Don’t be SAD!

by Bill Rutherford According to NIMH, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression displaying a recurring seasonal pattern. To be diagnosed with SAD, people must meet full criteria for major depression coinciding with specific seasons (appearing in the winter or summer months) for at least two years. Seasonal…




The Story of Stone Soup

Once upon a time there was a great famine in which people jealously hoarded whatever food they could find, hiding it even from their friends and neighbors. One day a wandering traveler who hadn’t eaten in days arrived in a village asking for a small meal. “There’s not a bite 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…




At a Glance – Winter 2018

New Members American Family Insurance, The Hamilton Agency The Art Spirit Gallery Wired2Learn Academy Community Library Network Coeur d’Alene Education Partnership CDA Arts & Cultural Alliance Idaho Public Television Evenson Chiropractic Renewing Members Community Library Network Other News North Idaho Family Group to represent nonprofits at COR Vision Group The…




Save the Date! Family Day in the Park: June 8, 2018

JUNE 8, 2018 NOON TO DARK In Coeur d’Alene City Park Annual Last Day of School Family Fun Celebration! Free • Free • Free • and mostly Free!!!! Fancy Flea Market Tastes of North Idaho, dozens of area restaurant samples Nonprofit outreach / activity booths, lots of give-a-ways Food Court…




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.…




Annual January “Must Do” List

It’s not a New Years Resolution, but making the completion of this list an annual January habit will set your year on the right track to help you avoid costly, frustrating, or time consuming misses. Check your Credit Score: Most online sources give you one annual check for no charge.…




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…




Cover Story: Making an IMPACT

Cole Turnbull is no stranger to philanthropy. In May of 1989, he watched the dedication of the Turnbull Athletic Field, dedicated in honor of his father, Bart Turnbull, who put his heart and soul into helping kids in the community of Dalton Gardens. When the opportunity to start Impact Club™…




Get Ready for Snow!

National Safety Council recommends the following tips to shovel safely. Do not shovel after eating or while smoking Take it slow and stretch out before you begin Shovel only fresh, powdery snow; it’s lighter Push the snow rather than lifting it If you do lift it, use a small shovel…




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,…




Self-Care for Grieving

The loss of a loved one can be overwhelming and draining. Hospice of North Idaho supports community members with a safe place to express grief and to learn tools for the journey through grief. Free counseling and grief groups are offered to anyone experiencing the loss of a loved one.…




Mothers Haven — The end of an era, but not goodbye

After serving moms in North Idaho for 17 years with quality products, support groups, lactation clinics, and classes, Mothers Haven’s “brick and mortar” location closed its doors on September 30, 2017. Becky Orchard, who has a background as a doula and childbirth educator, purchased Mothers Haven from Margaret Hildahl in…