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MARCH/APRIL <strong>2023</strong><br />

sandpoint<br />

<strong>Living</strong> <strong>Local</strong><br />

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& HOME<br />

GARDEN<br />


pg.<br />

23<br />

23<br />




Summit Exteriors<br />

The height of care and craftsmanship<br />

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L O C A L E X P E R T<br />


J a c k i e S u a r e z<br />

REAL Market Update - Brought to you by Jackie Suarez, Associate Broker<br />

What is the current real estate market climate in North Idaho?<br />

Slowly but surely, winter is loosening its icy grip and our market is warming up. More sellers are listing their<br />

homes and land for sale and buyers are watching intently for properties that satisfy their needs. Although<br />

our residential market is not trading at lightning speed (compared to last year’s late winter season),<br />

well-priced homes are still in high demand and some are seeing multiple offers. Timing is everything –<br />

second quarter <strong>2023</strong> may hold the perfect storm for buyers who want to take advantage of lower prices and<br />

get ahead of possible rising interest rates. Stay tuned, if this spring is consistent with past market trends, we<br />

should see an innux of available dwellings and land as temperatures rise.<br />

In the past 30 days, cash buyers accounted for 34% of residential sales. *<br />

Three tips for navigating this market:<br />

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

2. Sellers: Price, timing and marketing are important. Focus on your presentation, be aware of other<br />

competing properties and be ready to negotiate.<br />

3. Buyers, get familiar with your target area and be ready to recognize a good buy. If you’re borrowing, have<br />

a lender with a proven track record working for you. Thoroughly inspect any property you decide to<br />

purchase.<br />

Our market is constantly changing.<br />

What is important to me remains the same - God, Family and Relationships.<br />

Contact Jackie Suarez, your local expert for help with your real estate needs.<br />

“Jackie has a genuine character and that really shines in building trust out<br />

of the gate. I have bought and sold many homes and I have experienced<br />

good agents and very poor agents. Jackie is an excellent agent. I would<br />

say her pillar of strength is her honesty. Honesty is hard to find in most industries<br />

today so we must cherish and recognize this when we experience it.”<br />

Rick P., Clark Fork, ID<br />

“Jackie was the consummate professional from start to finish.”<br />

Steven S., <strong>Sandpoint</strong>, ID<br />

Honored to be voted “<strong>Sandpoint</strong>’s Finest Realtor®”<br />

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022<br />

2020<br />

Jackie Suarez, Associate Broker | 208-290-5888 | JackieSuarez.com<br />

*Data based on Selkirk MLS residential sales from 1/19/<strong>2023</strong> –2/19/<strong>2023</strong>.<br />

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Eric Skinner,<br />

Owner / Associate Broker<br />

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Brent Stevens,<br />

Owner / REALTOR®<br />

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Eric Skinner,<br />

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Owner / REALTOR®<br />

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A Blessed Season<br />

about the cover<br />

On our <strong>March</strong>/<strong>April</strong> cover of <strong>Sandpoint</strong> <strong>Living</strong> <strong>Local</strong> is a recent<br />

project by Summit Exteriors, a local family owned business providing<br />

expertise in roofing, siding and gutter services. This beautiful<br />

home, situated in The Idaho Club, showcases its new roof, thanks to<br />

Summit Exteriors.<br />

Photo By Adair Media<br />

to all<br />

As we close the chapter on the<br />

2022-<strong>2023</strong> winter season—<br />

which brought torrential rain and snowfall<br />

across the county—it is time to officially<br />

welcome spring.<br />

With spring comes a time of renewal and<br />

preparations for a glorious summer. In this<br />

edition of <strong>Sandpoint</strong> <strong>Living</strong> <strong>Local</strong>, you’ll find<br />

articles that will inspire you when it comes to<br />

the spring season and all that accompanies it,<br />

from home improvement projects to spring<br />

cleaning tips, gardening for your health and<br />

the health benefits of spring.<br />

Our feature article highlights what’s trending<br />

in home design for <strong>2023</strong>; it’s sure to inspire<br />

your next home project, whether it’s DIY or a<br />

hired professional.<br />

Don’t miss our articles highlighting some<br />

wonderful local businesses, like RDK Design<br />

and Build, Summit Exteriors and Drift<br />

Lakeside Restaurant and Bar.<br />

Would you like to receive this issue and future issues in your<br />

inbox? Visit <strong>Sandpoint</strong><strong>Living</strong><strong>Local</strong>.com and sign up for our FREE<br />

Digital Edition.<br />

We also have some wonderful stories, sure<br />

to lift your spirits, like the local Pend Oreille<br />

Pedalers, Pepper the service dog at Farmin<br />

Stidwell Elementary, and the Lions Club<br />

of <strong>Sandpoint</strong>’s annual Easter Egg Hunt.<br />

Our calendar of events features some great<br />

happenings you won’t want to miss.<br />

Our travel article takes you to Sensei Lāna'i, A<br />

Four Seasons Resort in Hawaii.<br />

Here at Like Media, we continue to take pride<br />

in having the opportunity to share positive<br />

and uplifting stories with our readers. It<br />

is truly inspirational to be able to connect<br />

with the people and places that make this<br />

place “home.”<br />

Wishing you all a blessed Easter season from<br />

all of us at <strong>Sandpoint</strong> <strong>Living</strong> <strong>Local</strong>.<br />

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MARCH/APRIL <strong>2023</strong><br />

& HOME<br />

GARDEN<br />


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contents<br />

home & garden<br />

14<br />


Subtle updates make for an easy refresh<br />

23<br />


The height of care and craftsmanship<br />

24<br />


Top tips to declutter and freshen up<br />

your space<br />

40<br />

local scene<br />

32<br />


<strong>Local</strong> school taken by storm<br />

40<br />


Pend Oreille Pedalers paving the way for<br />

cyclist enthusiasts of all ages<br />

44<br />


NIBCA Home & Garden Show<br />

comes to the fairgrounds<br />

+ many more ...<br />

feature<br />

80<br />

50<br />


Mix the old and new with the beauty<br />

and warmth of natural materials and<br />

bold optimistic colors<br />

business spotlight<br />

56<br />


From inception to completion,<br />

husband-and-wife duo creates<br />

clients’ dream homes<br />

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march/april <strong>2023</strong><br />

32<br />

health & lifestyle<br />

58<br />


Gardening for your health<br />

50<br />

+ many more ...<br />

beauty<br />

72<br />


What’s trending in nail art and which<br />

type of manicure is right for you<br />

business spotlight<br />

78<br />


A love for food and hospitality<br />

travel & leisure<br />

80<br />



A gentle wellness immersion designed<br />

by you<br />

food & entertainment<br />

44<br />

88<br />


<strong>Sandpoint</strong>’s must-try eats<br />

90<br />


Homemade Cinnamon Rolls for your<br />

brunch table<br />

92<br />


This season’s events you won’t want to miss<br />

94<br />


Discover the meaning of Easter<br />

and some of its traditions<br />

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simple yet<br />


Subtle updates make for<br />

an easy refresh<br />

As the days continue to get longer and the temperatures slowly warmer, our<br />

urge to spend more time outside grows as well. Spring is a time of renewal,<br />

and for many that often includes decluttering, organizing and freshening<br />

up our homes both inside and out. We have a few precious months to spend outside<br />

before the bite of fall hits again. It’s paramount to enjoy these long warm days, and<br />

there are several small improvements you can do both indoors and out to make this<br />

summer even more enjoyable.<br />

While yard work isn’t the top priority of most homeowners, simplifying your<br />

landscaping will help limit the amount of time you spend weeding, raking, and<br />

hauling lawn debris away in the future. Communities all across the West are asking<br />

residents to conserve water. Droughts in the Southwest have strained watersheds, and<br />

though the Northwest isn’t suffering the same shortages, water conservation is still<br />

top of mind. Keeping a lawn and landscape green can take a tremendous amount of<br />

water, especially in between rainstorms. Replacing your landscaping with droughtresistant<br />

plants and grasses not only decreases your water use, but lowers your water<br />


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ill and, in some cases, can even qualify you<br />

for a regional tax incentive.<br />

There are many kinds of plants, tall and<br />

short decorative grasses, as well as herbs<br />

and ground cover that require much less<br />

water to thrive. When planting, keep things<br />

close together to help shade the soil and<br />

protect the moisture barrier. Also, be sure to<br />

cover the soil with porous rocks, or mulch.<br />

Professional gardeners and landscapers in<br />

your area will also be familiar with native<br />

plants to specific regions and can offer more<br />

detailed recommendations.<br />

If you want to rid yourself of mowing entirely,<br />

you might consider artificial turf. Materials<br />

have come a long way since the spongy<br />

bright green surfaces we most associate with<br />

baseball and soccer fields. Today’s turf is<br />

tailored to many situations depending on<br />

use; everything from durable high traffic to<br />

kids/pets, to decorative gardens. There are<br />

three main materials used: nylon, which feels<br />

most like natural grass but is not as durable;<br />

polypropylene, which is highly durable but<br />

does not have the same natural look as nylon;<br />

or polyethylene, which has a more natural<br />

look and is easier for pet clean-up and light<br />

usage. While more expensive than sod, the<br />

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long-term water and time savings might just outweigh the upfront cost.<br />

While still outside, you might also consider an outdoor dining area.<br />

Those who enjoy their deck already might simply look to add<br />

an updated table and seating or possibly a large sun shade<br />

in order to enjoy the space during all conditions. Putting<br />

in a single-level patio is also not as difficult or as long<br />

of a project as it might seem. Choose whether you<br />

want poured concrete, pavers, or a slightly elevated<br />

deck with either wood or composite materials.<br />

Contractors should be able to finish a job in less<br />

than a week, and with careful planning, the<br />

DIY crowd should be able to do the same over<br />

a couple of weekends.<br />

Inside the home, one of the easiest ways to<br />

brighten and freshen up your look is to put a<br />

new coat of paint on the walls. While color is<br />

always a personal choice, dark and charcoal<br />

grays as well as raspberry reds are a trending<br />

favorite of designers in <strong>2023</strong>. Vintage colors<br />

from the ‘70s to early ‘80s, like mustard<br />

yellows and pale greens, are also becoming<br />

fashionable for those wanting a trendy and<br />

bolder look.<br />

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by a cluttered shed<br />

or garage, there are some simple steps you can<br />

take to not only organize but create more space<br />

and peace of mind. Generally speaking, the more<br />

upright and off the ground your items are, the<br />

more space you will have. Metal shelving is<br />

easily installed with a couple of screws<br />

into the stud. You can stack these<br />

high to put less utilized<br />

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way. Vertical tool racks are also an easy way to keep your rakes, shovels and brooms upright, taking up as little<br />

space as possible. You’ll be amazed at how much space you’ll save by putting in a wall-mounted bike rack,<br />

and the tried-and-true peg board is an easy place to store and see small tools. Finally, tuck away kid toys,<br />

decorations, seasonal goods, camping equipment, etc. in large plastic tubs and place them on your shelving.<br />

