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November 2021 Sandpoint Living Local

NOVEMBER 2021

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Living Local

A SEASON

OF GIVING

2021

VOTE TODAY!

Ways to Say

‘Thank You’

Shop Local this

Holiday Season

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From epic resorts to the best hidden powder

Small Business

Saturday

Supporting Our

Local Communities

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(208) 290-6314

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Owner / REALTOR®

(208) 290-0502

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A SEASON OF GIVING

NOVEMBER 2021

VOLUME 11 NUMBER 11

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Small Purchases

Add Up

Choose local this

holiday season

72

Shop Local this

Holiday Season

Check out these local businesses for

your holiday shopping needs

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Giving Back

Blessing others through donations

and volunteerism

74

Saying Thank You

Personal ways to express thanks

during the season of giving

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Our Community

Will Miss You!

Farewell to one of Sandpoint’s

beloved restaurants

The combination of a beautiful location, warm atmosphere,

delicious food and friendly professional service is something

Cassandra Cayson will be forever grateful to have been a part

of.

For more than a decade, she and her loyal team helped to create

memorable dining experiences at Forty-One South—which quickly

made its name as a destination for both locals and tourists alike. This

past month, the staff served their last table before permanently closing

their doors.

“I will definitely miss my time with the staff,” says Cassandra. “We have

always had a close group of people here, but our staff throughout the

past two years has been exceptional. I'll miss our fun chats at the bar

with regulars, celebrating all of the special occasions with guests, and

simply making someone's day a bit easier with a perfect meal.”

After having been in the restaurant industry for more than 20 years,

working 70-plus hours a week, devoting nights, weekends and holidays

to her guests, Cassandra is looking forward to taking this time off

to explore what else is out there. “I am excited to discover my next

adventure, whatever that may be,” she smiles.

She is grateful for the community giving her and Forty-One South

a chance 11 years ago, the support they’ve shown her from day one,

and the kindness and outpouring of love to the entire staff during this

difficult time.

“We are seeing exponential growth in Sandpoint, and change is hard,”

she shares. “I just hope that with all of this change, there is still some

hope and positivity for opportunities to come and new small businesses

to develop. Sandpoint is still a very special small town with a strong,

caring community. Continue to support your local businesses, be kind

to staff who are all working so hard, and enjoy the beauty we live in.”

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MEN & WOMEN!

Be Thankful, Today and Always

E

ach November, we are

reminded to “give thanks”

and to “be thankful,” as

that Thanksgiving feast will

soon make its way to our table, where

we’re surrounded by our closest family

and friends. Rather than expressing our

gratitude just one day a year, why aren’t we

voicing what we are grateful for on a more

regular—even daily—basis?

Our lives are filled with the good and the bad,

those ups and downs, times of prosperity

and times of trouble. It is important to focus

on all that we do have to be thankful for—

from the very basic yet essential things like

having a roof over our heads, food on the

table, and free education for our children—

especially during those times of hardship.

It is all too easy these days to focus on

what others have and we lack, especially

with social media and its ever-present

access. You can often find yourself scrolling

through while being bombarded with other

people touting their success, whether it be

that brand-new car or that “perfect” body.

Though much easier said than done, there

is no time like the present to turn that

focus inward, looking at oneself and your

own accomplishments and blessings. A life

well lived consists of so much more than

material possessions and outer appearances.

Our lives are uniquely magnificent, and it is

up to us to see and appreciate what we do

have and continue to sacrifice so much for.

If you are looking to spread your blessings

with others, from volunteering your time

at a local nonprofit this holiday season,

to sending in a financial contribution

to that special organization, purchasing

a Thanksgiving meal for a local veteran

or family in need, or donating items to

make a child’s Christmas morning truly

memorable, know that your actions have an

impact that extends far beyond your reach

and may change someone’s life, even if just

for one day.

Make it a habit to count your blessings not

just on Thanksgiving Day, but each day.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Steve Russo

Executive Director | steve@like-media.com

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ABOUT THE COVER

'TIS THE SEASON TO GIVE THANKS, and

as you look around at the beauty that surrounds

us daily here in Sandpoint, you can't deny that

those of us who call this place home are blessed.

On this month's cover of Sandpoint Living

Local is one such blessing—that of a sweet

child. The daughter of Like Media’s Jackson

and Darbey Russo, Reagan is relishing the fall

season. A sweet reminder to enjoy your family

this upcoming holiday season.

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CONTENTS

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ESSENTIALS

The latest tips and trends in home, garden,

finances and life

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36

40

ATHLETES OF THE MONTH

Recognizing those standout student athletes in

our local high school

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LIFE & COMMUNITY

An Opportunity to Acknowledge, Honor and

Thank: Veterans Appreciation Event planned for

November 20

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Action Point Physical Therapy: Sandpoint physical

therapist provides personalized care for your health

and well-being

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GOOD NEWS

Ensuring a New-Look Fundraising Event Endures:

For children in need of a safe home

36

IN FOCUS

Music in the Inland Northwest: Brighten

your spirits by attending one of this season's

performances

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LIVING LOCAL

The Evolution of Support: Soldiers needed in the

fight against cancer

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

Tips and informational articles about living a

healthy, active lifestyle

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sneak peek into November ...

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FEATURE

Ski the Northwest: From epic resorts to the best

hidden powder

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A THANKFUL TIME OF YEAR

Saying Thank You: Personal ways to express

thanks during the season of giving

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FOOD & DRINK

Your local guide to the tastiest hot spots

around town

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SHOPPING SMALL

Small Purchases Add Up: Choose local this

holiday season

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SHOP LOCAL THIS

HOLIDAY SEASON

Check out these local businesses for your

holiday shopping needs

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GIVE TO THE COMMUNITY

Giving Back: Blessing others through donations

and volunteerism

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TRAVEL & LEISURE

Spend Thanksgiving at a Destination Resort: Where the

whole family can sit back and relax

90

FEATURED RECIPE

A Sure Way to Warm You Up on a Fall

Afternoon: Rustic Mushroom Soup

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Don't miss out on these events and fun

community happenings

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Leave it to the Professionals

FIVE REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE AN INTERIOR DESIGNER

By Deann Hammer, Interior Designer

As it is said, nothing lasts forever. If your home was built

between 1970 and 1990, this means that your home interior

is now coming to the end of its life span of 30 to 50 years, and

if updates have not been made over the years, your home is

likely outdated.

The best approach to protect your home investment, not to mention

your optimum enjoyment while living there, is to hire an interior

design professional.

I have viewed thousands of homes where homeowners have “gone it

alone” and made decisions for renovations or decorating on their own—

and very few of them have had a happy ending.

There are loads of things to consider during construction, and a

renovation or decorating project can be very expensive. So why throw

good money away?

1. Overall design theme. A designer will help you get out of your own

head and see the entire project as a whole, creating continuity and

timelessness. Often a client will be obsessed with one thing that they saw

in a magazine 10 years ago—and it can possibly be outdated quickly, or

kill the overall theme of the architectural style, resale value or budget of

a home.

2. Scale. Designers know what size fits where and why. They draft out

your construction or furniture floor plan showing where items will be

placed, and attend to all of the details such as the color of your sofa

legs, fabric durability, the depth of your couch, the height of your chairs

relating to the size of your body, the softness of the cushion that you

prefer for comfort, the color scheme, and the overall size of each piece

relating to the height of the ceilings, amount of light entering the room,

and on it goes. Clicking a button online for a furniture purchase or

walking into a furniture store will not get you the same result. Ever.

3. Experience/relationships with furniture vendors. Wayfair is great …

but only if you want to buy something under $2,000. How do you know if

your sofa is made with hardwood versus particle board that will fall apart

completely in two years? Quality counts.

Designers know their vendors well. They know how products are

made, as they buy in volume. They have service relationships with their

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vendors and can remedy any problems that arise. Buy it once, and buy it right. Why buy

disposable goods that keep increasing our landfills? Cheap products look cheap. You

deserve better.

4. It can save you money. Fewer mistakes, less wasted money and time. If the item is

measured properly the first time, it will fit through the door of your room and not be

returned. It will look fantastic, and it will be made to last. Designers help you make

these choices. They also have access to wholesale trade accounts that have pricing far

below retail prices. Often (and this is what my firm offers) you will not pay a design fee

if you buy over $15,000 in merchandise. Or many designers will charge a design fee

and offer a discount on merchandise. Any way you look at it, you have an extra added

benefit by hiring a pro rather than buying online.

5. Construction design advice. I can’t say how many clients want to bang away at a

remodel and say they will look at furniture later. What a mistake! Where you build your

walls, the colors you paint, the flooring you chose, ALL impacts how it relates to your

furniture selection process. You want to make sure you have a furniture plan before you

start your renovation to ensure all of your pieces will fit properly, the colors jive, and

items will be delivered in a time frame that will correspond with the end of project, so

you can sit in your newly renovated home rather than lying on the floor.

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on your own. How can you get started?

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TEACHER OF THE MONTH

By Colin Anderson

Renee

Nigon

Farmin Stidwell Elementary

Sixth Grade

Renee Nigon’s teaching career

has taken her to some pretty

interesting places. She’s been

teaching in the Sandpoint area

the past four years but previously taught

high school English courses in Wisconsin,

and even spent a couple of years teaching

in Ecuador. At Farmin Stidwell, Renee

teaches sixth-graders and relishes many

of the opportunities her students get to

experience real life experiences outside the

classroom and how they can be of benefit

and service to their communities.

Local sixth-grade classes have the

opportunity to participate in Lutherhaven’s

Shoshone Base Camp, where they spend

two days immersed in outdoor education,

while staying overnight and

having a camp experience.

“During the winter, we

have the opportunity to

learn how to cross-country

ski at Pine Street Woods

with the Sandpoint Nordic

Club. Furthermore, we

get to be involved with

Friends of Scotchman Peaks

Wilderness to participate

in their Winter Tracks

program,” explained Renee.

“It is so beneficial for our

students to be out in our

community, learning from experts in

the field, and being involved in outdoor

education settings.”

Renee sees these experiences challenge

students in new ways, build their

confidence, foster new friendships and

build a stronger class community. She

is grateful for these partnerships to get

“IT IS SO BENEFICIAL

FOR OUR STUDENTS TO BE

OUT IN OUR COMMUNITY,

LEARNING FROM EXPERTS

IN THE FIELD, AND BEING

INVOLVED IN OUTDOOR

EDUCATION SETTINGS.”

students outside and learning at different

community outdoor spaces.

Back in the classroom, Renee enjoys

watching her students being presented

with a problem and having to come up

with a solution as a group, despite various

opinions being expressed.

“Through group work, students learn

the importance of really listening to one

another and understanding others’ options.

They have to come to an agreement, while

learning to respectfully disagree.”

Renee has observed that with such

connectivity in our lives, students today

are aware of both community and global

issues even more so than

previous generations. “It

is rewarding to provide

opportunities for students

to investigate current

events where they become

problem-solvers of how to

better their communities,”

she said.

As she challenges her

students to work together

both in a classroom setting

and when presented

challenges in nature, a

unique setting or within the community,

Renee pushes each of them to take the time

to think things through and be the best

they can be, not just for themselves, but

those around them.

“It’s important to continue to think critically,

ask questions, and be an individual who

looks to improve your local and the global

community for all,” she stated.

