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Editor’s Letter

Health Beat

Sticking Power

Heart health; Suicide prevention; Home fitness

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Readers Respond What you had to say about recent issues of the magazine

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Homestyles Tile 101

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Real Estate

First Look and Buzz

Homeowners and icy sidewalks

Craftsman Cellars; Lilacs & Lemons; Spokane by the Numbers

Metro Talk

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Climate Change?

People of Spokane, out and about

Automotive

People Pages

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Recalls! Get your auto recalls

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The Scene

Local Cuisine

A new harp is needed

Unique wedding feasts

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Book Reviews

Restaurant Reviews

Page turners with local twiststs

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Artist Profile

Signature Dish

Artist Nathan O’Neill’s lessons that transcend

Scratch’s Seafood Trio

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Dining Guide

What I Know

Where to chow down in town

Hutton Settlement’s executive director, Michael Butler tells us what he knows

Liquid Libations

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Datebook What to put on your calendar

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EDITOR’S LETTER

STICKING POWER

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WAS OLDER THAN I WOULD LIKE TO ADMIT WHEN I glued my lips together. It should be a story reserved for elementary or junior high school children—high school age would be pushing it. For me, though, it was over the summer during my college years, and it involved nail glue. Think less metal-pieces-you-hammer-into-wood nails, and more the nails that grow on your fingers. The theory behind nail glue is that if you rip a fingernail, you can apply this gooey adhesive and, voila, the nail glues back together. So there I was one summer night, applying nail glue to my fingernail while standing in the dark of the kitchen. As I finished up the task, I absentmindedly pushed a strand of hair back, lightly brushing my hand past my face and transferring the slightest dab of nail glue onto my lip. My immediate reaction was to rub my lips together, to wipe it away. Instead, they stuck together. As disturbing as the concept of nail glue is, I will give it this: the stuff creates a powerful hold. It sticks! It is interesting what sticks to us in life. People, ideas, goals, dreams and desires brush up against us and, rather than being brushed away, stick to our hearts and souls, shaping the path on which we travel. Sometimes it is the unexpected, unplanned encounters that stay with us for so long and change the course of our lives. What doesn’t stick, in this day and age, is also interesting. By all accounts we are living in fast times. It feels oddly uncomfortable to have any downtime, moments when we disconnect, sit in silence and think. We feel guilty if we are not constantly on the move, filling our days by rushing from one commitment to the next, dashing off quick texts in between appointments. In a disgusting shift, it has become normal if not expected for people to be sitting across from one another, scrolling through their phones to check Facebook updates, email accounts and Twitter feeds, while only occasionally glancing up at the other person. There is so much happening and the message we give and receive is, “Go, go, go!” Could our fast-paced, over-committed lives be keeping the things

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that really count from sticking? Are we already stuck with so much of the wrong stuff, that we aren’t leaving room for the important things – the people, the moments, the experiences that will mean the most and have the greatest impact on us and bless our lives long-term more abundantly than we could ever imagine? Fast-paced lives can translate into expecting everything right now, without the work. I recently heard someone say, “Impatience is the cause of all debt.” When we want the fast-paced, right-now gratification, and aren’t willing to put in the work and stick with it, we wind up in debt. This is not just financial debt, but debt in every area of our lives: personally, professionally, financially and relationally. We live in a world that encourages the quick dabble, give-it-a-try and then move on approach. In living this way, life becomes like an all you can eat buffet. There is so much to try that we simply sample, taking a taste here and a taste there, but never sticking around to try a full serving. How rare it is to find something that captures your heart and soul, and that you are willing to stick with; something that has sticking power. Michael Butler (featured on page 42) has sticking power. He is the executive director of Hutton Settlement, where he has been for almost 30 years, capping off a career dedicated to bettering the lives of young children. Michael is an example of sticking it out – sticking with his job, even when it was tough, sticking in a field of work that demanded much from him, and sticking with his wife for over 40 years of marriage. In fact, he stuck around waiting for her for years before they were married. Such commitment is not often praised in our current culture. “New” and “improved” are splashed across packaging, and check stand headlines boast celebrity gossip, showing people’s new hairstyles, new bodies and new spouses. We tire so quickly of things – people, places and routines – once the shine wears off and work is required. Work to put things back together, work to strengthen what has become weak and work to take something beyond our expectations. Too often we to want to upgrade, rather than to stick. When people, dreams and hopes truly stick, it can be beautiful. In this month of love, look for examples of people sticking together. Not just romantic love, but also love for our siblings, family, friends, coworkers - unconditional love. This is the love that needs to be given, so that we can all stick together and make it through each day of life. Ecclesiastes 4:9-11 says, “Two are better than one for they have a good return for their work: If one falls down his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls down and has no one to help him up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone?” We are not meant to live life alone, we are meant to live life together. To stick together, whether that is in a marriage, a family, with friends and peers, or sticking to our hopes, our dreams and the desires of our hearts. It takes effort, energy and sometimes tears, but isn’t life better when we stick to it, through the end? What is it that you want to stick in your life? Feel free to share, my lips are sealed! Happy reading!


READERS RESPOND WHAT YOU HAD TO SAY

NAMELESS VOYEUR Not to sound like a voyeur, but I love when you provide a sneak peek into some of the area’s finest homes. I especially enjoy it when an iconic “old money” home is featured. It gives us a glimpse into a more elegant era and it’s nice to know our architectural history is being preserved. Looking in other people’s houses is kind of my guilty pleasure. Shhh! Name withheld via Facebook

RE-JOYCE That was such a great article about Ben Joyce in your last issue (The Power of Place, January 2016). I have seen some of his work before and know of him by name, but this was the first chance I had to “get to know him.” I love that he is famous in the art world, and racking up the accolades, fans and demand, yet he still chooses to make Spokane his home. That either says a lot about him, a lot about Spokane, or a lot about both. Proud to count him as one of our Spokane brethren. Adam Reinauer Spokane, WA JOYCE-FUL I felt giddy and joyful when I got my last copy in the mail and saw Ben Joyce on the cover. I have loved his artwork since before anyone was talking about it. When I first encountered his work several years ago I thought about picking up a piece, but it didn’t seem like a “practical” purchase given that it wasn’t a necessity and I was living off of a strictly necessity-based budget at the time. Fast forward to today, and I am kicking myself. His work goes for way more now than it did back then, and I still would have been able to survive if I had thrown “practical” out the window and just bought it when I wanted to. Lesson learned! I may not have his work in my home, but I am a huge fan. Thanks for the story. Lara Davis Spokane, WA 18

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JUICE NO MORE The juice article (Juice it Up!, January 2016) was of interest to me, and I appreciate that you covered this not just trendy, but also healthy, topic. I bought a juicer about two years ago, after reading about the benefits of it. I’ve also seen tons of posts on Facebook by people who “juice,” and it always looks so good. Here is the part that I struggle with: it is expensive. My juicer has sat on the back counter of my kitchen for the past several months because I can’t justify spending the money that it costs to keep up with fresh produce. With young kids and a meatand-potatoes husband, none of whom are interested in drinking green juice, I feel guilty using three quarters to half of our grocery budget on the produce it takes to keep me in the juice. One of the juice places in the story mentioned the expense of buying the produce yourself, and said their product costs less. I decided to go buy a juice and was horrified to find it cost $7 for one drink!!! Not on my budget! There is no way I can afford to do that on a regular basis, and a regular basis/longterm consumption seems to be where the benefit of juicing comes in. One $7 juice a week isn’t going to make a difference in my health. I guess the real gripe needs to be with the cost of produce, and the cost being put on farmers, and so on up the chain. Until we are able to make healthy foods more affordable and more cost desirable than the drive-thru burger joint, I think we will continue to see obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses plague our society. It is sad but true: health and wealth go hand in hand. Name withheld Spokane, WA


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inemakers usually recall the moment they caught the wine bug. For Greg Shelman, who was raised on a farm in Ritzville, it was in 1966 at the impressionable age of 14. A young Shelman was touring Napa Wine Country with his parents and although he was too young to taste the wine, he took to collecting corks that day. He recalls that he thought they smelled fantastic. He also remembers being in awe of the fancy wineries and the air of sophistication that accompanied the wine business. In 1966 there were no official wineries in Washington, in fact, in 1981 there were only 19 wineries in the entire state. Throughout the years, Shelman had other interests, such as a passion for crafting wood into fine furniture, and earning a

pharmacy degree, but wine has a way of pursuing its people. So much so that in in 2003, when there were just over 200 Washington wineries, he returned to Washington State University for a second degree. Notably, Shelman became the first graduate in WSU’s burgeoning Viticulture and Enology program. With his degree in hand, he set out to get hands-on experience, first as an intern at Hogue Winery in Prosser and then as the assistant winemaker at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars in Spokane Valley. After several years as an assistant winemaker, he started Craftsman Cellars in 2013. At the close of 2015, with aged wine ready to pour, he opened his first tasting room in the “it” neighborhood of Kendall Yards, which is within walking distance of downtown. It is now officially “pouring” season in Kendall Yards. >>

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It’s been long said that winemaking is both a science and an art. Shelman believes, due to the details winemaking requires, it’s actually more of a craft. He has leveraged his strong science background and craftsman-like attention to detail into remarkable wine. There are no shortcuts taken as Craftsman Cellars produces handcrafted wine in the oldworld style. All of the wine-making operations are carried out by hand with the power of gravity rather than electrical pumps. Although more time consuming, Shelman believes this method is a gentle approach, as it introduces less oxygen to the wine. The thought behind the name Craftsman Cellars is that Shelman views the winemaker as a craftsman, who with precise attention to detail shepherds the wine through the complicated journey from the vineyard to your glass. It’s the precise reaction to slightest nuances throughout the process that result in consistently great wine. Current production is just 570 cases and Shelman looks to increase that to 1,000 cases. As for now, the lineup of exclusively red wines is only available at the tasting room, which has quickly become a popular gathering place. As for Shelman, he still thinks wine smells fantastic. Try the 2013 Merlot/Pinot Noir, a rarely attempted co-fermentation of 85% Merlot and 15% Pinot Noir that results in a well-balanced wine which has become a tasting room standout. The grapes are from the Wahluke Slope of the Columbia Valley that were aged in new French oak barrels for 22 months. Stop by to taste this remarkable wine. Only 75 cases were produced. ($42) — Laurie L. Ross Visit www.craftsmanwinery.com for directions and current tasting room hours.

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LILACS to Catholic Charities for purchasing 67 acres of land from the Convent of Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, which sits directly across the river from Doomsday Hill, and using roughly half of it to build low income housing. This lovely property could have been razed and developed as apartments, condos or McMansions; instead, the acreage all along the waterfront will remain pristine and unspoiled, with the housing barely visible from the river. This is a great use for the property. LILACS to the free enterprise system for reacting appropriately to the glut of oil on the market, allowing gas prices to fall. Everyday people caught a break for a change. The extra spending money will get pumped back into the economy and negate the losses the energy companies have endured, which have temporarily decreased stock prices. Airlines are already seeing huge profits due to savings on fuel. We hope they follow suit and eventually lower the price of tickets so we can win on that front, too. LEMONS to the two city leaders, David Condon and Ben Stuckart, for refusing to discuss Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich’s offer to lead the city’s police. With all the shame, scandal and embarrassment brought on by the previous leaders of the city police, why not take a look at having a proven scandal-free straight cop run things? LILACS to the city council for restricting open forum speakers to once per month. Very few citizens speak to the council more than a few times a year, and usually they do so in regard to particular legislative items, which still allow for weekly speaking opportunities. The “regulars” waste quite a bit of time, are often rancorous, divisive and abusive, and make our city look like the inmates run the asylum. Or just quit showing them on TV and that will take care of it!

LILACS to the Spokane Club’s restaurant, Burgundy’s, for enforcing a dress code. Too often we are seeing a progressive slide from suit and tie to jeans, and then to sweatpants and even shorts, in even the finest restaurants, so we like that they ask for business casual attire: “This includes collared shirts (golf shirt, button down, polo), sweaters, tailored pants, skirts and dresses, dress shorts or neat and clean denim.” Actually this is

pretty lax, compared to the Carlyle Hotel in New York, where I had to go buy a blazer before being seated for the Elaine Stritch concert. Bonus lilacs for also banning talking on cell phones. LEMONS to overt vapers. Yes, we know that it’s mostly just steam, and technically not cigarette smoke, but seeing people vaping in malls and public spaces just because they can, is starting to annoy us. The science isn’t in on how much damage nicotine does to the user or to passersby, so for now, we’d like


to see the same rules apply to vaping as apply to smoking. We’d hate to see young people take up an addictive behavior just because it’s falsely portrayed as perfectly acceptable by our health district. LEMONS on the new transgender restroom law. Common sense rather than a law should prevail; otherwise, men could openly walk into a women’s restroom or shower area and say they may appear male on the outside and on the inside, yet just not “feel” male that day. The thought of it makes a lot of women uncomfortable. At the very least, revise it so that one must “present” as female to use a female restroom. We fail to see why a law that applies to only 0.3 percent of the population should be necessary presuming transgender people have always known the art of discretion.

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H T Carhartt has signed a lease as the anchor tenant in the newly renovated historic Bennett Block, with plans to open in the fall of 2016. Bee’s Wrap, carried at the Rocket Market. It is a reusable alternative to plastic wrap made with beeswax, organic cotton, jojoba oil and tree resin. Washable and reusable. Whoa! The Citizen Hall of Fame, a partnership between the Spokane Public Library Foundation, the City of Spokane, and the Spokane Public. 2016 is the Second Annual Spokane Citizen’s Hall of Fame, and the public nomination process stretched through January until February 4, 2016. Can’t wait to see who is nominated! Spokane City Council requiring employers to provide employees with sick leave – “Hot” for employees who get a new benefit

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Macy’s closing their downtown store. It is an institution and is the only true department store in downtown. What will go in there and what will become of the downtown retail scene? Spokane City Council requirimg employers to provide employees sick leave – “Not Hot” for owners of small businesses who feel the government should stay out of how they run their businesses. When stores raise their prices for their final sales. We were in there last week and know how much the sofa cost, so why is it more expensive now that it is on “sale?” Don’t mess with professional shoppers, we’re onto you!

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Dear Spoko-Gnome, This past Saturday, I was driving on the South Hill and noticed, not for the first time, a stone pillar that says “Rockwood Boulevard” at the top. It looks old, and even though I have seen it before, I realized I don’t really know what it is for, other than decoration on Rockwood. Do you know anything about it? I’m curious. ~ Kim J.

Dear Kim, I threw my little gnome self into the history books, digging for information, and discovered an article written by Mike Prager, in 1997 for the SpokesmanReview, that said: “The round pillars are made from chunks of basalt rock mortared together in a circular pattern that resembles the shape of a lighthouse. Originally the pillars had streetlight fixtures attached to them, as well as bird fountains, according to historical newspaper advertisements. The pillars were erected as an amenity when the neighborhood was first developed by the Spokane-Washington Improvement Co. between 1908 and 1911. The subdivision was marketed as the most exclusive neighborhood in the city at the time. Its curving, tree-lined boulevards were designed by the Olmsted brothers, who in their day were renowned for designing parks and residential areas in major cities around the country. The developers spent $100,000 on the land and another $100,000 on streets, sewers and other improvements - a celebrated amount of money for the time.” Other articles mentioned that many people believed they were designed by famed Spokane architect Kirtland K. Cutter; however, there is no reference to the pillars in books about him, so that remains a bit of a mystery. So now, you only have a little something to be curious about!

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TOD MARSHALL, an award-winning poet and a professor at Gonzaga University,

has been appointed the fourth Washington State Poet Laureate by Governor Jay Inslee. Marshall is the first Eastern Washington resident to hold the position, and his term will run from February 1, 2016, to January 31, 2018. Marshall is the author of three poetry collections: Dare Say (2002), The Tangled Line (2009), and Bugle (2014), the latter of which won the Washington State Book Award in 2015. He also is a professor of English at Gonzaga University. He succeeds Elizabeth Austen, the state’s previous laureate, who served from 2014–2016. Kathleen Flenniken (2012– 2014) and Sam Green (2007–2009) held the position prior to Austen. The Washington State Poet Laureate program is jointly sponsored by the Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) and Humanities Washington. Poets laureate work to build awareness and appreciation of poetry—including the state’s legacy of poetry—through public readings, workshops, lectures and presentations in communities throughout the state. Laureates are selected through an application and panel review process which evaluates candidates’ proposed project plans, writing acumen and experience promoting poetry. Karen Hanan, executive director of the Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA), and Julie Ziegler, executive director of Humanities Washington, agree that it takes a unique combination of skills to be successful in this position. “The Washington State Poet Laureate must be more than a talented writer,” said Hanan. “We’ve been fortunate that all our past poets laurate—and now Tod—have been willing to travel the state meeting communities face-to-face. He or she must be a relentless advocate for the importance of poetry.” “Tod is a terrific poet and a gifted teacher,“ added Ziegler. “We are excited to have our next laureate based in the Northeastern corner of the state. This will bring a new perspective and

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opportunities for outreach to this program.“ Marshall was the first in his family to attend college and has dedicated himself to bringing humanities experiences to underserved populations. “Poetry matters—not just to poets, professors and students: poetry matters to everyone,” says Marshall. “I was a first-generation college student, and because of that, I  understand the skepticism that many have for the arts. But I’ve also come to realize that the inner life that the arts and humanities can nurture is important to living deliberately and introspectively. So I am interested in  how poetry and all of the arts can help us find our best selves.” “When I meet people throughout the state,” he says, “I hope to reinforce a message that as children they probably took for granted: their voices, their words, their songs of the self, are important and need to be heard.”    — David Haldeman, Marketing and Communications Manager, Humanities Washington


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pokane’s Entertainment District is an epicenter of theatre and concerts. There are three notable venues that provide Spokanites with eclectic performances ranging from classical music to standup comedy: the Martin Woldson Theater, the Knitting Factory and the Bing Crosby Theater. This district is perfect for a special night out; in easy walking distance are bars, restaurants and shops you can visit before or after your night’s entertainment.

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The Baby Bar is an indelible presence in downtown Spokane. To many locals, this micro-drinkery, with its surreal decorations and hard to find entrance, is the ultimate bar experience. What keeps this location popular year after year (besides their house bloody mary and close proximity to Neato Burrito) is its regular lineup of shows and entertainment. Most of the shows are free or very cheap, so check their Facebook for upcoming events and a new music experience.

EXPERIENCE. The Bing Crosby Theater was built in 1915 as a movie theatre, full of the glitz and glamor synonymous with early 20th century cinema. Today, the style and festivity continues with the Bing at the center of community events and entertainment. Visit bingcrosbytheater. com for a calendar of events and tickets – you’ll find a show the whole family will love.

DRINK. Spokane is a great place for craft beer lovers, especially with the recent opening of Orlison Brewing Co.’s new taproom on 2nd Ave. Originated in 2009, Orlison Brewing Co. distinguishes itself from other breweries by only brewing lagers. (Unsure what makes a lager different from an ale? It’s the type of yeast used during fermentation – this results in the clean and crisp taste lagers are known for.) Don’t be put off by the lager-only selection, Orlison offers a beer to please any palette. Both the Brünette brown lager and Lizzy’s Red are award winners, while the Ünderground is brewed with roast barley and black malt to produce a stout lager that will please any dark beer aficionado.

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EAT. The latest creation from restaurateur Adam Hegsted (of the Yards Bruncheon and Wandering Table), the Gilded Unicorn is a modern speakeasy that never takes itself too seriously. The menu boasts modern takes on retro classics, like the Ambrosia Salad (with avocado, lime and fruit with vanilla-poppy seed dressing) or the Tatertot Casserole (kobe beef and wild mushrooms with tatertots and brown cheese). The drink menu is just as whimsical and deciding which drink to order can be tricky, so order a Drink Flight and the bartender will craft three, 2 oz. drinks just for you.


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Feeling in a rut? Does it seem like life is the same thing over and over? You get up, work, eat, clean sleep, repeat? Need to add some options that spice up your life a bit? We get it! In honor of Groundhog Day, which is celebrated at the beginning of every February, and which is also a movie depicting life as one big rerun, we’re picking some items that will help you break the routine and break out of the Groundhog Day rut.

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If it is your sedan or mini-van that has you in a rut, this exquisite automobile is sure to drive away the blahs. Imagine slipping behind the wheel of this, one of the most coveted automobiles, for your daily commute. The Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), 7-speed transmission under the hood, and leather interior with dark walnut trim on the inside will truly have you sitting in the lap of luxury. Available locally through Porsche of Spokane, www.spokane.porschedealer.com

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Hot chili peppers, spices and herbs combine in this sauce to ignite your palate and bring some zest to your everyday dishes. Sometimes dubbed the national condiment of Tunisa, this zingy addition to meats, stews and couscous will turn up the heat on your cooking this month, and get you out of a culinary rut. Available locally through Oil & Vinegar, www.olivinegar.com

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Sometimes all you need to transform your life is a big, bold red lipstick swiped across your smacker. It makes taking on the world with fearless gusto a possibility. François Nars, Creative Director for NARS cosmetics said it best, “Embrace the audacious in everything, especially your lipstick color. It’s liberating, exhilarating, empowering.”

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1st Class Elizabeth Clark from Arleigh-Burke guidedmissile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) was recognized as “Missile Defender of the Year” during a ceremony at the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA) annual ceremony in Alexandria, Virginia, in January. The event also included Defender of the Year winners from the Army, Air Force and Army National Guard who best exhibited leadership, personal effort and demonstrated a commitment to excellence in missile defense and their critical role in defending our country. The award recognizes and honors the contributions of members of the military who man fully operational missile defense systems. The defenders are active-duty officers, enlisted personnel, or reservists from each service branch who work within the missile

defense system and are nominated by their peers and commanding officers. Clark, from Deer Park, Washington, enlisted in the Navy in March 2010. She served four years aboard Ross and over the last year, Clark’s efforts enabled the ship to support a wide range of missions in various environments. Clark was the lead AN/SPY-1D 3D Radar, or, SPY technician aboard the ship and ensured scheduling and completion of all preventative and corrective maintenance. Her efforts have corrected casualty reports, avoided multiple others and helped to save the Navy approximately $78,950. “I am very honored to have been selected for this achievement; it took a lot of long hours, on and off duty, and unwavering support from my fellow technicians and leadership,” said Clark. “We did this together and I am fortunate to have a great chain of command that recognizes our hard work and dedication to the mission and our Sailors.” Her experience and system knowledge resulted in 100 percent mission readiness allowing Ross to track and execute its first Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) firing. It was due in part to Clark’s ability to operate and maintain the Aegis Combat Suite and SPY radar. Clark was recently promoted to petty officer first class and has been recognized for excellent work as one of 6th Fleet’s 2M technicians for the 3rd quarter fiscal year 2015. The Missile Defender of the Year award is an annual honor given by the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, a non-profit organization devoted to building a wide range of successful missile defense systems for the U.S. — Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Veronica Mammina, Defense Media Activity Public Affairs spokanecda.com • FEBRUARY • 2016

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he Spokane Symphony is in need a new concert harp. The Symphony’s current harp is badly cracked, has unreliable intonation and is incapable of producing volume sufficient for use in a professional orchestra. Harps have a limited professional lifespan due to the massive pressure on the wood sounding board and frame (over 3,000 lbs. of force). Over time this pressure warps the harp, causing loss of stability, inaccurate intonation and poor sound quality. The Salvi harp currently owned by the Symphony was built in the early 1970s, and has been moved frequently and used rigorously. There are now nine major cracks in the sounding board, the instrument is breaking expensive strings at an alarming rate and the instrument has poor intonation and sound. Like the tympani or piano, professional orchestras generally own and care for their own harps. Unfortunately, the Spokane Sym-

A New Harp is Needed

phony’s harp is no longer of professional quality and is increasingly unstable. At this point in its life, it can be compared to an old, high mileage car, which is expensive to maintain yet offers rapidly diminishing performance and reliability. Over the course of the past several years Maestro Preu has consistently sought more harp sound in the orchestra; however, the current instrument cannot provide the sound quantity and quality that is needed. A new harp could elevate the orchestral sound to a new level with the unique beauty that only the harp can provide. “The current instrument is failing fast,” says EareckaTregenza, Spokane Symphony’s principal harpist, who was hired by the orchestra in 2008. “It is frustrating to be unable to provide the sound that I want to contribute to the Symphony due to an insufficient instrument. The gift of a new harp would make a lasting and indelible mark on the Symphony. The harp is a beautiful and glamorous instrument whose sparkling sound is essential to the orchestra’s timbre.” Purchasing a harp requires a hearty financial investment, but would you expect anything less for an instrument often depicted being played by angels? That melodic heavenly sound comes at a high price, making it an expensive endeavor. The Symphony has narrowed their list to two viable options: The Style 30 Lyon and Healy Harp, which runs $25,000, and the Salzedo Lyon and Healy Harp, which is $37,000. Decisions, decisions! Luckily, the weight of the decision is not up to those of us who slip into the upholstered seats to listen to the Symphony, but there is an opportunity to donate to support whichever harp they choose. For any people interested in donating, contact Jennifer Hicks at the Spokane Symphony (jenniferhicks@spokanesymphony.org ) to find out more. There will be a special invitation-only concert for all donors, featuring the new harp when it arrives. How heavenly! spokanecda.com • FEBRUARY • 2016

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BOOK REVIEWS LOCAL AUTHORS by Kate Derrick

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

Red Thunder

by Stephanie Oakes

by David Matheson

Spokane author Stephanie Oaks has come forth with a debut young adult novel that is impressing both young and adult readers alike. The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly is a story about a young woman raised in a cult and the ramifications that follow her eventual escape. The story follows the protagonist, Minnow Bly, as she recounts her life growing up in a strange cult called the Kevinian, led by a disturbing figured called The Prophet. When the book begins, the reader is introduced to Minnow as she is detained in a juvenile detention facility and being investigated for the death of The Prophet and the fire that destroyed the Kevinian community. The story is a dark one, full of heartbreak and despair. Minnow has been tortured by The Prophet for acting out as a teenager, leaving her with a gruesome disability. Though Minnow is now free from the Kevinian control, she now must face the outside world and come to terms with herself and her secrets. While she is learning to interact in her new environment, she must divulge to the police the painful information that she desperately wants to keep to herself. Oaks writes Minnow’s story with beauty and honesty, keeping the reader engaged from the very first page. Though the book is marketed as a young adult piece, it is a story that will please readers of adult ages as well. The story is extremely well written, filled with dark passages and scenes of beauty. This may be her first novel, but Oaks has already proven herself a talented author.

