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It’s a 'Bountiful Life!'

Watch for the December issue of Bountiful Life Magazine in the Exchange newspaper November 29. This magazine is directed towards those who live the country lifestyle in the Inland Northwest, and for those who dream of living the country way. Bountiful Life is an informative resource for anyone looking to learn about various topics pertaining to growing your own produce, raising livestock, gardening, pets, sustaining a happy, gainful homestead and everything in between.

The December issue will feature everything you need to get ready for the winter season. Including wintertime livestock care, using wood heat in the home, fun and festive foods for the holidays, an interview with local Christmas tree farmer Ted Lowe and much more. Pick up your issue November 29th in all major grocery stores and convenience stores in the Exchange racks.

For more information, and to advertise call Barbara Powers, Owner/Manager, at 509-922-3456, or 800-326-2223.

Marianne Guenther Bornhoft heads Spokane Association of REALTORS leadership team

The Spokane Association of REALTORS announces its 2013 Leadership Team, decided recently by a vote of its members. President: Marianne Guenther Bornhoft, Windermere Manito; President Elect, Joe Garst, Windermere City Group; Secretary, Jennifer Valerien, RE/MAX Inland Empire; Directors: Patti Boyd, Century 21 Beutler & Associates Spokane; Tom Hormel, RE/MAX Inland Empire; Eric Johnson, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson North; Susie Luby, John L. Scott Spokane; and Jim Palmer, Jr., Real Estate Market Place NW, Inc..

Holiday functions at the Davenport Hotel

There's nothing quite like Christmas at the Davenport Hotel. Here are two events to get you in the holiday spirit. The Holiday Hat Luncheon, in the Grand Pennington ballroom, Monday December 3 from 11 am to 1 pm, includes a 'Best Hat' contest and lunch. Cost is $25.

Then December 4 and 7, from 11 to 1, enjoy the Davenport Holiday Luncheons in the Grand Pennington, including lunch, music and prizes. Cost for each is $25 inclusive, Call 509-789-6808 for reservations.

Brianna Musser joins Design Source

Design Source has hired Brianna Musser as a full time interior designer. Brianna has been with Design Source since May on a part time basis, providing innovative and functional interior design elements to Design Source's commercial clientele. Brianna specializes in commercial interiors and has a BA in Interior Design from Washington State University. Design Source is a full service interior design firm providing consulting services to area businesses, contractors and architectural firms for over 25 years.

Celebrating 6 Years of Rain!

In celebration of 6 years of success, Rainmaker Creative is throwing a Client Appreciation Pajama Party at Lincoln Center, 6:30 PM on Friday, November 30th. Always an organization to show their gratitude to those who keep them busy, they've arranged quite an experience for the guests. Unrivaled swag, spiked cocoa, chair massages, paraffin dips, a massive chocolate fountain, decadent comfort food, music, and host bar. The best part? It will all happen in pajamas and socks! For more information go to spokanerainmaker.com.

No-Li Earns Bronze Medal at European Beer Star Competition

No-Li Brewhouse lands international acclaim at the 2012 European Beer Star Competition, what some call the Great American Beer Festival of Europe, with a bronze for its Crystal Bitter.

No-Li spans the globe in reaching international beer enthusiasts and racks up its 6th medal in as many weeks. On the heels of the 2012 Great American Beer Festival, 2012 Japan International Beer Competition, and 2012 Brussels International Beer Competition No-Li Crystal Bitter, Silent Treatment Pale and Born & Raised IPA have swiftly become internationally recognized and award-winning craft beers that are literally hand-made and brewed in Spokane, Wash.

No-Li produces 22-ounce bottles as well as draft brands in four styles: Silent Treatment Pale, Born & Raised IPA, Crystal Bitter and Jet Star Imperial IPA. Brewing experimentation and whacked creativity are at work via continuous innovation in new styles with the release of Winter Warmer this week, Jet Star Imperial IPA a recent addition, and Wrecking Ball Imperial Stout, to give No-Li fans some January love. For more information, visit www.nolibrewhouse.com.

Leo Tracy Joins Spokane Clock

Leo Tracy, the former owner of Tracy Jewelers in the Spokane Valley, has joined Spokane Clock on the North Division Street hill. "Leo is arguably the most accomplished clock repair person in the entire Inland Northwest," said Nat Williams, the owner of Spokane Clock. "Leo is a great person and a huge asset to Spokane Clock."