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ENVIRONMENTAL

ENHANCEMENT

Feeding the mind of your pet

By Dr. Dawn Mehra

Veterinarians all over the world aim to address your furry pet's

medical and surgical needs; there is nothing as gratifying

as sending these (now) family members home in perfect

physical condition after an illness or problem. The restoration

of good health, however, relies equally on emotional and mental well

care. Veterinarians are able to give behavioral and husbandry advice,

however, most of the responsibility for this type of care falls squarely in

the hands of the “pet parent.” Oftentimes, without awareness, suffering

and harm is caused when these behavioral and emotional needs are not

fully met.

Dogs and cats spend a majority of their time resting, indeed. All but the

geriatrics require spurts of intense stimulation. This means that there

must be a fair amount of attention and impetus given on a daily basis to

ensure optimal pet health. Most of us already know that the best mental

health follows exercise, which includes adequate lung expansion and

muscle use. Yet we tend to forget that while we are working and playing,

our companions are often tied or kenneled inside, not using their

mammalian senses.

Enter “enrichment.” Simply put, enrichment is a way to mentally stimulate

and enhance your pet's life. Animals are given the opportunity to display

species-specific behaviors such as investigation, foraging, smelling and

problem-solving. Using food as an enticement is super easy and follows

the innate hunt and forage behavior that stimulates cats and dogs. There

are a multitude of puzzles and toys available for this purpose. Start simple

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• Homemade enrichment: play hide and seek with treats or toys, enclose

food in cardboard boxes, scatter food in the snow, lawn or around the

kitchen

• Interactive games such as tug of war and fetch

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Environmental

enhancement

is a necessity,

not a luxury.

Cats:

• Food and water-related enrichment:

puzzle feeders, DIY food-dispensing toys,

water fountains

• Interactive play with laser and fishing poles

(mimic prey movement), fetch

• Solo play: fake furry mice, crinkle balls

• Elevated spaces: cat trees, platforms, shelves

• DIY hideaways, tunnels, party box

• Scratching posts

• Visual and auditory enrichment: cat TV

footage of rodents, fish, birds

• Clicker training and agility

• Olfactory enrichment: bring leaves, grass, twigs

inside to allow investigation

Environmental enhancement is a necessity,

not a luxury. And you are only limited by your

imagination. Think like the pet you love to

please. There's always the internet, and don't

forget our behavior specialists at North Idaho

Animal Hospital. Set up an appointment with

certified technician Nicole or Dr. Talitha Neher

for more ideas or to troubleshoot what isn't

working. Don't wait until your pet becomes

sluggish or anxious from underutilizing its

mammalian senses.

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An Opportunity to Acknowledge, Honor and Thank

VETERANS APPRECIATION EVENT PLANNED FOR NOVEMBER 20

By Jillian Chandler

Wild Horse Trail Chapter of the National Society

Daughters of the American Revolution are hosting a

Veterans Appreciation Event on Saturday, November

20, at 2pm. 2021 marks the inaugural year for the

event, and veterans in Bonner and Boundary counties, and their

families, are encouraged to attend.

The purpose of the event is to honor those members from all branches

of services, those who have served overseas and domestically, and

those who have served during war or peacetime, and thank them for

their service to our nation.

“Every year, for both Veterans Day and Memorial Day, the Wild Horse

Trail Chapter places flags on the graves of veterans at the Westmond

Cemetery,” says Jessica Rorman of the Wild Horse Trail Chapter of

the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. “This

year, our chapter wants to hold an event to honor all local veterans,

and if it is well attended, we may organize this yearly event.”

Committed to historic preservation, education and patriotism, DAR

members believe it is their duty—our duty—to honor and thank those

who have served and sacrificed and/or are still on active duty, “giving

us another reason that honoring veterans is a matter close to our

hearts,” Jessica shares.

The event, which is free to attend with no registration required, takes

place at the Sandpoint Events Center (102 South Euclid Street) in

the beautifully restored auditorium from 2 to 3pm. As of press time,

two of the three guest speakers had been confirmed: Vietnam War

Veteran Dick Goodbehere and WWII Veteran Ellwood Werry. After

the program, complimentary coffee and cookies will be served.

“In addition to the Veterans Appreciation Event, our chapter is also

participating in a program called Wreaths Across America, and in

December we will be placing wreaths on the graves of veterans at the

Westmond Cemetery,” says Jessica. Anybody interested in sponsoring

a veteran wreath, or interested in learning more about the Wild Horse

Trail Chapter, can contact them at DARSandpoint@gmail.com.

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Get Back to Enjoying Life

Sandpoint physical therapist provides personalized care

for your health and well-being

By Jillian Chandler

Chris Vanderford was born and raised in beautiful Sandpoint, Idaho.

He would move away to pursue an education and start his career,

opening a physical therapy clinic in Boise, but Sandpoint was calling

him back. He heeded the call and made his way back to North Idaho

in the fall of 2019, where he could once again enjoy the beauty of the area and

be closer to his family. The following year, in October of 2020, he would open

Action Point Physical Therapy.

An athlete throughout his college years, Chris experienced his fair share

of injuries, followed by weeks, if not months, of rehabilitation. He came to

understand the importance of having an educated guide assist with the healing

process and found himself drawn to the idea of being able to do the same for

others. Prior to attending physical therapy school, Chris worked as a physical

therapy tech at his uncle’s physical therapy clinic, which solidified the path

he wanted to pursue. “That experience really gave me a good idea of what

being a physical therapist was like on a daily basis, and it was something that

I really enjoyed,” he recalls. He would earn his degree as a doctor of physical

therapy (DPT).

You can find Action Point Physical Therapy located inside 7B Fitness on 5th

Avenue. Chris is grateful for the 7B Fitness ownership, staff, instructors and

personal trainers who have come together to create a location that promotes

health and wellness—an ideal fit for his clinic. “I also give a lot of credit to

Melissa Midstokke, who runs the entire front and back office. She really keeps

everything running smoothly so I can focus on my job of getting people better.”

At Action Point Physical Therapy, all treatments are performed one on one

with a licensed physical therapist to ensure the appropriate amount of attention

is given to the patient by a skilled provider for optimal outcomes.

They provide outpatient physical therapy services to include treatment and

rehabilitation for pain, injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation. Chris and his

team assist their patients in correcting abnormal movement patterns that are

contributing to pain and difficulty with their normal daily activities, whether

work related, sports or recreational. They also provide analysis of alignment

and posture, running and walking gait analysis, dry needling, blood flow

restriction training, treatment of vertigo associated with the vestibular system

(inner ear), and other general balance training.

Treatments include hands-on manual therapy (soft tissue mobilization,

joint mobilizations) as necessary to complement other treatments for

optimal outcomes.

“Promoting body alignment and symmetry, as well as training correct muscle

recruitment and movement patterns, are included, to a degree, in all treatment

plans we employ, as this allows for improvement for the long term,” Chris says.

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He finds fulfillment in the process of helping people and building relationships

with them; witnessing the progress made physically with decreased pain and

improved mobility while observing changes in patients’ attitude and mood as

they start to improve. “It’s a great thing to see and an enjoyable process,” he says.

“The work we do is really a team effort between the therapist and the patient. I

love showing people what they can do and seeing them make progress.”

On a case-by-case basis, Chris will even provide house calls to those patients in

need of his services, who are unable to come into the clinic.

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As a business owner, Chris enjoys supporting the other privately owned

companies in the area and meeting the many owners. He takes advantage of

all the local opportunities that are available here in Sandpoint, whether it’s

shopping the seasonal weekly farmers market, attending the annual Festival

at Sandpoint, or taking in a performance at The Panida. “It’s great to be back

in town!” he smiles.

Chris also finds it important to give back, donating a portion of his business’

proceeds to the Idaho Special Olympics and UNICEF.

If you're in need of personalized physical therapy services to get back to

doing what you love without pain or discomfort, contact Chris today at

Action Point Physical Therapy.

“The work we do is really a team effort between the

therapist and the patient. I love showing people

what they can do and seeing them make progress.”

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Ensuring a New-Look Fundraising Event Endures

FOR CHILDREN IN NEED OF A SAFE HOME

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By Joshua Nishimoto

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Kinderhaven is a community organization

dedicated to supporting children in

crisis and giving them back their right

to thrive by providing a safe and secure

home in which their emotional, physical and

mental well-being are protected and enriched.

For 19 years, Kinderhaven has been putting on

an annual fundraiser called the Festival of Trees,

until the COVID-19 virus struck and changed

everything. This fundraising event traditionally

funds 75 percent of Kinderhaven’s annual

operating budget, so it is very important they find

a way to continue fundraising during this Festival

of Trees season.

“Last year we had COVID, which was before the

vaccine was even available, and there was also

the Governor’s orders to not have any gatherings

over 50 people,” said Kinderhaven board member

Jacinda Bokowy. “We decided that we couldn’t

do an in-person event with 200 to 300 people.

Traditionally, we’re in person, we’re eating together

... and we just couldn’t, in good consciousness, put

our supporters at risk.”

So, Kinderhaven gathered their board members

and began brainstorming ideas for ways to

fundraise without having typical event festivities

like Thursday night Family Night, where parents

would bring their children to sit on Santa’s lap

and drink hot cocoa; no holiday luncheon,

with different organizations and businesses like

Sandpoint Furniture purchasing tables and inviting

their employees and or volunteers, often becoming

their holiday party; no small silent auction and no

Festival of Trees gala dinner. All of that was out the

window. They had to come up with something new.

“During our brainstorming session, one of our

board members said, ‘What if we did a tour of

trees?” Bokowy said. “‘And instead of having all of

us gather at one place, what if we reached out to

local businesses and restaurants to host a tree in

their windows? Even if we had to shut down, or

even if the stores had to close, you could still view

it from the window.’ So, we were like, ‘Okay.’ We

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After getting such a positive response to all of their requests,

Kinderhaven was hard at work to make sure that their event was a

success. After solidifying participating businesses, they created a

map of their tree tour so people would know where to go. They

sent decorators to decorate the trees, and it even worked out as a

win-win for businesses to attract customers looking to do their

holiday shopping.

“It worked out really well,” Bokowy said. “We missed being able to

see everybody, but with what we had to work with last year, it worked

great, and we did really well. We were able to keep the doors open, and

it was definitely a successful fundraiser for us.”

With the onset of COVID-19, Kinderhaven’s staff had to think fast and

act even quicker to work with community partners to pull together a

successful event. This year’s event will look similar to last year’s event,

with a new element to get families with children more involved.

“We are going to add a scavenger hunt for the kids,” Bokowy said.

“This year, each tree will have a clue on it. We will provide a map with

all of the trees, and when the kids visit the tree and find the clues,

once they’ve filled in the map, they will turn in their map at our new

downtown headquarters and be entered in for a drawing to win a special

kid’s prize.”

This year Kinderhaven has established their downtown partner tree

locations, along with their new downtown headquarters at 113 South

Main, and are looking to throw another successful event.

“This year we can relax a little bit,” Bokowy said. “We were blown away

by the community support we had last year. It’s just heartwarming all

the support we get from our community.”

With the event fast approaching, and new and exciting elements

being added to Kinderhaven's Tour of Trees, it is sure to stand out.

