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In brief: Work on Sprague Avenue underway

SPOKANE VALLEY – Street crews are working to resurface the roadway and upgrade signals, sidewalks and stormwater drainage improvements along Sprague Avenue this summer from east of Havana Street to Vista Road.

Drivers should consider alternate routes during construction, which is expected to continue through mid-July.

Westbound Sprague Avenue from Thierman Road to the I-90 overpass has been reduced to two lanes for resurfacing, stormwater drainage improvements and sidewalk work until early July.

Westbound Sprague Avenue between Vista and Park Road will be reduced to two lanes from today through June 27 for pavement work.

Information about traffic impacts in Spokane Valley is available at Recorded traffic alerts are also available by calling (509) 720-5311.

East Central center offers free meals to kids

EAST CENTRAL – The East Central Community Center is providing free summer meals to children 18 and younger.

Hot meals are available from 8 to 9 a.m. and from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through Aug. 22.

East Central Community Center is at 500 S. Stone St. Call Matt West at (509) 808-2135 for more information.

Peters Hardware celebrates 80th year

SPOKANE VALLEY – Peters Hardware, 12118 E. Sprague Ave., will present Customer Appreciation Days, part of its 80th anniversary celebration, today through Saturday during business hours.

The public is invited to meet the second and third generations of the original owners and staff members, enjoy refreshments, prize drawings, free gifts and product demonstrations.

For more information, visit or call (509) 926-3646.

Business Week programs offered at GU

Spokane County – Washington Business Week is bringing programs for high school students to Gonzaga University this summer.

Gonzaga will host the Business Week and Healthcare Week Pathway programs July 13-19.

Washington Business Week’s mission is to “educate and inspire high school students to recognize their potential as responsible employees, employers and citizens.”

Other programs are offered throughout the state. For more information, visit or call (253) 815-6900.