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MEXICO CITY – The Salon Los Angeles had been crowded every weekend since 1937 with couples twirling to mambo, cha-cha-cha, salsa and danzon. Everyone from slum-dwellers to movie stars and millionaires have danced at the fabled hall that boasts, “Anybody who hasn’t been to the Salon Los Angeles doesn’t know Mexico.”
While they haven’t stopped their pursuit of trout in 2020, members of local fly clubs say the restrictions brought on by COVID-19 have dried up much of the off-the-water social interaction they crave.
Physical distancing restrictions have prompted many outdoors clubs to rely more on websites, virtual meetings and social media.
The Spokane Woman’s Club formed when representatives of Spokane area clubs met and formed a chapter of the national General Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1905.
PARIS – France’s coronavirus infection rate crept higher Saturday and Spain cracked down on nightlife, but German authorities were confident enough to send a cruise ship out to sea with 1,200 passengers for a weekend test of how the cruise industry can begin to resume.
NEW YORK – What started as a way for two musicians to get out of the house during the pandemic has turned into nightly concerts at the boathouse in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park – with fans who expect them to play three to four hours a night, seven nights a week.
Stormy Daniels is full of surprises. Donald Trump was taken aback when the adult film star filed a lawsuit against the president over a nondisclosure agreement negotiated before the 2016 election.
Twelve professional models including Carmen Electra and Lucy Pinder are suing five Las Vegas strip clubs, alleging their photos have been used for advertising without permission or payment
Sometimes you just show up and run. Even those who have just donated a kidney.
In the dead of winter, when snow blankets the ground and gray days are short and cold, a small group of dedicated gardeners meet in a greenhouse at Manito Park. They’re dreaming of spring and preparing plants, seedlings and cuttings for their annual plant sale April 27-28.
If you want to be part of the in crowd in the Spokane running club scene, then think about photo bombing. The Flying Irish Running Club began on Thursdays in 2006 at legendary O’Doherty’s Irish Grille in downtown Spokane. Eight people joined founder Peter Breach – aka Peter B ... aaka Grand Poobah – on that first night on March 2, 2006. Five of them were from his own family. It was a humble beginning, but his friend and owner Tim O’Doherty is a humble man, and in no time the runners came in droves to his legendary pub.
At first impression, Dom needs a megaphone. And The Lantern Tap House needs a beer garden. But you can’t get lost very easily running the South Hill on Tuesdays with this group.
Contrary to public belief ... Some runners don’t run races.
Mt. Spokane High School junior Jonathan Ray was recently selected as the Spokane County Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year.
Area outdoor groups are offering a wide range of free presentations in early February. Among them:
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Spokane will hold ceremonies this month to mark the graduation of teen members in the class of 2018 and the advancement of other teens to the next grade level.
Their classmates took to the streets to protest gun violence and to implore adults to restrict guns, seeming to forecast a generational shift in attitudes toward the Second Amendment. But at high school and college gun ranges around the country, these teens and young adults gather to practice shooting and talk about the positive influence firearms have had on their lives.
Len Zicker jokes that his wife made “the mistake of a lifetime” in buying him a fly rod as a gift in 1995. Certainly it changed the course of his life, and maybe the course of an North American fly fishing organization.
This year, in its first full summer season, more than 231,000 people floated the Deschutes River through the Bend, Oregon, Whitewater Park on inner tubes, kayaks or paddleboards. That’s roughly 2,200 floaters each day May 15-Aug. 22.
PADDLING – Paddling is a good thing for children as it’s applied each year by the Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club. The club’s 56th annual Paddle, Splash & Play, a free kids’ and family event, is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5,...