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SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2022

sandpoint

Living Local

Bri

Williams

Building a refined

beauty experience pg. 59

INVITING

LIGHT

INTO YOUR

HOME

&health

beauty

edition

Products vs. Procedures

~

Fall into Makeup

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L O C A L E X P E R T

WORLD - CLASS REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL

J a c k i e S u a r e z

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

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

Buyers, it’s your turn! Summer is in full swing and with it, much more inventory. Sellers are adjusting pricing

to meet market demands and negotiations have returned to a much more balanced state. With more

homes and land to choose from, average days on market has increased.

Mortgage rates uctuated earlier this season but are holding relatively steady at the present time. The rise in

interest rates, along with the increased cost of goods and services and total costs of ownership has affected

some buyers' ability to purchase. Historically, the cost to borrow money is still relatively low if you take a

long-range perspective.

Cash buyers have accounted for 34% of our recent sales. *

Three tips for navigating this market:

1. Get advice from full-time real estate professionals who are experts in your local market.

2. Sellers, you now need to price competitively and focus on your presentation. Be aware of other properties

that are vying for buyers. Devise a strategy for timing your sale and know your next step.

3. Buyers, watch pricing and be ready to recognize a good buy - more opportunities to invest are here. If

you’re borrowing, talk to your lender about locking your interest rate. Thoroughly inspect any property you

decide to purchase.

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.

What Jackie’s clients are saying:

“Jackie Suarez couldn't have made the entire process of selling our home

more efficient and effortless. Her knowledge of the market and expertise

on current buyer expectations helped us price our home just right. This was

the best real estate experience we've had. We wish they could all be so

easy. We would recommend Jackie Suarez to anyone looking to sell their

home in the Sandpoint area. If we were buying in the market, she's the only

agent we'd call. She's so focused on her clients’ needs, no doubt she

delivers for a buyer the way she does sellers. Jackie is the best!”

Sabrina & Doug J

“We decided to seek out Jackie Suarez based on the recommendation of

a colleague. It was an excellent decision. Jackie did everything I

expected, and did it with integrity and in a timely manner. Communication

was key and Jackie excelled in this area- just what we wanted. This made

the experience less stressful, and she also gave us the information we

needed to make informed decisions. I would definitely recommend Jackie

and I would 100% work with Jackie for any future real estate deals.”

Tex and Alice C.

Honored to be voted “Sandpoint’s Finest Realtor®”

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021

2020

Jackie Suarez, Associate Broker | 208-290-5888 | JackieSuarez.com

*Data based on Selkirk MLS residential sales from 7/20/2022 – 8/22/2022.

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x

Camp Bay

Pricing Map

on

Lake Pend Oreille

Paved Roads | Power to Driveway | Private Well with each Lot

Sewer Connection stubbed at Driveway (Bay Lots)

High-speed fiber optic internet stubbed at Driveway

Direct Access to Lake Pend Oreille

Docks / Secondary Lots will have Community Boat Slip

Community Beach (472 Feet of Waterfrontage)

Community Pavilion with Bathrooms, Fire-pits, Event Lawn

Community Area “Family Tree House” (Ask for Details)

Trails with Access to US Government Land

All Lots from 1.7 to 60 Acres (Low Density Development)

SKINNER

&

properties

STEVENS

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CampBayIdaho.com

Eric Skinner,

Owner / Associate Broker

(208) 290-6314

Eric.Skinner@Sandpoint.com

B.E. (Ac.) = Building Envelope Acres

Ac. = Acres | sf. = Square Feet

Community Amenity & Boat Dock - 3.1 Acres

Open Space - 15.0 Acres

Master Concept Plan subject to change without notice

Brent Stevens,

Owner / REALTOR®

(208) 290-0502

BStevens@Sandpoint.com

an m3 companies

masterplanned community


Camp Bay Pricing Map

Bay Lots Estate Lots

Lot 1 - 62.32 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - ~ | Lot 2 - 11.98 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 3.03

Lot 1 - 4.05 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.95 | Waterfront - 275’ | Dock - 1,090 sf.

Lot 2 - 3.09 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.50 | Waterfront - 265’ | Dock - 1,140 sf.

Lot 3 - 3.20 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 0.97 | Waterfront - 225’ | Dock - 1,190 sf.

Lot 4 - 3.70 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.02 | Waterfront - 228’ | Dock - 1,720 sf.

Lot 5 - 2.26 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.05 | Waterfront - 189’ | Dock - 1,590 sf.

Lot 6 - 2.53 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.08 | Waterfront - 250’ | Dock - 1,530 sf.

Lot 7 - 3.42 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.44 | Waterfront - 345’ | Dock - 1,520 sf.

Lot 8 - 10.93 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 2.55 | Lot 9 - 4.17 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.72

Lot 10 - 4.58 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.49 | Lot 11 - 2.79 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.18

Lot 12 - 2.18 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 0.95 | Lot 13 - 1.97 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 0.96

Lot 14 - 2.49 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.28 | Lot 15 - 2.38 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.05

Lot 16 - 1.62 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 0.69 | Lot 17 - 2.91 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.05

Lot 18 - 4.68 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.75 | Lot 19 - 4.76 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.86

Lot 20 - 4.61 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.95 | Lot 21 - 4.38 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 1.52

Lot 3 - 12.59 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 3.09 | Lot 4 - 11.47 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 2.42

Lot 5 - 10.65 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 2.57 | Lot 6 - 13.01 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 2.99

Lot 7 - 10.07 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 2.00 | Lot 8 - 12.62 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 4.37

Lot 9 - 12.61 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 3.00 | Lot 10 - 26.33 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 4.18

Lot 11 - 23.69 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 4.18 | Lot 12 - 11.26 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 2.00

Lot 13 - 16.61 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 3.00 | Lot 14 - 23.73 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 4.18

Lot 15 - 12.11 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 3.13 | Lot 16 - 17.19 acres | B.E. (Ac.) - 3.13

&

properties

SKINNER STEVENS

Eric Skinner,

Owner / Associate Broker

(208) 290-6314

Eric.Skinner@Sandpoint.com

Brent Stevens,

Owner / REALTOR®

(208) 290-0502

BStevens@Sandpoint.com

Lake Pend Oreille

Download PDF

Map, Photos & Information

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must reads september/october

2022

18

CARING FOR OUR TREES

How to identify, prune

and remove

52

PRODUCTS VS. PROCEDURES

How to navigate cosmetic treatments

for the results you desire

82

EXPLORING THE BEAUTIFUL

YAKIMA VALLEY

Small towns, farm-to-table restaurants,

family owned wineries, and

outdoor adventures

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Jillian Chandler | jillian@like-media.com

STAFF WRITERS

Taylor Shillam | Rachel Kelly | Christian Weaner

design

CREATIVE DIRECTOR | Maddie Horton

DESIGN DIRECTOR | Darbey Russo

SENIOR DESIGNER | Kennedy Pew

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DIGITAL CREATIVE DIRECTOR | Whitney Lebsock

accounting/operations

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS | Rachel Figgins

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR | Steve Russo

MANAGING PARTNER | Kim Russo

contributors

Joshua Nishimoto, Patty Hutchens, Marguerite Cleveland,

Lynn Wood, Tina VanDenHeuvel-Cook

photography

PHOTOGRAPHERS: Chelsea Mowery Photography pg. 1,

Jason Duchow Photography pg. 41, Rachel Adair Media pg.

