Appearances employee, Heather, and her family Halloween 2017

Appearances employee, Heather, and her family Halloween 2017

Sweet Treats and no Tricks

Apps to help parents and places to get all the sweets.

The count down for Halloween is officially on. It’s hard to decide where to go, and as a parent there’s always tinge of concern hoping that with all the fun there’s some safety as well. Recently I was made aware of an app called, Nextdoor. It’s a simple sign up and I was surprised to see how many Moscowi-tes were on the app. The really fun part about the app is that it allows you as a parent to see who in the neighborhood or city will be giving out candy this Halloween and even if they have gluten/allergen free candy available. The app is available in all app stores. If you would like to participate and showcase if you are or are not going to have candy out this Halloween, in the sign up make sure while going through the Interests section to click “youth/children” this will allow you to have access to the Trick-Or-Treat section available in the app.

If your still trying to figure out where to go for trick-or-treating we’ve put together a list of must-stop places in Moscow to go take those special little ghouls and goblins to get some treats.

From all of us at Appearances we hope you have a wonderful Halloween full of no tricks but all treats.

Palouse Clearwater Environmental Institute
11th Annual Animals of the Night
October 26th 2018
5:00pm – 8:00pm

Tower Trick-Or-Treat
Theophilus Tower, University of Idaho
October 27th, 2018

 Trunk or Treat
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
October 28th 2018
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Moscow Idaho Downtown Trick-Or-Treat
October 31st 2018
3:00pm – 6:00pm

Eastside Marketplace Trick-or-Treat
October 31st 2018
4:00pm – 6:00pm

 photo credit: Heather Woolery

photo credit: Heather Woolery

Finding Comfort In The Slow

welcoming autumn embracing the danish concept by Heather Woolery

It feels like from one day to the next the leaves turn colors, quietly showing us how beautiful it can be to let go. This concept has been something on my mind lately. I’m a summer fan, I joke around the office and to family that I’m solar powered. Darker, cooler days make the few months of autumn and winter feel sluggish and slow.

But what if slower was okay in contrast to the fast pace of warmer months? What if we let go of the comfort blanket we found in summer and instead embrace the flannel and fleece that is October through March on the Palouse?

The Danish have a well-known concept called Hygge (pronounced hue-guh). Its definition found on is “creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people.” May it be an afternoon to the pumpkin patch, baking all the seasons favorites, an evening on the couch reading a book or watching an old favorite movie, this Danish concept embraces the slower, darker months by finding joy in the smaller, cozier moments life has to offer.

Life on the Palouse gives us many chances to embrace the hygge of the season. I’ve collected just a few of the events going on over the next few weeks and hope you’ll be able to enjoy this slower season with us.


110th University of Idaho Homecoming Parade
Downtown Moscow/Main Street
October 20th starts at 10:00am

Spring Valley Family Tree Farm 3rd Annual Pumpkin Hunt
October 20th 9am-4pm

Palouse Brass Ensemble; And Evening of Baroque Brass
University of Idaho Administration Auditorium
October 22nd, 7:30-9:30pm

Soups On
October 24th 11:00-12:30pm

Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute 11th Annual Animals of the Night
October 26th 5:00pm-8:00pm

Dine and Dance
Enjoy dinner at Bloom than attend UI’s dance program concert “Convergence”
Bloom and Hartung Theater
October 26th 5:30pm-9:00pm

6th Annual Mrs. Claus’ Holiday Bazaar
Latah County Fair Grounds
November 10th 8:00am-5:00pm

Lawn Mowers + Watermelon 

A slice of Palouse summer goodness from the desk of Heather Woolery

Lawn mowers can be heard around the neighborhoods and there’s a sweet scent in the air, which means that summer is finally here.


 It’s the time of year that’s both laid back and relaxing and jam packed with BBQ’s, camping, travel, kid’s summer camps, pool time and getting together with those we love.

