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Fresh Sheet: Bruncheon opens in Kendall Yards

Chef Adam Hegsted’s new diner is opening today at Kendall Yards. The Yards Bruncheon is a light and airy eatery with chrome-trimmed booths and a walk-up espresso window.

Help everyone get in the pool with donation

The pools are open, but a lot of kids aren’t swimming. The Spokane Parks Foundation’s Make A Splash in a Kid’s Life campaign gave out 210 pool passes in 45 minutes on June 8. More than 1,300 children remain on the waiting list for a pass.

Scout pursues skills, dreams

Jason Bernardi is an aspiring engineer. Or maybe a DJ. But then again, he might be a race car driver. The dreams of this 11-year-old Spokane boy are endless. Wednesday afternoon, one of Bernardi’s dreams came true when he accepted the Supernova Award. The Boy Scouts of America’s Nova and Supernova programs focus on encouraging interests in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM.

Girl Scouts raise funds for Millwood pool

Monday afternoons are busy at the Porter house. That’s when members of Girl Scout Troop 2436 meet to work on their biggest project to date – raising money to save the Millwood City Park wading pool.

Art class teaches creativity with community in mind

On a gray December morning, splashes of color warmed and brightened the Lied Art Center at Whitworth University. The color came in the form of rugs crafted by students in the community arts in practice class taught by Katie Creyts. “We taught ourselves how to crochet using recycled T-shirts from friends,” Creyts said. “Getting started was really hard.”

Girl Scouts ramp up fundraising

Say “Girl Scouts” and people are likely to answer with “cookies, camp and crafts.” Everyone wants their Samoas or Thin Mints when cookie time comes around, and most organizations would be proud to have created a fundraiser that’s become an American institution. Yet cookie profits are not quite enough to pay for all the Girl Scout programs, so the Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho are now launching a $1.3 million fundraising campaign to reach the final goal of $2 million.

Girl Scouts’ Camp Four Echoes gets new director

The Girl Scouts recently hired Jayn Courchaine as the seasonal camp director at Camp Four Echoes on Lake Coeur d’Alene. According to a press release from the Girl Scouts, Courchaine is an experienced leader and trainer, youth mentor and local philanthropist. She has been involved in Girl Scouting since high school and earned the highest award, the Girl Scouts First Class, now the Girl Scout Gold Award.

County parks rely on volunteers

Spokane County parks officials are preparing for summer with the assumption that last year’s budget crunch is the new normal. Parks Director Doug Chase is planning a more sustainable austerity plan that increasingly relies on volunteers.