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Grandparents Day set at CenterPlace

SPOKANE VALLEY – Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels will host a Grandparents Day celebration Sept. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. at CenterPlace Event Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place.

The family event will include food catered by Silver Café, entertainment provided by Eric Herman and a silent auction.

Tickets are $15 and free for children 10 and younger.

To purchase tickets and for more information call (509) 924-6976.

Oral surgeons back at Valley Mission complex

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Northwest Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery has moved back into its previous location at 12509 E. Mission Ave.

The oral surgery office, run by Dr. Kenji Higuchi and Dr. Daniel Skinner, was the site of an explosion and fire that heavily damaged the Valley Mission Professional Building in September 2011. The cause of the fire was traced to the office’s medical gas system.

The building has been remodeled and the business is the last original tenant to move back in after operating for months at a temporary location.

“We are thankful that no one was hurt and for all the support we have received from our medical and dental colleagues, patients and the community,” Skinner said in a news release announcing the return.

Two-day rummage sale will help Wishing Star

SPOKANE VALLEY – Wishing Star Foundation will have a rummage sale Friday, from noon to 7 p.m., and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the parking lot at 15303 E. Sprague Ave.

Shoppers can find deals on furniture, appliances, household items and clothing. 

All proceeds from the sale will benefit Wishing Star. For more information call (509) 744-3411 or visit

Clothing drive seeks career attire

SPOKANE VALLEY – The annual Best Foot Forward Career Clothing Drive will be Sept. 7 through 16 at the Safeway stores in Liberty Lake and in Spokane Valley at Evergreen Road and Sprague Avenue.

The items donated will benefit the clothing bank at Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave.

Items needed include career or dress clothes and accessories such as jewelry, ties, belts, shoes or purses.

The program is a Spokane Valley-based effort to help men and women in need of professional clothing for job searches or new positions.

If donors would like a receipt of their donation for tax purposes, items will need to be taken directly to the clothing bank; hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 10-13.

Information: Sharon Jayne at (509) 255-6758 or Spokane Valley Partners at (509) 927-1153.

Humane Society opens new clinic on Havana Street

SPOKANE COUNTY – The Spokane Humane Society Spay and Neuter Clinic, 6607 N. Havana St., held its grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday.

The new clinic was made possible by bequests from Dorothy Clark, David Emerson, Mae McGonigle and Beulah Morgan and is modeled after one of the nation’s premier spay and neuter clinics, EmanciPET in Austin, Texas.

The Spokane Humane Society is a not-for-profit organization.


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