Spokane CDA Living October/November 2022

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OCTOBER/november 2022/issue 203

Paranormal Investigations


#203| OCT/NOV 2022

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s autumn winds blow fire-hued leaves across the yellowing lawns, the mind inevitably turns inward. Fall is a season for reflection. (And for some, rumination.) Halloween, with its costumes, candy, and merrymaking fast approaches. But it’s more than a day to play dress up; it’s a specific point in the year where folks allow themselves to face their fears. They watch scary movies and go to haunted houses. They tell spooky ghost stories around backyard fire pits. These seemingly safe flirtations with the dark and terrifying belie an urgent imperative. The witching holiday reminds us to confront what menaces us most. Any behavioral psychologist will explain that only by directly addressing what we fear can we at least, if not fully eradicate it, reconcile ourselves to it. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this is when I reflect on my fears about my mom’s breast cancer returning—and of how I often imagine one day I may have to tell my daughter that I too have cancer, or that she will tell me she does. My mother reminds me to face this fear directly by making sure I get regular checkups, to be mindful of my health, and to instill this same proactive approach in my child, all of which helps to alleviate my fear. And because our family is aware of our risk for breast cancer, we know how


to take preventative measures (like getting annual mammograms) so that we can enjoy pumpkin donuts, blustery fall walks, and scary movies with one another for many Octobers to come. Then, like a shift in whether patterns, we pivot from the frightful to the thankful. On the heels of All Hallows’ Eve comes Thanksgiving. Ideally wrapped in warmth beside blazing hearths while the first snows of the season scatter downward beyond the windowpanes, we take the time to reconnect with family and friends and reflect on all for which we are grateful—if

not by deed, then in spirit, for not all of us have hearths to share. This year, with the war still progressing in eastern Europe and inflation at home hurting so many, let’s not just feel thankful, let’s express it. It might seem obvious, but it means more to hear gratitude from another’s lips. Say to one another, “Thank you.” Thoughts come and go, but spoken and written words have lasting impact. Speak your blessings out loud. This is why every year our magazine takes the time to recognize the local businesses that go above and beyond to serve the needs of our communities with our “Best in the City Awards.” It’s important to acknowledge these local businesses that help us take care of ourselves and one another because we want them to continue to do their amazing work. The SpokaneCoeur d’Alene area wouldn’t be as great a place to call home without these winners. Reflection begins as an internal process, one that ideally bears outward fruit. Through expression of our thoughts, be they the phantoms we fear or the things we love most, we can cultivate a better understanding of ourselves and learn what we need to do moving forward to live our best lives. So, revel in the beauty of a full moon on an eerie, dark autumnal night, and don’t be afraid to speak truth with friends and family. Now is the season. Sincerely, L. H. Hogue

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Raise high the roof beam, carpenters by P.R. BURGESS Lemons: Regional housing costs were problematic long before the Federal Reserve went on its recent interest rate hiking warpath. With mortgage rates currently nearing seven percent, most homebuyers have been priced out of the real estate market. Lemonade: The upside to this steady climb in the cost of borrowing is that sellers have been forced to lower asking prices. Lemons: But the median house price in Spokane is still more than $150,000 over what it was five years ago. In 2017, a quarter-million dollars could get you an average threebedroom, two-bath home. Back then, 70 percent of residents could afford such a purchase. But now, according to the Spokane Home Builders Association (SHBA), only 15 percent of local workers can afford a median-priced home. (This summer, the median price had risen to $460,000 before falling off somewhat.) More numbers to ponder: In 2017, a little over half of all Spokane homes sold for less than $200,000. In 2022, less than five percent did. In fact, a quick perusal of Realtor.com shows absolutely nothing at that price point, excluding mobile homes on rented lots or houses in a state of desperate need of repair to be made habitable. Back in August, the SHBA provided five factors driving the high housing costs: population growth (Spokane County’s population grew by 56,000 people, around 14 people per day.); lack of supply (We’re building around 1,400 fewer units per year than needed by our growing population.); lack of skilled labor (Without available labor, build times increase.); NIMBYism (John Schram, a co-chair of the neighborhood council in Spokane’s Comstock neighborhood was quoted in a New York Times February 2022 article as saying, “I have nothing against duplexes and triplexes, just not next to my house.”); and finally, an influx of buyers from other regions (A Redfin survey revealed that in 2021, home buyers moving into Spokane had a housing budget nearly 25 percent higher than that of locals.). Lilacs: The sky is not falling, however. Pacific Northwesterners are not soft by nature. We are fixers and doers. This is why the SHBA raised over $200,000 with its building partners to create “Frame Your Future,” a new two-year educational program at Innovation High School. The curriculum includes engineering concepts and sustainable building practices while allowing high schoolers hands-on experience building a structure from the ground up. The goal is to address the chronic construction workforce shortage in our region. “Today, one in four construction workers will reach retirement


Frame Your Future goes to high school.

age within the next 10 years, but [Washington state] continues to funnel students into four-year degree pathways while cutting shop programs in schools,” said Brian Burrow, the director of Frame Your Future. “A new workforce must be trained and ready to take over critical positions—from top to bottom—of every company.” Burrow, an economist, entrepreneur, and project manager who has partnered with the SHBA to create industry-funded workforce development programs in the past, is also the CEO of Really Clean Energy. “The Spokane Home Builders Association is leading the conversation in regards to industry-designed, common-sense solutions to protect housing affordability and cost of living. I’m excited to be a part of that,” said Burrow. In addition to the trades training program at Innovation High School, FYF hosts an annual springtime two-day trades exposure “Construction Camp” for high school students. It will soon launch its OJT program to provide on-the-job training for adults seeking construction jobs in the industry. “The launch of Frame Your Future is a real, meaningful action to address our housing challenges,” said Burrow. “Let’s see what we can accomplish when we inspire and empower young men and women to pick up their tool of choice and build something incredible—our future.”


Kika Morelan volunteers her time and energy as a paranormal investigator.


by LAUREL HOGUE all is upon us. Wind chills the air, rustles dried leaves, and whispers incantations as nightfall creeps closer to afternoon each day. Such obvious changes are felt, heard, and seen; they harken Halloween’s proximity. The autumn horizon blurs purple and orange. More obscure and difficult to quantify is the eeriness that permeates the atmosphere


during the lead up to All Hallows’ Eve, reminding us that the veil between the living and the dead grows thin, making contact with the deceased especially palpable this time of year. And so it was that we invited Kika Morelan, founder and lead investigator of the Spokane Paranormal Investigation Group (SPIG), to come examine a semivacant office building in downtown Spokane and show how some of her investigative

equipment works. As a fully licensed and insured professional investigation group, all of the SPIG’s investigations are free; the group’s only interest is in trying to make contact with spirits and, if possible, relay any messages the departed may have for the living. Put simply, her goal is to help people. Morelan, who speaks with an accent reminiscent of her native Finland, is retired

A panoply or paranormal investigation tools

The coveted Panasonic DR60 voice recorder

and able to devote herself to this passion fulltime. “I started doing this a little over ten years ago,” she explains. Morelan has done hundreds of investigations, and she chafes against the term Ghost Hunters. “It’s silly. We aren’t hunting anything.” This point is particularly important to Morelan. “There are those who ghost hunt for the thrill of it and do nothing else. There is a difference. It is not incorrect term for those people. We are ghost researchers and investigators.” The building in which Morelan conducted her investigation was built in the early 1900s. With generations of souls having lived and worked within its bricked interior over the last 110 years, the likelihood of encountering some type of paranormal activity seemed probable. The building in question was chosen because recent, firsthand accounts of ghostly encounters had been reported, several of which included a golden or flickering mist in a dimly lit hallway and a reoccurring heavy presence at times in a

few specific rooms. Nothing however had ever been confirmed. The encounters were more office gossip than actual phenomenon. This isn’t to say that individual accounts are unreliable. Rather, such reports warrant further investigation. According to Morelan, some ghosts are drawn to a place or an object or the land itself, but in general they are attracted to the living, especially those whom the departed knew in life and for whom they can offer solace from their bereavement or loneliness. Indeed, she points out there can be many reasons as to why a ghost is present. They After arriving in the office space, Morelan set out her equipment and began explaining the different devices she would utilize in determining whether ghosts were present. She immediately switched on the digital Olympus voice recorder that she wore on her arm; this she kept continuously running for the duration of her investigation. The Olympus is a newer technology but, while highly effective at recording clear sounds, far less likely to pick up noises pro-

Onvoy Ghost Box

duced by the paranormal than is the iconic Panasonic DR60 voice recorder, one of the most highly coveted tools in the paranormal investigator’s arsenal. The Panasonics often sell for over $3,000 on the internet and are known for their ability to pick up sounds human ears may not perceive. In addition, the Panasonic DR60 offers the unique feature of recording only when triggered by noise. It automatically ceases recording when no sound is present. Using the coveted Panasonic recorder, Morelan asked questions in different areas OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022 BOZZIMEDIA.com 17

FIRST LOOK buzz of the building, always waiting five seconds that none in attendance could hear. And before asking her next question. while this presumably signaled the pres“Hello. Is there someone here with us?” ence of a departed soul (a spirit, a ghost), “Thank you for any response.” the interaction felt surprisingly friendly “We just want to ask some questions.” and warm, albeit shocking and eerie. And When the recording played back, there the primary temperature meter, which had was either no gap between her questions, been left outside the door, began beeping signifying that no response had been given, repeatedly. or (and only in a few spots) there was a “I can only investigate. I cannot guarstatic-type noise, which could include any antee what caused this,” Morelan explains number of sounds that were afterward. “Maybe there is an acknowledgements by a ghost electromagnetic pulse in that “Yes, any place that they were present and part of the building causing has the potential attempting to respond to her this, or maybe it is a spirt. A for ghosts to be questions. psychic could tell you more.” Morelan is the first to Because all the equipment present, But this admit how difficult it is to doesn’t mean you she brought can be affected by understand responses from other elements of a non-parahave to let your the Panasonic DR60. The few normal nature, and thus cause mind recorded sounds she did pick false readings, Morelan also constantly be up were more like breathy works with psychics. Normally overwhelmed by grunts than words. Nevertheshe works with Jennifer Von the idea or be less, the fact of those recordBehren. Unfortunately, Von ings was undeniable. These Behren was unable to attend afraid of them. were recorded in only two They are there, and due to illness. So instead, she distinct parts of the building, one can be mindful worked with Jane Stewart, who and she was able to repeat the is also a psychic medium and without being results for those assembled. one of the women who manconsumed.” Morelan also brought ages the Ghost411.net podcast. with her an EDI meter, which Based upon a study of the Kika Morelan registers temperature changes photos, Stewart, who was not and sound; a Para4ce PMB present for the initial research Poltertune music box, which and investigation, determined is activated by motion sensors; a KII Electhat the building itself seemed to have a tromagnetic Field (EMF) meter; a Trip Wire darker energy due to its history (buildings EMF cable, and an Onvoy Ghost Box, that are saturated in energy that psychics can registers changes in EMF and temperature pick up on). She was able to confirm that to compute answers with words, numbers, the ghost in one particular office was male icons, and yes/no options; and finally, a and had a playful personality, and who likes video camera. Many of these devices were to joke and perhaps perform pranks. She purchased on GhostStop.com, an online surmised this may be why our interaction retailer for those engaged in paranormal in- with him felt the most fun. She said there vestigations. (As previously noted, Morelan was also a light-haired female ghost in finds the term ‘ghost hunters’ unsavory and the main conference area and in the entry incorrect.) hallway area of the office (Morelan was able When set up on a central location to capture responses from her as well on her within one of the spaces of the office buildOlympus recorder). ing in question, none of the various devices As Morelan left, she seemed aware of were activated other than in direct response the fact that we were all a bit shaken by what to the movement and sounds generated by we had witnessed. One in attendance, who Morelan and those in attendance. They all asked to remain anonymous, had begun the appeared in working order. But when those investigation as a skeptic. That certitude had in attendance backed away, nothing was faded by the end of the day. triggered. However, when Morelan moved One can’t help wondering after such the devices to a particular office that was an encounter if every place we visit is filled the location of reports of workers had been with departed spirits and whether we made nearly every apparatus sprung to life. should tread lightly—and be more aware of As if in a conversation, the music box and them. KII EMF meter “replied” to her questions. “Yes, any place has the potential for The DR60 Panasonic recorder absolutely, ghosts to be present,” said Morelan, “But unmistakably picked up tangible sounds this doesn’t mean you have to let your mind 18 BOZZIMEDIA.com OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022

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CHECK IT OUT: n If you would like to see some of the equipment used by paranormal investigators, ask questions, or share your experiences with the paranormal, the Spokane Paranormal Investigation Group will be having a presentation and discussion at the Hayden Library on Saturday, Oct 22 from 1-3pm. n Check out their blog, SpokaneParanormalInvestigationGroup.com and their Facebook page of the same name for more information. constantly be overwhelmed by the idea or be afraid of them. They are there, and one can be mindful without being consumed.” While ghosts can be dangerous if provoked, according to Morelan, most ghosts are not that way. Ghosts are like experiencing the wind, the falling leaves, and the gaunt nights of fall. Many a meaning can be derived based on how they make us feel, but if given the choice, it is better to enjoy the mystery and wonder without letting an insatiable thirst for certainty prevent us from enjoying a magical experience with the natural world (or in this case, supernatural world).

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Postal Priorities Anyone who lives with a mailbox has likely noticed the postal service is, how shall we say, not what it used to be. Lost letters, late deliveries, no deliveries—it’s difficult to deliver the mail with a nationwide shortage of carriers. The U.S. Postal Service is taking this crisis seriously, which is why they began a podcast! Nothing says progress like two guys sitting in front of a microphone. “Mailin’ It” is available wherever you download your favorite shows. And if that doesn’t solve the problem, the Feds are double down on the determination with a board game. USPS: The Great American Mail Race is the officially licensed board game of the United States Postal Service wherein players are USPS postal workers on a mission to deliver as much mail as possible to some of the bestnamed towns in America. Packed with nostalgia and postal flair, it includes 13 official methods of transportation, from the pony express and 4x4, to a hot-air balloon—and even a rocket. That ought to speed up deliveries!

buzzworthy It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood Like so many others parked on Nextdoor (Nextdoor.com), Anthony Vilgiate uses the social media app for requests. In a recent post, he asked, “If you are removing a tree or doing some big trimming, I would love to swing by and pick up some of that wood!” Vilgiate, a hobbyist woodturner, tries to make beauty from “only locally sourced materials.” Neighbor Rodrigo Arnold tugged Vilgiate’s fishing line. “Just east of 37th and Grand on the north side of the street, someone has some trunk remnants on their front lawn.” And voila, a few days later beautiful bowls were displayed, made from what was essentially yard waste. But one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. To

purchase a Vilgiate original, look no further than The Bohemian (TheBohemianSpokane.com), where dozens of local artists sell their work. The Bohemian has two brick-and-mortar stores in Spokane.

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hris Bovey has always been an old soul. He’d often sport vintage thrift store threads and a fedora in high school. In his spare time, he’d wander through packed antique stores dotting Market Street in Hillyard and be inspired by the classic Americana design of nostalgic postcards, signs, and logos. Years later, the talented artist with a cult-like following


is opening his own store, where people can experience his iconic artwork from start to finish. “It’s an amazing feeling,” said Chris, artist, and owner of Vintage Print + Neon. Chris first started designing vintage prints of Spokane landmarks in 2015. His first print was of Mount Spokane. His collection now includes more than 500 designs.

The storefront also functions as a studio and workshop

Reclaimed wood adorns the walls of Vintage Print and Neon

“I grew up here, and we have a lot to celebrate. I didn’t know what to do with that, so I came up with the idea of doing art of local landmarks,” said Chris. At the time, he was working a full-time job and would design and handprint his artwork at night. However, his work became so popular he

eventually had to decide between the stability of a 9-5 or his art. “There were a lot of skeptics only because this hadn’t been done before. Not in a million years did I think it would lead to anything,” said Chris. For years, Chris dreamed of opening his own OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022 BOZZIMEDIA.com 23

Chris Bovey designed the interior with an eye toward salvage

store. A few months ago, he toured a charming, packed-with-potential building space sandwiched between The Garland Theater and the iconic Milk Bottle. With the support of an enthusiastic landlord, who also happens to be a big fan, he signed a lease. “I poured my heart and soul into this building. It looks like it’s been here for years. There is salvaged barn wood and an old arrow from an old downtown motel. I refixed the electrical and put the arrow on the roof,” said Chris. The store is part studio, part retail, and all about having a one-of-akind experience. Visitors can watch Chris sketch, design, hand mix muted greens, yellows, and blues, and make prints onsite. You can also print a t-shirt, take a class or play a free game of Donkey Kong. “It’s just something cool. It’s not just a money grab. I really want to make it a cool experience,” said 24 BOZZIMEDIA.com OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022

Chris. Cool, like the kid in high school wearing a fedora to first period. Chris hopes his store, which celebrates its grand opening this weekend, will become a landmark like those he creates. “To come full circle, that’s a cool dream to have. Time will tell. I’m hoping this store will be one of those places visitors to Spokane have to check out in the Garland district and have an experience,” said Chris. You can contact Chris and see more of his designs at this link: Etsy.com/shop/ vintageprintnw. We want to thank our local energy provider, Avista Corporation, for allowing us to share this story with our readers. This story first appeared on their Facebook page. Visit facebook.com/AvistaUtilities for more inspiring stories about life and people in the Inland Northwest.

