Lake Pend Orielle

One last gift idea: Legendary Lake Pend Orielle guidebook, written by longtime Sandpoint resident and avid outdoor recreationist Jane Fritz.

Published by Keokee Books of Sandpoint, “Legendary Lake Pend Oreille” sells for $24 at select retailers and booksellers. To learn more about the book, visit keokeebooks.com or call 208-263-3573.

Cover art auction

Artist Karen Robinson is auctioning off the original watercolor painting featured on the cover of the new book “Legendary Lake Pend Oreille.” All proceeds will go to the Tri-State Water Quality Council. Bids will be accepted via the Internet at sandpointonline.com, where bids are updated daily, as well as at the offices of Keokee Co. Publishing, Inc., 405 Church St. in Sandpoint. Bids close Dec. 22 at 5 p.m. The painting, titled “Reflections on Lake Pend Oreille,” measures 13.5 inches x 21 inches, and the finished, framed size is 19.5 inches x 27 inches.

Upcoming book-signing events with author Jane Fritz

Dec. 19 – Vanderford’s, 201 Cedar St., Sandpoint – noon to 2 p.m.

Dec. 20 – Foster’s Crossing, 504 Oak St., Sandpoint – 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Jan. 2, 2010 – Hastings, 101 E. Best Ave., Coeur d’Alene – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Jan. 17, 2010 – Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main St., Spokane – 12:30 p.m.

And a week after cover artist Karen Robinson generously offered her original watercolor “Reflections on Lake Pend Oreille” for auction, bidding is up to $250. The auction to benefit the Tri State Water Quality Council opened Dec. 1 on www.SandpointOnline.com, and bidding continues through Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 5 p.m. See details below. And a week after cover artist Karen Robinson generously offered her original watercolor “Reflections on Lake Pend Oreille” for auction, bidding is up to $250. The auction to benefit the Tri State Water Quality Council opened Dec. 1 on www.SandpointOnline.com, and bidding continues through Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 5 p.m. See details below.