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Street Music Week starts today!

This year's Street Music Week, the 17th annual, will take place during the noon hour in downtown Spokane, Coeur d'Alene, and the Garland District, starting today through Friday, June 10-14. 300+ talented pickers, singers, instrumentalists, dancers, magicians, comedians and more, PLUS the World-Famous Keyboard Cat will appear daily in downtown Spokane to pose for selfies and to give away 'I met Keyboard Cat' buttons for a food bank donation.

Every penny collected during this event goes to the 2nd Harvest Food Bank that serves the region's satellite food distribution programs. Street Music Week 2018 raised $29,322, elevating the 16-year total to $209,322 or 1,046,610 meals distributed through 2nd Harvest Food Bank.

Valleyfest 30th Anniversary celebration and raffle breakfast June 12

This year, ValleyFest is celebrating its 30th year, and they are kicking things off with an anniversary celebration and raffle breakfast on Wednesday, June 12, 7:30am at Mirabeau Point Park Hotel. This special fundraising event will help raise funds in support of Valleyfest. Over 40,000 visitors of all ages come to Valleyfest's fun filled community festival, to be held this year on Friday through Sunday, September 20-22.

Tickets for the breakfast are $75 per person. If you're unable to attend, you can still support Valleyfest with a donation. This Celebration & Raffle replaces Valleyfest's previous year's auction. For more information and to register, visit www.valleyfest.org. You can also get more details on this year's activities, entertainment and fun.

STCU opens bigger new branch in Ponderay

STCU will open its relocated Bonner County Branch today in Ponderay, ready to serve members in a new building with more space and service options. The building, at 477123 Highway 95, sits just 300 feet from the branch STCU opened a decade ago in the Ponderay Crossing Shopping Center, at U.S. Highway 95 and Kootenai Cutoff Road. At 4,100-square-feet, the 'mountain contemporary'-style building is twice the size of the old location. It has three drive-through lanes offering teller and ATM access, as well as a 24-hour walk-up ATM.

The credit union expects new personal and business memberships to keep pace as the region continues to expand. STCU had 73,000 members when the Bonner County Branch opened. Now it has 192,000 members and five North Idaho branch locations, with a sixth slated to open this year in Rathdrum. About 15% of STCU members live in North Idaho.

Construction on the new STCU Bonner County Branch started in midwinter. The branch was designed by ALSC Architects, with Meridian Construction serving as the contractor.

New Cocktail Lounge at Ramada at Spokane Airport

The Ramada by Wyndham at Spokane Airport has rebranded their cocktail lounge. Remington's Lounge and Grille is now known as BAR(509). The lounge which had been more of a sports bar in the past has now been renovated featuring a more modern family friendly air traffic decor. The name was chosen to help welcome back home local residence and to welcome new guests into the Spokane area for the first time with a play on the area code. This family friendly lounge is open for lunch and dinner.

Design Source promotes Interior Designer

Cassidy Lange has been promoted to Managing Associate of Design Source, Inc. She has been employed as an Interior Designer at Design Source for 9 years. For more information, visit www.design-source-inc.com

Spokane's largest dog walk - Parade of Paws - is this Saturday

Parade of Paws, the Spokane Humane Society's annual summer pledge walk in support of their shelter work is this Saturday, June 15. All dogs are welcome. This year's goal is for 1,000 dog walkers to join on the 2- or 4-mile course in north Spokane at 6607 N. Havana Street. The long route takes you up to Mt. St. Michael where you may have your dog blessed. You are welcome to run/jog the route but there is no timing, no bibs and no corporate cup tent - runners do get to start at the head of the field.

Doors open at 8am with a large vendor fair of local businesses and non-profit organizations set up on the grass. There will be face painting for the littlest walkers, a bouncy castled and a veterinary clinic will be open for $10 pet vaccinations and microchips. Walk starts at 10am. This year's grand marshal is Zach Harper, who sadly lost his dog Hank to a malfunctioning electric sidewalk downtown this winter.

There will also be live music, a food court, photo booth and more. This is pledge walk. You can sign up as an individual or as a team at www.spokanehumanesociety.org under 'events'. All animals are welcome, must be on a leash.

500,000 square foot Euclid Logistics Center planned

Crown West Realty, LLC has announced plans for a multi-building project located near the corner of 5th Street and Euclid Avenue within the Spokane Business & Industrial Park (The Park). Plans call for the construction of approximately 500,000-square-feet in total which will transform the southeast corner of The Park into a state-of-the-art distribution and logistics center to be known as the Euclid Logistics Center. The first phase will kick off this year and consist of a 120,000-square-foot concrete-tilt building featuring 36-foot clear heights, cross-dock capacity, 135-foot truck courts and built to LEED standards. Divcon Construction has been selected as the contractor. The remainder of the project will be built out as the market demands.

Get more information about Crown West Realty at crownwest.com.

Numerica Credit Union provides Matching Gift for Vanessa Behan Growth Initiative

Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery has announced a $100,000 gift from Numerica Credit Union for its future growth. As part of Vanessa Behan's Growth Initiative, called 'Project Every Kid,' Numerica has committed the $100,000 towards the new project as a matching gift in their 'Cash for Kids $100K Challenge.' From June 10-30, the credit union will match gifts from the community made towards Project Every Kid, up to $100,000. Gifts can be made at any Numerica branch in Spokane, by calling 800.433.1837 or online at numericacu.com.

For those interested in learning more about how you can support Vanessa Behan, contact Keith O'Brien, Development Director at 509.340.0482. For more information, visit www.vanessabehan.org.

National Teacher of the Year to speak at EWU Graduation

Eastern Washington University has announced that the 2018 National Teacher of the Year and Eagle alumna Mandy Manning is this year's commencement speaker. Eastern has 2,922 undergraduate (bachelor's) and 536 graduate (master's and doctoral) students eligible to attend commencement ceremonies on Saturday, June 15, at the Spokane Arena.

Manning, who earned her EWU degree in Radio/TV in 1998, was named National Teacher of the Year for her work teaching immigrant and refugee students at the Newcomer Center at Spokane's Ferris High School. She is set to return to the classroom in the fall after spending the past academic year promoting justice for all children and advocating for teachers. Manning will officially complete her duties as National Teacher of the Year this June.

EWU will host two ceremonies to honor graduates on the 15th, at 9am and 2pm, and Manning will share her experiences during both events.

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