sandpoint idaho: Sandpoint & North Idaho Fall Fun Recreation Guide 2016 - Autumn Events - 09/24/16 10:02 AM
Things to Do in Sandpoint and North Idaho for Autumn 2016
By Gary Lirette - Your Inland Northwest Technology and Office Solutions Expert
Certainly with the turning of the leaves comes one of the most beautiful times of year for the North Idaho Panhandle. There are a lot of things to do, from Fall Foliage tours on Lake Pend Oreille offered by Pend d’Oreille Cruises to Historic Train Rides up the Pend Oreille River Valley put on by the Lions Club. If you’re going to do the train ride, better hurry and get your tickets. This is the last year this wonderful fall journey will be around. … (4 comments)

sandpoint idaho: Seasons of Sandpoint, Idaho - A Photographic Journal: February 2012, 3rd Edition - 03/31/12 03:38 AM
This series of blog entries features the various seasons in and around Sandpoint, Idaho. Sandpoint, North Idaho, Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort, and Lake Pend Oreille have been featured in the national news repeatedly over the last several years. Autumn of 2011 found Sandpoint, Idaho being voted America's Most Beautiful Small Town by Rand McNally, and in the winter of 2011/2012 Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort was named the Best Ski Resort of the Season byUSA Today/Rand McNally.
Real Estate in Sandpoint has been on the rise approximately 7% a year for three years, much in part due to the decrease in pricing. … (3 comments)

sandpoint idaho: Seasons of Sandpoint, Idaho - A Photographic Journal: February 2012, 2nd Edition - 03/29/12 11:31 PM
This series of blog entries features the various seasons in and around Sandpoint, Idaho. Sandpoint, North Idaho, Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort, and Lake Pend Oreille have been featured in the national news repeatedly over the last several years. Autumn of 2011 found Sandpoint, Idaho being voted America's Most Beautiful Small Town by Rand McNally, and in the winter of 2011/2012 Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort was named the Best Ski Resort of the Season byUSA Today/Rand McNally.
Real Estate in Sandpoint has been on the rise approximately 7% a year for three years, much in part due to the decrease in pricing. … (3 comments)

sandpoint idaho: Seasons of Sandpoint, Idaho - A Photographic Journal: February 2012, 1st Edition - 03/29/12 11:20 PM
This series of blog entries features the various seasons in and around Sandpoint, Idaho. Sandpoint, North Idaho, Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort, and Lake Pend Oreille have been featured in the national news repeatedly over the last several years. Autumn of 2011 found Sandpoint, Idaho being voted America's Most Beautiful Small Town by Rand McNally, and in the winter of 2011/2012 Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort was named the Best Ski Resort of the Season byUSA Today/Rand McNally.
Real Estate in Sandpoint has been on the rise approximately 7% a year for three years, much in part due to the decrease in pricing. … (3 comments)

sandpoint idaho: SARABETH - Fantastic Trio of Sisters from Sandpoint, Idaho with their first Music Video - 03/04/12 07:02 PM
So, these three sisters are part of the most talented, close-knit family. Truly what America is all about.
They are trying to get to their first milestone. 3,000 views.
Please view their video. They song and music is wonderful.
It was filmed in Sandpoint, Idaho.
 

If you have questions about North Idaho Waterfront or Sandpoint Lake Pend Oreille property, give me a call.
Gary Lirette, REALTOR®Tomlinson Sotheby's International Realty208-610-1384garyplirette@gmail.com
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sandpoint idaho: Sandpoint, Idaho recognized by National News Stories as America's Best Small Town - 03/01/12 01:29 AM
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Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort named America’s Best Ski Resort of the Season in USA Today
Sandpoint, Idaho named America’s Most Beautiful Small Town by Rand McNally July 7, 2011
Skijoring: The Awesome Marriage of Skiing and Horseback Riding - Photo and video article about Sandpoint Winter Carnival’s newest event in the February 17, 2011 of Wired.com
Sandpoint nation's eleventh Coolest Small Town- Budget Travel in a 2010 national poll Best Snowboard Resorts- Schweitzer Mountain among the Top 10 according to Sno.co.uk Schweitzer Ski Resort - West's Best Ski Townsin … (0 comments)

sandpoint idaho: Downtown Sandpoint Hosts Events and Santa Claus: Sandpoint Real Estate Blog - 12/08/11 08:52 AM
Last week Marcy Timblin, Manager for the Downtown Sandpoint Business Association appeared on my radio show: North Idaho Business.
Marcy was on the show to talk about two things: What’s happening in Sandpoint for the month of December and the new movement called Genuine Sandpoint.
Marcy Timblin, Downtown Manager for the DSBA
Downtown hosts Santa Claus, special events

