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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2O22

FESTIVE

EVENTS

FOR THE

SEASON

& home

holidays

Home for the Holidays

~

Before the First Snow

~

A Healthy Holiday Balance

gift guide

holiday

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must reads

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2022

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HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Decorating for the season

60

KEEPING A HEALTHY

HOLIDAY BALANCE

A time for everything

82

DISCOVER THE SPICE TRAIL IN SURREY,

BRITISH COLUMBIA

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Living Local

marketing

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Allyia Briggs | 208.620.5444

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MEDIA MANAGER

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editorial

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STAFF WRITERS

Taylor Shillam | Rachel Kelly | Christian Weaner

design

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DESIGN DIRECTOR | Darbey Russo

SENIOR DESIGNER | Kennedy Pew

DIGITAL CREATIVE DIRECTOR | Whitney Lebsock

accounting & operations

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS | Rachel Figgins

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR | Steve Russo

MANAGING PARTNER | Kim Russo

contributors

Joshua Nishimoto, Marguerite Cleveland, Marc Stewart,

Megan Snodgrass

photography

PHOTOGRAPHERS:

Sara Grace Photography pg. 1, LeAnne te Nyenhuis pg. 36-39,

Adam Shanley pg. 42, Amy Waddington pg. 43,

Artisan Portrait pg. 50, Emma Singleton pg. 50, Elli Oba pg. 68

COURTESY PHOTOS:

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Traditions of Christmas

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CLEAN ENERGY

for a

CLEAN WORLD

Where has the year gone?

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like 2022

came in with a bang and continued full speed

ahead. And now, here we are, in the midst of

the holiday season, when life slows down a bit

yet there is so much to do to prepare for family

gatherings and the end of the year.

This has been a year of natural disasters, of

war, of division, of inflation, yet here we are,

still standing, many of us stronger than we

were before. We continue to look to the future,

working hard, loving and providing for our

families, with the goal of doing our part to

create a blessed life for our children—and a

better world for generations to come.

We all have purpose, and we must live that

purpose, despite what is going on around

us. We must continue to seek good and do

our part to spread that good throughout

our neighborhoods, our schools, our

communities, and our nation.

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The holiday season is a time to give thanks, as

we have so much to be thankful for: the roof

over our heads, the food on the table, clothes

to keep us warm, a vehicle to transport us to

and from work. Opportunities abound this

time of year to give back to those less fortunate

as well. If you can’t afford to give monetarily to

a local charity or organization, you can donate

gently used clothing and jackets to women’s

and children’s shelters; volunteer your time at

a food pantry/bank; go through the kids’ toys

and stuffed animals, clean them up, and find

a way to get them to those children who are

less fortunate.

Give and you shall receive. Blessings come to

those who assist others—in whatever way that

may be.

May we focus on what is important in life as

the year comes to an end and welcome 2023

with faith, love and hope.

Going solar has a wide range of

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about the cover

There’s nothing quite as magical as seeing the holiday season through a

child’s eyes. On the cover of our November/December issue of Coeur

d’Alene Living Local is sweet Raegan, who’s found much enjoyment

through a simple Christmas ornament. May we all appreciate the

simple things throughout the season and celebrate all we have. Wishing

you, your family and friends a blessed holiday season.

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2O22

FESTIVE

EVENTS

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Cover Photo by Sara Grace Photography

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FOR THE

SEASON

gift guide

holiday

& home

holidays

Home for the Holidays

~

Before the First Snow

~

A Healthy Holiday Balance

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contents

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home & garden

52

20

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Decorating for the season

28

BEFORE THE FIRST SNOW

Six tips and tricks to prepare your

home for winter

local scene

36

THE VILLAGE BAKERY

Local bakery delivers more to the

community than its sweet treats

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TEACHER IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Jacquie Mercer, Second Grade

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STUDENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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LOCAL COMMUNITY MAKES A

DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS

Supporting local nonprofits supports

our neighbors

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feature

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HOLIDAY SHOPPING GUIDE 2022

Ideas to inspire this gift-giving season

20

36

44

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contents cont.

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60

health & lifestyle

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KEEPING A HEALTHY HOLIDAY BALANCE

A time for everything

+ many more ...

beauty

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76

BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE

Reimagining your wardrobe for winter

travel & leisure

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DISCOVER THE SPICE TRAIL IN

SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Discover a spell binding world with a

vibrant and diverse culinary scene

76

food & entertainment

90

DINING GUIDE

Find the best food and drinks in town

93

RECIPE

Cookies for Santa: Perfectly soft

gingerbread cookies

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Decorating for the season

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The holiday season has our eyes turned inward

toward home. More time spent at home around loved ones has us

pulling out the throw blankets and piling on the pillows. This season’s

decor has us creating spaces for more time spent doing indoor activities,

making room for holiday gatherings and fostering a feeling of festivity.

It’s important that your space reflects what’s most comfortable for you.

It’s important that the place you wind down and spend the most time

mirrors your individual feelings, memories and style. Decorating for

the season means something different for everyone, however, there

are common priorities that just might spur your holiday humbug

into action.

During the holidays, especially during the winter solstice, it can get

pretty dark. One of the themes of the holidays is to bring light into

dark spaces. Lighting has a way of creating mood. The same is true

in our homes during the holidays. Switching out light fixtures, adding

new lamp shades or hanging twinkle lights from dark corners makes

for an instant cozy space. Plus, it’s festive! Bright lights are only

necessary while reading, otherwise soft light (such as what comes

from a fireplace) creates comfort. Since electricity is a fairly recent

invention, it makes sense that our bodies would prepare for sleep and

relax more in less invasive bright light. Candles are another inexpensive

addition to any space during short winter days. Hanging tea light

fixtures along stairwells and hallways makes the switching on and off of

lights unnecessary, which is especially convenient if half the house has

already gone to bed. In some cultures, it’s customary to place candles

in window sills to share light with neighbors during the holiday season.

This tradition doubles as a way to bring comfort in the home as well.

More time spent indoors means more activity, not less, happens in your

home. Wintertime is a time for rest and rejuvenation. Our space can

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Wintertime is a time for

rest and rejuvenation.

are simple strategies that everyone can use to open up and declutter our space for the holidays.

If you have kids, this might be a good time to build each of them their own creative corners in

an out-of-the-way favorite spot, complete with its own light source, pillows, and organization

that works for their needs. Actually, this might be a good time for you to build your own creative

space, filled with things that both bring you joy and allow you to do whatever makes you feel

most constructive. Everyone needs a hub—a space that’s just yours. Otherwise, everyone’s indoor

activities go everywhere, and there doesn’t seem to be a place for anything. Encouraging each

person in the household to create their own space brings ownership. For common spaces, pay

attention to how you and others naturally do things. If there’s a place where people seem to throw

their towels, that’s where the laundry hamper goes. If a favorite family activity is movie night,

then maybe buy some extra oversized pillows that tuck away in a basket at the side of the couch.

This holiday season, bring ownership to your home by tailoring your space to fit your needs.

Usually when it comes to the holiday color scheme, don’t choose anything that doesn’t already

work. Nobody needs a complete holiday revamp every year. If you’ve chosen pretty basic

wall colors, and generally your regular aesthetic is quiet, solid colors, there is lots of room for

color during the holidays. Colored lights to wrap up the stairwell, silver tinsel hung from the

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ornaments that carry with them memories that

grow every year. However, if in your house you

already have a lot of color, you might want to

tone down the holiday decor with simple glass

tree ornaments and white twinkle lights. Another

simple decoration is hanging dried flowers from the

tops of the windows, this freshens the air as well as

looks festive. Live flowers that will last through the

holidays, or even through the entire winter season,

is always a welcome look set in direct contrast to

the dreary outdoors. This season, choose a color

scheme that brings life to your indoors.

As you pull out the traditional decorations this

holiday season, don’t be afraid to get rid of whatever

doesn’t bring you joy. Sometimes those old holiday

decorations can really pile up and gather dust.

There’s a reason that we tuck those decorations

away most of the year. As you cultivate your space,

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your space for the things you like doing during the

holidays, whether it’s holding holiday parties or

crashing on the couch for a good holiday movie.

Create a space for others, but also don’t be afraid

to prioritize something for yourself that helps you

to feel productive or cozy. It’s your home, and it

reflects you and those you love.