Just be sure to label each.<br />

While an entire home exterior paint job might be out of the budget, a few simple upgrades can also freshen up<br />

your home’s curbside appearance. Start with a new mailbox, something that speaks to your personality. Next,<br />

try updating your address numbers to something more modern. While you are at it, paint or stain the front<br />

door. Finally, take your porch or garage lights to the next level with LED lighting, which can change colors<br />

dependent on your mood or the season with a simple swipe of your phone.<br />

While there is seemingly always some improvement we can make to our living spaces, summer is not the time<br />

to get bogged down with a month’s long project. Give your home a small refresh this spring, and you’ll be ready<br />

for an even more enjoyable summer.<br />

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a family-owned business in <strong>Sandpoint</strong>. While Dinah was raised<br />

in North Idaho, Jorn was born in Germany and lived most of his<br />

life in Canada. They moved to <strong>Sandpoint</strong> to start their family and<br />

business in 2021. “<strong>Sandpoint</strong> is beautiful, and we wanted our kids to<br />

grow up in the beauty of North Idaho,” Jorn says.<br />

Jorn’s inspiration to start his own business was driven by his desire<br />

to change the stereotype of construction. “I worked on many<br />

construction crews doing roofing and other trades and had to deal<br />

with listening to horrible language and talk, the ‘good enough’<br />

attitude, and little appreciation for the work or the client,” he recalls.<br />

“I wanted to change this and decided that going out on my own was<br />

the best choice for me. Roofing and siding were the skills I knew best<br />

and stuck with. Our desire in our business is to honor the client, show<br />

off our craftsmanship, and provide customers with an experience like<br />

none other.”<br />

Unlike other similar companies that employ cheaper subcontractors<br />

from out of state, Summit Exteriors prides itself on employing locals,<br />

including many of Jorn and Dinah’s family members. “Our crews do<br />

quality work on the roof, siding, or gutters of your house, but that is<br />

not where we stop,” affirms Jorn. “We have thorough communication<br />

and follow-up, a commitment to any warranty work, and care for your<br />

property—all of which cannot be achieved with a simple attitude of<br />

‘just get the work done.’”<br />

They firmly believe that they’ve quickly found success in their<br />

business thanks to their experienced and professional in-house crews<br />

who are living out Summit Exteriors’ principles and values. “We can<br />

talk all we want from the office about how awesome they are, but<br />

they have the ability to show up and live it,” Jorn says proudly. “We<br />

can finish a project, knowing we did amazing work, and see the<br />

completed project being appreciated by the client.”<br />

And, of course, there are the customers. “We are nothing without<br />

them,” adds Jorn. “We get our drive from always pushing the limit<br />

on value.”<br />

When it comes to what Jorn, Dinah, and the rest of the Summit<br />

Exteriors team enjoy most about being part of the <strong>Sandpoint</strong><br />

community, it’s seeing firsthand the support of those who want to see<br />

their dollars stay local.<br />

When not working on their next roofing, siding, or gutter project, you<br />

can find many of Summit Exteriors’ crew members actively involved<br />

in our local churches, taking part in youth groups and outreach<br />

opportunities. In addition, their crews represent the business on<br />

sports teams, many of which Summit Exteriors sponsors.<br />

If you’re looking for the number one local choice when it comes to<br />

receiving the highest quality residential and commercial exterior<br />

services, look no further than Summit Exteriors. Jorn invites you to<br />

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C L E A N<br />

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Top tips to declutter and<br />

freshen up your space<br />

Spring is here, and it’s time to open up the windows, and let in that fresh air! Which will, no doubt,<br />

invigorate you with new springy energy. All that nonsense of snuggling up in the oversized chair,<br />

next to the fire, under a pile of your favorite books, is over. It’s time to put on a pair of shoes (with<br />

socks), brush your hair and shake off the winter sluggishness. All your winter blues are forgotten<br />

upon the arrival of sweet sunshine. No doubt this new attitude will inspire a general tidying of<br />

winter’s clutter—clutter that has grown into a much larger pile than you thought. It makes sense<br />

that you might have to store heavy blankets on higher shelves, or bag up your winter sweaters,<br />

but when oh when did you get comfortable just grabbing clean clothes unfolded directly from the<br />

couch? Here are six tips to get you started on your cleaning frenzy right!<br />


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01<br />

Prioritize<br />

Action Items.<br />

What within your house gets you moving and active?<br />

What gets your kids moving and active? Start by<br />

creatively fitting out those spaces for efficiency.<br />

One such example might be the door/entry area.<br />

The windowsills or walls can be outfitted with heavy<br />

duty hooks, each designated to a member of the<br />

household for all their bags, scarves, light jackets,<br />

etc. Another often busy space is the dinner table,<br />

which also doubles as the art and homework table.<br />

A rolling caddy full of art supplies, pencils and<br />

paper is a wonderful way to organize your table<br />

for activity.<br />

02<br />

What within your house gets you moving and active?<br />

What gets your kids moving and active? Start by<br />

creatively fitting out those spaces for efficiency. One<br />

such example might be the door/entry area. The<br />

windowsills or walls can be outfitted with heavy duty<br />

hooks, each designated to a member of the household<br />

for all their bags, scarves, light jackets, etc. Another<br />

often busy space is the dinner table, which also doubles<br />

as the art and homework table. A rolling caddy full of<br />

art supplies, pencils and paper is a wonderful way to<br />

organize your table for activity.<br />

Create<br />

Space.<br />

This is easier said than done, but every home has<br />

unused space. It just takes a little creativity to<br />

unlock it. Look around your home and notice the<br />

blank spaces: the walls, the windowsills or the<br />

ceiling are great starts. For example, in the kitchen,<br />

pots and pans are easily hung from the ceiling and<br />

look especially lovely over an island. Little corner<br />

nooks can hold corner shelves, where a potted<br />

plant might fit just right. The point is to get things<br />

off the floor or counter, and up in the light.<br />

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03<br />

Appreciate<br />

Meaningful Items.<br />

It’s time to put things that are precious to you<br />

out into the light, so that your space reminds<br />

you of your happy experiences. However, all<br />

those small knickknacks, pictures, sentimental<br />

baby clothes and toys can’t just be laid out or<br />

they’ll catch dust. Consider framing items that<br />

you really appreciate. Another useful idea for<br />

organizing meaningful items that rotate (think of<br />

all those cute pictures your children draw) is to<br />

pull a string across a wall and clothespin items<br />

along the line. A drawer or an attic is hardly the<br />

place for things that remind you of your most<br />

precious memories.<br />

04<br />

Organize<br />

According to Use.<br />

Any one space, corner, closet or shelf has a<br />

purpose, and everything has its place. A home<br />

is functional as much as it is livable. For example:<br />

Make cleaning easier by putting regularly used<br />

cleaning supplies in a grab-and-go caddy.<br />

The caddy can be pulled (or carried) in and<br />

out of wherever you put it, easily cleaned and<br />

emptied, and is easily brought from one room<br />

to the next. This tip is also useful in the kitchen,<br />

which can easily be divided into sections with<br />

items stored according to use (baking, stovetop,<br />

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05<br />

Beautify Your<br />

Clutter Spaces.<br />

This doesn’t mean get rid of them. Or even clean<br />

them out. Every house has spots where stuff just<br />

collects. Instead of shunning those spaces by<br />

closing them up, embrace them as necessary.<br />

The junk drawer can be beautified by separating<br />

necessary household items into various small<br />

baskets (batteries in one basket, sharpies in the<br />

other). The basket method can also be used to<br />

catch stuff in various clutter corners, to be cleaned<br />

out and put away when you have the time.<br />

06<br />

Declutter<br />

Sustainably.<br />

Start by thinking of some simple rules to follow<br />

to ensure that your house stays less cluttered<br />

throughout the flurry of spring and summer activity.<br />

The “eight-minute rule” is one such example.<br />

The rule is simple: For longer chores that require<br />

dedicated time, set a timer for eight minutes. At<br />

the end of eight minutes, you may not be done<br />

with all the window washing or dusting, but you<br />

will have put a real dent in what may need to be<br />

done over the weekend.<br />

Following some, or all, of these tips will help make<br />

next year’s spring cleaning all that much easier!<br />

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Pepper the<br />

Service Dog<br />

<strong>Local</strong> school taken by storm<br />


Pepper the service dog at Farmin Stidwell Elementary (the<br />

first and only therapy dog in the district) is taking the<br />

community by storm, one connection at a time. She is at<br />

the elementary school two to three days a week, and boy<br />

is she busy when she’s in! All the kids love her and look forward to<br />

the days that she’s in office. Whether the kiddos need some extra<br />

snuggles to calm down, a pet to lift their spirits, a nonjudgmental<br />

ear to listen to their woes, or some help with literacy, Pepper is there<br />

to lend a paw.<br />

Pepper’s story begins with Ellen Wassif and her family. Both she<br />

and her husband are licensed therapists who work in differing areas<br />

of expertise. Ellen has worked at Farmin Stidwell Elementary for<br />

several years and has experience with the benefits of therapy dogs in<br />

different professional capacities. “We have always wanted a therapy<br />

dog with us at work, so when we were looking to get a dog for our<br />

family, we looked into adopting a young dog. This would allow us to<br />

train the dog for therapy work but also just to have a fun dog with us<br />

at home,” says Ellen.<br />

There’s never a complete guarantee that a dog will pass the high<br />

standards of training required for therapy animals, so it’s important<br />

that owners enjoy the dog simply because they enjoy dogs. Ellen and<br />

her family were no exception.<br />

For obvious reasons, she<br />

was an instant sensation.<br />

Everyone wanted to say<br />

hello at once.<br />

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When Ellen approached the school administration with the<br />

idea of having a therapy dog with her at the school, she put<br />

together a whole presentation of the benefits the dog could<br />

bring to the school and its students. When Ellen and her family<br />

adopted Pepper from the Northwest Boxer Rescue, they were<br />

prepared to put a lot of their own investments into making sure<br />

that her training was successful. Over the course of a year and<br />

a half, the family invested their own funds and time to train<br />

Pepper, after which, they succeeded in certification through<br />

the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. Ellen also spent quite a bit of<br />

