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WSU Grad students to host community outdoor science day April 25

WSU Grad students to host community outdoor science day April 25

 

Washington State University's Department of Entomology and Biology Graduate Student Association will co-host a free science education event for all ages on Saturday April 25 at Virgil Phillips Farm Park north of Moscow Idaho.

 

The free event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will include bird, mammal, and insect displays, nature themed crafts, catch and release for birds and amphibians, and wild yeast collection for brewers and bakers.

 

Hikes will also be led around the park, where participants will have the opportunity to identify local plants and collect insects. Everyone is welcome to join, and more information can be found on the event's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1643062295923157/.

Hamilton Indoor Recreation Center new Spring/Summer hours begin April 1

Hamilton Indoor Recreation Center new Spring/Summer hours begin April 1

 

The hours at Moscow's Hamilton Indoor Recreation Center will be adjusted to accommodate the spring and summer schedules of the city's residents.

 

On April 1st, hours will be adjusted to 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays in addition to the regular Saturday hours of 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday hours of 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

For more information on the Hamilton Indoor Recreation Center, call 208-883-7084.

 

Washington State Parks to offer two free days in April

Washington State Parks to offer two free days in April

 

Looking to go explore some Washington State Parks, but don't yet have a Discover Pass? Well, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer two free days in April.

 

Visitors will not need to display a Discover Pass for day-use visits to any of Washington's State Parks on April 4th, a springtime free Saturday, and Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22nd.

 

Free days are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required on recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This legislation provided that State Parks could designate up to 12 free days each year when the pass would not be required to visit state parks. 

 

A Discover Pass is still needed to access WDFW and DNR lands on State Park free days.

 

Moscow selected as top retirement destination by Where to Retire magazine

Moscow selected as top retirement destination by Where to Retire magazine

 

Moscow, ID, has been selected a top retirement destination by Where to Retire magazine. Moscow is one of eight cities profiled in a feature titled “8 Great Small Towns” in the March/April 2015 issue.

 

Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said these eight cities, including Moscow, appeal to retirees who want to settle into a slower pace, avoiding crowds and traffic.

 

“These smaller communities offer a laid-back lifestyle with less time constraints, a lower cost of living and even the opportunity to walk to your destination – no cars necessary. There’s no skimping on the basics of daily life, and they have a natural beauty that can’t be found in larger cities," Fuller said. :Each of our towns presents its own personality through a variety of events, festivals, classes, concerts and art exhibitions. Knowing your neighbors and a little small-town politeness also go a long way.”

 

Spokane County SCRAPS provides tips for keeping your pet safe from holiday hazards

Spokane County SCRAPS provides tips for keeping your pet safe from holiday hazards

Spokane County SCRAPS wants to warn pet owners of the hazards the holidays can bring to your four legged friends.


 

"Things that make the holidays a great time of year - cookies, presents, and a house full of company - can actually be hazards to our four-legged friends," said Nancy Hill, Regional Director of SCRAPS. "We advise pet owners to take a minute to make sure their house is pet friendly."


 

According to SCRAPS, here are a few holiday items that can be particularly harmful to pets:


 

  • Holiday Lighting and Candles

SCRAPS said these are especially dangerous to pets that like to chew. Electrical shock can occur when a pet chomps down on an electrical cord, causing tongue lacerations and possible death. SCRAPS suggests using LED candles instead of actual flames and place them into hard-to-reach places so that pets can not access them.


 

  • Gift Wrap Ribbon

Palouse Care Network and Intersect Community Church to provide single moms with a night out

The first annual Mom’s Night Out will be hosted by Intersect Community Church and Bonkerz Indoor Playcenter. Single mothers from Palouse Care Network will be pampered with chair massages, manicures and pedicures. Moms who enjoy little time to themselves will be treated to a night of personal care and hor d’oeuvres while their children play in the Indoor Playcenter and eat their fill of pizza donated by Pizza Perfection

The Women’s Outreach Group from Intersect Community Church will extend their reaches to help single moms carry their heavy loads, many being working moms with little time to themselves.

“Gifting something to these moms, who seldom receive gifts for themselves at Christmas, was an opportunity we had to pursue,” said Denise Chaffins, Intersect’s Women’s Outreach Coordinator. “The little we can give them is disproportionate to what they give their children, but hopefully they will know that God and their community value them.”

Local girls have chance to code national Christmas trees in D.C. with Google

Local girls have chance to code national Christmas trees in D.C. with Google

Google and the National Park Foundation are teaming up for a program that gives girls in Washington state the chance to have their work on display in Washington D.C. for the White House's annual tree lighting ceremony.