BENEFIT | Harleys for Hope

Though it's billed as a semi-formal gala, leather and lace are quite acceptable attire — and usually seen — at the Muscular Dystrophy Association's annual benefit, An Evening with Harley-Davidson. The 14th annual event, co-hosted by Spokane Valley's Lone Wolf Harley-Davidson dealership, is being held at a new location this year, downtown Spokane's Barrister Winery.

Feeding a Hungry Crew

They don't just put out fires; local firefighters have to keep pumping out meals, too
At Coeur d'Alene's Fire Station No. 1, there are 21 reasons shared meals matter. That's the number of staff, in shifts of varying duration, whose livelihoods depend on teamwork created — or at least enhanced — by sitting down and eating together.

The Confidence Ceiling

Why do so many women have such a hard time believing in themselves?
Ever feel plagued by self-doubt? Consider the following: "I still face situations that I fear are beyond my qualifications.

Going Back to Basics

Cheney Public Schools helps battle obesity through education and home cooking
In the war on obesity — and the daily skirmishes known as kids' healthy food choices — Eastern Washington has a not-so-secret weapon in Laura Martin. A Cheney resident, mother of two and wife of a former principal, Martin has been Cheney Public Schools' wellness coordinator since 2011, and has been working with East Valley's schools since 2013 as part of Empire Health Foundation's Childhood Obesity Initiative, with support from Providence Health Care.

Beating the 'Baby Blues'

New parents grab a backpack and hit the trail
Snowflakes fall and melt on 2-year old Jack Knudson's blue fleece hat as he bounces in an infant carrier to the rhythm of his dad's trudging cadence. This snowy walk is the first time Jack's mom and dad have joined Spokane's "Hike It Baby" chapter members for a weekly stroll.

Oils of Life

Essential oils bring wellness through plants' therapeutic powers
Last year, Shelby Johnson talked with her doctor about the anxiety attacks. Medications were an option, but with the likelihood of side effects she felt that, for her, meds might do more harm than good.

Cold Case

OTC medications may make you feel better, but be careful
Home remedies for cold and flu season conjure images of chicken noodle soup on the stovetop, warm towels coiled around the neck, and cordials containing brandy. Family cures for the sniffles and coughs, passed down for years, may have taken a backseat to cold and flu treatments like DayQuil and Theraflu in our medicine cabinets.

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