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November 2021 Coeur d'Alene Living Local

NOVEMBER 2O21

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A SEASON

OF GIVING

Ways to Say

‘Thank You’

Shop Local this

Holiday Season

Small Business

Saturday

Supporting Our

Local Communities

SKI THE NW

From epic resorts to the best hidden powder

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featured content

A SEASON OF GIVING

NOVEMBER 2021

VOLUME 11 NUMBER 11

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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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Saying

Thank You

Personal ways to

express thanks during

the season of giving

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Giving Back

Blessing others

through donations and

volunteerism


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PUBLISHER’S

Note

BE THANKFUL, TODAY AND Always

Each 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.

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.

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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

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NOVEMBER 2O21

A SEASON

OF GIVING

Ways to Say

‘Thank You’

Shop Local this

Holiday Season

Small Business

Saturday

SKI

Supporting Our

Local Communities

Living Local

THE NW

From epic resorts to the best hidden powder

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Make it a habit to count your blessings not

just on Thanksgiving Day, but each day.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Executive Director | steve@like-media.com

ABOUT THE COVER

‘TIS THE SEASON to give thanks, and as you look

around at the beauty that surrounds us daily here in

Coeur d’Alene, you can’t deny that those of us who

call this place home are blessed. On this month’s

cover of Coeur d’Alene Living Local, you will be

treated to an incredible aerial shot overlooking the

700-acre Gozzer Ranch, which sits along the shores

of Lake Coeur d’Alene.

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CONTENTS

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ESSENTIALS

The latest tips and trends in home, garden,

finances and life

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LIFE & COMMUNITY

Swimming Strong: Kroc Adult to Swim creates positive

connection with the water

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

True Life Canvas: Inspired cosmetic artistry in

Coeur d’Alene

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GOOD NEWS

Festival of Trees: Kootenai Health Foundation’s

2021 event supports neuroscience technology

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IN FOCUS

Music in the Inland Northwest: Brighten your spirits by

attending this season’s performances

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

The Culinary Stone: ‘Tis the season to get shopping

and celebrate!

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ATHLETES OF THE MONTH

Recognizing those standout athletes in our local

high schools

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LIVING LOCAL

Helping Local Businesses Thrive: Tips for shopping small

and supporting local this season

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Contents Continued...

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SHOP LOCAL THIS

HOLIDAY SEASON

Check out these local businesses for your

holiday shopping needs

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

Tips and informational articles about living a

healthy, active lifestyle

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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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FEATURE

Ski the Northwest: From epic resorts to the best

hidden powder

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SHOPPING SMALL

Small Purchases Add Up: Choose local this

holiday season

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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

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FEATURED RECIPE

A Sure Way to Warm You Up on a Fall Afternoon:

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Don’t miss out on these events and fun

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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 vendors

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

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The best approach to protect your

home investment is to hire an interior

design professional.

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

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GRATEFULLY

DISSATISFIED

How embracing gratitude and

dissatisfaction energizes growth

By Trish Buzzone

Thinking Partner, Executive Director

The John Maxwell Team

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My friend has two dogs who

respond very differently to

supper time. One dives right into

his dish before the kibble even

lands in the bowl; the other always stops to offer

a grateful hug before chowing down.

“Jack leans against me, pressing his smiling

face to my leg. He waits for me to say, ‘You’re

welcome, Jack,’ before his nose goes in the bowl.

No one taught him this. He just does it.”

My friend grins, “Not that his gratitude for dry

kibble has ever stopped him from asking for

something better. If he smells chicken cooking,

hears popcorn popping or sees the bag of treats

out on the counter, the kibble is forgotten.

Only that better food exists. Jack is genuinely,

demonstrably grateful for his kibble, while on

perpetual alert for something more.”

Jack’s perspective offers a reminder about

growth for all of us.

Not only is it possible to be genuinely grateful

and fully dissatisfied at the same time, when we

embrace this friction we energize our growth.

We understand this as instinctually as my

friend’s dog, though this truth is often instructed

out of us. We’re taught to “just be grateful” or

“be happy with what you have,” period. These

maxims are repeated so much, they drown out

our natural desire to be more, do more and have

more. Worse, that growth energy is labeled as

“being greedy” or “selfish.” This kind of stinkin’

thinkin’ has so many people stuck.

Dissatisfaction isn’t bad or wrong. It’s integral

to the energy that causes growth. When we

see who we’re being and want more, like a tree

leaning toward the sunlight, this opens us up to

creative energy that motivates growth.

Connecting to Growth Energy

Energy cannot be destroyed, only transmuted,

expanded or expressed. As humans, it’s in our

energetic nature to be more, do more and have

more. We’re going to channel this energy, one

way or another. What happens next depends on

how we express that energy.

When we invest that creative energy into

being who we want to become, we think and

act differently, allowing that energy to expand,

causing continual growth.

When we allow our natural dissatisfaction to

cause bitterness, regret or jealousy, that energy

feeds stinkin’ thinkin’ and leads to self-defeating

actions. We think or say things like: “When I

have more money ... or time … or stuff, I will

get to do what I always wanted to do … Then I

will be happy, fulfilled and successful.”

That’s exactly backward.

When we embrace the energy created by being

genuinely grateful and fully dissatisfied, and

we feed that energy into being who we want to

become, a shift happens that aligns us with our

goals. We BE who we want to become, which

causes us to DO what that version of us would

do, leading us to HAVE what we want to have.

We continue to grow, gratefully dissatisfied,

causing that creative energy to expand. Even if

we have doubts, even if we’re afraid, even if we

might fail, the energy is still there for us.

Are you genuinely grateful for who you are and

what you have, and focused on who you are

becoming? If you knew you wouldn’t fail, would

you go for it?

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THOUGHTFUL

FASHION

Purposeful buying through fair trade and

sustainable practices

By Jenny Wiglesworth

November seems to be the time

that many are reminded of the

importance of thankfulness or

thoughtfulness. Although we should

adopt this habit of thankfulness into all the

months of the year, what a great opportunity for

us to reflect on whom we should be thankful for.

As a fair-trade boutique, we demonstrate

thankfulness through thoughtful fashion.

Thoughtful fashion simply means taking a

closer look at the buying practices that we are

partaking in. Do we know where the products

we buy come from? Do we know anything

about the manufacturing company’s employee

standards? Do we know particulars on how the

product was made? Thoughtful fashion takes

our thankfulness for the product to an entirely

new level.

When we ask questions, similar to those

listed above, we are able to make a thoughtful

decision, giving full thankfulness to the

process. For example, no longer are we simply

purchasing a blouse, but we are purchasing

a blouse while knowing the story behind it.

This thoughtful process allows for a purposed

buying and attributing, from the designer to

the garment worker or process, within each

purchase. Unlike the antiquated “purchase what

is desired” method, this new method provides

a deeper sense of “why” within each purchase.

Answers such as livable wages and safe working

conditions for workers, quality materials from

local farming methods, and so much more

can be found simply by asking the questions.

Thoughtful buying practices provide validation

of the purchase and a pure thankfulness—on

both ends.

