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We’ve all heard the names of famous lawyers, and seen them make their way around the TV news circuit, but what about the other lawyers? You know, the ones who work hard, fly under the radar and are the top legal minds of our community? Well, we’re shining the spotlight on them. Take a look. 8 Budget Minded Modern 6 When Tyler and Lisa Hartanov set out to build their home, who knew the results would be so impressive? An eye-catching modern design, which includes an open air space under the living room, a metal “kickstand” support beam and a whole lot of modern magic, was created on a truly manageable budget. Photo by Rick Singer Photography 1 Fall Arts Preview Guide 6 1 What to do and where to go this fall? As the weather cools, and our activities draw us back indoors, it is time to embrace the rich and vibrant arts scene in our region. It is rich and vibrant, isn’t it? Jim Kershner navigates us through the State of the Arts, and draws our attention to some of the hottest topics, events and performances in our art scene. On the cover: Model: Laura Feasline Borders Photography: Eric Barro Lake City Photography Clothing courtesy of Tiffany Blue, tiffanybluecda.com “Starlight” by Jeffrey Loyd 8 Spokane CDA • September • 2013 contents what’s inside Editor’s Letter Life, in the way of life 16 21 153 156 38 172 74 80 112 118 125 140 144 174 176 183 188 196 203 205 210 Business Closeups Spotlight on local businesses First Look and Buzz Blow outs and Grow outs; Ask Spoko-Gnome; Lilacs & Lemons Automotive Local Car Events and Museums What I Know WCFR Executive Director Marlene Alford tells us what she knows Artist Profile Artist Melissa Cole’s artwork Naturally John Latta shares a September Surprise Book Reviews Books by local authors History Steamboats in the Inalnd Northwest Datebook What to put on the calendar Homestyles Kitchens & Baths Local Cuisine Food for the Soul; refugee harvesters Real Estate 5 smart steps to homeownership Restaurant Reviews Stella’s Cafe; Silver Spoon Tea House Health Beat Dealing with Acne; Metabollic Institute; Golf Fitness Dining Guide Where to chow down in this town Looking Good Local goods and services to help you look your best Signature Dish Seafood Saute “Lisa” at Milford’s Fish House Fall Fashion Local boutiques showcase some of the most fashionable ways to transition into fall. 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Weigand, DDS 2008-2013 Call for an appointment or learn more about the laser technology used by Dr. Weigand at www . drweigand . com 509.747.5812 2700 S. Southeast Blvd. | Suite 110 | Spokane, WA 99223 14 Spokane CDA • September • 2013 Editor’s Letter Whether it is fitting in a trip to the lake, or making the big decisions that loom over us in life, too often we do with life what we do with the summer: assume there is plenty of time, until we realize it is fleeting and we haven’t done what we’ve dreamed of. We walk such a fine line in life. We have overwhelming and serious responsibilities, but we can’t let these cares, worries, demands, tasks and obligations keep us from living the life we desire to live. Simply put, don’t let life get in the way of your life. I have a well worn business card size inspirational picture that I got as a child in Sunday School, and which I still have today. With its bent corners, soft creases and faded letters, I use it as a bookmark, which I put to use almost every evening. I don’t know who originally wrote it, but the words rings true and remind me of where to put my focus. It says: I was regretting the past and fearing the future. Suddenly my Lord was speaking: “My name is ‘I AM’.” He paused, I waited, He continued: “When you live in the past with its mistakes and regrets, it is hard. I am not there. My name is not I was. When you live in the future with its problems and fears, it is hard. I am not there. My name is not I will be. When you live in this moment, it is not hard, I am here. My name is ‘I AM’.” Too often, we worry about the future, to the point of being unable to enjoy today, while it’s here. And too often, we get so wrapped up in the tasks, demands, expectations of others and of ourselves, and the great to-do list, that we forget to live the lives that are playing out in front of us today. When the tasks are too difficult, the burdens too much and the schedule too full, we feel like we are going insane. If only we can get things under control, and if only we can get through the next few months of work and