School from home using one of the top schools in Idaho!

Idaho Distance Education Academy (I-DEA) is a free, accredited K-12 public charter school specifically designed to serve Idaho Families who want a powerful, flexible at home program. A local resource center is located in Post Falls, and is staffed with elementary and secondary teachers, a guidance counselor and principal. Students…




Countdown to Graduation 2018

The countdown to graduation for the Class of 2018 has begun! We’ve compiled a list of some of the most asked-for resources to help navigate this final year. Highlights: Graduation Requirements Minimum total credits required for graduation in Idaho is 46… View the state requirements as well as additional information…




Fall 2017 At a Glance

Children’s village announces new staff The Children’s Village in Coeur d’Alene is pleased to announce new additions to their organization: Mark A. Wilson: Chief Executive Officer, Tabitha Wiltse: Gift Officer, Shawna Heath: Program Operations Manager, & Emily Aizawa: Fundraising Manager New Board Members at Family Promise of North Idaho Family…




Have Fundraising Events Hit “Critical Mass?”

At last count, there were over 40 fundraising events scheduled in and around Coeur d’Alene during the months of September and October. This is up substantially from previous years (see the 2015-2017 graph on the right). On the weekend of Friday, October 6 through Sunday October 8th alone, there are…




Alert!Kootenai

Alert!Kootenai Overview Kootenai County launched a new Mass Notification service that allows them to alert you. You opt-in to enter your contact information and subscribe to notifications you care about based on your location. The information you provide is protected and will not be used for any other purpose. How…




Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre On the Road

Idaho’s oldest performing arts organization is marking their 50th anniversary this year, and just wrapping a successful summer season of main stage professional musical theatre productions. While Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre has a specific season in the name … fall, winter and spring are also dedicated to the performing arts.…




Family Day in the Park 2017 – Recap!

2017 Recap! The first annual Family Day in the Park was a resounding success. Held June 9, 2017 from noon until dark, an estimated 4,000 plus people attended. The Coeur d’Alene School district was a key partner for the 2017 event and plans to be for future events as well.…




Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid USA is a training  –  like regular First Aid or CPR  –  designed to give people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aid helps people know that mental illnesses and addictions…




Children’s Behavior

Does your Child Display any of These Symptoms? • Moodiness • Anxiety • Depression • Memory problems • Worry/fear • OCD obsessive compulsive disorder • Brain fog • Ruminating thoughts • ADD, ADHD and other focus issues • Poor Reading Comprehension Some issues are truly neurological, but many are the…




McEuen Park K27 Memorial Water Feature Breaking Ground

The McEuen Park K27 Memorial Water Feature is in its final phases of fundraising, and construction drawings for Phase 1 are complete. The timeline to break ground on the project is mid May, spring weather permitting. In early 2016 the Coeur d’Alene City council voted to support the construction of…




At a Glance – Summer 2017

New Members • Attorneys Northwest, Inc. Non – profit law firm offering family law and other legal services at reduced fees based on income • Campfire Inland Northwest Founded in 1914, Camp Fire Inland Northwest’s programs include youth leadership, after school groups, camping and environmental education. • CDA 2030 Seeks…




Flipflop Sandal Cookies

You need: • Oval-shaped cookies • Frosting • Sour gummy worms • Rope licorice • Gummy candy Instructions: Frost two oval-shaped cookies or dab frosting on each cookie where the “straps” will be attached. For wide straps, snip the rounded ends from a gummy worm, cut it in half, and…




Healthy Food Choices Program for Kids

The Power of Produce (PoP) Club is a fun and exciting new children’s program that will be held at the Hayden Farmers Market this summer. The program seeks to encourage children to make healthy food choices by empowering them to shop for, grow and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables. Children…