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Supercharge transit— make it an employment benefit


his month, Spokane Transit flips the switch on the biggest upgrade to its fare system in decades. Among other features, the system enables, for the first time, payment via smartphone. In the future, it will also enable payment via contactless credit cards or services like Apple Pay. And instead of prepurchasing a daily or monthly pass, you’ll be able to pay as you go; when you’ve paid an amount equivalent to a pass, the system will automatically stop charging you. These changes are intended to make Spokane Transit easier to use (particularly for casual and new transit riders), and they’re rolling out at the perfect time: just as our region vastly expands its bus service and launches its first bus rapid transit line, the City Line. But there’s another step we can take that would truly supercharge our transit network and begin to change behavior—one that has been transformative in communities where it has been deployed. Simply put, we should make transit an employment benefit. Not only would this help make transit a more viable option for commuters, but it would also unleash a virtuous cycle. Say employers want to provide each of


their benefits-eligible employees with an unlimited transit pass. Employees would get access to fare-free transit, and would increasingly choose transit not just for commutes, but also for other trips. The employer, meanwhile, would pay a reduced rate for monthly passes, and this revenue would be reinvested into the transit system, resulting in increased service. Increased service would induce passholders and others to ride even more as transit becomes a more obvious choice. And on and on and on. Employer-sponsored passes are popular in cities like Seattle and Los Angeles, and they can become a truly coveted employee benefit. And employers love them, because they can reduce a company’s tax burden (since commute benefits are pretax) and improve employee morale. So, what could we do to encourage more employers in Spokane to offer them? First, we could improve our commutetrip reduction (CTR) programs like Commute Smart NW with more resources for employer outreach and mandate that all employers with more than 50 full-time employees participate. We could do more to ensure employers are making a “good faith effort” to comply and penalize those

which aren’t. Second, we could condition our public investments on the private sector’s participation in such programs. The City and County could require companies to offer transit passes to their employees if they receive public contracts or investment (like the millions of dollars in road improvements and site work that enabled the Amazon warehouse on the West Plains). Finally, we could explore some “sticks.” For example, the city could levy a tax on each parking stall provided by a private employer for employee use. It might not initially be popular, but it would start to nudge employers and employees toward transit. Some advocates have suggested entirely fare-free transit as a way to boost ridership and enhance a public good. But this would reduce system revenue and jeopardize the service levels that drive ridership in the first place. As STA revamps its fare system and launches the City Line BRT next year, it’s absolutely time to rethink the way that we pay for transit. But let’s do it in a way that unleashes a virtuous cycle that increases ridership, improves service, and creates new lifelong transit users.

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Spokane’s only true zip line canopy tour adventure! After struggling through a difficult and life-threatening health issue, Mica Moon Zip Tours’ owners, Heidi and Rik, decided to courageously step out of their familiar comfort zone and share their beautiful hidden valley by creating an adventurous canopy tour on their family’s property. They contemplated this decision for a long while before finally deciding to take the plunge. The pair says that much like the first time zip-liner, they calculated the risk, took a courageous deep breath, and stepped off of the edge with a surge of exhilaration. That surge has helped them soar along this new, exciting, and difficult journey, unsure of what lies ahead. However, like a zipliner after their first ride, they’ll never be the same or feel the need to look back. Mica Moon’s mission is to provide an opportunity for residents and visitors in the Spokane area to experience its natural forests from a bird’s-eye view. Their zip lines allow riders to feel a sense of freedom within their comfort zones while also stretching their sense of adventure. Heidi and Rik want their guests to feel they truly had an amazing experience and learn as much about themselves as they do the secrets hidden in their backyard wilderness.


Creating Mica Moon took two years and tens of thousands of dollars working with biologists, geologists, arborists, historians, governmental agencies, and experts in experiential learning to create the Mica Moon Zip Tours. They only hire the best guides and train them in every aspect of their job so that they can maximize their guests’ experience. Their only goal is to provide a unique and enjoyable experience from the first step to the last at Mica Moon.

Fright Flights – Haunted Zip Tour Their slogan, “Pay to get in. Pray to get out!” is sure to live up to its name with this haunted zip tour. Mica Moon aims to thrill and terrify guests through haunted woods as they zipline to safety. This tour is limited to October only. It’s the full experience; like their original tour (mentioned below), only haunted. So, sign up if you dare! Ages 16+ only. 10 guests maximum on each tour. 2 tour times on Fri, 3 tour times on Sat. Included in this $98 tour is a 3-hour zipline tour, shuttle ride, ATV ride, haunted experience, and (of course) hot cocoa. Sign up, if you dare, at MicaMoon.com/tours/ haunted or call (509) 587-4020


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Oct 2022: High Country Orchard, Green Bluff High Country Orchard is a family-owned farm waiting for you to create some adventures! They have live music, local vendors, family fun, food, and drinks every weekend. Be sure to pick up some of their tasty pumpkin doughnuts while you’re there. It’s free to get in. Hours: Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm, and they are closed on Monday. For Vendors: Check out HighCountryOrchard.com or call (509) 238-9545 for more details. 8518 E Green Bluff Rd, Colbert

Oct 22: The Pumpkin Ball, Spokane For the last 19 years, The Pumpkin Ball, a black-tie gala held at the Davenport Grand Hotel, has honored its promise to help parents who are facing difficulties with finding shelter or caring for their children. Hosted by Vanessa Behan, an organization that helps families with these issue, the event has raised over $3 million for the community’s most vulnerable citizens. Vanessa Behan helps families dealing with complex issues like substance abuse, domestic violence, and homelessness, or even just parents that are exhausted and worn out from the day-to-day demanding responsibilities of parenting. With support from citizens and sponsors, the 19th Annual Pumpkin Ball will be just as successful as in years prior. Formal attire is

recommended. Tickets are $150 for individuals and tables of 8 are available for $1200. The ball starts at 5:30pm. Visit VanessaBehan.com or call (509) 981-8439 for more information. 2230 E Sprague Ave, Spokane Oct 22-23: Family Fall Festival, Rathdrum Rathdrum Craft and Farmers Market is hosting a family festival this year to celebrate the fall season. They will be featuring 50+ vendors with a variety of items for sale at the Rathdrum Lions Club. The festival is perfect for all ages with so many wonderful treats and eats. Sat 10am-6pm and Sun 11am-5pm. For vendor information and more details go to RathdrumCraftandFarmersMarket. blogspot.com

7pm-12am. VIP Entrance opens at 6pm. Visit ElevationsSpokane.org for tickets, to donate, or call (509) 385-2116 for more information. 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane

Oct 25: Kitchen Engine Cooking Class – Sweet and Savory Pies with Kristi The Kitchen Engine has classes all month for the most delightful and delectable of meals and treats, but Kristi’s pie making class is especially timely for the holiday season. With this class you will learn to make a versatile butter pie crust that can be used for both sweet fruit pies for dessert and savory chicken pot pies for dinner. You’ll be creating a Roasted Chicken and Vegetable Pot Pie and Bourbon Brown Sugar Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream and get to feast on your meal after class. The class is $80 and goes from 5:457:45pm. 621 W Mallon Ave, Spokane

Oct 29: The 5th Annual Halloween Bar Crawl This Fast Eddie’s Bar and Grill Facebook Event is back and even bigger. You’ll get quite a bit with your ticket, including a $1000 grand prize costume contest entry, 2+ drinks or shots, a “Crawl With US” stadium cup, exclusive drink specials, food specials at partner venues, waived cover at some venues, professional photographers, after parties, and a custom Halloween badge with vouchers. Check-in time is 4pm at Fast Eddie’s and ends at 6pm. Get a $10 ticket when you go with a group of 4 or more or a $15 single ticket at CrawlWithUs.com and be sure to click “Going” on the Facebook Event page by Halloween Bar Crawl and Crawl With Us to keep up with updates. 1 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane

Oct 29: Ghost Ball, Spokane Spokane’s premier “Party with a Purpose!” at the Spokane Convention Center. Each year on the Saturday before Halloween, Spokane hosts the spooky party of the season. Ghost Ball is Elevation’s largest fundraiser of the year. Funds go directly towards children with special needs to have the therapy and care they need to succeed. The 2022 ball will be bigger than ever with live and silent auctions for items contributed from local businesses. There will be dancing, food, and a fry bar, as well as a Red Carpet Entrance for VIP guests. In true Halloween fashion there will also be a costume contest so dress to impress! The event is for ages 21+. Early Bird tickets start at $95, VIP are $190, and groups of 8 for $760 with limited availability. The ball lasts from

Nov 12: Free Estate Planning Seminar, Spokane Moulton Law Offices wants you to feel comfortable in planning ahead. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that if you become incapacitated or pass away, you have plans for how to keep yourself, your family, and your assets exactly where you’d like. This Free Estate Planning Seminar will help you learn how to remove the headache of legal fees, court dates, family arguments, and more. This event is aimed at giving you a clear picture of how you can plan for the future based on estate laws and the potential outcomes you’d like for your estate. You’ll also gain a free one-hour meeting valued OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022 BOZZIMEDIA.com 33


at $300 with an Estate Planning Attorney. Admission is Free. The event will be from 10-11:30am. Visit MoultonLaw.com for more information. 7919 N Division St, Spokane Nov 12: Spokane Winter Knights Snowmobile & Power Sports Expo Check out new and used snowmobiles, ATVs, trailers, clothing, parts, accessories, and more at this 41st annual winter sports expo, which is considered the largest oneday snow show in the west. You can view local vendors, as well as bring your own parts or sleds to sell. The show runs from 9am-5pm. $10 for adults. 12 and under are free. Visit SpokaneWinterKnights.com for more details. 404 N Havana St #1, Spokane Nov 17-19: Drew Lynch Comedy Tour Known for his appearance on the 10th season of America’s Got Talent where he finished in second, Drew Lynch went on to create a YouTube channel called Dog Vlog where he uploads videos of him talking to his 2 million+ subscribers and viewers about his life with his service dog with the occasional comedic twist. He also stars in a flash animation series named Therapy Dog created by the animator Tony Celano. This November, he will be performing at the Spokane Comedy Club to perform. Show times vary by date attended. Must be 18+ for shows starting before 9:30pm and 21+ after 9:30pm. Tickets are $35-$45. Visit SpokaneComedyClub.com or call (509) 318-9998 for details and tickets. 315 W Sprague, Spokane

Nov 18-20: Custer’s 46th Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Show, Spokane Valley The holiday season is beginning so start your holiday gift shopping early with Custer’s Arts & Crafts Show. You’ll discover one of a kind fine art, jewelry, photography, seasonal decor ,and so much more from local professional artists across the northwest. Vendors create a beautiful holiday atmosphere by decorating their display areas in a festive manner. Included in the event are samples of specialty gourmet foods such as gourmet chocolate caramel apples and baking mixes that are also available to buy. One day admission is $8 and a weekend pass is $10. Kids 12 and under are free. Parking is also free. Visit CustersShows.com for more details. 404 N Havana St #1, Spokane Valley


Nov 25: Fox Presents: Jay Leno You know him best as the host of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno; Leno is a standup comedian, best-selling children’s book author, an in-demand corporate speaker, TV and movie voice-over artist, and car builder/ mechanic who appeals to many with his comedic observations about life’s absurdities. His new stand-up tour is a reminder of why he has become such a sensation. The show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $58. Visit SpokaneSymphony.com or call (509) 624-1200 to purchase tickets. 1001 W Sprague Ave, Spokane Dec 1: Kathleen Madigan: “Do You Have Any Ranch?” This hilarious, sarcastic comedian has more than 30 years of experience as a professional comedian under her belt. She has begun touring again after launching her own comedic podcast in 2020 appropriately named Madigan’s Pubcast. Kathleen gained stardom with her stand-up comedy specials,


performing on late night talk shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and appearing on Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen. She’s recently toured and performed globally as well as joined USO trips to entertain troops in the Middle East. Kathleen will be performing at the Pend Oreille Pavilion in the Northern Quest Resort & Casino. Doors open at 6:30pm and the show begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are $59/$69/$89 (price depends on seating). For more information and to purchase tickets go to NorthernQuest.com or call (509) 481-2800. 720 W Mallon Ave, Spokane

Oct 15: Vir Das A global comedy sensation as a stand-up comedian and actor, Vir has gained worldwide recognition with his five Netflix specials in the last six years. One of them, For India, was even nominated for an Emmy Award. He made the “Top 10 Comics To Watch” list by Variety magazine and was honored by the Kennedy Center as one of their inaugural “Next 50” leaders lighting the way forward through art and action. Vir has sold over half a million tickets for his stand-up and become the biggest English speaking comedian in India. He’s traveled the globe with his various stand-up tours and is finally gracing the stage in Spokane. The show will be from 7pm-9pm. Tickets Start at $41.50. Visit BingCrosbyTheater.com for more details and to purchase tickets. 901 W Sprague Ave, Spokane Oct 16: The Lives of Others The Academy Award Winning Best Foreign Language Film (2006), The Lives of Others will be screening at the historic Panida Theater, which began as a vaudeville and movie house in 1927. The film is set in 1983 in East Berlin. Dedicated Stasi officer Gerd Wiesler, doubting that a famous playwright is loyal to the Communist Party, receives approval to spy on the man and his actress-lover, Christa-Maria. Wiesler becomes unexpect-


edly sympathetic to the couple, then faces conflicting loyalties when his superior takes a liking to Christa-Maria and orders Wiesler to get the playwright out of the way. Shows are at 2:30pm and 6:30pm. Tickets bought in advance are $8 for Adults, $7 for Youth and Seniors. Tickets bought at the door are $10 for Adults, $9 for Youth and Seniors. Visit Panida.org for more information. 300 N 1st Ave, Sandpoint, ID Oct 28-30: The Book Of Mormon Dubbed “the best musical of this century” by The New York Times, this outrageous musical comedy follows the adventures of an unlikely pair of missionaries who are sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” The nine-time Tony Award® winning Best Musical is The Book Of Mormon is a hilarious comedy musical that has truly become an international sensation from New York’s Broadway to London’s West End. The show is 2 hours and 30 minutes long and show times vary depending on the date. Contains explicit language. Tickets start at $65. To purchase tickets visit FirstInterstateCenter. org or call (509) 279-7000. 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane

Oct 28-Nov 6: Exile Live theater has returned to Spokane Civic Theater with Exile. Bryan Harnetiaux’s play tells the tale of Augie as he returns to his hometown for a high school reunion 40 years later after retiring from the military. He’s back for the first time after being driven from his family home shortly after graduation by intolerable conditions. After being egged on by his childhood friend Frankie, a drunken Augie makes a plan to break into his old home in the night, stirring the inner turmoil of his troubled childhood in search of meaning. PG-13. Adults $25, Students (5-25) $10. For show times and tickets visit SpokaneCivicTheater.com or call (509) 3252506. 1020 N Howard Street, Spokane


Oct 15: Autumn’s Golden Gifts Sign up and join the paint and sip party at Pinot’s Palette for this Autumn delight. You’ll be guided step by step as you paint two pumpkins with a sunflower nestled between them. The rich yellows and warm oranges symbolize the colorful changes that autumn in Spokane brings. Pinot’s Palette has events throughout the year (both private and public) so be sure to check out the schedule on their website for other painting events happening throughout the year. They even have options for painting at home with a purchased kit and online tutorials. With Autumn’s Golden Gifts you can bask in the season and celebrate your newfound skill in the arts. Paint nights are for adults 21+ and tickets are $45 per guest. For more tickets and information (for this event and others throughout the year) go to PinotsPalette. com or call (509) 290-5098. 319 W Sprague Ave, Spokane Oct 18-Nov 8: Beginning Watercolor Techniques with Greg Chapleski Session II Want to learn to paint or get back into painting but not sure where to start? Have fun learning to paint, step-by-step, with watercolors using only three brushes. No experience necessary. The class will be held at the Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving their historic building and promoting the arts in and for the Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene communities and the surrounding areas. The class $75 and includes 4 sessions that meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm. Go to SimpleTix.com for more information and to register for the class. 405 N William St, Post Falls


Oct 22: Live Music at Walter’s Fruit Ranch, Green Bluff The U-Pick orchard is settled in the heart of Green Bluff. Their country store and Orchard Cafe invite you to join them for their famous Fall Harvest Festival. Enjoy some live music by Fellow Travelers and fun for the whole family. It’s free to attend and will be held from 11am-2pm Check out Fellow Travelers Facebook event for more information or call Walters’s Fruit Ranch at (509) 283-4709. 9807 E Day Rd, Mead Oct 23: Inland Northwest Country Music Awards (INCMA) Driven by fans’ votes, this show will be the biggest night of the year for country musicians living here in the Inland Northwest. The INCMA seeks to identify and honor those with exceptional talents every year with this awards show. Attendees will see 15 artists and bands perform and get the opportunity to meet them as well. Come celebrate these gifted artists that live right here sharing their incredible talents. The show will be from 7pm-9pm. For tickets go to BingCrosbyTheater.com 901 W Sprague Ave, Spokane Oct 27: Quaker City Night Hawks Rolling Stone proclaims that Quaker City Night Hawks’ songs, “fly in the face of mainstream rules.” They are Texans by birth, but their Lightning Rod Records debut album, El Astronauta, resonates as the perfect soundtrack for both an American desert road trip or even house music for a relaxing night on the weekend. Their sound is a mix of 70s rock with Texan blues, science fiction, and Bible Belt boogie. They will be performing at Lucky You Lounge which is known for having a delicious and eclectic menu. The restaurant opens at 4pm, show doors open at 7 pm, and the show starts at 8pm. OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022 BOZZIMEDIA.com 35

DATEBOOK OCTOBER/NOVEMBER Tickets are $15 and patrons must be 21+. Visit EventBrite.com for event information and to purchase tickets. 1801 W Sunset Blvd, Spokane Nov 4: Deck the Halls With Disney Featuring Dcappella Kick off the holiday season with DCappella as they take you on a musical journey featuring all of your favorite Disney songs. The will be singing hits from Encanto, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Frozen, Moana, and many more. DCappella is Disney Music Group’s premier a cappella singing sensation featuring 6 world class vocalists known for their reimagined classics from the Disney songbook. The group came together as the result of a nationwide search for the best vocal performing talent in a cappella and stage. Since their debut on the “American Idol” stage, DCappella has completed a 40city tour through North America and parts of Canada. They also sold out an 18-city tour in Japan. Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7:30pm. All ages are welcome. Tickets vary from $32-$77 depending on the seat. Head on over to DcappellaLive.com for more information about the group. For tickets visit FirstInterstateCenter.org or call


(509) 279-7000. 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201 Nov 5: John Williams’ 90th Birthday Celebration The music of John Williams has brought us to new worlds through imagination and heart-pounding adventures. The Spokane Symphony celebrates William’s 90th birthday with his most-loved fan favorite scores. Join us as James Lowe conducts the Spokane Symphony throughout William’s most popular movie scores, including Jaws, E.T., Superman, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, and Star Wars, which was named the greatest film score of all time by the American Film Institute. The celebration starts at 7:30pm. Ticket prices vary but start at $47. Check out SpokaneSymphony.com or call (509) 624-1200 for seats and more information. 1001 W Sprague Ave, Spokane Nov 25: Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve The multi-platinum, progressive rock group Trans-Siberian Orchestra is coming back

to perform at the Spokane Arena. Their show will be the day after Thanksgiving, and therefore a great way to kick off the Christmas season. The show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets range from $29-$99.50. Go to SpokaneArena.com to find more details about the show. Tickets can be purchased at TicketsWest.com. 720 W Mallon Ave, Spokane Dec 10&11: Candlelight Christmas Concerts, Gonzaga University Gonzaga University’s annual Candlelight Christmas Concerts are back and will feature classical music performances by some of Spokane’s finest musicians. They include the Gonzaga University Concert Choir and Glee Club, the Discantus Treble Chorus, and Spokane Brassworks, with Annie Flood on piano and Amy Porter conducting. Both performances will be held in the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center in Gonzaga University’s Coughlin Theater. The Dec 10 performance begins at 7:30pm (brass prelude begins at 7:00pm), and the Dec 11 performance begins at 3:00pm (brass prelude begins at 2:30pm). Visit Gonzaga.edu for information about the event and tickets. 211 E Desmet Ave, Spokane

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JAY LENO Nobody calls out life’s absurdities quite like Jay, and he’ll be sharing his latest observations here in Spokane at The Fox!


