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December 2021 Go Sandpoint

DECEMBER 2021

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Q&A WITH ERIN BINNALL

OF BONNER GENERAL HEALTH FOUNDATION

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10 FINANCIAL FOCUS

Work with Life Partner to Achieve Mutual Goals

12 Q&A

Erin Binnall of Bonner General

Health Foundation

16 HUMBIRD, SCHWEITZER’S

NEWEST ADDITION

A nod to history, family and North

Idaho geography

20 SANDPOINT REAL ESTATE

22 Closing Out 2021

26 Market Report

28 Sandpoint Real Estate Trends

32 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of great local events, arts

and entertainment

36 FUN FACT

A Little Local Help

38 LOCAL GUIDE

38 Places to Stay

38 Real Estate

40 Venues

40 Health & Beauty

40 Services

42 Things To Do

42 Top 10 Things To Do

44 Local Eats

46 CITY MAP

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ABOUT THE COVER

ON THIS MONTH’S COVER OF GO SANDPOINT

MAGAZINE IS ERIN BINNALL of Bonner General

Health Foundation. Read more about Erin, and her

passion for the community in which she lives and the

people she serves, in this month’s Q&A, which can be

found on page 12.

Photo by Rachel Adair.

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Q&A WITH

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“I HAVE BEEN WORKING IN HEALTH

CARE FOR OVER 20 YEARS AND AM

HONORED TO BE A PART OF A TEAM

THAT PRIORITIZES ENHANCING,

EDUCATING AND SUSTAINING A

HEALTHY COMMUNITY.”


When Erin Binnall moved to North Idaho

in 2001 and met her husband, she knew

North Idaho was home. Her introduction

to health care came while working as a candy striper

volunteering at a hospital in her hometown outside of

Chicago. After moving to North Idaho, she obtained

her degree in healthcare administration and started a

career in community health. She would join Bonner

General Health in 2017, where she found a warm,

hometown hospital committed to the community’s

needs. When she’s not working, you can find her with

her family, hiking, walking their French bulldogs, and

enjoying time with family and friends.

Q. What have been some of the most exciting

achievements or moments over the past year at

BGH, and what do you hope to accomplish or see

happen in the coming year?

A. There are always challenges in health care,

especially in a rural community. Our population

expands over 3,000 square miles of rural mountainous

terrain, making [prompt] access to quality health care

essential to saving lives in North Idaho. With increased

patient volume, a significant highlight of 2021 is the

collaboration of Bonner General’s employees coming

together and working in different areas to support each

other and ensure patient care is a priority.

We have seen people working in various departments,

extra shifts, and volunteering their free time to

support each other and the community we are proud

to serve. Additional highlights are the increased

partnerships with our regional medical community,

being the recipient of the Sunderland Foundation

grant of $200,000 toward our Emergency Department

remodel, and a successful first-time virtual Heart Ball

with overwhelming support from our community. I

hope to see the same community support, teamwork

and kindness in the upcoming year.

Q. How are BGH and the Foundation such an

integral part of our Sandpoint community, and

what does it mean to you to be a part of that?

A. We are available when high-level trauma or stroke

patients need stabilizing to get them to the right

place at the right time to receive the right level of

care. The Foundation is integral to raise donations

and financially assist each department, various

hospital programs, and develop new and existing

services. In addition, the Foundation Board meets

quarterly with an Advisory Council comprised of

65 locals who represent a broad range of interests

in the community. The purpose is to act as “twoway

communicators,” receiving updates from the

hospital and providing feedback from their network

of employees, family, friends and neighbors. I

have been working in health care for over 20

years and am honored to be a part of a team that

prioritizes enhancing, educating and sustaining a

healthy community.

Q. What sets BGH apart as a small-town hospital

and health advocate, how it defines its mission

and how it helps care for the community?

A. As an independent hospital, we can remain

firmly anchored to our mission, the people we serve

and the community we love. We can address a need

even if it isn’t a sound financial decision when we

see a need—for example, behavioral health. We

needed a psychiatrist in Sandpoint. We developed

the business plan, and even though we knew it

wasn’t a financially prudent decision, it was the right

decision for the community. As an independent

hospital, we can make those decisions. In addition,

our Board of Directors is made up of local people

who are committed to providing high-quality care

and keeping an independent community hospital.