As you pull out the

traditional decorations this

holiday season, don’t be

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Before the

First Snow

Six tips and tricks

to prepare your

home for winter

by JOSHUA NISHIMOTO

As the seasons change from hot summer to

cool autumn and into fall, many people find

themselves doing some annual chores to make

sure that their home is prepared for winter, while

many find themselves unprepared for the colder, and wetter,

winter months.

To make sure that you are ready for the change of season, there

are some very easy and cost-effective ways to prepare your

home to endure the harshest of winters. Some of these items

may end up costing a bit more than you would like to spend

upfront but will save you a ton of money in the long run. When

you’re preparing to host for the holidays, keep your family

warm and comfortable, or just getting ready to embrace winter

without spending a lot of money, some of these seemingly

minor things can not only save you money but keep your

house warm and protected from the harsh winter conditions,

adding to the longevity of your home.

Here are six helpful tips to keep you and your loved ones

comfortable in preparation for winter:

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Check your chimney

and fireplace.

Be sure to clean your fireplace. Dust ash and other particles can fill the

surrounding areas that need to be cleaned before the winter season

sets in. Inspect chimneys for damage. Cracks, loose bricks and broken

mortar can occur due to ice dams in the room. Be sure to fix any aspects

of your chimney that look broken or are starting to deteriorate and may

prevent your chimney from working properly. Also, be sure to replace

your chimney cap if it’s broken to keep leaves, rain/snow and debris out

of your chimney.

Clean your gutters.

There are many ways to weatherize your home. In the multitude of items

to check off, your gutters can sometimes go unnoticed. Before starting

the cleanup process, spread a tarp underneath your gutters to collect

all the debris, grime and dead leaves to protect your landscape. Next,

scrub the gutters to remove all the gunk. Pull out wet leaves using a

plumbing snake, and flush the gutter using a garden hose to clear out

the remaining dirt. When finished, you may find it worthwhile to install

a gutter guard to keep out leaves, sand grit and other debris.

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Check your furnace.

Dirt and debris can build up in your furnace and cause inefficiency,

increased energy bills, and even pose a safety risk. Cracks in the

furnace can cause deadly poisonous gas to make its way inside

your home. In addition, a dirty furnace won’t be able to provide

you with a warm, comfortable environment. The furnace filter

trapped with lint, pollen and debris obstructs airflow and makes

your furnace run longer to heat the house.

Be sure to inspect air leaks and insulate them. Also, be sure

to clean your filters before the start of the season, and don’t

forget to change them every three months. When in doubt, hire

a professional for a thorough checkup before the start of the

season. They will check all the major components and also test

for carbon monoxide leakage.

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Check your home’s heating

and air conditioning system.

There’s never a good time to be stuck in an uncomfortable and possibly

deadly cold with a heating system that’s on the fritz. Make sure your systems

are up to snuff by hiring a heating technician who will inspect your furnace

or heat pump to make sure that it’s in good shape and manufacturer-rated

efficiency for roughly $80 to $100. The inspection should also measure carbon

monoxide. Making sure to hire a proper technician early on will make it less

likely that you’ll need to hire one last minute for crucial repairs.

Turn off your outdoor hose/

sprinklers and keep your pipes warm.

Your pipes are prone to freezing in frigid temperatures. This can cause

damage, such as pipes bursting and water flooding your home. Not only will

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the year, be sure to seal, insulate, use heat tape and keep your faucets slightly

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of a heating system that uses natural gas, propane or wood.

Use gas or a wood fireplace when your traditional heating

source is not functioning properly. Be sure to clean it

before the weather turns and the outside temperature

drops. Store a supply of firewood in a dry place off the

ground. This will protect the wood from pests and moisture

when stored in or outdoors. It can come in handy when the

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The Village

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Local bakery delivers more to the community

than its sweet treats

by TAYLOR SHILLAM

There’s something extra sweet about a bakery that is

more than it seems. Created out of love, as a safe place

to celebrate people of all abilities, The Village Bakery is

a sweet place indeed.

Driven by the vision of a self-taught, highly creative pastry chef,

The Village Bakery was created to make a difference in the lives of

those with special needs and disabilities in the local community,

“specifically, helping those with disabilities feel valued, accepted

and recognized,” they shared.

Located in the Hayden Super 1 Shopping Center, The Village

Bakery employs those with special needs and disabilities to create

quality desserts, cakes, pastries and more, all while helping its

employees develop important life skills.

The bakery’s owner and operator is accomplished chef Dana

Bellefeuille, who cultivates a fun, creative environment. Dana

spent more than 20 years developing her culinary skills and

reputation, working in kitchens with chefs that “many of us know

from the Food Network,” making her name across the region and

notably making cakes for Seattle’s Space Needle restaurant.

Dana then chose to pursue her desire to combine two loves: a

love for baking, and a love of supporting those with special needs

and disabilities.

Her passion for supporting those with special needs is near to her

heart and home. It began with her own children, her daughter

with a physical disability and her son on the autism spectrum.

Dana shared that her motivation for creating a place like The

Village Bakery was in wanting for others what she always wanted

for her own children. Her vision was always to create a place for

people of all abilities to feel accepted, valued and recognized for

their own special skills. Since its earliest days, operating out of

Dana’s own home kitchen, The Village Bakery has been just that: a

safe place that accepts and celebrates all abilities, while providing

space for learning and growth.

Since its earliest days,

operating out of Dana’s own

home kitchen, The Village

Bakery has been just that: a

safe place that accepts and

celebrates all abilities,

while providing space for

learning and growth.

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“My secret wish would be for everyone to see beyond

stereotypes,” Dana shared. “Everyone has special talents.

Everyone deserves a chance.”

When The Village Bakery began in her home kitchen, “it

doubled as a loving space where people with challenges

can make their dreams come true, and a venue for baking

her amazing delicacies,” the bakery shared.

After a successful beginning, Dana’s next goal was to

open a storefront in North Idaho. In early 2022, after

ample fundraising and community support, she opened

The Village Bakery in its current Hayden location. Now,

the bakery operates with a variety of culinary goodies

offered daily, from sweet and savory breakfasts like bagels,

burritos, croissants and sweet rolls, to soups, salads and

sandwiches for lunch. In addition to the bakery’s rotating

daily bakery items, they offer wholesale items, a selection

of holiday goods, and specialty cakes and cupcakes.

At The Village Bakery, each employee has a chance to

shine, sharing their unique qualities while developing

new skills that reach far beyond baking. The “Bake-

A-Tiers,” as Dana has called them, often practice

communication, teamwork, money management, and

following directions, among other important life skills.

In addition to supporting her employees in their growth,

Dana is committed to supporting the greater North

Idaho community. “The Village Bakery has participated

in many fundraisers and will continue to donate time and

product,” bakery staff shared.

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“I want to mentor

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The bakery’s highly popular Cocoa Bombs, crafted by Dana

and her helpers, drove a highly successful fundraiser for the

Panhandle Autism Society, in support of individuals on the

autism spectrum and their families.

Made to be dropped and melted into hot water or milk for a

delicious chocolate treat, Cocoa Bombs are hollow chocolate

balls, sealed with hidden goodies inside, like marshmallows

and cocoa powder.

The Village Bakery made over 3,000 bombs in a period

of about six weeks in 2020, they shared—all out of Dana’s

home. They donated proceeds totaling about $10,000 to the

Panhandle Autism Society.

They will continue to support the local community, and

Cocoa Bombs continue to be sold at their Hayden bakery.

Dana has been honored for her efforts, named one of the

2021 Women of the Year by the Spokesman-Review and

Bank of America. She was also honored as a recipient

of the Women of Distinction award in the Business and

Professional Category for 2021 by Soroptimist International

of Coeur d’Alene.

It’s only the beginning for The Village Bakery and Dana’s

mission to impact local lives.

“I want to mentor and help my workers to fulfill dreams,

become proficient and expand their horizons,” she shared.

“I tailor it to each person’s ability. Their can-do attitude is

amazing. I love every minute of it.”

The Village Bakery is open Tuesday through Sunday in

the Hayden Super 1 Shopping Center. Its hours, menu

and special-order request forms can be found online at

TheVillageBakeryCdA.com, and regularly posted images

of their unique culinary creations can be found on their

Facebook page.

