Kerri Thoreson

Snowbirds are onto something

April 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

Our neighbors are snowbirds, having enjoyed the past five months or so of fall and winter in the Arizona sunshine. I noticed their motorhome back in the neighborhood first thing Monday morning. Their timing for returning home just happened ...

Comments

Read More


DIY project starts simple, expands

April 05, 2017 at 5:00 am

Late winter, early spring is shoulder season for those indoor DIY projects. In early March, Bert decided that after three decades of our kitchen walls covered in hideous brickwork from ceiling to countertop, this would be the time to replac...

Comments

Read More


Fandemonium sweeps the land of the Zags

March 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

It's not likely a couple of decades worth of readers would ever confuse me with a sports writer or sports expert or pundit. Watching Triple Crown horse races every year or enthusiastically cheering on Ironman competitors at the finish line ...

Comments

Read More


Surprising secret weapon in retirement

March 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

Doug Eastwood, former parks director, retired from the city of Coeur díAlene in 2013 after a 35-year career. Heís not been letting any grass grow under his feet, though. An avid bowler for the past two decades, on Thursday evening at Sunset...

Comments

Read More


Everyone deserves a life with no fear

March 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

Today Bert and I celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary. Since thereís no silver, diamond or gold associated with marking 31 years Iím declaring it our Baskin Robbins anniversary. Through the years Iíve shared how Bert married me and my thr...

Comments

Read More


Winter weather: We love and hate it

March 08, 2017 at 5:00 am

Too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry. Those words arenít a paraphrasing of the Goldilocks porridge tale, itís one of our favorite pastimes here in North Idaho.Weíre fortunate to have four very distinct seasons, unlike my husbandís homeland o...

Comments

Read More


Mr. Templin was Mr. Hospitality

March 01, 2017 at 5:00 am

Another monumental loss in our community with word on Tuesday of the passing of Bob Templin. Mr. Hospitality was far more a description of the good heart of Bob than of his long career in the hospitality industry. In the decades I knew Bob ...

Comments

Read More


Anchors aweigh, happy voyage home

February 22, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Through the years Iíve told many stories in this column about my dear friend Jim Shepperd. He was a hometown Coeur díAlene boy who described himself as an ďeast ender,Ē the reference to growing up between 10th and 11 streets on Sherman Aven...

Comments

Read More


The future of figure skating on display

February 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

Sunday afternoon I had the pleasure of serving as a faux judge for the Lake City Figure Skating Funtastic Exhibition. My friend Amy Pollard Bartoo grew up in a beautiful old house on Fernan Lake, and ever since she was a little girl she lov...

Comments

Read More


Routine day turns tragic for teens

February 08, 2017 at 5:00 am

A routine Tuesday morning ó on deadline for Main Street so I make the big trip down the hall to my home office to write. My husband left for work in Rathdrum at 5:30 a.m. and at 6 a.m. I check emails and respond as needed while I listen to ...

Comments

Read More


Contact Us

(208) 664-8176
215 N. Second St
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

©2017 The Coeur d'Alene Press Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X