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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The front porch: friendly yet protected, safe harbor and common ground

Lots of activity can surround a porch, as (from left): Tor Bell runs up steps; neighbors Leo Klos and his mom, Jackie Klos, visit; and Bell's daughter, Else MacIlroy, gets ready to toss a ball. Their neighborhood, close to Seward Park in South Seattle, is the kind where neighbors look after each other's children.