Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.
THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2018
For 43 years, Spokane Fire Department Capt. Greg Borg, 68, has answered the call –actually thousands of calls.
The letters by Jack Rogers came from Fort Devens, Massachusetts, from Camp Pontchartrain, Louisiana, from Dutch East Indies, New Guinea, and the Philippines – approximately 150 in all.
THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2018
A Spokane Hispanic group plans a Day of the Dead event Friday in the combined Aztec and Spanish tradition of honoring loved ones memory with music and mementos.
They say you don’t appreciate what you have until you no longer have it.
THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2018
“Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing,” is a quote often associated with famed football coach Vince Lombardi.
THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2018
Grime had worn grooves on the backs of her heels.
Mt. Spokane social studies teacher Luke Thomas has received the Washington State Historical Society’s Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching History.
THURSDAY, OCT. 11, 2018
The Lab at North Spokane Library presents creator-in-residence Timothy Ely, an expert in the ancient craft of bookmaking, on Wednesday through October.
THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 2018
It started small. Several years ago, Mom was downsizing her autumn decorations and gave me a wicker cornucopia and a figurine of a Pilgrim woman carrying a basket of produce on one arm and a pumpkin in the other.
Chances are you read the book in high school, or maybe you’ve seen one of the movie versions. But on Tuesday, you can watch a reader’s theater performance of “Of Mice and Men,” featuring a cast of well-known local actors. And you can help aspiring artists while enjoying John Steinbeck’s haunting Depression-era tale of the friendship between two California migrant workers. The staged reading is a fundraiser for Tiger Drama’s parent group STAGE – Supporting Theater Arts Growth and Education, and donations will go to the Tiger Drama Family Scholarship fund.
Sisters, Jessica, 26, and Heather Hottman, 28, formed their band, the Hottman Sisters, in 2015, and soon added drummer Ed Getzlaff, 25. This week their journey brings them to Spokane with concerts scheduled at the Viking and the Pin.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2018
Spokane’s oldest theater is heading into its 73rd season and they’re not just clowning around. At least they’re trying not to.
The Inland Northwest Scrollers are keeping the art of scroll woodworking alive. The members meet every month to share shop tips, projects, and they also give show-and-tells. Recently they donated an undersea-themed piece they completed as a group to Providence Sacred Children’s Hospital.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2018
Cindy Hval is learning new things. She is telling her “Front Porch” stories in front of a camera on a segment of “Spokane Talks,” a television show on Fox28 Spokane.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 15, 2018
The fundraiser brings together local artists’ works and floral arrangements inspired by the artwork to benefit the site, which is on both the Spokane and Washington historic registries.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2018
Veterinarian Julie Sowa and Southside Community Center team up to offer veterinary care at the center.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2018
“I’d like to see the redwoods someday,” he said, as we sat around the dinner table.
The art of weaving is as ancient as the desire for mankind to cover our nakedness. But like many art forms, what was born out of necessity has evolved into creating beauty.
THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2018
When Nelson DePartee moved to St. Maries, all the high school girls, including Marilyn Hustler, noticed the tall, new senior boy.
THURSDAY, AUG. 23, 2018
Our family recently went through a very dark time.
Haley Goranson Jacob had planned to study medicine, but some Bible classes at Crown College set her on an academic path that ultimately resulted her being named one of the top new female theologians by Christianity Today magazine.
A knitting-group discussion among friends about what the perfect yarn shop would look like turned into a business plan that resulted in a new store on the near-northside. The Hook and Needle Nook opened in June in the St. Cloud Building at 1508 N. Monroe St.
THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 2018
Alabama’s 90 minutes of nonstop hits hit all the right notes.
It was 1967. He was a sailor stationed in Lemoore, California.
SATURDAY, AUG. 11, 2018
For Mary Mendenhall, writing a book is not the stuff of dreams. It’s what happened to her when she was praying in a chapel in Kampala, Uganda.