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Go All-in on Fun

Posted by Theresa Tanner on Aug. 17, 2018, midnight

When people think of casinos, they usually think of gambling. And while that’s certainly a reason many people visit one of the three Spokane-area casinos, there are plenty of other attractions to keep guests busy in between rolls of the dice.

This year has been a particularly noteworthy year for ...

Hit the Road

Posted by Joe Butler on Aug. 13, 2018, 6 a.m.

Asking “Where should we go today?” is all it takes to kick off a satisfying summer adventure.

In the Inland Northwest, fun truly awaits you in every direction, depending on how far you want to stray from home.

Though a multi-day road trip with friends or family can create wonderful ...

A Better Blender

Posted by Joe Butler on Aug. 9, 2018, 6 a.m.

Sarah Rainey, a food writer and columnist for The Telegraph, a British newspaper, once colorfully called modern kitchen technology “terrifying.”

She observed that just about everyone’s kitchen now contains more than its share of electronic gadgets that whir, spin, chop and squish, sometimes all by themselves even when no one ...

Meet the Maker: Westward Leather Co.

Posted by Theresa Tanner on Aug. 6, 2018, 6 a.m.

Q&A with Ben Fife, creator and principal craftsman of Westward Leather Co.

How long have you been selling leather products?

Westward Leather Co. is currently in its fourth full year. I’ve been working with leather off and on since 2009, but didn’t fully have a go at it until summer ...

Take Off for London

Posted by Cheryl-Anne Millsap on Aug. 1, 2018, 6 a.m.

If you’ve ever wanted to visit London, or make a return visit to the city, now is the time to do it. Norwegian Airlines ( has launched direct service to Gatwick Airport (a short train ride from the city) from Seattle. For under $500 (depending on the date) you can ...

Convertible Season

Posted by Don Adair on July 30, 2018, 6 a.m.

Here’s a little secret we should keep to ourselves; the Inland Northwest is a great place to own a convertible.

Yes, the mention of convertibles evokes images of sunny climes and sandy beaches.

But those places are crowded and the air is often less than pristine. Nothing kills the romance ...

Cryotherapy: The New Ice Bath

Posted by Staci Lehman on July 25, 2018, noon

It used to be there was little you could do about soreness following a tough workout or sports injury – apply ice or heat and wait for it to heal. Today there is a more proactive approach. Cryotherapy is the use of extremely low temperatures to reduce many health complaints.


St. Petersburg: A City Frozen in Time

Posted by Dan Webster on July 18, 2018, 6 a.m.

I passed on purchasing the Putin candy bar.

It was tempting. Not only did the garishly decorated confection deliver the promise of chocolate, it looked bigger than your average Cadbury’s bar. And its cover boasted a heroic likeness of our favorite Russian autocrat, fondling – of all things – a ...

Satisfy Your Craving for Local Food and Drink

Posted by Staci Lehman on July 11, 2018, noon

If you’re craving good food, local coffee, craft cocktails, regional beer and wines and local entertainment, then CRAVE Northwest is the event for you.

“You’re going to be more full and entertained than you’ve ever been,” said Tom Stebbins, co-owner of Vision Marketing with wife Karen, and organizer the annual ...

Philanthropy Spotlight: June 2018

Posted by Theresa Tanner on July 5, 2018, 6 a.m.

On April 14, 2018, 400 patrons and supporters of the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture gathered at the Historic Davenport Hotel for “Titantic Gala: A Night to Remember.” The event was inspired by the museum’s  seventh-month exhibition,” Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition,” which featured authentic artifacts recovered from the wreck ...