For the last 8 years Leo managed all of the repairs at the historic Larsen's Clock Center. In the spring of 2009 Larsen's Clock Center closed but Mr. Tracy continued repairing antique clocks out of that location under the name of L and M Clock Repair. In August of this year that Third Avenue building sold and Leo joined Spokane Clock. Additional information can be found at SpokaneClock.com.

Larry Krauter, CEO of Spokane Airports to speak at Executive Connect Breakfast

Spokane Airports CEO Larry Krauter will be the speaker at the Executive Connect Breakfast, Tuesday, November 27th, 7:30 - 9:00 am, at the Spokane Club.

The City and County of Spokane jointly own Spokane Airports, which is comprised of Spokane International Airport, Felts Field Airport, and the Airport Business Park. Spokane International Airport is a 4,800-acre commercial service airport served by ten airlines and three air cargo carriers. It is the second largest airport in the State of Washington. Felts Field is a 400-acre general reliever airport that is home to over 320 aircraft and forty-nine tenants. It has one Fix Based Operator and avionic services available. All three Spokane Airport facilities are financially self-sufficient from revenues generated from fees, leases and concession agreements; they do not receive, nor are operated with, appropriated tax dollars.

Larry Krauter was named CEO of Spokane Airports in March, 2011. He previously served as the CEO of the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority in Lehigh Valley, PA, where he was responsible for operating a three-airport system. While there, Larry also held the positions of Director of Planning & Engineering and COO, and was the Chairman of the City of Bethlehem Planning Commission. He started his aviation career as an Airport Planner working for the City of Columbus, OH, Division of Airports and prior to that also worked for the Ohio Department of Transportation on bridge and highway projects. Larry is an Accredited Airport Executive, licensed member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, holds multiple certifications from the Construction Specifications Institute, and is a graduate of Ohio State University.

Come hear how Spokane International Airport is a major driver of economic development in our region! Registration is $30.

EWU Eagles gear and apparel at River Park Square

For the second straight holiday season, Eastern Washington University will offer some of its hottest gear and apparel at River Park Square. Arriving today, the same day Santa pulls in to the downtown mall, a kiosk featuring EWU items will be located on the third level of River Park Square in front of the AMC 20 Theatres with IMAX Box Office. Through Jan. 1, fans will find Eastern sweatshirts, sweatpants, youth T-shirts, infant items, jackets, hats, license plate frames and much more. The kiosk is open Monday through Saturday from 10am - 9pm and on Sundays from 11am - 6pm.

Spokane Guilds' Schools Executive Director, Dick Boysen, celebrates 35 years of serving Spokane's children with disabilities

Wednesday, November 21, 2012, marks the 35th anniversary of Dick Boysen serving as the Executive Director of the Spokane Guilds' School & Neuromuscular Center (SGS&NMC).

Boysen started working for the SGS&NMC in 1977, after receiving both his M.A. in Child Development in 1974 and his M.A. in Adult & Continuing Education in 1975 from Washington State University. Boysen always had a passion and determination to make a difference in the lives of children with developmental delays and looked forward to helping Spokane's most vulnerable population.

"Those first few weeks I worked at the school I can remember sitting at my desk thinking about what I was going to do in the new job that seemed so overwhelming to me at the time," said Boysen in the organization's newsletter.

Even with these nervous feelings, Boysen stood strong with an untiring commitment to children with disabilities and their families. Boysen had a vision to make the program the best in the country, and has worked diligently to ensure that it becomes a reality.

Thirty-five years later, thousands of Spokane's children have received occupational, speech and physical therapies and families' lives have changed. The SGS&NMC has become one of the most comprehensive, respected and well-executed programs in the country for children, birth to three, with developmental disabilities. In the past two years, Boysen was a recipient of the Sacred Heart Children's Hospital's 'Advocate of the Year' award and was given a Founder's Award by the Early Childhood Development Association of Washington because of his great work with the organization and around the state. Boysen attributes the success of the school to the people who have served around him.

For more information about the SGS&NMC, visit: www.guildschool.org.

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"Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier." Mother Teresa

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