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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016

Parrish & Grove Botanicals owners Amanda Parrish left, and Chelsea Updegrove pose for a photo in their storefront on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at Saranac Commons in Spokane, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 11:21 A.M.

Plant-lovers grow a business

The newest shop in Saranac Commons offers a bright burst of color in the midst of dreary winter white. Parrish & Grove Botanicals, owned by Amanda Parrish, 30, and Chelsea Updegrove, 27, opened Nov. 19.

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 11:21 A.M.

Spokane woman has rich history

There was just something in her voice that moved me to want to meet her. We were talking on the phone about another story I was working on when I asked if we could talk further in person. I wanted to write about her as well.

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The members of the 2017 Lilac Court are, from left, Marissa Minton West, Valley High School; Ava Beck, Lewis and Clark High School; Summer Reid, Ferris High School; Taylor Bastian, Mt. Spokane High School; Hannah Mumm, Central Valley High School; August Corppetts, Gonzaga Preparatory School; and Olivia Marx, Rogers High School. (Photo courtesy of the Spokane Lilac Festival)

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 11:20 A.M.

Lilac Festival picks princesses

The Lilac Festival made changes this year to how it selected its princesses. Seven princesses were named Dec. 10. From them, a queen will be chosen in January. The 2017 Lilac Court is Taylor Bastian, Mt. Spokane High School; Ava ...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 11:19 A.M.

Final catch of EWU game will be immortalized

Championships happen and get recorded for posterity. The trophy takes its place of honor in a glass case somewhere beneath a spotlight and is treated with due reverence in perpetuity. They hang banners, hand out rings and add names to ...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016

THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016

Greenacres Middle School honor roll

Greenacres Middle School has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2016-17 school year. Eighth grade4.0 GPA Avery Auth, Andrew Brockbank, Shealyn Crowley, Thalia Felice, Kenton Frederick, Kaycee Gores, Thomas Lawson, Alyssa Mitchell, Garrett Packebush, Miles Stewart, ...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016





Cinder (Karen Fosberg)

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016

Cinder, an adoptable dog

Cinder is available for adoption at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service. Shelter workers say she is extremely smart. She can open doors and latches and can jump 6 feet high. Cinder will need an active owner who can work, train, and play with her.

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Randy McDonald, a 126-pound wrestler at East Valley High School, takes down assistant coach Todd Slatter during practice Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, at EVHS. McDonald has placed three times in the state tournament and is looking for another high finish this season. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016

East Valley coach is always looking for top competition for his grapplers

When you coach a successful Class 2A wrestling program, you seek out opportunities to wrestle the top teams and the top wrestlers your kids will face at the end of the season. “There aren’t a lot of tournaments where we get to see a lot of the top Class 2A teams,” East Valley coach Craig Hanson said. “We’ve been trying to get into the Ellensburg tournament for years because that features all those top Central Washington 2A teams, but we keep getting denied.”

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016

Education Notebook: Spokane streaming school concerts

Spokane Public Schools will stream the John R. Rogers High School Winter Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at www.spokane schools.org/stories. A direct link to the concert is https://youtu.be/ kFdAFPTLW4U. Wednesday’s Joel E. Ferris High School “Winter Wonderland of Music” is ...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016

Fire District 8 welcomes Santa for neighborhood visits.

Santa Claus will be visiting neighborhoods in Spokane County Fire District 8. Santa’s visits start at 5:30 p.m. daily and last for about three hours. Here’s a look at his schedule: Thursday, Morningside neighborhood Friday, Ponderosa neighborhood south of 44th ...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016

Gardening:

Last Sunday morning our pack of usually rowdy gray squirrels was hanging out in the backyard chasing each other up and down trees and around the yard defending their turf. They are a scrappy bunch and are rarely willingly sharing space on the feeder with each other. Not so this morning. They know what my husband looks like and as soon as he dumped their regular can of sunflower seeds on the feeder, two of them declared a truce on the feeder and chowed down.

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Christilaw: Wrestling needs a state team championship

We spend a great deal of time promoting high school sports as team sports. Coaches approach them and coach them as team sports. We enjoy them as team sports. And at the end of the wrestling season, the state treats it as a collection of …


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