It started as an idea

It started as an idea … : Individuals making a big impact in their local communities

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By Colin Anderson | Article Provided by Coeur d’Alene Living Local Ideas are powerful. Something as simple as a passing thought can become something huge that impacts our daily lives, or something small impacting the people in our neighborhood. When the idea is something that could positively impact a community, others are usually quick to rally behind it. There are examples …

Fire up the Taste Buds

Fire up the Taste Buds: Crave! Returns for third annual event

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By Colin Anderson | Article Provided by Coeur d’Alene Living Local Once a meat-and-potatoes town with only a handful of high-quality restaurants, Spokane is now a culinary delight filled with choices to satisfy and challenge any pallet. You can still find a great steak, but choices in seafood, wood-fired pizza, small plates, gourmet burgers, world cuisine and an emerging vegetarian option …

All About Care

All About Care: The Orchard training all staff in dementia care techniques

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By Colin Anderson | Photos Courtesy Of Orchard Ridge | Article Provided by Coeur d’Alene Living Local Dementia is a progressive brain disease that is projected to affect 13.5 million Americans by mid-century. Today, more than 5 million Americans are living with the most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, including an estimated 200,000 under the age of 65. By 2050, up …

The Little Free Library: Providing the gift of books to the community

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Dan Thompson | Article Provided by Coeur d’Alene Living Local The final straw was a very large branch. And when it fell on her son’s car, Sharalee Armitage Howard knew the centenarian tree in front of their Coeur d’Alene house had to go. “He had literally just won the Hayden’s Got Talent competition,” Howard said of her juggling, harmonica-playing son, “and within …

Close Out The Season: Parties a plenty

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Colin Anderson | Article Provided by Coeur d’Alene Living Local You never know when the snow will actually stop falling in this part of the country, but for skiers and riders, sadly, the season must eventually come to an end. While there should still be plenty of great days here in March, it’s never too early to start planning the inevitable meltdown. …

All About the Fun

Local Living Local Coeur d’Alene It’s All About the Fun: Special Needs Recreation provides opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities

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By Jillian Dan Thompson | Article Provided by Coeur d’Alene Living Local Adam Kenney loves sports. He loves to surf and snowboard and is a big fan of basketball and hockey. At a mid-week Spokane Chiefs game in January, he cheered often, and he cheered loud. “I’m the expert,” Kenney said with a laugh. Kenney was there with about 10 other adults for …

BC to LA to CdA

BC to LA to CdA: Chef’s journey takes her back to the Northwest

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By Colin Anderson | Article Provided by Coeur d’Alene Living Local Food has always been the centerpiece of just about any society. When ancient cultures would meet and introduce themselves, an exchange of each culture’s delicacies and staple foods was typically at the forefront. Europe’s demand for spices from India and China during the spice trade opened up all kinds of new …

Hospice Wine Taste

Hospice Wine Taste: Annual fundraiser a crowd favorite

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By Colin Anderson | Article Provided by Coeur d’Alene Living Local The mission of Hospice of North Idaho continues, and always will be, to provide professional and expert end-of-life care to both patients and family members, regardless of their financial circumstances. Grief and loss counselors and medical staff help make life comfortable for the afflicted and provide guidance and hope to grieving …