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October 2021 Sandpoint Living Local

OCTOBER 2021

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Living Local

a guide

for the

beginning

baker

one-pot

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pg. 68

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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

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Simple cocktails

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this season

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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 Sandpoint 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 the local

communities it serves—including right here

in North Idaho. Read the stories behind 7B

CropSwap and UCAN (Unique Center for

Athletes of All Needs) and the difference

these organizations are making in the lives

of those locally. And get ready to celebrate

the season with Sandpoint Farmers Market's

Harvest Fest! 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 Sandpoint Living

Local has in store for you this month.

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sandpoint

OCTOBER 2021

a guide

for the

beginning

baker

festive

S eason

T H E S E

D R I N K S

Living Local

A R E

one-pot

meals

pg. 68

FEEDING

THE

NEED

all the “buzz”

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ABOUT THE COVER

IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE THE FALL

SEASON, and all things food and drink.

Warm up on a chilly day with a seasonal

brew from a local brewery. It may be cold,

but it’s sure to warm your spirits. Cheers to

autumn, great brews and wonderful friends.

Enjoy the season and treat yourself.

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CONTENTS

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20

ESSENTIALS

The latest tips and trends in home, garden,

finances and life

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32

40

ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Recognizing those standout student athletes in

our local high school

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LIFE & COMMUNITY

Farmers Market Concludes During Harvest

Festival: Until we market again…

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GOOD NEWS

Feeding the Need: 7B CropSwap supporting 7B

through nutrition

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LIVING LOCAL

Fit, Happy and Healthy: Supporting the special needs

community with fitness and nutrition

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

C&M Cleaning Service: Dedicated to their clients.

Dedicated to each other.

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IN FOCUS

On Stage in the Inland Northwest: Local

productions to look forward to this season

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

Tips and informational articles about living a

healthy, active lifestyle

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sneak peek into October ...

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72

82

90

68

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FEATURE

Standing Together with its Community: United Way

collaborates to bring change

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FALL DRINKS

All the “Buzz”: Simple cocktails guaranteed to

impress this season

68

EASY FALL COOKING

One-Pot Meals to the Rescue: The secrets of one-pot

cooking

72

BECOMING A BAKER

A Beginner’s Baking Guide: Where to start to

find success as a brand-new baker

82

TRAVEL & LEISURE

Travel and Taste: A food and wine weekend in charming

Woodinville, Washington

85

FOOD & DRINK

Your local guide to the tastiest hot spots

around town

88

FEATURED RECIPE

Savor the Fall Harvest: Pumpkin Bars with

Cream Cheese Frosting and Bacon Maple Bits

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Don't miss out on these events and fun

community happenings

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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

lay on the top of your door and are also a nice addition, alleviating the

need for a nail in your door.

Light up any room with a glass baby with tea light (always best in groups

of three or more), or use battery-operated candles on timers that turn

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Fall decorating has taken on a new twist to

coordinate with the grey, white and softer home

colors of today.

on at dusk (average run time is four hours) and turn themselves off.

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

terrific in lanterns by your front door or outdoor seating areas. Make sure

they are covered or brought inside when the rain starts.

Bring in a chunky knit throw for your sofa in neutral colors to add

warmth, texture and style to any room. Faux fur throw blankets are still

on trend but in lighter colors this year (ditch the orange and black cheetah

print) and go for snow leopard, white fox or faux shearling.

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TEACHER OF THE MONTH

By Colin Anderson

Rochelle

Chatburn

Math & Special Education

7th & 8th Grade

In her 24 years as an educator,

Sandpoint Middle School’s Rochelle

Chatburn has seen plenty of kids walk

through the door with the belief that

they aren’t any good at math or just plain

don’t like it. She refers to it as “math anxiety”

or “poor math identity,” and one of her

favorite things about the job is turning that

potential negativity into something very

positive. “It is incredibly rewarding when I

am able to have a positive impact on how my

students see themselves

as mathematicians;

I love to watch their “IT IS INCREDIBLY

confidence grow.”

REWARDING WHEN I

While she works one on

one with her students AM ABLE TO HAVE A

and strives to empower

POSITIVE IMPACT ON

them to figure out the

problem themselves, she HOW MY STUDENTS

also knows full well that

education is not just a SEE THEMSELVES AS

relationship between

student and teacher but

teacher and family. “It

may surprise people

how much teachers

and schools value the

partnership between our

students’ families and us and with our

community,” she said. “We know that our

children are able to have far greater success

when we all work as a team.”

Building those relationships is going a step

beyond what’s required of teachers, but

Rochelle continues to do so each school

year. She sees the reward of her efforts

MATHEMATICIANS; I

LOVE TO WATCH THEIR

CONFIDENCE GROW.”

not just in the classroom but when she is

out and about in the community she loves

so dearly.

“I treasured the moment this summer

when a student stopped to say ‘Hi’ and tell

me about his new job on the Cedar Street

Bridge. My heart was full when another

student said ‘Hi’ in the hall of SMS as he

was registering for school, with a big smile

and fresh haircut, and shared what he did

this summer,” she recalled.

“I love it every time one

best,” she said.

of my past students and

their families from when

I taught at Southside stop

by my room to see me.”

After 24 years of teaching,

there are so many precious

moments, but for Rochelle

they all have one thing

in common: when she

has been able to connect

with both students and

their families. “I look

forward to making new

connections each year. It

is those connections that

make this profession the

While each school year is different, Rochelle

continues to pass on her favorite piece of

advice to each student she sees: “Take a

moment every day to just stop, be, and feel

the gratitude in living. It is in those quiet

moments that you may find peace and joy.”

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PASSION, PURSUITS, AND

FARMERS MARKET WAFFLES

What happens when competing

passions try to steal our joy?

