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A gift of light and color

A two-tier blown-glass chandelier created by world-renowned Seattle glass artist Dale Chihuly now graces Whitman College’s Reid Campus Center.

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Forged in fire — steeped in tradition

Blacksmith Ben Czyhold has spent almost a decade perfecting a vanishing art.

Ben Czyhold looks the part, at least. Sporting a long beard, an anvil on his belt buckle and the rough hands of a man who uses them to make a living, Cyzhold has spent almost a decade honing a craft that is almost on the verge of slipping into the annals of history: blacksmithing.

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Riding the Valley Transit system a social experience

Walla Walla Valley Transit has been a community staple since it was founded in 1979.

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Prescott Park, a community effort

Gentleman’s store, sweet shop, burned-out lot: the space next door to the Prescott Library on D Street has been many things in the town’s 150-year history.

Milton-Freewater's Opera House is undergoing restoration

MILTON-FREEWATER — Behind curtained scaffolding, single-paned windows and bricks patinated with decades of exposure, a timeworn lady sits, waiting for another chance to be useful in her community.

Kirkman House Museum: Wedding days past

WALLA WALLA — Twelve decades of tying the knot is the latest exhibit at the Kirkman House Museum.

Dam’s new laser show worth the wait

It’s 10 p.m. on May 24 and the concrete bleachers built to hold 1,000 people at the Grand Coulee Dam visitor center are nearly full.

Taking in Broadway

I can’t wait until next Sunday’s presentation of the Tony Awards, the most prestigious honors bestowed upon Broadway productions.

A case of the She-bee Jeebies

The Venns were most definitely keeping a lid on this action, for they were sharing their ride back to Prescott with thousands of spring honeybees they plucked, coaxed and stroked out of a Walla Walla backyard.

Custom rod dreams keep recent retiree busy

Jack Barron is starting over. Or maybe just starting a new chapter in life. When the 62-year-old recently sold his business in Carson City, Nev., and moved back to the Pacific Northwest, he thought he would retire and help take care of his aging parents.

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Bygone Walla Walla brings vintage photos into digital age

Bygone Walla Walla, a unique pictorial history of Walla Walla, is now in its sixth year as a photo blog viewable on the Internet.

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Best unpublished images

I never lose sight of what a blessing it is to be able to do what I love, on a daily basis, and get paid to do it. So many amateur photographers would kill to have the kind of display and distribution we at the Union-Bulletin enjoy.

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The Muscle Shack: For those serious about strength and fitness

Started by a pair of Walla Wallans, The Muscle Shack isn’t your average gym. That much is apparent, whether it’s the snarling jacked bear pumping iron in the logo, or the fact that there are only two cardio machines in the joint and are only for cool-downs between lifting, co-owners Greg Delp and Nathan Tebeck are quick to emphasize.

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It's the most Peeps-tacular time of the year

We nearly didn’t hear a peep after our announcement of THE FIRST EVER WALLA WALLA UNION-BULLETIN PEEPS CONTEST.

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