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Sandpoint, Spokane, and Coeur d'Alene Guide and Blog by Author Gary Lirette - Greater Spokane Incorporated Ambassador, Author of Passion for Wine, and host of the North Idaho Business radio show.



In years past the range down from Albeni Dam was only a foot or so, not enough to cause any damage to your dock along the Pend Oreille River, and to a lesser degree, in Lake Pend Oreille. Those with docks on the Priest River are all to familiar with ice flows that, with higher water flow, rise up...
So, you did the Fourth of July, now what to do the next weekend? Try the PEND OREILLE VALLEY LAVENDER FESTIVAL in Newport, Washington. Some of my favorite bands and musicians are spieling there, and there is lots to do. I spent a while talking with Sandy Loskill and Janet Lamberth on my show Nort...
This Calendar of Events is brought to you by REALTOR Gary Lirette and January February March April May June July August September October November December Sandpoint Upcoming Events - This Week in Sandpoint from the Sandpoint Chamber Coeur d'Alene Upcoming Events - from the Cd...
Bayview Daze is an annual festival held on the weekend closest to the 4th of July. There is a street market where the businesses provide special prices on their goods,and there is a great time for young and old alike. A street parade during the day on Saturday, a lighted boat parade at dusk, and ...
The 2010 Sandpoint Summer Sampler was a blast under clear blue summer skies with fun and food to warm the soul. This was the fifth year of the event, and yours truly was the MC. Having hogged the mike two previous years, this was by far the best. We had postponed the event for a week due to rain,...
I interviewed Mike Deprez, former PGA golf pro of the Idaho Club and sales manager for Laughing Dog Brewing on my radio show, North Idaho Arts & Adventure. During that interview Mike announced that Laughing Dog was moving into its new digs and expanding to 26 states, becoming a national player on...
Snowmass Alpacas, right next to Rapid Lightning Quarter Horses, is a great example of a niche industry that businessmen in North Idaho have fostered. Browns Buffalo in Priest River, elk ranches in Vay near Priest River and up in Bonners Ferry at the Selkirk Mountain Elk Ranch all have found marke...
Here are some pics of Sandpoint City Beach and Seasons at Sandpoint on a sunny summer day. Sandpoint City Beach Sandpoint City Beach marina Marina at Sandpoint City Beach The sand for which Sandpoint was named at Marina at Sandpoint City Beach Sailboats at Windbag Marina at Sandpoint City Beach S...
After a floor shift at Tomlinson Sandpoint Sotheby's, I hurried over to Coldwater Creek Wine Bar to meet the winemaker GORDY VENNERI from WALLA WALLA VINTNERS. It was Friday June 11th and we enjoyed cheese and wine with Gordy, and shared his Wonderful handcrafted wines. It was a great opportunity...
Each year there are two food venues that offer bits and tastes of our many great restaurants: Taste of Sandpoint each winter, and the Sandpoint Summer Sampler each summer. This year's event next Thursday, June 17th will offer food and drinks from 14 various eateries. There will be the annual comp...

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