Idaho resident David Matheson is an expert on the many tribal traditions of our area. As a prominent member of the Coeur d’Alene tribe, he has worked within the community as a both a council leader and a tribal chairman. Having lived most of his life on the reservation, Matheson is now sharing his extensive knowledge on tribal customs in his book, Red Thunder. In Red Thunder, Matheson shares a memoir revolving around the oral history of the Coeur d’Alene tribe in North Idaho. By putting to paper some of the stories passed down by his ancestors, Matheson seeks to share his knowledge and continue the tradition of sharing stories of pre-European Native Americans. The story follows both the old and young as they navigate the trials and tribulations of life, including love and loss. As the reader, you follow characters as they work, fall in love, go into battle and cope with the loss of loved ones. Matheson keeps you drawn in to these stories while simultaneously teaching the reader the different traditions and culture of his tribe. Red Thunder is a book full of beauty, tragedy and hope. Readers that are interested in local tribal culture will delight in his re-telling of oral history, though Matheson’s writing will also please readers less familiar with Native American tradition. Indulge in Matheson’s book and you will find yourself seeking out more by this talented author.

Published by Dial Books, hardcover, $17.99 Stephanie Oakes lives in Spokane, Washington, and works as a library media teacher in a combined middle and elementary school. She has an MFA in poetry from Eastern Washington University. The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly is her debut novel.

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Published by Epicenter Press, paperback, $17.95 David Matheson was born on the Coeur d’ Alene Indian Reservation. Since his birth, Matheson has been a member of the Schi’tsu’umsh people, now called the Coeur d’ Alene Tribe. He has served as a council leader, the tribal chairman and manager of various tribal operations over his career. Matheson holds an M.B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington. He resides in Northern Idaho.


Theo Chocolate: Recipes & Sweet Secrets from Seattle’s Favorite Chocolate Maker Featuring 75 Recipes Both Sweet & Savory

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From the founders of Seattle’s famous Theo Chocolate Company comes a rare book with a variety of recipes for any chocolate lover. Authors Debra Music and Joe Whinney share some of their most tried and true recipes, both sweet and savory, for those who enjoy chocolate and the Northwest culinary scene. Theo Chocolate: Recipes & Sweet Secrets from Seattle’s Favorite Chocolate Maker is a beautiful book organized with 75 different recipes and colorful pictures alongside. The recipes range from traditional to unique and include offerings such as cookies, cakes, breakfast and even dinner items. While the recipes work best with Theo’s own brand of chocolate, they can also be substituted for different brands depending on what you have available. Another clear theme within Music and Whinney’s cookbook is the importance of local ingredients and supporting local business. Beginning with an introduction about Theo’s business model and ethics, the reader gains a solid understanding of the authors’ company as well as their love for chocolate. Some sections of the book also give an interesting foundational instruction of how to temper and treat chocolate as well. Though some of the recipes are complicated, requiring specific varieties of chocolate, dark and milk, the recipes are generally easy to follow and execute. This cookbook will especially please those who are looking for somewhat of a challenge in the kitchen. Try one of these sweet recipes and impress your friends and family at your next gathering! Published by Sasquatch Books, hardcover, $24.95 Debra Music took a 3,000-mile leap of faith and moved to Seattle from the northeast to assist in the launch of Theo Chocolate. Since he founded the company, Joe Whinney has dedicated his passion for chocolate, sustainability, and economic justice to the mission of Theo Chocolate.

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ARTIST PROFILE NATHAN O’NEILL

Lessons that Transcend Multi-media Artist

Nathan O’Neill

by Robin Bishop

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e all learn valuable lessons as we age, impacting who we become as we mature. Nathan O’Neill, a native Spokane multi-media artist, has had his share of valuable life lessons, from rocky relationship stories to personal choices that left him doing more than eight years in a Texas prison for bank robbery. Periods of darkness in our lives can leave us painting shadowed pictures of our future, or we can learn from the darkness letting it teach us to appreciate light and possibility. O’Neill has done just that. O’Neill’s wide body of modern artwork includes acrylics on canvas, sculpture, pottery, blended media and even furniture. What he has become most known for since his return to Spokane in 2009 has been his large format murals and canvases. Anyone that frequented downtown via the Division Street would have seen one of his large paintings on the chain-link fence that enclosed the deconstructed lot on the corner of 3rd and Division last year. It was the colorful one with the large-eyed Koi fish, cityscape and geometric shapes. The color and image-over-image styling in this piece, is indicative of O’Neill’s style in all his work. When speaking about his process, O’Neill states that any given piece will have separate sections that may or may not relate to each other. That’s just how his mind works during the creative process. Approaching a blank canvas, board or wall, has never been intimidating for O’Neill. “I’ll run out of material before I’ll ever run out of ideas,” he quips. His non-stop internal imagery and idea mill provide O’Neill with fresh content every time he steps in front of a piece. This allows a single piece to embody a number of different subjects. Imagine yourself standing in front of the INB Performing Arts Center on several different occasions. You may notice different emotions and focus on different things with each visit. O’Neill manages to capture these different focal elements and emotions in a single piece, leaving you no shortage of imagery to absorb as you view his work. Most of O’Neill’s work consists of a menagerie of bright and colorful images layered translucently over an anchor subject. These are surrounded by surreal textures, geometry, color and light elements that bring the separate objects together in the final story. Any given piece may have elements of spiritual awareness, the human form, small floral or landscape details, geometric shapes and random objects that capture his imagination. “I find myself working through my own issues and life-lessons as the paint goes on the canvas,” O’Neill confesses. “If I start a painting in a dark place, that’s reflected in my color choices and technique, but if I’m conscious of that and choose to add light to a piece, I 40

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feel it opening me up and lightening my energy as I paint. I’ve learned to accept this vulnerability in my work and it’s helped heal me in many ways.” Thankfully, O’Neill embracing this instead of filtering it out, leaves us a highly emotional, transcendent body of artwork to view through our own experiences. O’Neill desires the hard trials he’s evolved through and the vulnerability he expresses in a piece, to be experienced by observers of his work and appreciated through their own journey. His work is a visual journal of renewal and healing that he hopes will transcend social and economic differences and connect with viewers that may have never gone through troubles like


he did, but still ring familiar in emotional content and message. Being raised in a creative family that supported the artistic process, O’Neill was encouraged to embrace creativity early in life and it has remained with him through transitions and difficulties. He feels blessed that he was allowed access to art during his time in prison. The institution saw the benefit and encouraged creative outlets. He approached this time with a monklike awareness and used the years to hone his craft and quiet the chaos that brought him to that place. While his personal identity solidified, he found a freedom and confidence in his work that remains. O’Neill’s pieces are imbued with energy and renewal. Since his return to the area, O’Neill is excited to see Spokane going through a renewal. Excited to give something back to the local community, he recently completed a series of pieces highlighting landmarks in his hometown. These pieces can be viewed in the Liberty Building on the landing between the first and second floors of Auntie’s Bookstore. You can also view pieces at Salon Sapphire on West 2nd Avenue and Satellite Diner on West Sprague. O’Neill has a few large commercial mural installations around town and looks forward to more of these opportunities. You can keep up with O’Neill’s upcoming projects and learn more about his work at facebook.com/artbynmoneill. Robin Bishop is a free-lance writer and is the editor of Catalyst Magazine. She can be contacted at dragonflywriter2014@gmail. com or via facebook at Dragonfly Writer/ Robin Bishop.

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WHAT I KNOW

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any different things can define a life: genetics, circumstances, experiences, choices made. I was born in the midst of the Baby boom generation, November of 1950, and many things have defined my life. My parents married at the conclusion of WWII. Both parents were 19 and, like so many of the young adults of the day, at the end of what has been called the “Great War,” they began to look for work and a Executive Director place to call home. I heard their stories of those early married years where employment was scarce and moves were frequent. After some time working in the forests of southwest Washington with my grandfather, my father, Ernest, was hired on at Weyerhaeuser’s Longview sawmill where he eventually became the head saw filer and stayed working until the mill was closed and he retired. My family moved into a small house nearly within sight of the main gate of the big sawmill. Thus began the setting of circumstances that led to experiences and choices for the next years of life. My early childhood memories are precious and I have many fond ones. Neighborhood pals, church friends and family gatherings with my grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles for birthday celebrations and holidays made for some great stories, as did the times spent hunting and working in the forests alongside my father, cousins and grandparents. Summer days, starting long before dawn, were spent waiting for the berry and bean picking bus, boarding with the 30 or 40 other young people, and traveling to the fields for a day of work. We must have been old enough then, as today we likely wouldn’t be. Siblings play an important part in shaping our lives as children. Children of a two child family develop a unique bond that continues throughout their lives. Included in that bond of support comes a certain amount of teasing and tattling, which my older sister, Karen, would say was entirely one-sided. She has been such an important supporter of me, both through childhood and through my adult career. I think I raised nearly every small pet possible, from many chickens, to rabbits, ducks, pheasants, parakeets, canaries, a crow, a chipmunk and of course my constant companion, Tinker, my mutt of a dog. I can remember even trying to make a pet out of a raccoon and an opossum. Tinker and I spent many hours and days hiking and fishing on the banks of the big Columbia River. I have often thought that everything I ever learned about responsibility I learned by caring for these animals. Probably the most influential part of my years growing up was that my parents were devout Christians and the family attended church every Sunday morning and evening, as well as going to other special events held there during the week. Both my father

and mother were dedicated Sunday school teachers and my mother was often a featured soloist in the choir. Giving the tithe from their income to the church and having daily devotions were examples taught by Dad and Mom. My parents also modeled a strong work ethic. Dad worked many overtime hours at Weyerhaeuser to make ends meet. The lesson of hard work was learned at a young age working alongside my father and grandHutton Settlement father. I remember observing from their example that the measure of a man’s value was by the amount of physical effort put into a job, and hearing the words of my father that “a job isn’t worth doing unless it’s done well.” My mother babysat during the week to help out financially as well, and as I grew older I saw the compassion she displayed toward the children she cared for and trained. Many of those children grew from infancy to school age under her care. The memory of my mother’s God-given wisdom shown in her interaction with these children was a resource from which I have often drawn. Pursuits during my school years were many. I played in the band and had the joy of experiencing a remarkable band instructor, Mr. Calvin Storey. Mr. Storey was regarded as the finest band director in the area and demanded that all his students give their best. Football and my high school coaches played a big part in my school years. I was honored to be selected to the All-Conference team my senior year. Fortunately, circumstances led to choices made to not take advantage of offered college athletic scholarship opportunities. A broken arm, losing a front tooth and partial vision in one eye are scars I brought out of those hard-hitting high school football years. In retrospect, the decision to end my football career, was most likely a very healthy one. My parents, band teacher and football coach were not the only ones who made an impression on me in my youth. Teachers, little league coaches, church camp counselors, employers and others in the community did as well. Throughout my life I also maintained a relationship with the pastor of my childhood church who provided stability and a guiding resource to me. Pastor Paris was an influence from the pulpit, at summer church camp, and the marriage and guidance counselor to me and my wife, Kathy. When I applied for my first career job after graduating from college, Pastor Paris wrote a letter recommending me for the counselor position. I was hired because of that recommendation. Pastor Paris was still in his 50s when he passed away but his mark in my life was tremendous as it was in the lives of many others. The courtship of my wife Kathy is nearly an unbelievable story. She was a young neighbor of 13 when we first met and her

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mother, wisely would not allow her to “date” until she was much entire compound. (Interestingly, it was later noted that the Ranch older. Early in my high school senior year and her sophomore year, had been built on mudflow from a prior eruption.) Had the eruption Kathy and her family moved to Vicksburg Mississippi, where they occurred any other day than that Sunday morning, staff and the boys lived for close to three years. We wrote letters almost daily, called would likely have been seriously injured or worse, lost their lives, as frequently and I even visited her for a week in Mississippi and a week they would had been planting trees inside the blast zone, much of in Spokane when she and her mother came to visit her grandmother. which was destroyed by the eruption. Kathy’s father was transferred back to Longview in the spring of This was certainly an event that shaped my life. Our immedi1971, which enabled us to be together once again! I have often ate focus was the safety of our residents. Just prior to this, because said that our marriage had to be in God’s plan since the story is so of concerns with Mount St. Helen’s recent activity, I had prearremarkable. ranged to evacuate the boys if necessary to another unoccupied The day of the wedding ceremony along with the births of facility that was deemed a safe distance from the mountain. That our children, Ben, in 1977; Sam, in 1978 and Jessica, in 1982, unforgettable Sunday morning as we were leaving with our chilwere the four most exciting days of my life. Soon after we were dren to go to church, I looked up and saw the mountain’s summit married I began taking classes at Portland State University while engulfed in a gigantic, churning plume of volcanic ash with huge Kathy worked in a Longview dental office. I had attended Lower bolts of lightning flashing throughout it. As was reported later, as Columbia Community College and a partial year at Washington the mountain erupted there was no sound heard by those of us livState University while Kathy was away. ing on the opposite side of the blast because of the vacuum created In 1974, shortly after graduating from Portland State, I was hired by the explosion. I quickly told Kathy to pack some things and take as a counselor at Toutle River Boy’s Ranch, which was located our children to my parent’s house in Longview, then I rushed off to about 30 miles from beautiful Mount St. Helens. implement the evacuation plan for the Ranch. I The Boy’s Ranch was a residential treatment did not return to meet up with them at my parent’s center for delinquent boys who were placed by until early the next day. The mud flow that swept the courts and probation counselors who believed down the Toutle River totally destroyed the Boy’s they would benefit from intensive counseling Ranch, the temporary home for 32 boys and place I have daily and hard work planting and thinning trees in the of employment for 20 adults. nearby woods. I rose quickly up the ranks and was On a daily basis, the Ranch board and I made sought to put the named the executive director in 1977. I reported “executive” decisions in the rebuilding process. children first who to a mixed board of men and women and would We had to purchase land, answer questions of have been under call upon that experience in the future. concerned neighbors, drill a well, design and Once again, my God had to have a plan for construct a new facility, write grants and raise the our care and me. How else could a young man of 26 be trusted more than 1.2 million dollars to fund the project protection. with the lives of over 30 boys, 20 staff, and a nondebt-free. The stories of the twists and turns with profit with more than a one million dollar annual the state of Washington, FEMA, the Corp of budget? Engineers, as well as staff and boys are just too There were many areas of the Boy’s Ranch that numerous to tell. required constant monitoring. Seeking the necesIn 1982, the Toutle River Boy’s Ranch was sary financial support of those in the surrounding reopened at their new location well away from communities, following government controlled guidelines, managthe dangers of any possible future Toutle River overflow. After the ing the boy’s required work program, monitoring the evening school reopening, life there settled down somewhat into a recognized rouprogram along with the counseling the boy’s received all were part of tine of helping young men who had been in some sort of trouble find my busy daily routine. I brought to that position the lessons about a way to re-enter society. With guidance and counseling given by the forestry, logging and tree planting I had learned from my father and dedicated employees of the Ranch, many of the residents went on to grandfather, and I developed an intuition about what a boy might become useful and civic-minded citizens. be thinking, good or bad, partially from time observing the chilIn 1987, I received a call from a company hired to recruit dren that my mother babysat. Applying those experiences, coupled qualified candidates to be considered for the executive adminwith my aggressive personality, enabled me to keep the program istrator position at Hutton Settlement in Spokane. The presiding going during some very tough times in the economy, with social administrator, Robert Revel, was anticipating retirement in the next changes and with environmental issues. During that time, I pursued few years and it was considered prudent to bring someone in to train and received a Master of Education degree from the University of under him so that the transition of leadership might be as smooth Portland, graduating in 1978. as possible. Qualifications being considered were: experience in the On May 18, 1980, the eruption of Mount St. Helen’s volcano day-to-day maintenance of a children’s facility, a knowledge of buildcaused a mudflow that destroyed the Toutle River Boy’s Ranch’s ing and real estate operations, an ability to report to and respect

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Lawyers licensed in Washington, Idaho, & Tribal Courts the Hutton Board as their “boss,” and, most important, to have a love for children and their welfare. I was hired and in January of 1988 began working as the assistant administrator. Mr. Revel fully retired in 1995. I have often said that at Hutton Settlement “children are our mission.” Having maintained that conviction at the Boy’s Ranch and at Hutton Settlement, I have daily sought to put the children first who have been under our care and protection. I have seen the successes and the failures that can occur in any family and I am a dogmatic supporter of Hutton’s “family” structure and the children’s well-being within it. The children who have gone on to lead successful lives have given a sense of fulfillment to me and the others who give their time and energy helping them attain that goal. I most desire that our Hutton children can go on to be mentors, teachers, good parents and respected examples to others just as many were in my life. Those children who need extra guidance and concern, even after they graduate and leave Hutton, I desire that they have an advocate as well. That dedication was forged out of my circumstances, experiences and choices. I remain determined to support and encourage the greater good of family and children. As a clear result of past experiences and circumstances, my overwhelming concern is the welfare of children. It is my life’s God-given purpose. For me, to have tried to go in any other direction in my career would never have happened. Being endowed with an inner drive, a history of wonderful mentors and a spirit for service has continuously pointed me to making children my life’s mission. I often remember a poem that I first heard in my early teen years. The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost ends with the final prose that explains my life: Two roads diverged in a wood, and II took the one less traveled by and that made all the difference. To learn more about The Hutton Settlement, visit www.huttonsettlement.org

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EWU Gallery of Art is pleased to present Domestic Legibility, a collaborative exhibition by Aaron Trampush and Bradly Gunn. The Eastern Washington University Gallery of Art is open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, and is free to the public. Eastern Washington University Gallery of Art. EWU Fine Arts Building. Cheney, WA 99004. For more information, log on to http://www. ewu.edu/cale/programs/art/gallery.

through April 2: Masterworks from the Print Collection of the Jundt Art Museum

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February 12: Brad Paisley Brad Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer whose talents have earned him numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), among many others. Spokane Arena. 720 West Mallon Ave., Spokane, WA 99201. For tickets, call 1-800-325-SEAT or visit http://www.ticketswest.com.

through May 22: Treasure!

ART

February 5, March 4: First Friday

Enjoy visual arts, musical presentations, sample local foods, get acquainted with local performing artists and more at this monthly event sponsored by the Downtown Spokane Partnership. On the first Friday of each month, participating galleries, museums, boutiques and more host a city-wide open house with refreshments and entertainment. Join us! First Friday is free and open to the public! Downtown Spokane. For more information or a complete map of participating venues, please log on to http://www.downtownspokane.org/first-friday.php.

February 7, February 15, March 6, March 21: Spokane Poetry Slam and BootSlam

Spokane Poetry Slam is competitive performance poetry at its Northwest finest! Every first and third Sunday, spoken word warriors battle for Inland Empire supremacy, and a $50 Grand Prize.  Each poem is judged by five members of the audience and, after two rounds of poetry, whichever poet has the highest cumulative score is declared the winner! Bootslam, at Boots Bakery, is held on the first Sunday of each month, while Spokane Poetry Slam, held at the Bartlett, is held on the third Monday of each month. Boots Bakery and Lounge, 24 W Main Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201. The Bartlett, 228 W Sprague Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201. For more information, please log on to: http://spokanepoetryslam.org/

through February 7: Nature Connects: LEGO® Brick Sculptures

Nature Connects uses the magical fun of LEGOs® to connect visitors to the wonders of the natural world. Twenty seven sculptures created from nearly 500,000 LEGO®bricks by artist Sean Kenney of New York include an 8-foot-tall hummingbird, a 7-foot-tall rose and a 5-foot-tall butterfly. The exhibit aims to spark creativity in viewers of all ages and to foster a greater sense of play in viewers of all ages. Museum of Arts and Culture. 2316 W. First Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201. Call (509) 456-3931 or e-mail themac@northwestmuseum.org for more information.

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Fifty Masterworks from the Print Collection of the Jundt Art Museum will feature works on paper by Max Beckmann, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dalí, Francisco Goya, Wassily Kandinsky, Corita Kent, Käthe Kollwitz, Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt van Rijn, Andy Warhol, and forty other artists. These works, including lithographs, screenprints, engravings, etchings, and other prints are all drawn from Gonzaga University’s 4,500-piece permanent collection.  Selected by Dr. Paul Manoguerra, director and curator of the museum, these prints demonstrate the distinctive strength of the collection at its current stage of development and complement the museum’s facilities for academic research.  Junta Art Museum at Gonzaga University. 200 E Desmet Ave. Spokane, WA 99202. For more information, log on to http://www. gonzaga.edu.

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Treasure is a word that stirs the imagination of everyone of every age. An educational and entertaining exhibit for museums, Treasure! explores the history of treasures and treasure hunting, the technology employed in hunting treasure, as well as the people and personalities that hunt for treasure. Treasure! has several thematic areas and hands-on activities that allow you to try tools of treasure hunting and investigate treasures. This special exhibit features actual artifacts from shipwrecks and other treasure sites and includes over 4000 sq. ft. of exhibits on underwater treasure, buried treasure, gold rushes, treasures in the attic, in popular culture, protecting treasure and modern treasure hunts. A special treasure laboratory and artifacts from the museums’s collections will be on display as well in the setting of an “antique store”. Museum of Arts and Culture. 2316 W. First Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201. Call (509) 456-3931 or e-mail themac@northwestmuseum.org for more information.

MUSIC

February 4: Morris Day and the Time

Morris Day has always had a flair for fashion and a love for rhythm and blues. In junior high, he played drums in a band with Prince,


eventually appearing in Prince’s 1984 film debut, Purple Rain. The Time was originally created as Prince’s alter-ego band, to be seen as the cool, street-wise funk band contrasting Prince’s more soulful R&B sound. Together, Morris Day and The Time meld classic oldschool sounds with energetic vocals, witty lyrics and smooth-as-silk dance moves. Northern Quest Casino, 100 N Hayford Rd, Airway Heights, WA 99001. For tickets, please log on to http://northernquest.com/.

February 6: Spokane Symphony Films at the Fox: City Lights

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The 1931 romantic comedy City Lights follows the misadventures of Charlie Chaplin’s iconic Little Tramp as he falls in love with a beautiful blind flower seller. It was ranked as the 11th greatest American film of all time (by the American Film Institute), and features what critics have called the “greatest single piece of acting ever committed to celluloid.” In addition to directing and playing the starring role, Chaplin composed the film’s score, which enhances the on-screen action, accelerating the poignant story and ratcheting up the slapstick. Fox Theatre. 1001 W Sprague Ave. Spokane, WA 99201. For tickets, call 1-800-325-SEAT or visit http://www.ticketswest.com. Tickets may also be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200.

February 13-14: Spokane Symphony Classics: Tchaikovsky on Dante

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s whirling fantasia was based on a passage in Dante’s Inferno. The vividly depicted harsh, unceasing winds of hell fade to a whisper as a solo clarinet launches Francesca’s pathetic tale. Jean Sibelius also mused on Dante’s work when composing his Second Symphony, which he described as “a struggle between death and salvation.” The resulting symphony, a magnificent fusion of lush sounds and powerful passions, is one of the most beloved works of the 20th century. Vivian Fung’s sound portrait of Chicago’s majestic Aqua Tower features undulating strings and whooping brass. Fox Theatre. 1001 W Sprague Ave. Spokane, WA 99201. For tickets, call 1-800-325-SEAT or visit http://www.ticketswest.com. Tickets may also be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200.