Living on the Palouse means we are blessed with so many different things to do and places to explore. Some of my family’s favorite things to do include hiking Moscow Mountain, a day at the pool, enjoying the outdoor patios many of the restaurants have to offer and going to as many festivals as possible.

That being said, I’ve compiled a (small) list of events and places to make your summer a hit for everyone in the family. Here’s to another wonderful summer on the Palouse.

Farmers Market (FREE)
Every Saturday May–October
Main Street in Moscow, ID

Community Band of the Palouse Plaza Concert (FREE)
5:30-8:30 pm June 25th
1912 Center in Moscow, ID

Children’s Bilingual Book Reading and Concert (FREE)
11:00 am-12:30 pm June 30th
Book People in Moscow, ID

4th of July Celebration and Mutt Strut (FREE)
9:30- 11:30 am July 4th
Friendship Square in Moscow, ID


Little House on the Prairie Ice Cream Social (donations)
1:00-6:00 pm July 14th
White Spring Ranch Museum/Archive Library in Genesee, ID

5:00-8:00 pm July 18th
Fairfield Inn & Suites in Moscow, ID

July 19th – 20th at 9:00am
Rendezvous for Kids 2018 (pre-register)
Hosted at East City Park in Moscow, ID

July 21st at 7:00am-3:00pm
FONDO on the Palouse (pre-register)
Hosted in Moscow, ID
go to for more information

July 21st at 10:00am-12:00pm
Family Crafts ($3.00-$5.00 donation)
Hosted by Palouse Land Trust
at Idlers Rest Nature Reserve
in Moscow, ID

July 28th at 11:00am-8:00pm
Palouse Music Festival
Hosted at Hayton Green Park in Palouse, WA

July 28th at 4:00pm-10:00pm
Late July Fest
Hosted at Latah County Fair Grounds in Moscow, ID

August 4th at 8:00pm-10:00pm
PACT EMS 2nd Annual Pool Party (FREE)
Hosted at Hamilton-Lowe Aquatics in Moscow, ID

The Story That's Everywhere

Finding the story within the everyday from the desk of Heather

There’s something about a story that draws us in.  Maybe it’s the opportunity to connect with something else, or perhaps it’s curiosity to see how things end. 

 Everything we interact with daily has a story. Think back to your favorite commercials, billboards that actually caught your eye, radio advertisements, Facebook statuses…all tell a story. It’s human nature to interpret things, even when there are no words written down. We strive to find the message, the meaning, the beauty or even the sorrow. We want to connect and find the deeper context, because stories give a holistic view.

A picture is worth a thousand words. As a photographer I may be biased, but I couldn’t agree more.  There’s something that happens when you hit the shutter key and you capture that second of life. That moment that may have otherwise been completely over looked, all of a sudden
becomes important and you as the viewer find yourself gazing upon the image looking for the story. The thousand words that that second of life had to offer.


Every person has a story. Our lives, desires, ambitions, loves, connections and relationships all have a story to tell. That story is something writers, designers, photographers, sculptors, ceramicists, playwrights and musicians have all been trying to tell since the dawn of time. We are story tellers. The earliest known cave paintings are 35,000 years old and we’ve been sharing those stories, both nonfictional and fictional, with those around us ever since.

At Appearances, our goal is to help clients tell their stories. When we create something, it’s not just to create something. It’s to tell each client’s story about their brand or event. Making both the big and the small moments matter.

With the sun finally making its appearance here on the Palouse, we’ll all be cutting our sleeves a bit shorter and spending more of our days outside. I challenge you, to take a couple of those moments to find your story, and never stop telling the stories you have inside you.

 original illustration by Heather Woolery

original illustration by Heather Woolery

Springtime at the Kenworthy

Bringing culture and creatives to the Palouse; community highlight from the desk of Heather

It is not an unusual statement to say that the Kenworthy is a staple on Moscow’s Main Street. This is probably because it’s been in the same spot since 1908. Although the opening of the Kenworthy as a public theatre by Milburn Kenworthy didn’t occur until 1926, the building was used as the Crystal Theatre previously.