time and effort training students the parameters of appropriate<br />

interaction with the new friendly presence on campus.<br />

Rules for interaction with Pepper include three students at a<br />

time are allowed to approach, with pets lasting no more than<br />

10 seconds. Children often count out loud to make sure that<br />

everyone gets a turn. Students aren’t allowed to get out of line<br />

to greet Pepper but are allowed to wave during class transitions.<br />

Regardless, the eventual arrival of Pepper still caused quite<br />

a stir. For obvious reasons, she was an instant sensation.<br />

Everyone wanted to say hello at once. Nowadays, both students<br />

and staff have adjusted to Pepper’s presence to the point that<br />

she is simply a regular and positive part of everyday school life.<br />

The administration has been overwhelmingly supportive of<br />

Ellen and Pepper; their trust has garnered a host of benefits<br />

to students and staff. Pepper has made a big difference in the<br />

overall morale of students, as well as helped Ellen manage and<br />

resolve negative emotions. “Some kids will feel uncomfortable<br />

talking to me about how they feel, but they’ll come in to talk<br />

to Pepper,” says Ellen. She has a space in her office dedicated<br />

to Pepper, where students can sit and Pepper will hop up and<br />

lay her head on the student’s lap, lending a compassionate and<br />

nonjudgmental ear. Pepper is also used as an incentive for<br />

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“Some kids<br />

will feel<br />

uncomfortable<br />

talking to me<br />

about how they<br />

feel, but they’ll<br />

come in to talk<br />

to Pepper.”<br />

students to encourage good behavior, because everyone<br />

wants to be able to take some time to meet Pepper in her<br />

space and read a book. In fact, aiding in literacy is one of<br />

Pepper’s main jobs at the school.<br />

“Research shows that if kids don’t reach literacy by third<br />

grade, they easily fall behind in all subjects,” says Ellen.<br />

Thankfully Pepper is there to help kids not fall behind. The<br />

Panhandle Alliance for Education (P.A.F.E) offers grants to<br />

schools for additional education programs. Their grant has<br />

allowed for the school to purchase supplies for the R.E.A.D.<br />

with Pepper, a program for reading. Students visit Pepper<br />

and choose one of the many books within their grade level<br />

that were purchased with funds from the P.A.F.E. grant.<br />

After 10 books, students are allowed to choose a book<br />

“signed” by Pepper to keep. It is a huge hit with students<br />

and is making a big difference in their lives every day.<br />

It’s no wonder, then, that Pepper is a local celebrity, with<br />

a growing Instagram following. Thanks to Ellen and her<br />

family, the supportive administration at Farmin Stidwell<br />

Elementary, the grant from the Panhandle Alliance for<br />

Education and, of course, Pepper, our children are given<br />

a greater opportunity for confidence in their successes,<br />

ultimately culminating in a better outlook for their futures.<br />

Thank you, Pepper. You deserve all the pets!<br />

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in the spotlight<br />

by Christian Weaner<br />



Erin Roos is possibly one of the most<br />

decorated athletes to ever come<br />

from <strong>Sandpoint</strong> High School (SHS).<br />

Yet, today, as an SHS teacher<br />

and former head volleyball coach, Erin’s<br />

appreciation for her alma mater and her<br />

impact on the school district go far beyond<br />

the success she has had on the court.<br />

During the early ‘90s, Erin starred for the<br />

Bulldogs as a setter, leading <strong>Sandpoint</strong> to a<br />

state runner-up finish in her senior year and<br />

earning a full-ride scholarship to play at the<br />

University of Michigan, where she became a<br />

four-year letter winner and still ranks in the<br />

top 10 in assists in program history.<br />

After college, Erin married her husband<br />

Mike, a fellow ‘93 SHS graduate, and the<br />

couple moved back to North Idaho. Around<br />

this time, Erin also discovered a passion<br />

for working with young adults and began<br />

coaching, something she has now done for<br />

the past 25 years.<br />

“It’s rewarding to be able to pass along<br />

knowledge and skills to student-athletes, as<br />

well as assist them in working through the<br />

challenges that come with sports,” Erin said.<br />

Currently, Erin is the Mentors teacher at<br />

SHS, teaching the school’s Real Life 101<br />

and 201 classes, which focus on students’<br />

life management skills and highlight<br />

financial literacy.<br />

Erin’s Mentors class is comprised of 45<br />

upperclassmen and helps students to<br />

intentionally engage with one another to<br />

create a safe, fun and welcoming culture at<br />

SHS by planning and facilitating monthly<br />

connections and school-wide events.<br />

“A connected group of students and adults<br />

increases the likelihood that students will<br />

attend school, feel safe, supported, and get<br />

the most out of their educational experience,”<br />

Erin noted. “A connected school is a<br />

healthy school.”<br />

When she is not teaching, Erin also works<br />

with many student-athletes as a sports<br />

performance coach, teaching them how to<br />

navigate the mental side of the game so they<br />

can stay positive and perform at a high level.<br />

“Ultimately, no matter how physically<br />

talented an athlete is, if they can’t manage<br />

their mind and emotions, they will always be<br />

outperformed,” Erin explained.<br />

Erin spent four years (2014-2018) as the<br />

SHS head volleyball coach before stepping<br />

down to be more engaged with Mike and her<br />

three sons.<br />

Aside from school and coaching, Erin loves to<br />

enjoy the outdoor beauty of Bonner County,<br />

whether she is paddleboarding and kayaking,<br />

hiking and snow skiing, or watching her sons<br />

compete in athletics.<br />

“We chose to raise our family here and be<br />

part of the school system and youth athletics<br />

because there is so much value in living in a<br />

small town where we all treat each other like<br />

friends and family,” Erin added.<br />

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“I was so fortunate to be on the same team as<br />

[Dawson] and eventually started to play with<br />

her,” Daylee explained. “That experience really<br />

influenced me to push myself and work for<br />

where I want to be in the program and always<br />

have a good attitude about it.”<br />

Following her sister’s graduation and departure<br />

to play at nearby Whitworth University, Daylee<br />

continued to grow each season. She earned<br />

All-League honors as a junior, helped guide<br />

SHS to state tournament appearances four<br />

years in a row, and most recently, captained<br />

the Bulldogs to their first 4A Girls Basketball<br />

State Championship in school history.<br />

While Daylee has made strides on the court,<br />

her biggest growth has come as a vocal leader<br />

for the Bulldogs.<br />

Daylee Driggs<br />

Senior<br />

As a freshman at <strong>Sandpoint</strong> High<br />

School (SHS), Daylee Driggs had<br />

the unique opportunity to play on<br />

the same basketball team as her<br />

older sister, Dawson.<br />

That season (2019-2020), Daylee gained<br />

valuable experience as she watched her sister<br />

earn the 4A Inland Empire League (IEL) Most<br />

Valuable Player award and lead the Bulldogs to<br />

an IEL championship and fourth-place finish<br />

at state.<br />

“I used to be the type to shy away from<br />

obstacles and not voice my thoughts or ideas<br />

to the team because I was scared it would be<br />

mistaken,” Daylee remembered. “Today, I<br />

believe I’m a powerful team captain who talks<br />

to all teammates and positively says what I<br />

think would be best for the whole team. I feel<br />

like they can trust me, and also younger kids<br />

could come talk to me as well.”<br />

With Daylee and fellow senior Kelsey Cessna<br />

providing veteran leadership, <strong>Sandpoint</strong><br />

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“We get so connected toward the end of the<br />

season, and it is so amazing that I get to make<br />

new friendships out of a hobby I love so much,”<br />

Daylee said.<br />

Aside from basketball, Daylee loves to be<br />

outside and spend time with her family,<br />

whether they are surfing, swimming or hiking.<br />

After high school, Daylee is considering<br />

studying business at a four-year school before<br />

potentially going to cosmetology school in the<br />

future. Wherever she ends up, <strong>Sandpoint</strong> will<br />

always be her home.<br />

“I’m very thankful to have grown up in a town<br />

like this and can’t wait to revisit it when I’m<br />

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me to be,” Alex said. “My parents and<br />

grandparents have been a major influence in<br />

my life, but so have many teachers, coaches,<br />

managers and friends. Above all, my growth<br />

has been most influenced by Jesus Christ<br />

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As the Student Body president at<br />

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Alex Manning is involved in<br />

many of the extracurricular<br />

events and activities taking place at<br />

the school.<br />

In all the roles and responsibilities that he<br />

has assumed over the course of his high<br />

school career, Alex is driven by his strong<br />

faith and desire to serve others.<br />

“Being in leadership is one of the greatest<br />

honors someone could have,” Alex explained.<br />

“I love being a servant first and remembering<br />

that I’m doing things for others and not for<br />

myself—serving on the [student] council as<br />

the president is the most incredible honor.”<br />

Alex grew up in <strong>Sandpoint</strong> and spent the<br />

entirety of his academic years in the Lake<br />

Pend Oreille School District. He credits many<br />

of his teachers and mentors throughout the<br />

years as being big influences in his life.<br />

“In every one of my grades, God has brought<br />

people into my life who have helped and<br />

shaped the kind of person [God] has created<br />

When Alex is not leading a student council<br />

meeting or running events like the recent<br />

“Battle for the Paddle” spirit competition,<br />

he enjoys spending time with family and<br />

friends, traveling to see new places, trying<br />

new foods, and meeting people. During<br />

the summer, Alex enjoys working for<br />

Festival at <strong>Sandpoint</strong>, and last year he<br />

had the opportunity to be a site manager<br />

for the event, which gave him many<br />

valuable experiences.<br />

Alex also loves the beauty of North Idaho<br />

and appreciates the local government and<br />

school leaders that make <strong>Sandpoint</strong> what<br />

it is.<br />

“I love living in Idaho, as I highlight to many<br />

of my friends and family,” Alex said. “We live<br />

in one of the most extraordinary states in<br />

this union.”<br />

After graduation, Alex plans to attend<br />

Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia,<br />

where he will study government politics<br />

and policy.<br />

He hopes to work in local or state<br />

government one day and potentially return<br />

to Bonner County eventually to serve many<br />

of the people who have invested so much<br />

in him.<br />

“[The <strong>Sandpoint</strong> community] poured so<br />

much into my life,” Alex exclaimed. “And<br />

I pray that one day [this community] will<br />

give me the privilege of serving and working<br />

for [it] from our local government to the<br />

state level.”<br />

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What began in the mid-2000s with the purpose<br />

of providing local cyclists fun and engaging<br />

opportunities in the way of social rides on area<br />

trails—such as Gold Hill, Mineral Point, and further<br />

afield around Priest Lake and in the wild mountains of the Idaho<br />

Panhandle—Pend Oreille Pedalers (POP) has evolved over the years<br />

to encompass so much more.<br />

“Starting in 2007, the focus began to turn to developing new trails<br />

closer to <strong>Sandpoint</strong>,” shares Jason Welker, POP’s executive director.<br />

