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Big Brothers Big Sisters in need of volunteers for Back to School Blitz

Big Brothers Big Sisters in need of volunteers for Back to School Blitz

Big Brothers Big Sisters is in need of volunteers to help out the with the annual Back to School Blitz. Volunteers will help kids from the mentoring program pick out clothes to make sure they're all set to start the new school year in style.

 

This year, there are 147 kids from Big Brothers Big Sister who be participating the Back to School Blitz. That's about 50 more than the event usually has. To make it happen, and to make sure each kid has a blast, about 15 more volunteers are needed for the Saturday morning event.

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters says that feeling comfortable in new clothes that are their style increases the children's self-esteem. This allows them to stop focusing on fitting in and place more focus on what really matters—learning and keeping their grades up.

 

Dog finds home after living in field for four years

Dog finds home after living in field for four years

For nearly four years a dog has been living in the field next Accra-Fab in Liberty Lake. Now, after years spent avoiding anyone who approached her, Ginger the dog has found her forever home.

 

“She'd just be wandering around here for the past four years or so,” said Accra-Fab employee, Kathy Cooper. On Wednesday, Ginger's new owner brought the dog to meet the people who have been looking out for her for the last few years.

 

“I've never seen her up close, she always books it,” explained Sam Young as she bent down to greet Ginger. “I used to keep a bowl back there and feed her. I used to leave it and I would see her creep up.”

 

Salon owner hopes others will join Pamper Yourself Pink

Every year the stylists at Shear Attitude Salon host an event that treats breast cancer patients to a moment of heaven. This year, the owner is hoping other salons will join the cause and host their very own Pamper Yourself Pink events.

 

KXLY shared the Pamper Yourself Pink story last fall, when the three day event lasted over two weeks. Tammy Reams, owner of Shear Attitude, started the event to treat breast cancer patients like queens for a day after surviving her own battle.

 

During Pamper Yourself Pink, breast cancer patients are treated to a free facial, pedicure, or any other service that will help them step out of the world of treatment. Reams doesn't want to turn any one away, but the event has grown so big that she is hoping other salons will join them.

 

“I'm looking for help,” explains Reams. “Just jump on board with us.”

 

Last week for Spokane Valley photo contest entries

Last week for Spokane Valley photo contest entries

There's only one week left to enter your iconic image in the “This is Spokane Valley” photo and video contests. The contest is part of the ongoing Spokane Valley 10 year anniversary celebration.

 

The purpose of the contest is to capture the spirit of the Spokane Valley. You could even already have the winning pic waiting to be shared on your smart phone. The four prizes for the photo contest are gift certificates to the Apple Store equal to value of select iPads. The prizes for the video contest include both Apple products and GoPro cameras.

 

Here are some suggestions from the city of places where you might capture the award winning image:

Health District seeks public help with trail map design

Health District seeks public help with trail map design

The Spokane Regional Health District is asking for the public's opinion regarding updates to a walking and hiking trail map. Residents are being asked to take quick online survey after taking a peek at a mock up of the map.

 

The trail map covers sites all over the county including Riverside State Park, the Centennial Trail, the Medical Lake Loop, the Manito and Cannon Hill park area and the Indian Painted Rocks to name a few. The survey only takes a couple of minutes and asks questions regarding knowledge of the trails and usefulness of the map.

 

SRHD staff is asking for public comment to make sure that the map is appeal, useful and clear. To take a look at the map and to fill out the survey click HERE.

Pitch for the Cure with the Spokane Indians

Pitch for the Cure with the Spokane Indians

The Spokane Indians annual Pitch for the Cure is back again! This will be the eighth year the Spokane Indians and Susan G. Komen for the Cure have teamed up to raise money for breast cancer research.

Participants will walk one mile around Avista Stadium for breast cancer and be recognized in a pre-game ceremony. Registration includes a shirt, a ticket to that day's game, and a donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

The walk begins Sunday, August 4 at 3:00 pm, registration will be accepted until 2:30 that day. The deadline to register online is August 2, 2013. The fee to register online before July 21 is $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. After July 21 registration is $30.

For more information or to register for the event-- Click Here

Nominations for Corporations for Communities now open

Nominations for Corporations for Communities now open

Is there a corporation in Washington State that you would like to recognize for giving back to their community? Now you can. Nominations for the 2013 Coporations for Communities Award are being accpeted until August 31st.

“Washington is blessed with many companies committed to giving back to their communities,” Secratary of State KimWyman said. “Corporations for Communities offers the public a way to recognize some of these caring and generous businesses. Now more than ever, it is important to honor those corporations that make a difference.”

Beginning in 2009 the Corporations for Communities Award is a way to recognize Washington businesses that go above and beyond for their community.