Once again, the Festival at Sandpoint continues to give back to the community in unique and generous ways. This year, it is holding its first ever Summer Youth Camp July 9 through 12 at Sandpoint High School.
With four fun-filled days of musical instruction, participants can take a variety of classes that include symphony orchestra, choir, chamber music, jazz band, classical guitar, ukulele, piano, fiddle ensemble, flute ensemble, master classes and more.
The camp, which is open to ages 8 through 18, welcomes participants of all levels of ability and costs only $25 thanks to the generosity of the Festival of Sandpoint, who has underwritten the tuition as part of its educational mission. The week will kickoff with a Festival at Sandpoint Faculty All-Star Concert on Monday, July 9, at the Panida Theater and culminate with a Grand Finale Student Concert on Thursday, July 12.
Leading this unique camp is Dr. Jason Moody, a Sandpoint native who is currently first violin with the Spokane Symphony. Other instructors who are...
“You simply cannot be anonymous here. You want to be conscious of other people.”
That quote seems to be the secret sauce to Jackie’s accomplishments in the community.
Jackie Suarez relocated from North Carolina with her husband of 30 years, Carlos (aka Uncle Cha Cha), to North Idaho back in 1999 and shortly after entered the real estate arena as a full-time agent.
It should be noted that prior to launching into real estate, Jackie had a solid background that provides a great foundation for her profession. In the late 1980s, Jackie worked as a paralegal for an attorney whose practice involved title searches and real estate closings. Then, in the early 1990s, she was recruited to manage a title company. Solid credentials, right? Well, there’s more.
It is summer, and it is time to get out and enjoy the beautiful place in which we live. Whether it is a walk along the water, a hike in the mountains or a bike ride to take in the scenery, there is always something to entice us to be outside during these warm summer months.
Here in Sandpoint, there are also ways to couple your adventure with helping a good cause at the same time.
The CHAFE 150 Gran Fondo – June 16, 2018
What started as a 150-mile benefit bike ride, this increasingly popular event, which draws riders from all over the country, has rapidly grown as organizers do what they can to accommodate various levels of endurance. Shortly after its inception, the CHAFE 150 added an 80-mile half CHAFE, and about four years ago the 30-mile Fun Ride was added in hopes of bringing more participants to the event.
Initially, the CHAFE 150 Gran Fondo benefitted the Panhandle Alliance for Education's "Ready for Kindergarten" program...