In the world of fashion, products are created

in villages afar, as well as designers locally. The

important piece, in truly allowing thankfulness

to be present, remains in asking those thoughtful

questions. It is through those questions where we

begin to relate to the person behind the product

or clothing. It is in this relationship where we

begin to be thankful for the product that we wear

or accessorize with. With this in mind, no longer

are the products simply items to purchase but

curated designs with a story to tell.

The story behind the product creates

the thankfulness in our hearts. Through

thoughtful purchasing, we now have a deeper

understanding and appreciation for the

products we wear. No longer is that blouse

simply a blouse; it is a connection to a designer

who created a piece of art, developed it within

her community and manufactured it, so that we

could display it. For this, we are thankful.

Let this month be a beginning point for

thankfulness year-round. We have so much to be

thankful for—our community, local businesses,

people, our world and so much more.

Jenny Wiglesworth is a fashion stylist and

blogger of LiveableMe, her sustainable, stylish

online boutique, bringing the “Why to What

we Wear.” You can also stop by LiveableMe at

its new storefront location at 9013 North Hess

Street in Hayden. For more on sustainable

fashion and livable style, check out her blog at

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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

and don’t make it too hard—as it might defeat the purpose!

Enrichment Ideas:

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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

Cats:

• Food- and water-related enrichment: puzzle feeders, DIY fooddispensing

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 to seek out a local animal behavior

specialist 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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Swimming Strong

KROC ADULT LEARN TO SWIM CREATES POSITIVE CONNECTION WITH THE WATER

By Jillian Chandler

For those of us who call Coeur d’Alene home, getting out on the

water is something all ages enjoy. Growing up in North Idaho,

learning to swim starts at a very young age, as we want our

children to have that skill and nurture it, allowing peace of mind when

enjoying the lake and rivers.

For many, they never had the opportunity to learn—but it’s not too late!

Since 2017, The Salvation Army Kroc Center has been partnering in the

Adult Learn to Swim program with national organization Swimming

Saves Lives to bring free adult swim lessons to the community, with

KROC US Masters Swimmers volunteering to teach the sessions with

corresponding training.

“Over 35 percent of adults cannot swim the length of the pool, which

puts them at risk of being one of 10 people who drown every day in

the United States,” shares Laura Howard, marketing manager for The

Salvation Army Kroc Center. “This program is designed to help adults

be comfortable in, on and around the water.”

Adult swim classes are offered each fall. Space is limited, and spots

fill quickly, so it’s best to register early. During these sessions,

participants work one-on-one with trained instructors who provide a

safe and comfortable setting to learn to swim strokes as well as water

safety skills.

“We believe it is important that everyone, no matter their age, feel

comfortable in and around the water,” says Laura. “With so many lakes

and rivers in our area, it’s an important skill to learn.”

As one ALTS instructor shares: “My first Adult Learn to Swim (ALTS)

student was in her 80s. She was also my first ALTS hero. A traumatic

event in the water when she was very young kept her from learning

water safety and swimming skills. Now, in her 80s, she has decided to

change her relationship with the water—and that’s just what she’s doing.

“Every time we meet in the pool that relationship is changing. She is

my hero with goggles on, face in the water, blowing bubbles, kicking

her legs and moving forward through the water as an adult learning to

swim. The truth is, as an instructor in the ALTS class, I’m surrounded

by heroes, and it’s a wonderful privilege that’s both humbling and

inspiring, the students, the instructors … it’s amazing.”

The Kroc Center also offers a third-grade swim program each spring

to area third-graders, who receive a week of swim lessons for just $5 or

less per student. Personal swim lessons are also offered year-round for

all ages.

The current session of Adult Learn to Swim takes place Monday and

Wednesday, November 1 through 17, and is open to those 18 and older.

As of press time, there is just one opening left!

To register, or to view additional class offerings available at the Kroc,

visit KrocCdA.org/kroc-cda/classes.

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Creating a Beautiful You

Inspired cosmetic artistry in Coeur d’Alene

By Jillian Chandler

“We want to inspire our clients to become the best version of

themselves; to remind them of the unique and beautiful work of

art they are and all they have to offer this world.”

Hayley Gabriel’s life is one inspired by art. The daughter of artist Stephen

Shortridge, Hayley grew up surrounded by fine art at their downtown Coeur

d’Alene gallery—The Painter’s Chair Gallery. Here, she sold her paintings, as

well as in galleries from California to Florida.

Her passion for art, and her artistic focus, would soon be redirected. In

2001, one of Hayley’s best friends, at the young age of 19, was diagnosed

with breast cancer. She would later pass from the disease. This experience

would inspire Hayley, turning her focus to a career in helping others through

her artistic abilities.

In 2012, Hayley, along with the encouragement and support of husband

Aaron, would unveil True Life Canvas. From day one, the goal has been to

help their clients live their best life by offering services that have proven

to give them more confidence, freedom, health, strength and time back in

their lives.

What started as “a one-man show,” with Hayley specializing in permanent

cosmetics and paramedical tattooing (3D Areola tattooing and scar

camouflaging), the business has expanded and now has two permanent

makeup artists offering natural-looking eyebrows, eyeliner, lip blushing,

3D areola tattooing, scar camouflaging, tattoo removal and training. In

addition, they have two highly experienced injection specialists offering

Botox, Juvederm fillers and Kybella.

“Our heart is to make you feel cared for and encouraged to be the best

version of you because, as far as we know, we only get one life—so we try to

inspire our clients to live their lives to the fullest, and we will strive to always

provide the best we can for them to accomplish that,” shares Hayley.

With a background immersed in the arts, it was a natural progression for

Hayley to treat each client like a unique piece of art—seeing the beauty of

every individual who walks through her door. “We are careful to preserve

what makes us all unique in our beauty and don’t try to change you,” she

affirms. “Our goal is to make your life better, give you more confidence, as

well as more time to truly get the most out of your life.”

True Life Canvas recently launched their Emsculpt Neo, a body-shaping

procedure that destroys fat while building muscle, which has already shown

to be a huge success to their clients! “Not only are clients reporting lost

inches and fat reduction, but even more exciting for us is to hear noticeable

increased muscle strength and reduced pain in their body—especially in

their back and hips,” smiles Hayley.

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The Emsculpt Neo—which treats areas to include the abdomen, buttocks,

biceps, triceps, inner and outer thighs, quads, hamstrings and calves—is noninvasive

and has no down time. Each 30-minute session is the equivalent of

20,000 muscle contractions. As Hayley can attest, many clients are loving

their results so much they are purchasing additional packages for other

body parts and signing up for True Life Canvas’ medical gym membership,

excited to make this a building block in the foundation of a healthier and

more active lifestyle.

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In addition to the Emsculpt Neo, True Life Canvas is coupling it with the

amazing technology of a fit3D body scanner able to precisely take body

measurements and body posture throughout your journey so you can

accurately track your progress!

Hayley finds the work she does rewarding each and every day, as she works to

help others gain more confidence. “We often hear clients tell us, ‘I know this

sounds weird, but you have changed my life.’ We don’t take that lightly. We

are incredibly humbled to have that kind of opportunity in our clients’ lives.”

She is also proud of the incredible team they have created at True Life Canvas.

