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Spokane named one of the 15 Best Cities for Newlyweds

Spokane named one of the 15 Best Cities for Newlyweds

 

The first year of marriage is said to be full of bliss, and according to one website, newlyweds in Spokane have more reason to be blissful.

 

Spokane made DatingAdvice.com's list of 15 Best Cities for Newlyweds. The website cites finding a place to live as one of the most important decisions newlyweds are faced with. The article's author took into consideration overall affordability, entertainment, housing, and employment opportunities to compile the list.

 

"With the saying 'Near Nature. Near Perfect,' Spokane, Washington is a fantasy made real for couples who love the outdoors and the arts," the article says.

 

Additionally, the article cites Spokane as having some of the best libraries, parks, schools and realty around.

 

Tulsa, Okla., Santa Monica Calif., and  Berkley, Mich. round out the list's top three cities. The full article can be found HERE.

 

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Tickets still available for Second Harvest's May 20th Taking a Bite out of Hunger event

Tickets still available for Second Harvest's May 20th Taking a Bite out of Hunger event

 

A limited amount of tickets are available for Second Harvest's Taking a Bite out of Hunger food and beverage tasting and auction. The event will take place on Wednesday May 20th from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the Main Floor of the Spokane Arena.

 

According to Second Harvest, Taking a Bite out of Hunger is Spokane's largest fund raising even to fight hunger and feed hope in Spokane and the Inland Northwest.

 

The event will be all about sampling delicious food and drink with friends, and supporting a great cause. This is the organization's 21st annual event and will feature more than 50 of Spokane's top restaurants, vintners and brewers and auction.

 

Seats and tables can be reserved online by CLICKING HERE, or by emailing melissa.cloninger@2-harvest.org or calling 252-6274.

 

Bruce "Sprintsteen" among trading card characters at Bloomsday Trade Show

Bruce "Sprintsteen" among trading card characters at Bloomsday Trade Show

 

Bruce Sprintsteen and seven other Bloomsday characters—or at least the popular trading cards that represent them—will be available for collecting at the Bloomsday Trade Show this weekend. Collect them, trade them, or carry them in your wallet to show your friends. This year's eight new character trading cards will join the sixteen that were distributed in 2013 and 2014.
 

“Every year Bloomsday is a parade of 50,000 unique characters,” said Bloomsday Race Director Don Kardong. “The trading cards underscore that fact, although we don’t expect our actual participants to look quite as extraordinary as the ones on the cards.”
 

Each of the eight cards in the 2015 set feature an imaginary Bloomsday character. This year’s set includes Bruce Sprintsteen, Tia Shirt, JerriO, Mary Thon, Ken Yan, Headband Jan, Sole Man and Annie Mal.
 

In addition to the characters on the front, the backs of the cards feature fun facts and stats about Bloomsday and running.
 

No-Li's No Boundaries on the River Small Batch Beer Fest set for May 16

No-Li's No Boundaries on the River Small Batch Beer Fest set for May 16

 

No-Li Brewhouse will host their No Boundaries on the River 3.0" Small Batch Beer Fest on Saturday May 16. The beer will start flowing at 11:00 a.m. and continue to do so through 3:00 p.m.

 

The Brewery promises live music, good food, great laughter and 12 tremendous beers on their outdoor patio along the banks of the Spokane River.

 

According to No-Li, NBoR 3.0 is all about celebrating craft beer. The festival is set to include barrel-aged, experimental and infused beers all brewed to give tasters a unique, delicious, and exciting taste experience.

 

In addition to the 12 small batch beers, attendees will get an exclusive chance to purchase the first bottle of No-Li's newest barrel-aged series 22oz bombers. There will only be 2000 bottles distributed in the Pacific Northwest, and those at NBoR will have a chance to get a sneak peek before the brew is released to the public.

 

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Salvation Army to host free community dinner April 29 with Gonzaga and Sodexo

Salvation Army to host free community dinner April 29 with Gonzaga and Sodexo

 

For the second year in a row, The Salvation Army of Spokane is partnering with Gonzaga’s Center for Community Action & Service Learning and the Sodexo Foundation to help fight hunger in the community.

 

The three organizations chose Wednesday, April 29th to host the community dinner in conjunction with Spokane Gives Week, April 25-May 3. The Community Dinner is free and open to the public. Up to 350 guests are expected to take part in the dinner.

 

The Salvation Army will host the event at its Community Center on 222 E. Indiana Ave. on Wednesday April 29th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sodexo will be cooking and supplying all of the food. Gonzaga’s CASL program will provide student volunteers to help with the event, along with more than 10 community wide volunteers who have signed up through the Spokane Gives website.

 

Whitworth dance and theatre programs perform in "Broadway Unbound" May 8

Whitworth dance and theatre programs perform in "Broadway Unbound" May 8

 

The Whitworth Theatre Department will present its annual "Broadway Unbound" showcase performace on May 8 at 7:30 p.m. on Stage II in Cowels Auditorium. Admission for the event is $3.

 

The Whitworth Theatre Department calls the event an annual highlight. "Broadway Unbound" draws hundreds of people from Spokane and Whitworth to witness the visually and musically exciting performance.

 

This year, participating classes involve Jazz II, Balley II, and Musical Theatre Dance. The audience will experience three pieces that were presented at the American College Dance Association Conference at the University of Northern Colorado this March. Two of these pieces were choreographed by students of Whitworth's dance minor program, Brook Grisson, '15, and Danica Beshta, '16. Additionally, the Acting I and II and Performance Theory classes will also be performing.

 

Cars parked along Bloomsday route to be towed

Cars parked along Bloomsday route to be towed

 

In an effort to prepare the streets for the thousands of visitors coming for Bloomsday, the City of Spokane is asking citizens who have cars parked along the route to move them for street sweeping.

 

The City of Spokane will begin towing cars parked along the Bloomsday route on Tuesday. City crews began cleaning the race route on Monday, Citizens are asked to remove their cars for street sweeping to occur.

 

No Parking Signs have been place on the north side of Riverside from Jefferson to Hemlock. On Tuesday, April 28, the south side of Riverside from Jefferson will be swept.