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By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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Last night I used Skype to go over a contract with clients. Skype (pronounced /ˈskaɪp/) is a software application that allows users to make voice calls over the Internet. Calls to other users within the Skype service are free, while calls to both traditional landline telephones and mobile phones ...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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Posting your blog on Activerain may seem fruitless to some, but it can make you appear to be really tech-savvy without much effort. How you ask? Well, what makes you look technologically more advanced than your fellow REALTORS®? Is it that you have a really cool website with lots of bells and whi...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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The first Long Bridge began May 26, 1908, and was in operation until being torn down in the 1930's to make room for a new wooden bridge. During the Great Depression that the second bridge was built with help from the WPA and finished March 3, 1934. The bridge had the moniker of "The longest woode...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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Lake Pend Oreille is a lake in North Idaho, with a surface area of 148 square miles. With 111 miles of coastline, it is 65 miles long, and 1,150 feet deep in some regions, making it the fifth deepest in the US. It is fed by the Clark Fork River and the Pack River, and drains via the Pend Oreille ...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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Sandpoint lies on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille, one of the most beautiful lakes in North America. Lake Pend Oreille is so deep and quiet the U.S. Navy has a submarine research facility located here. There are few lakes that host the scenery that Lake Pend Oreille provides. The lakes protected ...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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At the beginning of December I had a conversation with Matt Smart from Mountain Horse Adventures on my show: Speak Up North Idaho, broadcast on KSPT and KBFI in North Idaho. Here is a link to that post: http://activerain.com/blogsview/2010504/ski-joring-during-sandpoint-winter-carnival-sandpoint-...

By Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake
(Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho)
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OK.  Here goes my first attempt at video marketing.   The (hopefully) correctly imbedded video is of my new listing on Schweitzer Mountain...The Ridge.  This afternoon, a potentially massive snow storm is approaching from the North.  If you had a home on The Ridge, you could watch all the storms ...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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One of the final events for the Sandpoint Winter Carnival is the K-9 Keg Pull. Every shape and size of dog participates, and every age and type of owner urges them on. It is held in the alley beside Eichardt's Pub, and people cheer on the mutts and purebreds, as the dogs commune with one and othe...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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For the 37th Annual Sandpoint Winter Carnival hundreds of people gathered in Schweitzer Village to witness this Winter Carnival signature event where Schweitzer lit up the night with its annual torchlight parade and fireworks. A constellation of skier-powered torchlights wove their way down the m...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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Every year, Main Street right in front of my office at Tomlinson Sandpoint Sotheby's International Realty is closed off for one of the main events for Sandpoint Winter Carnival for the Rail Jam and Bonfire. Brent Sleeps handles the fire, and there is a DJ and plenty of skiers and onlookers. Great...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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The Bio-Luminesce Firedancers have performed for the last five years at the Sandpoint Winter Carnival. They have always performed in the courtyard at Pend d'Oreille Winery. However, in the last two years they have attracted a crowd upwards of 200 people, so this year, the street was closed off. I...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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Bab's Pizzeria 1319 U.S. 2Sandpoint, ID 83864208-265-7992 Babs' Pizzeria in Sandpoint, Idaho Last Thursday I interviewed Babs from Babs' Pizzeria on my show Speak Up North Idaho on KSPT and KBFI as part of the North Idaho Talk Radio Network. Babs is participating in Dine Around Sandpoint, and was...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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Forty-One South Restaurant www.41southsandpoint.com 41 Lakeshore DrSagle, ID 83860(208) 265-2000 Forty-one South is a fixture in Sandpoint. It is also a restaurant seemingly in constant flux. Dr. Alex Verhoogen envisioned the site almost twenty years ago as the perfect location for a restaurant a...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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The Taste of Sandpoint started Sandpoint Winter Carnival with food and fun at the Sandpoint Events Center Thursday night. The Sandpoint Events Center at 515 Pine St. sat empty for years until being renovated just a few years ago. The Sandpoint Events Center, otherwise known fondly in our communit...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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Sandpoint Winter Carnival Kicked off with the KPND Ski & Board Party at Trinity at City Beach, 58 Bridge St. last night with a surprising large crowd and good times had by all. Trinity is one of the participating restaurants in the month-long Dine Around Sandpoint, and owner Justin Dick was on ha...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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So, this is the 37th Sandpoint Winter Carnival. Like many I have volunteered in the past, and now run www.SandpointWinterCarnival.org to diplay how things went for the previous years. For the best pics of previous years, this is the site to visit. This year features two new events: Skijoring at t...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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I recently posted the World's Longest Ski Hat laid out circling our Tomlinson Sandpoint Sotheby's International Realty office 3 1/2 times. Here is the first posting. Here is an update. We paraded the hat in Sandpoint yesterday. The history and pictures are below. Here is a YouTube video: http://w...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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Apparently, back in the 1970s, a woman in Sandpoint, Idaho with a knitting machine, made this over 700 foot-long ski hat. The details are coming out in an upcoming article. It stretched around our office 3 1/2 times; Gary Lirette, featured in Where To Retire magazine and host of the Tuesday noon ...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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Last Thursday I enjoyed a fascinating interview with Jaclin Smith. No, not the one from Charlie's Angels. That one is spelled with a ‘y' in the name. This one is a prolific builder and entrepreneur, parent, world traveler, and philanthropist. I met Ms. Smith while volunteering to help with a Chri...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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I received this press release from Dave Kulis, Director of Sales & Marketing for Schweitzer Mountain Resort this morning. We provide a great community website for those looking to visit the area that relates to Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort plus all the other winter activities that North Idaho a...

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