obligations, then there will be a light at the end of the tunnel, right? Right…? If only we can work hard enough to control and organize everything, so that there are six green lights, giving us the guarantee that everything will turn out okay and we’ll have an obstacle-free drive down the road of life. The problem is, there are never six green lights. There is never a respite from the tasks and challenges, and there is never an empty to-do list. And frankly, if ever the to-do list was empty, the tasks and challenges were met, and the six green lights did line up, it would take so long to get there that, most likely, it would be too late to live the life you wanted. You would have let life get in the way of your life. As we enjoy the last days of summer and anticipate the approach of fall, my challenge to you is to embrace, enjoy and experience the life, opportunities and people who are in your world. In the wise words of Charlie Brown, “In life it’s not where you go – it’s who you travel with.” So grab the ones you love—and who love you— while you can. Traveling with them through life will ensure there’s someone who loves you and respects you by your side, there to help you through all of life’s challenges and joys. And they’ll keep you warmer then a sweatshirt! T Life, in the way of life he sweatshirt seemed out of place. It had been 91 degrees that afternoon, which wasn’t sweatshirt weather, so I really didn’t want to put it on, but the cool evening air against my skin warned me resistance would be futile. I’d grabbed the shirt out of a drawer and darted back toward the deck, stopping in the kitchen for my dinner plate. Heading out the door, I high-stepped over Skip, my sister’s dog, and successfully made it to the table without spilling anything, nor dropping the sweatshirt. “Brrr, it’s chilly,” I said, slipping my right arm, and then my left, through the sleeves of the sweatshirt, and pulling it over my head. Only an hour earlier I had been driving home from work with the sunshine drilling through the windshield, searing my left arm, and overwhelming me with heat. But now, as the sun was blocked by the neighbor’s trees, and was dipping lower in the sky, the heat was gone and a kiss of cool permeated the air. It was there: that realization that hits midto-late August, that summer is rapidly slipping through your fingers and fall is chasing you down at a breakneck speed. That feeling always brings a bit of panic with it. I see Labor Day weekend not just as a few days casually sprinkled across the pages of the calendar; rather, I see it as a roadblock, similar to the concrete barriers they put up to stop traffic from driving down a street. Labor Day is a cutoff that stops summer in its tracks. As Labor Day approaches, I’m usually just getting into the swing of things with summer. Then suddenly, just when I thought I had lots of time to do what I wanted to do, I’m faced with the reality that there isn’t much time left. We’re surrounded by beautiful lakes here, and I fully envisioned myself spending a quiet morning on a dock this summer, rocking on the gentle roll of the waves as I sat silently and listened to birds calling out across the water to one another, and the soft lapping of the water against the shore. I haven’t even dipped a toe in one of the local lakes this summer. Not one single toe. 16 Spokane CDA • September • 2013 readers respond what you had to say BEAU BALDWIN SINGLE IN SPOKANE HONOR SERIES: VOLUNTEERS MENU GUIDE Coeur d’Alene Living CELEBRATING OUR LOCAL FOOD SCENE Publisher’s response: I’m always surprised by how seriously people take this little column! This item arose from a show where some car owners were openly encouraging people to get in, take pictures, feel the paint job and touch the leather, while the owners of the cars literally next to them were unpleasantly berating people for innocently engaging with the cars. Perhaps cars that can be touched should be kept separate from those that cannot be touched; otherwise, a rope or a simple “do not touch” sign would make things a lot easier. Event promoters should educate people, not berate them and risk turning them against the hobby entirely. BUTTERFLY FLAP While that indeed is a lovely picture on page 218 (Why We Live Here, July/August 2013) you might want to have your readers understand that this winged gem is not a monarch butterfly. It is a tiger swallowtail. Tiger swallowtails do make wonderful photography subjects, though. Bernalyn D. McGaughey Naches, WA BUZZING In the June 2013 