February 15: The Tenors

The Tenors, formerly known as the Canadian Tenors, perform operatic pop music that includes a mixture of classical and pop. The quartet features Victor Micallef, Clifton Murray, Remigio Pereira and Fraser Walters. Northern Quest Casino, 100 N Hayford Rd, Airway Heights, WA 99001. For tickets, please log on to http://northernquest.com/.

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Back by popular demand! Now you can once again enjoy the old world elegance of the Davenport Hotel as you hear the talented musicians of the Spokane Symphony perform an outstanding assortment of baroque, classical and contemporary chamber music. Relax at a table with wine and hors d’oeuvres, or take a seat in the gallery of the distinguished Marie Antoinette Ballroom. The Davenport Hotel. 10 South Post Street. Spokane, WA 99201. Single tickets are $48 for table seating, including wine and hors d’oeuvres, and $20 for General Admission seating in the Gallery. For tickets, call 1-800325-SEAT or visit http://www.ticketswest. com. Tickets may also be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509624-1200.

February 19: Rock and Worship Road Show

Christian music favorites Newsboys, Jeremy Camp and Mandisa will be performing, along with Danny Gokey, Family Force 5 and Audio Adrenaline. A Pre-show Party will take place before each show with artists Citizen Way and another special guest, and Shaun Groves returns to the Rock & Worship Roadshow as the event’s guest speaker. Make plans now to come out to Christian music’s most entertaining tour for the whole family! Spokane Arena. 720 West Mallon Ave., Spokane, WA 99201. For tickets, call 1-800-325SEAT or visit http://www.ticketswest.com.

February 20: Vocal Point, with Gonzaga University’s Big Bing Theory

Percussion without drums! Rhythm without a bass! Vocal Point wows audiences from Disneyland to New York City with their vocal firepower, innovative arrangements, and captivating choreography. Known for their performance on NBC’s The Sing Off, and first place in the international Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, Vocal Point delivers a stunning, high energy performance using only their mouths to recreate the complex instrumentation. Here in Spokane, they’ll be joined by Gonzaga’s Big Bing Theory as the opening act! INB Performing Arts Center. 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Spokane, WA 99201. For tickets, call 1-800-325-SEAT or visit http://www.ticketswest.com.

February 21: Spokane Youth Symphony: Passione Dvořák’s “Symphony from the New World” is a work of enduring genius written by one of greatest composers of the Romantic era. The outer movements are energetic and exuberant while the second movement features one the most memorable melodies

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of all time. This concert will leave you passionate about the symphonic experience and awestruck at the magical skills of our youthful musicians.  Fox Theatre. 1001 W Sprague Ave. Spokane, WA 99201. For tickets, call 1-800-325-SEAT or visit http://www.ticketswest.com. Tickets may also be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200.

February 27-28: Spokane Symphony Classics: Zen Fantastique

A study of great music that transcends tragedy and sorrow through Zen-like meditation. Karen Tanaka’s beautifully flowing Water of Life is a reflection on the 2011 tsunami in Japan. Edward Elgar’s beloved Cello Concerto, written in the wake of World War I, is a poignant requiem to a lost way of life. Hector Berlioz’s lavishly orchestrated Symphonie Fantastique is a dream-like account of an artist’s self destructive response to unrequited love. Fox Theatre. 1001 W Sprague Ave. Spokane, WA 99201. For tickets, call 1-800-325-SEAT or visit http://www.ticketswest.com. Tickets may also be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200.

March 12: Spokane Symphony Superpops: For Ella Fitzgerald

When Patti Austin sings, people listen. When she sings Ella Fitzgerald, they swoon! Hear live in glorious color the beautiful renditions of Ella’s favorites that earned Patti Austin a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album for her album For Ella, with big band arrangements by the legendary Patrick Williams. A Grammy Award-winner with nine total nominations, Patti delivers classics such as “Too Close for Comfort,” “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Satin Doll,” “Miss Otis Regrets,” “The Man I Love,” and “How High the Moon.” Join us and bask in the glow of Patti’s sensual voice, swinging groove and vivacious audience interplay. Fox Theatre. 1001 W Sprague Ave. Spokane, WA 99201. For tickets, call 1-800-325-SEAT or visit http://www.ticketswest.com. Tickets may also be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200.

distribution. In fact they are some of the same films that played Cannes, Toronto, or Vancouver film festivals. Films are run at the AMC, the Magic Lantern, and other venues around downtown Spokane. For more information and a complete schedule of events, please log on to http://www. spokanefilmfestival.org

February 2-4: Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum

Spokane Ag Expo is the largest machinery show in the Inland Northwest that provides the best possible showcase for agricultural equipment and related products to the farmer, rancher and producer. There will be over 300 vendors & exhibits for both the full-time and part-time landowner and producer showcasing all the latest in farming innovations. As well, Pacific Northwest Farm Forum spotlights major speaker events during the show and seminars ranging across a wide spectrum of current topics of interest to full-time and part-time farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers. Spokane Convention Center. 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201. For more information or details, contact Myrna O’Leary, Show Director, at 509.321.3633 or moleary@greaterspokane.org.

February 5-7: Monster Jam 2016

Unlike any other Monster Jam show seen before, this exclusive showcase of endurance, versatility and extreme driving skills will feature the best Monster Jam truck lineup ever highlighted by more racing, more freestyle, more donuts, more wheelies and more action! Fans will also be treated to all-new competition vehicles such as thrilling Monster Jam Speedsters and Monster Jam ATVs as they rip through the arenas during aggressive head-to-head racing action. Spokane Arena. 720 West Mallon Ave., Spokane, WA 99201. For tickets, call 1-800-325SEAT or visit http://www.ticketswest.com.

EVENTS

January 29-February 6: Spokane International Film Festival

The Spokane International Film Festival is a small, selective offering of world-class films. These are the very best features, documentaries and shorts that have been made around the world during the past two years but have not yet been commercially released for wide

February 7: Shanghai Circus

A one-night only engagement of the all new Shanghai Circus returns to Spokane! Featuring breathtaking, gravity-defying, and spectacular feats that will dazzle the minds and hearts of the whole family! This year’s show brings audiences the very best of


China’s revered circus tradition, celebrating two thousand years of acrobatics, juggling, and contortion in a presentation that will mesmerize the whole family. If it’s humanly possible – and even if it’s not – the Shanghai Circus will do it with spectacular flair, integrating seemingly impossible dexterity with humor, tradition, and grace. INB Performing Arts Center. 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Spokane, WA 99201. For tickets, call 1-800-325-SEAT or visit http://www.ticketswest.com.

February 9: National Geographic Live! On the Trail of Big Cats

Go around the world in search of big cats with award-winning photographer Steve Winter. A determined explorer, Winter will lead you from Asian jungles where resilient tiger populations persist, to the Himalaya, home of the rare snow leopard. Follow him into the rainforests of Latin America to view the elusive jaguar - and to Hollywood in pursuit of the American cougar. He’ll share both dangerous and lighter moments: from getting stuck in quicksand to mishaps with remote-controlled cameras. Co-author of the new National Geographic book Tigers Forever, Winter’s mission is to share the beauty of big cats. INB Performing Arts Center. 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Spokane, WA 99201. For tickets, call 1-800-325-SEAT or visit http://www.ticketswest.com.

February 13-14: The Illusionists

Having shattered box office records around the world, The Illusionists - Live From Broadway™ is now coming to captivate Spokane. This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of five of the most incredible illusionists on earth. Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, The Illusionists has dazzled audiences of all ages. INB Performing Arts Center. 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Spokane, WA 99201. For tickets, call 1-800-325-SEAT or visit http://www.ticketswest.com.

February 13: Brian Regan

Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. His performances are relatively clean as he refrains from using profanity and off-color humor, and his material usually covers everyday events, where he finds humor in experiencing day-to-day life. Inspired by Steve Martin, The Smothers Brothers and Johnny Carson, Brian is a “comedian’s comedian” that can turn the most mundane situation into side-splitting stand-up material. Northern Quest Casino, 100 N Hayford Rd, Airway Heights, WA 99001. For tickets, please log on to http://northernquest.com/.

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ters 90th Anniversary World Tour

Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their most epic tour in history, as the world famous team celebrates its 90th Anniversary World Tour. A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Spokane Arena. 720 West Mallon Ave., Spokane, WA 99201. For tickets, call 1-800-325SEAT or visit http://www.ticketswest.com.

March 1: Dave Ramsay’s Smart Money Tour

Join Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze as they walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for retirement, and much more! Stop wondering where your money went and start telling it where to go! You don’t have to live paycheck to paycheck anymore. You need a plan for your money and your future. Smart Money is the plan you need to focus your money on what matters. At this one-night event, you’ll get to experience the plan that has helped millions of people around the world get and stay out of debt. INB Performing Arts Center. 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Spokane, WA 99201. For tickets, call 1-800-325-SEAT or visit http://www.ticketswest.com.

Falls Blvd. Spokane, WA 99201. For tickets, call 1-800-325-SEAT or visit http://www.ticketswest.com.

March 11-13: Inland Northwest Motorcycle Show and Sale

Come find all your open-road needs and desires at Washington’s largest motorcycle show and Sale. Motorcycles from all over the world, including many custom designs, will be featured, along with hundreds of accessories. As well, there will be free entertainment for buyers and spectators.  This event will be held indoors at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center and free parking is provided. Spokane Fair and Expo Center. 404 N Havana St. Spokane Valley, WA 99202. For more information, please email info@spokanemotorcycleshow.com or log on to http:// spokanemotorcycleshow.com/

March 8: National Geographic Live! Where the Wild Things Live

For more than 30 years, award-winning National Geographic photographer Vincent J. Musi has covered diverse assignments from traveling Route 66 to global warming, life under volcanoes, and Sicilian mummies. But an unusual twist of fate has led him to the highly unpredictable world of animal portraiture. Musi gets up close - almost too close - to his unique subjects, despite the fact that they growl, bark, roar, bite, hiss, claw, poop and pee on him.while working to save them. INB Performing Arts Center. 334 W. Spokane

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Conjuring the 1960s and the war in Vietnam, this is a fierce, funny, and haunted play about a friendship that ends—and battle that doesn’t. For thirty years, Ben and Jeter have remained united by a time that divided the nation. The ghosts that appear are in many ways permanent residents in the bodies and psyches of those who fought in war, as well as those who became its indirect casualties. The Modern Theatre - Spokane. 174 S Howard St, Spokane, WA 99201. For more information and tickets, please log on to: http:// www.themoderntheater.org/

February 26-March 20: Little Women

This timeless captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope, and everlasting love. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Upon the advice of a friend, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America. Spokane Civic Theatre. 1020 N Howard St., Spokane, WA 99201. For showtimes and more information, call (509) 325-2507. For tickets, call 1-800-325-SEAT or visit http:// www.ticketswest.com.

February 27-28: York

March 2: Peppa Pig Live!

More fun than a muddy puddle! Peppa Pig, star of the top-rated TV series airing daily on Nick Jr., is hitting the road for her firstever U.S. theatrical tour, Peppa Pig’s Big Splash! Peppa Pig is an animated children’s television program starring Peppa, a young female pig, her pig family, and her many animal friends. These colorfully crafted stories feature common children’s activities such as riding bikes, going swimming, visiting family or playing with friends. Fox Theatre. 1001 W Sprague Ave. Spokane, WA 99201. For tickets, call 1-800-325-SEAT or visit http://www.ticketswest.com. Tickets may also be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200.

February 19-March 6: Last of the Boys

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through February 7: All My Sons

Based on a true tragedy, this American classic is perhaps Miller’s greatest masterpiece. The shadow of catastrophe is hidden deep in the unbearable power that is known as The American Dream. Acts of atonement and confessions leave us investigating if forgiveness will ever be found. Can one ever escape from guilt? The Modern Theatre - CdA. 1320 E Garden Ave, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. For more information and tickets, please log on to: http://www.themoderntheater.org/

through February 21: Sordid Lives

When Peggy, a good Christian woman, hits her head on the sink and bleeds to death after tripping over her lover’s wooden legs in a motel room, chaos erupts in Winters, Texas. Spokane Civic Theatre. 1020 N Howard St., Spokane, WA 99201. For showtimes and more information, call (509) 325-2507. For tickets, call 1-800-325-SEAT or visit http:// www.ticketswest.com.

Produced by the team at The Modern Theater in commemoration of Black History Month, Spokane Civic Theatre is honored to once again host York for this special twodate engagement in the Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre. York was William Clark’s personal slave, accompanying the Corps of Discovery as the only black man on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In a stirring performance, David Casteal weaves the story of York’s challenges and accomplishments, blending gripping first-person narration with energetic, live African drumming and traditional Native American drum recordings.  Spokane Civic Theatre. 1020 N Howard St., Spokane, WA 99201. For showtimes and more information, call (509) 325-2507. For tickets, call 1-800-325-SEAT or visit http:// www.ticketswest.com.

March 4-20: Maybe Baby

Our 2015 resident playwright, Matt Harget, brings his romantic comedy about a couple’s difficulties trying to conceive a child to the stage. This endearing production will warm your heart and perhaps give you baby fever. The Modern Theatre - CdA. 1320 E Garden Ave, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. For more information and tickets, please log on to: http://www.themoderntheater.org/

SPORTS

February 10: Spokane Chiefs vs Portland Winterhawks 7:05 pm. Spokane Arena. 720 West Mallon


Ave., Spokane, WA 99201. For tickets, call 1-800-325-SEAT or visit http://www.ticketswest.com.

February 13: Spokane Chiefs vs Kootenay Ice

7:05 pm. Spokane Arena. 720 West Mallon Ave., Spokane, WA 99201. For tickets, call 1-800-325-SEAT or visit http://www.ticketswest.com.

February 14: Spokane Chiefs vs Everett Silvertips

5:05 pm. Spokane Arena. 720 West Mallon Ave., Spokane, WA 99201. For tickets, call 1-800-325-SEAT or visit http://www.ticketswest.com.

February 20: Spokane Chiefs vs TriCity Americans 7:05 pm. Spokane Arena. 720 West Mallon Ave., Spokane, WA 99201. For tickets, call 1-800-325-SEAT or visit http://www.ticketswest.com.

February 24: Spokane Chiefs vs Prince George Cougars

7:05 pm. Spokane Arena. 720 West Mallon Ave., Spokane, WA 99201. For tickets, call 1-800-325-SEAT or visit http://www.ticketswest.com.

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February 26: Spokane Chiefs vs Prince George Cougars

7:05 pm. Spokane Arena. 720 West Mallon Ave., Spokane, WA 99201. For tickets, call 1-800-325-SEAT or visit http://www.ticketswest.com.

February 27: Spokane Empire vs Wichita Falls Night Hawks

7:00 pm. Spokane Arena. 720 West Mallon Ave., Spokane, WA 99201. Single game tickets will go on sale Wednesday, February 3, 2016. For tickets, call 1-800-325-SEAT or visit http://www.ticketswest.com.

March 9: Spokane Chiefs vs Kamloops Blazers

7:05 pm. Spokane Arena. 720 West Mallon Ave., Spokane, WA 99201. For tickets, call 1-800-325-SEAT or visit http://www.ticketswest.com.

March 11: Spokane Chiefs vs Tri-City Americans

7:05 pm. Spokane Arena. 720 West Mallon Ave., Spokane, WA 99201. For tickets, call 1-800-325-SEAT or visit http://www.ticketswest.com.

March 12: Spokane Chiefs vs Kelowna Rockets

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Spokane Does it Best Rolling out the Red Carpet for the 2016 Team Challenge Cup by Robin Bishop photos courtesy of U.S. Figure Skating

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pokane excels at a good many things, but it seems we have found our tour de force in embracing participants and guests who visit our quaint home for special events. While downtown Spokane boasts a singularly unique beauty with features that are rarely found in a city of Spokane’s size, it’s our attitude that is our best feature. We have proven to be welcoming, supportive, gregarious hosts, and it’s getting noticed. For years Spokane has been the host city for large sporting events such as Bloomsday, Hoopfest, and NCAA Championships. We have also played host to many state sporting events over the years, and Spokane has remained faithful in supporting community events such as Pig Out in the Park, the Lilac Festival, First Night and Valleyfest. Most recently we welcomed the Chinese Lantern Festival to Riverfront Park. Spokane’s response caused them to extend the event for an additional two weeks, and we ended up exceeding their anticipated attendance numbers by 20,000. It was announced recently that this event will be an annual event moving forward. Our desire to get involved with the events we host has gotten Spokane noticed by international event organizers. When the U.S. Figure Skating Association (USFSA) was seeking a city to host their 2002 Skate America, an international, senior-level, invitation-only figure skating competition, Spokane made the short list. We ended up being selected and proved to be a one-of-a-kind partner. Attendance at this small-scale event topped 28,000 and Spokane went into the record books as the highest attendance location in event history. A handful of years later when the USFSA came knocking for the 2007 U.S. Championships, Spokane showed up in force to the tune of almost 155,000 people. We not only set a record,

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we obliterated the old record of 125,345. With that kind of support, passion and love of skating, we couldn’t have been too surprised when they asked us to host the event again in 2010. And yes, we came through again when we capped our own record with 158,000 people in attendance, the highest in the event’s 102-year history. Spokane was dubbed “Skate City, USA” during that event. As you may have seen on local news last September, U.S. Figure Skating Champion, Gracie Gold, and World and Olympic Champion, Kristi Yamaguchi, were part of the USFSA contingency that attended the Greater Spokane Incorporated Annual Meeting to announce that Spokane has been awarded as host-city for the inaugural 2016 Team Cup Challenge. Sam Auxier, USFSA president, who was also in attendance at the announcement, remembers the excitement and hospitality that Spokane brought to the Championship, when he was here in 2007. He joked during the announcement that Spokane even applauded the judges, which is apparently unheard of. Yamaguchi seemed more than pleasantly surprised when the crowd gave the announcement a standing ovation. It seems Spokane has a zest for community that is a rare and appreciated.

“There’s only one first event. It is just a major honor to be selected among the establishment is that team competitions push elite skatfor the inaugural Team Challenge Cup. This event is going to have ers to meet each other’s expectations in ways that individual skating legs. It’s going to stick around, and Spokane gets to be the first,” says competitions cannot. With the team structure there comes higher Barb Beddor, Vice President of StarUSA, the event management energy and more camaraderie. This makes for great television and agency that placed the Spokane bid for this event. StarUSA, owned energizes the competitive atmosphere at the events. The teams will by Barb Beddor and Toby Steward, has organized be watching the competition, and cheering on USA basketball, boxing, wrestling, volleyball, their teammates from ice-level team boxes built hockey and U.S. Figure Skating events across the by Garco Construction on the west side of the western U.S. Steward, president of StarUSA adds, Arena. “Spokane’s overwhelming response to the previThe international format is designed for the ous elite skating events definitely played a part in event to be rotated among three continents in Dubbed being awarded this inaugural event for USFSA.” even-numbered years, gaining momentum as a “Skate city USA,”... The addition of the World Team Trophy and post-Olympic tour stop when it falls in Olympic Spokane has a zest for years and creating an additional competition to Olympic team events in the last few years has community that is rare the schedule in non-Olympic years. The team proven to have dynamic results among elite skaters, encouraging Van Wagner Sports & structure is broken into three continental teams, and appreciated Entertainment and U.S. Figure Skating, partners Team North America, Team Asia and Team in the event, to launch the 2016 Team Challenge Europe. An international figure skating icon will Cup. This biennial, Ryder Cup-style competition captain each team. This is why Kristi Yamaguchi between continents is scheduled for April 22-24 was on hand for the announcement. She will be at the Spokane Arena. Team North America’s captain. Team Europe will In a write-up on Sports Business Daily last fall be led by 1984 Olympic champion Christopher Van Wagner executive V.P., Chris Pearlman, admitted to the “legs” Dean, of the famous duo Torvil and Dean. Team Asia has yet to their organization anticipates this event to have in the future when announce who their captain will be. Team captains will not be he stated, “My goal is to have this be the biggest global event in participating in the competition, but will decide team strategy and figure skating outside of the Olympics.” The general consensus which athletes will participate in which events. The captains will also have the task of facilitating selection of the final two spots on their team. The event will feature 42 athletes. Each team will consist of 14 members, three ladies, three men, two pairs, and two ice dancing couples. The top two singles skaters and the top two pairs and ice dancing couples from each continent will be automatically invited to participate based on the International Skating Union (ISU) World Standings as of January 1, 2016. Invitations were sent out to qualifying skaters the first week of January. They have until February 10 to accept the invitation. If the invitation is declined then the next qualifying skaters will be invited, and so on, until each team fills their first eight slots. Now this is where things get interesting! The final two slots—one ladie’s skater and one men’s skater— will be selected by a worldwide fan vote. The captains pick a pool of up to five ladies and five men from each continent to be announced by March 15. The skaters will be selected from those entered to compete in the 2016 ISU World Figure Skating Championships to be held March 28-April 3 in Boston. Public voting promoted through mostly social media, will begin once the announcement of athletes is made and will run through April 4, one day after the conclusion of the World Figure Skating Championships. The top-voted lady and man will be invited to participate and will have three days to accept. If the invitation is declined the next highest vote will get the invitation, until each team is filled.

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Not only are the organizers focusing on bringing new energy to a favorite sport, but they are trying some exciting new interactive components that will engage the international audience before the event even begins. This is guaranteed to feed the momentum in the weeks prior to the April event. The actual purse for the event has swelled to over $600,000, and will be divided among the finishers, dependent on their final placement. The payouts will consist of a separate purse for each placement in the Singles Team Short Program, and another purse for placement in the Overall Team Challenge Cup finish. The Overall purse will look like this: first place will earn $210,000 ($15,000/ athlete), the second place team will receive $140,000 ($10,000/athlete), and the third place team will win $105,000 ($7,500/athlete). There are some other couples and pairs prizes, but let’s just say, no one goes home empty handed. In addition to the purse winnings, the overall winning team will receive a trophy made by Tiffany’s valued at $35,000 and each member of the team will receive a gold medal. National sponsors and advertisers have been climbing on board since the location announcement last fall. Local sponsors have stepped up, as well. Avista was the only local event sponsor on board before the announcement, which actually swung the vote in Spokane’s direction. “Having a major sponsor willing to step up in the community if Spokane was chosen, added weight to the idea that Spokane was serious,” says Steward. Since Avista announced their leading sponsorship, all of the other major sponsorships have been solidified. KHQ, the SpokesmanReview and KZZU 92.9 radio are the media sponsors, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center is the medical sponsor, and there will be sponsors for each of the continental teams. Itron will be hosting Team Europe, Avista will host Team North America, and Northern Quest Casino and Resort will host Team Asia. The new Davenport Grand Hotel is the official event hotel. The exposure for our Lilac City will be


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BARBER substantial. Tanith Belbin White and Scott Hamilton will lead the CBS Sports broadcast team and the event will air on CBS from 1-3 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 24. The entire event will also be streamed live on Icenetwork. Hamilton, a favorite of skating fans over the years, stated, “I could not be more thrilled that U.S. Figure Skating is producing the 2016 Team Challenge Cup in Spokane. Figure skating team competitions are especially exciting for skating fans because it combines the thrill of individual competition with the drama of skaters working together as a team for a common goal, and Spokane is the perfect host city, having held two previous U.S. Championships in 2010 and 2007.” Everyone involved with the location selection, from Sam Auxier, USFSA president, to the athletes that have participated in past events in Spokane, is excited for the skaters to experience Spokane’s enthusiasm, support and love. Auxier confessed that Spokane beat out two larger cities for this bid, and our past success and enthusiasm for events such as this one was a substantial factor in the decision. One of the delegates that traveled to Spokane for the announcement admitted that he was not completely sold on Spokane, but the response and energy in the room after the announcement left him so in awe he told Cheryl Kilday, president and CEO of VisitSpokane, that he knew without a doubt that Spokane was the right choice. So, Spokane, this event is kind of a big deal, and we were selected to host the first one ever. Kilday is excited about what a successful event could mean for the future of Spokane. “This event, in conjunction with our history, leverages Spokane into a national and even international spotlight. It opens doors for us to tell our story and show event planners that their events can meet with success in this community.” Steward and Beddor, Kilday, Spokane city council president Ben Stuckart, Mark Richard of Downtown Spokane Partnership, and several others have worked diligently to

put Spokane’s best foot forward in gaining this bid. They are confident we have what it takes to show the world that Spokane is the consummate host. “If we can get ‘em here, we can wow ‘em,” says Kilday. Now it’s up to us, the businesses, citizens and skating lovers of the Inland Northwest, to turn this inaugural event into a record-setter to remember. Steward assures that ticket sales and hotel bookings are already exceeding expectations, so we’re on track to “wow ‘em.” Organizers are looking forward to the involvement that comes so easily to this community. They may even open up a little competition for businesses in the downtown area to reward the places that go the extra mile in rolling out the red carpet. There’s a “spirit” here that has been acknowledged by all involved. So let’s take this opportunity to make history, participate in a “first-time” event, and show the world that Skate City, USA does it better than anyone else in the world. Robin Bishop is a free-lance writer and editor of Catalyst magazine. She can be contacted at dragonflywriter2014@gmail.com or via Facebook at Dragonfly Writer/Robin Bishop.

