Annual Pumpkin, Squash & Gourd Sale at Taylor Dennler Gardens !

If you’ve never been to Polly Taylor Dennler’s annual sale, you must go!  It’s a chance for a day trip on the less traveled back roads of the Palouse to the Dennler Farm for a one of a kind experience that includes unique, creative displays including over 200 varieties of pumpkins, squash, and gourds, wreaths made of all natural materials and a display garden with gourd tunnel, pathway and seasonal artistic creations. It truly is where art meets the land!

Sale Dates
Saturday, September 26th, 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday, September 27th, 10 am – 4 pm
Thursday, October 1st, 10 am – 4 pm
Friday, October 2nd, 1 pm – 6 pm
Saturday, October 3rd, 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday, October 4th, 10 am – 4 pm

1041 Dennler Loop Juliaetta, ID  208.790.4583 for questions

Masks required – the sale has been relocated into a larger building that allows for more social distancing

Cash or checks only

Bring boxes, bags, baskets or other packing containers to carry your produce home!

Moscow Farmers Market Competing for Top Spot


During the coronavirus pandemic, farmers markets have become cemented as essential businesses, helping to connect farmers to customers, and customers to local, healthy food. Vote today in AFT’s 12th annual Farmers Market Celebration to help your favorite market earn national recognition and a new $1,000 top prize.



Libey Gallery in downtown Colfax reopens to the public

Art enthusiasts can once enjoy the photography, painting and sculptural exhibits at Libey Gallery in downtown Colfax. Located in the Bettie Steiger Community Center, adjacent the Colfax Library, the gallery is now open to the public Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday and Friday 2-6 p.m. and Saturdays 1-5 p.m.


Entry to the Gallery is offered via the library front door at 102 S. Main Street.  Artists currently showing and selling their works in the gallery are Gabriella Ball, Vicki Broeckel, Ken Carper, Dan Codd, Bob Krikac, Sharon Lindsay, Tom Mohr, Molly Rice, Marla Robbins, Russ Robbins, Nancy Rothwell and Carrie Vielle.


Due to Coronavirus and related mandates, a number of safety measures are in place in the gallery. Guests are required to wear facemasks, browsing time is limited to 15 minutes when busy and social distancing is being enforced. A maximum of 10 people are allowed in the Gallery at any one time while classes, community programs and facility rental are not permitted at this time.


For more information about the reopening of Libey Gallery or Whitman County Libraries, call (509) 397-4366; visit the library’s website at or like us on Facebook.




Register by Aug. 7 for Writers in Residences, a pen pal writing project

Are you looking for a creative outlet to connect and get outside your isolated space? Idaho Writer in Residence Malia Collins and the Idaho Commission on the Arts invite you to be part of a non-virtual (written from the safety of your favorite chair) writing event designed to build community, encourage creativity, provide diversion and, potentially, to relieve some of the emotional weight we are experiencing during this time!

Join Writers in Residences, a pen pal writing project

Register by Friday, August 7 

Sign up by answering a few simple questions at the link below.

After you register, check your mail for the name and address of another Idaho writer as well as your first writing prompt from Malia Collins. Exchange writing with your new pen pal – via the method of communication you and your pal agree on. The initial prompt will be followed by three others, which will arrive via USPS approximately every two weeks.

No writing experience is necessary; prompts will be appropriate for all ages, and all levels of experience. There is no cost to participate, however, you are responsible for outgoing postage.

Want more info?



BlackBird Owner Karen Rohn Reveals Ruralite Coyote Story

Local artist Karen Rohn, who owns BlackBird at the Depot in Potlatch, Idaho, was interviewed by the Partnership for Economic Prosperity as part of its Latah 411 podcast. Watch this interview, and learn about the “Ruralite” coyote image, Karen’s art, and more. BlackBird at the Depot is a shop in Potlatch, Idaho that specializes in locally made products and vintage finds and is curated by Karen Rohn. Visit BlackBird to buy a gift or find that just right item to add to your collection, Karen is constantly changing it up, bringing in new ideas, so visit often!


Congrats Clearwater Canyon Cellars on Wine Award!

Clearwater Canyon Cellars in Lewiston, Idaho, is earning regional recognition for its wines. Its 2018 Phinny Hill Vineyard Carménère from Washington won the award for best red wine at the 2020 Cascadia International Wine Competition. The winery was also recognized as Wine Press Northwest’s 2020 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year. Karl and Coco Umiker in Lewiston, Idaho, worked with Phinny Hill Vineyard in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills to produce the 2018 Carménère, which came very close to taking the best-of-show honors, as well.



Picnic Sundays at Lindsay Creek Vineyards

Join the friendly folks at Lindsay Creek Vineyards on Sundays throughout the summer, 1-5 p.m. for PICNIC SUNDAYS!
The kitchen is closed on Sundays, so bring in your own snacks and picnic baskets and enjoy the outdoor patio and lawn area with friends and family. Buy a beverage or bottle of wine here—outside and bottle sales only. All alcohol on the premises must be purchased onsite.
**The Summer Concert Series will go on as planned.
Check the Facebook event page for more details.