Since renaming and opening its doors to the public, the Kenworthy has been a hub for all things liberal arts. Bringing concerts, musicals, theater, movies, and everything else in between to the Palouse, all while making sure they are assisting the community in every way that they possibly can.

Though the Kenworthy is consistently bringing cultural enrichment to Moscow’s Main Street, they are proud to remain a not-for-profit. Managed by a full-time executive director, the Kenworthy has oversight from an all-volunteer and heavily community based board of directors.

Appearances has always been in full support of the Kenworthy and their passionate involvement in the Moscow community. The Kenworthy has been one of our pro bono clients since Donna Woolston opened Appearances doors. Donna is currently holding the position of president on the board of directors for the Kenworthy.

The Kenworthy plays a wide range of movie genre’s that are selected and rotate every week Thursday through Sunday.  As spring approaches, the Kenworthy is gearing up for another busy and wonderful season. Starting off with their annual Night at the Oscars on March 4th. Here are just a few highlights of events the Kenworthy has on their calendar, for a full up-to-date calendar visit them on their website at:

Film: The Shape of Water
March 8 @ 8:00 PM
March 9 @ 8:00 PM
March 10 @ 5 & 8:00 PM
March 11 @ 4 & 7:00 PM

UI Confucius Institute presents: Chinese Movie Night
March 14 @ 7:00 pm

Film: Phantom Thread
March 15 @ 8:00 PM
March 16 @ 8:00 PM
March 17 @ 4:45 & 8:00 PM
March 18 @ 3:45 & 7:00 PM


International Film Series: Sami BloodMarch 20 @ 7:00 pm

Moscow Food Co-op’s Food for Thought Film Series
March 21 @ 7:00 pm

NT Live presents: Julius Caesar
March 22 @ 6:30 pm

Disability Film Festival
March 23, 7:00 PM

Film: Call Me By Your Name
March 24 @ 4:45 & 8:00 PM
March 25 @ 3:45 & 7:00 PM

Idaho Theatre for Youth: Around the World in 80 Days
March 29, 6:00 PM

 MET Live in HD: Così fan tutte
March 31 @ 9:55 am

Moscow Community Theatre Presents: Twelfth Night
April 6-7 @ 7:00 PM
April 8 @ 2:00 PM
April 13-14 @ 7:00 PM
April 15 @ 2:00 PM

Così fan tutte – Encore
April 9 @ 6:30 pm

UI Confucius Institute presents: Chinese Movie Night
April 11 @ 7:00 pm

MET Live in HD: Luisa Miller
April 14 @ 9:30 am

Luisa Miller – Encore
April 16 @ 6:30 pm

 International Film Series: Hitler Vs Picasso
April 17 @ 7:00 pm

Moscow Food Co-op’s  Food for Thought Film Series
April 18 @ 7:00 pm

Rnedezvous Showcase
April 21 @ 7:00 PM


Home for the Holiday's

Christmas on the Palouse from the desk of Heather.

‘Tis the season of baking cookies, late night drives looking at Christmas lights and turning our homes into little gingerbread houses. Well, some of us.

2017 was a doozy of a year, it challenged each of us in ways I’m not sure we were all quite ready for. But it also brought us wonderful moments, and not just the sun blocking Eclipse that captured the world for 15-seconds with amazement. Moscow (and seemingly everywhere else in the Northwest) was repaved with new roads, Detroit purchased empty lots and had several tiny homes built in hopes of helping the ever-growing homeless problem, Giant Panda’s and Manatee’s were removed from the endangered species list and if anyone missed it, Starbucks cured me of any food that is to resemble a “Unicorn” for the rest of my life.

Winter on the Palouse has a sort of magic that’s hard to explain. Walking down Main Street with all the lights, the holiday parade, and the new addition of the tree, it’s really something special.

There seems to be an unending row of holiday events and community get-together’s making our little place in the world a little brighter. So no matter what you celebrate when it comes to this time of year, the Palouse is one of the best places in the world to spend it.

