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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, NOV. 15, 2018


Front Porch: Letters to home

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


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THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 2018

Front Porch: Like seasons, decorations come and go

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.

‘Of Mice and Men’ coming to Lewis and Clark stage

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.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 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.