Stories tagged: holidays
Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 11:33 a.m.
The toy giant Toys R Us’ decision to close its stores this year left some huge holes for the annual charity drive to fill.
Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 5 a.m.
Holiday travel numbers expected to hit a record high; snow possible in low-lying areas of Eastern Washington
The trade group AAA estimates a 4.4 percent increase in holiday travel nationwide this year compared to 2017, and weather conditions are expected to be wet and potentially snowy in …
Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 5 p.m.
River Park Square on Saturday will dedicate its first two floors to host 70 booths filled with local artists and craftspeople as part of Terrain’s first ever winter market. Dubbed …
Mon., Dec. 10, 2018
Christmas is approaching, but the first day of the Christmas Bureau is approaching even faster. The doors of the bureau will swing open at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Spokane …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 10:20 p.m.
Spokane’s historical and cultural landmarks were recreated in gingerbread, fondant and royal icing Sunday when six local bakers, chefs and community members competed in the Christ Kitchen’s annual gingerbread build …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 7:07 p.m.
Shelters run by volunteers in the U.S. say they are getting hit with an expected surge of new migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. who need temporary housing. Nonprofit groups …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 10:37 p.m.
Christmas tree display benefiting Spokane Symphony contains memorial for late auto dealer, philanthropist
The family of Marlene Kay “Marti” Hollenback, who died suddenly last spring, have developed a Christmas package full of the late philanthropist and community volunteer’s favorite things. The tree, sponsored …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 10 p.m.
About 150 Spokane-area veterans took advantage of Mann-Grandstaff Medical Center’s “Gift Shop” event that ran from Sunday to Thursday.
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018
Thousands of people crowded under umbrellas in the dark and rain on Friday, lining Sherman Avenue in downtown Coeur d’Alene for the 27th annual Lighting Ceremony Parade.
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018
‘Mrs. Santa’ and her ‘elves’ prepare for another season of giving at the Spokane Guild School on Black Friday
Marilyn Henderson, the retired program coordinator at the school for children with developmental disabilities, is prepping for yet another season of giving away toys to families. Henderson, who signs letters …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Getting There: The winter gear you need as you climb Sherman Pass on your way to Thanksgiving dinner
Not much is known about the first Thanksgiving, despite the myths we’ve built up around the holiday celebrating gratitude, friends, family and fall.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Many Spokane organizations will be providing Thanksgiving meals over the holiday.
Sat., May 5, 2018, 5 a.m.
Today is Cinco de Mayo, and Gonzaga vice president of student development Judi Biggs Garbuio said she doesn’t want to come across any pictures of GU students appropriating Mexican culture.
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
For only the second time since 9/11, America’s defense secretary didn’t visit U.S. troops in a war zone during December, breaking a long-standing tradition of personally and publicly thanking service …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 9:20 p.m.
Flu activity is ramping up in the Tri-Cities.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
The sweater-clad septuagenarian joined with the rocker known to the world as Ziggy Stardust for a collaboration in 1977. Five weeks later, Crosby was dead of a heart attack, and …
Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 4 a.m.
The stories behind our Christmas Day covers.
Mon., Dec. 25, 2017
This most joyous of days can pose a special challenge for some of us. That’s because of Resting Spokane Face.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 7:41 p.m.
In its third year, about 70 revelers filled the craft brewery on North Monroe for some songs, suds and good cheer.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 7:17 p.m.
A Colorado Springs newspaper ran an ad in 1955 inviting children to call Santa but mistakenly ran the phone number for the hotline at the Continental Air Defense Command, which …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 5:20 p.m.
A northwestern Idaho man will spend the holidays behind bars as he awaits sentencing for a series of charges stemming from a brawl with police earlier this year.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
Some presents come topped with ribbons, and some come with bows. But for special education teacher Jennifer Monroe, the best present she could hope for would come with camouflage and …
Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 4:01 p.m.
While an argument can be made about just how many Christmas movies reach classic status, most would agree the list is short compared to the abundance of mediocre and genuinely …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 1:36 p.m.
City services will be affected by Christmas Day and New Year’s Day holidays which both fall on Monday the next two weeks.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
It was Temple Beth Shalom’s annual Hanukkah party, and the rabbi was about to lead the room in song and prayer.
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 7:42 p.m.
It’s not easy to get to Saint Michael, Alaska. Not even if you’re Santa Claus. Luckily, jolly old St. Nick could hitch a ride on a military transport plane to …
Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
Health officials said the flu is spreading across the nation, with a dozen states now reporting widespread flu cases just ahead of the holiday season.
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 6 a.m.
Historic Christmas window display figures from the old Crescent store have been uncovered and given new life at select locations in downtown Spokane this Yule season.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 7:26 p.m.
This year, more retailers are giving desperate last-minute shoppers another option – e-gifts.
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 3:18 p.m.
UPS says some package deliveries are being delayed because of an unexpected flood of orders from online shoppers.