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MG owners helping out Kootenai Humane Society

MG owners helping out Kootenai Humane Society

Saturday's forecast may not be ideal for top-down driving, but that won't stop MG enthusiasts from hitting the road for a good cause.

The Inland Empire MG Classics car club is bringing a caravan of supplies to the Kootenai Humane Society this weekend, and you can be part of the fun.

50+ classic MG's, loaded with dog food, kitty litter, and other essential supplies, will be touring the Spokane area Saturday morning before arriving at the Kootenai Humane Society (11650 N. Ramsey Rd in Hayden, ID) between 11:30am and noon.

The MG owners will hang around the Humane Society in the afternoon, and the public is invited to come check out these classic roadsters, ask questions, and maybe pick up a new furry friend!

Toyota dealers help local charities through Facebook

Toyota dealers help local charities through Facebook

Two local Toyota dealers are helping the community through separate charity drives that will give out a total of $25,500 to local charities. Larry H. Miller Downtown Toyota and Parker Toyota are both asking the community to decide where the money should go with click of the mouse on Facebook.

 

The fact that both companies are Toyota dealers is coincidence as the Facebook campaigns are completely separate and unrelated. Larry H. Miller is hosting theirs as part Toyota Drive For Good program. Toyota will match whatever the local dealer puts up. Drive for Good selects gives a different charity $5,000 each quarter with half coming from Larry H. Miller and other half from Toyota.

 

World's largest grill returns to Spokane Valley

World's largest grill returns to Spokane Valley

This weekend, crowds at Valleyfest can check out The Big Taste Grill - an enormous touring grill that cooks 750 brats in an hour.

On Saturday, September 21, the grill will be in action from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The following day, Sunday, September 22, you can check out The Big Taste grill from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Valleyfest is held at Mirabeau Parkway in the Spokane Valley

Plane Pull for Special Olympics set for Saturday

Plane Pull for Special Olympics set for Saturday

A Plane Pull for Special Olympics is happening this weekend at Spokane International Airport.

On Saturday, September 21, teams of up to 20 will be competing against each other in "the ultimate battle of strength, stamina, and fun while pulling a 138,400 lbs. Boeing 727 aircraft 12 feet."

Everyone is invited to participate in the event with a pledge of $30.

Registration and check in will start at 10 a.m. and the first pull will be at 10:30 a.m.

Shoshone County Sheriff holding informational Neighborhood Watch meeting

Shoshone County Sheriff holding informational Neighborhood Watch meeting

From the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office:

 

On September 6th the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office will be holding an informational meeting at the Sheriff's Office in Wallace for citizens interested in starting a neighborhood watch and group in their neighborhood.

 

The meeting will cover what the National Neighborhood Watch Program is, what it is not, how it works, and how it can benefit our local communities. All citizens are welcome to attend, especially those who have no experience with a neighborhood watch group.

 

This meeting is the first step in the Sheriff's Office's drive to re-establish the National Neighborhood Watch Program in Shoshone County in order to better serve our citizens and create stronger partnerships with our local communities.

 

Sandpoint nominated in Rand McNally's Best Small Town Contest

Sandpoint nominated in Rand McNally's Best Small Town Contest

Sandpoint locals know that their town is one of the best small towns in the country, but now it's time to make sure that rest of the nation knows it too. Once again, Sandpoint is nominated in Rand McNally's Best Small Contest, but it will take a tidal wave of votes to get Sandpoint in one of the top spots.

 

Rand McNally started the Best Small Town Contest in 2011, and that year Sandpoint won the Most Beautiful category. This year, voters can nominate their town in one of six categories: most beautiful, most fun, most patriotic, best food, best for geocaching and friendliest.

 

Online voting started on July 1st , and so far Sandpoint only has a total of 94 across the six categories. That's miles behind the leader, Punta Gorda, Florida, which has a total of 5, 367 votes. Towns can only claim the title in one category. Voting doesn't end until September 3rd, so there is still time for Sandpoint to catch up and reclaim their title of Most Beautiful, or to snag a win in another category.

Surprise memorial honors two Sandpoint women

Surprise memorial honors two Sandpoint women

The 10th Annual Celebrate Life Fun Run is this Saturday, and in honor of the work they've done helping others in the Sandpoint community, the two women behind the charity run were honored in a very special way. A memorial bench was dedicated in appreciation to Julie Walkington and January Tuinstra for the work they've done keeping the memory of Jenny Meyer alive.

 

Ten years ago, Julie and January started Celebrate Life in honor of Julie's sister, Jenny. At the time Jenny was battling breast cancer and had the idea of finding a way to provide simple acts of kindness for cancer patients that would ease the burden of the fight.

 

Julie and January worked to make Jenny's vision a reality. The funds raised through Celebrate Life are distributed through Bonner Generals Hospital's Outpatient Clinic, Hospice, Home Health and Kootenai Cancer Center.