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Vicki Hillhouse

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Walla Walla's 'Foodies' month lifted by things with wings

Walla Walla’s annual February is for Foodies promotion gets a lift this year from things with wings.

Man injured in rollover crash near Dayton

A Walla Walla man was injured this morning in a single-vehicle rollover crash 9 miles east of Dayton, the Washington State Patrol reported.

Baker Boyer Bank announces promotion

Baker Boyer Bank has promoted Peter Allen to executive vice president and elected him a voting member of the Walla Walla bank’s executive committee.

Undead to vamp in Walla Walla clothier’s creations

Walla Walla’s formal wear and custom clothing shop is dressing the undead.

Seahawks mania wings to Walla Walla shop

Sweetwater Paper & Home is showing its allegiance to the Seahawks — and to women — with a special Blue Friday promotion.

Realtors hold awards and installation banquet

The Walla Walla Association of Realtors celebrated its annual award and installation banquet this year with a “tailgate party” at the Walla Walla Elks Lodge.

Upcoming conference devoted to women in agriculture

A women in agriculture conference next month will connect female farmers in more ways than one.

Saturday meal to benefit business owners in time of need

The former owners of Journey’s Chowhouse and Pub will have the tables turned Saturday with a meal made just for them.

Pay in Walla Walla loses ground versus state as a whole

Walla Walla County residents made more money in 2013 but still lost ground compared to the average Washington resident.

Port looks to Whitman entrepreneurs as local job sources

The Port of Walla Walla is looking to an untapped market for economic development in its own back yard: Whitman College.

WWCC culinary program restaurant opens for quarter

It’s bon appétit time at Capstone Kitchen.

Walla Walla hotel wins top honors at state awards

The Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center was named Hotel of the Year in the 2015 Washington Wine Awards on Monday.

Tumbling business opens in Eastgate

A building formerly known for miniature golf is on a new course for kids with a spring in their step.

New lingerie store opening on Second Avenue

Been wondering what’s behind the paper on the windows at 7 N. Second Ave.?

Details of new barber shop come to light

A few more snippets about that new barber shop in the works for Walla Walla:

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Growing church moves into new home at former Hastings building

A relocation of Walla Walla’s Life Church into the former Hastings entertainment store building is a sequel of sorts.

Downtown Farmers Market names new manager

From peanuts and Cracker Jacks to farmers and produce racks.

Plaza Safeway aims to add fuel station

The Plaza Safeway is fueling up to add gas pumps.

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Distillery takes flight in Walla Walla

What do you get when you blend two brandy-loving theater professionals and a wine region devoid of grape distilleries?

New catering business puts focus on Italian cuisine

Looking for a caterer or personal chef specializing in Italian fare? Say benvenuto to La Bella Rosa.

Banner wraps up year with $12.2 million in quarterly income

Banner Corp. ended 2014 on a high note with $12.2 million in quarterly net income, the parent company of Walla Walla-based Banner Bank reported Wednesday.

Green Spoon wins acclaim for burgers

The timing of Green Spoon’s inclusion on the latest list of best burgers couldn’t have been more perfect.

Smith Frozen Foods to celebrate efficiency upgrade

Smith Frozen Foods will celebrate the completion of the company’s latest energy efficiency upgrade Thursday.

Portland mortgage lender opens branch in Walla Walla

A Portland-based mortgage lender has opened a new branch in downtown Walla Walla.

Farmers market calls for artists to design poster

The Downtown Farmers Market is calling on artists to help create its annual poster.

Mobile pizzeria offers free pies for commercial extras

Why Not Pizza? Good question.

Bank plans sweepstakes to celebrate anniversary

Community Bank’s diamond anniversary could lead to silver for some lucky customers.

Touchet bed & breakfast lauded by AAA Washington

Touchet’s bed-and-breakfast gem has been given Four Diamond status by AAA Washington.

Program at senior center to make taxes less taxing

The AARP Tax-Aide Program will make a return to Walla Walla’s senior center.

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Indoor garden store takes root in Walla Walla

It’s a growing business.

Touchet-Gardena Lions Club receives infrastructure grant

The Touchet-Gardena Lions Club will be powering up its meeting hall with new infrastructure, thanks to a grant from Northwest Farm Credit Services and CoBank.

Milton-Freewater businesses plan French-themed celebration

Milton-Freewater is saying “merci beaucoup” to its special citizens next month with a French-themed celebration.

Columbia County switches power providers for offices

Columbia County is making a switch in power providers.

Cowgirl shop saddles up at new location

A little more Second Avenue retail development is spurred with the opening of a cowgirl boutique.

Hotel holding sweepstakes for wedding-planning getaway

The Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center has the ultimate gift for the bride- and groom-to-be: a two-night stay with dinner, tours, wine tasting and transportation.

Cardiologist brings new blood to Walla Walla General Hospital’s heart team

Walla Walla General Hospital has welcomed a new doctor to its cardiology team, the medical center announced.

Walla Walla caterer, event planner form partnership

It’s a union of two businesses.

Downtown Academy to focus on business education

The first class of the Downtown Academy will soon be in session.

Walla Walla sandwich shop slates portion of week's sales for charity

Graze is serving up a side of generosity this week.

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Walla Walla Regional Airport reaches all time highs for passengers

The all-time busiest month on record at the Walla Walla Regional Airport closed the all-time busiest year.

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Seahawks give Dixie boy lifelong memory

BOOM. BOOM. The whumps came out in pairs on the famously large bass drum at CenturyLink Field. Each one a cannon burst welcoming the defensive superstars from the Legion of Boom onto the gridiron.

Stone Creek Manor B&B owners call it quits

The owners of one of Walla Walla’s bed-and-breakfasts are hanging it up.

'Wallaholics' show expands from cyberspace to airwaves

A show for those who can’t get enough about Walla Walla has hit the airwaves.

Planned bargain store brings changes to Isaacs mall

A new dollar store is bringing change to Eastgate.

Salumier Cesario plans more Japanese cooking classes

A class last year on Japanese cookery at Salumiere Cesario was such a success that operators are prepping for another round.

Milton-Freewater Downtown Association looks for walkers

The Milton-Freewater Downtown Association is recruiting new year’s resolutionists — and anyone who likes to walk — for its weekly “Work off the Weekend” sessions.

Associate buys local law firm, changes its name

An ownership change at a Walla Walla law firm is bringing with it a new identity.

Recycling rate dips in Washington

Washington’s recycling rate took a slight drop in 2013, but that didn’t stop the Evergreen state from being among the top of the heap for rates across the nation.

Fitness center plans remodel

It’s shaping up to be a year of expansion for a Walla Walla fitness center.

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