For 19 years, Grizzly Ranch Productions’ technicians have specialized in video production. They’ve seen significant technological turnover during that time, with outdated formats like clunky videotapes whittled from wood giving way to sleek digital discs. Using their years of experience with video formats, they help clients make the switch to modern storage devices, preserving memories by transferring video footage onto DVDs and CDs. They can also create viewing discs of images from slides or photographs and design customized memory labels and covers for CDs and DVDs.
The technicians at Discount Heating & Cooling Inc. have been keeping indoor climates comfortable since 1972. With so much experience, it's no wonder they move so quickly. Techs respond to calls within one hour and, upon arriving, immediately set to work inspecting furnaces and air conditioners with video and electronic measuring tools. From there, the team can either repair broken units or install all new equipment, leaving behind a 20-year warranty owners can proudly hang on their refrigerator.
What once began as a gerontology master’s project soon became a time-saving solution for homeowners across the country. In 2000, Spectrum founder and physical therapist Jenny Nelson became alarmed by the number of senior citizens she met with injuries caused by doing work around their homes. While pursuing her degree in gerontology, she made it her master’s project to found a care company that assisted seniors living on their own with tasks that weren’t simply health related. Soon thereafter, Spectrum Home Services was born and became Nelson’s life’s work.
By 2008, when Hal and Jeanette Fairless opened the Pacific Northwest franchise, Spectrum had grown to serve everyone, regardless of age or presence of free cake in the home. Spectrum’s original focus is still seen in its handyman services, through which techs specialize in building wheelchair ramps, installing grab bars and lifts, and performing ADA bathroom modifications. Cleaning crews come out weekly, biweekly, monthly, or as needed to tidy up living spaces, and organization specialists help remove clutter from busy lives. For local moves or seniors transferring to an alternative living facility, Spectrum’s relocation team will plan the project from start to finish.
With six aquatic centers scattered across town, Spokane Parks and Recreation champions summertime fun with well-equipped hydro-havens. With an adult (18 years old or older) or youth (3–17 years old) pass, swimmers can take advantage of unlimited recreational pool access. Most of the aquatic centers boast zero-depth entry for toddlers to safely wet their feet, as well as waterslides, separate lap pools, and the entire cast from Law and Order: Pacific Ocean Unit as lifeguards. Accompanying the maritime merriment, each facility also includes a large deck for lounging outside of the pool as well as adjacent parks and shaded areas for hiding from falling sunbeams.
A sultry saxophone fills the hall of the refurbished movie palace, playing rich Christmas-themed melodies amid a backdrop of painted landscapes and gilded relief carvings. Directed by Tom Molter, Spokane Jazz Orchestra’s 17-piece big band features woodwinds, trumpets, trombones, rhythmic guitar, and drums in a combination that resounds with fire. Vocalist Jennifer Madson, the voice of CBS’s Cold Case, will croon alongside the bright blare of trumpets during the show.