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Green Bluff offers more than hayrides

by HEIDE TYVAN Named for a nearby cliff, the small unincorporated community of Green Bluff in north Spokane County is full of life. Its human population may be small—less than 800 at last census count—but its agricultural impact is undeniable. The small family farms operating along the bluff provide annual harvest events as well as the seasonal foods locals love. When ‘city slickers’ visit Green Bluff, they have an opportunity to step back in time, breathe deeply, spend time in nature, and get grounded. But this is a working community, and these farms are busy growing the agricultural products that make their way to local restaurants and farmers markets. For those who visit the bluff each fall simply for the hayrides and pumpkin patches, the effort that goes into making this farming village so magical may not be obvious. Found Barn Farms (FBF) is exemplary of the love and commitment that OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022 BOZZIMEDIA.com 39


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go into growing on a small, non-industrial scale. FBF was born from the combined passions of Pat Coleman and Lisa Mattson. Pat farmed in Southern California, and Lisa grew up with an avid gardening family. They both value growing food and the people they feed. As a Certified Naturally Grown farm, FBF only uses organic practices, which aligns with regenerative, no-till farming. Produce and eggs are sold at their farmstand, right off the east loop of Green Bluff and at Big Barn Brewing down the road. What started small has really

Animals at High Country Orchard are a draw for visitors.

bloomed. FBF now boasts a wide range of crops, including 1,200 Asparagus plants, countless berry plants (including raspberries, blackberries, and currants), and 150 new trees in the orchard. “Some of our best helpers are the chickens, who produce the best eggs ever,” brags Coleman. Shopping and selling locally is essential to increase food security and health outcomes. The local approach also lowers carbon footprints while providing access to the freshest, most nutrient-dense food. There are farms west of the Spokane-Cd’A

area, such as those in Grant County, and south in Dayton. However, those growoperations are large scale and tend toward monoculture, primarily potatoes and onions that are destined for large retail buyers like McDonald’s and grocery store chains. For the freshest, most diverse offerings of locally and/or organically grown produce, Green Bluff is the region’s primary provider. And frankly, food tastes better and is better for you when it hasn’t had to sit in transit for thousands of miles before making its way onto your plate. As one OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022 BOZZIMEDIA.com 41

customer of FBF remarked, “These blackberries do not taste like anything I’ve ever bought in the store. Were those even blackberries?” It’s easy to forget what real food tastes like when the palate has grown accustomed to prepackaged foods. Community is as vital to small family farms as is healthy topsoil, and farmers are known to help each other. When one of Green Bluff ’s farmers faced a major health challenge, Coleman went over to care for the farm’s chickens, ducks, and geese as often as needed. That farmer is much better health-wise, and it was a great benefit to not have the added stress of wondering who would care for the animals while in recovery. That’s the value of community. Farming is hard work, but it’s meaningful and necessary, which is why farmers like Coleman and Mattson are constantly looking to pass on their knowledge and passion to the youth and others interested in farming. In fact, they managed two delightful farm interns this year and hope to continue sharing their knowledge and practices with others. Green Bluff is unique because each farm offers a different experience. Walters Fruit Ranch is an interactive “UPick” farm that has been around since the 1970s. The “U-Pick” farms in Green Bluff connect those of us not familiar with farming to agriculture in a new and exciting way. A sense of pride comes with picking your own products that will later be served on your own dining table. But Morghan Morrell, who owns the fruit ranch, wants folks to know it’s more than just fresh product. “We’re so much more than just UPick fruit,” says owner Morghan Morrell. “We make our own apple butter, fruit preserves, and famous take-n-bake pies, which we sell at the Yokes around town.” Walters Fruit Ranch also has a café, gift shop, play area, and more on the farm. Like FBF, Wildland Cooperative also uses no-till, organic practices to produce vegetables, wine, beer, and local arts and goods. Wildland Cooperative is new to Green Bluff as of May this year. Where Townshend Cellars used to be, it is a worker-owned cooperative founded by Vanessa Swenson, Jake Losinski, and Michael Townshend. “Townshend Cellar was a great asset for Green Bluff, but we always dreamed of connecting to the land [with] more than just with wine, so we decided to 42 BOZZIMEDIA.com OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022

"The farmers in Green Bluff are preparing for the customers and sightseers that the fall harvest season brings. We all look for ways to meet the needs of the folks coming up for that fall harvest experience.” Pat Coleman and Lisa Mattson

combine it all into one business,” says Townshend. Soon, the cooperative hopes to add a “farm to table” component where they would show customers how their food could be used to cook simple, no-fuss recipes and teach the value of supporting a local food system. As a group of individual small businesses, Townshend states, “It is essential to shop and sell local because it helps build resilient communities.” Green Bluff supports our community in different ways as well. Morrell discloses that many farms support our local schools and food banks. “We, among others, have had Second Harvest come and glean our trees at the end of the growing season. We also offer educational tours to the local schools.” The Green Bluff farms not only help us, but they also help each other. The farmers offer aid and equipment in times of struggle and carry each other’s products at their stands. “We are all one team!” exclaims Morrell. The farmers in Green Bluff are preparing for the customers and sight seers that the fall harvest season brings, notes Coleman and Mattson. “All of Green Bluff is. We all look for ways to meet the needs of the folks coming up for that fall harvest experience.” If consumers know their farmer, it goes a long way in the cycle of healthy and delicious food for all. There are so many great opportunities for this to happen in the Inland Northwest. When not busy completing her degree in marketing at EWU, Heide Tyvan shows the fortitude of Sisyphus in waiting tables and interning at this magazine. OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022 BOZZIMEDIA.com 43

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Laurel Hogue is working toward a master’s degree in Education while raising two children in South Spokane. If you know of any unique places and events for young families around the region, connect with her on Facebook or send her story ideas care of editor@spokanecda.com.


The Thrill of the Thrift: Turning secondhand finds into a Halloween costume


ewsflash: inflation is a thing, and no one needs to be reminded that the coming holidays can be expensive. But you have options. It just takes some creativity to work around the rising price of everything. First on the list is Halloween, which has become one of our little family’s favorite holidays. Halloween presents us the opportunity to exercise our love of creativity. After all, why buy a costume when you can make one? I’ve always loved sewing, especially as the wind chills and foreshadows the transition from outdoor activities to indoor ones. My son will turn three in November and has progressed to where he understands kids will be dressing up and choosing a character for the main event, trick-or-treating. He


asked to be “Link” from The Legend of Zelda video games. We already possessed a foam sword and shield but needed to make Link’s signature green tunic and matching hat to complete the look. Kids grow fast, and there’s no way he’ll fit that same costume this time next year. If given the choice to spend money on a one-and-done item and not spending money, well, it’s a no brainer. Thus, we set out to make a “thrifty” version of Link by repurposing used clothing items and fabric acquired from secondhand stores. In truth, we’d have done this regardless of runaway inflation and budgetary constraints. Thrift shopping is fun. It’s the adult version of a real-life treasure hunt. Anyone who enjoys PBS’s Antiques Roadshow will understand just how literal a term ‘treasure

hunt’ is. Thrifting is one of our family’s favorite activities. We hunt for anything from casual necessities to random oddities that only through luck we happen upon because on that day, at that time, the stars have aligned so that we find ourselves standing in a spot where the right novelty catches the eye. It’s especially fun for my daughter; she knows that if she behaves, she’ll be allowed to pick from a shelf any item costing $5 or less. On the day we ventured out to find the Link costume supplies, we hit up our favorites in the Spokane area: The Arc of Spokane, Goodwill, and Union Gospel Mission Thrift Store for clothing, and Marilyn’s on Monroe for accessories. It’s a different kind of experience than going through the carefully curated big box stores for the pack-

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aged and new. Thrifting promises nothing other than adventure, and only those of open heart and open mind shall find what they seek. The kids always enjoy the quest of scanning through chaotic stacks and shelves piled high with the most random of bric-a-brac. Sometimes they see something perfect, and other times they see an object with the potential for perfection. Sometimes we all find a little of both. My daughter was ecstatic to discover a

miniature toy play set for $2 and a cabinet with a stain glass door for $5 (she plans to be a doctor and deemed it the perfect place to keep lollypops for patients). The prices were right, and she was happy with her “ready to play with” items. I, on the other hand, found myself having to play Frankenstein in assembling my son’s Link costume. We ended up with a green sweatshirt, white dish towel, braided brown belt, and bag of assorted

buttons. After taking my son’s measurements, I waited for nightfall. By the light of the moon, as my kids slept soundly in their beds, I cut, rearranged, sewed, and spliced. Even though my finished product was not a perfect replica of Link’s tunic and hat, it was sufficiently close to make my son squeal with joy and refuse to take it off the next morning. He felt like a knight, and so our quest for a thrifty Halloween costume was complete.

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Renaissance Man



If you’ve ever read Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are, then you might see the parallels between Sendak’s monsters and Frank Munn’s enchanting subjects that seem to cavort across the surface of each of his paintings. Chalk, charcoal, paint, and pastel swirl together in mad harmony. Collaged elements add texture, and their layers tease viewers with fragments torn from other made-up histories. The result is a rich amalgamation of imagery and materials that speak to the complexity of the artist and the real and imagined realms Munn navigated.

The Artist, J. Frank Munns


Frank Munns at his studio

Nothing is forever, One day we’ll all be Six feet under, Each and Every One of us. It’s ALL ephemeral, All of it.

Carl Jung’s shadow theory posits the wild things are deep within us, hidden to our everyday selves. Through imagery and myth, Munn coaxed the shadows to the surface. His work demands that we ask ourselves what matters most, especially in light of life’s finite essence. What will we do with our time left? Who will we spend it with? And what will we spend it doing? For the creatives out there, the greatest question is, “What will you leave for the rest of us to live with?” J. Frank Munns was a talented professor, painter, sculptor, and gallerist. Sadly, he passed away about a decade ago, but we are lucky in that he left us a lot. A stunning selection of his best work will be on display in November when Munn will be the Featured Artist at Marmot Art Space. Daniel Forbes, longtime director of

the Sheehan Gallery at Whitman College, now an art professor at Whitman College and Walla Walla Community College, recently produced a book about Munns. Forbes knew Munns well and was so inspired by his life and work over the years that he chose to spend a few years of his own life working on a book about his friend. He wanted to make certain that Munn’s legacy was kept alive. The following comes from Of Myth & Memory, Vol. 1: The Art of J. Frank Munns: I met J. Frank Munns for the first time in 1991 not long after I’d moved to Walla Walla to attend college. As an undergraduate student just discovering the rich world of art, Frank and his work immediately had a profound impact. Struck immediately by the potency of his work, disturbed, haunted, electrified, there OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022 BOZZIMEDIA.com 47


was immediate energetic kinship, and I became a fan. Frank passed away unexpectedly in January of 2013 just a few weeks shy of his 70th birthday. His death struck me profoundly and not just because I lost a mentor and friend who had become very dear to me. You see, just a week before he died, I met him at his Walla Walla studio to have the first of what was supposed to be a number of interviews about his work. Frank and I had plans to eventually walk through the entirety of his creations, over 500 pieces, and discuss them, for a published catalog. Prophetically, it later seemed, Frank talked quite a bit about mortality during our discussion, his own in particular. After a lively two-hour exchange, we agreed (since Frank was heading off in just a few 48 BOZZIMEDIA.com OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022

days to his home in San Francisco) that we would pick up our interviews and hit them hard when he returned to his Walla Walla studio again. Instead, Frank left town never to return in the flesh. With his unexpected departure, he took a library of knowledge with him. Now nearly a decade has passed since he left and the catalog we had planned to make has finally come to fruition. Unfortunately, it exists without his insights. Sifting through his works, his archives of exhibition ephemera, and his sketchbooks, I have done my best to interpret and organize. Given Frank’s archeological bent, he would no doubt appreciate this involved ‘unearthing’ process. That way folks would be forced to experience the unknowns of his imagery without explanation and have a purely visual/visceral experience.

Born in Walla Walla in 1943, Munn’s family were long-time residents of Palouse country, and his ancestors traced back to early French trappers who settled in the Walla Walla Valley. While the rural location of his studio is striking, Munn traveled extensively over the course of his life to countless countries around the globe. He absorbed the art, history, and myths of every place he walked through and carried these stories with him. Each experience left its mark, and Munn translated these into the literal marks filling the surfaces of his artwork. Munn cited the origin of his penchant for travel to a family trip taken during his childhood. During one summer in the 1950s, seemingly on a whim, his father decided to drive the whole family to Mexico City for a vacation. After years of the


ochres, browns, and greens of his placid Eastern Washington home, this long journey, with its vivid colors and visual cacophony of Mexico City’s open markets and churches, left a lasting impression. Exposure to the different cultures the family encountered throughout the expedition also ignited a hunger within Munn for learning about the vast array of human experiences. After being drafted into the army during the Vietnam War and working as an interpreter, Munn returned to obtain a B.A. in Classics, an M.A. in Latin, an M.A. in Classical Archaeology, and then finally an M.F.A. in Sculpture and Painting. Munn eventually returned to Walla Walla to teach classes in Ancient History, Anthropology, and French at the local community college. He also ran Whit-

man College’s Sheehan Gallery, where he showed numerous luminaries – including Judy Chicago and Wayne Thiebaud – all the while creating cutting-edge, performance-based art as well as sculpture and paintings. Although he stopped attending formal church while still a young man, Munn never lost his spiritual curiosity. Devoting himself to the study of world religions, his artistic choreographies drew heavily on mythic themes and ritual practices. A contemporary shaman of sorts, Munn hoped to be a creative conduit. As he stated in one of his few recorded artist statements, As an artist, I am interested in art not for its own sake but as a means of reintroducing the mythological images of a group tradition. I am appealing to a universal

image which lies timeless in the hearts of every-man. It is my intention to strengthen the collective soul by rendering these images in a lively and productive way. For those interested in learning more about J. Frank Munns, a copies of his book of his book will be available for the First Friday opening—as well of course as several dozen of his pieces on view and for purchase. For more works by Munn, visit MarmotArtSpace.com. First Friday happens on November 4, at Marmot Art Space in Kendall Yards. Doors open at 5pm. Marshall Peterson owns and operates Marmot Art Space, which was voted Best of the City 2022 for art galleries by the readers of this magazine. OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022 BOZZIMEDIA.com 49

customer service and imported Thai art and trinkets. ThaiBambooRestauant.com n Silver: Bangkok Thai n Bronze: Kuni’s Thai Cuisine Best Mexican n GOLD: RANCHO CHICO Since 1991, Rancho Chico Family Restaurant has served customers a diverse selection of menu items that are authentically delicious. The extensive menu includes such favorites as burritos, enchiladas, fajitas, and tacos. Everything is prepared from the freshest ingredients to ensure great taste in every bite. RanchoChicoSpokane.com n Silver: Tecate Grill n Bronze: Rancho Viejo

FOOD & DRINK Best Seafood n GOLD: ANTHONY’S Anthony’s commitment to working with local farmers and fishermen extends from its Washington-sourced beef to its freshcaught selection of Northwest seafood, which serves as the determining factor for the day’s menu. Enjoy the view of the falls as you dine in downtown Spokane. Anthonys.com n Silver: Zona Blanca n Bronze: Clinkerdagger Best Italian n GOLD: FERRARO’S Ferraro’s Family Italian Restaurant serves authentic Italian food that is fresh and delicious. Owner Pat Ferraro came from Casole Bruzio, Italy in 1962. As a young child growing up, the center of Ferraro’s family was “Mama” and her superb Italian cooking. Now with his son Jason by his side, he continues to follow his dream of serving “Mama’s” favorite recipes to his friends. FerrarosFamilyItalian.com n Silver: Italia Tratoria n Bronze: Italian Kitchen Best Indian n GOLD: TOP OF INDIA Top of India invites diners to embark on an extraordinary culinary journey of India in a modern and sleek atmosphere. From tandoori and curry specialties to traditional vegetarian dishes, appetizers and desserts, Top of India offers a tantalizing blend of flavors representing multiple regions of the Republic of India. TheToIRestaurant.com n Silver: The Mango Tree n Bronze: Taste of India Best Sushi n GOLD: SUSHI.COM Sushi.com has brought the world of fresh fish right to a Spokane tabletop! Whether it 50 BOZZIMEDIA.com OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022

is Tuna from Hawaii or rare White Salmon from Korea, the delicate transparent fillets are flown in fresh daily, artfully flaked, and placed on a small pillar of cooked rice. If sushi isn’t your green cup of tea, there are other excellent choices of Teriyaki, Sukiyaki, and Tempura. Miso soup is only one of the pre-entrée offerings; others include edamame, soft shell crabs and Agedashi tofu. MainSushi.com n Silver: The Wave n Bronze: Sushi Blossom Best Chinese n GOLD: PEARL CHINA Pearl China Buffet offers a fresh and delicious lunch and dinner menu as well as a full-sized, all-you-can-eat buffet with traditional Chinese food and American entrees. PearlChinaSpokane.com n Silver: Cathay Inn n Bronze: China Dragon Best Pho n GOLD: PHO VAN Since 1992, the Van family has been committed to serving delicious, quality Vietnamese food and products with prompt professionalism. Of all the many businesses on Division, this is one you might drive by, but don’t. They have great food, fast service, friendly staff, and incredibly generous portions. The spring rolls are especially popular with diners. One word for Pho Van: authentic. PhoVanRestaurant. com n Silver: Nudo Ramen House n Bronze: Pho Liberty Best Thai n Gold: THAI BAMBOO RESTAUANT Each of the locations has its own unique feel, but you’ll find the same high-quality, authentic Thai and Asian fare. Order your tried-and-true favorite or opt for something new from their extensive menu. Thai Bamboo is known for its top-notch