By Trish Buzzone, Thinking Partner, Executive Director

The John Maxwell Team

Shortly after my husband, Bob, and I moved to Sandpoint, we were

cruising over the Long Bridge, and I noticed something unusual

happening in the water. People—a lot 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 have made it, because I’m not in the

shape I need to be to swim 1.75 miles. Instead, I channeled that longing

into the energy that is motivating me to prepare for next year.

That preparation includes committing to moving my body every day,

to increase my strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness, and it

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,

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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

to play in our minds affect our attitudes and

our outcomes. I know the steps that work for

me, and I was ready to get over my doubts

and fears. So, as soon as I felt those negative

thoughts encroaching, I stopped that train

and switched tracks: Get clear on what I want.

Banish the confusion. Connect with a thinking

partner.

Once I was clear on what I would achieve and

the confusion was in my rearview, I reached

out to a joint mobility and wellness consultant

who is helping me shift my thinking around

food and get more out of moving every day.

As I’ve taken 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.

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What messages are trying to steal your passion

and stop your growth? And what messages are

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Farmers Market Concludes During Harvest Festival

UNTIL WE MARKET AGAIN…

By Joshua Nishimoto

The final day of the 33rd Sandpoint Farmers Market, located

in the beautiful Farmin Park along one block of Oak Street

in downtown Sandpoint, will coincide with the Harvest

Festival and will begin at 9am and conclude at 2pm on

Saturday, October 16. The event will be one hour longer than a typical

Farmers Market schedule).

For more than three decades, the Farmers Market at Sandpoint

has been a staple in the community, selling locally grown produce,

baked goods, and handcrafted arts and crafts. The Farmers Market

also hosts a variety of farmers, many nonprofit organizations doing

educational demonstrations, and prepared food vendors. Be sure

to enjoy food and wares from Farmers Market vendors like: Upside

Kombucha, Woodsedge, Telache Designs, Sunnyside Farm, Sweet

Heat Co., Ronnigers Organics, Staff of Life, West Pine St. Pottery,

PNW Macrame, Pauper’s Candles, Rogue Waffles, Sacred Awakening,

Red Wheelbarrow Produce, Pack River Farm, Mandale Pizza, On The

Wall Signs, Mana Pie and Chai, Land of Bath, The Kettle Korn Guys

and many more.

This year, the Farmers Market Harvest Festival will feature live music

from a local band (still yet to be determined as of press time), along

with demonstrations from the usual Farmers Market vendors. The

market will also be hosting a food drive for the Bonner County Food

Bank. Each submission of food (perishable or fresh food is accepted)

will receive a raffle ticket for a Farmers Market gift basket. Gift

baskets will have goodies from all the vendors; it’s jam-packed with

amazing gifts.

This will be the final market of the season, so it will be a festive day,

and will be open rain or shine. It will be a fantastic day to buy food

in bulk to stow away for the winter months and to purchase unique,

local gifts for the holidays.

To read more about the Sandpoint Farmers Market, visit

SandpointFarmersMarket.com.

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company would not be the company it is today without

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ease the stress that those pesky household chores often create.

C&M Cleaning Service, which is licensed, bonded and insured, has been

providing professional cleaning and maid services to both commercial and

residential customers in Sandpoint, Sagle, Cocolalla, Bonner County and

surrounding areas since 2007. Their team of trained professionals are here to

assist you with your cleanup challenges, from regular maintenance cleaning

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Customers can be assured quality, great service and customer satisfaction

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staff offer a hands-on customer-minded approach, paying close attention to

detail, alleviating any concerns a client might have. Megan visits the home

to assess the situation, taking notes and giving the client an estimate for the

work to be done. She then passes that info along to one of her leads (who

oversees a crew of four to six for the job), briefing him or her on the project.

Work is billed at an hourly rate, with an hour minimum charge.

“We do guarantee our work, so if a client is not satisfied, we will come back and

re-clean their entire home free of charge,” affirms Megan. “Communication

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have stayed loyal to this company because of the camaraderie among each

and every individual. They have become family,” shares Megan. “I am so

proud of what we accomplish each and every day as we support each other

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Megan is grateful to her loyal team and the local community for their

support. “What I enjoy most is getting to know so many great people in

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women and men who work for C&M Cleaning and have become family

over the years.”

At C&M Cleaning, they have a team that is not only dedicated to their

clients but dedicated to each other. “We all go through things in life that

cause happiness or hardship, and having a great relationship with each other

really helps us get through these experiences—together,” says Megan. “I

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create more than just a job for them—but our own little loving community.”

As the holiday season is quickly approaching, let Megan and her

experienced team at C&M Cleaning ease the stress of preparing your home

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Megan is grateful to her loyal team and the local

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Feeding the Need

7B CROPSWAP SUPPORTING 7B THROUGH NUTRITION

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WHEN THE COMMUNITY

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It all started when Tia Hawks wanted to donate

home processed food to her local food bank.

She had hoped that families would be able

to enjoy higher quality produce during the

cold winter months when foods like strawberries,

asparagus and artichokes were harder to come by.

Sadly, the local Sandpoint Food Bank was not able

to take that donation, so Hawks and her family

got creative.

“I had been going back and forth trying to

brainstorm a way for my children to learn hands on

what it's like to help others,” Hawks said. “I wanted

my family to be an active part of a community

that not only looks out for one another but,

more importantly, works together to take care of

one another."

So, Hawks and her kids started bringing food

baskets to their neighbors every week.

“Basket days are a fun day in our house,” she said.

“Each family tells us how many people are in their

household, and my kids play an active role in

putting the baskets together.”

On October 15, 2019, Hawks and her family

grew their project of handing out baskets to

families around their local community and

started feeding the larger community. Now, 7B

CropSwap is helping to feed both Boundary and

Bonner counties.

