her time spent in the Burgundy region of France. After graduating from

Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, she worked at Waterbrook

Winery before receiving her MBA from Washington State University. It

was then that she decided to make her way back to her hometown of Coeur

d’Alene to start a winery, which had always been a dream of hers.

“The people are definitely the most rewarding part of the winery. We have

such a great team of people working here—we feel like family,” affirms

Kimber. “Our wine club has grown to over 500 members, and these wine

aficionados love to have a good time! It is rewarding to make wine with

such a special group of people—but it is even more rewarding to share it

with our amazing customers.”

The grapes are sourced from some of the best vineyards in Washington

state, from which Coeur d’Alene Cellars carefully crafts the highest quality

wines through attention to detail each step of the way.

The art of the winemaking is complemented and reflected by the art found

on the label of each Coeur d’Alene Cellars wine bottle. Sarah, who has been

painting watercolors for 40 years, is the woman behind the artwork that

graces the labels of each different wine.

After nearly two decades, Kimber continues to be in awe of the dedication,

love and support of her team at Coeur d’Alene Cellars. “I attribute the

success of this winery to the winery staff,” she gleams. “We are like family,

and we treat each other with respect while also having a fun time—even

during those stressful moments.”

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And then there’s the generous community, who never ceases to amaze her.

The entire Gates family are proud to call Coeur d’Alene home and to be

a part of this special community. Not only are they passionate about fine

wine and sharing it with their North Idaho friends, but Kimber and dad

Charlie are heavily involved in Rotary. “Many of our local business leaders

are members of Rotary—and many of them enjoy wine,” smiles Kimber.

“Combining community service with wine appreciation has resulted in a

nice blend.”

Rotary is a service organization helping to improve lives through supporting

education, ending homelessness, providing meals and companionship to

the elderly, funding youth camps, and more. In 2022, as Kimber shares,

the Rotary Club of Coeur d’Alene will be celebrating 100 years, and to

celebrate, the Rotary Club and the City of Coeur d’Alene have partnered in

acquiring and designing a park downtown, on the corner of Second Street

and Sherman Avenue—be ready to celebrate the unveiling of the new park

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next June! And come 2023-2024, Kimber is honored to become Rotary

District Governor for District 5080, which serves Eastern Washington,

Northern Idaho and Southern British Columbia! “District 5080 has

over 2,000 Rotarians, all contributing time and energy to improve their

communities,” says Kimber. “Here in Coeur d’Alene, the Rotary Clubs

offer thousands of dollars in local grants every year.”

For the past 11 years, Coeur d’Alene Cellars has also partnered with

North Idaho College as the wine sponsor for NIC’s annual Bon Appétit

fundraiser. A fundraiser that pairs four courses with four different wines

while raising funds for the North Idaho College Foundation, Kimber

and her team feel honored to be a part of this special fundraising event

each year.

With love for the art of wine paired with a passion to supporting their

community, raise a glass to Coeur d’Alene Cellars.

“The people are definitely the most rewarding part

of the winery. … It is rewarding to make wine with

such a special group of people—but it is even more

rewarding to share it with our amazing customers.”

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The Life of a Coach

FORMER LCHS STANDOUT MAKES BIG MOVE

BY COLIN ANDERSON

Those who followed Katie Baker’s career at Lake City High School

remember one of the most dominant girls’ basketball players

North Idaho has ever seen. A league MVP and three-time

Gatorade National Player of the Year for the state of Idaho, Katie found

her college fit at The University of Montana despite offers from several

other Power Five conference schools. Her success continued in college

as the Grizzlies’ leading scorer and rebounder most nights, and her

statistics at Montana rank among the all-time program greats. She played

professionally for a year overseas before deciding to come home to figure

out the next chapter in her life.

Katie applied and was accepted to an advanced nursing program at

Montana State University, but the itch to continue being involved in the

game she loved just wouldn’t go away. Instead of pursuing a new career,

she decided to give coaching a whirl and took an opportunity to get

her foot in the door. “I moved to Colorado to coach at The University

of Colorado-Colorado Springs for $8,000,” Katie recalled. Going from

winning and well-respected programs to a small program with a small

following, and needing to work a full time job on top of coaching to

make ends meet, was a gut check for Katie. While that first year was

bumpy, she realized that basketball was indeed her calling, and she

began to search for other opportunities to further her experience. “I was

emailing literally every program in the nation, ‘I’ll be your intern, your

water girl, whatever you need,’” she said.

She got plenty of nos and a lot of “Yes, but we can’t pay you” responses.

Eventually, Wisconsin reached out to her and offered her a full-time

graduate assistant position. Katie spent a year seeing how a Big 10

program operated and was gearing up for another season when, like it

often does in college athletics, the head coach was fired along with the

rest of the staff. Because of all the contacts she’d previously made and

reaching out to so many programs in her search for an opportunity, the

next one didn’t take long to come in. “I was folding T-shirts at the arena

basement when I got a text from Oregon State University, who had just

been to the Final Four, and they wanted to interview me. It was crazy,”

she recalled.

Katie remembers being grilled during the interview process and not

having an answer to many of the questions. Still, she maintained her

confidence that she could have a positive impact on the already successful

program. “I told them ‘You need me. I’m going to be really good.’ And

they ultimately gave me the job,” said Katie.

After five seasons at OSU, Katie (Baker) Faulkner now begins a new

chapter of her coaching career at the University of Washington. She’s a

full-time assistant coach and also the recruiting coordinator for a Husky

program looking to return to prominence. While she was in a good spot

with the Beavers, the Husky program offers her opportunities to expand

her coaching knowledge and experience new perspectives. “I needed to

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see what was next and grow

myself. This will be the first

time in my career that I’ve

ever coached with or played

under a female coach, so

I’m excited about that

as well.”

Her role as a recruiter

has been one of her

primary focuses at

each stop, but she’s

been given the title

formally at Washington.

While there is a level of

talent that has to be there, she

is looking for several other factors when

finding the next waves of Husky players.

“You’ll need selflessness, to be ready for a

four-year commitment of excellence, have

extremely high character, as well as humility

and accountability.”

As far as her coaching style, she’s one who

wants to be demanding but not demeaning.

She credits her high school coaches Darren

Taylor and Royce Johnson for pushing her and showing her how to

practice with energy, push teammates, but also respect the competition

and each other. “I want to be professional and push my team but in a way

that each player still feels value,” she explained.

Now married, Katie is excited to remain in the Northwest and near the

area where she grew up. Her parents still live in Coeur d’Alene, her mom

a teacher, and her father the director of Camp Lutherhaven. “We get back

two to three times a year,” said Katie. “Growing up here (Coeur d’Alene),

you really don’t appreciate it, but it really is a jewel.”

Katie and her husband will also be welcoming their first child later this

month. “I get to learn to balance being a mom, wife and coach, so I’m

definitely still growing as a person.”

Like many athletes, Katie found plenty of success as a player, but when

playing days are over, instant success wasn’t handed to her, and she had

to continue to work for it. “For any job, you have to be willing to go

anywhere and own your personal development. Learn to be humble and

be willing enough to swallow your pride and take the opportunity.”

As Katie prepares for her first season with the program, she is ready to

put her own stamp on it and have an impact on many young lives. “I

love winning games and making a splash, but ultimately success in the

long run is not just winning, it’s culture. Relationships are the foundation

of coaching.”

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ON STAGE IN THE INLAND NORTHWEST

LOCAL PRODUCTIONS TO LOOK FORWARD TO THIS SEASON

BY TAYLOR SHILLAM

The theater arts are alive this fall across

North Idaho and Eastern Washington.

This season, date nights, family outings

and holiday celebrations will call for quality

entertainment, and our area’s theaters are here to

deliver. From local productions to shows straight

from Broadway, a lineup of quality productions

is just a short drive away, starting this month and

continuing through the end of the year.

Don’t miss these highly anticipated shows taking

Inland Northwest stages this season!

Seasonal Fun at the KROC Center

Coeur d’Alene’s KROC Center offers a selection

of family friendly theater entertainment this

season, beginning with this month’s production

of the Spongebob Musical. The musical follows

Nickelodeon’s beloved characters of Bikini

Bottom as they fight to save their undersea

home. The Spongebob Musical will kick off

Friday, October 15, at 7:30pm, and continue

through October 24, including matinee

showings on weekend afternoons at 2pm.

The show will feature a long list of acclaimed

songs from the original Broadway production.

Seating selections will include premium,

preferred and standard, with senior and military

discounts available.

In November, everyone’s favorite holiday

curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge takes the stage at

the KROC Center in a production of the Charles

Dickens’ classic tale. The show will run Friday,

November 12, through Sunday, November 21,

with a variety of showtimes providing ample

opportunity to enjoy this seasonal staple.

The KROC’s seasonal productions will conclude

with Traditions of Christmas, the Radio City

Music Hall-style show that has garnered a

reputation for creating magic for all ages.

Through dance, choreography, classic Christmas

songs and a grand Nativity conclusion, the

production keeps the spirit of Christmas alive

throughout. Catch Traditions of Christmas at the

KROC Center Friday, December 10, through

Wednesday, December 22, with adult, child and

senior/military tickets available. This holiday

experience is designed for the entire family!

A full event schedule, additional production

details, and ticket sales are available online at

KROCCdA.org.

