A spaghetti feed and silent and live auctions to benefit Tom Jones will be from 4-7 p.m. March 9 at Assumption Parish Hall, 2098 E. Alder St. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under.
Sunrise Rotary meets at 6:45 a.m. Wednesdays for breakfast and a community interest program at St. Francis Catholic Church.
Valter Serafim will see firsthand the institutions of American government, including visits to members of Congress and a discussion with policy makers at the State Department.
Boeing personnel flew the Seahawks 747 in a giant figure 12 over Eastern Washington, including the Walla Walla area, according to a map of the flight from Live Flight Tracker.
Braden Cunnington, Josie Lonai and Patrick Dunphy performed at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene as part of the 2014 Oregon Music Educators Association Convention on Jan. 19, said Michael Agidius, Milton-Freewater School District band director.
Pacific Lutheran University awarded prospective student Eleanor Rassbach a President’s Scholarship worth $22,000 per year — along with the opportunity to earn even more.
Getting in to the city of Walla Walla Parks & Recreation-sponsored Father & Daughter Valentine Ball is such a hot ticket, preregistration is a must.
The eighth annual Teddy Bear Tea and Doll Show put on by the Walla Walla Columbia County School Retirees Association brings to mind that Irving Berlin tune and lyric.
David MacNall is looking for one to two volunteers with bicycles to help him train for his crosscountry ride.
Blue Mountain Heart to Heart’s second annual Dining with a Heart will be on Feb. 25 at several area restaurants. Other fundraisers are in the offing, too.
The fifth annual Jr. Show Father-Daughter Dance will be from 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday in the Milton-Freewater Community Building, 109 N.E. Fifth St.
Jeannise Nichols of Athena is among more than 200 students who received diplomas at George Fox University’s midyear commencement ceremony on Dec. 21.
This food drive went to the dawgs — no pussy-footing around.
Fourteen students in the U-B circulation area who attend Eastern Oregon University in La Grande are among 531 students included on the 2013 fall term dean’s list.
Walla Walla Branch of American Association of University Women members will host a Winter Blast social to introduce potential members to the organization and to kick off the annual AAUW Book Sale fundraiser , said Karen Peddicord.
A group of ambitious Walla Walla Public School District students plans to take New York City by storm during spring break while on an Education First tour.
The Walla Walla Public School Employees Union installed new officers recently, according to the Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review online newsletter.
Dr. Paul McLain, one of 13 honorees of the Nichols Award for Public Service was named College Place’s 2013 Volunteer of the Year at a ceremony hosted and sponsored by College Place Lions Club.
Providence St. Mary Medical Center Service League is offering $2,000 scholarships to three graduating high school seniors and one adult seeking higher education in the medical or healthcare professions.
For the eighth year, Pacific Power Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to support Fort Walla Walla Museum’s admission-free school tour program, said Nancy Parry in a release.
Providence St. Mary Medical Center Service League supports a variety of fundraisers to aid in support of the hospital. This includes thousands of volunteer hours and dollars raised in bake sales, raffles, the hospital’s gift shop, Books are Fun and Ideal Jewelry. In 2013, the many league volunteers raised $81,955.11, emailed Service League secretary Kathy Horner.
From oobleck to lava lamps, Camp Fire kids recently worked on science projects during After School Camp, said Camp Fire Communications Coordinator Peggy Needham.
Nearly steaming at 39 degrees Fahrenheit, the Columbia River was “much warmer than in previous years” for fourth-time Polar Plunge plunger Joanna Lanning of Walla Walla.
Promoting artists and authors around the world is what Yareah Magazine is all about. To this end it featured an article about Walla Walla natives and artists Kay O’Rourke and Wayne Chabre, whose new works are being featured in a show at The Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d’Alene through Feb. 7.
Walla Walla Columbia School Retirees Association is offering two $1,200 scholarship grants to perspective teachers and/or candidates in other school-related fields who will student-teach or do internship experience in an educational setting.
Who better to talk about writing and publishing a personal history than Walla Walla native Dan Clark?
