Back when she lived in Pennsylvania, Lisa Silvestri was jogging through a memorial park when she saw a woman on her cellphone standing before a tombstone.
There was just one rule for Katie Garner’s three children when it came to sleepovers: They were all single gender (her sons, 8 and 11, only invited boys, and her daughter, 14, only invited girls).
Hayden is a large, happy dog. She loves treats, toys and people. She had a deformed rear leg that the SCRAPS veterinarian determined should be removed. The leg was amputated two weeks ago, and SCRAPS said she is adapting well. Because of her high energy level, it would be better to place her in a home with children older than 12. Refer to the pet’s ID number when contacting SCRAPS about one of the adoptable pets. If interested in this dog call (509) 477-2532 or visit the shelter at 6815 E. Trent Ave. in Spokane Valley. Dog adoptions cost $120.
There were three things that mattered when I was a kid, in no particular order: running, writing and rhythm – rhythm guitar, to be more specific. I wasn’t particular good at any of them, but never knowing when to give up brings its own kind of success, I guess.
I don’t know what to do about the first anniversary of Mom’s death. Some occasions are obvious. Her birthday was celebrated at her favorite supper club in Madison, Wisconsin, with family and friends. I honored her Christmas traditions by purchasing an ornament for each of my children, drinking eggnog out of Santa mugs.
Six years ago, Spokane speech pathologist Susan Esco quit coloring her hair and cut it short to grow back naturally to avoid chemicals. More recently, she’s supporting other women who ditch the dye with #DYEFree2BME and Silver Sisters.
Some RV enthusiasts prefer to hit the road in a refurbished vintage trailer. They’re cute, simple and nostalgic. Other travelers seek out higher-end, technology-loaded motorcoaches. Many consumers choose something in between. At area RV shows this week and next, a range of options will be on display. They include a retrofitted 1959 Aloha trailer for sale at the Jan. 23-26 Inland Northwest RV Show & Sale. Alongside some $450,000-plus models with more amenities than home, it’s a glimpse into how far RVs have come in 60 years.
Doggone those resolutions. Well, actually, you should consider your dogs. In a recent survey, Washington ranked third in states where canine owners said they made plans for their pets to be healthier in 2020.
Mission43 is in Idaho – the 43rd state – yet the initiative of the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation will stretch across borders to help post 9/11-era military members and their families transition to civilian life. Its support focuses on education, employment, purpose and connection.