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UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018

A needle and thread to hold memories close: Otis Orchards resident creates cross-stitch portraits

We all have our hobbies. Sometimes, your hands just itch for something to do. Sometimes, a project helps to keep you busy and you can create a memory that lasts …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017

Smaller than life: Tiny trains a big draw at Expo Center

Give a man a model train and you entertain him for a day. Teach a man to build a train set and you might just hook him for life.

Photo-collecting Washington woman ‘rescues’ faces of past

Lorna Donadio doesn’t care about Snapchat or Instagram. The photos tugging at her heartstrings aren’t selfies on Facebook. What interests her are faces from another time.

Luck of draw lands valuable Babe Ruth signature card

Lorie Lafferty knocked it out of the park when she cracked open a box of baseball cards in Spokane Valley last month. The longtime collector and physical education teacher at …

Hot Ride Street Rod Fans Gather For Regional Event At The Fairgrounds

1. Jack and Sue White enjoy a spin in the “Funster” on a sunny Friday afternoon. “By 5 or 6, I knew all of the makes on the street,” says …

Comic Book Bucks Old Comic Books Are Taking Off Like Superman With Collectors Who Are Willing To Fork Over Incredible Sums Of Money

Comic-book dealer Vincent Zurzolo holds up a first-edition of “Superman,” worth about $13,000 at a comic book convention in Orlando, Florida. Knight-Ridder photo

Toll Tale Spokane Man’s Bell Assortment Echoes With Collective Pride

From a crystal bell (above) to one of his favorites - an early 1900s school bell (below) - Walt Carriveau says every ring from his collection is music to his …

Some X-Ray Excitement

Jones with sparking X-ray equipment. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review

Powered Parachutes Tiny Flying Machines ‘Idiot-Proof’

Ron Denowh and a passenger take off for an early morning flight over Rathdrum Prairie. Photo by Rich Roesler/The Spokesman-Review

Digital Pack Rat Collector Hopes To Turn Old Computers Into Museum

Computer collector Sven Pretorius says that if it’s a computer, and he can carry it, he will collect it. Pretorius’ house, garage and several storage areas are full of old …

Striking Out Interest In Baseball Cards Hits Low, So Factories Cut Production

Charlie Cox wants his kids to share his love of baseball cards, but his son, Jim, has his mind set on basketball cards. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review

A Tough Habit To Break

Ray Blowers sits in his sea of ashtrays, wondering if anyone will come forth to buy his collection. Photo by Doug Clark/The Spokesman-Review