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Hydroplane racing returns to Coeur d'Alene




After 44 years, hydroplane racing will again return to Coeur d'Alene with the Diamond Cup Regatta. This coming Labor Day weekend hydros will be racing on the lake, southeast of downtown at Silver Beach, just outside city limits. The boats will be in the Grand Prix West class, smaller than unlimiteds but capable of speeds of 200 miles per hour. Organizers hope to have unlimited hydroplanes racing on the lake next summer.


Spokane Tribe donates $5000 to Honor Flight

The Spokane Tribe of Indians presented a $5000 check in support of Honor Flight last week as Veterans prepared to travel on the second scheduled Honor Flight of this year from the Spokane Airport.

"The Spokane Tribe recognizes the urgency of donations to Honor Flight so that it may continue its important mission of bringing our military heroes to see the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C.," said Spokane Tribal Council Chairman, Greg Abrahamson. The Spokane Tribe has an active VFW Post in Wellpinit, Washington on the Spokane Reservation and the tribe understands the importance of our communities Veterans. Abrahamson says, "It is vital that we as a tribe and community continue to support programs that honor all military Veterans."

Mortimore Productions is on the move

Mortimore Productions, one of Spokane's top audio, video film production companies, is moving their studio after 18 years at the same location. They are moving to the Service Station Coffee House on Nevada & Holland. The new space is on the second floor, room 210. They are next to Aaron Breedon, who mixes film for many production companies, including North by Northwest. Mortimore Productions will be sharing some of Aaron's space also, including his incredible voice over booth. They should be fully in by June 30. Dan Mortimore says a party is in the planning, so stay tuned, You can learn more about Mortimore Productions at Mortimore.com.

Casper Fry, a new restaurant opens at 928 S. Perry

Deb Green and her family have opened Casper Fry, a new restaurant in the Perry neighborhood at 928 S. Perry. It's named after Green's great-grandfather, Rev. Casper Fry, a Spokane minister who preached at the former Liberty Park Baptist Church. The menu of the new restaurant features southern cooking in honor of Reverend Fry, who was a southern born Baptist minister. There is a painting of him on a brick wall inside the place.

The Green family also own Madeleine's in downtown Spokane. Casper Fry is open for lunch and dinner Wednesday through Monday. You can find their menu at their website: www.casperfry.com.

Numerica Elects Directors

Joe Day, Scott Clark and Scott Plumb have been elected to Numerica Credit Union's board of directors for three-year terms.

Fundraiser for Honor Flight

The Inland Northwest Honor Flight honors our greatest generation, Saturday, June 23 at Crazy G's Burgers, Phillys & Dogs, 821 N Division from 11am to 5pm. Come meet and visit with World War II veterans, and see some great old and new cars, military displays, police and fire department displays. The family event fundraiser and silent auction includes Silverwood tickets, Spokane Chiefs tickets, Spokane Youth Symphony tickets, Southwest Airlines tickets, golf, hotel packages and much more.

All proceeds benefit Inland Northwest Honor Flight - to take WW II vets to Washington D.C.


Integrus Architecture recognizes staff

Integrus Architecture in Spokane and Seattle recently recognized the commitment and professionalism of several staff through the advancement to Associate within the firm. Associates are individuals that are committed to the firm and the profession, and are persons who have demonstrated professionalism in their work. New associates include:

Megan Ayers - Engineering Technician (Spokane)>br> Patrick Donnelly, AIA, LEED AP - Project Architect (Seattle)
Daniel Gero, Architect, LEED AP - Project Architect (Seattle)
Loretta Sachs - Project Manager (Seattle)
Sam Schafer - Intern Architect (Seattle)
Matthew Sullivan, Architect - Project Designer / Architect (Seattle)
Mary Theil - Facility Security Officer / Administrative Supervisor (Spokane)
Amy Vanderhorst, AIA, LEED AP - Architect / Project Manager (Seattle)

About Integrus Architecture - Founded in 1953, Integrus Architecture is a full service professional services firm providing architectural, planning, interior design, structural engineering and security design services for K-12, higher education, health care, justice, civic and commercial clients throughout the world. For more information please visit www.integrusarch.com.


Harry Sladich joins travel board

Harry Sladich, executive vice president of sales, marketing and distribution for Red Lion Hotels Corporation, has been named a member of the 2012-'15 Destination and Travel Foundation board of trustees.

