January 8, 2009 in Washington Voices

In brief: Businesses dig out, open for business

 

Business owners on Garland Avenue have gotten their shovels out and cleared the sidewalks to make sure all merchants can stay open.

Susan Bradley, owner of Tinman Gallery, said in an e-mail that the Garland District temporarily has lost its street parking to snow berms, but that shouldn’t keep shoppers away.

“There is plenty of off-street parking behind the Garland Theater, the Price-Rite store and in the strip malls between Wall and Howard,” Bradley wrote.

She added that the Garland Business District is hoping for some emergency help from the city when it comes to clearing the snow berms.

“All the streets are clear and the sidewalks are shoveled,” Bradley writes.

Elk/Chattaroy

Senior social canceled this month

The Elk-Chattaroy-Deer Park Senior Social Organization will not hold a meeting during January because of snow and winter weather conditions.

For more information, call Jean Martin at 238-4496.

Spokane Valley

SCRAPS offering vouchers, need help

Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service, at 2521 N. Flora Road, is looking for help from the community.

Since October, SCRAPS has received more than 200 puppies, more than any recorded fall/winter season. To prevent the growing number of homeless dogs taken in at the animal shelter, SCRAPS is offering spay/neuter vouchers, urging pet owners to spay and neuter their animals.

For information regarding the vouchers or how to adopt a homeless pet, call 477-2532.

As the snow continues to accumulate during Spokane’s increasingly harsh winter, SCRAPS has also seen a large number of cats come into the shelter hurt, neglected and abused.

The animals, one thrown from a car into a snow bank, another brought in with a frozen tail, others with broken legs and other health problems, are in need of medical care. SCRAPS is also reaching out to the community to help them with donations to pay for the medical emergencies.

Owners experiencing pet behavior problems may contact SCRAPS for free private pet behavioral counseling sessions.

Donations can be mailed to SCRAPS at 2521 N. Flora Road, or by calling 477-2532.

Rainey Coffin

Chief Garry Park

Health Beauty show held this weekend

The Spokane Health Beauty Spa Show will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Lair at Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St.

The event will offer mini-spa treatments such as massages, anti-aging treatments, hair removal, manicures, facials and more for $5 for each treatment.

There will also be a wellness fair featuring preventions, nutrition and healthy lifestyle options.

Admission is $7 and 10 percent of admission and treatment proceeds will benefit YWCA’s Alternatives to Domestic Violence Program. Admission will be $5 with a donation of nonperishable food or hygiene items.

For more information, visit www.healthbeautyshow.com.

Lisa Leinberger


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