A series of senior planning workshops begin next week at two library locations. The free sessions are open to the public and led by the professional networking group Spokane Elder Resource Team. For the “Plan Well, Age Well” fall series, SERT members will offer tips for smoother transitions as people age – from downsizing to financial planning.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are a lot of reasons Washington State lost to USC last night in Southern California, some of them self-inflicted, some of them not. Care to review? Read on.
All around the world, people fall asleep to different sounds. Maybe you hear a snoring dog, whooshing waves, noisy traffic, chirping crickets, a soft lullaby, or raindrops.
Hosting can get tiring. Help others by sharing the burden.
We don’t always know why another person is silent. Even when we do, our own silence is often the best gift we can offer another person.
New York Times best-selling authorthe Master Gardener Foundation of Spokane County’s fall banquet on Oct. 11.
At one point early in the third quarter, Washington State held a 13-point lead at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. USC’s 17-game home win streak was on the fritz and the Cougars were threatening to beat Clay Helton and the Trojans for the second time in two years.
Have you sent your last child off to college or other adventures this fall? Beyond all that quiet in the home, and likely a few tears, what now? Perhaps it’s time to spread wings much like your kid is, a sort of empty-nest bucket list: Go on a cruise, cycle in Europe, learn golf as a couple, or remodel the kitchen. Other parents invest new-found time into volunteering, a hobby, or new work opportunities.
This year, Valleyfest takes places Friday through Sunday at CenterPlace Regional Event Center, Mirabeau Point Park and Plantes Ferry Sports Complex.
Don Wong knew Bruce Lee. As young men, they worked at Ruby Chow’s restaurant together. When Wong, leading the Wing Luke Museum’s “Bruce Lee’s Chinatown Tour” describes his connection with the martial-arts star, it’s not the brag you might expect. He speaks with a touch of sadness as he reminisces about attending the judo classes Lee held at the restaurant after hours.
There are some things better left unsaid in marriage, or at least said differently than those first words out of our mouths. If you don’t believe me, search, ‘things never to say to your spouse.’ Using one search engine, I got over 79 million results and after reading each one (huge exaggeration for effect), I’ve selected a few of my favorites for this piece. You’re Overreacting This works as well as mixing flour with a very large fan. Since there’s probably not an agreed-upon standard that identifies their correct reaction level, you’ve started off by saying ‘you’re wrong’ and that rarely goes well. Instead, how about trying to find out what’s behind their reaction by listening with understanding. That tells them, “I Care”. We Can’t Afford It Slap in the face. If the item in question appeals to you and there’s a working budget, you can avoid this type of statement by saying, “I’d like that. Have you figured out what area of the budget it will come from?” Now the issue has become, ‘how do we pay for something we’d both like’ instead of ‘you haven’t even thought far enough ahead to see it costs too much.’ My Mom/Dad Never… Thanks honey, that makes me feel like I’m in a competition I can’t win. A biblical principal, in the book of Genesis, has a married couple leaving their father and mother and forming a separate union, perhaps to avoid just this type of situation. The separation acknowledges and supports that this new union is unique and the parties must work together within that framework for the marriage to thrive. Does that mean you ignore everything good from your parent’s marriage? Nope! But you could mention the principle you saw at home without identifying mom or dad as the source. You Never… Your spouse likely won’t take to heart what you’re commenting on, especially if he’s a guy (this piece is written by one of them so he probably knows what he’s talking about…sometimes). Instead, they may log into their memory banks for the last time they did exactly what you said they never do and then they’ll have proof that you don’t ever get things right.
You may recall that point in high school physics class when a frustrated student demanded, “Give me an example of when I’ll ever use this stuff in real life!” Well, this is one of those times.
The fundraiser brings together local artists’ works and floral arrangements inspired by the artwork to benefit the site, which is on both the Spokane and Washington historic registries.
When passers-by slow down time and again to look at a garden, you know it’s special. But what makes this one extra special is that it’s an artist’s garden.
Almost one in six teens in Spokane County uses e-cigarettes. At the same time, teen use of alcohol and cigarettes has declined dramatically.
A leather-bound book held photos of elite horses, but Pat Schneider knew little else about the album his uncle found in Germany during World War II.
“Cats like lasers because they are predators and like to chase or hunt anything that moves fast around them,” WSU veterinarian Leticia Fanucchi said.
Instead of children being in rear-facing seats until they turn 2, the American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending that children stay in rear-facing seats as long as possible until they meet the upper number for that seat’s height or weight limits.
Figures from a U.S. government survey released Friday show some progress in the fight against the ongoing opioid addiction crisis with fewer people in 2017 using heroin for the first time compared to the previous year.
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