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  • 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. …


  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012

    Eastern Washington tree to adorn Capitol lawn for Christmas 2013

    A tree from the Colville National Forest will grace the nation’s capital during the 2013 Christmas season. The Northeast Washington forest was selected during a national competition in which the …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2011

    Santa delivers, gets lump of coal in return

    It was the afternoon of Christmas Eve. Mike “Finn” Finocchiaro was dressed as Santa. His two daughters – ages 2 and 6 – were done up as elves, as were …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2011

    Front Porch: Christmas traditions move along

    When Tevye and the cast belt out “Tradition” in “Fiddler on the Roof,’ they’re singing my song. I, especially, love the ritual, familiarity and comfort of holiday traditions. For me, …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2011, 8:02 P.M.

    Obama spends Christmas with family, military

    President Barack Obama blended his roles as a father and commander-in-chief this Christmas, exchanging presents and singing carols with his family, then greeting U.S. service members stationed at a Marine …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2011

    Doug Clark: Martial arts instructor leads with his heart

    This Santa don’t need no stinking reindeer. Ditto the sleigh and woolly white beard.


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2011

    Services mark Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

    Today is Christmas Eve and churches all over the Spokane Valley area will be hosting special worship services today and Sunday to mark the holy day. • Genesis Church will …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2011

    Religion Notebook: Christmas services abound

    The Christmas season is here, and area churches are holding special services to mark the occasion. • St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5810 S. Meadowlane Road, will offer family worship at …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2011

    Layaway angels commit random acts of Christmas in Spokane, Coeur d’Alene

    At Kmart stores across the country, “layaway angels” are bringing a bit of holiday cheer by paying off the layaway accounts of strangers. Now they’ve hit the Inland Northwest. Coeur …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2011

    Religion Notebook: Assortment of Christmas events offered

    The countdown is on – only 10 days until Christmas. To celebrate, area churches are hosting several events this week.


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2011

    Spotlight: Interplayers extends ‘Sisters of Swing’

    Those boogie-woogie sisters of World War II can still draw a crowd. “The Sisters of Swing: The Story of the Andrews Sisters,” has been extended for another week, through Dec. …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2011

    Book Notes: Give the gift of reading

    Just a reminder: Books make excellent Christmas presents. You can customize them to every taste. And you can write an inscription on the title page that your descendants might stumble …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011

    Operation Clothe a Child gives needy kids wardrobe upgrade

    When she attends the Christmas concert at John Brown Elementary School in Rathdrum tonight, 5-year-old Hailey Rojo will be wearing her brand-new, ruby-red dress. The kindergartner bought the dress at …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011

    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? …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011

    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. …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011

    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, …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2011, 12:04 P.M.

    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.


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2011

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2011

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 2011

    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:


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 20, 2011

    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, …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 18, 2011

    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 …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 27, 2010

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 26, 2010

    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 …


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