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  • How to avoid Valentine’s Day cooking disasters

    Don’t aim too high. ‘The name of the game is simple’


  • Dinner and romance made for each other

    Whether is dinner by candlelight at Dick’s, a progressive proposal or a Hawaiian beach in the moonlight, romantic meals serve up a host of memories.


  • Faith and Values: Set record straight about true love

    When it comes to love, our culture really needs to hit the reset button. Consider the recent clamor over “Fifty Shades of Grey.”


  • The low price of love: Our cheap Valentine’s Day date ideas

    Flowers. Romantic dinners. Evenings at a fancy hotel. All perfectly lovely ways to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day. Sometimes, though, shelling out a lot of dough for an extravagant date isn’t …


  • Valentine’s Day sweets for your sweetheart

    Love means never having to fuss over a Valentine’s Day dessert. It doesn’t mean ignoring the holiday’s sweet factor. Instead, take a basic chocolate cake and embellish it with pointers …


  • Experience counts in this game for couples

    The crowd in the lobby at Touchmark on South Hill buzzed with anticipation on Valentine’s Day as the contestants filed in for the fifth annual Not So Newlywed Game. Modeled …


  • Hearts of gold: Children’s art contest entries up at Mobius

    With nearly 300 hearts decorated by area children, The Spokesman-Review’s annual Valentine’s Day Coloring Contest offered a little something for everyone. There were cute puppies, creative use of Cheerios – …


  • Barbershop quartets will sing for your sweetheart

    The Spokane barbershop quartets are getting ready to deliver singing surprises to local sweethearts on Valentine’s Day. The quartets are all part of Pages of Harmony Men’s Chorus which is …


  • Barbershop quartets will sing for your sweetheart

    The Spokane barbershop quartets are getting ready to deliver singing surprises to local sweethearts on Valentine’s Day. The quartets are all part of Pages of Harmony Men’s Chorus which is …


  • Couple share their love of theater

    The day Joan Becker decided she had to hire a caterer was the day she was getting dinner ready for 20 people, playing the piano and acting in a dinner …


  • Hit us with your best heart

    Are your kiddos the creative types? Great, because it’s time for our annual Valentine’s Day Coloring Contest, open to children 12 and younger.


  • A history of Valentine’s Day through the ages

    The origin of St. Valentine, and how many St. Valentines there were, remains a mystery. Whoever he was, Valentine really existed because archaeologists have unearthed a Roman catacomb and an …


  • Annual S-R Valentine’s Day coloring contest draws 445 entrants

    More than 400 area children set judges’ hearts a-pumping this year with their entries in the annual Spokesman-Review Valentine’s Day coloring contest. The techniques used on the 445 entries this …


  • Photo: Hearts, not hate

    Message received: Phil Smith, 59, of Spokane, holds a Valentine’s Day card he picked up from the bench at the corner of Main Avenue and Washington Street on Monday. An …


  • Face Time: Valentine’s Day keeps South Hill florist busy

    Today will be pretty busy for Jim Alice, owner of Liberty Park Florist & Greenhouses at Eighth Avenue and Perry Street. Jim represents the third generation of his family to …


  • Love is a many-faceted experience

    Love stinks. Once upon a time in the second grade I had a big crush on a classmate named Frank. When the teacher reassigned seating and placed us at the …


  • Symphony celebrates ‘Spring’ a little early

    The Spokane Symphony has a triple celebration in store for its audiences this weekend. The concerts at The Fox on Saturday and Sunday will be early observances of Valentine’s Day. …


  • Culinary cupid

    Whether you’ve found your perfect match or you’re still searching, celebrate the day dedicated to love with food pairings made in heaven. For Valentine’s Day we talked to local wine, …


  • The many faces, facets of love

    Love is messy and frustrating and maddening. And yet, because of its potential, we pursue it. We’re willing to upend our lives, disrupt our routines and friendships to take the …


  • Monthly art walk gives chance to check out co-op’s new home

    Come to downtown Coeur d’Alene the second Friday of most months and you see a lively place with special events, usually an art walk that involves the many galleries and …


  • A sweet-tart treat for your Valentine

    Cheesecake isn’t a terribly difficult dessert, it just requires a bit of attention to detail. This recipe is perfect for those who love sweet-tart desserts. It has a classic graham …


  • Stimulate economy – buy chocolate

    This year, giving chocolate for Valentine’s Day is not merely a gesture of love; it may extend the life of your valentine and save our country at the same time. …


  • Romances peachy, perseverant and patient

    Romance is not dead yet here in the Inland Northwest. Recently we challenged our readers to tell us all as Valentine’s Day approaches. The response started out as a trickle, …


  • In brief: Dunkers get chilly for charity

    The Polar Plunge is going down in Medical Lake on Feb. 28, where participants drop through a hole in an icy lake for charity. “Everybody I’ve talked to that has …


  • Couple hit lottery with valentine

    The Valentine’s Day gifts Jim Johnson, of Hayden, purchased for his wife, Irene, included a box of chocolates, a card and a few Lottery Scratch tickets. He had no idea …


  • Making Valentine’s Day family day

    Remember what it was like when you were young and single and Valentine’s Day rolled around? Perhaps you hoped the roses being paraded through the office would land on your …


  • Trittos’ love stronger than a good pickup line

    Recently, we asked for love stories to fit around Valentine’s Day. Using Huckleberries online, a Spokesman-Review blog, we received an outpouring of stories. Stories that were funny, poignant and wonderful …


  • In brief: Sullivan Park plans Valentine’s celebration

    Residents and visitors of Sullivan Park Campus of Care, 421 S. Adams Road, will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Feb. 13 with their sweethearts and the “Swing Street Band.” From …


  • SNR holding Valentine’s dance

    Specialized Needs Recreation will hold a Valentine’s Day dance at Prairie View Elementary, 2478 E. Poleline Ave. in Post Falls, on Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m. The festivities will …


  • YES plans free breakfast to thank community

    Spirit Lake’s Youth Equipped for Success will host a free Sweetheart’s Breakfast and Open House on Valentine’s Day at its new building at Third and Maine in downtown Spirit Lake, …

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