Horizon adds second flight into WW Saturdays

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Horizon Air will be making a second landing in Walla Walla on Saturdays.

The Seattle airline is adding another flight to Seattle to serve the community on the weekends, Port of Walla Walla officials said.

The new two-flight schedule for Saturdays will match the current weekday schedule, said Port Commissioner Paul Schneidmiller, who owns World Wide Travel Service.

Apart from the early morning flight, the new one will depart Walla Walla at 2:35 p.m. The final flight into Walla Walla on Saturdays will arrive at 8:55 p.m.

"It's good news," Schneidmiller said. "It especially helps us in our community with the three colleges."

As spring break wraps for some students this weekend, Schneidmiller said both flights are already sold out this Saturday.

He said news of the additional flight came as a surprise. Though a local air travel coalition has worked with the airline to advocate for additional flights in the past, there had been no particular push for a second Saturday trip.

A pair that sharpened their knowledge of wine during a spell in Walla Walla will return to the community this weekend to showcase their own blends at the Wild Walla Walla Wine Woman shop.

Wild Walla Walla Wine Woman Catie McIntyre Walker said the wines of Sammamish, Wash.,-based Fivash Cellars will be poured Saturday at her downtown shop, 19 N. Second Ave. The event will run 1-4 p.m.

The couple behind Fivash Cellars are Scott and Margaret Fivash. Scott Fivash is known to many in the business community as the former publisher of "Washington CEO" magazine. In 2006 he and his wife moved to Walla Walla, where they gleaned their knowledge of the wine business. Margaret earned her associate's degree in enology and viticulture at Walla Walla Community College, and Scott attended the Wine Executive program at U.C. Davis, according to a bio from McIntyre Walker. Now back in Sammamish, they've converted their woodshop into a winery, where they make wine with grapes sourced primarily from Walla Walla. For more details on their operation, visit fivashcellars.com . To learn more about the tasting, call 529-0503.

Strictly Business is a local business column. Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at vickihillhouse@wwub.com or 526-8321.

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