Q. If you could sum up what the BGH community

means to you, what would that be?

A. I think what speaks to me the most about the BGH

community is the longevity of our employees. We

choose to live and work in this community because

of the quality of life and the ability to care for our

friends and neighbors. Each day I come to work,

I am greeted with a friendly smile. Just knowing

if I needed anything personally or professionally,

I am surrounded by caring, compassionate

team members.

Q. How is community support and involvement

essential to the success of Bonner General Health

and the Foundation, and what does this look like?

A. Community support is essential to the success of

BGH and the Foundation because it broadens our

perspective and understanding of how we might be

more effective in helping the individuals we care for.

Our goal is for Bonner General to be a catalyst that

serves others first to create a lasting, positive impact

on Bonner County at large. Each contribution

assists the Foundation in its quest to help provide

local, quality health care.

Q. What current/future developments are you

most excited about for BGH?

A. I am excited about the continued growth of

services and resources we can provide to our

community. I am also looking forward to continuing

our partnerships with community organizations

that offer help and opportunities in line with our

Community Health Needs Assessment specific to

obesity, mental health/suicide, substance abuse, and

abuse and neglect.

Q. Is there a specific person or moment that has

helped define who you are today and your work

and vision with BGH and the Foundation?

A. Several people and experiences have helped

define who I am today and my work and vision in

health care, but the main person would be my dad.

When my dad was 35 years old, he was diagnosed

with Multiple Sclerosis. There has not been one

day that he has had in the last 36 years where he

has woken up and used this debilitating disease as

an excuse not to live his best life. So, work hard, be

kind, and what you take from your community, find

opportunities to give back.

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HUMBIRD

SCHWEITZER’S

NEWEST ADDITION

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A NOD TO HISTORY,

FAMILY AND NORTH IDAHO

GEOGRAPHY

BY ABIGAIL THORPE

Whis winter, Schweitzer is opening the doors to its

newest lodging experience, the Humbird. For those

of us who have been tracking its progress, it’s with

bated breath that we await the opening of a project

that’s unfolded over the course of more than a year, as we’ve enjoyed

the powder of winter and sunshine-filled days of summer up on the

mountain. The modern new design is unlike anything Schweitzer’s

done before, and with its sleek lines, sustainable concept and wideopen

views, it delivers a brand-new boutique hotel experience to the

mountain—one you can start booking now.

Designed by SkyLab architecture out of Portland, the concept of the

hotel is centered around the natural environment and history of the

area, with a simple, unique design that prioritizes the scenic views

and natural surroundings, while harkening back to Sandpoint’s

history as a mill town.

Timber and glass define the design concept of the Humbird, aptly

named after the historic lumber mill that helped build Sandpoint in

the early 1900s—at one point growing to become the largest sawmill

in the region and owning over 200,000 acres of forestland.

“In doing research for the name, there were a lot of different avenues,”

explains Dig Chrismer, marketing manager at Schweitzer Mountain

Resort. “A lot of the areas on Schweitzer are named for geographic

areas of Idaho; there’s some ties into the natural geography and

history of the place.” The team landed upon Humbird, as it seemed

the most natural fit for the spirit and vision of Schweitzer.

“The Humbird Mill was really such a cornerstone of the community

and turned Sandpoint into this small logging town, a community

for families, and that really struck a chord. It really was fitting to

model that.”

The hotel imbues a modern, Nordic design with cross-laminated

timber throughout the building. Exposed structural elements and

lots of natural wood and finishes highlight the structure and lend

a sense of warmth to the space, while also seamlessly connecting it

with the beauty outdoors through large, expansive windows that line

the exterior walls of the building.

The placement of the Humbird directly at the parking lot and

entrance to the Schweitzer Village at first seems unusual, but as

you come into the hotel and look through the windows framing the

village, mountains and Lake Pend Oreille below in such a stunning

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and different way, it seems the perfect location, anchoring the

Humbird at the forefront of the village.

The attention to detail within the hotel is incredible. A large bar

and huge fireplace anchor the farm-to-table restaurant inside the

Humbird: Crow’s Bench. The restaurant and bar is open to the

public; you don’t have to stay at the Humbird to enjoy the beautiful

space, large outdoor deck and epic views overlooking the village.

The menu from new food and beverage director John Calderon is

Bavarian inspired, offering a unique twist on classic Bavarian fare.