We at Appearances hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful and Happy New Year.

Start your holiday's here
on the palouse

Light Up The Night Parade + Winter       Wonderland Tree Lighting
when: December 7th 
at: 6:15-8:00pm
located: Friendship Square

9th Annual Alternative Giving Market of the Palouse
  when: December 7th
at: 4-8:00pm
located: 1912 Center

A Child's Christmas in Whales
  when: December 7th, 9th, 10th 
  located: Hartung Theater
  purchase tickets at:

Family Traditions Santa Photo      + Breakfast
   when: December 9th
   at: 8:00am-12:00pm
   located: Moscow Building Supply

Holiday Ornament Painting - Fundraiser for ADA Playground Project
   when: December 10th
   at: 10am-12am
   located: Wild@Art

Thanksgiving isn't all just turkey...

small Thanksgiving day notes from the desk of Heather.

If anyone can believe it, this week is Thanksgiving (and with a stroke of luck we have yet to be snowed into our homes as we were last year.)

Some of us are making a trek home to spend this food-coma inducing holiday with
friends and family; others are staying home, maybe even pulling out the board

One of the beautiful things about this food-based holiday is that Thanksgiving has
many variations. I remember having a friend growing up that spent Thanksgiving
with his mom, Chinese take-out and the movie Home Alone. I had another friend
whose family ordered twenty-some pizzas and made hot wings cheering on
whatever team was playing the Thanksgiving football game that year. As a child, my

own table held the traditional dishes, but also my yearly request for my mom’s tuna
casserole and my grandma’s chicken dumplings. Showing that Thanksgiving is more than what food is being served.

It wasn’t the food that made this holiday so special, but that this was one meal set
aside for my family to get together…even when there was just my parents and I at
the table. I remember the scraps of paper spread across the table like New Year’s
Eve confetti with pens at each plate. We were always thankful for the food, but my
mom made sure that we wrote more then just this on these scraps of paper. I was
thankful for my American Girl doll, thankful for my light-up Barbie sneakers and my
Giga Pet.

Now as an adult, I’m shredding up printer paper and sprinkling them across my own
family’s table, laughing at my own children’s point of view of being thankful. But also humbled by what they deem as a blessing.

So no matter what food you have, whether you set a decorated table, or prefer
sitting on the couch cheering during the football game, or are attending one of the
Thanksgiving meals being served around our town, let’s remember that this day is
more importantly the day to sit down and be grateful (even if it is for a Giga pet.)

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Places to get Thanksgiving dinner around the community:

Safari Pearl Thanksgiving Dinner
At Safari Pearl, 221 E 3rd St. Moscow, ID
When November 23 2017
From 1pm-7pm
Drop in any time, bring a side dish if you can, games and community.

Rants & Raves Thanksgiving Dinner
At Rants & Raves Brewery, Moscow, ID
When November 23 2017
From 11pm-2pm
Monetary donations will be accepted, but not required. All donations will be given to Toys-for-Tots.

St Marks Episcopal Church Thanksgiving Dinner
At Saint Marks Episcopal Church
When November 23 2017
From 2pm-4pm
All are welcome


sweet little notes from the desk of Heather.

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Best Western Trivia + Halloween Costume Contest
October 26th 2017   |   7-10:00 pm
Located at Moscow Best Western
More Info HERE

2017 Animals of the Night
October 27th 2017   |   5-8:00pm
Located at PCEI of Moscow
More Info HERE

Tower Trick-or-Treat
October 28th 2017     |   4-6:00pm
Located at Theophilus Tower, University of Idaho
More Info HERE

October 29th 2017    |   4:00pm
Located at St. Mary’s Church
More Info HERE

Halloween Story Time
October 31st 2017   |   10:30-11:30am
Located at Latah County Library
More Info HERE

Trick-Or-Treat Downtown Moscow
October 31st 2017   |   3-6:00pm
Located Downtown Moscow
More Info HERE

Trick-Or-Treat Eastside Marketplace
October 31st 2017   |   4-6:00pm
Located at Eastside Marketplace Moscow
More Info HERE

• Trick-Or-Treat Palouse Mall
October 31st 2017   |   5-7:00pm
Located at Palouse Mall in Moscow
More Info HERE

Halloween is upon us here in the Palouse. The weather has now dipped into the cooler temps, the leaves are changing and every child is ecstatic to tell you at the first opportunity what they are dressing up as.