“While North Idaho is blessed with hundreds, if not thousands, of<br />

miles of dirt trails, almost all of it lies out of reach of the pedalpowered<br />

recreationalist.”<br />

That same year, a local family put their 120-acre property, known<br />

as Sherwood Forest, into a permanent conservation easement and<br />

invited POP into the woods to begin building non-motorized trails.<br />

“Over the next several years, the seeds of what has since grown<br />

into the much more expansive Syringa Trail System were planted<br />

by those dedicated volunteers of what you could call ‘POP 1.0,’”<br />

smiles Jason.<br />

Today, the Syringa System includes two additional properties—Pine<br />

Street Woods (PSW) and VTT—which combined with Sherwood<br />

Forest provide local trail users with more than 16 miles of dedicated<br />

biking and hiking trails across 400 acres of community forest.<br />

POP built or assisted in the construction of every foot of trail in<br />

that system and continues to build and maintain trails in VTT and<br />

PSW today.<br />

Jason first joined POP as a member about a decade ago, while he was<br />

still teaching in international schools and spending summers in his<br />

house on Schweitzer. He moved to <strong>Sandpoint</strong> full time in 2017. “As a<br />

mountain biker and trail lover, POP was an easy community to slide<br />

into,” Jason recalls. “In 2020, after serving on the board for a year,<br />

I signed on as the club’s first executive director—a role in which I<br />

organize all club activities, programs, projects and events.”<br />

Since then, membership has grown from less than 200 to nearly 800!<br />

During this time, they’ve launched youth programs and built over 15<br />

miles of new trails. POP also supports or hosts three different bike<br />

races each year, leads over 30 weekly group rides, approximately a<br />

dozen road rides, and 30-plus volunteer trail work parties each year.<br />

“In addition, my grant writing work has brought in over $100,000<br />

to fund new trail development in the Syringa and Lower Basin trail<br />

systems since 2019,” says Jason.<br />

POP’s after-school and summer programs serve youth ages 7<br />


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kids.”<br />

through 12; the only prerequisite is that your child be<br />

able to ride a bike. “Starting this year, you don’t even have<br />

to own a bike to participate, because POP is offering 15<br />

bike grants and scholarships throughout the year,” shares<br />

Jason. “Through a community fundraising effort last<br />

summer, we raised over $9,000 to purchase high-end<br />

Trek mountain bikes, which we will give to five local kids<br />

along with scholarships to one of our programs during<br />

each session: spring, summer and fall.” Registration for<br />

the spring program will open early <strong>April</strong>, and for those<br />

interested in receiving a scholarship and bike grant, there<br />

will be an application process.<br />

POP keeps those in the cycling community connected<br />

throughout the year in several ways. Club meetings kick<br />

off on the second Wednesday in <strong>April</strong> (and continue<br />

through October) at 5:30pm at Matchwood Brewing.<br />

Anyone who is interested in learning about the cycling<br />

and trail development scene in <strong>Sandpoint</strong> should attend.<br />

“Or, if you’re new to the area and want to meet some<br />

cool folks over beers, there’s no better place to be than a<br />

monthly POP meeting,” smiles Jason. They offer weekly<br />

group rides and trail work parties. They are also very<br />

active on Instagram and Facebook, and send out weekly<br />

newsletters to their members during the biking season.<br />

Jason encourages those with a passion for bikes and trails<br />

to join Pend Oreille Pedalers. Membership starts at $25<br />

and includes POP activities, meetings, opportunity to<br />

enroll their kids in the after-school and summer programs,<br />

“and earn ‘trail karma’ by helping support the local trails,”<br />

he affirms.<br />

Find out more about POP online at PendOreillePedalers.<br />

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It’s time to say goodbye to winter and hello spring, as<br />

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Though it might feel like winter for a few more weeks<br />

than we’d like, if you’re looking to get in the spring<br />

spirit, then make plans to attend the the North Idaho<br />

Home & Garden Show in <strong>Sandpoint</strong>, presented by the North<br />

Idaho Building Contractors Association (NIBCA).<br />

“We worked with National to include Bonner County into our<br />

territory and were granted this last year,” shares Emily Bradley,<br />

executive officer for the North Idaho Building Contractors<br />

Association.<br />

From beautiful landscaped gardens and plants to home<br />

improvement contractors, there is something for everyone,<br />

as the show brings homeowners together with the area’s top<br />

building experts and remodelers, who will be on hand to share<br />

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At the NIBCA Home & Garden Show, where all are invited<br />

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professionals who can assist you with your home service and<br />

improvement needs.<br />

“We will have an education stage to give tips on home financing,<br />

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The highlight of the weekend, according to Emily, is the opportunity<br />

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“It helps build trust and lifelong friendships with members of the<br />

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When it comes to what NIBCA hopes attendees will walk away with<br />

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it’s important to do your homework on quality, professionalism and<br />

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The show makes its way to the Bonner County Fairgrounds the first<br />

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at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds.) Choose to attend one–or both!<br />

Though the event is free to attend, they are asking those in attendance<br />

to donate non-perishable food items to benefit the local food bank.<br />

North Idaho Building Contractors Association is an advocacy group<br />

that hosts local events, and the Home & Garden Show features NIBCA’s<br />

associate members—those who support builders from lending/real<br />

estate to the trades such as plumbing, electrical, painting, and much<br />

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way of shaking us awake after a period of<br />

hibernation—inspiring and energizing us<br />

with longer days and more sunlight. While<br />

some opt for traditional spring cleaning,<br />

others embrace the nudge offered by the<br />

season change and choose to rejuvenate<br />

their living spaces.<br />

The prospect of design updates often brings<br />

visions of the family and friends you’ll<br />

host and the memories you’ll make in your<br />

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trends, it’s easy to get lost down the neverending<br />

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reflected in the home design trends this year.<br />

People are seeking stability and peace within<br />

their homes, reaching for warm neutrals<br />

with pops of rich colors, natural materials<br />

and versatile pieces that make you feel safe,<br />

comfortable and inspired.<br />

A place we often start when considering a<br />

home redesign is colors—and not just paint.<br />

Wallpaper with bold patterns and textures<br />

add visual interest to a myriad of surfaces<br />

throughout the house. Colors affect our<br />

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them an important factor in aesthetic and<br />

overall vibe.<br />

While neutrals have a timeless appeal,<br />

people are ditching the cool white and gray<br />

colors for creamy earth tones that give off<br />

a homey feeling and warmer brown shades<br />

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Paired with creamier neutrals are bold colors that elicit a desired emotion from the space. Soothing greens, deep<br />

blues and rich berry hues are taking center stage in <strong>2023</strong>. Benjamin Moore chose a vibrant red-orange called<br />

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maximum impact. Mossy and deep shades of green are almost considered neutral for their versatility—used to<br />

upgrade furniture and décor or make a bold wall color while balancing a room.<br />

Bringing natural elements into your home means embracing the inconsistencies, imperfections and unique<br />

beauty in raw, natural materials. Cookie-cutter design pieces from big-box stores made from synthetic materials<br />

are being replaced with a newfound (or renewed) appreciation for durable, long-lasting organic materials.<br />

Meaningfully investing in a few masterfully crafted pieces built for longevity is being more highly valued as<br />

people want a story or connection to the items they keep in their homes.<br />

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cabinets and warm wood accents are inviting and functional to an<br />

area where families often congregate. While quartz remains a more<br />

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exaggerated, contrasting veining will become more prominent.<br />

Not looking to do a complete overhaul? Swapping out your<br />

backsplash, painting your island a vibrant hue, or even installing<br />

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After all the change and chaos of the past several years, there’s a<br />

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Peruse an antique store for treasures, and refurbish them to make<br />

them your own. Or display unique trinkets, vases or sculptures<br />

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one-of-a-kind, personalized pieces mix beautifully with modern<br />

styles and are more sustainable than short-term, disposable items.<br />

Combining antiques with a new, modern design can spark beloved<br />

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The architectural design and environment surrounding your<br />

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Designing … and Building … Lifestyles<br />

From inception to completion, husband-and-wife duo creates clients’ dream homes<br />


Rob and Denise Krogman, owners of RDK Design and Build,<br />

strive to build custom residential homes that stand out from<br />

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furnishings, they can creatively add one-of-a-kind ideas that<br />

represent their clients’ unique personalities.<br />

Since childhood, Rob has always had a passion for building. Growing<br />

up on a farm, he developed a strong work ethic early on and was always<br />

the first to volunteer when any building or carpentry opportunities<br />

presented themselves. “I have always known my career would involve<br />

building and creating,” he affirms. “I am a hands-on general contractor,<br />

and after all these years, I still enjoy working hard in the field.”<br />

As the daughter of a commercial architect, Denise spent many days with<br />

her father at the drafting table, “so designing and building have always<br />

been a part of my life,” she reflects. With a strong passion and degrees<br />

in fashion and interior design, Denise, an Allied Member of ASID,<br />

has actively led complete floor-to-ceiling design projects in Arizona,<br />

Colorado, California and Idaho over the last 32 years. She first embarked<br />

on her television career in 2005 and co-created and hosted the Lifestyle<br />

program Fine Wine and Design. Denise has also designed interior sets<br />

for TV commercials and showrooms and has been published in several<br />

lifestyle magazines. “Designing and creating are all I have done and all I<br />

have ever wanted to do,” she smiles.<br />

Rob and Denise worked in their respective businesses separately for<br />

many years—Denise owning another design firm for 24 years (though<br />

over 32 years in the business) and Rob running his own construction<br />

company for 18 years (with a total of 28 years of experience)—they came<br />

together and formed RDK Design and Build—a full-service custom<br />

home building and remodeling business—in 2015. With their combined<br />

background they bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, talent and<br />

passion to every residential and commercial project they are involved<br />

with. In spring of 2022, they relocated their business to North Idaho.<br />

Both raised in small Midwestern towns, the pair spent most of their<br />

adult lives living in very large cities in Colorado and Arizona—and<br />

found themselves yearning for that small community connection again.<br />

After visiting <strong>Sandpoint</strong> for several years, the couple soon realized that<br />

<strong>Sandpoint</strong> had everything they were looking for: a lake, ski mountain,<br />

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“Everyone we have met here, personally and professionally, has warmly<br />

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smiles Denise. “We are proud to be a part of the community and have<br />

so much respect for the local businesses and their customer care and<br />

loyalty.”<br />

As a design and build company, the Krogmans combine construction<br />

and interior design into one streamlined process; guiding their clients<br />

through the design and build process; bringing their thoughts, ideas and<br />

dreams to life. Having worked in several states during their careers, their<br />

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project portfolio spans southwest to mountain, traditional to modern, and a blend<br />

of everything in between.<br />

“Our design and build delivery method offers homeowners many benefits that add<br />

value and confidence to their project, as our design team assists with the timely<br />

selection and installation of finishes and fixtures to keep the project on track, and<br />

during construction, everything is carefully managed and communicated to make<br />

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projects to be theirs alone, and we feel our communication from inception to<br />

completion with our clients sets us apart from our competition. We have also built<br />

strong relationships with our trade partners and have developed much trust and<br />

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Being a husband-wife contractor/design duo, Rob and Denise are in constant<br />

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“What’s most important is that we both really love what we do. And we are thrilled<br />

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ardening is an investment in your well-being.<br />

