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Around the blogosphere (try not to get dizzy)

As we sometimes do, we allow our Google Readers to top the century mark - it's not something that we're fond of doing because, hey, we're bloggers and bloggers code says you must keep up with what fellow bloggers are doing.  That said, a little perusing through some of our great local blogs this morning prompted a much needed tour of some of Spokane's finest.

But first - don't forget to register for Bike to Work Week if you haven't already. 

Want to know more about LEED certification?  Jon Snyder from Out There Monthly posted a press release from the Saranac Building project architects announcing the LEED Platinum award designation for the Saranac Building renovation.  Check it out for the nuts and bolts of what makes Spokane's greenest building different.  And while you're there, get stoked about Bloomsday this Sunday with this great video. 

Vegetable gardening in Spokane.  For some, a lush green lawn is a trophy - for others, it's a wasted opportunity.  We mostly fall in the later, and for that, there's never a lack of resources and education in this region. Over at "A Year of Plenty", check out the second post in a series, "encouraging people to consider growing food in what at first seem like unlikely places."  And stay tuned for updates throughout the spring and summer about DTE's attempt at vegetable gardening.

Learn more about the future gorge whitewater park.  Next Tuesday, Gary Lacey, an expert kayaker and designer of the Spokane whitewater park will be the honorable judge for a freestyle kayak competition, “Hydrotherapy Session”, and later on that evening will present updates on the whitewater park at a Friends of the Falls benefit dinner.  The Hydrotherapy Session begins at 6 p.m. on the Spokane River near Liberty Lake, and the dinner follows at 7:30 p.m. at the Bitterroot Lodge in Liberty Lake's River District - admission is $25/plate, with complementary beverages. Proceeds will benefit Friends of the Falls.  Check out more information HERE.

And finally, the Unbearable Bobness of Being has provided some levity to an otherwise strange week...

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