56,57,59, Marguerite Cleveland pg. 86, Tina VanDenHeuvel-

Cook pg. 93

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freely throughout Bonners Ferry, Sandpoint, Dover Bay, Coeur

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Opinions expressed in articles or advertisements do not necessarily

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NO HIDDEN FEES

Welcome Autumn

and the Changes it Brings

And just like that, those

carefree summer days have come to an end.

It’s time to allow the return of routine and

the hustle and bustle of early mornings now

that school’s back in session. Even with the

busyness—and added stress—this time of

year can bring, it also carries with it comfort,

knowing our children have the opportunity

to experience a positive environment for

learning and discovery, surrounded by the

familiar faces of friends, classmates and

teachers, filling in time with sports, music,

theater, and other extracurriculars they

so enjoy.

As the seasons change, and summer turns to

fall, this time of year offers its own beauty and

experiences. Though you might not be getting

out on the water now, there’s still much to

enjoy here in the Northwest. All you have

to do is step outside and take in the natural

changes that are occurring, as the leaves

change color, the air cools, and the sun rises

later and sets earlier. We can slow down just

a bit, as the tourist season dissipates. This

is the time for locals to enjoy the place they

call home without the plethora of visitors.

Take advantage of dining at your favorite

local restaurants, visiting your favorite shops

and galleries, taking the kids to the park or

picnicking on the water.

This fall, don’t fall back into the same old

routines that leave you wanting more. Make

a point to experience things you may have

overlooked during the hustle and bustle of

the summer. Breathe in the fresh, cooler air,

embrace the colors that surround you, say

“hello” to those you pass on the street.

It’s time to welcome autumn and the changes

it brings.

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about the cover

Featured on the cover of our September/October issue of Sandpoint

Living Local is Bri Williams, RN and owner of Refined Aesthetics Med

Spa. You can find out more about Bri’s passion, helping her clients feel

confident in their own skin, on page 59.

Cover photo by Chelsea Mowery Photography

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SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2022

Living Local

INVITING

LIGHT

INTO YOUR

HOME

Bri

Williams

Building a refined

beauty experience pg.59

&health

beauty

edition

Products vs. Procedures

~

Fall into Makeup

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contents

home & garden

18

CARING FOR OUR TREES

How to identify, prune and remove

42

26

INVITING LIGHT INTO YOUR HOME

New windows to brighten your home

local scene

34

FIND YOUR STRENGTH

Bonner General Health event will raise

funds to benefit those who have lost the

ability to walk

42

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Idaho Forest Owners Association

Education Foundation works to

educate and equip Idaho

46

DOWNLOADING … COMPUTER LAB

UPDATES INSTALLED

Sandpoint High School receives

grant for new esports gaming lab

60

+ many more ...

feature

52

PRODUCTS VS. PROCEDURES

How to navigate cosmetic treatments

for the results you desire

59

REFINED AESTHETICS MED SPA, PLLC

Safe, effective and beautiful results

34

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september/october 2022

health & lifestyle

60

START THE SCHOOL YEAR STRONG—

AS A FAMILY

Five ways to keep your family healthy

and happy

93

71

HEALTHY TIP

It’s time to shine!

+ many more ...

beauty

75

OPTIMAL HEALTH LIFESTYLE

Simple improvements that bring balance

76

FALL INTO MAKEUP

The look for autumn

94

travel & leisure

82

EXPLORING THE BEAUTIFUL YAKIMA VALLEY

Discover charming small towns, farmto-table

restaurants, family owned

wineries, and outdoor adventures

food & entertainment

90

DINING GUIDE

Sandpoint’s must-try eats

93

FALL RECIPE

Dutch-Oven Fall Beef Stew

94

CALENDER OF EVENTS

All the events you won’t want to miss

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CARING FOR OUR

TREES

How to Identify, Prune and Remove

by JOSHUA NISHIMOTO

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As the leaves fall in autumn

and new growth occurs in

the spring, it’s important to take the

time to inspect your trees and take proper care

and precautions to ensure that not only is your

tree healthy but, within this process, taking

proper precautions to ensure the safety of the

environment for everyone around the tree. This

should be your number one priority.

The first step to ensuring tree health is to inspect

the tree and then prune it. Pruning a tree

removes dead branches, diseased trees, and weak

limbs. When thinning, reducing and shaping

branches and limbs tiny enough to cut with hand

tools, keep in mind that your cuts are going to

encourage new growth. With that in mind, cut

limbs ¼ inch above a bud that faces the outside

of the plant. This will be the direction of the new

growth. Keep your cuts at a 45-degree angle to

prevent water damage and disease.

For thick tree limbs, it’s important to use the

three-cut pruning technique to allow a callus

to form. Properly pruned tree branches form a

callus where the removed branch was. The callus

is important to the health of the tree. Most tree

branches that are cut back to the trunk or the

main branch will require three cuts to prevent

damage to the bark. The first two cuts remove the

weight from the tree branch, and the final cut is

designed for the best callus growth.

When pruning, one must begin the process

as soon as the tree is planted to ensure a tree’s

health lasts the entirety of its lifespan. Diseased,

dead and broken branches should be removed

right away. There is no need to prune until the

first winter after planting. Regular pruning

throughout the tree’s lifespan reduces the amount

of work necessary and the stress on the tree.

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One should be careful

when pruning in the fall.

While there is never a bad time to remove dead limbs from a tree, it’s important to note that one

should be careful when pruning in the fall. Pruning during a cold fall can introduce the tree to

disease. Pruning during a warm fall can encourage new growth, which can be damaged when

temperatures drop.

While there are many symptoms of a dying tree, here are a few that you might be able to spot

on your own: vertical cracks or seams in a tree’s trunk, fallen bark, a leaning tree (possible root

damage), or dead leaves clinging to their branches throughout winter.

What do you do if you spot a dead tree growing in your yard? Before you call your local tree

service company, there are a few visual signs that will help you out, as well as some tests you

can perform on your own. Inspect the tree’s trunk. Identify any cracks or exposed and smooth

surface areas mentioned previously. Trunks with severe damage increase the chances that you

might have a dead tree in your care.

Be sure to look at the base of the tree for any growing fungus. Fungus is often an initial sign that

the tree is dead. Fungus on the trunk usually means that the tree’s internal trunk is rotted out,

signaling that the only living thing in this situation is the fungus itself.

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Your trees will thank you ...

And then there is the scratch and break test. The

scratch test is the easiest way to tell if your tree

is healthy. All you need is a small knife. Use the

knife to scratch or mark the outside of the tree’s

branches. A healthy tree should show lots of green

colors and be relatively moist. Do this test on a

few different spots on the tree. A break test works

similarly, however, instead of cutting open the

tree, you are breaking small branches to check the

condition of the insides of the branch.

Dead trees are a safety risk for you, your family,

or others in your community. A dead tree could

potentially come down on top of your house,

car, or play area, which is why it is important to

properly identify if a tree is dead and if removal of

the tree is needed.

It is generally a good idea to remove a tree if the

following factors are present: 50 percent or more

of the tree is damaged; the tree is located near

hazardous areas, such as telephone poles/wires,

electrical lines, or common areas enjoyed by

people; or removing the existing tree would benefit

other trees or plants in the area, giving those

healthy plants a chance to thrive.

If you have determined that your tree or a tree in

your neighborhood is dead and may need to be

removed, go ahead and contact your local treeremoving

company or contact a certified arborist

for more information about the best way to remove

the tree.

