Tagged: Ben Olson

Prepare thyself for merriment

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Chivalry isn’t dead. It’s alive and well at the Sandpoint Renaissance Faire.

For the second year, the Faire takes place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1-2 …

11 years of Funky Junk

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

If it exists, you can probably find it in one form or fashion at the Funky Junk Festival.

For over a decade, the grassroots antique …

The New Normal

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

For those who live in and visit North Idaho, clean air and natural beauty often top the list for why they’ve chosen this region. Small …

If you build it

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

There is one ultimate goal that many in the Boy Scouts of America seek before their 18th birthday: Eagle Scout status. For Sandpoint High School …

The future of kindness

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Tuesday was a good day for kindness. 

Lenny Hess, owner of 7BTV in Sandpoint, presented representatives from local nonprofit Underground Kindness with a check for …

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