Carolyn Lamberson joined The Spokesman-Review in 2008. Formerly the Assistant Managing Editor/Features, she is the Senior Editor for Special Projects. In addition to her work as lead editor for Sunday's front page, Lamberson will be coordinating special sections and other long-term projects. She also will serve as the newsroom's grantwriter, with an eye toward bringing in new sources of funding to maintain and strengthen The Spokesman-Review's local journalism.
Near the corner of Seltice Way and Greensferry Road in Post Falls, there are a bank, a tire store, a pawnshop. There’s also a one-acre residential lot dotted with towering cherry trees and apple trees in serious need of pruning.
Crews from Spokane County Fire District 9 rescued a climber who fell partway down a cliff Sunday morning at Minnehaha Rocks in John Shields Park. The climber and his friend were doing some lead climbing Sunday morning when the accident occurred, said Deputy Fire Chief Jack Cates.
When you’re young and uninsured, a sudden and devastating medical diagnosis can seem like the end of the world. For one Coeur d’Alene woman, however, a community of caring individuals is coming together to lend a hand.
On April 8, when I shared the recipe for the Huckleberry Slump served at Anthony’s at Spokane Falls, I dropped a mention of my favorite huckleberry dessert, the Huckleberry Cheese Squares my grandmother made. Not so fast, readers Bev Varcoe and Laura Borhauer wrote in separate e-mails. Would I be willing to share?
Downtown Coeur d’Alene’s Garden District is about to boast one more garden. A big one. Three vacant lots at the corner of 10th Street and Foster Avenue will be transformed this spring into Coeur d’Alene’s first Shared Harvest Community Garden.
Bev Varcoe of Spokane wrote a few weeks back about the Huckleberry Slump served at Anthony’s at Spokane Falls. On a recent visit there, she asked a helpful waiter if he would get the recipe for her, and he obliged by hand-copying the ingredients. Unfortunately, that made enough dessert to feed 24 people. Varcoe asked for our help.
A fundraiser is being held today for a Coeur d’Alene woman with a rare medical condition and no health insurance. Tabatha Gass, 28, has a large Tarlov cyst growing on her spinal cord. The fluid-filled sac hampers her ability to walk and work. She has been unemployed since October. A specialist in the Midwest has agreed to remove the cyst, but Gass will have to pay for the surgery herself.
Google the words “Idaho child care standards” and up pops the top response: “Idaho child care worst in the country.” A group of North Idaho care providers remains hopeful the latest child care licensing bill co-sponsored by Rep. George Sayler, D-Coeur d’Alene, will become law, thus improving Idaho’s child care image. In the meantime, they’ve taken it upon themselves to improve the quality and professionalism of family, or in-home, child care.
Before all the snow melts and spring sets in, I thought I’d clear the decks on a soup request. Back in January, Janet Peterson of Spokane wrote in asking about the “absolutely-over-the-top- delicious lentil soup recipe” served at the Rockwood Bakery on the South Hill.
The 40 school buses in the Lakeland School District drive a total of 3,300 miles a day. The buses warm up for about 15 minutes, putting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. A group of district fifth-graders put their minds to the question: How can we reduce the carbon emissions from district buses? Their solution earned them a trip to Denmark in May to present their idea at the European Children’s Climate Call.
With the imminent arrival of St. Patrick’s Day, our attention turns to all thing Irish. Soda bread. Potatoes. Corned beef. The role of corned beef in Irish cuisine is up for debate. According to the Web sites europeancuisines.com and irishcultureandcustoms.com, corned beef was the food of kings, as beef was too expensive for average folks, and thus never really part of the cultural fabric.
Two weeks ago, I passed along a request from Melanie Gering for a version of the big, pink-frosted cookie sold at the Nordstrom espresso stand at River Park Square, and baked by Sweetwater Bakery. Turns out, reader Patsy Enkema of Spokane was on a similar quest last summer. She shared her results in an e-mail.
The building started life in 1922-’23 as a pharmacy. Over the years, it has housed a doctor’s office, a laundromat, the Post Falls Police Department, and most recently, the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. In a few weeks, the old Chapin’s Drug store, one of the few historic buildings remaining in Post Falls, will become home to the new Post Falls History Museum.