Taking the time to inspect, prune and remove dead

trees will greatly benefit your trees and the human

and plant life around them. Taking the proper steps

to inspect, prune and remove any dead limb or tree

will ensure your tree will open up the canopy to let

light and air filter throughout the entire tree and

allows for increased foliage, while decreasing the

chance of disease. Your trees will thank you for it.

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Inviting

light into

your home

New windows to

brighten your home

by RACHEL KELLY

T

here’s something about natural light that

is considerably more calming. Maybe it’s

because natural light provides for essential

nutrients for the body, boosting mood and

productivity. Perhaps it’s because natural light is soft

and brings with it warmth. Whatever the reason, we

need it. Of course, the best source of light is outdoors,

but weather doesn’t always permit outdoor activities.

The best way to get natural light indoors is through our

windows. Unfortunately, our windows aren’t always up

to the task. Some older homes were often built with small

windows to conserve heat—and provide little light. Many

homes were originally built with large windows, but they

are often single pane, making them inefficient. Many of

our home’s windows are in severe need of an update. For

a modern look, and a living space that you love to be in,

updated windows are the answer. Here is all you need

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Why to replace.

Windows that aren’t working properly let out valuable heat, leaving

your home improperly insulated. Windows also play a valuable part in

allowing for air flow, making the house easy to cool in the summer. Old

windows, small windows, or badly placed windows make for a hot house

in the summer and a cold house in the winter. This means that your

home will be expensive to heat and cool. Replacing your windows will

save you money in the long run.

When to replace.

It’s often easy to tell when a window needs replacing. Older homes

originally installed with single-pane windows lose heat easily. Homes

with small windows that don’t let in natural light need larger windows.

If the window lets in or out moisture, which allows for the collection of

mold or condensation, that’s a sure sign that the window needs to be

replaced, or properly sealed. If you feel that your rooms are not getting

enough light, your windows are too high up, or if you simply want an

updated look to your home, it may be time to replace your windows.

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Best window options.

The best window options for you may depend largely on the

room that the window resides. For instance, small bedrooms may

need vertical windows for optimal light, and kitchens may need

skylights for overhead lighting. You may choose floor-to-ceiling

windows for rooms that allow for a certain comfort or effect where

privacy is not an issue. Whether the window is fixed or operable

is up to you, and largely depends on whether you have light or

ventilation in mind for its use. Regardless of what you choose,

double-pain windows with locks are a must.

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Window pricing.

Some counties have a rebate program in place to help residents

upgrade or replace windows. Some stores offer deals for

homeowners looking to upgrade their windows, in the hopes of

making a profit off of the bulk of work that needs to be done. As

for window pricing, it’s important to find a trustworthy contractor

to give you an honest assessment of your pricing options. Most

contractors will offer a free assessment in the hope that you will buy

windows through them. An independent contractor is your best bet

for smaller jobs, as they will be able to offer more flexible pricing

with smaller overhead fees.

Design styles.

There are as many different window design styles as there are types

of rooms. There are single and double hung windows, which open

in an up-and-down motion either just from the bottom or both from

the bottom and top. There are arched windows, bow windows and

bay windows (which all curve or stretch outward for effect). There are

windows that open both inward and outward. There are windows

installed for a purpose, such as egress or garden windows. There

are windows that don’t open, such as picture windows or glass block

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Adding windows.

What to do in a home when it’s not a replacement of

windows that you need but additional windows? Windows

are one of those investments that are worth every penny.

Adding windows may improve ventilation in places of the

house that can be very hot (such as the attic) or very cold

(like the basement). Adding in an egress window, which is

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Find Your

STRENGTH

Bonner General Health event will raise funds to

benefit those who have lost the ability to walk

by PATTY HUTCHENS, BONNER GENERAL HEALTH FOUNDATION BOARD

Life can change in an instant. That is something that

Sandpoint resident Chris Owens knows all too

well. Owens began a career in logging at the age of

21. Growing up and as a young man, he immersed

himself in the adventures of hiking, hunting, skiing, and

motorcycles. But that was taken away from him at the age

of 30 when a tree fell on him, breaking his back and leaving

him paralyzed.

Now 43 years old, Owens struggled for years. After his

accident, his muscles atrophied, and he lost over 40 pounds.

“It took me a number of years for my body to recover to the

point where I didn’t have to nap daily,” said Owens.

Several years after his accident, Owens learned of a physical

therapy device that changed his life. The Exoskeleton is a

state-of-the-art wearable robotic that assists in gait training

and mobility for those who have lost their ability to walk

due to stroke, injury, multiple sclerosis, and more. With the

assistance of the Exoskeleton and wrist canes, Owens was able

to walk for the first time in over a decade.

“Every time I would use it (the Exoskeleton) it made my legs

feel super hot,” he explained. “It was nice to feel something. I

knew if they feel hot that something was going on.”

Unfortunately, the nearest place with an Exoskeleton is in

Wenatchee, Washington—a four-hour drive one way. Owens

traveled there eight times a year, and each visit allowed him

30 minutes in the Exoskeleton—totaling only four hours of

therapy a year.

“Each time I went, I would get something back,” said Owens.

“Once it (a muscle group) fired, it would stay there. The little

bit I was able to use the suit made a definite difference. I was

able to get muscle response started in my lower abdomen and

hips. That may not sound like a lot, but just being able to sit

and lean over with more stability has made life easier.”

The travel became tiresome, and as the father of four children

and an interruption with COVID, Owens has not been back

in a few years.

“Having this technology at

Bonner General Health would

provide an incredible service

to our patients and the entire

Inland Northwest.”

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But now Bonner General Health Foundation is working to

make such therapy available for Owens and many more in the

community.

“Last year Michelle Tucker, manager of the Physical Therapy

Department at BGH, presented this information to the

Foundation Board,” said Bonner General Health Foundation

president Justin Dick. “We knew we had to bring this piece of

equipment to Sandpoint, and we are currently working to do

just that.”

The Foundation introduced its Find Your Strength campaign

in July. Their goal is to raise $200,000 for the cost of the

Exoskeleton and an accompanying FES bike, which uses

electrical current to cause muscle contractions by stimulating

peripheral nerves.

“With our aging population and being a place of outdoor

adventure, there is likely to be a higher rate of strokes and

injuries,” said Molly Behrens, community development

coordinator for Bonner General Health. “Having this

technology at Bonner General Health would provide

an incredible service to our patients and the entire

Inland Northwest.”

As part of the Find Your Strength campaign, Bonner General

Health Foundation is hosting a Find Your Strength 5k/1k Fun

Run and Family Day on Saturday, September 24.

“The Foundation has always looked toward hosting an event

of this type, and with so many events such as Boobs and Beer,

Celebrate Life and Jacey’s Race no longer taking place, this

afforded us a perfect opportunity to provide our community

with an event while also raising money for a worthy cause,”

said Dick. “We are looking forward to eventually add a 10k and

half-marathon.”

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“With our

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residents.

This all-ability family fun run will include an after-party

for the entire family complete with music, food, drinks,

magicians, face painting and more. Both races begin and

end at Sandpoint City Beach, with the after-party taking

place on the lawn at Trinity at City Beach.

Children 8 and younger can participate for free, and

registration is at a reduced price of $20 for ages 9 to

17. Adults are $45 if you register ahead of time and $50

the day of the event. If people are unable to attend the

race but would like to participate in the after-party, all

are invited.

“The community has generously embraced our mission

over the past several years, and we are extremely grateful,”

said Dick. “With our growing population and the everexpanding

need for health-care services, we are always

looking for ways to meet the needs of our residents.