Best BBQ n GOLD: OUTLAW BBQ Hitch your wagon to Outlaw BBQ, a catering, market-style establishment that can do it all: ribs, brisket, meat platters, nachos, and full catering services. Pitmaster Ryan Wilson knows how to please hungry country folk with some tasty BBQ. Outlaw also has a menu of signature sandwiches, including Boss Hog (pulled pork with bacon bits and creamy Outlaw slaw smothered in tangy yella’ sauce), Smoked Brisket Reuben, Dirty Bird (smoked turkey, bacon, BBQ ranch, cheddar, romaine, and tomato wrapped Up in a warm tortilla), and Rustler Wrap (smoked brisket, pulled pork, Texas chili, Fritos, cheese, and BBQ sauce, wrapped in a warm tortilla, and served with tortilla chips, salsa and sour cream). OutlawBBQSpokane.com n Silver: Dicky’s Barbecue Piet n Bronze: Longhorn BBQ Best Steak n GOLD: CHURCHILL’S Nowhere better to pair a thick-cut, dry-aged filet mignon with a fine red wine than inside the upscale dining room at Churchill’s. Prepare the taste buds for an unmatched selection of midwestern cuts with hearty embellishments. Their namesake, Winston Churchill, was a beloved man who reveled in charming conversation, delicious meat, and fine wine. He would surely be proud to spend an evening here. ChurchillsSteakhouse.com n Silver: Texas Roadhouse n Bronze: Three Peaks Restaurant Best Appetizers GOLD: WILD SAGE Featuring high-quality meats, fresh seafood, seasonally-inspired food, and locally sourced ingredients, Wild Sage is the perfect spot to have a comfortable fine dining experience with a farm-to-table twist with friends and family. WildSageBistro.com n Silver: The Flying Goat n Bronze: 1898 Public House

BEST OF THE CITY awards Best New Restaurant n GOLD: ZONA BLANCA At his new restaurant in downtown Spokane, award-winning Chef Chad White puts a classic spin on Ceviche (pronounced “seh-VEE-chay”), a Latin American style of raw fish and seafood shellfish marinated in citrus juice. Zona Blanca’s menu features three different ceviches, each with a unique flavor profile. Proteins are as varied as shrimp, octopus, and yellow fin tuna, mixed with brightly flavored sauces such as aguachile and super fresh vegetables such as cucumber, cilantro and chiles. There is also a short list of tacos and tostadas, and fresh oysters served raw on the half shell, roasted, and as shooters with quail eggs and a Baja style ponzu sauce, which chef White calls, “liquid Viagra.” The adventurous will also want to grab a handful of toasted crickets, a traditional cantina snack that goes great with Mezcal. LimeFishSalt.com n Silver: Brownes Bistro n Bronze: Molé Restaurant Best Outdoor Dining n GOLD: CLINKERDAGGER The Clinkerdagger tradition has continued for over 40 years at this Spokane landmark overlooking the majestic Spokane River and city skyline. With an award-winning menu featuring quality steaks, fresh and innovative seafood, and top-notch friendly service, Clinkerdagger is the perfect place for a special business or romantic occasion, or perhaps simply a nice getaway for lunch or dinner. Clinkerdagger.com n Silver: Osprey Restaurand & Bar n Bronze: Brownes Bistro Best Sandwich n GOLD: SHAMUS’S SANDWICH SHOPPE Locally owned and operated and with three area locations, Shamus’s takes pride in serving the very best handcrafted sandwiches. They offer a variety of premium deli meats (they really pile them on!) and cheeses in assembling their sandwiches. Their specialty breads are baked and delivered fresh daily from a local bakery. ShamusSandwiches.com n Silver: Domini Sandwiches, Inc. n Bronze: Smacky’s on Broadway Best Burgers n GOLD: FIVE GUYS Forget fast food. Five Guys delivers a classic take on burgers, fries, milkshakes, and more! Whether it’s using fresh ground beef, double-cooking fries in 100 percent peanut oil, hand-preparing fresh ingredients, or serving peanuts while you wait, Five Guys is hands down the best burger experience every time you visit. Where else

can you see the potatoes being cut prior to cooking? Their food is that fresh. Rich, flavorful, and unpretentious is the Five Guys experience. FiveGuys.com n Silver: Paul Bunyan n Bronze: Brownes Bistro Best Pizza n GOLD: VERSALIA PIZZA Versalia Pizza features a delicious, ultrathin artisan crust from house-made dough. A Kendall Yards and Liberty Lake favorite, Vesalia features wood fired specialty pizza and a menu that includes salads, desserts, and beer and wine. For a unique (and delicious) pizza, try the Brussels & Bacon, which is loaded with bacon, brussels sprouts, Beecher’s aged cheddar, balsamic reduction on garlic olive oil with Versalia’s signature three-cheese blend. VersaliaPizza. com n Silver: The Flying Goat n Bronze: Piccolo Kitchen and Bar Best Salad n GOLD: PILGRIM’S MARKET Since 1999, Pilgrim’s Market has been the Inland NW hot spot for the finest natural and organic foods, education, green events and more. Pilgrim’s Cafe in CdA features the highest-quality seasonal, local, natural, and organic ingredients available, and they strive to always have something delicious on hand for every type of diet, including vegan, vegetarian, wheat-free, sugar-free, dairyfree, and gluten-free. PilgrimsMarket.com n Silver: Mizuna Restaurant and Wine Bar n Bronze: Versalia Pizza Best Vegetarian/GF n GOLD: RÜT BAR & KITCHEN RÜT (pronounced “root”) opened Spring 2019 in Spokane’s South Hill neighborhood. The modern, American-style gastropub features vegan and vegetarian comfort food as well as some healthier vegan options, alongside craft cocktails and a curated beer and wine menu. Through the appreciation of plants and real food, RÜT is dedicated to the health of the Earth and all its inhabitants. They are committed to creating a safe, welcoming space where progress may take root. RutsSokane.com n Silver: Boots Bakery and Lounge n Bronze: Mizuna Restaurant and Wine Bar Best Local Food Products n GOLD: BECK’S HARVEST HOUSE There’s no more iconic Inland NW fall destination than Beck’s Harvest House in Green Bluff, where you will find scrumptious delights like World Famous Pumpkin Donuts from the Country Kitchen. To celebrate another great year and harvest,

Beck’s Harvest House has apples, apple cider, pumpkins, and other goodies ready to order. BecksHarvestHouse.com n Silver: Spiceology n Bronze: My Fresh Basket Best Food Truck n GOLD: 3NINJAS CURBSIDE AND CATERING Rice bowls, noodle bowls, wraps, fish tacos—it’s always something satisfyingly different when you visit 3Ninjas. Their best seller is the spicy Fire Wrap: chicken marinated in house-made habanero pepper jelly, onions drenched in buttermilk, then fried to add a nice crunch; it’s truly an explosion of flavors and textures wrapped in a warm tortilla. Visit their Facebook page for more info. n Silver: Tacos Los Panchos n Bronze: Tacos Tumbras Best Breakfast n GOLD: BRUNCHEONETTE Bruncheonette serves up a twist on classic breakfast and lunch fare, incorporating high quality ingredients and a passion for scrumptious culinary creations. To just name a few, Bruncheonette smokes their own brisket, makes their own waffle and pancake batters, bakes their own biscuits, and hand cuts every single potato. Their gravy and sauces are also made in-house. On the drink menu are amazing mimosas and the best coffees courtesy of local roasters. BruncheonetteSpokane.com n Silver: Dave’s Bar & Grill n Bronze: The Yards Bruncheon Best Bakery n GOLD: MIFLAVOUR miFLAVOUR French bakery offers a variety of desserts and savories from chewy macarons, crisp croissants, and decadent cakes. They also provide services like corporate gifting, wedding cakes, custom cakes, and catering. The truly unique thing about miFLAVOUR is the standard to create every single piece of every single item from scratch. From the cake decorations to the chocolate coated candied oranges, including the finishing garnishes on every item, all is created by hand from the incredible bakers behind the scenes. MiFlavour.com n Silver: Sweet Frostings Blissful Bakeshop n Bronze: Just American Desserts Best Cupcakes n GOLD: SWEET FROSTINGS. BLISSFUL BAKESHOP This delightful bakeshop satisfies sugar cravings with its scratch-baked cookies, macarons, cake pops, and pastries. Impress party guests with a delicately decorated


BEST OF THE CITY awards custom cake, or drop by their Downtown, Whitworth, or Valley Mall locations and choose from the daily cupcake lineup. SweetFrostingsBakeshop.com n Silver: The Village Bakery in CdA n Bronze: Boots Bakery and Lounge Best Ice Cream/Yogurt n GOLD: TRE PALLINE GELATO NAPOLITANO Over 30 made-fresh, delicious, handcrafted flavors of authentic Italian gelato (think of gelato as the Ferrari of ice creams) are on offer. Nothing speaks louder than a customer review: This place is fantastic! As soon as you walk through the door you just know you’ve found your happy place. It’s so warm, welcoming, and inviting. The gelato is incredibly smooth and flavorful. You can actually taste the freshness of the ingredients and the love they put into the gelato! Visit their Facebook page for more info. n Silver: The Scoop n Bronze: Didier’s Yogurt & More Best Dessert Menu n GOLD: BROWNES BISTRO Housed in a century-old mansion in historic Browne’s Addition, Brownes Bistro is known for their amazing brunches. Homemade is the name of the game here, and that extends to everything. From the house-made jams, hot sauce, cinnamon rolls, and houseroasted roast beef and turkey that are used on sandwiches to the scrumptious dessert menu featuring huckleberry white chocolate cheesecake, gluten-free carrot cake, chocolate decadence, and cookie dough cheesecake as well as a rotating selection of seasonal specials, all is artisanal and fresh. Brownes-Bistro.com n Silver: Clinkerdagger n Bronze: The Gilded Unicorn Best Buffet n GOLD: PEARL CHINA RESTAURANT Pearl China Buffet offers a fresh and delicious lunch and dinner menu, as well as a full-sized, all-you-can-eat buffet with traditional Chinese food and American entrees. Come with an appetite. Seriously. PearlChinaSpokane.com n Silver: Top of China Buffet n Bronze: Golden Corral Best Cocktails/Martinis n GOLD: BISTANGO MARTINI LOUNGE Located just south of River Park Square in the heart of downtown, Bistango was established in 2005 as Spokane’s first martini lounge by Reema Elaimy Shaver.

Bistango’s mission has always been to offer guests the best lounge experience, from fresh quality ingredients, premium liquor, fair pours, great selection, upscale bar food, and the top-notch service to a sleek atmosphere, they have succeeded. BistangoLounge.com n Silver: Twigs n Bronze: Durki’ns Liqour Bar Best Happy Hour n Gold: IRON HORSE BAR & GRILL Iron Horse Bar & Grill has it all: a variety of delicious foods and drinks for any meal of the day, fantastic service, and décor that reflects the character and history of their over 25 years of business. The home of the “Original Derailer” also has live music, and karaoke and trivia nights. Visit their Facebook page for more info. n Silver: The Historic Davenport’s Peacock Room Lounge n Bronze: Cricket’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar Best Beer List n GOLD: NO-LI BREWHOUSE So refreshing are No-Li’s award winning brews that you’ll want to try a new one every time you visit. From Born & Raised IPA and Corner Coast Golden Ale to Porch Glow Amber and Wrecking Ball Stout, there are 12 hand-crafted selections on tap (including hard seltzers) along with a rotation of special releases and guest beers from Pacific Northwest breweries. No-Li has quickly become a local institution. NoLiBrewhouse.com n Silver: The Growler Guys n Bronze: Capones Pub Best Brewery n GOLD: NO-LI No-Li Brewhouse, founded in 2012, is an independent, family-owned craft brewery located on the bank of the Spokane River. Known for crafting great beers with locally sourced ingredients in the hands-on, artisan tradition, No-Li recently brought home nine medals from the 2022 New York International Brewing Competition; they also won the prestigious “Washington Brewery of the Year” and “Washington Hard Seltzer of the Year” awards. One of the most impressive awards at the competition, No-Li won a coveted Double Gold for its Corner Coast Golden Ale. NoLiBrewhouse.com n Silver: Brick West Brewing Co. n Bronze: Iron Goat Brewing Best Winery n GOLD: MARYHILL Maryhill Winery has been honored with more than 3,000 awards since its first

vintage in 2001, including being named 2015 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year by Wine Press Northwest and the 2014 Winery of the Year at the San Francisco International Wine Competition. Winemaker Richard Batchelor has twice earned the Winemaker of the Year award at the Indy International Wine Competition, including in 2013 and 2018. For nearly 20 years Maryhill has crafted wine with passion, patience and balance. maryhill. com n Silver: Barrister Winery & Tasting Room n Bronze: Arbor Crest Wine Cellars Best Wine Tasting Room n GOLD: MARYHILL WINERY SPOKANE TASTING ROOM Located in the heart of Kendall Yards, their 5,000 square-foot tasting room offers visitors high-quality, affordable wines, locally procured small plates, an expansive balcony, and 180-degree views of the Spokane River and downtown Spokane. From the bar, the knowledgeable and friendly tasting room staff offer a mixed flight of their classic and reserve wines. Maryhill.com n Silver: Barrister Winery n Bronze: Arbor Crest Wine Cellars Best Cidery n GOLD: ONE TREE CIDER HOUSE Spokane’s largest Cider House with 20 taps of hard cider from around the NorthWest. One Tree’s own ciders include Lemon Basil, Huckleberry, Boysen, The Berry, Mojito, and Pineapple-Mango. Celebrate autumn with One Tree’s seasonal specialties including Caramel Cinnamon and, of course, Pumpkin. “Like a brewery, but better.” OneTreeHardCider.com n Silver: CDA Cider Company n Bronze: Trailbreaker Cider Best Sports Bar n GOLD: FAST EDDIE’S As a staple of Spokane’s downtown entertainment, Fast Eddie’s All Purpose Pub has been bringing the goods for almost 30 years. It’s hands down the best place in the city to enjoy drinks, bar food, and all the Zag, Coug, Mariner, and Seahawk action. Plus, Spokane’s longest-running power hour! Monday to Friday 3pm-4pm, 16oz domestic drafts just two bucks! FastEddiesSpokane.com n Silver: The Swinging Doors n Bronze: Capones Pub n Best Local Coffee Shop Gold: LOCAL’S CULTURE HOUSE Local’s Culture House and Coffee Company is known best for their delicious OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022 BOZZIMEDIA.com 53

BEST OF THE CITY awards and playfully named caffeinated beverages and stellar service. And they also sell cannabis products? Come for the coffee and stay for the weed. LocalsCultureHouse.com n Silver: Indaba Coffee n Bronze: Ladder Coffee Roasters Best Coffee Roaster n Gold: CRAVENS COFFEE COMPANY Cravens Coffee owner, Simon Craven Thompson, believes that the best coffee in the world begins where it is grown. That’s why Cravens prioritizes getting to know the farmers who grow their coffee and building relationships with them is of the utmost importance. CravensCoffee.com n Silver: Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters n Bronze: Atticus Coffee & Gifts Best Juice Bar n Gold: THE WELLNESS BAR The Wellness Bar has been bringing the sunshine since 2014 by blending, pressing, and serving healthy and delicious handcrafted juices, smoothies, and acai bowls that are all natural and made with love. With 3 brick and mortar storefronts, a food truck, and an amazing online ordering system, eating healthy has never been this easy. NiWellnessBar.com n Silver: Method Juice Café n Bronze: Jamba Juice Best Caterer n Gold: DELECTABLE CATERING Delectable Catering is owned and operated by an award-winning chef and experienced wedding and event planner, with a combined experience of more than 24 years. This mighty duo knows how to stun tastebuds. Insider tip: their salmon is to die for. Visit their Facebook page for more info. n Silver: Taco Works n Bronze: Beacon Hill Catering & Events Best Cannabis n Gold: LOCALS CANNA HOUSE Locals Canna House isn’t just another cannabis dispensary. They take pride in providing the best cannabis experience to every person who walks through the door, whether it’s for recreational, medical, or health and wellness usage. They hand-select every product from local farmers to bring the freshest, highest quality cannabis to their customers.LocalsCannaHouse.com n Silver: GreenLight n Bronze: Cannabis and Glass NOTABLE PEOPLE Best Radio Personality n Gold: THE DAVE, KEN, AND MOLLY SHOW Part of 92.9 Modern Hit Music, The Dave, Ken, and Molly show airs weekday mornings 54 BOZZIMEDIA.com OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022

from 6-10am. They somehow take the mundane, everyday business of life and work it into fun, interesting conversation. DKMShow.com n Silver: Tom Sherry n Bronze: The Jay and Kevin Show Best News Anchor n Gold: STEPHANIE VIGIL Stephanie Vigil is the proud recipient of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award and several Emmy awards for her work as one of the main anchors for KHQ Television in Spokane. For

over 20 years she has covered impactful stories and finds fulfillment helping with fundraising efforts for several organizations that aid children. KHQ. com n Silver: Sean Owsley n Bronze: Robyn Nance Best Sportscaster n Gold: KEITH OSSO The beloved Keith Osso began his broadcast career at KYLY as a sports photographer in 2003 and was promoted to sports reporter in 2005. After

BEST OF THE CITY awards spending the last 19 years reporting on sports, he stepped down in August to focus on spending time with his family and a new career. KXLY.com n Silver: Dennis Patchin n Bronze: Dan Kleckner Best Elected Official n Gold: NADINE WOODWARD, MAYOR OF SPOKANE Mayor Nadine Woodward took office amid a global pandemic and has taken decisive actions to guide our community. Prior to her political career, Nadine worked as a broadcast journalist at both KREM and KXLY. She ran on a commitment to solving the homelessness problem so apparent in our city streets. She is still problem solving, and we with her best of luck. My.SpokaneCity.org n Silver: Breann Beggs, Spokane City Council President n Bronze: Jim Hamond, Mayor of Coeur d’Alene Best Chef n Gold: CHAD WHITE From cooking in the United States Navy

to Top Chef to restauranteur, Chef Chad White has had an exciting career, earning many accolades along the way. He opened Zona Blanca Ceviche Bar, High Tide Lobster Bar, and partnered with Travis Thosath to open TTs Old Iron Brewery and Barbecue. CWHospitalityGrp.com n Silver: Tanya Broesder n Bronze: Michael Wiley Best Local Artist n Gold: TRAVIS CHAPMAN Travis Chapman is a painter living in Spokane. His work is inspired by pop culture, history, and nature. He credits his daughter’s watercolors with introducing him to painting, which has become an important outlet for him. His art is also available for purchase though his Etsy shop, TravisChapmanArt. TravisChapmanArt.com n Silver: Ric Gendron n Bronze: Jeni Hegsted Best Local Author n Gold: JESS WALTER Jess Walter’s book Beautiful Ruins was a No.1 New York Times bestseller, and his writing spans journalistic to brilliantly

comical to emotionally impactful. Among national appearances at writer’s conferences and events, Jess always makes time for his hometown fans. JessWalter. com n Silver: Anna Goodwin n Bronze: Ralph Walters Entertainment & Culture Best Karaoke n Gold: IRON HORSE BAR & GRILL Iron Horse Bar & Grill has it all: a variety of delicious foods and drinks for any meal of the day, fantastic service, and décor that reflects the character and history of their over 25 years of business. The home of the “Original Derailer” has the best karaoke nights as well as trivia nights and live music performances. Visit their Facebook page for more info. n Silver: Monterey Cafe n Bronze: Studio K Bar on Regal Best Live Music Club n Gold: KNITTING FACTORY Founded in 1987, The Knitting Factory has grown over the years from being primarily known for its entertainment venues in Spokane, Boise, Brooklyn, and Reno into