Spokane Stage Reading: An Aviary for the

Birds of Sadness

On Thursday, October 14, the Spokane

Playwrights Laboratory will present its inaugural

staged reading, this year featuring An Aviary

for the Birds of Sadness. The full-length play by

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US

Tristen Canfield is described by the organization

as “a found family story about a group of friends

who must band together to take care of one of

their own during her darkest days.” The show

is deemed inappropriate for audience members

aged 13 and younger, as it delves honestly into

the realm of mental health.

The Spokane Playwrights Laboratory is

Spokane’s designated new script development

company, acting as a resource for playwrights to

provide chances to workshop their unfinished

drafts into complete production-ready scripts.

The show will be held at 304 West Pacific

Avenue, with doors opening at 6:30pm and the

workshop performance beginning at 7:30pm.

Admission is free, with donations appreciated.

The event will be followed by the opportunity to

engage in a live “talk back” session with Canfield

in a bar setting.

STCU Best of Broadway

Broadway Spokane is back to downtown’s First

Interstate Center of the Arts, with a full lineup

of productions on the way and rescheduled from

2020! This month, catch Andrew Lloyd Weber’s

iconic production, CATS, as it takes the stage

October 19 through 23.

Next month, look for Mean Girls coming direct

from Broadway as the rock musical version of

Tina Fey’s popular comedy. Mean Girls takes the

stage from November 23 through 27, bringing a

highly praised adaptation to the stage.

November also presents the chance to start the

holiday season early with A Christmas Carol. A

Christmas Carol hits the stage for just two days,

November 12 and 13, as a new interpretation

of Charles Dickens’ classic tale. Emmy winner

Bradley Whitford of “The Handmaid’s Tale” stars

as Ebenezer Scrooge, and 12 classic Christmas

carols are featured, including “Joy to the World”

and “Silent Night,” creating a magical holiday

experience not to miss!

Broadway Spokane has become an integral part

of Inland Northwest culture, and its return is

highly anticipated.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Broadway

entertainment back to the Inland Northwest. It’s

going to be a big season full of memorable shows

that bring back the excitement and joy we’ve all

missed over the past year,” shared Justin Kobluk,

WestCoast Entertainment president. “We’re so

glad to be able to share the unique experience of

live entertainment again.”

The First Interstate Center for the Arts has

become downtown Spokane’s premier location

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seating 2,600 and holding ample space for

spectacular productions. Complete information

on venue protocols, production details and

ticketing for all upcoming STCU Best of

Broadway productions are available online at

BroadwaySpokane.com.

Bye Bye Birdie presented by Out of the

Shadows Theater

Out of the Shadows Theater exclusively casts

actors with disabilities, so that their abilities

can take the spotlight on stage. Since 2016,

the theater has sold out multiple productions

to stellar audience reviews. Every role in

its productions is played by an actor with a

disability or special needs, from cognitive to

physical disabilities, who is accompanied by a

shadow actor onstage. Shadow actors provide

coaching, reassurance and support to their

actors throughout the production.

This fall, Out of the Shadows takes the stage

at the KROC with Bye Bye Birdie, the most

comedy-oriented production they’ve scheduled

yet. The show will take the stage for five shows,

after much behind-the-scenes preparation

to make the shows as safe and successful as

possible. Out of the Shadows’ production of

Bye Bye Birdie will hit the KROC Center stage

across two weekends: October 29 through

31 and November 4 and 5. The October 31

show will be a 2pm matinee showing, with

the other shows scheduled for 7:30pm. Full

details and ticket information can be found at

OutoftheShadowsTheater.com.

Panida Theater’s Banff Virtual Mountain

Film Festival

Sandpoint’s historic Panida Theater is offering

access to the Banff Mountain Virtual Film

Festival this month for the chance to enjoy epic

mountain views from the comfort of your own

home. Several options are available for viewing,

including the choice of two programs to buy

separately, as a bundle, or as a gift. Each film

within the festival is new and current for 2021,

and 100 percent of the net proceeds from ticket

sales will go toward supporting the beloved

Panida Theater. “Enjoy the show and keep the

Panida marquee lights burning bright,” the

theater encourages. Streaming access is available

through October 24 at Panida.org.

The Inland Northwest theater scene presents

a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks.

Whether you’re seeking a large-scale, in-person

production, a quieter, more intimate reading, or

a virtual experience from the comfort of your

own home, look to our local venues to take care

of your entertainment needs from now through

the holidays.

Theater has returned to the Inland Northwest,

ready for your enjoyment and grateful for your

support. Be sure to include local productions in

your entertainment plans this season!

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Your Tasting Adventure Awaits

Local brewery provides one-of-a-kind experience

By Jillian Chandler

Amidst the COVID shutdown, Kirk Chaffin and Jeanine

Raymond were preparing to unveil their new Coeur d’Alene

business, Trails End Brewery, opening the doors to the

community in April of 2020. “We celebrated our one-year anniversary

this year. We felt the feeling of triumph, appreciation to the community

and so much pride in our team for sticking with us through it!” smiles

Jeanine. “The community just embraced us as soon as we opened the

doors and haven’t stopped!”

Kirk, a local business owner and avid homebrewer for many years,

paired with Jeanine’s love for the outdoors, resulted in many of their

adventures ending with a Google search of “breweries near me.” A

love of quality beer combined with a passion for the outdoors began

to emerge into a business idea. “We wanted to create a place where

everyone can go after an adventure to share their stories over great craft

beer, great craft food, and friends to share it with!” shares Kirk.

The 10 BBL Brewery focuses on flavor and brewing technique for their

craft brews. With 12 years of professional brewing experience, Head

Brewer Danny Borgstrom brews beers to the German Purity Standard.

Top-selling craft brews at Trails End include their “Creek Hoppin’ IPA”

Westcoast IPA, “Scenic By-Way” Juicy IPA and their “Alpine Haze”

Hazy IPA. The brewery also offers a wide variety of hard-to-find beers

and historical styles such as Altbier, Kellerbier, Porter, Stout, Pilsner,

Hefeweizen, and rotating seasonal beers. In addition, Danny keeps up

on the demand of the very popular house-made Root Beer and Ginger

Ale. (If you’re looking for some great beer to serve at your next party,

kegs are available, and you can choose from 10 styles of Trails End craft

beer, along with root beer and ginger ale.)

To complement the cold brews, guests will find specialty craft pizzas,

utilizing their Woodstone Brick Oven, like the Benedict Pizza with

house-made chipotle hollandaise sauce with an easy egg, or their

classic Trails End Pizza with three meats and veggies. The dough is

made daily with a “secret” ingredient that gives the crust a flavorful

finish. The kitchen, spearheaded by Chef Vance Allen, makes its own

original sauces, such as the TE Red Sauce, Avocado Chipotle Crème

and Garlic Parmesan Ranch. Their pulled pork is slow cooked using

a Traeger. Patrons can’t get enough of the popular house-made Beer

Cheese, made with Trails End’s “Right as Rain” Golden Ale, served with

homemade Pretzel Bites and Pulled Pork Nachos.

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As you dine and imbibe, be sure to take in the “outdoor” experience.

Each handmade table features a map section of the Pacific Northwest

with corresponding breweries—the owners’ favorites. “We love

watching people share their hiking or outdoor adventures of that area

and the breweries they visited after!” says Jeanine. Guests can also enjoy

the outdoor-themed shows such as hiking and extreme backpacking,

allowing them “to feel the outdoors and strike up new conversations

of adventures.”

Upstairs you’ll find 10 more taps, shuffleboard and darts. This space

is available for private events or overflow on busy nights. Trails End is

family friendly, offering a small “kids korner” while the parents enjoy

a pint after dinner.

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Kirk and Jeanine have been overwhelmed with gratitude with how their vision has been

embraced by the community. “Sometimes we will stand upstairs and just listen to the

laughter fill the building. It is emotional to hear such happiness in an environment you

created,” shares Jeanine. The pair knows they couldn’t do what they do without their

incredible team. From the front of the house to the back, they all play an important part

in the Trails End vibe. They are more than employees—they are family.

The business owners find being a part of the brewery community truly rewarding and

filled with camaraderie. They pour at fundraising events together, frequent each other’s

breweries, collaborate with one another. “Craft beer enthusiasts are a different people,”

affirms Jeanine.

As Trail End Brewery continues to grow, keep an eye out for their brews at your favorite

places around town, such as Midtown Bluebird, Northwest Taps, Bier Haus, Blue Shell,

Bardenay and at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Gift Shop.

Trails End Brewery will be kicking off the fall season with an

Oktoberfest party on October 9, which will feature live music,

German brats, pretzels, beer steins, and the release of their

Festbier under the tent. To stay up to date on future events,

such as beer release parties, food and beer pairings, and

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athletes of the

Month

BY COLIN ANDERSON

HANNAH STODDARD

SENIOR

Lake City High School

“I

have always loved the gym. There’s something about it that just

makes me never want to stop playing,” said Lake City High

School Senior Hannah Stoddard.

While Hannah has excelled at several sports including basketball,

softball, and track and field, it’s volleyball that continues to bring her the

most joy—and will for many years to come as well. “I recently verbally

committed to play volleyball at Gonzaga

University and will officially sign in

November; I couldn’t be more excited,”

she explained.