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Jacqueline (Jacquie) Mercer has been a

teacher for 10 years. Her goal is “to create

caring and empathetic students who develop

a love of learning that lasts a lifetime.” This fall,

she was recognized for the care she pours into

her students when she was named September’s

Teacher of the Month by the Coeur d’Alene

School District.

“Mrs. Mercer was recognized for the endless

amount of time, effort and love she puts into

teaching at Ramsey,” shared Coeur d’Alene

Schools. “She is the first to arrive and the last to

leave. She gets to know her students thoroughly

and what motivates each one.”

Now a second-grade teacher for Ramsey

Magnet School of Science, Mercer has been

teaching second grade for five years, after

years of teaching special education and

early education.

“I think the public would be surprised at how

much time and energy teachers put into getting

to know every student and how they learn,”

Jacquie said, yet it’s clear how worthwhile it is

to her to devote that energy. “It is so rewarding

watching a student’s eyes light up with inquiry.”

Her bio for the school district reads, “I believe

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and enthusiasm.”

Jacquie’s commitment is to helping students

achieve academically, while nurturing their

unconditional self-acceptance and emotional

well-being. When asked to describe an

experience that stands out most from her time

as a teacher, she recalled, “I had a very shy and

quiet student. One day in math, the students

were discussing a problem and he said loudly,

‘I know how to fix it!’” The student went on to

lead the entire project.

“I hope to ignite a spark that will inspire students

to believe, grow, and seek the knowledge they

need to figure out what moves them to make

a difference in the world,” she wrote. “I believe

that students need to feel comfortable working,

exploring, taking risks, and learning. I want

my students to think of our classroom as a

second home.”

Her care and commitment are only confirmed

by her award from the district.

“She has the biggest heart, and her students

know she truly loves them,” the district shared.

“She promotes growth in herself and her

colleagues, and we are fortunate to have her as

part of the District 271 family.”

If Jacquie could share one life lesson with her

students, it would be, “Be true to yourself, and

surround yourself with positive people.”

Ramsey second-graders can surely count Mrs.

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“One of the biggest challenges I’ve faced is

switching the position I play in soccer so late

in my career,” she said. “I switched to playing

goalkeeper one year before high school, and

it was difficult because the position is so

different mentally and physically compared to

the others.”

She’s learned to stay motivated through mental

blocks and a serious knee injury her freshman

year. “I have been playing soccer for 13 years,

and I got to a point where I was bored and had

mentally checked out, until I started playing

goalkeeper,” she said. “Motivating myself to

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number 42 jerseys.

“The history of the number 42 and the Ziegler

last name started with my dad in the 1960s,”

shared Jaylene’s father, Ben Ziegler. “He

attended Coeur d’Alene High School and wore

the number 42 on his football jersey.”

Ben and his brothers then wore the 42 jersey

in their respective sports at Coeur d’Alene

High School. “The youngest, my sister Katie,

didn’t get to wear the number 42 just because

of the sports she played, but she participated in

volleyball, track and soccer, and she looks just

like Jay,” said Ben.

“Jay is a goalkeeper now, and the third

generation of sharing the number 42.” The

Ziegler family has held the 42 tradition

“spanning 50 to 60 years, all at Coeur

d’Alene High School, born and raised in

Coeur d’Alene.”

Now, Jaylene has made an impression in her

“I’ve always enjoyed the competition and the

high level soccer can be played at,” she said.

“The sport is available to a wide variety of

people, even if they have never stepped on the

field before.”

As she moves forward into her college career

and beyond, she hopes to be a positive mentor

and example for younger players.

Academically, Jaylene loves to express herself

through creative writing, for which she won

an award her sophomore year. “I love being

able to freely write and express my emotions,”

she said.

Jaylene is currently looking at being recruited

to play soccer in college, with her sights set on

the East Coast, and big plans for the future.

“I plan on studying exercise science and sports

psychology, to then advance to graduate school

and end with a doctorate degree in physical

therapy,” she shared. “I’ve always planned

to become a physical therapist, because

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As an athlete, Mackenzie felt her biggest

challenge was choosing between two sports

she loved. “I used to play club volleyball and

soccer. When high school came around, I had

to choose which one to play at that level,” she

said. “It was one of the hardest decisions of my

life. I went with the sport that I felt I would

have the most success with.” She decided to

focus solely on soccer.

Through athletics, Mackenzie has learned how

to make an impact within a team.

“Playing soccer, I’ve learned many lessons,

but the most important lesson I’ve learned so

far is how to adapt and change to what those

around you need,” she said. “Every year, the

team changes, so you get used to adapting and

changing to help in whatever way possible.”

Mackenzie Goings

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and know,” shared Lake City soccer coach

Matt Ruchti.

At 17, Mackenzie is a senior at Lake City, a

four-year varsity soccer player, and highly

regarded as a great student.

“Throughout playing soccer (both club and

high school) and volleyball, I have been able to

keep a 4.0 GPA and was in the top 10 percent

of juniors in Idaho,” she said.

“There are no days off for Mackenzie,”

Ruchti said. “Her dedication to her sport and

academics are displayed daily. She has qualified

for State High School Soccer all four years. She

has been a starter all four years.”

Mackenzie was a senior captain of the soccer

team at Lake City. “She was chosen for this role

as a result of her on- and off-field leadership

abilities,” Ruchti explained. “Although she is

quiet in her demeanor, her impact is powerful.

Always willing to help her teammates. Always

plays hard. She sets the tone for others by how

hard she plays. Just like in the classroom, she

never cuts corners, and sets the bar for the

work that is needed.”

Her players and teammates look up to her for

these qualities and more, and the admiration

is mutual.

“The thing I enjoy most about soccer is

being able to play with a team of girls who

are amazing,” she said. “Scoring and winning

games is always fun, but the connections I’ve

made through the sport are some of the best

in my life.”

Mackenzie has had many accomplishments,

Ruchti said, but “her everyday approach

to training and school work have been the

most impressive.”

Next fall, Mackenzie will apply that approach

at the University of Idaho, where she plans to

pursue a career in engineering. “I have always

been good with math and have been fascinated

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It is amazing to see the impact that local community members and

businesses can have on area nonprofits. It is especially heartfelt to

see the way the community comes together during the holiday

season. With so many local nonprofits, there is no shortage of ways

to show your support to a variety of causes throughout Coeur

d’Alene and North Idaho this holiday season. One nonprofit to put

at the top of your list is Newby-ginnings.

October 15, 2022, marked the nine-year anniversary of Newbyginnings.

Founded by Theresa Hart after the struggle and heartache

from losing her son SPC Nicholas Newby—who lost his life 10

months into his 12-month deployment in Iraq when an IED was

detonated near the Humvee he was in—she was called to a begin

anew, with Newby-ginnings born to help her heal while helping

others in the process.

What began in her garage would grow into a new space of 1,700

square feet in Hayden, then 2,900 square feet in Dalton Gardens.

After continuing to grow and expand to meet the needs of the

community, they now reside in a 10,000-square-foot facility in

Post Falls, which, as Theresa says, “we could easily double—the

blueprints are already in my head. In the nine years we’ve been in

operation, we’ve expanded five times!”

Newby-ginnings is a hub for veterans. Accepting donations—

anything from clothing and shoes to houseware, appliances and

furniture—they’ve made it their mission to support area veterans,

active military and Gold Star Families who are in need of a little

help. And the most incredible part is that everything is free! “All

that is required is a government issued form of ID, filling out a brief

enrollment form, then they are added into the system and can come

in and start shopping,” smiles Theresa.

Newby-ginnings provides services not just to veterans, active

service members and Gold Star Families in North Idaho but the

entire Inland Northwest. “If they can get to us, we can help them,”

affirms Theresa.

They currently have well over 5,000 veteran families enrolled in their

program, and it continues to grow, enrolling five to 10 new families

every day. On average, they see 130 to 160 people a day shopping for

their clothing and household needs. “Some days it feels like they all

come in at the same time,” Theresa laughs.

Newby-ginnings does not receive any government funding and

is 100 percent dependent on donations and fundraisers. “Every

day that we get to open our doors is a gift from this community,”

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SHE WAS CALLED TO A BEGIN ANEW, WITH NEWBY-

GINNINGS BORN TO HELP HER HEAL WHILE

helping others in

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Since September, Theresa and her team have been gearing up for

their “Adopt a Family” program. The program has continued to

bless dozens of families each Christmas, with 2022 marking its

ninth year. “We were brand new, had no money, but we had families

that needed assistance, families with kiddos who needed help

with Christmas. So, we reached out for the community’s support,

and they answered our call,” recalls Theresa. “Each year, we match

sponsors from the community with our families that need a little

bit of help at Christmas.” Last year they helped brighten the lives of

approximately 75 families and their children.

