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Browne's Addition reveals new community reader board

Browne's Addition reveals new community reader board

Need to know what's gong on this weekend? Anyone living in Browne's Addition can now wander on down to The Elk to find out.

A new neighborhood reader board was installed on the side of the restaurant Monday morning. It's a central location where anyone can now stop by for the latest on neighborhood news, events and meeting information.

The Browne's Addition Neighborhood Council wants to extend a special thanks to Dave Bender for his time and skill in securely mounting the board.  

Green Eggs and Scams - fraud awareness workshop this Friday

Green Eggs and Scams - fraud awareness workshop this Friday

The Better Business Bureau is hosting their second annual “Green Eggs and Scams” workshop this Friday in Spokane.

This free, senior-focused event provides resources to help seniors protect themselves against scams, investment fraud and identity theft.

Presenters include representatives from the Washington State Attorney General's Office, AGP Wealth Advisers and the BBB to talk about the latest scams and schemes targeting our community. Vendors will also be on hand with resources and raffle giveaways.

This Friday's event is being held at the North East Community Center, with registration beginning at 8 am. Programming runs from 8:30 to 11:30 am. A complimentary breakfast is being provided.

SPD announces public forums on body cameras

SPD announces public forums on body cameras

The Spokane Police Department will host community and media forums during the pilot phase of the body worn camera program.

The program was implemented on September 1, with 17 officers volunteering to participate. It will run through the end of the year. In addition to addressing technical and logistical issues, SPD leadership will use the pilot project to finalize the body camera policy, based on officer and community feedback.

A forum for the public will be held on October 30 to share the draft policy and hear feedback. That's scheduled for 5:30 pm at Cataldo Hall on the Gonzaga University campus.

Additionally, members of the public are encouraged to send their thoughts, concerns and comments regarding body worn cameras to the department at this weblink.

The pilot phase will end on December 31, with adjustments to the policy and procedures being made based on officer and community input.

Sit! Stay! Shelter in place.

Sit! Stay! Shelter in place.

September is Disaster Preparedness Month, and as part of that SCRAPS wants to make sure you know how to handle your four-legged family members in times of emergency.

On Tuesday, September 9 SCRAPS will team up with the Spokane Emergency Management team to offer information on what you can do if a disaster strikes that requires you to stay in your home. Certain events like an ice storm or a train derailment may last a day or a week.

The Shelter in Place program offers tips to keep your family and furry friends safe indoors during that time.

The program begins at 6:30 pm at the SCRAPS Regional Animal Facility located at 6815 E. Trent in the Spokane Valley. Admission is free.

Grandparent's Day fundraiser for Meals on Wheels

Grandparent's Day fundraiser for Meals on Wheels

Spokane County Meals on Wheels is hosing their fifth annual Grandparent's Day to help raise money to that no senior ever has to go hungry.

This Sunday, September 7 from 1-4 pm at Mirabeau Point Park, families of all shapes, sizes and ages are welcome to join in the festivities. There will be a silent auction, lunch, and family friendly entertainers as well as a contest for grandparents of the year!

The event is $15 for adults, free to children ages 10 and under.

Spokane County Meals on Wheels provides hot, delivered meals to the frail elderly and homebound in Spokane County. They service over 400 homes daily on 40 routes and their need is always increasing. They also operate 13 senior meal sites and a Silver Cafe.

Burleskival ready to tease and tantalize Spokane

Video credit: Perfechter Productions

A one-of-a-kind festival is making it's debut at the Bing Crosby Theater in downtown Spokane next week, promoting the arts and highlighting the beauty of the female body.

Burleskival will walk the line between classy and provocative with local burlesque performers, tantalizing fashion show featuring local designers, live music acts and go-go dance competition.

“We wanted to bring something fresh and new to the Spokane area,” said Nancy Bates, one of the event organizers. “We're here to elevate the arts and showcase that women are beautiful in these art forms. There's a lot of tough critics out there about what burlesque is and go-go dancing is, and we want something positive to come out of this event.”

Nancy's co-organizer Dale Strom says he has high hopes for the festival and the impact it could have on Spokane's future as well.

Red Cross hosts Save A Life Saturday

Red Cross hosts Save A Life Saturday

If you were in a situation where somebody needed CPR, would you be able to step up to the plate?

The American Red Cross says one-quarter of adults have found themselves in that spot, and that's why CPR is such a vital piece of knowledge.

Studies have shows that being trained in hands-only (compression-only) CPR can make the lifesaving different when someone suffers sudden cardiac arrest. The technique involves no mouth to mouth contact and is best used in emergencies where someone has seen another person suddenly collapse.

In an effort to have more lifesavers trained in our community, the American Red Cross and Premera Blue Cross have teamed up to host “Save A Life Saturday,” a free public hands-only CPR training course on Saturday, September 20th and the Spokane Arena.

The goal of the event is to get 300 people trained at one time in hand-only CPR. Training only takes about 30 minutes to complete, but does require registration and is not a full CPR certification class.