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…

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…