Sentimental attachment runs deep for a Walla Walla teen who as a baby received a doll from her first foster mother.
Students from Walla Walla and DeSales High schools are expected to compete in the Feb. 5 Southeastern Washington Regional POETRY OUT LOUD contest.
Walla Walla Parks & Recreation’s annual Mother & Son Bowl-A-Rama will take place in the Bowlaway Lanes, 411 Ash St.
Blue Mountain Chapter 258 Pheasants Forever members will host their annual fundraising banquet on Feb. 22.
Kid tested. Kid approved. And back by popular demand. Time after time.
Cupid will work until the last minute on Feb. 13-14/Valentine’s Day, courtesy of Providence St. Mary Service League members at the medical center’s gift shop, 401 W. Poplar St.
The Walla Walla County Traffic Safety Task Force will honor its 2013 Safety Super Star Award winners during its annual noon luncheon Jan. 30 in the Walla Walla Masonic Center, 607 E. Main St.
Bound and determined to make a better life for 2-year-old daughter Kira and herself, Dana Grieb took a job at Home Depot and teaches Jazzercise. Through her work, the Walla Walla resident funded her associate of arts degree from Walla Walla Community College and now commutes weekly with Kira to classes at Central Washington University where she’s earning a bachelor’s in accounting.
A lot can happen to a person who lives to be 100 years old. So much so in Doris Bishop Huddell’s case that she wrote two books about her life experiences.
In observation of National Mentoring Month in January, Walla Walla Mentoring Coalition will host a free mentor training for the general public from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in Kimball Theater in Hunter Conservatory, on the Whitman College campus, corner of Park Street and Boyer Avenue. Pamela Grant with Washington State Mentors is keynote speaker. Coalition members are involved in a variety of local youth programs.
Now serving 110 full-time Opportunity high school students, the program’s current space is too small, the Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review online newsletter reported.
Enterprising elves hummed with activity before Christmas, gathering and distributing toys to youngsters in the area. That included Beth Swanson, president of The Moms’ Network, who organized the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots effort locally.
The last print edition for Rising Sun Clubhouse’s newsletter is off the press.
Enjoy an Evening of Elegance and benefit Walla Walla Community Hospice in the process.
The Walla Walla-Columbia School Retirees Association will award six mini-grants to active teachers of $100 each, according to Margaret Joseph, communications chairwoman.
When the wind charged through the Walla Walla Valley like a freight train, it created a challenge for Troop 305 Boy Scouts and leaders to follow through on their annual post-Christmas pickup of discarded trees.
Just Us Girls Sharing, aka J.U.G.S., will host a benefit fundraiser for local cancer patients.
USS Tarawa CV-40 and LHA-1 Veterans Association is looking for mates interested in attending the 25th annual reunion April 24-27 in Branson, Mo.
For earning a 3.5 gpa or higher, Walla Wallan Peter B. Rindal made the fall term scholastic honor roll at Oregon State University in Corvallis.
I have to say the Dec. 29 column on Leo Durocher’s March 23, 1956, visit to Walla Walla was great fun to research and write.
Organizers for the Eastern Washington Autism Spectrum Disorder Association-sponsored wine tasting/local brewery/silent auction are inviting the community to save the date, that is Feb. 8 from 5-7 p.m., for their event.
Four students in the U-B circulation area made the 2013 fall semester dean’s list at George Fox University. Students had to earn a 3.5 GPA or better to be included.
Mentioned briefly on Wednesday in Etcetera, native Walla Wallan Jason Postlewait aims to raise $1,000 for the 2014 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics and is halfway to his goal, according to his pledge site at bit.ly/1errmEz. A $500 donation to his e-account was made “from someone sane” in Jason’s honor, presumably because Jason is intent on dipping into the chilly Columbia River for a good cause.
The countdown is underway for Patty Jones’ pledge drive. She’ll be freezin’ for a reason as she’s set for her fourth Polar Plunge, which raises funds for more than 10,000 Special Olympics athletes in Washington state.