Fathers in all forms a blessing

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Father’s Day evokes sweet memories of my own father, as well as the father that fate and providence brought into the lives of my three daughters in 1986 when Bert and I were married. Three daughters, two of whom were teenagers, created a ready-made family and no shortage of teen angst and drama. But through it all for three decades, Bert has loved unconditionally these daughters of ours. He wasn’t there at their birth but has been their northern star through every important milestone and crossroad. For every man who has loved and raised their children by marriage, blessings tenfold. I’m convinced there’s a special place in Heaven for you all. Happy Father’s Day!

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Guy Fieri, star of the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives first featured Coeur d’Alene’s Capone’s Pub and Grill on the show in 2010. To the delight and surprise of customers, the spikey-haired chef followed up at Capone’s in Post Falls on Saturday. Details are under wraps but according to Delish.com, Fieri has a hush, hush new project in production. Capone’s namesake owner, Tom Capone isn’t spilling the beans either.

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Thursday is Flag Day, when we celebrate the 241st anniversary of the Continental Congress approving the design for our nation’s flag, which they did on June 14, 1777. American Legion Post 154 is holding a public flag retirement ceremony from 10 to 11 a.m. on Flag Day at the Lions Club House in Rathdrum. On Saturday, American Legion Post 143 in Post Falls will also retire flags at 11 a.m., Poleline and Syringa.

The respectful and proper disposal of flags is quite interesting and moving. If you’ve never experienced a flag retirement ceremony, I encourage you to attend either or both of these with your family.

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Things to Do Highlights:

Thursday, opening night of Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre’s Forever Plaid. 7:30 p.m. at the Kroc Center. Show runs through July 1. Tickets and info: 208-660-2958, www.cdasummertheatre.com.

On Friday, the Post Falls Chamber’s 26th annual Post Falls Open Golf Tournament, shotgun start at 1 p.m. at The Links. 208-773-5016.

Also on Friday, free fun for the family at Day for Kids with the Boys and Girls Club at McEuen Park, 3 to 7 p.m., with movie in the park (The Greatest Showman) at 8 p.m.

Car d’Lane Friday night cruise and Saturday show on Sherman Avenue.

The third annual Fallen Heroes Ride on Saturday starts at Curley’s Hauser Junction with registration at 9:30 a.m., kickstands up at 11 a.m.

Youth Fishing Day on Saturday at Falls Park, 9 a.m. to noon. Register with Post Falls Park and Recreation at 208-773-0539.

Gates open at 4 p.m. Saturday for American Big Rig semi-trucks race at Stateline Speedway, followed by a fireworks display.

Spirit Lake Police Department hosts the annual free Family Movie Night at the Park in the Big City Park, showing “Ferdinand” at 8 p.m. on Saturday.

On Father’s Day the Hauser Lake Lions Club is cooking up breakfast at the fire house from 8 to 11 a.m., Spirit Lake hosts the annual Big Back In lawn mower drag races on Maine Street, noon to 4 p.m., registration starts at 10 a.m. and the Post Falls Community Volunteers Father’s Day free concert 2 to 6 p.m. at Q’emiln Park in the Lions Grand Pavilion.

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The newest member of the Main Street Birthday Club, Miss Berkley Mae Johnson, really knows how to make an entrance. She arrived on Monday, June 11 while her parents, Haley and Cody Johnson were driving to Kootenai Health from their Post Falls home. Welcome to the world Berkley!

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Happy Birthday today to Mark Tucker (50!), Meg Andrews, Ann Heinen, Jacklyn Holovka and Dave Siroshton. Happy Flag Day birthdays Thursday to Oskar Owens (20!), Christina Hatfield, Tiffany Morrett, Shawna Virgil, Don Morgan, Chris Doyle, Lisa Odenberg, Carmen Myklebust, Brandon Bedwell, Susan Noble and Steve Bruno. On Friday Sharon Bruno, Jody Piper, Jeffrey Benjamin, John McMurray, Richard Wegner, Taylor Brockhoff, Bob Friske, John Hopper and Joe Hutchinson blow out the birthday candles. Saturday is the birthday of Tim Shepperd, Jay Troy, Steve Smalley, Taylor Brockhoff, Bill Dick, Desiree Barclift, Darick Pope, Brenda Gabriel, Frank Bybee, Stephen Parmentier, Shelly Cunnington, Richard Wegner and Rebecca Morelli. On Father’s Day Raydeane Owens, Jim Foote, Susan Reilly, Vicky Houle, Brenda Gabriel, Jesse Bishop, Leigh Cossette, Jennifer Smith and Dana Scholwinski take another trip around the sun. Jim Hammond, Wanda McLean, Katy Meeks and Sean Watson will celebrate on Monday. On Tuesday Jim Morrison, Jake Capaul, Peggy Beebe, Jennifer Smock, Kelly Gwinn, Doug Harwood, Jerry Riggs, Mel Swatzenberg, Paul Ivie, Genia Wortman, Lauren Hoffman, Sue Shibley, Bill Cope, Twyla Cope and Joey Flood will blow out the candles.

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Kerri Rankin Thoreson is a member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and the former publisher of the Post Falls Tribune. Main Street appears every Wednesday in The Press and Kerri can be contacted on Facebook or via email mainstreet@cdapress.com. Follow her on Twitter @kerrithoreson.

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