The Fry Healthcare Foundation is once again hosting its annual Festival of Hearts fundraiser, a memorable event that brings the community together in support of health-care services in our area. Now in its third year, the Festival of Hearts will take place on Saturday, February 9, at the Kootenai River Inn in Bonners Ferry. Each year, the goal of the event is to raise funds to assist Boundary Community Hospital in purchasing new equipment, thereby building upon the already ex
Joe Swanson is a senior at Bonners Ferry High School, and his dedication to athletics and academics has brought success for him in both areas. “I enjoy sports, particularly soccer and track,” said Joe, who has also maintained a 4.0 GPA. “I love long jumping and hope to beat the school record by the end of the season.” Joe shares that he has struggled with back problems, but that has not stopped him from pursuing the sports he loves. “The biggest thing that helps is to push th
The Fry Healthcare Foundation Festival of Hearts, which took place February 10 at Kootenai River Inn, was a resounding success, raising more than $40,000 to benefit Boundary Community Hospital. The majority of funds raised during the event will be used to purchase two Stryker Gurneys for Outpatient Surgery and the Emergency Department. During the event, many of the attendees raised their paddles to support the hospital’s purchase of an Accuvein Vein Visualization Instrument.
It has become a tradition for many in North Idaho, and while the format may have changed throughout the years, a few things remain the same—the fun and energy behind raising money for a very good cause. 2,400 Feet of Schweitzer will take place this year on March 24 beginning at 7:30am. This year’s format will begin with a sunrise top-to-bottom giant slalom event that will begin at the Sky House Lodge at the summit of Schweitzer. Covering 2,400 vertical feet and nearly 2.5 mil
Hope. It is one of the most wonderful gifts you can give someone. For people in our community, that gift is offered abundantly through Hope House, a free community clothing closet that provides those in need with clothing, food, hygiene items, household items and much more. Aimee Christopherson is the volunteer director for Hope House and said that Hope House also assists people who are homeless or living in transitional shelters including garages, sheds, campers, vehicles an
The holidays are behind us and we are back into our daily routines. But for many, the loneliness and struggles that come with the holiday season do not go away when the calendar turns to a new year. Fortunately for those in rural North Idaho, there are not only our local food banks but also Second Harvest’s Mobile Market, a refrigerated truck filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, meat, bread, cereal and other food, that travels to areas outside of Spokane w