Vegetables, flowers, mushrooms, orchards or<br />

trees … whatever is planted well will thrive.<br />

And if it thrives, you thrive. The benefits of gardening are<br />

numerous: from an increased sense of wellness to healthy<br />

levels of vitamin D. The effort of gardening counts as<br />

exercise and the product of gardening often leads to an<br />

interest in eating healthier. No doubt about it, when you<br />

get outside to plant, you harvest health. Also, planting a<br />

garden is just beautiful. The scent of the apple blossoms<br />

carried on the wind acts as aromatherapy. The sight of<br />

green growing things encourages life under the ground<br />

and above it, from worms to bees and butterflies. It’s no<br />

wonder why we flock to forests, lakes and outdoor spaces<br />

at all times of the year. Gardening makes those outdoor<br />

spaces accessible just outside our door. Here are a few<br />

ways your garden can promote your everyday health.<br />

First, ask yourself, “How does my garden grow?” Yes,<br />

it’s a children’s nursery rhyme, but it’s also a good rule<br />

of thumb when planning out your garden. You want the<br />

health benefits of your garden to last throughout the year,<br />

so it’s important to consider which plants will bring you<br />

the most joy. If you want the garden to benefit you every<br />

day, year-around, you have to plant a garden that you find<br />

sustainable. For some this means planting plants that seed<br />

themselves. Examples of such plants include potatoes,<br />

onions, anything in the mint family, evergreens, and a<br />

huge variety of flowers. Self-seeding plants require very<br />

little tilling and maintenance, and practically thrive on<br />

their own.<br />

Some gardens are made up of well-organized “weeds”<br />

(by far the easiest sort of garden to grow), which are<br />

exceptionally hardy in addition to being self-seeding.<br />

When growing exceptionally boisterous plants, you might<br />

consider planting in pots or plots. Examples include<br />

anything in the dandelion family, mints, many herbs,<br />

clover, sunchokes, and different grasses. Many of the herbs<br />

and berries harvested for health benefits in the forests and<br />

fields are considered “weeds.”<br />

Another very practical approach to gardening for your<br />

health means planting things that you enjoy eating, perhaps<br />

things that you don’t always find fresh in the grocery store.<br />

There’s no reason to become completely reliant upon your<br />

garden, although it is nice to peruse the garden for dinner<br />

rather than take a trip to the grocery store. However, the<br />

more vegetables and fruits you plant, the more you will<br />

find yourself branching out and enjoying things that you<br />

didn’t know you liked. This often has to do with the very<br />

real taste difference between fresh garden produce and<br />

grocery store finds: Fresh is just better.<br />

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A vegetable garden is accessible, and it opens up doors<br />

to produce and delicious foods that we might have not<br />

previously had. This encourages us to make healthier choices.<br />

An example would be the tomato. It’s relatively easy to grow<br />

(make sure you plant the roots deep), and its fruit is extremely<br />

abundant. When harvest time comes, you will have basket<br />

after basket of tomatoes that are good enough to eat plain, no<br />

adornment necessary. The excess can be turned into sauce or<br />

salsa to be enjoyed all year. Another example is the sugar snap<br />

pea, which during the spring months is so abundant that you<br />

could gather a basket daily from five plants. It’s also delicious<br />

without any adornment or seasoning and full of protein,<br />

making them a favorite for children on the go. Abundance<br />

will spawn creativity, and before you know it your plate is full<br />

of nutrient-dense goodies. The more you have, the more you<br />

consume. When talking about produce, this is a great thing!<br />

Aside from gardening sustainably, and gardening for food,<br />

the garden can also be a place of mental health. Many of the<br />

benefits that you go out of your way to enjoy, and actively<br />

spend money on, can be achieved simply through the garden.<br />

The garden can be a place of privacy and rest, much like a mini<br />

retreat. For this reason, you might want to plant according to<br />

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“<br />

Investing in<br />

a garden is<br />

investing in<br />

your home<br />

and your<br />

health.<br />

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season, with something to enjoy in spring,<br />

summer, fall and winter. For example, tulips<br />

and crocus will pop up every year during<br />

spring, roses in summer and fall, and witch<br />

hazel in winter.<br />

It’s not important that the garden always be<br />

“practical” to be a place of health. Growing<br />

a sense of well-being and safety is not<br />

to be scoffed at, as the state of our mind<br />

contributes considerably to our physical<br />

health. You might be inclined to plant<br />

roses for their scent, mint because of its<br />

relaxing smell in the bath, lavender because<br />

you like to cut the flowers for the dinner<br />

table, or dahlias for their burst of color.<br />

There are flowers that attract butterflies<br />

or hummingbirds, and plants that simply<br />

provide greenery. There are a variety of<br />

trees that do nothing for your plate but<br />

everything for lazy summer days in your<br />

hammock. Whatever the reason, investing<br />

in a garden is investing in your home and<br />

your health. And that is an investment<br />

worth making.<br />

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• Fear of the unknown - Some investors fall<br />

victim to “familiarity bias”—the tendency to<br />

Investment-related fear can manifest itself in a invest only in what they know, such as local<br />

few different ways:<br />

or domestic companies. But this behavior<br />

can lead to under-diversified portfolios. If<br />

• Fear of loss - Some investors may emphasize your portfolio is dominated by just a few<br />

avoiding losses more than achieving gains. investments, and these investments are fairly<br />

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consider very low in risk, possibly containing some losses when the inevitable market<br />

a high percentage of certificates of deposit downturn occurs. To help reduce the impact<br />

(CDs) and U.S. Treasury securities. Yet, a of market volatility, it’s a good idea to spread<br />

highly conservative approach carries its own your investment dollars across large and<br />

risk—the risk of not achieving enough growth small companies in a range of industries and<br />

to stay ahead of inflation, much less meet longterm<br />

goals such as a comfortable retirement. equities side—it’s also wise to consider further<br />

geographical regions. And that’s just on the<br />

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about something, and they may continue the<br />

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success. This behavior can be costly in the<br />

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<strong>March</strong> is National Nutrition Month<br />

Advice from an expert on creating healthier habits for<br />

you and your family<br />


As I’m writing this intro, it is nearing the end of January,<br />

and I’m curious how everyone’s New Year resolutions<br />

are holding up. We discussed starting the new year on<br />

the right health track in the last issue. How is it going?<br />

Are your new healthy habits sticking? If not, don’t be discouraged.<br />

Healthy, long-term habits take time, energy, repetition and<br />

commitment. For clarity, I asked my go-to professional, Sandra<br />

Frank (our Registered Clinical Dietitian and Diabetes Education<br />

Coordinator at Bonner General Health), for advice on nutrition and<br />

forming healthy habits.<br />

As a professional, how do you define “nutrition”?<br />

Nutrition is eating mindfully to nourish our bodies by enjoying<br />

whole foods, including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean protein<br />

