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Stefanie Pettit

Stefanie Pettit

Stefanie Pettit is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her columns include Landmarks, featuring historic buildings and sites, and Front Porch.

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News >  Column

Front Porch: Making eye contact connects generations

Like so many of us, I find myself feeling sentimental and reflective at this time of year. More than the Christmas lights and carols, visits with friends and relatives and exchanging gifts, I am thinking of Christmases past, loved ones no longer here and changing times and traditions.

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Front Porch: Giving thanks for one spotted pup

When giving thanks this time of year, the big things come to mind – good health, the safety of loved ones, a happy marriage. But sometimes, it can be for something smaller – in this case, a spotted puppy.

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Front Porch: Grammar sticklers share some pet peeves

Thank you, gods and goddesses of grammar, for making yourselves known to me. I cannot express how warming it is to know that I’m not shivering alone out in the wilderness as I cringe when hearing those often-spoken, god-awful words (and all their variations) – “Me and Fred went to the mall.”

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News >  Spokane

Landmarks: A senior center with a long and very active history

The Sinto Senior Activity Center in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood is the oldest senior center in the city – having celebrated its 60th anniversary with a gala open house in May – and it has the distinction of being the second oldest senior center in the state of Washington.

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News >  Spokane

Landmarks: Old red barn in Liberty Lake captured the hearts of the new owners

The big, red, Gothic-style barn on a hill near the Idaho border has attracted high school students to use it as a background for their senior class pictures, and it even showed up in a painting commissioned by some neighbors living farther down the valley, which captured it in the artwork depicting the view from their property.