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Beck's Harvest House opens for the season

Beck's Harvest House opens for the season

Easter weekend marks the start of the season for Beck's Harvest House.

After having to cancel the event the last two years because of muddy field conditions, thousands of people came out to participate in their orchard egg hunt.

Families were happy to take advantage of the great weather and get outdoors.

"Just wanted to be out and enjoy the sun and enjoy family time together," said Joel Brennan, who visited the orchards Sunday with his family.

A lot more people came out than Beck's Harvest House had anticipated.

"Which is great we love having the people come out," said Todd Beck, Beck's Harvest House Owner.

Beck said the spring is a great time to visit because the crowds are smaller, and it's one of the prettiest times of year.

"You can really see nature open up for the spring and it's just a great get away. Get the kids out here and show them how fruit starts and where it comes from," said Beck.

Beck's Harvest House is open Friday through Sunday, then seven days a week starting in mid May.

Local chess club team celebrates recent wins

Local chess club team celebrates recent wins

The Northwest Christian Chess Club is celebrating big wins at recent tournaments.

The team of NWC elementary students won the top team award at the K-6 level as well as several individual awards won by Ryan Waters and Ethan Naresh.

Take a look at the attached press release for more on the team's impressive accomplishments.

Press release:

Harvest House opens for Easter weekend

Harvest House opens for Easter weekend

Spring is here, and to make it official Beck’s Harvest House at Green Bluff is opening on Saturday. After being cancelled due to weather the last two years,  the Harvest House Easter Egg Hunt is back to kick of the season.

Beck’s is putting the country wagon to use in the orchard for this weekend’s Easter Egg Hunt. Kids ride for $6 and parents can ride along for $3. After hunting through the trees for the hidden gems, all participants can enjoy a free ice cream cone.

Libraries will trade food for your fine

Libraries will trade food for your fine

Your overdue books could help feed hungry Spokane area families.

This is National Library Week, and in celebrations, Spokane County Library District is holding the 2nd annual Food for Fines event.

For every non-perishable item of food, the district will forgive $1.00 of your fine, up to a maximum of $10.00 per library card. Fees eligible for the program include accumulated overdue charges and fees for damaged items (unless the account is already in collections).

Bloomsday entry deadline draws near

Bloomsday entry deadline draws near

In just 20 days racers will cross the starting line for one of the world’s largest road races, but time is running out to enter Bloomsday. Tuesday is the last day to register by mail before facing the late entry fee.

Paper entries must be postmarked by  Tuesday, April 15th. After tomorrow you’ll have until April 20th to register online. You can also register in person at any Sports Authority until 9 pm Tuesday night.

Sharp Shooting hosts self defense class for business owners, employees

After nearly a dozen robberies in Spokane County, Sharp Shooting and the Spokane County Sheriff's Department teamed up to host a safe business practice workshop.

Around 15 businesses were represented at the workshop, that was lead by four experts in safe business practice and the use of lethal force.

Darin Teichmer and his wife are new owners of Tony G's Espresso in Medical Lake as of January.

"With this rash of coffee shop robberies, we just thought it would be a good idea to learn about the safety and keeping ourselves safe there, and our employees safe," said Teichmer.

Sharp Shooting owner, Robin Ball, said the goal of the class is to keep employees safe and make businesses a hard target. According to Ball, there are many different ways to do that including, "Better lighting, better locks, securing windows, do the employees have a location where they can go? Where they can retrieve and be safe," said Ball.
Now that some businesses and choosing to arm themselves, including Jitterz Java who was robbed three times, the workshop will go over Washington law and the use of lethal force.

Inslee names April National Poetry Month in honor of Oso

Inslee names April National Poetry Month in honor of Oso

Governor Jay Inslee has declared April National Poetry Month in Washington and is hoping the state will use poetry as a way to send solace and well wishes to the communities affected by the mudslide in Oso.