They work together to find ways to offer a better experience and outcome

for their clients. “They know we care and that we strive to make sure we are

always offering the absolute best product or service we can to make their lives

better. They can tell we are different from our competitors from the moment

they walk through the door.”

There’s no time like the present to create the life you’ve always wanted. Call

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“We are careful to preserve what makes us all unique in

our beauty and don’t try to change you. Our goal is to

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Festival of Trees

KOOTENAI HEALTH FOUNDATION’S 2021 EVENT SUPPORTS NEUROSCIENCE TECHNOLOGY

BY TAYLOR SHILLAM

A

celebrated holiday event returns to Coeur d’Alene this month,

as the Kootenai Health Foundation celebrates its 33rd annual

Festival of Trees.

A North Idaho favorite due to its beautiful display of trees and gathering

of support for community health care, the Festival of Trees gala event

will once again be held virtually on Saturday, November 27.

“We were fortunate to have had a successful Festival in 2020, in spite of

the pandemic requiring us to transition to a virtual event,” said Julie Holt,

president of the Kootenai Health Foundation. “Because of the continued

surge of COVID-19 cases in our region, we are going to once again host

our event virtually and look forward to celebrating with our community

in a similar format.”

The Kootenai Health Foundation was created to partner with the

community and help transform health care in Northern Idaho. It

started the Health Care Heroes Fund to support the Kootenai Health

staff through the unprecedented needs of the pandemic, including a

second COVID-19 Testing Analyzer for the hospital, ICU respiratory

equipment, telehealth programs, and the opening of relaxation-focused

“Zen Rooms” for hospital staff.

Support provided to the Kootenai Health Foundation helps support the

nonprofit hospital achieve its missions and deliver on its commitment

to serve every patient. The foundation connects the community with

options to support the hospital during the year, including fundraising

events like the Festival of Trees.

The Festival of Trees has become established as one of the largest, most

treasured events in North Idaho. The festival is the area’s longest-running

holiday event and has raised more than $8 million in funds since its

inception over three decades ago.

This year, the Festival of Trees’ fundraising efforts will focus on enhancing

Kootenai Health’s state-of-the-art neurosurgery program with new

equipment and technology.

“As a leader in health care, Kootenai Health continues to improve and

enhance the life-changing services available for patients in the Inland

Northwest,” the organization stated. “One of the most intricate, delicate

and complex specialties offered at Kootenai Health is neurosurgery.”

The intricate nature of the practice requires neurosurgeons to rely heavily

on advanced technology and equipment in the operating room.

Funds raised from the Festival of Trees will support the Kootenai Health

Neurosurgery Department in acquiring two new pieces of equipment:

the StealStation S8 Surgical Navigation System and the KINEVO

microscope. Kootenai Health has deemed the equipment necessary in

order to improve patient outcomes through reduced blood loss, faster

recovery, and minimizing the need for additional surgeries.

The StealStation S8 is a “neuro-navigation and computer-based surgical

guidance system” that has widely become an important component of

neurosurgery practices.

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“This technology allows neurosurgeons to be

extremely precise when working on the brain,”

Holt explained. “For example, if they’re working

to remove a brain tumor, this equipment will

allow them to only remove the tumor tissue and

none of the healthy brain tissue.”

The KINEVO microscope is known to

provide greater visual acuity with state-ofthe-art

function. “This equipment combines

optical and digital visualization for precise

instrumentation placement,” Holt said.

“As Kootenai Health’s neurosurgery and

neuroscience programs expand to meet the

needs of our growing community, our surgeons

require the best tools possible to provide the

best possible outcomes for their patients,”

Holt said. “Both of these high-tech pieces of

equipment will greatly reduce surgery and

recovery time, which is better for everyone.”

To support the acquisition of new cuttingedge

equipment, this year’s festival has the

fundraising goal of $1.1 million.

Sponsorship opportunities are now available

for the event, including Tree Sponsorships

that allow sponsors to decorate and submit an

artificial tree to the festival, as well as Friends of

the Festival Sponsorships.

This year’s sponsorship packages will include

meals, a hotel room for the night of the Festival

Gala, and tickets to view the display of trees.

With the purchase of every $200 ticket, guests

will be able to pick up a charcuterie box

complete with wine, champagne or sparkling

cider, and a special dessert. The charcuterie

spreads are designed to be enjoyed at home

throughout the virtual event, or from the

Coeur d’Alene Resort hotel room provided

to sponsors.

The trees themselves are uniquely crafted

and themed. Last year’s set of trees included

themes like “Starry Night,” “Winter Elegance”

and “Santa Claus is Camping in Town,”

combining elements of North Idaho life and

holiday cheer. This year’s trees can be viewed by

appointment only with Friends of the Festival

sponsorship tickets or with the purchase of a

$200 event ticket. “The success of this iconic

event is largely credited to our many sponsors

who generously give as an investment in

Kootenai Health,” Holt said. “Sponsorships and

individual commitments help support care for

family, friends and our entire community well

into the future.”

The virtual gala event will include the auction,

performed by local leaders Rose Backs and

Charlie Linder, and live entertainment.

“Musical entertainment will be provided by

some of our Emergency Department heroes,”

Holt said. “Not only do they work hard to care

for our patients, but they are musically talented

and fun to watch.”

The Festival of Trees represents an opportunity

to celebrate and support the advancement of

community health. “It has become an important

community event,” Holt shared. “We eagerly

await the time when we can safely celebrate in

person again, with our friends and supporters.”

Admission tickets and raffle tickets to the

virtual gala event are available now. Detailed

information on tickets, sponsorships and more

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IN FOCU

MUSIC IN THE INLAND NORTHWEST

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.

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

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 sing-

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S

a-long and more to bring the holiday spirit to

life. Holiday Pops will close out the symphony’s

performances for 2021.

Tickets are available online 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

mentors, performances and collaborative

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.

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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 award-winning music therapist Judith

Pinkerton. Admission is by donation, and seating is limited. Reservations

are required and can be made by calling 208.901.8190 or emailing

musictherapy@cdaconservatory.org.

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. There’s no better time to enjoy music in the

Inland Northwest!

The talent across North Idaho and Spokane will shine this month and next, with a selection of

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Holiday Happily

‘Tis the season to get shopping and celebrate!

By Jillian Chandler

There is something for everyone on your list who loves all

things culinary … at The Culinary Stone! You’ll find gifts

of food and wine, kitchen items and specialty cookware to

dinnerware, barware and cookbooks, and gift certificates so the

gift recipient can choose their own!

“We take delight in assisting our customers find the perfect

gift for someone or for themselves, that unique culinary item,

delectable food for entertaining or to enjoy at the store or to

just to spend time browsing the store,” smiles Store Manager

TJ Tombari.

Located in the heart of Coeur d’Alene’s Riverstone Neighborhood,

The Culinary Stone has been catering to the community with its

upscale culinary offerings since 2013. Just this past May, they

added TJ as their new store manager. Guided by the inspiration

of owner Sandy Volkar, TJ has used her passion and experience

to bring The Culinary Stone to new heights—with new kitchen

appliances, upscale cookware, a bigger and greater variety of gifts

and specialty food items. She is also working with Deli and Café

Manager Jon White, and Wine Manager and Sommelier Trevor

Treller, to develop new culinary special events such as the Pop-

Up Bars, specialty wine-pairing dinners, and private culinary

classes and parties.