Kinderhaven’s Tour of Trees will take place across a number of days

and will include the following events: the new scavenger event (for

the kids), the silent auction, online bidding for baskets, wreaths and

tabletop trees, the Sip n’ Slay raffle ticket drawing, tree decoration, Tour

of Trees, and tree delivery to winning bidders on December 12.

“We are encouraging people to grab their friends and tour the trees

together,” Bokowy said. “And then maybe go out to lunch or dinner at

your favorite local restaurant. Pretty much everybody in town supports

Kinderhaven, which is amazing! We love to support everyone who

supports us.”

To get the most up-to-date information about Kinderhaven’s Tour

of Trees, follow them on Facebook and Instagram. To get more

information about Kinderhaven and their mission, visit their website at

KinderhavenSandpoint.com.

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BRIGHTEN YOUR SPIRITS BY ATTENDING ONE OF THIS SEASON'S PERFORMANCES

BY TAYLOR SHILLAM

Music in the Inland Northwest is sure

to thrive through the end of the

year, with local symphonies and

orchestras offering an array of opportunities to

catch their performances this holiday season.

The talent across North Idaho and Spokane

will shine this month and next, with a selection

of local venues presenting community events

not to miss.

Spokane Symphony

The Spokane Symphony seeks to nurture

the human spirit and enhance the quality

of life for the Inland Northwest community

through orchestral music. For more than 75

seasons, the 70-piece professional orchestra

has carried tradition as the largest, most active

professional performing arts organization in

the Inland Pacific Northwest. It is a nonprofit

organization committed to community

outreach and development.

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On November 13 and 14, Spokane Symphony

will present Masterworks 3: Points North,

featuring Grammy-nominated composer

Anna Clyne with DANCE, a cello concerto

described as “deep expression and melodic

invention.” The Masterworks events will

include music by Clyne in addition to Felix

Mendelssohn, Nikolai Tcherepnin and Jean

Sibelius. The performance will be held at

downtown Spokane’s Martin Woldson Theater

at the Fox.

Sounds of the November holiday will take

the stage on November 20 in With Hope

and Thanksgiving, featuring the symphony

performing alongside the Spokane Symphony

Chorale and Chamber Singers. Symphony

Music Director James Lowe will conduct the

concert that will “highlight well-loved excerpts

from Handel’s Messiah and modern choral

works that celebrate hope and thanksgiving.”

Accentuating the feeling of hope and holiday,

the Thanksgiving concert will be held at St.

John’s Cathedral, one of Spokane’s most loved

and recognized landmarks.

Future Symphony events to look forward to

include five performances of the Nutcracker

Ballet from December 2 through 5, along with

Holiday Pops featuring the Sweeplings on

December 18 and 19.

Spokane Symphony tickets are available online

at SpokaneSymphony.org or at the box office

located at Martin Woldson Theater at The

Fox, now open from 11am to 3pm Monday

through Friday.

Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra

The Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra is

dedicated to producing classical music for

communities across the Inland Northwest,

with a mission to “inspire, enrich, and commit


US

to the highest level of artistic achievement

through a shared sense of pride, education and

community engagement.”

The talented musicians of the Coeur d’Alene

Symphony Orchestra will ring in the Christmas

season on December 4 at 7:30pm with Holiday

Pops. The event will present selections from

the “Polar Express,” illuminated carols, a singa-long

and more to bring the holiday spirit to

life. Holiday Pops will close out the symphony’s

performances for 2021.

Tickets are available at CdASymphony.org.

Music Conservatory of Sandpoint

As an inclusive, accessible school of performing

arts, the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint

operates with a vision to instruct and inspire

musical excellence. With experienced

instructors and a space dedicated to serving

over 500 students, MCS seeks to support young

musicians in developing and mastering their

skills. MCS provides a safe and consistent

environment for the next generation of artists

to learn and achieve. It has earned accreditation

by the Western Association of Schools and

Colleges (WASC).

The MCS provides an array of opportunities

for its students including the Music Matters!

program, which partners with the Lake Pend

Oreille School District to provide affordable

after-school classes in orchestra, choir and

percussion for various levels and age groups.

“Located in rural North Idaho, these access

programs are essential to the inclusion of youth

at any age,” shared Kathi Samuels of the MCS.

The young musicians of Music Matters! will

take the stage for two occasions this month:

The Fall Serenade and the Winter Concert. The

annual Fall Serenade concert will be held on

November 14 to benefit all MCS Scholarship

Programs, including tuition assistance, Music

Matters! after-school outreach and Honors

Programs. The Winter Concert will be held

Tuesday, December 14, at 6pm, featuring the

El Sistema Music Matters! Youth Orchestra,

percussion groups and youth choir playing

Christmas music at the First Lutheran Church.

The Winter Concert is a free event dedicated to

bringing music to the community.

All are welcome at the Music Conservatory

of Sandpoint. Event tickets and full details are

available at SandpointConservatory.org.

Music Conservatory of Coeur d’Alene

The Music Conservatory of Coeur d’Alene

works to “nurture musical talent by connecting

the Inland Northwest community to musical

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partnerships, to inspire a future generation

of musicians.”

Located in the historic Hamilton House, built

in 1908 for the second mayor of Coeur d’Alene,

conservatory performances often carry the

appeal of the musicians who once resided

there. Professional musicians who inhabited the

Hamilton House throughout history included

opera star Florence Gregory Tiffany, Dean Elder

and William Hawkins.

The conservatory’s next event will take place

on Friday, November 12, from 5 to 8pm. Titled

Move with Music: Connecting Heart with Mind,

the event will present a seminar on the benefits

of music therapy in the lives of youths, adults,

and those with special needs.

The event will begin with performances from

musicians with special needs, followed by a

demonstration by musical therapist Jackie

Claxton and concluding with a lecture by awardwinning

music therapist Judith Pinkerton.

Admission is by donation, and seating is limited.

Reservations are required and can be made by

email at musictherapy@cdaconservatory.org or

by phone at 208.901.8190.

The Music Conservatory of Coeur d’Alene

will next present their Faculty Harvest

Concert on November 19. “This will be a

treat!” said conservatory founder and director

Julienne Dance. The Harvest Concert will

feature entertainment from the faculty of the

conservatory with a variety of music: vocal,

piano, guitar, flute, horn, trumpet, viola and

violin, and more.

“The faculty is the goldmine of the conservatory,

with higher education credentials and

experience abroad and around the country,”

Dance said. “It is our utmost pleasure to share

what we are most proud of!”

Visit CdAConservatory.com for additional

information on events, private lessons and

educational courses.

North Idaho Youth Symphony

The North Idaho Youth Symphony is a premier

student ensemble led by some of the area's finest

educators and a team of parent volunteers. For

student musicians aged 10 through 19, NIYS

provides professional ensemble training and

opportunities through rehearsals and coaching

from principal players of the Coeur d'Alene

Symphony, along with students and faculty of

the University of Idaho.

NIYS orchestras perform several concerts per

year, with their next performance taking place

this month.

“The NIYS orchestras make their joyous return

to the stage on November 15 at 6:30pm on the

Coeur d’Alene Kroc Center stage, featuring

masterworks by Gershwin, Mendelssohn,

Tchaikovsky and more,” shared NIYS conductor

Michael Harrison. Event admission is free,

with donations greatly appreciated. Event and

ticketing details can be found at NIYSMusic.org.

The Inland Northwest is filled with musical

talent from all ages and disciplines. The chances

to observe and appreciate local talent are in

abundance this month, with symphonies,

orchestras and conservatories alike bringing

their hard work to the community. As the days

grow shorter, the evenings will come alive on

stage in the upcoming musical performances.

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ATHLETES OF

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have had in soccer is losing in the district

championship game last fall and the team not

making it to state for the first time in nine

years. This loss has pushed my team this year

to be more competitive and driven than last

year’s team,” she explained.

This season, the Bulldogs have worked

continually on visualizing before games to get

their mentality in the right place. At the time

of this interview, the team was undefeated on

the year and hopes for a return to the state

tournament remain high.

PIPER FRANK

Senior

A

single loss can sometimes have a

lasting impact on not just a single

player but an entire program.

Sandpoint senior Piper Frank

recalls being proud of winning the state title

during her sophomore season in 2019, and

then the disappointment of the following

season. “One of the biggest challenges I

Piper has loved the game of soccer for a

long time and is enjoying every last minute

she can with her teammates. “The best part

about soccer is the joy it brings me. It is so

much fun to play a competitive game with my

teammates and see results. My teammates are

so positive and make it easy to have a great

time on and off the field.”

On the field, she’s been a varsity competitor

all four seasons, and has received All-League

and All-State awards multiple times. In the

classroom, she continues to push herself

with Honors, Advanced Placement and Dual

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in an outdoor school where I can teach kids

while also showing them the beauty of the

outdoors. I would also love to take over my

family’s whitewater rafting business on the

Middle Fork of the Salmon River. I grew

up on the river and have found a passion

for it as I’ve gotten older, and would relish

in the enjoyment of sharing that passion

with others.”

As she wraps up her competitive playing

days, she’s learned several lessons through

sport that she’ll take with her on the next

step of her life’s journey. “A life lesson I have

learned from being involved in soccer and

other sports is to always try your hardest on

each individual day, even if it’s not your best

performance.”

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THE MONTH

KEYAN STROCK

Senior

Sandpoint High School’s Keyan

Strock has learned firsthand that the

mental part of the game is equal, if

not more important, than being

physically fit for competition. He recalls

a couple of years ago when he hit what he

calls a “mental barrier,” in which he simply

wanted to give up the game of soccer. “It was

really frustrating because I just really did not

want to go, and I felt very incompetent on

the field,” he recalled. “But after a while, that

feeling of not being good enough became

that burning fire that kept me pushing to

get better.”

He credits his parents for pushing him to

fight through the adversity and is thankful

every day that he continues to play and have

a vital role on the team. “I made it my goal

to become a bigger help to my team, and

become a better, more engaged player on the

field. Though lots of work still needs to be

done, I’m happy to say that hard work does

pay off, as I’ve been able to put five shots in

the back of the net so far this season.”

When soccer season wraps up, Keyan will

turn his attention to the track, where he also

continues to improve with each season. His

“I made it my goal

to become a bigger

help to my team,

and become a better,

more engaged player

on the field."

junior year he qualified for state, placed sixth

in the 4x200 relay and helped his team earn

third place overall; numbers he hopes to

continue to improve on for his senior season.

Upon graduation, Keyan plans on serving

a full-time mission with his church and

then move on to college, where his interest

in science might be pursued. “Throughout

high school, I have become more interested

in science, which is a vast topic to explore

for sure, but I do find physical science and

physics to be particularly interesting for me.”

For Keyan, being taught the meaning of

intrinsic motivation was a game changer, and

learning how to gain that type of motivation

has helped him improve in both his sports.

“Coach has taught me the benefits of hard

work and dedication, and the joy that comes

from doing things with intrinsic motivation.

For that, I will forever be grateful to my

coach for teaching me these principles.”

It isn’t just one aspect of soccer that appeals

most to Keyan, but when all the various

skills and abilities come together in both

fun and big moments. “It’s the competition

and just being a part of the team. The ability

to outpace people on the field, juggling the

ball with my feet and doing cool tricks, and

the satisfaction of shooting a perfect shot

(whether in practice or in game). It’s all just a

culmination of things that make up the sport

I love.”

