New Home Construction Open House at 5 tonight


Thinking about building a new home or having one constructed? Everything from floor plans to financing options will be featured this evening in a two-hour open house event at Williams Team Homes real estate office.

The New Home Construction Open House starts at 5 p.m. at 126 E. Alder St.

Floor plans by Serl Construction and Gemstone Homes will be available for viewing. So will construction financing options with Baker Boyer Bank. Onsite displays from home design drafting service Final Draft, flooring and countertop options from Carpet One, closet organizers from Closet Maid and a selection of Pro-Build cabinetry will also be featured. For more information, visit .

A representative of Eileen Fisher will represent the apparel line this weekend at the Eileen Fisher Fall Trunk Show event at Walla Walla Clothing Co.

The downtown Walla Walla retailer is a special account for the clothing line and carries the largest selection of Eileen Fisher items on this side of the country.

Valerie Fisher from Eileen Fisher and the staff at Walla Walla Clothing, 103 E. Main St., will celebrate the trunk show event all day Friday and Saturday. Ten percent discounts will be offered on all Eileen Fisher purchases those days. Wardrobe consultation, free gifts, drawings for $100 gift cards and refreshment will be served as a thank-you to customers for embracing the store's Eileen Fisher department.

More than 400 specialty boutiques across the country carry the line. Of those, 18 have been chosen as special accounts. Walla Walla Clothing is one of them.

The lifestyle brand is known for fitting women of all ages and body types with timeless pieces. For more information, call Walla Walla Clothing at 525-4783.

Businesses, agencies and organizations interested in participating in the upcoming green commute competition can walk, bike, bus or otherwise travel to register in person Monday at the First Congregational Church.

The "Green Travel to Work, School & Meetings Competition" will take place during Earth Week, April 17-23.

The event, organized by Sustainable Walla Walla, will present awards to the businesses, agencies, schools and organizations with the most members or highest percentage of members using one or more green travel modes during the week, according to an announcement.

Every individual participating within a group will also receive an "I Travel Green" button entitling them to ride free on Valley Transit all week and to discounts on Earth Day from participating merchants. Green travel includes bike, bus, walking, carpool, scooters, and other low-energy alternatives to travel by conventional Single Occupancy Vehicles (SOVs).

In a prepared statement, Sustainable Walla Walla Chair Marti Buck, said the competition is designed to encourage participants to look for low-energy ways to get to and from their destinations and help make the community more sustainable.

Participants must register, which can be done in person starting at 7 p.m. Monday at the First Congregational Church, Palouse and Alder streets. Report forms, buttons and other information will be available at that time.

A registration form and other information is also available online at

For more information on the competition and the benefits of traveling green, email, call 522-0399, visit or attend the April 4 Green Travel meeting.

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


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