Explore Sandpoint, ID

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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On my North Idaho Business radio show today we had a string of great events talked about. First, the Festival at Sandpoint continues with headliners such as Josh Ritter, Michael Franti, and Randy Crowell. Let's not forget the finale with a free wine tasting with over 30 area wineries represented....

By Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake
(Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho)
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The winds were calm on Kootenai Bay.  The Sandpoint air was still... with just a hint of chill in the air.  It was the perfect night for a bonfire and the never ending quest for inspiration.  I was inspired enough to grab my camera and document the moment.  We wait all winter for the inevitable p...

By Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene)
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Janna Rankin Scharf - Coeur d'Alene Idaho Homes for Sale Do what you say you will do, when you say you will do it. That's the tagline on the email signature belonging to a client of mine.  He contacted me from out of state to sell two investment homes here.  It's big and bold and impossible to mi...

By Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake
(Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho)
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Well, this is worth a blog!  USA Today/Rand McNally spent several weeks on the road with the goal of discovering the most spectacular towns in America.  (Click here to see the article).  The results are not all that surprising.  Sandpoint took the honor of MOST BEAUTIFUL!   (Below is a photo of t...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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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. N...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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Gary - My iPhone passed away yesterday. Old gurl was almost three years old (that's 120 in cell phone years). She had been running slower lately, and been showing signs of her age. Her screen is now a white background with a group of straight lines on one side. I will miss you gurl. RIP. Cathy -...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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May 5, 2011, Sandpoint, Idaho...Bonners Ferry, Idaho artist Diana Moses Botkin has been selected to create the original artwork for the 2011 Festival at Sandpoint fine art poster.  Known for her oil paintings of landscapes and the human form, Moses Botkin was chosen by a committee made up of the...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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Back in high school I remember performing Hanson's Song of Democracy. It was our bicentennial celebration. The Vietnam War had just ended, and we had been a nation for 200 years! Joining the Army shortly after that, I have to admit the esprit de corps was lacking. The demise of our national pride...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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At Yoke's Fresh Market in Ponderay near Sandpoint there is a sense of pride in being the top regional wine-selling store. Admittedly, it is only my part-time job, but the wines carried are stellar. One of those is the Nicholas Cole GraEagle. This wine has a special story. In December, Nicholas Co...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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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 ...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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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 fi...
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 milli...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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At last I've broken the 100,000 point mark. I promise much more to come. Gary Lirette and his love O'Hally enjoying life

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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I was at a closing for a waterfront home today I was attending for my client. While I am very happy to be one of the few selling waterfront homes, I couldn't help but note how lovely the old building was. I listed a new waterfront home Thursday for $779,000 on Bryce, soon to be on the MLS. Anyway...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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As I was driving through Sandpoint the other day, I couldn't help but note that Chuck's Slough is in full bloom. Pretty beautiful. What do you think?

By Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake
(Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho)
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Living in Sandpoint definitely has its rewards.  Being a Coldwell Banker Realtor® on Schweitzer Mountain is reward enough...no doubt, but coaching the Sandpoint High School tennis team takes "rewards" to a whole new level. It's all about the kids and these kids are amazing!  This Spring, Sandpoin...

By Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake
(Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho)
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It has not been a "perfect Spring" for most of us this year...Sandpoint included.  It was nice to wake up this morning to a real Spring day!  After 3 hours of tennis this morning, one hour devoted to real estate and a few hours working in the yard...this is how the day ended.  A "Corona Moment". ...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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As another beautiful summer shines upon Sandpoint, Lake Pend Oreille, and North Idaho the NEW Dover Bay Café is updated and upgraded by the experienced restaurateur Gary Peitz and his team. You will remember fondly his Dish Home Cooking was featured in Country Living magazine and voted the Best ...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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So, music was scheduled, but electronics and rain don't get along. Still, there was fresh bread and produce, bric-a-brac, and all sorts of sundries at the Sandpoint Farmers Market today. Anyway, I showed up early and took some pics: Rick Evans of Evans Brothers Coffee Gary Lirette, featured in Wh...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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National Day of Prayer was Thursday. It was held in Farmin Park at noon for a time of prayer. Many groups from area churches were there along with live music. Pastor Craig was on the 1400 am KSPT radio at noon sharing prayers over the airwaves. The rain held off and the turnout was great. Nice to...

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