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The Evolution of Support

Soldiers needed in the fight against cancer

BY JOSHUA NISHIMOTO

With a mission to ease the burden of those affected by

cancer in Bonner and Boundary counties, Community

Cancer Services (CCS) is a nonprofit that serves

individuals who have a verifiable cancer diagnosis while

in treatment and when no other treatment is available.

CCS continues to evolve to meet the needs of local cancer patients and

their families, while recruiting volunteers and growing their board

member numbers to raise funds to continue to provide a plethora

of services.

“We offer emotional support with an in-house counselor for one-onone

counseling and two group sessions,” said Executive Director Cindy

Marx. “We also have a yoga class specifically for people who have been

through treatment.”

But that’s not all … CCS offers financial support in the form of gas

vouchers to get to oncology-related appointments, grocery cards to help

maintain good nutrition through treatments, assistance with oncologyrelated

medical bills and prescriptions not covered by insurance. CCS

even supports their clients with everyday household needs that can

become unaffordable during treatment.

“We have a small boutique, which offers wigs, hats, scarves and postmastectomy

prosthetics,” Marx said. “We have loaner durable medical

goods such as walkers, wheelchairs, shower chairs, etc.”

The beauty of CCS is that they are in a unique position to help their

clients like no one else. They offer specialty services, and often they can

provide financial services that no other cancer support facility can.

“What’s great is that you come in and sit down with us, and we figure

out what the best way we can help you,” said CCS Board President Sherri

Lies. “Sometimes it’s finding a volunteer to drive our client to radiation

because they do not have that kind of support system here. Gas vouchers

are huge, especially if a client has to go to radiation. That’s usually either

done in Coeur d’Alene or Post Falls, which is usually five days a week for

six weeks. So, that helps out hugely. We give out food cards to grocery

stores. We can help with medication or even medical bills. You name it.”

From helping clients pay bills, to counseling, and even just giving their

clients a ride, CCS is there to help. And because it is a nonprofit, and the

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only thing a client needs to be granted access is a cancer diagnosis, CCS is

unlike any other facility in the fact that they can—and will—cut through

the red tape needed to support their clients.

“Back in 2009 to 2013, I was the program director,” Lies said. “I did what

Cindy does. At that time, we had a family who lived in Priest River. The

daughter was living with her parents. She was an older woman, and she

had already decided to have her body donated to science. But when

it came down to it, after she had passed, they wouldn’t take her body

because of the radiation and chemicals she put into her body after her

cancer diagnosis.”

Sadly, the family only had one fixed income and didn’t really have a way

to be able to take care of their daughter’s funeral preparations. Knowing

this, Lies went to the board with a special request.

“I went to them and said, ‘I know this isn’t something we do normally,

but can we help pay for her funeral?’” she recalled. “And they said, ‘Yes,’

so we were able to help pay for her funeral costs. It was a lot, and it was a

lot for these people.”

Since CCS is funded through grants and donations from fundraising

events, the executive director has only so much money to spend on each

client per month. Due to COVID-19, large events are somewhat a thing

of the past. So, CCS is looking for new ways to fundraise, which also

presents a need to grow their board member numbers.

“We got really small,” Lies said. “We are down to only four or five board

members, which is not a lot of people to put on fundraising efforts or

getting their names out there. We’ve been working really hard to find new

board members. New board members equal new fundraising ideas, and

we have to work to figure out what kind of fundraising will work for our

area. And if COVID would just go away, that would be great.”

Typically, new board member selection process begins with

recommendations from respected members of the community. Once

a name has been selected, a couple of board members meet with that

person and present them with a board member application. They

typically ask that individual to commit to at least two years of service and

hope that they join.

“We try and search for members who possess the right skill sets,” Lies

said. “We try to find someone who is passionate, who is a go-getter, and

someone who isn’t afraid of a little hard work; getting out there and

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From helping clients

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clients a ride, CCS is

there to help.

CCS is currently participating in some passive

fundraisers by partnering with businesses like

Yoke's Fresh Market, Amazon.com and Papa

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one must sign up for the Yoke’s Community

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charities. A person presents the card each time

they go shopping and, at the end of the quarter,

Yoke's sends a percentage of the money that

person used to shop to their chosen charity.

CCS is also a part of Amazon Smile, a program

that supports charities by donating 5 percent of

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The same goes for CCS’s partnership with Papa

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“There are a lot of people who said, ‘Oh, I can’t

give that much,’” Lies said. “But if you sign up

on your bill pay or bank account to give $25 a

month, that’s $300 a year from just one person.

Or maybe you can do $50 a month. It may not

seem like a lot, but if I get 10 people to give $25,

$50, $100 a month, that starts to add up.”

Volunteer opportunities are usually abundant

during CCS’s annual fundraising events.

Volunteer duties often include setup,

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of course, if you see us advertising for some

type of fundraiser, we are always looking for

fundraisers and board members. For example,

our treasurer is leaving town, and we could use

a volunteer who would be a good fit. Please

contact CCS office for an application.”

Community Cancer Services continues to do

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SLOPE SAFETY

Common injuries and tips to avoid them

By Garrett Fischer, DPT, Kauai Therapy & Wellness

Skiing and snowboarding is a popular winter pastime for many who

live in the Northwest. As with most sports, they both come with the

potential for injury. Following some simple guidelines can decrease

your chance for injury, leading to a much more enjoyable and safe

winter ski season!

If you sustain an injury while skiing and snowboarding, it will most

likely involve your knee. Knee injuries make up 30 percent of all skiing/

snowboarding injuries. They are closely followed by shoulder, wrist

and closed head injuries (i.e. concussions). Knee injuries are also more

common among beginning and intermediate skiers than advanced and

elite level skiers.

Although the majority of skiers and snowboarders try to stay safe,

unexpected injuries still occur with improper preparation, varied snow

conditions or poor judgment. There are some practical steps you can take

to decrease your risk of getting hurt this season:

1. Get in shape: Pre-season training should focus on overall body fitness,

balance, coordination and agility, combined with a careful warmup before

venturing back on the slopes. A good program should include both

cardiovascular and strength training. Many of these injuries can be avoided

with the proper strengthening in key muscle groups of your legs, hips

and core.

2. Select quality equipment: Improperly fitted or misadjusted gear can

cause injury. Seek out expert advice when purchasing and fitting boots,

bindings and skis. Dress in layers and make sure outerwear is functional

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Unexpected injuries still occur with improper

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(ie; made of fabric that is not only water

repellent but slide-resistant). Wearing a helmet

significantly reduces your risk of head injury.

3. Improve your technique: Learning proper

technique whether skiing or snowboarding

will improve your body mechanics and lead

to less injury risk. Injuries are most common

in beginner and intermediate level skiers/

snowboarders. Taking ski/snowboard lessons

will help speed up that process.

4. Warm up: Research studies have shown that

cold muscles are more prone to injury. Warm

up with jumping jacks, running or walking in

place for three to five minutes. Take a couple of

slow and easy runs to complete your warmup.

5. Hydrate and rest: Even mild levels of

dehydration can affect physical ability and

endurance. Drink plenty of water before,

during and after a day of skiing. We also tend

to make mistakes and use improper form

when fatigued, so make sure to take rest breaks

throughout the day. Take time to acclimate to

changes in altitude if you are traveling from a

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6. Know your safety rules: Understand and

abide by all rules of the ski resort. Know

general safety rules of skiing, such as how to

safely stop, merge and yield to other skiers/

snowboarders. Stay on marked trails and avoid

potential avalanche areas.

7. Be aware: Watch out for rocks and patches

of ice on ski trails. Make adjustments for icy

conditions, deep snow, powder and wet snow.

Pay attention to warnings about upcoming

storms and severe drops in temperature. Make

good decisions about the areas you intend to

ride based on your ability level and the snow

conditions that day.

Things a physical or occupational therapist

can do now to increase slope safety:

A therapist’s job is to analyze the body and

come up with treatment plans for patients to

do at home that will help them manage pain

and weakness all while staying safer. This can

be done by devising a personalized home

exercise program. These exercises focus on

increasing strength, improving balance, safety,

and building endurance, so that not only may

a patient feel less pain, but re-injury may be

prevented and confidence may be increased.

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or occupational therapist sooner than later to

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SCLEROTHERAPY

An easy solution to spider veins

BY BRI WILLIAMS, RN, BSN

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Treating spider veins can improve the

appearance of the skin and help to increase

your confidence. With minimal to no

downtime, this safe and effective treatment

is an excellent option to remove spider veins.

What is sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is an in-office treatment for spider veins,

the thin red or purple veins on the skin’s surface. A

provider injects a sclerosing solution directly into the

vein, which irritates the lining of the vessel, causing it

to scar and collapse. This forces the blood to reroute

through healthier veins, while the damaged vein fades

away over the next two to six months.

What areas can be treated?

Sclerotherapy is an excellent option for the treatment

of spider veins on the legs, torso and shoulders. Spider

veins on the face are better treated with a laser, such as

IPL (Intense Pulse Light).

How much does sclerotherapy cost?

A sclerotherapy treatment generally includes one vial

of a sclerosing agent, which is typically enough to

treat a surface area approximately the size of a deck of

cards. The cost varies depending on region and level

of experience but averages $400.

How many sessions are recommended?

Generally, one to two sessions, six weeks apart,

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are needed to effectively treat an area. Once

effectively treated with sclerotherapy, the

results are permanent. However, new spider

veins can form at any time, due to genetics

and lifestyle. Standing for long periods of time

predisposes you to spider veins. You may need

additional treatments in the future.

How quickly will I see results?

The veins usually start to fade in two to three

weeks, with final results visible in two to six

months. A follow-up visit is recommended at

six weeks to check your progress and assess

whether another treatment may be needed.

How long does an appointment take?

Depending on the number of spider veins that

need to be treated, your appointment can range

from 15 minutes to an hour.

Does sclerotherapy hurt?

During your treatment you will feel tiny needle

pinches, and occasionally a slight burning

or stinging sensation. Following treatment

you may experience some cramping, which

generally subsides in a day or two.

Is there any downtime or recovery after

sclerotherapy?

Bruising can occur and can last up to a week.

Walking is encouraged. For a week following

treatment, you should also avoid flying, hot

tubs, saunas, hot baths and strenuous activities

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aerobics).

After treatment, compression bandages or

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VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

WHY BONNER GENERAL HEALTH STILL NEEDS VOLUNTEERS AND WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

By Jocelyn Catterson, Volunteer Coordinator, Bonner General Health

Many amazing volunteers have been continuing to help various

Bonner General Health programs throughout this challenging

year. However, there are still roles that need to be filled. I talked

with volunteers Jan Temple (Volunteer Council) and Carla Dedera (Bonner

General Community Hospice) about their experiences and information on

the different ways to get involved with BGH Volunteer Programs.

Jan Temple started out as a volunteer in the original hospice program

back in 1989, worked as a paid hospital employee until 2013, and has been

volunteering steadily in the Cancer Center/Hospital Lobby since 2016. Carla

Dedera works with the Bonner General Community Hospice. She has been

providing direct care for hospice patients for the past four years.

