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  • 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 …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 25, 2010, 4:25 P.M.

    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 …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 25, 2010

    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 …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 24, 2010, 9 A.M.

    Take this year’s Christmas Quiz

    Test your yuletide acumen.


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 24, 2010

    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. …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 24, 2010

    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 …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 24, 2010

    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.


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 19, 2010

    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.


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 19, 2010

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 16, 2010

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 16, 2010

    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 …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 13, 2010

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 12, 2010

    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. …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 12, 2010

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 9, 2010

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8, 2010

    More homemade treats that make great gifts

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


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 7, 2010

    Clark: Local characters revive tired Christmas tales

    Yeah. Yeah. We’ve all seen the Grinch. And that George Bailey makeover? That wonderful life has been done to death.


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 4, 2010

    Churches planning festivities

    A few Valley churches are hosting special events this week to help people get into the Christmas spirit. Music is on the menu at two of the churches. • Opportunity …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 2, 2010

    Church operates toy store for needy to buy at discount

    Santa has opened a workshop inside Opportunity Presbyterian Church and it’s filling up with Barbies, Tonka trucks, Hot Wheels, stuffed animals, craft kits and more. The toys have been collected …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 2, 2010

    Front Porch: Choosing stress-free way to spend Thanksgiving

    I’d like to revisit Thanksgiving for a moment. I know, it’s already fading in the rearview mirror, even though it was just a week ago, and everyone is in the …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 2, 2010

    District 9 firefighters will escort Santa Claus on trucks

    The firefighters from Spokane County Fire District 9 will be riding along with Santa while he visits local neighborhoods on the following dates. Beginning today, Santa will be in the …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 28, 2010

    Let the ABCs of Bad Cheer destroy your holiday spirit

    We hear a lot about Scrooge and the Grinch at this time of year. But those famous fictional grouches lacked staying power. They eventually turned into Christmas cupcakes.


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 28, 2010

    Seeking holiday ideas? We know a few places you should check out

    Now that Thanksgiving is but a sweet memory, the holiday season is truly here. It’s time to deck the halls and be of good cheer. When it comes to decorating, …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 28, 2010

    Holiday yard art helps retailers

    RALEIGH, N.C. — If you think inflatable snow globes are tacky, prepare to hold your well-mannered tongue. This year, it’s going to seem like “Tim the Toolman” Taylor has moved …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 14, 2010

    Don’t let pre-Christmas frenzy overwhelm holiday magic

    These days, you can almost count on seeing Christmas decorations and gift items for sale before Halloween, and that is just weird. I love the holiday season as much as …


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 10, 2010

    Friends receive gifts from woman who died last fall

    The gifts were sent about 10 days prior to Christmas. When opened, tears of remembrance flowed and the phones around Sandpoint began to ring with friends calling one another to …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 26, 2009

    Giving gift of memories

    Families lined up early to have their chance at a free picture with Santa Claus Tuesday at Spokane Valley Partners. Some children were dressed in their best clothes for the …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 25, 2009, 12:10 A.M.

    Spin Control’s Christmas trivia quiz

    In honor of the holidays, Spin Control usually lays off politics to brighten our readers’ spirits with the annual Christmas Quiz. It’s a tradition that dates at least to the …


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