“Things can be taken away

from you in a flash. So

practice and play like it is

your last, because it very

well could be.”

Hannah began her high school career in

Lewiston. The family moved up to Coeur

d’Alene just prior to her sophomore year.

She admits she was nervous making the

move, meeting new people and playing

for a new team, but is thankful for the

warm welcome she received at Lake

City. “I made friends extremely fast and

thrived at Lake City from then on. I played volleyball, basketball and ran

track that year and had a blast.”

While Hannah recognizes the team aspect of her favorite sport, it’s also

some of the personal competitive aspects that she enjoys most. “When it’s

a close set and you can feel the adrenaline, knowing that you are going to

do everything you can to make a good play on the ball, there is no better

feeling. Or when your team works really hard for a play and it’s a long

rally, and we end up getting the point. Or when you get a kill and your

team just surrounds you with joy,” she said.

One of the newest members to the Gonzaga family, Hannah will

settle into college next fall balancing her athletic commitments with

maintaining her high academic expectations as well. She has interests in

the fields of architecture or engineering, but her experiences in sports

have sparked interest in athletic training as well. “I have always enjoyed

working with my hands, which stemmed from working

in construction with my dad for several years. The

architect’s interest also came from that job, because I

am always around numbers at the jobsite.”

Hannah is enjoying her final year at Lake City and as a

high school athlete. She’ll soon move up to a whole new

set of challenges at the collegiate level and will be ready

for what life throws at her thanks to the challenges she’s

faced on the playing field. She cherishes every moment

knowing that someday it will all come to an end.

“A life lesson that I have learned playing sports is to

never take anything for granted. With COVID the past couple of years,

it has really opened up my eyes that things can be taken away from

you in a flash. So practice and play like it is your last, because it very

well could be.”

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BROUGHT TO YOU BY

JAXSON WASHINGTON

SENIOR

Lake City High School

The Coeur d’Alene Vikings football

program is year in and year out one

of the top high school programs in

the state. As any football observer will tell

you, a big part of the success of the team

starts up front with both the offensive

and defensive lines. This football season

you’ll find senior

Jaxson Washington

manning the line

on both sides of

the ball, helping

any way he can to

get his team back

to state and bring

a championship

back to Coeur

d’Alene.

Jaxson’s play has

been recognized

the past couple of seasons, earning Inland

Empire All-League awards for his offensive

line play during his sophomore and junior

years. He was chosen as a pre-season All-

State player on both O-line and D-line for his

final season as a Viking. Striving to be better

each season is one of the characteristics

that have helped him achieve many goals

along the way. “The things I enjoy the most

about sports is the competition, being part

of something bigger than yourself, and the

brotherhood created within a team,” he said.

Once football season is complete, Jaxson

“The things I enjoy the

most about sports is the

competition, being part

of something bigger

than yourself, and the

brotherhood created

within a team.”

will move to the wrestling mat, where he’s

qualified for the state tournament in each

of the past three years. Despite battling

illnesses and injuries as well as having to

drop 35 pounds in just six weeks to wrestle

at a different weight class, Jaxson has

reached his goal of the state tournament and

looks to do so once again this winter.

He is still weighing his options but wants

to continue to play football at the collegiate

level after graduation. He continues to

work hard in the

classroom as well,

landing on the

academic Honor

Roll throughout

most of his time

at Coeur d’Alene

High. He’d like to

pursue a degree

in business or

construction

management and

can see himself

following in

his family’s footsteps. “I want to own a

construction company in town because my

dad used to do it and it is something that I

would really like to do,” he explained.

Whether it’s on the field, in the weight

room, the classroom, or anything else he

puts his mind to, Jaxson knows you have to

put in the work to get the results you want.

“One of the most important life lessons I

have learned from sports is that it doesn’t

matter how much of a stud you are if you

don’t work hard.”

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CDA on Ice

Downtown’s coolest new spot opens this month in the form of a pop-up ice skating rink

BY TAYLOR SHILLAM

Everyone is welcome at CDA on Ice. That message is clear as Coeur

d’Alene’s new pop-up ice rink prepares for its grand opening at the

end of the month in downtown’s McEuen Park. The picturesque

rink promises to bring unique opportunities to connect with friends and

loved ones this holiday season, while taking in views of Tubbs Hill and

the Coeur d’Alene Resort.

“Imagine twinkling lights, fire pits, igloos and loaded hot cocoa,” the

rink’s online blog describes. “This outdoor ice rink will deliver memories

to last a lifetime.”

CDA on Ice is brought to Coeur d’Alene by the Murray family: Andrea

and Jerome Murray, and their daughters Addison, Ally and Ashlyn.

“We were both born and raised in the Pacific Northwest,” shared Andrea.

“We knew when we moved back up here four years ago, we wanted to

bring the magic of an outdoor holiday ice rink to Coeur d’Alene. McEuen

Park is the perfect location. Our downtown is a vibrant, fun spot and has

preserved a small-town feel.”

When it comes to owning and operating a pop-up ice rink, the Murray

family are certainly not beginners. They owned and operated Modesto

on Ice in Modesto, California, for five memorable seasons before moving

back to the Pacific Northwest.

“More than 1,000 happy skaters filled the ice most days at Modesto

Ice,” their blog reads, with that attendance largely thanks to their family

involvement in rink’s daily operations. They remained dedicated to

providing a magical customer experience, with a contagious joy that

inspired lifelong connections.

The Murrays shared their gratitude for the relationships made, not

only with skaters and visitors, but long-term relationships made

with employees.

“We’re a family run business. And for us the rink is about family, friends

and connection,” Andrea said. “We’re so excited to meet the families

here and give them an opportunity to make holiday memories with their

loved ones each season.”

The Murrays look forward to their Coeur d’Alene rink becoming a reality

this season, especially after a year-long delay brought on by the pandemic.

Plans for the rink were originally proposed in the winter of 2019. “The

City of Coeur d’Alene Parks and Recreation Department was enthused

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from the moment we approached them with plans for the rink,” Andrea

said. The Coeur d’Alene City Council then unanimously approved their

rink plans in the spring of 2020.

That enthusiasm was put on hold with the onset of COVID-19, prompting

the difficult decision to postpone the rink’s forecasted opening of

the winter of 2020. Still, when the Murrays approached the Parks and

Recreation Department, City Commissioners and Coeur d’Alene City

Council for a second time in the spring of 2021, they were once again

unanimously and enthusiastically received.

Now, with new plans to open on Saturday, October 30, the Murrays look

forward to bringing a unique pop-up skating experience and community

gathering place to Coeur d’Alene for the holidays.

The CDA on Ice experience will include a Skate Shed, Snack Shack

sponsored by local favorite Wake Up Call, and a designated party space.

The “artfully decorated” party space will feature a mix of urban and rustic

décor, providing a beautiful gathering space to take a break and enjoy a

snack or beverage. Private ice bookings, events and celebrations will be

welcomed to reserve throughout the season.

The open-air rink, set to be located in front of the McEuen Park Pavilion,

will be lined with lights and provide views of Tubbs Hill, Lake Coeur

d’Alene and the Coeur d’Alene Resort, promising the ultimate festive

experience—especially when the famous Resort holiday lights make

their appearance.

There will also be a fire pit, patio heater and three cozy private igloos

available by reservation with space to seat up to eight guests.

Each admission ticket will grant guests a skate rental and 90-minute

skating session, with sessions running throughout the day and 15-minute

breaks between each. The CDA on Ice team re-sharpens their skates after

every 15 to 20 minutes of ice time to remove deformities and ensure their

rentals stay in mint condition.

Guests who bring their own skates will receive $2 off their skate session,

and lockers will be available free of charge for storing additional items.

Spectators are welcome to accompany paid skaters for free to snap

photos, grab a warm beverage from the Snack Shack, and enjoy the

festive, community-focused atmosphere.

Weather permitting, CDA on Ice will be open daily from October 30

through Sunday, January 2. While the day-to-day schedule will vary,

taking into account the holiday breaks and scheduling of Coeur d’Alene

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schools, the rink’s holiday and weekend hours of operation will primarily

be 10am to 10pm.

As the rink will be a few degrees cooler than outside temps, guests are

encouraged to arrive in their warm winter gear—long socks, hats, gloves

and warm coats are highly recommended!

Sponsorship opportunities are available for those interested in investing

in a community experience. CDA on Ice’s community partners and

sponsors include Wake Up Call, Heritage Health and Numerica

Credit Union.

“Numerica chose to be the presenting sponsor of CDA on Ice because we

saw this as an opportunity to bring joy and lasting memories to families

in our community,” said Carla Cicero, president and CEO of Numerica.

“CDA on Ice strongly aligns with Numerica’s mission of enhancing lives,

fulfilling dreams and building communities. The pop-up ice rink is

bringing something new and fun that families can look forward to this

holiday season.”

Numerica plans to join in the fun with CDA on Ice all season long, with

volunteers bringing surprise giveaways to the community throughout

the season.

“On winter nights, CDA on Ice will be the social hub for date nights,

family outings and company parties,” they shared. “Numerica looks

forward to being a part of Coeur d’Alene’s newest gathering place. We are

beyond excited to see people out on the ice for the first time.”

This winter, CDA on Ice promises to be the coolest place in town! Follow

along on their Facebook, Instagram, TikTok profiles, blog and website at

CDAonIce.com, as they post regular updates leading up to opening day.

