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Pop-n-Corn opens at Spokane Valley Mall

Amber Juliano and her Mom, Debbie Horrcks have just opened a brand new Gourmet Popcorn & Soda Shoppe called Pop-n-Corn at the Spokane Valley Mall. It's on the second level between the food court and Sears. Pop-n-Corn has over 50 flavors of popcorn, including Nitro Pop, which is popcorn frozen in front of you with liquid nitrogen, and over 100 bottled sodas. They have all the old favorites plus Mexican cane sugar Coke and Pepsi. Pop-n-Corn uses Nut Factory nuts, Bruttles and other local products. They're getting everything they can locally to support our community.

Pool World building Riverview Retirement pools

Pool World is working with Goebel Construction to build the pools for the 12,700-square-foot natatorium at the Riverview Retirement Community, 1801 East Upriver Drive. Pool World has been involved since the inception in July 2011.

The facility includes a large 4 lane, 25 yard, 28' x 75' lap pool which will have a unique resistance walking training feature in it, using a current to walk with or against. There will be a 16' x 32' warm water wellness pool with a counter swim jet. In addition the natatorium will feature an 8' x 12' therapy spa with ADA Transfer Platform Access.

The pools and spa will be treated with Ultra Violet Light Systems providing state of the art in pool water treatment.

Carole Bullock opens Pure Salon and Spa

Pure Salon and Spa opened recently at 423 W 1st Ave, Suite 250 in Spokane. Owner Carole Bullock has been in Spokane for 34 years and is a trained Esthetician and Nail Technician with 10 years of quality experience. She is well rounded with certifications in LaStone, Dermalogica, BioElements, SkinCeutical, LashDip, speed waxing and she's a Brazilian waxing specialist. She uses Image Skincare as facial product line.

Hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Thursdays 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturdays (seasonal) by appointment. Their phone number is 509-473-9367. For more information go to their website at www.puresalonandspaspokane.com.

KYRS Welcomes New Local News Director

KYRS-Thin Air Community Radio announces that Mike Corrigan has taken the helm as the new KYRS Local News Director. Gavin Dahl has produced the KYRS Local News since last summer, covering important stories such as the Otto Zehm case, coal trains, city and county government, local elections, marriage equality, peace and justice issues, labor rights, wild salmon recovery, and much more. He is moving to Denver to pursue other community radio opportunities.

Corrigan has co-hosted the indie rock program, 'Random Access,' on KYRS since the station's first days on-air, nearly 9 years ago. He is an award-winning journalist with more than 15 years of experience, including 6 years at the Inlander.

KYRS is a non-profit, non-commercial community radio station broadcasting on 92.3 & 88.1 FM and streaming live at kyrs.org. KYRS now reaches parts of five counties and offers diverse news, views, culture and music for un-served and under-served populations.

News tips and press releases may be sent to: news@kyrs.org.

Gather your girlfriends for a weekend at the lake!

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho's Annual Women's Weekend is scheduled for the weekend after Labor Day, September 7 - 9, 2012. This is a weekend of fun and friendship, exquisite meals and amazing activities and pampering...all on the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene at the magnificent and historic Camp Four Echoes, a Girl Scout owned and operated camp in Windy Bay.

Beacon Hill Events will cater the event. Activities include kayaking and paddle boarding, henna tattoos, belly dance lessons, pottery painting, spa services and more.

This is an important annual fundraising event focused on generating support for Girl Scout scholarships, camperships and troop supplies. The goal is that every girl who wants to be a Girl Scout has the opportunity to do so without a financial barrier. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

The cost is $210 per person. Visit www.gsewni.org and click on Women's Weekend for more information. Women's Weekend is for women 21 years old and older.
Questions? Call Kristin at 800-827-9478, ext: 204 or email: events@gsewni.org.

HSSA Board Hires Susan Ashe as Executive Director

The Health Sciences & Services Authority (HSSA) announced that it has hired Susan Ashe to serve as its Executive Director. Ashe had been serving as the Acting Executive Director for more than two years.

Ashe brings 30 years of experience in public policy and communications to the position, and was instrumental in managing the start-up of the HSSA organization, designing and implementing its health sciences grants program, and leading the organization through a public strategic investment planning initiative last year in collaboration with Empire Health Foundation.

Ashe is a graduate of Eastern Washington University and previously worked for the City of Spokane's Mayor's Office in charge of legislative affairs. Prior to serving the City, she spent several years as Public Affairs Manager for Kaiser Aluminum's northwest regional operations. She owns and operates Ashe Public Affairs.

Needful Things Furniture, Decor & More to collect School Supplies for Spokane's Salvation Army

Needful Things located at 1802 E. Sprague Avenue will be collecting school supply donations for the Spokane's Salvation Army for those in need in our community. Spokane's Salvation Army starts early on this because they anticipate helping over 3,500 children in need of school supplies this school year. In 2009, they served 1,600 children, 2010, they served 1,987 children and in 2011, they served over 3,000 children. They need school supplies to fill those bins, but most of all they need backpacks. The Salvation Army says they run out of backpacks every year and that's the most expensive part of the supply pack.