While the design is simple and modern, each detail has been carefully

thought out, down to the lighting fixtures, which incorporate the

phrase “Pray for Snow” in Morse code.

As more and more visitors have come to stay and play at Schweitzer’s,

the mountain saw an increased need for more accommodations,

particularly as private home stay options have declined as more

second homeowners have opted to head to the mountain with

remote work options ever more available in the face of the pandemic.

Humbird helps fill the gap by providing 31 units for Schweitzer’s

destination guests, a huge gain for the mountain in the midst of even

more Schweitzer-goers all season long, including new Ikon Pass

holders now that Schweitzer is a partner of the Ikon Pass community.

The Humbird provides a new and unique level of experience at

Schweitzer: a high-end boutique, ski-in, ski-out stay that prioritizes

comfort, luxury and the ultimate Schweitzer getaway. “There are

a lot of guests who want that, and we’ll be able to provide that,”

explains Chrismer.

But along with this boutique experience, the Humbird and Crow’s

Bench will offer an open, friendly atmosphere where all are welcome,

and this is made obvious by the open, expansive restaurant space

and outdoor deck that conveys a warm sense of community, epic

experiences and shared thrills. “In keeping with Schweitzer’s

character, everything we have here is for everybody,” she adds. “We’re

trying to make sure that there’s a variety of experiences for all the

different types of riders and [visitors].”

In addition to its 31 rooms and 50-seat restaurant, the Humbird

offers guests a workout space, gathering area and an underground

parking lot—a big addition to the Schweitzer village, as parking has

proven difficult with the rapid growth of the mountain.

The end result will be worth the wait, as the Humbird approaches

its final months of construction. The process hasn’t been easy.

It’s challenging to build up at the mountain—conditions aren’t

necessarily welcoming, and the building season is short, with snow

falling as early as October and lasting well into spring. Jackson

Construction has helped bring the project to completion. Being

based in the intermountain west, they understand what it takes to

undertake a project of this size in unique conditions and have filled a

major role in the completion of a Schweitzer vision that promises to

live up to its original hopes and dreams. “They came into the project,

and they were able to work with what had already been done and

established,” says Chrismer. “If you work with great people, you’re

going to have great results.”

After years of planning, working with the architects at SkyLab to come

up with a vision, and then carrying it out with help from the Board

at Schweitzer, the community and Jackson Construction, seeing it

all come together has been an incredible experience, adds Chrismer.

And the end result is finally within reach. Humbird is expected to

open within the next month or two, depending on the weather, and

is currently taking reservations from January 14 onward.

SANDPOINT AND SCHWEITZER HAVE GROWN

INCREDIBLY OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS,

BUT WITH THE CHANGE COMES EXCITING

NEW EXPERIENCES, AND HUMBIRD IS BOUND

TO BE ONE OF THE GREAT ONES.

AS YOU COME INTO THE HOTEL AND LOOK THROUGH

THE WINDOWS FRAMING THE VILLAGE, MOUNTAINS

AND LAKE PEND OREILLE BELOW IN SUCH A

STUNNING AND DIFFERENT WAY, IT SEEMS THE

PERFECT LOCATION, ANCHORING THE HUMBIRD AT

THE FOREFRONT OF THE VILLAGE.

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As many restaurants and hospitality services throughout Sandpoint have experienced,

the industry was hit hard by COVID, and it hasn’t been easy to find and retain staff for

the growing amount of business and tourism Sandpoint has seen. Opening a new hotel

and restaurant in the midst of this, Schweitzer has been cognizant of the issues facing

hospitality workers and has made efforts to offer outstanding opportunities for their

employees, with increased wages across the board. The mountain is also working on

projects for employee housing—a major need in light of the current housing market

in the area. In addition, the perks on the mountain are fantastic for ski and snowboard

lovers, particularly families.

“Schweitzer’s always prided itself on our staff and our service, and it’s a culture,” explains

Chrismer. “People don’t come back for a building. If they don’t run into wonderful

people, we’ve missed the mark.”

With the holiday season in full swing and the excitement for winter powder days ahead,

get ready to head up to the mountain and check out Schweitzer’s newest addition to the

village family. Sandpoint and Schweitzer have grown incredibly over the past several

years, but with the change comes exciting new experiences, and Humbird is bound to

be one of the great ones—with all of the same warmth and open arms that have come

to define our local mountain, much the same as they defined our growing town and the

Humbird Mill all those years ago.

