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  • Do Your Part: Smart shipping plays big part in smart shopping

    Is your holiday shopping list getting shorter now? As you begin checking your list twice, you’ll soon start sending out presents that need to get to loved ones far away. …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Religion Notebook: Concert, dessert theater planned

    The First Church of the Nazarene, 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd., will present “The Glory of Christmas,” a holiday concert and dessert theater presentation by Lari Goss and Phil Barfoot …


  • Millwood ‘Nutcracker’ production grows more elaborate

    Saturdays are pretty busy this fall at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Argonne Road in Millwood. That’s when 60 young dancers, ages 3 to 20, arrive to rehearse for …


  • Do Your Part: Organize clutter before you trash it

    Got clutter? Are you like me and determined to make some room before the holidays hit? Do your part as you sort, organize and get rid of all that stuff …


  • Family’s holiday feast includes birds bagged by father, son

    Marc Divens gently nudged his drowsing son, 13-year-old Adam, as the eastern sky lightened. “The turkeys are awake,” he said. “Hear them?”


  • Doug Clark: But what will Mayflower Mary put on her turkey?

    Gather round, gobblers. It’s time again for the Thanksgiving tradition that is even more ubiquitous than congealed gravy and indigestion. Welcome to the sixth installment of Ask Professor Pilgrim.


  • At food bank, holidays come with high demand

    Protein is a rare thing in Rod Wieber’s world. And the chief resource officer for Second Harvest Food Bank is especially aware of the protein shortage during the one-two punch …


  • Free holiday dinners today

    • Spokane • Hugo’s on the Hill, 3023 E. 28th Ave. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by six community groups and businesses. Free transportation. (509) 991-5120.


  • Christmas Tree Elegance is twice as nice this year

    Spokane’s annual Christmas Tree Elegance will be twice as elegant this holiday season. Elaborately decorated themed trees, with accompanying prize packages, will be raffled not only at the usual location, …


  • Getting There: AAA expects increase in holiday drivers

    Last week’s early round of snow and ice may have drivers nervous about venturing out this Thanksgiving. But officials said there is no reason to fear if you are prepared …


  • Holiday credit card perks come with pitfalls

    NEW YORK – It seems like the most wonderful time of year for credit card rewards. With the holiday season fast approaching, card issuers are dangling big sign-on bonuses and …


  • Spotlight: Holiday season offers bevy of events

    The holidays are nearly upon us, with dozens of related arts events on the way. When I say dozens, that’s no exaggeration. Yet I wanted to pick out a few …


  • 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, …


  • Meal organizers have volunteer surplus, donation deficit

    Thirteen years ago, when Vickie and Michael Hillicoss of Newman Lake pulled together a community Thanksgiving Day dinner in Coeur d’Alene, they weren’t worried about creating a lasting tradition. They …


  • Restaurant plans to serve 1,200 free holiday meals to needy

    Into how many pieces a pan of pumpkin dessert can be divided may not be a concern at an ordinary family Thanksgiving Dinner, but the Women’s and Children’s Free Restaurant …


  • Religion Notebook: Thanksgiving services set

    One week from today, Americans will sit down for a meal and take a moment to give thanks for their blessings. If you would like to attend a service of …


  • Years after losing 70 pounds, Paul Turner offers holiday tips

    To hear people talk at this time of year, it’s inevitable that many of us will pack on a few pounds during the holiday season. There’s some truth to that.


  • Charities look to stock up as holiday season approaches

    For many, the holiday season is a time to gather with family and friends and share a special meal. A warm holiday meal might be even more special to those …


  • Halloween Events

    Scheduled today: Colville Corn Maze – Enjoy 11 acres of mazes and harvest activities, 3 p.m. to dusk. Visit www.colvillecornmaze.com. Knight Farms, 73 Oakshott Road, Colville. $7/ages 12 and older, …


  • Dress up your home – and yourself – for Halloween

    Dressing up’s the name of the game on Halloween, but it’s just as much fun to dress up the front of the house. With some imagination and a mix of …


  • Halloween events

    Colville Corn Maze - Enjoy more than 11 acres of mazes and harvest activities. Today, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Monday, 3 p.m. to dusk. Visit www.colvillecornmaze.com. Knight Farms, 73 Oakshott Road, …


  • Church Notes: Hamblen Park plans creation fair on Friday

    Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church, 4102 S. Crestline St., will present an Intergenerational Creation Fair Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. “We are encouraging children and adults to bring in items …


  • Getting There: Prepare for Snoqualmie Pass delays

    Construction work on Interstate 90 between Cle Elum and Snoqualmie Pass has kicked into high gear now that the summer driving season is finished. That means drivers should expect lane …


  • Collectible toys target boys

    NEW YORK – Most children love to collect things. This year, toy makers are banking on it. Taking a cue from last year’s hits, many holiday offerings are sets or …


  • Test your July 4 IQ

    Here’s a chance to test your patriotic knowledge and warm up for July Fourth festivities. For a more challenging, interactive test and a chance to win lunch for two, take …


  • Independence Day events

    Spokane Singing Nuns – Here’s a chance to sing with the Singing Nuns. Enjoy dessert and watch the fireworks over the city. Bring chairs and flashlights. Great music, goodies and …


  • Holiday events in the area

    Riverfront Park parade, fireworks – Parade in park near the SkyRide at 1 p.m. will showcase local military heroes aboard Spokane Falls Northern Railway. Music, roving performers, food vendors, adult …


  • Holiday comes on opening of fire season

    SEATTLE – The National Weather Service says Washington residents will soon forget the cool, wet spring they’ve been complaining about, because they are forecasting a warm, dry summer for the …


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