Sunday, March 27, 2011

Top dogs and their people

The Post Falls Police Department's inaugural Leashes and Laces Fun Run on Sunday at the Greyhound Park drew over 140 runners, many with their 4-legged companions. The crowd also enjoyed Koda's K-9 demo with Officer Frank Bowne and Officer Jason Hunt. Photos from the event HERE.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Art of the Interview

Post Falls High School senior Alyssa Scalise is interviewed about her career choice during the Reverse Job Fair on Wednesday. The Post Falls Chamber-sponsored event brings together high school students with members of the business community to provide practical experience in the art of the interview. Over $5,000 in scholarships were presented to the winning interviewees. See more about the event with photos and the names of the scholarship recipients HERE.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Frosty Buns

Celebrating the first day of Spring on Sunday, over 500 motorcyclists took their first ride of the year for the annual Frosty Buns Run. The procession made quite a sight on Sherman Avenue just after noon. The group started at Roadhouse Cycles in Post Falls, through Coeur d'Alene to Rathdrum and Athol. A little stinging rain and sleet was described as "invigorating" by a rider. :)

Only 7898 kilometers from here

In the market place in front of the Herborn, Germany Mayorhouse a new distance sign featuring Post Falls has been added. Herborn is Post Falls' Associate City and the birthplace of town founder Frederick Post.
Erwin and Kathi Gabriel of Herborn shared this photograph.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

National Champs!

The Lady Cardinals from North Idaho College brought home the first-ever National Champion for women's basketball this weekend. On Sunday the team and coaches were met by a large, enthusiastic group of friends, fans and family to welcome them home. More photos from the homecoming HERE.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Autographed memory

An autographed poster from the original Grease! movie, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, was the door prize at Saturday night's Grease Sing-A-Long event at North Idaho College. Over 1,000 people, many in costume, enjoyed the sing-a-long and an appearance by Ellen Travolta.
The proceeds benefit the Coeur d'Alene Summer Theater.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Birthday Boy

Post Falls Mayor Clay Larkin was feted on the occassion of his 75th birthday on Friday with a reception at City Hall. A beautiful engraved knife from Buck Knives' own Chuck Buck was presented to the mayor.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Rainy days

The forecasts call for rain and then some more rain. But our weather glass is half full when the promise of green grass can be seen now that the snow has melted.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sweet Slumber

Chris LaVoie had an idea for a new product and took it from an idea to reality, all locally. His Slumber Mitt travel pillow is just about the most comfortable I've experienced.
Read more about Chris and his invention in Main Street HERE.

Friday, March 4, 2011

St. Thomas Centennial Celebration

The steeple of St. Thomas Church in Coeur d'Alene as viewed from Tubbs Hill.
On Sunday, March 6, St. Thomas the Apostle Church, on 9th and Indiana Ave., will commemorate the first Mass service which was held at the church on March 5, 1911. The iconic parish was established in 1890, the same year as Idaho's statehood. Coeur d'Alene's first Catholic school was started in 1903 and closed in 1971. Following the mass service this Sunday a brunch will be held at the Coeur d'Alene Resort, with speakers including Ellen Jaegar and former Coeur d'Alene mayors, Don Johnston and John McHugh sharing their memories of St. Thomas Church.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Robins react to snow

The flock of robins returned to my yard on the first day of March. They've gone from bewilderment at the snowfall to cranky. Kind of like the rest of us. :)