“We are so enjoying working with TJ. We love her vision, her

enthusiasm and her collaborative spirit in working with our

wonderful management team and staff to bring in different

products and create new events and offerings for our customers,”

praised Sandy.

“Our management team and staff love working together in

helping our beloved customers and guiding them in finding

exactly what it is they’re looking for,” shares TJ. “That sense of

comradery and customer service spirit is very evident throughout

the store, Deli and Café. Many of our regular clients are family to us.”

As the holiday season is upon us, shoppers will be treated to

an abundance of holiday and culinary merchandise—with no

worries about shipment delays! “Once again, we are creating a

winter wonderland in our 5,500-square-foot store this holiday

season,” TJ says. “We have enhanced aspects of our offerings by

bringing in new lines such as Staub, Deyemere, MoccaMaster

and Finex cast iron, along with several new kitchen gadgets and

gift lines. We are also focusing on bringing in different specialty

food items. Be sure to stop in to explore all we have to offer!”

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Mark your calendars for November 6! From 4 to 7pm, The

Culinary Stone will be hosting their eighth Anniversary

Celebration and Holiday Season Kick-Off! Along with customer

appreciation giveaways and free gift wrapping for purchases,

the event will feature product demonstrations, wine tasting and

delightful bites from our chefs and staff.

If you’ll be hosting, or attending, a holiday party, let The

Culinary Stone help! Whether for two or 200, they have a

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charcuterie offering for that special occasion! And during the coming months, they

will be bringing in a variety of specialty cheese and meats to add to their traditional

charcuterie offerings.

“We are also having fun experimenting with wine, champagne and beer Pop-Up Bars

that take place after hours in the Café. Look for dates and times to be ‘popping up’ on

our social media in 2022,” says TJ.

She is also working to create specialty wine pairing dinners featuring wines selected

by Trevor, complemented by a specially prepared menu by one of their talented chefs.

Cooking classes, which are held several times a week onsite, continue to be a popular

offering among guests. The November menu of cooking classes is available now online

at CulinaryStone.com, and their chefs are busy working on their December offerings—

there are sure to be a few holiday-inspired classes!

It’s time to holiday happily at The Culinary Stone.

Mark your calendars for November 6! From 4 to 7pm, The

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athletes of the

Month

BY COLIN ANDERSON

SKYLAR BURKE

Senior

As Coeur d’Alene High School senior Skylar Burke readies for her

final season with the Vikings, she is able to breathe a small sigh

of relief after a tumultuous couple of seasons. Like other young

athletes around the country, the pandemic stripped Skylar of several

opportunities to catch the eyes of recruiters and college coaches. With

no club team to showcase her skills, she had to look to get creative and

grab their attention in other ways. “I took that

summer as an opportunity to really work on

myself for the high school season by bettering

my skill set and lifting weights daily. My junior

season of basketball turned out to be the best

season I’ve played yet,” she explained.

“The outcome is always

worth the effort if you are

willing to give it everything

Skylar was named Female Basketball Player of

the Year from the North Idaho Hall of Fame

and also earned the league MVP award for her

junior year performance. As a result of her hard

work, she was asked to play with the Northwest Blazers club team, and

got her chance to showcase her skills. “I got the amazing opportunity to

travel the east side of the country playing in large Under Armor national

tournaments in front of hundreds of college coaches,” Skylar said.

you have.”

After weighing her options, Skylar has accepted a scholarship offer from

the University of California at Santa Barbara and will begin her college

career next fall. She’s also on the high school volleyball and softball teams,

but several aspects of the game of basketball make it her favorite sport in

which to compete. “I love the competition and adrenaline rush I get in all

my sports, but I really love the pace of basketball. I also really enjoy the

fact I can impact the game in many ways if I’m struggling in one aspect.

For example, if I am not scoring well in one game, I can make it up by

playing great defense, having good energy and being a good teammate.”

Academically, Skylar currently ranks in the top 10 of her class and is

equally committed to achieving great things

in the classroom. She hopes to get a taste of

professional basketball, whether at home or

overseas, before settling into a future career. “I

would love the opportunity to travel the world

while playing a sport that I love. Afterward,

I would be interested in working in forensic

psychology, and FBI special-agent-related jobs

because the forensics behind solving a crime has

always intrigued me.”

As she readies for her final season, Skylar continues to work hard knowing

that the work put in each day is what will propel her to even more future

accomplishments.

“The outcome is always worth the effort if you are willing to give it

everything you have. As soon as you let up, you give someone else the

opportunity to surpass you,” she said.

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BROUGHT TO YOU BY

BRIDGER STEPHENS

Senior

While Lake City’s Bridger Stephens

looks forward to each Friday

night game, it’s in the preparation

where he finds the most reward and the most

to gain. “I love in practice when things start to

get intense because both sides of the ball want

to win each rep,” he explained.

Many of Bridger’s closest friends are on the

team, and he loves

competing with them

side by side on Friday

and against one

another throughout

the week in practice.

In order to achieve

big things, he’s been

taught to never take

a play off. “Coach

Fulp and the rest of

my coaches always

talk about winning each rep and putting 100

percent effort into it. That’s something that

can be applied to anything in life. It’s just

working hard, and results will follow.”

Bridger’s commitment to hard work caught

the attention of his teammates and coaches

very early on in his Timberwolves career.

He’s been named team captain in both his

junior and senior seasons. Bridger’s journey

has not been without some hard times and

injuries throughout his career, but through

the challenges, he knew he had a strong

support team around him in order to battle

through them.

“My sophomore year I partially tore my MCL

but was able to play through it with the help

of my coaches, teammates, family and friends.

That was also the year where I first got pulled

up to varsity for games.”

Bridger has not only excelled on the football

field but in the classroom as well. He carries a

3.79 GPA and is also a member of the National

Honors Society at Lake City. Upon graduation

in the spring, he

plans on attending

a four-year college

and earning his

bachelor’s degree

in secondary

education as well as

a major in history.

“I have always

enjoyed history.

Something about it

just sticks with me,

and I find it interesting.”

“Coach Fulp and the rest

of my coaches always talk

about winning each rep

and putting 100 percent

effort into it.”

Bridger hasn’t chosen a school yet, in part

because he would like to weigh his options

about playing football at the collegiate level.

As such a huge part of his life, he would love

to be able to continue playing after his days at

Lake City come to a close.

“What I really love about football is the

competition and the friendships that I’ve

gained throughout playing, and that’s one of

my biggest takeaways from football.”

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Helping Local Businesses Thrive

Tips for shopping small and supporting local this season

BY TAYLOR SHILLAM

Local businesses are an integral component of the lifeblood that

runs through every community. The Inland Northwest is full of

unique locations, beautiful landscapes, and within them, creative

people who have created impressive small businesses.

Throughout the pandemic, small businesses have had to work harder to

stay afloat, and that work continues daily. With Small Business Saturday

the weekend after Thanksgiving and holiday shopping already nearing

the peak of its season, every conscious effort to support local business

owners is sure to make an impact.

