Stories tagged: Christmas
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
In which tenderfoot Ralph Walter heads to the forest for a Christmas tree
OFFICIALLY LOST, Idaho Panhandle National Forests — I’ve never been the type to hike through a snow-speckled forest in search of the perfect Christmas tree. Frankly, I’m not really into …
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016
This house plant makes an alternative Christmas tree
Many dwellers of small apartments or condos face an annual problem in December: What do we do about the Christmas tree? Do we take out the odd chair or end …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 7:35 a.m.
Bad Santa: Child crushed after not-so-jolly man tells him to ‘lay off the hamburgers and french fries’
Anthony Mayse took a seat on Santa’s lap, looked into his eyes, and told the elderly chimney-hopper exactly what he wants this Christmas: an iPod touch and a drone. But …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 9:35 a.m.
Ask Santa to spill his secrets
Kids of all ages can have a hot breakfast and pose for a photo with Santa in one of his spare sleighs. If breakfast isn’t your thing, other opportunities to …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 9:18 a.m.
Gardening: Search for the perfect fir at local tree farms
Recent snow and cold temperatures have kicked off the Great Tree Hunt for Christmas with style.
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, noon
Holiday gifts for hosts, homebodies and everybody else
For people who love, love, love to nest and entertain, a gift for the home is always a win. You know the type: a homebody who loves to organize, a …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 2:31 p.m.
Mall of America welcomes its first black Santa
Dozens of Santas cycle through Twin Cities shopping centers each year, spreading joy to children who entrust them with their holiday wish lists. What has been missing from that experience, …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 2:51 p.m.
Help map area holiday lights
Do you or a neighbor go all out with the holiday displays? Does your street do up the holidays right? Do you just love that place with the thousands of …
Sun., Nov. 27, 2016
Today’s crafted ornaments can become tomorrow’s keepsakes
Making your own ornaments and decorations for the holidays has its own rewards – the need to create is strong in many of us – but it feels particularly good …
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 7:37 a.m.
Ohio troopers find drugs wrapped as Christmas gifts in SUV
The State Highway Patrol says troopers found 71 pounds of marijuana and other drugs wrapped as Christmas gifts in a vehicle that was stopped for a driving violation in northwest …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 12:25 p.m.
Make Christmas Great Again: For $149, Trump sells the bauble
For Donald Trump supporters looking to extend election season into holiday season, the president-elect’s campaign has a new offering: The Make America Great Again Christmas ornament.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 12:23 p.m.
Benton County sheriff’s deputies stop shaving to help families in need
Scruffy, unshaven deputies are patrolling Benton County and raising funds for people in need during Christmas.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 12:33 p.m.
Christmas lights strung near Sacred Heart will bring cheer to child patients
Cowley Park, a tranquil space of trees and grass amid towering hospital buildings, will be illuminated to bring cheer to children spending their Christmas season at Providence Sacred Heart Medical …
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 6:05 p.m.
Students using ridesharing for holidays
Ridesharing is a growing holiday travel option for college students
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 12:05 p.m.
Snowflakes, Santa seem to be back on Starbucks holiday cups
Starbucks will be unveiling its holiday coffee cups for this year with what look to be snowflakes and reindeer, after last year’s more subdued red cups caused an uproar from …
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016, 10:22 a.m.
Capitol Christmas tree will make Veterans Day stop in Coeur d’Alene
The Capitol Christmas tree will make a stop in Coeur d’Alene during its 2,000-mile trip to Washington, D.C.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 4:25 p.m.
Target plays up value for the holiday season
From a Broadway-style marketing campaign to more exclusive toys, Target wants to lure shoppers during the final critical months of the year. More importantly, though, it needs to convince shoppers …
Fri., Dec. 25, 2015, 4:28 p.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: Christian, secular traditions shouldn’t clash at Christmas
The Christian and secular traditions of Christmas should be put aside to celebrate peace, writes Spokesman-Review columnist Sue Lani Madsen.
Fri., Dec. 25, 2015, 3:17 p.m.
Visitors, volunteers share Christmas meal at St. Charles Parish
For nearly 40 years, volunteers have been serving Christmas dinner at St. Charles Parish and School in north Spokane. Visitors take in more than just the warm food on the …
Fri., Dec. 25, 2015, 9:36 a.m.
FedEx delivering on Christmas after weather, late shopping slow delivery
FedEx will deliver packages to homes on Christmas, and its Express counters will be open to customers after delays caused by weather and late shopping.
Fri., Dec. 25, 2015
Share, help others to commemorate Christmas
President Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1964 Christmas message
Wed., Dec. 23, 2015, 7 p.m.
Hanging on holiday memories
When we asked Inland Northwest residents to send us photographs of their favorite Christmas ornaments, they responded enthusiastically.
Wed., Dec. 23, 2015, 3:48 p.m.
Celebrate Christmas with free community dinners
The stockings have been hung by the chimney with care all over Spokane, but some churches and social service agencies will be celebrating Christmas by hosting community Christmas meals for …
Sun., Dec. 20, 2015
McFeatters: Merry Christmas, and to you a gluten-free marshmallow
Christmas list for Washington, D.C., types.
Sat., Dec. 19, 2015, 6 p.m.
Historic Campbell House opens for the holidays
The garlands are hung and poinsettias line the stairs in the historic Campbell House on the grounds of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture and the public is invited …
Fri., Dec. 18, 2015
Downsizing piece by piece to find Christmas peace
Our Euro Christmas had the promise of disappointment Etch-a-Sketched all over it. And not just for the children, but for me, the quintessential American matriarch whose mother was born just …
Mon., Dec. 14, 2015, 11:22 a.m.
Doug Clark: I’m branching out with a stabby Christmas tree
In which Doug Clark and family go for a blue spruce Christmas tree this year.
Mon., Dec. 14, 2015
Ann McFeatters: Gifts for the-no-so Magi candidates
Good cheer for everyone but the bigot.
Fri., Nov. 27, 2015, 3:44 p.m.
Super Bowl of shopping is more like a scrimmage
NEW YORK – The annual ritual of Black Friday, as we know it, is over. Gone are the throngs of frenzied shoppers camping out for days ahead of the big …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 27, 2015, 10:03 a.m.
Priest shares his collection of more than 1,000 Nativity scenes
The Rev. Tom Connolly of St. Charles Parish in North Spokane launches the Christmas season each year by sharing what he has with Spokane. What he has is more than …