How it works is simple. Families fill out a form with their name,

address, phone, email, and children’s names, ages (18 or younger)

and gender, and some of their favorite things. Families are then

matched with a sponsor. From there, the sponsor connects with the

family directly, goes Christmas shopping for the family, and makes

arrangements to drop off presents (as well as items needed for a

beautiful holiday meal or gift card to purchase food themselves) at

the family’s residence prior to Christmas.

There’s also Santa’s Workshop, which kicks off right after

Thanksgiving, with Newby-ginnings converting and decorating

their boardroom into a holiday oasis where they put out brand new

toys, unwrapped, as well as items for Mom and Dad. “We allow our

enrolled children to come in and shop,” Theresa shares. “It gives our

littles the chance to shop for their brothers, sisters and parents.” Gift

and toy donations can be dropped off on-site and will be accepted

through December 15.

You can help support those who served and sacrificed for our county,

and their families, throughout the year. Monetary donations can be

made online at Newbyginnings.org. If you would like to bless and

sponsor a military family this Christmas season, or are interested

in donating your time, call 208.610.6996. For those looking to

drop off items for donation, Newby-ginnings (located at 570 South

Clearwater Loop, Unit A, in Post Falls) is open 9am to 5pm Monday

through Thursday. Appointments can also be made outside of

those hours.

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FESTIVAL OF TREES IS BACK …

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Held at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Friday, November 25, and

Saturday, November 26, the annual Festival of Trees features

three exciting events throughout its two days.

This year, the event kicks off with Friday d’Lights, sponsored by Numerica

and Kootenai Health Volunteers, 5 to 8pm on Friday. Open to the

public, Friday d’Lights invites the community to take in approximately

20 beautiful trees, donated and decorated, along with a display, by local

businesses and individuals, each with its own unique theme. Some of

this year’s themes include Rocket Ship, Girls’ Trip, and Nordic. Each tree

is estimated at a minimum $2,000 value.

Santa will be on-site for the kids, and Evan Denlinger will be performing

Christmas music live. There is no fee to view the trees, though donations

are encouraged—which can be made at the event or online through the

Heart Center Campaign.

Saturday, from 9am to noon, features the Healthcare Heroes event to

thank Kootenai Health employees and recognize them for their hard and

unwavering work. With more than 3,200 KH employees, organizers will

accommodate as many as want to sign up to attend. “We did this last year

for the first time, for Kootenai Health employees and their immediate

families,” shares Kali Singleton, Development & Event supervisor for

Kootenai Health Foundation. “This is a free event for them to enjoy the

trees while listening to Christmas music and sipping on hot cocoa from

the gourmet hot chocolate bar.” And, of course, Santa will be there too.

Saturday evening, from 5 to 9pm, Kootenai Health hosts the Festival of

Trees Gala, a black-tie affair not to miss! With seating for approximately

400 guests, those who purchase a gala ticket ($225 per person) will enjoy

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cocktails, tree sales and silent auction 5 to 6:30pm, welcome and dinner at 6:30, live auction beginning at 7:30, followed by music

and dancing at 8:30, with the evening concluding around midnight. There will be the Champagne Quest, in which guests have the

opportunity to purchase a glass of champagne and be entered to win a trip to Belize, sponsored by Mountain Power Construction

(just 100 glasses will be sold), and don’t forget to purchase a Raffle Tree ticket for just $5 to be entered to win one of the fabulous

trees on display.

“I feel like the Festival of Trees really kicks off the holiday season for so many people,” shares Kali. “A lot of people look to us to care

for themselves and their loved ones, and this is a special way to support our local nonprofit hospital. It’s such a wonderful event, and

we’re so lucky to be coming back in person.”

Last year’s virtual Festival of Trees raised more than $392,000 for neurosurgery technology. Proceeds from this year’s charitable event

will support Kootenai Health’s Heart Center expansion. This $40 million project has been in the works for a decade and should be

completed by next fall. “We are trying to meet the needs of the community and provide top-notch care,” says Kali.

Those wanting to make an entire night of the Festival of Trees Gala can book a hotel room at The Coeur d’Alene Resort and receive

discounted Festival of Trees room rates. And those in search of just the right look for the gala receive discounted formal wear rentals

and purchases at Say Yes and Touchdown Tuxedo.

Visit KootenaiHealthFoundation.org/attend-an-event to find additional details about this year’s Festival of Trees, to purchase your

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HOLIDAY

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2022

Great gift ideas to inspire you

this season; and don’t forget to

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1.

TOYS

THE KIDS’ CORNER

3.

4.

2.

5.

6.

7.

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FOR HIM

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1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

1. Ember Mug: The Ember mugs redefine your hot drink experience. Give the gift of chosen drink temperature for up to 1.5 hours. $99 - $180;

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FOR HER

Women’s GIFT GUIDE

1.

2.

3.

4. 5.

6.

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keeping a

Healthy

Holiday Balance

There is a time

for everything

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here’s a time for everything, even during the

holidays. There’s a time for family, and there’s time

for celebration. There’s time to decorate, time to

get out the door, and a time for those holiday traditions.

There’s even time for some of that spiced eggnog that

is only available seasonally. But whether you will truly

have time or not comes down to whether you are able

to keep a healthy balance this holiday season. But with

the holidays comes the pull of activities

that are sure to yank you right off track

to enjoying the season. There can

be so many expectations during the

holidays; expectations from others

but also expectations that we put on

ourselves. It can take a lot of effort to

keep one’s priorities straight. This year,

prioritize yourself, your family, your

work and the holidays in a way that

makes the most sense for the things

that matter most.

Prioritizing yourself is often the hardest

to accomplish during the holiday

season. However, for many of us, “me

time” should be the first thing we do.

Not because you should be selfish, as

if that’s even possible. Self-care doesn’t

mean that we have to sacrifice making

sure others are cared for. It’s just a fact

that if you don’t fill your cup, you won’t

have anything to give. Everything

suffers when we don’t prioritize selfcare,

especially in situations where

you may be maxed out. Sometimes

prioritizing yourself might mean

waking up 15 minutes early every

day to enjoy some extra silence over

your favorite hot morning beverage.

Sometimes it might mean organizing

your day in such a way that you can

have an extra 10 minutes at the end of

every day to just be still. Sometimes

it might mean going on a short walk

or making a point to take a few hours

once a week doing something you

love. Little by little, consistent selfcare

chips away at the stress that has

a tendency to build up. Prioritizing

yourself might mean that someone else

around you might need to adjust their routine, such as

going to bed earlier or making sure they’re around during

the time that you’ve hedged out for yourself. Sometimes

they might be upset about this (kids, this is you), but it’s

important that everyone in every household shares the

load of responsibility, so that each individual is cared

for—including you. This might take some conversation,

and it might take some compromise, but it’s worth it.

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Doing things this holiday season with

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Prioritizing your family is probably next on most people’s list. Or

maybe prioritizing those that you consider to be like family. There

are just some activities and some plans that can’t be rescheduled this

time of year, and missing them would take away from joy. It can be

easy to under-appreciate those people closest to us, because we feel

secure that they will always be there. Regardless, every relationship

needs attention. Doing things this holiday season with those loved

ones should be top on the list, as they are sure to bring the most joy

this time of year. Usually, however, there is more than one loved one.

Many people find themselves split between many different familial

expectations from both sides. These activities can sometimes clash,

so communication is key here. It’s no fun if you spread yourself too

thin. Be sure to communicate what you can and can’t do for your own

sanity, and let the rest be what it will be.

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Prioritizing work where it should be during the holidays often means

that not everything is done to perfection. However, it will be done the

best you possibly can do, and that will have to be enough. Making

money is all well and good, but it means very little if you have no time

to use it. Especially during the time of year where money and time

can be used so well. Do what needs to be done, hit your deadlines

and demolish that project while you’re working. But when you’re

off, you’re off. If you truly can’t get away, turn everything off. Give

yourself a staycation, at home, and unplug from whatever pulls you

where you don’t need to be. This might mean that you might have to

cut back in some ways, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the

fruits of your labor. There is a reason that work is not prioritized at

the top of the list; it’s just not the most important thing.