“7B CropSwap is important to the community

because it is an outlet for everyone to take as much

as they need [and] at the same time give just as

much,” Hawks said. “Not everyone has the money

to buy expensive and healthy food. Healthy food

is so expensive. A balanced meal costs a pretty

penny, and if you don't have that pretty penny then

a Burger King kid's meal is $1.99 and a bag of Top

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When the community comes together in support

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its best. Hawks has designed 7B CropSwap around the ancient system

of bartering.

“When you're a part of a community like CropSwap, if you don't have

the means to eat healthy, then everyone is willing to come together

or barter respectfully,” she said. “I love home dried fruit. I don't love

the prices, and drying fruit is rocket science in my kitchen. I do love

trading my pickles for it. Bartering is a win-win for everyone in

the end.”

7B CropSwap allows everyone to trade their harvests, yields of their

hunts. It also allows farmers and hunters to trade anything made

from their harvests or hunts, or for things that they can't grow, make

or afford.

“I want to put dinner on your table so you can pay your electric bill

and have dinner,” Hawks said. “I want you to be able to buy the tickets

for your children to come home for Thanksgiving.”

For 7B CropSwap to be an effective and viable solution to families in

need, it requires the community’s participation. Luckily, this community

is filled with generous friends, donors and volunteers.

“Don Reese donated roughly 1,500 mason jars last year,” Hawks said.

“Jennifer Svare donated starts for an entire herb garden; Diana at Sam's

Produce makes sure she helps every week. Since the first harvest basket

in 2019, there hasn't been a week that she hasn't found some way to

contribute to the cause. Donna Price brought baskets for Homestead

Holiday Dinners this year. She’s always contributing in any way she can;

plums, bottles, etc., the list goes on.”

7B CropSwap makes it easy to participate. Out of the laundry list of

items, the following are always welcomed: mason jars and lids for

canning corn, potatoes, green beans; apple pie for Christmas and

Thanksgiving Homestead Holiday Dinners; turkeys, hams, waterfowl,

and the 7B CropSwap can always use eggs.

“We are always open to cash donations,” Hawks said. “Cash funds help

us to be a little more fluid in our donations; it allows us to do special

things for the community like purchase pumpkins for local children on

Halloween. Anyone is welcome to donate to 7B CropSwap using our

website: 7BCropSwap.com.”

Hawks said that she not only wants to see 7B CropSwap grow in

nutritional support of the community, but she also plans to help in

other ways.

“I have some really big goals in the next five years for CropSwap,”

Hawks said. “I've been saving my nickels and dimes for a smaller piece

of property to start a community garden. I want to help single mothers

grow food and preserve it for the winter, or troubled teens occupy their

time learning sustainable skills. I feel like troubled teens aren't bad kids,

they're just bored. I'll give them something to do that makes them feel

good about themselves. Gardening teaches children patience in the

most graceful ways.”

No matter how high Hawks and her family’s aspirational goals are,

it all comes back down to people helping people. It’s the heart of

7B CropSwap.

“The most important thing about CropSwap goes right back to the

beginning,” Hawks said. “It's an outlet for my children to give back to

their community. It's a way for them to learn what it's like to help others

that are going without. Hendrick and Camden have such amazing lives,

and they will have never experienced what it is like to go without,

but at least they can actively help others so that they can have an

understanding that not everyone is as fortunate.”

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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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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

for Broadway engagements and cultural events,

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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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competition and mental game of volleyball,

she’s equally thankful for the friends she’s

made while playing the sport she loves. “You

Through volleyball, Emma said that she’s

learned to overcome the challenges of

dwelling on things that go bad and to remain

mentally focused throughout all competitions.

“Volleyball is a big mental game, so if you are

having a bad day or you mess up the play, you

have to forget about it and keep on playing in

order to succeed. I have learned to overcome

this challenge by practicing a positive attitude

and looking forward and not dwelling on

the past.”

As Emma looks forward to her future,

she envisions herself going to college after

graduation. She likely won’t play competitively,

but you’ll almost certainly find her in a rec

league at whatever college she decides to

attend. Achieving straight As has her lined up

to go to almost any school of her choosing,

and a career in nursing is something that

currently appeals to her. “Although I haven’t

fully committed to the idea of it, I am most

likely going to study this in college. I am

currently taking the Health Occupations

course at the high school to help lead me on

the journey to becoming a nurse.”

While overcoming obstacles and challenges

is part of every high schooler’s experience,

Emma credits her coaches and the

competition on the court for helping her get

over barriers that might otherwise prevent

her from achieving her goals.

“If you put up a mental block you prevent

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to work through the challenges that you face

in order to grow as a person,” she stated.

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got to high school. He achieved his goal of

earning a spot on the varsity team during

his sophomore year and followed it up with

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“There’s so much to love about the game

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and created memories that will never be

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game, I’m still just a kid that likes to score

touchdowns and hit people.”

As a featured running back, Gerrit has one

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forward and controlling the clock and time

of possession. He enjoys breaking down

each play as it happens. “In football, you are

forced to make the right decision quickly

over 100 times a game, whether it’s going a

certain direction or reacting to an opponent.

You have to learn to stay cool while at battle

with other human beings—which is a lot

harder than it sounds.”

It’s in these quick decisions and pressurefilled

moments where Gerrit believes he’s

grown most as a person. “In football you are

held accountable every single play, with the

possibility of a teammate getting injured if

you fail to do your job. I find something like

that a very important lesson because, just

like in everyday life, you’re forced with quick

decisions, negative outside distractions and

simply doing your job to benefit yourself and

everyone else around you.”

As far as what the future holds, Gerrit would

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Fit, Happy and Healthy

Supporting the special needs community with fitness and nutrition

BY JOSHUA NISHIMOTO

When Kelli Bult and her husband Jacob had their first son,

Caleb, not only was Caleb born 10 weeks early, but he also

has a micro chromosome deletion resulting in a plethora

of mental and physical disabilities. The new parents met

with doctors, therapists and teachers to ensure that Caleb’s initial needs

were taken care of, but as their son gets older, they realized that there is a

gap to be filled when it comes to special needs fitness.