The program consists of two days of competition and a third day featuring an exhibition. Here’s the break out. Day 1 (April 22) will be the Men’s and Ladies’ Singles Short Programs Day 2 (April 23 afternoon) will highlight the Pairs Skating and Ice Dancing Day 2 (April 23 evening) will be the Ladies’ and Men’s Programs Day 3 (April 24) will feature 24 performances in the Exhibition Gala

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e’ve gotten the message about many of the health habits that are hot topics in the news these days: Eat more greens, move more, drink less, don’t smoke, sleep at least eight hours. That about sums it up, right? Not entirely. If you’re looking for overall health, don’t forget to look in your mouth. Actually, a better recommendation is for a dentist to look in your mouth. Great health starts with great oral health, and dentists are your first line of defense when it comes to spotting health concerns and helping to creating an overall picture of health. It’s never too early or too late or too late to take control of your oral health. The Mighty Mouth, a statewide campaign to “Unleash the Power of Oral Health,” is a trend we should all get behind. Read on to learn more about their suggestions for oral health, and visit their site at www.themightymouth.org for more information. Not sure who to see for an initial oral health exam, or who to go to when you need a specialist? Here is the 2016 annual list of Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area Top Dentists. This list is excerpted from the 2016 topDentists™ list, a database, which includes listings 106 dentists and specialists in the Spokane area. The Spokane area list is based on thousands of detailed evaluations of dentists and professionals by their peers. The complete database is available at www.usatopdentists.com

2016 SELECTION PROCESS “If you had a patient in need of a dentist, which dentist would you refer them to?” This is the question we’ve asked thousands of dentists to help us determine who the topDentists™ should be. Dentists and specialists are asked to take into consideration years of experience, continuing education, manner with patients, use of new techniques and technologies and of course physical results. The nomination pool of dentists consists of dentists listed online with the American Dental Association, as well as dentists listed online with their local dental societies, thus allowing virtually every dentist the opportunity to participate. Dentists are also given the opportunity to nominate other dentists who we have missed that they feel should be

included in our list. Respondents are asked to put aside any personal bias or political motivations and to use only their knowledge of their peer’s work when evaluating the other nominees. Voters are asked to individually evaluate the practitioners on their ballot whose work they are familiar with. Once the balloting is completed, the scores are compiled and then averaged. The numerical average required for inclusion varies depending on the average for all the nominees within the specialty and the geographic area. Borderline cases are given a careful consideration by the editors. Voting characteristics and comments are taken into consideration while making decisions. Past awards a dentist has received, status in various dental academies (Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Periodontology, etc.) can play a factor in our decision.

Once the decisions have been finalized, the included dentists are checked against state dental boards for disciplinary actions to make sure they have an active license and are in good standing with the board. Then letters of congratulations are sent to all the listed dentists. Of course there are many fine dentists who are not included in this representative list. It is intended as a sampling of the great body of talent in the field of dentistry in the United States. A dentist’s inclusion on our list is based on the subjective judgments of his or her fellow dentists. While it is true that the lists may at times disproportionately reward visibility or popularity, we remain confident that our polling methodology largely corrects for any biases and that these lists continue to represent the most reliable, accurate, and useful list of dentists available anywhere.

DISCLAIMER This list is excerpted from the 2016 topDentists™ list, which includes listings for more than 100 dentists and specialists in the Spokane area. For more information call 706-364-0853; or write P.O. Box 970, Augusta, GA 30903; by email (info@usatopdentists.com) or at www.usatopdentists.com. topDentists™ has used its best efforts in assembling material for this list but does not warrant that the information contained herein is complete or accurate, and does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause. Copyright 2010-2016 by topDentists™, LLC Augusta, Georgia. All rights reserved. This list, or parts thereof, must not be reproduced in any form without permission. No commercial use of the information in this list may be made without permission of topDentists™, LLC. No fees may be charged, directly or indirectly, for the use of the information in this list without permission.

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February is Chi l dre n’s De ntal Health Month Protect your child’s baby teeth for a lifetime of better oral health Oral health is an important part overall health. But because baby teeth eventually fall out they often don’t get the attention they deserve. Baby teeth matter. Painful cavities can make it difficult to eat, sleep, play and learn. The germs that cause cavities in baby teeth can lead to cavities in adult teeth, affecting your child’s smile and health even when they are adults. Cavities are caused by infectious germs Most people don’t know that cavities are caused by germs and these cavity-causing germs are infectious. The germs can actually be spread via saliva (typically from moms to babies) by sharing food, utensils, or even kisses. These germs can also lead to significant, ongoing problems with permanent teeth. Here’s a surprise about cavities, - it’s not just sugary foods that cause tooth decay. Even snacks often thought of as “healthy” such as bagels, juice, crackers and raisins contribute to decay if consumed too often. Teeth need time to rest and rebuild in between drinking and eating. Sweet or high carbohydrate foods and sweet drinks feed the germs in your mouth that cause cavities. The germs make acids that eat into teeth leading to decay. These acid attacks last for 20 minutes after you eat or drink. Drinking (anything other than water) and snacking or “grazing” frequently during the day means food and drink are on your teeth for a long time. This leads to costly, and sometimes painful, cavities. When snacking, choose tooth-friendly foods such as fruit, vegetables and cheese. Your waistline will benefit, and so will your oral and overall health. Here are some simple tips to protect children’s oral health. Cavities are easily preventable • By age one take your child to a dentist or physician for an oral health checkup. • If you put your baby to sleep with a bottle, use only water. • Brush your child’s teeth twice a day. Help them brush until they can tie their own shoes. • Use a small toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride strengthens teeth enamel. Use a rice-sized amount of toothpaste until your child is 3 and then a pea-sized amount. • Start flossing as soon as teeth touch. Set an example and floss your own teeth daily. Flossing removes 40% of the gunk that toothbrushes can’t reach. • Ask your child’s dentist or physician about fluoride varnish, which is painted on teeth to prevent or heal early decay. • Ask your dentist about sealants to protect molars which are hard to keep clean. • Make sure your child has regular oral health checkups to spot problems early. Visit TheMightyMouth.org for more information on protecting your health. You’re healthier with a healthy mouth.

Endodontics Lisa A. Ellingsen, DDS Ellingsen Endodontics 1005 North Evergreen Road, Suite 201 Spokane Valley, WA 99216 509-921-5666 Michelle A. Ellingsen, DDS Ellingsen Endodontics 1005 North Evergreen Road, Suite 201 Spokane Valley, WA 99216 509-921-5666 Tim L. Gatten, DDS Access Endodontic Specialists 602 North Calgary Court, Suite 301 Post Falls, ID 83854 208-262-2620 I. Blake McKinley, DDS Spokane Endodontics 620 North Argonne Road, Suite A Spokane, WA 99212 509-928-8762 Scott J. Starley, DDS Inland Endodontics 3151 East 29th Avenue, Suite 201 Spokane, WA 99223 509-535-1720 Roderick W. Tataryn, DDS Tataryn Endodontics 2700 South Southeast Boulevard, Suite 201 Spokane, WA 99223 509-747-7665

General Dentistry Bryan D. Anderson, DDS 2807 South Stone Street, Suite 102 Spokane, WA 99223 509-624-7151 Michael A. Bloom, DDS Bloom Dentistry 9928 North Government Way Hayden, ID 83835 208-772-3583 George J. Bourekis, DDS 12409 East Mission Avenue Spokane, 99216 509-924-4411 Rodney D. Braun, DDS Braun & Jarvis Family Dentistry 775 East Holland Avenue, Suite 201 Spokane, WA 99218 509-464-2391 Laura J. Bruya Wilson Sordoff and Wilson Family Dentistry 12706 East Mission Avenue Spokane, WA 99216 509-928-3131

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2016 Timothy J. Casey, DDS Casey Family Dental 22910 East Appleway Avenue, Suite 5 Liberty Lake, WA 99019 509-927-9279

Travis V. Coulter, DDS Coulter Family Dentistry 1601 S. Dishman Mica Rd. Spokane, WA 99206 509-209-8747

Robert R. DesRoches, DDS Englund & DesRoches Dentistry 6817 North Cedar Road, Suite 201 Spokane, WA 99208 509-326-8170

James P. Dorosh, DDS Dorosh Dental 10121 North Nevada Street, Suite 301 Spokane, WA 99218 509-467-1001

Brent L. Child, DDS 10121 North Nevada Street, Suite 101 Spokane, WA 99218 509-468-1685

Debra L. Craig, DDS Harmony Family Dental 10103 North Division, Suite 201 Spokane, WA 99218 509-467-1562

Chad S. DeVore, DDS Lakeland Family Dental 14596 North Highway 41, Suite A Rathdrum, ID 83858 208-687-4455

Eric C. Ellingsen, DDS Ellingsen-Henneberg Dentistry 1215 North McDonald Road, Suite 203 Spokane Valley, WA 99216 509-924-2866

Kimberly Richards Craven, DDS South Hill Family Dental 1424 South Bernard Street Spokane, WA 99203 509-747-7166

Terry T. DeVore, DDS Spirit Lake Family Dental 6070 West Jackson Street Spirit Lake, ID 83869 208-623-6400

Erin E. Elliott, DDS Post Falls Family Dental Center 313 North Spokane Street Post Falls, ID 83854 208-773-4579

Blaine D. Dodson, DDS Evergreen Cosmetic & Family Dentistry 1005 North Evergreen Road, Suite 202 Spokane Valley, WA 99216 509-928-4191

Ola J. Englund, DDS Englund & DesRoches Dentistry 6817 North Cedar Road, Suite 201 Spokane, WA 99208 509-326-8170

Brooke M. Cloninger, DDS 2001 East 29th Avenue Spokane, WA 99203 509-534-4600 Becky Van Coombs, DDS South Hill Pediatric Dentistry 2020 East 29th Avenue, Suite 130 Spokane, WA 99203 509-315-8500 Constance Copetas, DDS 104 West 5th Avenue, Suite 290-E Spokane, WA 99204 509-747-5586

Cliff R. Cullings, DDS Cullings Family Dentistry 22106 East Country Vista Drive, Suite C Liberty Lake, WA 99019 509-926-0066

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Northwest Implant and Sleep Dentistry, 9911 N. Nevada St., Suite 120, Spokane, WA 99218, (877) 833-8469, www.nwimplantandsleep.com

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2016 Michele L. Foglia, DDS Spokane Valley Dental 200 North Mullan Road, Suite 103 Spokane Valley, WA 99206 509-928-8431 Amir A. Ganji, DDS Cannon Hill Dental 1424 South Bernard Street Spokane, WA 99203 509-624-5590 Katherine Hakes, DDS Integrated Dental Arts 5011 West Lowell Avenue, Suite 130 Spokane, WA 99208 509-464-3100 Andrew F. Heidergott, DDS 10121 North Nevada Street, Suite 202 Spokane, WA 99208 509-466-6979 Robb B. Heinrich, DDS 10121 North Nevada Street, Suite 302 Spokane, WA 99218 509-467-1117

Jeffrey R. Hood, DDS Evergreen Cosmetic & Family Dentistry 1005 North Evergreen Road, Suite 202 Spokane, WA 99216 509-928-4191 James C. Hoppe, DDS 3010 South Southeast Boulevard, Suite E Spokane, WA 99223 509-534-0569 Bradley D. Jarvis, DDS Braun & Jarvis Family Dentistry 775 East Holland Avenue, Suite 201 Spokane, WA 99218 509-464-2391 Mark A. Jensen, DDS Millwood Family Dental 3018 North Argonne Road Spokane, WA 99212 509-928-5444

Gary D. Keller General Dentistry 1005 North Pines Road, Suite 300 Spokane Valley, WA 99206 Phone: 509-926-1161

Ronald E. Mendenhall, DDS 101 West Mullan Avenue Post Falls, ID 83854 208-773-4581

Susan Mahan Kohls, DDS 2020 E. 29th Avenue, Suite 100 Spokane, WA 99203 509-534-0428

Daniel James Mergen, DDS Mergen Dental 902 West 14th Avenue Spokane, WA 99204 509-747-5186

Ryan R. Love, DDS 420 North Evergreen Road, Suite 600 Spokane, WA 99216 509-928-2525

Stephen H. Mills, DDS 3201 South Grand Boulevard Spokane, WA 99203 509- 747-5184

Joseph L. Luchini, DDS Luchini Family Dentistry 2107 West Pacific Avenue Spokane, WA 99201 509-838-3544

Bill H. Molsberry, DDS 4407 North Division Street, Suite 416 Spokane, WA 99207 509-487-2116

Rudyard McKennon, DDS 407 W. Riverside Avenue, Suite 864 Spokane, WA 99201 509-624-5303

Kent E. Mosby, DDS Laser Dentistry of Coeur d’Alene 910 West Ironwood Drive Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814 208-667-1154

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IT ALL BEGINS WITH A SMILE DR. SHANNON MAGNUSON has been creating amazing smiles in Spokane for over 18 years. She has a beautiful office in north Spokane designed to appeal to patients of all ages. Dr. Magnuson combines her love of art and science to design a treatment plan tailored to the individual. This may involve getting together with the patient and their dentist or other specialists to create the best plan. “Most people say they want to improve their smile but they don’t really see the full potential of what can be done,” says Dr. Magnuson. Today’s technology has transformed the specialty of orthodontics. Efficient, comfortable treatment is available to patients of all ages. Dr. Magnuson offers cosmetic options like Invisalign and Clear Braces as well as exceptionally efficient self-ligating braces. Most people are blown away when they see their before and after photographs at the end of treatment. “I work hard to exceed the patient’s expectations. The details make a big difference,” says Dr. Magnuson. She and her team feel grateful every day for the opportunity to make such an impact on their patients. Orthodontics is an investment that pays back many times over. “My team and I will go the extra mile for you – it’s our commitment and our pleasure,” says Dr. Magnuson.

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Kathrine A. Olson, DDS 210 South Sullivan Road Spokane Valley, WA 99037 509-924-9596 Brent H. Osborn, DDS North Pines Dental Care 1107 North Pines Road Spokane Valley, WA 99206 509-924-6262 Kurt A. Petellin, DDS 1717 Lincoln Way, Suite 105 Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814 208-765-0397

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David G. Petersen, DDS Petersen Family Dentistry 123 West Francis Avenue, Suite 104 Spokane, WA 99205 509-483-3332 Kurt Peterson, DDS Peterson Dental 1604 West Riverside Avenue Spokane, WA 99201 509-747-2183 Simon P. Prosser, DDS 251 East 5th Avenue, Suite B Spokane, WA 99201 509-747-2183 James J. Psomas, DDS 12409 East Mission Avenue Spokane, WA 99216 509-924-4411 Paul F. Reamer, DDS Reamer Family Dentistry 12805 East Sprague Avenue Spokane Valley, WA 99216 509-924-5661 Charles L. Regalado, DDS 6817 North Cedar Road, Suite 201 Spokane, WA 99208 509-326-6862 James Allen Robson, DDS Avondale Dental Center 1683 East Miles Avenue Hayden, ID 83835 208-215-3328 Stanley A. Sargent, DDS Grand Corner Dental 3707 South Grand Boulevard, Suite B Spokane, WA 99203 509-838-2434

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2016 Todd Schini, DDS Schini Family Dentistry 2000 Northwest Boulevard, Suite 100 Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814 208-664-3321 Jay H. Sciuchetti, DDS 2103 South Grand Boulevard Spokane, WA 99203 509-624-0542 Robert R. Shaw, DDS 2700 South Southeast Boulevard, Suite 101 Spokane, WA 99223 509-747-8779 Mary Smith, DDS North Cedar Dental 6817 North Cedar Road, Suite 101 Spokane, WA 99208 509-325-0233 Mark M. Sodorff, DDS Sodorff and Wilson Family Dentistry 12706 East Mission Avenue Spokane, WA 99216 509-928-3131 Michael A. Trantow, DDS 12121 East Broadway Avenue Building 3 Spokane, WA 99206 509-928-3363 John Van Gemert, DDS Liberty Park Family Dentistry 1118 South Perry Street Spokane, WA 99202 509-534-2232 George J. Velis, DDS Velis Family Dentistry 820 South Pines Road Spokane, WA 99206 509-924-8200

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2016 Pediatric Dentistry Tom Dance, DDS Dentistry for Kids 1027 West Prairie Avenue Hayden, ID 83835 208-772-2202 Andrew Hrair Garabedian, DDS The Children’s Choice 418 East 30th Avenue Spokane, WA 99203 509-624-1182 Molly Gunsaulis, DDS Dentistry for Children 15404 East Springfield Avenue, Suite 102 Spokane Valley, WA 99037 509-922-1333 Christopher W. Herzog, DDS The Children’s Choice 418 East 30th Avenue Spokane, WA 99203 509-624-1182

Erin L. Johnson, DDS South Hill Pediatric Dentistry 2020 East 29th Avenue, Suite 130 Spokane, WA 99203 509-315-2090

John M. Ukich, Sr., DDS Pediatric Dental Center of North Idaho 1717 Lincoln Way, Suite 205 Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814 208-667-3556

Lauralee Nygaard, DDS Lauralee Nygaard Periodontics 1005 North Evergreen Road, Suite 102 Spokane Valley, WA 99216 509-927-3272

Jason R. Moffitt, DDS Moffitt Children’s Dentistry 520 South Cowley Street, Suite 101 Spokane, WA 99202 509-838-1445

John R. Ukich, Jr., DDS Pediatric Dental Center of North Idaho 1717 Lincoln Way, Suite 205 Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814 208-667-3556

Gary M. Shellerud, DDS 508 West 6th Avenue, Suite 208 Spokane, WA 99204 509-838-4321

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Charles Emerick Toillion, DDS The Children’s Choice 418 East 30th Avenue Spokane, WA 99203 509-624-1182

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David Bruce Toillion, DDS The Children’s Choice 418 East 30th Avenue Spokane, WA 99203 509-624-1182

Anthony G. Giardino, DDS South Hill Periodontics 2700 South Southeast Boulevard, Suite 210 Spokane, WA 99223 509-536-7032

Shaun M. Whitney, DDS Lake City Dental Specialties 1322 West Kathleen Avenue, Suite 2 Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815 208-664-7300

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Valuing Professional Practices in Divorce Actions Professional practices include ownership interests of doctors, dentists, veterinarians, lawyers, pharmacists, physical therapists, accountants and chiropractors. Goodwill may exist for a professional person even though the goodwill is personal to the professional and is not readily marketable. “I can’t sell my practice” is not a defense to a goodwill valuation. In the Washington Supreme Court case of Marriage of Fleege, the court set forth the appropriate factors for the courts to consider when setting the value of professional goodwill in a divorce. The determination of the value of a professional practice can be reached by consideration of such factors as the practitioner’s age, health, past earning power, reputation in the community for judgment, skill, and knowledge, and his comparative professional success. However, professionals must have an ownership interest in their practice in order for there to be potential goodwill value. Employee (salaried) professionals have no goodwill value. It is critical to make a determination of ownership. Because these factors are very general in nature, a wide discrepancy in valuation may be presented (often by hundreds of thousands of dollars) and the evaluating accountant is given the ability make a personal judgment in arriving at a determination of value. While it may seem that qualified appraisers should be able to reasonably concur on values, as would be the case with a home appraisal, this is not typically the case. Much of the valuation process in entirely subjective. Five different methods of valuation have been approved by the Washington Supreme Court. The choice of the valuation method by the respective appraiser can substantially impact the result. Similarly, the appraiser will

apply a “capitalization rate” in their valuation process. Also entirely subjective, a difference in just a percent or two can result in a substantial difference in the ultimate value derived. Frankly, it is not a difficult task to “skew” the true value of the practice simply though the subjective selection of valuation method and capitalization rates. The success in setting an appropriate value depends in large part on the skill of the attorney representing either the practitioner or their spouse. There are many traps for the unwary present in professional practice and business valuations. Similarly, it is critical to use skilled appraisers. These appraisers are traditionally CPAs trained and certified in business valuations. These CPAs should also have extensive experience in prior court testimony as well. The goal is to present the Court with a fair, supportable, and appropriate value.

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WILL 2016 BE THE YEAR YOU GET SERIOUS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH AND WELLNESS? Join Bozzi Media as we partner with Rockwood Health Systems, and numerous health and wellness agencies, for a night of full-on access to some of the top health and wellness professionals in the area. In similar fashion to the successful Women’s Health Symposium last year (panel discussion with top docs, health and wellness vendors throughout the room), we are going bigger and better with an extended event honoring both men and women’s health. Grab your friends and join us as we discuss the top health concerns facing us today and how to avoid them to ensure long, healthy, vibrant lives. Tickets include healthy food and drink options.

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ed: the color of love, the color of our hearts. In February we tend to associate hearts and the color red with Valentine’s Day. Why not give yourself a Valentine this month, though? Give the gift of heart health by making a healthy lifestyle a priority. Heart disease is the leading health threat to women, claiming the life of approximately one woman every 80 seconds. In 2003, the American Heart

Association took action against a disease claiming the lives of nearly half a million American women each year – a disease women weren’t paying attention to. The campaign, Go Red For Women, was born. In the past decade, it has turned into a movement to raise awareness, educate women about warning signs and fund cardiovascular research that involves women and helps us understand heart disease specifically in women. “Heart disease is the leading killer, but here’s the good news: 80 percent of heart attacks and other cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes,” says Braden Batkoff, M.D., interventional cardiologist and executive medical director of Providence Spokane Heart Institute. Heart disease affects the blood vessels and the body’s cardiovascular system. It can take on many forms, such as narrowing of the arteries that can lead to heart attack, congestive heart failure, rhythm disorders that cause the heart to beat too fast or slow or irregularly, and heart

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valve problems. “There are many things that can put you at risk. Some things you can control and others you can’t,” says Dr. Batkoff. “Every woman should get to know her own risk factors, including family history. Have a discussion with your healthcare provider and have a plan to address any red flags,” he adds. Among the risk factors that can be controlled: high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, physical inactivity, obesity and overweight, smoking, diabetes and poor diet. Risk factors that cannot be changed are your age, gender and family history. Family history is significant. It’s the only risk factor that can account for Sara Hoffman’s heart attack in 2015. She was 37 years old and flying from Washington State to Mexico for her destination wedding. “I had burning in my chest, severe jaw pain, and pain in my left arm,” she recalls. The plane made an emergency landing and Sara was wheeled into the ER, wedding dress in tow. “My poor husband thought he was about to be a widower and we weren’t even married yet,” she says. “The vows ‘in sickness and in health’ really took on a new meaning for us.” Sara received a stent to open up her blocked arteries, and despite the major setback made it to Mexico and was able to walk down the aisle. “I really have learned about family history and how powerful genetics are,” remarks Sara. “I was healthy, I ran a marathon, I was a vegetarian, I took care of myself, and I thought that counteracted my family history. I really never considered myself to be at risk even knowing that my father had had a heart attack at the age of 36.” A good understanding of chronic diseases that run in the family can help your doctors prevent heart disease and stroke. Sara hopes her story will encourage others to take action: learning about family history of heart disease and stroke, and scheduling what the American Heart Association calls a Well-Woman Visit. A Well-Woman Visit is an annual physical and discussion about health that all women

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should get to help identify serious health concerns before they become life threatening – such as heart disease. WellWoman Visits will be tailored to age, family history, past health history and need for preventive screenings. Some services – such as checking blood pressure, height and weight, and temperature – will be provided every year; however, other services may only be provided as needed, based on medical and family history. Whether you have family history or not, the American Heart Association recommends the following lifestyle changes: • Don’t smoke. If you do, get help to quit. The good news is that when you stop smoking, the risk for heart disease and stroke can be cut in half just one year later and continues to decline until it’s as low as a nonsmoker’s risk. • Manage your blood sugar. The American Heart Association’s recommendation for healthy blood glucose is <100 mg/dL. Blood sugar


levels that are too high can lead to diabetes and over time damage the eyes, kidneys, nerves or heart. • Get your blood pressure under control. A normal high blood pressure is 120/80. One-in-three adults have high blood pressure and yet many people don’t even know they have it. • Lower your cholesterol. The desired level for total cholesterol is less than 200 mg/dL.

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No matter your age, it’s worth the effort to take action to prevent heart disease and improve your health. Go Red this February and take time to love your heart. For more resources to help you get healthier, visit www.GoRedForWomen.org. JOIN THE GO RED FOR WOMEN MOVEMENT National Wear Red Day, February 5. Wear red to help raise awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. www.GoRedForWomen. org/wearredday Spokane Go Red For Women Luncheon, March 9. Join local women at the Spokane Convention Center in supporting the American Heart Association. Sponsored nationally by Macy’s and locally by Providence Health Care. Pre-event ticket sales only. http:// SpokaneGoRedLuncheon.heart.org

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WORK WE CAN ALL DO by Marny Lombard

“I CAN’T IMAGINE.” “HOW ARE YA’ TODAY?”

