Melvin Dick’s plan is simple: He’ll ride 5,000 miles if you agree to donate a penny a mile—just $50, that will all go toward helping the youth services provided by the Sandpoint Rotary Club.
He plans to leave Sandpoint on August 1, ending in Key West by October 15 at the latest. His ride will take him through Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and Western Tennessee along the way, finishing in the Florida Keys where he will stay for several months before returning to Sandpoint by train.
If you live in Sandpoint, chances are you know Dick—or at least know of him. He’s often supporting local initiatives and working with the Rotary Club to raise money for advancing youth services and education in the community, in addition to helping to put on the CHAFE 150 every year...
Since being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) at the age of 8, Carson Magee has devoted much of his young life to bringing awareness about the condition to the masses. He’s conducted fundraisers by unicycling long distances; invented technology that helps others like him; and even lobbied from North Idaho to Boise to Washington DC, securing funds and awareness days on behalf of the thousands of children across the nation dealing with T1D.
Unlike Type 2 diabetes which can often be managed with diet, exercise and medication, there is no cure for Type 1. People like Carson need insulin pumped in or injected many times a day in order to survive. This means constant monitoring of insulin levels throughout the day and night. Most T1D patients wear a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) and, while very reliable, it’s a technology that can still fail, which could lead to Carson having a seizure— or worse.
When it comes to guiding clients through the process of buying and selling real estate, Jackie Suarez brings her years of experience and expertise home.
A real estate broker for the past two decades, selling in Sandpoint and throughout North Idaho, she plays a crucial role in uniting buyers with their dream home.
Jackie and her husband Carlos, a professional structural engineer, moved to Sandpoint from North Carolina in 1999. The following year, Jackie, who has a background as a paralegal, title insurance officer and manager, and business owner, decided it was time for her to make the next natural step in her career—real estate. Today, Jackie is a real estate broker at Century 21 RiverStone.