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“There’s No Knowing Where You Might Be Swept Off To”

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“There’s No Knowing Where You Might Be Swept Off To”

  By Maria Vigil In my 19 years of life, I have been fortunate enough to travel a bit, but not nearly as much as I hope to. When I was 5, I went to Croatia with my family for a month, and then spent about a week in Rome. After that, the farthest I…

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Lego Exhibit Turns Childhood Toys Into Art

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Lego Exhibit Turns Childhood Toys Into Art

When I was five years old, snooping around my grandma’s house as she babysat me, I discovered a large bucket in one of the upstairs closets. Although it was almost larger than me, and definitely weighed more, I mustered all of my strength to drag it out. As I pulled off the lid I knocked…

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Unique Location, Organic Atmosphere

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Unique Location, Organic Atmosphere

By Maria Vigil Between the hustling business of Downtown Spokane and neighborhoods on the top of the South Hill, that are filled with large houses and an air of higher society, lies a microcosm known as the South Perry District. About half way up the South Hill, this neighborhood spans about three blocks. The speed…

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Rumpelstiltskin At Panida

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Rumpelstiltskin At Panida

By Maria Vigil   On February 27, the Missoula Children’s Theatre will be presenting Rumpelstiltskin, an adaptation of the classic fairy tale. The performances will be held at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Sandpoint Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. This is part of the Pend Oreille Arts Council‘s Performance Series, and will…

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Schweitzer Hosts Race Series

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Schweitzer Hosts Race Series

by Maria Vigil Schweitzer Mountain Resort is hosting the Starlight Race Series on Friday nights, February 5 through February 26. This is a four-week long adult (21+) race series for Skiers, Snowboarders, and Telemarkers. Teams are made up of up to five racers. Each racing team can have a combination of skiers, snowboarders, or telemark skiers…

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Check Out The TSA PreCheck Program

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Check Out The TSA PreCheck Program

By Maria Vigil   Flying What is it about flying that gets me down? The packing? The odd hours? Being so high up in the sky? Being so close to so many strangers? Well, for me, and probably a lot of travelers, what I really hate are the screening lines. Yes, security is important, but…

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Free Admission at Bonner County Museum

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Free Admission at Bonner County Museum

The Bonner County Historical Museum, located at 611 S Ella Ave, Sandpoint, ID 83864, is holding a Free First Saturday on February 6. The museum collects and preserves artifacts, images, manuscripts, other materials that relate to the history of Bonner County. The regular admission fee will be waived the first Saturday of February. The museum is located in…

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Opera Singers Come Home

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Opera Singers Come Home

By Maria Vigil Opera singers Karin Wedemeyer, Brenda Rutledge , and John Fitzgerald  have each performed and taught all over, but they have come back to Sandpoint and are now members of the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint. On January 28, the three singers, called the Bel Canto Trio, will perform at the Panida Theater. Their…

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From Local Sourcing To An International Experience

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From Local Sourcing To An International Experience

By Maria Vigil   South Perry Pepper Pork, Hillyard Hennessy Pork, Altamont Allspice Pork… The names of neighborhoods familiar to Spokane locals, characterizing specialty salami, are written in chalk behind the counter at Santé Restaurant and Charcuterie, located in downtown Spokane, Washington. The use of these names showcases the restaurant’s commitment to the community in…

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Banff Film Festival World Tour Comes to Sandpoint

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Banff Film Festival World Tour Comes to Sandpoint

The Banff Film Festival is an international film competition that is held annually in Banff, Alberta. The films that are selected winners then go on “world tour” that goes to about 20 countries and 305 cities. The tour will be coming to the Panida Theater in Sandpoint, Idaho January 21 through the 23. Check out…

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