New Healthy Ways' relaxation gurus beckon passersby to abandon the rustle and bustle of the outside world and indulge in a menu of spa services geared toward calming frazzled gray matter and embellishing human hides. The spa's aestheticians uproot unwanted fuzz from head to talon using Cirepil Blue hard wax and quick flicks of the wrist, and revive waning complexions with facials aided by Dermalogica and Image Skincare serums. New Healthy Ways' ionic footbaths and collection of vitamins and supplements help bodies flush out harmful toxins acquired through watching too much reality television, while a certified massage therapist negates troublesome aches with calculated kneads.
Pyrrhic Paintball derives its name from an ancient Greek dance, one whose motions were intended to mimic the death struggle of two knife fighters. Like those dancers, the players on this dusty, urban-warfare field play-act modern battles, ducking out from behind particle-board barricades to get a bead on the opponents. But there's a second, better-known meaning to pyrrhic: victory achieved at great cost. Whether attempting to capture a flag, protect a VIP, or defend a base, anyone may be called to sacrifice themselves to a splattering of paint in order to ensure the completion of a team's objective.
Dead-On Archery is a 4,000-square-foot archer’s sanctuary that helps bring the feel of the outdoors indoors with mounted animal-head trophies and lifelike animal targets. On any given day, National Field Archery Association master instructors teach budding Robin Hoods key shooting techniques with traditional and compound bows. The copious space also hosts seasoned archers during range practice as they aim for paper targets and three-dimensional targets, such as deer. An onsite shop repairs broken crossbows and outfits customers with such equipment as bowstring wax, feathers, and full-body steel-plate armor.
Founded in 1933 on the azure shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene, North Idaho College offers students of all ages the chance to earn degrees or certificates in professional-technical fields and general-education programs. Noncredit vocational courses offered by the Workforce Training and Community Education center prep students for real-world work in fields that include health care, real estate, commercial driving, firefighting, and spa work. Beyond career-boosting resources, the school offers enriching classes to help hobbyists master their leisure activities, whether they unwind by baking, painting, hiking, or attending community college. With an open-door enrollment policy and hugely diverse curriculum, NIC annually attracts about 6,700 students in credit classes and 6,000 in noncredit programs.
The sun is a constant presence at Twisp Cafe & Coffee House, flooding in the windows in the morning to shake the drowsiness from commuters and hovering overhead as diners stop in for lunch. The recently retooled menu spills over with Mediterranean-inspired options, including pizza dotted with olives and fresh basil, falafel sandwiches, and flaky baklava made in-house. These pair with energizing drinks, such as salted-caramel lattes and huckleberry white mochas. Visitors can make use of the free WiFi or stop by for frequent events, including acoustic musicians, book signings, and chances to take a ride in the bean roaster.
The Wooden Canvas transfers digital photographs onto 3/4" wooden photo boards, creating high-quality prints with a warm, rustic quality. After uploading photos to the company's website and choosing a canvas size, customers can view and crop their images, after which specialists create the canvases and ship them to customers' homes.