This event will go far to reach many who may not be as

familiar with Bonner General Health and educate them

about our services.”

Owens is hopeful that the Find Your Strength campaign

will result in many locals who can benefit the way he has

from this unique device. With the strength he has gained

from the Exoskeleton, Owens is now able to ski and hunt,

and recently began to mountain bike.

“It would be nice to have the Exoskeleton local so that

other people can benefit from it—not only to enjoy

the feeling of standing up and walking but also get the

benefits that come with it as far as recovery,” said Owens.

“I feel like if I had been able to access the Exoskeleton

right after my injury, I would probably be able to

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With 21 years of teaching

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With her classroom as a vehicle for learning,

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For Lisa, the most rewarding thing about

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and then unlocking that portal that

opens that child to new experiences. She

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a way to introduce a child to a new world

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“I think the aspect of teaching that I

personally enjoy the most is seeing the way a

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Classroom experiences for Lisa and her

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“I’ll never ever forget how difficult it is to use

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“There are many more stories like these, but

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memorable experiences as a teacher are those

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Lisa’s parents were both educators, and she

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many performances, as well as been accepted

to Interlochen Center for the Arts for their

summer program three years in a row now.

I am also an Honors student at the Music

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While playing the piano is Levi’s focus, he

has expressed interest in studying psychology

while continuing to pursue his passion for

piano in college.

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Levi Hill isn’t your typical studentathlete.

While Hill tends to stay

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do not rely on his ability to kick,

throw or run. All Levi needs to compete are

his fingers.

“I have been playing piano for almost nine

years now,” Levi said. “Throughout my life,

I have competed in competitions, played in

When asked why piano, Levi just shrugged

and said, “Performing has always been the

highlight of piano for me. Everything from the

adrenaline before a performance, to the crowd

watching me, it’s so enthralling. To be able

to share with a crowd of people all the hard

work that I’ve put into my pieces over the past

couple of months is incredible.”

While being exceptional at playing piano, Levi,

a senior at Gem Prep Online Academy, has not

gone without his fair share of challenges and

life lessons learned along the way.

“One of the biggest challenges that I’ve

personally had was this past year reauditioning

for Interlochen,” Levi said. “It was a very long

process of emailing them back and forth

and constantly looking for updates in the

screening process. Once I was finally accepted,

I had to worry about the financial aspect of

the program.”

Another aspect of piano that Levi learned

was that comparison is the thief of joy. He

described the aspect of the journey versus

destination as a key component to his success.

“A lot of music, and just life in general, is

focusing on making yourself better and setting

goals that are realistic for where you’re at right

now,” Levi added. “If you compare yourself

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“I love the mentality that is required to play

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The state of Idaho—and particularly the northern panhandle—

is full of vibrant forest lands that provide habitats for wildlife,

water resources and timber production.

Since its founding in 2016, the Idaho Forest Owners Association

Education Foundation (IFOA-EF) has raised funds to support

various projects that promote sustainable forestry practices and

educate the public about the beautiful state that they call home.

“We want people to understand where they live,” IFOA-EF Director

and Treasurer Marrion Banks said. “We want them to understand

the value of Idaho’s forested lands and the importance of managing

them carefully to preserve forest resources.”

IFOA-EF is an extension of the Idaho Forest Owners Association

(IFOA), which has been around since 1982. Initially, IFOA was

formed to advocate for forest landowners in the state due to

taxation-related issues. Over the years, the group’s membership and

mission has expanded and evolved to cover a broader span of issues,

ranging from forestry education to estate planning.

Two of IFOA’s charter members are husband and wife Kirk and

Madeline David, who have spent their entire adult lives living in

Northern Idaho and investing in the study and practice of forestry.

Currently, Madeline serves as a director and treasurer for IFOA,

while Kirk is one of the five directors of the education foundation,

alongside Marrion.

“My favorite thing that I get to do is helping private forest landowners

learn about and manage their forest,” Kirk said. “Educating people

about forestry and helping them manage their forest properly—

being good stewards of the land—is what gets me up in the morning

every day.”

Currently, one of IFOA-EF’s largest projects—overseen by Kirk—is

the foundation’s partnership with 9B Trails, a nonprofit entity that

aims to develop new non-motorized hiking and biking trails in

Boundary County.

IFOA-EF’s role in the project is creating interpretive signs that

are placed along 9B Trail’s Enchanted Forest trail system. The

foundation’s signs help to educate people about the surrounding

forest lands, pointing out things like rare trees, thinning areas and

new tree plantation plots along the trail.

Another important partnership for IFOA-EF is with Project

Learning Tree (PLT), an award-winning environmental education

program designed to help educate teachers and individuals who

work with youth about the value of forestry in Idaho.

“We have to reach the younger people—the kids,” Marrion explained.

“There is so much bad information out there about forestry and

its impact, and the timber industry and its impact, and so on.”

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forest.”

PLT Idaho’s annual Sustainable Forestry Tour—a four-day immersive

experience that gives educators a behind-the-scenes look at what forestry

looks like in Idaho.

“Every year, the teachers are just like, ‘Who knew?’” Madeline remarked.

“And they are so enthusiastic.”

During the Sustainable Forestry Tour, participants tour high-tech mills,

visit forests, meet people who are passionate about forestry and learn

about how they can inspire the next generation’s appreciation for Idaho

forests. After the tour, IFOA-EF asks the teachers they sponsor to write

an article about the experience for the organization’s quarterly newsletter.

“I can’t think of one [teacher] that has come back that hasn’t said, ‘That

opened my eyes,’” Madeline said.

Another potential avenue of forestry advocacy that Marrion and the Davids

said IFOA-EF is considering is sponsoring workshops to educate Realtors

about the forest land that they are selling to people who are moving into

the state.

“[Realtors] are the people that see the new people coming in [to Idaho],”

Madeline said. “And we’d like to be able to start that education right there,

when people are buying their land, and we’d like the Realtors to know what

it is that they are selling.”

According to Marrion, many new forest landowners often know little about

the different species of trees and vegetation on the land they purchase.

That is where she hopes Idaho Forest Owners Association Education

Foundation can step in to educate and equip landowners about how to

properly care for their forest.

In all of their partnerships and advocacy work, IFOA-EF’s primary aim

is to educate people about how forestry works and why it is important. In

doing so, the organization seeks to remind people that Idaho forestry is

not only important economically and ecologically, but is essential for the

proper care and stewardship of the land they live on.

“One of the driving forces behind what IFOA has been doing these past

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For those who do not already know, Sandpoint High

School has a flourishing computer science program

and competitive esports team led by teacher

and SHS graduate Dalton Hawkins. And it just

got better.

In the spring of 2022, Hawkins applied for a grant through Ting

Internet with the permission of David Miles II, the principal

of Lake Pend Oreille Alternative High School and founder

of Video Game Club—Sandpoint’s original gaming club that

Hawkins himself participated in as a student.

“[Hawkins] found the grant, and he just asked me if he could

apply for this grant to help grow his program,” Miles said. “So,

simply, I just said ‘yes’ to his asking to apply for the grant, and

he applied for it and received it.”

Now, with the installation of roughly $30,000 worth of

equipment—11 desktop computers, mice, keyboards and

gaming chairs—Hawkins will not only by able to lead

Sandpoint Esports to continued growth, but he will also have

the opportunity to teach computer programming to 125

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of Idaho. After spending a year teaching in Alaska, he returned

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2017. That same year, he took over as the advisor of Video Game

Club, shifting the club to an esports focus, based on the suggestions

of his students at the time.