issue, you gave Lemons to the National Transportation Safety Board for considering lowering the legal limit to .05. Your statement that, “It’s the raving drunks who cause the accidents” seems to be misinformed and either naive or just plan stupid. If you do your research you will find that one drink does not equal a .05 BAC. Two drinks in one hour most likely won’t get you a .05 BAC. Three drinks will, but if you are a casual drinker do you really need three drinks in one hour? As the CEO/publisher of a local community magazine I would hope you would inform your readers with the truth. If lowering the legal limit saves one life, a neighbor, a brother or sister, a wife and mother, son or daughter, would it not be worth it? Shame on you Mr. Bozzi! Steven Walker via email Publisher’s response: Thanks for reaching out. We like to stir the pot every now and then with that column. According to a chart I just researched it only takes two drinks to put someone 175 lbs or less into the .05 range or higher. Someone who has a beer and a half or a wine tasting at any winery would be over that amount or close to it. What would happen is that cops would know they’re destroying someone’s life and they would look the other way. This turns responsible social drinkers into criminals. Target the hard core drunks, the ones who cause the accidents. July - August 2013 #96 • $3.95 (DisplAy until september 15, 2013) www . spokanecda . com ALL REVVED UP I am writing to you in regard to your Lilac and Lemons column in the July/August issue. You issued a “lemons” to classic car owners who “show up to car shows and berate people for touching their rides.” First, car shows are a very expensive and time-consuming affair. They can attract car owners and attendees from thousands of miles away and greatly benefit our community. Many shows raise funds for veterans, at-risk youth, education, etc. If we cannot assure owners of the safety of their cars, these important fundraisers will disappear. Second, the owners of these cars have spent a great deal of time and money in preserving or restoring these machines. Even placing a hand on some surfaces can cause damage to the finish. Third, what happened to common courtesy? If it is not yours, don’t touch it! This applies not only to car shows, but also in everyday life. Most of the fellow owners I know are more than happy to talk about their car with you and to show you the features. Some are even happy to let you sit in the car and touch it, but you have to ask. A better use of your column would have been to issue “lilacs” to the owners who volunteer to lend their cherished vehicles and time to the local shows, fund raisers, parades, and special events around our community. The “lemons” should go to the irresponsible persons who feel entitled to place their hands on items that are not theirs. Cory Komberec President, Historical Auto Society of Spokane and the Inland Empire H.A.S.S.I.E. Club 18 Spokane CDA • September • 2013 Spokane CDA • September • 2013 19 First Look Blow Outs and Grow Outs photos by Caroline Bickford 21 30 32 38 buzz City Trek people pages what i know FOR HER: Calling all Bar Flies. There’s a salon trend sweeping the nation - Blow Out Bars. A true Blow Out Bar is a hair salon that offers no cuts, no color, just style! The concept has become wildly popular, allowing salon-goers to attain styles ranging from sleek and straight to curly, beachy or even evening-ready, for under $40. This affordable luxury has drawn a cult following from New York to Hollywood and everywhere in-between. Decadent? Maybe. But give up your latte habit or cancel cable and you too can have your hair done on a regular basis. Now’s your chance to be like every other celebrity with a personal stylist assuring you’re always ready for the paparazzi. You know that fresh from the salon look that, try as you might, you just can’t repeat when you want to? Obviously, it’s a treat that’s a great choice for wedding parties, prom night or city galas. Spokane finally has it, so a pampered prep can be a any day thing and not just reserved for just the pre mentioned big events. Spokane CDA • September • 2013 21 First Look Blow out bar Newly opened Blush Beauty Bar, located on 1N Browne in downtown Spokane specializes in blowouts for $20 to $30. To be honest, most salons will do a blowout, but few specialize in perfecting the various in-demand looks. Not quite a pure blowout bar, Blush Beauty Bar is also a full service hair salon offering styling party, hair and lash extensions, gel