Kelli and Jacob decided to fill that gap. They started the Unique Center

for Athletes of All Needs (UCAN), a safe group atmosphere for adult,

adolescent or child with special needs to join and feel comfortable

participating, learning and sharing in functional fitness and nutrition.

“We decided to start UCAN because we felt that Sandpoint needed a

place for individuals with special needs to learn about physical fitness

and nutrition, have equipment that suits their needs, and feel safe and

accepted,” said Kelli, UCAN’s founder and full-time certified trainer.

“Unique is built into our name for a reason. There is no place like us in

the Pacific Northwest. Our mission is to empower special needs.”

While UCAN currently supports special needs students through

partnerships, they are looking to serve children and adults with special

programming in the near future.

“We plan to start adaptive PE for the high school in October, as well

as adult classes with PSNI (Panhandle Special Needs Institute),” Kelli

shared. “We plan to offer two hour-long classes a week for both groups,

free of charge to start off.”

Their goal is to provide a place where everyone can exercise and feel

that they belong, with proper instruction on how to best use workout

equipment for effective results. “We would also like to start an open gym

for special needs kids one or two Sundays a month in the winter,” Kelli

said. “We want kids to be able to come in and play safely.”

UCAN provides physical fitness classes that teach correct movement for

everyday life. They also produce quality, easy-to-follow recipes to help

improve nutrition, simultaneously building their clients’ confidence as

they progress.

“We are using the methodology created by Special Strong for our

classes,” Kelli said. “We are targeting four major areas of concentration:

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1) core, balance and flexibility. 2) brain and sensory. 3) strength and

muscle development. 4) endurance and stamina adaptation. Using

these four targets, we will help people gain confidence, strength, mental

development and knowledge that will apply to their everyday life

and tasks.”

With Kelli’s expertise as lead trainer and her highly trained staff, UCAN

is offering a unique opportunity for their clients to not only be happy, safe

and healthy, but also the ability to improve their lives.

“Our classes are structured to provide movement standards, and we have

enough people watching to make sure everyone stays safe and moves

correctly,” she said. “We are going to make a recipe book for everyone. Our

volunteers and staff will work to instill confidence in all our members.”

Although Kelli is the creator, founder and president of UCAN, UCAN

would not be made possible without the support of the local community.

“We have had a tremendous amount of support from the community in

grants to purchase adaptive equipment,” Kelli said. “Some of the local

supporters include: CAL (Community Assistance League), Equinox,

Selkirk Association of Realtors, Avista, and ICF - Bonner County Human

Rights Task Force.”

All of the grant funding helps UCAN take the next step to build the first

adaptive fitness and recreation center in North Idaho. UCAN is housed

under Unique Fitness, a for-profit barbell club that owns the building.

Unique Fitness will provide the funds to keep the building running and

keep operational costs down so that UCAN can remain free of charge.

“We would like to fully establish our programs for teens and adults and

have a steady flow of attendants,” Kelli said. “We would also like to create

a program for the younger children that utilizes therapy equipment and

play. We are working toward creating a relay event from Schweitzer to

Lake Pend Oreille, with divisions for the special needs individuals. A

'Special Olympics' of sorts is also in our plans.”

With a multitude of options for health, wellness and competition

training, UCAN is making great strides to make a positive impact in all

of their pursuits. With high aspirations, Kelli and staff are being strategic

with facility use and times where clients can make use of their exercise

equipment and staff ’s expertise.

“We are planning to provide two facilities in one. The barbell club will be

a place for athletes and competitors to train, and the nonprofit is a place

for all special needs individuals to come and have a place to exercise and

learn safely.”

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With Kelli’s expertise

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opportunity for their

clients to not only be

happy, safe and healthy,

but also the ability to

improve their lives.

UCAN currently has a one-to-three instructorper-client

ratio. Some clients require one-onone

attention while others do not. Groups

coming into the facility, such as PSNI or

LPOSD, will bring along paraprofessionals and

aides to help the staff and volunteers make sure

everyone is getting the attention they need.

UCAN’s facility currently provides a

3,000-square-foot space for interactive

classes and dynamic movement for adults

and teens. They also have a wheelchair arm/

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If you would like to find out more information

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UCANSandpoint.org. If you would like to

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“We always appreciate volunteers for special

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THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF WALKING

Exercise both your physical and cognitive well-being

By Maya Nola, Occupational Therapy Student, Kauai Therapy & Wellness

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.

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Along with all of these physical benefits, those who walk

daily experience cognitive benefits as well.

• 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.

• 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.

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EMSELLA

A non-invasive procedure to help

with urinary incontinence

BY BRI WILLIAMS, RN, BSN

REFINED AESTHETICS MED SPA

Nearly half of all women over 50 say they

experience urinary incontinence, a

problem that can range from a minor

nuisance to a major life issue. Stress

incontinence is when there is exerted pressure on the

bladder causing leakage, which can be exacerbated

by coughing, laughing, sneezing or exercising, and

urge incontinence is the sudden, intense urge to

urinate frequently. Individuals can struggle with

one or the other, or a combination of both, and

physiological changes in the pelvic floor muscles that

occur after childbirth and during menopause can

worsen symptoms.

Strengthening the muscles of the pelvic floor can help

to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life for

individuals struggling with urinary incontinence.

Performing Kegel exercises, where you contract

the pelvic floor muscles, is an effective practice for

strengthening the muscles of the pelvic floor, and

there is now a treatment option that can help you

notice improvement quickly and regain your life back!

Read on to learn more about Emsella, a quick, easy and

painless device that is helping thousands of women

control their symptoms of urinary incontinence.

What is Emsella?

