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Taking toy tradition for a holiday spin

DEER PARK – When 84-year-old Robert Forman spins a small, dented brass top on Christmas Eve, it will move for a matter of seconds. But for Forman, his children, grandchildren …

Spokane, WSU To Celebrate Veterans Day

Two Veterans Day ceremonies are planned in Spokane today. The first will be at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena at 10 a.m. The ceremony will include guest speakers Col. Elaine …

Parades A Casualty Of Age As They Grow Older, Fewer Veterans March

For the first time in 51 years, there will be no Veterans Day parade in Vero Beach. There will be no men marching the streets with heavy rifles cradled in …

Veterans Will Be Remembered

Song for veterans. Members of the Canfield Middle School Select Choir sing the national anthem to open a Veterans Day program Monday. Students were given awards for their entries in …

Veterans Day Closures

Veterans Day on Tuesday is a holiday for some. Schools: Public schools closed. Banks: Most branches closed.

Jews Ready To Observe Yom Kippur Some Symbolically Cast Away Sins, Swinging Live Chickens Overhead

Swinging live chickens over their heads to symbolically cast away their sins, Jews prepared Thursday for Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. Devout Jews traditionally perform the …

Several Services Taking Labor Day Off

The following offices and services will be affected by Labor Day on Monday: Garbage service will be set back one day for next week only.

S. Idaho Area Has 6th Fatality In Two Days

A traffic accident involving a boat trailer has brought the number of Fourth of July weekend deaths in Elmore County to six. An Idaho State Police dispatcher said Shane Darner, …

Offices To Be Closed For President’s Day

The following offices will be closed Monday for President’s Day:

Feds, Banks Close For Columbus Day

Monday’s observance of Columbus Day will close federal offices and most banks. In addition, there will be no mail delivery. Just about everywhere else, though, it’ll be business as usual.

Celebration Of Motherhood Mother’s Day Brings Family, Friends To Retirement-Home Brunch

Patti Murphy enjoys a Mother’s Day brunch at the Waterford with her mom, Myrtle Haines. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review

Moms Send Hopes Aloft Balloon Release Part Of Annual Mother’s Day Celebration At Coeur D’Alene Nursing Home

Remembering mothers Jean Saratt, center, is presented with a rose during the Mother’s Day Tea at the Pinewood Care Center in Coeur d’Alene. At left is Aratt’s friend Bill VanKirk; …

Vietnamese Mark Start Of New Year Customs Link Past, Future For Spokane Community

Helping prepare Vietnamese noodles are Xuan Tran, Tam Duong and On Ha. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review

President’s Day Closures Listed

Some public offices and services will be affected Monday by President’s Day: Public schools and colleges won’t hold classes.

Giving Revs Up Kid Boy Postpones Buying Go-Cart To Buy Gifts For Poor

Briton Wheeler is up to his chin in gifts he purchased for donation to the Tree of Sharing at NorthTown’s Naturium. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review

Front And Center Creativity Sits At Heart Of Matter When Planning Holiday Centerpieces

A Thanksgiving harvest surrounds a hand-painted gobbler and pilgrim couple in above photo. Below, a floor grate helps display flowers and miniature fruits and vegetables. Photos by Winterthur Museum (above) …

Veterans Remembered With Ceremony, Dance Collection Of Memorabilia Reminder Of Sacrifices By Those Who Served In Military

Cassandra Gordon and George Gould, vice president of Adult Generation Enterprises, have a little fun with the mannequins while setting up for the Veterans Day dance Saturday at The Coeur …

Veterans Mark 50 Years Since Wwii Victory Ceremony Broadens To Honor Allies, Including 75-Year-Old Ex-Soviet Army Captain

Bill Hofmann, foreground, and two other members of the color guard fire a salute Saturday during rededication of the memorial that was moved to the southeast cormer of the Spokane …

Veterans Across Nation Mark 50th Thousands March In New York

Pearl Harbor survivors join The Nation’s Parade Saturday in New York. Photo by Associated Press

Washington Teenager Dies When Vehicle Hits Mailboxes Passenger Suffers Minor Injuries; Alcohol Not Involved, State Police Say

An 18-year-old Clayton, Wash., man died early Wednesday after his car ran off the road and smashed into several mailboxes. William C. Palmer was driving his Volkswagen bug north on …

Outlook Sunny For Long Weekend Count On Busy Highways With Gas Prices About The Same

Expect choked roadways, plenty of crackling fireworks and a heaping load of sunshine as many Inland Northwest residents head out for extended weekends. If traveling, count on busy highways, say …

Spokane Area Parks Fill Up On A Cloudless Sunday Day’s High Temperature Was 84 - 15 Degrees Higher Than Normal

Like a cat, Spokane pounced on a glorious Sunday afternoon and frolicked in the sun. But it was people and dogs having most of the fun. The cloudless day that …

Memorial Day Services

Several services are scheduled this weekend: Mt. Hope Cemetery, Valley Chapel Road west of Rockford, 10:30 a.m. today. Conducted by the Edward Leehan American Legion Post 165. World War II …

Throngs Seek Call Of The Mild Memorial Day Weather Will Be Nice To Campers

Mark Bertram puts a tarp over the family tent Thursday afternoon. He and his wife, child and mother-in-law were getting set for a Memorial Day weekend camp-out and vamily reunion …

Hip-Hop Artists Playing The Easter Bunny Can Turn You Into A Basket Case

Justin Louden prepares for his shift as the Easter Bunny at NorthTown Mall. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review

Easter Likely To Stay Cool

Easter may be a little later on the calendar this year, but don’t count on any big warm-up for the weekend festivities. Forecasters are calling for below normal temperatures and …

Officials Try To Boost Mardi Gras Spirits

With more than 300,000 visitors in town for today’s raucous windup of Mardi Gras, city officials tried to reassure revelers Monday that the party is safe despite two shootings near …

‘I Think God Wants Us To Come Together’ Reunion Of Faith Ministers Bring Spokane’s Southern Baptists Together In Observance Of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

FOR THE RECORD CORRECTION: About 60 people attend the Korean Baptist Mission. The number of church members was wrong in a story in Sunday’s Spokesman-Review. The correction was published Wednesday, …