Ticket sales are live on their website as of October 1, and will remain first

come, first served.

The love poured into CDA on Ice by the Murray family is already tangible

and will surely be apparent in every aspect of their new venture. “After

moving to Coeur d’ Alene, we believed an ice-skating rink, where all are

welcomed, was the missing piece to this beautiful area,” they shared on

their Facebook page. Above all, they’re excited to see what CDA on Ice

will bring to the community they love.

Andrea says one of the best things about ice skating is that it appeals to

nearly every demographic. Whether you’re experienced on the ice, a firsttime

skater, or somewhere in between, CDA on Ice is sure to brighten

your fall and winter seasons with joyful family fun. Gather your loved

ones and warm winter gear. See you on the ice!

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INBRE

IMMERSING NIC STUDENTS IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH

By Maureen Dolan, North Idaho College

Cody Perez plans to apply to medical school next spring.

Molly Murphy has her sights set on becoming a trauma surgeon.

Hannah Griffin is working her way toward a medical career specializing in

osteopathy.

These aspiring medical doctors are all North Idaho College students who

recently participated in the Idaho INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical

Research Excellence) program.

Idaho INBRE is a statewide scientific network of researchers and the

state’s public higher education institutions, including NIC. The goal of

this collaboration is to strengthen the capacity of biomedical research and

education in Idaho while providing research opportunities for students.

“INBRE played a huge role in my success as a student,” said Perez, of

Coeur d’Alene, who already has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and

organizational sciences and is currently attending NIC to complete his

pre-med requirements. “INBRE at NIC provided me with a platform to do

research and explore scientific curiosity, and also immersed me with powerful

networking opportunities that will help my personal and educational goals.”

Microbiology Professor and INBRE Coordinator Rhena Cooper helped

establish INBRE at NIC in 2003. With a grant from the National Institutes of

Health, a summer program was developed that connects NIC students with

labs throughout North Idaho.

“NIC specializes in placing students in industry internships and with

research professors at the University of Idaho,” Cooper said. “Each summer’s

cohort is unique as they progress in both the skills necessary in science fields

and professional development.”

Perez’s internship was at a local winery where he used chemistry to monitor

pH and free sulfur dioxide levels for his project “Inhibiting Biogenic Amine

Precursors in Wine.” He presented his research at the annual, statewide

Idaho INBRE conference in July and won first place in the Industry

Intern category.

“The importance of this is to prevent the growth of spoilage bacteria as the

wine ages,” Perez said.

Hannah Griffin, also from Coeur d’Alene, won first place in the Fast Pitch

category at the INBRE conference with her research presentation “Retina

Martial Arts,” which explained how the retina of the eye works.

“I wanted to personify it in an action-packed way that would resonate with

the audience,” Griffin said. “For each step in the chain reaction of vision, I

compared it with a step in a self-defense technique against a knife attack.”

Molly Murphy won first place in Undergraduate Research, Faculty Choice,

with “Quantifying dopaminergic amacrine cells making stray dendritic

synapses in the retina.”

Working with Dr. Peter Fuerst at the University of Idaho, Murphy assisted in

conducting a study examining retina cells in mouse models for effects of two

proteins made by genes related to Down syndrome.

“I was quantifying where a specific helper neuron in the retina made its

connection in each of the models,” Murphy said. “This research is cool

because it has huge human health implications for autism spectrum disorder.”

For more information about Idaho INBRE at NIC, visit Idaho INBRE

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THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF WALKING

Exercise both your physical and cognitive well-being

By Maya Nola, Occupational Therapy Student

The American Heart Association recommends that adults get at

least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each

week, or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity per week, ideally,

spread out over the week. How we obtain these active minutes does not

need to be complicated. A simple daily brisk walk can help to promote a

healthier lifestyle.

According to the Mayo Clinic, benefits of walking include maintaining

a healthy weight, preventing or managing various conditions, including

heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, cancer, and type 2 diabetes,

improving cardiovascular fitness, strengthening your bones and muscles,

improving muscle endurance, improving your balance and coordination,

strengthening the immune system, and reducing stress and tension.

Along with all of these physical benefits, those who walk daily experience

cognitive benefits as well including increased energy levels, improved

mood, cognition, memory and sleep, fewer symptoms of depression and

anxiety, and better quality of life.

Technique and Form

When walking for fitness, it is important to consider technique and form

to prevent injury and get the most out of your stride.

• Keep your head up: Look forward in front of you, not at the ground.

• Relax your neck, shoulders and back.

• Swing your arms freely with your elbows slightly bent.

• Slightly tighten your core muscles and keep your back straight and tall.

• Walk smoothly, rolling your foot from heel to toe with each step.

Building a Walking Routine

• Start slow: You may choose to start with taking a quick five- to

10-minute walk during your lunch break. Once this becomes a

comfortable routine, you can build to a 20-minute walk after work. Setting

realistic goals for ourselves helps to set us up for success in the long run.

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Halloween-inspired snacks like peeled cuties with a sliver of celery as

the stem to create a pumpkin; banana, peeled and cut in half lengthwise,

adding mini chocolate chips for the eyes and “O” mouth for a friendly

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BUILD A WALKING ROUTINE.

ALONG WITH

ALL OF THESE

PHYSICAL

BENEFITS, THOSE

WHO WALK DAILY

EXPERIENCE

COGNITIVE

BENEFITS AS

WELL.

• Choose the right gear:

Wear supportive shoes

that have good arch

support and thick, flexible

soles to best support your

feet and protect joints.

You also may choose to

wear an activity tracker or pedometer to help

track your progress over time.

• Select your course: Choose an outdoor

course with a smooth, even surface. In the

winter, you may choose to walk indoors in

stores or use a treadmill to avoid icy roads.

• Prepare your body: Maintain a slower pace

for the first and last five minutes of your walk

to act as a “warm-up” and “cool-down.” It is

also important to gently stretch after walking

to keep muscles flexible and strong.

• Enjoy your walk: Listen to music or a

podcast that you enjoy while walking.

If you’re enjoying yourself, it will be

easier to build a routine. If you don’t like

walking alone, try walking with a friend.

Having a walking buddy can help to hold

you accountable.

Tips for Adding Walking into Your Day

• Take the stairs instead of the elevator

when possible.

• Walk to local stores instead of driving, or

park further away from your destination.

• Take your dog (or a friend’s dog) for

a walk.

• Get off public transport one stop earlier

and walk the rest of your way.

• Walk with friends around town or join a

walking club.

Resources: BetterHealth.vic.gov.au/health/

healthyliving/walking-for-good-health;

MayoClinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/indepth/walking/art-20046261;

Heart.org/en/

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GINGER

The benefits of this true superfood

BY JENNIFER MILLER OF THE WELLNESS BAR

With fall officially here, there is more

on the horizon than college football

and changing leaves. Germs. I don’t

need to remind you all the yuckies our kids bring

home from school and sports. We all do our best

to keep them at bay. I am a big believer in all

the vitamins and supplements, drinking all the

water, and doing my best to get a decent amount

of sleep. Like many of you, as a busy parent, I

don’t have time to get sick, so I’ll do whatever I

can to up my immune system. I’ve been so lucky

to work in an office that supplies me with daily

ginger shots. The benefits of this spicy little root

are many, and I won’t let a day go by now without

a shot of ginger.

Ginger is a flowering plant that originated in

Southeast Asia. It belongs to the Zingiberaceae

family, which is closely related to turmeric and

cardamom. While its flowers are a beautiful

yellow leafy assortment, it’s the root that is most

commonly used. Ginger comes in many forms,

the most popular being fresh, dried, powdered

or, my personal favorite, juiced. With a lightly

spicy and unique taste and smell from its most

important bioactive component, gingerol, it’s

a popular spice as well as medicinal. Ginger

has a long and deep history in traditional and

alternative medicine. Its medicinal usage dates

all the way back to more than 2,000 years ago in

ancient China. Now its many benefits are backed

by science.

Most commonly, ginger is used for all things

stomach related. It is highly effective in reducing

the effects of nausea and vomiting. Most

commonly it is prescribed to pregnant women as a

safe cure or curb for morning sickness, and is also

a favorite among travelers for motion sickness.

Even just holding ginger oil up to my nose during

a bout of car sickness works wonders. Ginger

is also prescribed to chemotherapy patients

to help reduce its side effects. It’s also found to

help ease the pain of menstrual cycles due to its

anti-inflammatory properties.

Those anti-inflammatory and antioxidant

properties are the key components in ginger’s

immune-boosting properties. Ginger has been

shown to help ward off germs (due to having

antibacterial and antiviral properties), and

stop the growth of E. coli and viruses like RSV.

Adding ginger to your diet, or any other antiinflammatory

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I also love to make ginger tea, especially during

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control. Strengthening your deep pelvic floor muscles can also help restore

your bladder control.

This noninvasive treatment involves sitting fully clothed on the Emsella chair

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How many Emsella treatments are required?

Emsella works best as a series of six sessions scheduled twice a week, with

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Is there any downtime with Emsella?

Emsella is a non-invasive procedure that requires no recovery time or any pretreatment

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You will experience tingling and pelvic floor muscle contractions during the

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You will notice improvements in incontinence after the first session. Many

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According to an independent third-party consumer review, over 95 percent of

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A LIFETIME OF LIVING

Local woman survived two global pandemics

BY MARC STEWART, HERITAGE HEALTH

Velma Farlin isn’t an average centenarian.

