Tag: COVID-19

2020 Hindsight

They say hindsight is 2020. The following articles were the most popular on our website during 2020.

January – First Annual Small Business Bingo
By: Editorial Team
Spokane County Library, a Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday, has taken on the challenge of helping individuals discover phenomenal local stores in their community. This is the fourth year the library district has sponsored this event, but the first time Deer Park took part.

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My Quaranteenie

In honor of some of the precious children that were brought into this world during the pandemic and following months, we have the “I’m a Quaranteenie” onesie. The sweet babies born this year are wonderful reminders that the first year of the pandemic wasn’t all bad.

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Rural Relief for Small Businesses

Attention rural small business owners, another grant opportunity is here. If your business is struggling with basic needs such as utilities, mortgages, rent, or other expenses, the LISC rural relief small business grants are available to help.

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Habitat for Humanity 2020

COVID-19 has brought delays and changes to many events in our area, and it has had a major impact on the efforts of non-profit groups like Habitat for Humanity. According to their Summer 2020 newsletter, “our Homeownership Program has seen a 300% increase in applications compared to last year”.

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Cloverleaf Education Services

After the recent shutdowns due to Covid-19, many students fell behind in school and began struggling. That’s when the founders, Merrilee Schulz and Autumn Mackert, of Sisters Song Studios decided it was time to branch out from teaching just music and started a low-cost tutoring facility called Cloverleaf Education Services.

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Winterfest 2021 Cancelled

The first town event of the new year has been canceled. The Deer Park Kiwanis Club’s WinterFest 2021 will not be happening due to pandemic related hurdles.

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Washington: A State of Crisis

Washington State lawmakers announced in early May the possibility of a budget crisis over the next few years. The cause of this fiscal emergency stems from the COVID-19 pandemic; with the shutdown of Washington and closure of many businesses, this is something they saw coming.

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Halloween During a Pandemic

What will Halloween look like amidst a pandemic? Although Governor Inslee hasn’t announced that yet, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has guidelines they believe will help keep everyone safe during the spooky season.

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