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In brief: Road nuisance? Phone Pothole Line

Sat., Feb. 20, 2010

SPOKANE VALLEY – Potholes are a constant presence among us even though the calendar insists that it is winter.

Residents of Spokane Valley who spot a pothole that needs repair are encouraged to call the city’s special Pothole Line at (509) 720-5110. Callers are asked to relay a description of the pothole’s location, including the street it is on, the nearest cross street and which lane the hole is in. People are also asked to leave their name and daytime telephone number in case any follow up is needed. Those with access to the Internet can report potholes online by visiting the city’s Web site at and selecting the “Report a pothole” link.

Food-, fundraising challenge planned

Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., will participate in the 13th annual Feinstein Challenge starting March 1.

The organization will collect food and funds and report what they collected to the Feinstein Foundation, which will divide $1 million between participating food banks throughout the country based on how much is collected.

The food drive will last through April 30.

Donations can be made in person at Spokane Valley Partners or by mail to SVP, P.O. Box 141360, Spokane Valley, WA 99214-1360, or, starting March 1, online at

Event to bring senior hunger to light

SPOKANE VALLEY – Valley Meals on Wheels will hold the March for Meals walkathon on March 1 at Spokane Valley Mall from 8 a.m. to noon.

The goal of the event is to raise public awareness of senior hunger in our community and encourage people to take the pledge to end senior hunger by 2020.

For more information, call (509) 924-6976.

To donate to Valley Meals on Wheels visit

Meeting aims to inform homebuyers

SPOKANE VALLEY – Community Frameworks will hold an informational meeting about homeownership opportunities and affordable mortgage lending for first-time homebuyers on Wednesday at the Spokane Valley Branch Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., at 6 p.m.

During the meeting, Community Frameworks will discuss Valley Pointe, the new townhome community being developed near University City in the city of Spokane Valley. Participants can learn how they can purchase a new-construction home with affordable financing and down payment assistance.

The meeting will provide information about services provided by Community Frameworks, including homeownership opportunities throughout the Spokane-area, down payment assistance and classes about credit, money management, mortgage basics and credit and debt counseling.

For more information, call (509) 484-6733, Ext. 117, and for a full list of classes and informational meetings visit


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