One of the biggest advantages of esports, according to Hawkins, is

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teams travel an hour or more for the majority of their away games.

“We get to compete against some of the best schools in the nation,

and we get to compete against some of the worst schools in the

nation, and we all get that communal experience,” Hawkins said.

“We are not restricted to just the schools in our area.”

Hawkins noted that the esports team provides a safe community

for students from all different backgrounds, including those who

do not fit into the traditional athletic or academic activities at SHS.

“I get a wide variety of kids,” Hawkins said. “And I think that is

because video games are pretty universal.”

Thanks to the new computer equipment, both the esports team and

the computer science classes at SHS will benefit. “Before we had

been using laptops, and it is just an absolute mess,” Hawkins said.

“I call it spaghetti. There are just wires everywhere.”

Now, with desktop computers tricked out with all the bells and

whistles, SHS students will have cutting-edge technology at their

fingertips every day, whether they are learning programming or

competing in esports competition.

“I think the growth [of esports and computer programming] is

going to come, and it’s going to be there, and we are going to be

three steps ahead of it when it shows up here,” Miles said.

Sandpoint Esports is open for any high school student in the Lake

Pend Oreille School District to join. To learn more about the group,

contact Dalton Hawkins at dalton.hawkins@lposd.org.

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Need to freshen up your facial aesthetic this fall? From athome

products that keep aging at bay to advanced inoffice

procedures designed to restore your confidence

in your skin, the Northwest is home to aesthetic experts

and advanced treatments that can help you reach your

cosmetic goals.

With insight from Northwest-based aesthetic experts and

business owners, you can revive and protect your skin

through the fall months and beyond!

Start with the following tips to enhance the youthful

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Schedule Your Consultation

“We always start with a consult,” affirms Sarah Hamilton,

nationally renowned medical aesthetic provider of Sarah

Hamilton FACE located in Liberty Lake, Washington, and

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Aesthetic treatments are highly customized and specific to

each patient. Start by setting up a consultation with your

clinician to allow them time to assess your skin, review your

cosmetic goals, and provide personalized guidance.

“It really comes down to an individualized patient consult and

prioritizing what their biggest concerns are,” shares Brianna

Williams, RN and owner of Refined Aesthetics in Sandpoint,

Idaho. “Actively listening to what they would like to improve

helps me to hone in on what treatments and products will

help them reach their aesthetic goals.”

Bri uses consults to work with patients collaboratively toward

their goals. “Oftentimes, it’s as simple as incorporating a

couple of skin-care products in their regimen, and other

times it may be a comprehensive treatment plan with a

combination of skin care and in-office treatments.”

Because each treatment should be specific to the patient,

“We take the time to evaluate each person individually,” says

Sharon Lemoine, ARNP of Gig Harbor Medical Spa in Gig

Harbor, Washington. “Our approach is to keep you looking

natural and rested during the aging process.”

“Treatments and products go hand in hand. Products should

enhance your procedures and the longevity of your treatment,”

Sarah explains. “A good analogy would be comparing it to

brushing your teeth versus going to the dentist.” Just like you

maintain your oral-health results provided by the dentist, you

can maintain the results and enhance the longevity of your

aesthetic treatments with well-chosen products.

Serina Jones, LME of Gig Harbor Aesthetics, adds to this

sentiment: “Having a consultation with both an aesthetic

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rejuvenation. The most optimal results happen when you combine

injectables with proper skin care and skin-care procedures. For the

best results with your skin, it’s a combination of custom skin care at

home and in-office treatments.”

Top Aesthetic Treatments

This year’s most coveted aesthetic treatments include the everpopular

age-fighters Botox and dermal fillers, along with advanced

therapies that can achieve more specific results.

“Year after year, Botox has been the number one aesthetic treatment

not only in our office, but nationally,” Bri says. “Botox is quick and

effective, and helps to soften fine lines and wrinkles for a more

youthful and relaxed look. Clients love it!”

Trusted treatments designed to minimize the appearance of wrinkles

and fine lines while enhancing select facial features, lip and cheek

fillers are “a great way to boost your appearance and give you more

confidence in your overall look,” adds Sharon.

What’s the difference between the two? Gel-like filler injections are

typically used to add plumping and volume, while Botox injections

are designed to temporarily block nerve signals in the muscles at the

injection site. This restricts movement in the affected area to avoid

the formation of expression lines.

Gig Harbor Aesthetics’ Laura Brougher, RN adds that when it comes

to what’s most popular, it’s Botox/Dysport for frown lines between

the eyes and crows feet, and Sculptra for volume improvement,

balance and skin tightening in the face. “Sculptra can also be used to

help smooth cellulite and droopy skin on the body as well,” she says.

“And lips! Everyone loves a rejuvenated (not too big) and smooth,

pretty lips.”

At Sarah Hamilton FACE, the MOXI + BBL laser treatment combo

has been highly popular as a “filter for your skin.” After gaining

attention for being a Kim Kardashian favorite, the laser treatment

combo has stayed popular for its ability to brighten skin, improve

sun damage, boost texture, reduce fine lines, and banish brown

spots and redness.

“Our aesthetic nurse Brittany actually has trained her Beverly Hills

doctor and his team on how to use laser devices,” Sarah shares. “It

really is like a laser filter for your skin.”

In addition to laser therapy, microneedling is a popular light therapy

for evening out skin tone.

“One of my favorite treatment combinations includes microneedling

with radiofrequency (Morpheus 8) with intense pulse light therapy,”

Bri says. “This combination removes pigment on the skin from age

spots and sun damage, while stimulating new collagen production

for skin tightening. The treatments can be performed during the

same appointment, so there is one healing time, and the results

are impactful!”

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The Anti-Aging Trifecta

What can you do from home to provide daily protection for

your skin? Northwest experts are in agreement that every athome

regimen should include sun protection.

“The trifecta for anti-aging is retinoid, an antioxidant, and

sunscreen,” according to Sarah. “Sunscreen in your makeup

doesn’t count—get a physical mineral blocker to protect against

aging rays.”

“That trio helps nearly everyone who is wanting to age gracefully

and protect their skin from free-radicals and sun exposure, while

also increasing cell turnover to prevent the signs of aging,” Bri

confirms. “Sun protection is imperative to protect the skin from

premature signs of aging, as well as skin cancer, and to protect

the investment of in-office treatments like Botox, dermal fillers

and laser services.”

Hydrate Your Skin

Often, hydrated skin is glowing, healthy skin. In addition

to keeping up with water intake and hydrating foods, select

products and treatments can enhance your skin’s hydrated glow.

“Skin Media HA Rejuvenating Hydrator is an awesome way to

give your skin a drink of water,” affirms Sharon. “Z.O. Growth

Serum reduces fine lines and skin damage. It’s the best overall

repair treatment out there.”

Some spas will offer hydration treatment directly in-office. Gig

Harbor Medical Spa offers in-office hydration systems that can

provide patients with a quick pick-me-up during their visit.

“We love our hydration capabilities—we can treat from the

inside out!”

Find Your Best Aesthetic Regimen

Cosmetic care is highly customizable to each patient and the

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and thoughtfully chosen skin-care products can help!

Consider your aesthetic goals, time frame, and budget, then

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to North Idaho, the Northwest is home to a long list of cosmetic

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“The end goal is simple,” affirms Laura. “A balanced, refreshed

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Local medical spa ‘devoted to perfecting

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Brianna Williams was born and raised right here

in Sandpoint, only leaving this place she so loved

to attend nursing school—knowing she would

eventually return home. In 2017, Bri, with the unwavering

support of her family, embarked on a new journey—

Refined Aesthetics Med Spa.

