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Saturday, October 31, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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New ‘A Garden of Roses’ blooms with Spokane String Quartet, Spokane Kantorei Choir

A sizable crowd of people poured into Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Sunday having decided to brighten their afternoon by listening to the Spokane String Quartet. The quartet is made up of leading string players from the Spokane Symphony (Mateusz Wolski and Amanda Howard-Phillips, violins, Jeannette Wee-Yang, viola, and Helen Byrne, cello).

Gardening: Defending against aphid invasion

If we can get just a few more days of warm weather, the roses will begin coming into bloom. And with them will come a bevy of insects to steal away their beauty.

In the Garden: Learn about roses at Spokane Rose Society’s annual show

The next time you visit Rose Hill in Manito Park, take a moment to remember and appreciate the Spokane Rose Society. After all, Rose Hill wouldn’t be the magnificent garden we all know and love without them. The society formed in 1947 and a few years later, members were hard at work establishing the display gardens that have won many awards over the decades.

AC/DC’s Brian Johnson says he’s not retiring

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson says he’s not retiring from music after doctors told him that he risks substantial hearing loss if he continues to perform in large arenas and stadiums.

Rose parade

Walking through the world in June, it’s almost impossible not to notice everything in bloom.  One of the most aromatic blossoms to come into season is the rose. Spicy, musky and sweet with hints of the exotic, roses are a clear signal that summer is finally upon us. Wild roses are said to be the very first roses, ancient perennials, long predating humans. Their soft-pink, five-petaled blossoms are easy to spot around here. They’re plentiful and abundant in natural areas within and surrounding Spokane. These rugged shrubs bloom annually in late spring and early summer, and carry their hips into winter, providing food for birds and color for the eyes.