These phrases hang in my closet of painful memories. They come from the early days and months after my son, Sam, died by suicide. The first phrase hurts because, while true, it is profoundly isolating. The second phrase hurts because anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide has suffered vast internal injury, yet their colleagues, their grocery checkers and sometimes even their good friends can see no sign of damage. When Sam was a small boy, he went through what I now call the building blocks of depression: emotional sensitivity, perfectionism, lack of community connectedness, chronic sleep disturbance and bad dreams, mystery tummy pains, prickly personality. After being picked on by boys at school, he eventually retreated and decided he just didn’t need friends. He self-isolated. The cards dealt to my son included a Joker: the genetic card. My father had bipolar disorder, and other men in his family had bipolar or depression. I knew that Sam found many parts of life difficult as a child, but, I had no idea that this was early depression. No one screened for or asked about childhood depression either at school or in the doctor’s office. Today, 25 years later, this is slowly beginning to change - and must change further. The numbers of adolescents and young adults who consider and plan for suicide are shocking. In 2014, seven percent of Spokane County 12th graders reported attempting suicide; among 10th graders, 12 percent attempted suicide. Levels of depressive feelings were reported by 33 percent of 12th graders and 38 percent of 10th graders. This information is collected through the Washington State Healthy Youth Survey. Statewide, they surveyed 233,000 youth. In 2014, 42,773 Americans died by suicide, as reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. This is more than twice the toll of homicide, and more deaths than from car accidents or breast cancer. Some estimates are that 90 percent of suicides are by people who have a mental illness - most often depression. As a young man, Sam met the world on his own terms. He was idiosyncratic in his thinking and his rituals: bright pink hair dyed each spring to celebrate the end of the school year, an ancient Chevy Luv which flew a pirate flag from a 14-foot flagpole in the truck’s bed. Immensely hard working at his studies in the architecture program at Montana State University (MSU), Sam lived for backcountry snowmobiling with a far-flung community of sled-heads. He hid his depression from all but his closest friend. I was 60 when Sam died. He was my only child, and had been candid with me all the way through his roller coaster ride and final descent. I remember the night he told me that he

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had become convinced that if he took his life, I would survive. Some weeks later, I sat in on a counseling appointment with Sam on campus when he described his plan for suicide. He said then that he didn’t feel the need to carry out his plan. As parents, we constantly hope for and believe that the best will win out for our children. So, he stayed at MSU. He died in Bozeman the week before finals, his senior year. With Sam’s death, I lost everything. In those first weeks, I felt shock, distress, exhaustion, nausea and a great sense of vulnerability, as if I had aged overnight. Friends and coworkers showered me with support. At times, I also felt a walled-off sense of pity. I set about my grief work as a matter of life or death. The Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group, offered weekly by Hospice of Spokane, became my lifeline. My wonderful therapist introduced me to EMDR, which sheltered me from the worst pain. With my background as a journalist and magazine editor, the task of educating myself about suicide and depression offered something close to a sense of normalcy. My learning goes on today, nearly three years later. One of the first pieces that clicked into place is that suicide is about profound distress and a wish to end that emotional pain. It is not a wish to die. A lot of research and education about mental health and suicide is under way today nationally, statewide and locally.


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Detroit’s Henry Ford Health System in 2002 undertook to create “Perfect Depression Care.” Within four years they dropped their suicide rate of 88 per 100,000 by three-quarters, and then even further. This became known as the Zero Suicide Initiative, which is spreading state by state and health system by health system, across the nation. Group Health has adopted Zero Suicide. A few months after Sam’s death, I began to meet with Dr. Paul Quinnett, the founder of QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer), one of the leading training programs internationally, and Dr. John Osborn, a longtime VA physician in Spokane and a suicide survivor, whose 17-year-old nephew died by suicide. Out of those meetings came what is now Zero Suicide Inland Northwest. We are a grassroots group working to educate the greater region about how communities and health care providers can better identify, treat and manage individuals who are suicidal. While Sam’s death meant that I lost

everything, I also lost my natural sense of fear. This was liberating. One day, I was deep in reading the national strategies for suicide prevention, when I came to a section about media coverage of suicide. Here, the authors voiced the need for stories of recovery and a return of hope for those who once were headed toward suicide. The proverbial lightning bolt hit: I needed to leave my job at Gonzaga University, which I loved, and get to Seattle, where activity in mental health and suicide prevention would be flourishing. I had the skills to write those stories and to work in this field. Like that, I braced myself for a leap of faith. Eighteen months later, I am employed part-time for Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention, based at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work. As a volunteer, I remain deeply involved with Zero Suicide Inland Northwest. I work so that we might save another mother’s child. Join me. This is work that we can all do.

“Tools for Preventing Suicide: The 2nd Annual Zero Suicide Inland Northwest Conference” will be held at Gonzaga University on Friday, March 11, with a training day to follow on Saturday, March 12. Here is the link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ zero-suicide-inland-northwest-conference-and-training-day-registration-20270091389 The conference is free; a nominal fee will be charged for continuing education credits. Both the conference and training day have robust offerings for professionals and for families who have lost a loved one to suicide, those who worry about a friend or loved one, and anyone who wants to learn how to help save a life from suicide.

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TOP HOME FITNESS PROGRAMS by Justin Rundle

OVER THE PAST DECADE,

there’s been a massive shift in the growth of new home fitness programs. So many fitness enthusiasts are forgoing the expenses and added commute of the gym, and refocusing their fitness efforts at home or anywhere a mobile device can play a workout video, or open a PDF guide. If you’re an avid and dedicated gym-goer, then this review is not for you; however, if you enjoy home workouts or have any interest in trying a home fitness program, read on to discover the hottest home fitness programs. Before diving into the top home fitness programs, here’s a little background about my expertise within the home and travel fitness industry. I’ve been a coach and trainer for ten years and actually started developing my training style with my wife, Jessica Rundle, when P90x first emerged into infomercials. CrossFit was also becoming popular and there were plenty of components we liked about both of these programs. There were also things we felt we could improve on. When we had the opportunity to train individuals and groups who had previously used the programs above, our beliefs about these programs - both the pros and the cons – were confirmed. At this point in our careers, our program is based on nearly a decade of personal training innovation and real world feedback of what works for most busy people and their fitness goals. 78

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THE TOP HOME FITNESS PROGRAMS REVIEWED: KAYLA ITSINES BEACH BODY GUIDE (BBG) Developed by a 24-year-old Australian fitness trainer Kayla Itsines, this guide consists of two online 12-week workout plans for the moderate price of $69.97 (per guide). Various pieces of exercise equipment are needed to complete the workouts. Kayla’s workout videos are just under 30 minutes in length and can be accessed through PDFs or through a new app. Once a plan is finished, there’s an option to upgrade to receive additional training plans.

PROS Good short-term solution for weight loss (not a sustainable program for long-term results), accommodating all dietary preferences. Geared towards a female audience.

CONS Workouts should be conducted in a gym or large room with a variety of equipment. Nutrition and meal plans are not a sustainable approach towards long-term weight loss. Geared for people in their mid-twenties. No online support or real training guidance

ASHLEY HORNER FITNESS

Ashley Horner Fitness provides a series of personalized home workout

programs geared towards strength training, growth of lean muscle mass and conditioning. Her most popular programs include Becoming Extraordinary, Recreating You and Magnify You. All can be purchased and downloaded for $100/ guide.

PROS Includes cookbook and nutrition plan

CONS Primary emphasis on weightlifting, meaning it is more of a gym-training plan than a home workout. Not beginner friendly.

INSANITY BY BEACHBODY The name perfectly describes the program. It’s insane! These hardcore home workouts come in DVD form and are best suited for intermediate to advanced workout enthusiasts. Insanity is available for $144 and consists of a 60-day series of 10, 30-60 minute workout routines based on “max interval training,” where your body goes through short bursts of intense exercise, followed by longer intervals of rest and recovery. Geared for intermediate to advance levels.

PROS No equipment needed, and it is great for temporary weight loss and muscle growth. It comes with a nutrition plan, fitness guide and workout calendar.


CONS Not beginner friendly, and due to the intensity, it is not joint friendly. Please note, Beachbody allows anyone who pays into the Beachbody Coach system to become a Beachbody coach or “trainer,” so buyer be ware.

P90X BY BEACHBODY P90x has become a series of popular training DVDs that has literally launched the Beachbody brand and has helped them become a multi-billion dollar company. These bestselling 90-day home workout program DVDs by Tony Horton, use 12 routines based on “muscle confusion” to create transformative mix-and-match routines. The 20-60 minute long videos cover training techniques, from Yoga, Kempo Karate to plyometrics and core synergistics. This is all available for $140.

PROS Good choice for those looking for an intermediate to advanced fitness level workout. Nutrition plan, fitness guide and workout calendar included

CONS Requires more equipment than most people have in their homes (chin up bar, resistance bands, dumbbells, yoga mat etc.) Because the primary 12 workouts are very routine, this a program designed for short-term results.

FITNESS BLENDER Hosted by the fit duo of Daniel and Kelli Segars, Fitness Blender is a holistic home fitness program that’s easy to follow, and has video lengths ranging from 5 minutes to 90 minutes. They offer a wide variety of free online videos covering yoga, Pilates, high intensity workouts, butt specific routines and much more.

PROS Free downloadable ebook programs and meal plans available with hundreds of different workout routines. There are realistic trainers and goals.  

CONS There is no offline access or personal guidance or feedback, which helps keep you accountable and motivated.

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created together, based on our education, years in the field, experience and constant improvement formula. Based on our personal as well as professional experiences, I believe we’ve created an incredible home workout and traveling fitness program. I would be remiss to not include this program in the list of home workout programs. I’m biased though; it is difficult for me to see any cons about a program we have worked to create in order to provide the ultimate home workout experience., other than it is still a growing community and not everyone knows about it. I truly believe this is the best, and I am open to hearing your feedback. Workout Anywhere is an affordable comprehensive fitness program that allows one to master the benefits of bodyweight and minimal equipment exercises and train, literally, anywhere. These are workouts you can do in your home, outside, while traveling and even in your office or cubicle. The workouts are efficient and effective, ranging from 8-30 minutes with videos and guides. Family-friendly workouts offer flexible duration and intensity levels. This, along with online accountability/coaching works well for busy people seeking sustainable, long-term results. There’s a free option as well as affordable priced memberships starting at $9.95 per month.

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When looking into home fitness and travel friendly training programs, it’s easy to allow the media’s noise or hype for a popular program distract what you really need out of a home fitness program. Being sure that a program is constructed for all-levels, and is capable of keeping you accountable is part of the formula for developing a healthy lifestyle rather than a fitness phase. Just be sure to do your homework and ask questions for any program in consideration. If you need my guidance, you can ask me at WorkoutAnywhere.com. Cheers to your health! Justin Rundle is a Certified Personal Trainer with nine years of training experience. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Whitworth University, and is the Mount Spokane High School Strength and Conditioning Coach, the Mt. Spokane Varsity Defensive Line Coach and the owner of www.workoutanywhere.net (online personal training and dieting assistance).

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his modern mountain retreat may be located in the Northwest, but in a sense, it belongs to the entire country. The property was the featured home on the 2015 season of the DIY Network series Blog Cabin, whose tagline—“you design it, we build it, you win it”—sums up the

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collaborative nature of the multimedia Blog Cabin experience. Viewers could go online and vote between options for design elements like paint colors, flooring materials, storage solutions and ceiling treatments, and teams from the network worked with local companies to execute the vision. Finally, after all of the voting and work was done, fans entered a sweepstakes to win the finished product. In this case, there were more than 23 million entries for this cabin! The winners are retirees who chose to stay on the east coast to be near family and have put the fully furnished dream home on the market. To find the perfect home location, the production team worked with local realtor Mark


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Hensley. This property, located on approximately eight sloped acres of land, was the instant favorite because of its stunning views of Lake Coeur d’Alene. “The view was the deal,” says Hensley. “It was all about the view.” As a bonus, the property was already home to apple, plum and nectarine trees, as well as the region’s

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A climate controlled airlocked foyer opens into the spacious open concept floorplan of the home, with lots of light.

coveted huckleberry bushes. A true team effort, Dylan Eastman of DIY network worked as home designer and project manager; local company Edwards Smith Construction—which came onboard before the design was finalized and assisted through the home’s completion—handled construction management. For this story, a

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team from Edwards Smith (including Andy Smith, ESC principal, and ESC superintendents Buff Kobs and Chris Sears) worked together to answer questions about the project. As you may have guessed, working with a network show and a television timeframe added some new dimensions and more than a few complications to the unusual design and build process. “In addition to the typical construction challenges, such as weather conditions and a compressed timeframe for the build, DIY Network Blog Cabin and each affiliated TV show (DIY Bath Crashers, DIY Yard Crashers, DIY Kitchen Crashers, DIY House Crashers, and DIY Rescue My Renovation) had their own designer(s), star(s) and producer(s) with their own


unique ideas and timeframe for getting things done,” writes the ESC team. “While working towards completion of the project, we needed to coordinate our build schedule with a different ‘client’ every week and ensure the room(s) being filmed a particular week were ready to go.” “It was also unusual to be assisting, albeit

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A walnut dining room table topped with glass encases vintage marquee lettering that is a nod to the home’s location on Lake Coeur d’Alene.

behind the scenes, with the production of a television show,” the ESC team adds. One big upside to accepting a bigger challenge was time spent with new, nationally renowned clients like DIY Network host Chris Grundy. This was Blog Cabin’s ninth season, but it was their first home in the Northwest,

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which influenced the home’s design and aesthetic. “Going West has always been about new starts, and in this case afforded me the ability to feature a more modern design,” explains Dylan Eastman. “Coeur d’Alene is a unique city with immense outdoor beauty and maintains a small town feel. This made it a perfect location for our audience, which is looking for a home to get away from it all while having the amenities of community. The particular home site had a perfect southwest view over the lake and into the valley. [The property’s existing] 1970s rancher was desperate for a breath of fresh design and the ultimate blank slate for our voting design.”


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With many contributors to the project, the design process was ongoing, and Eastman says it included, “…an evolution of my own ideas, our sponsors, voting public, expert hosts and skilled builders. While many custom homes could stay in the design phase for six months, having a great team meant we were able to design/build

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the house in only seven months from start to finish. This includes shooting seven episodes, which can slow down normal construction. Having Edwards Smith Construction was a key to our success. Every year, the home is a reflection of not only our own talent but also the talents of the local builders and tradespeople. That truly makes this a unique work of art.” The open floor plan and floor-to-ceiling windows take full advantage of the stunning site, and the multiple decks and patios blur the line between outdoors and in. The home’s material palette—wood, metal, stone and concrete—also complements the tranquil, scenic location.


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The construction and design team worked to upcycle and repurpose existing materials whenever possible. A tree felled on the property was turned into custom stools to line the kitchen island, an old For Sale sign was cut up, framed and hung to create graphic art, and Idaho diamond stone from the original home and site was used

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as patio pavers, a coffee table top and in the indoor waterfall. “It’s so hard to choose a coolest DIY,” says Eastman. “If I had to pick just one it would be the basalt rock art in the master bathroom. The basalt was gathered from a natural flow uphill from the house.” Using vintage and handmade items

Upper left: the master bedroom loft. Upper right: The length of the lower level. Bottom: The downstairs entertainment room.

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added to the home’s warmth and lends it a sense of history, with old film canisters decorating the wall in the media room, a vintage trunk serving as a coffee table in the living room, and a Hoosier cabinet from the early 1900s getting new life as pantry storage in the kitchen. The home also features handcrafted items from each of the 50 states, including everything from hand-carved wood spoons from Iowa in the kitchen, a modern macramé wall hanging from Arizona displayed downstairs, and handmade clay garden bells from Arizona hanging outside. At the home’s front entry, angled beams support the sloped porch roof, beneath which


The railing around the living and dining rooms opens to the lower level entertainment room. The twostory windows provide light and views to both levels of the home.

the door opens onto a climate-controlled airlock foyer. Benches placed against the walls provide spots to sit, drop packages or shed snowy winter gear. Double doors from here open onto the mezzanine level and its incomparable water views. “The two-story height windows that overlook the 180-degree view—that’s the

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most impressive when you come into the home. All you see is this wall of windows,” says Hensley. “I call that the money shot.” These expansive windows mean that the same lake view can be enjoyed everywhere from the home’s lower level to the master suite’s private upper deck. The main floor includes the kitchen, dining room and living space, with a broad and sculptural open staircase at its center. In the kitchen, the two-tiered island is topped with engineered quartz. A curved walnut ledge, mounted a few inches lower than the primary countertop, serves as eat-in space. The kitchen is full of welcome contrasts between light and


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Above: An outdoor firepit is a perfect gathering spot, especially on a snowy day. Below: The tucked away library nook with built in shelving and flip-down table is an indoor option for sitting by a fire.

was painted to match the upper cabinetry and topped with a piece of engineered quartz, maintaining its original charm while keeping it cohesive with the rest of the kitchen. Just footsteps away is the outdoor kitchen. A steel and Douglas fir pergola lends partial shade, underneath which is

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the spacious wood table that was made of materials leftover from the rest of the home. The grill and prep area is bordered by a vertical garden, where planters are filled with herbs. This living wall provides cooking ingredients as well as welcome greenery. Back inside, the sitting room adjacent to the kitchen area has a stacked stone fireplace, which is its focal point. The nearby dining area centers on a walnut table topped in glass, beneath which is vintage-inspired marquee lettering spelling the word “Coeur” (“heart”), paying homage to the home’s location. Also on the mezzanine level are a powder room and a tucked-away library nook, which has


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lots of built-in shelving, as well as a space-saving flip-down table and pillow-lined benches for seating. The master suite is full of warm wood, soothing colors and soft textiles, with a low, upholstered platform bed that’s in keeping with the modern aesthetic. Custom built cabinetry maximizes the usability of an angled nook; one cabinet door even opens onto a laundry chute that sends dirty clothes straight to the lower level laundry room. A glass slider lets in lots of light and open onto the wrap-around deck. The spacious master bathroom combines multiple types of tile, including copper penny


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own HVAC system, so the temperature of the rest of the home isn’t affected when the door is kept open. The home also has a generous laundry and mudroom downstairs, as well as an oversized detached drive-through garage with an exterior design that echoes that of the house. Outside, dry creek bed landscaping around the foundation catches runoff from the roof, eliminating the need for gutters and contributing to the home’s cleanlined look. Low-maintenance landscaping includes natural grasses, Japanese maples, and rockery. On one side of the home are a charming waterfall and a small footbridge, and there’s also a cedar hot tub that’s temperature-controlled via smart phone. A natural gas fire pit on the lower level patio is surrounded with wood and metal benches;


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HOME STYLES TILE 101 TILE GLOSSARY While there are a variety of materials available for countertop installations, such as quartz, stainless steel, solid surface, wood, concrete, laminate, glass, etc., this glossary will only include natural stone finishes and other tile format materials.

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ics to large format flooring; I enjoy it all, although grouting—meh. After determining the vision for your tile project, the next step is selecting the best tile for the job. Here are a few questions that will help you determine which tile will get it done. 1. Will the tile be installed on flooring, backsplash or wall, or other specific use area? 2. If tile is used in flooring application, will it be used in a high traffic area? 3. Is the project indoor or outdoor? 4. Will the tile be used in wet areas? If so, how wet? 5. What is the “look” you want to achieve with your project? 6. What is your budget? • The beauty of tile is the flexibility. There are a lot of options so you can usually find a product that will achieve the look you want without breaking the bank; however, if your tastes run to the unique or exotic, you may want to be realistic about not compromising in the product you select. The best place to start is educating yourself on the different types of tile and what makes some better than others in certain applications.

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Ceramic Ceramic tile is the most common tile used in the U.S. It’s made from clay and then heated (fired). The glaze, which is added after firing, is what determines the colors. The possibilities are endless. It does come unglazed, as well. The main ingredients being clay, glass and sand, it is easily recycled making it an environmentally friendly option. Ceramic tile is easy to clean, low maintenance, cost-effective, and endures its share of moisture gracefully, making it a diverse tile in almost any application. You will find the hottest trend, wood-look, large format (12”x24”), and plank tiles are being made from ceramic and porcelain due to the versatility of glazing. Nicole Johnson, showroom manager at United Tile shared, “Many people have the misconception that a small space requires small tile. Nothing can be further from the truth! In actuality, the larger format eliminates busy grout joints which visually expands the space making it feel clean and open. The varying widths and lengths of the plank options give an organic quality that wouldn’t be as prevalent in a square format.” Porcelain Porcelain tile is a type of ceramic tile. The main difference is that the tile is fired at a higher temperature making it denser and more water and stain resistant. This makes porcelain tile a better solution for outdoor projects or indoor high traffic and wet areas. Due to increased density porcelain is harder to cut which can result in higher labor and installation costs. It is available in matte, unglazed, or high gloss, and the price has recently come more in line with that of ceramic. Many think that porcelain and ceramic tile are interchangeable, and in many applications they are, but Carolyn Gallion, coowner of R. W. Gallion, offers a knowledgeable warning. “Many signs in flooring stores


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Quarry Quarry tile is another type of ceramic tile. It is a thicker unglazed version that is durable, freeze-resistant, chip and scratch resistant, and impervious to most issues making it a natural option for commercial and industrial applications. Because it comes unglazed, the color selections are more natural reds, oranges, grays, browns and a few more. This, however, also means you will need to seal quarry tile after installation, especially when used in high moisture areas. Quarry tile has a natural texture so is less slippery when wet. If you choose to leave it unsealed, be aware of the risk of mold and damage from over exposure. Marble When it comes to timeless elegance, you can’t beat marble tile. Cool, rich and elegant, it distinguishes itself among tile options with a variety of colors from grey to creamcolored, with contrasting veins that deliver a unique appearance. Marble tile can have multiple finishes from polished to honed, and brushed to tumbled. Whether you combine similar or contrasting tones, this natural material will instantly elevate the image of any room. Granite One of the most popular countertop options in recent years is granite, but it is an extremely versatile stone created when magma cools and solidifies. This high pressure creation results in a scratch, stain and acid resistant stone that is also naturally antibacterial. While the signature look is black with natural flecks at the surface, it does come in a wide variety of colors and patterns, and can even have occasional veins. Because of its durability it is a great candidate for indoor and outdoor installations of just about any kind.


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Travertine A naturally beige stone, travertine is a type of limestone, a byproduct of natural mineral springs. Its random patterns and color variations are created by the different mineral combinations giving it a rustic and natural appearance. It is a porous stone so ensuring that it is well sealed even prior to grouting will keep its natural colors and save it from staining. Once sealed though, it does very well in wet applications such as kitchen backsplashes and shower walls. Travertine comes in a variety of finishes and the polished finish can make a more affordable substitute for marble. Quartzite Don’t let the elegant appearance of quartzite fool you. It is amazingly durable. It is created from sandstone and other minerals under pressure and heat resulting in a unique and luxurious looking stone suitable for indoor and outdoor installations. Quartzite has large striations and and variations making it a nice focal piece. It’s available in a number of colors and finishes.

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Homeowners liable for snow, ice control THE SNOW may have given us a slight reprieve with the mid-January warm up, but as anyone living in the Northwest knows, warm mild temperatures one day can easily be replaced with a snowy blast the next day. So while we are still in the firm grasp of winter, it is important to be aware of how snow and ice on our sidewalks can put a responsibility on our shoulders as homeowners. During the winter months, it’s common to see shopping centers and business owners out and about clearing snow and ice from pathways, parking spaces and entrances. But this isn’t just good business to help customers get in the door - it’s also a liability issue should someone slip and fall and injure themselves. Homeowners, too, face similar, albeit more limited, liability if they fail to take adequate steps to remove such slippery hazards from their property. Generally speaking, homeowners are responsible for limiting dangers on their property, but in some cases, this can also extend to public sidewalks abutting your home. In some localities, governments also require homeowners clear snow and ice or face fines. A regional survey of county and municipal agencies conducted by the Salt Institute found 83 percent have written policies directing property owners to remove accumulated snow and ice “within 24 hours of the end of the snowstorm.” Penalties for property owners not complying can range from nominal tickets, to misdemeanors punishable by up to 90 days in jail, to fines of up to $500. Shoveling snow is simple, but ice removal is another matter, and nothing works better to remove or prevent ice from forming than salt. Salt lowers water’s freezing point, the temperature at which it changes from a liquid to a solid and vice versa. The most effective

way to use salt is to melt the snow or ice that is right at the pavement. If you can do this, then you will find it much easier to shovel the snow or ice from the sidewalk. This process, preventing water from freezing in the first place, is called antiicing. It is best achieved by putting salt (or some other anti-icing material) down on the sidewalk when a freeze or a snowfall is expected. In contrast, melting water already frozen is called deicing and in this case salt is applied once ice appears. It still works, but is less efficient than anti-icing. Commercially available anti-icing materials include salt (sodium chloride), calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, potassium acetate and calcium magnesium acetate. Each has its advantages and disadvantages but salt remains the best choice for use at temperatures above 15 degrees Fahrenheit (-9.4 degrees Celsius). For extremely low temperatures, look for a mixture using calcium or magnesium chloride instead. Laws regarding snow and ice clearing vary by state and from locality to locality, but most mandate some action must be taken within a reasonable time period (often 24 hours) after it stops snowing. For example, the Illinois Snow and Ice Removal Act states that any owner who “removes or attempts to remove snow or ice from sidewalks abutting the property shall not be liable for any personal injuries allegedly caused by the snowy or icy condition of the sidewalk resulting from his or her acts or omissions unless the alleged misconduct was willful or wanton.” The dangers from slips and falls should not be taken lightly, especially for the elderly. Each year thousands are rushed to emergency rooms as a result of icy falls with injuries that could have easily been prevented. One enterprising hospital, St. Vincent’s in Indianapolis, Indiana even decided to give away road salt to local residents to try and prevent such injuries and the resulting emergency room visits. In the end, the person who is most likely to slip and fall is the homeowner themselves. — BPT

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Climate Action or Climate Change Fatigue?