BEST OF THE CITY awards a company that also does festivals and events, touring, artist management, recorded music production and distribution across the country. KnittingFactory.com n Silver: Nashville North n Bronze: Cruisers Bar & Grill Best Ski Resort n Gold: MT. SPOKANE SKI & SNOWBOARD PARK Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park is the region’s only nonprofit 501(c)3 Ski are, located at the top of the iconic Mt. Spokane. With 52 runs, seven lifts, an epic terrain park, a comprehensive ski school, and friendly community, this unique place offers something for everyone. MtSpokane.com n Silver: Silver Mountain Resort n Bronze: Schweitzer Best Casino n Gold: NORTHERN QUEST RESORT & CASINO Northern Quest is the ultimate Vegas-like experience without the airfare. Try your luck with poker, slots, and off-track betting. Relax at the luxury La Rive Spa, dine at a variety of restaurants, enjoy big-name entertainment, and retire to world-class hotel rooms and suites. NorthernQuest.com n Silver: Spokane Tribe Casino n Bronze: Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel Best Place to Dance n GOLD: GLOBE BAR & KITCHEN Globe Bar & Kitchen is a safe, all-inclusive environment dedicated to Spokane’s LGBTQIA+ community and allies. The Globe offers an elevated nightclub experience with oversized booths, impressive sound technology, club tech lighting, monitors, and C02 cannons. The Globe is a happening hotspot for everyone, where respect for each other and having a good time are the house rules. GlobeSpokane.com n Silver: Iron Horse Bar & Grill n Bronze: nYne Bar & Grill Best Radio Station n Gold: 92.9 The home station for the best modern hits to pump up the work day and wind down on the drive home. Dave, Ken, and Molly, Dan Roberts, and Ian Kelly keep you up to date on the latest while making sure your favorite music keeps on flowing through the airwaves. 929zzu.com n Silver: 93.7 n Bronze: 105.7 Best Local Band n Gold: SAMMY EUBANKS Quite possibly the most reputable musician in the Inland Empire, Sammy Eubanks and his band deliver a quality performance

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Best Charity Gala n Gold: BEYOND PINK Beyond Pink is the result of two women, Charlie Brewer and Karla Porter, whose goal is to educate and raise awareness, as well as help provide funding for women who could not otherwise afford thermography, a potentially lifesaving early detection breast cancer screening with their annual event. BeyondPink.net n Silver: Evening en Blanc n Bronze: Children’s Village

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SHOPPING Best Jewelry Store n Gold: JEWELRY DESIGN CENTER Jewelry Design Center opened in 1977, is still family owned, and is considered the premiere importer of loose diamonds and precious gemstones in the Northwest. They carry exclusive styles and brand names, while also distinguishing themselves by custom designing, fabricating, and repairing jewelry in-house. JewelryDesignCenter.com n Silver: Tracy Jewelers n Bronze: Clark’s Diamond Jewelers

BEST OF THE CITY awards Best Vintage Goods/ Antiques n Gold: BOULEVARD MERCANTILE Boulevard Mercantile is an exciting shop in the heart of Spokane’s vintage shopping district. It’s the perfect place to pick up rare and exciting antiques, gifts, décor, and more. Visit their Facebook page for more info. n Silver: Rebel Junk n Bronze: Midtown Home & Vintage Market Best Clothing Boutique n Gold: SWANK BOUTIQUE Fashion lovers rejoice! Swank Boutique has an amazing collection of statement pieces, handbags, and accessories from a fashionable blend of today’s designers. New arrivals daily to keep your wardrobe fresh without breaking the bank. SwankBoutique.net n Silver: Audrey’s Boutique n Bronze: NW Curvy Girls Boutique Best Consignment Boutique n Gold: MY FAVORITE THINGS From antiques to tools, books to furniture, shabby chic to modern, they have a wide

variety of vintage, collectible, and just plain neat treasures just waiting to be found. Give yourself plenty of time to browse and bring a friend to share the experience with because they have over 8,000 square feet of space to shop or browse. Visit their Facebook page for more info. n Silver: Midtown Home & Vintage Market n Bronze: Fringe & Fray Best Prom/Formal Wear n Gold: A FINER MOMENT A Finer Moment, owned by Lisa Feighner, has been in business for over 20 years. They take pride in their selection of quality evening gowns and have over 2,000 dresses for you to choose from. The majority of their brands are exclusive to their store and their dress registry helps to ensure that you won’t be a duplicate at your event. AFinerMoment.net n Silver: Bridal Collections n Bronze: David’s Bridal Best Gifts n Gold: SIMPLY NORTHWEST Simply Northwest was founded in 1989 as a home-based gift basket service


BEST OF THE CITY awards but grew so quickly that they now can create specialized orders for your clients, friends, or family. They also support the community by showcasing local goods and artists, and by supporting organizations with auction donations. SimplyNorthwest.com n Silver: Boo Radley’s n Bronze: Atticus Coffee & Gifts Best Toy Shop n Gold: WHIZ KIDS Whiz Kids is an independent, locallyowned toy store that ensures you have a comfortable shopping environment and emphasizes a high standard of customer service. RiverParkSquare.com n Silver: Figpickels Toy Emporium n Bronze: Uncle’s Games HOME & AUTO Best Architectural Firm n Gold: HDG Architecture Launched in 2010 by Josh Hissong and Armando Hurtado. HDG is an architecture and design studio based in Spokane that firmly believes the spaces people live and work in have the power to transform our experience. Their team of architects, interior designers, graphic designers, and branding experts are some of the best in the industry. HDGArchitecture.com n Silver: Steven A. Meek Architects n Bronze: Architecture All Forms Best Furniture-Traditional n Gold: COMPLETE SUITE FURNITURE Since 1998, Complete Suite has been providing the Inland Northwest with great deals on all things related living room, dining room, bedroom, home office, kids bedroom, wall art, rugs, and accessories in many different styles and brands for any type of house, condo, apartment and even tiny homes. CompleteSuiteFurniture. com n Silver: Furniture Row n Bronze: Walker’s Furniture and Mattress Best Furniture-Modern n Gold: DANIA FURNITURE If you’re edging toward a modern look for inside your home or office, Dania is the place to go. The pieces here are of quality craftsmanship and follow a Scandinavian-minimalistic style for just the right touch of character and ultimate function. DaniaFurniture.com n Silver: Jacob’s Custom Living n Bronze: The Tin Roof Best Furniture-Patio n Gold: JACOBS CUSTOM LIVING 60 BOZZIMEDIA.com OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022

Extend your living space to the outdoors with furnishings designed to weather the elements. From dining and bistro sets to sofa loungers and fire tables, Jacobs Custom Living carries collections that enhance any patio or backyard space, plus the expert advice to put it all together. JacobsCustomLiving.com n Silver: Pottery Barn n Bronze: Ironstone Furniture & Fire Best Bedroom Furniture n Gold: COMPLETE SUITE FURNITURE

Since 1998, Complete Suite has been providing the Inland Northwest with great deals on all things bedroom, kids bedroom, wall art, rugs, accessories, mattresses and even adjustable bed frames in many different styles for any type of home. CompleteSuiteFurniture.com n Silver: Koerner Furniture n Bronze: Ironstone Furniture & Fire Best Mattress Shop n Gold: SLEEP CITY Sleep City’s five-star rated mattress store is committed to improving your sleep

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idea, planning, execution, to maintenance, they cover everything you’ll ever need. ClearwaterSummitGroup.com n Silver: Rock Placing Company n Bronze: American Quality Landscape LLC Best Hot Tubs n Gold: POOL WOLRD Pool World is a local, family-owned business, proud to serve the greater Coeur d’Alene and Spokane areas with quality pools, hot tubs, and spas, both residential and commercial, since 1976. They provide exceptional customer service. PoolWorld. biz n Silver: Arctic Spas n Bronze: Jeff’s Quality Spas Best Paint Store n Gold: RODDA PAINT Rodda has been supplying products in the northwest since 1932. Rodda Paint provides residential, commercial, and industrial coatings as well as the supplies to apply them for a variety of specific uses. They have expert advisors on hand waiting to help you with your next project. RoddaPaint.com n Silver: Sherwin-Williams Paint Store n Bronze: Home Depot

Best Flooring Store n Gold: GREAT FLOORS Their professionals help you find the perfect flooring, window treatments, countertops, cabinets, and more to fit your tastes and budget. What began as a road show through Idaho and Montana five decades ago with a carpet peddler selling wares from the back of his car is now one of the nation’s top specialty floor covering sellers. Three locations within the Inland NW. GreatFloors.com n Silver: Carpet Barn n Bronze: Carpet One Best Plumbing n Gold: GOLD SEAL PLUMBING Gold Seal Plumbing is a full-service plumbing company and the largest plumbing company in the region. They are local, family owned and operated, offering everything from emergency services to full-scale remodels for aging in place. GoldSealPlumbing.com n Silver: Bulldog Rooter n Bronze: American NW Plumbing Best Closet Storage n Gold: CALIFORNIA CLOSETS Free virtual or in-home design consultations to create better living in


BEST OF THE CITY awards every room is available. They are experts in designing custom solutions for any space and budget. The price is driven by the size of your space, complexity of your design, and the materials you choose. Endless possibilities. CaliforniaClosets. com n Silver: Closets Northwest, Inc. n Bronze: Lowe’s Best Windows n Gold: NORTHWEST WINDOW AND DOOR In 1998, Marcus Ridgely opened Window Replacement Systems, Inc. to provide Spokane and the surrounding area with quality window services. Now d/b/a NW Window and Door, they have expanded to include residential, commercial, replacement and new construction projects. From classic to modern, energy efficient to interior glass shower stalls, and everything in between, they can customize anything you can imagine. See their website for recent projects and inspiration. NWWindow.com n Silver: Specialty Windows n Bronze: Residential Home Solutions Best Siding and Roofing n Gold: JIMMY’S ROOFING If you need a roofing contractor that

provides all residential and commercial needs, Jimmy’s is a great choice. They offer proven performance, experience, and the best customer service in the area. They are Metal Roofing Installation specialists as well as Flat Roof Replacement professionals. (In fact, Jimmy’s can very often repair or recoat instead of replacing existing flat roofs). Even if you need a second opinion, call them and to see if they are able to save you money. JimmysRoofing.com n Silver: Dynasty Roofing n Bronze: McVay Brothers Siding and Roofing Best Kitchen Design n Gold: NOOK INTERIOR DESIGN Their interior design services include New Construction, Whole House Remodels, Architectural Drawings, Space Planning, Custom Cabinet Designs, Universal Design, and 3D Rendering for all projects. Bridgit Wilson is the Principal Interior Designer at Nook Interiors; she partners with clients to create spaces that are thoughtfully planned, unique, and truly feel like home. See for yourself by perusing recent projects on the company website. NookInteriors.com n Silver: Crafted Kitchen Design

n Bronze: Lowe’s Best Granite n Gold: MARIO AND SON Family-owned and operated business since 1991, Mario & Son has the knowledge, technology, and inventory to take your ideas from concept to reality. They happen to be the Inland NW’s only Natural Stone Institute Accredited fabricator. In fact, the team recently returned from a trip to Italy to check out two international trade shows in order to bring back the best quartz, granite, and marble for their customers. Some of their custom work can be viewed on their Facebook page—or at local churches and high-end homes in the area. Visit their showroom in Liberty Lake. They are artisans in the truest sense. n Silver: Northwest Granite n Bronze: Living Stone, Inc. Best Cabinets n Gold: HUNTWOOD CUSTOM CABINETS Your unique vision of a dream kitchen requires a cabinetmaker with the expertise to make it a reality. Huntwood lets you design outside of the box and create something that is truly your own. With 60-plus door styles, 10 wood species, 36 colors, five overlays, 10 edge profiles,

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vehicles, as well as providing price quotes, trade-in values, and a portal for financing applications. Wendle.com n Silver: Findlay Downtown Toyota n Bronze: Dave Smith Motors Best Used Car Dealership n Gold: JENNIFER’S AUTO SALES & SERVICE As a lifelong Spokane resident, Jennifer opened Jennifer’s Auto Sales in 1998 to offer her hometown true value with the mission to always sell safe and reliable cars, to provide price savings on every vehicle, and to guarantee premium customer service to the community. Jennifer’s service department is AAAapproved. JennifersCars.com n Silver: AutoNation of Spokane Valley n Bronze: Wendle Nissan Ford Best Motorcycle Dealership n Gold: LONE WOLF HARLEYDAVIDSON The Ernst family opened their HarleyDavidson dealership in 2008, and since then have purchased two other locations. Today they are recognized as one of the largest Harley-Davidson dealerships in the country with the best selection of new and used Harley-Davidson motorcycles,

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dealership prices. If you’re in Spokane Valley, or surrounding areas like Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, or South Hill, Washington, stop by and experience the Europro Automotive difference. EuroproAuto.com n Silver: European AutoHaus n Bronze: Pete’s Independent Honda Repair SELF CARE, HEALTH, & BEAUTY Best Fitness Club or Gym n Gold: PLANET FITNESS The goal of Planet Fitness is to provide a clean, safe, welcoming environment for anyone who walks through the door, and all the equipment, amenities, and support once they are there. Whether you’re a first-time gym user or a veteran member, they’re here to provide a workout environment in which anyone – and everyone – can be comfortable. PlanetFitness.com n Silver: MÜV Fitness n Bronze: YMCA Best Dance Studio/Academy n Gold: SPOKANE ACADEMY OF DANCE The Spokane Academy of Dance provides

a classical ballet education to dancers ages 3 through adult in a professional and supportive environment. Whether you aim to dance professionally or just dancing as a hobby, their program is designed to help all students achieve their full potential while having tons of fun and building lasting relationships. SpokaneAcademyOfDance.com n Silver: Spokane Elite Dance Studio n Bronze: Dance Motionz Best Yoga Studio n Gold: BEYOUTIFUL HOT YOGA BeYoutiful Hot Yoga offers a variety of classes led by talented instructors, all at reasonable prices. Their mission is to help as many people as possible through the benefits of hot yoga. They have two amazing studios in Spokane, in addition to studios in Spokane Valley, Coeur d’Alene, and Wenatchee. BeYoutifulHotYoga.com n Silver: Coeur d’Alene Power Yoga n Bronze: Fat Girl Yoga Best Hospital n Gold: PROVIDENCE SACRED HEART MEDICAL CENTER Sacred Heart Medical Center has grown from a 31-bed facility built along the


BEST OF THE CITY awards Spokane River in 1886 to a major regional medical center featuring the best doctors, specialists and staff around. Providence Sacred Heart is home to a regional cancer center, a transplant center, the only Level II Pediatric Trauma Center and Level IV NICU in Eastern Washington, specialty care, support groups and more. That means you don’t have to travel across town or across the state to find world-class medical care. From the admissions staff and dietary specialists to nurses and surgeons, the team at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center is committed to providing quality health care in an atmosphere of compassion, personal service and respect. Providence.org n Silver: MultiCare Valley Hospital n Bronze: Providence Spokane Valley Best Urgent Care n Gold: MULTICARE ROCKWOOD URGENT CARE - DOWNTOWN When you need treatment quickly for conditions that do not require emergency room care, visit the MultiCare Rockwood Urgent Care – they can handle most urgent health care needs in less time than a traditional emergency room and also offer laboratory and imaging services. MultiCare.org n Silver: MultiCare Deaconess Hospital n Bronze: CHAS Health Best Retirement Community n Gold: ROCKWOOD RETIREMENT CENTER At Rockwood Retirement Communities, their mission and vision celebrate independence, wellness, autonomy, and security. The Rockwood lifestyle nurtures the whole person—emotionally, physically, and spiritually. If you like to be active, you’ll appreciate Rockwood’s full activity schedules on-site and off-site in addition to resident associations, wellness programs, and innumerable opportunities to meet new friends and stimulate your creativity. If you desire peace and quiet, you’ll enjoy Rockwood’s private, forested neighborhoods and cozy library. It’s always your choice at Rockwood. RockwoodRetirement.org n Silver: Orchard Crest Retirement Community n Bronze: Broadway Court Estates Best Cosmetic Surgery n Gold: SPOKANE CENTER FOR FACIAL PLATIC SURGERY Jordan P. Sand, M.D., F.A.C.S. is the 66 BOZZIMEDIA.com OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022

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Weldon is that one place. All Weldon haircut services are customized and finished with a hot towel, neck shave, final rinse, and style. WeldonBarber.com n Silver: Bowtie Barber Shoppe n Bronze: Bulwark Barber Best Spa n Gold: COEUR D’ALENE RESORT SPA For four consecutive years, The Spa at The Coeur d’Alene Resort, has been ranked one of the top resort spas in America, according to Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List, while MSNBC.com has named it one of the “World’s Most Romantic Spas.” Welcome to a land of water and cedars. Everything The Coeur d’Alene Resort Spa has to offer springs from natural Northwest elements—the water and stone, once shaping our local landscape’s ancient glaciers, now resides in our mountains, valleys, rivers, and alpine lakes. Let the stress leave your body and bask in ultimate relaxation. Experience it for yourself by booking a treatment, service, or package. CdAResort.com n Silver: Pure Boutique Spa n Bronze: Zi Spa and Salon

Best Medi-Spa n Gold: CRAFTED At Crafted Beauty, the medical spa offers injection treatments, facials, and hydra-facial treatments, which involve removing dead skin cells. Spa staff also performs micro-needling, a procedure that uses a dermaroller with tiny needles rolled across the face to generate new skin collagen. Rejuvenate and pamper yourself. CraftedBeautySpokane.com n Silver: Renew Aesthetics n Bronze: Odara Medical Spa Best Sun Tanning n Gold: SUNNY BUNS TANNING SALON AND SPASunny Buns is Spokane’s premier locally-owned tanning salon and full-service day spa. With three convenient locations—North, South and Valley—they’re your one-stop haven for all things beauty! Walk-ins and appointments for tanning are welcome. Check out their sunless tans. With no harsh chemicals, smearing, staining, painting, rubbing, or dripping, airbrush bronzing is a sunless solution that is safe for anyone who wants a flawless, even tan; including men, women who are pregnant, and


