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Around the Corner

Feb. 7, 2018 Updated Thu., Feb. 8, 2018 at 6:06 p.m.

Silverwood to launch blog to celebrate 30 years

Silverwood Theme Park will be launching a new, fan-named blog, Silverwood Express, in April to help celebrate its 30th anniversary.

The blog name is a tribute to the park’s “humble beginnings as a town with a train,” according to a release sent out by the park. Silverwood Express received 349 votes of the 700 submitted, beating out Our Silverwood and Go Silverwood.

The blog will feature short, tip-driven articles, behind-the-scenes insights, advertorial content and ticket giveaways for guests and lifelong season pass holders.

Blog topic suggestions may be sent to ssampson@silverwoodthemepark.com.

Coeur d’Alene barber hopes prize wheel builds community

Coeur d’Alene barbershop Mavericks Men’s Hair has teamed with local businesses to offer clients the opportunity to spin a game-style wheel on the wall to win prizes.

The wheel also offer challenges, such as to purchase flowers for a loved one, with the goal of strengthening the community in downtown Coeur d’Alene, owner Michael Kassarjian said in a news release.

Mavericks, which opened last summer, is in the Innovation Den at 418 E. Lakeside Ave.. It is open 9 a.m.-6 pm. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

Theme park earns high rating for aquatic safety

StarGuard ELITE has recognized Silverwood Theme Park with a “4-Star” award, based on unannounced evaluations of lifeguard performance, skills and scenarios, attraction dispatch performance, faculty and operations and management.

StarGuard ELITE seeks to provide a complete aquatic risk prevention system and provides service to more than 100 international facilities.

Around the Corner is a periodic roundup of business-related happenings in the Inland Northwest. To submit items for consideration, email Business Editor Paul W. Smith at pauls@spokesman.com.

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