At the height of summer, many football players instead have their sights set on the upcoming fall, their season to shine. Through the years, it’s been clear that Sandpoint’s local high school and middle school football teams create an undeniably infectious energy that is closely felt by the entire community. This closeness is created through mutual respect and support.
“We have the most supportive community a coach could ask for,” Sandpoint High Football Coach Ryan Knowles shared, looking forward to leading his team into the upcoming season. Each fall, Sandpoint’s youth football teams rely on community support in its many forms, from game encouragement and attendance, to the critical preseason process of fundraising. That’s where the Sandpoint Football Foundation comes in.
Most of us probably have a favorite local restaurant. It’s the one you can always count on for a solid meal, especially if the family can’t agree on what to eat. Many of us also prefer a certain style of wine, be it Cab or Ros , or the particular hop combination used in the IPA produced at the brewery down the street. While there will always be brand loyalty, the near staggering amount of quality eateries and drinkeries around the region has provided eager customers with a wide range of food and beverages in which to challenge their ever-evolving taste buds. The competition challenges chefs, brewers, and bartenders to utilize their creativity to attract an audience that’s always looking for what’s new, different, or downright tasty.
The excitement can be felt all throughout Sandpoint, as the biggest music festival in North Idaho returns to Memorial Field after a year sorely missed. Drum roll please … The 38th annual Festival at Sandpoint kicks off its 2021 season at the end of this month on July 29 with the rock-n-roll soul sound of St. Paul & The Broken Bones, with opening act The DIP, an electrifying seven-piece ensemble that melds vintage rhythm and blues with classic pop storytelling. Gates open at 6pm (5:45pm for early entry ticket holders), with the show beginning at 7:30.
Sandpoint Community Resource EnVISION Center Executive Director Linnis Jellinek brought together 19 community stakeholders and dozens of local service organizations to give people immediate help and create generational change.
When I think about people with a heart for serving our community, I immediately think of Linnis Jellinek. I got to know Linnis shortly after moving to Sandpoint, and I was impressed with her vision for the Resource Center and her heart for creating generational change. Now that she and her team have brought that dream to life as the Sandpoint Community EnVision Center, I’m excited to celebrate the good being done and share how we can all get involved.
The biggest summer holiday is on the way, and this year, the Inland Northwest is more than ready to embrace Fourth of July celebrations. As COVID restrictions lift and holiday gatherings begin to make their return, many annual events that were passed by in 2020 are returning, leaving the region ready to truly set off Independence Day with a bang!
It’s the great unconquerable game that we both love and despise. A slight twist in the hips, movement of the head or proximity to the ball and your shot might be heading for the woods, the drink, or the beach. Still, when you line everything up just right, strike the ball cleanly and smash a perfect drive down the fairway, or watch your approach shot land softly just feet from the pin, there really is no feeling like a great golf shot. Whether you’re a weekend duffer, retiree playing with friends, scratch player, or just getting started with the game, every round of golf is a challenge.
With the most stable weather of the year, summer is when the courses see, by far, the most visitors. The weekend warriors come out of hibernation, typically cruising in a power cart and taking down several nerve-calming beverages...