Stories tagged: summer
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019
Two piano installations in Riverfront Park started as an idea from the Piano Technicians Guild to weatherproof and paint a piano for the park. The first was placed in the …
Sat., Sept. 7, 2019
Capture a little bit of summer and bring it indoors before the cool weather hits. These adorable little gardens sit nicely on a desk or shelf, but how you choose …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 1, 2019
Visitors to Lake Coeur d’Alene this weekend were soaking up summer’s few remaining weeks with lakeside family time and a Sunday concert that is part of the Music in the …
Fri., Aug. 16, 2019
My middle child is really into baking, and I found myself looking for a cooking or baking camp that he could attend that same week. While there were camps in …
Sat., Aug. 3, 2019
The Spokesman-Review’s “society” writer didn’t have much to write about during the dog days of summer – and seemed to resent it.
UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019
For some, the idea of spending a lazy summer day at the beach or cabin with a good book sounds like heaven. But for a lot of kids, “they think …
Fri., June 21, 2019
More parents and educators are heralding the benefits of summer boredom, at least partly this season, to build kids’ creativity, curiosity and other skills. While activities are good, they advocate …
Sun., June 16, 2019
Some of us are concerned that kids in Spokane have lost their edge when it comes to complaining about being bored. The solution? Try a conversation about local current events.
UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019
With temperatures in the 90s, Spokane could see record-breaking weather this week.
UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019
It never fails that I start to feel this suffocating anticipation as the school year winds down and I know that summer is coming. Every year I find myself trying …
Sun., May 26, 2019
Opinions vary about just when summer begins.
Thu., May 2, 2019
The grounding of Boeing 737 MAX jets likely means that fare increases this summer will be larger than already expected and airlines will struggle to handle disruptions such as storms …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 24, 2019
Idaho and Washington could be headed for an abnormally dry summer. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently issued a climate prediction showing a worsening outlook for drought across the …
Mon., Sept. 10, 2018
More traffic deaths happen during the summer than any other time of year. Idaho State police say they responded to a fatal accident nearly every day this year during a …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018
The city’s six public swimming pools will be closed while choking conditions persist in Spokane, limiting access to a free relief from potential record-breaking heat. The city’s splash pads will …
Wed., July 11, 2018
A boy flies through the air above Fish Lake while his friends watch from below. Photographer Melaine Williams captured this quintessential summer shot during the first weekend of July.
Sat., June 30, 2018
When you are a stay-at-home mama with little ones in the house it can be hard trying to plan fun things to do on a shoestring budget. I remember those …
Thu., June 28, 2018
Heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke are related to each other but vary in seriousness. All three are typically caused by exercise or other strenuous activity in hot environments.
Sat., June 16, 2018
The sun is up and school is out, and for Spokane residents, there are summer activities aplenty. Here are some top picks that can be enjoyed without emptying your wallet.
Fri., June 15, 2018
Summer vacation has just started and already there’s a catalog on my counter trying to convince me to purchase a backpack. I’ve barely finished unloading a forest full of crumpled …
Sat., June 9, 2018
Summer is upon us and it has mamas all over in a frenzy. Working moms have to make other plans for childcare or enroll their kiddos in every-summer-camp-known-to-man to keep …
Fri., June 8, 2018
Eager swimmers will be able to sign up Saturday at the city’s six municipally owned pools for free entry this summer, the first time everyone can get in without paying …
Fri., June 8, 2018
Lake City Public Library in Coeur d’Alene will open June 18 in temporary summer quarters at Skyway Elementary, while maintenance occurs at its Lake City High School location.
Thu., June 7, 2018
Lawmakers from both houses and both parties agreed Wednesday that Idaho needs a special legislative session this summer to deal with a long-simmering water rights fight in the Treasure Valley.
Mon., May 28, 2018
Johnson, 56, has a kidney condition and needs a transplant. And she learned earlier this month that she’ll get one – thanks to her good friend Mary Frances Lembo, who’ll …
Mon., May 28, 2018
The unofficial start of summer arrives with a question.
Sat., May 26, 2018
The official start of summer may not arrive for another three weeks, but unofficially, it’s hard to point to a better kickoff than Memorial Day weekend.
UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018
A record 246.1 million passengers are expected to fly during the season, a 3.7 percent increase over a record set last year, according to Airlines for America, a trade group …
UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018
Crude oil prices are at the highest level in more than three years and expected to climb higher, pushing up gasoline prices along the way.
Fri., March 9, 2018
For the first time in more than three decades, visitors to Spokane’s swimming pools won’t need to pay to get in the gates. The Spokane Park Board approved the elimination …