The Weekly


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Etc: Three generations stitch together quilts over six decades

A bag of fabric scraps from clothing Zelma Weathermon made for her twins, Darell “Bud” Weathermon and Caroll Weathermon Hardesty, gained a new function through the hands of Zelma’s grandma, Patsy Brower.

Bond-themed event to benefit Humane Society

The “007 Party” (a James Bond-themed charity event for the Blue Mountain Humane Society), hosted by David Yam and Miranda Kaut, will be 6-10 p.m., Aug. 29 at 179 Vinehill Drive.

Wanted: New roommates

I hate to be a whiny complainer ... but I have some pretty inconsiderate roommates. Well, three of the four of them are at least. One is pretty awesome and I won’t include him in my rant. He pays half the mortgage and bills, fixes things, washes dishes — totally pulls his weight around the house. The other three, though... Ugh. I don’t know how any of their references ever OK’d them as roommates.

Tickets for Pond and Garden Tour on sale tomorrow

Tickets for the annual Walla Walla Community Hospice Annual Pond and Garden Tour go on sale Wednesday.

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Etc: Footgolf gets a toehold in Milton-Freewater

What a kick! Milton-Freewater Rotary Club members learned about a little-known sport from Ben Currin, who’s facilitating the new footgolf program being developed at the Milton-Freewater Municipal Golf Course.

Roy Dodd: The King of the Valley

Don’t panic! Elvis is still in the building — somewhere.

Driving blind: Fun at every turn

We had just arrived, expecting to spend a couple of restful days with family who lived on the banks of an inlet of the Pend Oreille River, when my nephew said, “Tomorrow you will drive the Rhino, the John Deere and the zero turn.”

Etc - Rotary rotates top leadership position

July marked a change in leadership for Walla Walla Sunrise Rotary members. Tim Meliah handed a new clock to new President Pete Erb, so he should never be late, during the annual Rotary dinner meeting at the Walla Walla Country Club.

Etc - Walla Wallan earns dental surgery degree

Walla Wallan Vincent Graves received his doctor of dental surgery degree July 17 from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara Dental School in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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Etc - Modern-day travelers learn about Oregon Trail pioneers

Fortified by freshly baked cookies and cold bottled water from the Walla Walla Senior Citizens Center, 17 travelers climbed aboard a motor coach on July 15 and made the trip in air-conditioned comfort to the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City for an adventure in history.

Column - Two-for-one donation sheds light on Fort’s past

While operating a nonprofit museum comes with a special set of challenges, there are some very rewarding times. These include connecting children with their heritage, scoring a large grant that allows new and/or expanded services, and acquiring a significant piece or collection.

Column - Summer party fare calls for fresh, light ingredients

Summer is the perfect time to get together with family, near and far.

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Quilt festival's featured quilter sews, reaps rewards

Quilting keeps many in stitches. Cut up the cloth, then sew it back together. For some people, quilting doesn’t make sense, but for others, it’s an obsession.

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Home Place - Portland pair take ride-sharing for a spin

Best described as a company in competition for the dollars we’ve historically shelled out for taxi rides, Uber is driven by smartphone requests to everyday people hoping to make money by ferrying folks here and there.