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Etc - Marquee photo brings back memories

There’s nothing like pictures from years gone by to evoke memories.

Weathervine - Variety in buffet offerings mirrors diverse weather in Valley

Doing its best imitation of the Dow Jones industrial average, the Walla Walla Valley weather this past week featured some wide swings in temperature and sky cover with a couple of record-breaking warm days (Thursday and Friday) that saw afternoon temperatures soar into the mid- and upper 70s.

Etc: Old-time Walla Walla Valley railway men reminisce at 30-year reunion

Former railway men Al Schneidmiller, Joe Ferraro and Bryce Abraham met at the former train depot on North Second Avenue, since repurposed as Jacobi’s Restaurant, to observe the 30th anniversary since the closing of the Walla Walla Valley Railway Co. line.

Etc: Inmates refurbish bikes to give to those in need

Bicycles once unlicensed, abandoned or maybe stolen have received new wheels on life, so to speak. Washington State Penitentiary inmates recently refurbished 37 bicycles to be given away to families, here through Walla Walla Area Crime Watch.

National Nutrition Month arrives

Each March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages Americans to return to the basics of healthful eating through National Nutrition Month.

Etc: Schools join in celebration of classified workers

The second week in March is designated to recognize classified public employees, and the College Place Public School District joined the celebration.

Signups now open for watercolor painting classes

Walla Walla Parks and Recreation watercolor painting courses will soon be available for beginners, and intermediate and advanced students, age 16 or older. The course for intermediate/advanced students will be 5:30-8:30 p.m., starting April 6. The beginner course will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. starting April 8.

Column: Family involvement and kids’ mental health, Part 1

Last month, I wrote about my personal experience with depression. Throughout my life I have had many ups and downs. However, it was the “downs” that left the greatest amount of impact on my life.

Service people - 3/24/15

Service people - 3/24/15

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A great Place to learn work, social skills

Creating. Destroying. Cycles and recycling, and helping others who may have more challenges to face. These are all parts of a process.

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Column: The 1858-59 competition between Halfway, Walla Walla

The earliest settlement by Europeans in the Walla Walla Valley was at Frenchtown, beginning about 1824. However, with the killing of the Whitmans in 1847 and again after the Walla Walla Treaty Council of 1855, Indian wars drove most of the Europeans from the area, including French Canadians with their Indian wives.

Fronts in Walla Walla Valley duel for last of winter, first of spring

It will be a tale of two seasons and very disparate weather regimes this week for the Walla Walla Valley — which is entirely appropriate for this changeable time of year as we transition from winter to spring.

Etc - Wa-Hi students, staff benefit from Winter Wish Week

Students and staffers at Walla Walla High School benefited from Winter Wish Week, sponsored by the ASB class.