|For the week of April 15, 2014|
Folk finesse. Described as 'part Vaudeville, part cabaret, part punk and part folk,' Maria in the Shower has a musical approach that marries traditional folk and jazz with lyrics that explore fundamental human questions, and deliver it all with pure fun and energy. Check out this band's performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Panida, 300 N. First Ave., as part of the Pend Oreille Arts Council's Performance Series. And it's an Easter egg frenzy when the Sandpoint Lions Club sponsors the annual Easter Egg Hunt for children 0-12 years of age (parents can watch from the sidelines), starting at 10 a.m. sharp Saturday, April 19, in Lakeview Park. Candy eggs will be scattered in the park, in different areas for different age groups. The hunt takes about 5 minutes - so don't be late! There may even be a fire truck for children to climb, and the Easter Bunny could make an appearance. No cost to attend. And now, on to the news!
• City Beach Flowering Rush Dig – Lakes Commission, city host hand-dig event, Saturday
Coming up: Annual Wine Tasting, Dinner and Auction, April 25; Fly Fishing Films, April 25-26; The Bad Seed play at Heartwood Center, April 25-26; Get Your Spring On downtown shopping gala, April 26; K&K Spring Derby, begins April 26.
New JOBS in the classifieds: ATI West seeks administrative assistant, $34,000/year ... Hope-area full-time housekeeper needed, $14/hour ... Forty-One South hiring servers. View all jobs, and more, in the SandpointClassifieds.com
• Lake Pend Oreille: Lake level 2,053.36 feet, up 0.82 feet past 7 days
• Streamflows: Priest River 2,440 cfs; Moyie River 1,000 cfs
See, hear … vote. The Daily Bee-Cedar Post forum for candidates last week was a test of ideas and elocution. And pretty darned informative. If you missed it, see the podcasts: SandpointElections.com»
The ospreys arriveth. The first ospreys of the season were spotted at the Memorial Field osprey nest this past weekend (photographed at right) - and there's already been a report of active nest-building, fish catching, and at least one run-in with geese. Sandpoint Osprey cam»
Celebrate for a cause! Leadership Sandpoint hosts a raffle fundraiser to benefit TIPS, a local non-profit - with the drawing held during a fun Cinco de Mayo event at Trinity. Check out the event on Facebook»
The Week's Top News, April 9-15:
• Coldwater Creek files for bankruptcy
Ripple effect expected in Sandpoint
• County, state candidates speak out