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Pend d'Oreille Winery Offers Refillable Magnums

Pend d'Oreille Winery Offers Refillable Magnums

Fill 'er up, please!

On a recent visit to Sandpoint, Idaho it was discovered that Pend d'Oreille Winery has a magic spigot from which a never-ending flow of wine pours. That may be a tad-bit dramatic... yet they still have an awesome offer of refillable magnums of wine.

The idea came from co-proprietor Julie Meyer, who was tired of seeing empty bottles of wine go to waste (there is no market for recycled glass in Sandpoint, so the city is forced to reintegrate the glass into solid waste for disposal at a landfill in Eastern Oregon).

The 1.5 litre bottles, or more affectionately known as "Magnums" by wine-os, can be purchased for $27 at first. Then, a refill only costs $17.50.

Denise Alveari, the winery's PR person, says Pend d'Oreille is the first in Idaho - if not the Northwest - to do this.

The winery offers refills of their house Bistro Rouge Red Table Wine or a white wine, which they happened to be out of when I was in town.

The Vagina Monologues Coming to Wallace, Idaho

The Vagina Monologues Coming to Wallace, Idaho

The Vagina Monologues has been empowering women around the world for over a decade, fighting the silenced inner voice. The highly-acclaimed play is giving women in North Idaho’s Silver Valley the same chance to speak their mind to fight violence locally.

It’s the first time The Vagina Monologues has ever been performed in the area. It’s making its regional debut in Wallace, Idaho this Saturday. Rachael Clark-Krusemark, an English teacher at Kellogg High School, applied for the opportunity to produce the show in the Silver Valley this year - she got it.

For those unfamiliar with the popular performance, it’s a series of monologues written and based on interviews with about 200 women on issues like sex, violence and current events. It was performed off-Broadway for the first time in 1996 and since then, performed globally benefiting organizations through V-Day, an activist movement to end violence against women.

When the performance debuted, it was read completely by one woman, the writer of the entire play, Eve Ensler. During the Silver Valley performance, audience members will hear from 17 members of the community.

Introducing Kootenai Kitchen's "Plucked Delights"

Introducing Kootenai Kitchen's "Plucked Delights"

Let’s introduce a weekly feature inspired by an antiquing trip in Spokane along the “vintage district” on North Monroe. Sitting on top of a stack of books was a treasure just waiting to be picked up - Kootenai Kitchen - the cookbook you’ve been missing since its original and only circulation in 1981.

The Kootenai School located in Kootenai, Idaho compiled the cookbook in April of that year. It featured submissions from students, P.T.O and others. The future of the school was in question due to the safety of the old building that was built in 1909 or 1910. In 1987, the building was condemned and razed. For ten years, students were bused into Sandpoint to attend classes. In 1997, a new school was finally built.

Once a week we’ll pluck a delight from its pages. It may be the entertaining recipe of a lifetime or it may cause you to tilt your head with minor confusion. It’s a grab bag of entertainment. Let’s begin:

Bullets and Ink: A Man's Spin On Life

Bullets and Ink: A Man's Spin On Life

Doyle Wheeler approaches life just like he does pens; everything is possible. Throw anything his way and he will make it work for him.

The first lathe Wheeler ever received was from his father. He tinkered with it off and on, not really committing to the craft but enjoying the rhythm of turning a pen. The first ones he ever made became Christmas gifts for family and friends but he insists they weren't any good.

It's what every budding artist – excuse me, craftsman – would say of their early work.

Craftsmanship is in Wheeler's blood. His grandparents built their home in Spokane from the ground up.

Kellogg students play for Salvation Army at Walmart

Kellogg students play for Salvation Army at Walmart

Instead of the normal bell-ringing for the Salvation Army’s holiday red kettles, these young men were playing in front of the Smelterville Walmart on Sunday afternoon.

KXLY viewer, Debbie Marek, emailed us to give these guys a shout out for giving their time and talents. She even shot this photo of the guys.

They’re students at Kellogg High School. They’re all in a Kellogg-based band called White Chocolate. They describe themselves as alternative/funk/indie-rock on their band page at Reverbnation.

They don’t perform frequently due to the busy schedule of school, but they all participate in the school’s regular band and jazz band.

Sasquatch 2012 Passes Go On Sale Friday

Sasquatch 2012 Passes Go On Sale Friday

Next year's line-up for Sasquatch has yet to be announced, but there will be some sets of tickets available for sale on November 25th. They're four day passes for the Memorial Day weekend event at The Gorge. Oh, and they're a bit pricey -- clocking in at $1,000 or more.

A limited number of special discounted 4-day festival passes will be available in time for the holiday gift season on Friday, November 25 at 10:00 A.M. (PST) via sasquatchfestival.com. The festival’s complete lineup will be announced in February.

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