A quick walk around the neighborhood brings doorsteps adorned with Jack-O-Lanterns, fake gauzy spiderwebs and your having to decide what candy to buy in the bulk.

Maybe you celebrate "The Great Pumpkin", perhaps you celebrate Halloween at home and opt out of Trick-Or-Treating, or you are simply just an autumn lover and are just excited to welcome apple cider and pumpkin everything.

Whatever the reason, there are plenty of on-goings in the Palouse over the next couple of weeks celebrating all things tricks, treats, pumpkin spice and everything nice.

Up and Autumn

Little note from the desk of Heather.


It may be hard to believe, but summer 2017 is quickly fading. As the author Oscar Wilde once stated “and all at once, summer collapsed into fall.”  And here we are, school has started, back-to-school supplies have been purchased, and storefronts are starting to tease us with pumpkin spice everything.

There’s a ghost of change as the temperatures drop, and the leaves blossom radiant colors. With autumn we can expect cider overload, pumpkin picking and pulling out those sweaters hidden somewhere in the closet. There’s a sense of comfort that comes with gathering around an evening bon fire with friends and family, curing up in wool blankets and taking brisk hikes in the autumn air.

Living in North Idaho, it sometimes feels as if autumn is gone as quickly as it started, which is all the better reason to get started in the autumn festivities now.

September and October are full of wonderful events around the Palouse, and this is only a highlight of the on goings:

Moscow Chamber Luncheon:
September 20th 2017:
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join us at the Best Western for the candidate forum for the candidate forum for the Mayoral and City Council Candidates. Palouse Commercial Real Estate sponsors September’s luncheon. RSVP by September 15th by calling the Moscow Chamber of Commerce at
208-882-1800 or emailing 
Admission Costs: $15 for Chamber Members and $17 for Non-Chambers Members.

If you or your business is interested in sponsoring opportunities, you can contact

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde:
September 28th 2017: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dillion Champagne returns with his new score for Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. A live 8-piece ensemble, directed by Al Gemberling and performing Champagnes composition, will accompany the silent film. Hosted at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, tickets are $20 for general admission and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance online at

Moscow Harvest Dinner:
October 2nd 2017: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us at Bloom Café & Art House for a gourmet farm-to-table, which helps build essential support for programs, and services that increase access to fresh food on the Palouse and in the Lewis-Clark Valley. This local, seasonal, and delicious dinner includes a five-course meal prepared by local chefs using meat and produce from area farmers, and wine that is specifically paired for each course. You can find more info on their events page on Facebook or buy tickets HERE.

University of Idaho
Homecoming Chili Feed

October 6th 2017: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Come celebrate the Vandals homecoming weekend kick-off outside of Gritman Medical Center with a free to the public chili feed that has all the trimmings and a guest appearance from Joe Vandal himself.

Fall Festival
October 14th 2017:
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bring out the whole family and grab a pumpkin of varying sizes, colors, with and without warts to the Enchanted Paths Lavenders fall festival out in Palouse, Washington. There will be local food vendors, artisans, music, s’mores and games for the young and not so young.  You can find out more on the events page on Facebook.


Welcoming the summer solstice is a celebration everywhere on the Palouse.  After a long winter and erratic spring, a few days of warm breezes, fluffy iconic Palouse clouds and the fields bursting with lush green are enough reasons to celebrate.

