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New development announced in Spokane Valley

Barney's Harvest Foods, at 11205 E Dishman Mica Road in Spokane Valley, owned by brothers Ken and Jon Tuntland and 4th generation Mike Tuntland, have some exciting news. They are pleased to announce they are bringing change to the neighborhood with the development of Ponderosa Village. This process has been in the making for 1.5 years. They have chosen to reach out to the people in the community to see what they needed and wanted.

Surveys are being given out in the store encouraging the neighbors to submit ideas, suggestions and to voice any concerns. In the past 6 months the family has secured the building that formerly housed T & J Pourhouse. In the near future the building will be removed and space will be readied and landscaped for the addition, which will be named Ponderosa Village.

Phase one will begin to secure tenants who want to be part of this community; with up to 30,000 square feet of leasable space. Construction is slated to begin in the spring of 2018, and will continue as demand sees a need.

The team that put this together is a collaboration of individuals who have a long time involvement in the Spokane Valley and Barney's Harvest Foods. They are committed to this neighborhood and the community of Ponderosa Village. The architect chosen for this exciting project is Rex K Anderson of FUSION ARCHITECTURE. The Project manager is Clyde Haase.

Providence Health Care wins grant for Nutrition Essentials Program

Women & Children's Free Restaurant (WCFR) has announced Providence Health Care's investment of $15,000 in their Nutrition Essentials program. The grant will support operating expenses necessary to improve access to health resources for those in need, and was provided in part by Providence Health Care through its Community Benefit program.

Nutrition Essentials will move into a new demonstration kitchen and classroom in 2018. The City of Spokane's Community, Housing and Human Services Department (CHHS) and STCU are underwriting remodeling costs. The program receives hands on support from EWU's public health students, and WSU nursing students and dietetic interns.

Women & Children's Free Restaurant has offered meal services for 30 years which includes nutritious scratch-made, restaurant-style meals for families in need in an atmosphere that encourages conversation and a sense of community. Diners are not asked to qualify to receive the service.

The reach is broadened to those in need through collaboration with partner agencies. Nutritious meals are prepared in WCFR's kitchen and served at 23 programs offered by: Catholic Charities, The Jonah Project, Life Services Maternity Home, Cup of Cool Water, Family Promise of Spokane, Feed Cheney, GraceSon House, Ronald McDonald Charities, Shadle Park Presbyterian Church, Spokane YoungLives, Southwest Spokane Community Center, SPEAR Ministries, Inc., Transitions, Union Gospel Mission, Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, Volunteers of America, West Central Community Center, and YWCA.

Downtown Dental is expanding

Downtown Dental in the Paulsen Building is expanding and adding a new dentist. Dentists Dr. Corey Plaster and Dr. Rudyard McKennon announce the addition of Dr. Stacey McDonald to their team at Downtown Dental. Dr. McDonald graduated with a Bachelors of Biology at Central Washington University with honors in 2011. She earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from Midwestern University School of Dentistry in Glendale, Arizona.

In addition the their offices in the Paulsen Building, Plaster and McKennon have an office in Airway Heights, and will be opening a new practice this week at 5th and Washington called 5th Avenue Dental.

Their website is downtowndds.com and the phone number is 509-747-2070.

Holiday air travel tips from Todd Woodard at Spokane International Airport

In looking ahead towards the Christmas and New Year holiday, we can imagine travelers and those picking up loved ones, may have questions regarding flight status. Inclement weather in Spokane or in another city can cause flight delays. Visit www.spokaneairports.net, for real-time flight information, which has been optimized for mobile devices as well. In addition, you can visit the web site or call the toll free number of airline you are traveling for flight information. The airlines serving Spokane can be reached at the following:

Alaska, www.alaskaair.com or 800-426-0333
American, www.aa.com or 800-433-7300
Delta, www.delta.com or 800-221-1212
Southwest, www.southwest.com or 800-435-9792
United, www.united.com or 800-864-8331

To help make traveling a little less stressful, here are some important tips:

Allow Extra Time. Arrive at the Airport a minimum of 90 minutes to 2 hours prior to departure. Earlier is preferable. Travelers should review TSA’s website, www.tsa.gov/travel/travel-tips prior to leaving their home to familiarize themselves of screening process, prohibited items, and special circumstances. New security protocols regarding carry-on bags require all electronics larger than a cell phone (e.g., tablets, notebook, cameras, etc.) placed in bins for x-ray screening when going through the security checkpoint. The electronics should be placed in a bin with nothing on top or below, similar to how laptops have been screened for several years.

Check I.D. to make sure it is not expiring while traveling, etc. Your Washington driver's license is valid for air travel.

Do not include wrapped packages in checked or carry-on luggage. Security measures will require the examination of these items.

If you are picking up family members, you should park at the airport's Cell Phone Waiting Lot, and have your party text or call you once they have landed and collected their luggage. This will help expedite the process and lessen curbside congestion.

Motorists can drop off and pick up travelers curbside, however, because of the significant numbers of travelers, drivers should stay with their vehicle and not dwell at the curb.

As soon as possible, go through both the ticket and passenger checkpoint lines.

Tag Every Bag. Tag every piece of luggage with your name and address. Include additional addresses inside each bag in the event the outside tag falls off.

Limit Carry-Ons. The FAA has restricted travelers' carry-on luggage to one bag, plus a personal item such as a purse, briefcase, or laptop computer. Remember the TSA's Liquid's Rule: You are allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes in your carry-on bag and through the checkpoint. These are limited to 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item. Placing these items in the small bag separate from your carry-on baggage facilitates the screening process. Pack items larger than 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters in checked baggage. Any liquid, aerosol, gel, cream or paste that alarms during screening will require additional screening.

Traveling With Children. At ticketing, if they are under the age of 12 and are planning to travel unaccompanied OR if your child is two years of age or younger and you are planning to have them travel on your lap or unticketed, you need to provide proof of age. A birth certificate is an acceptable proof of age. In flight, for small children, the key is to keep them occupied. Bring munchies, play their favorite game or surprise them with a new toy or book. Talk to them about where they are going, whom they are going to see, and what they are going to do when they arrive.

ALSC Architects of Spokane announces the following additions to its staff

Jes Sink has joined ALSC as a Marketer and Graphic Designer. She earned her Bachelor of Marketing and Visual Communication Design in 2012. Jes is applying her design and graphic expertise to the company's internal and external marketing pursuits. She is also working with various teams to assist with project branding.

Devin Barwinski has joined ALSC as a Revit Specialist. He earned his Associates of Applied Science in Architectural Technologies from Spokane Community College in 2017. Devin is currently applying his expertise to projects for Central Valley School District and CHAS.

The Business Thought of the Week

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