Can you tell us one of your favorite memories as a volunteer?

Jan - I just love working with a group of dedicated volunteers. They devote

their entire lives to volunteering! You know, many of us are in our 80s and

90s, and we’re still doing it. I like doing something that makes me feel good.

Carla - I was volunteering for a woman with dementia who had lost her

ability to speak. Many times, she would watch out her window for me to

arrive. Her husband would get her dressed and dolled up with red lipstick,

which she loved to wear. One day, she burst into the entryway with a huge

smile and open arms. She rushed up to me, hugged me, and planted a big kiss

right on the front of my mask. I asked her if she just left red lipstick on my

mask. She looked at me, giggled, took my hand, and pulled me into the living

room, where we sat down together in front of the TV. What a joy to receive

such a welcome!

Ways to get involved

Bonner General Community Hospice

through grief and bereavement programs. During the pandemic, our hospice

volunteers have continued to provide direct client support, respite care for

the caregivers, companionship, practical help, bedside vigil assistance,

clerical/administration support, bereavement and more. With a full client

list, hospice is still in need of volunteer services and is currently recruiting

new volunteers.

General Hospital Volunteers – Volunteer Council

Right now, our volunteers in the hospital have no direct patient contact.

However, they are still working in various departments, including materials,

same-day surgery, post-operations, maintenance, pharmacy, and the

cafeteria, to provide crucial support for our hospital staff. Our COVID-19

Hotline is run almost entirely by volunteers as well. There are many open

volunteer positions, and we are currently looking for individuals to fill

these vacancies.

The Healing Garden

Did you know that the Healing Garden is completely managed and

maintained by volunteers? Although the garden is already “put to bed” for

the winter season, each year, we need dedicated volunteers to maintain

different zones of the Healing Garden throughout the garden season. There

are also two garden fundraisers which take place annually and require

volunteer support.

We want to send a huge thank you to all of our incredible BGH volunteers.

Thank you all for everything you do for our patients and our community!

For more information about the Volunteer Programs and how to

apply, visit our website, BonnerGeneral.org, or email Jocelyn at

jocelyn.catterson@bonnergeneral.org.

Every year, Bonner General Community Hospice serves about 150 clients

through end-of-life care and approximately 700 community members

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KEEPING IT

SIMPLE

One healthy habit at

a time

By Missi Balison

IT’S SMALL,

NON-NEGOTIABLE

HABITS THAT HELP YOU

GAIN TRACTION AND

MAKE REAL PROGRESS

OVER TIME.

As we get ready for 2022, I wanted to

share something that will help you

create a game-changing year. It’s so

simple, and it always works!

Have you ever noticed how successful people

all have one basic thing in common? They take

small, consistent actions toward their goals …

and they don’t stop.

It’s like the girl who decides she wants to play

basketball and sets a goal to make a specific

number of shots a day, every day, no matter

what. (Random fact: Many NBA players

aim for 500-plus shots a day.) Or the student

who goes to the library every night for 90

minutes to study. Or the writer who writes X

number of words every day without fail. Or

the business owner who tracks their financials

every afternoon.

There’s a saying that the easiest things to do are

also the easiest things not to do. And ironically

enough, those are the very same things that can

either drive you to your goals … or prevent you

from reaching them.

It’s easy to decide to do a few stretches at

night to help you wind down. It’s also easy to

decide not to do them, because you’re too tired

or busy.

It’s easy to decide to pack your lunch for work.

It’s also easy to decide not to do that, because

there’s a sandwich shop next to the office.

It’s easy to go for an afternoon walk to help beat

the post-lunch fatigue, and it’s also easy to grab

a cup of coffee instead.

More often than not, success has very little

to do with a huge 10-point master plan with

bullet points and subheadings. It’s small, nonnegotiable

habits that help you gain traction

and make real progress over time.

But here’s the thing about creating new habits

… We often want to change a bunch of things

in hopes that we will get to our goals more

quickly. I mean, it kind of makes sense, right?

That is, until you look at these statistics:

Creating …

One new habit at a time = 85 percent

success rate

Two new habits at a time = 35 percent

success rate

Three new habits at a time = 10 percent

success rate

Keep your habits simple with these simple

steps:

Choose the one habit. Once you’ve chosen

one habit, you will then break that habit into its

smallest step. For example, if you want to drink

more water, focus on how much you will drink

each hour or each quarter of the day. (Break

it down to 25-ounce increments from 6am to

9am, 9am to noon, noon to 3pm, 3 to 6pm, for

a total of 100 ounces.)

Set a trigger. What will remind you every day

to do the new habit? In the example mentioned

above, it is the time of day. You can set an

alarm/timer to help remind you.

Reward yourself! This is key! The brain likes

to repeat what it deems as fun and beneficial.

Do a little happy dance, put a sticker on a chart,

or slide a “rubber-band tracker” up from the

bottom of that water bottle.

Start now, creating some simple habits that will

make you healthier before the busyness of the

holiday season hits. You’ll be glad you did!

Missi Balison, owner of Missi Balison Fitness,

is a personal trainer, exercise physiologist and

Certified Precision Nutrition coach.

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GIVE

THANKS

It’s the season of giving thanks and counting our blessings. Why

restrict those practices to one month a year when the benefits of a

daily gratitude practice can truly change your life and improve your

overall health? Gratitude: derived from the Latin word gratia means

to be thankful. In short, the state of being thankful.

There have been many studies done on the effect of gratitude practices on

not only the brain but also the body.

HOW PRACTICING GRATITUDE CAN IMPROVE

YOUR HEALTH

BY JENNIFER MILLER

In one study from Harvard Health, “One group wrote daily gratitudes for

10 weeks while the second group wrote daily irritations and negativities.

After the 10 weeks, those who wrote the gratitudes were more

optimistic and felt better but also had fewer trips to the doctor than the

second group.”

A daily gratitude practice has been shown to lower the risk of generalized

anxiety, depression, and even alcohol and drug abuse. People who

practice gratitude tend to be more engaged in activities like daily exercise,

have healthier eating habits and have stronger social bonds. All this leads

to better sleep and overall immune boosting.

Gratitude is truly a powerful emotion that can change the makeup of

your brain. People who are naturally more grateful have been shown to

have a higher volume of grey matter. A daily gratitude practice can foster

cognitive restructuring by evoking positive emotions and thinking. After

time, your neural pathways will strengthen themselves and ultimately

create a permanent grateful and more positive nature.

So how can we build this daily practice? Let’s explore some easy ways to

incorporate gratitude into your days.

Write it down. Putting pen to paper is the best way to express gratitude.

Simply spending a few moments with your morning coffee and a gratitude

journal, writing down 10 small things you were grateful for the day before

can change your day. Keep these journals as reminders of all the good

things life can bring you, no matter how small.

Stress reliever. In a moment of stress, overwhelm or panic, take a minute

to look around you and name three things you are grateful for. This will

ground you, help calm your mind and give you that much-needed boost

of serotonin to help you tackle the day.

Make it a family activity. At the dinner table, my family plays a game we

call “Pickle and Peach,” also known as “Rose and Thorn.” We go around

the table and name one thing that was a tough part of our day and one

thing that we are grateful for today. It gives each of us a chance to speak

but also doubles as a family gratitude practice.

Say thank you. Write that thank you note. Send a text or make a phone

call. Tell that person how grateful you are for them. Tell your favorite

coworker “Thank you” for their support, or tell your spouse “Thank you”

for cleaning the kitchen. This will not only change your mood but theirs

as well!

“Enjoy the little things. For one day you may look back and realize they were

the big things.” - Robert Brault

Gratitude is truly a powerful

emotion that can change the makeup

of your brain.

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SKI THE

NORTHWEST

FROM EPIC RESORTS TO THE BEST

HIDDEN POWDER

BY COLIN ANDERSON

While there are plenty of Northwest residents who yearn

for the first warm days of spring, others can’t wait to see

the first snowflakes hit the ground. For these folks, it’s

not just winter these next few months—it’s ski season.

You’ll find the die-hards up early at Chair 1, eager to catch the opening

ride up the lift for first tracks upon the previous night’s snowfall. For the

avid skier or rider, it’s a better wakeup than any strong cup of coffee or

trip to the gym.

Shortly after opening, you’ll find the weekend warriors, the secondtier

group who spends many a weekend on the slopes but at a slightly

more casual pace. They might not catch the first tracks and skip lunch

to squeeze in three more runs, but they are out enjoying their time in

nature with family and friends.

By mid-morning, families and the ski-school crowd fill out the mountain.

Little ones get fitted in the rental shop while Mom or Dad go off on their

own for a few runs or simply cozy up in the lodge with a book and a hot

drink until the day’s lesson is done.

It’s a scene that plays out across ski locations all over the Northwest—

and one of the great benefits of the mountains of Washington, Oregon,

Idaho and Montana, and into Canada, is you can find a place and a pace

that fits exactly your experience and enjoyment level. We have resorts

where it would take days to hit every run, and independently owned

mountains that few more than the locals ever experience. Popularity in

skiing and snowboarding among youth continues to soar, and no matter

where kids go, instructors are eager to get them up and confident, and

usher in the next generation of skiers and riders.

While most stick to their favorite mountains or check the morning report

to see which got the most powder overnight, it’s also fun to venture out

to new places and explore new terrain. Below are some of our favorites.

May your ski season be blessed with deep powder and bluebird Saturdays!

FULL-SERVICE RESORTS

Whistler Blackcomb | WhistlerBlackcomb.com

About 90 minutes north of Vancouver, British Columbia, is one of the

most incredible mountain experiences the world has to offer. Whistler

Blackcomb is actually two ski areas connected by a peak-to-peak

gondola, which is almost worth the price of admission on its own.

Outside the breathtaking scenery, this place is massive; over 200 marked

runs, 8,100 acres, 16 alpine bowls, and even three glaciers are found

within its boundaries. If that wasn’t enough the resort also offers onsite

heli-skiing for those in search of untouched powder. Down in the village

you can arrange snowmobile and winter zipline tours, or book a relaxing

service from the spa. You can also find yourself barreling down a sheet of

ice in a bobsled at the sliding center, which was utilized during the 2010

Winter Olympics. Gourmet restaurants (some 200 options) and vibrant

nightlife make for a lively evening, and ski in/out lodging make hitting

the slopes easy each morning.

Whitefish Mountain Resort | SkiWhitefish.com

Once a relatively small “locals” mountain, the perfect snow conditions

and charming community of Whitefish, Montana, have helped grow

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the mountain into a premier resort destination in

the Northwest. You can arrive by car or at the Glacier

Park International Airport, or for a truly unique

experience, hop on the Amtrak train and finish your

journey by being dropped right downtown.

On mountain there is beginner terrain, however,

more than half of the 3,000 acres is designated black

or double black diamond, offering big challenges for

thrill-seekers. From its peak you can see into Canada

and the borders of Glacier National Park, as well as

the town of Whitefish and Whitefish Lake. There

are a variety of accommodations to choose from onmountain,

and if you stay off property you can catch

the free S.N.O.W. shuttle that makes stops throughout

town and at popular hotels throughout the day.