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by Paul K. Haeder

Facing uncertainty, the Inland Empire needs more than a global warming bucket list

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ce, Heat, Rain, Drought How can someone in the Inland Northwest not think about weather, the future of our valley, what the aquifer will look like in decades and the potential impacts of some scenario unfolding that is twice (or four times) more extreme/devastating than the windstorm event Spokane experienced late last year? Do we stash away gallons and gallons of potable water, hundreds of pounds of dry food, get certified as advanced first aid responders, cache cash, tools

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and battery-powered technologies to get through a more profound weather event — all on our own, survivalist style? Did anyone think – while hunkered down under wool blankets with candles flickering – about the real implications of our lifestyles and our industries’ operating systems on our children’s futures: What do we do to prepare


Spokane for this continuing climate change pathway of coalescing greenhouse effects? “A few people complained about the Ponderosa pines and spruce that blew over,” says Mike Petersen, executive director of the Lands Council, “but not much discussion of whether it connected to climate change.” For Laura Ackerman, local farmer and environmental activist, the windstorm holds tertiary lessons for her. “I didn’t get much from the wind storm as an activist,” she says. “The fires in Eastern Washington were a bit more chilling. My own farm on the West Plains was threatened slightly by two or three fires within a mile or less of my place, but the fires were put out quickly.” Psychologies of Climate Change Denial and Acceptance Out of sight, out of mind, is sort of a larger operating frame for most people’s inner and outer psychology and sociology. The American Psychological Association, medical associations, organizations working on aging and disabilities issues and then all the usual groups tied to farming, energy, environment, urban and rural planning, they’ve all been looking at a million different vectors tied to climate change. I’ve worked in this arena for more than 16 years, having garnered another graduate degree after studying climate change and sustainability and how they intersect with class, race and gender. This is not about saving the sage grouse or rooting for that last wild Chinook salmon. I’ve been to conferences in the U.S. southwest and northwest, Canada, Mexico and Vietnam around resiliency, and some tied to exactly what our nature is or role must be in this web of life on planet earth. It’s easy to see why average citizens can’t comprehend some of the more philosophical and cultural implications of our destructive ways, but to not embrace the multitudinous alternative living arrangements and plethora of science around a heating planet, melting ice, rising oceans and collapsing ecosystems is almost delusional or criminal, or both. David Suzuki, a Canadian environmentalist, scientist and TV show

producer, laid it out pretty simply when he was in town a few years ago at a Get Lit! reading, and on my radio show, when describing the pure hysteria and disconnect of parents in Canada when Toronto one blistering summer had dangerous ground ozone pollution levels forcing children and the frail to be rushed to hospitals: “It was right there in plain sight,” he said. “Obviously, parents were frantic about their children having asthma attacks from this pollution, but here they were, in their idling cars, outside schools and hospitals, not making the connection to that behavior of polluting the air with nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide and their own children’s breathing emergencies.” One City/One State/One Country Can’t Stand Alone Spokane isn’t Seattle when it comes to climate change mitigation, such as Cool Cities initiatives, banning plastic grocery bags and all this interest (albeit, lofty talk) about green cities, public transportation oriented developments and “Zip-car this and Uber-taxi” that. The fact is, though, Seattle is part of a state that has no mandatory bottle/can deposit, and the behemoth Big Bertha tunnel digger chewing through earth to replace Seattle’s Alaskan Way viaduct is about moving lots of cars, and will cost the taxpayers upwards of $6 billion. The state is disgustingly behind funding PK-12 education and continues to lag when it comes to investing in college and university tuition. A few multiple billionaires in this state with household names – Bill and Melinda Gates, Paul Allen (Seattle Seahawks), Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Howard Shultz (Starbucks), and James Jannard (Oakley sunglasses and RED digital cinema) – have little to no interest in the sustainability and resiliency of Spokane or any other hamlet in this region. Part of the lagging we are seeing around climate change literacy and profound action to change industries and government is tied to the cult of celebrity and our distracted nature in get-it-while-you-can capitalism. Obviously, after teaching in colleges, alternative high schools and universities for

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30 years, and currently substitute teaching in our state’s PK-12 schools, I can see a gigantic gap in our young people’s ability to come up with real solutions to some of these looming problems. So I asked several prominent folks in the Spokane activist-environmental-conservation arena pointed questions about this neck of the woods’ climate prognosis, including these baseline inquiries: 1. What sort of message did you get as an environmental activist from the recent windstorm event? 2. What could the county and region be doing better to address climate change? 3. What are two major issues you see looming around climate change in our neck of the woods? What I did not challenge them with is

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the major philosophical issue my brethren in the eco-socialism movement posit, and when I say, “socialism” I am not thinking Bernie Sanders or the Soviet Union. This is a political and philosophical construct that looks at consumerism and private ownership (banks, industries, utilities, infrastructure services) as the engines of capitalism, whereupon, we have come to the point in history where we are beginning to confront issues of huge wealth gaps, the cascading disasters around perpetual war, all the resource predation on developing countries, and homogenization of the globe at any cost. Some of us have been calling for huge shifts in how we think, how we govern and how we live and work, putting those dirty industries and fossil fuel companies out of business. It’s called retrenchment, and we are

calling for a shift to a much simpler, vibrant participatory democracy where workers are the owners and we as a society create a world of resiliency and worthy work and products of that labor with no minority elite overlords. What is it going to take, Spokane? Utopian? Nope, but hard to get to. For the pragmatic folks I’ve talked to recently with Spokane in their blood, it’s pretty clear what the message is when considering these weather events and record high summers: “Look for more aberrant weather in the future including very high winds,” says 79-year-old Bart Haggin, teacher, activist, politician and outdoorsman hard-pressed to view any glass half-full in his youthful perspective as an almost-octogenarian. “More preparations for extreme weather in


the future. Develop a ‘worst case’ scenario.” Haggin’s list is long as to how Spokane can weather the extreme climate events unfolding, but he’s been in the battle to bring back wild salmon, been a big advocate on Spokane River issues, and a slugger for keeping forests whole – way before climate change was even a buzz phrase. He sees the current fight to keep Mount Spokane from more ski runs as one of those battles: “This is a big controversy over expanding the ski area into pristine, old growth terrain that has never seen an ax,” he says. “I have been a major contributor to that effort. We have raised over $70,000 for legal fees. It is not over and the tribes are now involved, big time. Warming comes into the picture because the predictions are that the low level areas like Mt. Spokane will not be practical

in very short time but the clear cuts for runs will be there forever because it is on a western slope and regeneration will not take place. It is a big deal.” Ironically, “the river does run through it all” when talking about Spokane or hundreds of cities, and these activists and policy experts I talked to hands down see water as the looming issue we have to tackle to make sustainability reality in fighting the effects of climate change. First, Bart Mihailovich, the former Spokane Riverkeeper and someone who then graduated to an international river protection non-profit and who now resides in Montana. “Water and less water,” he says. “Water is our life. Our agricultural economy depends on it. Our recreational culture needs it. But as important as it is,

we’re also guilty of being completely inept with protecting it and conserving it. Our cities aren’t equipped to manage water that is being wasted and otherwise could be used or saved and used. . . . We as citizens can’t comprehend and refuse to pay that equitable price either. Businesses and industry aren’t being forced or incentivized to think beyond the current time and need.” Interestingly, Mihailovich sees profit making as one big potential in the so-called green movement, but then he also decries the corporate control of all governments at all levels, precipitating what he says is “a complete breakdown of our democracy. Meanwhile the one resource that seemingly defines this region of the country is in peril.” Taken to one specific jewel in the Inland Northwest, that Idaho lake everyone wants

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to go to, we hear Laura Ackerman looking at temperature increases: “The water temperature of Lake Coeur d’Alene gets warmer and all the toxins on the bottom will rise and the game will be over for the Spokane River and the lake. Again, a big deal,” she says. There are easy ways to reinforce our water security, as many in the world have both studied and in some cases scaled up into incredible water-saving programs, but for Petersen, who’s been with the Lands Council several decades, it will take many steps (not baby steps), to accomplish this. “I think restoring wetlands, riparian habitat, beavers can be a great push that has fairly immediate results and buffers against changes in snow pack and precipitation.” While the Paris climate talks/conference just took place at the end of 2015 with no teeth, people in Spokane are thinking a 2-degree Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) increase in global temperatures by 2100 is low-balling. Many believe that number will be a 4-degree (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit!) rise by the end of the century. How Do We Spell Resiliency ? For someone like Bart Haggin, who has been a staple of Spokane political-environmental advocacy, he sees the prognosis as pretty rapidly unraveling for Spokane. “I will still be alive for the worst of this to start happening,” he says. “I dread 120-degree summers in Spokane. I will miss the skiing but there is much to do to slow down the inevitable and I will do all I can to do that as I have for most of my 79 years.” In my work writing for Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living, I’ve talked about how our capitalist culture has no mechanisms to address an aging population – 89 million baby boomers – and to fit those institutional and governmental inadequacies into their (our) health care, retirement, recreation safety nets. Another eighty million we call Millennials are hobbled by debt, dead-end jobs, low pay, bleak housing options, but they too demand attention. Added to that anxiety and collective set of challenges for this country, this state-county-city, the idea, as Petersen predicts, will be a worst case scenario if we don’t get our act together and stop polluting the atmosphere with carbon dioxide and methane. “Massive droughts, windstorms and fires,” says Petersen. “Forest die-off due to heat and

”Who are we in our arrogance to think we can stop that from happening here?” insects. Much lower snow pack resulting in reduced river flows. Massive in-migration from coastal cities.” Americans are exhausted, when it comes to systems changes and apocalyptic predictions, a sort of climate change fatigue. The bottom line, though, is policy makers, academics, leaders in industry, politicians and communities have to face the facts about how to facilitate Spokane and the county surviving. Bart Mihailovich, more than forty years Bart Haggin’s junior, sees the same fuel propelling climate disaster for this region Petersen sees.

His big pause moment, for someone in his early thirties, is pretty telling as it’s contextualized on a global scale. “Great societies throughout history have fallen. Who are we in our arrogance to think we can stop that from happening here?” This doesn’t mean small steps don’t help a community like Spokane energize and move into that period beyond the traditional ideas tied to change, akin to sort of a bereavement process. Many liken this 21st century problem as global shock, PTSD on a collective scale (except for the one percent, who never seem to tire of delusions and resource, labor and political theft). Think of it as the death of American exceptionalism, head-in-the-sand isolationism and dog-eat-dog economics. First there is denial, then anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. We all could do well assessing where we stand on that scale around climate change and inevitable transformation for our River City. “Still we do have citizens who are very concerned about global warming,” Laura Ackerman emphasizes. “We had 200 people who were at the climate rally that happened on, I think, the Sunday after TG. It was a global rally on climate to coincide with Paris Talks. It was very cold but 200 is good in Spokane at the rally in an outdoor venue like that. I spoke at the rally for three minutes.” Both Barts, Petersen, and Ackerman understand that as citizens, we must change our behaviors, yet the best way to lead that charge since we all face hard jobs, transportation geared to personal vehicles, and wasteful retail systems already in place, is to have the dirty industries and especially the fossil fuel corporations change their behaviors. Paul K. Haeder is a freelance writer who worked in Spokane as a community college instructor and journalist for over 11 years. The positions taken in Metro Talk columns do not necessarily reflect the views of Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living magazine’s publisher or staff.

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What’s going on with automobile manufacturers?

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enerally speaking, automobiles are the most expensive investment a person will make in their life, other than purchasing a home. Like a home, people expect the builder, or manufacturer of their car, to guarantee their product is what was represented at the time of sale. That there is no deception in how it was built or performs, that the home or vehicle will stand the test of time with regular use and that it is safe for its occupants. When you purchase a home, there are laws protecting the buyer, as there also are with automobiles. So what is going on in the automotive industry over the last several years - numerous safety recalls - has been top of mind with the media, government transportation agencies, auto safety organizations, Wall Street and car owners –

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as it should be. Last fall, one of the best known (and most popular) automotive brands in the world, Volkswagen, suffered a public relations and financial nightmare when it admitted to, “willingly cheating the government, customers and the environment,” in the words of Consumer Reports magazine. Without getting too technical, Volkswagen engineers programmed their diesel


engine’s Engine Control Unit – ECU – a computer that manages engine performance and fuel usage, to operate far more efficiently when cars were tested at vehicle emissions stations than they operate in day-to-day driving. In the U.S., 482,000 V-6 diesel Volkswagens, Audis and Porsches from model years 2009 through 2015 had ECUs programmed to pass emission tests and then revert back to an operational mode that emitted significantly more pollutants. Worldwide, nearly 11 million vehicles were affected. In September, the EPA issued a notice of violation to Volkswagen for failure to comply with Clean Air Act regulations. Volkswagen terminated “a small group of engineers” and a few executives while the value of the company, based on its stock price, literally was cut in half. Executive management disavowed any knowledge of the deception, however, they did make key changes at the top with the CEO of Porsche stepping in to lead Volkswagen while the previous CEO “retired.” New Volkswagen sales plummeted as the EPA placed a “stopsale” on 2015 diesel models while continuing an investigation into the illegal strategy and who approved it. Volkswagen withdrew the certification application for vehicles equipped with the 2.0-liter diesel engine for the 2016 model year, effectively cancelling this year’s new models. Worldwide, all the vehicles must be recalled and repaired to bring each car’s emissions systems into compliance with pollution regulations. Why would Volkswagen do this? For profit. They rushed products to market (diesel engines) that weren’t fully developed yet, selling millions of diesel cars during years when gas prices were spiking – starting in 2008 with the world recession. The proverbial end for Volkswagen is likely a debacle that is one of the most complex and costly fixes in automotive history. Adding in fines by the EPA of $37,500 for each of the 482,000 cars that are affected, or $18 billion, and settlements with the U.S. Justice Department, state authorities and dozens of countries in Europe, the cost could exceed $34 billion. While Volkswagen may go down in history with their epic recall, some say at least their malfeasance didn’t cause any deaths. Several automobile manufacturers and parts suppliers have had problems that caused fatalities and injuries. In February 2014, General Motors recalled nearly 800,000 small cars due to faulty ignition switches,

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AUTOMOTIVE RECALL which could shut off the engine and prevent airbags from inflating. The company continued to recall more cars over the next several months, leading to nearly 30 million cars recalled worldwide. General Motors also paid compensation for 124 deaths. General Motors had known the defect in ignition switches for at least a decade prior to the recall being issued.  They agreed to forfeit $900 million to the United States government as part of a deferred prosecution, and are still litigating personal lawsuits. Perhaps what is the worst automotive recall case, based on total recalls, is from the supplier of air bag inflators for 19.2 million vehicles in the U.S., and about 40 million worldwide: Takata Corporation. After first trying to minimize the significance of its malfunctioning parts, then dragging its feet, it now is headed for the most recalls in automotive history. Nine people have died and more than 100 have been injured in crashes worldwide from airbags exploding, blowing apart a canister and discharging metal fragments into vehicle occupants. Many of the deaths and injuries involved occurred in low speed crashes. Last November, the National Highway Transportation Safety Agency (NHTSA) imposed the largest civil penalty in automotive history– $200 million – on Takata for its violations of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act. Vehicles produced by the following manufacturers are impacted: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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drivers are asking. The NHTSA provides online resources to help owners identify if they have an automobile with a pending recall, as well as providing other important information:

MANUFACTURER NOTES: THIS RECALL DATA LAST REFRESHED: Dec 18, 2015

http://www.safercar.gov/ http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/ SearchSafetyIssues

NHTSA Recall Number: 15V-313 Recall Date: May 29, 2015 Manufacturer Recall Number: R25

The Takata recall hits close to home for me. My 2008 Chrysler 300 has two pending recalls on file. One is for a faulty ignition switch and the other is for the Takata airbags. If you’ve never seen what a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall looks like, here’s an example:

SUMMARY: THE DRIVER AIRBAG INFLATOR HOUSING MAY RUPTURE, DUE TO EXCESSIVE INTERNAL PRESSURE, DURING NORMAL AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT EVENTS. THIS CONDITION IS MORE LIKELY TO OCCUR IF THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN EXPOSED TO HIGH LEVELS OF ABSOLUTE HUMIDITY FOR EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME.

Year: 2008 Make: CHRYSLER Model: 300 Number of Open Recalls: 2 NHTSA Recall Number: 14V-567 Recall Date: November 10, 2014 Manufacturer Recall Number: P57 SUMMARY: SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A FREQUENCY OPERATED BUTTON IGNITION KEY (FOBIK) THAT DOES NOT FULLY RETURN TO THE ON POSITION AFTER ROTATION TO THE START POSITION, BUT REMAINS BETWEEN THE START AND ON POSITIONS. SAFETY RISK: VEHICLE MAY LOSE ELECTRICAL FUNCTIONS. THIS CONDITION MAY LEAD TO AN UNINTENDED CHANGE IN IGNITION SWITCH POSITION, RESULTING IN THE LOSS OF ENGINE POWER, POWER STEERING, AND BRAKING ASSIST, WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF CRASH, AND DISABLE THE AIRBAGS. REMEDY: CHRYSLER WILL REPLACE THE WIRELESS IGNITION NODE AND PROVIDE A NEW SET OF KEY FOBIKS. RECALL STATUS: Recall INCOMPLETE 

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SAFETY RISK: AN INFLATOR RUPTURE, DURING AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT EVENTS, COULD RESULT IN METAL FRAGMENTS STRIKING AND POTENTIALLY SERIOUSLY INJURING THE VEHICLE OCCUPANT(S). REMEDY: THE DRIVER AIRBAG INFLATOR MUST BE REPLACED. RECALL STATUS: Recall INCOMPLETE MANUFACTURER NOTES: THIS RECALL DATA LAST REFRESHED: Dec 18, 2015 Besides the VIN search tool, NHTSA also provides additional safety information based on a vehicle’s make, model and model year, not tied to any particular VIN. A search by vehicle make, model and model year gives you access to information about technical service bulletins, NHTSA investigations, and owner complaints, as well as safety recalls on aftermarket equipment that is often not linked to a particular VIN or even to your vehicle’s manufacturer. My own experience with these recalls working with a Chrysler dealer at which I


had past warranty work done, has led me to abandon them and move to another dealer. At least the service writers at Barton Auto Group were familiar with the recalls and what actions Chrysler was taking. Their customer service has been good, including providing me with a temporary fix for the ignition recall, sharing contact information for Chrysler Corporation and what the general process is for getting the vehicle repaired. Manufacturers hamstring dealers; how to handle recalls is a basic process that dealerships understand though. One may be better than another, as I found. Meanwhile, NHTSA and the U.S. Department of Transportation continue pressing manufacturers about their recalls. At a public hearing last summer on Chrysler’s handling of 23 vehicle safety recalls involving more than 11 million defective vehicles, a consent order against Fiat Chrysler – FCA – acknowledged violations of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act in three areas: effective and timely recall remedies, notification to vehicle owners and dealers, and notifications to NHTSA. To remedy its failures, FCA agreed to repair vehicles with safety defects, purchase some defective vehicles back from owners, and pay a $105 million civil penalty. In the latest chapter of the recall for my car, I learned on December 8, 2015, NHTSA issued an amendment to its July 24th consent order with FCA acknowledging significant failures in early warning reporting dating to the beginning of the requirements in 2003. The amendment requires FCA to pay $70 million in additional civil penalties. All the millions in fines Takata and FCA are paying aren’t helping owners. Neither of the recalls on my car has been addressed yet, however, I don’t drive it during winter, so it is not as pressing of a safety concern for me. There’s time to continue pressing Chrysler and work with Barton Auto Group before we need to drive the car again in spring. Persistence will be – and is - key! Happy Motoring! David Vahala is a Certified Car Guy, having owned 28 vehicles so far (but who’s counting!) He owns 944 Automotive, an auto detail and resale business, and works part time as an auctioneer assistant at Dealers Auto Auction Northwest. He enjoys driving his two Porsche’s, a 1988 944 and 2000 Boxster.

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A Guide to Memorable and Meaningful Wedding Food

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Scott Cook of Two Cooks with Love told me that one of his most memorable weddings he catered included cooking pizza on a barbecue, since the venue didn’t have a kitchen. Not only was the pizza delicious, but also he was able to cook in front of a receptive crowd.

Just Desserts

When I asked people about the most memorable foods they’ve eaten at weddings, a huge percentage immediately began to talk about the dessert. Here’s a big hint to the trends though: no one mentioned cake! One person remembered a wedding that took the desserts to another level, making them the entirety of what was served. The wedding was after lunch, leaving plenty of time for the guests to celebrate and be home for dinner. This type of feast might also work well at an after-dinner wedding, too. If you’re planning to make dessert a highlight, here are some ideas the guests I spoke to were still talking about:

In the whirlwind of flowers, venue, centerpieces and the dress, the food might not be the sexiest of wedding elements. Still, it’s likely to be the part of the wedding that guests engage with the most (perhaps a tie with the bar). As I spoke with a variety of wedding guests, it became clear that they remembered the food, for better or worse. Although any part of a wedding can be spendy, a memorable meal need not be any more expensive than the boring meal I ate last fall (in fact, I’m willing to bet that many of the alternatives I’m suggesting will save you money).

Give them a pizza your mind

So many people talked about pizza that I decided it needed its own section. One couple ordered pizzas from all their favorite places to be delivered piping hot to the reception. They got a call from their credit card company, wondering why they needed quite so much food. Answer: because you can never have too much pizza! Another guest told me about a wedding she attended at a pizzeria in Brazil, which served an entire meal themed around pizza, from tiny pizza appetizers to caramelized banana dessert pizzas. This is definitely a unique way to eat what you love. Laura Carey of Spokane’s Veraci Pizza told me that they’ve catered weddings all over with their pizza food truck. Now that they also have their brick and mortar location in Kendall Yards, this spot works well for couple taste tests ahead of the wedding.

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• Doughnuts, either mini, made on the spot, or a variety collected from favorite places. • A s’mores bar, complete with fire pit. • Cookies and milk • Cheese wheels instead of cake. The bride and groom froze the leftovers to enjoy throughout the year. • A collection of pies, purchased or made by friends. • A candy bar. No, not just an individual candy bar; rather, an entire bar of candy which the bride bought in bulk and set off by fun containers. • A chocolate fountain with fresh fruit. • Pumpkin cheesecake. This is ideal for a fall wedding, but it is your day, so if you love pumpkin cheesecake and your wedding is in May, well, go for it!

Keep It Simple

Sometimes it is the little joys and simplest of foods that universally please our palates. I can’t tell you how many people smiled as they told me about the macaroni and cheese bar they enjoyed at a wedding they’d attended. One woman told me that she’d loved the chicken salad sandwiches served on freshly baked croissants. A bride spoke fondly of her own wedding reception which featured lovingly crafted soup. Like love itself, sometimes it’s best to stick to the basics.

Think Outside the Box

You have so many options for your wedding meal, and traditional caterers are just the beginning. Most restaurants are willing to cater an event. This is a fun option because you can opt to serve meaningful dishes, such as the very dish you shared on your first date. Potluck weddings have become popular in the last


few years. This can be a fun idea; however, if you’re planning to attempt one of these, be sure that you have options for keeping hot and cold food at safe holding temperatures. Nobody wants to remember your wedding as the source of his or her food poisoning! Maybe you have a chef friend, or a favorite deli you’d like to support. If so, be sure to ask about volume discounts. Before you get too involved in the planning, however, make sure you’re in communication with your venue. Some places require you to use an approved caterer. You should also ask if you to meet an alcohol minimum, so you can plan that portion of the feast.

