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  • THURSDAY, NOV. 28, 2013

    Spokane Children’s Theatre offers ‘The Christmas Toy Shop’

    The Spokane Children’s Theatre is staging its 68th Christmas show, “The Christmas Toy Shop.” Jerry B. Uppinghouse, the theater’s facilities manager, is directing the show, which he said is full …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 21, 2013

    Spokane Children’s Theatre’s ‘Christmas Toy Shop’ opens Friday

    The Spokane Children’s Theatre’s 68th Christmas show, “The Christmas Toy Shop,” opens Friday. Jerry B. Uppinghouse, the theater’s facilities manager, is directing the show, which he said is full of …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 15, 2013

    NBA armed with sleeved jerseys for Christmas teams

    NBA players are dressing up for Christmas – in sleeves. The leagued debuted short-sleeved jerseys Thursday for the 10 teams that will play on the holiday, replacing the traditional sleeveless …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 2, 2013

    Capitol Christmas tree felled in Colville National Forest

    USK, Wash. – The rest of America is just starting to think about the holiday season, but it’s been Christmas all year in Jen Knutson’s house. As the U.S. Forest …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 31, 2013

    Spokane Symphony’s ‘Nutcracker’ to feature 76 youth dancers

    Seventy-six local dancers are preparing for Christmas and the Spokane Symphony’s annual production of “The Nutcracker.” The dancers were among 115 children, ages 6-18, who auditioned for Peggy Goodner Tan, …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 25, 2013, 6:58 A.M.

    UPS to hire 55,000 seasonal workers in US

    ATLANTA — UPS will be hiring 55,000 U.S. seasonal workers to help with an increase in volume over the holiday season.


  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013

    Poinsettia preparation begins well before holiday

    The label in the potted soil reads “Freedom Fireworks,” but they will explode with color slowly, over the course of months. In the near-triple-digit temperatures of last week, Liberty Park …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013

    Clarion album will give fans what they want to hear

    Clarion Brass, the Spokane-based brass ensemble, is giving fans the chance to help shape the group’s next holiday CD. Not only is Clarion soliciting public suggestions on what to name …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2012

    Surprise visit to Poland a big hit with Karnowski and friends

    After Gonzaga’s easy win over Campbell last Wednesday, Przemek Karnowski told several members of the media he was heading home for the holiday break but he asked for a favor. …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 26, 2012

    Volunteers provide 400 Christmas meals for seniors, homeless

    For those who had nowhere else to go for Christmas, Carl Perron had a place. Perron rushed in and out of the downtown Mid-City Concerns kitchen Tuesday to serve Christmas …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 25, 2012, 7:51 P.M.

    ‘This is my family’: Christmas dinner for homeless

    For those who had nowhere else to go for Christmas, Carl Perron had a place. Perron rushed in and out of the downtown Mid-City Concerns kitchen Tuesday to serve a …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 24, 2012, 11:48 A.M.

    Fire burns home in West Spokane

    A fire the morning of Christmas Eve forced a family out of their hom in West Spokane off of Sunset Boulevard and caused about $20,000 worth of damage.


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 23, 2012

    Spotlight: ‘Cool Yule’ changes tune for New Year’s

    “Cool Yule,” Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre’s holiday cabaret show, will take on a new spin after Christmas. “So if you enjoyed it before Christmas, come back because it’s been changed …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 23, 2012

    Spin Control: Test your Christmas trivia knowledge

    Once again, in the spirit of peace on Earth to men and women of good will, Spin Control avoids political commentary so close to Christmas. This year our holiday wish …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 22, 2012

    Faith and Values: Christmas that’s ends-based far more satisfying

    So I’ve been mulling over whether to even address a certain holiday, only a few days away, that I think most folks are looking forward to. Why, it’s Godless Capitalism …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 21, 2012

    WSU researcher trying to get to root of Christmas tree rot

    Christmas trees are rotting in the ground across the Pacific Northwest because of a Grinch-like fungal disease that researchers from WSU and other universities will begin trying to combat. Gary …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012

    Kids, dads build gingerbread houses, bonds at school

    When most people think about parent volunteers in the school, they think of moms and grandmothers. One kindergarten class in the Central Valley School District is working to bring fathers …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012

    A peek at traditions

    ‘Don’t peek,” said Dave McCullough. “You have to resist peeking.” McCullough is teaching his granddaughter Chloee Lucki, 10, how to make the orange rolls his family serves every Christmas morning. …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012

    HOLLY JOLLY VISITOR

    Kindergarten teacher Bob McCaslin led the morning students at the Central Valley Kindergarten Center in Christmas carols Wednesday. After they finished each song, students shouted, “Bravo, bravo, bravo!” The children …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012

    Christmas music missing special note

    When Curtis and I got married we swore we wouldn’t have a Christmas baby. Our anniversary is three days after Christmas and we felt the holiday week was busy enough …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 9, 2012

    Spotlight: Bailey eager for ’14 Bach Festival

    Acclaimed cellist Zuill Bailey was in Spokane last week, meeting with supporters of the Northwest Bach Festival and laying the groundwork for the 2014 event, which will mark his debut …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 9, 2012

    ‘Fun time’ of year for Christmas tree farmers

    With the countdown to Christmas well under way, families are flocking to area farms and lots to pick the perfect tree. “It’s a family tradition,” said Chelsey Williamson. “We come …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012

    Christmas Bureau gets technological

    For anyone who’s counting, there are 22 days until Christmas, when kids everywhere will rise before the sun ready to tear into their presents. That leaves 22 days to raise …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 2, 2012

    To the perfect Christmas tree

    1. Tools needed: Tape measure, twine, gloves, saw, leaf blower, Santa hat (optional). 2. Degree of difficulty: Easy.


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 2, 2012

    Reindeer, Santa visit Stanek’s before it goes down in history

    Jack Nuss, 9, eyed the two reindeer Saturday as he pondered whether they were, in fact, Santa’s reindeer. “They’re cool,” he said. “They look like normal reindeer kind of, but …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012

    Santa’s coming to District 9 areas

    Spokane Fire District 9 crews will be busy escorting Santa from neighborhood to neighborhood beginning Saturday. This is an annual tradition, and while Santa works his magic and checks his …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012

    Religion Notebook: South Hill tree lighting Sunday

    Manito United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd., will present its second annual South Hill Christmas Tree Lighting on Sunday. The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with music from …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012

    Dreams of white Christmas likely to come true

    As we get closer to Christmas Day, I’ve been asked about the chances for a white Christmas across the Inland Northwest. Based on expected weather patterns, there is a 70 …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2012

    Salvation Army seeks help filling wishes

    Christmas is going to be here soon, and at the Salvation Army that means fast-approaching deadlines for two programs that provide gifts for children living in Salvation Army housing and …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 18, 2012

    Out & About: Permits in transition at Mount Spokane

    OUTPAY – A Discover Pass is still needed for parking a vehicle in most areas of Mount Spokane State Park, but the requirement soon will transition to a Sno-Park permit. …


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