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The holidays are a time where we remember and focus on what is most

important. The weather turns, the holidays begin, and we invest in all the

people, activities and things that get us through the darker/colder parts of

the year. There’s a reason that the holidays are all stacked on top of each

other. This time of year, we all feel the need for a pick-me-up. The holidays

are supposed to be a time of rest, encouragement and celebration. That is, if

we can keep a healthy balance throughout. Keeping our priorities straight

will help us to drop whatever doesn’t fit, so that we’re capable of making

decisions between all the different things that pull at us this season. Being

still and simply being thankful is a much-underrated skill.

This year, let’s harbor thankfulness by giving ourselves the time and the

space to appreciate what makes the holidays so special.

The holidays are

supposed to be

a time of rest,

encouragement

and celebration.

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BRINGING SANDPOINT CAMPUS

Together

NIC at Sandpoint welcomes public to

consolidated campus location

by MEGAN SNODGRASS, NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE

NIC students Andrew Cherry, left, Emma Hewitt

and Arron Dazey collect their raffle prizes

during NIC at Sandpoint’s Day of Welcome

September 14 at the Pine Street Annex.

North Idaho College has an updated

home in Sandpoint.

NIC at Sandpoint welcomed the public to

their new space in a Day of Welcome event

September 14 at 515 North Pine Street in

Sandpoint. The outreach center consolidated

into a single building in August after several

years of offices, classrooms and resources

housed between two locations in Sandpoint.

NIC President Nick Swayne visited NIC at

Sandpoint for the first time after becoming

president in August. He said consolidating

campus—and bringing students and

employees together—under one roof makes

sense not only for efficiency’s sake, but also for

the sake of community.

“We have classes, computer labs, a testing

center—all these facilities right here in this

one building,” Swayne said. “For students, it’s

being able to come here and sit at a table and

get to know each other and say, ‘Oh you’re a

student here too.’ It’s the same opportunities

and experiences for kids coming out of high

school, or even kids still in high school in

dual credit, all the way up to gray-haired guys

like me who want to come back and get an

education—they can all come right here to

the same place to learn and interact. All those

opportunities make it a great resource for

the community.”

NIC student Emma Hewitt attends NIC at

Sandpoint classes and commutes to Post

Falls for EMT training at NIC’s Workforce

Training Center. She said taking some classes

in her hometown and saving on commute

time and expense has been impactful as

she works toward her goal of earning her

paramedic’s license.

“It’s so hard to find what works best for you,

especially when you’re right out of high school

and figuring it out, but I have family here, so

being able to take classes here and still be close

to my family and friends is really important

and helps me a lot,” Hewitt said. “I have

resources right here.”

NIC at Sandpoint includes two upgraded

lecture classrooms with Zoom technology

and a classroom for adult education and GED

preparation. The campus also houses advising

and faculty offices, as well as science, health

professions and computer labs.

Services offered include application assistance,

advising and registration help, financial

aid and scholarship information, resource

referral, tutoring and test proctoring.

For more information, contact NIC at

Sandpoint Regional Outreach Center

Manager Christine Callison at 208.665.5072

or Christine.Callison@nic.edu.

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TO THE BRINK

AND BACK

Heritage Health helps North Idaho man with recovery

by MARC STEWART, HERITAGE HEALTH

Providing our neighbors in need

with necessary health services.

Josh is a different

person today than

he was five or six

years ago.

He talks about his

time living on the

streets, looking to score

drugs and get high like it

was just yesterday. The North Idaho man was

homeless and hopelessly addicted to drugs

and alcohol.

“I grew up in a family of drugs and alcohol,”

Josh says. “It’s all I knew. I thank God every day

for getting a second chance. I had overdosed a

couple of times. I thought I would die and that I

would never get out of my addiction.”

The road to sobriety wasn’t easy. Bouncing in

and out of jail for years, Josh finally hit rock

bottom after he was arrested for assaulting

a man.

“I beat up a guy really bad,” says Josh, tears

welling up in his eyes. “The guy said something

about my family, and I just snapped. I feel

horrible about what I did. Fortunately, the judge

gave me another chance at life.”

Josh grabbed that last chance and turned his life

around with the help of Heritage Health and his

faith in God.

“We went to court to support him,” said Two

Feathers, Homeless Outreach worker with

Heritage Health. “Josh had been living on the

streets and involved in a lot of illicit activity.

One day, he decided he didn’t want to live that

way anymore. It sounds simple, but it was not

simple. He worked very hard to change his life.”

Elaine Dodson, an addiction counselor and

case manager for Heritage Health’s Restored

Paths, said Josh was dealing with mental health

issues and addiction issues when he entered

the program.

“Josh was really struggling,” she says. “Those

mental health issues had to be stabilized. You

have to treat the entire person for recovery to

be effective.”

The Street Medicine Mobile Clinic allowed

Kala Hall, a homeless outreach worker with

Heritage Health’s Street Medicine program, and

Two Feathers to see Josh regularly and meet his

needs. Josh has been clean and sober for over

13 months.

“Josh received wrap-around care from the

Restored Paths counselors, physicians and our

Street Medicine team,” states Kala. “Everyone

played a part in Josh’s recovery. We instilled

empowerment, and he was able to take control

of his life and make long-lasting changes.

Added Two Feathers, “We never gave up on

Josh. It was hard, but Josh wanted it.”’

Indeed, Elaine said Josh’s positive attitude fueled

his motivation to change. “Josh knew he couldn’t

do it alone,” she says. “He’s learned so much, and

it’s exciting to see his transformation.”’

Today, Josh has his own apartment, a car and a

manufacturing job.

“I have great friends in Kala and Two Feathers,”

he says. “They have helped me so much.”

To make a donation to Heritage Health, please

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a healthier,

happier holiday

Simple swaps for the festive

foods you love

by TAYLOR SHILLAM

Which part of the holiday season do you most look

forward to? Among the cozy gatherings, family

traditions, and festive events galore, it’s likely that

holiday food falls somewhere on the list.

When there are festive sweets, seasonal sips and decorated goodies

everywhere you turn throughout the season, holiday dishes are hard to

resist—and can be even harder on your health goals when they’re loaded

with processed ingredients, extra sugars and artificial ingredients.

The good news is, you don’t have to choose between your health and

your holiday favorites. A few simple swaps can make all the difference

in transforming your favorite festive dishes into healthier indulgences.

Maintain a happy holiday (and a happier gut, better mood and more

stable energy level) while keeping your health goals on track with these

simple, healthy replacements:

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Healthy Mashed

Potato Hack

From Thanksgiving to Christmas dinner and everywhere in between,

mashed potatoes are a holiday season staple! If you love them, there’s

no reason they can’t maintain their place at the Thanksgiving dinner

table—however, you can easily pack a healthier punch in your holiday

mashed potatoes with a simple swap: cauliflower.

Cauliflower is notoriously substituted for many carb-rich foods, but

for good reason: its versatile texture and neutral flavor that easily

mixes with others. Replacing some of the starchy potato with mashed

cauliflower is a change that you’ll hardly notice in taste, but the

benefits are plenty. Cauliflower is a fiber-rich vegetable that is loaded

with folate and vitamin C, adding an extra immune-boosting punch

while significantly lightening this hearty dish. Use about a 1:1 ratio for

a guilt-free swap you’ll hardly notice!

Sweet Swaps

’Tis the season of sweet treats and baked goods galore, but an overload

on sugar is unlikely to keep you feeling your best. Fortunately, there

are now more options than ever for enhancing the health of your

holiday sweet treats, from sugar substitutes that help eliminate blood

sugar spikes (look for brands like Swerve or use pure maple syrup or

honey) to flour substitutes with substance (try nutrient-dense almond

flour or coconut flour). Substitutes won’t ruin the flavor or texture of

your recipes—you’ll often be pleasantly surprised!

Using coconut oil in place of vegetable oil can boost the nutrition of

your recipe with healthier fats, without losing any of the moist texture

a holiday baked good needs.

Want to lighten your recipe overall? Pumpkin puree and/or fruit

purees like applesauce can be substituted for a portion of the oil used.

You won’t miss out on texture, and the recipe will naturally need less

sugar thanks to the puree’s natural sweetness!

