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Pig Out announces new Bite Size offerings

Pig Out announces new Bite Size offerings

Following community requests, Pig Out in the Park will be offering smaller, cheaper, portions so that foodies can try a few more items without breaking the bank.

 

During the special Bite Size hours, each booth will offer one menu item for just three dollars. While the event is free to the public, trying multiple food items can add up quick, so Pig Out in the Park attendees requested the bite size portions so that could afford to try more of the local food offerings. The hours will be offered during select mid-day hours and during the late night hours.

 

Mid-day Bite-Size Hours: 2pm to 4pm

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New business works to nurture new moms

New business works to nurture new moms

Being a mom is one of the toughest jobs a woman can take on, and the modern mom is expected to be Super Mom. Bella Cova, a new momma centered business is helping local moms find the support they need to take care of their babies and to nurture themselves.

 

Bella Cova means beautiful nest in Italian, and that is just what owner Heather Villa wants to create for local moms. Villa has created a meeting space for pregnant women, new moms, and moms of small children to come and find support, nurturing and community.

 

“It reinstates the village mentality, bringing women together,” explained Villa. Bella Cova offers support groups, mommy and me classes, and breast feeding support. There is also massage, acupuncture and yoga classes available for moms who need a little break and relaxation.

 

City council approves plan to lease Joe Albi Stadium

The Spokane City Council approved a plan to lease Joe Albi Stadium to Spokane Public Schools on Monday night.

The $1 annual lease would credit the distrcit $250,000 a year for maintenance and operations of the facility, predominately used as a high school athletics venue.

The annual credit would then count toward the $1 million purchase price, meaning the district could opt to take ownership after four years.

Backpack safety for a new school year

Backpack safety for a new school year

It's back to school shopping season and a new backpack may be at the top your list. With that, St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute has released a tip list on what to look for in a backpack so that the school necessity doesn't cause spine damage.

From St. Luke's:

With the new school year approaching, people are rushing to get equipped with the proper school supplies. While backpacks are one of the most convenient ways to carry books and supplies, an overloaded or improperly worn backpack can put youth and adults at an increased risk for spinal or back injury.

To help make sure a backpack is being used properly, and avoid injury St. Luke’s suggests the following tips:

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STA remodeling SCC transit center

STA remodeling SCC transit center

Spokane Transit Authority has begun work remodeling the transit center at Spokane Community College. The project starts Monday and aims to make catching the bus at the location easier for students and more efficient for the buses.

 

“Having the STA transit center on the Spokane Community College campus is a great asset for our students and employees, “said Scott Morgan, SCC President. “We welcome the new and improved center, which will provide added service and convenience.”

 

The $115,000 project is being funded by a federal transit grant that was award to STA. Improvements to the 30-year-old transit center include an upgraded passenger platform with assigned loading zones for each route. The new platform will so allow up to six buses to load simultaneously and will eliminate the need to make left hand turns, which often cause departure delays.

 

Big praise for Spokane craft beer

Big praise for Spokane craft beer

Over the last year Spokane has seen a boom in the success and popularity of locally made craft beers. People are starting to take notice, and on Friday night, for the first time, the Washington Beer Commission and the Washington Brewers Guild held their meetings in Spokane.

 

“They see there’s this completely new hot spot in Spokane,” explained John Bryant of No-Li Brewhouse. It’s a hot spot that even the grandfather of craft brewing is noticing.

 

Charlie Papazian is the President of the Brewers Association, and back in the 80s he wrote the first American book on home brewing. The Complete Joy of Homebrewing is widely considered to be the Bible of homebrewing for people creating their own craft brews.

 

“He invented for the most part what craft beer is in America,” said Bryant. “He chose to come to Spokane for a reason.”

 

Lilac Festival releases Diamond Anniversary book

Lilac Festival releases Diamond Anniversary book

The Spokane Lilac Festival has released a new book commemorating it's 75th anniversary. Pride, Parade and Princesses documents the history of the parade from the first float to the most recent Diamond Anniversary celebration.

The Spokane Lilac Festival was established in 1938 and now produced the nation's largest Armed Forces Torchlight Parade. The the new pictorial book includes rare photographs that were uncovered while searching through collections of photos and memorabilia from the last 75 years.

The book is available for purchase from at the Spokane Lilac Festival Association for $39.95. The office is located at 3021 S. Regal St. Suite 105.