WEEKEND GETAWAYS

Schweitzer | Schweitzer.com

Similar to Whitefish size, stature and terrain,

Schweitzer offers excellent snow, incredible views,

and a village for those looking to do more than just

hit the slopes. The snow is fantastic each year, and

those in the know head straight for the Outback

Bowl, where there are dozens of long, smooth runs

and open glades in which to explore. Two high-speed

quads, and a high-speed six-pack keep the lift lines

moving even on the busiest of days.

Grab lunch at the Sky House and, on a clear day, take

in amazing views of Sandpoint, Idaho, and massive

Lake Pend Oreille in the valley below. There are a

dozen restaurants on-mountain, and Sandpoint is

also easily walkable for a night on the town. Kids can

enjoy tubing, and there are also snowshoeing and

cross-country ski tracks in which to explore.

Mount Bachelor | MtBachelor.com

The iconic mountain outside of Bend, Oregon, is

the sixth largest ski area in North America, coming

in at more than 4,300 acres, 100 runs, and 3,300 feet

of vertical drop. If that’s not enough to lure you for

a weekend, you’ll also have the privilege of saying

you’ve ridden down a volcano. While trees are sparse

on the peaks of most mountains, here you will find

an incredible amount of wide-open bowls in which

to charge hard and really dig into incredible powder.

Bachelor offers guided snowshoe trail hikes with

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one of the great benefits

of the mountains of

Washington, Oregon, Idaho

and Montana, and into

Canada, is you can find a

place and a pace that fits

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kilometers of groomed cross-country ski trails, and you

can even book a dog sledding trip during your visit. After

a day on the slopes, head into nearby Bend, where you will

find some 30-plus breweries in which to unwind with a

tasty pint.

POWDER FORWARD

Lookout Pass | SkiLookout.com

Idaho is indeed not all potatoes and farmland. In fact,

the powder in the north and central parts of the state is

legendary—including that at Lookout Pass in Kellogg.

Saddled on the Idaho/Montana border on Interstate 90, it’s

about as convenient a drive-up location as you can ask for.

While most mountains are thankful to receive around 300

inches of snow each season, Lookout regularly sees totals

of 400-plus, including more than 500 inches of snow as

recently as 2018! While it doesn’t boast the terrain of larger

mountains in the area, the light, fluffy and deep powder

more than makes up for the lack of terrain.

The lodge and single bar are come as you are. Many

kids from Western Montana, North Idaho and Eastern

Washington get their start here at the well-regarded ski

school. A night’s stay in the historic mining towns of

Kellogg or Wallace offers a glimpse into the past after a

memorable day in the powder.

Brundage Mountain | Brundage.com

Another of Idaho’s great powder stashes, Brundage brings

a few more big-mountain amenities to the game without

sacrificing too much of the “local mountain” feel. With its

nearest metropolitan area from which to draw—being a

2.5-hour drive from Boise—it doesn’t see the same swells

of crowds that other regional resorts do. With a peak of

7,800 feet and nearly 2,000 feet of vertical drop, there is

plenty to explore amongst the 67 named trails as well as

an additional 420 acres of unpatrolled backcountry. Glades

are also a hit here for those who like to get into the trees in

search of the really deep snow.

Nearby McCall offers everything you need for a comfortable

weekend stay. You can rent snowmobiles or explore miles

of cross-country ski trails. Enjoy the local ice rink or even

soak in one of the numerous nearby hot springs—both

primitive and developed.

HIDDEN GEMS

Discovery Basin | SkiDiscovery.com

At first glance, the mountain doesn’t look too imposing.

The front side of “Disco” offers several intermediate and

beginner runs that are perfect for those out for a leisurely

day on a lightly crowded mountain. One look at the

backside trail map, however, and you’ll see why serious

skiers and riders from all over try and make an annual

pilgrimage to this relatively small and out-of-the-way

locale. The Limelight Chair puts you on top of some of the

steepest chutes you’ll find without use of a helicopter. While

extremely technical, when the powder is deep, it’s one of

the best advanced areas in the West, and after a day of hard

charging, even the most physically fit will be ready for a

long snooze.

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Luckily, relaxation is not far away in the quaint

town of Phillipsburg, Montana, and the serene

beauty of nearby Georgetown Lake.

Red Mountain Resort | RedResort.com

Fifteen years ago, Red Mountain and the nearby

town of Rossland was a relative unknown, likely

due to its location being roughly three hours

from Spokane, Washington, and across the

border into Canada. As interest in exploring

British Columbia’s Selkirk Loop has expanded,

so has the number of people who’ve come

across this absolute gem of a ski hill.

Small hotels and bed and breakfasts once were

the bulk of the accommodations, but now

you’ll find a massive village with ski-in/skiout

options and many of the amenities of any

world-class resort destination. Red boasts five

peaks and 3,850 acres to explore. Red Mountain

also offers the unique experience of single-run

passes for cat skiing at just $10 per run. There

are some long runs here, with the max vertical

drop checking in at nearly 3,000 feet. While it

continues to expand, the resort does work hard

at maintaining a local mountain feel. Book

your trip here before even more discover it.

REALLY HIDDEN GEMS

White Pass | SkiWhitePass.com

Where else can you get such a view of several

of Washington’s biggest natural icons while

strapped into your board or skis? On a clear

day, unobstructed views of Mount Adams

and Mount Rainier provide the backdrop for

one of the truly beautiful skiing locations in

the West. The views alone will bring you great

appreciation for this special place. It’s a great

mountain for the whole family, as there is a

lodge onsite as well as childcare available (see

latest COVID info for availability) for those

little ones not quite ready to hit the slopes.

There is also a tubing hill and guided snowshoe

tours. Once off the slopes, there are plenty of

opportunities to relax, and short drives to

May your

ski season be

blessed with

deep powder

and bluebird

Saturdays!

explore the surrounding scenery are also a

great way to take in this special place.

Lost Trail | LostTrail.com

If glitz and glamour and the corporate ski

experience are things you loathe, you’ll find the

peace and family forward experience you seek

at one of Montana’s best-kept secrets.

Opened in 1938, Lost Trail is still owned and

operated by the Grasser family today. Their

mission is to continue to operate a small family

oriented mountain where incredible snow can

also be affordable. Ticket prices are half the

price of most large-scale resorts, but the dry

powder and conditions here are legendary

to those who make the trek down Montana’s

gorgeous Bitterroot Valley.

There are all kinds of unique places to stay

nearby including rustic cabins, bed and

breakfasts, and wood-fire warmed yurts

found on the backside of the mountain. While

not easy to get to, the experience of minimal

lift lines, few frills and wonderful powder is

something that’s getting harder and harder

to come by each season, making this a truly

unique experience.

There are even more gems hiding in plain sight

all throughout the Northwest. Will you find a

new favorite this season?

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Small Purchases

Add Up

CHOOSE LOCAL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

by COLIN ANDERSON

Online purchasing has completely revolutionized how we shop and how

retailers grab our attention. The mall was once the central gathering point,

not just for bored teenagers, but for shoppers to find everything they needed

in one location. While some still thrive, others have gone by the wayside as

more people turn to the convenience of online shopping.

It’s tough to blame them. There are no open and closing times on a website; you don’t have to battle

parking or the elements or other shoppers; and your purchase eventually shows up right to the

front door. Online shopping can save time and money, two things just about all families would enjoy

more of.

The unfortunate side effect of this bit of convenience and few minutes saved is what it can do to

a local economy. If consumers shift the entirety of their purchasing dollars to large corporations

and non-regional chains, the ripple effect is felt not just by local business owners but the greater

community.

Corporations tend to answer to shareholders, and the better the company does, the better compensated

both the shareholders and executive team are. While this is all well and good for them, locally owned

businesses answer to themselves and their customers. What they do with the money they take in is

entirely up to them, and the vast majority will indeed reinvest those funds in livable wages for employees,

purchasing goods and necessities from other local businesses, and sponsoring youth sports, nonprofits,

religious affiliations and other organizations.

For more than a decade, Like Media has encouraged our readers to continue to utilize services and purchase

goods and gifts from locally run businesses in their communities. A flip through our pages, you won’t find anything

corporate, but rather highly reputable local businesses that we are proud to help support in their marketing efforts.

Our staff lives and works in each of the communities in which we publish and truly enjoys getting to know these

businesses and taking advantage of the many services or unique goods they offer. This partnership has allowed our

company to grow and not just provide better service to our clients, but to greatly expand the amount of wonderful

stories we highlight in each issue.

Over the past 20 years, despite massive growth in some major retailers, small business has continued to thrive.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Business Employment Dynamics, small businesses created more than

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10.5 million jobs between 2000 and 2019. The last two years have been

chaotic to say the least, but if you glance in the window of any local

business, you’re all but guaranteed to see a help wanted sign, meaning

even more jobs are out there than the labor force is currently providing.

Employing locals in your community not only creates opportunity for

those individuals and their families, but the wages provided tend to

stay more local and be reinvested back into the community. According

to the most recent figure from the U.S. Small Business Association, for

every $100 you spend at a locally owned business, $48 remains in the

local economy. Purchases made at a big box store or national retailer,

that number dips to just $14 out of the same $100 spent.

Not only do these dollars go to employee bank accounts but often

wind up in support of the local organizations that make each of our

communities so unique. Many youth sports teams have the cost of

jerseys taken care of by a local business. These same owners attend

charity auctions, dinners and galas, committing thousands toward

organizations helping youth, the elderly or vulnerable. They also donate

time, goods and services for the betterment of their communities.

While shopping in your pajamas and hitting “click” over and over again

might save you time in the long run, why not make this the year to go

out and really support your locally owned businesses? Those that have

sustained the past two years of chaos could certainly use the boost, as

can the thousands of entrepreneurs who’ve started their own dream

businesses during these challenging economic times.

Small Business Saturday started in 2010 by American Express as a way

to encourage holiday shoppers to purchase gifts from local retailers

during the holiday season. The idea has blossomed into a movement.

A 2020 survey by Union Bank found that 72 percent of Americans said

supporting small businesses was more important than getting the best

deal. An additional 43 percent said they were willing to spend $20 more

on an item to support a small or local business.

Small Business Saturday is Saturday, November 27. This year, skip

the Black Friday chaos and instead find a few local stores you maybe

haven’t been to for awhile or have yet to walk through the doors. A gift

from a local shop is much more personal than a gift card or getting an

unwrapped cardboard box in the mail. Even small purchases like a cup

of coffee, lunch out or after-shopping cocktail helps keep those dollars

close to home.

Support your local community by shopping local this holiday season;

the impact in doing so is greater than most of us ever realize.

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SAYING THANK YOU

PERSONAL WAYS TO EXPRESS THANKS DURING THE

SEASON OF GIVING

by RACHEL KELLY

hankfulness is a practice that

helps us to focus on what’s

going well and the things

that we love the most. Much

like the famous classic “It’s A

Wonderful Life,” you never know

what you have until you stop long enough to

appreciate it. This season is just for that, a moment

just to turn inward and take a look at what we have.

What brings us joy? What blesses us? Who do we

love? As we move into the season of thanks, there’s

much to appreciate. There are the teachers who wrangle

our kids every weekday, the coaches who get us moving,

the friends who remind us that everything is going to be

okay, as well as countless others.

As we give thanks this year, we do so with our love, our

time and our ingenuity. Here are several ways to show your

appreciation for those who do the most, both near and far.

