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An Irish Blessing

May there always be work for your hands to do.
May your purse always hold a coin or two.
May the sun always shine on your windowpane.
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.


Mobius on the Move

Mobius Science Center (MSC) is moving. The Downtown Spokane Library has generously offered to partner with the science center, while their new home is under construction. During renovations MSC will be located in its own area of the library’s third floor.

MSC will remain open in its current location through Sunday, March 15 and will re-open Monday, April 6 for the first day of Spring Break. Hours at the library will be Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm (with the exception of the Monday of Spring Break week.)

Avista has presented an offer for MSC to lease the Post St. Annex of the historic Washington Water Power building, near Riverfront Park and the new plaza by City Hall. A formal announcement will be released soon. The annex overlooks the Spokane Falls and the newly renovated Huntington Park.

Madeleine's Cafe & Patisserie reopens today in new location

Last fall, Madeleines closed down its location on Wall and Main for a planned move to 707 W Main. They are officially reopened as of today. Madeleine's serves pastries, coffee drinks, and all sorts of delicious food. They are open 7 days a week. Visit madeleines-spokane.com.

Simply Northwest Easter Egg Hunt March 27 & 28

Simply Northwest presents their 4th Annual In-store Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, March 27 from 9 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday, March 28 from 9 am to 4 pm. There will be over $500 in prizes, and Easter eggs hidden by the Simply Northwest Easter Bunny. Each egg contains a secret gift. There are prizes for children and for adults, food samples will be served and in-store specials available both days. Simply Northwest is located at 11806 E Sprague Avenue in Spokane Valley.

STCU promotes Lindsey Myhre to VP of Finance

Lindsey Myhre, a 15-year STCU employee, has been promoted to Vice President of Finance. Myhre has worked for STCU since 2000, most recently as director of accounting and finance. She started as an accounting assistant and quickly began moving up the ranks. She holds a degree in business administration (finance emphasis) from Western Washington University. She currently is seeking her master's degree from Western Governor's University.

The Bunny is Coming Soon to River Park Square

The Easter Bunny will hop into the first-level atrium at River Park Square on Friday, March 20 at 11 am to celebrate spring's most beloved and time-honored tradition. For two weeks only, families can visit River Park Square's magical Bunny Photo Experience during these hours:

Friday, March 20, 11am-8pm
Saturday, March 21, 10am-8pm
Sunday, March 22, 11am-6pm
Monday, March 23 - Thursday March 26, 11am-7pm
Friday, March 27, 11am-8pm
Saturday, March 28 10am-8pm
Sunday, March 29, 11am-6pm
Monday, March 30 - Thursday, April 2, 11am-8pm
Friday, April 3 - Saturday, April 4, 10am-8pm

While there, guests can also help a U.S. child in need by making a donation to Save the Children. Throughout the Easter season, families will enjoy a behind-the-scenes look into the Bunny's magical world at Facebook.com/followthebunny or on Twitter at @Follow_theBunny.


Best of the West Awards Gala March 20 at Northern Quest

The West Plains Chamber will be honoring leaders, businesses, organizations, educators, and first-responders from the West Plains. The Gala will be Friday, March 20 starting at 5:30pm at Northern Quest Pavilion. This year's theme is 'The Great Gatsby'. Attendees are encouraged to dress with that theme in mind.

The 2015 Best of the West Award Finalists:

Community Relations

Cheney Library
Pacific Print & Fulfillment, Inc.
Halan Shellabarger

Customer Service - Individual
Denise Bennett, American Family Insurance
Jean Berg, Ramada at Spokane Airport
Jared Nichols, Airway Fitness

Customer Service - Business
Cheney Trading Company
Financial Department, City of Cheney
Ramada at Spokane Airport
Washington Trust Bank - Airway Heights

Person of the Year
Jean Berg, Ramada at Spokane Airport
Mayor Patrick Rushing, Airway Heights
Albert Tripp, Airway Heights

Business Leader of the Year
Phil Haugen, Northern Quest
Doug Nixon, Nixon Family Insurance
Denise Vickerman, Ramada at Spokane Airport

Small Business of the Year
Airway Fitness
Copy Junction
Medical Lake Pizza Factory

Medium Business of the Year
Movher
Piersol Construction
ServoPro of South & West Spokane

Large Business of the Year
Haakon
Spokane International Airport
Sunshine Disposal

Most Uniquely West Plains
EWU Athletics
Swoop - EWU Mascot
West Plains Fall Vintage Tour

First Responder of the Year
Capt William Allen - Medical Lake Fire Dept.
Officer Chris Oakes - Cheney Police Dept.
Lt. Timothy Steiner - Cheney Fire Dept.

Non Profit of the Year
Cleone's Closet
Medical Lake Volunteer Fire Department
Zak! Charity Open

Special Recognition will also go to Educators selected by Cheney and Medical Lake Public Schools & Eastern Washington University, Fairchild Air Force Base Military Personnel, Chamber Champion.

For more information, visit westplainschamber.org.


Leadership Connection March 19 at the Lincoln Center

Leadership Spokane's Leadership Connection 'The Truth About Leadership' will be held this Thursday, March 19 from 7-9am at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N Lincoln. Guest speaker is Jim Kouzes, Dean's Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business - Santa Clara University. He is the Coauthor 'The Truth About Leadership'.

To attend, register by today, March 16 at leadershipspokane.org.

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