Spokane

Parisian Cupcake sells out in less than three hours on opening day

Update - 1:16 p.m. - After only three hours of business, Parisian Cupcake sold out of their stock of 8 dozen cupcakes just after 12:30 p.m. on their first day."Our most popular flavors have been Summer Strawberry, Lemon Raspberry, Death by Chocolate and Very Vanilla. We're sold out on the chocolate," said owner, Melody Pugh.

Spokane Youth Day will host a "Where's Waldo" scavenger hunt on Friday

There appears to be no age-limit for this "Where's Waldo" themed scavenger hunt on Friday, August 26th in Riverfront Park. I must admit that I'm intrigued by the Spokane's Youth Day theme as Where's Waldo was a popular family road-trip activity back in the day.Area youth are planning this year's 2nd Youth Day. They started the event after the success of Spokane's Kids Day, but realized that there was no similar event for teens. Last year's Youth Day attracted over 1,000 youth to Riverfront Park.This year, the event has double the budget and will feature live music from area youth bands and of course the premiere activity, the Where's Waldo scavenger hunt which kicks off at 5 p.m. Participants will search the park for clues, compete in competitions and search for Waldo and his friends.

Shop For A Cause at Macy's August 27th

This Saturday, August 27, HOPE School will partner with Macy's for their 6th Annual Shop For A Cause Day.  This is a unique one-day-only shopping event which was created to support local charities and has helped raise more than $38 million for charities across the country since 2006.  This is a day of spectacular discounts, entertainment, and special events.  Pass holders will enjoy special discounts on most regular, sale and clearance purchases all day.Macy's has provided HOPE School with shopping passes to sell for $5 each.  The HOPE School keeps 100% of every ticket it sells.  By purchasing a $5 shopping pass you are helping a local non-profit preschool program for children with hearing loss.  You may purchase your shopping pass by contacting The HOPE School, at 509-863-7097, email kim@spokanehopeschool.org or online .

"Rolling Video Games" Trailer = Awesome!

It's official, I wish I could be 13 years old forever. Today I had the opportunity to dilly dally around in a "Rolling Video Games" trailer. When they first showed up Robyn Nance insisted I come and check it out (it was a setting place for a Wednesday Child shoot). At first i was hesitant for some reason, it took two invites to get me out there and let me tell you I'm glad I did!The trailer is 100% mobile, they come to you! It's loaded with 6 flat screen HD TV's, multiple X-Box 360's, Playstation 3's and Wii's. Each gaming hub is setup with it's very own surround sound speaker and subwoofer. There are two TV's built into the side of the trailer for more interactive types of gaming, such as X-Box Kinect and Guitar Hero games. The trailer is nicely air conditioned, very comfortable and very clean.Let me make this clear, this trailer is not just for kids its for people of all ages! I was the youngest one in the trailer and I'm 24. No matter your age, you will LOVE this thing!  They have a bunch of games that are suitable for all ages.  You can have 16 player Halo tournaments or just do heads up racing with some of your closest friends.

Not Local: But That's One Way to Deal With Thieves

Remember when thieves stole Bigfoot from the downtown store, Roost? To refresh your memory, it went missing one day and was discovered at Medical Lake High School, whose mascot, by the way, is the cardinals. On another note, this article popped up from The Guardian about how some angry Tuscan monks wished upon some thieves of a rare and expensive bible to be struck down by... diarrhea.

The 19th Annual Cops N Kids Car Show

The 19th Annual Cops N Kids Car Show will be on Saturday, August 20th, 2011 at the corner of Riverside & Washington from 7:00pm - midnight.  There will be free hotdogs, pizza, and pop, as well as several awards! Trophies will include: *Chief's & Sheriff's Choice, *Best of Show, *Best Bicycle, *Car, Truck & MotorcycleCategories include: *Pre 49, *50's, *60's, *70's, *80's, *90's, *00's. 

Suspended Firefighter Cleared Of All Charges

A suspended Spokane firefighter won his case Thursday against the Washington State Patrol. A Stevens County jury found Todd Chism not guilty of four felony charges and a misdemeanor charge for resisting arrest.

Benefit Car Wash For Murdered Spokane Mother

Drivers along Divison Street are getting a fist hand look at the number of people affected by the murder of a Spokane mother. That's where friends and family are trying to raise money for Evon Moore's funeral, which is Saturday, by holding a 2 day car washing event.

Two Eastern Washington liquor stores selected for state-wide spirits sampling program

A pilot program announced by the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) featuring spirits sampling will kick off in Washington on September 1st. The program was established from Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1202, signed into legislation by the Governor in April. The bill creates a pilot program that allows spirits sampling in state liquor and contract stores.Brian Smith, WSLCB communications, says that Western Washington stores will kick off the pilot September, Eastern Washington stores will have to wait until October.