“For me, aesthetics is about helping individuals feel

confident in their own skin!” Bri shares. “I began receiving

aesthetic treatments in my late 20s, and my confidence

improved, inspiring me to want to help others feel their

absolute best.”

What began as a one-woman show five years ago has

evolved to now include a team of six with more than 75

combined years of experience in health care. Every one

of Refined Aesthetics’ staff continually pursues ongoing

education, conferences and private trainings, and Bri

is currently in graduate school to obtain her nurse

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her clients.

“This industry is growing rapidly. Education and

experience are important so providers can deliver safe,

effective and beautiful results,” she affirms. “It makes me

proud that my team shares the same passion for education,

and all strive to continue learning. My team is devoted to

perfecting their craft.”

The full-service med spa offers an array of treatments, from

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and spa services such as waxing, lash lifts/tints, and

microblading. “We’ve expanded our services every year

since opening and will continue to do so in order to

bring the best treatments to Sandpoint,” says Bri.

Assisting clients to help ease their insecurities,

knowing that the work they do has a profound

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“When we can help a client who has been

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STRONG

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Summer has come to an end and a new school year is

upon us once again.

A new year means new beginnings for your children,

whether they are heading off to pre-K for the first time

this year or entering their senior year of high school. But

a new school year also brings new opportunities for the

whole family to develop healthy rhythms and routines

that will define the next nine months

of early mornings, packed lunches and

extracurricular activities.

So, I’d like to make a few suggestions—

five, to be exact—that will help your

family stay happy and healthy together

throughout this new school year.

Eat healthy (and local!) together.

With the kids off at school during the

day, evening meal times provide an

important opportunity for your family

to connect and create healthy eating

habits together.

Studies show that children and

adolescents’ eating habits are largely

shaped by their family. One 2017

study from the International Journal

of Environmental Research and Public

Health found that better diet quality

and regular family meals improves

overall family satisfaction.

If possible, try to have at least one meal

per day where the whole family can eat

together distraction-free.

Also, as parents or guardians, it is

essential to model healthy eating

habits for your children. Give your

kids healthy snack options, like fruits

or vegetables, that are as easy to access

as other sugary or salty snacks.

For example, instead of having cereal

or crackers sitting around, try leaving

fresh apples and oranges on the

counter or placing small bags of carrot

sticks in the fridge for kids to grab

when they are hungry.

Another way to support healthy eating habits in your

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“Taste of Home” tool to find local farms, community gardens and

retailers, or check out their seasonal recipes to get inspired this fall.

Turn OFF the technology. Another helpful routine that goes handin-hand

with family mealtimes is reducing screen time as a family.

With the increased use of technology during the school and workday,

kids (and adults) need a break from media consumption.

According to the CDC, children between the ages of 8 and 18 spend

an average of 7.5 hours per day in front of a screen. It goes without

saying that statistics like this have a myriad of potential negative

consequences for children, including sleep problems, academic

struggles and poor self-esteem.

Therefore, choose to make your evenings technology-free, or at least

limit your family’s screen time to two hours or less per day. Turning

off your electronics will help your family connect with one another

and learn how to have fun without needing digital entertainment.

The importance of family fitness. Once you cut back on your media

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healthy habits together, like exercising every day.

This school year, find time in your family’s daily routine for 30 minutes

or an hour of family play time. Consider some enjoyable family fitness

activities, like playing tag or hopscotch with your younger children or

riding bikes and shooting basketball with your older kids.

Making time to stay active can help you set and achieve health and

fitness goals as a family. Maybe your family will plan to stay active

this fall in order to run or walk in your local turkey trot race together

in November?

Think of some ideas that might work for your family and be creative!

The important thing is that you, your spouse and your children can

enjoy your time being active together.

Sleep is SUPER important. As I am sure you are already well aware,

a consistent sleep schedule is paramount for increased energy,

creativity and happiness in adults and children alike.

If your family’s sleep habits were stretched or adapted during the

summertime, I would recommend getting back to a normal routine

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A recent University of Washington article suggests that teenagers need

nine to 10 hours of sleep per night, while school-aged children require

10 or more. And of course, do not neglect your own sleep routine either.

It’s tempting to want to stay up late and unwind after the kids go to bed,

but remember that the recommended sleep time for adults is seven to

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Make memories that matter. If you have not noticed, most of these

healthy family habits are all correlated and interconnected in one way or

another—and that is on purpose!

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is not so much about the specific actions as it is about cohesiveness,

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1. Avoid sitting for more than 20 minutes at a

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2. Avoid delaying movement. Quite frankly, if

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you don’t think you look good in leggings.

3. Avoid poor sleeping postures. As a general

rule, it is best to use a pillow that keeps your

cervical spine in neutral alignment, meaning

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4. Avoid improper working stations. No

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6. Avoid dehydration. Back pain and

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muscle cramps, an increased risk of infection,

poor nerve cell signaling, and reduced

cushioning in the spine.

7. Avoid poor postures. The most common

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forward head and shoulder posture. The

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undue stress on the vertebrae of the lower back,

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8. Avoid non-mobility. Our body’s

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Mammography

The who, what and why of mammograms

If you’ve had one, you know the process. Like many preventative

procedures, it is one we may think we can put off or wait until

next year. Or, you do it when you or your provider find a

possible problem. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness

Month (October), we encourage you to educate yourself on the

importance of mammograms for breast cancer screening and

diagnosis. Not sure what to expect? Read on!

What is a mammogram?

recommend a screening mammogram every year. Talking with

your provider about your family history and risk factors can help

determine when to start mammogram screening.

While less common, approximately 1 percent of all breast cancers

occur in men. Breast cancer in men typically presents as a lump

or tumor in the breast area which can be felt. Those with a history

of breast cancer in female relatives should discuss the risks with

their provider.

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A mammogram is an X-ray used to detect cancer before it has

any signs or symptoms of the disease. The first known attempt to

visualize tumors in the breast with radiography was in 1913 by a

German surgeon, Albert Salomon. The continuum of studies and

research for decades and throughout the ‘60s led to mammography

becoming a more prevalent diagnostic tool. By 1976, mammography

was declared a standard practice for breast cancer screening.

3-D mammography is the gold standard in breast cancer screening.

It takes multiple images of breast tissue to recreate a 3-dimensional

picture of the breast, uses approximately equal radiation dose as

2-D mammography, detects 41 percent more invasive cancers, and

results in up to 40 percent fewer callbacks for rescreening.

Why do I need one?

There are two types of mammograms: A screening mammogram

involves two images of each breast and detects lumps or other

abnormalities. They are used to find cancer before any symptoms

occur, thus catching cancer early and with better outcomes. A

diagnostic mammogram is used to further analyze a lump or

abnormalities in the breast after they have been found.

Who should get a mammogram?

The American Cancer Society recommends women begin annual

breast cancer screening with mammograms at 40. By age 45, they

What should I expect?

To get a mammogram, you must undress above the waist and change

into a gown, open in the front. You and the technologist performing

the screening will be the only ones in the room. Your breast must

be compressed between two plates for about 10 to 15 seconds while

an X-ray is taken. You will then change positions so your breast is

compressed from side to side for the following image.

You might feel discomfort when your breasts are compressed,

which can be painful for some women. However, if you experience

pain, it is relatively quick, and the technologist can try to adjust the

compression to your comfort if needed.

