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Spokane Home & Garden Show Coming April 5-7

The 37th Annual Spring Spokane Home & Garden Show will be Friday, April 5th through Sunday, April 7th at the Spokane Convention Center. The Spokane Home & Garden Show is the oldest running consumer home show in Spokane, and is focused on building, renovation, landscaping, design and decor. Join over 350 booths showcasing their latest products and services for your home and garden. Enter to win great door prizes, attend informative seminars and get expert advice on all your home remodeling, decorating or building needs.

Show Hours are Friday 12:00 noon - 8:00pm; Saturday 10:00am - 8:00pm; Sunday 10am - 5pm. Tickets are $8 for Adults, $6 for Seniors & Military, and Children 12 & under are Free. Visit www.spokanehomeandgardenshow.com.

Spokane's Frontier Institute selected for promising new study

Frontier Institute has been named as one of a select 50 sites in the nation to begin research on a promising new mental health research study.

As the research department of Frontier Behavioral Health (formerly Spokane Mental Health), Frontier Institute (FI) is a pioneer in the field of mental health research, and has been awarded multiple research trials in Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder, as well as others.

The study will focus on Tardive Dyskinesia (TD), a disorder that causes belated involuntary, and repetitive body movements as the result of certain Schizophrenia medications. Previous studies exploring TD treatments have either failed to show the effectiveness of the treatment or have resulted in other significant side effects for the patient. The pharmaceutical company Neurocrine has a promising new medication to decrease the symptoms of TD, while having minimal to no side effects for the patient.

To learn more about this study, call Frontier Institute at 509-458-2405 or visit frontierinstituteresearch.org.


West Plains Chamber recognizes the 'Best of the West'

Over two hundred attendees gathered recently at Northern Quest Resort and Casino to congratulate recipients at the West Plains Chamber 'Best of the West' annual recognition ceremony.

'Best of the West' recognizes men and women in the Spokane area who contribute to the regional business community, the customer service industry, first responders and those who serve in uniform who have gone above the normal call of duty.

Chair of the event and General Manager of the Airport Ramada, Denise Vickerman noted that participation by membership was overwhelming this year.

Recipients for 2013 Best of the West:
Community Relations - Individual - Matt Boyd, Burke Construction Group
Community Relations - Business/Organization - Spokane Teacher's Credit Union
Innovative Practices - Spokane Int'l Airport
Customer Service - Individual - Brook Anderson, Blackhawk Veterinary Hospital
Customer Service - Business/Organization - Owl Pharmacies
Small Business of the Year - Rokko's Teriyaki & BBQ
Technology - Sunshine Disposal & Recycling
Non-Profit of the Year - Cleone's Closet
Medium Business of the Year - Owl Pharmacies
First Responders - Brian K. Anderson/Spokane FD 3
Large Business/Organization of the Year - EWU
Business Leader of the Year - Steve Emtman
Person of the Year - Mayor Tom Trulove
Most Uniquely West Plains - Cheney Rodeo
Chamber Champion - Steve Taylor, Taylor Computing

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS:
Educators of the Year -
Jeff Butler, Cheney School District
Darrel John, Medical Lake School District
Nadean Meyer, Eastern Washington University

Military Persons of the Year -
Cap. Shannon Yellin, 141st Air National Guard
MSgt Michael H. Alford, Air Education and Training Command
TSgt Bradley Barkhauer, 92nd Air Mobility Command
SrA Jennifer Soulier, 336th Survival School -Air Mobility Command/Air National Guard

Congratulations to all the winners & nominees.


Congratulations Nadine Woodward, Silver Circle inductee

A big congratulations to KXLY 4's Nadine Woodward, who will be inducted into the Silver Circle for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

The Silver Circle is NATAS' Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement. Past winners include Dan Lewis, Kathi Goertzen, and Aaron Brown. It's been more than 20 years since the last Spokane broadcaster, Bob Briley, won the award.

Nadine will be honored at a ceremony at Seattle's Paramount Theater on June 14th, and again the following night at the 50th Anniversary Emmy Awards, also at the Paramount.

Happy Hour at the District Bar

The District Bar is open for business and getting rave reviews on the food. During Happy hour, which is from 3-6pm, you can enter to win VIP tickets to concerts at The Knitting Factory, plus 10 percent off your tab with ticket receipts from shows at the Bing Crosby Theater and the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. The District Bar is located at 916 W 1st Ave, on the east end of the Knitting Factory.


Coeur d'Alene Chocolates Opens in Downtown Spokane, Free Chocolates April 5

Coeur d'Alene Chocolates will be opening on April 5 in Downtown at River Park Square, located on the second level by Nordstrom. Coeur d'Alene Chocolates offers over 60 candy products including a complete line of Truffles, Butter Creams, Nut Chews, English Toffee, and Soft Peanut Brittle, all made in small batches. Build your own custom box of chocolates by mixing and matching from a vast selection, creating the perfect box of chocolates to enjoy yourself or to leave a lasting impression as a gift.