At 105, she’s lived through two global pandemics,

including surviving COVID-19 last year.

“She’s a remarkable woman,” says Dr. Anthony

Rehil-Crest of Heritage Health. “She’s in good

health, and her mental acuity is still very

strong. Not many people can say they have

lived through the Spanish flu of 1918 and the

coronavirus pandemic.”

Velma credits God with keeping her alive.

“My time is in His hands,” she says. “The Lord

helped me through COVID. He was with me

and He told me He would be with me all the days

of my life.”

Velma lived in her own home until she was 96.

Today, Velma lives in a local assisted living

facility. Her room is decorated with pictures

of her late husband, Clark, and her son Walter

who lives in North Idaho. Velma was married to

Clark for 58 years before he passed away.

“He was so good to me,” says Velma. “He always

took care of me.”

She is an inspiration to those at the facility.

“Her unwavering faith, positive attitude and age

make her very special,” says Tiffany Kugler, nurse

practitioner with Heritage Health. “During

her years at the assisted living facility, she has

been a source of encouragement, strength and

inspiration for other residents and staff.”

It’s why everyone was so concerned when she

got COVID-19 a year ago.

COVID-19 can be extremely dangerous

for senior citizens and fatal for people with

compromised immune systems and underlying

health issues. Farlin says the virus made her

tired, and it caused her sense of smell to vanish

for a week or so.

“It wasn’t too bad,” she says. “My friends and

family prayed for me.”

Velma, who is no longer able to walk, reads

her family Bible daily. She says she has always

focused on being physically and mentally active.

She keeps a positive outlook on life—no matter

what life brings.

“Walking and riding a stationary bicycle was part

of my routine until I couldn’t do it anymore,” she

says. “They caused blisters on my feet, so I had

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Kugler checks in on Velma regularly.

“Velma’s warm smile always brightens my day,”

shares Kugler. “She always tells me she loves me

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STANDING TOGETHER WITH ITS

COMMUNITY

UNITED WAY COLLABORATES TO BRING CHANGE

BY RACHEL KELLY

United Way has a mission to improve lives. They do

this by seeking out the un-touched or un-talked

about problems, using hands-on experience and

research-backed initiatives to solve them. While

United Way is a global nonprofit that functions all over the

world, this doesn’t stop them from being involved personally

within their separate communities. United Way believes

that “to live better we must live United.” Which means that

they don’t shy from working with their neighbors to address

common issues, to ensure the health, education and financial

stability for everyone.

United Way’s worldwide mission is to “improve lives by

mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world

to advance the common good.” They do this by providing

access to basic needs, such as food, shelter and financial

stability. United Way also seeks to tackle transportation needs

that inhibit access to those basic needs. Those resources

additionally provide for health care and address domestic

violence. The reach and scope of United Way as an international

nonprofit is huge, but the focus is small. Funds and resources

donated to a local United Way are distributed locally—to

local organizations and local people. It’s no wonder then that

the United Way in Northern Idaho and Pierce County have

individual local relationships, initiatives and partnerships.

“Most people know United Way as a global organization. What

most people don’t realize is that we are a network of smaller

nonprofits,” says Mark Tucker, the executive director of United

Way of North Idaho. This is especially important, because this

means that United Way is operating according to local needs

heard from local people and organizations. There are larger

consistent methods that United Way in the Pacific Northwest

uses as a whole to assess smaller community needs, such as

ALICE. ALICE refers to the people within any community

that are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, and Employed.

ALICE works as a snapshot that allows each individual United

Way to assess its community needs and address systemic issues

that contribute to any shortages.

“The great thing about a local structure with local volunteers

is that we are able to identify and focus on our community’s

greatest needs,” says Mark. The staff at this locality is relatively

small, but their capacity for impact is increased through

their partnerships. Through the ALICE system as reference,

United Way in North Idaho has sought an understanding of

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their unique community needs. This is the first step

in any United Way venture and is especially true in

the counties of North Idaho. According to ALICE, 41

percent of those in these communities are struggling

to make ends meet. Through their local partnerships,

they seek real solutions. Using both ALICE and

local connections, North Idaho has been able to

identify their community's greatest unmet need

and proactively tends to that need through working

across sectors. Because their partnerships with local

agencies and providers have brought about a greater

understanding of how to approach the issue, United

Way in North Idaho is in a unique position. Not only

are they able to provide research, but they are also

able to step in with funding.

Right now, North Idaho has identified childcare as

a large unmet community need. Since childcare is

the most expensive item in the budget for a family,

it often is the barrier to getting parents back to work

or working within the job that they prefer. “As we

dug deeper into the issue, we realized that childcare

workers are suffering themselves. Since teacher pay is

so low, turnover is high, and lowering pay is not an

option. With real estate having gone up dramatically,

relocating for expansion is out of the question,” says

Mark. What’s more, providing childcare benefits the

community as a whole. Quality childcare prepares

children for school readiness, which means that

kindergartners are less likely to fall behind. Children

who are not able to keep up in school, that do not

receive the support they need, can often become

delinquent. This, in turn, means that schools lose tax

revenue. Loss of revenue, in turn, limits resources.

Even more urgently, providing quality childcare

supports businesses. When parents have consistent,

affordable childcare, both parents are able to go back

to work. Without this drain on their income, they are

able to use more of their income to prepare for their

future, invest in savings and pay off debt. Employers

consistently see childcare as the top reason for

tardiness or missed work. With the current shift in

the economy and workforce, employers are beginning

to change the way that they see their employees. In

turn, this affects how they do business. With the

current scarcity of employees, employers are looking

to invest into childcare. Providing childcare in North

Idaho helps with recruitment and retention, as well as

fills a community need.

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United Way are

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local organizations

and local people.

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To move out of the current childcare crisis, United

Way of North Idaho approaches the problem using two

strategies: funding and direct service programming.

Using the Community Care Fund, United Way funds

nonprofits that are already doing phenomenal work

in the community. Direct service programming is a

straightforward approach to address the crisis, where

United Way develops its own services to answer

needs where no services may be available. Examples

include the Ready! For Kindergarten, Bank on North

Idaho Financial literacy training, and the Family

Scholarship program. Of course, United Way also uses

collaboration. The Child Care Committee developed

through $100,000 in funds from United Way in North

Idaho. This committee has developed relationships

with childcare providers, municipalities, educators

and business leaders. Everyone is working together,

focused on ending the childcare crisis.

United Way in Pierce County just celebrated 100

hundred years of local service in their area. They

are as historically a presence in the community as

much as the theatres, train station and harbors.

Celebrations have commenced throughout this

last year, beginning with a food drive and birthday

party in May. The ending celebrations finished on

September 21 with a free virtual rally. The centennial

celebration was part of an $8 million centennial

campaign series. Amanda Westbrook of the CityLine

talk show hosted the celebrations in style, bringing

participants back through the rich history of United

Way and culminating in a look at what’s in store for

the future. Participants were treated to a first look at

the Centennial video, as well as given an opportunity

to learn trivia and win prizes. The spotlight has been

on United Way in Pierce County as they continue to

rejoice in their centennial year, but their everyday

work in the community has not ceased.

United Way’s long varied history in Pierce County

began in 1921 with the Federation of Social Agencies.

Partners in this building included local churches,

the Red Cross and Tacoma Community Housing.

Fundraising for 28 local charities and social agencies

continued throughout the years. In 1951, $318,000

was raised and distributed, with close to $2,500

awarded to the Girl Scouts. In 1956, United Way’s

fundraisers reached $1 million for the first time. In

1976, $2 million was reached for the first time, with

$238,000 donated to its longtime partner The Red

Cross. 1984 saw $4 million raised. In 1994, they broke

$7 million. In 2000, Joanne Bamford introduced early

learning as a community focus. In 2003, ABCD was

established, which provided dental services for lowincome

communities. For several years after this,

United Way established itself as an advocate for early

learning, with $5 million raised specifically for this.

In 2013, 70 percent of United Way resources were

allotted for prevention, such as early learning. They

were able to fund prevention while still addressing

present needs such as food, shelter and clothing.

In 2016, two Centers for Strong Families were

established. The centers continued to raise funds for

services to families throughout the next few years,

with large donations made by the Kaiser Permanente

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Foundation. In 2019, the Center for Strong

Families eventually established Resilient Pierce

County, which focuses on Franklin Pierce and

East Tacoma communities.

Today, United Way in Pierce County has

directed its focus on poverty, which they began

in 2017. This was also the year that United

Way held its first From Poverty to Possibilities

Summit. Using the ALICE approach, a

consistent research approach among all of the

United Ways in the Pacific Northwest, UWPC

has found out some information about present

needs within the community. According to

research, 23 percent of the families in Pierce

County are ALICE families. This number has

risen over the pandemic. That means every

one in five families are struggling to make

ends meet. United Way has done a lot in Pierce

County over its 100-year-long residence,

but recent research has shown that Pierce

County is struggling with a unique shortage

of employment combined with a decrease in

housing. Everything United Way is doing in

Pierce County is focused on addressing this

problem. United Way in Pierce County has

a goal of ending poverty for 15,000 families

by 2028. They will continue to do this by

partnering with local organizations and

nonprofits that provide for community needs,

in the hopes that, together, the community can

break down barriers toward self-sufficiency.