Stories from the Stoop – A Socially Distanced Evening at the McConnell Mansion

7-8:30 p.m. Weds. July 22. Join us on the front lawn of the historic McConnell Mansion (110 S. Adams St, Moscow) for tales of local history and creative fiction by authors, artists and storytellers in the Palouse. Bring your own blankets and chairs. Masks required for all attendees, as well as 6-foot distancing between parties.

The program will be recorded and shared on the Latah County Historical Society website.



Online Art Show at the Libey Gallery

While Libey Gallery in The Center at Colfax Library remains closed due to Coronavirus, the library has posted its first online art show. The show can be viewed on YouTube or click the small red You Tube button at the top of the Library’s website.

While this first show features a sampling of artwork and photography by various artists, future segments will showcase artists talking about their work, their influences, style and more. Artists showing in the gallery include Gabriella Ball, Vicki Broeckel, Dan Codd, Ken Carper, Bob Krikac, Sharon Lindsey, Tom Mohr, Marla Robbins, Russ Robbins, Nancy Rothwell, and Carrie Vielle.

Reopening of Whitman County Library and The Center are pending Safe Start guidelines from the Washington Governor’s Office. In the meantime, visit or contact the Colfax Branch of Whitman County Library at 509-397-4366 for information and services.


Support St. Gertrude’s Creates

The Sisters of St. Gertrude’s are turning COVID-19 lemons into creative lemonade through their new St. Gertrude’s Creates Kickstarter campaign.
In normal times, the Monastery of St. Gertrude welcomes people for retreats, services, concerts, lectures, museum and Inn visits, and walks up their beautiful forested hill. The COVID-19 pandemic has put a stop to this, so the sisters are planning other ways to share their hospitality through creative expression.
Support their Kickstarter campaign to help them fill the Monastery’s income gap and the sisters will share a poem, a song, an artwork or crafted creation, an art class, and even a future visit to our monastery home.

2nd Saturday Live Music at Lindsay Creek Vineyards

Join Lindsay Creek Vineyards every 2nd Saturday of the month for some awesome FREE live music!

For the month of July, we’ll have Paradox back at the winery 🙂
Paradox is a 6-piece cover band which performs rock, pop, folk, and country music from the 1950s to the present.

Music starts at 6:00pm and plays until 9:00pm. Winery opens at 1:00pm.


“Boot It” exhibit by Palouse Women Artists

Artisans at the Dahmen Barns April Exhibit is “Book It” it features art in the theme of books, folded books, handmade books, watercolors, encaustic paintings, scraps of antique books made into art collages, lino block prints and watercolors on book pages and even ceramic books one that you could probably hide your hooch in. Thirteen artist in a variety of mediums from the region have art in the exhibit.

Just like a turn of a page our stories change or life as we once knew it changed rather quickly. The Palouse Women Artists group planned this exhibit for months and then due to the corona virus we were forced to close March 18th. These women have worked hard and we did not want their time and talents wasted so Artisans at the Dahmen Barn is bringing the exhibit to you virtually.

View exhibit


Paradise Creek Brewery, Paradise Grill & Irish Spike’s Unique Hot Sauces collab event

Paradise Grill with Irish Spike’s Unique Hot Sauces & Paradise Creek Brewery collab event on the first Monday of every month!!
One day only special: pint of Paradise Creek beer, order of 6 wings, and a Paradise Creek pint glass (one per person) for only $10
Hot sauce and brewery merchandise raffles, plus special St. Patty’s day prizes (for March only!)
Specialty wing sauce changes every month! For March, try Spike’s St. Patty’s Drunken Verde wing sauce made with Paradise Creek beer. Cauliflower wings will also be available!
Rotating beer options for March: Moojoe Coffee Milk Stout, Arbiter IPA, Boom Shaka Lager, Huckleberry Pucker, and Huckleberry Shandy


Michelle Bly & Tom Schumacher

ONE NIGHT ONLY! at Lindsay Creek Vineyards

The sultry voice of Michelle Bly and the jazzy stylings of Tom Schumacher on the piano will stoke your passions and heighten your senses on this magical night of music and musings! Plus, there will be special guest musicians as well.

Never to be repeated and sure to be entertaining, please join us for a fun night of music and fundraising for our favorite Civic Theater.

Doors open at 6:00p, the show starts at 7:00. Don’t be late! There will be wine (of course!) and beer for purchase. Some light snacks will be provided, and there will be other food for purchase.


Idaho Author’s WWII Historical Book Available on Audiobook

Traveling over the holidays? Here’s some entertaining and thought-provoking listening.

E.M. (Lizzie) Sloan’s captivating historical nonfiction book, When Songbirds Returned to Paris (Fawkes Press 2016), is now available as an audiobook on most audio platforms. This riveting WWII story is revealed as a conversation between Lizzie and Cecily Lefort, her relative and Special Operation Executives secret agent in France. The innovative exchange revives the life of a spy in animated narration by three professional actors: Kelly Quinnett, Gabi Plumm, and David Harlan.

Listen to a sneak preview of When Songbirds Returned to Paris

Follow E.M. Sloan on Facebook.