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Tuesday, December 18, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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 …


Introduce pet to baby with caution

The arrival of a new baby into a household is an exciting event, but also a little bit frightening. This is true for new parents and siblings, but it is …


Year brings many reasons to give thanks

The long slow slide into fall this year gave me time to think as I finished my chores. I realized that there was much to be thankful this year. First, …


Butters to bring expertise to Spokane

Looking over MaryJane Butters’ Web site, or even chatting with her for a few moments, you begin to wonder: Does this woman ever sleep?


It’s cooking club, boys and girls

The kitchen is Julie Sherwood’s home office. A longtime collector of cookbooks who likes to experiment with ingredients and create her own recipes, Sherwood didn’t expect to turn her love …


Artist gives natural materials new life

As a botanical collage artist, Judy Meddaugh creates dry pressed flower collages. Using a variety of flora, Meddaugh fashions intricate, artful pieces featuring animals and floral quilt patterns.


It’s time to tidy up those garden tools

Happy day! The garden finally got nailed with a killing frost. I can quit for the winter. There is one last chore to do before I can really lock the …


Enjoy your roses as long as you can

On one of the recent glorious fall days, I took some time for a walk through the Manito Park Rose Garden. Even though it was the middle of October, the …


Delay pruning young shrubs until spring

We always enjoy the information you give us in your columns. We live in Liberty Lake and when the house was built two years ago the landscaper planted a few …


Jon Louis and Katharine Surette

The Spokane that Jon Louis left 20 years ago is not the same city he came back to earlier this year. When he left in the mid-1980s, people asked him …


Remodel revives aging building

Tucked among a swath of historic homes on West Ninth Avenue, a 1950s apartment building is getting a new lease on life, thanks to a pair of developers with an …


Striking bungalow looks like a keeper

Amy Shook and Steve Korn have learned a lot about the Craftsman style since moving into their 1912 Cannon Hill residence four years ago. Entered into both the Spokane and …


Pesky aphids disappear within days

Is there anything to help reduce the clusters of small gnats that hover over the lawn? Joan Hall, Suncrest


Halloween tradition rarely rings hollow

Isn’t it nice that there are some things that never seem to go out of style? Sure, trends come and go, but the basics stay the same. Halloween is one …


Dawn Lindblom

Dawn Lindblom remembers the moment she knew she loved her work. As volunteer coordinator for a Minneapolis nonprofit, she’d spent the day with a group of college students, helping clean …


Radical revival

Bruce and Marge Kerwin spent much of the past two decades living and traveling abroad in some of the world’s most exotic and far-flung locales. Kuwait, Latvia and the Philippines …


Mixology 101

If you’ve been reading the style pages of glossy shelter magazines, you may have noticed that cocktails are back in style. When it comes to making cocktails at home, Cuisine …