To say that the partnerships are fast and

widespread is an understatement. UWPC has

coordinated efforts in school districts, health

and human services, faith-based groups,

government agencies and individuals with

commitments to research forward action.

UWPC is continuing in its trend to be an active

part in meeting these families holistically,

where they’re at. This has been true for the

United Way

stands true to

its mission to

“mobilize the

caring power

in communities

around the

world.”

last 100 years, and will continue to be true for

the next.

United Way stands true to its mission to

“mobilize the caring power in communities

around the world.” They focus on education,

health and financial stability. The international

impact of United Way is a vast interconnection

of communities around the world. Their projects

include access to health care in Korea, books

for children in Australia, and financial stability

in Denver, USA. Hundreds of thousands of

people receive these services and financial aid.

Many local organizations receive grants. This

has only been possible through unity. Not only

is the fulfillment seen in United Way’s unified

network of interconnected smaller nonprofits,

who mobilize among themselves, United Way

also creates cohesion in the communities they

serve by pursuing relationships, providing

funding, seeking out research, and gathering

together to hear directly from their community.

Approaches are vast and widespread, and they

are direct and impactful. Whether they are

large or small, personal or from afar, United

Way is making a difference in individual lives,

one unified community collaboration at a time.

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Yummy.

ONE-POT MEALS TO THE RESCUE

The secrets of one-pot cooking

by RACHEL KELLY

Fall evokes a feeling of nostalgia, the perfect sweater weather. With the kids

back in school, we find our schedules cramped with evenings of catchup,

weekends of last-minutes, and a bustle toward bedtime. Fall cooking at

its best is made in one pot with very few dishes. With one-pot cooking, the

cleanup is easy, the product healthy and the cost minimal. Here is a step-by-step guide for

making your own one-pot meals.

Step One: Create your flavor base. Classic one-pot dishes require very little prep and are best slowly

cooked throughout the day. The general soup or stew requires a selection of root vegetables to add depth and

flavor. This is possible because fall plants prepare for winter by storing sugar in their roots. Chopping up and

sautéing root vegetables forces them to release their sugars into the oil, providing a base for a rich and savory

flavor profile. For Italian dishes (think red meat sauce and minestrone), chop up celery, onion, carrot and

garlic. For soups or sauces that are finished with cream, use the same base. For spicy meals, such as curry or chili

(green, red or white), skip the carrots and instead use mild or spicy peppers (seeds removed). As you continue to

experiment with various flavor profiles, you will figure out more and more what you like best. In general, however,

bases of soups and stews are made of carrots, onions, garlic, celery (or celery root) and/or peppers. Choose what you

want, chop up, and sauté in oil until fragrant.

Step Two: Choose your protein. If you’re a meat eater, your protein would be meat. Obviously. But! If you are vegetarian,

this would be beans or quinoa. Of course, there’s no hard and fast rule that restricts you from doing all or none of

these things. There are some basic principles here though that apply

to protein. Beans must be soaked in salt water overnight, but

canned beans can be added right in. When using meat,

choose meats that are fatty and boney—no boring

chicken breast here. Something low in fat that is

simmered in liquid amounts to bland, because

fat is delicious. For meats think ham hocks,

sausage, chicken thighs and T-bone steak.

After you’re done simmering your root veggies

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until fragrant, remove or scoot to the edge of the pan. Then salt your

meat (if needed), and sear in the same pot until brown. The meat

doesn’t have to be cooked through.

Step Three: Now for the liquid. Whatever liquid you add can be twofold,

meaning that it could be both wine (used to get all the brown goop

off the bottom of the pan) and water. Or, you could have both broth and

tomatoes (as seen in minestrone). For stews, make sure that the liquid

only just covers the top, as much will cook off leaving a thick mixture.

For dishes with beans, use a little extra water. Those beans will soak up

all that excess. Use broth if you’re using a protein that doesn’t have a

whole bunch of flavor, such as beans, quick-cooking sausage or low-fat

chicken. Use water when making stews or sauces with proteins that are

packed with flavor, such as T-bone steak, beef tips or ham hocks. After

sautéing your root veggies and separately browning your meat, put it

all in the pot and cover with liquid. Let simmer on low (very low) or

put all ingredients in the crockpot. It’s done cooking when the protein

is cooked through.

Step Four: The finisher. Finishing your dish is done at the end for

things that only take a few minutes to cook. This can be a filler, such

as noodles (five-minute cook time) or rice (20-minute cook time). Or

it can be a garnish, such as rosemary or oregano. Or the finisher can

be added once the heat is turned off, such as a cream or a squeeze of

lemon. Always taste after finishing to see if the dish needs more salt.

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Your finisher will be contingent upon your preference and what you

think tastes best. This is an opportunity for creativity.

With these simple methods as your guide, you are on route to make all

kinds of various dishes. My personal favorite one-pot meals include

White Tuscan Minestrone and Green Chili.

White Tuscan Minestrone starts with sautéing carrots, celery, onion

and garlic. White bean and chicken/vegetable broth are added once

root veggies are fragrant. Also add uncooked sausage here if you want

to liven up the broth a bit. Simmer until beans are cooked through.

Finish with rosemary sprig and a squeeze of lemon.

Green Chili is made by first sautéing onion until soft and sweet. While

the onions sauté, lay out green peppers (pablano, jalapeño, etc.) and

tomatillos (or green tomatoes) on a sheet pan (cookie sheet). Slide

under the broiler. Once blackened, peel off the skin. Set aside. Salt and

sear fatty pieces of pork in the onions as they continue to brown. Then,

chop up skinned tomatoes and peppers. Add onion/tomatillo mixture

to the pot. Cover with chicken broth. Simmer until meat falls apart.

Finish with rice and cilantro. Serve with tortillas or eat by itself.

Now that you have your guidelines, and your examples, get ready to

make something of your own! It’s time to get cooking.


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A BEGINNER’S BAKING GUIDE

WHERE TO START TO FIND SUCCESS AS A

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by TAYLOR SHILLAM

Beginner’s Baking Guide

It’s autumn, and for many, enjoying a cozy

pastime helps ease the transition to cooler,

shorter days. Aside from the

comforting treats that come

as a result, baking can be a

comforting form of both

mental and physical therapy.

The concentration required

to follow a recipe and carefully

measure ingredients, mixed with

the creativity that comes with a chance

to experiment with flavors, makes baking a

unique activity that is often considered more than just

a hobby.

If you’re new to the realm of baking, there are a few steps

you can take to find success as a beginning baker. Once

you have a few key elements down, including starting with

the right tools and techniques, you’ll feel like an expert in

no time!

Where to Start: Baking Equipment

Set yourself up for success with quality baking tools.

The right equipment will make your road to becoming a

seasoned baker much sweeter, as quality bakeware makes

for easier cleanups and more evenly cooked results.

Invest in quality, non-stick bakeware. A non-stick or

silicone baking mat will help you skip the sticky baking

sprays and endless rolls of parchment paper—plus save you

from cleaning up a sticky mess later. There are non-stick

options for just about every piece of baking equipment,

from muffin tins to cake pans, so if you’re watching

your budget, start by investing in the pieces you’ll use

most often.

Make sure your measuring tools are in order, including

measuring cups, a set of teaspoons and tablespoons,

and a quality liquid measuring cup. A set of dependable,

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During those first few recipes,

give yourself plenty of time

and grace.

While your remaining baking equipment will depend on your needs,

tastes and budget, many experts advocate for an investment in a standing

mixer. Compared to a handheld beater, standing mixers ensure an easy,

even blend of your ingredients. It helps you expend less energy and save

time, with the ability to multitask while your ingredients mix away. A

KitchenAid isn’t required—there are plenty of budget-friendly options

that produce similar results.

Use High-Quality Ingredients

Investing in high-quality ingredients where you can will yield a noticeable

difference in taste. For example, there’s a difference between pure vanilla

extract and artificial vanilla extract—the real deal will produce a stronger,

more authentic flavor.

As much as you can, look for high-quality ingredients to produce the best

results. Pure extracts and real spices might be pricier, but a little bit goes

a long way, and the results are guaranteed to be noticed.

Some experts advocate for additional ingredient upgrades like swapping

table salt for sea salt to produce a more complex flavor profile, or using

browned butter for more tender, flaky results. Choose the upgrades that

are best for your specific recipe, baking interests and budget.

Take your recipe with you when shopping for ingredients, so you’ll know

exactly how much you need.

Set the Stage

When your equipment is purchased and your ingredients ready, it’s time

to begin. Set the stage by placing all ingredients on the counter and

thoroughly reading your recipe for key details.

Read the recipe to completion before you pour or mix anything. You’ll

have a better idea of timing, measurements and techniques needed to

complete the recipe.

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Look for the phrase “room temperature”—you won’t want

to ignore that instruction. Temperature is a more critical

component producing your desired outcome than you may

expect. Room temperature supports a proper emulsion,

which promotes an ideal texture in the finished product.

Allow any refrigerated ingredients listed that are called to be

room temperature to sit out on the counter for some time

before you begin.

If your recipe requires any ingredients to be “warmed,” be

careful to keep that ingredient warm—not hot. Mixing in

hot ingredients will often wreak havoc on the quality of the

result and the chemical reactions between other ingredients.

