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I happily became a grandparent a few years ago and I became instantly aware of a number of changes to my life.

Campbell House boosts spook factor for Halloween

The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture will capitalize on the house’s natural spookiness by hosting a family-friendly open house Monday for the second year.

Jack-o’-lantern artists

A fall trip to Greenbluff for pumpkins and apples is practically obligatory. But, it’s not the only place to go to find your perfect jack-o’-lantern.

That’s Life: The big ask can be a lot of pressure, and a lot of fun

The crowd parts like biblical waters, creating a human aisle in the cafeteria, now echoing with a crescendo of clapping. At the end, a boy waits with flowers, a sign …

Jurassic Quest promises dino-mite adventure

Dinosaurs will take over the Spokane Convention Center this weekend. Jurassic Quest will bring more than 50 replica dinosaurs to town to create a museumlike display of scenes from the …

Ask Mr. Dad: Postpartum depression affects men, too

New dad finds himself struggling with postpartum depression after birth of son.

Auditions Sunday for Symphony’s “Nutcracker”

Local children with visions of sugar plums can tryout for parts in annual Christmas show.

AP Scholars from Spokane Public Schools

Students from Spokane Public Schools have earned AP Scholar status for their academic success on their Advance Placement Program exams.

Front Porch: Sons writing their own stories now

When a new friend commented that it must be hard having my two oldest sons gone from the nest and completely independent, a book metaphor immediately sprung to mind. “Not …

The pigskin vs. the horsehide: Just throwing it out there

Playing catch isn’t always just about throwing a ball back and forth. Sometimes it has more to do with our connections to people we care about. And about the conversations …

Front Porch: Finding enlightenment on family road trip

Scenic mountain vistas, mighty locomotives, a dash of dogs and a sprinkling of enlightenment – our recent road trip had it all.

Pope outlines vision for promoting life, family issues

Pope Francis on Wednesday outlined his vision for how the Vatican will promote family and life issues, naming an American moderate to head the new Vatican office for families and …

Let hosts help you choose perfect Dishman Hills hike

Dishman Hills has a wide variety of plants and ecosystems, from open ponderosa pine forest to ravines filled with ferns and deciduous trees, he said.

Family of Chicago boy found dead was reported for neglect

Illinois’ child welfare agency had prior contact with the family of a 4-year-old boy whose malnourished, partially burned remains were found by Chicago firefighters this week, agency officials said.

Family travel five: If you really want to plan that family reunion, try these spots

Avalon Waterways, Budapest, Hungary: Satisfy your cultural curiosity while experiencing Avalon’s newly introduced Active Discovery itineraries. Cruise the Danube together and choose from activities that include canoeing the river, biking, …

Dad admits killing 6-year-old son while playing video games

A Florida man who kept playing videogames after pinning his 6-year-old son to the couch on Christmas Eve has pleaded guilty to killing the boy.

There have been Steele siblings at Shadle for 26 years, but last of 10 kids has graduated

When Nikolas Steele walked in Shadle Park High School’s commencement ceremony two weekends ago, his family didn’t shout his name. Instead, they called from the audience section, “Go, No. 10!”

Photo: Family grieves loss of mother

Mohammed Tofeeq holds his 10-month-old daughter, Gulshan Tofeeq, while he prays Saturday at the grave of his wife, Muqadas Tofeeq, who local police say was killed by her mother, in …

Fete fido at South Hill celebration

The Southside Senior and Community Center is celebrating man’s best friend on Saturday. “It’s a chance for community to come together around something they love,” said Claudia Craven, a volunteer …

Rocking fatherhood: A dude’s how-to guide on staying cool

Before parenthood, Chris Kornelis rocked it as a music writer for Seattle Weekly. Two kids later, he’s still making a living as a writer, a freelancer, and recently added a …

Summer reading opens doors to adventure

Author Rosanne Parry is sending families on a treasure hunt.

History takes wing at Felt Field Neighbor Day celebration

Historic airfield celebrates the past with daylong open house

Civil War reignites - again - at Deep Creek

The Battle of Deep Creek will bring in hundreds of soldiers and other participants, plus thousands of spectators, for the annual Civil War battle re-enactment this weekend.

Choir educates members, delights audiences

The African Children’s Choir returns to Spokane this weekend, bringing its mix of Christian music, ethnic songs and dances, drumming, and smiling children.

For Earth Day, channel your inner animal

Celebrate Earth Day this weekend in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene.

Civic Theatre Academy stages ‘Tilly the Trickster’

Tilly is a mischievous girl who loves causing a bit of trouble. Based on the book by Molly Shannon. Presented by Spokane Civic Theatre Academy. IF YOU GO

Planetarium shows shed light on universe’s secrets

Audiences will learn about “The Secret Lives of Stars” this weekend at Spokane Falls Community College.

That’s Life: Jury duty a small act with larger purpose

After years of waiting for the summons to come in the mail, it turns out jury duty is a lot like elementary school: We lined up in order, walked single …

Singer Kelly Clarkson gives birth to a boy

Pop singer Kelly Clarkson has announced the birth of her second child, a boy named Remington Alexander Blackstock.

Janet Jackson delays tour; planning family, ordered to rest

Janet Jackson is delaying her “Unbreakable” tour, saying Wednesday that she and her husband are planning their family and that she is under doctor’s orders to rest. The 49-year-old singer …