Emsella is an FDA-approved noninvasive treatment

for urinary incontinence. It uses high-intensity

focused electromagnetic technology (HIFEM) to

stimulate muscle contractions in your entire pelvic

floor—the layer of muscles stretched like a hammock

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elow the bladder, uterus and bowels—and

neuromuscular 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 (sometimes

called the "Kegel throne") for about 30 minutes.

The seat of the chair emits electromagnetic

energy, which causes you to involuntarily

contract your pelvic muscles 11,200 times in a

single session. The contractions are painless but

more powerful than regular Kegel exercises.

How many Emsella treatments are required?

Emsella works best as a series of six sessions

scheduled twice a week, with follow-up

sessions every six to 12 months. Some

patients see results after a single session, with

improvements over time.

Is there any downtime with Emsella?

Emsella is a non-invasive procedure that

requires no recovery time or any pre-treatment

preparation. There’s no downtime afterward.

What does Emsella feel like? Is it painful?

You will experience tingling and pelvic floor

muscle contractions during the procedure.

It is not painful or uncomfortable. You may

resume daily activities immediately after

your treatment.

How fast will I notice Emsella results?

You will notice improvements in incontinence

after the first session. Many patients say they

felt the best results after three to six sessions,

though you may find that your symptoms

get worse before they start to get better due

to some initial pelvic floor muscle fatigue. A

maintenance treatment is recommended every

six months to maintain results.

How much does Emsella cost?

The cost varies between regions and practices;

however, the national average is $1,375 for

a series of six treatments. Because this is

an elective procedure and not considered

medically necessary, insurance does not

cover it.

According to an independent third-party

consumer review, over 95 percent of individuals

who have performed a series of Emsella

treatments report that it is worth it. If you or

someone you know is struggling with urinary

incontinence, this non-invasive procedure may

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INFUSION AND PROCEDURES

QUALITY CARE WITH COMFORT, PRIVACY, AND A SMILE

By Kristin Carlson, Marketing Specialist, Bonner General Health

A

hospital is more than a place to come when you're in an emergency,

having a baby, having surgery, or visiting a loved one. There are many

other services offering quality treatment options for our community.

One is the Bonner General Health Infusion & Procedures Clinic (IPC). IPC

staff, Julie Walkington, R.N., and Cari House, R.N., share what makes this

clinic a vital space of comfort and confidence for their patients.

What happens at an Infusion and Procedures clinic, and what are some of

the services offered that the community may not be aware of?

The Bonner General Health IPC offers infusion therapies, including

antibiotics, blood transfusions, IV fluids, and short procedures like bone

marrow biopsies or phlebotomy. In addition, our staff is trained to infuse

specialty medications. These medications aid in managing autoimmune

diseases like Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn's Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis,

Osteoporosis, Myasthenia Gravis, and cancer diagnoses. Our team is

expertly trained in central line care/troubleshooting and IV-line insertion

and maintenance.

The IPC is open to patients with local providers and those with providers

outside this area. The Infusion Clinic bridges the gap in the continuum of

care for patients between inpatient and outpatient therapies.

Additional services include:

• IV Antibiotic Therapy

• Blood Transfusions

• Platelet Transfusions

• IM/SQ Injections

• Rabies Vaccinations

You spend a lot of time with your patients, who may spend several hours

receiving a treatment. How does this affect the patient/staff relationship?

All of us at the IPC feel very fortunate to have the time we do with our

patients. The IPC is a unique environment where patients can be seen daily

or receive maintenance care for many years. Because of this, we have time

to develop a strong rapport with these patients, building relationships and

bonds that are different from short-term care units.

We strive for the best experience for our patients while they are here and

advocate for their care to achieve the best possible outcomes. As a result, the

patients who see us regularly become like family.

"I have been a patient of the Bonner General Infusion clinic for several years.

They have always provided kind, compassionate and professional care that

I depend on every eight weeks. I actually look forward to my infusions now

because I can fully relax and trust my care team." - Rebecca, IPC patient.

What are the benefits of having an infusion at a hospital vs. at home or a

stand-alone clinic?

One benefit is having a whole team of trained staff to oversee the patient's

complete care. In addition, our team can recognize changes and have the

opportunity to work in continuous collaboration with ancillary services such

as lab, pharmacy, emergency and the physicians. All these departments work

together to facilitate the best outcome for the patient while in our care.

Plus, our clinic offers patients private rooms, each equipped with reclining

infusion chairs and a television.

Why do you enjoy working in the clinic?

The patients, the time spent with them, the ability to make a difference,

establish a strong bond, and provide a wide range of outpatient services.

The IPC staff is an incredible team to work with, a very cohesive group that

works well together with the same goal—to take the best care of all our

patients.

For a complete list of services provided by the Infusion & Procedures Clinic

at Bonner General Health, visit our website: BonnerGeneral.org.

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CONTROL

THOSE

CRAVINGS

It’s a lot easier than

you think!

By Missi Balison

IT ONLY TAKES A FEW

DAYS OF MAKING

THE SWITCH FOR

CRAVINGS TO

START GOING AWAY.

REALLY!

The weather is cooling down, and you

know what that means … Pumpkin

spice everything and comfort foods!

Let’s talk about ways to control

those comfort cravings as the winter months

approach so you’ll come out next spring

without an extra layer of “cookie cushion.”

I have a two-step method for this process:

Step 1: Be aware.

Step 2: Be prepared.

Awareness is a huge piece of this puzzle and

will save you from many calorie-overloaded

meals and snacks.

If you know that you start craving salty/sweet/

crunchy food every time you crash on the

couch at night after a long day, be prepared. If

you know that every afternoon you start having

visions of chocolate chip cookies dancing in

your head, be prepared. If you always associate

drinking beer and eating wings while watching

the fights or the game on the weekends,

be prepared.

What “being prepared” looks like will depend

on you and your situation, but it can include

these two simple tactics:

• Find a diversion. Nighttime snacking can

happen when you are tired and have decision

fatigue after a long day.

• Instead of making snacks to munch on while

you watch TV, do some home organization

projects while the TV is on.

