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by A Myler

The annual Lego Building contest is coming soon to Corner Drug. More details to be announced soon! Like us on Facebook to learn more…

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Corner Drug is pleased to announce that there is once again a Bookstore in Driggs, Idaho.  We will focus on children’s books and have already sold quite a few as the books arrive and are put on the shelf.  New orders are arriving at least weekly and we will special order for you with no extra charge.  Hundreds of titles already on the shelf.  Stop in and check it out for yourself!

Childrens’ books at Corner Drug

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by A Myler

For all you thinking about visiting Teton Valley, Idaho (home of Corner Drug) this is what a sunrise looks like as it comes up behind the Grand Teton.  Be sure to stop in and see us at the Drugstore for any pharmacy needs you may need.  While we take care of your needs, the kids can get a treat from the old fashioned soda fountain, or spend some time in the largest toystore in the valley.  We have also started a children’s book section that is already a hit.

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Corner Drug’s Soda Fountain in Driggs has stopped making the Fresh Lime Freeze as of Labor Day 2012.  But we will start again on Memorial Day weekend 2013!  It might appear again for special engagements in the interim.  Thanks for your support of the best little pharmacy in Idaho!

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Back2School_Sale2012The Back to School sale is in full swing at the drugstore in Driggs, Idaho.  Lots of people are still finishing up their summer vacations and stopping in the soda fountain for a refreshing treat during the heat of the summer.  Sale items will go fast so come check it out!

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The day we have been waiting for is finally here.  Corner Drug, home of Teton Valley’s Fresh Lime Freeze will start serving our signature drink this Friday through Labor Day.

If you have never had a FLF before you got to try one next time you come to the pharmacy located in downtown Driggs.  It is part Fresh Lime drink, combined with crushed ice, and mixed with ice cream like a milkshake.  Of course, the secret syrup makes the FLF a valley favorite.

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Due to increasing government regulations, Corner Drug will not be participating in Medicare Part B effective 4/15/12.

Medicare Part B is the Medicare segment that deals with DME or “Durable Medical Equipment”.  This consists of billing Medicare Part B for wheelchairs, walkers, hospital beds, oxygen, ostomy supplies and don’t ask me why but “diabetic test strips” are also included in this segment.

The Medicare diabetic test strips made up a very small percentage of our business and Medicare has been steadily raising the fees associated with participating in this program.  Unfortunately, this means that Corner Drug will no longer be able to supply diabetic test strips for Medicare beneficiaries.  Affected customers had a personal letter and phone call made to them well prior to this change to help transition them to a new supplier.

Corner Drug does still stock diabetic test strips and sells them at a competitive street rate.  Please ask us about this meter and test strips if you would rather avoid being forced into mail order for your test strips as Medicare is doing.

Please understand that Medicare Part D is not affected by this decision.  Medicare Part D has to do with the prescription drug benefit.  Just about every senior participates in this Medicare benefit and they will not be affected by this change.

Corner Drug staff are ready to answer your questions about this recent change and encourage you to contact us at the pharmacy if you have any questions.  Thanks for yor continued loyalty and support of Corner Drug as we enter our second century of service to Teton Valley!

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The Soda Fountain has seen pretty steady traffic the last few days since the weather has been decent.  We have had several customers asking about our Fresh Lime Freeze.  While we may start making them earlier this year, we usually start them over the Memorial Day weekend.  If you haven’t tried one then come on in and order yourself an old fashioned treat from the fountain.

There are lots of other things you can try while you’re here. Ice cream cones, hot fudge sundaes and many flavors of hand mixed shakes from real ice cream.  We can even custom make something just the way you like it.

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Spring time means sun comes up north of the Tetons

Spring in Teton Valley and Driggs area means dealing with Mudseason and the back and forth weather pattern of glorious warm days followed by a freeze-your-butt-off cold windy days

Spring time for many of the valley locals means calving time.  (For the city folks who might be reading this it means that the ranchers had their cows impregnated last summer by a certain day to make sure that all the calves will be born on the coldest, windiest, stormiest days of the spring.)  This means that the ranchers get to be “on the go” for a couple of weeks until all the calves have “dropped” and made sure that they have a decent chance of growing enough in the summer to be able to survive the winter after getting weaned from their mothers in the fall.

Spring time also means getting out and riding/walking the fenceline to see what has fallen down over the winter and getting it back into serviceable shape for summer, hoping you can get at least one more summer before a total reconstruct is required.  There is not much worse that getting a call to say that the cows are out on the highway.  (This usually happens when you are in your Sunday clothes on the way to church.)  It also means cleaning the ditches before the water in the canals starts running.

Spring time means pulling the hoses out of the shed and turning on the sprinklers to see what may need to be fixed before the heat of summer arrives.  It means putting the snowmachines away and getting out the summer toys.  It means watching the dogs, cats and horses start to shed their winter coats and their hair blowing around the yard.

Spring time means taking a “yard tour” to see what plants and trees survived the winter.  It means watching the flower beds for signs of bulbs starting to poke up from the ground.  It means watching the trees start to bud and leaf out usually about a month later than out below.

Spring time at the drugstore means sweeping the sidewalks on a daily basis because of the dirt that gets deposited by the wind.  It means checking the soda fountain equipment to see what needs repaired or replaced before summer.  It means pulling out the soda fountain tables and chairs from storage to use again at the soda fountain.  It means (after Memorial Day) that Sally can go buy flowers to put in the window boxes and planters by the front door.  It means filling prescriptions for families that are leaving the area for a springbreak vacation.  It means watching the tourists come in with injuries suffered on the ski hill after getting hurt on the morning ice before it softens to a corn snow later in the day.

It means greeting “old” friends as they return to the valley from their winter houses somewhere south.

Given the above list of spring time chores I wonder just what it is that brings them back here year after year?


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Spring in Teton Valley, Idaho is not the same as most places.  It is actually just the beginning of what is known affectionately as “mud season”.  Sometimes a few other colorful adjectives are added to the name depending on the day’s weather

Depending on the springlike weather, Mudseason can last well into June around here.

Just because the snowpack has melted or started to melt is just nature’s way of tricking you to start thinking of planting a garden.  Anyone who has lived in Teton Valley for any length of time will admit that the earliest you can plant outside is to wait until after Memorial Day which is still three months away from the equinox that heralds the end of winter for most of the country.  Even then you can just about expect at least one good frost after Memorial Day.

I remember two years ago we actually had decent spring weather right up until what is known as April Fool’s Day.  We woke up to 12 inches of snow on April 1st.  April Fool’s!

Several weeks ago I decided that I was ready for spring as the snowbanks on the sides of my driveway had grown tall enough and frozen into a bobsled course that even the tractor struggled to push back any farther.

One redeeming quality of spring can be the reflection of the sunset in the puddles from the melting snow.


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