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Irish Week in Spokane is lead-up to March 16 St. Patrick's Day Parade

Despite a still healthy covering of snow across the Inland Northwest, the streets of Spokane are slowly being recolored with shades of green in preparation for the 41st Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, this Saturday, March 16.

Today, March 11 begins the events for 'Irish Week' leading up to the parade, presented by The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, with an official proclamation at City Hall from Mayor David Condon at the weekly meeting of the Spokane City Council. That will be followed on Wednesday, March 13 with the annual Dignitary Luncheon at noon at Anthony's Spokane Falls Restaurant. Leading the entries will be the Grand Marshal, Tony Lamanna representing Spokane Honor Flight. This organization provides area veterans of World War II, The Korean and Vietnam Wars with trips back to national monuments in Washington, D.C.

Other 2019 dignitaries include:
Irish Business: David's Pizza
Irish Man: Tom Sherry
Irish Woman: Joanne McAtee
Irish Colleen: Molly McLaughlin
Irish Clan: Reilly

One final event during Irish Week is the traditional Irish Coffee on the morning of the parade at Jack and Dan's Bar and Grill, also honoring the 2019 parade luminaries.

On Saturday, the parade begins at 12 noon from the staging area in the Spokane Arena parking lot. It also concludes there. A recent tradition began by the Friendly Sons has been to help 2nd Harvest with donations of both food and cash. Parade entrants and spectators are encouraged to contribute to this important activity. For more Information, visit www.friendlysonsofstpatrick.com.

2019 Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame Honorees Announced

The Spokane Public Library Foundation, in partnership with the City of Spokane and Spokane Public Library, is announcing the 2019 Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame honorees. The honorees in six different categories were chosen from more than 150 public nominations and will be celebrated at a May 1 breakfast with one honoree in each category being inducted into the Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame. That announcement will be made at the breakfast.

Arts and Letters
Mike Kobluk, Chad Mitchell Trio, former director of Performing and Visual Arts for Expo 1974 and former Director of Entertainment Facilities for the City of Spokane
Karen Mobley, Artist, writer, art consultant, former Arts Director for the City of Spokane
Chris O'Harra, co-founder of Auntie's Bookstore

Deborah K. Johnson, Education Director, Invent Washington, Prodigy Northwest
Mandy Manning, National Teacher of the Year, Joel E. Ferris High School Newcomer Center, English Development Teacher
Dr. Raymond Reyes, Associate Academic Vice Pres. & Chief Diversity Officer, Gonzaga University

Economic Development and Business
Mark Camp, Entrepreneur, Anvil Coffee, Small Business Owner
John E. (Jack) Heath, III - President & COO of Washington Trust Bank
Jeff Philipps, President and CEO, Rosauers

Innovation and Leadership
Toni Lodge, CEO, NATIVE Project
Mary Ann Murphy, former Executive Director of Partners with Families and Children
Rusty and Nancy Nelson, Retired Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane (PJALS)

Public Service and Philanthropy
Sister Madonna Buder, Roman Catholic Nun, Philanthropist, 'Iron Nun'
Lynne Everson, Needle Exchange Coordinator, Spokane Regional Heath District
Reverend Percy Happy Watkins, Retired Pastor, New Hope Baptist Church

Science, Health, and Medicine
Dr. Hrair Garabedian, retired pediatric cardiologist, adult congenital cardiologist and neonatologist, Providence Center for Congenital Heart Disease
Dr. Eric S. Johnson, Clinical Assistant Professor, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, WSU
Anne McClain, NASA Astronaut

At the event on May 1st, these honorees will be recognized by Mayor David Condon and Council President Ben Stuckart for the work that they've done in the community. Tickets for the breakfast can be purchased online at www.spokanelibraryfoundation.org. The Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame recognizes individuals in the City of Spokane for their achievement in six categories while raising funds for the Spokane Public Library Foundation in support of the library.

Registration is open for Vanessa Behan Benefit Luncheon June 4

Vanessa's Promise Benefit Luncheon is now open for registration. The event will be on Tuesday, June 4 at the Davenport Grand Hotel, from noon-1pm, doors opn at 11:15am. The lunch is free to attend, but there will be an opportunity to support the Nursery during the lunch. The cost of the luncheon will be covered by generous sponsors, so every dollar raised at the event will go directly to supporting the mission of the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.

To register and for more information, visit www.vanessabehan.org. Sponsorship opportunities are available, contact VBCN Development Coordinator at 509-340-0479, or email amber@vanessabehan.org for more information.

Iren Taran joins ALSC Architects of Spokane

Iren N. Taran, AIA, APA, has joined ALSC Architects as a Senior Project Manager/Project Architect. Iren has 15 years of experience working on all aspects of complex, multiphase projects including research and high-tech facilities. Her educational background includes a Masters of Urban & Regional Planning from Portland State University's Toulan School of Urban Studies & Planning and a Bachelor of Architecture, Cum Laude, from Washington State University's School of Architecture & Construction Management.

With offices in Spokane and Coeur d'Alene, ALSC Architects is one of the region's leading architectural firms. The company provides professional planning and design services for projects including educational, sports and recreation, commercial and retail facilities. Founded in 1948, ALSC Architects employs 45 professionals. For more information, visit www.alscarchitects.com.

Revel 77 Coffee to open 2nd location in Spokane Valley

Revel 77, the popular coffee shop on Spokane's South Hill on 57th Ave, will be opening a second location in Spokane Valley. The new location will be at 13105 E Sprague, at the corner of McDonald and Sprague. Revel 77 Coffee is partnering with Spokane Federal Credit Union to open this new location, which will have a drive-through and they will share space with the credit union. They are expecting to open in July of this year.

Spokane Federal Credit Union Announces Staff Promotions

Mykenna Muchmore has been promoted to Member Experience Supervisor at Spokane Federal Credit Union. Muchmore was previously a Member Advocate and has been with the Credit Union since early 2018.

Mary Stover has been promoted to Director of Culture and Development at Spokane Federal Credit Union. Stover was formerly a Training Specialist and has been with the Credit Union since the summer of 2018.

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