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Learning to See the People in the Places

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Learning to See the People in the Places

By Mike Christie Throughout the course of this class, in its short but productive time span, I think the most satisfying thing I’ve experienced is the intentionality it has forced me to have in getting outside of the norm. When I first moved to Spokane from Detroit, nearly every weekend I was out exploring some…

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Traveling by Train

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By Mike Christie Back when our four wheeled friend the car took over the transportation scene, the powerhouse known as the train subsided from its forefront. As time passed and technology advanced, planes and buses only furthered our disregard for the locomotive. Yet their existence, albeit now a shadow that remains on the public transit…

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A Morning and Lunch Spokane Experience

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A Morning and Lunch Spokane Experience

by Mike Christie Warmth broke itself through the depths of January’s melancholy as the smell of plants alive entered my nasal passages for the first time in months. Paths of cement covered with the styrofoam textured slush outside were nowhere to be seen along the clear paths of greenery lined with alien-like plants from the…

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Coeur d’Alene Christmas

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Coeur d’Alene Christmas

by Mike Christie Snowflakes scattered themselves across vision, rooftops, and pavement in Coeur d’Alene. A hallmark January day for a town in Idaho whose Sherman Street looked like the poster child for winter images featuring swirling snow and city. On the eastern edge of the strip of Sherman street shops sits a store whose appearance…

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Silverwood Theme Park Opening Date

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Silverwood Theme Park Opening Date

by Mike Christie Idaho’s famous Silverwood theme park is set to open on May 7th of 2016. The park is located in Athol, Idaho, and is roughly an hour drive from Spokane. Opened in 1988, Silverwood is the Pacific Northwest’s largest theme park, and plays host to 66 different rides and 6 different roller coasters….

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“The Piano Guys” Holding Concert at Boise State

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“The Piano Guys” Holding Concert at Boise State

by Mike Christie A group of four dads from Utah made famous by the internet go by the name “The Piano Guys.” They are performing in Boise at Boise State University’s Morrison Center on Saturday February 6 at both 3 and 6 p.m. Tickets range anywhere from $39.50-169.50. The event is open to the public….

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Boise Hosting Golf Show in February

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Boise Hosting Golf Show in February

By Mike Christie Boise, Idaho is hosting a golf show from February 12-14 for all the restless players anxious to hit the links again. The event is being held at Expo Idaho and the admission is $12 or $25 for the “ladies night out” option. Both prices include a free round of golf at local course Eagle Hills….

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Tenhave Woods: Suburban Detroit’s Timeless Safe Haven

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Tenhave Woods: Suburban Detroit’s Timeless Safe Haven

by Mike Christie A metal revolving door creaks in a whiny fashion as it is pushed. As if entering a new world that branches off the suburban one behind, the other side of the door opens up to dense deciduous forest. Littered on the forest floor lies a flower whose petals wear the appearance of…

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McCall Set For Annual Carnival

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McCall Set For Annual Carnival

by Mike Christie McCall, Idaho is getting set to host its 51st annual winter carnival that will be held January 29 through February 7 with the theme “Beyond Tomorrow.” The event brings in roughly 60,000 visitors to this town of roughly 3,000 permanent residents that is located just over two hours north of Boise and about four…

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Idaho Ice Skating

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Idaho Ice Skating

by Mike Christie With even the National Hockey League going outside for games these days with their annual Winter Classic, it’s no wonder outdoor ice skating has become a growing trend. Idaho offers many beautiful opportunities to get outside and skate, from city rinks to mountain lakes to the largest man-made rink in the Pacific…

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