BEST OF THE CITY awards children. Fully customizable and perfect for every skin tone, airbrush bronzing is the amazingly safe way to get gorgeous color quick. SunnyBuns.com n Silver: Coconutz Tanning Spa n Bronze: Palm Beach Tan Best Manicure n Gold: VALENTINO’S NAILS AND SPA Valentino Nails & Spa is the premier Nail Salon in the Spokane Valley area, offering a wide range of beauty services and products to give you a look you want. With an extensive selection, they’ve got you covered for whatever you need. If there’s a wedding, party, or event in your future—or if you’re simply ready to get pampered—visit them on their Facebook page and plan an outing. n Silver: Jonathan Nail Salon and Spa n Bronze: Nails by Amber Campbell Best Massage n Gold: ELEMENTS Founded by a massage therapist, the fundamental core of Elements Massage is to provide a truly customized therapeutic massage to every client, every session. By taking the time to listen and communicate with you prior to every session, Elements Massage studio therapists can tailor your session to meet your needs. Their studios’ therapists combine their skills and abilities to perform the massage that you want. That’s The Elements Way. Don’t forget to try their aroma therapy and membership options. ElementsMassage.com Silver: Pure Boutique Spa n Silver: The Historic Davenport Hotel (tie) n Bronze: Andrew Campbell, LMT (tie) Best Chiropractor n Gold: SUMMIT FAMILY CHIROPRACTICWith a focus on chiropractic and a natural, holistic approach, Summit Family Chiropractic is here to help people better understand and manage their health now to keep them healthy long-term. Summit is part of the MaxLiving group, founded by a group of dedicated chiropractors who wanted to help more people live better lives, MaxLiving is based on the chiropractic principle that your spinal cord is the information highway for your central nervous system. MaxLiving.com/chiropractor/us/id/coeurdalene n Silver: Houk Chiropractor n Bronze: Dr. Jared Bowman, DC


BEST OF THE CITY awards Best Dentist n Gold: KING FAMILY DENTAL Kevin King DDS and Sam King DDS offer extraordinary patient care in a family friendly atmosphere at affordable prices. The practice is centered on a preventionbased philosophy when approaching healthcare; however, dental emergencies happen, and they are always available and ready to rescue your smile. The Kings have spent their whole lives dedicated to teeth, and more importantly, the smiles they create. They offer convenient, late hours and perform a wide variety of services, including cosmetic dentistry. KKingDDS. com n Silver: Brooke Cloninger n Bronze: Ash & Rowan Dentistry Best Cosmetic Dentistry n Gold: COLLINS DENTISTRY AND AESTHETICS Dr. Ken and Dr. Marnie Collins strive to be Spokane Best Dentists. To achieve and maintain their status as elite dentists, they continually pursue education at many of the world’s leading dental institutes. They are thoroughly trained in some of dentistry’s most challenging and groundbreaking areas. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, cosmetic dentistry can help. Modern procedures straighten, brighten, and even replace teeth better than ever. Collins offers veneers, implants, Invisalign, and so much more. WeMakeSpokaneSmile.com n Silver: Riverstone Dental Care n Bronze: Spokane Family Smiles Best Children’s Dentistry n Gold: THE KIDDS PLACE Going to the dentist is an important part of your child’s overall health. That’s why Kidds Dental is committed to providing the best early dental care for infants, adolescents, and kids with special needs. And provider Dr. Cathy is passionate about preparing children of all ages for a lifetime of good oral health by making every appointment safe, positive, and fun. Trust, Kindness, and Communication are their guideposts. They accept all types of insurance as well as credit and cash. TheKiddsPlace.com n Silver: Children’s Choice Dentistry n Bronze: Spokane Pediatric Dentistry SERVICES & ORGANIZATIONS Best Optical Shop n Gold: EVERYTHING IN SIGHT OPTICAL BOUTIQUE Everything in Sight Optical Boutique has been providing Spokane and the Inland Northwest community with the hippest, coolest, and most stylish eyewear for over 15 years. Their services include designer OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022 BOZZIMEDIA.com 69

BEST OF THE CITY awards eyewear, contact lenses, eye exams, and custom fittings. Visit their Facebook page for more info. n Silver: LensCrafters n Bronze: EyeGuys Optical Best Credit Union n Gold: SPOKANE TEACHERS CREDIT UNION (STCU) STCU, established in 1934 by local teachers who operated inside of a Lewis and Clark High School classroom, has grown to more than twenty branch locations with more than 600 employees. The credit union helps members reach their business and personal goals through loans and is a prime example of a community partnership. STCU.org n Silver: Washington State Employees Credit Union (WSECU) Best Bank n Gold: WASHINGTON TRUST BANK Washington Trust Bank is an American diversified financial services holding company headquartered in Spokane. It is the oldest and largest privately held commercial bank in the Pacific Northwest. WATrust.com n Silver: Umpqua Bank n Bronze: Banner Bank Best Local Charity n Gold: BEYOND PINK Beyond Pink is the result of two women, Charlie Brewer and Karla Porter, whose goal is to educate and raise awareness, as well as help provide funding for women who could not otherwise afford thermography, a potentially lifesaving early detection breast cancer screening with their annual event. BeyondPink.net n Silver: Spokane Quaranteam n Bronze: Children’s Village Best Veterinarian n Gold: REGAL VETINARY CLINIC Regal Veterinary Clinic is a full-service animal hospital that offers a variety of medical, surgical, and dental services using advance equipment and technologies to provide quality care at every stage of your pet’s life. RegalVetClinic.com Silver: Garland Animal Clinic Bronze: Audubon Veterinary Clinic Best Local Photographer n Gold: STOLEN IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY Blake Crossley started Stolen Images Photography with the mindset of delivering high quality images while having fun with all his clients. With more than 200 five-star reviews, Crosslet and his team specialize in photographing senior portraits, sports, and 70 BOZZIMEDIA.com OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022

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Building from Memory


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f given the opportunity to build your own home, where would you start? The location? What about the materials? Might you just start hunting for potential architects and contractors? These questions, along with countless other concerns, had to be addressed by the owners of this newly constructed 12,000-square-foot waterfront home. Wanting to return to their roots and family here in the Inland Northwest after a long absence, Ed and Naomi recently relocated from California, where they’d spent their working careers. It took much planning and patience, but now this particular piece of paradise is part of a full-circle journey that technically began with a memory.

Back when Naomi was a young girl, her father would often take her duck hunting along this lake. It wasn’t until they broke ground on their new home—long after they’d purchased the lot, designed the plans, picked a builder—that Naomi realized she and her father had often come to this very spot all those years ago. Sadly, a month later, her father passed away. While he wasn’t there to witness her and Ed move in, it’s interesting and beautiful that they were

drawn to this piece of land even before they realized its historical significance. The notion of moving back north and near nature resonates with many. Few are so fortunate to follow through with that dream. Ed and Naomi consider themselves very fortunate in this regard, and they hope by sharing their story, others might think about beginning the process of building from idea to reality their forever home. The design process began with identify-

ing rooms, features, and design elements they wanted in their house, which they then arranged into a “wish list.” Looking at the myriad options in house designs and floorplans helped with the brainstorming process and in deciding what kind of location would be the best fit for their ideas. For example, Naomi wanted to make sure her mother would have a bedroom on the main floor, one that had ‘accessibility’ features such as wide doorways and

a “roll-in shower” to accommodate her wheelchair, as well as laundry on the same floor. It meant taking a four-story house and ensuring that one portion provided complete self-sufficiency without stairs, from the front entrance on through. The concept of ‘universal design’ isn’t new, but figuring out the logistics in a house such as theirs took some architectural troubleshooting. Pragmatics aside, Naomi also envisioned a home where every room would have a view of the breathtaking scenery. From the surrounding cedar forest and private lagoon

to the lake and nearby hills, the whole of the great outdoors should become part of the interior by incorporating floor-to-ceiling picture windows and multiple balconies. There are five in total. What else was on their wish list? Home movie theater, walk-in wine cellar, yoga studio, space for entertaining, and all the ‘toys’ that lakefront living requires. It was an impressive wish list. But wishing and doing are entirely different matters. This is where contractor Lonnie Edwards and architect Amanda Atwood stepped

in. They were essential to making Ed and Naomi’s vision a reality. After securing the plot of land, Edwards and Atwood were able to take these details and piece them together into the perfect home. Naomi reflects on the whole experience as feeling “guided.” The timing, both with regards to their return home to be with their families (both Ed and Naomi’s fathers were very ill and hospitalized at Sacred Heart when they returned) and with the time it took to design and build their home lined up very well. They moved back to the area in

July 2020, purchased the property a month later, hired their architect and builder in September, and moved into the newly built home in late January 2022. It was a 14-month project from start to finish. This can seem like a long time to the uninitiated, but with many fully custom-built houses taking between 10 months and 2 years, it’s impressive that a home of this size and detail on such challenging terrain didn’t take long to complete. With a 26-foot elevation difference from water to street, excavation alone—in November of all times—was literally an uphill battle. Lonnie Edwards, President of Built on Trust, a small general contracting company based out of Spokane, Washington, took on the task of building their dream home. Edwards company builds new homes as well as remodels existing ones. His philosophy as a builder is that if you earn people’s trust, you will earn their busi76 BOZZIMEDIA.com OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022

ness. “I want my clients to be able to always come to me with open communication because I am responsible for building their biggest investment, one of tremendous monetary and emotional value,” he says. “From our first meeting to handing them the keys, open communication is the number one priority to get to completion, within budget and on time. “As a builder, I have not raised my prices since 2010 because I believe in keeping housing as affordable as I can and getting my customers what they want. That is what Built on Trust is all about.” Edwards’ devotion to his trade is immediately apparent. While walking through the house and discussing its details, he scanned the property for even the slightest faults, little corners or crevices where he felt he could’ve done more; though it’s equally as apparent how


NEST building from memory enraptured Ed and Naomi are with every inch of their finished home. Edwards says that Ed and Naomi were wonderful visionaries who put in a tremendous amount of time and work towards creating their masterpiece at the water’s edge. They had never built a home but felt it was the only option after so many existing homes proved lovely but not the right fit for their needs. Being on the water was paramount, and their close family friend Lana Kay Hanson, a real estate broker in Sandpoint, ensured with diligence that this property could be secured. As one pulls into the driveway, the exterior teases and foreshadows the beautiful, unique, and wholly personal vision within. A “Cougs’ red” front door entices the eye to recognize the countless shades of red that can be found in the most unlikely places around the property. From the locally sourced red and golds of the Selkirk stone that encircle the base of the exterior to the tinge of red in the exterior’s brown paint, there is a promise of warmth and life, even in the dead of winter when gray pervades the horizon for months at a time. Even the Montana rose quartz, which blankets the front yard, shimmers with natural silica in the moonlight. While sometimes


living in an HOA community can mean the owners’ vision will be limited, for Ed and Naomi, there were no limits on the square footage of their home, and they liked that their design would work in tandem with the rest of their neighbors’ homes, creating a beautiful community and not just a beautiful home. The backyard, which faces the water, houses a cedar grove, including a round tribe of grand cedar trees intentionally designed as part of Naomi’s Celtic vision. Celtic spirals are among the oldest of symbols, with those found on the entrance stone to Newgrange in Ireland dating back to 3200 B.C. Often associated with the balance of inner and outer consciousness, they represent the journey from materialism and external awareness to enlightenment and cosmic awareness. While the home is a material object, the entirety of the land and the home are infused with thoughtful symbolism that always circles back to the values of the people who live within. They love their family, and they love the natural world; their vision reflects these loves. The home’s interior is consistent in its building materials, color schemes, and design elements. No one room or even a single fixture or element feels disjointed from the rest of

the house. All of the cabinetry throughout the house is made from rustic hickory with a natural finish that echoes the wooded surroundings without giving cabin fever vibes. They feel warm and alive and ground the feeling of togetherness that connects each room to the next. Similarly, many of the interior walls are painted in a shade by Sherwin Williams called “Pressed Flower,” which Naomi chose because it was the color that most complimented the cabinetry and has a versatility to it because it can appear slightly different throughout the day depending on the hour and light. Instead of the walls appearing flat, they appear almost like clouds at dusk; soft and calm while also vibrant and marvelous. The floors throughout are laid with thick porcelain imported from Italy. The planks are wide and long and look like whitewashed wood. They are stunning, but through the neutral color, humbly serve to accent the cabinets and countertops, the two most unique and challenging to acquire materials for the home. The Volga Blue granite used for the countertops comes directly from Ukraine and upon closer examination, mother of pearl can be seen glittering like a natural treasure amidst oceanic waters on its surface. Naomi

NEST building from memory says that this design choice was made to complement the beautiful views of the water visible from most of the windows in the home. Many of the light fixtures in the home also complement the water, with some embodying bubbles or raindrops with their shape. Even the bay window seats found throughout the home, in addition to the sofa in the main living room, are upholstered in velvety dark blue fabric that contrasts perfectly with warmer walls and embodies the radiance and cool beauty of the waterfront horizon at sunset. When climbing the whimsical spiral staircase that leads up to the yoga loft, which overlooks the main living room, the walls that cradle the staircase hold photographs from their family trip to Italy with their daughter. The carefully curated photos and artwork of the home all circle back to love of family, reminding Eddie and Naomi of where they have been, where they are going, and most importantly, where they are. It’s as though the home was designed to be a place to preserve memories with friends and family and be a place that enables the creation of more beautiful memories in the future. Even an unassuming, handmade cabinet made of cherry wood from Naomi’s mother, which houses china dishware and a pair of family photos, circles back into the theme of warm, reddish tones that honor the natural wonder of sunrise and sunset and the joy of getting to share such Lonnie Edwards wonders with their loved ones.

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Repurposing the Humble Guest Bedroom by TONYA MADDEN With the holidays approaching, your home is about to play host to friends and relatives — so let’s make sure that guest bedroom is ready. After all, your guests aren’t going to feel very welcome if their “home away from home” is cluttered with crafting supplies, extra blankets, and everything else you’ve been tossing into your catch-all space while they’re forced to sleep on an air mattress on the floor. To make your guests feel like a priority, and not an afterthought, use these organizer-approved tips to create a cozy guest room that is more than just a spare.

middle of the room means sacrificing floorspace. A Murphy bed is a versatile option for giving your guest a comfortable sleep surface. This type of bed sits in its own wall unit most of the time and pulls down into a comfortable bed (with a regular mattress) when needed. Because of their unique design, you’ll get extra storage space out of Murphy beds. The customized Murphy beds from California Closets come with integrated storage so you and your guests have a convenient place to keep the personal items and avoid clutter.

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Reimagine the closet

The best thing guest rooms can also be used as a home office, play area, sewing room, or nursery when your guest returns home. However, having a big bed in the

Many people find that their guest room closet is overflowing with “stuff ” that they couldn’t fit anywhere else. Since you’ll be hosting overnight company in

this room, it makes sense that you want your closet to look neat and tidy with ample space for your guests to hang up their clothes and stash away suitcases. Most closets have one shelf up high, then a long rod. That’s it. It’s not the most effective way to maximize space. By using an adjustable shelving system, you can utilize the entire wall inside the closet. The ideal closet would use floor to ceiling shelving in parts with hanging rods, and baskets and other storage accessories in others, all with a personalized design to meet and your guests’ needs as well as yours after they leave. Heather Lukes, Senior Design Consultant with Closets Northwest, advises her clients to think in terms of zones when configuring their closet system. Perhaps one zone for coats, another for sweaters, OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022 BOZZIMEDIA.com 81

NEST storage and even racks for shoes and hats. Lukes is a proponent of storing seasonal items and things that you want to just get out of the way in plastic bins and putting them up high. Her tip is to use the clear bins so you can see what’s inside and not have to label them. “It’s really about function and being able to access everything with ease,” Lukes says. “Because of the flexibility of the shelving systems, you can maximize the storage ability even if you have a very small closet. Once you have everything on a shelf, you’re really looking at organization so that you don’t have chaos and clutter.”


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HEALTH BEAT breast cancer

New Approaches for Combating an Old Foe

Automated Breast ultrasound is the latest development in mammography


Breast cancer screening guidelines and tools

he toll caused by breast cancer in this country is immense. There are the financial costs—which average $48,500 for women diagnosed with stage 0 breast cancer (pre-cancer) on up to $135,000 for the first year for stage IV disease—as well as the emotional expense that ripples outward from the patient to her family and community. There is also the ultimate price: premature death. This October, during Breast Cancer Awareness month, there’s good news on the horizon: updated guidelines and new


medical equipment make early detection more likely. Early detection is the key to increasing the likelihood of breast cancer being a curable disease. There are also many readily available, free approaches to lowering one’s risk of ever developing cancer. Most breast cancers in the US are diagnosed through routinely scheduled screening mammograms. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), the leading organization in the United States for determining how the medical community diagnoses and treats

cancer, updated its guidelines this past June. Now, the NCCN guidelines state women should undergo a breast cancer risk assessment starting at age 25. The NCCN also updated breast cancer screening recommendations for imaging. Although there is no consensus regarding the categorization of a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer in her lifetime, generally accepted risk categories are as follows: average risk (less than 15 percent), moderate risk (approximately 15-20 percent), and high risk (greater than 20 percent).


HEALTH BEAT breast cancer Women who are considered at average-to-moderate risk for developing breast cancer should follow routine screening guidelines, i.e., annual mammograms beginning at age 40 with consideration of supplemental handheld ultrasound or Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) if breast composition is dense. For those in the high-risk group, an annual breast MRI screening alternating every six months with an annual mammogram screening is recommended. In addition, high-risk women should undergo a genetics consultation to review the pros and cons of genetic testing. Some primary care and women’s health providers offer this counseling and testing, including myself. Women considered at the highest risk for developing breast cancer are also offered preventative treatments. It is essential to understand that if you are considered high-risk for breast cancer, you are considered high risk for developing breast cancer, not high-risk for breast cancer-related death. Identifying women at higher risk for breast cancer is crucial in tailoring their screening and preventative treatments.

