The Spokane Firefighters Memorial Project reminds us of those who died in their duty to protect
George T. Stewart was electrocuted by a 2,350-volt power line. The superintendent of the Spokane Fire Department's alarm system had been attempting to restore power to the citywide system after it was knocked out by a severe windstorm in 1947.
Dean Davis' show at the MAC is a survey of the region's artistic talents
A former linguist with the U.S. Army, Dean Davis tells stories for a living, but not with words. He's a photographer with a client list that includes Itron, Gonzaga University and Cancer Care Northwest, while his personal portfolio features projects including a series on Spokane's iconic architectural interiors.
Creepy games, financial podcast pick and an important book
GAME | You know how horror video games are best played late at night, with the lights off? Well, THE LONG DARK (Steam) is best played in wet socks, with the window open and the heat off.
All Is Calm beautifully retells the Christmas Truce of 1914 through song, poetry and letters
The story of the Christmas Truce is one that seems so beautiful, so simple, so genuine that it must be apocryphal. Roughly put: On Christmas Day 1914, the year World War I broke out, the combatants halted their shelling, laid their weapons aside and emerged from rat-infested trenches to meet as equals within the contested expanse of barbed wire called No Man's Land.
Technology has totally revolutionized romance. Or maybe it hasn't.
Gretchen Chomas has been in Spokane less than four months, and she already knows one thing with certainty: Guys here really like to fish. More specifically, local men really like to show photos of themselves fishing.
The scariest thing about the march of time is that it keeps marching faster
"It feels like just yesterday," is supposed to be a wistful phrase, the sort uttered by a rocking-chair-bound senior, before reminiscing about the good ol' days. But when you actually hear yourself begin to use it, it feels a lot more like horror.
Recycle Man is making the world a little better for people and mascots alike, one bottle at a time
He stands on his hands in the middle of the ice rink. Bright red boots pointed at the Spokane Arena rafters, matching cape falling over the back of his masked head.
Some holiday television traditions cross cultures and generations with ease. Watching It's a Wonderful Life or A Christmas Story or the animated classics once every year — who would deny the pleasure in that?
An Xmas app, a buttery blog, a healthy snack
WEBSITE | I'm one of six adult children in my family. To make the holidays a little less expensive, a few years ago, my siblings and I decided to do Secret Santa for Christmas instead of individually exchanging gifts.
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Local winter beers are breaking into new territory
For a long time, a craft beer drinker didn't need to read the description of anything on the tap list called a "winter beer." They'd expect a malty, sweet ale, dark in color, with a high enough alcohol content to put the sound of jingle bells ringing in their ears after a couple of pints.
Two new additions to Coeur d'Alene's Riverstone development bring together books, food and drinks
Forget meat or fish: what really goes well with merlot is a nice, juicy murder mystery. Or maybe a mocha.
Spokandy preps year-round to handle an influx of orders during the holiday season
Decades of sweets-making at Spokandy's downtown factory have left their mark. Around its many melting kettles, dried drizzles of chocolate stain the 75-year-old building's hardwood floor.
The Red Lion Hotel expands its offerings with a new bar and grill
At the back of the Red Lion Hotel at the Park, the Park Place Lounge used to be just a hotel lounge catering to adults.
Breakfast and lunch are done like you remember at Jeffrey's
Jeffrey's Restaurant in Coeur d'Alene is not just a breakfast place, though they have everything you'd expect from a breakfast menu for everyone from early birds to late sleepers. Wake up to homemade biscuits and bacony gravy ($3.10 half/$4.15 full), French toast ($4.85) or a mushroom omelet ($8.55).
Durkin's Liquor Bar evokes the spirit of Spokane's most famous booze vendor
Legendarily classy James "Jimmie" Durkin wasn't the only booze-slinger in pre-Prohibition Spokane, but he definitely was the most successful. Though Prohibition marked the end of an era for Durkin, his legend lives on at Durkin's Liquor Bar, launched last week by Deb Green, Ben Poffenroth and Megan VanStone, the restaurateurs — and family — known for Madeleine's and Casper Fry.
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