WE ALL HAVE DREAMS on what we aspire to become, but for many, twists and turns in life can sometimes squash or alter those ideas. It can be easy to give up on those dreams and settle into a familiar routine, but for others, that path just isn’t good enough. One local woman is proving that with dedication to your dreams, hard work and balance in your life, you can achieve exactly what you set out to become.
Hannah Wright is a 2014 graduate of Sandpoint High School and leads one of the more interesting lives you’ll find in a young woman from North Idaho. “I began modeling when I was 16 when I found a local photographer in town, Tonya Oleman,” said Hannah. “She did my first set of pictures to start my portfolio, and it took off from there. I’ve been doing it on and off now since then with photographers from Coeur d’Alene, Spokane, Boise, Seattle, Los Angeles and Sandpoint.”
WITH DAILY LIVES FILLED balancing work and family, it is inspiring to know that people in Idaho can still find time to give to others. In fact, in 2014, Idaho was ranked No. 2 in the country in volunteerism, with 35.8 percent of its residents logging 51 million hours of service in one year.
One of the keys to finding an effective and enthusiastic volunteer is to match someone with opportunities that best utilize his or her talents. And if you are involved in any of the several hundred nonprofit groups in Boundary and Bonner counties, you know finding volunteers is never an easy task.
Fortunately, Volunteer Idaho Panhandle Coordinator Elise Boyce has successfully matched volunteers with the needs of numerous nonprofit groups over the last several months.
THE GREEK WORD FOR SNOW IS CHION. And when it comes to snow, you are either a phobe, euphoreor a phile. A chionophobe is someone who doesn’t like snow and avoids it. Chioneuphores tolerate snow and chionophiles look forward to, and enjoy, snow and the winter months. As the days get shorter and nights get longer, fight the urge to hibernate. Instead of enduring the cold temperatures and snow by staying indoors wrapped in a cocoon of blankets, spread your winter wings and make the most of the nivean (snow) environment. Now is the time to ditch that bikini and break out the snowshoes!
A few thousand years ago, being able to travel and move about in the winter was critical for our ancestors’ survival. However, with our relatively small feet and big bodies,traveling in snow was a substantial challenge.