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Saturday, December 14, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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‘It’s about inspiring people’: Astronomer spends months gathering visual elements for his films

The images are out of this world, but, for José Francisco Salgado, the music comes first. Salgado is an astronomer who creates films to accompany orchestral music. This weekend, he’ll present three of those films with the Spokane Symphony. Sharing the stage with him will be astronaut Anne McClain. The program will feature “Un Bal,” a movement from Hector Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique”; “Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy; and Gustav Holst’s “The Planets.” “It’s a beautiful presentation of things in the solar system,” Salgado said.

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Disney on Ice acrobat: ‘We’re doing it for the kids’

In the show, the hunt is on for Tinker Bell, who’s missing after Captain Hook tried to steal her magic. That search winds through several Disney stories, including “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Moana,” “Toy Story” and “Coco.”
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Family Fun: Art Salvage is recycling for the masses

Katie Patterson Larson sees potential where others might see trash. Case in point: On a recent tour of Art Salvage, the nonprofit she founded, she contemplated the colorful wires attached to a basement post, left behind from a former tenant’s phone system. “It’s so pretty,” she said, wondering if they could cut them out and sell them.
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Ask Dr. Universe: Why do we have nightmares?

You are running through the woods and a bear is chasing you, when all of a sudden you wake up in your bed and realize it was just a scary dream. Our nightmares can sometimes feel super scary, even if what’s happening isn’t real.
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Feature creature: Gypsy

Gypsy is a very adventurous, playful dog who is a toy fanatic, according to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service in a news release. Refer to the pet’s ID number when contacting SCRAPS with questions about one of the adoptable pets. If you are interested in this dog or any animal there, call (509) 477-2532 or visit the shelter at 6815 E. Trent Ave. in Spokane Valley. Dog adoptions cost $120 and include spay or neuter, the first set of vaccinations (including rabies) health check, microchip and first year’s license.
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Christmas is many months of joy for holiday early birders

Holiday early birds, you know them. They already have most or all their Christmas gifts stashed. But with less than 100 days until Dec. 25, you might consider some steps now – especially around handmade creations or to update decorations. Here are some tips from a few early birders.
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Mead graduate, REI team to bring outdoors to hospitalized kids

Mead High School graduate Nathan Isaac, a cancer survivor, has designed hats and beanies recently stocked at five flagship REI stores and online. A percentage of sales from Stalyon products will bring professional outdoor adventure photos to young cancer patients.