New restaurant at Kendall Yards

A new 3,000 square foot restaurant is under construction in the Cedar Plaza Building in Kendall Yards, just south of the State Court of Appeals. Popular chef David Blaine is opening Central Food in December. Blaine expects to have a staff of 25. Central Food, which will have a cuisine driven by available fresh ingredients, will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Vintage Spokane coming June 24




Spokane's largest summer wine event, Vintage Spokane: A Food and Wine Affair, comes to Northern Quest Resort & Casino Sunday, June 24 from 3 to 6pm. Over 60 Washington wineries will pour delicious wines and gourmet bites will be provided by Masselow's Restaurant. General admission tickets are $45. Limited VIP tickets are $60 (VIP hours are 2-6pm).

For ticket and other detailed information, including a list of participating wineries, visit vintagespokane.com.

Ronald McDonald House celebrates 25 years with open house

For 25 years Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Spokane has provided temporary lodging, comfort and support to families of children accessing medical services in Spokane. Since opening their doors in 1987, they have served over 11,000 families during the most difficult times of their lives. You are invited to come celebrate the impact their organization has made, and to learn more about the 'house that love built'. An open house is planned for Wednesday, June 27th, 10 am to 7 pm at 1015 West 5th Avenue.

Drop by anytime and they will be providing tours of the house throughout the day. There will be light refreshments in the 'Garden of Hope'. You will also have the opportunity to talk with the current Board of Directors, and to meet some of the families who have stayed at the house.

Invite family, friends and co-workers who might be interested in learning more about RMHC as well. If you're not able to make it on the 27th but would like to come visit the house at another time, contact Colleen Fox at colleenf@rmhspokane.org.

Gaiser Conservatory in Manito Park celebrates 100 years!

Join the Friends of Manito and Spokane Parks Department for the centennial celebration of the Gaiser Conservatory in Manito Park this Saturday, June 16 from 1 to 4pm.

Events are free and open to the public and include an opening celebration starting at 1pm, great entertainment, cake & ice cream, Greenhouse tours, a history presentation, horse and carriage rides, children's activities and more. The greenhouse will also be giving away small plants while supplies last. An all day lunch box special will be offered at the Park Bench Cafe.

For more information, visit www.thefriendsofmanito.org and www.spokaneparks.org.

Global Leadership Summit coming this August

The Global Leadership Summit will be held on August 9-10 at the Life Center Four Square Church, 1202 N. Government Way. Over 120,000 church and business leaders will gather for this Summit broadcast live via satellite from the Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago to more than 200+ satellite sites across North America. Among the speakers will be: Bill Hybels, Founder & Sr. Pastor, Willow Creek; Condoleezza Rice, Former U.S. Secretary of State; Sheryl Wudunn, Best Selling Author & Pulitzer Price Winner; Patrick Lencioni, Founder & President, The Table Group; Geoffrey Canada, President & CEO, Harlem Children’s Zone, William L. Ury, Co-Founder & Sr. Fellow, Harvard University’s Program on Negotiation, and many more.

The Global Leadership Summit is designed for business and community leaders, board members, pastors, teachers, civil servants, politicians, soccer moms & CEO’s...anyone who has the influence and desire to positively impact their world. This event will offer insights, developmental tools and inspiring perspectives from leaders all over the world who are committed to making lasting, positive change in the spheres they influence.

Register at www.lifecenter.net Register by June 26 for the Early Bird Rate. Special Pricing Available for Military, Students and Groups of 25+.

Spokane Marcom Announces 2012-2013 Board of Directors

The Spokane Regional Marketing and Communications Association (MarCom) has announced its 2012-2013 Board of Directors:

President - Sally Mildren, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Spokane
Vice President/Incoming President/Programming Chair - Leslie Czernik, Pearson Packaging Systems
Past President - Alyssa Ando, RESCUE! Pest Control Products
Communications Chair - Jennifer Van Eps, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Events Chair - Nick Kelly, Kelly/Brady Advertising
Finance Chair - Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane
Sponsorship Chair - Crystal Schaeffer, American Cancer Society
Internship Chair - Joanne Vega, Strategic Research Associates
Membership Chair - Tyler Tullis, Desautel Hege Communications
Spark Awards Judging Chair - Kevin Dudley, Greater Spokane Incorporated

The Spokane Regional Marketing and Communications Association (MarCom) is Spokane's leading communication organization dedicated to advancing the integrated marketing communication profession through professional development, community impact and a commitment to credibility. MarCom meets on the first Friday of every month (except July, August and January). Visit www.SpokaneMarCom.org to become a member and pre-register for meetings.

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"Either you run the day or the day runs you."
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