Two views are typically taken of each breast during a screening

mammogram. A diagnostic mammogram will include additional

imaging focusing on the area in question. Finally, a radiologist and

results read mammograms will be reported by your provider.

Honor your breasts and your health, and schedule a preventative

health mammogram.

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As the summer

wanes into autumn, and the leaves turn

vibrant colors in a big show before winter’s bare branches, we also change in preparation

for colder weather. Autumn is affectionately coined “sweater weather,” which prompts us to

switch out of our summer dresses and sandals for light sweaters and jeans. With the switch

in clothing comes a switch in our makeup routine. Thicker moisturizers that were heavily

laden with sunscreen are switched to lighter cleansers and moisturizers. Lighter colors,

or a barefaced look, are switched to brighter, more unconventional, shades to combat the

heavier clothing. Some of this year’s makeup trends are not necessarily new, and you’ll be

able to use much of the same techniques that you’ve used before. However, some of this

season’s trends are sure to excite. As always, it’s fun to explore new ways to accentuate your

look and individual style!

The classic cat eye will never go out of style—at least depending on where you’re going.

Along with the cat eye has come bold new color: oranges, pinks, neons, glitter, wet gloss

and shimmering teals. This year’s eye makeup has us looking ready to party, Y2K style. For

darker skin tones, warm oranges and darker pinks set a startling contrast. Shimmering

eyes and neon liners are sure to make your eyes pop. Especially if they follow the dramatic

lines of a drawn-out cat eye. Also in style for eyes are nude colors with black or floral

embellishments that resemble a stamp that surrounds the eyes (or just one eye). The

embellishments are shimmering or dark tones, whatever contrasts against the skin, almost

like temporary tattoos. Meant as a backdrop for creative accentuation, the eyes stand out in

an otherwise unadorned face.

For lips, the ‘90s are back in. Light brown liner with a skin-tone fill brings louder looks

down to earth. Lip gloss over light candy pinks for a wet look accentuates the lips, while

not competing with the bold eyes. Also in are dark purples and even dark blue lipsticks,

without liner to keep the look relatively soft. Those who remember the ‘90s will remember

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Here to stay

is the neverout-of-style

red lip

how difficult it is to get a dark lip to stay throughout

the day. To circumvent this problem, a hydrating

tinted lip balm should keep the lips from drying

out. Also here to stay is the never-out-of-style red

lip, bright and on point for this year’s trends—but

not unfamiliar. On trend this year, when choosing

a bold look for the lips or the eyes, remember to

keep the rest of the face neutral. The bold colors are

meant to attract the eyes to one place, having an

artful effect rather than one that overwhelms. This

means little to no makeup on the rest of the face—

even going so far as to apply primer with little

embellishments to zap the skin tone of its natural

varying intonations.

On par with the ‘90s and Y2K looks are the

shimmering, over-the-top orange and pink blushes

fanned out high on the cheek bones and up toward

the eyes. This look is generally best on darker skin

tones, but icy tones work with varying skin tones.

Soft blue tones fan out from the eyes and feather

out onto the cheeks. Technically the color starts at

the eyes, but since it fans out to the cheekbones, it’s

also kind of a blush. There aren’t many rules this

year. It’s the same technique but bolder colors and a

blurring of the lines. When accentuating one part of

the face, let the colors highlight and the rest blend.

Whatever blends, whatever works, and whatever is

fun is on trend this year.

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For brows, the natural, not overly plucked is what’s

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low maintenance. It’s all about minimum product

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growth serum. For those with already thick brows, focus should be on filling in sparse areas. The look for brows is

easy and straightforward, keeping the morning routine easy—especially if going for a bold, fluffy brow and an overall

nude look.

Fall trends that look less like a party and more for the every day include the full natural brow, pink lip gloss, bright

moisturizers and facial oils, setting sprays, and the occasional body glitter. The focus for this year’s fall is for bright

skin, accentuated eyes, creativity, and a slightly wet look. For easy days, keep the skin neutral, using nothing but a

good moisturizer and a dark lip. This year’s looks aren’t necessarily meant to shine all at once but one at a time—

depending on what you’re wearing, where you’re going, and what kind of activity you have to look forward to. Keep

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EXPLORING THE BEAUTIFUL YAKIMA VALLEY

YAKIMA

VALLEY

Discover charming small towns, farm-to-table restaurants, family

owned wineries, and outdoor adventures.

by MARGUERITE CLEVELAND

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YAKIMA

VALLEY

Here in the Yakima Valley, the climate is semi-arid desert, and there are more than 300 days of sunshine each year.

The Yakima River flows through the valley as a life-giving force, providing water to support agriculture and a green

swath of trees and vegetation which lines the banks. It is such a sharp contrast with the semi-arid desert landscape.

Fall is a great time to visit, with local farmers markets running into October and festivals highlighting the bounty

of the season.

Craft beverage fans will love this area. Over 75 percent of the nation’s hops are grown in the Yakima Valley, where

you can enjoy farm-to-beer experiences with Yakima’s craft beer scene. Wine lovers can explore five American

Viticulture Areas (AVAs), including the famed Red Mountain, at more than 90 wineries throughout the valley. This

is where Washington’s wine industry began. The dining scene varies from high-end farm-to-table restaurants to a

James Beard award-winning tamale stop at Los Hernandez Tamales.

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EAT

In the Yakima Valley you are dining straight from the source.

Chances are what is on your plate for dinner was in a farmer’s

field this morning.

You can’t visit the area without dining at Crafted. This farmto-table

restaurant takes the best of the season and crafts

delicious, fresh meals from locally sourced ingredients.

Multiple chefs with different backgrounds and skills develop

the menu each day, creating a unique culinary fusion not seen

in other restaurants. To truly savor the experience, have the

Chef ’s Menu—a multi-course extravaganza. The restaurant is

in the Old North Yakima Historic District, and there is plenty

of free parking in the area.

Caffé 11th Avenue is the place to go for breakfast or Sunday

brunch. Start with their famous feast in a glass, the Monstrous

Mary. Their signature Bloody Mary mix is combined with

vodka and garnished with bacon, ham, cheese, olives, celery,

pickled veggies and more. A unique dish on the menu is the

Breakfast Charcuterie that can easily feed two. Similar to a

European-style breakfast, you’ll feast on meats, cheeses, fresh

fruit, hard-boiled eggs, and Belgian waffles and croissants

served with maple syrup and blackberry preserves. Don’t

miss the delicious house-made sausage fennel gravy served on

tender buttermilk biscuits.

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The Hotel Maison

STAY

This historic Hotel Maison is the perfect place to stay while

visiting the Yakima Valley. Its location in the heart of downtown

makes it easy to walk to shops and restaurants after a day

touring the valley. Built in 1911, this classic Second Empirestyle

building was, at the time, the tallest structure between

Seattle and Spokane. It has been lovingly restored, retaining

the historic details while adding modern conveniences. During

your stay make sure to check out the Hotel Maison historical

exhibit curated by the Yakima Valley Museum Director Peter

Arnold, and Mike Siebol, curator of exhibitions. It shares the

building’s history and prominence in the local community. The

Hotel Maison Gallery showcases local artists’ work through

their partnership with the Larson Gallery. You’ll find photos

and paintings of the local scenery including desert images as

well as the green lushness around the Yakima River.

Downtown Yakima also has a variety of chain hotels including

the Hilton Garden Inn, which is next door to the Hotel Maison.

