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Ferris High School students put on a "Treecycling" fundraising event for Senior All Nighter

Ferris High School students put on a "Treecycling" fundraising event for Senior All Nighter

Ferris High School students will hold a Christmas tree recycling fund raiser January 3rd-4th and 10th-11th from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Those interested can drop off their tree at the Ferris High School parking lot at 37th & Regal, for a minimum donation of $5.00.

Those who would like their trees to be picked up at their homes, can contact Jay Oien at 509-230-6886 to schedule a local pickup. The minimum donation for trees being picked up locally is $10.00.

 

All proceeds from the Treecyling event will go to the Senior All Nighter, a drug and alcohol free graduation party.

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Residents can still visit SNAP website for help with Energy Assistance

Residents can still visit SNAP website for help with Energy Assistance

SNAP still has many appointments available for Spokane County residents who need energy assistance.

 

Earlier this year, SNAP said residents across Spokane County were clamoring for help with energy bills as unseasonably cold weather descended upon the region in mid-autumn. The first series of SNAP Energy Assistance appointments opened in late September and were soon filled.

 

Now, with mild conditions defining the first phase of winter, SNAP has reported that the rush of residents seeking help has fallen off. SNAP opened its second round of Energy Assistance appointments on Tuesday, December 16th, but still has around 1,200 appointments available on the SNAP website as of December 19th.

 

City offers variety of options for disposing old Christmas trees, including free curbside pickup

City offers variety of options for disposing old Christmas trees, including free curbside pickup

The City of Spokane will provide its citizens with several options to get rid of their trees once the holidays come to a close. The City also has tips on how to dispose discarded ribbons, tags, boxes and bags.

 

On Monday, December 29 through Friday, January 16, Spokane's Solid Waste Collection Department will offer free curbside pickup for its costumers. Once all the decorations are removed from the tree, residents can place their fresh-cut trees at least three feet away from the refuse cart and recycle bin on their regularly scheduled garbage pickup days. The City will not accept artificial or flocked trees for this service.

 

The City will accept trees up to 6 feet in height; if they’re taller than that, they will need to be cut in half. Loose branches may be bundled next to the tree not to exceed six feet. Trees collected curbside will be chipped and composted.

 

Spokane County SCRAPS provides tips for keeping your pet safe from holiday hazards

Spokane County SCRAPS provides tips for keeping your pet safe from holiday hazards

Spokane County SCRAPS wants to warn pet owners of the hazards the holidays can bring to your four legged friends.


 

"Things that make the holidays a great time of year - cookies, presents, and a house full of company - can actually be hazards to our four-legged friends," said Nancy Hill, Regional Director of SCRAPS. "We advise pet owners to take a minute to make sure their house is pet friendly."


 

According to SCRAPS, here are a few holiday items that can be particularly harmful to pets:


 

  • Holiday Lighting and Candles

SCRAPS said these are especially dangerous to pets that like to chew. Electrical shock can occur when a pet chomps down on an electrical cord, causing tongue lacerations and possible death. SCRAPS suggests using LED candles instead of actual flames and place them into hard-to-reach places so that pets can not access them.


 

  • Gift Wrap Ribbon

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Spokane honored as the 2014 Outstanding Runner Friendly Community by RRCA

Spokane honored as the 2014 Outstanding Runner Friendly Community by RRCA

Today, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) announced that Spokane has been named its 2014 Outstanding Runner Friendly Community. The RRCA said that Spokane's amazing credentials, and ability to meet the award's criteria made it the clear choice for this award.

Layaway Angel surprises Spokane mom of three

A Spokane mom went to pay down her layaway bill, only to find that a stranger had paid it for her.

It's the season of giving, but the stresses of buying can leave us feeling more like Scrooge than Saint Nick.

With how this week has been going, Scrooge is exactly who Jessica McDougald felt like.

"I have had a pretty terrible week between work, weather, cars acting up, bills being due," McDougald said.

McDougald works hard, balancing a full-time job, school, and her three children. Like most parents she envisions Christmas morning with her kids tearing off the wrapping paper, and seeing the joy in their eyes when the present's revealed.

"You want them to be super excited and you want to give them everything that they ask for," McDougald said.

McDougald had put some of the big ticket items for her children on layaway at Kmart.

"I knew that�I had to come pick up the layaway, that it was due, but funding wasn't fully available this week so�I tried to put it off until�I had the money," McDougald said.

Today on her lunch break, she showed up to make the final payment.

The Spokane Symphony celebrates Holiday Pops

The Spokane Symphony celebrates Holiday Pops

Resident Conductor, Morihiko Nakahara, will lead the Spokane Symphony, the Chorale, and the Spokane Area Youth Choirs in some of the season’s most-loved holiday songs and carols. Santa and local cabaret singer Abbey Crawford will also stop by to help spread the holiday cheer at Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Saturday, December 20 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 21 at 3:00 p.m.


 

“I am particularly excited about this year's program because we are presenting such a wide variety of repertoire,” Nakahara said. “This will be a musical journey with something for everyone in your family.”