• Do your favorite stretching routine while you

watch your favorite show.

• You can also dabble with a few hobbies—

anything to focus your attention on

something else!

• Have a bin in your fridge of your healthy goto

evening snacks. Have a healthier option onhand:

frozen fruit, carrot/celery sticks, nonfat

yogurt with fresh berries, homemade air fryer

wings. Make sure it’s ready to go.

• Have an accountability partner. Accountability

makes all the difference.Shoot a text to your

friend every time you have a craving and tell

him/her. Then tell them what activity or food

you are going to replace the craving with.

Let your family know that you are trying to

improve your health and ask them to help keep

you accountable.

From my own experience (and that of my

clients), it only takes a few days of making the

switch for cravings to start going away. Really!

You can do anything for a few days; I know

you can. And you will start noticing changes in

your energy, your sleep and your results!

It all starts with being aware of your downfalls

or obstacles and then becoming intentional

about how to navigate them. When you put a

plan into place for these obstacles, you don’t

allow the “automatic” habits to take over and

derail you from your goals!

I promise. It’s a lot easier than you think.

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A DEEPER LOOK AT

QUERCETIN

FALL SEASON, CHOCOLATE AND COVID ARE

EACH CONNECTED TO THIS ANTIOXIDANT

BY SCOTT PORTER, SANDPOINT SUPER DRUG

A

common compound found in blueberries, green tea and red

wine is quercetin. This plant pigment, called a flavonoid, is

also found in onions, apples and even chocolate. Considered

an antioxidant, it has been revered for its anti-inflammatory

and immune-supporting properties.

Flavonoids are what give color to plants. There are several variations of

these molecules; some give rise to red while others will be responsible

for purple. When you look at the brilliance of fall leaves, you are seeing

flavonoids at play.

Chlorophyll is what causes leaves to be green starting in spring. When

it breaks down throughout the summer, the trees replace it. But when

fall comes and there is less light, the trees stop making chlorophyll and

reabsorb some important nutrients back out of each leaf.

As it gets colder and chlorophyll dissipates, existing flavonoids stay put

in the leaves and more are formed. This reveals the natural colors we see

based on different proportions of pigments. Quercetin itself appears as

yellow. Leaves later turn brown as these compounds deteriorate.

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Flavonoids are abundant in plants and used for a variety of functions.

They are part of their defense mechanisms to protect against disease, the

colors attract pollinating insects, and they serve as chemical messengers.

In humans, quercetin protects cells from damage caused by unstable free

radicals, which is called oxidation. This flavonoid is also being considered

as anti-viral, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic. Flavonoids

have been around over 1 billion years, and technically, quercetin is in the

sub-category of these molecules called flavonols.

Other plant compounds, called phytonutrients, are commonly used for

their beneficial properties in humans. Curcumin, extracted from the

turmeric root, is used to reduce pain from inflammation, and bergamot

oil, from the peel of this citrus fruit, is used for lowering cholesterol.

In regard to quercetin and COVID, studies and clinical trials are looking

strongly at its use both in preventing the spread or occurrence of infection

and treatment once it occurs. It is showing favorable results in shortening

time of infection and reducing symptom severity. Quercetin is also being

indicated as a treatment for severe inflammation, which is associated

with SARS-CoV-2 infections.

In the COVID prevention protocol for the Delta variant presented by the

FLCCC Alliance, they included quercetin with zinc, vitamin C, vitamin

D3 and melatonin as immune fortifying and a supportive therapy.

Flavonoids enhance vitamin C benefits, and quercetin appears to help

transport zinc into the cells where it can lower viral replication.

The physicians behind this organization are also proponents of

monoclonal antibody therapy and the controversial drug ivermectin.

They claim ivermectin, as a human medication, is uniquely suited to treat

COVID citing 64 controlled trials, 32 of these randomized and 16 were

double-blinded.

While the ivermectin used here is an FDA approved human drug only

accessible as a prescription, the other compounds can be taken as

over-the-counter supplements. I’ve made each of these available in my

pharmacy and take them personally. But I always like to rely on food

sources first, especially since quercetin is considered the most abundant

antioxidant in the human diet.

To get quercetin, keep drinking your fine wine and eating quality

chocolate. But don’t forget broccoli, cherries and capers.

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

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STANDING TOGETHER WITH ITS

COMMUNITY

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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 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.

Funds and resources

donated to a local

United Way are

distributed locally—to

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.

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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

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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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BRAND-NEW BAKER

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,

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During those first few recipes,

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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

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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

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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

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Garnish with:

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Are you planning for a seasonal party?

These simple cocktails are easy and

delicious. Without a doubt, these drinks are

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7 ingredients

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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

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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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TRINITY AT CITY BEACH

Sandpoint’s premier waterfront dining offers an

extensive menu of American cuisine with an

impressive wine list. Featuring a full-service bar

and beautiful view of Lake Pend Oreille. Serving

breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week,

Trinity at City Beach is ready to become your

new favorite restaurant.

56 Bridge St. | Sandpoint

208.255.7558 | TrinityAtCityBeach.com

SWEET LOU’S

RESTAURANT & BAR

Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Bar proudly offers

something for everyone, with specialties

including chicken fried steak, smoked prime

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

sandwiches. All menu items are reasonably

priced, fresh and made to order. Full bar.

477272 Hwy 95 | Ponderay

208.263.1381 | SweetLousIdaho.com

FORTY-ONE SOUTH

A beautiful waterfront, fine-dining restaurant in

a romantic lodge setting overlooking Lake Pend

Oreille. Whether it is summer on the patio or

cozying up to the fireplace in the winter, Forty-

One South’s spectacular sunsets, innovative

cuisine, full bar and extensive wine list are sure

to make it a memorable night out. The bar

and restaurant menu changes with the season

offering a variety of delicious food year-round.

Reservations recommended.

