We live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country—some might even say the world. So why not make the most of being outdoors and enjoy access to natural areas while also improving our health, happiness and overall quality of life?
That is the vision of Kaniksu Land Trust, which is working hard to bring an area known as Pine Street Woods to life for the benefit of the entire community. Once acquired, the Pine Street Woods property will be owned by Kaniksu Land Trust and managed as a working and recreational landscape.
To date, fundraising efforts to purchase the property and get it ready for all the community to enjoy has brought in $1.685 million. With $415,000 still needed, the vision should soon be a reality.
“We feel great about the positive response to Pine Street Woods,” said Jim Zuberbuhler, who co-chairs the Pine Street Woods committee...
Born January 1, 1918, Francis McNall has lived the last 96 years of his life on a ranch outside of Sandpoint, Idaho. I was lucky enough to meet him in person, and the time I spent with him that wintry afternoon was delightful. On the kitchen table, old photographs were scattered about. Francis moved from one to the next as he told me stories of traveling in horse-drawn wagons, living in a one-room cabin, raising cattle, teaching school, dancing, love and family. He moved easily through his memories of the last 100 years, tearing up several times as he reminisced. It was endearing. His sincerity and expressions of gratitude, so evident in his stories, brought me close to tears more than once.
Francis moved with his family to the 80-acre ranch north of Sandpoint in 1922, when he was just 4 years old. “Dad drove the four-horse team pulling two wagons. The first wagon was loaded with chickens, pigs and a goose—because Grandma had said you can’t be pioneers without a goose for your down pillows. The second wagon had all the household goods...”
The Missoula Children’s Theatre is the largest youth touring company in the U.S., having made it to all 50 states and as far away as Japan. The group will visit 1,100 communities this year and will make a stop right here in Sandpoint, and your kids can become part of the act!
The theatre company’s little red truck will be pulling into town the week of April 24. It will be carrying two professional instructors ready to help coach your child to act, sing and dance all in preparation for the big performance on the main stage. Auditions will be held with the company selecting 50 to 60 youth to perform in an adapted production of the Disney classic Aladdin.
The Pend Oreille Arts Council is the presenter for this year’s MCT stop in Sandpoint and encourages all children who are interested, grades first grade through high school, to audition. Kids will audition in front of the coaches and, if selected, will rehearse the play several times after school to prepare for two live performances to be held...