November is misty, cool and enigmatic. It is charming, but not charismatic like December. It is resourceful, but not unpredictable like October. Determinedly placed between these two months, November is its own entity. It declines persuasion by cultural trends, but assuredly recognizes the influence of surrounding customs. It is dignified and respectful, but by no means is it dull or boring.
WALLA WALLA — The Junior Club of Walla Walla’s sixth annual Festival of Mini-Trees will be on display Dec. 3-14 in the lobby of the Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center, 6 W. Rose St.
It’s the end of November. Thanksgiving is only a couple days away, and many will be gathering together with family and loved ones to celebrate the holiday season. But before the festivities begin, I want to give out another challenge. There were some very encouraging responses from last month’s article, and I can only hope that the Walla Walla Valley is gearing up to become a stronger role model for other communities in regards to the mental health field.
Winter arrived early this year for the Walla Walla Valley as a strong Canadian cold front brought a frigid air mass to the Lower 48, plunging our local temperatures to some 10 to 15 degrees below normal for the date.
Ahhhhhh, the idyllic times of our youth, paddling about, riding bikes and exploring in Mill Creek on hot summer days. Such remembrances of playtime in the channel continue to trickle in.
It’s hard to keep up with the Walla Walla High School Debate team once it gets rolling. They already have three competitions under their belts this fall.
The American Wranglers Junior Horsemen, youth members of the Walla Walla Valley Horsemen, presented a donation of $4,273.65 to Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center’s Special Needs Fund on Oct. 24.
WALLA WALLA — Pioneer House Assisted Living is in the holiday spirit, hosting a holiday food drive and helping with the Senior Giving Tree.
WALLA WALLA — The holidays are here, with merriment, gift-giving and time with family.
PENDLETON — Mac Bishop, founder of Native (X), will speak about his online store, a collaboration with Native artists to market their work and tell their stories. Refreshments will be served.
WALLA WALLA — The Rising Sun Clubhouse will hold its third annual Chili Feed & Silent Auction fundraiser Saturday. The event begins at 5 p.m. at the Assumption Catholic Church Parish Hall, 2098 E. Alder St. Bizarre Love Triangle will perform throughout the event.
Recently my wife organized a yard sale, which I was conscripted to help operate while she ran errands in town. I can’t say I minded much. I’m not good at haggling but I enjoy the process, and sitting in my driveway with a cup of coffee and enjoying the sunshine was sort of relaxing. That is, until people started to show up wanting to know the prices of things, despite the cleverly placed price tags.
John Pesciallo’s coaching sessions help other people help themselves.
MILTON-FREEWATER — Whether you’re sprinting or running in a marathon, sometimes you just need a coach. Life occasionally takes some coaching, too.
Former Weston resident Kirk Hall has enjoyed working with and riding cow horses so much that the time has fairly flown by.
A robust Pacific low pressure system brought a decent shot of rain to the Walla Walla Valley and several inches of snow to the nearby Blue Mountains this past Friday. Precipitation totals ranged from one-third to nearly half an inch of rainfall on the Valley floor and up to a foot of snow in the highest elevations of the Blues.
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