This will be the third store location for owners Tim and Edena Yeager. Besides handmade and fresh chocolate, the family-owned business will also feature a selection of other products like fine art by local artists, unique gifts such as hand-poured chocolate candles, chocolate infused soap and body products, imported scarves, jewelry, charms, artistically created cards and more.

Additional information about products, services or employment opportunities is available online at www.cdachocolates.com.

Jerry Mauer recognized with Joanne Moyer Award for South Hill preservation work

The 2013 Joanne Moyer award will be presented to Jerry Mauer at the Spokane Preservation Advocates 7th Annual Gala & Auction on April 27th. Mauer has purchased many properties on the lower South Hill that had become run-down and marked with crime. Mauer has repaired, restored and landscaped these properties, adding water features and fencing. These living spaces are now highly sought after by young adults and professional singles just starting out in Spokane.

Mauer's dedication in restoring these historically significant structures, as well as others, makes him a perfect winner of the Joanne Moyer Award.

In 2011 Spokane Preservation Advocates instituted the Joanne Moyer Award for Preservation Excellence to recognize individuals or organizations that have contributed significantly to preserving Spokane's historic architecture and landscapes through perseverance, dedication and education.


Four Community Organizations to Participate in National Public Health Program

Priority Spokane, Greater Spokane Incorporated, the Spokane County United Way and the Spokane Regional Health District have formed Partners for a Healthy Spokane, a team that has been selected to participate in the National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health (NLAPH) program, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Partners for a Healthy Spokane will work on an applied health leadership project that tackles an important population health issue with the goal of improving public health outcomes. The proposed intervention is to analyze data about middle school children in Spokane Public Schools who have accrued four or more unexcused absences in order to understand the health and social factors that contribute to their absences. The team will share this analysis with the community to promote the development of interventions and an understanding of the significant long-term consequences when children miss school.

NLAPH is a national program focused on improving population health by working with multi-sector leadership teams and training the teams through an applied, team-based collaborative leadership development model. The program is implemented by the Center for Health Leadership and Practice (CHLP), a center of the Public Health Institute (PHI), and will provide training and support for a period of one year.

NLAPH will provide training and support to assist the team in successfully communicating areas the community could focus greater attention to positively impact graduation rates. Training and support will focus on two tracks. The first is the development of leadership skills, including personal and collaborative leadership in a multi-sector environment. The second emphasizes growth from team-based collaborative work to policy and systems change. NLAPH is provided at no cost to the participants or the community.


Two New Hires at Numerica

Numerica Credit Union has hired two individuals in their Mortgage Department in order to offer more products and services that will better serve their home loan members.

Denise Gallucci was recently hired as a Senior Loan Officer. She has worked in the banking industry for over 37 years, and 30 of those have been spent in the mortgage and lending aspect of banking. Cole Grode was also hired as a Senior Loan Officer. He has worked in the mortgage industry for four years.


Planetarium Shows at Mobius Science Center April 5

This Friday, April 5 will be a full afternoon of Planetarium Shows at Mobius Science Center, 811 West Main Avenue.

11:30 - Death from the skies - all ages;
12:30 - Stories in the sky - all ages;
1:30 - Meet the Neighbors - all ages;
2:30 - Death from the skies - recommended for 6th grade and above;
3:30 - Stories in the sky - all ages;

Cost: $2/person after admission. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for 18 and under, 3 and under are free, and $1 discounts for military, seniors and students.

Integrus Architecture Recognizes Staff

Integrus Architecture recently recognized the commitment and professionalism of several staff through the advancement to Senior Associate and Associate within the firm.

Senior Associates are individuals who have a high level of professional recognition in their respective areas, have developed a professional network, have demonstrated leadership in order to strengthen the firm, and are experts in a skill or focus area. New senior associates are:

Kathryn Gannon, IIDA - Interior Designer (Seattle)
Matthew Sullivan, RA - Project Architect/Designer (Seattle)
Martin Sweet, AIA - Architect/Project Manager (Spokane)
Amy Vanderhorst, AIA - Architect/Project Manager (Seattle)

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:

Charles Calvano, RA, CSI - Project Architect (Seattle)
Brad Doll, AIA, NCARB - Project Architect/Designer (Spokane)
Yong Sun Lee, Associate AIA (Seattle)
Ty Miller, LEED AP BD+C, Associate AIA (Spokane)
Julie Taylor, CSI, CDT - Architectural Specifications (Seattle)
Rob Wiese, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB - Project Architect/Designer (Spokane)

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, justice, civic and commercial clients throughout the world. For more information visit www.integrusarch.com.

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