nails and hair color and cutting. The in-salon blow out bar allows you to have salon-styled hair any day. For a list of services that range from The Texas Tousle (think big, voluminous hair) to The Blushing Lady (soft and straight) log on to www.blushbeautybarspokane.com. Blush Beauty Bar can complete your look, as they are also an upscale make-up and skincare boutique in an intimate, sophisticated boutique setting. FOR HIM: What’s with all the beards these days? It’s a growing trend that is not reserved just for the cast of Duck Dynasty. Now there’s a local company that is getting national attention for fostering style for the urban beardsman: Beardbrand. Beardbrand curates well-chosen, quality grooming tools and products that represent the bearded lifestyle. This newer company also is working on a line of their own products to add to the thoughtful mix. Founder Eric Bandholz, a former Merrill Lynch analyst, may have a business degree from the University of South Carolina, but what really qualifies him for his business is his well-groomed, six-inch red beard paired with a mustache. Bandholz grew the beard by not shaving for a full calendar year after leaving Merrill Lynch in 2011. After attending the West Coast Beard and Mustache Championship in Portland—in which he didn’t do well—Bandholz discovered a culture that intrigued him enough to start Beardbrand with two other partners. Let’s just say we expect great growth for this company! For more information or to shop online, go to www.beardbrand.com — Laurie L. Ross COUNTY GALWAY , IRELAND SINGAPORE Jacquie Ewell and Monica Cholaj traveled all the way to Singapore to take in the sights and sounds of somewhere new. They remembered to take a little bit of home with them when they took along their Spokane Couer d’Alene Living. SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA Ulrike Berzau took her Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living along with her to a conference in Scottsdale, where she shared the magazine with colleagues from the USA, Australia, UK, Israel, Brazil, Finland and Sweden. Kerry Lynch Geraghty, president of the SpokaneLimerick Sister City Society, took Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living all over Ireland as part of an official visit during The Gathering 2013. Pictured at Kylemore Abbey, built in 1867 , in the remote Connemara, County Galway, Ireland. UW, SEATTLE She puts the “W” in UW. Wonderful Lauren Guthrie, who has worked in our office for the past year, is heading off to UW this fall. In addition to hitting the books, she’s packing her Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living. MACHU PICCHU, PERU Erin Baldini and her mother, Mary Wyllie, and friends Nancy and Mckenzi Hoover, traveled to Peru to celebrate Mary’s 50th birthday. They hiked to the top of Machu Picchu with a copy of Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living. 22 Spokane CDA • September • 2013 Spokane CDA • September • 2013 23 First Look Buzz Lilacs & Lemon s by Vincen t Bozzi Dear Spoko-Gnome, I recently have taken several flights out of the Spokane International Airport. As we taxi down the runway, I have noticed several bunkers (for lack of a better word) on the right side of the plane, which are built into the ground, with grass growing over the top. They kind of look like the houses in The Shire, from the movie Lord of the Rings. Anyway, my mom and I were looking at them on our most recent trip down the runway, and were trying to figure out what they are. We’re clueless, but thought you would know the answer? Any idea? ~ Frequent Flyer LILACS on efforts by Spokane city council member Mike Fagan for his stance on bikini baristas. Originally I thought he was a crackpot, until I saw a sign downtown: “Spokane’s first totally topless espresso bar!” Although I am not against girls in bikinis, I feel that a XXX coffee stand, with its gaudy signs, cheapens Spokane, especially at one of its downtown entrances, making us look seedy and low-rent. The neighbors should revolt, and we should be able to go to a coffee window secure that we won’t be flashed by a dancer from Déjà vu who’s out trying to make a few extra bucks. If we allow this, what’s the next natural progression? LIMONS (Lilacs and Lemons combined) to the city Parks Department for landscaping the area where the YMCA used to be in Riverfront Park. In concept it’s a beautiful idea, and it kind of works, but a lot of us envisioned something a little nicer, a little more refined, a little more