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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Kids of all ages can have a hot breakfast and pose for a photo with Santa in one of his spare sleighs. If breakfast isn’t your thing, other opportunities to whisper Christmas wishes are scheduled – and even furry friends can get into the act.