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Spokane Eye Clinic to open new Northside location

Spokane Eye Clinic has announced the opening of a new, Nevada/Northpointe clinic on July 1. The address is 9651 N. Nevada Street. This is the fourth clinic location for Spokane Eye Clinic. The focus of this new location will be on routine eye care services, pediatric ophthalmology, contact lens fittings, and the co-management of a wide array of eye conditions and diseases. This new location will feature an optical shop carrying nationally-recognized name brand eyeglass frames in a variety of styles and price ranges, including sunglasses and readers. They will also carry a variety of contact lenses and supplies, as well as high-quality products to treat dry eyes.

Spokane Eye Clinic is a regional center of specialists in all areas of eyecare. When they opened in 1955 with only two doctors, they were Spokane's very first eye clinic. Over the 64 years of serving our community, Spokane Eye Clinic has grown to 29 doctors, and they remain an independent, physician-owned organization. For more information, visit spokaneeye.com.

See who is best in the Inland Northwest

The Inlander's Best of the Inland Northwest Readers Poll winners for 2019 are listed in the Inlander issue that's on newsstands until Thursday of this week. You can also view the issue online at Inlander.com.

Duluth Trading Company opening state's first retail location

Duluth Trading Company, which makes workwear and other apparel, is opening their first retail store in the state at 16314 E. Indiana, just east of Spokane Valley Mall. The 15,656-square-foot store in a stand-alone building is set to open on April 11. The image is just an example of Duluth stores.

The website duluthtrading.com.

Mango Tree planning May opening in Spokane

The Mango Tree Indian Kitchen & Tap House, which opened a location in Coeur d'Alene last July, has taken over the former Hill's Restaurant space at 401 West Main and is planning a May opening.

You can learn more about Mango Tree on Facebook.

Numerica's Airway Heights Branch lobby closes during renovations

Renovations at Numerica Credit Union's Airway Heights branch (1210 S Hayford Rd.) has begun. The remodel will feature an award-winning open design concept that is open and inviting and allows for a more personal member experience. During the renovation, the credit union will run daily operations from a portable office unit located adjacent to the branch.

The closure of the lobby is expected to last about three months. Drive through windows will still be operating normal business hours (Monday through Friday from 9am-6pm and Saturday from 9am-1pm). For renovation updates, visit Numerica's website at numericacu.com or call 800-433-1837.

Active Living Expo coming April 13

The Spokesman-Review will host the 2nd Annual Active Living Expo from 10am-4pm on Saturday, April 13 at Northern Quest Resort & Casino. Featuring a full day of informative speakers, free entertainment, and 50 exhibitors, the event offers something for everyone aged 55+ and their loved ones.

Included on the list of presenters is MultiCare keynote speaker Dr. Shaun Peterson, a local orthopedic surgeon who will offer advice on restoring function and reducing pain. Lynn St. Louis, attorney and founding partner at Spokane's Elder Law Group, addresses protecting one's assets and estate planning, and AARP Fraud Protection Specialist Jon Louis will speak on how to protect oneself from fraud and identity theft. Rounding out presentations on the main stage is Eldonna Shaw, a teacher and coach at Food Flavor Fit. Shaw will share about how to prepare healthy meals in small portions in tight quarters. There will also be live music and yoga demonstrations.

There will also be a spring clothing trends fashion show from Audrey's Boutique, wine tasting from Browne Family Vineyards, and a free photo booth sponsored by Villages at Stonehill.

Expo attendees can also visit exhibitor booths focused on physical therapy, investment strategies, travel tips, exercise equipment, podiatry, eye care and eyeglass fashion, local book clubs, and even an on-site RV for those wanting to hit the open road. KHQ/FOX anchor Claire Graham serves as event emcee.

Admission is $7, and a portion of ticket proceeds benefits senior programs at SNAP (Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners). More information can be found at spokane7tickets.com, where tickets may also be purchased.

