SPOKANE – The countywide recycling level grew to 54.7 percent in 2012, exceeding the statewide recycling rate of 50.1 percent. Spokane Regional Solid Waste System credits the high rate to greater interest in recycling and to the introduction of a single stream recycling system.
According to SRSWS and the Washington State Department of Ecology, Spokane County recycled 352,912 tons out of 645,250 tons of municipal waste generated in 2012.
Suzanne Tresko, recycling coordinator for SRSWS, said the real success story is that county residents have made recycling part of their everyday life. “We are recycling more and throwing away less, saving money and conserving resources,” Tresko said.
Man leaves money to singing group
SPOKANE – When Raymond Domitrovich, who was a longtime member of Pages of Harmony, died on Aug. 2 he left $41,200 to the local a cappella men’s chorus.
Domitrovich asked that $20,600 be used for capital purchases such as audio-visual equipment.
The remaining $20,600 will be added to the group’s endowment fund – the Harmony Foundation – bringing its balance to more than $80,000. The annual income from the Harmony Foundation is used for the group’s operations.
Gary Bumgarner wrote on behalf of Pages of Harmony that Ray D., as Domitrovich was known among his fellow singers, gave much of his time and talents to the chorus and took on many practical tasks.
“This gift is one last example of Raymond’s generosity and commitment to Spokane’s Pages of Harmony men’s a cappella chorus,” Bumgarner wrote.
Girl Scouts hosting dance at MHS
MEAD – The Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho is hosting a luau-themed father-daughter dance on Jan. 24 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Mead High School, 302 W. Hastings Road.
The photo booth opens at 6 p.m., and attendees are encouraged to dress in luau-themed attire. Girl Scouts will receive a patch.
Cost: $20, per couple at the door, and $3 for each additional person accompanying the couple.
Call: (509) 939-2281.
Southside hosting Sunday Tea Dance
SOUTH HILL – There will be a Sunday Tea Dance from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Southside Senior and Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave.
The band Variety Pak will be playing and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Sunday Tea Dances are also scheduled for Feb. 23 and March 23.
Tickets: $9, in advance and $10 at the door.
Call: (509) 535-0803.
Genealogical Society to meet
SPOKANE – Eastern Washington Genealogical Society plans to meet on Feb. 1 at 12:30 p.m. at the Spokane Library, 906 W. Main Ave.
After half an hour to socialize and visit, a book auction will begin at 1 p.m.
Books auctioned off include those of interest to family researchers as well as periodicals and maps.
For more information, visit www.ewgsi.org or call (509) 328-0786.
Dad-daughter dance at LCHS
South Hill – On Feb. 1, fathers will have an opportunity to spend a special night out with their little girls at the Lewis and Clark High School Dad-Daughter Snowflake Ball.
Young ladies in preschool through sixth grade can come dressed in their favorite ball gown and dance the night away in the LC gym and enjoy punch and cupcakes. Photos will be taken by Leo’s to mark the special occasion.
Dads, grandpas, uncles or friends are welcome to treat their favorite princess to an evening of fun. Cost to attend the ball is $25 per family in advance and $30 at the door. Registration is requested by Jan. 29.
The event is presented by the LC Cheerleaders and the Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball teams. For a registration form and for more information, call (509) 354-6903 or visit to www.lctigers.com.