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Mobile Plans

Mobile Plans

For Seth and Laura, Veraci Pizza is the story of the little cart that could… and still does.

Cool Heat

Cool Heat

As the kids happily drop their hard-earned quarters in the Ms. Pac-man machine, we realize we haven't complained about the heat all day... the sign of a well-played summer day.

There Once Was A Spokane Pub...

There Once Was A Spokane Pub...

COMMENTS: It's an uncommon night at O'Doherty's when the Lord Mayor of Limerick, Ireland stops by... sister-city love on Spokane Falls Blvd.

Weathering the Winter

Weathering the Winter

If you know an uncommon local business that may have been impacted by the winter weather, why not brave the slippery sidewalks and go give them some...

Welcome Winter, Welcome Eagles

Welcome Winter, Welcome Eagles

They start to arrive in November when the cold turns dry and sharp. The return of the bald eagles to Lake Coeur d’Alene is a much-anticipated part of winter’s arrival...

There Will Be Pie

There Will Be Pie

It’s a Thursday evening on the cusp of the holiday season, and we’re at the Kitchen Engine. Co-owner Nicole Frickle is teaching...

A Tale of Two Hashtags

A Tale of Two Hashtags

COMMENTS: At F&C, we've noticed that our mission is somewhat encapsulated by a couple of viral hashtags that will once again make their rounds this weekend. 

Little Shop of Rentals

Little Shop of Rentals

Thinking of a plastic costume from one of those weird pop-up Halloween stores? Do better. And support a local community theatre in the process.

Sweat, Swim, & Spice

Sweat, Swim, & Spice

COMMENTS: ...We meet at the Fish Lake Trailhead near downtown Spokane, and we start pedaling. Today, we’re riding rather than running this ten-mile paved scenic link between Spokane and Fish Lake, a fun little rec area near the college town of Cheney. 

Centennial Cycling

Centennial Cycling

COMMENTS: Cycling season has returned to the inland northwest, so last weekend I dusted off the saddle and headed east on the Centennial Trail. A scenic link between Spokane and Coeur d’Alene...

A Playwright's Life

A Playwright's Life

Meet Bob. Bob is a 91-year-old playwright and a resident of Portland, Oregon. He wrote his first play in Chengdu, China, in 1944, while he was serving as a weather cryptographer in a base for B-29 Superfortresses...

Getting My Bearings

Getting My Bearings

He walked with purpose, and he walked a lot. Or so I assumed, because several times a week while out for a run I would see him, striding down the sidewalk on...

Americana on a Friday Night

Americana on a Friday Night

Any evening that includes the following will end up as a win: a Perry Street Brewing Co. Double IPA, an upright bassist with serious jazz chops, my wife enthusiastically satisfied with the menu's vegan option

Knocking Around Town

Knocking Around Town

COMMENTS: Sometimes in the winter, we just need to get out of the houseeven if the redheaded goofball wants to wear her bathrobe instead of a sweater. 

A White Christmas It Was

We had heard so much about it in previous years, and we were both raised in families with a love of musical theater, so we agreed to make time.

Year One: Check!

Year One: Check!

Owning a small business is, well, busy. You look up and a year is gone. But for Lainey LaRue at Lolo Boutique, this wasn’t just any year: the calendar turning to 2016 also represented the first full year of owning her small business. So it was a somewhat surreal

Indies First

Indies First

Shop Small For All: This week, I asked Spokane Short List retailers which unique items their customers are raving about this holiday season. 

Fall: A Look Back

Fall: A Look Back

COMMENTS: Looking back, these are the reasons I weekend-warriored my way from Spokane to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness three times in October... 

Warmth

Warmth

It's a standing appointment: the first Sunday night of every month. And it's about the only time you won't find Pat and Mam Smitamorn standing side by side cooking at the restaurant they own together.

Painting the Town

His name is Sam White, and this is his party.