(beans, fish, poultry, eggs, lean meats, nuts), low-fat dairy or calcium<br />

source, and water to meet our nutrient needs.<br />

How does nutrition affect long-term health?<br />

Our eating impacts our health and weight. Dietary factors influence<br />

chronic disease risk, including heart disease, stroke and type 2<br />

diabetes. Digestive, immune and brain health are also affected by<br />

our nutrition. Aging well through healthy eating at every age is what<br />

I am passionate about.<br />

What would be your first piece of advice to someone who wants<br />

to make healthy choices but is still trying to figure out where<br />

to start?<br />

Consistent meals. Use the plate method for meal planning. Include<br />

a variety of foods in moderation. Drink water and avoid sugarsweetened<br />

beverages.<br />

What are the best ways to help a family change their diet?<br />

• Regular family meals with the parents role modeling healthy<br />

eating. Also, trying new foods is the best way to help a family change<br />

their eating.<br />

• Include the family in selecting new foods and recipes. Ageappropriate<br />

tasks for kids, such as mixing a salad, making funny<br />

faces with vegetables, and growing vegetables, encourage children<br />

to be interested and willing to try a new vegetable or food.<br />

• Small changes over time, such as one new recipe per month, helps<br />

one not feel overwhelmed and be successful.<br />

• Try fresh foods prepared in different ways, such as raw carrots,<br />

roasted carrots, “carrot fries,” carrots in soup and salad. It takes<br />

multiple exposures to new foods before children accept them.<br />

Adults also need to try and retry foods that they disliked as a child<br />

with a positive, curious attitude!<br />

What significance does hydration play in nutrition?<br />

Hydration is imperative to our overall health and to performing<br />

physical activity. Water is needed to lubricate and cushion joints,<br />

prevent constipation, remove wastes through urination, maintain<br />

an average body temperature, protect our spinal cord, and avoid<br />

dehydration. Fluid intake includes water, other beverages, and water<br />

from foods.<br />

What is your go-to healthy snack?<br />

Fruit; fresh fruit in season or frozen berries with plain Greek yogurt,<br />

cottage cheese, or a few nuts.<br />

Sandra assesses an inpatient’s nutritional needs after illness, surgery<br />

or diagnosis. She also counsels adult and pediatric outpatients on<br />

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What to avoid<br />


Expecting mothers must be mindful<br />

of what they are putting in their<br />

bodies, including everything from<br />

the foods they eat to the medications<br />

they take, but it is also important to monitor<br />

what is applied externally to the body, and<br />

that includes skin care. Many ingredients<br />

that are safe outside of pregnancy should be<br />

avoided during pregnancy because the effects<br />

on the fetus are either unknown or could be<br />

harmful. Below we break down what skin-care<br />

ingredients to avoid until delivery and nursing<br />

are complete.<br />

Retin-A, Retinyl Palmitate and Retinol<br />

These vitamin A-derived products, available<br />

over the counter and by prescription, are<br />

used to treat a variety of skin concerns,<br />

including acne, fine lines and wrinkles, and<br />

pigmentation. However, they have been linked<br />

to birth defects and must be avoided while<br />

pregnant and nursing.<br />

Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic Acid Combo<br />

Both of these ingredients are found in a wide<br />

array of over-the-counter acne cleansers<br />

and creams, and many products contain a<br />

combination of the two. While pregnant, it is<br />

best to select a product that has only one of the<br />

active ingredients, rather than a combination,<br />

to address any acne concerns. Additionally,<br />

look for products containing less than 2<br />

percent of salicylic acid.<br />

Hydroquinone<br />

A common side effect of pregnancy is<br />

melasma, often referred to as the “mask of<br />

pregnancy,” which causes a brown pigment to<br />

form on different areas of the body including<br />

the face. Hydroquinone is a skin lightener, so it<br />

may be tempting to address the pigmentation<br />

when it first appears, but large amounts of this<br />

chemical is absorbed into the body, making<br />

it more likely to enter the bloodstream and<br />

affect your baby. It is best to wait until after<br />

delivery and nursing to treat melasma, and<br />

many women find that the melasma improves<br />

without treatment in the postpartum period.<br />

Chemical Sunscreen<br />

The active ingredients Oxybenzone and<br />

Avobenzone, frequently found in chemical<br />

sunscreens, are hormone disruptors and can<br />

affect fetal development. It is best to stick with<br />

physical and mineral sunscreens that use zinc<br />

oxide and/or titanium dioxide to protect your<br />

skin during pregnancy.<br />

Please note that this is not an inclusive list,<br />

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LOOK<br />

What’s trending in nail art and which<br />

type of manicure is right for you<br />


As the days get longer and the sun pushes away the winter<br />

darkness, the world wakes up and brings out the colors of<br />

spring. This weather and nature shift is a sign that it’s time<br />

to refresh and retire our dark, moody manicures until next year.<br />

Manicured nails are a great way to achieve a polished look while<br />

keeping your nails healthy and showing off your personality<br />

and style. Manicures let you experiment with colors and trends<br />

without the long-term commitment (like cutting bangs) or high<br />

price ($300 balayage, anyone?). But, with nail art trends<br />

going viral, and so many types of manicures,<br />

it can be overwhelming to keep up on<br />

what’s new and which option is right<br />

for you.<br />

There are a few factors to consider<br />

when choosing your best<br />

manicure option. Think about<br />

your lifestyle, budget, current<br />

trends, upkeep, and how long<br />

you want the manicure to<br />

last. So, whether you like<br />

short minimalist nails<br />

or embellished gelnail<br />

extensions, we’re<br />

breaking down<br />

manicure basics<br />

and trends for<br />

the season.<br />

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1Manicure Types<br />

The classic manicure shapes and uses traditional polish on<br />

natural nails. A gel manicure is the same process as the classic<br />

manicure, but a gel polish is used and cured under a UV light.<br />

For an acrylic manicure, a combination of liquid monomer and<br />

powder polymer is layered over the nail, then polished. For a dip<br />

powder manicure, a base coat is applied, and the nail is dipped<br />

into a pigmented powder and sealed with a top coat.<br />

2time<br />

Many factors contribute to the appointment duration and<br />

how long your manicure lasts, but here are some averages.<br />

The classic manicure takes about 30 minutes and lasts around<br />

seven days. A gel manicure takes about 30 minutes and lasts<br />

two to three weeks. Acrylic manicures take 45 minutes and<br />

last two to three weeks. Dip powder manicures take one hour<br />

and last up to four weeks. The time it takes for your manicure<br />

depends on the style, design, and nail technician. If you’re<br />

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3Shapes<br />

Long nails make a bold statement, but the short nail trend<br />

is growing—and people are opting for combination shapes<br />

that work for short to medium-length nails. Square and oval<br />

nails are considered classic shapes, but the “squoval” is taking<br />

over for the in-between look it offers. For people who want<br />

more space for design or embellishments but don’t want the<br />

full-stiletto point, almond-shaped nails are the go-to. Coffinshaped<br />

nails are another combo option on the rise, allowing<br />

for ample design space while merging the slant of the stiletto<br />

nail with the square tip.<br />

4colors<br />

The natural length and shape transfers over to colors with<br />

neutral and earth tones becoming more prominent. Although<br />

bare nails with a clear coat or glazed, pearly sheen embody the<br />

natural vibe, the color doesn’t have to be a light shade. From<br />

a “vanilla latte” color to burnt neutrals and grounding earth<br />

and gem tones, the colors can be vibrant and bold. With the<br />

<strong>2023</strong> Pantone color of the year announced as Viva Magenta,<br />

brighter colors found in nature add a little pizzazz.<br />

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Style Trends<br />

5Try different styles to shake up your manicure. Milky<br />

colors allow a slight shadow of your natural nail to be<br />

seen through the polish. Adding an accent nail of a<br />

different color or sheen adds fun detail. Top an opaque<br />

color with a subtle chrome layer to make your nails<br />

glossy and slightly iridescent. Try a French manicure<br />

with a twist—a barely there French with very thin,<br />

fine white or colored tips. Rather than an abrupt color<br />

transition on your French manicure, blend the colors<br />

gradually to create an ombre look. Reverse either style<br />

to mix it up even more.<br />

Accents and Embellishments<br />

6From rhinestones and nail piercings to experimenting<br />

with matte and gloss topcoats, adding accents and<br />

embellishments maintains popularity. Whether you<br />

want hand-drawn designs, patterns that depict your<br />

favorite fabric, stickers, nail jewels, or something new,<br />

3-D nail art provides a lot of flexibility. Nails are truly<br />

customizable, and whether you go for minimalistic<br />

basics or bright, bold patterns, your nail art can be as<br />

subtle or as attention-grabbing as you want.<br />

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A Love for Food and Hospitality<br />

<strong>Local</strong> couple brings their flair for cuisine and craft cocktails lakeside<br />


An unmatched dining experience awaits diners on the<br />

shores of Lake Pend Oreille in Hope. Opened in <strong>April</strong><br />

2022 by Josh and Maddie Dorrell, Drift Lakeside Kitchen<br />

and Bar has quickly made a name for itself with its<br />

impressive menu paired with fine craft cocktails—and of course, the<br />

stunning view.<br />

The road to Drift Lakeside began many years ago. Josh’s love of<br />

cooking began at a young age, as he recalls time spent in the kitchen<br />

with both his maternal and paternal grandmothers. After high<br />

school, he enrolled at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts -<br />

Scottsdale, where he graduated in 2007. For Maddie, she went<br />

through the hospitality program at California State University,<br />

San Bernardino - Palm Desert Campus, graduating in 2012. The<br />

two would meet in Palm Springs and work alongside each other<br />

in the hospitality scene at high-end hotels for nearly a decade. Josh<br />

and Maddie made the perfect pairing, not only professionally but<br />

personally. During this time, their relationship blossomed, and the<br />

two were married in June 2018.<br />

The pair would spend time in Texas, then Montana—at Lake<br />

Koocanusa—where they fell in love with the North! After the<br />

struggles of COVID, not being able to make the living in California<br />

they had been accustomed to, the couple moved to Clark Fork and<br />

would open Drift Lakeside Kitchen and Bar in nearby Hope.<br />

“My friend Ian has been out here for four years and is the one who<br />

found the restaurant location on his way home one day,” recalls Josh.<br />

“He called to tell me about it, and here we are.”<br />

Combine Maddie’s love of craft cocktails and Josh’s love of food,<br />

and you have Drift Lakeside. The restaurant is described as new<br />

American casual fine dining. Josh, Maddie, and the rest of their<br />

team, pride themselves on being a from-scratch kitchen in which<br />

they are reinvigorating farm to table, with a dynamic menu that<br />

changes with what’s the best in season. Each menu item is uniquely<br />

crafted using seasonal, local produce, consciously sourced and<br />

foraged, and only the finest ingredients.<br />


46624 Highway 200 | Hope, Idaho 83836<br />

208.597.7259 | DriftLakeside.com<br />

Stop in for dinner Thursday through Sunday to enjoy entrees like<br />

the Herb-Roasted Half Chicken, Pan-Seared Rockfish, Rigatoni<br />

Bolognese or Meatloaf. The brunch menu, served 10am to 3pm<br />

Saturday and Sunday, is sure to get you jumping out of bed, with<br />

items like the Salmon Eggs Benny, Wild Mushroom Omelet and<br />

Gluten-Free Pancakes Bananas Fosters. Try the Oysters, with vodka<br />

cocktail sauce, horseradish and lemon, or the Traditional Shrimp<br />

Cocktail. Guests are sure to satisfy their appetite with the Tri Tip<br />

Sandwich or Drift Burger. Happy hour is offered 4 to 5pm Thursday<br />

through Saturday, 4 to 6pm Sunday, with a selection of beverages,<br />

and shareables like the Wild Game Charcuterie, Truffle Garlic Parm<br />

Fries, and Pork and Green Chili Nachos.<br />

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Each week, they offer Ladies Night Thursday (with special deals on wine and<br />

appetizers), Prime Rib Friday and Pasta Night Saturday, as well as weekly specials that<br />

are sure to delight your palate. And keep your eyes out for the occasional winemaker’s<br />

dinner—sure to impress.<br />

To complement the beautiful menu options, choose to pair your meal with a glass of<br />

wine, cold brew, or specialty cocktail from their full bar. They also offer a wonderful<br />

choice of non-alcoholic beverages to choose from, such as lemonade (huckleberry,<br />

strawberry, raspberry or blood orange), and lavender mojito.<br />

As the warmer weather makes its way, diners have the option to dine outdoors, lakefront<br />

on the expansive patio.<br />

Since opening their doors to the North Idaho community, Josh and Maddie couldn’t be<br />

more appreciative of the outpouring of support and encouragement. “The community<br />

has been nothing but patient and grateful, which really helps to keep us motivated to do<br />

what we love,” affirms Josh.<br />

The Dorrells will celebrate a year in business the end of <strong>April</strong>, and they agree that<br />

they owe the success they’ve experienced to the incredible support of the local, their<br />

outstanding staff, and unwavering commitment to stand behind their food and drink,<br />

but acknowledge that without their business partners, Jason and Erin Holland, they<br />

would not be here.<br />

Open 4 to 8pm Thursday and Friday, 10am to 8pm Saturday and 10am to 6pm Sunday,<br />

be sure to follow Drift Lakeside on Facebook and Instagram for current menus<br />

and specials.<br />

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The Language of Lāna‘i starts at<br />

SENSEI<br />

LĀNA‘I,<br />

A Four Seasons Resort<br />

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A gentle wellness immersion designed by you<br />

by JULIE REED<br />

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LĀNA’I,<br />

HAWAII<br />

Nestled in a secluded island of Hawaii, Sensei Lāna‘i, A Four<br />

Seasons Resort’s adult wellness retreat combines the beauty<br />

of nature with the expertise of highly trained practitioners in the<br />

areas of nutrition, mindfulness and exercise physiology—all in a<br />

luxuriously styled state-of-the-art resort tailored for your every need.<br />

Welcome to the most exquisite and tranquil surrounding, a style of<br />

vacationing that offers a richer and more fulfilling experience. The<br />

Resort’s mantra is move, nourish and rest, the Sensei Way, to live in<br />

abundance and health. Your personally curated experience includes<br />

an array of activities and support from passionate and highly trained<br />

teams that offer private sessions as well as small group activities and<br />

a plethora of relaxing spa services. If adventure is on the agenda and<br />

the need for a little adrenaline, the exhilarating island excursions are<br />

for you! The sailing trip on the catamaran should be on top of the<br />

list of to-dos!<br />

A new way of vacationing is upon us, and Sensei Lāna‘i does it to<br />

perfection. A place to gain knowledge of oneself, an invitation to the<br />

world’s purities combined with a wellness retreat for the soul. Set<br />

your own pace and customize your itinerary to help guide you to a<br />

path of a healthier you.<br />

You will be taken care of from every aspect including your<br />

thoughtfully appointed room, the dining experience, to your planned<br />

itinerary. Everything is procured to make your time most valuable.<br />

Empower yourself with data-based findings to make greater strides<br />

with your health goals.<br />

Walk the gardens and inhale the peacefulness, explore the menu<br />

of spa experiences, and delight in the structure of the resort that is<br />

designed to let the light stream in, bringing you a sense of calm and<br />

renewed spirit.<br />

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2nd Avenue Frontage<br />

Conference/Meeting Room<br />

316 N Second Avenue, <strong>Sandpoint</strong>, Idaho | MLS# <strong>2023</strong>0235<br />

Large commercial building in the heart of downtown <strong>Sandpoint</strong>. This building is 7,652 sq. ft. and is currently separated into 5 different<br />

suites but could be remodeled to suit your needs or one could occupy a portion of the building and lease out the remainder for a<br />

continual revenue stream. The upstairs features 2 large suites with a mix of private office space, large conference/meeting rooms and<br />

entryway's for each suite. The upstairs common area has two bathrooms that serve one of the upstairs suites as well as all three<br />

downstairs suites. There is another separate bathroom for the second suite upstairs. Each of the suites downstairs consist mainly of private<br />

offices with one of the suites having a large conference area. There is also a large outside courtyard area that serves as the entrance for<br />

the downstairs. The building has had several cosmetic, mechanical and utility improvements over the last 5 years to include a large<br />

remodel in 2021. The location of this building is ideal with a high volume of foot traffic throughout the year. Owner is a licensed real<br />

estate agent in the State of Idaho. Buyer and buyer's agent to verify all information. $1,595,000<br />