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Naturally

Sweet

Potatoes

Is sweet potato casserole a staple at your holiday table?

While traditional sweet potato casseroles are loaded

with sugar-laden ingredients like brown sugars,

marshmallow topping and candied nut coatings,

simple swaps can reduce this dish’s added sugar and

embrace the flavors of its natural ingredients.

Sweet potatoes are highly versatile and have so much

natural flavor ready to use. Roasting them allows their

inherent sweetness to shine, and adding warming

spices like cinnamon and natural sweetness with pure

maple syrup will produce a dish just as comforting

and flavorful—with less added sugar and just as much

of the health benefits sweet potatoes have to offer, like

fiber, potassium and beta-carotene.

Lighten Up

Your Apps

Holiday gatherings are often the prime location for appetizers, hors d’oeuvres,

dips and sauces that are often more indulgent than the evening’s main course!

This includes the holiday dinner staple: gravy. Gravy is easy to modify by making

your own with simple, fresh ingredients. Instead of processed varieties from the

store, you can make your own flavorful edition by using a nutrient-rich, lowersodium

broth along with herbs, a pinch of corn starch, and a bit of low-fat or

dairy-free milk for an effective, yet lighter, thickener. Or, use the drippings from

the meat you’ve prepared as a naturally flavorful base.

But what about those appetizers? Choose alternatives like a yogurt-based dip

(think protein-packed Greek yogurt) or hummus at the center of your appetizer.

Compared to cream cheese-based dips and those topping-coated cheese balls,

these options allow for more fiber-filled snacking at a much lower calorie count,

so you’re likely to get more nutrition from your dish. Even better, there are

endless flavor options here for both sweet and savory!

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Practice Portion

Control

For those indulgences you just don’t want to

compromise (Grandma’s cookie recipe, your

favorite holiday truffle, or whatever it may be),

the simple practice of portion control can make

all the difference.

Filling up on protein and fiber-rich foods first can

help control the urge to overdo it on indulgences.

If you’re making the treat or dish yourself, take

control by making smaller servings. For example,

use a mini muffin tin for easy control, or reduce

the recipe by a quarter or half so you can enjoy

and share it in small amounts.

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HEALTHY TIP

Are You

Experiencing the

‘Winter Blues’?

Ways to improve your well-being

during the cold season

As those colder, shorter, darker days

are here, and will be for a while, it is

important to not let those winter blues get you

down. As we spend approximately six months

of the year without adequate exposure to

sunlight, this can lead to chronic deficiencies

in an essential nutrient—vitamin D3. Lack of

natural sunlight also leads to an imbalance in

the hormones cortisol and melatonin.

Here’s how you can better prepare your

body and mind for the winter to help with

seasonal depression: Be sure to take a vitamin

D3 supplement. Get outside early to expose

yourself to natural light (even when it’s cold

outside). Avoid blue light two hours before

bed to help ensure you get adequate sleep in

order to wake up refreshed. Prioritize daily

exercise. Eat anti-inflammatory foods. Open

the shades to let the light in. Brighten up your

home with color (think indoor plants and

inspiring artwork).

Don’t neglect your mental and physical health

this season. Make yourself a priority, and

you’ll see the difference it can make.

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Reimagining

your wardrobe

for winter

by TAYLOR SHILLAM

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Temperatures may be dropping as the days of winter

unfold, but the urge to bundle up doesn’t have to mean cooling down your sense of style.

This winter, reimagine your wardrobe with cozier, multi-functional versions of the fall pieces

you already love. Playing with color, texture and volume can enhance your winter look, enhance

your silhouette and maintain your sense of style—without sacrificing your temperature or

comfort!

If it feels nearly impossible to maintain your fashion sense throughout the coldest months of the

year, these few simple tips and trends can help you find the right balance of staying warm and

looking your best, all season long. Lean into long layers, chunky accessories and statement-making

pieces for the ultimate winter wardrobe refresh!

Turn Up the Texture with Knits. While winter has always been the prime time for knitwear to shine,

this year’s fashion trends see knits in even more varieties, and paired with everything. From the

traditional everyday cardigans to the trendier two-piece sets, knit vests and lengthy sweater dresses,

knits will be found everywhere all winter long and are more stylish and bold than ever before.

When styling yours, play with fun accessories and creative layering (think multiple knit pieces

within a single outfit, or pairing contrasting fabrics like wool and tulle) to take your knits from

everyday winter wear to standout winter fashion statement.

Sweater (Dress) Weather. Cold temperatures don’t require laying your dress obsession to

rest until the spring. This winter’s dress trends are full of cozy, long-sleeved styles, including

lengthy, blanket-like sweater dresses, soft day-to-night velvets and turtlenecks for

extra-chic coverage.

Make winter dressing easier with a statement-making piece that offers coverage

and plenty of mix and matching with other winter favorites (pair with tights, style

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This winter’s

dress trends are

full of cozy, longsleeved

styles.

with chunky boots, and layer under your best lengthy

winter coat).

The maxi-length dress isn’t reserved for warmer seasons,

either—it’s here to stay, with plenty of this season’s sweater

dresses embracing the full-length style that offers plenty of

protection against the cold. From floor-sweeping gowns for

special holiday occasions, to the maxi sweater dresses that

rival actual blankets with their plush fabrics and lengthy

coverage, cozy and dramatic length provides even more

reason to embrace the winter dress!

Step Up in Platform Boots. The heightened heels of 2022’s

shoe trends are here to stay for the winter. The good news?

This year’s shoes are not only taller but thicker as well—

think chunky platform, ‘90s-inspired Mary Janes, easyto-walk-in

wedges, and solid, statement-making, yet

highly wearable, boots of all kinds.

This holiday season, leave the narrow

heels at home and embrace all the chunky

wedges and loafers that are easy to wear for the long haul

and highly holiday-occasion friendly. That’s right, your fall

loafers don’t have to be put away for the season—they can

be paired with long jeans, chunky knits and plenty of layers

for continued wear into the cold season.

Go Weatherproof. Chunky, platform boots are the name

of the shoe game in 2022, and winter is no exception.

This year’s tall, thick boots will do more than elevate your

winter style—they’ll offer essential protection as you make

your way through the elements of winter weather.

This winter is the perfect time to find those ideal boots

that can do both—that is, both amplify your look while

keeping your feet dry and warm through the season’s wet,

snowy days.

Finding this balance is possible with this year’s influx of

sleek boots that maintain a stylish appearance but are made

from materials that make them discreetly weatherproof.

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Playing with color, texture and volume

can enhance your winter look.

Brands like Jeffrey Campbell, Sorel, Dr. Marten, Timberland, and Amazon Fashion have more options than ever

before for winter footwear that is as functional as it is stylish.

Keep Your Fall Shackets. Shackets are a key fall-to-winter transitional piece—the perfect blend of shirt and jacket is

warm, wearable and easily layered. As an easy way to enhance the appeal and the “put-together” quality of any outfit,

shackets are typically oversized enough to wear over base-layer knits and cozy tops, even this year’s trending chunky

knits and turtlenecks. Keep wearing your fall shackets all season long as a stylish, ultra-comfortable layering piece.

Stay Colorful. While pieces in muted neutrals and dark tones typically take over in the winter months, this year’s cold

season is embracing deeper, brighter colors. It’s time to lean into deep, rich colors like bright greens and magentas,

whether it’s a subtle color pop from a statement-making piece or accessory or a bold, monochrome set (think bright

tailored suits and highlighter-bright cocktail dresses), this season’s fashion color palettes make it easier than ever to

battle the drab winter blues.

Embrace Statement Shoulders and Silhouettes. This winter’s trends are in full support of maintaining a sleek

silhouette, between tailored blazers and ultra-fitted waistlines. Keep your oversized blazers from autumn’s trends and

layer them over your knits, long skirts and dresses to maintain a fitted, strong-shouldered silhouette. As an added

bonus, wider shoulders tend to visually slim and accentuate the waist.

Another waist-friendly trend this winter? The popular corset fit, seen across this year’s runways, built into the

silhouettes of everything from unique fitted tops to flattering pant suits and dresses. Keep this trend in mind when

planning for holiday parties and outings—the corset style tends to be universally flattering and can easily accentuate

your look for a special occasion!

