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Julianne Crane

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Museum makes big impression

"To my mind one does not put oneself in place of the past, one only adds a new link." – Paul Cézanne A major new exhibit under way at the Seattle Art Museum sheds new light on the painters of light – that incredibly popular group of artists known as the impressionists.
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Helping a neighbor keep her house

Karen Nelson was devastated early last year when her husband of 37 years died. Not only was she faced with a huge emotional loss, she was worried about having to sell the home they had lived in since 1973 because she could no longer maintain it.
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Neighbors appreciate ‘Mr. Fix-it’

If there is one guy in the Highland Estates area west of Otis Orchards who might have the right tool for just about any kind of home repair job, it is Les Portner. "Les is always busy doing projects," said neighbor Pat Bliss. "He must have one of every tool in the world. Whenever we need something we just run across the street and borrow it." A longtime "Mr. Fix-it," Portner, 59, has accumulated quite a few tools over the years.

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Good Neighbors: ‘It is a community thing’

John Heywood, the English playwright and poet, wrote: "Many hands make light work." That proverb aptly reflects the efforts of those who reached out to help Gene La Liberte when his left knee gave out on him in early December.
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Neighbors with plows, good hearts, much appreciated

The record-breaking snowfalls this winter have overwhelmed city and country snow-removal resources. Although National Guard units and private contractors have been brought in, there is still an incredible amount of snow-clogged secondary roads
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‘Thank God for Roger’

Roger Repp is one of those guys who just can't help helping people. "I don't know what I would do without him," said Jeanene Powers, 72, of Spokane Valley.
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Find a rig to get away from it all

With all this snow and cold temperatures, it's only natural to daydream a little about warm, summer getaways to secluded beaches or clear mountain streams. If you don't own a cabin on the lake or a cottage on the coast, don't despair. There are numerous recreational vehicles that offer many of the same amenities.
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Friends from ‘round the corner’

It's the little things that add up to being a good neighbor. "If you see a need and can do something to help, you do it," said Craig Weddle, 57, of Spokane Valley.

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