Orchard Ridge Estates | MLS# 20222312<br />

Looking for a large parcel with a little elbow<br />

room close to town? This great 3.38 acre<br />

property is located between <strong>Sandpoint</strong> and<br />

Dover and has nice mountain and lake<br />

views in the Syringa Heights area. Just<br />

minutes from downtown <strong>Sandpoint</strong> this<br />

parcel has multiple building sites to choose<br />

from. Water and sewer services are available<br />

with power on site. You'll immediately<br />

realize how pretty this lot could be for a<br />

home site, again, with signs of the beautiful<br />

lawn and fruit trees of past generations that<br />

lived here. The black truck shown in pictures is<br />

located near the original home foundation,<br />

which was destroyed in a fire. There is plenty of<br />

room to build a bench higher on the lot for a<br />

new homesite. $650,000<br />


&<br />

properties<br />


Eric Skinner<br />

Owner / Associate Broker<br />

Century 21 RiverStone<br />

(208) 290-6314<br />

Eric.Skinner@<strong>Sandpoint</strong>.com<br />

Brent Stevens<br />

Owner / REALTOR®<br />

Century 21 RiverStone<br />

(208) 290-0502<br />

BStevens@<strong>Sandpoint</strong>.com<br />

www.IdahoRealEstateLissngs.com<br />

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DO<br />

Arrive red-carpet style via private plane from Honolulu to Lāna‘i. Concierge<br />

transfers from Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport to Lāna‘i is<br />

included with your reservation at Sensei Lāna‘i. Four Seasons’ staff members will<br />

accompany you every step of the way, beginning with a 35-minute flight to Lāna‘i<br />

on Lāna‘i Air, then transporting you to the resort—about a 10-minute drive from<br />

the airport.<br />

A retreat that fills the senses and a getaway where dreams become a reality, your<br />

lavish stay at Sensei Lāna‘i, A Four Seasons Resort starts with a welcome upon<br />

arrival that puts you in relaxation mode from the start. You won’t help but notice<br />

the Cook pines lining your path to the resort, purposely planted to give you a sense<br />

of belonging.<br />

Make sure you take advantage of the wellness team of practitioners to learn new<br />

techniques for a better you! Tailor-made fitness with Biomarkers, nutritionists and<br />

meditation sessions are all at your fingertips! You will receive your itinerary for<br />

your carefully planned stay. Do as little or as much as you desire!<br />

Allow the personalized experiences menu to help guide you to a path of well-being<br />

and a journey that deepens your connection to your health goals and intentions.<br />

Your balanced itinerary should include a wide variety: Choose a spa treatment,<br />

one of the fun on-site activities that interests you, an excursion, and a visit with<br />

the health practitioner team members. Personally, you will see that co-founder<br />

Dr. David Agus has given his expert touch on helping people discover ways to<br />

a healthier existence. The techniques and information that were shared with me<br />

about my own health were astonishing! Access these keys to a better way of life.<br />

Explore the plentiful avocations on this expansive property that culminates land,<br />

water and sky with hues of blues you have never seen. Some of my favorites: Wander<br />

amidst the onsen garden pathways with beautiful streams and small bridgeways,<br />

and soak in one of the 10 private tubs tucked into the garden hideaways. A favorite<br />

discovery! Definitely observe the outdoor art collection and unique sculpture<br />

displays. Swim laps or take a leisurely dip in the larger pool with an oasis of tropical<br />

plants and trees that surround the pool deck. Having a quiet moment poolside<br />

isn’t a bad choice either. Lounge chairs are conveniently tucked away to give you<br />

privacy. To the Spa! Private massage hales are separate buildings for just you and<br />

feature 1,000 square feet of bliss to extend your spa treatment. Enjoy a soaking<br />

tub, rain shower, sauna, outside pools and streams after your massage. Top of the<br />

list: Reflexology and Lomi Lomi. Amazing health benefits and de-stress activators.<br />

Retreat for the Yogi ~ Restorative Aerial Yoga was another favorite; you may also<br />

enjoy morning meditation and Sensei Yoga Flow.<br />

If you’re looking for adventure, there’s the fun and freeing zip line, where you’ll<br />

ride high amongst the trees and take in the view! Challenge your mind and body<br />

with the ropes course while honing in on teamwork and problem-solving skills.<br />

This is a super unique course designed on a moat. Welcome the day with a hike on<br />

the Koloiki Ridge and bask in the beauty on this 4.9-mile journey to panoramic<br />

views of Maui and Moloka`i. You’ll feel invigorated and appreciate the gifts of<br />

movement and mother nature. If horses are your passion, check out the equestrian<br />

experience. Riding or viewing these beautiful animals in the green pasture during<br />

sunrise can be quite an experience as well as a magical photographer moment.<br />

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Sensei Lāna‘i, A Four Seasons Resort is bountiful with native plants and<br />

grounds filled with surprises in every nook of this stunning property<br />

oasis. The intricate, colorful pathways to all the different amenities<br />

are perfectly designed to make every walk to your next destination<br />

an experience in itself. You may find yourself aimlessly walking to see<br />

where each curve will take you!<br />

The expansive lobby is filled with artwork, perfectly placed<br />

curated statues, lighting to match every mood of the day, and fully<br />

demonstrates the essence of a welcoming spirit. The Japanese-inspired<br />

and architecturally designed space will lovingly bestow on you with<br />

open arms. The passion behind this impeccable landmark matches the<br />

passion of its people.<br />

Surround yourself with comfort and serenity. All of the accommodations<br />

are decorated with natural, monochromatic tones that soothe the soul.<br />

Quality of sleep is an important feature that has not been untended.<br />

The beds, dimmable light fixtures and motorized blinds add to the<br />

luxury! Your sanctuary with private balcony awaits!<br />

Nourish the soul at Sensei by Nobu restaurant, with its ever-changing<br />

curated collection of fresh ingredients delivered by nature. The dining<br />

space, surrounded by a glass pavilion inside and a koi pond outside,<br />

exudes both culture and design that matches the exquisite cuisine.<br />

World-renowned Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa, in collaboration with<br />

Dr. Agus, have created pairings that inspire your palette and deliver<br />

optimal nourishment benefits. First night, go for the sampler—an allout<br />

masterful flavor and savoir-faire.<br />

Discover the Resort bar. This indoor-outdoor concept’s open and<br />

welcoming space is the spot for a casual walk-in either after a restorative<br />

yoga session to grab a quick snack or a relaxing hangout to unwind at<br />

the end of the day. Bring your libations outside if you desire to lounge<br />

on the comfortable furniture and enjoy the landscape.<br />

A Destination That is Unmatched ...<br />

To encapsulate this resort in one article is a difficult task. The attention to the details from beginning to end is really what makes<br />

this place so special. Every effort is made to find the best people in the industry on every level to make your stay something from<br />

out of this world. Of course, no doubt the land, sea and air, combined with the accommodations, will take hold of you, but the<br />

passionate people really are what makes this resort so incredible. The focus will be on you, and they will become an amazing part<br />

of your wellness journey. You will dream of a return as soon as you step foot off of the plantation.<br />

Reserve your stay at Sensei; luxury adventure in tranquility with a wellness mindset in a place less traveled.<br />

Sensei Lāna‘i, A Four Seasons Resort - FourSeasons.com/Sensei<br />

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An Upscale Pub serving American Cuisine.<br />

Fine Wine • Craft Beer • Tapas • Musical Entertainment<br />

Relaxing & Inviting Atmosphere<br />

109 Cedar Street<br />

<strong>Sandpoint</strong>, ID<br />

208.229.8377<br />

BaxtersOnCedar.com<br />

Athol Now open!<br />

Come hungry, Stay late, Eat well!<br />

Sweet Lou’s Restaurants<br />

Hwy 95 N Ponderay | 208.263.1381 • 601 Front Ave. 208.667.1170 | DOWNTOWN Cda<br />

The Crossings | 208.561.9496 | Athol<br />

www.sweetlousidaho.com<br />

212 Bonner Mall Way<br />

<strong>Sandpoint</strong>, Idaho<br />

208.263.4613<br />

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SIZZLE<br />

Eats<br />




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Dine<br />

Out In<br />

<strong>Sandpoint</strong><br />


<strong>Sandpoint</strong>’s premier waterfront dining offers an<br />

extensive menu of American cuisine with an<br />

impressive wine list. Featuring a full-service bar<br />

and beautiful view of Lake Pend Oreille. Open<br />

11am to 9pm Thursday through Monday for<br />

lunch and dinner, Trinity at City Beach is ready<br />

to become your new favorite restaurant.<br />

58 Bridge St. | <strong>Sandpoint</strong><br />

208.255.7558 | TrinityatCityBeach.com<br />



Fresh and unique, Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant<br />

in Downtown <strong>Sandpoint</strong> has been a favorite of<br />

many for over 25 years. Whether it’s Margarita<br />

Monday, Taco Tuesday or Magic Wednesday,<br />

there is something for everyone here, and<br />

its newly expanded menu has brought even<br />

more choices to diners. If you are looking for<br />

family fun, a date night or even a place to host<br />

a party in their private dining room, Jalapenos<br />

Mexican Restaurant will keep you coming back<br />

for more!<br />

314 N. Second Ave. | <strong>Sandpoint</strong><br />

208.263.2995<br />

<strong>Sandpoint</strong>Jalapenos.com<br />


City Beach Organics offers top-notch, made-fromscratch<br />

organic food and drinks in a recently renovated<br />

downtown location. They serve homemade soups daily!<br />

Conveniently located, they can also make your order to go!<br />

Open Sunday 9am to 6pm, and Monday through Friday<br />

7am to 6pm; closed Saturday.<br />

117 N. First Ave. | <strong>Sandpoint</strong><br />

208.265.9919 | CityBeachOrganics.com<br />


Authentic Mexican cuisine prepared fresh daily.<br />

Fiesta Bonita’s menu is full of many unique and<br />

authentic recipes. They have a full bar at their<br />

Ponderay location and outdoor seating. Open daily<br />

at 11am. Bring the family or make it a date night.<br />

There is something for everyone at Fiesta Bonita!<br />

700 Kootenai Cutoff Rd. | Ponderay<br />

208.263.6174<br />

Check<br />

it out<br />

RECIPE<br />

90<br />

PG.<br />



Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Bar proudly offers<br />

something for everyone, with specialties<br />

including chicken fried steak, smoked prime<br />

rib, bison ribs, and grilled PB&J and bacon<br />

sandwiches. All menu items are reasonably<br />

priced, fresh and made to order. Full bar.<br />

477272 Hwy 95 | Ponderay<br />

208.263.1381 | SweetLousIdaho.com<br />

6915 E. Athol Crossing Rd. | Athol<br />

208.561.9496 | SweetLousIdaho.com<br />

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EASTER<br />

cinnamon rolls<br />


For the Dough<br />

• 4 cups all-purpose flour<br />

• 1/3 cup granulated sugar<br />

• 1 packet (2 1/4 tsp.) Rapid Rise Instant Yeast<br />

• 1 tsp. salt<br />

• 1 1/2 cups milk<br />

• 6 tbsp. butter<br />

• 1 egg, room temperature<br />

For the Cinnamon Sugar Filling<br />

• 1/4 cup butter, room temperature<br />

• 2/3 cup light brown sugar<br />

• 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon<br />

• Pinch of salt<br />

For the Cream Cheese Frosting<br />

• 4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature<br />

• 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature<br />

• 3 cups powdered sugar<br />

• 2 - 3 tbsp. milk<br />

• 1 tsp. vanilla extract<br />

• Pinch of salt<br />

METHOD:<br />

• Mix 2 cups flour, yeast, salt and sugar in a bowl.<br />

• Warm milk and butter in microwave, then let cool.<br />

• Add milk mixture and egg to flour mixture.<br />

• Beat ingredients on low speed until combined, then<br />

add 1 more cup of flour gradually.<br />

• Add remaining flour until dough forms a ball.<br />

• Knead dough on floured surface for 10 minutes.<br />

• Transfer dough to oiled bowl, cover, and let rise for<br />

1 hour.<br />

• While dough rises, mix sugar, cinnamon and salt<br />

for filling.<br />

• Roll dough into a rectangle on floured surface.<br />

• Spread butter and sugar mixture on dough.<br />

• Roll dough tightly and cut into 12 rolls. Place in<br />

pan, cover, and let rise for 1 hour.<br />

• Bake rolls at 350°F for 30 minutes.<br />

• Make cream cheese frosting by whisking together<br />

cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, milk, salt and<br />

vanilla extract until light and fluffy and spread on<br />

cooled rolls.<br />

• Enjoy warm cinnamon rolls with frosting.<br />

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Your Happy Place<br />

We are a healthy food cafe specializing in Lattes & Espresso, Açaí Bowls,<br />

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As the arrival of Easter Sunday approaches on <strong>April</strong> 9 this year,<br />

