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Finch Elementary celebrates completion of renovations with upcoming dedication and open house

Finch Elementary celebrates completion of renovations with upcoming dedication and open house

John A. Finch Elementary will hold a dedication ceremony for its newly renovated building on Wednesday, January 21, at 8:00 a.m. An open house will be held the following Saturday, January 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Members of the community are welcome to attend both events.

 

Finch re-opened its doors to students January 5th. The $22.5 million renovation began during the summer of 2013. The school, which is located in northwest Spokane on the northeastern corner of Audubon Park, was officially registered on the National Historic Register on January 8, 2014.

 

Community Colleges of Spokane to host MLK Jr. Day events

Community Colleges of Spokane to host MLK Jr. Day events

The Community Colleges of Spokane will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day by hosting guest speakers at each of their campuses. Information for each event is below:


Spokane Falls Community College:

Saul Williams will speak at SFCC on Wednesday, January 21st, at 11:30 a.m. in the SUB Lounges A/B/C. Williams is best known for his slam poetry and music performances, but is also a writer and actor. His book, The Dead Emcee Scrolls, will be on sale at the SFCC bookstore, and there will be time allotted for signing at the end of the celebration. The event is presented by the SFCC Black Student Union

The event is free to attend, and open to the public. For more information contact Carl Richardson at 509-533-3714


Spokane Community College:

Avista reports energy savings success from partnership with Spokane Public Schools

Avista reports energy savings success from partnership with Spokane Public Schools

Avista said energy improvements made to district school from their partnership with Spokane Public Schools (SPS) during 2014 have qualified for $237,189 in energy efficiency rebates and incentives. These are expected to save SPS approximately $65,000 in energy costs annually.

 

Since 2005, the school district has received more than $2.7 million in energy efficiency incentives as a result of this ongoing partnership.

 

According to Avista, the majority of projects in 2014 focused on the new Ferris High School building, which was built with energy efficiency in mind. It includes some of the following features:

WSU Athletic Hall of Fame to induct Steve Gleason at Apple Cup on Saturday

WSU Athletic Hall of Fame to induct Steve Gleason at Apple Cup on Saturday

Washington State University will induct Steve Gleason as the 178th member of the school's Athletic Hall of Fame during this year's Apple Cup game. The ceremony is set to take place during an on-field ceremony between the first and second quarters of Saturday's game against Washington.

 

“I'd encourage fans to be there to make sure they don't miss anything,” said Associate Director of Athletics, Bill Stevens.

 

Stevens said each year a selection committee determines who is elected into the hall of fame.

 

INBC and PSBC host Apple Cup Blood Drive competition

INBC and PSBC host Apple Cup Blood Drive competition

Cougar and Huskies fans have yet another reason to get competitive this week. This year, the Inland Northwest Blood Center (INBC) and the Puget Sound Blood Center (PSBC) have teamed up host an Apple Cup Blood Drive to see which fan base can donate the most blood for Washington.

 

Along with providing one group of fans additional bragging rights, donors will have a chance to win one of two $500 Visa Gift cards. INBC's Marketing Communication Officer, Elizabeth Giles, said as of Friday, Husky fans led by 100 donations, but the Cougs still have plenty of opportunities to catch up this week.

 

Women and Children's Free Restaurant to host 17th Annual Community Thanksgiving

Women and Children's Free Restaurant to host 17th Annual Community Thanksgiving

Even though Thanksgiving is still a week away, dinner preparations are in full swing at Spokane's Women and Children's Free Restaurant (WCFR).

WCFR will host their 17th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Rogers High School Commons on Saturday, November 22 from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. The event is free to attend and everyone is welcome.

On Thursday morning, about a dozen volunteers gathered at WFCR to carve 150 turkeys for Saturday’s event. These volunteers consist of Spokane area caterers and chefs who posses the knowledge needed to properly carve the birds.

WFCR Office Manager and Volunteer Coordinator, Karen Orlando, said people who plan to attend can expect to enjoy a free, traditional, and nutritious Thanksgiving dinner.