Welcome to winter season at Schweitzer!

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EAL E

SANDPOINT, IDAHO

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“EARLIER IN 2021, THE MAJORITY

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CLOSING OUT

2021

A Year in Review

By Joshua Nishimoto

As the seasons change, so does the real estate market. Make sure

you are taking the proper steps to gain valuable insights on last

year’s market, which will continue to inform this year’s market,

with little actual changes in pricing in sight.

“After we had a brief slowdown in midsummer, we started to see more and

more buyers being able to purchase homes in North Idaho with a loan,” said

Associate RE/MAX Broker Nedra Kanavel. “Earlier in 2021, the majority of

sales happening were cash. It’s great to see more everyday people with various

kinds of mortgages being able to get their dream property too.”

Specifically, the housing market has picked up since the summer months—a

trend that is looking to continue, along with other holiday trends.

“The fall housing market has steadily heated back up,” Kanavel said. “We’ve

gone from a six-month supply of listings—based on the number of buyers out

there—in July to a three-and-a-half-month supply of listings. Some of that is

typical as we head into the holidays and some sellers choose to stay off the

market. But I think we’ll continue to see a very active market through winter.”

With last winter’s housing market on fire, this year is looking to be a slow

burn. We are seeing different types of housing go on the market for different

types of buyers.

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From in-town, to lakeshore, to Schweitzer, to rural homesteads—it’s exciting that

there’s such a diverse range of housing.

“Diversity and opportunity!” Kanavel said. “There is something for everyone

in Sandpoint and the nearby communities. I love getting out and exploring

all of our micro-markets. From in-town, to lakeshore, to Schweitzer, to

rural homesteads—it’s exciting that there’s such a diverse range of housing.

Considering the rest of the country, I am grateful that, for the most part,

Sandpoint’s economy and community have continued to thrive. There is

opportunity here, unlike many other places right now.”

While the housing market is in a constant flux, it’s important to note that these

are minor changes. For people looking to get into the housing market who

have the funds, there’s really no better time than now.

“Be wary of waiting for something to change,” Kanavel said. “I have clients

from over a year ago who decided to wait and see what happened, and now

they wished they had jumped on that house they had their eye on.”

When getting expert advice on the housing market in Sandpoint, Kanavel

is at the top of her game. She knows the market and can assist with inside

knowledge about when to make a move and when to wait.

“North Idaho is going to continue to be a place that people want to move to,”

she said. “I certainly do not want prices to skyrocket out of control like they

did through spring 2021, but I also don’t see the demand for property in our

area slowing down any time soon. If you know you want property now, I would

act now.”

For those looking to purchase their first home in Sandpoint, Kanavel takes

a logical approach and suggests that one take their time and make sure they

surround themselves with the right kind of people. One never wants to get into

something they can’t afford, but having the right kind of support and advice

around you is probably even more important.

“Buying your first home is incredibly exciting!” Kanavel said. “The temptation

is to start searching online for what you think you can afford, but I highly

recommend to first find a great mortgage officer! They will set you up for

success and help you determine exactly what you can afford. After that,

connect with a real estate agent who’s willing to put in the time to help you find

what fits your lifestyle needs and your budget. Prices have gone up, but there

are still opportunities for first-time home buyers in our area.”

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MARKET REPORT

Since the slow summer months, the housing market is heating up with multiple types of homes, apartments, condos and

townhomes available for purchase. Even though the Sandpoint housing market continues to be a seller’s market, more

buyers are taking out loans to pay for homes, proving that we will have a very active winter. The important thing is to find the

right mortgage loan officer who can help you find the correct type of loan for you. North Idaho is going to continue to be a

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L O C A L E X P E R T

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REAL Market Update - Brought to you by Jackie Suarez, Associate Broker

What is the current real estate market climate in North Idaho?

The median price for properties continues to increase, although not at the drastic rate we experienced earlier this

year. Many homes sold after end-of-summer price adjustments, resulting in less inventory. Demand remains high

and supply is quite low. This leaves an excellent opportunity for owners who are serious about selling.

Mortgage lenders are still offering low interest rates.

