Expect lots of music and a feast made for kings Wednesday.
Local businesses are celebrating St. Patrick's Day with flare. Here's what a few have to offer:
- Kelly's Restaurant Lounge, 84509 Highway 11, Milton-Freewater: The celebration starts with Irish brunch, 10 a.m.-3p.m.; followed by an Irish buffet, 3-10 p.m. The buffet costs $12.75 and includes corned beef and cabbage, Irish stout stew, Kelly's cocannon, shepherd's pie, Irish pot road, Irish soda bread and green salad. Music will be performed 7-10 p.m. by "The Irish Singers." For more details call 541-938-4247.
- Walla Walla's Harvest Foods, 905 S. Second Ave.: The Southgate grocery store will share a wee bit of the Irish with live music 3:30-5:30 p.m. from The Blarneycats, including Trudy Ostby on fiddle, Larry Dickerson on Irish whistle, accordion, flute and more, Laura Hall on bodhran and vocals, and Jon St. Hilaire on guitar and vocals.
- Red Monkey Downtown Lounge will feature The Rogues, 7-11 p.m. There's no cover charge for the celebration, which will feature green beer, Irish car bombs and green Jell-O shooters.
Walla Walla's Harvest Foods has spiced up its Web site.
The Southgate grocery store, 905 S. Second Ave., one of 34 independently owned and operated Harvest Food supermarkets, has announced several updates to its online menu. New interactive features have been added to enhance the weekly ad specials available online.
According to an announcement from local store owner Nolan Lockwood, visitors to the site can scroll over the weekly features and recipes will appear. Recipes can be printed or forwarded. Shoppers who need a key ingredient can click on a the plus sign that pops up to start a personalized shopping list. The site also includes recommended wine selections with some key items. The site's recipe icon also offers an array of recipes, including varieties that are low-calorie, heart-healthy, gluten-free and event-specific.
To help "kick off" the advanced Web site, the Harvest Foods group is offering a $100 gift certificate. Visitors to the site can enter to win online. Weekly winners will be announced through April 6. To view the site, visit harvestfoodsnw.com .
Two Walla Walla General Hospital employees have been promoted to administrative positions.
Brian Anderson was named to the newly created role of vice president for physician services, while Jackie Fullerton was named vice president for patient care, according to an announcement from the hospital.
"Jackie and Brian are excellent leaders," hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Monty Knittel said in a prepared statement. "They have each been doing a tremendous job and I look forward to continuing to work with them."
Anderson joined Walla Walla General in 2008 through Adventist Health's two-year Administrative Resident program. He has since been involved in a variety of business development activities, including the hospital's acquisition of the former Blue Mountain Medical Group. After completion of the residency program he agreed to stay on as administrator of Adventist Health/Medical Group.
Fullerton joined the staff in 2002 as the coordinator for the OB/Gyn Unit. She was promoted to director of Women's Services in 2007.