Here is Remember When for Thursday, March 9, 2017…
(By Dawn Granlund/For The Independent)
Springdale diner, store offers customers quality…
Rich Boyd and his wife Susie came to the restaurant business by a little different route but customer service is the same. Rich loves to serve people, he loves the food business. This firm belief in customer service is the mantra that guides all three of his businesses: Listen to what people want and supply that with the best quality.
Rich purchased the Kountry Korner in December of 2015. Menu improvements were enormous, right at the beginning with many delectable options that will take lots of visits to explore. A valuable lesson Rich learned: this is not Seattle. Local folks have foods they expect and so the goal of what Rich likes to think of as his “Diner” is to supply dishes that people like and that bring comfort and enjoyment. The number one seller is the venerable cheeseburger and fries. Number two is biscuits and gravy, the secret being: the gravy is made from scratch, not package. More
(By Joe Wulcynski/For The Independent)
Park Avenue Players announced its spring production, slated for May 26-28, June 3-4, will be “What is Susan’s Secret?” an American farce written by Michael and Susan Parker.
“What better to follow on the heels of an invisible rabbit loose in the community, than asking theater-goers to figure out Susan’s secret?” laughed Cheri Freeman, referring to the Players’ last production, “Harvey.”
A long-time Park Avenue Player, Freeman will direct “Susan’s Secret,” and is calling for auditions for the comic roles not yet cast in this rollicking play. Auditions are scheduled for 6 p.m. on both March 20 and 21, at the Third Street Mall, in the room on the North 3rd Street side of the building. More
(By Brandon Hansen/Chewelah Independent)
The Valley Catholic Parish has hosted a St. Patrick’s Day chicken dinner since the 1940s…
The rural town of Valley, north of Spokane on Highway 231 has no shortage of natural beauty and is home to many members of a close-knit community. Near the middle of town is the Holy Ghost parish, which has been in town for close to a hundred years. Southern Stevens County is littered with parishes established in the day of horse and buggy but now a short car ride away. That hasn’t, however, diminished each parish’s identity.
And a big event, perhaps “the” event for a lot of people at the Holy Ghost Parish in Valley is the St. Patrick’s Day chicken dinner. Served on the weekend of the classic wear green holiday, the dinner began in the mid-1940s and has continued ever since.
This year’s St. Patrick’s Day dinner is Sunday, March 19 and food will be served from 12-2:30 p.m. More
Sety’s Ace Hardware today.
(By Geno Ludwig/Chewelah Independent)
Chewelah’s historic Yale Hotel still serves the town as Sety’s Ace Hardware
I read the Spokesman-Review newspaper every morning while I eat my oatmeal and blueberries and chase it down with a thick chocolate protein drink. In doing so, as a historian, I always enjoy the weekly “Then and Now” column written by Steve Bergam.
His articles compare old historical photos of buildings in Spokane with modern pictures of those same structures, along with a written narrative of the uses of those buildings over the years of their existence.
Recently, after I had shown my “Downtown Chewelah” slide show to a local organization, a member of the audience suggested I should do a similar column for The Independent. With lingering winter weather causing high school spring sports events to be either cancelled or postponed, the editor said that now would be a good time to write a similar article. So, here it is. More
(By Shannon Rowley/For The Independent)
It’s time once again for the Sensational Saturday program sponsored by Stevens County 4-H Leaders’ Council and WSU Stevens County Extension. Sensational Saturday is a day of workshops geared to learning more about 4-H projects and is open to all youth ages 5-18. This year’s event is scheduled for March 4 at the Community College in Colville at 9:15 a.m.
Workshops follow the opening address and continue until 2:10 pm. This year’s workshops include dog and cat trivia, bee keeping, mini greenhouses, taking the perfect selfie, quality care of livestock, meat goats, poultry health, and more. Also planned are make and take crafts including duct tape pens, foam plate stamps, and other fun projects. More
(By Sally Beane/For The Chewelah Independent)
PACA gets reimbursement grant worth $97,000…
Performing and Cultural Arts (PACA), the local non-profit dedicated to providing our region with a center for the arts, recently received some exciting news, according to board member Debby McConnell. Washington State’s Building for the Arts program has selected Chewelah Center for the Arts as one of the capital projects it intends to help fund through a large reimbursement grant.
McConnell, a relatively new PACA Board member (and a real “go-getter,” according to other board members) was instrumental in submitting the necessary documentation to apply for the grant.
Refurbishing work on the new Chewelah Center for the Arts has been ongoing since April 2016 after PACA received possession of the building at 405 N. 3rd Street East. The historic building, originally an armory, was purchased from the City of Chewelah in March 2015. More
P.E.O./For The Independent
Attention! All senior girls graduating from Jenkins High School this spring: Are you looking to further your education after graduation? Do you have a GPA of 3.0 or higher? You might be interested in applying for a P.E.O. scholarship.
The P.E.O. Sisterhood is an international organization dedicated to advancing educational opportunities for women. The Chewelah chapter is one of over 250 in Washington and has awarded local scholarships for many years. Application forms are now available in the Jenkins High School counselor’s office. The deadline for application submission is May 1, 2017. Do not miss this opportunity!
The monies awarded are generated by the local fundraising efforts including a Ladies Bunco Night, golf tournament and participation in the November Craft Fair. The continued community support of these events is greatly appreciated.