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DISCOVER A SPELLBINDING WORLD

SURREY

BRITISH COLUMBIA

A vibrant and diverse culinary scene

by MARGUERITE CLEVELAND

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SURREY

Surrey, British Columbia, is just across the United States border into Canada. It is one of the most culturally diverse

cities in the Metro Vancouver area. In the area known by Canadians as “the Lower Mainland,” it stretches from

Tidal Flats in the west all the way to the Fraser Valley in the east. The Surrey Spice Trail will take you across six

neighborhoods to showcase the vibrant and diverse foodie scene. Discover strip-mall dives to high-end dining and

everything in between.

Surrey is known as “The City of Parks,” and over 50 percent of Surrey is greenspace, which includes farms, golf

courses, parks, gardens and urban forests. There are so many ways to enjoy the outdoors. Head to White Rock, one

of Surrey’s neighboring communities, to enjoy views for miles and a large sand tidal beach. Stroll the waterfront with

its cute shops, ice cream parlors and restaurants. Saunter down the longest pier in Canada. With Surrey situated on

the Pacific Flyway, a north-south migratory bird route, the area is very popular with birdwatchers. With over 200

species of birds, it is easy to see why. Cycling is a loved activity, and there are plenty of hiking and walking trails

throughout the city.

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EAT

The Surrey Spice Trail is a must do while visiting this area. The

diversity of food offerings gives you the opportunity to experience a

variety of international cuisine. You’ll find family owned businesses

sharing their traditional meals cooked with love. You’ll also find

well-known chefs at places like My Shanti, where Vikram VI works

his magic. The options can be overwhelming, so visit the Spice Trail

website to locate restaurants on an interactive map. Tapping on a

restaurant will give you a description of the restaurant experience,

photos of their signature dishes, and tips.

Chacha’s is a North Indian restaurant that offers a special dish just

on weekends. This very popular, bright, modern eatery will have

you feeling like you stepped into a Bollywood movie, as the music

and aromas of this unique cuisine envelop you as you walk to your

table. For an appetizer, try the Gol Gappay Shots. This darling dish

is presented in a miniature cart like the ones you would see on the

streets of India. A crispy, round, hollow shell known as a puri is

stuffed with potatoes, chickpeas and chutneys. You take it and add

the tangy-flavored water it is served with and pop the whole thing

into your mouth. So fun. Order the Paneer Kulcha, only available

on weekends. Kulcha is a special seasoned Indian flatbread that is

stuffed (choose from a variety of meats or veggies) and crispy. The

dish is served with chickpeas and raita, a classic Indian yogurt sauce.

THE SPICE TRAIL

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CHACHA’S

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STAY

The Civic Hotel in downtown Surrey is part of the Autograph

Collection for Marriott and is a gorgeous hotel in a central location

for exploring the area. The rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows

that provide panoramic city views. After a busy day exploring, head

to the heated rooftop pool to relax. It is just steps away from the

SkyTrain, which provides transportation in the Greater Vancouver

area. The hotel is walking distance to Holland Park. Make sure to

view local artist Glen Anderson’s Art Nouveau-style water fountain.

Seasonally enjoy the gardens, which start with spring tulips and then

summer roses. Shop at the Central City Shopping Center, a large

mall that is also walking distance from the Civic Hotel.

The Holiday Inn and Suites, located in the Cloverdale neighborhood,

is perfect for families. It is not far from the US-Canada border and

the Peace Arch. The hotel has family friendly rooms and an indoor

pool open year-round. It is next to the Cloverdale Fairgrounds

and Agriplex, which has events throughout the year including the

Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair.

CIVIC HOTEL

Marriott.com

HOLIDAY INN & SUITES SURREY EAST-CLOVERDALE

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Head out to Mud Bay Park to access

the Boundary Bay Trail. This lovely,

scenic walk will take you along the

shores of Boundary Bay.

DO

Head out to Mud Bay Park to access the Boundary Bay Trail.

This lovely, scenic walk will take you along the shores of

Boundary Bay. This area is one of the most important bird

areas in Canada and the best place to see shorebirds. Take

the 3-kilometers-long nature trail (you can find a brochure at

the website). Look for seals at high tide in the waves. At low

tide, birds flock to the mudflats and eelgrass meadows to dine.

Hundreds of thousands of birds visit throughout the year;

some arrive from as far away as South America. If you want

to hike further or do a bike ride, the trail links up with the

Dyke Trail for another 20 kilometers of shoreline ending in

Boundary Bay Regional Park.

Take some time to explore historic Cloverdale. This is Surrey’s

birthplace, where it started out as a small farm community in

1870. Downtown Cloverdale has a business district with more

than 200 shops and restaurants. Access a walking and driving

tour brochure from the website. Its small-town charm and

historic features were featured in the TV show “Smallville,”

and it is a popular filming location.

MUD BAY PARK

Surrey.ca/parks-recreation/parks/mud-bay-park

CLOVERDALE

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Dine with us or Call for Takeout

Moon Time

1602 E. Sherman Ave. #116

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

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SWEET LOU’S RESTAURANT

AND TAP HOUSE

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

burger menu featuring burgers made from ground top sirloin, topped

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

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

601 E. Front St., Ste. 101 | Coeur d’Alene | 208.667.1170

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Coeur d’Alene’s Favorite

Neighborhood Pub

by JILLIAN CHANDLER

Offering great food at a reasonable price, paired with

excellent service and a familiar face, has always

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

guests get what they have come to expect.

From the beginning, it has provided the community a warm

and comfortable atmosphere where guests feel at home

and are provided an exceptional experience—every time.

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

and Moon Time continues to provide their guests with

familiar faces, great service, a comfortable atmosphere, and

great food and drink at a reasonable price.

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

pub food, bringing a variety of items from many different

cultures together, paired with a carefully selected 19 beer

handles and a wide variety of wines, which complement the

food. From the Grilled Pork Tacos to the Mediterranean

Lamb Burger and famous Roasted Corn Pasta, their food is

sure to satisfy.

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

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

serve you the best!

Moon Time

1602 East Sherman Avenue #116

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

208.667.2331

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SEASONS OF COEUR D’ALENE

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

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

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

an unforgettable dining experience. They also offer banquet and meeting

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

block off Sherman.

209 Lakeside Ave. | Coeur d’Alene

208.664.8008 | SeasonsofCdA.com

MAX AT MIRABEAU

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

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

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

perfect match for everything on the menu. Enjoy two happy hours daily,

a-la-carte brunch featuring multiple benedicts, mimosas and the area’s

best Bloody Mary Bar—starting at only $5.90 per person! There’s live

music on Friday and Saturday evenings, and late-night dining with a full

menu is offered until close. Open daily at 6am.

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Dine

Out In

CdA

VINE & OLIVE EATERY

AND WINE BAR

Guests will be treated to European-inspired small

plates using simple, seasonal ingredients for

simply good food served with soul, executed with

Northwest flair. Choose from the full wine bar,

which serves thoughtful wines by the glass and

eight local brews on tap, to complement your meal.

Voted Best of 2019 Wine Bar and Girls Night Out.

2037 N. Main St. | Coeur d’Alene

208.758.7770 | VineandOliveCdA.com

THE PORCH PUBLIC HOUSE

A beautiful golf-course view without the cost of

joining the country club. They offer a full menu of

sandwiches, salads, soups and specialties prepared

from scratch without the high price of fine dining,

and the region’s finest cocktails, microbrews and

wines to accompany your meal. Feel at home in the

comfortable pub-style dining room or the fantastic

outdoor dining area. Open daily at 11am year

round.

1658 E. Miles Ave. | Hayden Lake

208.772.7711 | WeDontHaveOne.com

TIM’S SPECIAL CUT MEATS

Tim’s Special Cut Meats is your perfect, oldfashioned

butcher shop. The friendly staff is

ready to help you pick out the perfect cut. Tim’s

carries only the finest natural meats and also

handles custom orders, with an extensive line

of house-made products from pickled garlic to

specialty sauces, marinades, rubs and salsas.

Mobile butchering and wild game processing are

also available.

525 N. Graffiti St. | Post Falls

208.772.3327 | f TimsSpecialCutMeats

TimsSpecialCutMeats.com

ANGELO’S RISTORANTE

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

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

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

pasta and gluten-free offerings. They also offer an

extensive wine selection and warm romantic décor.

Catering and private cooking classes available with

Chef Angelo.