park-like, than what amounts to a prairie filled with weeds. It just doesn’t look natural juxtaposed to beautiful landscaped grounds. Dear Frequent Flyer, Well, I can barely see out the window when I sit on the airplane, due to my small yet striking stature, so I had to call in the cavalry for this one. Or, to be more precise, I placed an inquiry to the kind people at the airport. I heard back from Todd Woodward, director of marketing and public relations for Spokane International Airport, who said, “They are former military bunkers that date back to the 1940s, when then-Geiger (GEG) Field was an Army Air Corps training facility for the B-17. Today, we use them for seasonal storage (i.e., summer items are stored in the winter and winter materials in the summer). Great question, and an even better imagination!” I hope that satisfies your curiosity, Frequent Flyer! ~ Spoko-Gnome LEMONS to the Idaho Education Department for ignoring two successful local providers of high school WI-FI, Tek-Hut and Ednetics, in favor of an out of state firm that actually had a higher bid and would not allow the state to keep the wiring after the five year contract is up. Something doesn’t add up. Oh, ENA, a Tennessee-based firm that won the contract, made large political contributions to Idaho lawmakers. Now it all adds up perfectly well. LILACS to Pig Out in the Park for offering smaller and cheaper portions this year, $3.00, during certain time frames. With the large-sized plates there was no way to really sample your way across the park without getting stuffed. Making it more of a sampler event will make it much more fun for those of us who think variety is the spice of life. LILACS to the City of Spokane for proposing hiding an ugly sewer pipe underneath a walking trail along the shores of the south side of the Spokane River, between Glover Field and Monroe. That part of the river doesn’t have easy access for hikers, and we can all agree that a large sewer pipe would ruin the aesthetics; hiding it plain site is a brilliant plan. Who says government employees aren’t creative? LEMONS to “Integrity First”, an organization that seems to put integrity last, for suggesting that Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich lacks integrity because he wants to fire bad cops. First he’s mandated to clean up the department, attempts to do just that, then he’s assailed by a group of former or fired cops who say he’s too quick with the pink slip. We need good police officers, upstanding individuals whom we can trust, not clowns and goof-offs. Keep doing your Trump impression, Ozzie, and rid the department of those who are holding it down. LILACS to Inland Construction for putting up a fence next to a construction site on the South Hill, which borders some homeowners’ back yards, including one of our own. Children playing outside shouldn’t be tempted to wander over to construction sites, holes and heavy machinery, and Inland did something positive about it. 24 Spokane CDA • September • 2013 Spoko-Gnome First Look Buzz spokane by the numbers BACK 19 Public school districts within Spokane County to Edition 1.0 12,929* SCHOOL Students attending Spokane Community College Radius miles from school that most school districts require students to live in order to qualify for bus service to school. Portion of every budgeted dollar that reaches the classroom, according to washingtonpolicycenter.org Serving the Community Since 1906 We Never Outsource Work. Our Employees are All Local Experienced, Efficient & Friendly Staff $ 3 00 59¢ 8,882** Cost of hot lunch for Spokane Public Schools middle and high school students $2.40 *2011 school year, most recent numbers **2012 school year, most recent numbers Students attending Spokane Falls Community College Cost of Hot lunch for Spokane Public Schools elementary students what’s what’s Villagio’s wood fire pizza will be available at Vintages at 611 New Townshend Cellar tasting room in Green Bluff Driving 20 mph in school zones, and keeping an eye out for kiddos Spokane coming in 5th in Outside magazine’s Best Towns 2013 list Increased number of bees and bee stings this summer. Yowzers! The end of Huckleberry season (Huckleberries, don’t go awaaaaay!!!!) An increased number of bodies being found around the area. These are sad incidents. 