No matter how large or small, every piece of support counts. The good

news: It’s now easier than ever to shop local, and in a lot of cases, it doesn’t

even require you to leave home. There are many ways to contribute to

keeping local businesses and economies thriving, and they don’t have to

break the bank or consume a lot of time. This year, think twice before

your next visit to Amazon or Target, and consider spending more money

closer to home. Use these tips to make shopping small as easy as it can be!

Check online. Of course, a major component of the appeal behind

major retailers like Amazon and Target is convenience. If you’re mostly

shopping from home this holiday season, consider reserving at least

some of your online shopping to locally owned sites. Your favorite local

retailer may have an online presence, from their website or even their

Instagram profile!

Instagram shopping has reached new heights in just the last few years.

Many business owners will even be glad to make a sale through a direct

message or a phone call. If you prefer to maintain your online shopping

trend, don’t discount the possibility of doing so locally.

Order in (or out). For the days when you don’t feel like cooking (or

spending time in a restaurant), you can still easily support local eateries

with a takeout or delivery order. Many restaurants have adapted in recent

months to add takeout orders to their list of services, making it easy to

pick up your favorite local meals to enjoy at your convenience.

Delivery apps like DoorDash and Uber Eats now make it even easier to

support local restaurants from home. Local restaurants are becoming

increasingly available on these apps, and for a quick click, you can

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From downtown to midtown, and all those unique

local businesses that are peppered through the

area, there’s no shortage of incredible places to

shop and businesses to support.

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enjoy your favorite local dishes without having to leave the comfort

of your space. For a date night in, a busy work-from-home day, or the

chance to simply treat yourself, consider ordering to support a locally

owned restaurant.

Easy gifting. Want to support local businesses, but don’t need anything

specific just yet? Gift cards are the answer to providing immediate

support, even if you’ll want to do the actual shopping at a later time. You

may not use the gift card right away, but the revenue from the sale will

provide the local business boost in the meantime with some immediate

cash flow. Gift cards make an excellent, unique holiday gift (compared to

the standard retailer gift card) or the chance to treat yourself to a rainyday

shopping trip in the future. Either way, every gift card purchase

makes the promise of a future customer.

Get social. Social media has provided some of the easiest (and sometimes

most fun) ways to support local businesses through generating awareness

to your circle of friends and followers. Sharing photos while you shop,

or of your purchases, on Instagram and Facebook is an easy way to

spread the word about your local finds. Leave a Facebook review for the

business that gave you a great experience. Shout-outs on social media

often provide an exposure and marketing boost that local businesses are

grateful for, without costing you anything but a few minutes of time.

The chances that your favorite local spot has a social media presence

are high—so don’t forget to take the time to follow, like and share their

content. Even simply tagging a friend in a locally based giveaway post can

make a difference.

Shop local events and fundraisers. Local businesses are often wellintegrated

into the community, regularly participating in events and

gatherings that help them promote their goods and services. The holidays

especially bring about ample opportunity for business owners to engage

in shopping events, markets and fundraisers. Events like these are a great

chance to invest locally—there, you can be sure the money spent will

remain in the local economy.

This month, look online and check social media for the upcoming

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shopping events that are sure to be scheduled throughout the season.

Visit your local boutique or fitness studio for their Black Friday sales.

Check your local events calendar for winter markets that incorporate

local makers. Chances are, you’ll have more fun in the process than

you might in a typical retail experience!

Spread the word. Where do you love to shop locally? What’s the

one go-to spot that always seems to have what you want or need?

Whatever comes to mind to answer that question, don’t forget to

spread the word! Even with all the technology at our fingertips today,

word-of-mouth is a powerful advertiser. Most people are much more

likely to visit a place they’ve heard a glowing review from, so when

you make a purchase you love, or discover a new store you can’t wait

to go back to, tell a friend! Sharing your love of shopping locally

with friends, family, neighbors and coworkers is an easy way to help

inspire others to share in the support.

Make the investment in the community. As you gear up for holiday

shopping this season, consider keeping at least a portion of your

spending local. Think of shopping small as an investment—into your

community, its diverse business offerings, and the livelihoods of your

friends and neighbors.

Local shopping may take more of your time, but it certainly doesn’t

have to—and the rewards last longer too. Those rewards include

the opportunity to get to know some talented people who own

businesses in town, the ability to give more original, one-of-a-kind

gifts, and the experience, if you choose, to hand-pick those gifts with

the knowledge of exactly where (and who) they came from.

Small, family owned and locally operated businesses are all essential

to their surrounding economies and communities. They provide

employment opportunities and supply a lot of the unique flair that

keeps the area unique. Visitors to Coeur d’Alene and the surrounding

area so often love the originality they discover here—the local

attractions help keep it a fun, desirable place to live! From downtown

to midtown, and all those unique local businesses that are peppered

through the area, there’s no shortage of incredible places to shop and

businesses to support.

So, this year, at a time when convenience is becoming the coveted

norm, from online shopping to next-day deliveries, consider what

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FIND YOUR CREATIVE CAPACITY

STUDY THE ARTS AT NIC

By Maureen Dolan, North Idaho College

North Idaho College’s communication and fine arts programs

help students expand their intellectual capacity for creativity

by exploring the human experience and how we communicate

what we feel, think and see.

While creating art and communicating are age-old endeavors, technological

advances continue to add new, exciting elements to communication and fine

arts studies.

“The arts, right now I think, are well-positioned to advance in terms of

our connection to the digital community,” said NIC Art Professor Michael

Horswill. “There are so many opportunities out there for people who are

creative, who are problem-solvers, who think outside the box, and the arts

provide a training ground for that experience.”

With study programs available at NIC in communication, journalism,

music, photography, public relations and theater, students are able to hone

their craft while preparing for a career or future studies in the discipline of

their choice.

Max Mendez, NIC professor of music and director of choirs, said the career

opportunities as a musician are endless.

“From NIC you can go on to a transfer institution and finish your bachelor’s

degree in music education, music performance, even go on to finish your

master’s degree as well as your Ph.D. or doctorate in music,” Mendez said.

“Even if you don’t go on to a transfer institution, you could also work in

music ministry. You can be a studio teacher working with young students

throughout your community. You can also work as a performer or in the

emerging field of music production.”

Geoff Carr, associate professor of journalism and communication, said the

future of journalism is exciting because, today, there are more tools than ever

available to use to tell engaging stories.

broadcasting, or using social media, there are so many ways to share stories,”

Carr said. “And if you want to learn how to access these mediums the best,

journalism can tell you exactly how to do so.”

As a discipline, theater has a promising future, said NIC theater professor

Joe Jacoby. It’s one of the oldest forms of storytelling, and it’s a live

performance art.

“Theater translates into careers in film, into careers in event planning.

Students who have taken theater and then gone on to other fields have

never doubted the value of their theater education,” Jacoby said. “It teaches

us discipline and responsibility, because plays are on deadlines, and so the

self-discipline, reliability, the skills that we learn to creatively problem-solve,

translate into just about any field.”

Audry Bourne, NIC professor of communication, said the field offers a wide

range of career opportunities, especially with advances in technology.