people all over the world are gearing up for one of the most<br />

exciting celebrations of the year! This Christian holiday is<br />

observed in almost 95 countries, with around 80 percent of the population<br />

participating in the festivities.<br />

Get ready for a feast for the senses as Easter Sunday comes alive with<br />

vibrant colors, mouthwatering foods, and joyful traditions! From the<br />

lively Easter egg hunts to the joyous visits with the Easter Bunny, this<br />

holiday is full of delightful surprises and heartwarming moments.<br />

For centuries, Easter Sunday has been celebrated as a tribute to the<br />

resurrection of Jesus Christ. And as time has passed, numerous traditions<br />

have emerged to mark this event, each with its own unique flare. Whether<br />

you’re gathering with family or friends, there’s no doubt that the spirit of<br />

Easter will fill the air, bringing people together with love, hope, and joy.<br />

So, mark your calendars and join in the fun as we honor this sacred<br />

holiday in our own special way. Let’s make this year’s Easter Sunday a day<br />

to remember!<br />

Sunrise Easter Service<br />

One long-standing tradition is the sunrise Easter service, which dates<br />

back to 1732 when the Moravian Church held the first service at dawn in<br />

Germany. This practice honors the moment when Mary discovered Jesus’<br />

tomb was empty early in the morning.<br />

Ham/Lamb<br />

Although the choice of what to serve for Easter dinner might come down<br />

to taste preference, the menu holds great significance for some. In early<br />

Jewish history, lambs were sacrificed as offerings to God and served<br />

regularly as part of the Passover feast. Then, when Jesus died during<br />

Passover, he represented the ultimate sacrifice for sin, the “lamb of God,”<br />

so the animal evolved into a meaningful symbol for Christians. Many<br />

Orthodox Christians still follow the Jewish Orthodox customs of not<br />

eating any pork, so lamb takes center stage at their Easter meal.<br />

The Easter Bunny and Easter Baskets<br />

The Easter Bunny and Easter baskets are also popular Easter traditions<br />

that have evolved over time. The Easter Bunny is believed to have<br />

originated from ancient spring and fertility celebrations, while Easter<br />

baskets may have originated with Middle Eastern farmers bringing<br />

baskets of seedlings to be blessed for a successful harvest.<br />

Hot Cross Buns<br />

These festive rolls have their origins in ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece,<br />

where they were considered symbols of honor for their goddesses.<br />

Eventually, they gained popularity during Easter in England, where<br />

bakers were restricted from selling spiced breads except on special<br />

occasions such as the Friday before Easter.<br />

Hot cross buns, baked on Good Friday, were believed by many English<br />

people to never grow moldy and were therefore kept as good luck charms.<br />

They accompanied sailors on voyages and were buried in piles of grain to<br />

prevent rodents. Today, these buns mainly serve as a representation of the<br />

Christian symbol of the cross.<br />

Egg Tapping Game<br />

The Easter tradition of egg tapping, also known as egg fighting, egg<br />

knocking, egg pacqueing, egg boxing, egg picking or egg jarping, involves<br />

two people tapping the pointed ends of eggs together until one cracks,<br />

with the winner being the person who cracks the most eggs. This game<br />

originated in Medieval Poland and is still played in many parts of the<br />

world today. In Louisiana, the town of Marksville holds an annual official<br />

egg-tapping competition with stringent rules and regulations, and<br />

winners must demonstrate that their eggs are real by cracking and eating<br />

them at the end of the event.<br />

Whether you choose to commemorate the holiday with traditions that<br />

are centuries-old or create your own new traditions, there are many ways<br />

to make this Easter Sunday a memorable one.<br />

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Hop on Over to<br />

Lakeview Park!<br />

An Easter egg-stravaganza<br />

happening <strong>April</strong> 8<br />

by Jillian Chandler<br />

The <strong>Sandpoint</strong> Lions Club has been hosting events locally<br />

since 1953–with <strong>2023</strong> marking 70 years of wonderful<br />

community events.<br />


For the past two years, there have been special golden eggs<br />

One tradition that continues, the Saturday prior to Easter, is<br />

the <strong>Sandpoint</strong> Lions Club’s annual Easter Egg Hunt! Each year,<br />

approximately 20 volunteers come together to continue this<br />

fun-filled morning filled with laughter and smiles; the perfect<br />

way to kick off those Easter festivities and celebrations a day<br />

early. This year’s Easter Egg Hunt takes place Saturday, <strong>April</strong> 8,<br />

with the egg hunt starting promptly at 10am at the Lakeview<br />

Park (921 Ontario Street) in <strong>Sandpoint</strong>.<br />

“This is such a fun event for the kids,” shares Janice Rader,<br />

Lions Club president. “It’s events like this that bring our<br />

community together.”<br />

The annual hunt will happen rain, shine or snow! Be sure to<br />

dress for the weather and be ready for an exciting, fast-paced<br />

morning. Each year, around 2,000 children and family members<br />

show up to the hunt to search for the hundreds of candy-filled<br />

plastic eggs. Hunts are broken down by age: 1 and younger (no<br />

candy for this group, rather little stuffed animals and bath toys);<br />

2 and 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9; 10 and 11. All hunts kick off<br />

at exactly 10am, so come early! As Janice shares, the hunting is<br />

usually over in less than 10 minutes!<br />

hidden, and those lucky kiddos who discovered one of those<br />

golden eggs received a free bicycle, courtesy of the Lions Club.<br />

This year, there won’t be special golden eggs, but kids will<br />

still have the chance to win one of approximately 10 bicycles<br />

(including two ride-on toys for the babies)! Be sure to check<br />

all of your plastic eggs before you leave the hunt to see if you’re<br />

a winner.<br />

There will be coffee available, courtesy of Starbucks Ponderay,<br />

at the Lions Club parking lot, as well as hot cocoa for the<br />

kids thanks to the Lions Club. And for the first time this year,<br />

according to Janice, there are plans to have Girl Scout cookies<br />

for sale at this event.<br />

Keep an eye out as additional details are announced online at<br />

Facebook.com/<strong>Sandpoint</strong>LionsClub.<br />

Spring has sprung and Easter has arrived. Don’t forget to hop on<br />

over to Lakeview Park on <strong>April</strong> 8 to enjoy a morning of family<br />

fun and community.<br />

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04<br />

MARCH<br />

MegaDemo Day<br />

Ski and snowboard representatives will be bringing gear for the <strong>2023</strong>-2024 season for you to try before anyone<br />

else. With at least 20 brands represented with over 400 pairs of skis and boards, you get to be the gear tester<br />

and let all your friends know what great things are happening next year! The best part is that 100 percent of the<br />

proceeds will go directly to the Panhandle Alliance for Education. Your ticket grants you access to the demo<br />

area, where you can shop around, talk to reps and pick out the ski or board that you would like to try. Tickets are<br />

priced $60 to $135 and can be purchased on EventBrite.com. The event takes place from 7:30am to 2:30pm. The<br />

silent auction ends, and raffles drawn, at 3pm at the demo area.<br />

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MARCH<br />

2,400 Feet of Schweitzer<br />

Don’t miss this fundraising event on Saturday, <strong>March</strong> 25. The Giant Slalom course begins at the Sky House lodge<br />

at the summit of Schweitzer and finishes at the Outback lodge at the base of the mountain, 2,400 vertical feet and<br />

nearly 2 ½ miles of skiing. Teams will ski and ride for prizes, bragging rights and, most importantly, fundraising<br />

for cystinosis research. The race kicks off at 7am. The day also includes a barbecue lunch at the Mountain View<br />

patio at 10:30am, followed by awards, and at the end of the day, enjoy an Après Ski Party in Taps. Additional<br />

details can be found at 24HoursforHank.org.<br />

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MARCH<br />

Red Riding Hood<br />

Missoula Children’s Theatre presents Red Riding Hood at The Panida Theater on Saturday, <strong>March</strong> 25, with<br />

showings at 1 and 4pm (doors open one hour prior to each show). The ever-popular community theater<br />

event casts a host of local children for this local production of the fairytale classic; auditions take place 3:30 to<br />

5:30pm <strong>March</strong> 20 at Forrest Bird Charter School, with approximately 50 to 60 roles available for local students<br />

grades kindergarten through 12th. Tickets to the show are priced $5 for children and $15 for adults, and can be<br />

purchased online at Artin<strong>Sandpoint</strong>.org/mct.<br />

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Schpring Finale<br />

Planning for Schweitzer’s Schpring Finale is currently underway. Scheduled for <strong>April</strong> 1 and 2, this two-day event<br />

affords the community an opportunity to celebrate at Schweitzer with a variety of fun events to wrap up the<br />

season! The Ponderay Rotary will be on-site once again with their Duck Derby, and there will be other fun events<br />

for all ages! For additional details, visit Schweitzer.com/event/schpring-finale-<strong>2023</strong>.<br />

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Ladies Night<br />

Join the <strong>Sandpoint</strong> Downtown Shopping District on Saturday, <strong>April</strong> 22, for Ladies Night! The event, which will<br />

be held between 11am and 7pm, will include special deals at all participating Downtown Shopping businesses,<br />

including restaurants and shops. There will also be a pre-party and after-party, and there will be two grand prizes<br />

and drawings throughout the night; must be present to win! Don’t miss your chance to win a pair of Shania Twain<br />

tickets! To stay up to date on the event, visit <strong>Sandpoint</strong>Shopping.com or visit Facebook.com/<strong>Sandpoint</strong>Shopping.<br />

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Opening Day of the Farmers Market<br />

Proudly connecting local farmers, fine artists, craftspeople and food vendors with the North Idaho community<br />

for more than 32 years, the Farmers Market at <strong>Sandpoint</strong> returns Saturday, <strong>April</strong> 29! Head downtown to Farmin<br />

Park on Third Avenue and Oak Street between 9am and 1pm, where you can treat yourself and family to locally<br />

grown fresh produce, baked goods and handcrafted arts and crafts. For additional details, and to view upcoming<br />

market entertainment and events, visit <strong>Sandpoint</strong>FarmersMarket.com.<br />

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L O C A L E X P E R T<br />


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