Creating. Destroying. Cycles and recycling, and helping others who may have more challenges to face. These are all parts of a process.
Upsizing. Downsizing. Try “rightsizing,” a concept that means finding the right size living space for a person’s situation.
A quarter of a century goes by like a song, full of emotion, full of purpose. The Walla Walla Valley Bands 25th Anniversary Concert on Sunday will celebrate the milestone with music and joy. Lots of joy.
The 2015 YMCA annual campaign helps to give children a piece of the action — the Y’s Action Zone, that is.
Great cause, fun event. Everybody wins.
The popular Main Street tavern will raise a mug to its 25th anniversary on Feb. 28.
History and reading, dolls and fun — it’s all at the Walla Walla Public Library. A new project, the lending doll, combines all of those elements.
Music, like everything else, has changed over time because of technology. Local electronic musician Connor Vosberg, aka Zenix, creates his brand of music with computer equipment.
COLLEGE PLACE — Mix timeless humor, audience interaction and improvisation with Shakespeare and you get the upcoming performance at Walla Walla University. “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised]” was written by comedians Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield. The production premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987, and has since been performed all over the world.
It’s a new year, with new hopes and beginnings. For animals dreaming of a forever home, the Blue Mountain Humane Society is building on a year of success and plans on continuing the forward momentum.
The usually quiet January gets lively this week with the Winter Chamber Music Festival, which runs Thursday through Sunday. A variety of musicians will play in venues all over town. This year’s featured artists include cellist Meta Weiss and Chicago’s Third Coast Percussion.
Maybe it’s time to clean out the basement, garage or a couple of closets. After all, it’s a new year, a new beginning.
It’s fun to count your blessings — and it might change your whole attitude for the better.
The thought of spring excites most people, especially gardeners. This year, classrooms full of budding growers are looking forward to spring — and their new project. Grade K-2 students at Rogers Adventist School, taught by Robin Browning, are planning the construction of a greenhouse.
Plenty of those in need in our community find it very difficult to get through the winter and holidays. It’s often cold and dark, and family may be far away. Fortunately this is also the season of giving.
Part of the appeal of the holiday season is finding gifts for loved ones, and having fun doing it.
Watching a child develop is a joyous experience. Family, friends and YMCA mentors of 81/2-year-old Ethan Castillo are delighted with his growth and transformation.
The holidays are all about traditions, and the Christmas Trio Gift & Craft Show — now in its 11th year — has become a tradition of its own.
Claro Bergevin, 91, returned in late September from a visit to Decatur, Ill., to join his friend and Marine buddy Harold Miller for a reunion of members of the B Company, 5th Tank Battalion.
After a huge journey on horseback across the country, carrying the American flag, Samuel Hopkins-Hubbard returned home to Milton-Freewater. His journey, One Nation Ride, brought people together, as part of the ride’s purpose was to unify and strengthen those he met along the way.
Time passes, gardens grow and water flows past stones and plants. A garden can be a place to unwind, relax and find some peace.
The business is still going strong after four ownership changes and 125 years.
Tis the season ... for pumpkin pie. Add a little whipped cream and you can celebrate fall with something festive.
Sandra and Lupe Torres, retired from their careers at the Walla Walla Post Office in 2003, moved to Waitsburg and became entrepreneurs.
There’s a movement afoot to heal existing wounds and prevent them in the future. A local group, the Children’s Resilience Initiative, has been working to create and implement strategies for healing and preventing adverse childhood experiences, known as ACEs.
WALLA WALLA — Happy 100th birthday, depot!
WALLA WALLA — Gather around the fire. Gather in the kitchen where people talk and laugh over a meal prepared and shared by loved ones. Kitchens and dining rooms have been the social focus of homes for years.
WALLA WALLA — Victory dance!
WALLA WALLA — Run, ride horseback or ride your bike. It’s fun, and all for a great cause.
WALLA WALLA — Big, ripe red tomatoes. Crunchy cucumbers. All kinds of fresh foods from the garden are the rewards of summer. It’s an accomplishment, fun and good nutrition all rolled into one.
WALLA WALLA — Every day is a miracle. Ed and Bev Hermsen are experiencing that first hand.
WALLA WALLA — One hundred candles on a cake — that’s a great birthday!
WALLA WALLA — They got in the car and drove away.
WALLA WALLA — Short stories, or maybe a novel? Ever dreamed of being a writer and having a book published?
MILTON-FREEWATER — A family home, now a museum, is a time capsule of days gone by.
WALLA WALLA — Need more exercise? Sit down and relax.
WALLA WALLA — One group ends and another begins.
Samuel Hopkins-Hubbard has reached Indiana on his journey to the Atlantic Ocean.
Milton-Freewater resident Samuel Hopkins-Hubbard rode out of town April 5 on a horseback journey across America, to celebrate his love of the country. He wants to unite and inspire the people he meets along the way. And he is meeting many people everywhere he goes.
COLLEGE PLACE — Ch-ch-changes. Some are challenging, some miraculous.
WALLA WALLA — One way to celebrate our freedoms and good fortune is to share them with others. This philosophy is at the heart of the Walla Walla Valley Soroptimist group, part of an international organization of women who work to improve the circumstances of women everywhere.
WALLA WALLA — History and culture can be stated in words, but they can also be expressed through music and dance. The beauty of traditional Mexican dance tells many stories as inspired dancers swirl in colorful costumes.
WALLA WALLA — Helping a shy or timid dog gain confidence can go a long way toward making him adoptable.
WALLA WALLA — Participants at Camp Amanda have a wealth of talent and dedication on hand to help restore their lives to normalcy.
WALLA WALLA — This year marks the 30th anniversary of Camp Amanda, sponsored by Walla Walla Community Hospice. The camp program is for children ages 7-14 who have experienced a death in their family — a parent, sibling or grandparent. The camp, held at Camp Kiwanis at Kooskooskie, provides a peaceful, safe physical place and mental space for children to grieve and learn about their emotions.
DIXIE — What can you do to help others? Bright pink cardboard signs on a barrel suggest a way people can give the gift of hope to someone who is struggling.
COLLEGE PLACE — After four years of trying to have a baby, Celina and Ben Dawson finally succeeded. But they got much more than they bargained for: quadruplets.
MILTON-FREEWATER — Ruby Mitchell recently returned from more than two years on a Peace Corps assignment in Jordan.
WALLA WALLA — Each year the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days is represented by the Royalty Court, a queen and two princesses. They make public appearances to represent the fair positively with horsemanship, public speaking, poise and composure.
Carrying an American flag, Samuel Hopkins-Hubbard embarked April 5 on a horseback ride to the Atlantic Ocean, to celebrate the nation and meet people along the way.
The Tuttle family has operated the Colonial Motel, a window to the past, since 1973.