Keep any and all warmed ingredients in the recipe lukewarm

at best.

When you’re ready to start mixing ingredients, follow the

recipe in order. As tempting as it may be to get creative and

experiment, most recipes are trusted for a reason. As you

further develop your baking skills, you’ll have the experience

and knowledge base to successfully experiment in the future.

Take Time to Enjoy the Process

Like any skill, art or hobby, baking takes time to learn. Don’t

rush—allow yourself to be patient and learn from your

mistakes. During those first few recipes, give yourself plenty

of time and grace.

If you’re brand new to baking, you can save yourself a bit

of stress by starting with a simple recipe. Chocolate chip

cookies, brownies and muffins are all straightforward and

give beginning bakers a great starting foundation. Take time

to enjoy the taste tests along the way!

Becoming a skilled, comfortable baker doesn’t happen

overnight. It takes time, and practicing is key. You can keep

baking practice varied and fun, both by trying new recipes

and perfecting familiar classics.

Start simple, and start today—as we head into the holiday

season, you'll be ready to contribute fresh, expertly baked

treats to your family gatherings and festive events. After all,

one of the best, most rewarding aspects of developing your

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FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Bourbon Apple Cider

Sparkling Cocktail

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Serving: 1 serving

•1 oz. bourbon

•1/2 cup apple cider

•1/4 cup of your favorite sparkling wine

Garnish with:

•apple slices

•cranberries

•fresh rosemary

Cinnamon Cookie

Cocktail

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Serving: 1 serving

•1.5 oz. Kahlua

•1 oz. chocolate liqueur

•1/2 oz. vanilla vodka

•1 oz. chocolate milk

Garnish with:

•cinnamon stick

•chocolate shavings

The Spicy Grapefruit

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Serving: 1 serving

•1.5 oz. silver tequila

•1/2 lime, juiced

•6 oz. grapefruit juice

•1 tsp. agave nectar

•1 small jalapeño, sliced

Garnish with:

•grapefruit slices

•jalapeño slices

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Are you planning for a seasonal party?

These simple cocktails are easy and

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Apple Cider Sangria

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Serving: 6 servings

• 1 bottle white wine

• 2 cups apple cider

• 1/2 cup caramel vodka

• 1 orange, sliced

• 1/2 cup cranberries, frozen

• 1 apple, sliced or chopped

Garnish with:

•2 cinnamon sticks

Pumpkin Spice Martini

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Serving: 1 serving

•2 oz. vodka

•1/2 oz. spiced simple syrup

•3/4 oz. half and half

•1 oz. pumpkin puree

•1 egg white, frothed

Garnish with:

•cinnamon sugar rim

Pumpkin Spice

White Russian

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Serving: 1 serving

•2 oz. Kahlua

•2 oz. vodka

•3 tbsp. pumpkin spice coffee creamer

•3 tsp. pumpkin puree

•dash of pumpkin pie spice

Garnish with:

•cinnamon stick

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TRAVEL AND TASTE

A Food and Wine Weekend in Charming Woodinville, Washington

By Marguerite Cleveland

Amidst the Sammamish River Valley sits the charming town of Woodinville. With over 130 tasting rooms, Woodinville,

Washington, is a wine drinker’s heaven. There are four distinct wine districts each with their own vibe. If you want to learn more

about wine production, head to the Warehouse District for a behind-the-scenes look. For city lovers, the Downtown District

has lots of new tasting rooms, breweries, shopping and restaurants. The West Valley District is situated on the west side of the

Sammamish River and has a slower, more relaxed atmosphere with the tasting rooms spread out. The landmark Hollywood School is where

the Hollywood District gets its name. For a food and wine weekend, Hollywood is where you want to be with a Conde Nast gold-rated resort,

destination restaurants and more than 40 tasting rooms within walking distance.

Where to Stay

For a high-end super luxurious stay, the Willows Lodge is a gold-rated Conde Nast resort on 5 beautifully landscaped acres within walking

distance of the Hollywood District. The private patios overlook the peaceful gardens dominated by old-growth trees. Truly a special place

and worth the splurge.

It can be challenging to find lodging in Woodinville, especially during busy fall weekends. Just a 10-minute drive, the Hilton Garden Inn

Redmond Town Center is more like a boutique hotel with its modern, upscale décor. It is a great option, and if you don’t feel like driving,

there are a variety of transport options on the Woodinville Wine Country website.

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WITH OVER 130 TASTING ROOMS,

WOODINVILLE, WASHINGTON, IS A

WINE DRINKER’S HEAVEN.

Where to Eat

So many great choices from charcuterie boards at wineries to multicourse fine

dining can all be found in the Hollywood District. For fine dining, The Barking Frog elevates the farm-to-table experience with creative menu items

and gorgeous presentations. Executive Chef Bobby Moore and team are inspired by fresh, local ingredients and the cultural diversity of the Pacific

Northwest. Make sure to try the Penn Cove Mussels in a flavorful curry broth. Divine!

Heritage Restaurant is chef and owner Breanna Beike’s baby. She serves up elevated comfort food moderately priced at this local favorite. Her food

is seriously good. Her Citrus Honey-Brined Half Chicken is a work of art. The roast chicken’s crisp, caramel-hued skin is served with in-season

vegetables, cheddar whipped potatoes and a rich, red wine-enhanced chicken jus.

Foodie nirvana is a wine bar with great food. The Purple Café & Wine Bar offers an extensive wine list. The wine flights are themed small pours of

three different wines; just enough, and you can pair one with each course. The café is known for its Baked Brie, which is a wonder of gooey melted

cheese smothered with apricot, caramelized onions and candied walnuts encased in pastry. It is served with fruit and crackers. The dine-in menu

has a wide variety of starters that are perfect to share with your table and make a meal out of it. This gives you the opportunity to try a variety of

food and wine pairings.

What to Do

Frankly, visitors come to Woodinville to drink wine, so that should be the focus of your visit. With 130-plus tasting rooms, it can be overwhelming.

Plan to visit one in the morning followed by a great lunch, then visit two in the afternoon. In the Hollywood District you can easily fit in more with

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The Specifics

Information

WoodinvilleWineCountry.com

Where to Stay

The Willows Lodge - WillowsLodge.com

Hilton Garden Inn Redmond Town Center - Hilton.com

Where to Eat

The Barking Frog - WillowsLodge.com/barking_frog

Heritage Restaurant - HeritageWoodinville.com

Purple Café & Wine Bar - PurpleCafe.com/woodinville

What to Do

Yoga and Wine - YogaWineatGard.eventbrite.com

Lauren Ashton Cellars - LaurenAshtonCellars.com

Obelisco Estate - Obelisco.com

Dusted Valley - DustedValley.com

so many wineries right next to each other, but it will give

you a much less relaxed experience. Also, with COVID-19

protocols, it is not as easy to just drop in and taste. Research

prior to your visit and make reservations for the places you

want to try to avoid disappointment.

Here are three worth trying. Dusted Valley is a family owned

business creating the American Dream. With a dentist in

the family, wine-stained teeth have inspired the names of

both wines and the Stained Tooth Wine Club Society. Good

wine grows in the vineyards, and Dusted Valley’s sustainable

farming practices are creating excellent fruit. The 2018

Stained Tooth Syrah is a standout with its rich purple hue. It

is a gorgeous wine of 97 percent Syrah with a 3 percent hint

of Viognier.

Lauren Ashton Cellars is in the Apple Farm Village, a

darling collection of historic cottages that are nestled in

beautiful gardens, which give outdoor space to the tasting

rooms. Kit Singh, owner of Lauren Ashton Cellars, is a

gifted winemaker who crafts beautifully nuanced wines

with his own take on the French style of winemaking. Singh makes both

red and white wines, but he produces a greater variety of whites than most

Washington winemakers. For those who love white wine, you will have a

difficult time choosing your favorite. A unique wine worth trying is the

2020 Roussanne, as Singh is one of the few in Washington who creates a

wine from this complex white grape varietal, which is indigenous to the

Rhone Valley of France. Its delicate flavor pairs perfectly with shellfish.

The tasting room for Obelisco Estate is also at the Apple Farm Village.

General manager and winemaker Ken Abbott carries on the legacy of

his uncle, famed winemaker Doug Long, while continuing to work with

Aunt Betsy Long. They are known for their big, bold Red Mountain

(AVA) reds, and you are going to want to take home a bottle of Cabernet

Sauvignon or a red blend to age for a special occasion. Abbott also makes

some unique wines such as a Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon. It is 100

percent juice unlike most Rosés which have water added. The winery

staff have dubbed it the “Brose” due to its big fruit flavor while remaining

dry. It is the “white wine” for red wine drinkers. Another unusual wine is

the Late Harvest Cabernet, which is sweet enough to be a dessert wine. At

the end of the harvest season, Abbott and all the staff pick the final grapes

of the season for this wine.

Before visiting Woodinville, take the time to visit the Woodinville

Wine Country website and view the event calendar. There is usually

something going on every weekend. A fun activity is Yoga and Wine at

Gard Vintners Woodinville. You’ll take a yoga class which is a mixture

of Hatha and Vinyasa followed by a wine tasting flight or glass of wine.

On Friday evenings, check the schedule for happy hours with live music

at a tasting room. If you feel like getting some outside time, walk the

Sammamish River Trail, which, as its name suggests, follows the river.