Three tips for navigating this market:

1. Get advice from full-time professionals who are experts in the local market.

2. Sellers, devise a strategy for timing your sale, price your home or land accordingly and know your next step.

3. Buyers, do your homework and be ready. Evaluate each property thoroughly. A wise client told me “You don’t

get what you expect, you get what you inspect”.

Our market is constantly changing.

What is important to me remains the same - God, Family and Relationships.

Contact Jackie Suarez, your local expert for help with your real estate needs.

Especially as we enter the holiday season, it’s important to recognize and express

my graatude to my clients, fellow agents and professionals who place their trust

in me. Blessings to you and yours. Jackie Suarez

What Jackie’s clients are saying

“I was very busy with work in the midst of this purchase and Jackie made this

transaccon very easy for me. She is a very good agent and she provides a world

class service from start to finish in all categories of the purchasing process. This

was a dual representaaon scenario in that Jackie represented the buyer (myself)

and the seller. She performed very well in what can be a tough posiion of

representaaon. Jackie has a genuine character and that really shines in building

trust out of the gate. I have bought and sold many many homes and I have

experienced good agents and very poor agents. Jackie is an excellent agent. I

would say her pillar of strength is her honesty. Honesty is hard to find in most

“industries today so we must cherish and recognize this when we experience it.”

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“Jackie was the consummate professional from start to finish.”

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COUNTDOWN

TO 2022

TIME TO CELEBRATE

By Colin Anderson

As we look forward to a new year, there are plenty of fun ways to

say goodbye to 2021—several of which will be found at one of

our most famous landmarks.

As Christmas break begins, the activities and bustle at Schweitzer

begin to really come alive. From December 17 through New Year’s

Day, expect to find the mountain busy with visitors but also plenty

to do outside of riding the slopes. Outdoor games and dining areas

are set up, and there will be food and beverage specials throughout

the village.

New Year’s Eve is always a night to remember on the mountain for

those who’ve experienced it. After a day riding the powder, take rest

and prepare to party. All the restaurants will be open with several

specials to choose from. There will be all sorts of fun outside in the

village and a more traditional 21 and older New Year’s Eve party at

Taps! Ticket information can be found at Schweitzer.com.

If you don’t want to head all the way up the mountain, consider ringing

in the New Year at Sandpoint’s oldest hangout. The 219 will welcome

revelers with drink specials, a great craft beer list and live music. This

year, they welcome The Jason Perry Band. The group is a funk-rock

powerhouse blending soulful original songs and exciting renditions of

funk, rock and soul classics. Music starts at 9pm.

If you need a stern wakeup after all that celebrating, consider meeting

Boy Scout Troop 111 at City Beach on New Year’s Day. Bring a towel

because you’ll be encouraged to take the annual Polar Plunge by

jumping into icy Lake Pend Oreille. Eager jumpers can meet up at the

boat ramp, with the first brave souls set to hit the water at 11am. The

troop will provide both male and female changing tents and warming

areas. Hot coffee and cocoa will also be provided.

Have a safe and festive holiday season!

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CREATIVE & HOME SERVICES

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ENTERTAINMENT

DECEMBER 2021

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DECEMBER 6 - 12

KINDERHAVEN’S TOUR OF TREES 2021

Kinderhaven’s annual Festival of Trees returns once again as the Tour of Trees to raise funds for

the important work they do. This year’s event includes the Tour of Trees December 9 through

11, in which 20 local businesses will be hosting beautifully decorated Christmas trees. The

Online Silent Auction begins December 4, with baskets, wreaths and tabletop trees available to

bid on via Kinderhaven’s website (registration is required to participate). The auction concludes

December 11. During this time, Kinderhaven’s Giving Tree, located at their headquarters at

113 Main Street, will be adorned with tags for the community to take, purchase the items

and deliver to Kinderhaven. There will also be a Virtual Paddle Raise (December 6 through

14) with the opportunity to make a donation. And ... purchase tickets online today or in

person for the Sip & Sleigh Raffle. Tickets are $25 each or $100 for five. To find out more, visit

KinderhavenSandpoint.org.

