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Friday, December 14, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Kathy Thamm retires from Community-Minded Enterprises

Kathy Thamm has two major passions; connecting families to safe, affordable, quality child care and helping those battling addiction find a pathway to recovery.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 11:36 a.m.

Recovering community: Recovery Cafe in Peaceful Valley serves up support and social connections

Since opening February 2017, Recovery Cafe in Peaceful Valley has served up support and social connections for people who are in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. A program of …


Kathy Thamm: Licensed child care promotes health, safety

What parent wouldn’t want high standards for their children’s care givers, especially when it comes to life-saving tools?


Cultivating crop of young gardeners in Peaceful Valley

The Earth Turners Community Garden sits on a small plot of park land near the heart of Peaceful Valley. Above it, cars rumble by on the Maple Street Bridge, and …


Sustainable September set to start

For a third year, Spokane area residents are being asked to take a month to consider how to make their community more environmentally and economically healthy. Sustainable September, a project …


Public garden takes shape in Peaceful Valley

It seems to be the year of the community garden. Earlier this year, volunteers began putting in a garden in Grant Park on the South Hill, and now another garden …


Program eases transition for formerly incarcerated veterans

Al Hadlock would be the first person to tell you how bad he messed up his life. When federal officers finally caught up with


DeCristoforo leaving Health for All Project after 10 years

Few people have done as much to connect Spokane County residents with health care coverage as Ralph DeCristoforo, who retires today as Health for All Project coordinator at the Spokane …


Sustainable September packs a tasty lineup

“Sustainable” is the September watchword in Spokane, but where does one start? Consider the food on your plate. Sustainable September, a monthlong series of events sponsored by Community-Minded Enterprises, includes …


Face Time: Nonprofit employee talks about sustainability

Mariah Rose McKay is one of the coordinators of Sustainable September Spokane, a monthlong effort to encourage people to explore ways to live cleaner and work smarter. McKay, 26, is …


Sustainable September includes series of green events

For the second year in a row Community Minded Enterprises is putting together a series of events as Sustainable September. The kickoff luncheon is on Wednesday at the Masonic Center …


Tour, fair bring sustainability home

There’s a lot of talk about sustainability these days. Sustainable gardening, sustainable communities, sustainable buildings – the list goes on. Some people take little steps toward a more sustainable lifestyle, …