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2014-15 Resource Directory

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Benedicto Ixtamer

Art conveys culture, history, values

Guatemalan Mayan painter Benedicto Ixtamer found that he can use his skills painting to earn a living by selling art to tourists in Guatemala, and at art sales and shows in the United States.

His vibrant red, orange, blue, green, yellow and purple paintings capture the people, history, culture, faith and nature of his hometown, San Juan La Laguna, a Mayan community of 10,000 on the shores of Lake Atitlan in the Guatemalan highlands.

His art, like the Mayan textiles his ancestors made for centuries, is full of colorful patterns and indigenous designs.  . . . . . More

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Tri-parish covenant renewal St. Mary’s Catholic, Advent Lutheran and Resurrection Episcopal churches in Spokane Valley celebrated 40 years of informal and covenantal relationship that has impact on their lives, the community and the world.
Carl and Jean McConnell Tree of Sharing in three malls fills 7,000 gift requests from 46 agencies to make Christmas brighter from children to seniors.
Jennifer Kim, Smart Justice Symposium speaker In three years, Smart Justice Spokane has made progress in reforming the criminal justice system, achieving better outcomes for people charged with crimes and for victims.
Susan tyler-Babrick, Women's Hearth Visitors to Women’s Hearth downtown drop-in center sense warmth of community that offers safety and opportunities.
Editorial Community extends to our locale, region, nation, globe and the less geographically bound virtual community, which includes media
Benedicto Ixtamer

Mayan painter Benedicto Ixtamer uses his skills painting to earn a living, selling art to tourists in Guatemala and at U.S. art shows.

Happy Watkins at MLK day

The Rev. Happy Watkins will give “I Have a Dream” throughout the community and region for Martin Luther King, Jr Day in January.

Dave Eubanks and Greta Gissel of Jingle Books

Coeur d’Alene educators collect books for Christmas gifts for children in low-income schools.


“Raising Prophetic Voices: Faith Communities Advocate for Justice” will be the theme for the 2015 Eastern Washington Legislative Conference Jan. 31, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.


Perhaps journalists should investigate what people don’t know and why.