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Greater Spokane Incorporated hires new leader

Greater Spokane Incorporated hires new leader

News release from Greater Spokane Incorporated:


The Board of Trustees of Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) has appointed Steve Stevens as the organization's new President and CEO. Stevens will officially begin July 1.

Five Spokane students named Washington Scholars

Five Spokane students named Washington Scholars

Five Spokane students have been named Washington Scholars, the state’s highest academic honor.


The Washington Scholar program was started by the Legislature in 1981 and honors the accomplishments of three high school seniors from each of Washington’s 49 legislative districts.

Blake Shelton's Ten Times Crazier Tour coming to Spokane

Blake Shelton's Ten Times Crazier Tour coming to Spokane

Blake Shelton's Ten Times Crazier Tour is is making it's way to Spokane in September.

Tickets go on-sale Friday, April 25 at 10:00 a.m. at the Spokane Arena Box Office, all TicketsWest Outlets, at TicketsWest.com or by calling 800-325-SEAT.

Press release:

Just off the heels of his sold-out Ten Times Crazier 2013 Tour, Blake Shelton wants everyone to know that the crazy will continue in 2014. The Country singer and star of NBC’s The Voice is hitting the road on his 2014 Ten Times Crazier Tour, and will perform live at the Spokane Arena on Thursday, September 18! Joining Blake Shelton on tour will be The Band Perry, Neal McCoy and Dan+Shay.

Spokane doctor brings first retina laser to Angola

Spokane doctor brings first retina laser to Angola

It took two years of fundraising and a mountain of paperwork for Dr. Eric Guilielmo of Spokane Eye Clinic to install a retina laser at a hospital in Angola, a country located on the southwest shore of Africa. Many of the patients there suffer from retinal eye conditions and up until Dr. Guilielmo brought the disassembled laser to the country there was nothing available to save them from blindness.

Pink Tie Guys explain mission, fundraiser with rap video

Have you heard about the Pink Tie Guys? The group of 12 spends a year fundraising for Susan G. Komen of Eastern Washington while wearing their signature pink ties. They have a new rap video out explaining their mission just in time for their Bridesmaids themed fundraiser at the Garland Theater on Saturday.

Prank a pal by sending a goat

Prank a pal by sending a goat

Looking for the perfect  prank? Send a friend a goat!

Spokane Produce Incorporated is sponsoring the "Send a Friend a Goat" event from April 14-18. For a $50 donation to Wishing Star you can send a baby goat to an unsuspecting friend or coworker. The volunteers will playfully threaten to leave the goat unless they are paid off with any donation amount.

Think you're going to get a goat delivered to you? You can buy goat insurance for $100!

The program doesn't happen without the help of volunteers. Teams of 2 or 3 volunteers can choose one or more days during the week of April 14-18 to deliver the goats to unsuspecting recipients in the greater Spokane community. Volunteers are provided with lunch and a schedule, and will be out delivering 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

All in the family - two brothers playing for different teams at the Spokane Arena

All in the family - two brothers playing for different teams at the Spokane Arena

Meg Fraschilla's shirt has two buttons on it. On one button, Oklahoma's James Fraschilla. On the other, Harvard's Matt Fraschilla. Brothers, three years apart, both in Spokane, playing on separate teams in the NCAA tournament.

"This was the tradition our from high school and my kids are mortified that I've carried it through college," Mother, Meg Fraschilla said about the buttons. ?But it's fun for us and we are the parents and grandparents, so we get to do what we want to do."

Out of eight venues, Harvard and Oklahoma University both ended up in Spokane for the second round, which was exciting news for the Fraschilla family.

"The boys started texting each other, which was really cute as a mother to watch them to bond over it," Meg Fraschilla said. "We just started scrambling for flights."

Meg Fraschilla and, grandmother, Julie Ann O'Connell made the trip to the Inland Northwest from Dallas, Texas. For O'Connell it's a grandmother's dream come true.

"They've always done everything as a pair," O'Connell said. "Growing up they were very very close, so it's been fun to see them."