Oftentimes the people who need to hear thanks the most

from us are the people who are in our lives consistently, day

in and day out—our neighbors, friends and family. These

are the people who are easiest to thank, because you know

best what they would appreciate. For neighbors, maybe

consider mowing their lawn if you’re mowing yours, or

helping them with the end-of-fall yard work or the beforewinter

chores. We all need a hand now and again, and

regular maintenance can be the hardest to keep up with. For

others, like family, consider writing notes on their mirror

with dry erase markers or making them their favorite food.

It’s especially fun giving thanks with the children in your

life, because they are always down for a group cooking

activity or ice cream. Also, I don’t know if you’ve noticed,

but kids love mail. It can be fun this time of year to set up

a temporary “grateful mailbox” to fill with daily notes of

appreciation. For close friends, consider having a separate

friends-giving meal if for no other reason than to simply be

thankful for being together. Saying thanks to those who are

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For neighbors, maybe consider

mowing their lawn if you’re

mowing yours, or helping them

with the end-of-fall yard work

or the before-winter chores.

close to us is best when it comes from the heart, and usually doesn’t take

a lot of effort—just a little extra love.

For those in our lives who aren’t necessarily close to us but who

contribute to our daily well-being, consider giving them something

equally heartwarming but maybe not so personal. Your local barista or

neighborhood mail carrier may not want your homemade lasagna for

instance (no matter how good it is!). Good ways to say thanks to people

that we see, but don’t always interact with in our personal lives, include

cards attached to a special candy, gift cards to a local store or tickets to

a local event. Doctors and nurses appreciate notes of thanks. Teachers

might appreciate a tumbler for their morning coffee.

A wonderful way to say thank you may be giving to others as a group,

like organizing a beach clean-up crew among your co-workers or

putting together meal gift baskets as a baseball team. There are a lot of

volunteer opportunities out there year-round. We’re all here together as

a community, and giving thanks sometimes simply means giving. As we

give thanks this year we do so with our time and with our energy.

For giving thanks to those far and wide, whether it’s our family in

another state or our insurance agent in the town over, there are a ton

of fun gestures of appreciation. Everybody loves flowers, for instance.

There are edible bouquets and local goods that can be delivered right

to their door. There are gift cards to restaurants near them. There are

even these wonderful meal kits for making delicious dinners at home.

Who doesn’t want a good meal? This fall there are a ton of awesome

new movies, with streaming services that show them at the same time as

they open in theaters. Organizing a watch party is always a special

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way to help loved ones feel connected, even

when they’re not around for the holiday season.

Sometimes giving thanks can be a grand gesture

that encourages rest and relaxation, such as an

all-inclusive spa day (sounds awesome, right?).

There are also small gestures that are equally

special if they go to the right person. For instance,

grandparents appreciate handwritten cards from

their grandkids. There are lots of ways to connect

with those that are apart from our inner circle, and

all it takes is a little ingenuity.

Whether we give thanks by putting a little extra

thought into our labors, or we dedicate a little

extra effort to give to our neighbors. Whether

we try thanking someone in a new way. Whether

our friends and family are near or far. As we enter

into this season of thanks, there’s nothing we

appreciate more than each other. Teachers, mail

carriers and neighbors. Kids, parents, friends and

cousins. May we never again enter a season where

we are expected to go without them. This season,

sometimes the best way to give thanks is to simply

enjoy the gift of being with each other. The presence

of loved ones, the warmth of going through life

hand in hand, is a gift worth appreciating all year.

There are edible

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Giving Back

BLESSING OTHERS THROUGH DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERISM

by JOSHUA NISHIMOTO

This month, in the midst of celebrating gratitude, a welcome addition is giving back by helping those

in need. Volunteers who give the precious gift of time are appreciated across organizations whose sole

purpose is giving back to the community.

Across North Idaho, there are a selection of organizations that give daily to youths and adults who

most need assistance, whether it be in the form of food, shelter, positive influence or community.

Giving just an hour of time to one of these organizations is a small gift with an impact that can be felt

long after the hour has passed.

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Bonner Homeless Transitions

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onner Homeless Transitions provides housing programs that assist

individuals and families with case management, food, clothing,

medical assistance, transportation, counseling, and skills classes such

as budgeting, employment, parenting and nutrition. They also provide

resource and referral information with their collaborative partners within

the community and throughout the region. You can assist Bonner Homeless

Transitions by donating your time toward the completion of projects

and services.

Visit BonnerHomelessTransitions.org or call 208.265.2952 to find out

more information about their organization and find out more about

volunteer opportunities.

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ngels Over Sandpoint is a grassroots organization dedicated to helping

a community in need. As an all-volunteer nonprofit group, they rely on

generous benefactors to make their fundraising possible. Since their inception

in 1997, they have been able to put over $1.4 million back into the community.

Volunteers donate their time for activities such as creating holiday decorations

for their annual Kinderhaven Tree auction donation, as well as stacking

firewood and dropping off home-cooked meals to those unable to leave

their home.

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Angels Over Sandpoint

To find out how you can volunteer your time, visit their website at

AngelsOverSandpoint.org or send them a message at 208.290.5895.

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mountains beyond. The large glass windows give you that infinity pool feeling from inside or open the sliding glass door and step out onto the

balcony for sunshine in this east facing unit. Approximately 2158 square feet allow you to entertain in your dining and

living rooms separated by a double-sided fireplace. $1,050,000

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Idaho Food Bank

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stablished in 1984, The Idaho Food Bank has distributed millions of

pounds of food throughout its facilities in Lewiston, Meridian and

Pocatello. In 2020, the Food Bank provided food for more than 18.6 million

meals to Idahoans living with food insecurity. The Food Bank distributes food

through a network of more than 400 partners including schools, food pantries,

senior centers, feeding sites, shelters, mobile pantries and churches. The Idaho

Food Bank promotes nutrition education, wellness tools and healthy living.

The Idaho Food Bank uses a volunteer scheduling and registration system

called VolunteerHub. This system makes it easy to navigate and sign up for

working shifts. Visit IdahoFoodBank.org/give/volunteer to find out more

information on how to volunteer at the Idaho Food Bank, or email them at

volunteerservices@idahofoodbank.org for more information.

Community Cancer Services

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ounded in 2002 by a group of local citizens, Community Cancer Services,

home of “Heather’s House,” is a nonprofit, community-funded cancer resource

center providing information and direct support services to officially diagnosed

cancer patients and their families residing in Bonner and Boundary counties of

North Idaho.

Volunteer opportunities with CCS consist of anything from driving patients to

cancer screenings and chemotherapy treatments, to office work like data entry and

letter writing. CCS is also currently looking for a new treasurer to manage their

books and allocate the effective use of incoming funds.

With their mission “to ease the burden of those affected by cancer in our community,”

CCS is always in need of hard-working volunteers. Please visit their website at

CommunityCancerServices.com to learn more.

Sandpoint Youth Center

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hrough mentorship, movement and meals, the Sandpoint Youth Center

welcomes students of all ages from the seventh through 12th grades.

With both supervised and self-directed activities, the staff and volunteers

create a positive atmosphere of respect. Located at 120 South Division Avenue

in Sandpoint, the SYC is centrally located near the high school, middle school

and several elementary schools in the area, making it an easy place for kids

to go to after school.

Visit their website, Sandpoint-Youth-Center.business.site, to find out more

information about how to volunteer with SYC, or call them at 208.946.6901.

Sandpoint Area Seniors

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andpoint Area Seniors, Inc. has been serving the Sandpoint area for over 45 years

of fun, food, friendship and fellowship. Their mission is to provide all senior

citizens over the age of 50 years with nutritional meals and to serve as a gathering place

and informational site for social, recreational and wellness programs.

Area Seniors is always looking for volunteers. Their volunteer program is an

extension of their mission to provide assistance for a variety of programs, projects and

fundraisers. They may receive volunteer requests from either the executive director or

the board. Their goal is to actively represent the center at all times, while also providing

their volunteers with the right positions to blend one’s interests with the center’s needs.

Visit SAS’s website at SandpointAreaSeniors.org to find out more information about

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SPEND THANKSGIVING AT A DESTINATION RESORT

Where the whole family can sit back and relax

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Marguerite Cleveland

Family Thanksgiving dinners are always wonderful affairs with plenty of good food and spending time with family. But the work that

takes place in the kitchen, year after year, to plan, prepare and present these beautiful meals never ceases to overwhelm. This year,

take a break from tradition—and the stress that comes with it—to head off to a destination resort for a fun holiday … and leave the

cooking to the professionals.

The Ranch at Rock Creek

The Ranch at Rock Creek in Philipsburg, Montana, is the priciest of the bunch, but they specialize in gatherings for families and received the

Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award for the past seven years. Luxury accommodations include farm-to-table meals and a robust year-round

outdoor activities program. They will even pick you up from the Missoula or Butte, Montana, airports if requested. The ranch is nestled in

a pristine valley and is a historic 19th century homestead. It is a guest ranch, but this is not a rustic experience. This all-inclusive vacation

is filled with lavish amenities.

Thanksgiving week at the ranch is bursting with activities. Pick an activity each morning and afternoon during your stay including crosscountry

mountain biking, hiking expeditions, horseback riding, archery, shooting, geo tagging, and even fly fishing on the Blue Ribbon

trout stream. Thanksgiving dinner is served in the Granite Lodge. Chef Josh Drage takes traditional Thanksgiving fare and infuses favorites

from Montana’s bountiful harvest into multiple courses.

Insider Tip: Take a horseback ride or hike to “The Top of the World” at 6,200 feet. The gorgeous views really make you feel like you are at the

top of the world.

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THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY WEEKEND

IS THE PERFECT TIME TO VENTURE OUT

TO A DESTINATION RESORT.

The Alderbrook Resort and Spa

This luxurious resort is set on the banks of the Hood Canal, a natural fjord, and

surrounded by old-growth trees in Union, Washington. It is the perfect basecamp to explore the Hood Canal area, the Olympic Peninsula and the

national park. This is the nicest resort in the area with updated accommodations and great amenities. The lovely landscaped grounds make the most

of the beautiful trees onsite, and it feels as if the resort was plunked down amid a forest.

Shinrin Yoku, or Forest Bathing, is a popular activity at the resort. The phytoncides, or essential oils, found in the woods have healthful effects on

your body. Pick up a brochure at the front desk and then head across the street to the network of private nature trails. You can hike for miles on these

well-marked paths surrounded by huge trees. In fact, there is even a trail, the Big Tree Loop, that highlights them. There are plenty of comfortable

benches lining the trails so you can sit and enjoy the natural soothing sounds of nature. The resort also offers guided fungi walks every Friday with

Morgan Scherer, Alderbrook’s resident naturalist. It is peak mushroom season in the fall, and you can take home what you forage.

You can enjoy a great meal in the restaurant, but there are also unique Culinary Adventures you should try—especially if you are with a large family

group (minimum of 10). The Gathering Grove experience begins with a knowledgeable guide who leads you through an old-growth forest, where

you will learn about local foraging and mushrooms. Enjoy a meal crafted from the bounty of Washington state and the Alderbrook Resort’s edible

landscape. Another option is to board the Lady Alderbrook, the resort’s private yacht, where you can enjoy a dinner cruise through the glacier-carved

Hood Canal. The Lady Alderbrook can also transport you to the historic marina 2 miles away for a Canal Cookout at the Union City Market. The chef

and team will prepare a locally sourced and season-inspired meal for you and your guests to enjoy. A truly memorable experience.