“That’s changed how we communicate, and so has the pandemic,” Bourne

said. “I think we’re going to see communication advance and look differently

than it did pre-COVID.”

Horswill encourages the arts-inclined to find their niche through experience.

“Try every discipline that’s involved in the arts to see where you fit in, what

feels right for you, and be open-minded to whatever happens,” Horswill said.

“Once you start doing that, you will find you have the capacity for creativity

you never knew existed—so try it.”

For more information about studying fine arts and communication at NIC,

visit NIC.edu/commfinearts.

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SLOPE SAFETY

Common injuries and tips to avoid them

By Garrett Fischer, DPT

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 (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.

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The holiday season is upon us. With the excitement this time of year brings,

be sure not to let the stress of the holidays consume you. And ... don't

consume everything in sight! As many people gain a few pounds before

the new year hits, remember that it's okay to indulge here and there, but

maintaining an overall healthy diet, filled with fresh foods, rather than baked

treats, will save you much heartache—and heartburn—as you set out on

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IMPROPERLY FITTED OR

MISADJUSTED GEAR CAN

CAUSE INJURY.

ALTHOUGH THE

MAJORITY OF SKIERS

AND SNOWBOARDERS

TRY TO STAY SAFE,

UNEXPECTED

INJURIES STILL

OCCUR WITH

IMPROPER

PREPARATION,

VARIED SNOW

CONDITIONS OR

POOR JUDGMENT.

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 different area.

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.

Don’t wait until an injury occurs to seek therapy. If you

think you, a friend or family member may be at risk of

injury, seek a physical or occupational therapist sooner

than later to begin this regimen of self-improvement.

This article was intended to provide general information

only and is not a substitute for your own good judgement

or consultation with a physical therapist.

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GIVE THANKS

How Practicing Gratitude Can Improve Your Health

BY JENNIFER MILLER FROM THE WELLNESS BAR

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.

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 relief. 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!

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Sclerotherapy

AN EASY SOLUTION TO SPIDER VEINS

By Bri Williams, RN, BSN

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, 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 (like strength training and high-impact aerobics).

After treatment, compression bandages or stockings are placed on the legs to

prevent the formation of blood clots; these should be worn continuously for

the 48 hours following treatment. After the first 48 hours, you may remove

the stockings while you sleep, but they should be worn during the day for the

next 14 days.

If you’re looking to rid yourself of those pesky spider veins, talk to your

provider to see if sclerotherapy is right for you.

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Severe mental illness presents unique challenges

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North Idaho man with a severe mental

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5,000 to 6,000 calories in a sitting.

This caused him significant unintentional

weight gain and put him at high risk for a host

of health problems.

Amanda Ament, a registered dietitian with

Heritage Health, was able to help him understand

that nourishing himself with balanced foods

helps his body have a more stable metabolism.

But going to the grocery store produced anxiety,

and he would get in and get out—making

unhealthy choices.

“You have to meet people where they’re at,” says

Amanda. “Making small changes helped him,

but he still has a long way to go. He’s dealing with

a foot injury, and he’s not moving much, which

hurts his ability to reach his goals. These are reallife

obstacles.”

People with severe mental illnesses have the

same issues with weight gain as the rest of

society, says Traci Hauser, counseling lead

with Heritage Health’s Assertive Community

Treatment (ACT) team.

“Nobody likes to gain weight,” says Traci. “One

client of mine has put on 60 to 70 pounds. It

impacts her mood, and it impacts her wanting

to move her body. It creates a terrible cycle.

“I have clients who think eating a bagged iceberg

lettuce salad with a glob of ranch dressing once a

week is healthy eating,” she adds. “We’re trying to

educate them on the basics. Just getting them to

drink water instead of soda can be challenging.”

ACT delivers mental health services for

individuals who are severely impaired by

their mental illness, focusing exclusively

on individuals diagnosed with Bipolar,

Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective disorders.

Traci says the antipsychotic medications her

clients take have side effects that can lead to

weight gain and long-term health issues such

as diabetes, obesity, heart disease and high

cholesterol.

To help educate patients, Amanda started

working with the ACT team about 12

months ago.

The results are promising.

“Modifying poor eating and drinking habits

takes time and patience,” says Amanda. “We’re

able to present these concepts in real-life

scenarios. If you only eat one meal a day, your

body goes into a famine state.”

Getting abstract concepts about how the body

processes different foods is a challenge and

requires repetition.

“When you’re battling voices that say that you

should kill yourself, grasping those ideas about

healthy choices can be nearly impossible,” says

Traci. “Our team members can go into the

homes and work with the clients daily.”

In addition, the ACT team utilizes nutrition

discussions in group therapy sessions. One

topic is about how much sugar is in sodas and

energy drinks.

“We have tools that can show patients how much

sugar is in their beverages,” says Amanda. “It can

be shocking.”

Research has shown sugar impacts people’s

moods. That impact on people suffering from

mental illness can be amplified and devastating.

“If you’re teetering on mania or depression,

sugar can push you over the edge,” says Traci.

“Food does impact how we feel and react to

things in the world. Getting them to understand

this is hard.”

One client would always bring three cans of

soda to a 60-minute group therapy session. Traci

encouraged him to bring one bottled water for

every can of soda.

“It took a long time for him to get used to the

idea,” she says. “But eventually he was able to

bring just water and leave the soda behind.”

For more information about the ACT team, visit

MyHeritageHealth.org or call 208.620.5250.

Healthcare from the Heart

ACT Team

(Assertive Community Treatment)

We deliver a full range of services to

people who have been diagnosed

with a severe mental illness.

For more information:

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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

exactly your experience and

enjoyment level.


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professional naturalists, tubing and terrain parks, 52

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 nonregional

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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Panhandle Red

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The Spa by CDA

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Pilgrim’s Market

1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene, ID

208.676.9730 | PilgrimsMarket.com

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Blue Lizard

100 B Cedar St., Sandpoint, ID

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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 theatres. 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

bouquets and local

goods that can be

delivered right to their

door. There are gift

cards to restaurants

near them.

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Giving Back

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS TO VOLUNTEER WITH THIS MONTH

by TAYLOR SHILLAM

Giving thanks is often the overarching theme of November. For many, the month is time synonymous

with reflection, perspective, and appreciation of things big and small. This year, 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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oys & Girls Clubs were designed to provide a place for young

people to learn, grow, become part of a community, and safely enjoy

themselves. The Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County works to help keep

local kids safe, healthy and on the right track to success, in an environment

that encourages a sense of belonging, positive values and skill building

outside of school hours. Volunteering for the Boys & Girls Club is an

investment in the quality of life and the futures of local kids. Volunteers can

choose from short-term or single commitments, working with kids to build

mentoring relationships or joining the Special Events Team to assist with

annual fundraising events. NorthIdahoBGC.org

Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County

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he Post Falls Food Bank seeks to be a driving force in eliminating

hunger and poverty from Kootenai County through the provision of

food assistance, nutrition education and access to community services. Their

programs include the Grocery Rescue Program, the rescue of nutritious food

nearing expiration from nearby grocery stores to distribute to community

members in need; and their Food Share Program, which allows the food bank

to share with other community meal sites and nonprofit organizations in the

area. One million pounds of food is saved and processed each year due to the

Rescue Program.