Spokane SCORE workshop this week

Spokane SCORE Chapter 180 presents this week's workshop on Quickbooks Financial Management, Wednesday, March 27 from 8:30am-12:30pm. A QuickBooks expert will guide you through using QuickBooks as a bookkeeping and financial management tool. Learn tips and shortcuts and get the answers to all of your QuickBooks questions. Lean the keys to financial management, along with resources and financial management practices. This workshop is especially valuable for those who are already in business.

Workshops will be held at the SBA/SCORE Training Room at 801 W Riverside, Suite 444. To register and for additional information, visit spokane.score.org or call 509-353-2821.

Join the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery on Friday March 29 at Triple Play

All proceeds raised will go directly to the KREM 2 Diaper Drive benefiting the Nursery. You'll gain access to all of Triple Play's attractions including their three new additions, the 3,600-square-foot Laser Tag Arena, three story Ropes Course and Indoor Bumper Cars, plus Go-Karts, Bowling, Mini-Golf, Bumper Boats, Climbing Wall and Raptor Reef indoor Waterpark. Cost is $16 per person with up to 50% of proceeds going to support the KREM 2 Diaper Drive benefiting the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. The event is this Friday, March 29 from 6-9pm.

Triple Play is located just 4 miles north of I-90 in Coeur d'Alene on Hwy 95. The phone number is 208-762-7529 and the website is 3play.com. For more information on Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, visit vanessabehan.org.

Blue Zoo Interactive Aquarium to open in the Northtown Mall this summer

Blue Zoo, an interactive aquarium, announced recently that it will be opening a location on Spokane's northside this Summer. Boasting such aquatic life as sharks, stingray, eels, jellyfish, birds, lizards and an octopus, Blue Zoo is the regions first aquarium. With an emphasis on education, Blue Zoo will combine fun, interactive experiences, with an opportunity to learn about animals from all over the world.

Located at Northtown Mall, the aquarium will be on the main floor's north end, near Buffalo Wild Wings. For more information on Blue Zoo, you can visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bluezoospokane.

Northwest Specialty Hospital earns Five-Star Quality Rating for second straight year

Northwest Specialty Hospital announced today that it was awarded a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Northwest Specialty Hospital is the only hospital in Northern Idaho to earn the highest overall quality score. This is the second year in a row that they have won this prestigious award. he hospital rating summarizes a variety of measures across seven areas of quality - including safety of care, effectiveness of care, and patient experience - into a single star rating for each hospital.

Northwest Specialty Hospital is in an elite group. Of 3,725 hospitals evaluated by CMS, only 293, or eight percent, received a five-star rating.

Kieran Sprague joins Spokane Home Builders Assoc.

The Spokane Home Builders Association has hired Kieran Sprague for the position of Government Affairs Director. He was formerly Advocacy & Strategic Initiatives Coordinator at the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce since October of 2017. An Olympia native, Sprague came to the region to work at the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce following his graduation from Central Washington University with a degree in Political Science.

March 27, Eat a Sub at Jersey Mike's and help support Early Childhood Literacy

On Wednesday, March 27, the 'Day of Giving,' the franchise owner and operator at both Spokane-area Jersey Mike's locations will donate 100 percent of sales to support the Reach Out and Read program at Providence Pediatrics Clinics. Whether customers order a sub, or even a bag of chips, every single dollar that comes in will be donated, all of it - not just the profit.
It's estimated that half of children entering kindergarten in Washington state have not developed the skills they need to thrive in the school environment. The Reach Out and Read program supports early literacy by involving the child's doctor. At each well-care visit between the ages of 6 months and 5 years, children are given an age-appropriate book to take home. Funds raised during Jersey Mike's Day of Giving will be used to purchase and distribute books through certified Providence Health Care Reach Out and Read pediatricians.

All month long, generous customers have been making donations at Jersey Mike's Subs throughout the nation during the 9th Annual 'Month of Giving' fundraising campaign in support of local needs and charities.

Jersey Mike's Spokane locations are on the south hill at Regal and the Palouse Highway, and in Northtown Square, on Division.

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