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…




Class of 2019 – Focus on Graduation

Lots of college choices available in Coeur d’Alene It’s now easier than ever to get a college degree and not even leave North Idaho. Whether you’re in high school, about to graduate from high school, or you’ve been out of school for many years, there’s lots of higher education opportunities…




2018 FREE Summer Meals

Area school districts offer free summer meals to youth 18 and under. Adults are welcome to enjoy breakfast and lunch for a small fee. Coeur d’Alene SD Nutrition Services 667 – 7469 Post Falls SD Child Nutrition Office 773 – 1625 Lakeland SD Food Service Office 687 – 5451 Coeur…




Local Scholarships – Cops & Doctors & Architects, Oh My!

The Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce held its annual “Scholars Breakfast” in April, celebrating the top students from the five area high schools. Three $1,000 scholarships, provided by Spokane Teachers Credit Union, North Idaho Consortium for Higher Education (NIHE) and Coleman Engineering, were awarded. Nineteen students competed for the scholarships…




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…




It’s All About Those Books …

It is an amazing time in North Idaho in that one of the most important factors for future success in life is being addressed by multiple organizations: LITERACY. The Shirley Parker Reading Program was established in 2002 by the North Idaho College wrestling program in partnership with Parker Toyota in…




“Adulting” Part II

The Fall 2017 issue of the North Idaho Family Magazine kicked off a series on “Adulting.” This issue features “10 Tips & Tricks” compiled by guest columnist and “adulting specialist,” Ariel Mesenbrink. Heritage Health has a sliding scale based on your income. You may only end up paying $20 or…




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…




Help for Dyslexia

It’s hard to imagine anyone can make it through school without being able to read. From filling out a medical questionnaire to reading road signs, illiteracy can be crippling. Yet, in 2018, 1 in 4 children grow up without learning to read proficiently. According to the National Center for Education…




Important deadlines for 2018 High School Seniors

NOW is the time to apply for financial aid & scholarships for the 2018/2019 school year. Federal, State, and individual college deadlines vary widely. Most counselors recommend applying for federal financial aid with the FAFSA even if you think you won’t qualify, or you think you won’t need the aid.…




Idaho Counties – Did Ya Know?

License Plates Most people know that Idaho license plates start with a letter and/or number & letter combination. The reason that some have numbers and some don’t is simply because if there is more than one county that starts with B (for example), then they are assigned numbers along with…




Shriners Hospitals’ New App Helps Parents Detect Signs of Scoliosis

Back-to-School HEALTH CHECK! The leisurely days of summer are over and it’s time to re-establish healthy habits and back-to-school routines. In addition to dental checkups and annual physicals, pediatric medical specialists recommend adding a scoliosis screening to back-to-school checklists. A team of doctors at Shriners Hospitals for Children® developed SpineScreen,…