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I CHENEY FREE PRESS Thursday, July 9, 2015 NEws By JOHN McCALLUM Editor New Boundary Brew- ing owner and brew-mas- ter Shane Noblin has an easy answer when asked which of the beers he brews are his favorites. "I wouldn't make them if I didn't like them," Noblin said. Owners of a print shop and attached home-brew- ing business in Soldotna, Alaska, Noblin and his wife Melanie decided to sell the businesses last year and pursue Shane's passion of the last 20 years for brewing beer. Not wanting to compete with the other breweries in Soldotna, the couple flew to Seattle, rented a car and drove across Washington on a mis- sion to find a brewery location. Locally, they scouted sites in Chewelah, Nine Mile Falls and Green Bluff. While visiting friends in Cheney, the former auto repair shop at 505 First St. caught their attention. By the time they re- turned to the state on a second trip, two brewer- |m New Boundary Brewing co-owner and brewmaster Shane to expand his on-tap selection from five brews to nine. ies had opened in Green Bluff, so they widened their search to Richland and southeast Washing- ton. They even made a return trip to Nine Mile Falls. "But, we ended up back in Cheney again," Noblin said. Both liked the lay- out and aesthetics of the city, including those of Eastern Washington Airway Heights University. Preferring a more rural setting, and using research indicat- ing Cheney's population was enough to support a modest brew pub, they purchased the building on First Street, bought equipment and began outfitting it. Noblin said they had a number of hoops to jump through such as equipment issues and recipes over the years. say the city could make changes to the code al- lowing a limited manu- facturing use. At their Jan. 27 meeting, Cheney's City Council passed an ordinance amending the code allowing manufac- turing/production as a limited "ancillary" use when in conjunction with retail or restaurant/food service in the Commer- cial (C-1) Zone. New Boundary Brew- ing finally opened in late May, Cheney's first brewery since Bavaria Brewery -- which began as City Brewery in 1882 - closed its doors in 1910 when all of Spokane County went dry. Cur- rently, Noblin is focusing on providing five selec- tions or "handles," four "basic" beers -- a Scotch Ale, a porter, Horizon IPA and Providence Pale Ale, all reasonably priced at $4 a pint, $6 a Grunt (16 ounces) and $10 a Growler (32 ounces), r The fifth handle is re- served for special brews, such as seasonal ales, that Noblin might come up with through modi- fying any of the 200 beer "That's wh. re all my science projects are go- ing," he said. i One of th0se he's working on right now, and hopes to h ve ready for Cheney Rodeo week- end is an orang -creamsi- cle blonde. It's.lts variation of his orange basil blonde recipe, which dreamed up one night in Alaska after coming h me from a meeting at son s school. The family was returning home with a couple pizzas ychen his son cracked Open and peeled an orange -- mix- ing the aroma of basil and Photo by John McCallum Noblin eventually hopes orange that got Noblin's creative juices flowing. Noblin said he eventu- procuring various licens- ally plans on having nine es before opening. One handles, with each batch of those was a restric- being around 130 gallons tion in the Cheney Mu- of beer. At some point in nicipal Code preventing the future he and Mela- downtown businesses nie might try their hand from engaging in product at wine production, but manufacturing, that's down the road. Noblin said he spoke "Right now I've just with Cheney planner got to be putting out Brett Lucas about the beer," he said. ] situation. Lucas said he'd J o h n M c C a l - look into it, and called lum can be r ached at back three days later to jmac@cheneyfree Move looks to help residents get physical By AL STOVER Staff Reporter The Airway Heights Parks and Recreation wants to help residents, as singer Olivia Newton John once put it, "Get physical" for their annual Parks and Recreation Month celebra- tion and this time they're doing it by taking a trip to the !980s. Parks and Recreation, in collaboration with the Spokane County Library District, is having a "Let's Move" event, July 11 in the Yoke's Fresh Market parking lot with a theme focused on the 1980s. According to Andy Gardner, parks, recreation and community services supervisor, National Recre- ation and Parks Association chose the theme to honor the decade for when the National Parks and Recre- ation month began. NRPA started National Parks and Recreation month in 1985. of life. Although the fair "The 1980s is fun andwas a good opportunity, full of bright colors and Gardner said the city and music," Gardner said.the library wanted this "Some of the staff and year'seventtofocusongiv- participating vendors will ing attendees a chance to dress up in 80s gear that participate in more physi- day." cal activities and "experi- in 2014, the Parks De- encesomething," partment and the library The event will begin hosted a health fair at the with a 5K social run with community center as a way the Windbreakers Run to promote recreational op- Club at 9 a.m.,which Gard- tions within the city and fo- ner said anyone can join. The city's Youth Advisory bics, which rose to popular- will have an ity in the1980s; Turbo Kick, obstacle course the fitness center's version - dubbed the of cardio kickboxing that Kid's Zone. was popular in the '90s Airway Fitness is one of andZumba, which recently thelocalbusinesses partici- rose to popularity. with the event. Jared "We want to show the Airway Fitness community what we have owner and operator, said to offer at the fitness center, giving demonstra- but we also like to partner tions of fitness classes that with Parks and Recreation on aerobic exercises and the library," Nichols last 30 years such said. as Jazzercise and step aero- Yoke's will host juicing and cooking d, tions to show how they can rm snacks for the Gardner added businesses and tions will be pa at the event. . monstra- residents kehealthy summer. that other organiza- rticipating "The goal is to offer something, rather than just have people go from table- to-table, get some free stuff and go," Gardnersaid. AI Stover can be reached at Cheney's Arborpro receives industry award Cheney-based lawn and tree care the best customers who have stayed business Arborpro has received a 2014 loyal to us for the last 10 years. 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