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Spokane Arts seeks artists to develop memorial honoring fallen heroes

Spokane Arts seeks artists to develop memorial honoring fallen heroes

Spokane Arts Fund, in partnership with the Gold Star Families, the City of Spokane, and the Spokane Public Facilities District seeks an artist, or artist team residing in Washington and Idaho, to develop a memorial honoring fallen heroes that have served post- 9/11.

 

The memorial will be sited on the south side of the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. The selected artist or artist team will work with Spokane Arts Fund, The Spokane Public Facilities District staff, and the representatives from the Gold Star Families from design through construction of the project. During the design phase, representatives from the Gold Star Families will heavily inform the process.

 

The artist will work with Spokane Arts Fund, the Gold Star Families and the Spokane Public Facilities District to develop a permanent public art memorial for the Spokane Arena. The desired artistic approach will create a sculptural plaza that suggests a place where people will gather for a variety of observances and events. The artwork should represent and be inclusive of all Armed Services with particular attention to post 9/11 fallen heroes.

Councilman Snyder to hold mobile office at Fire Station No. 4

Councilman Snyder to hold mobile office at Fire Station No. 4

Spokane City Council Member Jon Snyder will host a mobile office at Fire Station No. 4 on Friday, December 12 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Citizens are encouraged to attend and discuss issues, concerns and policies facing the City.

Council Member Snyder represents District 2 which includes the South Hill, Browne’s Addition, Peaceful Valley, the Downtown Core area and parts of East Central.

Fire Station No. 4 is located at 1515 W First Ave. Reservations are not needed. Parking at the station is free of charge.

Downtown Spokane offers many different activities tonight for First Friday

Downtown Spokane offers many different activities tonight for First Friday

Today is First Friday in downtown Spokane, and this month nearly 50 businesses are participating.

For local foodies, these are just a handful of the places available to check out tonight:

24 Taps will have 13 local craft beers available in a sampler flight to enjoy, and Chocolate Apothecary will offer cheese, wine, and chocolate pairings along with music from local singer-songwriter Alex Ishkov.

LeftBank Wine Bar and El Corazon Tasting Room will offer tastings throughout the whole bar along with photography by Al Hague and music from Sandpoint musician, Truck Mills.

Local girls have chance to code national Christmas trees in D.C. with Google

Local girls have chance to code national Christmas trees in D.C. with Google

Google and the National Park Foundation are teaming up for a program that gives girls in Washington state the chance to have their work on display in Washington D.C. for the White House's annual tree lighting ceremony.

All Spokane County Library facilities to close for Thanksgiving holiday

All Spokane County Library facilities to close for Thanksgiving holiday

All Spokane Country Library District  facilities will be closed Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

Regular hours resume Saturday, November 29, 2014.

SCLD online services remain available 24/7.
 

Everything you need to know about the River Park Square Christmas tree

Everything you need to know about the River Park Square Christmas tree

The winter holidays are already making their way into River Park Square. Earlier today, construction of the giant Christmas tree that graces the mall's main entrance was completed by Spokane Firefighters IAFF Local 29.

This is the union's 2nd year setting up the tree. According to River Park Square's Marketing Director, Elizabeth Mills, the tree was set up in a record time of 1.5 days.

The Christmas tree you see today has been the main part of River Park Square's holiday decorations since about 2002. The tree itself stands 50 feet tall; the 4 foot star atop the tree makes the whole thing tower 54 feet above the main floor.

10,000 LED lights sparkle on the tree's 689 branches. The silver and red ornaments that give the tree its holiday cheer are numerous. In fact, there are roughly 2,400 of them.