I recently had the distinct pleasure of meeting with local artist, Ellen Vieth, as she installed her beautiful piece “Beauty Escapes From The Everyday” in the Appearances office.  As she gently stitched fresh English roses from her garden onto copper wire to delicately arrange around the sculpture, Ellen spoke enthusiastically about all the wild flowers and blooms bursting on the fields, while she handed me roses to smell and talk about the drying process of these blush pink beauties.

Ellen has been around the Palouse for a while, but it was her story of growing and transforming her floral design studio in Genesee, ID into what is now the Pink House Gallery that I was inspired by.  This little gallery is nestled among a gardeners paradise with various blooms and shrubs everywhere, and is celebrating it’s third year of showcasing local artists.  Ellen was so enthusiastic about the local artists here in the Palouse and flowers being more than just a centerpiece but instead a medium to work with and be inspired by, that the newly hung sculptural piece felt like a self portrait of everything Ellen has been loving and inspired by lately.  And it’s safe to say that summer has officially bloomed here at Appearances.

Of course summer means BBQ’s with the family, longer nights on the porch, camping and maybe even some traveling outside of the Palouse.  But no matter what your summer plans are, make some room for some of the summer events offered here in the Palouse.

Fourth of July Celebrations:

• Monday the 3th, Tuesday the 4th, and  Wednesday the 5th is the Radials N’ Rivers  Fly-in, where you can get a look at antique  aircraft.
• Over 50 different kinds of planes will be    displayed at the Hillcrest Aircraft Co. site  at the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional  Airport, with free admission on Monday  noon to 5 pm, 8 am to 5 pm on tuesday,  8am to noon on Wednesday.
• The Old Fashioned Fourth of July Family    Fun Day from 11 am to 4 pm, on Tuesday at  Pioneer Park in Lewiston is free to the  public, and includes stagecoach rides and  music.

Asotin County Family Aquatic Center is    offering half priced admissions for the 4th  of July, $4.50, on tuesday from 11:30 am  to 8 pm.
• Community Spirit Fireworks are hosting  their 32nd firework show on Tuesday, and  gates open at 6 pm, and fireworks start at  10 pm.

• Tuesday, the annual Johnson fourth of  July parade starts at 10 am and will  display many floats.

• After the flag ceremony at friendship  square at noon, the Mutt Strutt will take  place.

The Fourth of July Firework show at  Sunnyside Park includes music, games and  food. It will be taking place at 5 pm.

• At the Endicott School Grounds, there will  be a kids parade, ice cream and a dunking  booth all happening on July 4th. A pie sale  starts at 5 pm, and the parade to follow.

• The community float will be taking place on the fourth, while other festivities begin at 4 pm at the City Park including the firework show at 10:10 pm.

On Tuesday there will be a kiddie’s parade at 2 pm, art in the park from to am to 6 pm, and fireworks will be set off at 10 pm on the high school football field.

The Bubble Parade takes place Tuesday  the 4th, from 11 am to 12:30 pm on lake  street.

Rendezvous in the Park – July 13-15th 2017 – Celebrating 35-years of music, bringing new and past favorites back to the stage.  For more information and to buy tickets visit: https:

Art Affair – July 19th 2017 – Artists transform lodging space at the Fairfield Inn & Suites for a one night pop up event. This is a free event open to all ages.

United We Rock – July 22nd 2017 - Join us for a night of fun with dancing to Dr. Z’s MD’s and food & beverages by the Plant! Tickets are $15 and available at Banner Bank & The Plant! For more information visit their event page on Facebook.

Auction at the Monarch Motel – August 10th 2017 – 2nd Annual Auction at the Monarch to help them continue their effort to refurbish the former Royal Motor Inn to a boutique Downtown hot spot!  With a special appearance from Curtis Sutton & the Scavengers!

Vandal Spirit Friday – August 18th 2017 – Enjoy local music, food and U of I Vandal Spirit from 5-8pm at the Eastside Marketplace parking lot.  For more information visit their event page on Facebook.