Insider Tip: If you are new to wine tasting, make your first stop the iconic

Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery. This gorgeous chateau hosts multiple

tasting rooms and offers a variety of wine experiences and classes which

will increase your wine education.

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PUMPKIN BARS

WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING AND

BACON MAPLE BITS

Recipe Courtesy of Tina VanDenHeuvel-Cook

You can follow Tina on Instagram @madebetterforyou

INGREDIENTS:

MAPLE BACON TOPPING

2 tbsp. maple syrup (I like Lakanto brand)

1 tsp. butter

4 strips cooked bacon, cut into bits

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

8 oz. softened cream cheese

4 tbsp. softened butter

3/4 cup Swerve confectioners sweetener

2 tsp. heavy cream

2 tsp. vanilla

PUMPKIN BARS

5 eggs

3/4 cup coconut oil, melted

1 cup canned pumpkin puree

3/4 cups Swerve brown sweetener

2 cups almond flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

3/4 tsp. Himalayan pink salt

METHOD:

MAPLE BACON BITS

• In a small skillet over medium heat, add maple syrup

and butter.

• When butter has melted, add bacon bits and cook until bacon

has absorbed most of the syrup, about 4 minutes.

• Remove bacon from the pan onto a small plate and set aside to

cool completely.

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

• In a medium bowl add cream cheese, butter, sweetener, heavy

cream and vanilla. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, mix

ingredients until fully combined. Set frosting aside.

PUMPKIN BARS

• Preheat oven to 350˚F. In a medium bowl, add eggs, coconut

oil (coconut oil may be warm but not hot, as you don't want the

eggs to scramble by adding the oil), pumpkin and brown sugar.

Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, combine all the ingredients

until smooth. Set aside.

• In another medium bowl, combine almond flour, baking soda,

baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Stir together and

make sure you get all the clumps out.

• Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well

with a spatula until fully combined.

• Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper to prevent the bars from

sticking to the pan. Pour the batter into the pan. Bake for 30

minutes. Let cool completely on the counter.

• Spread the frosting evenly over the bars and sprinkle bacon

bits over the frosting. Enjoy!

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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.

601 E. Front St., Ste. 101 | Coeur d’Alene

208.667.1170 | SweetLousIdaho.com

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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

208.667.2331

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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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Learn more about our packages and specials by visiting our website or speaking with a specialist.

WHOLE, HALVES AND QUARTER CUTS OF YOUR FAVORITE BEEF AND PORK OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE TODAY!

Stop in for all of your

home cooking essentials

from Wood Chips for Home

Smokers, Select Sauces,

Rubs and everything in

between! Large selection

of American-Made Smokers,

Grills and Locally Made Fire Pits.

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Come see us at our POST FALLS LOCATION!

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Come hungry, Stay late, Eat well!

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Sweet Lou’s Restaurant & TAP HOUSE

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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

208.772.7711 | WeDontHaveOne.com

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

OPEN FOR DINNER SERVICE.

CALL FOR RESERVATIONS!

208.265.2000

41SouthSandpoint.com

DELICIOUS FOOD & FUN COCKTAILS

41 Lakeshore Drive, Sagle, ID

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.

525 N. Graffiti St. | Post Falls

208.772.3327 | fTimsSpecialCutMeats

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Fall is in the air!

Be a chef at home or dine with us!

• Fresh Fish Market

• Smoked Fish

• 12 different kinds of fish & chips

EAT FRESH

EAT LOCAL

208.664.4800

Tues-Sat 11am-8pm

215 W. Kathleen, Coeur d’Alene

Locally Owned & Operated

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

What’s happening

in October

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PUMPKINS, APPLES, BAKED GOODS,

OH MY!

Fall is a season to celebrate

By Jillian Chandler

It’s official! Fall is here, with its cooler weather and shorter days,

accompanied by the beautiful fall hues of reds and golds. To

celebrate the season’s harvest, and all that’s wonderful about

autumn, be sure to head downtown in Coeur d’Alene, where you can

enjoy a day of all things fall!

It’s official! Fall is here, with its cooler weather and shorter days,

accompanied by the beautiful fall hues of reds and golds. To celebrate

the season’s harvest, and all that’s wonderful about autumn, be sure

to head downtown in Coeur d’Alene, where you can enjoy a day of all

things fall!

It’s Fall Fest for the Kootenai County Farmers Market. Though the last

downtown market of the season took place last month, you have one

more opportunity to shop goods from local vendors along Fifth Street

at Sherman Avenue, with delightful offerings to include seasonal fresh

vegetables, with pumpkins, gourds and winter squash taking center

stage. There’s bound to be a variety of fall-inspired baked goods

as well. “Fall specialties include caramel apples, pumpkin bread

and treats, hot apple cider and more,” shares Natalie Selbe, market

manager for Kootenai County Farmers Markets. There will be about

55 to 60 vendors—so you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for.

“We encourage our customers to attend to support locally owned

businesses and producers,” Natalie adds. “We’ll have great fresh,

local produce, awesome and unique crafts and gifts, treats and candy,

ready-to-eat hot food, and more.”

In addition to the vendors, there will be activities for all ages to enjoy.

“We love to see the customers (and pets!) in costume and will ask the

vendors to bring candy for trick or treating if they want to participate,”

shares Natalie. There will also be a fall photo booth set up for

photo opportunities.

The festive fall fun happens on Saturday, October 30, kicking off at

10am and concluding at 3pm.

Each year, in conjunction with Harvest Fest, is Apple Fest. Though

details had yet to be released as of press time regarding this year’s

event (other than the date), Apple Fest, which is presented by the

Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association, is all about what its name

implies—apple! This tasting extravaganza takes place throughout

downtown at participating businesses, restaurants and shops, where

attendees will enjoy tasty apple-inspired bites, ranging from savory to

sweet, with the chance to vote for your favorite. Visit CdADowntown.

com or Facebook.com/DowntownCoeurdAlene as the event nears to

find out more.

“We’d love to see the public downtown at the Harvest Fest and feel

there’s something for everyone,” smiles Natalie.

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October

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WHISKEY BARREL WEEKEND

If you’re in the mood for sugar and spice, and all things whiskey, you do

not want to miss the Whiskey Barrel Weekend taking place at the Coeur

d’Alene Resort Friday, October 15, and Saturday, October 16. The Resort

is proud to once again partner with Maker’s Mark® for the third year in a

row as they celebrate the craftsmanship of the spirit and experience classes

taught by industry insiders, master distillers, and lakeside tastings of the

finest whiskey. Weekend events include the Whiskey Tasting Event, Maker’s

Mark® Open Golf Day, Afternoon Whiskey Education Classes, Grand

Whiskey Dinner, and the Bourbon Showcase featuring Chef Chad White.

To find out more and to register to attend one, or more, of these whiskeyinspired

events, visit CdAResort.com/play/events/whiskey_weekend.

CASA UNCORKED!

Held at the beautiful Hagadone Event Center overlooking Lake Coeur

d’Alene, CASA North Idaho invites the community to join them on

Thursday, October 21, for their biggest fundraiser of the year—CASA

Uncorked! For those 21 and older, enjoy a fall evening with fine wine

and cocktails, dinner and auction, surrounded by the company of others

wanting to make a difference in the lives of children in Benewah, Bonner,

Boundary, Kootenai and Shoshone counties. Check-in begins at 5:30pm,

with open bar for the first hour and silent auction, followed by dinner

and live auction beginning at 6:45pm. Individual tickets are priced $125

and include bidder number, open bar for the first hour, and dinner.

Additional ticket options are available, including the Double Date option

to include four tickets, Table of Eight or the VIP Table for Eight. Visit

NorthIdahoCASA.org/uncorked.html to register to attend today.

KOOTENAI COUNTY FARMERS MARKET:

FINAL MARKET OF THE SEASON

Don’t miss the last day of the Kootenai County Farmers Market in Hayden,

on the corner of Prairie Avenue and Highway 95! Set for Saturday, October

23, enjoy shopping the season’s bounty from 9am to 1:30pm. Enjoy the

music of Scott Reid, who will be performing live at the market, while

getting a bite to eat from one of the many food vendors, finding a special

food or drink to take home to enjoy, or picking out a special bouquet of

flowers. There will be a great selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, and

artisans will have a wide variety of handmade items for you to browse.

Check out KootenaiCountyFarmersMarkets.org to find out more about

the market.

* 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.

$425,000 | Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Immaculate move-in ready home in close in CDA

neighborhood. 2 beds 1.5 baths, nice open living area

with vaulted ceilings. A/C, bright kitchen with breakfast

nook with slider to patio. Master bedroom and bath

with large walk-in closet, guest room. Plenty of storage.

Laundry room and fully finished garage with extended

work area. Close to all shopping and medical facilities.

$1,999,999 | 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.

$625,000 | 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.

$3,000,000 | Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Location Location Location! This WATERFRONT home

in the desirable Silver Beach neighborhood is one you

won’t want to miss. With your own private dock and

walking distance to downtown Coeur d’Alene, this

property is sure to stun. The home features 5 beds

and 4.5 baths with a mother-in-law suite as well! Call

today and you can experience the true meaning to

own a Coeur d’Alene Lake home! Dream big here is

the opportunity.

$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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