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...

“There is so much hope here. Kids are so resilient; once they feel safe, you begin to see the hope in them.”
Rosa Mettler, LCSW, is the chief program officer at the Children’s Village, which, for more than 28 years, has been providing a safe and nurturing space for abused and neglected children in our community.


“It is so rewarding to watch them blossom as they develop healthy, loving relationships,” she says.


With an experienced and loving staff who strive each day to offer their love and support to those most vulnerable, Children’s Village, w...

Army veteran Rich Henning showed his respect to the first responders of 9/11 by doing what comes naturally. He took a walk.


Henning wanted to duplicate the effort of the emergency teams that responded to the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center that ominous morning by climbing 104 flights of stairs. Unfortunately, there are very few buildings with that many floors east of the Cascades.


So instead, he did the next best thing. He found an 18-story building and climbed the stairs top to bottom six times for a total of 110 floors.


“Did the extra f...

In early August, at what is now a monthly check-giving ceremony, the partners at Daft Badger took a financial hit—a big one. They gave a check in the amount of $2,136 to CDAIDE, the result of their month-long donation program for the busy summer month of July.


“Today’s a tough one,” said Darrell Dlouhy, one of the brewery’s founders. “That’s a big check.”


But then, that’s the point, Dlouhy said: “Let’s give until it hurts.”


Now in its fifth year of operation, Daft Badger Brewing has established itself in Coeur d’Alene as a place to go for conve...

It’s time once again to celebrate North Idaho as the North Idaho State Fair comes to the Kootenai County Fairgrounds August 21 through August 25, and it’s an event you won’t want to miss!

With events, exhibits and entertainment for the entire family, Brittany Teverbaugh, the marketing and sponsorship manager for the fair, says that each year the fair sees upward of 80,000 attendees. “Last year was a record breaker in many ways, with an attendance of 85,448 over the five-day event,” said Brittany.

The shows held in The Findlay Arena are always a h...

When the Dueling Irons restaurant opened its doors in 2014, it wasn’t long before Dan Rankin started showing up each day. He had been having his daily breakfast elsewhere until there was an unexpected breakup in his daily routine.

“They let my favorite waitress go, or she quit, anyway, I followed her over here,” recalled Dan.

That waitress is Sami, and each morning she or another server at the Post Falls restaurant brings Dan a plate of sausage, hash browns, eggs and toast, an order that rarely ever changes. “I just lift my finger up in the air a...

Like many origin stories, that of Car d’Lane starts with a small idea.

In 1990, Idaho’s centennial year, a group from Southern Idaho was coming up as part of the celebration, touring the state in their classic cars. Dennis LeKander, a Coeur d’Alene downtown businessman, got together with a few others and wondered how they might welcome this contingent. LeKander owned a classic car business.

“I called as many car people as I could think of and asked them to bring their cars downtown, and (said) we’ll park our cars downtown and welcome them to Coeu...

End-of-life care is an extremely difficult time, not just for the person battling a terminal illness but for family that surrounds them. For years Hospice of North Idaho has dedicated itself to compassionate and professional end-of-life care for all without regard to a person’s ability to pay.

Corporate partners, individual donors and Hospice’s annual Wine Taste event help cover operational costs at the Schneidmiller House, a 24-hour in-patient care facility owned and operated by Hospice of North Idaho. As the population continues to age, rooms...

Dementia is a progressive brain disease that is projected to affect 13.5 million Americans by mid-century. Today, more than 5 million Americans are living with the most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, including an estimated 200,000 under the age of 65. By 2050, up to 16 million people will have the disease.

Watching a person’s memory continue to fade each day is heartbreaking for family members and beyond frustrating for those battling the disease. While there is no cure, advancements in care for these patients are moving forward,...

Carson Magee has accomplished a lot. When we last checked in with him five years ago, he was inventing new technologies and watching a design of his whiz by on a formula one racing car. He’s met and shared stories with sports legends, been featured on local TV and in print articles, and given presentations to congress and the governor of Idaho. Carson was diagnosed with Type I diabetes at 7 years old. Now 16 and a sophomore at Coeur d’Alene High School, Carson continues to use his platform to bring awareness about the disease and raise funds to...

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