41 Lakeshore Dr. | Sagle

208.265.2000 | 41SouthSandpoint.com

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THE BURGER DOCK

Voted Best Burger in Bonner County! Treat yourself

to the tastiest burger in town, made with housepressed

patties using locally sourced, grass-fed meat

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

organic bun finished with quality ingredients and

homemade sauces. Diners can also choose from

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

milkshakes, soft drinks and beer, wine and canned

cocktails. Visit Facebook and Instagram for their

latest promos, and find them in the Gateway parking

lot at Schweitzer on weekends and holidays! Open

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

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

116 N. First Ave. | Sandpoint.

208.597.7027 | TheBurgerDock.com

JALAPENOS MEXICAN

RESTAURANT

Fresh and unique, Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant in

Downtown Sandpoint has been a favorite of many for

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

Tuesday or Magic Wednesday, there is something

for everyone here, and its newly expanded menu

has brought even more choices to diners. If you are

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

host a party in their private dining room, Jalapenos

Mexican Restaurant will keep you coming back

for more!

314 N. Second Ave. | Sandpoint

208.263.2995 | SandpointJalapenos.com

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FIESTA BONITA

Authentic Mexican cuisine prepared fresh daily. Fiesta Bonita’s

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

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

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

something for everyone at Fiesta Bonita!

700 Kootenai Cutoff Rd. | Ponderay

208.263.6174

BEET & BASIL AT THE CREEK

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

primary focus is global flavors with local ingredients. Street

foods from all over the world come to life using ingredients

supplied by local farmers, ranchers and foragers. Enjoy staples

available throughout the year and rotating menu based on

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

dinner 11am to 7pm.

105 S. First Ave. | Sandpoint

208.920.6144 | BeetAndBasil.net

CITY BEACH ORGANICS

City Beach Organics offers top-notch, made-fromscratch

organic food and drinks in a recently renovated

downtown location. They serve homemade soups daily!

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

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

6pm; closed Saturday.

117 N. First Ave. | Sandpoint

208.265.9919 | CityBeachOrganics.com

LE CATERING

Locally owned and operated by Chef Adam Hegsted as part

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

Northwest producers and products cooked by award-winning

chefs. They specialize in using local, seasonal ingredients and

highlighting them by cooking them simply and honestly. They

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

24001 E. Mission Ave. | Liberty Lake

509.720.5412 | LeCatering.co

UPTOWN BAGEL CO.

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

and everything in between, then look no further than your

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

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

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

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

Tractor beverages, New Yorker Bagels and Doma Coffee.

13 N. 3rd Ave. | Sandpoint

208.263.9276 | UptownBagels.com

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8:30AM - 8:30PM DAILY

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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

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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!


QUALITY HOMEMADE PRODUCTS

AND LOCAL GOODS

Fall Favorites: Autumn Panini with local Asian pears

and Butternut Squash Soup

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

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

Come hungry, Stay late, Eat well!

Sweet Lou’s Restaurant & Bar

Hwy 95 N Ponderay | 208.263.1381

www.sweetlousidaho.com

Sweet Lou’s RestauranT & TAP HOUSE

601 Front Ave. 208.667.1170 | DOWNTOWN Cda

212 Bonner Mall Way

Sandpoint, Idaho

208.263.4613

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FUN & ENTERTAINMENT

October

FOR EVENTS, VISIT SANDPOINTLIVINGLOCAL.COM.

FAMILY FRIENDLY FARM

FUN!

DON’T MISS HARVEST FESTIVAL AT HICKEY FARMS

By Jillian Chandler

Hickey Farms opening day for this

year’s Harvest Festival kicked off

on October 2. But if you missed it,

don’t worry! The fun at the farm

continues all month long!

Open 10am to 5:30pm Saturday and

Sunday, and 2 to 5:30pm Wednesday and

Friday, enjoy food and fun for all ages! From

the u-pick pumpkins and adventurous and

challenging corn maze, to local arts and

crafts, and produce, there’s much to explore

at Hickey Farms’ Harvest Fest. A perfect way

to celebrate the season. And this year, the

community will be treated to more vendors

and more food options than ever before.

Barbecue chicken and ribs will be available

for purchase—and savoring—by Bruno

noon to 4pm or until it's gone!

Live entertainment can be enjoyed each

weekend from noon to 3pm. The upcoming

entertainment lineup includes:

Saturday, October 9: Music by Red Blend

Sunday, October 10: Music by Chris Lynch

and Lauren Kershner

Saturday, October 16: Music by The Other

White Meat

Sunday, October 17: Magic by Star the

Magician with a free magic show at 1pm

Saturday, October 23: Music by Brian

Jacobs

Sunday, October 24: Music by Drew &

Sammy

Saturday, October 30: Crosstoberfest Bike

Race with Pend Oreille Pedalers

You can find Hickey Farms at 674 Hickey

Road in Sandpoint. From Sandpoint, take

Highway 200 east for 5.7 miles. Take a left

on Hickey Road and follow the signs for

parking. If you're coming from Hope, Clark

Fork and towns to the east, take Highway

200 west. Go .4 miles past Colburn Culver

Road. Take a right onto Hickey Road and

follow the signs for parking.

For additional details about the

Harvest Festival at Hickey Farms, visit

HickeyFarmsIdaho.com, and "Like" Hickey

Farms on Facebook.

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OUTDOOR DINING WITH A VIEW

At Forty-One South you will enjoy spectacular

sunsets, beautiful waterfront dining, innovative

cuisine, delicious food, fun cocktails, and

professional and courteous service. Relax

with a drink and enjoy the beautiful Lake Pend

Oreille waterfront in our romantic lodge setting.

We have a full bar and extensive wine list too.

OPEN FOR DINNER SERVICE.

CALL FOR RESERVATIONS!