Needful Things will be collecting school supply donations in store beginning tomorrow, and ending Saturday, August 11. Store hours - Tues, Wed, Fri 10:00 to 3:00, Thurs 10:00 to 6:00, Sat 10:00 to 4:00. As Needful Things' way of saying 'Thank you for your donation', they will pay the sales tax on your purchase made in store on the day of your donation. For more information contact Michele Lage, Needful Things - Furniture, Decor & More at 509-951-9573.

Spokane/Inland Northwest Craft Brewers Conference

Mark Irvin, co-founder of No-Li Brewhouse led the group of 12 craft brewers at the first-ever Spokane/Inland Northwest Craft Brewers Conference. Twelve craft brewers from Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho shared their stories, beers and dreams. Spokesman Review beer columnist Rick Bonino was also in the crowd.

The group's first project is to create the Spokane Ale Trail - a map of local breweries distributed in local hotels. Five regional brewers - Golden Hills, Laughing Dog, Riverport, Selkirk Abbey, and the conference host, No-Li Brewhouse will trek to Denver for the craft beer world's grandest party of them all: Great American Beer Festival this October. The group is also vying for a future National Home Brewers Conference in Spokane.

Interface College Spokane to offer Medical Assisting

Interface College-Spokane is expanding program offerings to include Medical Assisting to meet current employment demands locally and nationally. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects medical assistant employment growth of 30.9 percent through 2018, making it one of the fastest growing occupations in healthcare. The field is expected to be adding 162,900 more jobs due to an aging population and the government's commitment to providing health care to a broader generation of people.

Currently, 1 out of every 5 jobs in Spokane is in the health care field. The Medical Assistant program (MOA/MA) at Interface College-Spokane will prepare graduates for employment opportunities in private physicians' offices, clinics and group practices. Medical Assistants are vital in the day-to-day operations and perform a broad range of both clinical and administrative duties; from collecting patient vital signs and blood pressure to managing an office.

Medical Assistant ranks high on U.S. News & World Report top 50 job list for 2012, listing both rapid job growth and professional fulfillment as factors to the high ranking. Applications to the Medical Assistant program are now being accepted with the first class starting at the end of August. For more information about the Medical Assisting program or Interface College-Spokane, call 509-467-1727 or go online to Interface.edu.

Northern Quest Resort & Casino expands River's Edge Buffet

The newly expanded River's Edge Buffet inside Northern Quest Resort & Casino will hold its Grand Opening today. With a nearly $1 million expansion and remodel, guests dining at River's Edge will notice new menu offerings, reinventions of classic favorites and options for open, private or semi-private dining.

With new decor, a private dining room that seats 24 guests and elevated seating in some areas, the River's Edge Buffet will spread out over 11,000 square feet (an increase of more than 4,500 square feet) and will seat more than 450 guests. River's Edge servers will separate themselves from the traditional by providing a more personalized service, offering to retrieve additional helpings of each guest's favorite items (if they desire) and full tableside beverage service.

One of the most exciting new additions to the buffet includes a Mt. Adams Stone Hearth Oven, allowing our chefs to create signature thin-crust pizzas. The culinary team will bake gourmet and traditional pizzas with flavors enhanced by their Woodstone oven method of baking. All pizza crusts, flatbreads and Focaccia breads will be made with locally sourced Shepard's Grain flour, milled in Spokane from wheat crops grown near Reardan, Wash.

The new buffet will also include four 'action stations,' where chefs will interact with guests while they're making dining selections. The action stations include a carving station, pizza station, grilling area (for custom omelets at breakfast and brunch and steaks cooked to order in the evenings) and dessert station. The chefs have reinvented the buffet dessert list and will include some old favorites as well as some exciting new 'single-serve' items arranged in beautiful displays.

The River's Edge Buffet is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week from 7 am to 10 pm. The popular Seafood Night will now be held three days a week instead of two - on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Sunday brunch, featuring a chocolate fountain, will be held from 7 am to 3:30 pm. For additional details, visit northernquest.com.

Morning Star's Evening in Tuscany a big success

Morning Star Foundation's annual premier event for opera lovers, Evening in Tuscany, took place on August 5th. This fundraising outdoor soiree benefited Morning Star Boys' Ranch and was highlighted by an ensemble of international performers including Heather Parker, Soprano, Dawn Wolski, Soprano, Tim Augustin, Tenor, Derrick Parker, Bass Baritone, Mateuz Wolski, Violin and David Demand, Piano Accompanist.

Hosted at the home of Ron & Terri Caferro, the Italian style historic home and manicured yard was the perfect setting to transport performers and attendees to Tuscany for the evening. The 4-course Italian fare catered by Fery's Catering complimented the wine by Robert Karl Cellars.

Morning Star Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization purposed to solicit, receive, administer and manage gifts, funds and other assets in order to support tax-exempt charitable pursuits for the benefit of youth. For more information go to www.morningstarfoundationspokane.org.

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