Dodie Brueggeman Orlando, a former longtime College Place resident who taught piano lessons to many in the community and could be seen fearlessly negotiating city sidewalks aided by a cane or guide dog, is currently undergoing rigorous chemotherapy for cancer in Seattle. Her eighth treatment in the first series is slated for Dec. 11.
How amazing are the threads of life in the valley that connect us? A recent column item on Bruce McCaw of Touchet’s family ties to Brig. Gen. Walter Drew McCaw for whom the World War II-era McCaw Hospital in Walla Walla was named offers another connection through Walla Wallan Susan Queen.
Hey, baby, it’s cold outside. To help those in need bundle up against the chilly weather, Camp Fire Walla Walla youngsters and their families donated 187 warm winter clothing items and blankets for Helpline.
What better way to celebrate reaching one’s 100th year than to get together with loved ones? The George Woodrow Abenroth clan partied with the centenarian during the summer, said daughter-in-law Rebecca Abenroth.
Indomitable. Unstoppable. Unassailable. Unbowed. Loving. Mirthful. Warm. In small measure, such adjectives capture just who Dodie Brueggeman Orlando is.
The “Nasty Habits and Dirty Little Secrets” CD by Coyote Kings w/Mush of Walla Walla has been tapped as an Inland Empire Blues Society nominee for 2013 Empire Award for Best Blues Album.
Garnering Top Overall Cadet and Top Collision Investigation awards, Walla Walla native Steve Jackson graduated from the Washington State Patrol Academy June 12 in Olympia.
Dinner parties all over the Walla Walla Valley held forth with a purpose. Altogether, 16 Dinners for Friends with Friends were slated during the month.
Area residents can find themselves homebound or otherwise unable to do their own grocery shopping, said Theresa Regimbal, who’s volunteer and activity coordinator at the Walla Walla Senior Citizens Center/The Center at the Park.
A recent yard sale to benefit the local Books for Babes program brought in $645.61.