DECEMBER 17

NORTH IDAHO PHILHARMONIA CONCERT DEBUT

You can get the first look at the inaugural group of North Idaho Philharmonia musicians at its debut

performance on Friday, December 17, at the historic Panida Theater in downtown Sandpoint. The

show begins at 7:30pm and will be a mix of European classical composers including a piece from

Bach. You will also hear a very special piano solo from a very talented young performer from the

community and a festive surprise encore to round out the night. Tickets will be available at the

box office the night of the performance. For additional details and to find out more about North

Idaho Philharmonia, visit SandpointConservatory.org/northidahophil.

DECEMBER 23 & 24

SANTA’S TRADITIONAL SCHWEITZER VISIT

It’s the most wonderful time of year, and to celebrate the holiday season, those young and old will

once again have the opportunity to enjoy a few runs with Santa up at Schweitzer before he begins

his Christmas Eve travels around the world! On Thursday, December 23, and Friday, December

24, Santa will be skiing around Schweitzer before he begins his annual trip around the globe.

Both days you can catch Santa on the slopes with Mrs. Claus between 1 and 3:30pm. They’ll be

cruising around several beginner and intermediate runs, so be on the lookout! He’ll have candy

to pass out to all the good girls and boys! To view Santa’s Schweitzer itinerary, visit Schweitzer.

com/event/ski-with-santa.

*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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fun fact

A Little Local Help

Swooshing down the powdery slopes

at Schweitzer only to be zipped up

once more by a high-speed lift, many

of us don’t stop to think how the very first

chair lift got started. Local Jack Fowler

was inspired after a ski vacation to British

Columbia, and along with some fellow likeminded

investors including Jim Brown,

looked to the snow-filled slopes and basin

of Schweitzer Mountain as the perfect spot

for a local resort. But they needed money

for the first lift. And so local “shares” were

sold to residents to fund the chair lift, and

on December 4, 1963, the first chairlift at

Schweitzer opened. Today, you can ski

the run “Jack’s Dream” close to where the

first lift originally opened—a tribute to the

founding father of our favorite ski mountain.

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C&M Cleaning Cleaner 208.610.8645 - SandpointCleaningService.com

Satisfaction Painting Painter 208.290.3753 Office@SatisfactionPainting.com SatisfactionPainting.com

Aqua Plumbing Plumber 208.265.2782 - AquaPlumbingID.com

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MONARCH MARBLE & GRANITE

GRANITE • QUARTZ • SOAPSTONE • DEKTON • QUARTZITE

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Buy a $50 gift card and get a free range

day pass

Buy a $100 gift card and get 15% off

a training class of your choice

(class must be used in 2022)

Coupon expires Dec 23, 2021

Tuesday - Friday 10am-6pm

Saturday 11am-5pm

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One mile north of Walmart on Hwy 95

478338 Hwy 95, Ponderay, ID 83852

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THINGS TO DO

Arts & Crafts Fair Art / Music Event Summer 208.263.6139 ArtinSandpoint.org/arts-crafts-fair

Art Walk Art / Music Event Summer 208.263.6139 ArtinSandpoint.org/artwalk

Festival at Sandpoint Art / Music Event Summer 208.265.4554 FestivalatSandpoint.com

Sandpoint SummerFest Art / Music Event Summer 208.263.2217

Schweitzer Fall Fest

Festival

Experience some of North Idaho’s most scenic views along this

33.4-mile drive. VisitIdaho.org/things-to-do/scenic-bywaysbackcountry-drives/pend-oreille-scenic-byway

Eureka-Institute.org/sandpointsummerfest.html

Fall 208.263.9555 Schweitzer.com

The Idaho Club

Sandpoint Elks Golf Course

Geo Hali Sandpoint Helicopter Charters

Golf Courses

Golf Courses

Tours / Charters

Spring / Summer / Fall 208.265.2345 TheIdahoClub.com

Spring / Summer / Fall 208.263.4321 -

Summer 509.795.1311 GeoHeliSpokane.com

Go Fish! Charters Tours / Charters Summer 208.597.5020 GoFishCharters.org

Lake Pend Oreille Cruises Tours / Charters Summer 208.255.5253 LakePendOreilleCruises.com

