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  • Religion Notebook: Candlelight breakfast planned

    Shalom Ministries will present its fourth annual St. Lucy’s Candlelight Breakfast Benefit Saturday from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 127 E. 12th Ave. …


  • Frigid air brings home fire risks

    With dipping temperatures come heating season, and with that comes residential fire season. According to the United States Fire Administration, cooking is the leading cause of winter residential building fires, …


  • In its 25th season, Children’s Chorus enjoys global reach

    When the Spokane Area Children’s Chorus was born 25 years ago, it consisted of less than a dozen young singers. Today, the singers are still young, but the organization itself? …


  • Crosby film festival Saturday

    The sixth annual Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival is Saturday at the Bing Crosby Theater in downtown Spokane. The nonprofit Advocates for the Bing Crosby Theater presents the daylong event …


  • Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival

    “White Christmas,” “Holiday Inn” and “Going My Way” will return to the big screen Saturday for the Sixth Annual Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival at the Bing Crosby Theater, 901 …


  • Festive lights adorn park conservatory

    On Friday afternoon, with the flip of a switch or two, Manito Park’s Gaiser Conservatory will turn into a winter wonderland. More than 30,000 lights will light up the cactus …


  • Education Notebook: ‘Outsiders’ on stage at Shadle

    Shadle Park High School’s drama department will perform “The Outsiders,” a story about the “Greasers” and the “Socs,” two groups of teenagers on the opposite sided of the track and …


  • Charity burglary leaves families without Christmas gifts

    An organization that serves terminally ill children was burglarized today for the second time in a month, with the thief taking Christmas presents meant for three families.


  • Contemporary holiday home décor emphasizes natural elements

    There’s nothing quite like a winter walk through snowy woods. This holiday season, trend watchers are encouraging us to bring some of those evocative, forest-y elements home to decorate our …


  • Santa to visit Fire District 9 areas

    Firefighters from Spokane County Fire District 9 will be riding along with Santa on his annual visits to local neighborhoods on the following dates leading up to Christmas. He’ll be …


  • Spotlight: Good time to shop for holiday events

    It’s time for Spotlight’s annual reminder that tickets make outstanding Christmas gifts (partly because they slip so easily into stockings). Here are a few post-Christmas events to choose from:


  • Decorating for holidays? Start early

    We’ve arrived at the brief calm before the happy storm of holiday celebrating begins. We may be thinking about the gorgeous decorating we’ll do and the great parties we’ll throw, …


  • Embracing holi-delays

    There wasn’t a surrender ceremony. But you know that cultural conflict between commerce and the mostly lip-service yearning to keep ever-expanding holiday “seasons” from scraping away the calendar’s integrity like …


  • Holiday recycling can get you on the nice list

    Once Santa’s sleigh has left the neighborhood and the gifts have all been opened, there are a few important items you’ll want to make sure you get rid of the …


  • Family style holiday at Post Falls eatery

    Many businesses close on Christmas as employees and customers spend time at home with their families. But one Post Falls restaurant stayed open and invited everyone to come celebrate the …


  • Post Falls restaurant serves up free Christmas cheer

    Many businesses close on Christmas as employees and customers spend time at home with their families. But one Post Falls restaurant stayed open and invited everyone to come celebrate the …


  • Some Sunday schedules changed

    Today is Christmas, but most churches held services to mark the day of Jesus’ birth yesterday to allow members to spend today with their families. A few Valley churches will …


  • Take this year’s Christmas Quiz

    Test your yuletide acumen.


  • Vestal: Quiet woman had big heart, loved giving

    Barbara Bethards loved Christmas. She’d gather gifts with personal touches. Items that reflected her friends’ pets, hobbies, passions. Charm bracelets. Pet photos. Cross-stitching. Bags filled with emblems of thoughtfulness.


  • Forecast for Christmas is dry

    The weather should stabilize enough for free sailing for both holiday travelers and a certain portly elf who reportedly drives a flying sleigh. The National Weather Service said Spokane and …


  • Free meals offered today, Saturday

    Looking for somewhere to go for Christmas? Several area restaurants and organizations in North Idaho are offering free meals today and Christmas Day to anyone in need this holiday season. …


  • Spokane-themed displays tell stories we all want to hear

    It’s natural to want the holidays to be perfect. Even though, as we all know, real life usually isn’t.


  • Sharp shoppers balancing economy, spirit of season

    Snowfall and slick roads didn’t slow down many Spokane shoppers who flocked to stores Saturday – the last Saturday before Christmas – to do holiday shopping. Some said they are …


  • Campbell House open for holiday viewing

    A visit to the holiday decorated Campbell House is a December tradition for many. The stately old mansion sits a little back, in a far corner of Browne’s Addition, overlooking …


  • Homing pigeons deliver wish lists to Santa

    When Brandon Michielli was considering opening a Christmas tree lot this year, he thought about what he could do to be different from the numerous other tree lots that dot …


  • Do Your Part: Bright ideas to go green

    The holidays are here and it’s no wonder why this time of year is called the season of lights. Bright lights are absolutely everywhere you look. They’re strung up outside …


  • Cyclists begin second year of holiday tree deliveries

    PORTLAND – Two years ago, Max Kirchoff – hundreds of miles from his family and nostalgic for the holidays of his childhood – decided to buy his first Christmas tree. …


  • Five tips for thoughtful gift wrapping

    A gift-giver’s thoughtfulness is as apparent in how a gift is wrapped as in what’s inside. “In our world of ubiquitous merchandise, wrapping can make a gift distinctive,” says Wanda …


  • Living Nativity Scene will be on display at Green Bluff

    Green Bluff Community United Methodist Church, 9908 E. Green Bluff Road, Colbert, will present its annual Living Nativity Scene on Saturday and Dec. 17 and 18 from 5:30 to 7 …


  • More homemade treats that make great gifts

    More ideas for sweets and treats you can make at home and give as gifts.

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