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Spokane Symphony plays at Mason Jar

CHENEY— A packed house at the Mason Jar downtown Thursday night, May 19, was treated to 45 minutes of classical music performed by the Spokane Symphony. The appearance was part... — Updated 5/25/2022


Memorial Day Weekend Celebration

CHENEY— Local organizations are coming together through different events over the Memorial Day weekend to honor the many lives lost in the nation’s wars. American Legion Post... — Updated 5/25/2022


Gardening by Osmosis

There is much talk among Spokane County gardeners about raised beds. I’m not referring to the bunk beds your kids and grand kids jumped from but the intentionally framed structures surrounding an ample amount of soil. However, th... — Updated 5/19/2022

 By Lisa Bennett    Neighborhood 

May Yard of the Month

Paul and Gerri Barthelmes purchased their property at 1001 Summit 33 years ago, for the view. Now, a mighty eagle perches at the entrance to their lovely yard, a symbol of nearby... — Updated 5/19/2022


Cheney Book Club Meeting

The Friends of the Library Book Club will meet on Tuesday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cheney Library meeting room. “Becoming” written by Michelle Obama will be discussed. This will be the last meeting until... — Updated 5/19/2022


Cheney Mayfest 2022

The rain didn't seem to be too much of a downer as a good time was had by all at the 2022 Mayfest celebration.... — Updated 5/12/2022


Gardening by Osmosis

If you belong to the DIYG’s “Do it Yourself Gardeners,” temptations at nurseries and garden centers are endless. I find the tool isle especially intriguing. Glittering steel rakes and battery-powered diggers and weeders, Ah,... — Updated 5/12/2022



Where do we go from here? Are we there yet? Who let the dogs out? Who ate the last piece of cake? What is my purpose? What should I do now? Where’s the restroom? How did we get here? What’s the meaning of life? How many angels... — Updated 5/5/2022


My favorite brownie recipe

By Eleanor Stilwill-Kirkpatrick Continued from last week... I mix it up in the KitchenAid my grandmother bought in 1955, which still runs great and has a regular motor. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1 cup sugar ½ tsp. baking... — Updated 5/5/2022


Library Briefs

The Spokane County Library District will be hosting several programs through the month of May. Program topics include wellness, Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage, digital business resources, and tips for sustainable... — Updated 5/5/2022



While in grade school, when my mother was in the hospital for months, my grandmother came to take care of us. She looked stern, but was soft-hearted. She read to us from the Little House series, and told us about her life as a... — Updated 4/28/2022


My favorite brownie recipe

My grandmother’s kitchen was a wonderful place where the fragrance of canning spices defused throughout the entire house. There was always something good to eat in her fridge, a variety of home canned fruit and veggies in her... — Updated 4/28/2022


Gardening by Osmosis

Again, I found myself at the grocery store with a bad attitude. Are you kidding me? I fumed at the produce manager—$3.00 for a green pepper? I stomped out of the vegetable section, bought some packets of seeds and left the store... — Updated 4/28/2022


SBOH votes against pursuing COVID-19 vaccine requirements for school

The Washington State Board of Health unanimously passed a motion to accept the recommendation from a technical advisory group (TAG) against a COVID-19 immunization requirement for school entry. Board members did reiterate support... — Updated 4/21/2022


Spring 2022

Time. Time is movement. Movement is time. Time is change. Change is movement. Change, movement and time are all the same concept. What we consider as clock time is just our assigning measurement to the day’s rotation of the... — Updated 4/21/2022


Book Club Meeting

The Friends of the Library Book Club will meet on Tuesday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Cheney Library. The Bi Necessity by Rose George will be the book discussed. Everyone is welcome to atte... — Updated 4/21/2022


Spring Loaded Action

Tika loves her walks in the morning. She follows me endlessly, ensuring I don’t get off-track and do something useless like grab a tea or say, wake up before rushing out the door to go to the park. Mornings are time for fast,... — Updated 4/14/2022


Easter Services and Easter Egg Hunts

Amazing Grace Fellowship 416 West Betz Road (509) 235-6199 Family Easter service on Sunday, April 17, at 10:30 a.m. with a small drama presentation. Cheney Community Church 1307 Third Street (509) 235-4841 Friday, April 15. Good... — Updated 4/14/2022


Gardening by osmosis

All you windowsill gardeners, container, raised bed, and in-ground gardeners too, by now you have probably named most of your plants. Rosemary, Thyme, Sage and their friend Parsley,... — Updated 4/14/2022



Deer are known to frequently wander the streets of Medical Lake, and these two were part of a group of eight or nine that were snacking on some foliage near Waterfront Park. With... — Updated 4/11/2022


Lions' Club hosts midnight race

MEDICAL LAKE – The chilly midnight air wasn't enough to keep a couple hundred area runners from filling the streets for the 44th Annual Only Fools Run at Midnight community fun... — Updated 4/8/2022


Community Calendar

AIRWAY HEIGHTS SUNSET PARK EASTER EGG HUNT 913 South Lawson Street Sat., April 16, 9 a.m. Age separated egg hunts: 4 & under, 5 & 6, 7 & 8, 9 & 10. Special prizes in each group. CHENEY HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION MEETING Zoom... — Updated 4/8/2022


A Moment

How does the song go? “I close my eyes. Only for a moment then the moment’s gone.” (Dust in the Wind, Kansas- Eric Benet) Oh, but a sweet moment. There is a place I go to de-stress, unwind, and just relax. I don’t have to... — Updated 4/8/2022


Compliments to the chef!

My family was of British origin. Most dinners were prepared in a pressure cooker. Vegetables were cooked to baby food consistency and recognizable only by the color, green, purple, off-white, yellow, orange. Meat, if not pressure... — Updated 4/8/2022


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