Craig T. Nelson Celebrity Golf Tourney

When you live in any small to mid-sized town, it's customary to talk about the famous people who live there. You'd never go down the laundry list of stars that live in your town, if you lived in L.A. But in Spokane, we love to sight the famous people who call this City home... including our favorite coach, Craig T. Nelson. Not only does the actor hail from Spokane, he's raising money to help local people here. He's hosting the 2nd Annual Craig T. Nelson Celebrity Golf Classic to raise money for Lilac Services for the Blind. According to its website, he non-profit provides in-home essential services such as independent living instruction, counseling, optical devices and assistive aids, diet & health education, and assisting clients with getting help from other services

Free Kids Day & School Supplies

School's about to start across the Inland Northwest. While it's an exciting time, it's a very expensive time for families. A local church is planning a fun event, that will make back-to-school time a little more fun (and less stressful. This Saturday, August 20,2011, Real Life Ministries Spokane will host Kids Community Day at two locations in Spokane. One location will be at Garry Middle School, and the second location will be at West Central Community Center, both events will be from 10am-1pm.

Mayor Verner To Hold Election Party

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner is throwing an election party on the night of August 16 for her supporters. The Mayor will hold the event from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. at the Sidebar & Grill at 1011 W. Broadway. Her campaign is providing appetizers and soft drinks while the ballots are counted.

The Davenport Hotel opens up the Circus Room as a new guest room

The Davenport Hotel's Circus Room is the only surviving guestroom in the hotel. It was originally created in 1935 as a party room to welcome a childhood friend of Louis Davenport to Spokane. Harper Joy was retiring from Ringling Brothers Circus as a clown and room 730 became an "inside joke" created by sign painter, A. Rutgers VanderLoeff.The room has never been available as a sleeping room. Up until this point, it was used as a meeting room or for birthday parties."We never thought it would be conducive for a sleeping room," Matt Jensen, Davenport Hotel marketing director, said. He continued, "It has a built-in bathroom with shower. We added two king beds and a fold out bed. We thought it would be ideal for slumber parties."

Spokane Solid Waste Truck Damaged After Hitting Railroad Bridge

A recycling truck with Spokane Solid Waste Management hit the roof of the railroad bridge on Napa near Trent Ave. this morning, when one of its bins raised above the 12 foot and 2 inch limit."We don't know if it was a mechanical or driver error for it to raise up while it was driving," Alan Milson, refuse supervisor said. He continued, "We don't have a lot of backup on those trucks. We would have to get it extensive repairs unless it's too much. We'll have our garage look at it."

Tuesday night will feature an "excellent visible pass" of the International Space Station

One of the best places to view an upcoming passing of the International Space Station on August 16th is the Spokane area starting at 9:27 p.m. A 11 minute viewing will begin in the southwest area of the sky as it travels north of the city to the northeast.Real time satellite trackings define this as an excellent visible pass. Its maximum altitude at 9:32 p.m., reaches a magnitude (measurement of brightness) of -2.5. If you're not sure how bright that is, -2.5 is also the minimum brightness of a new moon.

Pampered Parrots Rescue

The Christian run rescue organization "Pampered Parrots" is hosting a free event on August 20th from 12pm – 3pm with door prizes and raffle items such as Indians' tickets, gift certificates to local restaurants, cookie baskets and much more! Bring your own bird down and meet some of the local birds (please have your bird in a cage, harnessed, or free flight trained) and see what the local bird rescue, "Pampered Parrots" is all about. Pampered Parrots is a Christian run rescue and have placed over 500 birds that have come through their doors since 1999.  Each bird they have rescued has been evaluated behaviorally and medically.  The birds are worked with or rehabilitated as needed and either placed in foster care for extensive positive behavior modification, placed in sanctuary for those birds that would not benefit from continuing as a companion, or placing the birds in a new family home of their own.Pampered Parrots' focus on being the small rescue with heart. We are family oriented and believe companion birds should live in a positive flock mentality. They aren't big and fancy, but  are growing. They guarantee to give each bird individualized attention and do what is right for the bird. They also DO NOT SELL BIRDS! An adoption fee is associated with each rescue based on care, vet procedures, nutrition and other comprising factors.

Rare book collector theorizes Butch Cassidy survived the Boliva shootout

Rumors stemming from a 200-page manuscript, say that Butch Cassidy survived the Bolivia train station shootout. In fact, a rare book collector thinks so and he believes that Cassidy survived to old age in Washington State and lived some time in Spokane . The Associate Press reports Cassidy went by another name, William T. Phillips, got married and moved to Spokane in 1911 with his wife.