846 N. Fourth St. | Coeur d’Alene

208.765.2850 | AngelosRistorante.net

MOON TIME

Serving some of the best food around in a comfortable

pub-style atmosphere. The menu offers soups,

sandwiches, pastas, salads and other specialties

prepared from scratch daily, along with a fantastic

selection of micro-brewed beers and fine wines by the

glass and bottle. Open daily at 11am, the kitchen is

open late every night. Be sure to stop in Thursday night

for live music featuring national and local artists. For

more information including photos, menu, specials

and directions, make sure to visit their website.

1602 E. Sherman Ave. | Coeur d’Alene

208.667.2331 | WeDontHaveOne.com

MOONDOLLARS BISTRO

Moondollars Bistro is known for their burgers,

accompanied by scratch-made bread and soups.

They uses only fresh ingredients, which are

the backbone of this customer favorite. With

a comfortable, friendly atmosphere, awesome

food, great service, huge patio and full bar there

is always something to keep customers coming

back for more.

5416 W. Village Blvd. | Rathdrum

208.687.5396 | MoondollarsBistro.com

MONARCH RAMEN +

NOODLE HOUSE

Monarch Ramen + Noodle House in Coeur

d’Alene’s midtown opened in fall 2019 to eager

diners. Specializing in ramen and noodle dishes, as

well as a variety of small-plate options, guests will be

treated to incredible cuisine paired with great brews

and service.

1401 N. Fourth St. | Coeur d’Alene

208.966.4230 | MonarchNoodles.com

FISHERMAN’S MARKET

A local favorite for an array of reasons, including

the friendly staff, unbeatable atmosphere and

phenomenal food. Find fresh fish at Fisherman’s

on the market side, while the grill offers everything

from fish and chips, specialty tartars, fish tacos,

salads, steamers, catfish, oyster po’ boys and

more. Check out the delicious poke bowls and the

offerings of beer, wine and sake.

215 W. Kathleen Ave. | Coeur d’Alene

208.664.4800 | FishermansMarketCdA.com

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cookies for

Santa

Perfectly soft

gingerbread cookies

Ingredients

1 cup softened butter

1 cup light brown sugar

1 large egg

1 cup molasses

1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

2 tsp. vanilla extract

5 cups flour

1 tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. salt

1 tbsp. ground ginger

1 tbsp. ground cinnamon

½ tsp. ground allspice

½ tsp. ground cloves

¼ tsp. ground nutmeg

Method

Place the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl and

beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until

combined. Add the egg, molasses, vinegar and vanilla

extract, and beat until fully combined.

In a separate mixing bowl, mix the dry ingredients.

Add the dry ingredients to the molasses mix. Mix on low

speed just until combined into a soft cookie dough.

Chill the cookie dough for at least 3 hours

and even overnight.

Once rolled and cut out, cook at 350°F for 8 to 10 minutes.

Recipe gathered from SavoryNothings.com.

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A Morning of

Togetherness

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NOVEMBER

North Idaho Turkey Trot returns

for its 10th year

by Jillian Chandler

If you’re looking for a great way to kick off Thanksgiving while

giving back, then sign up today to take part in the North Idaho

Turkey Trot, beginning and ending at Riverstone Park, on

Thursday, November 24.

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

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

signup fee. Visit RunSignup.com/Race/ID/CoeurdAlene/

TurkeyTrotCdA for additional details and to register today.

Each year,

A&H

this annual Turkey Trot continues

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to grow, with

close to 500 participants, young and old, making it a part of

their Thanksgiving morning year after year. The event is family

friendly (including the pups!), with the option to walk, run, jog

or stroll the course.

2022 marks the 10th year of the North Idaho Turkey Trot.

Organized by Your Friend Pamela Faye, a locally based nonprofit

filling unmet needs in the community, the event kicks off at

9am Thanksgiving morning and continues until noon, along its

Centennial Trail course.

“This is for fun!” smiles Cynthia Rozyla, president of Your Friend

Pamela Faye and race director. “No timing or awards will be given,

but shirts (sponsored by Idaho Central Credit Union and Dog N

It Hotel and Daycare) are available for an additional charge, and

hot cider and cookies are a huge hit at the finish line.”

“In many cases, it is a family tradition,” shares Cynthia. “The

1-mile, 5k and 10k event is a fun run bringing family, friends and

the community together to kick off Thanksgiving in a healthy,

positive and fun way.”

The North Idaho Turkey Trot gratefully accepts donations

and sponsorships. For sponsorship levels and benefits,

vendor opportunities or questions, call 208.661.9713 or email

yourfriendpamelafaye@gmail.com.

All proceeds from the event benefit the community directly,

each year donating funds for local needs. They have provided

food to the food banks; blankets, hygiene items and backpacks

to the homeless; and assistance to cancer patients in the form

of gas cards, hotel stays and prescription co-pays. For 2022,

proceeds from the Turkey Trot will be donated to Kootenai

Environmental Alliance.

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Rebel Junk Holiday Market

The holiday season is here, and with that comes the Rebel Junk Vintage Market’s 11th annual holiday market.

Held at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds over two days, Friday evening starting at 6pm (5:30pm with online

early bird admission) Friday and 10am Saturday, discover the best in the world of vintage, antique, farmhouse,

rustic, funky junk and more! Tickets can be purchased online at RebelJunk.com/tickets for $10 (two-day pass) or

$5 (Saturday only), and kids 12 and younger are free.

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SOUPort the End of Homelessness

Join St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho on Thursday, November 17, for their annual event, SOUPort the End

of Homelessness, at Silver Lake Mall in Coeur d’Alene. Stop by between 11am and 1pm, where you’ll have

the opportunity to sample from more than 45 different soups prepared and served by local businesses and

organizations. Tickets are just $15. Awards will be given for People’s Choice, Chef ’s Choice and the Best Booth.

All proceeds will go to support St. Vincent de Paul’s winter programming. For additional information, and to find

out how you can participate as a soup chef, visit StVincentdePaulNorthIdaho.org/events.

Annual Downtown Lighting Ceremony

COE

parade down Sherman Avenue. Once the festive floats have concluded their journey and cleared the way, a

Each year, on the day after Thanksgiving, the community has the opportunity to gather amongst friends and

neighbors to share in this annual tradition. The festivities kick off at 5pm on Friday, November 25, with a

fireworks display will light up the night sky over Lake Coeur d’Alene beginning at 6:15pm. Once the last of the

colorful bursts have faded out, the dark streets turn bright with a flick of the switch to the delight of those both

young and old, as 1.5 million lights light up the town. Additional details can be found at CdAResort.com and

CdADowntown.com.

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Post Fallidays Tiny Tree Festival

Join the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce for Post Fallidays Tiny Tree Festival. Held at Red Templin’s on the River

from 10am to noon, enjoy a delicious brunch with a mimosa bar while perusing the beautifully decorated 4-foot

tiny trees—all decorated by local community leaders, nonprofits and businesses—up for silent auction bidding.

Tickets are $35 per person. There will also be a raffle for your chance to win a full-size decorated tree, delivered

to your home or business. Festival tickets and raffle tickets can be purchased online at PostFallsChamber.com or

by calling 208.773.5016.

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DEC

41st Annual Hospice Tree Lighting Ceremony

Each year, Hospice of North Idaho holds an annual tradition during the holiday season—their Tree Lighting

Ceremony. This year’s event takes place Thursday, December 8, from 4 to 7pm at Hospice of North Idaho

Community Building (2290 West Prairie Avenue in Coeur d’Alene). This event provides those grieving with a

way to honor their loved ones and to recognize the deceased during the holiday season while providing a space to

reflect on the love we shared through comforting words, calming music, and a meaningful luminary walk. Each

family in attendance will receive a meaningful keepsake ornament to take home in honor of their loved one. For

those interested, schedules and ticket information can be found at HospiceofNorthIdaho.org/news.

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DEC

Traditions of Christmas: A Musical Spectacular

What has become a Coeur d’Alene holiday tradition, Traditions of Christmas returns to the Salvation Army Kroc

Center for its 11th year. This Radio City Music Hall-style holiday show, presented by Laura Little Productions,

will delight audiences of all ages, as favorite Christmas classics are brought to life with song and dance, a USO

performance and grand Nativity conclusion. The show kicks off Friday, December 9, and runs through Thursday,

December 22. Visit TraditionsofChristmasNW.com for additional details and to purchase tickets today.

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