For one special night in February, people in cities across the world will simultaneously celebrate an opportunity for guests of all abilities to have a dazzling prom night experience.

Night to Shine, an annual event sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, is a chance to come together to support, recognize and honor the special needs community. The Foundation is committed to bringing faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day, inspired by Tebow’s experiences on international mission trips. The Foundation created the event to celebrate in...

The offices and hallways behind the exhibit hall at the Museum of North Idaho are a crowded network. Boxes line the floors. Clear workspace is at a premium. Rarely can two people stand shoulder-to-shoulder in the same area.

“Right here I filled this box because I don’t have shelves to put them on,” said Dorothy Dahlgren, the museum’s director, referring to a collection of un-filed photos. “The table has to be up against the shelves there because it’s so small in here.”


The museum’s paid staff of four and its 50-member crew of volunteers compete...

Hunter Schueller
Coeur d’Alene High School

Photo By Cheryl Nichols Photography

Playing multiple sports has taught Coeur d’Alene High School senior Hunter Schueller that there will always be triumphs and tribulations in life. Hunter holds a long list of academic and athletic accolades include a North Idaho top scholar, North Idaho College’s Dean’s List (he is currently dual enrolled), multiple athletic letters and trips to the state tournament in both football and wrestling. However, it was an unexpected outcome his junior year that helped him see...

It was 37 years ago when Peak Health & Wellness Center opened its doors to the Coeur d’Alene community. Locally owned and operated since day one, Peak offers abundant amenities combined with a professional and friendly staff. With the success of the first location and the desire to help more people, the Coeur d’Alene location was joined by Hayden, which opened in 1998, and Post Falls, opened in 2000.

With three convenient locations close to home and work, Peak makes it easy to make your health, wellness and fitness a priority in today’s busy wor...

“God has done so many amazing things for us.”


It is inspiring to witness the incredible people in the community who give of themselves selflessly to impact others in a positive way; devoting countless hours to help improve the lives of those in our community. And one such organization that works toward its mission every hour of every day is Priest River Ministries - Advocates for Women—which strives to do all it can for the betterment of women who have endured, and are continuing to be affected, by physical and sexual abuse and violence.

Serving...

The concept of driving across the country today is no small undertaking. It can take weeks of planning, stacks of road maps and an unquenchable thirst for the road.


The first passage by automobile more than a century ago—in 1903 to be exact—was a challenge to both the vehicle and the brave individuals who tested the limits to travel from sea to shining sea.


A bicycle racer who made his home in Tacoma, Washington, was half of the duo to successfully make the first journey by motorcar across the country more than 115 years ago. His name and the v...

Each November, for the past four years, a group of actors has come out of the shadows and into the spotlight as they take the stage at the Kroc Center community theater in Coeur d’Alene.


Out of the Shadows Theater is not your typical theater company. The brainchild of Wendy Carroll, Out of the Shadows brings members of the community together who have special needs and creates an outlet for them to showcase their talents and abilities to a broad audience—on stage! The only theater of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, this unique nonprofit commu...

There will be no shortage of holiday cheer this season in the area encompassing Coeur d’Alene, Hayden and Post Falls. Events catered to all ages and interests are lined up during December through New Year’s Day, allowing the region to thrive in celebration of the most festive time of year. There is guaranteed to be something for everyone on the schedule for Coeur d’Alene’s holiday happenings!

On Friday, December 6, take a break from the holiday shopping rush to enjoy a few laughs at the “Ha-Ha-Halidays Improv Show,” a production by the Drama Clu...

“What I find most rewarding about the work we do is that we’re making a difference on a personal level; this is where people live,” says Ryan. “The problems we’re solving are real and personal.”


Ryan Martin, an Idaho native, is the owner and CEO of Boardwalk Association Management, an HOA management service company based in Meridian, Idaho. A decision to expand into the Coeur d’Alene/Spokane market was sparked by the request of one of Ryan’s customers, who had experienced Boardwalk’s service in Southern Idaho and asked that the company expand n...

For some it’s a pair of warm socks while for others a new play set for their children. Maybe it’s a surprise date night or help with food for a holiday meal. The holiday requests come in to Newby-ginnings from many different people and situations, and remarkably they are all met thanks to the generosity of this community.


When Theresa Hart started Newby-ginnings in October of 2013, her mission was to provide any kind of help she could to local veterans, military families and Gold Star families, all to honor her son Nick Newby, who was killed by...

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