Spreading the Love, One Stall at a Time

The Spreading the Love Project began when local artist Christina Hull saw a Facebook post featuring teachers who painted inspirational quotes in middle school bathrooms. Christina put the word out, and artists were quick to respond. Nancy White from Coeur d’Alene Portfolio Real Estate stepped up to sponsor the project…




Recycling – DON’T get “Tagged!”

Coeur d’Alene Garbage & Post Falls Sanitation began “tagging” recycling offenders this fall for dirty cans and other “non-recyclables.” Don’t worry, it’s not a fine, just education. BUT, effective November 1, 2018, contaminated bins will be refused. You then have the choice to request a call back (for a fee),…




2018 Mayors Awards in the Arts

Congratulations to the 2018 CDA Mayor’s Awards in the Arts recipients: • Excellence in the Arts: Allen & Mary Dee Dodge • Support of the Arts: Mike Dodge • Arts in Education: Jessica Bryant & Iris Siegler (pictured below) • Student Excellence in the Arts: Jack Bird




Dramatic Increase in Number of Fall Fundraisers

At last count, there were over 55 fundraising events scheduled in and around Coeur d’Alene during the months of September and October. This continues an upward trend for Fall Fundraising Events. (see the 2016-2018 graph on the right). Between September 19 and October 19, 2018, there were over 20 fundraising…




North Idaho Family Group Gets an A+!

The North Idaho Family Group received the Cd’A Chamber of Commerce A+ Award for Education in September 2018. The A+ Award recognizes organizations and businesses who support education. NIFG was nominated by Coeur d’Alene Public Schools: “At Coeur d’Alene Public Schools we especially appreciate the efforts of Executive Director, Shelly…




Family Day in the Park 2018 Recap

The second annual Family Day in the Park was a resounding success. An estimated 5,000 plus people attended the annual event on June 8, 2018 from noon until dusk. The Coeur d’Alene School district was a key partner again in 2018. The district distributed event schedules and information to all…




An Egg-citing Prospect!

Think you might want to own chickens? Now you can try out urban laying hens without a long term commitment! Kip & Ei Farm’s, “Rent The Chicken” provides the opportunity to have “farm fresh” eggs in your backyard. Each rental includes everything needed: a portable coop, at least two egg…




Join the (PoP)Club!

The Inland Northwest Food Network is pleased to announce that they will once again be offering the Power of Produce (PoP) Club this summer at the Hayden Farmers Market. The PoP Club – first held last summer – is a program that seeks to encourage children to make healthy food…




4 Steps of MONEY CENT$

Inspired by his aunt Keri Stark’s involvement in Bank On North Idaho, 12-year old Andrew Applehans recently created a poster about money management to share with other kids, and to satisfy a Boy Scout Merit Badge requirement involving community service. PLAN Think about what you might want to buy. I…




Bank On!

Bank On North Idaho is a new program to connect unbanked and underbanked North Idaho residents with mainstream financial services such as affordable checking products as well as free, community-based financial education opportunities. Through these pathways, the long-term outcomes are that participants have: Reduced levels of debt Increased credit scores…




Operation Second Chance – Helping Heroes Move On

As part of a long standing organization, Operation Second Chance – Idaho is being introduced locally beginning this summer. Operation Second Chance, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization, dedicated to helping our wounded, injured and ill combat veterans. This organization was started in 2004 and has continued to thrive through generous…




Free CPR Training February 8

There will be a free CPR, AED, and First Aid training! Keep The Beat strives to increased number of citizens throughout the community properly trained to recognize and provide initial care for a variety of emergencies. Importantly, this training will provide attendees with life-saving knowledge to help stabilize situations to…




Strengthening Families through Collaboration

Navigating resources in North Idaho is getting easier. Resources abound in North Idaho, but that doesn’t guarantee people can or will find them. The North Idaho Family Group, in partnership with Strengthening Families, St. Vincent de Paul Coeur d’Alene, Community Action Partnership, Heritage Health, Idaho Department of Labor, Panhandle Health…