Farming Sense

More than a half-century of collective wisdom helps Tolstoy Farms thrive
Springtime found Stosh Jackowski hard at work shoveling manure from the bed of an old Dodge truck at Tolstoy Farms. At 75, he is both Tolstoy's oldest and longest continuous resident, having arrived in 1965.

The Start of Something Big

Why is taking on an almost insurmountable challenge so irresistible to so many?
In the midst of the Inland Northwest's summer training season, trails, roads and waterways are full of people hoping to complete a marathon, a 100-mile-plus bike ride, a triathlon or the big daddy of them all, an Ironman. Hundreds of wannabe finishers are working toward big events that will tax stamina and determination.

Table Talk

New advice on when to start solid foods
Like many toddlers, Cora Abdallah enjoys the occasional hot dog, but she isn't one to shy away from veggies or even the spicy flavors of Mexican or Indian foods. In the coming months, Spokane mom Ginny Abdallah will introduce Cora's 4-month-old brother, Michael, to solids, offering an array of nutritious foods in hopes Michael will be an adventurous eater like his sister.

Healing Hearts

After a heart attack, cardiac rehab may be the best thing for you
Jeff Zeiger used to run 60 miles a week. He ate a mostly vegetarian diet, with a little fish for protein, and he hasn't used a salt shaker since 1980.

In Her Footsteps

A century ago, an adventurous librarian started a walking club that would grow into a regional institution
The 100th walk started at the end of the North Adams streetcar line. It was the first truly warm Sunday in April, and the women wore brimmed hats against the spring sun.


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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Invitational

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Invitational @ Spokane Art School

Wednesdays, Saturdays, 5-8 p.m. Continues through Aug. 29

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