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November 14th, 2012
Glendine Leonard sat with a colorfully embroidered shawl (one of her purchases from a trip abroad) around her shoulders while describing her adventures to the ladies of the AAUW (American Association of University Women).
Leonard, 85, has visited over 50 different places around the worldâall trips taken after she turned 53.
The Tree of Sharing begins its annual operations on Monday, Nov 19 at Key Bank, 211 S. Main in Colville. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The last day for tag selection and returning purchased items will be Friday, Dec. 7.
Each gift tag hung on the Tree of Sharing represents the Christmas wishes and needs of an individual in the comÂŹmunity.
It was a cloudy, wet day outside as a group of students piled into two vans parked in back of Colville High School. Earlier last Friday, the schoolâs gymnasium was the site of the annual Veterans Day Assembly, where students, staff, and community members gathered to honor those who have served in the U.S. military. Flowers, American flags, patriotic songs and applauding marked the occasion.
Patricia âPatâ Abbott looks out the window of her home on Corbett Creek Road. The mist outside hangs low on the hills that surround the cluster of houses that dot this rural thoroughfare, Deer make the rounds from yard to yard, starting with the weather- worn grass in Abbottâs expansive yard.
âItâs not what I would call your typical coffee clutch neighborhood,â Abbott says. âPeople will help you if you need help, but for the most part, weâre all pretty independent.â
It occasionally happens to almost every farmer and gardener. Sometimes they plant more than they need, or more than they can use. And as the harvest season ebbs toward winter, fields or plots can still be garnished with crops that just havenât got around to being picked.
But instead of allowing the produce to just wither on the vine, this is where the Northeast Washington Gleaners Club comes in.
Just because the weather is getting colder, doesn't mean gardening has to be over. That's where Good 2 Gro Hydroponics comes in. Owned and operated by Steve Michaliszyn, the business caters to those with green thumbs or amateur gardening enthusiasts. Growing lights, organic soil, microbes, planting bins---whatever is needed to get vegetation sprouting, it's here.
"So far I think I am getting a huge amount of enthusiasm for the customers that are finding me," says Michaliszyn. "A lot of people are excited not to have to drive 70 miles to Spokane to find what they need."
School lunches are shrinking in public schools across the nation due to regulations enforced by the Healthy, Hungry-Free Kids Act of 2010.
The new regulations require more fruits and vegetables, but for the first time they also mandate a calorie count for lunch. (The new calorie count for K-5 is 550 to 650, the calorie count for grades 6-8 is 600 to 700, and the calorie count for grades 9-12 is 750 to 850.)
Several members of the Stevens County Cattlemenâs Association (SCCA) submitted testimony to the Washington State Fish and Wildlife Commission last Friday on the resurgence of Gray Wolves in Eastern Washington. The Commission hearing on Oct. 5 included an update from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) on the removal six members of the Wedge wolf pack. The removal was approved by the Commission due to the persistent attacks on cattle by the Wedge wolves.
Kettle Falls elementary school students were recently treated to a short trip on Lake Roosevelt via canoe provided by Voyages of Rediscovery. A river-based environmental education program, Voyages of Rediscovery has been creating dugout canoes at the Kettle Falls Historical Center from donated cedar logs. Students came to the center on a field trip to learn how the canoes are made my hand and about the history and heritage of the Columbia River. To learn more, go to http://www.voyagesofrediscovery.com.
DelRae Bultina is not from this area, but she is invested in it all the same. The 53-year-old Burbank resident has been journeying to Gifford for over 20 years with her husband, Marvin, to hunt turkeys every spring and fall.