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Front Porch: Many places for zucchini to find a home

“We went on vacation – the squash did not,” Cindy Hval said in an email about Tuesday’s harvest, shown. “It’s like the zucchini are mocking me.” (Cindy Hval / The Spokesman-Review)
Every great adventure deserves and sometimes demands a sequel. Such is the case with my previous column about surplus squash. When I wrote about the Great Zucchini Invasion of 2017, readers responded with recipes, suggestions of where to donate the surplus, and offers to take some zucchini off my hands – or countertops.

Somebody Needs You

The goal of Somebody Needs You is to match donors with the specific requests of needy Spokane residents. The list of requests is coordinated by the Volunteers of America in cooperation with recognized social service agencies in Spokane. If you have an item to donate, please contact the social service agency directly. Donors who can deliver items are especially appreciated. If someone you know needs help, contact a local social service agency provider.

‘Cowgirl Camp’ to emphasize role of women in agriculture

Two farm raised women are putting on a work shop on sustainable farming and ranching at Beth Robinette's Cheney farm. Beth, shown with her horses, Marshall. left, and Sunka, is a second generation rancher and she's teaching the week-long camp together with veterinarian Sandra Matheson. The camp is described as a deep dive into ranching skills and deals with basic farm management and skills, animal husbandry, how to raise and work with horses, and farm business management. The work shop begins on Aug. 28 at Robinette’s Lazy R Ranch on Salnave Road. Dan Pelle/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Beth Robinette walked in among her cattle, leaned forward and mooed. A low, guttural “how are you all doing this morning” kind of moo. All around her, black cows lifted their heads and, one at a time, they mooed back. “It’s funny, isn’t it?” Robinette said, standing in the pasture that’s been grazed by her family’s cattle for three generations. “They always respond.”

100 years ago in Spokane: Popular actor Tyrone Power plans to build movie studio

The Spokane Daily Chronicle reported on Aug. 16, 1917 that Tyrone Power, one of the country’s leading movie actors, was proceeding with plans to establish a movie studio in Spokane. (Spokesman-Review archives)
The Spokane Daily Chronicle reported that Tyrone Power, one of the country’s leading movie actors, was proceeding with plans to establish a movie studio in Spokane. The Washington Motion Picture Co. would soon be incorporated and a site for a studio would be announced within two weeks, said C.J Ward, Power’s manager.

Spokane County Commission reverses course on property tax vote

Spokane County Commissioner Al French speaks during a news conference about the county’s budget shortfall Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 outside the county courthouse. At left: Spokane City Administrator Theresa Sanders and Commissioner Josh Kerns. (Chad Sokol / The Spokesman-Review)
Spokane County voters won’t be asked whether they want to raise property taxes this year. The county commissioners, Al French and Josh Kerns, voted to rescind a tax proposal on Tuesday, a month after they, along with then-Commissioner Shelly O’Quinn, voted to put it on the November ballot.

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Parting Shot — 8.16.17

State Rep. Luke Malek talks with Steve Cameron of the Coeur d'Alene Press after Malek announced his candidacy for the 1st Congressional District seat being vacated by Congressman Raul Labrador. ...

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