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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019, 12:04 p.m.

Classic tunes, dumplings fuel fundraiser at Green Bluff church during ‘Apple Days’

It’s fall on Green Bluff, and that means freshly picked apples making their way into dumplings at Green Bluff Community United Methodist Church. Seventy-three-year-old singer Merridee Joy McCarthy provided the …


Sunday in Spokane: Bear Creek, berries, Beck’s and brewery beer float

Last Sunday in Spokane couldn’t have been more splendid. The leisurely day started with a drive to Mount Spokane State Park, my first time, with two friends. The area reminded …


Big Barn Brewing opens on Green Bluff

The Green Bluff area north of Spokane started as place to go to pick fresh fruit, but in recent years it has evolved into much more than that. In addition …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 8:37 p.m.

Last push for pumpkins: Families make final journey to Green Bluff ahead of Halloween

Spokane area families braved rain, puddles and mud Sunday afternoon to pick out their carving pumpkins before Green Bluff’s fall activities wind down to a close.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 5:02 p.m.

Dogs train to become service animals at Green Bluff’s fall festivities

Five in-training service dogs paid a visit to Beck’s Harvest House in Green Bluff Saturday.


Green Bluff’s new addition,Sunshine Farm, offers garlic, black currants, berries, fresh eggs and more

Sunshine Farm is the newest addition to the Green Bluff farms north of Spokane, specializing in fresh eggs, black currants and garlic.


New farm opens on Green Bluff

Sunshine Farm specializes in eggs and organically grown garlic.


The 7: Where to go and what to do in Green Bluff in October

October is one of the busiest months at Green Bluff. The pastoral community northeast of Spokane, home to dozens of small family farms and artisan food and beverage producers, attracts …


UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 10:59 a.m.

U-pick strawberry season underway in Spokane area

Strawberries have a short, sweet season in the Inland Northwest, and people line up to get them while the picking is good.


Man critically injured in Green Bluff crash

A man was critically injured early Wednesday in a one-car crash in Green Bluff. The driver was northbound on Beck Road and did not stop at the T-intersection of Day …


Green Bluff offers fruit and fun, too

Wine enthusiasts love to throw around words like “terroir,” but the word applies to more than grapes. Terroir refers to the environment a crop grows in, the land from which …


Volunteer’s efforts bear fruit for community’s hungry

The gleaners arrived by the carload Saturday morning ready to harvest the rich remnants of this year’s crop of golden delicious and late season red apples. The plan: pick, box …


Two face 201 counts in 40 Green Bluff burglaries

Two 21-year-olds were accused Thursday in a string of 40 Green Bluff burglaries. Trever J. Burzic and Damian A. Zowal face 201 felonies after sheriff’s officials say they broke into …


Fruit and vegetable picking underway at Green Bluff farms

Warm summer days herald the beginning of the fruit picking season at the dozens of farms in Green Bluff north of Spokane. Most people know Green Bluff for its cherry …


Green Bluff event rules approved

Spokane County commissioners voted 2-1 on Monday to set up new rules for weddings and other events at Green Bluff and other farming areas. The decision requires annual temporary use …


Green Bluff zoning rules will be put up for debate

New rules governing weddings on Green Bluff are coming up for a round of public debate at the Spokane County Courthouse later this month. The county commissioners have spent the …


Spokane County weighs Green Bluff zoning change

New zoning rules designed to allow wedding and event centers on Green Bluff are under consideration by the Spokane County Commission. The issue is among a range of options commissioners …


Spokane County commissioners to study expanded land use at Green Bluff

Green Bluff residents staked out their differences on Tuesday over a proposal to allow weddings and other events as accessory uses in the small-tract agriculture zone. Spokane County commissioners took …


Commissioners check out wedding venues, other Green Bluff sites

The cold, snowy wind blowing across Green Bluff on Wednesday was about as far as you could get from wedded bliss on a warm summer night. Cold weather or not, …


Late season apple crops bring bounty to growers, consumers

I am often in awe at the intelligence and timing of nature – how, just in time, the earth offers up hardy produce like winter squash, root vegetables and apples, …


Townshend Cellar’s new tasting room is apple of winemaker’s eye

In 2000, Don Townshend opened Townshend Cellar and helped make Green Bluff – land of the apple orchard – famous for cabernet and merlot. It grew into one of Spokane’s …


Twilight Cider full of surprises

Don’t think sweet. The biggest misconception that Will Jordan finds among those who are trying his hard cider for the first time is that they expect it to be as …


Cossette back at Bake-Off

Joan Cossette has done it again. The Colbert woman is one of 60 semifinalists in the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest. Her Lemon Pistachio Blackberry Thumbprints need votes to advance to …


County open to Green Bluff events

Spokane County Commissioners told members of the county planning commission to go back to work on a set of zoning rules for wedding and special event centers on Green Bluff …


Decision expected soon on Green Bluff event centers

Sunni Cannon looks out from her backyard on a panoramic view of fields and mountains to the north of Green Bluff. It’s the perfect place for an outdoor wedding.


Cultures clash over lifestyle on Green Bluff

Green Bluff’s popularity has become a point of contention among people who live there – some are welcoming new event businesses, while others want to preserve the rural character of …


Volunteers glean at Green Bluff for food bank

Dozens of volunteers gleaned for the greater good Saturday. They flocked to Green Bluff to pick thousands of pounds of leftover produce to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank to …


Apple Festival on Green Bluff draws crowds

North Spokane’s Green Bluff swelled Sunday with apple lovers, pumpkin pickers and families out enjoying the sunny, slightly crisp fall weather during a traditional trip to the Apple Festival. With …


Event-goers taken back to Renaissance

The Spokane Entertainers Guild brings knights, minstrels, dancers and storytellers to Green Bluff for the second annual Spokane Renaissance Faire. This year’s theme is “Chivalry Comes Alive,” and proceeds benefit …


Vacation Bible school at Green Bluff church

Green Bluff Community United Methodist Church, 9908 E. Green Bluff Road, will present Rocky Point Lighthouse Weekend vacation Bible school on Friday and Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. Registration …