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Edge-Cliff Chili Feed Benefits Veterans of Foreign Wars

One of our newsroom staff took this call from what she described as an older gentleman who wanted to share an upcoming event in his neighborhood happening next week. I don’t know about you, but this sounds like a bunch of yum.

Edge-Cliff’s SCOPE is having a chili and hot dog feed on January 28th to benefit Veterans of Foreign Wars. The entry fee for adults in $4.50 while children ages 6-12 for $3.00.

The feed is from 4-7 p.m. at the SCOPE Edge-Cliff located at 522 S. Thierman Road.

Help Every Kid Get a Valentine

Help Every Kid Get a Valentine

Years later, you might still remember the rush of excitement when you opened the Valentine's cards from your elementary school classmates. A program in Spokane Valley is hoping to ensure that every child gets to experience that excitement on February 14th.

Spokane Valley Partners is accepting donating cards to ensure all kids can participate in the time-honored tradition of exchanging cards in the classroom. From now until February 10th, you can drop off donated cards to Spokane Valley Partners, located at 10814 E. Broadway. Anyone who needs cards for their child to hand out, you can pick them up between Monday February 6th and Friday February 10th. Families will be asked to show proof of Valley residency and sign for the cards. Valley teachers can also pick up Valentines for children whose parents are not able to pick them up.

 

Ten films - only two will make the summer movies at Mirabeau Park

This may be the most important election of the entire year - hands down. Or not. Somebody out there is going to be very eager to make sure one of these movies are chosen for Spokane Valley’s annual movies at Mirabeau Park.

Last year, voters selected Despicable Me and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice to be shown at the very family friendly event during the height of the summer under the night sky. This year’s dates are Saturday, July 21st and Saturday, August 18th.

This year, in a democratic fashion, voters have a choice between:

  • Cars 2
  • Dolphin Tales
  • Happy Feet 2
  • Hugo
  • Kung-fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom
  • The Muppets
  • Puss in Boots
  • The Smurfs
  • Soul Surfer
  • The Zookeeper

Select your top three and from there, the winning films will be announced in the Spring/Summer Recreation Guide in March. If those films don’t appease your appetite, there’s an option for a write-in campaign.

Reservations for parks rental available January 3rd

Hosting your picnic in any city park is like obtaining lake-front property - all the good spots are taken. Here’s your chance to beat the rushing crowds of community groups and family reunions to snag up those perfect spots for picnics and ball games for Spokane Valley’s warm weather season.

Starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3rd, Parks and Recreation will be taking applications for facility rental. We know you’ll be lining up to get the spot with the good park bench.

Prices and facility details are available online where you can also reserve your space in a first-come first serve basis.

Spokane Valley Camaro drives with Christmas cheer

Spokane Valley Camaro drives with Christmas cheer

Deck the car with reindeers and duct tape. Nicholas Spragg, Spokane Valley resident, has made his 2002 Camaro into a mobile Christmas decoration. He emailed us to say he started decorating his car for Halloween and then Thanksgiving. Why not Christmas?

Spragg write, "The car is covered with duct tape and currently has over 26 decorations made completely out of duct tape."

Curious minds want to know how Spragg will decorate his car for National Fruitcake Day.

Share: Have a great photo you want to send KXLY? Email: nicoleh@kxly.com.

Bullets and Ink: A Man's Spin On Life

Bullets and Ink: A Man's Spin On Life

Doyle Wheeler approaches life just like he does pens; everything is possible. Throw anything his way and he will make it work for him.

The first lathe Wheeler ever received was from his father. He tinkered with it off and on, not really committing to the craft but enjoying the rhythm of turning a pen. The first ones he ever made became Christmas gifts for family and friends but he insists they weren't any good.

It's what every budding artist – excuse me, craftsman – would say of their early work.

Craftsmanship is in Wheeler's blood. His grandparents built their home in Spokane from the ground up.

The Santa Float prepares to spread a little cheer

For years, Santa has been visiting Spokane Valley neighborhoods in an old bread truck converted into a Santa Float.

The Spokane Valley Fire Department helps out with Santa’s ride every year and help him give out candy canes and stuffed animals to neighbor kids.

Assistant fire marshal, Bill Clifford, says it helps spread the cheer.

“We’ve used the truck for several years,” Clifford said. He continued, “We fixed it up - installed speakers and a stereo system to play Christmas music. We’ve also installed windows so kids can see Santa from all three sides.”

The alternative transportation for Santa can be seen heading out in the following neighborhoods around 6-8 p.m. starting Friday evening and beginning daily on the 13th.