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Post Falls Food Bank

The Post Falls Food Bank is always accepting donations and volunteers to help

feed over 100 families. Volunteer positions include food processing, checking

and bagging food for guests, and assisting with receiving and loading in the

warehouse. PostFallsFoodBank.org

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The Children’s Village

C

oeur d’Alene’s Children’s Village is a children’s residential care facility

that serves children who have been displaced due to neglect, abuse or

severe crisis. With two residential homes and a Counseling and Education

Center to operate, the organization utilizes volunteers for many of their

services, from event support to special projects to time spent directly with

the children. Direct care volunteers spend one to two hours a week with

little ones of all ages, providing kids with undivided attention and play, or

with tutoring assistance. With the holidays approaching, the Children’s

Village will need office support to receive and process donations that arrive

for Christmas. These seasonal volunteers may also wrap Christmas gifts and

assist with special events. TheChildrensVillage.org

Idaho Youth Ranch

I

daho Youth Ranch is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping atrisk

kids transform their trauma into a better future. With locations

across Idaho, including North Idaho, their unique programs and therapies

promote resilience, hope and healing. They include individual counseling,

family therapy, equine therapy, trauma-informed care, and more. Volunteer

positions open regularly at their varying locations, with positions including

admin assistance, community service supervision and assistance at their

multiple thrift stores in Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene. Idaho Youth Ranch

volunteers are an integral piece in moving forward the mission of one of

Idaho’s oldest nonprofit organizations. Every hour of service contributes to

building hope in Idaho’s young people who need it most. YouthRanch.org

United Way of North Idaho

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nited Way of North Idaho’s mission is to improve the lives of those

within the community. Through inclusivity, education, health-care

support and financial education, they hope to advance the common good.

They have created local impact catalysts like the Community Care Fund,

which has invested in valuable community resources and programs like the

North Idaho College Children’s Center, Lutherhaven Ministries summer

camps, and St. Vincent de Paul shelters. Volunteers for the United Way

can seek leadership opportunities on the Community Impact Council or

Resource Development Committee, provide assistance in kindergarten

classrooms, and more. UWNorthIdaho.org

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abitat for Humanity of North Idaho is a volunteer-driven organization

that builds affordable housing for families in need. Their volunteers

come from all walks of life, and often come without any previous building

or construction experience. They also work side by side with the families

themselves. They contribute to building homes, assist with repairs, fundraise,

document the build through photography, among other things. Volunteers

can serve on committees or work in the Habitat ReStore, where donated

materials are sold in support of the North Idaho Home Repair and Home

Ownership programs. Volunteers within the ReStore unload donations, stock

shelves, assist customers and process donations. Every volunteer makes a

difference in the organization’s ability to provide community members in

need with a decent place to live. NorthIdahoHabitat.org

Habitat for Humanity of North Idaho

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SPEND THANKSGIVING AT A DESTINATION RESORT

Where the whole family can sit back and relax

By Marguerite Cleveland By

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

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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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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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SWEET LOU’S RESTAURANT

AND TAP HOUSE

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

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

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

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

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

208.667.1170 | SweetLousIdaho.com

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Coeur d’Alene Favorite Neighborhood Pub

By Jillian Chandler

Offering great food at a reasonable price, paired with

excellent service and a familiar face, has always been

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

get what they have come to expect.

From the beginning, it has provided the community a warm

and comfortable atmosphere where guests feel at home

and are provided an exceptional experience—every time.

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

and Moon Time continues to provide their guests with

familiar faces, great service, a comfortable atmosphere, and

great food and drink at a reasonable price.

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

pub food, bringing a variety of items from many different

cultures together, paired with a carefully selected 19 beer

handles and a wide variety of wines, which complement the

food. From the Grilled Pork Tacos to the Mediterranean

Lamb Burger and famous Roasted Corn Pasta, their food is

sure to satisfy.

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

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

serve you the best!

Moon Time

1602 East Sherman Avenue #116

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

208.667.2331

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SEASONS OF COEUR D’ALENE

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

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

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

an unforgettable dining experience. They also offer banquet and meeting

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

off Sherman.

209 Lakeside Ave. | Coeur d’Alene

208.664.8008 | SeasonsofCdA.com

MAX AT MIRABEAU

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

until close. Open daily at 6am.

1100 N. Sullivan Rd. | Spokane Valley

509.922.6252 | MAXatMirabeau.com

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THE PORCH PUBLIC HOUSE

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

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

and specialties prepared from scratch without the high price of

fine dining, and the region’s finest cocktails, microbrews and

wines to accompany your meal. Feel at home in the comfortable

pub-style dining room or the fantastic outdoor dining area.

Open daily at 11am year round.

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MOON TIME

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

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

other specialties prepared from scratch daily, along with a fantastic

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

bottle. Open daily at 11am, the kitchen is open late every night.

Be sure to stop in Thursday night for live music featuring national

and local artists. For more information including photos, menu,

specials and directions, make sure to visit their website.

1602 E. Sherman Ave. | Coeur d’Alene

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FISHERMAN’S MARKET

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

staff, unbeatable atmosphere and phenomenal food. Find fresh

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

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

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

the sushi bar and the offerings of beer, wine and sake.

215 W. Kathleen Ave. | Coeur d’Alene

208.664.4800 | FishermansMarketCdA.com

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Guests will be treated to European-inspired small plates using

simple, seasonal ingredients for simply good food served with

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

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

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

Wine Bar and Girls Night Out.

2037 N. Main St. | Coeur d’Alene

208.758.7770 | VineAndOliveCdA.com

MOONDOLLARS BISTRO

Moondollars Bistro is known for their burgers, accompanied

by scratch-made bread and soups. They uses only fresh

ingredients, which are the backbone of this customer favorite.

With a comfortable, friendly atmosphere, awesome food, great

service, huge patio and full bar there is always something to

keep customers coming back for more.

5416 W. Village Blvd. | Rathdrum

208.687.5396 | MoondollarsBistro.com

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ANGELO’S RISTORANTE

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

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

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

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

selection and warm romantic décor. Catering and private

cooking classes available with Chef Angelo.

846 N. Fourth St. | Coeur d’Alene

208.765.2850 | AngelosRistorante.net

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MONARCH RAMEN +

NOODLE HOUSE

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

midtown opened in fall 2019 to eager diners. Specializing

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

options, guests will be treated to incredible cuisine

paired with great brews and service.

1401 N. Fourth St.| Coeur d’Alene

208.966.4230 | MonarchNoodles.com

TIM’S SPECIAL CUT MEATS

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

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

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

and also handles custom orders, with an extensive line

of house-made products from pickled garlic to specialty

sauces, marinades, rubs and salsas. Mobile butchering and

wild game processing are also available.

525 N. Graffiti St. | Post Falls

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NORTH IDAHO TURKEY TROT

RETURNS

Outdoor fun to support a great cause

By Jillian Chandler

Each year, the annual North Idaho Turkey Trot at Riverstone

continues to grow, with close to 500 participants in previous

years; many making it a Thanksgiving morning family tradition

year after year. With the option to walk, run, jog or stroll, this

allows all ages to take part, from tykes in strollers to grandparents.

