Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.
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.
THURSDAY, AUG. 9, 2018
Lightning McQueen has definitely seen better days.
THURSDAY, AUG. 2, 2018
Jerry Kane, 61, has two big regrets. One, that he didn’t serve in the military, and two, that he didn’t graduate from high school.
Jacoby “Jak” Fitch, 10, thinks his grandmother’s Deer Park garden is a magical place, and he’s hoping his book about it will transport him and his family to the Magic Kingdom.
THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2018
Kids and technology go hand-in-hand, and thanks to a grant obtained by Spokane Public Library, children in the Andrew Rypien School Program at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, have their hands on 16 new Kindle Fire tablets.
Glancing at the clock, I fastened my earrings and scanned the room for my gold sandals. My date was on the way to pick me up and I didn’t want to keep him waiting.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2018
He spotted her across the room in a history class at North Central High School in 1955, and soon he had his heart set on making history with her. Ron Cauvel smiled, recalling his first sight of his wife, Judy.
THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2018
The crash happened in a split second. One minute my husband was driving down North Monroe Street, and in a flash a sedan darted out in front of him from a side street.
If you’re in the Shadle Park area on Thursday evening, you just might hear the rousing sounds of a John Philip Sousa march or the stirring strains of “The Marine’s Hymn.” That’s because Thursday marks the return of the annual summer concert series presented by the Audubon-Downriver and Northwest Neighborhood Councils.
THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2018
You don’t have to travel far to get a taste of the Pacific Islands. You just need to brave the work-in-progress on North Monroe Street.
THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2018
Jerry Post opened Mathnasium in the Lincoln Heights shopping in December. The math learning center is one of more than 800 franchises throughout the U.S. The former KXLY news director said when he was ready for a career change, he looked for “something rewarding that would give back to the community …”
Derek and I had a peaceful easy feeling in May when we joined several thousand of our closest friends to hear the Eagles in concert at the Spokane Arena.
SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018
2018 is the Chinese zodiac Year of the Dog, but on Saturday every dog had its day at the third annual Fido Fete at Southside Senior and Community Center.
THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2018
They grew up together. They dated in high school and sat next to each other at graduation. But it would take 40 years for Edie and Ralph Speer to finally wed.