26 Spokane CDA • September • 2013 Spokane CDA • September • 2013 27 first look retail therapy $ 69.99 SwissGear® Maxxum Backpack Whether you are a student, or a commuting worker, having a backpack that can keep up with you is half the battle. We love this SwissGear® backpack in red because it successfully combines design and functionality. Fits most 15 2/5” widescreen computers. CaseBase stabilizing platform made with extra durable material keeps bag standing upright. Reinforced, ergonomic carrying handle for comfort. Shockabsorbing shoulder straps distribute weight evenly and keep you comfortable. Available through Office Depot, officedepot.com Back to school season is here, but why should the students be the only ones to enjoy the fun of new equipment and gear? If there is one thing we have learned, it is that great deals needn’t stop once you graduate. Indulge your inner student and pick up some of these great finds from local, as well as online, retailers, and learn to enjoy the thrill of retail therapy! Apple MacBook Air We know it is a divided world: there are PC people and MAC people. To each is own; however, if you happen to be a MAC person, here’s the computer for you! Apple MD712LL/A 11-inch MacBook Air with 1.3GHz and 256GB Flash Drive is the perfect companion for the classroom or the boardroom. With up to nine hours of battery life, you’ll have all–day power for word processing, presentations, email, and more. $ 1,199 + Available through Huppins, huppins.com $ 12. 95 Kermit the Frog Retro Metal Lunchbox Those metal lunchboxes of yesteryear are all the rage again! It’s not easy being green, but it’s easy to have fun at lunch with this great Kermit the Frog lunch box! This is a lunchbox that you might see Miss Piggy carrying - it has full color embossed graphics of everyone’s favorite banjo playing Muppet frog and the title “The Muppet Movie. ” We love Kermit, but there are well over 100 themes to choose from. Make lunch fun again! Available through lunchboxes.com 28 Spokane CDA • September • 2013 Now Leasing Space Retail/Office Now at Gr apet r ee : The perfect South Hill location for your retail store, bank or professional practice, Grapetree Village is a custom-designed office village nestled among the trees on the South Hill’s primary arterial. Enjoy our onsite tenants: Applebee’s, Caffé Capri, Brick City Pizza, The Bar Method, Atlas Personal Training, Weldon Barber, Brooke Cloninger DDS, Family Karate Center, US Healthworks, the Gold Bug and Snyder CPA. Grapetree Village 2001 E. 29th Spokane, WA 99203-5022 email@example.com cloningerandassoc.com Spokane CDA • September • 2013 (509) 535-3619 29 River Ridge Hardware, a neighborhood landmark, has been locally owned and operated for more than 50 years. Visit for all your hardware and rental equipment needs, and know that at the same time you finish up that home improvement project, you’re supporting folks close to home. Eat Connect The Little Garden Café is big on community. The neighborhood hangout, which offers free Wi-Fi and a play area for children, is dedicated to being a place where you can meet your friends, family or significant other for a drink. Not only do they offer a great selection of coffee (Evan’s Brother’s Roasting Company) and drinks (an extensive list of microbrews and wines) they have delicious pastries, breakfast items, cupcakes and, during summer, ice cream. So meet a friend and share a serving of affogato ice cream (topped with espresso). 30 Build by Julia Zurcher | photos by David Crary Northwest Boulevard The neighborhood surrounding Northwest Boulevard prides itself on community. It’s obvious – from the eclectic mix of restaurants, coffee shops and pubs, to the locally owned specialty stores – in the Audubon area, supporting your neighbors isn’t just an idea, it’s a way of life. So stop by and soak in the views of Riverside State Park after a coffee or pizza, and experience a vibrant and growing Spokane community. If you like great ambience, good prices and thin crust pizza piled with toppings both traditional and inventive, make the Flying Goat your new favorite place. Owned by the same folks behind long-time favorite Downriver Grill (directly across the street) the restaurant takes the same winning combination of artisan products and excellent service, and applies it to a pizza joint. Despite being open for just a few years, the place feels like it’s been a part of the neighborhood for decades. Take your choice from their expansive list of beers and wines, but don’t miss out on The Kiernan, a delicious pizza topped with sausage, arugula cheese and a fried egg. Create Polka Dot Pottery encourages visitors to get in touch with their creative side. Select from a wide-range of affordably priced