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Tuesday, March 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Spring prime time to plant fruit trees

Does the idea of walking out in your backyard and picking a tree-ripened peach, apple or cherry sound appealing? Spring is the best time to plant fruit trees. Here are …


The dish on dishwashers

For as long as there have been plates and forks and hungry folk who have polished off a meal, there’s been the art – nay, chore – of doing dishes. …


Start seeds now, reap benefits later

Starting vegetable plants from seed indoors might sound like a hassle, but it’s something I do every year. I get a jump on the season and can try new varieties …


Clean, examine concrete before patching potholes

Q. I recently bought a house with a concrete basement floor that is riddled with small cracks and potholes up to 2 inches deep. I’d like to resurface it without …


Home Calendar

Arts/Crafts Custer’s Spring Arts and Crafts Show - 32nd annual event, with 300 artists and crafters featuring bird houses, clay fountains, metal sculpture, hand-painted furniture, quilted wall hangings, dried florals, …


Home Calendar

Arts/Crafts Community Roots Winter Market - Presented by PEACH (People for Environmental Action and Community Health,) a tax-exempt nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting local foods and goods with local people. …


Green-roof technology

Five generations of the Snodgrass family have prospered at Emory Knoll Farms in Harford County, Maryland. Its 365 acres have evolved from a 19th-century dairy operation to a crop farm …


If the glue sticks, scrape and remove it

Q: We had outdoor carpet on our concrete patio. The carpet was in terrible condition, so we pulled it off, but how do we remove the glue? A: This adhesive …


The economic stimulus plan: What it means for you

An examination of how the economic stimulus plan will affect Americans. Taxes


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Arts/Crafts Community Roots Winter Market - Presented by PEACH (People for Environmental Action and Community Health,) a tax-exempt nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting local foods and goods with local people. …


Some cleaning supplies effective and friendly to environment

Something green and drippy is growing on store shelves. It’s the assortment of “green” cleaning products many people are spraying, scrubbing and wiping all over their homes in an attempt …


Legislators hear from frustrated homeowners

OLYMPIA – Shortly after moving into her new home three years ago, Karen Veldheer and her family noticed water leaking through the foundation. Then another leak.


It’s time to cultivate garden ideas

It’s probably no coincidence that seed catalogs start arriving in the mail just when gardeners are ready for winter to be over. Perusing them is great fun and provides a …


Heating system may be wrong size for house

Dear Tim: Are all heating systems the same? My heating system is running constantly and it can only maintain a temperature of 67 degrees in my home. It’s very cold …


Markings likely tell nutcracker’s origin

Dear Collector: Enclosed are picture of a nutcracker that has been in my family as long as I can remember – I am 86. Can find no markings to help …


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Arts/Crafts Co-op Kids - Children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy free activities, with snacks and materials donated by the Moscow Food Co-op. Enjoy making party hats and crowns …


In a down market

What some North Idaho residential real estate observers early this year thought would be a momentary market correction has turned into a different beast. With a national economic crisis hurting …


Green dreams

It’s coming. Another Inland Northwest winter, that is. Whether or not it’s going to be anything like last winter, this is the time to think about making your home more …


Home fulfills ‘triple-bottom line’

The man who oversaw renovation of two downtown edifices with environmentally friendly features and an aim to build community is bringing those philosophies home. To be precise, he is using …


Tiles take shape from unwanted glass

Spokane resident Jeff Hazen makes jewelry – for floors and walls. In the garage of his South Hill home, the Gonzaga University employee crafts tiles out of recycled glass, creating …


The Young family

Baby Ella was the tipping point. For years, Shane and Allison Young flirted with the idea of moving from Portland to Coeur d’Alene. When the couple learned they were expecting …


Pups get pampered at day care

When Sonya Liu moved to Spokane from dog-friendly Portland last year, she found the Lilac City somewhat lacking in canine culture. Like many large urban centers, Portland offers a host …


One decoration brings many memories

During the holiday season, Jerry Baldwin likes to keep it simple. While many front yards in Spokane are ablaze with a dizzying array of Christmas displays, Baldwin’s Manito Boulelvard home …


Give kids a fun way to count the days

Raising kids is the ultimate déjÀ vu experience. When my 2-year-old daughter prances around the kitchen to the music of “John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together,” I swear …


Home puts a shine on the holidays

When December blows in, Linda Wigert is in her element. Christmas décor, and plenty of it, takes center stage.


Homelike setting

“I don’t know what I would have done without hospice,” says Jeannie Norton of the nine months her mother received hospice care before dying in June 2006. “I didn’t have …


Festive fundraising

Celebrating its 25th year, Christmas Tree Elegance is more festive than ever. With 12 beautifully decorated and lavishly accessorized trees, and two full weeks for viewing, there’s something for everyone …


Pottery on parade

The Fourth Annual Mud and Spirits Christmas Pottery Event sponsored by the Clay Arts Guild of North Idaho is all about clay. The show features mugs, bowls, pots, ornaments, bells, …


Stir in a pinch of nostalgia

Now that Thanksgiving is over it’s time to start planning for the holidays. For many of us, that means carving time out of a busy schedule to spend a few …


There’s more to a hedge than versatility

After reading your article last week, I was hoping you might be able to give my husband some advice on his planting of arborvitae bushes. He planted some bushes last …