Revised standard of care

Starting at age 25, your healthcare provider should evaluate your risk for breast cancer. I check for the following major risk factors at annual wellness visits: 1. Personal history of breast, ovarian, tubal, or peritoneal cancer

2. Family history of breast, ovarian, tubal, or peritoneal cancer 3. Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry 4. Personal or family history of BRCA, PTEN, or TP53 gene mutation 5. Previous breast biopsy 6. Chest radiation between ages 10-30 If the answer to any of these questions is yes, I have the patient return for an appointment to calculate her risk for breast cancer and, based upon these results, develop a personalized screening plan. When appropriate, I counsel on and order genetic testing and discuss preventative medications and surgery with referrals to the appropriate specialists. In addition to the above risk factors, many women have dense breasts, which places them at modestly increased risk for breast cancer and an increased risk that early breast cancer will go undetected with mammography. You can find your breast composition on your most recent mammogram results if you have had one in the past. There are four categories of breast composition; two of them, heterogeneously dense and extremely dense, categorize a woman as having dense breasts. Breast density decreases with age. Approximately 50 to 60 percent of women ages 40-44 have dense breasts, compared to only 20 to 30 percent of women ages 70-74. For women with dense breasts, the NCCN recommends counseling regard-

BREAST DENSITY CLASSIFICATIONS Breast density correlates to cancer risk

A. Almost entirely fatty

B. Scattered fibroglandular densities

C. Heterogeneously dense

D. Extremely dense

Meet Jessica Blackwell Jessica Blackwell owns eVillageHealth, a local primary care practice serving patients from Washington and Idaho. She received her undergraduate training through Washington State University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and received the Undergraduate of the Year Award. Jessica earned her graduate degree from Gonzaga University, again graduating Summa Cum Laude. Blackwell's healthcare career has spanned over 25 years. She started her career as an ICU nurse. During that time, she developed a patent to prevent ventilator tubes from disconnecting. Jessica has since served as a nurse practitioner in the areas of urgent care, medical oncology, and internal medicine/primary care. Blackwell blends her experience with compassion. She offers a personalized approach to primary care. Services include primary care for cancer survivors, cancer prevention programs, one-on-one health coaching, and weight loss programs. She also specializes in reversing chronic illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. She does her best to see patients the day of or the next business day for urgent care, as she wants to be there for her patients when they need her most. She takes most insurances. Visit eVillageHealth.com or call (509)960-6527 with questions or for new patient information. OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022 BOZZIMEDIA.com 85

HEALTH BEAT breast cancer ing the risks and benefits of supplemental screening, including handheld ultrasound and ABUS. A supplemental ultrasound screening, in addition to your annual mammogram, increases your odds of detecting small tumors. However, ultrasounds do not always differentiate cancer tissue from benign tissue. Therefore, it also increases your risk of undergoing an unnecessary breast biopsy. The same risk applies when utilizing supplemental MRI screenings. Currently, the local price for ABUS ranges from $375-$465. Since the guidelines are new, insurance companies have not yet adopted them into their benefits packages.

Don’t wait, be proactive

Don’t let the thought of breast cancer haunt you like a phantom menace. There are steps you can take right now to modify your risk. The Nurses’ Health Studies (NHS) are


among the largest investigations into the risk factors for major chronic diseases in women. Specifically, the NHS contributed to identifying ways in which women may reduce breast cancer risk. This includes limiting alcohol consumption, avoiding weight gain, increasing vegetable consumption, and reducing the duration of postmenopausal combination hormone replacement therapy. Alcohol consumption: According to the American Cancer Society, there is a clear link between alcohol intake and an increased risk of breast cancer, which increases with the amount of alcohol consumed. Women who have one alcoholic drink a day have a small (about seven percent to 10 percent) increase in risk compared with those who don’t drink, while women who have two to three drinks a day have about a 20 percent higher risk. Physical Activity: Exercise is considered one of breast cancer’s most important and established modifiable risk

factors. It is associated with an increased life expectancy in the general population and in women who already have breast cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends that adults exercise at least 2.5 hours per week. Multiple studies have strongly suggested that physical activity is associated with lower breast cancer risk. Body weight: People who are overweight or obese are at a higher risk for various cancers, including breast cancer. Weight gain is common after menopause. Inversely, losing and maintaining weight loss after menopause significantly reduces breast cancer risk. An important part of weight loss is incorporating a whole foods diet. In the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), women who lost five percent or more of body weight in the three years from study entry had a lower breast cancer incidence. Postmenopausal Combination Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): Combination estrogen and progester-

HEALTH BEAT breast cancer one therapy is associated with a greater risk for breast cancer compared to estrogen therapy alone. However, within five years of discontinuing HRT, a woman’s breast cancer risk decreases. During the first 10 years of postmenopausal combination estrogen and progesterone HRT and for women

younger than 60, the risk of related breast cancer is the lowest. Knowledge about your breast cancer risk, early detection and prevention options, and modifiable lifestyle interventions are the tools necessary for fighting this old foe. And remember, you are your own best advocate.

Healthy breasts start with a healthy lifestyle

Risk factors to consider 1. Personal history of breast, ovarian, tubal, or peritoneal cancer 2. Family history of breast, ovarian, tubal, or peritoneal cancer 3. Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry 4. Personal or family history of BRCA, PTEN, or TP53 gene mutation 5. Previous breast biopsy 6. Chest radiation between ages 10-30 7. Breast tissue density



HEALTH BEAT insights and observations

Insights and Observations We were fortunate to have two leading diagnostic radiologists from Spokane offer their insights to our readers. Dr. Paige Flett, MD, of Inland Imaging, and Dr. Rachel O’Connor, MD, of MultiCare Rockwood Clinic’s imaging department, have a wealth of professional experience to share.

Dr. Rachel O’Connor Educate yourselves: Women can learn

about screening mammograms from reputable organizations and websites. I encourage patients to visit The Society of Breast Imaging “End the Confusion” site for clear and accurate information: www. sbi-online.org/endtheconfusion/Home. aspx. This isn’t a special interest issue: Women make up about half the population, and breast cancer is a very common disease that will happen to one

out of eight women. It is important to raise awareness so that we can identify those with cancer as soon as possible so we can save the most lives. The most common reasons we see in our clinic that prevent or deter women from getting screened are fear, and limited awareness or access. Understanding risk assessment: It’s important to point out that screening is offered to all women over the OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022 BOZZIMEDIA.com 89

HEALTH BEAT insights and observations functions as a reminder for women to be proactive and prioritize their health. A screening mammogram may take 15 minutes but could save a life, which is an important message to reiterate. Breast cancer awareness events are valuable for a community because they educate women about breast cancer and the importance of breast cancer screening as well as provide a platform where women can share experiences.

Dr. Rachel O’Connor, MD

age of 40 because the greatest “risk” factor is simply being female. Screening is an important part of health maintenance regardless of additional risk factors. When it is determined that a patient needs additional assessment for being “high-risk” or at an increased risk of developing breast cancer over the general population, this is usually done by a healthcare professional who can have a comprehensive discussion with the patient about their family history, personal history, genetic history, and a variety of other health factors. For example, at MultiCare in Spokane, this is often done by our team of “high-risk” experts led by our fellowship-trained breast surgeon Dr. Heidi Richardson, Jeanne Robison ARNP, and Marie Brenden ARNP. Beware of misinformation: I hear many things from patients that show we must continue to educate ourselves. For example, I often hear patients, who are eventually found to have a lump, tell me that they have no family history of breast cancer, so they did not feel they needed to get screened. As it turns out, most women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family. This is just one example of the many misconceptions regarding breast cancer screening.

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Understanding the screening process: A routine screening mammogram is the best way to find breast cancer early, before symptoms are present. The breast is placed in gentle compression between two paddles, and an x-ray is taken to image the tissue. The whole process is safe and takes about 15 minutes. A radiologist will read the mammogram, and if they see anything abnormal, the patient will be contacted to return for additional images, which may include another mammogram or ultrasound. Because screening guidelines can vary based on risk factors, a breast MRI is recommended in addition to a yearly mammogram for women with a high lifetime risk of breast cancer. We also know that women with dense breasts have an increased risk of breast cancer and that cancers can be harder to find with dense breasts; these women can get supplemental screening with whole breast ultrasound or an MRI.

Dr. Paige Flett, MD

reduce anxiety around screening and encourage women to schedule their mammograms. It is important to recognize that a screening mammogram should be performed every year in women with no symptoms of breast cancer. If a woman has new or concerning breast symptoms, a diagnostic mammogram and breast ultrasound are needed to further evaluate the breast.

The benefits of early detection: Initial randomized control trials demonstrated a survival benefit of 30% in women undergoing screening mammography compared to those who did not get screening. This is an impressive number and is likely significantly underestimated due to study design and older technology. In addition to a survival benefit, breast cancer caught early can be treated with less invasive measures, including breast conservation (lumpectomy and often radiation) and may not require chemotherapy.

Breast cancer and mental health: Receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer can be a frightening and isolating experience. We at Inland Imaging have experienced techs, assistants, radiologists, and a patient navigator who can provide support and educate patients during this process. Our patient navigator reaches out to all our patients with a new diagnosis of breast cancer and can assist them through the process of staging, referral to specialists, and treatment. Having this support can greatly reduce anxiety in newly diagnosed patients. Additionally, there are some excellent resources online including Susan G Komen (komen.org) and National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc (nationalbreastcancer.org).

Hesitation costs lives: Traditionally there has been a lot of fear around breast cancer, but by increasing awareness and educating women on the importance of screening and the advances in treatment options, we can

Mammogram and then some: Inland Imaging offers screening mammograms, screening whole breast ultrasound, or “automated breast ultrasound” (ABUS), and breast MRI. We do not perform thermography.





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Spokane’s best scratch-made pastas


he crisp autumn weather makes me crave comfort food, and right up the list of foods most associated with ultimate comfort is a warm bowl of homemade pasta. Of course, making pasta from scratch is a labor of love, a time-consuming process that a lot of us simply don’t have time for. And for those of us lucky enough to have traveled to Italy, we know there’s just nothing quite like savoring the mouthwatering textures and flavors of scratch-made pastas and sauces. Spokane may be over 5500 miles from Italy, but Lind-

say and I were able to find quite a few delicious pastas around town.


Mossuto’s Italian Restaurant, on the Northside, is less than a year old, but it is the Poole family’s tribute to matriarch Lisa Poole’s Italian heritage. Some of their recipes come from Lisa’s grandparents, passed down through generations from their ancestral hometown of Puglia, Italy. Also, most of their pasta dishes feature hand-extracted noodles and sauces made from scratch. Two of our favorites are:

n Braised Chianti Bolognese

With slow-cooked beef and pork seasoned with onions, carrots, and celery, and served over scratch-made pappardelle.

n Pasta Alle Vongole

With clams in garlic, olive oil, and white wine sauce, served over scratch-made spaghetti.


Chef Anna Vogel was voted semifinalist for the prestigious James Beard Award in 2018 for her upscale

Braised Chianti Bolognese



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Pasta Alle Vongole

Pappardelle Lamb Ragu

modern Italian fare at her unassuming restaurant in Browne’s Addition. Her commitment to high-quality ingredients and scratch-made pastas shines through in all her dishes, and it was difficult to narrow down our favorites to just these two items (because everything on her menu is amazing).

n Pappardelle Lamb Ragu

n Gnocchi alla Sorrentina

Pillowy-soft potato gnocchi, topped with roasted tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil, and parmesan.


Executive Chef Scott Siff and his crew opened this new Italian restaurant less than two years ago at the spot vacated by the old Olive Garden at the bottom

Gnocchi alla Sorrentina

A Food Network writer once visited Spokane and named this dish as “one of the best pastas in the country” – high praise for this simple-yet-richly-flavored dish made with lamb, roasted for hours on the bone, then braised in a red-wine sauce until tender, served atop homemade pappardelle pasta, and topped with pecorino cheese and mint.


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floor of Riverpark Square, facing Riverfront Park. Part of the Ethan Stowell group of restaurants, Tavolata adheres to ESR’s philosophy of transforming simple ingredients into beautifully executed dishes. Siff ’s culinary training and expertise, which is mostly specialized in Italian cuisine, shows through in the creative flavor combinations of his pasta dishes. Among our favorites are:

n Pumpkin & Ricotta Tortellini

Scratch-made tortellini filled with pumpkin and ricotta con latte, topped with a sweet onion broth, and topped with grated parmigiano reggiano cheese.

n Conchiglie

Pronounced kon-kig-lee, meaning “seashells,” this scratchmade pasta is served with chopped prawns, tomatoes, fennell, soffritto, chili, and citrus gremolata. 96 BOZZIMEDIA.com OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022

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People may not immediately associate Chef Peter Froese’s Gander & Ryegrass restaurant – on Main Ave next door to Auntie’s Bookstore – with scratch-made pastas, but this upscale eatery in downtown Spokane serves some of the best pasta dishes in town. The pasta crew works on extracting the noodles early each day that they are open, and the pasta dishes vary based on seasonal ingredients as well as creative input from the pasta staff. We had the following two pastas for lunch, and they were amazing.

n Tagliatelle

With morel mushroom ragout and smoked ricotta cheese.

n Bucatini

Similar to spaghetti, but with a hollow center (like a straw). Served with mussels, guanciale, basil pesto, and corn zucchini. So, no need to book that plane ticket to Italy to get your pasta fix. Just check out these places and fill your hearts (and bellies) with warm, comforting, delicious, house-made goodness.


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PNW meets Italy


by LUCY AUSTIN f searching for the newest eatery in town, Tavolata is highly recommended. Seeing the new sign above the doors to what once was Olive Garden in Spokane’s Old City Hall building was exciting. The spot had been vacant for years. A downtown core should be a place with lots of restaurant options, and I was glad to see the new tenants weren’t another retailer. Spoiler alert: high expectations will not be disappointed. Stylistically, it’s impossible to believe this was the same space. Think rustic farmhouse meets modern, open concept kitchen. Which is only appropriate, considering Tavolata is all about the food. Sit down, enjoy a drink, and watch as Chef Scott Siff directs his team in preparing what Siff refers to as “Italian food with a PNW flair.” If Tavolata had to have a signature dish, Rigatoni would be it. Made from fresh, house-made pasta, it includes spicy sausage,

tomato, marjoram, and parmesan. “You really can’t go wrong with it; it’s been on our menu since we opened our first restaurant,” says Siff. In fact, Tavolata held its first pasta class of the year this past August, which featured the Rigatoni. “We walked our guests through how to make it from scratch, techniques, and afterward, we were able to sit down and enjoy the meals they made,” says Siff.

farm egg, summer squash, basil, pancetta

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LOCAL CUISINE dining guide

1898 Public House. With a nod of respect to the year Kalispel Golf and Country Club was established, 1898 Public House combines a storied history with modern flair. The culinary team takes pride in preparing classic foods with a fresh twist, while using the finest ingredients. From hand-pressed gourmet burgers and house-cured bacon, to house-made rolls and charcuterie, dining at 1898 will be an exciting culinary tour for your palate. 2010 W Waikiki Rd., (509) 466-2121, Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday 11am-10pm, Saturday 9am-10pm, Sunday 9am-9pm, 1898publichouse.com. Chinook crafted by Chef Adam Hegsted. Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel’s signature “upper casual” restaurant had its grand reopening on November 11, with a reimagining of its menu and cocktail offerings thanks to Chef Adam Hegsted. The restaurant still features items diners have grown to love—such as a delicious steak dinner—but has added new items at a lower price point. There is something for everyone to love at Chinook. 37914 S Nukwalqw St, Worley, ID, (800) 523-2464, Monday-Sunday 7am-3am, CdACasino. com. Clinkerdagger. A downtown institution, this is the place for taking out of town guests when showing off Spokane. Located in the historic Flour Mill, overlooking the river, its English Gothic décor creates the perfect ambiance for enjoying their signature, slow-cooked choice prime rib meal. 621 W Mallon Avenue Spokane, (509) 328-5965, Sunday 3-9pm, MondayThursday, 11:30am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 11:30-10pm, and Happy Hour MondayThursday 3-5pm, Clinkerdagger.com.

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Crafted Tap House. Excellent outdoor dining with firepits on a large patio make for an ideal setting to enjoy their 62 rotating taps from breweries near and far. The house-made, giant pretzels with five-cheese, beer dipping sauce made with red pepper syrup and sea salt is a must. Burger lovers will die for the #42 as well as the other gastropub fair. 523 Sherman Ave, CdA, Id, (208) 292-4813, Bar is MondaySunday, 11am-close, kitchen is SundayThursday, 11am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm, CraftedTapHouse.com. EPIC Sports Bar. From the nachos and buffalo wings to prime rib dip and epic burgers, EPIC is serving up a full menu of upscale pub fare, craft beers, and cocktails inside Northern Quest. With its thirtyfoot LED HDTV, you can enjoy sports for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. 100 N Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, (509) 4812122, Sunday-Thursday 7am-12am, FridaySaturday 7am-2am, NorthernQuest.com.

Gander and Ryegrass. An Italian-inspired restaurant in downtown Spokane with a menu featuring coursed meals based around whole animal butchery and homemade pasta. Their robust beverage program includes a full bar and wine cellar delivering a variety of pairings for each course. They would love to welcome you for your birthday and other celebrations, as well as offer you the best service for a great night out on the town. À la carte options available, too. 404 W Main Ave, (509) 315-4613, daily 12pm–9pm, GanderAndRyegrass.com. Hay J’s Bistro. Gourmet cuisine in a casual atmosphere sums up this familyowned restaurant. Starters include clams and blackened bleu tender tips. They offer separate lunch and dinner menus. Their Chicken Puttanesca Linguine and Bistro Medallions are worth the visit. Hay J’s is open from 11am-9pm but closed from 3pm-4pm for dinner setup. Can’t wait? Piccolo Kitchen and Bar is right next door, alongside Butcher Block, which are owned by the same family. Located in Liberty Lake at 21706 E Mission Ave. Reservations are accepted, (509) 926-2310, HayJsBistro. com. Hill’s Resort Restaurant and Lounge. On Priest Lake, the view is a perfect accompaniment to a filet mignon and glass of wine. Whether you’re in the mood for locally picked huckleberries or craving comfort food, Hill’s has something that will delight all tastes. Breakfast and lunch are casual menu and a dinner menu seven days a week from Mid-May through Early OCTOBER/NOVEMBER. Restaurant open Friday evenings through Sunday evenings Mid OCTOBER/NOVEMBER– February. Restaurant and Lounge closed March and April. Dinner reservations are always recommended and can be made by calling the front desk at. 4777 W Lakeshore Rd, Priest Lake, ID, (208) 4432551, HillsResort.com. Luna. An amazing, neighborhoodbased, white-table cloth establishment with international cuisine and a wine list longer than a table for four, Luna is a locally owned mainstay on Spokane’s South Hill. Happy hour every day from 3-6pm is surprisingly affordable. Dinner reservations are encouraged. 5620 S Perry St, Spokane, (509) 488-2383, MonThurs 4pm-8pm, Friday 4pm-9pm, Saturday 4pm-9pm, Sunday 4pm-8pm, LunaSpokane.com Maryhill Winery. The winery draws more than 75,000 guests annually, while the region offers warm summer days, yearround appeal and excellent winemaking and continues to gain recognition as an emerging wine destination. Each

location offers beautiful scenery, frequent live music and special events, food menus featuring small plates and charcuterie, and an expansive selection of award-winning wines. 9774 Highway 14, Goldendale, (509) 773-1976, Sunday-Friday 11am-6pm, Saturday 11am-8pm, 1303 W Summit Pkwy., Ste. 100, (509) 443-3832, MondayThursday 12pm-8pm, Friday 12pm-9pm, Saturday 11am-9pm, Sunday 11am-7pm, 801 Waterfront Way, Ste. 105, Vancouver , (360) 450-6211, Monday-Thursday 12pm-9pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday 11am-8pm, 14810 NE 145th St #A, Woodinville, (425) 481-7925, Monday-Thursday 12pm-8pm, FridaySaturday 12pm-9pm, Sunday 12pm-7pm, MaryhillWinery.com. Masselow’s Steakhouse. With nine prime-grade steaks and the best seafood oceans and rivers have to offer, Masselow’s Steakhouse continually provides the “wow” factor. With an outstanding array of mouth-watering cuisine, an extensive wine selection, and true Kalispel hospitality, Chef Tanya Broesder and her team create a special experience you won’t soon forget. 100 N Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, (509) 481-6020, Wednesday-Sunday 5pm-10pm, Masselows.com. Park Lodge. A fine dining restaurant featuring a relaxing atmosphere and locally inspired comfort meals from its

award-winning chef, uniquely prepared on a wood-fired grill. 411 N Nettleton St, Spokane, (509) 340-9347, Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-9pm, ParkLodgeRestaurant.com.

