Housed in the historic Flour Mill on the north bank of the Spokane River, The Kitchen Engine is a locally owned and operated specialty kitchen store that hosts cooking classes taught by local chefs and edibles enthusiasts. The schedule features a bevy of upcoming instructional opportunities, with hands-on classes allowing students to make and eat food and presentation-style classes equipping students with recipes and samples of the finished fare. Emerge from the cocoon of your sleeping bag to wrap yourself around the 90-minute sushi-making session ($40), with a sushi kit included, or take a break from penning your opera about the Marianas Trench to learn the spiced-up secrets of barbecue ribs with the 90-minute Bone-Suck’n Ribs! class ($35), taught by chef Landon Dalessi of G.W. Hunters. Members of the clean-plate club can skip straight to dessert with a 90-minute Apple Tarte Tatin class ($25), where fresh local Greenbluff apples will be smothered into cinnamon-y and sugary submission inside a flaky pie crust.
Like fancy suits, sofa sets are sewn from the same cut of fabric. These matching sets provide a well-rounded look in living rooms, but near misses tend to clash due to their small differences. At 20 show rooms throughout the western US, Mor Furniture for Less arranges complete-room sets so customers can envision the collections in their own homes. Furniture for living rooms, dining rooms, and children's rooms can be found in each store along with individual lamps, tables, and entertainment centers. The stores also carry complete sets of beds, dressers, and nightstands so that homeowners don’t receive criticism from design bloggers in their dreams.
In the same building where Spokane Furniture Company first opened in 1906, its staff continues to help people furnish every room in their home. The independently owned shop brings in furniture by brands such as Ashley or Home Elegance directly from the factory, eliminating middlemen and the nap imprints they leave on sofas.
Just Roses Plus is a locally owned business started in 1992. For flowers that say what you feel, there is no better choice. Focusing on quality and service, Just Roses Plus carries a wide selection of Roses and Seasonal Flowers. Visit us at justrosesplus.com or call 509.921.7673
Each day, the technicians at Cutting Edge Sharpening Service sharpen and restore knives with the help of precision equipment. In addition to knives, they sharpen items such as garden tools, hair clippers, and scissors, and their CNC sharpening machinery restores the razor-like edges of carbide-tipped saw blades. Patrons can bring their blades into the shop for service, or mail them in to be returned by shipping.
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.