The Most Important Meal

Who doesn’t love breakfast? It’s easy (and delicious) to accommodate vegetarians, you’ll keep your youngest guests happy and you’ll save money. What could be better? Plan a morning wedding and have a breakfast or brunch at a normal hour, or serve breakfast for dinner. Sylvia Fountaine of Feast Catering told me that one of her favorite weddings to cater was brunch themed, because the couple loved going to brunch together. Fountaine made their favorite brunch foods and included mimosa and Bloody Mary bars for the full brunch effect. You could make breakfast as elaborate as you like (crepes and omelet’s to order, anyone?) or keep it simple with pancakes, quiche or pastries. Pro tip: If you’re having your wedding at a hotel, consider serving breakfast. This is the meal their kitchen serves the most often, so they excel at it, and it’s usually the most affordable option.

Cook Your Culture

Among the caters I spoke to many told me that some of their favorite weddings to cater were those where the bride and groom asked them to get a little cultured. The Davenport Hotel and the Coeur d’Alene Resort both fondly remember Indian dishes created specially by their chefs. Several people spoke of whole roasted pigs for the Bulgarian and German heritage of the bride and groom, and I attended a wedding

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with a Hawaiian groom, catered by his family, with much of the food brought by plane just before the ceremony. One bride told me that she served Ono Kauswe, a Burmese soup that is served at every large gathering in her husband’s family. Each of these meals provided a chance to showcase a culture valued by the marrying couple. If you’re nervous about serving only ethnic food, you might want to take a page from one bride marrying her Persian groom; they served American food for dinner and followed it up with Iranian desserts. It was the best of both worlds.

Mine Your Memories

Across the board, the most meaningful food at weddings wasn’t always fancy or trendy, but a lot of it had history. It is not required to extend into the distant past to be history. Maybe you want to recreate a picnic you had when you were first dating or the meal he made the night he proposed. If you’re getting married on or near a holiday, you might want to borrow from family gatherings, like the clam chowder served on New Year’s Eve, or, if you want to tap into your Irish roots, the corned beef and cabbage so often served up in March.

Eat What You Love

Every caterer I spoke with expressed a willingness to work with the engaged couple to help them realize their wedding food vision. Most were willing to create menus from scratch, to try things they’d never cooked before and to experiment. Some even told me that was part of the fun. In the end, a wedding is about love. The love between the couple, of course, but also the love between the couple and their guests. When you think about what to serve, pick something you love to eat, not only because you want to feed your guests well, but also because you’ll get to keep the leftovers.

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service be the same? Would the menu change? Would they (heaven forbid) stop serving fresh baked Bouzies bread? William and Marcia Bond opened Luna in 1992, providing the (then) unique combination of fine dining in a neighborhood setting. Over the next 22 years, the Bonds established the restaurant as a South Hill landmark through nostalgic décor, exceptional staff, an impressive wine list and a menu with something for everyone. When they decided to sell and enjoy retirement, the list of potential buyers spanned from California to New York. The Bonds decided to stay local. Aaron DeLis, his


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wife Hannah Heber, and parents Frank and Julie DeLis are experienced Spokane restaurateurs whose credits include current ownership of the Rusty Moose and former ownership of Taste Café. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous about this passing of the torch. Luna is walking distance from our house and a favorite meeting spot for most of our friends – what if the new owners didn’t measure up? After a recent dining experience however, I’m happy to say that my mind has been put at ease. Walking through the doors to meet some girlfriends for dinner, I felt instantly welcome. The staff and French-inspired atmosphere at Luna just have a way of making you feel at home. Our server, Ashley, was over in minutes to recommend her favorites from the wine list. With a comprehensive but carefully selected assortment, Luna has been recognized by Wine Spectator as having one of the most outstanding wine lists in the world ($7 - $13 by the glass). If you’re craving something a little more unique, the Herbin’ Martini is a must try and just one of Luna’s Signature Cocktail options ($10). With Small Plates including everything from Crispy Polenta Balls ($7) to Scallops featuring a parsnip puree and chocolate dust ($20), we wanted to order one of everything. At Ashley’s recommendation, we started with a new addition to the menu – the Quinoa ($12). Presented on a sleek rectangular plate, pesto infused quinoa was topped with grilled broccolini and toasted slivered almonds. A red pepper sauce drizzled over the top provided a kick of spice that was unexpected but not overwhelming. Light and hearty at the same time (as well as gluten and dairy free), this is sure to be a welcome addition to the menu. Of course we also had to sample Luna’s signature Ahi Tuna Tartare ($15). A longtime menu favorite, the Tartare comes out as a colorful drum of ahi tuna layered on avocado, red onion and tomato. We requested the wasabi vinaigrette on the side to accommodate a dairy

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allergy. The modification allowed us to ration the dressing with each mouthful and enhanced the dish since the wasabi can be overpowering. The tuna tartare flavors might be better suited for a hot summer day, but the presentation is unique and it was enjoyable nonetheless. The Lacinato Kale Salad ($12) and the Beet Salad ($8) were the standouts from the salad section. The Kale Salad has been on the menu for as long as I can remember, and for good reason. The contrast of creamy vinaigrette and crunchy pistachios topped with fresh parmesan will inspire you to recreate this at home (or at least try!) and has remained a foolproof ordering option through the ownership change. The beet salad seems to fall more in line with fine dining trends of small portion size and unique presentation. Mixed greens, roasted beets, pistachios and julienned radishes were peppered across an elegant rectangular plate and finished off with a creamy dill vinaigrette. About a third the size of the kale, this starter salad is light but intensely flavorful. Large Plates featured a short but diverse list of distinctive entrées including chicken, duck, beef, fish, pasta and vegetarian dishes. We were reminded of Luna’s exceptional service after asking about a scallop dish that had been on the menu a few months prior. The current version features coco and vanilla flavors, but we were in the mood for something more savory. Ashley knew exactly the dish we were thinking of, and brought out three scallops sautéed in a chili lime beurre blanc served over a bed of garlic mashed potatoes and grilled broccolini. The Sea Bass, featuring squash, zucchini ribbons and Parmesan broth ($30) was enjoyable, but fell short of expectations. A small and delicately presented portion, this dish was fitting for a fall entrée but lacked

flavor and substance. For those in search of a heartier meal, the Spaghetti and Meatballs ($20) and Luna Burger ($16) have weathered the ownership change and remain customer favorites. These are good comfort food options highlighted by tender, high quality meats and polished off with a little Luna flare. The menu also features an assortment of Wood Oven Pizzas ($15-$18) crisped to perfection in the restaurant’s Italian-imported pizza oven. The final highlight of the evening was dessert. Once again, Ashley recognized our struggle to choose just one and suggested a half order of Pumpkin Beignets ($8) and the Apple Crisp ($7). The beignets rival Green Bluff ’s pumpkin doughnuts and were served in a quaint mini French oven accompanied by a trio of dipping sauces. The Apple Crisp featured a poached and pan seared apple, collapsed onto a plate of drizzled caramel. Surrounded by cinnamon whip cream and melt-in-your-mouth apple butter, this dish was light and distinctly flavorful, and was a great compliment to the heavier beignets. These fall-inspired treats were the perfect way to end the meal. In short, everything that made Luna “Luna” is still there. The staff is knowledgeable as ever and, aside from a few subtleties (and the stunning birdcage chandelier in the bar!), everything looks the same. I’ve heard talk of the food not being quite the same quality and (truthfully) had some off-experiences right after the ownership change, but these issues seem to have disappeared as the DeLis-Heber group has found their footing. A slight shift in the menu also seems to be surfacing, although I would imagine careful thought has been put into not changing too much too quickly. You’ll still find your favorites in generous portions (think: Roasted Chicken and Coconut Cake), but dishes like the Beet Salad and Apple Crumble suggest we might be seeing smaller portions with bigger flavor in the future. Luna is located at 5620 South Perry Street, in Spokane, and is open Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to close; Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to close, (509) 448-2383, www.lunaspokane.com

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RESTAURANT REVIEW FLEUR DE SEL ARTISAN CREPERIE

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hen I arrived in Europe for a birthday trip two years ago, the very first thing I ordered was a savory crepe in a restaurant in Germany. Since then, I’ve been searching for somewhere to replicate that wonderful feeling: satisfaction without being over-full, warm and comforting but not heavy. There is something about a crepe that is perfect filled with breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert. When I made my first visit to Fleur De Sel Artisan Creperie, my hopes were high. The creperie is the latest venture from Laurent and Patricia Zirotti, of Fleur de Sel in Post Falls (and one of my favorite places to celebrate in the area). I knew that this restaurant would be different. For one thing, they only serve crepes, the batter spread onto large, round specially made griddles and filled with whatever captures Laurent’s fancy. The dining room is bright and cheerful, with colorful metal chairs and tables with a light wood finish, but unlike Fleur de Sel, this experience is meant to be speedy. Crepes come up quickly with barely a wait. Employees from the hospitals that are located just a stone’s throw away should have no trouble sneaking away for a quick and filling bite. On one visit, my guests and I went at lunchtime. We all chose savory crepes with one exception for breakfast: a Monte Cristo crepe ($6.25). It came drizzled with syrup and filled with turkey, smoked ham and Parmesan, enveloped by a very thin layer of

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organic egg. An excellent way to start the day. I selected the Salmon and Capers Crepe ($8), which was lightly tart and wonderfully smooth. It came topped with a caper berry. Inside I found salmon rillette (a cooked salmon spread) made from salmon from the Columbia River, capers, onion and feta cheese with a hint of dill. A blanket of organic arugula finished the crepe, mellowed by the creamy, pungent flavors. Another guest ordered Figs, Gorgonzola and Ham ($7), with house made fig jam, a simple, elegant choice with the wonderfully savory flavor of Gorgonzola present throughout and mingling in a friendly way with the fig jam. Although we enjoyed each offering, the Bison Meatloaf and Horseradish ($7.95) was a great favorite with our group. Like all of our crepes it was filled generously, but this one felt even more satisfying, possibly because of the rich (and delicious) bison meat. A broccoli slaw adds a wonderful texture and an unexpected touch inside

a crepe. There are also two gluten-free options available for preparing the crepes. One is made with buckwheat and the other is made with garbanzo bean flour (it’s also vegan). If you’re quite hungry, you can add a soup or salad to any savory crepe for a total of $10. Salads and soups are also available a la carte for $3 a piece. The soup of the day when I was there was a rich and smooth carrot with Fleur De Sel spices. It was the perfect antidote to the winter blues, just spicy enough to wake up my taste buds. I also sampled the rice salad with roasted zucchini, capers, olives and sun-dried tomatoes, topped with a house made balsamic vinaigrette. The salad was zesty but not overpowering and the dressing was the perfect touch. Depending on the day, you’ll find crepes (both savory and sweet) and soup du jour. For dessert we sampled a Nutella crepe ($4.50 + $1 for bananas).


It came full to the brim with bananas, a French classic expertly done. The next day, I woke up thinking about it. We also ordered the popular Lemon Curd ($5 + $1 for organic blueberries). The lemon curd is house made, delightful on its own, but when mixed with the generous serving of blueberries, magic occurs. This crepe wasn’t too sweet, or two heavy. It was just right. For days I continued to wonder about a breakfast crepe that I hadn’t ordered but had intrigued me. It’s filled with blueberries and granola and lined with an egg ($5). Finally, I went back and ordered it, sitting alone with the crepe and a cup of Doma coffee. It was just as unexpected as I imagined, but somehow the combination worked. The lightly sweet granola married with the juicy blueberries and complemented the neutral flavors of the egg and crepe. It was a complete breakfast without the excess that often accompanies that concept. Fleur de Sel’s creperie is certainly a different restaurant than its sister in Post Falls, but the same hospitality pervades the space. Everyone is kind and eager to help as you make a decision. When I entered each time, I felt a rush of welcome, a genuine gladness to see me. Some things translate all the way across the borders, from France to Post Falls and now Spokane. Fleur De Sel Artisan Creperie is located at 909 S. Grand Blvd., in Spokane, and is open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.(509)2423725, www.fleurdeselcreperie.com

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THE INTERSECTION of First and Monroe is where you’ll find one of Spokane’s coolest addresses for downtown gourmet fare. Scratch Restaurant has been open for eight years and yet doesn’t have the same cache as some other downtown spots because the restaurant’s location has been, perhaps for too long, “in transition.” This is real estate code for a neighborhood in a slump but one that holds promise. Despite this, Scratch has stayed consistently excellent since opening in 2007, and owner Connie Naccarato may have made a winning bet on the dark horse after all. “I always knew this area would come back” says Naccarato, whose bet was on the vision of commercial real estate developer, Jerry Dicker, who is almost single-handedly restoring the neighborhood now officially known as the Davenport Arts District. Scratch’s menu ranges from a buffalo hanger steak ($26), to a BLT ($11), to fresh Dover sole ($25) to prawn gnocchi ($25)— all prepared by Chef Chris Harnett with his youthful eye on fresh, wholesome food and artful presentation. The seasonally changing

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menu is tasty and geared toward healthy eating, which is driven in part by the kitchen staff and owner Connie Naccarato’s lifestyles. Naccarato is a cancer survivor and her kitchen crew is comprised of avid exercisers/athletes (Harnett is a runner and his right hand man is an Ironman competitor). This month’s Signature Dish is Chef Harnett’s Seafood Trio ($39.00); a plump Maine lobster tail with scallops, shrimp, lemon basil risotto and seasonal vegetables. Harnett recommends starting with his Asian spiced calamari ($10.00) and Scratch’s signature salad ($7.00). The calamari comes with three unique dipping sauces: sweet chili, roasted garlic aioli and a ginger cilantro aioli. The salad comes with a house-made dressing with fresh pomegranate juice and delicate baby spinach greens. The Maine lobster is oven-roasted and basted with butter. Harnett’s scallops and shrimp are fresh and pan seared. Seasonal veggies like his asparagus taste garden fresh, making Scratch yet another Spokane restaurant to add to your list of healthy places to eat. Dilapidated neighborhood no mas, the Davenport Arts District is on a glorious rise and Scratch remains at the very top of its game. My suggestion is to go and try their Signature Dish and get there before getting a table becomes the impossible dream. Scratch is located at 1007 W. 1st Avenue, in Spokane, and is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.; closed Sundays. (509) 456-5656, www.scratchspokane.com


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DINING Guide

The Dining Guide includes summaries of local restaurants that are featured on a rotating basis each month and/or issue. Suggestions for additions or corrections can be sent to katie@spokanecda.com

ASIAN AND INDIAN Aloha Island Grill. Hawaiian. Operating out of two former Taco John shacks on Monroe and West Francis, Patrick and Lori Keegan serve up fresh, tender Teriyaki Chicken “plates” that will keep you coming back. Based on family recipes from the islands and plenty more than just teriyaki, both spots offer a student discount; the Francis location serves a creative breakfast concoction called the “Loco Moco.” Order it the way “Huff” (Patrick’s nickname) gets his. Open daily. 1724 N Monroe (509-4431632) and 1220 W Francis (509) 4132029. www.eataloha.com. $-$$ Bangkok Thai. Thai. Bangkok Thai took over the former Linnie’s Thai location on Grand Avenue and the former Riverview Thai near Gonzaga. The South Hill restaurant offers combination lunch plates that allow smaller portions of several popular Thai dishes for one price and the Gonzaga location has the best Thai lunch buffet in town for $12/ person. Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri 11am10pm, Sat 12-10pm, Sun 12-9pm. 1325 S Grand Blvd. (509-838-8424) and 1003 E Trent Avenue (509-325-8370). www. spokanebangkokthai.com. $$ Ding How. Asian. Specializing in Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and Korean dishes, Ding How has plenty of variety. This restaurant has already become the place for sushi and other Asian cuisine with regular customers coming from Spokane, Coeur d’Alene and other areas. Ding How offers over 100 sushi

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items including their special Lobster Roll and Yellowstone Roll. Lunch MonFri 11am-2:30pm, Dinner Mon-Thu 4-9pm, Fri 4-10pm, Sat 12-9pm, Sun 129pm. 1332 N Liberty Lake Rd, Liberty Lake. (509) 921-1901. $-$$

Ginger Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar.

Japanese and Chinese. Owner Jingou Sun has put together a brilliant team with Tong Lui in charge of an LA-style sushi bar and Jay Jay Lu turning out brilliant traditional Chinese hot entrées. The Steamed Dumplings Szechwan Style are amazingly like the dumplings in China. The portions are generous and the there is plenty of creativity tucked into the massive menu. Tues-Sun 11am10pm, closed Mon. 1228 S Grand Blvd in Spokane. (509) 315-5201. www.gingerspokane.com. $-$$$

Nudo. Asian-fusion. This new-age “ramen house” speaks urban cool in the heart of downtown Spokane. Try the Grilled Miso Chilean Sea Bass, Edamame, or Crisp Salt and Pepper Basil Chicken for appetizers, followed by a Tonkotsu Bowl featuring fresh ramen, barbecue pork, hard-boiled egg, corn, braised bamboo shoots and seaweed in a slow-boiled pork bone broth. Their signature Ramen Burger— a freshground beef patty topped with arugula and tonkatsu sauce between two homemade rounds of “ramen bun” is a fun entrée. A well-selected drink menu, late hours, and modern lounge-feel makes it well set for lingering dates and après-

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event noshing. Vegetarian options also offered. Mon-Sat 11am-close. 818 West Sprague. (509) 290-5763. www.nudoramen.com. $$

Mon-Fri 11am-9:30pm, Sat 12 noon9pm, Sun 12 noon-8pm. 430 West Main, Spokane. (509) 838-0630. $-$$$

Shogun. Japanese. Shogun is really

owned restaurant on the Division hill offering authentic cuisine emphasizing northern Indian flavors. Taste of India boasts a casual atmosphere with a soundtrack of traditional music and a popular lunch buffet during the week. Try the Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Curry, or Vegetarian Samosa. Mon-Thur 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-9pm. 3110 N Division in Spokane. (509) 327-7313. $-$$

two restaurants. First are the familiar hibachi tables. Each table seats about eight and comes with a personal chef who prepares a selection of beef, chicken, and seafood in front of delighted guests. Trained in the art of hibachi cooking, chefs serve as impromptu performance artists, amazing diners with kitchen acrobatics, sleight-of-hand and grill-assisted pyrotechnics. The other is the sushi bar, serving up California and Vegas Roll favorites. Across the bamboo bridge, over a tranquil koi pond (minus the fish… “too many coins”) and past the waterfall and lounge, this is a quiet refuge and counterpoint to the frenetic atmosphere of the main dining room. Shogun is a perfect spot for either a special celebration or a quiet night out. Open seven days 5-10pm. 821 E 3rd. (509) 534-7777. $$-$$$

Sushi.com. Japanese. We still think the name is about as cheesy as you can get for a sushi bar and Japanese restaurant, but the food transcends the curious dot.com label over the door. Sit at the sushi bar and enjoy what’s fresh or take a table and explore the menu that also includes plenty of excellent hot options if raw fish still makes you nervous. Some of our favorites are the super white tuna and the house tempura.

Taste of India. Indian. A family-

Thai Bamboo. Thai. Each of the four regional Thai Bamboo locations offers a massive Southeast Asian menu in settings designed to transport you across the Pacific. Inside each restaurant you’ll find Thai stone and wood carvings, water fountains, Thai music and the namesake bamboo décor. Thai Bamboo continues to be #1 Best Thai in readers’ polls and both the newest location on North Division and the CdA restaurant feature a Tiki-Beach styled lounge and a striking sky ceilings in the main dining rooms. Think Vegas with pad thai. All locations Mon-Thu 11:30-9pm, Fri 11:30pm-9:30pm, Sat 12-9:30pm, Sun 12-9pm. Delivery available. info@ thaibamboorestaurant.com, www. thaibamboorestaurant.com. $-$$


Top of India. Indian. A hidden gem serving up

northern Indian dishes in a surprisingly chic space tucked into a tiny house off East Sprague. Owner and chef Manjit Kaur brings the specialties she learned to cook on the family farm in the Jalandhar district of Punjab to the Northwest. Don’t miss the garlic naan or the Chicken Tikka Masala, but order just about anything and expect it to be quite good. There is also a lunch buffet for $9.99. Open daily 11am-9:30pm. 11114 E Sprague Ave in Spokane Valley. (509) 9270500. www.thetopofindia.com. $-$$.

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Red Lion BBQ & Pub. For about 20 years, whether it was in the old rhythm and blues, peanut-shellson-the-floor days, or more recently as a sports bar, there’s always been butt-kickin’ BBQ at this downtown corner spot. The undisputed star here is wine broiled chicken, spicy and robust, yet falling-off-thebones moist and tender. Together with their signature fried bread and honey, and you have a BBQ experience that can’t help but please. 126 N Division. Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-1am. (Sunday breakfast buffet 9am-noon during football season.) (509) 835-LION (5466). www.redlionbarbeque.com. $-$$

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Uncle Leroy’s BBQ. Don’t be surprised if you’re

greeted by a line of people at Leroy’s— they’re simply waiting their turn to sample Mr. Payne’s world class fare. A red shack with limited but comfortable seating inside, a multi level barbecue smoker (AKA the pit) out back, a patio deck with picnic tables out front and plenty of parking make up an ideal, holein-the-wall setting for pulled pork sandwiches, ribs, smoked sausage and beef brisket. Dinner platters include house made beans, coleslaw, and a beverage. For textbook Kansas City-style smokiness finished off with some cornbread and maybe some peach cobbler, look no further than this charming BBQ joint located in Spokane Valley just off the Pines exit. 205 S Pines Spokane Valley. Tues-Sat 11am-8pm. Closed Sun and Mon. www.facebook.com/UncleLeRoysBBQ. $-$$.

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Downriver Grill. Innovative, local and seasonal

cuisine in a sleek, modern space with dishes at various price-points to suit every diner. Try the Chipotle BBQ burger for a flavor-packed lunch or the Lemon Thyme Grilled Salmon for a leisurely dinner. Either way, you’ll want to sample the Chocolate Pot de Creme for dessert. Open Tues-Sun 11am-9pm. 3315 W Northwest Blvd in Spokane. www.downrivergrillspokane.com $$-$$$

Herbal Essence Café. Northwest cuisine. This re-

laxed downtown restaurant tucked into the middle of a block on Washington serves Northwest bistro food and works hard to offer great service. The menu offers up baseball-cut sirloins, a whole stuffed Dungeness crab and a swordfish steak stuffed with pesto and baked off with a parmesan crust. Try the awardwinning house salad, brilliant with sliced pears, crumbled Gorgonzola and a white truffle vinaigrette. 115 N Washington. Lunch Mon-Fri 11-2, Dinner Mon-Sat 5-close. (509) 838-4600. www.herbalessencecafe. com. Lunch $-$$, dinner $$-$$$

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a café, but in actuality it is much more. Owners Dan and Debbie Barranti have created a sophisticated combination of gourmet food, great wines, and gifts, while still serving the same great coffee they inherited from the previous tenant, the Deluxe Coffee Company. The dinner menu features entrees such as Wild Pacific Salmon with fresh rosemary mango salsa and roasted rosemary potatoes or the Flat Iron Steak and Black Tiger Shrimp.” Live music on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in addition to monthly wine tastings. 4304 S Regal. Mon-Fri 7 am -9 p.m., Sat 8 am -9 p.m., and Sun 8 am- 9 p.m.. (509) 448-0887. $-$$

Scratch. This energetic, hip restaurant in down-

town Spokane (with another location in Coeur d’Alene) adds yet another locally-owned hot spot to our list. With a commitment to local and organic food when available, ice cream made in-house, steaks cut on premises and an ambitious menu including fried Quail, Hummus, Calamari, Jumbo Scallops, and a 10-ounce Hanger Steak this is one spot that enhances our area. 1007 W 1st Ave. Mon-Thur 11ammidnight, Fri 11am-2am, Sat 4p.m.-2am. (509) 4565656. www.scratchspokane.com. $$-$$$

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Walt and Karen Worthy tucked this “inviting urban restaurant” into their newest Davenport Grand high rise to encourage sharing and socializing over a menu of small plates. An impressive wine cellar and private whiskey bar make it a prime gathering place for locals and out-of-towners alike. Tapas-style dishes like Spicy Crunchy Tuna Roll, Shrimp and Heirloom Grits, Halibut Sliders, Smoked Beef Brisket Street Tacos and Szechuan Japanese Eggplant and Stir Fried Black Quinoa are in keeping with its Asian-Pacific Northwest flare. Open Tues-Sat 5pm-close. 333 W Spokane Falls Blvd (inside the Davenport Grand Hotel in downtown Spokane). (509) 598-4300. www. davenporthotelcollection.com. $$-$$$

The Wandering Table. A much-anticipated Amer-

ican tapas-style restaurant located in Kendall Yards. Chef Adam Hegsted delights with a variety of small plates (try the Garden for a creative salad take, the Deviled Eggs, or the Popcorn), craft cocktails, a whiskey bar, and other substantial dishes, such as the Bacon-Wrapped Bacon Sliders or the Braised Shortribs. The chef is known for his previous culinary venture of the same name consisting of a twelve-course dinner party. Take his advice and go with the “You Choose the Price!” meal option for the table offered at $15$65 per head for a surprising culinary journey. Hopefully it will include the Olive Oil Gelato for dessert. Open Tues-Thurs, 11:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m., Fri & Sat 11:30 a.m. - 1 a.m. Sun & Mon, 4 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. 1242 W Summit Pkwy in Kendall Yards. (509) 4434410. www.thewanderingtable.com. $$

Wild Sage. Tucked into a classic 1911 brick build-

ing on 2nd and Lincoln, Wild Sage offers an intimate dining setting and memorable food with real flair. The atmosphere combines class and warmth. Executive Chef Charlie Connor presents regionally influenced Northwest cuisine using only the finest locally sourced products. Try the Yukon Taquitos, the Crisp Bacon & Blue salad or the Cioppino. Be sure to finish with a slice of the “Soon-to-be-Famous” Coconut Cream Layer Cake with lilikoi sauce. This award-winning bistro is known for its in-house bakery and an amazing array of gluten free options. Also make it a point to order something from their “scratch bar,” with or without alcohol. They use only fresh juices and house-infused flavored liquors. Dinner seven nights a week, opening at 4 p.m. 916 W Second Ave in Spokane. (509) 456-7575. www.wildsagebistro. com. $$-$$$

The Wine Cellar. The door to this intimate basement grotto is easy to miss on Coeur d’Alene’s main street Sherman Avenue. This bistro, wine bar, and live music venue embodies generosity with hearty Italian and Mediterranean fare at incredibly reasonable prices, warm and welcoming staff, and a killer space that feels like a retreat from the pressures of life outside. Don’t miss the amazing Mac and Cheese on the appetizer menu and take note that each entrée is accompanies by a salad and bread. 313 E Sherman Ave in Coeur d’ Alene. Mon to Thur 4:30 – 10 p.m., Fri and Sat 4:30 p.m. to midnight. Closed Sun. (208) 664-9463. www.coeurdalenewinecellar. com. $-$$.

