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Cindy Hval

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.

dchval@juno.com

THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2018

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Yarn shop Hook and Needle Nook loops art, education together

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 5:09 p.m.

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


SATURDAY, AUG. 11, 2018

Local author’s novel garners awards

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

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THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2018


Front Porch: It’s a date

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

Love story: Couple’s rich history started in NC class

UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 11:32 a.m.

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

Front Porch: The importance of a sincere apology

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.

Shadle Park amphitheater to fill with music tonight with Lilac City Community Band

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

THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2018

Former KXLY news director finds second career, new purpose with math tutoring franchise

UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 10:27 a.m.

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 …”

SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018

THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2018

Love story: Lost love found decades later

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.