Lace Up Your Running Shoes!!

Lace up your running shoes and grab a water bottle because the Windermere Half Marathon and Marathon is now accepting applications for next years race! The 4th annual Windermere Half Marathon and Marathon will take place May 19th, 2012. Even though the race is nine months away, if you register before September 30th you'll get a deal on registration fee.

Local Volunteers Help With Irene

As Hurricane Irene and all her fury whips across the East Coast thousands of Red Cross volunteers, including several from the Inland Northwest travel into the disaster zone to help those affected by the storm.

Happy Homecoming For Local Soldiers

It was a happy homecoming Friday night at the Spokane International Airport as dozens of local soldiers deployed for a year reunited with their families.

Downtown piano bar expanding their business to include a lounge

The downtown piano bar, Gibliano Brothers, 718 W. Riverside, is expanding their business to include a lounge in a space adjacent to their current occupancy. The lounge, dubbed the GB lounge, will feature storefront visibility on Riverside Ave. The lounge is expected to open on September 8th.Jason Kostelecky, marketing director for the two-year old bar, says the concept includes pool tables, flat screen televisions and additional 100 occupancy capacity.Customers in the lounge will be able to view the piano bar section and performance through the feature television sets on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The business hours will not be changing. As usual, the bar is closed on Sundays.

Out of the Darkness and Silence

The Miracle Worker, the story of Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, has returned to Spokane for a short time.  This is your opportunity to see the inspiring story come to life as Annie Sullivan comes into Helen Keller's world of darkness and silence, having been left blind and deaf from a childhood illness.  With Annie's persistance the doors to Helen's world are unlocked and Helen learns to communicate with the world outside her own. Helen is played by Caroline Slater and Paige Kubicek and Annie Sullivan is played by Sarah Denison.  The play is directed by Patty Duke who played Helen Keller in 1962 and received an academy award. 

Kiddie pools aren't as popular as originally theorized

It was a mere theory that kiddie pools sales would increase during the looming closure of city pools for the summer, but I was wrong. Phone calls to local general stores resulted in the same thing. Most said their sales were about the same as last year with little demand.Pat Conley, Spokane Valley White Elephant store co-manager said, "This year's weather hasn't done it. Last year we never ran out, but we went through several."

Some city pools will remain open longer this summer

Updated - 2:27 p.m. - You've probably checked out the weather report for the next few days and are wondering why the pools are being shut down so early. There are certainly not enough kiddie pools to accommodate every user of the city pools. There actually isn't. However, the city plans to keep some of the pools open a little longer this summer.

Feeding the Desire to Learn

Students and staff at Holmes Elementary, Logan Elementary, and Stevens Elementary will be offered a free healthy breakfast this school year.

Swimmers Get to Enjoy More Pool Time in Spokane

With temperatures climbing into the 90's, a lot of people are running to the pools to cool off. Comstock and Hillyard aquatic centers and Shadle and Liberty pools are all closing their doors to public swimming Saturday, but Cannon pool will be open through September 10th for open swim.

Downtown Spokane Pow Wow Canceled Due To Lack Of Funding

Every year, the Native American community in the Inland Northwest hosts the Spokane Falls Northwest Encampment and Powwow at Riverfront Park. Citing financial concerns this year, they've had to cancel the event, which was supposed to be this weekend.

Chism Files New $10 Million Lawsuit

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled state patrol detectives committed judicial deception when they arrested Todd Chism a year before on child pornography charges.

Salvation Army in Need of Backpacks Now

Due to high need this year, the Salvation Army has run out of backpacks for young children headed back to school. The group is hoping for donations from the community so they can continue to provide school supplies for the kids.

Rock The Block Is Coming

If you are a Habitat for Humanity-Spokane volunteer, donor, friend, candidate family, staff or homeowner, you are invited to Rock the Block! It's Habitat's summer BBQ. Take part in food, live music, games and prizes. The folks at Spokane's Habitat say there will be fun for the whole family, including a jumping castle and a sno-cone machine for the kids.Event Details: It's this Saturday, August 27 from Noon to 2 p.m. at Liberty Park, 4th & Medelia St.

Car Burns In South Spokane Garage Fire

Investigators are searching for the cause of a detached garage fire on Spokane's South Hill that damaged a car. Fire investigators estimated the damage at $40,000.

Clayton Community Fair

It should be another warm summer weekend this weekend so why not take the opportunity to get outdoors and out of the city? If you head north of Spokane on Hwy 395, just past the City of Deer Park about 8 to 10 minutes, you'll come to the small town of Clayton and Clayton is having their own 3 day Country Fair this weekend starting on Friday, August 26 and running through Sunday, August 28. Come on out. Enjoy the sunshine. Bring the family.

Man arrested for indecent exposure along 57th Tuesday afternoon

Drivers along westbound 57th on the upper South Hill were greeted by a man exposing himself near the Pittsburgh intersection.Witnesses told deputies that 20-year-old Tyler R. Raymond Hall pulled his shorts down to his thighs around 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday displaying his genitals for all.Hall was arrested for indecent exposure by Deputy B. Garrett. During a search of his clothing, a bag of marijuana and a marijuana pipe were found. The Sheriff's Office says that it's undetermined if the marijuana played a role in the indecent exposure incident, but it played a role in the additional arrest for possession of a controlled substance.

Kitchen Fire Chases Six People Out Of Home

Six people including four children are homeless this morning after an early morning fire in Northeast Spokane. Firefighters contained most of the damage to the kitchen, but there is smoke damage throughout the house.

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.