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There is so much to see and do in

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There is so much to see and do in the Yakima Valley. Plan to

take a road trip though the valley and discover charming small

towns with cute local shops and restaurants. Tour wineries

and breweries. The fall marks harvest time, so visit local farms,

which often have fall events. Explore the beautiful Yakima

Area Arboretum and take a nature walk among trees adorned

with fall foliage.

Take a Canyon River Cruise through the Yakima River Canyon

in a specially designed raft with overhead shade canopies and

bench seats with back support. There is even a table to enjoy

snacks while you sip on some Yakima Valley wine purchased

on your trip. The canyon is just stunning with basalt cliffs

rising more than 2,000 feet from the river and rolling desert

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eagles, hawks, osprey and falcons. Bighorn sheep, deer, elk,

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see them in the afternoon coming to the river for water. In the

fall, the canyon erupts into yellow, orange and red when the

leaves begin to change. The water is a great place to observe

the fall foliage.

For more information, check out VisitYakima.com for itinerary

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Hwy 95 N Ponderay | 208.263.1381 • 601 Front Ave. 208.667.1170 | DOWNTOWN Cda

The Crossings | 208.561.9496 | Athol

www.sweetlousidaho.com

212 Bonner Mall Way

Sandpoint, Idaho

208.263.4613

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BEET & BASIL

The owners of Beet and Basil are currently working to

re-open the beloved restaurant in their new location in

Ponderay this spring! Beet and Basil can now be found

next to Kessa’s Coffee, directly across the street from the

movie theater. With a primary focus on global flavors with

local ingredients, be sure to stop in once they’ve reopened

to taste what’s fresh on the menu.

775 Bonner Mall Way | Ponderay

BeetandBasil.net

LE CATERING

Locally owned and operated by Chef

Adam Hegsted as part of Eat Good Group,

Le Catering Co. features the best Inland

Northwest producers and products cooked by

award-winning chefs. They specialize in using

local, seasonal ingredients and highlighting

them by cooking them simply and honestly.

They invite you to call them to set up your

special event.

2426 N. Discovery Place | Spokane

Valley | 509.720.5412 | LeCatering.co

CITY BEACH ORGANICS

City Beach Organics offers top-notch, made-fromscratch

organic food and drinks in a recently renovated

downtown location. They serve homemade soups daily!

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

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

7am to 6pm; closed Saturday.

117 N. First Ave. | Sandpoint

208.265.9919 | CityBeachOrganics.com

UPTOWN BAGEL CO.

If you’re looking for the perfect stop for

breakfast, lunch and everything in between,

then look no further than your neighborhood

bagel shop. At Uptown Bagel Co. in

Sandpoint, they proudly serve up the freshest

bagels in town from 7am to 3pm Monday

through Saturday, and 8am to 1pm Sunday.

Any time is bagel time. Uptown Bagel Co.

proudly serves Tractor beverages, New

Yorker Bagels and Doma Coffee.

313 N. 3rd Ave. | Sandpoint

208.263.9276 | UptownBagels.com

FIESTA BONITA

Authentic Mexican cuisine prepared fresh daily.

Fiesta Bonita’s menu is full of many unique and

authentic recipes. They have a full bar at their

Ponderay location and outdoor seating. Open daily

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

There is something for everyone at Fiesta Bonita!

700 Kootenai Cutoff Rd. | Ponderay

208.263.6174

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TRINITY AT CITY BEACH

Sandpoint’s premier waterfront dining offers an

extensive menu of American cuisine with an

impressive wine list. Featuring a full-service bar

and beautiful view of Lake Pend Oreille. Serving

breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week,

Trinity at City Beach is ready to become your

new favorite restaurant.

58 Bridge St. | Sandpoint

208.255.7558 | TrinityatCityBeach.com

SWEET LOU’S

RESTAURANT & BAR

Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Bar proudly offers

something for everyone, with specialties

including chicken fried steak, smoked prime

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

sandwiches. All menu items are reasonably

priced, fresh and made to order. Full bar.

477272 Hwy 95 | Ponderay

208.263.1381 | SweetLousIdaho.com

6915 E. Athol Crossing Rd. | Athol

208.561.9496 | SweetLousIdaho.com

THE BURGER DOCK

Voted Best Burger in Bonner County! Treat

yourself to the tastiest burger in town, made

with house-pressed patties using locally

sourced, grass-fed meat from Wood’s. Burgers

are served on a soft toasted organic bun finished

with quality ingredients and homemade sauces.

Diners can also choose from a selection of

salads, hand-cut fries, real ice cream milkshakes,

soft drinks and beer, wine and canned cocktails.

Visit Facebook and Instagram for their latest

promos, and find them in the Gateway parking

lot at Schweitzer on weekends and holidays!

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

Saturday 11am-8pm, Sunday 11am-6pm. You

can order to-go!

JALAPENOS MEXICAN

RESTAURANT

Fresh and unique, Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant in

Downtown Sandpoint has been a favorite of many for

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

Tuesday or Magic Wednesday, there is something

for everyone here, and its newly expanded menu

has brought even more choices to diners. If you are

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

host a party in their private dining room, Jalapenos

Mexican Restaurant will keep you coming back

for more!

314 N. Second Ave. | Sandpoint

208.263.2995 | SandpointJalapenos.com

116 N. First Ave. | Sandpoint.

208.597.7027 | TheBurgerDock.com

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DUTCH-OVEN

FALL BEEF STEW

INGREDIENTS

For the Meat:

3 lbs. whole boneless beef chuck roast,

cut into 1-inch chunks

1 1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. ground pepper

2 tbsp. avocado oil

For the Stew:

2 tbsp. butter

3 large carrots

1 14-oz. package frozen petite onions, thawed

2 cups shiitake mushrooms, roughly chopped

5 cloves of garlic, minced

1 tbsp. fresh thyme

1 tbsp. fresh rosemary, chopped

3 tbsp. tomato paste

1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

3/4 cup red wine

1/4 cup arrowroot powder

32 oz. beef broth

2 large bay leaves

1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen peas

salt and pepper to taste

METHOD

• Preheat the oven to 325˚F.

• Season beef chunks with salt and pepper. Heat avocado oil over

medium high heat in a large Dutch oven or a heavy oven-proof pot,

and sear beef on all sides until nicely browned. Do not fully cook at this

point. (Brown meat in batches to not overcrowd the pan and to prevent

steaming. If you notice that it begins to steam up, remove the excess

liquid and continue browning.)

• Transfer the browned meat to a plate and set aside. Leave the brown

bits at the bottom of the Dutch oven; don’t wipe the pot clean.

• Over medium heat, add the butter, carrots, petite onions,

mushrooms, garlic, thyme and rosemary to the same Dutch oven and

cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add tomato paste and

Worcestershire sauce, and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.

• Add red wine, scraping the browned bits from the bottom using a

wooden spoon, and cook until reduced, about 3 minutes.

• In a small bowl, add arrowroot to one cup of the beef broth and stir to

create a roux to thicken the sauce.

• Add roux to the vegetables and stir to coat. Add additional beef broth

and stir. Add the seared beef and bay leaves. Bring to a boil then reduce

to a simmer for 5 to 7 minutes. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper

at this point, if needed.

• Cover with an oven-safe lid. Finish cooking in the oven at 325˚F for

about 1 hour and 30 minutes—until the meat is tender. Stir in peas 10

minutes before the cooking time is up.

• Remove bay leaves before serving.

• Serve with fresh thyme.

Recipe by Tina VanDenHeuvel-Cook, NTP

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