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Sponsors sought for summer movies in the park

Sponsors sought for summer movies in the park

Community members who enjoy Spokane Valley's free summer movies in Mirabeau Park are being presented an opportunity to help support the fun family night-out by sponsoring the costs of these entertaining events. Interested individuals, families, organizations and local businesses are invited to help sponsor the two movies which will be shown on Friday, July 24 and Friday, August 21, 2015.

 

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Group Health changes name to Group Hawks

Group Health changes name to Group Hawks

Group Health announced Wednesday that it is changing its corporate name to Group Hawks to show support for the Seattle Seahawks as they prepare to battle the Patriots in the Super Bowl. The name change was announced Wednesday, and will continue through Sunday’s big game.

 

“Patients still can find the quality and affordable healthcare they’ve always experienced at Group Health, but at Group Hawks they’ll also find plenty of Seahawks fever,” said Scott Armstrong, Group Hawks CEO. “And Seahawks fever is a condition we have tested, and know from our evidence-based medicine approach, can have very positive patient outcomes.”

 

Medical experts at Group Hawks say these are the Seahawks fever symptoms to watch for:

  • Green and blue face paint
  • Irresistible urge to have the #12 prominently tattooed on limbs, face or other obvious body parts
  • A need to wear feathers
  • Sudden urges to yell “Go Hawks!”

 

Spokane Valley hears public comment on marijuana moratorium

Spokane Valley City Council voted in a moratorium on new medical marijuana dispensaries back in December, calling it a public health emergency. On Tuesday night, residents voiced their opinion during a public hearing on the issue.

As Deputy City Attorney Eric Lamb explained tonight, the year long temporary measure,"Prohibits submission or consideration of permits and licenses for unlicensed marijuana uses."

The moratorium does not impact existing medical or recreational marijuana businesses. It affects businesses applying for new licenses that are not regulated by the liquor control board, specifically medical marijuana businesses.

Businesses like Sean Green's. Green said last spring he was approved to open his medical marijuana business, even signed a 5 year lease. He said he did it all with the understanding both medical and recreational marijuana were going to be allowed.

"The city issues us a letter last week saying the processing of our license was stalled and we could not move forward because of the ordinance, that doesn't get me out of my lease," said Green.

Spokane Eye Clinic accepting used eye wear donations for a cause

Spokane Eye Clinic accepting used eye wear donations for a cause

Do you have old eye glasses laying around collecting dust? The Spokane Eye Clinic is accepting used eye wear donations now through February 6th at any of their three area locations.

 

Allyssa Kuprienko, a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant to Dr. Randall Jacobson, is leaving for Jamaica at the end of February for a brief volunteer trip with Volunteer Optometrists Service to Humanity (VOSH). Prior to her trip, she hopes to collect as many used glasses as she can for Jamaicans in need.

 

VOSH is an organizations that travels throughout the developing world and U.S. with qualified volunteers. These volunteers provide free quality vision care services through short-term clinics. They also work to develop sustainable programs and local optometric care in the developing world in order to help local communities provide quality vision care.

 

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Mission Avenue Project Update to be held on Feb. 11

Mission Avenue Project Update to be held on Feb. 11

A community meeting to review updated plans for the Mission Avenue - Flora to Barker project is scheduled for Wednesday, February 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Greenacres Christian Church, 18010 East Mission Avenue in Spokane Valley.

A formal presentation at 6:00 p.m. will include project updates made as a result of earlier meetings with the community. The presentation will include diagrams and information on roadway widths, lane configurations, and bike/pedestrian enhancements, as well as curbing and stormwater drainage improvements to be made.

Participants will also be asked to share their preferences on options for appearance and landscaping of the existing roundabout at Mission and Flora, and the roundabout to be installed at Mission and Long. Preferences for landscaping of roadside planting strips will also be discussed.

Everyone is welcome to attend, and are encouraged to bring their families, friends and neighbors.

New Seed Lending Library in Otis Orchards

New Seed Lending Library in Otis Orchards

Otis Orchards Library announced the grand opening of a brand new seed lending library!

The grand opening will begin with a seed propagation class and seed exchange on Saturday, February 7, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A series of gardening programs all featuring local Master Gardeners, will continue every Saturday in February to help participants prepare for spring. All events will be held at the Otis Orchards Library at 22324 E Wellesley.

A seed lending library allows participants to borrow from a selection of vegetable and flower seeds at any time during the year. They can then plant the seeds in their gardens and watch them grow. When it is time to harvest, participants are asked to let a plant or two go to seen, then bring them back to the library for the next round of gardeners to enjoy.

For more details on the Seed Lending Library’s grand opening contact the Otis Orchards Library at 509-893-8390. 

Dates for the gardening series below:

  • Seed Library Kick-Off, Seed Swap, and Seed Propagation class with Master Gardener Steve Nokes
    Saturday, February 7, 10:30am-12:30pm

 

61st Annual Boat Show arrives in Spokane Feb. 4

61st Annual Boat Show arrives in Spokane Feb. 4

The Spokane Interstate Fair and Expo Center will host the 61st Annual Spokane Boat Show for five days from Wednesday, February 4th, through Sunday, February 8th.

This year's show these is "Only in a Boat", and will consist of nearly 180,000 square feet of exhibit space. Over 50 major vendors will be in attendance, representing new model boats and accessories from around the nation.

"Visitors to the 61st annual Spokane National Boat Show will see all the new makes. There are mega sized cruisers, speedy sport runabouts, pontoon party boats, fishing boats, and personal watercraft," Scott Thompson, the event's general manager said. "They will find major dealers representing docks, boat accessories, ski and fishing gear."

The Spokane Yacht Club is sponsoring the event, and said the boat show is a great time to by because deals offer significant "Boat Show Only" discounts during the event. 

This year, tickets will cost $10 for adults, $5 for youth 12-17, and kids under 12 are free.