This holiday season, the jolly old gent otherwise known as Santa Claus will be making visits every week until Christmas at "The North Pole" on the Cedar Street Bridge. All children are invited to bring their adults and visit with Santa; there … (0 comments)

sandpoint idaho: Wine of the Day - Apex Syrah: Sandpoint Blog - 10/05/11 05:48 AM
Apex Syrah Was $24.68 and the New Great Lower Price!
$9.98
This great buy is one of our best values this year. This special buy in allows you to try one of the Great Syrahs from Washington State for a price we’ve never seen before. Salute!
Apex Cellars was launched in 1988 and has grown to be one of Washington's most respected wineries. Apex and Apex Ascent cover the spectrum from reserve-caliber, vineyard-designate wines to wines that be can beenjoyed everyday. Over the years, Apex Cellars has become known as a winery youcan trust - a producer of consistently outstanding … (0 comments)

sandpoint idaho: The Best Wine in the World - K Vintner's Royal City, Sandpoint Wine of the Day: Sandpoint Blog - 09/27/11 03:42 AM
2008 Royal City Syrah – Charles Smith Wines
This ‘K Vintners’ Syrah scored 99 points in the Wine Advocate and the ’06 scored the unheard of, never awarded and coveted 100 points in the Spectator. It is a rare wine, and last year we were allocated just two bottles. Our rep must be growing, because this year we were allotted two cases. We are down to just four bottles left.
They get just one ton of the syrah grapes grown for this wine to the acre. Every vintage seems to get better. Deeper than the ’06, more luxurious than the ’07. … (1 comments)

sandpoint idaho: Sandpoint: A Small Town with a Big Heart – A Celebration of Community: Sandpoint Real Estate Blog - 09/24/11 02:25 PM
Not long ago the thought filled my brain that I should invite Tina Friedman to my show: North Idaho Arts & Adventure. See, Tina had written and photographed the best big book on Sandpoint: Sandpoint: A Small Town with a Big Heart. The book has over 1,000 photos of our beautiful area, and over 100 stories about the area, our folk, and the like.
Needless to say, it is a great book on its own merits and the pics are stellar. Tina is a gifted photographer, and the stories are topical and often touching. Still, that isn’t the only reason to … (1 comments)

sandpoint idaho: Pathways to Peace - A way to learn to live life to the fullest: Sandpoint Real Estate Blog - 09/24/11 02:01 PM
Erica Nizzoli appeared on my North Idaho Arts & Adventure radio show telling us about Pathways to Peace.
This five week course teaches students to:
Ground & Balance easily
Learn to use your personal Guidance systems
Practice true Forgiveness & Unconditional Love
Improve Communications & Relationships
Open your heart safely in ways you never thought possible
I’ve known Erica ever from the days when I delivered Focaccia dough to Eichardt’s back in the day. Erica is a Certified Core Belief Restructuring (CBR) Practitioner. Many of the tenets of this program are ones I have experienced through thru the Life Skills … (1 comments)

sandpoint idaho: Drug Drop-off Program - An interview with Tarah Neujahr of BGH: Sandpoint Blog - 09/15/11 07:30 AM
I interviewed Tarah Neujahr, Marketing and Communications Director of Bonner General Hospital Tuesday on my radio show: North Idaho Business. Tarah was on the show to talk about the Bonner County Drug Drop-off Program.
One in five teens nationwide experiment with drugs, often perscription that they get from relative's and friend's medicine cabinets. While often the drugs are consumed, just as often they are simply thrown away when the user discovers they don't get them high, or they have a bad experience.
The program doesn't accept needles or liquids, but is anonymous and is a great benefit to our environment.
Here … (0 comments)

sandpoint idaho: Interview with Kyler Wolf about the upcoming Wild & Scenic Film festival: Sandpoint Blog - 09/14/11 01:57 PM
I worked with Kyler in real estate for years. Currently he is the Board President of the Clark Fork – Pend Oreille Conservancy.
Kyler was on my North Idaho Business show to talk about the upcoming Wild & Scenic Film festival on October 7th & 8th at the Panida Theater.
Here is how the interview went:
Tell me a little about the Clark Fork – Pend Oreille Conservancy:
The Clark Fork-Pend Oreille Conservancy (CFPOC) is a land trust that works with the landowners and organizations in the Clark Fork River and Lake Pend Oreille watersheds to protect, maintain, and enhance natural … (0 comments)

sandpoint idaho: Remembering 9/11 and why I live in Sandpoint - 09/11/11 04:11 AM

