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Cindy Hval

Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.

Recent Stories


Spokane librarian selected for national award

Vanessa Strange, librarian at the North Spokane Library, won the Gordon M. Conable Award from the Public Library Association because of her commitment to intellectual freedom and the Library Bill o...

UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 6:37 P.M.

For Spokane’s John Patrick Lynch, a battle becomes a memoir

In his recently released memoir, “Tales of an Old Katfish,” (The Rheumatoid Arthritis Project, 2016) Lynch, 69, writes, “… the inflammation continued to wage unrelenting war on my joints.”

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Recent Blog Posts

FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2016, 4:31 P.M.

Holiday Hangover Day to be busy shopping day 

There’s Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Small Business Sunday. Now another frenzied affair joins the shopping line-up: Holiday Hangover Day. This year, it falls on Tuesday, Jan. 3, the day most A...

FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2016, 3:59 P.M.

TGIF Wild Card 12.30.16 38 

So. I've got about 24 hours to finish the first draft of the new book, lose 20 lbs and be interviewed by Oprah. If I'm going to keep last year's resolutions, that is. Do you make New Year's resol...

FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2016, 3:56 P.M.

A few of my favorite things

We've reached the stage of life where our young adult children give us gifts at Christmas! One son wrapped a present and wrote "As you wish" on the tag. It was a "Princess Bride" mug-- my favorite ...

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