Pepper the service dog at Farmin Stidwell Elementary (the first and only therapy dog in the district) is taking the community by storm, one connection at a time. She is at the elementary school two to three days a week, and boy is she busy when she’s in! All the kids love her and look forward to the days that she’s in office. Whether the kiddos need some extra snuggles to calm down, a pet to lift their spirits, a nonjudgmental ear to listen to their woes, or some help with literacy, Pepper is there to lend a paw.
What began in the mid-2000s with the purpose of providing local cyclists fun and engaging opportunities in the way of social rides on area trails—such as Gold Hill, Mineral Point, and further afield around Priest Lake and in the wild mountains of the Idaho Panhandle—Pend Oreille Pedalers (POP) has evolved over the years to encompass so much more.
It’s time to say goodbye to winter and hello spring, as the official start of spring is just around the corner. Though it might feel like winter for a few more weeks than we’d like, if you’re looking to get in the spring spirit, then make plans to attend the the North Idaho Home & Garden Show in Sandpoint, presented by the North Idaho Building Contractors Association (NIBCA).
Return Retreats was born out of my personal experience with domestic violence and my journey to restoration and rejuvenation here in Sandpoint,” shared Katie Begalke, executive director and idea generator behind Return Retreats.
Return Retreats are one-of-a-kind retreats designed for women to gather and connect on a deeper level.
One evening last year, Sage Saccomanno and her friends were sitting in their dorm room playing a game together when someone quipped, “Bigger brain energy—can’t even hold up my own head.”
Since its revival 15 years ago, the Bonner General Health Foundation has worked tirelessly to raise well over $1 million to support the needs of Bonner General Health, thereby enhancing the services and quality of care for those in our community.
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