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH SPECIALTIES Big Red’s Chicago Style Cuisine. This food trailer serves up possibly the best cheesesteak in town along with a formidable Chicago Dog (with all the fixings), and an Italian Beef with a fiery relish made by owner and operator Curtis Bytnar. Feel like fries? Big Red’s offers you the choice of sweet potato or regular, and the regular can come topped with garlic, cheese, or both chili and cheese. Located in the parking lot of the St. Matthew’s Institutional Baptist Church at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Government Way west of downtown Spokane. Open Mon, 11 am – 3 p.m.; Tues – Sat, 11 am – 5 p.m. Closed Sunday. (509) 991-2359. $ Fleur de Sel Artisan Creperie. Francophiles, attention! Artisan crepes bring distinct gourmet flair to the concept of fast-casual at this bright and cheerful stop on the way up the South Hill. Laurent and Patricia Zirotti of Fleur de Sel in Post Falls offer their signature attention to detail, but in a quicker and more focused package: a creative selection of sweet and savory crepes (think classics like the Monte Cristo or Nutella-filled, to more unconventional Bison Meatloaf and Horseradish, or dessert-like house made lemon curd). Pair your breakfast and lunch selections with soup or a salad for a complete and satisfying meal. Steaming mugs of Doma coffee are served all day— a cozy spot for a caffeine fix. 909 S Grand Blvd. Mon-Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 9am-2pm. (509)242-3725. www.fleurdeselcreperie.com $-$$ Frank’s Diner. Frank’s has become a Spokane land-

mark in just over a decade. Both early 1900’s-vintage rail cars were originally obtained by the Knight brothers Frank and Jack during the depression, and each converted them to diners in Seattle and Spokane, respectively. Larry Brown, of Onion Bar and Grill fame,


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acquired the Seattle diner in 1991 and moved it to its present location, meticulously restored by well-know local restaurant restoration artisan, Pat Jeppeson. Frank’s breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, available all day, has all the classics. Among our favorites are the open-face turkey, roast beef and mushroom sandwiches, chicken pot pie, Joe’s Special (the venerable scramble of eggs, ground beef, spinach, onions and parmesan), and, of course, the don’t-missat-breakfast hash browns and silver pancakes. 1516 W. 2nd. Seven days 6-8p.m.. (509) 747-8798. 10929 N. Newport Highway, Sun-Thurs 6am-8p.m., Fri-Sat 6am-9p.m. (509) 465-2464. www.franksdiners.com. $

Little Euro. Valley fans of the Old European can

rejoice. One look at the menu and you’ll see that Little Euro offers many of the same breakfast delights as it’s North Division sibling: Danish Aebelskivers, Swedish Crepes, and that mountain of breakfast on a plate they call Hungarian Goulash. Lunch also served. Open daily 6 am – 2 p.m.. 517 N Pines Rd in the Spokane Valley. (509) 891-7662. www.littleeurorestaurant.com. $-$$

Old European. Many of the recipes behind the amazing breakfast creations at the Old European arrived with Marie Mekkelsen when she emigrated from Denmark to America in 1906 at age 18, and this restaurant has remained a family affair with everything made from scratch, including Marie’s amazing Danish Aebelskievers (ball pancakes cooked in a cast iron skillet over an open flame). In addition to the original aebelskievers, Old European offers them stuffed with blueberries, sausage and havarti, or huckleberries (in season) as well. Topped with whipped cream they are a true delight. Also worthy of note is the true, freshly squeezed orange juice and the massive Hungarian Goulash with shredded potatoes, peppers, onions, ham, sausage, bacon and four eggs topped with cheddar cheese and fresh tomatoes. North: 7640 N. Division, (509) 467-5987. MonSat 6am-2p.m., Sun 7am-3p.m.. 1710 E Schneidmiller Ave, Post Falls. (208)777-2017. Mon-Sat 6:30-2, Sun 7-2:30p.m. www.oldeuropean-restaurant.com. $

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Hill’s Restaurant. Hill’s restaurant is back and rejuvenated. Hill’s offers an extensive menu with nine appetizers including the unique Scotch Egg, soups, vegetable dishes, ten salads including the Smoked Salmon Salad and the Seared Steak Salad, sandwiches, steaks, chicken, pork, and seafood entrees. Hill’s also makes their own pasta. Hill’s has always been a local favorite and they’re back with the same great food and a newly renovated location. The restaurant also features daily lunch and dinner specials worthy of a picky pallet. 401 W Main, Mon-Sat 11-10,

Lounge until midnight Mon-Thurs and 2am Fri-Sat. (509) 747-3946. www.hillsrestaurantandlounge.com. $$-$$$

Palm Court Grill The Palm Court Grill offers up-

scale casual dining fare that highlight favorites discovered all around the world by Walt and Karen Worthy, the owners of the Davenport. Home to the original Crab Louis, named for original hotel owner Louis Davenport, the grill also serves USDA Prime beef and a fine wild salmon filet with a huckleberry champagne sauce. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open daily from 6 am to 9 p.m.. Reservations recommended. Private Dining room available, seating up to 30 people. 10 S Post. (509) 455-8888. $$-$$$

Safari Room Fresh Grill and Bar. The Davenport

Hotel Tower’s Safari Room Fresh Grill and Bar will add a spice of adventure to your dining experience featuring a full menu with a variety of tasty flatbreads, small plates, salads and gourmet sandwiches. Private Dining room available seating up to 30 people. (Flatbread is oven roasted thin bread that is topped with a variety of vegetables, fresh herbs, highly flavorful cheeses and meats) 111 S Post St. (Davenport Hotel Tower lobby). Serving breakfast 6-11, Lunch 11-4, Dinner 4-10, and Late Night 10-close. 509-455-8888 $$-$$$

FINE DINING

Clinkerdagger. English pub décor overlooking the

Spokane River. Known for their fresh seafood, steaks, and rock salt-roasted prime rib, Clinkerdagger is a favorite eating place among locals. Their salmon filet is one of the best in the area. The Broadway Pea Salad and Blums Coffee Toffee Pie are two classics since 1974. Two cozy fireplaces make for a warm, friendly atmosphere; 621 W Mallon (in the Flour Mill). Lunch Mon-Fri 11:15-2:30, Sat 11:30-2:30, Dinner MonThurs 4:30-9, Fri 4:30-9:30, Sat 4-9:30, Sun lounge 2-9 and dinner 3-8. (509) 328-5965. www.clinkerdagger.com. Lunch $$, Dinner $$$

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this hidden gem with a classical French soul, gracious service, and stunningly reasonable prices in the fall of 2008. Almost immediately, patrons of their former restaurant in Billings, MT began driving hundreds of miles for more of Laurent’s thoughtful and nourishing dishes and a chance to see Patricia’s warm smile. Take a risk and order the Snails in Puff Pastry to start and then dig deeper into an exceptional menu with generous entrées starting just above $10. Plan on making a reservation a week in advance or someone from Billings will have your table. Open at 5 p.m., last seating at 9 p.m., Tues – Sat. 4365 Inverness Drive in Post Falls. (208) 777-7600. www.fleur-desel.weebly.com $-$$$

Luna. Luna sets culinary trends as one of the top restaurants in the region. Offering inspired, gardento-table cuisine, Luna has provided a formative space for some of the Inland Northwest’s premier chefs for over 23 years. The space is warm—even whimsical— and boasts one of the best wine cellars in the region. Everything offered is made in-house: the bread comes from their own bakery fifty feet from the back door and most vegetables and herbs are picked from their backyard garden or sourced from local growers. We love Luna’s pizzas fired in their wood-burning oven, their Ahi Tuna Tartare starter and their salads— the Lacinato Kale, Beet and Luna Salads are each filling, yet elegant. Large plates include a diverse list of distinctive entrées including chicken, duck, beef, fish, pasta and vegetarian dishes. Luna offers a full service bar, classic marble-top dining areas, a chic private dining room, and a large patio for comfortable, warm weather dining. 5620 S Perry. Mon-Fri 11:00am-Close, Sat-Sun 9:00am-Close. (509) 4482383. www.lunaspokane.com $$-$$$.

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on the “Best of the Best” list, which honors the top 17 Italian restaurants in the nation. 113 N Bernard. Lunch Mon-Fri 11-3:30, Dinner Mon-Thur 3:30-9, Fri 3:30-10, Sat 4:30-10, Sun 4:30-9. (509) 363-1210. www.italiankitchenspokane.com. $$\

PIZZA The Flying Goat. Careful thought went into the design of this pub and pizza sibling of the Downriver Grill— and it’s paying off. The Goat offers both classic and artisan toppings on Neapolitan-style pies, the “char” on the crust imparting a distinctive, crunchy flavor. Try the surprising Kiernan and wash it down with a craft beer (14 taps, 1 gravity-fed cask beer, and over 50 more in bottles). The Goat has a “Mug Club” for regulars; all dishes are named after neighborhood quirks – see if you can decipher their menucryptography. Open daily at 11 am. Closes at 10 p.m. (11 on Fri and Sat). 3318 West Northwest Boulevard in Spokane. (509) 327-8277. www.theflyinggoat.com. $$ Stacks at Steam Plant. Named for the twin

smokestacks that have been a part of the downtown Spokane skyline for nearly a century, Stacks offers a full-service dining experience in a one-of-a-kind space. Unique private dining spaces include boiler rooms where the original pipes still line the walls and ceiling. Signature dishes are created from scratch and incorporate ingredients produced only at the Steam Plant – including smoked meats, fish and vegetables, and many of the ales brewed on-site. 3p.m. – 10p.m. Sun-Thurs, 3p.m. – 11p.m. Fri-Sat. 159 S. Lincoln, under the smokestacks downtown. (509) 777-3900. www.steamplantspokane.com $$-$$$

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Europa Restaurant and Bakery. Europa offers

much more than pizza (Marsala Steak Penne and Sweet Pepper Tortellini, for example), but if pizza is what you want, then Europa’s are among the best. Among their more notable choices are the “Our Favorite” (chicken, spinach, Feta, mozzarella, provolone, mushrooms, and onions) and the European (five cheeses, roasted garlic, white sauce, basil pesto, chicken, and shrimp). Shrimp, mushrooms, and fresh tomatoes add a twist to their version of the Hawaiian. All desserts are prepared entirely on-premise by pastry chef Christie Sutton, which include Christie’s Triple Layer Chocolate Mousse, as is the little shiny dome of chocolate cake and rum genache known as the “Chocolate Birthday Bomb,” Europa’s traditional compliment for patrons celebrating their birthday. Stop into the cozy pub for daily happy hour specials and live music every Sunday night. Open Mon – Thurs 11am - 10pm, Fri – Sat 11am - 11pm, Sun 11am - 10pm. 125 S Wall. (509) 455-4051. www.europapizzaria@comcast.net. $$

Ferrante’s Marketplace Café. This South Hill

restaurant combines two great pastimes: gourmet Italian food and shopping. Ferrante’s offers a wide variety of gourmet pastas, pizzas, and paninis along with a kid’s menu and delicious gelato. Stop in for a full dinner or order it to go and shop in the marketplace while you wait. The marketplace offers unique gifts, such as jewelry, wines, cookies and candies, many from local vendors. Enjoy the neighborhood feel of this Italian café. 4516 S Regal. Tues-Sat 118p.m. (509) 443-6304. www.doitalian.com. $-$$

Italian Kitchen. Owners Bryce and Lyndsay Kerr have created a beautiful and charming décor along with exquisite cuisine, not to mention the remarkable hospitality. Known for its Calamari, Tiramisu, and Lasagna from scratch, the Italian Kitchen is as authentic as you’ll find. They were recently placed

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Republic Pi. From the purveyors of The Flying Goat is the South Hill version of artisan pizza goodness. The overall unique pizza-gourmet salad-craft beer concept is the same, but with little menu overlap (favorites like the Dalton, Waikiki and Kiernan are served at both locations). Prior to pies, try the Rockwood Avocado sliced, beer battered, fried and served with Pico de Gallo and lime crème, or the spicy and addictive Cliff Park Brussels Sprouts roasted with crispy bacon, balsamic, cracked pepper and chili flakes. Pizzas come in two varieties: ”Traditionalists,” like The District with red sauce, sopressetta, fresh basil, cremini mushrooms and smoked fresh mozzarella, and “Progressives,” like The Republic, a puttanesca pizza topped with tomatoes, capers, Kalamata olives, green onion, basil and fresh mozzarella. A wide selection of locally-focused beer on tap, wine, cocktails and a dessert menu round out the experience. 611 E 30th Ave. Sun-Thur 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-midnight. (509) 863-9196. South Perry Pizza. Fresh, innovative pies (minus the gourmet pretension) in the heart of the Perry district on Spokane’s South Hill. Located in a former auto body shop, the restaurant has an open kitchen centered around an open-flame pizza oven that turns out brilliant pizzas with a yeasty bready crust that has good chew and the right amount of char. Try the popular Margherita, Veggie, Prosciutto, or one of their creative daily specials. 6 microbrews on tap and several fresh salads start things off right. The garage doors roll up in good weather for patio seating. 11 am – 9 p.m., Tues - Sun. 1011 South Perry Street in Spokane. (509) 290-6047. www.southperrypizzaspokane.com. $$

PUB AND LOUNGE FARE

The Blackbird Tavern and Kitchen. Head

straight to the bar where there are 34 beers (and 4 wines) on electronic tap, or take a seat at a squishy leather booth at a butcher block table. If it’s warm enough, you might want to sit on the patio under strings of Edison light bulbs. Located in the historic Broadview Dairy Building just north of downtown, the Blackbird offers southern-inspired gastropub fare like Bacon Fat Popcorn, Marinated Scallops and a bevy of burgers. A convenient location, kind, attentive service, the chance to try ingredients and combinations unlike any other area restaurant, bottomless mimosas at brunch and a bit of homey resemblance to its sister restaurant Manito Tap House on the South Hill make it a solid choice for friends and families alike. 905 N Washington. Open Mon-Fri 11am-11pm, Sat-Sun 8am-1pm, 3-11pm. (509) 3924000. theblackbirdspokane.com. $$

Manito Tap House. Manito is living into its name

as a gastropub that offers high-quality dining fare to go with their 50 beers on tap. A fun pub atmosphere and friendly service make this a great hangout. Try the yam chips, the Carne Adovada, the Murphy’s Beef Boxty, or the inventive veggie burger that comes inside out,. 11 am – 11 p.m. Sun – Thu. Open until 2 am Fri – Sat. 3011 South Grand Blvd in Spokane. (509) 279-2671. www.manitotaphouse. com. $-$$

O’Doherty’s Irish Grille. Traditional Irish pub

fare. Reuben sandwiches, fish and chips, burgers and salads are the specialties. An outdoor eating area in this downtown restaurant overlooks Spokane Falls Boulevard and Riverfront Park; perfect for early evening dining and people watching. Live folk music most Tuesday evenings. 525 W Spokane Falls Blvd. Sun-Mon 11:30-9, Tues-Thurs 11:30-11, Fri-Sat 11:30-1am. (509) 747-0322 $-$$

O’Doherty’s Irish Pub and BBQ Catering Company. The valley pub with a family-friendly

dining room, a traditional Irish menu, and Southernstyle barbeque done on the premises thanks of massive smoker installed by the former tenant, Smoky’s BBQ. Try the Guinness beer-battered fish and chips, the slow cooked corned beef, and the smoky pulled pork. In addition to the beers on tap, the bar includes a line-up of high-quality Scotch. Opens at 11:30 am during the week and 9 am for breakfast on the weekend. 11723 E Sprague Ave in the Valley. (509) 924-2578. www.odohertysirishpub.com. $-$$

The Onion Taphouse & Grill. Established in 1978, and now featuring Area 51, with its 51 taps of brew, wine and spirits. the Onion is the grand dean of gourmet burgers and casual family dining in Spokane. From the Hula burger with ham and grilled pineapple, the “Big O” with bacon and avocado, to their namesake beer-battered onion rings, The Onion pays attention to details and does more from scratch than many other restaurants aspiring to loftier appellations. 302 W. Riverside, Sun-Thurs 11-11, Fri-Sat 11am-1am. (509) 747-3852; 7522 N Division; Mon-Sun 11-11. (509) 482-6100 (Bar until midnight Sun-Thurs, Fri-Sat until 1). $-$$ Peacock Room. It is all about martinis, cold beer

and great music. Known as the place to see and be seen, the Peacock Room contributes to Spokane’s vibrant downtown nightlife. Showcasing a giant stained-glass peacock ceiling, the menu features such items as giant prawntinis, open-faced crab sandwiches and gourmet onion rings. Casual attire. Private Dining room available seating up to 25 people. Mon-Thurs 11-midnight, Fri-Sat 11-1am, Sun 2-midnight. 10 S Post. (509) 455-8888. $$-$$$

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A Spokane favorite for 25 years!

vation of the former Fugazzi space in the Hotel Lusso by Walt and Karen Worthy of the Davenport gives downtown Spokane a great English-style pub with a striking bar, twenty beers on tap, and a reasonably priced menu built around comfort food. We feel they do some of their fried food particularly well: the Halibut and Chips, the Fried Mozzarella “cubes,” and the Ale House Fried Pickles. If you are hungry, try the Guinness Braised Short Ribs served over mashed potatoes and topped with a pan gravy chunky with vegetables. 11 am – 2 am daily. N 1 Post Street. (509) 789-6900. $-$$

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• Spokane’s Best Reuben Sandwich • 16 Beers on tap • Patio overlooking Riverfront Park • Locally owned • Family's welcome Open 7 Days a week @ 11:30 AM

525 W. Spokane Falls Blvd (across from the carousel) 509.747.0322 | Odohertyspub.com Steam Plant Brewing Co. & Pub. An amazing location for a brewery – under layers of catwalks and an 80’ ceiling inside the renovated steam plant. The brewery produces eleven handcrafted microbrews on-site, from their famous Double Stack Stout to several seasonal varieties. Its microbrews are also available to go in kegs and growlers. The Pub features multiple flat-screen TVs and a game room to make a night of it. The brews are complemented by signature menu items like the Coal Bunker cheese bread, smoked steelhead and beer cheese soup. 3p.m. – 10p.m. Sun-Thurs, 3p.m. – 11p.m. Fri-Sat. 159 S. Lincoln, under the smokestacks downtown. (509) 7773900. www.steamplantspokane.com $$

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The Swinging Doors. Opened in May of 1981, the tavern turned restaurant has been in the same family for its whole life. With 27 beers on tap and 60 television screens, The Swinging Doors is a sports fan’s paradise. On the food front, the restaurant is famous for its large portions (which can be split). Breakfast is served all day and the huge pieces of Broasted Chicken remain the most popular item on the golf-themed menu. Show up for on your birthday for a free steak dinner. Open seven days a week from 6:45 am to 2 am. 1018 West Francis in Spokane. (509) 326-6794. www.theswingingdoors.com. $-$$

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Brain Freeze Creamery. Ice cream, espresso drinks and sandwiches are offered all day at this welcoming, family-friendly spot in Kendall Yards. The small-batch creamery opened their own storefront in 2014. They offer 24 different flavors with at least a few vegan and dairy-free options each day. Try a scoop of their famed Palouse Crunch, a blend of cinnamon ice cream, red lentils and candied almonds, or Muddy Cups-Dirty Dishes, a brownie batter ice cream studded with mini peanut butter cups. Another favorite is Cakey Doe, vanilla cake batter ice cream with chunks of chocolate chip cookie dough. Anvil coffee and espresso and a small selection of hearty sandwiches broaden the menu just enough to suit everyone’s tastes. 1238 W Summit Parkway, Spokane. Sun – Thurs 7am-9pm, Fri & Sat 7am-10pm, www.brainfreeze.bz (509) 321-7569. $-$$.

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LIQUID LIBATIONS NITRO COFFEE

F r e s h l y Ta p p e d C o f f e e ? by Chris Lozier

BY NOW YOU MIGHT think the coffee bean has already been fully explored, but there’s an exciting new flavor in town: nitro coffee. Beautiful Grounds Espresso and Beauty Bar co-owner Joe Johnson was the first to offer nitro coffee locally, and he says demand is growing quickly for this delicious new drink. Boosting the natural flavors of the coffee roast and offering a creamy texture, nitro coffee is a wholly new coffee experience. But for all its complexity, there are only three ingredients: ground coffee, water and nitrogen gas. An extension of cold brew coffee, Johnson describes nitro as “taking cold brew to the next level.” Coffee is cold brewed,

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kegged, pressurized with nitrogen gas, refrigerated and finally served from a tap, much like beer. In fact, most people think Johnson is serving beer when they see the tap, so he pours them a sample of the coffee. “They taste it and say, ‘This is wild, this is not what I thought it was going to be,’” he says. Nitrogen is an enhancing gas and its tiny bubbles give the coffee a creamy, soft mouth feel. The gas also amplifies the flavors that are in the coffee roast so that even the most novice coffee drinker can taste the sweet, chocolaty, fruity notes. “It has a smooth, velvety flavor and you can definitely taste the difference,” says Arden Pete of Boots Bakery & Lounge. “Normally I put sweetener in my hot coffee, but I don’t do it with the nitrogenized cold brew. In my opinion it doesn’t need it.” Pete rotates his cold brew roasts with beans from DOMA in Post Falls, Evans Brothers in Sandpoint and Anvil in Spokane. Likewise, Bobby Enslow of Indaba Coffee says they experimented with different cold brews this year, using blends and single origin beans from Africa and Latin America. At Beautiful Grounds, Johnson uses his signature roast from local roaster Roast House Coffee, which he says has strong dark chocolate notes perfect for the nitro process. He has


this coffee, along with a cranberry-cream nitro tea, on tap at his shop inside Auntie’s Bookstore. For beer lovers, nitro coffee is a great chance to get something satisfyingly full-bodied, creamy and sweet like a stout or porter on lunch break, substituting caffeine for alcohol. It is also a good option for people who don’t like bitter coffees, but don’t want the calories and additions found in flavored espressos. Pete says nitro is a great year-round drink, but they see most of their business in the summer, selling 10-20 gallons per week. Likewise, Johnson says that he sells about a keg a week in the winter at Beautiful Grounds, while in the summer he sells

two or three times as much. Enslow said Indaba stopped making nitro for a bit because of the seasonal drop in demand, but they will have it again soon. You can enjoy a pint of nitro fresh at the coffee shop or you can take it with you in growlers. While it loses some of its carbonation, the sweet and creamy flavors don’t change, and it will keep three to four weeks in the fridge. Pete says many people buy a growler for the week, or for a weekend trip to the mountains or the lake. Since the setup is portable, most of the nitro coffee makers travel to events, and Johnson said he brought his nitro to over 20 events this year, selling out each time. “Once people see what I have, they’re very excited about it and they want to feature it at their event,” says Johnson. “I’m really glad that others have started taking it on because it’s an amazing product.” Beautiful Grounds, Boots and Indaba can make your nitro any way you want it, but be sure to try a sample first, because most people think it is perfect as is. If you think all coffee tastes the same, you won’t after you try nitro. “The nitrogen makes it creamy as if you added milk to it and sweetens it like simple syrup would,” says Enslow of Indaba. “It’s an awesome way to get people to try coffee on its own.”

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