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McCUDDIN: The Inner Eye, a book featuring the art of Mel McCuddin



Former SR columnist Doug Clark and wife, Sherry (pictured above), just published an art book about Mel McCuddin and his work. As owners of several of his paintings, they love the quirky, strange, and whimsical glimpses of life that he captures. Collaborating with McCuddin on this book has been a labor of love, and the Clarks are honored that he is thrilled with the final product.

Here's what some buyers say:
• Wow! The Inner Eye is a fabulous tribute!
• So glad you've done this book. We're big fans of Mel, his work, and painting titles.
• Just received the beautiful book on Mel McCuddin. Thank you so much for making the book available.
• Loved learning more about Mel. The pictures are spectacular!
• What an A++++++ job! Wonderful and accurate photographs, and excellent visual and physical presentation. Kudos.

McCUDDIN: The Inner Eye showcases six decades of the artist's favorite works, with some 300 images in full color. The book also tells the backstory of how a humble milk delivery man grew into one of the Inland Northwest's most respected artists. There are sections on McCuddin artwork in public places as well as personal stories from owners (including Ed. Clark and Mary Christen.) It's a large book - 10x12 inches and 192 pages, all in full color on high quality paper. This is a limited edition of just 500 copies.

The book sells for $125, which includes shipping and a complimentary print of the cover art, Confusion at the Gate. In addition, all copies are signed by the artist. Check out the website, clarksvillepublishing.com for a glimpse of McCUDDIN: The Inner Eye and to learn how to get a copy of your own.


Free Cone Day Tomorrow at Ben & Jerry's to benefit local charities



Ben & Jerry's of Spokane and Airway Heights scoops out fun and free flavors tomorrow, Tuesday, April 9. Fans are invited to Ben & Jerry's at Riverpark Square and Northern Quest, from 12pm-8pm to join the fun. At the downtown Riverpark Square location, donations will allow Mobius Children's Museum and Science Center to provide hands-on educational STEM based outreach experiences to the Boys & Girls Clubs in our community. Donations accepted at the Northern Quest location will go to Operation Spokane Heroes whose mission is to provide support for local area military personnel and their families.

For more information, visit www.benjerry.com/riverparksquare.

Cannabis Exclusive Marketing Agency Launching



Seasoned marketing professional Wes Ward has opened Vision420 Marketing, dealing exclusively with cannabis industry.

Wes gained his cannabis marketing expertise as a Senior Marketing Executive with The Spokesman-Review beginning when the Spokesman started accepting cannabis advertising in late 2014. Then in May of 2016, Wes helped launch the Spokesman's monthly cannabis publication known as Evercannabis Magazine. Evercannabis is now the most widely distributed and read cannabis publication in Washington.

To learn more, email Wes at wes@vision420.com and visit his website www.vision420.com.


Active Living Expo this Saturday



The Spokesman-Review will host the 2nd Annual Active Living Expo from 10am-4pm this 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.


Hear How's Business with these two every Friday



Tune in to Bud Nameck and Kristi Gorenson Friday mornings at 8:55, on FM News Radio 100.7/KXLY AM 920 for the How's Business radio report.


Spring Tea fundraising event for Women & Children's Free Restaurant April 20



Women & Children's Free Restaurant & Community Kitchen will host its annual spring fundraiser on Saturday, April 20 from 11am-2pm. Now in its 13th year, this time honored event hosts up to 500 attendees at the beautiful Davenport Grand Ballroom. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness and vital funding for WCFR's nutrition programs. The Spring Tea features a four-course tea service, silent auction, and raffle.

Tickets are available at springtea.org.
For more information on WCFR, visit www.wcfrspokane.org


Jersey Mike's Month of Giving raises $15,135 to benefit Sacred Heart Children's Hospital



In March, Jersey Mike's Subs celebrated its 10th annual 'Month of Giving,' raising money for charities nationwide. Locally, a percentage all sales were donated to Providence Health Care Foundation to support the Reach Out and Read program at Providence Pediatrics Clinics. This year, the two Spokane Jersey Mike's locations raised a record total of $15,135.

"We are so fortunate to be on the receiving end of Jersey Mike's generosity," said Joyce M. Cameron, chief philanthropy officer, Providence Health Care Foundation. "This gift will enable us to purchase thousands of books for children who visit Providence Pediatrics Clinics."

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. Parents also learn how cuddling together and sharing books build language and literacy skills that will help children be ready for school. Funds raised during Jersey Mike's Month of Giving will be used to purchase and distribute books through certified Providence Health Care Reach Out and Read pediatricians.

The 'Month of Giving' fundraising campaign culminated on March 27 with the 'Day of Giving,' where 100 percent of all sales, not just profits, are donated to a charity selected by local franchise managers. Since launching its partnership with Providence Health Care Foundation four years ago, Jersey Mike's Subs has raised a total of $45,740 for programs at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital and Providence Pediatric Clinics.


Annual Spokane Home & Garden Show coming April 19-21



The Spokane Home Builders Association presents the 43rd Annual Spring Spokane Home & Garden Show to be held Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 21 at the Spokane Convention Center. The show is focused on building, renovation, landscaping, design and decor. New and returning exciting highlights have been added for the 2019 show.

Keynote speaker is Taniya Nayak, popular HGTV host. Nayak will be meeting the public on Friday at 3:30 as well as Saturday at 1p & 3p and presenting her seminar titled, 'Inspired Design'. This year's show also features 'Barrels & Brews' on Friday evening from 5-8p. The show also features great prizes, including an Enter to Win Grand Prize: Dynamic Decks is providing the winner with a brand new deck; with patio furniture courtesy of Jacobs Custom Living. Total package is valued over $15,000.

For additional show information, hours and admission, visit www.spokanehomeshows.com or find them on Facebook.

The Business Thought of the Week

Thanks to Baker Construction and Development for sponsoring the business thought of the week.

"Trying is a part of failing. If you're afraid to fail, you are afraid to try." The late journalist Eveyln Cunningham





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