Kerri Thoreson

Where kids’ Olympic hopes begin

February 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

When everyone was hunkered down at home on Sunday, escaping the cold and ice, I joined Heidi Acuff, Theresa McHugh and Jeff Crandall at Frontier Ice Arena for the Lake City Figure Skating Funtastic Exhibition.Our mutual friend and ice skate...

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Celebrate love every day, not just Feb. 14

February 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

My first Valentine was my dad, and throughout my life, he never failed to give a card or candy to his daughters. There were the pretty decorated Valentine shoe boxes in elementary school — where classmates had great fun exchanging heart ca...

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Owning creativity is to embrace fear

February 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

Recently I read a quote from screenwriter Steven Pressfield that resonated: “If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends) ‘Am I a writer? Am I really an artist?’ chances are, you are. The counterfeit innovator is wildly confident...

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The next best thing to walking the red carpet

January 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

There’s something magical about the tradition of the Oscar red carpet arrivals. Since I was young, I’ve been fascinated with the bigger-than-life movie stars on their big night ­— the gowns and the jewels and the make-believe of it all.Over...

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Bonus days are a blessing

January 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

Here’s a personal On This Date in History:On Jan. 17, 2008 I was emceeing the Post Falls Chamber’s Annual Awards Banquet. During the evening, I felt a bit clammy and muddleheaded and a little short of breath but finished the event. I told B...

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Happy birthday to everyone!

January 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

I’m often asked how to have a name appear in Main Street birthdays. What started as an occasional birthday shout-out a couple of decades ago has grown to include nearly two thousand best wishes annually to the newly-arrived, centenarians, a...

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Thanking those who make a difference

January 03, 2018 at 5:00 am

Back in October, in reference to the mass shooting in Las Vegas, I mentioned a quote by Mr. Rogers about helpers. “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always ...

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Olympian earns ‘gold’ with local skaters

December 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

Figure skating enthusiasts may have met a member of the 2018 Ukrainian Olympic figure skating team over Christmas without knowing it. Yaroslav (Yaro) Paniot was in Coeur d’Alene visiting his aunt and uncle, Ann and Tom Siebert and grandmoth...

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Christmas Eve journey of giving

December 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

Author’s note: This story first appeared in The Press on 12/21/05 when this “daddy’s girl” was newly grieving the loss of mine. Each of the thirteen Christmases I’ve celebrated since my father’s been gone, there’s always a little Christmas ...

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‘Awesome is Possible’ actor steals the show

December 13, 2017 at 10:54 am

In 2030, Joshua Bradshaw will be 25 years old. It would be fun for the CDA 2030 team to follow up with the eighth-grader, who made his debut in a promotional video for the organization. Tuesday morning at the Coeur d’Alene Chamber’s UpBeat ...

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