And even better, the event is dog friendly.

“This is an awesome way to get a little exercise before the big day

of food—and to help cancer patients in the community with vitally

needed resources while they are going through their treatments,”

shares Cynthia Rozyla, president of Your Friend Pamela Faye and race

director. “We provide resources to help with gas, rent, co-pays and

more, allowing patients to focus on their health, not the costs, which

can be overwhelming.”

The run was first organized by the Lake City Tri team as a way to get

people active on Thanksgiving while also raising donations for the

local food bank. “Lake City Tri disbanded the event about five years

ago, and it was at that time they were kind enough to let us take it

over,” smiles Cynthia. 2021 marks the 10th year of the Turkey Trot.

The event kicks off at 9am on Thanksgiving morning (Thursday,

November 25), and continues until noon. There will be yoga, hosted

by JEMS, for some pre- and post-run stretching.

Throughout the course along the Centennial Trail, Gatorade and water

are available at the aid stations, and at the conclusion of the race, the

tradition of hot cider and cookies await.

Registration to participate, which ends November 23, is $10 for the

1-mile, $25 for the 5k and $27 for the 10k. There is also a minimal signup

fee. Visit RunSignup.com/Race/ID/CoeurdAlene/TurkeyTrotCdA to

register today.

Depending on the number of secured sponsorships, between $3,000

and $5,000 is raised per year through the event. “We are completely

volunteer, so all profits go to supporting the program of choice,”

affirms Cynthia. “This year, we are providing cancer resources to

residents living in or receiving treatment in North Idaho.”

The North Idaho Turkey Trot gratefully accepts donations

and sponsorships and is truly grateful for this year’s major

sponsor, ICCU. For sponsorship levels and benefits, email

yourfriendpamelafaye@gmail.com or call 208.661.9713.

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8TH ANNUAL REBEL JUNK VINTAGE MARKET

With the holidays fast approaching, favorite shopping events make their way

back to Coeur d’Alene. A favorite of locals and visitors alike, the Rebel Junk

Vintage Market returns to the Kootenai County Fairgrounds Friday and

Saturday, November 13 and 14, for its eighth year! Shop vintage, antique,

farmhouse and rustic home décor vendors from all over the country while

enjoying food, cocktails and music! The weekend fun kicks off Friday night

for those with early bird admission from 6 to 9pm (5:30pm with early bird

online admission) with the event continuing all day Saturday from 10am to

4pm. For tickets, visit RebelJunk.com/tickets.

DOWNTOWN LIGHTING CEREMONY

Year after year, this is an event the entire community, as well as visitors,

flock to each November to officially kick off the holiday season in Coeur

d’Alene. On the day after Thanksgiving, locals and visitors alike head to

Sherman Avenue for the fun and festive evening. The excitement kicks off

with a parade downtown, followed by the magnificent fireworks display.

As the last of the lights flicker out, the countdown begins, and downtown

Coeur d’Alene is lit aglow with more than a 1.5 million twinkling lights.

It’s an experience unlike any other, and one you will want to take in again

and again. Kick off the Christmas season with this year’s downtown

parade, fireworks show and lighting ceremony. This is truly a magical

evening worth making an annual family event. For up-to-date details, visit

CdADowntown.com/events.

FESTIVAL OF TREES VIRTUAL GALA

The Festival of Trees is the area’s longest-running holiday event and is

the largest fundraiser for the Kootenai Health Foundation. Due to the

pandemic, the 2020 festival was forced to transition to a virtual event—

which proved successful—and it will again be virtual for 2021. This year,

fundraising efforts will focus on enhancing Kootenai Health’s state-of-theart

neurosurgery technology. Be sure to text FESTIVAL to 71760 for updates

for this year’s virtual experience and to purchase raffle tickets, win prizes

and so much more! You can find out more about the Kootenai Health

Foundation and Festival of Trees online at KH.org/festival.

* 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.

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$1,350,000 | Careywood, Idaho

Motivated Seller!! 5 bedroom /5 Bathroom 6100 sq

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

wooded level acres with a stream. This PRIVATE,

end of the road property backs up to 500 acres of

Stimson Lumber for limited hunting and recreation

or horse trails out your back door. Features include a

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

spacious family home or unique and impressive VRBO

as a fully licensed Wedding Venue with an enchanting

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

chapel setting is unforgettable. A secluded property

that is conveniently located between Coeur d’Alene

and Sandpoint and close to lakes. Property can be

purchased with a full 20 acres.

$135,000 | Post Falls, Idaho

INCOME PRODCUCING INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY!

Stateline Garage Villas is located in a desirable Post

Falls location just off I-90 with easy access to Spokane,

Coeur d’Alene and all surrounding areas! Many

possibilities for these commercial condos! This newer

complex is fully fenced with two gated entrances and

features two common bathrooms. This 20x50 unit

offers a 12x14 roll door, man door, 3 8’ LED lights on

each side, 50 amp RV hookup and 7 110 outlets. Don’t

miss this rare opportunity to own your own unit for

investment or personal use at the end of the lease term.

$1,999,999 | Kingston, Idaho

Placed right in the middle of grand forests, this is

a home for every leisurely activity and for every

conceivable guest. Isolation and privacy awaits you!

Enjoy the gated log cabin lifestyle at the lodge at 122

Makridge Lane in the low populated town of Kingston,

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

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

be experienced. Climb the rock wall, play basketball,

ski mountain virtually next door, ATV riding and all on

luscious 9 acres, then relax with a sweet nighttime

elixir at the bar. Entertain your friends and family

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

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

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

here is Makridge Lane.

$625,000 | Kingston, Idaho

6 fantastic lots tucked away in the pines totaling just

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

west of the valley. Great development opportunity or

build your dream home and enjoy the remainder of

the acreage for your own private retreat. Electricity

is in and there are multiple options for water. Option

to purchase individual lots may be available. Come

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

North Idaho.

$1,000,000 | Harrison, Idaho

Stunning Lake Coeur d’Alene and Carlin Bay views

from every room! This 3+ bedroom 2 bathroom home

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

living room, kitchen with island and pantry, oversized

master suite with large walk-in closet and spacious

bathroom, expansive covered deck and deck access

from all rooms. Make this home your dream home,

or a rental home for income with great rental history!

Close to Carlin Marina, boat slips, public boat launch

and beach.

$3,000,000 | Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Location Location Location! This WATERFRONT home

in the desirable Silver Beach neighborhood is one you

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

walking distance to downtown Coeur d’Alene, this

property is sure to stun. The home features 5 beds

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

today and you can experience the true meaning to

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

the opportunity.

$575,000 | Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Breathtaking views from this one of a kind home located in the desirable Cherry Heights area! You won’t want

to miss this single level 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home with amazing city and mountain views. This home has

been immaculately maintained and features new engineered wood flooring throughout, a new roof & gutters with

heating cable, new exterior and interior paint, new furnace and a/c with no ozone air scrubber and a new metal

fence with beautiful landscaping. Formal living room with gas fireplace, formal dining, family room with a cozy

gas stove and windows galore and a relaxing sun room with slider to the massive covered deck. This home has too

many updates to list. Don’t miss this opportunity!

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