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The Spokane Symphony celebrates Holiday Pops

The Spokane Symphony celebrates Holiday Pops

Resident Conductor, Morihiko Nakahara, will lead the Spokane Symphony, the Chorale, and the Spokane Area Youth Choirs in some of the season’s most-loved holiday songs and carols. Santa and local cabaret singer Abbey Crawford will also stop by to help spread the holiday cheer at Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Saturday, December 20 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 21 at 3:00 p.m.


 

“I am particularly excited about this year's program because we are presenting such a wide variety of repertoire,” Nakahara said. “This will be a musical journey with something for everyone in your family.”


 

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SPD to host Coffee with a Cop at Forza Coffee Company on Dec. 17

SPD to host Coffee with a Cop at Forza Coffee Company on Dec. 17

The Spokane Police Department will hold their next Coffee with a Cop event on Wednesday, December 17, from 8:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. at Forza Coffee Company at 2829 E. 29th.

Citizens attending this event can expect to engage with both leaders and officers from SPD's South Precinct. free coffee will be provided courtesy of Forza, and an officer will be available to show and demonstrate the use of a body camera to attendees.

The department will also be giving away "Club" vehicle anti-theft devices to individuals with the following vehicle makes and models:

 

  • Honda Civic and Accord, model years 1983 through 2005
  • Toyota Camry, model years 1984 through 2005
  • Subaru Legacy, model years 1990 through 2005
  • Jeep Cherokee, model years 1985 through 2000
  • Ford Explorer, model years 1990 through 2005
  • Dodge Caravan, model years 1985 through 2010
  • Ford Escape, model years 1990 through 2000
  • Subaru Impreza, model years 1990 through 2005
  • Nissan Sentra, model years 1985 through 2000

 

Whitworth named a "Best Christian Workplace" by national survey

Whitworth named a "Best Christian Workplace" by national survey

Whitworth University has been named a "Best Christian Workplace" among higher-education institutions based on a national survey of employees at Christian businesses and nonprofit organizations.

The 28 Best Christian Workplaces for 2015 in the U.S. were announced December 8. This marks the fourth time in the past decade that Whitworth has participated in the survey and has been recognized as a Best Christian Workplace.

“I’m thrilled that Whitworth is once again being recognized as a Best Christian Workplace. Fostering a healthy, professional, and Christ-honoring workplace is central to all of us who are blessed to work at Whitworth,” Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor said. “I’m so thankful for the more than 600 employees who make Whitworth a special place to work each and every day. If Whitworth serves as a model workplace for our students, then they will be better prepared to influence the workplaces of the future.”

Spokane Arts seeks artists to develop memorial honoring fallen heroes

Spokane Arts seeks artists to develop memorial honoring fallen heroes

Spokane Arts Fund, in partnership with the Gold Star Families, the City of Spokane, and the Spokane Public Facilities District seeks an artist, or artist team residing in Washington and Idaho, to develop a memorial honoring fallen heroes that have served post- 9/11.

 

The memorial will be sited on the south side of the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. The selected artist or artist team will work with Spokane Arts Fund, The Spokane Public Facilities District staff, and the representatives from the Gold Star Families from design through construction of the project. During the design phase, representatives from the Gold Star Families will heavily inform the process.

 

The artist will work with Spokane Arts Fund, the Gold Star Families and the Spokane Public Facilities District to develop a permanent public art memorial for the Spokane Arena. The desired artistic approach will create a sculptural plaza that suggests a place where people will gather for a variety of observances and events. The artwork should represent and be inclusive of all Armed Services with particular attention to post 9/11 fallen heroes.

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ParaSport Spokane in need of new home

Parasport Spokane�hosts weekly workouts and competitions for disabled athletes, all under the age of 25.

"We provide strength and conditioning programs, wheel chair basketball programs and track and field programs right now," says Executive Director Teresa Skinner.

They�started with 23 athletes. In just 18 months, that number has grown to more than 60.

"Which is part of our issue," says Skinner. "We've sort of outgrown our amazing space that we have here at the Bloomsday office. We would take any facility at all that had�three to�five thousand square feet of open space."

The group is willing to share the space and is flexible when it comes to location.

If you are interested in donating space for a new gym, please follow this link.

Fire damages vacant West Central house

A fire that damaged a vacant west central Spokane house Wednesday night is being investigated by the Spokane Fire Department Special Investigation Unit.

No one was injured in the fire at 1804 W. Spofford, which was reported at 7:37 p.m.  Light smoke was coming from the two-story home when firefighters arrived. The fire was quickly extinguished and damage was contained to the covered porch and second floor exterior wall.  Damage was estimated at $10,000.

City of Spokane collaborating with Walgreens on vaccine program

City of Spokane collaborating with Walgreens on vaccine program

The City of Spokane announced a collaboration with Walgreens to administer vaccines at no cost to patients. Available vaccines include flu shots and other Center for Disease Control-recommended immunizations to residents without insurance and those underinsured.

 

Beginning Thursday, December 11, Walgreens locations in Spokane can administer vaccines for pneumonia, whooping cough, chicken pox, shingles, MMR, meningitis and influenza to qualified individuals. No-cost immunizations are available at Spokane Walgreens locations daily during regular pharmacy hours with no appointment necessary and are subject to availability. Age, state and health -related restrictions may apply.

 

“Spokane is a very compassionate community, and that includes its community pharmacies,” said Spokane Mayor David Condon. “Walgreens has stepped up to provide assistance that can help improve the health of many in our community.”