My last time in the World Trade Center was going to Windows on the World in 1997. I was in New York to sign my book deal with Hastings House. I decided to visit the Greatest Bar on Earth on the 106th (or was it the 107th) floor with my best friend and attorney, Roy Levine. Roy was there with me to go over the contracts for my book.
I had visited the World Trade Center twice before, once to have dinner at Windows on the World. Being in NY because of my book Passion For Wine, it was a … (0 comments)

sandpoint idaho: Wine of the Week - Caterina 2008 Viognier: Sandpoint Blog - 09/07/11 03:56 AM
I love my job. Great wines and in an area known for producing the best wines in the world. I moved here to do what I love. This is a big part of it. Yoke's Ponderay is meeting its sales goals as the top seller of wine in the region, and I just had an accepted offer for my third waterfront home since October.
The Caterina 2008 Viognier is an outstanding wine that is only one of two locally produced wines that made the Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Wines of the Year. It was vinified by winemaker Mike Scott and is … (0 comments)

sandpoint idaho: When the chips are down, become innovative and work harder: Sandpoint Real Estate Blog - 09/01/11 06:05 AM

Hard to beileve I was carrying five mortgages just a couple of years ago. My real estate business had slowed down to a trickle, I was getting divorced after 20 years of marriage, and bankruptcy was on the horizon. Losing everything, I put into motion a plan to become solvent and get my business back on track.
First, I had to get my real estate business going stronger. I already had one of the most viewed websites in our area: www.SandpointID.net. I had been using YouTube a bit, and was on all the typical sites such as Linkdin and Hot … (0 comments)

sandpoint idaho: Sandpoint, Idaho voted America's 'Most Beautiful' Town in Rand McNally: Sandpoint Blog - 07/21/11 08:42 AM
Sandpoint, Idaho: Voted the 'Most Beautiful' Town in America in Rand McNally's Best Small Towns in American - Best of the Road Rally
Sandpoint, Idaho was once again featured on the national scene in the Rand McNally's announcement on July 21, 2011 for being the 'Most Beautiful' town in America. Narrowed down from more than 600 submissions, 30 top towns in five categories — Most Beautiful, Most Patriotic, Friendliest, Most Fun, and Best for Food — were selected for review during the inaugural Best of the Road Rally.
I was very proud of being prominently interviewed in Where to Retire … (2 comments)

sandpoint idaho: Free Wine Tasting Sampling Cycles Gladiator at Yoke's Friday: Sandpoint Blog - 06/23/11 05:08 AM
On Friday at Yoke's Fresh Market in Ponderay near Sandpoint, Idaho, Dustin Lewis will be sampling some of our best value wines: Cycles Gladiator. The time is 12:30 to 3:30pm.
Cycles Gladiator scores consistently in the mid-to-high 80s, and garners Best Buy ratings from the major players.
Here is a bit of their bios:
Cycles Gladiator Winery
Cycles Gladiator is part of the Hahn Family Wine Group, which includes Hahn Family Wines and Smith & Hook. The wines are made at the Hahn Winery in Monterey, CA. Nicky and Gaby Hahn started the Hahn Winery in the late 1980's. The Cycles … (2 comments)

sandpoint idaho: Northside Fire Department near Sandpoint in Bonner County saving lives: Sandpoint Blog - 06/21/11 08:28 PM
Last night my girlfriend called me to tell me she was on a call. She is part of Northside Fire Department and the call was a breached large gas line.
An excavation crew had punctured the large pipe in spite of having a map. Maps are only so accurate.
O'Hally is a super hero, but so are all the firefighters in her crew.
She told me the gas was coming out so intensely it blew hair back. While talking to her on the phone, the best description of the sound I can come up with is 'screaming.'
They had been on … (2 comments)

sandpoint idaho: Two Waterfront Closings to Couples from Virginia since October - Success in Sandpoint: Sandpoint Real Estate Blog - 06/21/11 05:09 AM
In the $500,000 to $1,000,000 range of homes on Lake Pend Oreille in Sandpoint, Idaho, I'm not doin' too bad. In October I closed a home on Sunnyside for a very nice couple from Virginia. The home was originally listed for $1,200,000. Through negotiations, we saved that couple almost a half million.
Then, just yesterday, I closed a transaction for a home in Ponder Point on the lake for another couple from Virginia. Nope, they don't know each other, but soon will. I'll be introducing them to one and other in just a couple of weeks.
Same story with this home. … (0 comments)

 
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