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The world has changed in overwhelming ways in the coronavirus era.
Robby Meyer said he was surprised when the family dog took a liking to Copper. The chestnut-colored bunny was a birthday gift for Meyer’s 5-year-old daughter.
The athletes came to Spokane thanks to the Open World Program. Since its launch in 1999, nearly 23,000 individuals from a wide variety of professional fields have traveled to communities in all 50 states to meet and share knowledge with their professional colleagues and to learn about life in America.
Pope Francis insisted Sunday that poverty isn’t inevitable and that the poor deserve the dignity of work as he visited a hilltop rock quarry in Madagascar.
After Friendship House’s recent decision to at least temporarily reduce the number of meals it serves to the homeless, neighbors of the nonprofit hope it’s the beginning of a solution to problems they say have grown with the number of homeless people coming through the area.
A federal inspector assigned to monitor American Airlines failed to act on safety complaints after developing a friendship with a company official, according to a government watchdog report.
A bus ride to Camp Sweyolakan started a friendship that has spanned 60 years.
A Spokane Valley investment club, the Lilies, started 21 years ago. They’re all women who love coffee, so in fall 1995 their first choice ignored a financial adviser’s caution about a then-smaller Seattle company, Starbucks. Various investments later, they’ve grown both a sizable portfolio and tight friendships. And now, some of their daughters have started a second investment club, the Dandies.
There’s a reason I keep my Facebook page politics-free and it has little to do with being a journalist. I don’t like conflict. I don’t like name-calling and I really, really don’t like intolerance and ignorance.
Students at WSU staged dueling demonstrations on Wednesday, with some rejoicing and some protesting Donald Trump’s election.
If you had seen my friend Mary Ellen Myrene in the last few years of her life, she’d have seemed pretty unremarkable – a tall and slender white-haired woman who blended into the landscape of other older women living on the periphery of the mainstream world.
You can call it “company,” “having people over,” or even the loftier “entertaining,” but I just call it fun.
Stefanie Pettit has become a lady who lunches, and she’s enjoying it.
Dear Annie: I am a real estate agent in a wealthy part of Southern California. In my part of town, everyone knows everyone, especially in real estate. I have my group of mom friends. Some of us work. Others do not. All of our kids go to the same school. We see one another multiple times every week.
Since 1990, auteur Whit Stillman has made five movies that are perfectly rendered unto the worlds that he creates on screen. These acerbic comedies of manners are located among the upper crust of Manhattan youth (“Metropolitan”); career kids by day/club kids by night (“The Last Days of Disco”); American expats (“Barcelona”); college kids attempting to wrest some control over the libertine university atmosphere (“Damsels in Distress”); and now, 1790s England in “Love & Friendship.” There’s plenty of sex and intrigue between the sexes in Stillman’s films, but they aren’t romantic – they’re more interested in dissecting the intricacies of mating rituals between men and women. “Love & Friendship,” though it takes place 200 years ago, falls squarely into that realm. Adapted from the Jane Austen novel “Lady Susan,” it follows the scheming of the widowed Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale) as she navigates life in England’s stratified class system.
A good friend of mine is leaving the area, and though she hasn’t quite gone yet, I already miss her terribly. It’s hard when a really good friend moves away. Moving away is better, of course, than the other way I have lost good friends recently – through death – but it is still a loss.
What began as a random meeting of casual dog-walkers has grown into a tight-knit group of friends, drawn together by a love of their neighborhood park and by dogs who needed early morning exercise.
Her name was Feather. She had huge blue eyes and wavy black hair, and she was my first best friend. My sister informed me that her name was actually Heather, but I thought Feather was a far more exotic and suitable name for my flighty friend.
Friendship isn’t always easy. Sometimes, even when two people seem to be in sync about virtually everything, maintaining the relationship takes effort. Often, that involves acceptance and forgiveness.
After plenty of pestering by a precocious 9-year-old, there’s a new grove of freshly planted trees in a north Spokane park. Holly VanVoorhis was 7 when she asked her dad, landscape architect and Park Board member Ken VanVoorhis, if she could help him design a park. He let his daughter tinker in his drafting software until she’d designed a heart-shaped tree park.