Bottle Bay Resort & Marina

Dover Bay Resort

Marina

Marina

Summer 208.263.5916 BottleBayResort.com

Summer 208.265.1597 DoverBayIdaho.com

Sandpoint Marina Marina

Summer 208.263.3083 SandpointWaterfront.com

Western Pleasure Guest Ranch

Action Water Sports

Sandpoint Watercraft Rentals

Take a Brewery Tour

Outdoor /

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Water Recreation /

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Spend a Day at City Beach

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Sandpoint Watersports

Water Recreation /

Summer 208.920.9292 SandpointWatersports.com

Rentals

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO

Sandpoint is home to four great breweries. Bike to each, or

take a walking tour: Matchood Brewing Co., Utara BrewingCo.,

MickDuff’s Brewing Co., Laughing Dog Brewing

Catch a Show at the Panida Theater

Stop in the historic theater for an independent feature or short

film. Panida.org

Enjoy fun in the sun at the sandy, grassy downtown public

beach on the lake. SandpointIdaho.gov

Visit Schweitzer Mountain

Explore the village dining and shopping and enjoy the

adventures in summer and winter. Schweitzer.com

Shop the Sandpoint Shopping District

Explore the many unique shops in charming downtown.

DowntownSandpoint.com

Explore Local Galleries

Walk the downtown and stop in at several local galleries to

enjoy local and regional art.

Drive The Pend Oreille Scenic Byway

Relax with a Spa Day

Visit the Wildflower Spa at Seasons Resort or Highlands North

Day Spa for a day of rejuvenation.

TheWildflowerDaySpa.com | HighlandsNorthDaySpa.com

Stop in Cedar Street Bridge

Explore various shops and restaurants in the downtown

bridge spanning Sand Creek. CedarStreetBridge.com

Do a Tasting at the Local Winery

Enjoy local sips from Pend d’Oreille Winery. POWine.com

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Strong ~ Happy ~ Healthy

Missi Balison Fitness

WOMEN’S BOUTIQUE FITNESS STUDIO

MissiBalisonFitness.com

IS IT TIME TO MAKE YOUR

HEALTH A PRIORITY?

We are here for you!

Missi Balison – Personal Trainer & Exercise Physiologist - Certified Precision Nutrition Coach

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for your continued support throughout

this very challenging year. We appreciate your business

and look forward to serving you in 2022.

Our clients serve as inspiration to do our very best. We are committed to bringing you the products and services

you need while providing advice and guidance so you can make the best choices for you and your family.

Whatever the coming year brings, we are here to help. As we adapt and reinvent the way we do business, your

satisfaction is our number one priority – we are ready for the challenge.

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INSURANCE

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TRINITY AT CITY BEACH SWEET LOU’S JALAPENOS

LOCAL EATS

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

DINNER

LOUNGE

WATERFRONT

KIDS’ MENU

PARTIES

CATERING

PRICING

219 Lounge Sandpoint

208.263.5673

Bar

$$

Arlo’s Ristorante

Sandpoint

208.255.4186

Italian

$$

Baxter’s on Cedar

Sandpoint

208.229.8377

New American

$$

Beet and Basil

Sandpoint

208.920.6144

Fusion

$$

City Beach Organics

Sandpoint

208.265.9919

Organic / Vegan

$$

Dish at Dover Bay

Dover Bay

208.265.6467

American /

Seafood

$$

Chimney Rock Grill

Schweitzer

208.255.3071

American

$$

Eichardt’s

Sandpoint

208.263.4005

Pub

$-$$

Fat Bass Bar & Grill Priest River 208.265.8854

Hoot Owl Cafe Ponderay 208.265.9348

Steakhouse /

American

Cafe

$$

$-$$

Ivano’s Ristorante Sandpoint 208.263.0211 Italian

$$

Jalapenos Mexican Restuarant

Sandpoint

208.263.2995

Mexican

$-$$

Joel’s

Sandpoint

208.265.8991

Mexican

$-$$

MickDuff’s Brewpub

Sandpoint

208.255.4351

Pub / American

$$

Panhandler Pies

Sandpoint

208.263.2912

American

$-$$

Pend d’Oreille Winery

Sandpoint

208.265.8545

Modern Cuisine

$$

Second Avenue Pizza

Sandpoint

208.263.9321

Pizza

$-$$

Secret Thai

Sandpoint

208.263.9960

Thai

$$

Shoga Sushi

Sagle

208.265.2001

Seafood

$$

Sky House Schweitzer 208.263.9555 American

$$

Spuds Waterfront Grill

Sandpoint

208.265.4311

American

$$

Sweet Lou’s

Ponderay

208.263.1381

American

$$

Thai Nigiri

Sandpoint

208.265.2587

Thai/Sushi

$$

The Hydra

Sandpoint

208.263.7123

Steakhouse

$$

Trinity at City Beach Sandpoint 208.255.7558 Seafood

$$

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Omni Cleans LLC

“We Keep It Clean!”

