A Valley artist uses molten wax to express her creativity.
DAYTON — What’s old is new again. Encaustic painting, the ancient art of painting with hot wax, is enjoying a reawakening in popularity.
TOUCHET — Sometimes fun provides the best learning experience. And fun with gentle horses might be just the thing for children and adults with disabilities.
“Go, you little guppy!” the grandchildren of her friends shouted, as Suzie Aldrich prepared to swim a heat at this year’s National Senior Games. The nationals were held July 19-Aug. 1 in Cleveland, Ohio.
The popular annual event helps to fund meal and social services at the Center at the Park.
WALLA WALLA — The Center at the Park is gearing up for its 10th annual Wild Alaskan Salmon Barbecue Dinner, 4:30-7 p.m. Friday. The event, a fundraiser for the Center, includes great food and opportunities to socialize with friends and family.
After a charity stint in Nepal, Lindsey Thompson opened a clinic in Walla Walla.
WALLA WALLA — People who downplay the healing power of acupuncture are missing the point, says Lindsey Thompson.
This year’s festival features several new activities, including fun runs and a beer and wine garden.
MILTON-FREEWATER — This is the 33rd year for the Muddy Frogwater Country Classic Festival and Corn Roast in Milton-Freewater. The event takes place Friday-Sunday in Yantis Park. A variety of activities are planned, so every member of the family can find something to interest them.
Becci Lund is the Valley’s featured quilter at next month’s quilt festival.
WALLA WALLA — Becci Lund is an artist. Instead of watercolors or acrylic, however, she paints with cloth.
Opportunity knocks in a nation that imports much of its food and is friendly to business.
WALLA WALLA — Drew Rogers is putting the “far” in “farming.”
Take a class during your lunch break. You can learn ways to help your animal friends and deepen the bond you share.
Summer in the Walla Walla Valley means harvesting sweet onions. It also brings the annual Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival to downtown, July 20-21.
The mission was good for their souls, and good for their patients’ soles.
For women who are faced with homelessness and the dangers of living on the streets, there is a safe place to turn.
Does your home look like an episode of “Extreme Clutter?” Do you have too much stuff, or stuff all over the place?
WALLA WALLA — A local family’s altruistic gardening efforts have borne fruit in an award by a national publication.
For the past 25 years, the task of cheering people at Providence St. Mary Medical Center has gone to the dogs.
WALLA WALLA — Live theater can take you beyond yourself and into another person’s life and reality. You can be moved to tears or laughter, or both. The laughs abound in the Larry Shue comedy “The Foreigner,” the upcoming performance at the Little Theatre of Walla Walla.
The manager of Harvest Foods’ deli preaches respect and a strong work ethic.
Salads, picnic food or hot soup in the cold winter — certain foods just make you happy. The deli at Walla Walla’s Harvest Foods can supply you with mood-lightening fare for all occasions.
MILTON-FREEWATER — Penrod Kennels is a place where pets can go to be themselves.
Betty Harris hasn’t lost her drive, but she might be a little tired. After 27 years of driving a bus for Valley Transit, she waved goodbye on April 17.
A comfortable pair of shoes, like an old friend, is something you hold near and dear. So what do you do when a part of your shoe wears out or breaks?
Give some thought to the future: plant a tree! The Noon Rotary Club of Walla Walla has taken that advice to heart, planting thousands of trees over the years.
With their time-honored appearance and familiar amenities, drive-in movie theaters hearken back to years gone by. But they need periodic maintenance to preserve that traditional character, and often require modern upgrades to keep up with the times.
He's gone from the Air Force to engineering, art, teaching, music and sports.
Roy Anderson is a modern-day Renaissance man.
Walla Walla Symphony musicians juggle their lives so the show can go on.
A great symphony performance is a seemingly miraculous balance of sound and rhythm — all of which must come together with spot-on timing among dozens of musicians.
Melissa Buckley has learned a few things since graduating from Walla Walla High School in 1995.
The Cancer Resource Center provides a lifeline for people coping with the disease.
First comes the dread one feels when told he or she has cancer.
Area pet boarding facilities offer a range of short- and long-term services.
Whether you need to get away for a vacation or due to an emergency, sometimes pets can’t come along.
Teens with a troubled past lean self-discipline that helps them avoid a downhill life.
When the going gets tough for some youths, the tough go snowboarding.
Back in the day, you could walk into a Walla Walla restaurant, pick up a menu and order cinnamon toast for 15 cents and an omelette for 45 cents.
A large kettle that held a hot meal to comfort a battle weary soldier a long way from home.
A Valley family with a long agricultural past makes its mark in today’s wine world.
MILTON-FREEWATER — Cecil Zerba and wife Marilyn have an urge for growing.
A place to enjoy some of the Walla Walla area’s best musicians and singers while munching a brown bag lunch?
Many dream of writing just one book in their life. Shanna Hatfield can do that in a few weeks.
Shanna Hatfield knew she could do better. So she did. And she’s still doing.
As a photographic artist, J. Franklin “Jim” Willis has found the Walla Walla Valley to be an ideal canvas for his colorful, dynamic landscapes of texture and light.
WALLA WALLA -- A few years ago Andy Hetterly and Nikki Hunter were living and working in Portland -- he at a tire shop and she in an insurance office.
Damn the recession, full speed ahead.
Two local women break new shopping ground with their refurbished trailers.
First came food trucks. Then came gourmet food trucks.
Holiday family get-togethers often come with the stresses of cooking a big family meal.
Wa-Hi’s Latino Club goes beyond being an in-school cultural interest group.
You see them working to get the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds ready for the annual fair.
Turning a wild horse into a best friend is a big job that starts with mutual trust.
Sometimes true love arrives unexpectedly.
The theater life for Brian and Becky Hatley has been a family affair.
The movie "White Christmas" opens with a scene set in 1944. That's also the year Little Theatre of Walla Walla held its first production.
It doesn't have 76 trombones -- at least not yet -- but Walla Walla Valley Bands is hitting high notes in membership as more and more musicians join the volunteer local mainstay.
Piano tuner Clinton Dickerson strikes a chord with local music lovers.
When you listen to a piano in a church, school auditorium or performance hall in the Valley, odds are you can thank Clinton Dickerson for the quality sounds you hear.
Veterinary technicians are "in demand" to give follow-through care for pets.
It takes heart to provide professional care for an animal, a loving child’s heart.
Norb Rossi says desire and work trump talent in building an award-winning choir.
Photos of smiling students and stacks of choir sheet music cram Norb Rossi’s tiny office at Walla Walla High School while music and singing from an adjacent classroom drift in.
If you're of working age and unemployed today, this is not your father's -- or mother's -- job market. Maybe not even that of your grandparents' day.
Cindy Love's clown persona, Sparkle, has been brightening faces for 25 years.
Cindy Love was a second-grader in California when she and her sisters entered a clown contest.
Despite the “Lucky 13” theme this year, it’s not the whims of fortune that have kept the regionally popular Walla Walla Valley Quilt Festival going for that number of years.
Warren Rood didn’t have to dig deep to find something he and his children could do together.
It's not over for fair volunteers until everything is taken down and stored.
Before you know it, all that you see, taste, touch, smell and hear at The Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days will become just a happy memory.