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In brief: Salvation Army to serve new-look Thanksgiving meal

From staff and wire reports

Though it may look a little different this year, the pandemic is not going to ruin The Salvation Army of Spokane’s Thanksgiving Day community meal.

On Thursday – between 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, or until the food runs out – The Salvation Army will serve a traditional Thanksgiving Day meal to vulnerable families and individuals in a drive-thru and walk-up-to-go style at 222 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane, WA 99207.

Volunteers are needed to help with this holiday event.

If you can help between 11:30 am to 3:30 pm, please go to and click on “Volunteer in this Community.”

Thanksgiving holiday closure plans announced for city, Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley public offices will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday.

Waste Management curbside collection will not be picking up on Thursday. Curbside collection that normally occurs on Thursday that week, will take place Friday and curbside collection regularly scheduled for Friday that week will take place on Saturday.

The Spokane Valley University Transfer Station will be closed on Thursday and will re-open with its regular operating hours, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday.

City of Spokane employees will not be available for phone or online customer service needs on Thanksgiving Day and Friday. That includes developer services and permit functions, 3-1-1 inquiries, utility billing questions, Municipal Court requests, and records requests.

City Hall and other City facilities remain closed as part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic. Curbside materials pickup and computer access appointments at Spokane Public Library branches are unavailable on Thanksgiving.

For more information on the city’s service changes visit

The Waste-to-Energy facility will be closed, and garbage pickup and curbside recycling will be a day late for residents whose garbage is normally picked up on Thursday and Friday. Because of the holiday, crews will do Thursday rounds on Friday, and Friday rounds on Saturday.

Thanksgiving is a parking meter holiday; meters do not need to be plugged. For the rest of the weekend, normal meter use rules apply.

At Riverfront Park, the Numerica SkyRide is closed Thanksgiving Day but opens again on Friday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Family units may ride together.

County libraries plan business event

The Spokane County Library District plans its annual small business promotion event in an expanded weeklong event, according to a news release last week.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the library district has expanded the Small Business Saturday event to take place Nov. 28 through Dec. 5. The event encourages visitors to discover shops and other enterprises in Cheney, Deer Park, Medical Lake and Millwood (Argonne).

Participation is three steps.

First, shop at one or more small businesses, either in person or online, in the communities of Cheney, Deer Park, Medical Lake, and Millwood. The list of Shop Small businesses can be found at

Then write a review on Facebook or Google about your shopping experience at those businesses.

Finally, people can stop by one of the participating libraries – Argonne, Cheney, Deer Park, Medical Lake – to get a Shop Small prize using curbside pickup, while supplies last.

Many of the businesses are offering specials in celebration of Small Business Saturday, the release said.

To learn more about how the county libraries support local businesses, visit

LaSalle joins Heads Up Barbershop

Heads Up Barbershop in Spokane has announced the addition of Barber Jack LaSalle.

LaSalle previously worked at Tom’s Barbershop in Spokane Valley but separated due to COVID-19 issues.

LaSalle can be reached at (509) 703-9598.

Heads Up Barbershop is owned by barber Mitch Fitzgerald-Poe.

The shop is located is at 1010 W. Rosewood Ave., and can be reached at (425) 422-3898.

Voice provides list of small business moves

The Voice sections will publish a running list of new transactions for small businesses and independent contractors such as cosmetologists or barbers.

If you’ve changed locations and need to let your customers know where you are, please write us to let us know. Or, if you’re a new business altogether, let us know that, too.

Occasionally, a business may be featured in a Voices story.

Please include the name of your business, your name, location and address and contact information, including a phone number, in an email to

In the email subject line, mention “New Business Transaction.”

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