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NIC invites public to join them for "Nice Work If You Can Get It" on April 28

NIC invites public to join them for "Nice Work If You Can Get It" on April 28

 

North Idaho College invites the public to join their College Jazz Ensemble and Cardinal Vocal Jazz for a "Nice Work If You Can Get It" performance on Tuesday April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center.

 

The night will kick off with Cardinal Vocal Jazz performing “A Case of the Mondays,” by Dave Barduhn, “Tuxedo Junction,” arranged by Jerry Nowak, “Wings to Fly,” by Jeremy Fox, “If I Fell,” arranged by Bob Chilcott, “New Day,” arranged by Jennifer Barnes, and “Goody, Goody,” arranged by Kirk Marcy.

 

“The Ellington Band and the Basie Band provide us with stylistic templates for approaching traditional big band music and really define what it means to ‘swing,’” said NIC Band Director Terry Jones. “For this performance, we are going to explore the music of Count Basie.”

 

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SNR to host Shining Stars Talent Show in Post Falls on May 2

SNR to host Shining Stars Talent Show in Post Falls on May 2

 

Specialized Needs Recreation (SNR) will host their 13th Annual Shining Stars Talent Show Fundraiser from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Doors to the event will open at 5:00 p.m. The show will be held at Real Life Ministries-RLM2, at 1866 North Cecil Road in Post Falls. The entry fee is $5.00, and all proceeds raised will go toward scholarships for SNR's upcoming summer day camp program for low income youth.

 

A non-profit organization, SNR offers various recreation programs for youth and adults who have challenges participating in other programs because of learning disabilities, sensory impairment, mental, emotional or physical handicap.

 

50 individuals are set to participate in this year's show and event coordinators say each participant has been practicing for months. Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

In addition to the show, SNR will raffle off couple's, women's and family themed baskets. They will also raffle off many miscellaneous baskets and hold a silent auction.

 

Idaho Brewers Trail Map Brochure now available

Idaho Brewers Trail Map Brochure now available

 

The craft brewing industry has seen remarkable growth in Idaho with new breweries opening their doors at record numbers. The new Idaho Brewers Trail Map makes it easy to find information on all these breweries in one location. Visitors and locals now can sip their way around Idaho and learn more about the state’s craft brew industry. The collaborative effort between the Idaho State Department of Agriculture and Idaho Brewers United features information on 51 breweries and an additional six breweries scheduled to open this year. 

 

In 2013 Idaho had only 34 operating breweries. Idaho Department of Agriculture Director Celia Gould said, “Many of Idaho’s craft breweries go beyond just brewing beer in Idaho and include many Idaho ingredients in their brews, such as locally grown grains, hops, and berries. The craft beer industry is important to Idaho’s economy and the agriculture industry.”

 

The brochure was created not only to show the locations of Idaho’s craft breweries but also to teach about the ingredients grown in Idaho that are used in the brewing process.

 

NIC to sponsor publishing panel for Get Lit! Festival

NIC to sponsor publishing panel for Get Lit! Festival

 

North Idaho College is sponsoring a panel discussing “The Nuts and Bolts of Publishing” at noon Friday, April 24 in NIC’s Meyer Health and Sciences Building Room 102.

 

This discussion will bring together journal editors, book publishers, and writers with extensive publishing experience for a frank discussion about the editing and publishing process.

In addition to being published in places many writers aspire to, like the Paris Review, Tin House, and the Kenyon Review, Rick Barot serves as the poetry editor of the New England Review.

Renee D’Aoust’s work has been widely published in journals and magazines, including five essays named as notable in the Best American Essays series.

Thom Caraway, the poet laureate of Spokane, is the publisher of Sage Hill Press and the editor-in-chief of Rock and Sling, the undergraduate literary journal of Whitworth University. In 2014 he co-edited an anthology of Spokane poets called Railtown Almanac.

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Gunman robs Northwest Title Loans in Post Falls

Post Falls police are investigating an armed robbery at Northwest Title Loans Monday afternoon.

The robber was captured on surveillance video walking through the front door, armed with a shotgun. Police say the man went behind the counter and stole an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police searched for the man with an aerial and K9 unit, but both were unsuccessful.

Police say the robber is light skinned with dark hair. He is described as being in his early 20s, about 6 feet tall and weighs about 180 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Post Falls Police Department at 208-773-3517. You can also text or call the department or visit its Facebook page.

Blood Center Foundation launches scholarship and grants for local community colleges

Blood Center Foundation launches scholarship and grants for local community colleges

 

The Board of Directors of the Blood Center Foundation of the Inland Northwest has launched two scholarships and awarded two grants totaling $41,590 for second quarter, 2015. According to the Blood Center, this money is meant to continue its commitment to funding education, technology and research advances in the field of blood banking and transfusion medicine.

 

Scholarships for community college students studying phlebotomy at the Community Colleges of Spokane, North Idaho College and Lewis & Clark State College will be offered beginning in the fall. Each institution will receive $3,000 per year for scholarship awards to offset registration and program fees.

 

Greensferry Overpass construction to affect both I-90 and local traffic in Post Falls

Greensferry Overpass construction to affect both I-90 and local traffic in Post Falls

I-90 traffic through Post Falls will be diverted during the week of April 20 to April 24 due to work on the Greensferry Overpass Project.


 

The project will include placement of bridge girders for all three spans of the overpass, and will affect both I-90 and local traffic. The public is advised to take caution in the work zones and expect delays during the following times:


 

On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, Eastbound I-90 will be completely closed from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. for placement of girders over the interstate. Eastbound traffic will be detoured off the interstate at Exit 5 (Spokane Street), be routed along Seltice Way through Post Falls, and back onto I-90 at Exit (Hwy-41).


 

On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, Westbound I-90 will be completely closed from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Westbound traffic will be detoured off the interstate at Exit 7 (Hwy-41), be routed along Seltice Way through Post Falls, and back onto I-90 at Exit 5 (Spokane Street).