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Sunday, April 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


Plant bulbs now for flashy spring

Want color next spring to brighten your dull, winter-trashed garden? Now is the time to plant spring bulbs. Tulips are one the most popular bulbs because they come in such …


Pet projects are her business

Many of us are familiar with the frustration of trying to pose a family for formal pictures. Try doing the same thing with a group of family pets.


Austrian peas can enrich soil

I have four large maple trees in my yard. Several years ago I had them trimmed. I rented a chipper and chipped the limbs on the garden and tilled them …


School time equals playtime

A reader called me the other day to celebrate. “I’m ready to get back out in the world,” she said with a laugh. “I need to have some fun.”


Dexter DuPont

In a fog of grief, Dexter DuPont moved to Spokane. Devastated by the death last winter of his wife, the 72-year-old former actor packed his belongings into a 17-foot trailer …


Spokane firm lets the sun shine in

“It’ll be a nice contrast to the chicken wire,” architect Sam Nystrom says, gazing two stories up at the unfinished ceiling of his new design firm in downtown Spokane. Nystrom, …


It’s never too early to be thinking green

Kids these days. They’ve got the weight of the world – and the atmosphere – on their shoulders. When it comes to environmental issues, they’re caught between conflicting tensions, says …