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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.

Most Recent Stories

News >  Spokane
Jan. 9, 2020, 5 a.m.
I just love it when people think of innovative or spot-on perfect gifts to get for people they care about. It’s hard to accomplish, but when you get it right, it’s a gem that everyone – in addition to the recipient – can appreciate.

News >  Spokane
Dec. 26, 2019, 5 a.m.
For many of us, perhaps the nerdier in our midst, this is the time when our inner logophilia eagerly rises to the surface as we begin our annual end-of-the-year search for announcements of the various official Words of the Year (which are sometimes phrases). Happily, for those of us who love words, the lists are now forthcoming.

News >  Column
Dec. 12, 2019, 5 a.m.
Having lain dormant for many months now, my inner Grammar Goddess feels the need to rise up and spread her wings in celebratory and protective guardian-angel mode, this time to pay homage to a fighter for truth, justice and the proper usage of the oft-maligned and misused apostrophe. Behold the hero: John Richards. A retired copy editor from Boston, Lincolnshire, England, in 2001 he created the Apostrophe Protection Society with the singular aim of preserving the correct usage of this much-abused punctuation mark. Richards announced earlier this month he is withdrawing from the public fight and closing his organization.

News >  Spokane
Nov. 28, 2019, 5 a.m.
A few weeks ago, when Bruce was in the hospital getting prepped for surgery, he looked over at us and told the pre-op nurse that our son Carl and I were there as his support crew.