The Lakedale Resort

The charming Lakedale Resort on San Juan Island, Washington, is super popular in the summer months and bustling with activity. Beginning in late

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acres, there is plenty of room to roam, and weather

permitting, there are 40 acres of freshwater lakes to

fish or paddle upon. It is a great location to explore

San Juan Island.

Currently the resort is offering several Fall and

Winter Packages that offer 25 percent off lodging and

other amenities. For families, the darling log cabins

offer plenty of space and include gas fireplaces and

large cedar decks. Plan at least one outdoor meal

with the grill and enjoy a roaring campfire. There

is no cable, but the resort has a DVD library, and

each cabin has plenty of old-school board games.

If you are looking for a more romantic getaway, try

glamping at one of Lakedale’s luxury yurts. Situated

in a forest overlooking a lake, this opulent camping

experience will have you enjoying a private outdoor

hot tub and then snuggling into a king-size bed with

a warm flannel duvet. Though there’s no kitchen,

there is a refrigerator and microwave, as well as

an outdoor grill. The resort also has lodge rooms,

though these do not allow children under age 16.

When it’s mealtime, you can cook onsite or head

into Friday Harbor, the island’s main town, or out to

Roche Harbor Resort for McMillin’s Dining Room’s

famed 10-hour roasted prime rib—which has been

a mainstay since 1958. Many local restaurants will

have specials for Thanksgiving Day meals. The Coho Restaurant offers

a Thanksgiving feast as well as fall wine dinners. The San Juan Island

Thanksgiving Dinner is a local tradition held at the Mullis Community

Center in Friday Harbor with the cost by donation, and you can bring a

pie to share. The 2020 event was takeout due to COVID-19, so visit the

website for the specifics for 2021.

The holiday season on the islands is just lovely with all the small towns

decorated with twinkling lights beginning Thanksgiving weekend. It is

the perfect time to get in some holiday shopping without all the crowds

on the mainland. The Island Artisans Holiday Market takes place

during the holiday weekend at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. This

event supports local artisans, and a portion of the proceeds from your

purchases goes to the Artists to Island Artisans, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit,

which has awarded art scholarships to graduating seniors in San Juan

County for over 43 years.

Insider Tip: Make sure to make a reservation for the Washington State

Ferry to get to San Juan Island.

The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is the perfect time to venture out to

a destination resort. Make sure to pick one within driving distance, as air

travel for the 2021 holiday season is setting up to be quite challenging

with a surge of demand and not all airlines at 100 percent capacity yet.

With the COVID-19 pandemic still a factor, a getaway to the great

outdoors is much more appealing than joining the hordes of people at

airports around the country.

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SWEET LOU’S

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Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Bar proudly offers

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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

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JALAPENOS MEXICAN

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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!

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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

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BEET & BASIL AT THE CREEK

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

primary focus is global flavors with local ingredients. Street

foods from all over the world come to life using ingredients

supplied by local farmers, ranchers and foragers. Enjoy staples

available throughout the year and rotating menu based on

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

dinner 11am to 7pm.

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CITY BEACH ORGANICS

City Beach Organics offers top-notch, made-fromscratch

organic food and drinks in a recently renovated

downtown location. They serve homemade soups daily!

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

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

6pm; closed Saturday.

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LE CATERING

Locally owned and operated by Chef Adam Hegsted as part

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

Northwest producers and products cooked by award-winning

chefs. They specialize in using local, seasonal ingredients and

highlighting them by cooking them simply and honestly. They

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

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UPTOWN BAGEL CO.

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

and everything in between, then look no further than your

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

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

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

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

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RUSTIC

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Recipe Courtesy of Tina VanDenHeuvel-Cook

You can follow Tina on Instagram @madebetterforyou

INGREDIENTS:

3 tbsp. butter

2 cups chopped onions

1 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced (any kind; a mix is best)

2 tsp. dried dill weed

1 tbsp. paprika

1 tbsp. coconut aminos

2 cups chicken bone broth

1 can full fat coconut milk

1/2 tsp. xanthan gum

2 tsp. fresh lemon juice

1/2 cup sour cream

2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

ground black pepper and salt to taste

METHOD:

• Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the

onions and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and

sauté for 5 more minutes. Stir in the dill, paprika, coconut

aminos and broth. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer

for 15 minutes.

• Whisk the coconut milk and xanthan gum together in a

separate bowl. Pour into the soup and stir well. Cover and

simmer for 15 more minutes, stirring occasionally.

• Finally, stir in the ground black pepper, salt, lemon juice

and sour cream. Mix together and allow to heat over

low heat, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and serve

warm. Top with fresh chopped parsley, and enjoy!

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By Jillian Chandler

On Sunday, November 14, the

Music Conservatory of Sandpoint

(MCS) will once again present its

annual Fall Serenade to benefit

student scholarships.

This year, the event promises to be the most

unique serenade—A House Concert that

will include performances throughout the

conservatory’s venue, located at 110 Main

Street in Sandpoint. Here, guests will be

treated to the extraordinary talent of MCS’s

music teachers from 3 to 5pm.

“At the serenade, our instructors will

perform works by the great masters

in support of all our tuition assistance

scholarship programs,” shares Kathi

Samuels, board president for MCS.

Not only will proceeds benefit the youth of

the community who wish to learn to play

an instrument or fine tune their singing

abilities, but the event will include a raffle

featuring prizes donated by Sandpoint’s

local businesses, as well as a delicious

bake sale. Funds raised from the raffle and

bake sale will also go to support student

scholarships.

There is an increased need for scholarships

among the youth in our community to help

make their goals a reality, explains Kathi. “It

takes years to get ready for the big stage,

and we mentor students from beginners to

pre-college music majors."

Tickets to attend the event are priced $25

for adults and $15 for students.

“It’s our annual Fall Serenade, and we hope

music-lovers will come and celebrate our

cause!” she smiles.

If you would like to find out more

information about this year’s Fall Serenade,

or are seeking information about music

lessons offered through MCS, please visit

SandpointMusicConservatory.org or call

208.265.4444.

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UNITE TO LIGHT THE MARQUEE

Panida will hold its annual Membership Meeting on Tuesday, November 9. Prior to the meeting, there will be

much excitement, as the Panida will present the official Marquee Lighting Countdown Ceremony, when the new

neon, fresh coat of paint and recently cleaned reader panels await to be lit up for all the community. Don’t miss the

excitement, which happens at 6pm! The Panida team helps to guarantee that the Panida Theater (Panida.org) remains

a unique, historic and art-deco venue for generations to come, ensuring that live concerts, classic and current movies,

local and touring theatrical productions, and community arts organizations will continue to flourish. The community

did not wane in coming together and uniting to light our theater's marquee. Now come celebrate!

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CHRISTMAS FAIR

Christmas Fair is Sandpoint's finest Christmas market. You won't want to miss this year's event, which takes place

Saturday, November 20, and Sunday, November 21, 9am to 3pm both days. Held at the Bonner County Fairgrounds,

the 2021 Christmas Fair will feature local handmade crafts, vendors, unique gifts, treats and delicious food, and kids

activities. Come join the community for two days of wonderful festivities. Admission is free! In addition, there will be

the fourth annual Gingerbread House Competition, which will benefit the Bonner Community Food Bank. To enter,

please bring two non-perishable food items along with your completed gingerbread house. For more information,

please contact the Fair Office at 208.263.8414.

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BLACK FRIDAY & SHOP SMALL SATURDAY

Once the Thanksgiving table has been cleared, it's time to officially welcome the Christmas season! As local shops and

businesses decorate their spaces for the holidays, and bring in new merchandise for you to explore, this is the time to

get out and get that holiday shopping started. There are sure to be specials galore, and it's the perfect way to show your

support to our local businesses. The spirit of the holiday season surrounds us here in Sandpoint. Be sure to spread the

joy by shopping local!

* 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

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

Subject Property

Complete privacy and easy access are yours in this gorgeous cedar-sided beauty less than 5

miles to Sandpoint. Chef's kitchen boasts Hickory cabinets, granite counters and all new

flooring throughout the open floor plan, updated in 2016. Soaring ceilings and prow

windows allow views of the wildlife in the treetops. $875,000

4.6 acre property in the heart of Ponderay with

over 300' of frontage on Sand Creek, accessible

by small watercraa to Lake Pend O'Reille. The

4-bedroom, 3-bath structure on property given

minimal value, can be improved upon. UUliies

and high-speed internet available. Suitable for

a variety of commercial/residennal oppons.

Owner terms may be negooated. $690,000

Luxury new construccon on the Big Lake with unparalleled views across the water to Schweitzer

Mountain. Be the first to enjoy this jewel-box detached home boassng top-grade finishes, two

bedrooms with en-suites, two car garage, full rv hookups, private dock and waterside paao. Near

Beyond Hope Resort, restaurants and marinas.

Beauuful views of the Purcell Mountains to the

north and the Selkirk range to the West,

offering sunshine and serenity, are yours on this

level building site with city hookups. Private

locaaon on almost half an acre on a maintained

building lot are ready for you to bring your

plans. $90,000

Absolutely private 20 acre parcel in the highly

coveted Selle Valley with gorgeous long-range

views sweeping 180 degrees toward the

Cabinet Mountains. Located approximately 17

miles to town, you'll find this jewel near the guest

ranch and approximately 1/4 mile from Kaniksu

Naaonal Forest. Home two parcels away on 10

acres next to USFS land also available separately.

$275,000

Absolutely stunning country home on 20 very private, dividable acres adjacent to Gamlin

Lake public lands. On paved Elliot Bay Road, you'll find this upscale 4-bedroom beauty

boassng Brazilian hardwood floors, large living room with rock fireplace and wood stove &

a kitchen fit for a chef with granite counters, 4-burner stove, double ovens. $975,000

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L O C A L E X P E R T

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

Country living so close to town! Less than three

miles to Ponderay and services you'll find this

charming, original homestead on 5.54 acres.

Outbuildings include detached garage with cold

storage, 30x40 shop with high clearance door,

equipment shed, chicken coop and granary

building. The 3-bedroom 1957 farmhouse with

addiion has a large kitchen. $645,000

Make the lakeside lifestyle yours in this absolutely top quality home on a large Dover Bay corner lot

with views of the Pend O'Reille. Well-designed for easy-care living, this single-level Craasman has two

bedrooms PLUS a study/office, large chef's kitchen and open floor plan, level entries and wide

hallways, all craaed with meless granite counters, cherry cabinetry, engineered wood and le floors

and gorgeous stacked-rock fireplace. The spacious master suite boasts two walk-in closets and large,

led bath with 2-faucet walk-in shower. Well-maintained with efficient natural gas radiant heat,

forced-air furnace & central air condiioning. Relax on the covered porch with views of the water and

watch wildlife on the adjacent Walson Wetland, a birder's paradise. $895,000

Impeccable Craasman beauty with open floor

plan, lux main floor suite, large bonus room,

covered outdoor living spaces just yards away

to Springy Point river access, close to Sandpoint

and Schweitzer. $885,000

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