W SR-2 Hwy., Airway Heights, (509) 8181547, Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday 11am-10pm, Saturday 9am-10pm, Sunday 9am-9pm, SpokaneTribeCasino.com/dining.

Piccolo Kitchen Bar. Brick oven pizza, craft cocktails, beer, and wine are available in this casual atmosphere that is connected to Hay J’s Bistro and Butcher Block in Liberty Lake at 21718 E Mission Ave, (509) 926-5900. Open every day of the week, 3pm-9pm, with happy hours, Monday-Friday, 3pm-5pm. Visit PiccoloPizza.net for a full menu.

Townshend Cellar. This is an ideal place to bring a date. They offer a wonderful, immersive, hands-on experience of wine tasting right amidst the wine-making process. Wine available on tap for Wowler fills too! Fri-Sun 12-6pm, 1222 N Regal St, Spokane, (509) 238-1400, TownshendCellar. com

The Fat Pig. Enjoy their outdoor dining and seasonally rotating menus made with local ingredients and a perpetually rotating craft beer and wine list. 301 Cedar St, Suite 102, Sandpoint, ID, (208) 265-PORK (7675), Tuesday-Saturday 4-10pm, closed SundayMonday, SandpointFatPig.com. Three Peaks Kitchen + Bar. Named after the three prominent peaks outlining the Spokane Tribe’s homeland, Three Peaks is the Spokane Tribe Casino’s premier dining destination. This upscale casual eatery features weekend brunch, as well as lunch and dinner specials all week long. Discover your new favorite Happy Hour from 3-7pm every day with amazing patio seating, local and regional wines, as well as $2 drafts with 20 taps to choose from. Visit SpokaneTribeCasino.com for menus, details and to make a reservation. 14300

TT’s Brewery & Barbecue. TT’s Brewery & Barbecue is proud to offer the highest quality barbecue and beers brewed onsite. From their family to yours, they put lots of love and careful attention in each item. 4110 S Bowdish Rd., Spokane Valley, (509) 919-4798, Tuesday-Saturnday 12pm-9pm, TTsBreweryBBQ.com. Zona Blanca. Zona Blanca brings the flavors of coastal Mexico to Spokane. Flavor comes first, and ceviche, entrees, tacos, tostadas, and more await you. 157 S Howard St, (509) 241-3385, Tuesday-Thursday 4pm-9pm, Friday-Saturday 4pm-10pm, LimeFishSalt. com. Let us know of any new restaurants by email at editor@spokanecda.com.


LOCAL CUISINE eating out on Thanksgiving


(Not) Home for the Holidays

t’s that time of the year again, folks. Holiday after holiday will descend upon us. Halloween, followed by Thanksgiving, Christmas, and then suddenly it’s the New Year. Thanksgiving and Norman Rockwell imagery go together as readily as mashed potatoes and gravy—for some, but not all. We can look forward to family and friends, compiling our thankful-for lists, and of course sharing lots of food without relishing the idea of spending a day and a half prepping and cooking in the kitchen. Fantastically filling feasts don’t whip themselves up. Green bean casseroles, walnut-apple salads, yams, pumpkin pie (and don’t forget that 14-lb turkey!) crowding the table with glasses of cider, wine, and eggnog are a lot of work. Someone’s got to make that magic happen. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be you this year.

LOCAL CUISINE eating out on Thanksgiving If you lack the time, space, or inclination to cook a holiday spread, add this to your thankful-for list: on account of some very hardworking people in our community, you can enjoy eating out on Thanksgiving Thursday. Here are a few restaurants in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas gracious enough to keep their doors open on Turkey Day: Clinkerdagger Clinkerdagger.com 621 W Mallon Avenue, Spokane (509) 328-5965 Beverly’s BeverlysCdA.com (208) 765-4000 115 S. 2nd Street, Coeur d’Alene MAX at Mirabeau MaxAtMirabeau.com (509) 922-6252 1100 N. Sullivan Rd. Spokane Valley

Table 13 DavenportHotelCollection.com (509) 598-4300 (208) 666-5799 115 S 2nd St, Coeur d'Alene Black Angus Steakhouse BlackAngus.com (509) 927-1177 14724 East Indiana Ave, Spokane Three Peaks SpokaneTribeCasino.com/dining (877) 786-9467 14300 W SR-2 HWY, Airway Heights 1898 Public House kalispelgolf.com/dining (509) 466-2121 2010 W Waikiki Rd, Spokane Masselow’s Steak House NorthernQuest.com/dining (509) 481-6020

100 N. Hayford Rd, Airway Heights (And all other restaurants at Northern Quest Casino & Resort) Das Stein Haus DasSteinHaus.net (509) 326-2214 1812 W Francis Ave, Spokane Cracker Barrel CrackerBarrel.com (208) 664-0656 1675 W Lee Ct, Coeur d'Alene Shawn O'Donnell’s American Grill Irish Pub ShawnOdonnells.com (509) 326-7251 719 N Monroe St, Spokane Menus and hours will be limited. Be sure to call ahead and make a reservation if you plan on dining out this Turkey Day.

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LAST LOOK sandpoint perspectives

sandpointperspectives by TONYA SHERMAN


his time of year, Sandpoint has a distinct, memorable scent of swampy mud and rotting milfoil from the lake water receding and the ongoing nightly drizzle. It permeates the air, as do thoughts of seasonal changes. My morning contemplations on the front porch grow shorter; my post-shower wet hair and morning coffee cool quickly. In no time at all, both will freeze so fast that my mornings won’t even include sitting outside. This is the time of year that I begin packing away my shorts in a box that will grace the top shelf of my closet for the next several months. They will take the place of my jeans and other cold weather clothes that will serve as my wardrobe for the foreseeable future. Cold and darkness, like my


A Change of scenery jeans, will be my bosom companions for the fall and winter weather on the horizon. Boats are no longer front yard ornaments, leaves are piling up on lawns and in streets, and I’ve had my first Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season. That old dread is creeping in. Winter is coming. Part of me daydreams of escape options; I begin imagining where I can embark as soon as the holidays are over. It is always someplace warm with a beach. The more practical part of me makes plans to remain active and socially engaged during the long winter months. Seasonal depression is a real possibility if I’m not careful to stay positive and connected. Yesterday afternoon my husband went on his daily mountain bike ride, heading out from our house up into the Pine Street

Woods for a few hours of hard riding. I too thought a bike ride sounded great, so I hopped on my Electra Cruiser and pedaled to MickDuff ’s Beer Hall and met up with another farmer and his family. He is a fourth-generation farmer whom I was privileged to work for last year. I helped with school tours, picking corn, feeding cows, and herding school children through the corn maze. I drank my Porter infused with Evans Brothers coffee and thought how grateful I was to be included at their full table. Even on the coldest of days, company with my friends is worth venturing through wintry weather. However, not all conversations all filled with warmth and a respite from the cold. Last week, I found myself talking with another neighbor burgeoning with icy


Tonya Sherman and her husband, Scott, have been chasing their dream of living ski-townlifestyles. In 2006 they built a house on acreage outside Priest River before moving in 2019 to downtown Sandpoint. They have a love of “Place” and the wild outdoors. You can find Scott on Strava at strava.com/athletes/90224223 and Tonya wherever the possibility takes her.

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words, namely complaints about the “apple maggots’’ moving into the area. It was an unpleasant comment, one which nudged reflection: how inclusive (or exclusive) are we as individuals? Do I treat others as I would like to be treated? Although I spent most summers camping, fishing, hiking, and boating in the area, I might also be considered an “invader” or “outsider,” an “apple maggot.” This was distressing as I thought of myself as “an apple blossom girl” and believed myself “local” after building our first house in 2007. We personally pounded the nails into our home in Priest River on family acreage after decades of being “summer people” on the lake. Like many others, we traveled to Spokane for work and lived in both Idaho and Washington due to life circumstances over the past 25 years. When we finally made our dream of moving into Sandpoint happen, I immediately considered myself “local.” I have shared experiences and a mutual love of the community through volunteer work. Unfortunately, after talking to my neighbor, I began to wonder what makes a person a “local.” When and how does this alchemy happen? I believe that I can pick out Califor-

nians; it’s a special talent. Decades ago, my third-grade teacher asked the children in my class to raise their hand if they (or their parents) had ever lived in California. About a quarter of the kids raised their hands. Later in elementary school, I wore a t-shirt that showed the I-90 freeway in the Columbia gorge with a sign marked “Californians exit here,” which led off a cliff. Nowadays, I recognize how as parents and adults we subconsciously impact our children’s behaviors and thoughts. What do I say about my neighbors, and is it kind? How do we interact with the people moving here or visiting us? I make observations about how “they” tend to discuss how happy “they” are to be here and how “they” will protect it from change. I immediately put “them” in the “other” category. At a wine tasting a few days ago, I had the privilege of meeting someone who was genuine and curious, but still naïve to our ways. She talked about selling her multimillion-dollar house to buy a homestead in the Selle Valley, as her large and beautiful ring sparkled on her gesticulating hand. She spoke of her generous contributions to the non-profits she is supporting, the efforts it took to keep her Mercedes clean, her

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concerns of the upcoming snow on her very long driveway, and the challenges of meeting new people. While trying to be polite in the face of yet another new Californian, I struggled to be a nonjudgmental listener. I nearly failed until she mentioned an interest in reading and her ardent love of cats. And just like that, there it was: connection. I found a commonality with this new, seemingly unrelatable person, and I promptly invited her to my book club. We have another Californian already in the book club. She is one of my favorite people on this planet, and I have known her most of my life. She grew up in Spokane and moved to California for college where she met her incredible husband. They moved back to Sandpoint when she had her daughter, so she could raise her in the town where she’d spent summers with her grandparents. She left her amazing career and sacrificed restaurants with 24-hour delivery service, among countless other city delights, for pleasures of Sandpoint, including the plethora of wildlife one shares their yards with. She had a “California start” a few years ago when she called the local police to report the neighborhood Moose in her yard. OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022 BOZZIMEDIA.com 107

LAST LOOK sandpoint perspectives With time, another book club friend finally deemed her “a local,” i.e., a tolerable city person who is staying, because she and her husband traded their Prius for a pickup, personally renovated their house down to the studs, began purchasing their food from the farmers market, read enough cheater books to discuss raising chickens and canning techniques (I know she still goes to Costco and hates chickens, but I appreciate the effort), bought a completely new wardrobe fit for the outdoors and fickle weather, and now calls the principal of the elementary school instead of the police to chase away the neighborhood moose. She has expressed joy and gratitude for being welcomed into our community and finding friendship. While I find myself laughing about the ways she fundamentally changed how she expressed herself, I came to realize that we should have supported and accepted her exactly as she was and still is: an incredibly thoughtful, kind, and generous woman. She always brings homemade, gluten-free cookies that are not just edible; they are so delicious one would never guess they are healthy. She is the “new Californian” who brings racy books, a mile-wide smile, contagious laughter, and will show up to hold your hand at a doctor’s appointment. In the long winter months and throughout our lives, we need our friends and neighbors. We should look a little deeper in ourselves, get past differences, and seek love and life from wherever it comes because that is what gets us all through the long winters. So, as I get on with my day, heading out to Hickey Farms to purchase pumpkins and check out the route for the Crosstoberfest* bike race, I will consider myself a “Sandpoint Local” and invite kind people into my community. Come winter, if I am feeling lonely, I’ll head to the local grocery store where I can greet friends on each aisle as I wander in search of random ingredients. I’ll host a wine and book club, and invite people I meet, from everywhere, anytime. Belonging is more than being born on a bit of earth. It comes from connecting with people, and the memories that saturate that place as evidence of that bond. * The Sandpoint Crosstoberfest will be held on Oct 29. Additional information for the event can be found at PenoreillePedalers.org/Crosstoberfest. 108 BOZZIMEDIA.com OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022

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The Hunter and the Hunted


ctober marks the opening of hunting season in Idaho and Washington. If you spend much time outdoors and beyond the city limits, you will hear telltale booms and cracks resound from shotguns and rifles. Birds and animals hear them, too, signaling a reason to get skittish. Opening day is a cause célèbre for people who enjoy that form of sport. My word “sport” is deliberately chosen. Given the price of gas, guns, shells, licenses, and tags, few can claim that hunting makes much economic sense. It does not pencil out. Still, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania close schools to accommodate sporting types among the student

body and the staff. In the interest of full disclosure, I am a born-again non-hunter. Reformed sportsmen like me, a few rehabilitated women too, co-opt the phrase “born-again” from folks who belatedly find God. A body can be born-again from carnivory to boot. Bodies can turn vegetarian late in life. This Aire Libre draws attention to where your meat comes from. It honors ancestors like Jed Clampett of the Beverly Hillbillies. Jed was “a poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed. Then one day he was shootin’ at some food, and up through the ground come a bubblin’ crude.” Hunting is tied to the legacy of American pioneering and Hollywood in kind.

It’s a proud legacy, an up-by-the-bootstraps heritage that has no patience for animal-rights radicals who like to sneer at the tradition of Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ted Nugent. That heritage is mine too. My parents moved out of west Seattle before I was born to try the leafy hinterlands of present-day Burien. They cleared the alders and cedars and established pastures for a hobby farm. My father and I hunted waterfowl on our family acreage. I trained pointing dogs. They locked on hidden birds and retrieved them once I shot them from the sky. As a young man of college age, I hunted and hung ducks on the porch of my apartment. Wire hooks pierced the soft OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2022 BOZZIMEDIA.com 109

LAST LOOK aire libre palates of the lower beaks. Bodies rigid in the autumn chill, their orange feet dangled down. Visitors to my apartment beheld feathered carcasses at eye level. Hanging them for a week was meant to age and tenderize the stringy flesh. It worked. I could cook a duck like no one’s business. There was not a lot of competition for that honor in Bellingham. Even my most pacifist friends would gather for the duck dinners I served up. I split the skinned carcasses, seasoned them high, and broiled them hot and fast. Some restaurants age prime beef for a month before they carve it. That culinary practice proved good enough for me. Blood from the gutted ducks blackened the porch before my city apartment. Like a renegade priest with fuming censer, I swung my guns and left clouds of smoke for more than twenty years. Then I began to give away the family “shooting irons,” as Daddy dubbed them—my father who taught me the risky ropes and manly rewards of guns. My pet weapon, a 12-gauge shotgun with 30-inch barrel, issued holy puffs of smoke. Squirrels, doves, pigeons, partridges, grouse, quail, pheasants, ducks, and geese – some of them now protected under the Endangered Species Act – tumbled to the yellow eye of that long gun. During my spell as a hunter, wildlife habitats began to shrivel and crash, an upshot of the human-population stressors brought to bear on habitats on both sides of Washington State. Under the tutelage of my elders and my friends, I tore a lot of flesh in the furtherance of that sport. I was good at it. Finally, though, it felt like I was fraying the planet’s fabric. And my heart began to grate and brim over with empathy for the dead. Hunters decimated the dodos, passenger pigeons, prairie chickens, sharp-tailed grouse, sage grouse, bison, and so many more. Long ago the sport of hunting was known as “the chase.” Men chased their prey with arrows, spears, and guns till they were breathless. That might be why animals and birds today are known as “game” – because it was so fun to chase them. Still today, signs say “game crossing.” Like my wise advisor Henry David Thoreau, I reveled in the chase at an early age. Even now, a rabbit or a marmot that

LAST LOOK aire libre scurries across my path can spark those dormant passions into momentary flames. As I aged and mellowed out, the fires of that desire began to pass me by. My doubts about the chase might seem petty when compared to humanrights abuses across the globe. Few folks care if blood is spilt if it’s not the blood of humankind. A bird or animal killed for sport or food bears scant comparison to the totalitarian evils of the past century. A whiff of the confessional arises when I speak of hunting now. On my chest I’ve borne a load of stones as dire as those piled on old Giles Corey amid the Salem Witch Trials. I began to ask myself some questions about the culture I inherited. I began to interrogate the chase. Is hunting a more honest way to produce food? An exercise of those primal drives that keep us healthy and sane? An alibi for escaping outdoors and keeping alive a withering reverence for nature? Depending on whom you ask, all these answers might rise to hunting’s absolution. If a person is going to eat meat, I agree, then seeing or taking part in the

butcher’s task is the most honest way to go. Our English language tells us much about our regard for this sport. One meaning of Game is wild animals that are hunted for food or taken for sport or profit. Implicit in the word “game,” the contest needs to have a winner and a loser. Contrary to other games, though, this one’s stakes are high. The loser usually loses all, while the winner, in our technologized day and age, risks little thanks to the distance at which the game is played. Discerning diners describe the meat of some wild birds and animals as gamy – “having the tangy flavor of game,” or “having the flavor and odor of game or other meat kept uncooked until slightly tainted.” Game–it is sport, prey, and tang bundled in a complex of associations. Hunting—it is either an archaic pastime or an activity that more people in the great Northwest ought to do. Paul Lindholdt’s most recent book, Interrogating Travel, is due out in 2023. He can be found online at Inside.ewu.edu/ plindholdt/.


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