Self-Serve Wash proceeds are donated to build the

new Sandpoint City Dog Park! **ONLY $10**

Andy’s

Frameshop

Business carpet and window cleaning and floor care available.

Professional janitorial services for local businesses

as well as professional business cleaning services for

realtors, builders and homeowners.

Call For Your Free Estimate

208.255.0187

LICENSED. INSURED. BONDED.

Self-Serve Dog Wash Proceeds are Donated to Build

the NEW Sandpoint City Dog Park!

**JUST $10**

Food/Supplies

Pet Shop

Dani Yandt is a wealth

of knowledge and

works at ShakaPaw

on Wednesdays and

Fridays. See Dani for

$6 nail trims!

SHOP LOCAL! STOP BY TODAY!

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120 Cedar St., Sandpoint

Hydra is enjoying a dog wash with Dani Yandt, owner of

DoubleTake Goldens of Sagle. Dani is a wealth of knowledge

and will be working at ShakaPaw every Wednesday and Friday.

See Dani for $6 nail trims!

Nutrition Specialist

Shop Now

SHOP LOCAL! STOP BY AND SEE US TODAY.

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120 Cedar St., Sandpoint, ID

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LET IT BE CLEAN

FOR CHRISTMAS

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337 Olive Ave. in Sandpoint

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Prepare For Your Holiday Guests!

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Baldy

DIVISON

200

Ponderosa Park

farmin stidwell

Chestnut

lake pend oreille

high school

2

sand creek

bike path

Sand Cree k Byway

Spruce

Larch

Hickory

MAIN

hickory street park

Larch

Fir

dover bike path

visitor center

sand creek

pend oreille

bay trail

Poplar

Madison

Haley

Monroe

library

sandpoint middle

school

playing fields

Richland

Washington

CEDAR

Elliot

Jefferson

Garden

Lake

Ella

park

Ruth

Florence

Forest

PINE

pine st. park

Oak

park

Alder

Superior

6th

Euclid

Farmin park

cedar street bridge

panida theater

4th

3rd

Church

NIC &

Events Center

2nd

1st

Bridge

Dearborn

marina

city beach

marina

sandpoint high

school

Madison

Monroe

Ontario

Olive

Ella

Erie

Michigan

Marion

Florence

Lavina

Boyer

St. Claire

Lakeview Blvd

Antoine

Huron

memorial field

Pacific

Idaho

3rd ave. pier

95

Lily

Lake Pend Oreille Dr.

Northshore Dr.

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Lakeview park

SANDPOINT

on Lake Pend Oreille


Schweitzer Mountain Resort

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Pend Oreille River

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City Beach

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Pearl Island

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Island

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Maiden Rock

Kilroy

Bay

Windy

Point

Indian

Point

Deadman

Point

Clark

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River

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Lake

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Cape Horn

Scenic Bay

Pend

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Idlewilde

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Echo Bay

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Merry

Christmas!

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December of Giving

AT SANDPOINT FURNITURE

Enjoy Holiday Sale Pricing the whole month of December on all in-stock items.

Living Room, Bedroom, Dining Room, and Home Office.

Rhapsody power reclining sectional

with power headrests , custom order

in your own configuration

Enhance the Warmth and Beauty of Your Home! Big Savings on the Entire Flexsteel line!

Bay Bridge Sofa,

available in over

1,200 fabrics and

over 80 leathers

Kingman swivel glider,

available in fabric,

Kashmira, Nuvo Leather,

and Genuine Leather

Pricing subject to

configuration and

cover choice

To celebrate the spirit of giving, a portion of each sale will be given

to one of several local nonprofit organizations.

See us at Sandpointfurniture.com!

See us at www.SandpointFurniture.com

Working hard to be your hometown furniture store for 76 years!

401 Bonner Mall Way, Ponderay, Idaho

401 Bonner Mall Way, Ponderay, Idaho

208-263-5138

208.263.5138

SANDPOINT FURNITURE STORE HOURS:

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm | Sat 9am-5pm | Closed Sundays

Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Closed Sunday

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