208.265.2000 | 41SouthSandpoint.com

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09 It’s

RUN FOR THE WOODS

time to take in the cool fall air! Kaniksu Land Trust announces their first annual Run for the Woods. Participants

are invited to enjoy a day in the woods with friends and family running for a great cause, as all race proceeds will

benefit Kaniksu Land Trust. There will be optional routes of varying distances, with a route and pace for everyone to

enjoy. The run kicks off at Pine Street Woods (11915 West Pine Street) on Saturday, October 9, with the run going from

9 to 11:30am. For the most up-to-date information, visit Kaniksu.org/events/run-for-the-woods.

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SANDPOINT APPLE FEST

you've got what it takes to make an unforgettable apple pie, be sure to sign up to take part in the Apple Fest apple piemaking

competition, presented by Creations on the Cedar Street Bridge! Bring your homemade apple pie to the bridge

by 9am the day of the event to be entered into the contest. In addition to the apple pie contest, during the festival,

there will be a variety of fun apples activities and games (like face painting and the apple catapult), treats and drinks

(think caramel apples, apple butter and spiced cider), and much more at participating businesses! The fun takes place

throughout downtown Sandpoint from noon to 4pm Saturday, October 16. Follow the Historic Sandpoint Shopping

District on social media for the most up-to-date details about the event. October 16 is also the day of the Sandpoint

Farmers Market’s Harvest Fest at Farmin Park from 8am to 1pm! Don’t miss this day of community fun!

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PERFORMING ART SERIES: OKAIDJA

The Pend Oreille Arts Council is thrilled to announce its full season of live performances. To kick off POAC's 2021-

2022 Performing Arts Series is Okaidja, an Afropop singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Ghana, West

Africa, held at 7:30pm in the Panida Theater (300 North First Avenue). Okaidja's unique artistic vision has led him to

combine his native rhythms with unforeseen pairings of musical flavors; his sound a spicy fusion of Ghanaian music

with diverse cross-cultural influences. His calling and life purpose is to bring us all together so that we can laugh and

grieve and dance and forge forward together, in community. Tickets are priced $22 each and can be purchased online

at ArtinSandpoint.org/performing-arts.

* Please note, as of press time, these events were still scheduled to take place as planned. Due to the continuing pandemic,

there is the possibility that event schedules may change or events canceled completely. Be sure to visit event websites to stay

up to date with current information.

SUBMIT YOUR EVENTS ONLINE!

Want your event to appear on the largest eventsite in the

northwest? Submit your events to us online at

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

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Succeeding Together.

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

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

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

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

residents, and businesses seeking to relocate here.

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WORLD - CLASS REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL

208-290-5888

Jackie@JackieSuarez.com

www.JackieSuarez.com

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

longevity in mind, the main floor boasts a grand kitchen open to the living room with rock fireplace, vaulted T&G ceilings, separate dining

room, spacious & private master suite with spa-like bath and two addiional bedrooms, one with it's own full bath. Upstairs guest suite

removed from main living space could serve as an ADU with large bedroom, full bath and bonus room plumbed for a kitcheneee. Two lots

away is your private access to the water with a dock on protected Fry Creek, safe harbor for boats, paddle boards and small craa. $1,375,000

Absolute quality, supreme comfort and gorgeous views combine in this amazing offering on the Hope

Peninsula consissng of a three-bedroom, 2 bath main home and separate 1-bedroom, 1-bath guest

quarters over the detached garage. Unique, custom finishes throughout the main floor include oak and traverrne

flooring, soaring ceilings. Just one er up from the lake, near marinas, campgrounds, restaurants

and the charming town of Hope. $825,000

Beauuful Escape to views your of not-so-remote the Purcell Mountains upscale to Idaho the

north cabin on and 10 square the Selkirk acres adjacent range to to the USFS West, land.

offering Just 17 miles sunshine from and town serenity, in an amazingly are yours on peaceful

seeng, building you'll site love with the city gorgeous hookups. kitchen, Almost

this

level

half completely an acre updated on maintained 2020 building with stainless lot are ready appliances,

you to bring real your wood plans. cabinets Myrtle & Creek/Snow butcher block Creek

for

City counter. boat launch All appliances are in the are heart included. of Bonners $588,000 Ferry and

minutes away. $90,000

Looking for a turn-key experience with room for second dwelling? This absolutely impeccable upscale

home with detached shop on a separate building lot is just yards away from Springy Point recreaaon

area. This contemporary Craasman abode boasts an open floor plan, soaring ceilings, kitchen with all

newer appliances & granite counters, lux main floor master suite, cozy loo spaces and large bonus

room. Inside spaces transiion seamlessly to outside living areas with full-length covered paao, garden

areas, and lovingly landscaped yard with mature trees. $885,000 Adjacent building lot with shop

available for $250,000, not offered separately.

Idaho Heaven! Stunning views and complete

privacy on 5.11 acres just 11 miles to town and

services. The 1440 square foot home is Pacific

“lux yurt” living, impeccably maintained and

updated with new flooring, counters, alder cabinets,

spacious bedroom, sauna, sleeping loo

and office space. Steps away is separate arrst’s

studio, 4 other outbuildings. $549,000

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A Team Approach to Wealth Management

Ronald Denova and

AGP Wealth Advisors

Accumulate.

Grow.

Protect.

Ronald Denova is now working exclusively with the team of Randall Linde, Chief Executive

Officer of AGP Wealth Advisors, who has been recognized as a Barron’s Top 100 Wealth Advisor

for 10 consecutive years and is currently ranked 25th out of 330,000+ advisors nationwide.

“The excitement to bring this level of professionalism to North Idaho is off the charts!” - Denova, October 2020

Financial Planning • Wealth Preservation Strategies • Christian Financial Strategies

Ronald C. Denova, CKA®, APMA®, Financial Advisor

The CKA® or Certified Kingdom Advisor designation represents Ronald’s commitment to serving clients in the Christian Faith.

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