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Festival at Sandpoint announces summer concert series

Festival at Sandpoint announces summer concert series

The Festival at Sandpoint announced the line up for this year's annual summer concert series and it doesn't disappoint. 

The 31st season kicks off on August 1st with a show by Grammy ward-winning folk duo the Indigo Girls. The folk theme continues in later shows with Rosanne Cash and the Avett Brothers. Cake and The Steve Miller band will take the stage as well this year. With the exception of Cake, all the shows feature up and coming opening acts.

The Family Concert will be performed by the Spokane Youth Orchestra and Sandpoint's Studio One Dancers. "An Invitation to Dance" will feature ballet selections including a performance of "Sleeping Beauty". At only $6 a ticket it will be a great event for the kids with pre-concert activities like the Instrumental Petting Zoo as well as an actual petting zoo.

The Spokane Symphony will headline the grand finale concert on August 11th. The performance will feature pianist Fransisco Renno and hometown violinist, Jason Moody. A fireworks finale will close the annual festival. 

Fund Razor for Kootenai Community Church

Fund Razor for Kootenai Community Church

Kootenai Community Church has been fundrasing and slowly building a new location for 12 years. They are in the home stretch, and to raise money for the finishing costs, one community member has volunteered to shave his Sampson-like locks.

 

You may have met Ed Barba either working for Waste Management or working with Awana kids. In the last 20 years Barba has only cut his long hair twice, and the last time he went bald was as a child. When Bonnie Mauck asked if he'd be willing to face the razor he jumped on board.

 

“You know why not? For a good cause my hair will grow back...hopefully,” says Barba. Mauck and the Kootenai Community Church are hoping to raise $5,000 in pledges for Barba's hair, but he says he'll give it a shave no matter what.

 

Girl Scouts asking for support during Idaho Gives

Girl Scouts asking for support during Idaho Gives

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho is hoping the region will jump on board and donate during the first ever Idaho Gives campaign.

 

Idaho Gives is a 24 hour giving campaign sponsored by the Idaho Nonprofit Center. The event gives donors the opportunity to give to any of the 531 participating non profits across Idaho. For every $10 donation made groups will be entered to win a Golden Ticket prize. The more donors that GSEWNI gets, the more chances they have to win prize money.

 

Groups have also been divided by size into three separate scoreboards. Each scoreboard carries an additional $5,000 worth of prize money that will be divided between the top five money raisers at the end of the day. Idaho Gives also features an Everybody Wins Award, this award takes a general pool of money and divides it by the percentage if the total raised. For example, if Girl Scouts raises one percent of the total for the entire campaign, then they receive one percent of the Everybody Wins Award.

Photo contest: We want your best pictures from the mountain!

Photo contest: We want your best pictures from the mountain!

 

With ski season entering its final stretch, we at KXLY want to see the awesome mountain photos you took of your friends and family shredding.

Send your best shots to news4@kxly.com (with the subject line: Photo contest), and the newsroom will vote on the best photo, which will be shown during Chief Meteorologist Kris Crocker's ski report on Friday's newscasts. We will put together a slideshow for the KXLY Communities sites, so even if you don't win, your work will still be showcased.

Make sure to include where you are, the name of the photographer, names of the people in the photo and your contact information so you can be reached for a short story.

So sift through those awesome stills of your loved ones dominating some pow-pow and send them in for a chance to be shown to the Inland Northwest.

Dirty Dash registration opens

Dirty Dash registration opens

 

The popular Dirty Dash opened registration today for the 2013 “race” to be held at Riverside State Park on July 13.

Loyalty registration, which runs until Jan. 30, costs only $35. After that the price to sign up steadily rises the closer we get to the event.

“Resolve to make 2013 your dirtiest yet and we guarantee to make that happen for you in one unforgettable morning of feasting on filth, groveling through grime, delighting in dirt, and wallowing in mud rather than self-pity,” a news release from Dirty Dash said.

Sign up at thedirtydash.com.

Mark your calendars to help a child (and ski or board... a lot)

Mark your calendars to help a child (and ski or board... a lot)

 

Can't get enough skiing or snowboard? Pack as many runs as you can into a 24 hour period.. all while helping a sick little boy. It's almost time for the “24 Hours for Hank” at Schweitzer Mountain.

(Kris Crocker, Mark Peterson and I made up a KXLY team last year. ) We had a blast! As long as well all remain healthy, we'll be back for another go.

I'm including, in this post, some of an email I just received from Hank's (aka Henry) family:

“It’s been an unforgettable journey since that fateful day in December of 2007 when Hank was diagnosed with cystinosis.  Our darkest days are now filled with light and hope for a cure – thanks to you.  Every day, we are inspired by the incredible dedication and spirit of our friends, families and supporters in Sandpoint and beyond.

Locally Made Movie Premiers Tonight!

Locally Made Movie Premiers Tonight!

After months of shooting and editing a local filmmaker is ready to premiere her latest movie, The Merry Graingers.

The movie, produced and directed by Serena Belsby, is about a feuding family finding peace in the midst of tragedy.

The world premiere of the movie is set for tonight at 7 pm at the Bing Crosby Theater at 901 W Sprague. 

Staying true to the roots of the film, a hay carpet will take the place of the traditional red carpet.

Tickets are $13. For more information check out the official movie website.