Dine Through Time: KPAC Dinner – August 25th 2017 – Join the Kenworthy, 1912 Center, and the Latah County Historical Society for a progressive dinner through time. This mostly historically accurate evening will feature appetizers, dinner, and desserts representing the three decades of each historical venue.  For more information and to reserve your seat, email The Kenworthy:, The 1912 Center:, The Latah Historical Society:

LC Valley Down & Dirty Mud Run – August 26th 2017 – A portion of the profits benefit the Gritman Medical Center Foundation Diabetes Awareness Fund to provide education, outreach and care to people with diabetes or prediabetes. Visit to check out the course and register.

Stay tuned for updates on the Grand Opening of the Gritman Medical Office Building.


There is no denying that this past winter has been dragging its feet and really overstaying its welcome.  With each warm ray of sunshine, and new bud on the trees comes a confirmation that even mother earth is ready for spring to come on in and make herself comfortable in the Palouse.

As we get tumbling shades of green rolling around us, we are given the trumpeting intro as spring enters bringing us a slew of local events, the beginning of longer evenings and crescendo sunset’s.

Celebrating its fortieth year, May is the highly anticipated start of the Moscow’s Farmer’s market on Saturday mornings. The first few weeks of market can help get you in the gardening mood as farmers bring in seedlings and other springtime goods.  

The weekend of May 6th-7th is Moscow’s annual Renaissance Fair hosted at East City Park.  You can expect vendors, arts, dancing, local food, the colorful kids section and so much more.  For more information, you can check out their website at

Saturday May 6th, WSU will celebrate spring commencement at the Beasley Coliseum. Tickets are not required, and you can find more information at

On Saturday, May 13th, the University of Idaho will celebrate their spring commencement at the Kibby Dome.  Tickets are not required.  You can find more information at

May also brings us a long Memorial weekend, the return of patio dining down main street and celebrating Mother’s in all their forms on Sunday May 13th.  After such a long winter, our spring is well over due and openly welcome as we celebrate all that it has to offer here on the Palouse.

So hello spring, we couldn’t be more thrilled to have your return.



Small love notes from the desk of Heather.


It’s that time of year, when the snow is still lingering and we have a hankering for the beautiful lush spring that seems to pop up out of nowhere here in the Palouse. However, like a small pause, we have one more wintery celebration. Valentines day.

For some it means romantic dinners, for other’s it’s a good night out with friends, and then there are those, like myself, who try to hide from this rosy Hallmark adorned holiday. But two years ago, in my husbands’ determination to change my feelings for the holiday I was introduced to all that Moscow has to offer on this special day for everyone.

We started our night at a local bar and got classic Old Fashions, went to one of the many restaurants that offer special multiple coursed meals, and then ended at a coffee house where a band played. It was perfect. So no matter what kind of heat your craving here is a list of things to do in Moscow on February 14th.

• Start the night off taking a wintery walk at the University’s Arboretum.

• Reserve a seat for two (or a group) at BloomNectar Restaurant & Wine Bar or Maialina Pizzeria Napoletana for their special Valentines Day dinners paired with wines and a dessert to melt over.

• One World CafeBucer's Coffeehouse Pub and John's Alley Tavern are great places to catch
bands. Call in advance to see who’s playing and times. All of these places serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, making it a great plan for everyone.

• Enjoy drinks at one of the many bars, pubs, and breweries in Moscow and Pullman. Including but not limited to, Hunga Dunga Brewing CompanyRants & Raves BreweryThe Garden LoungeNectar Restaurant & Wine BarTapped - Taphouse & KitchenLodgepoleThe Black Cypress and Etsi Bravo.

• Take a special cooking class at Main Street’s Ampersand Oil & Vinegar Tap House. Learn a new skill and be fed, it’s a win win for everyone.

• For those who like to stay in, pick up a bottle (or three) from The Wine Company and a “blind date” book from Book People, (which are books wrapped up so that you cannot see what you're about to read.)

However you spend this day, from our heart to yours, we hope you celebrate it with those you love.