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Vicki Hillhouse

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Red Monkey to host "Arrow" star tonight

Those dropping in at the Red Monkey Downtown Lounge can expect to get stars in their eyes.

Sweetwater Paper & Home expands with second location

Sweetwater Paper & Home has opened a second spot downtown.

AT&T raises the bars in Waitsburg

AT&T rolls out its 4G LTE network into Waitsburg today.

City goes the extra mile for pedestrians with map

Commuting by foot is easy with picture-perfect directions.

Local home sales through the roof in March

Walla Walla’s real estate market is in full bloom after what’s been characterized as an “active” spring start.

vTri-State Steelheaders reels in new director

Tri-State Steelheaders, the Walla Walla nonprofit that works to implement habitat restoration and education projects and promote recreational fishing in Southeast Washington and the greater Lower Snake River area, has hired a new executive director.

Wineries plan to let loose for Spring Release

TERO Estates, Flying Trout Wines and Waters Winery are making plans for Spring Release weekend.

Dayton food center ready for grand opening

DAYTON — The creators of a new artisan food center in Dayton are cooking up plans for its grand opening next week.

Architecture firm hires survey part chief

Engineering, planning, land survey and landscape architecture firm HDJ Design Group PLLC has hired Mark Wendover as survey part chief.

It’s open season at garden shop in Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA — It may be a good weekend to explore My Grandmother’s Garden.

Key Technology expands Innovation and Solutions Center in Sacramento

Key Technology is anchoring its California presence with an expansion at its Innovation and Solutions Center in Sacramento.

Hot Poop to join in celebration of vinyl

It will be another Record Saturday for Hot Poop this weekend.

Key Technology announces promotion

Key Technology has announced the appointment of a new process systems product manager.

Senator to tour Railex wine center

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray will tour Railex’s $20 million state-of-the-art Wine Services Distribution Center today.

Coffee Perk rolls out new menu

Walla Walla coffee joint and café Coffee Perk has unveiled a brand new menu.

Dayton’s Chamber hires new director

DAYTON — The Dayton Chamber of Commerce has selected a former broadcaster-turned marketing and communications professional as its new director.

Walla Walla’s airport passenger traffic posts record high for March

WALLA WALLA — Passenger numbers at the Walla Walla Regional Airport continue to rise.

Mobile retailer Haulin' Sass back on the road

Haulin’ Sass is back on the road this week.

Walla Walla Regional Airport to get $160,000 security fix

Arriving passengers will be unable to return to the runway ramp once they’re inside the terminal.

WALLA WALLA — Passengers entering the Walla Walla Regional Airport from the runway ramp will only get a one-way trip into the terminal building under a new project in the works.

Tourism info office refreshes look, ramps up hours for high season

The Walla Walla Visitor Center changes its schedule to summer hours this week.

Liberty Tax Service holding donation drive to aid the homeless

Liberty Tax Service is commemorating the end of tax season with a donation drive for the homeless.

Winemaker represents region in D.C. trip

Walla Walla Valley winemaker and viticulturist Casey McClellan represented both geographic sides of the Valley’s wine industry on recent trip to Washington, D.C., with the Oregon Winegrowers Association.

Gesa opens branches in Tri-Cities

Richland-based Gesa Credit Union has celebrated the openings of two new branches in the Tri-Cities area.

Rail car servicer destined for new home at Port of Walla Walla business park

A company that services Railex’s train cars is on track for a new business location at the Port of Walla Walla’s Dodd Road Business Park.

Musician to play at downtown eatery

It’ll be dinner and ­music at Grandma’s Kitchen this weekend.

Credit union plans shredding event

Got paper? Gesa Credit Union will shred.

Celebrity chef to add spice to Walla Walla events

WALLA WALLA — She comes with her own spices.

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'Evil Dead The Musical' coming to Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA — As if a cult horror film as a spunky musical wasn’t enticing enough, “Evil Dead The Musical,” coming to the Gesa Power House Theatre this weekend, promises so much blood the audience will get to wear it home.

Gathering puts focus on revitalization in Milton-Freewater

Experts from across the country will converge in Milton-Freewater next week to help focus local revitalization efforts.

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Parking restrictions start Thursday in prep for Feast Walla Walla

All signs point to Feast Walla Walla on First Avenue.

Businesses participate in diaper drive

Local businesses and several other agencies have been designated as drop-off sites for The Moms’ Network’s fourth annual Diaper Drive.

Celebrity chef to offer class at Basel Cellars

Celebrity Chef Maneet Chauhan will be dishing on technique at a special cooking class at Basel Cellars on Wednesday.

Meeting set for Farmers Market based at Walla Walla County Fairgrounds

The Walla Walla Valley Farmers Market is planting roots for a second season at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds with a vendor/business meeting this week.

Twilight Farmers Market to shift to Thursdays

The Twilight Farmers Market is moving by 24 hours.

Walla Walla Bread Co. fires up pizza business

Walla Walla Bread Co. is firing up its pizza oven.

Brushes ‘n Brix mixes painting, pours

A paintbrush and a pour are the focus of a new business that celebrates its grand opening Friday.

Harvest Foods March Madness delivery deal pushes on through April

It pays to get your groceries delivered. At least through the month of April.

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Sponsors step up for 40th edition of Walla Walla Balloon Stampede

The 40th annual Walla Walla Balloon Stampede is securely anchored with sponsorship funds, organizers say.

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Safeway is latest in Walla Walla to lock up liquor

WALLA WALLA – Safeway is the latest to put its booze behind locked doors to cut down on theft, the Walla Walla Police Department announced Tuesday.

Mobile kitchen to pull in at Amavi Cellars

A mobile kitchen is coming to the vineyards at Amavi Cellars.

Port of Walla Walla rejects grant for work on county building

WALLA WALLA — A request for a $200,000 economic development grant for a new heating and cooling system at the Walla Walla County Community Service Center got a chilly reception from the Port of Walla Walla on Thursday.

Plans simmering for seventh annual Feast Walla Walla

Foodies: Get your forks ready. Organizers of Feast Walla Walla are tantalizing tastebuds with plans for this year’s seventh annual event.

Ben Wolfram joins William Team Homes

Ben Wolfram has joined Williams Team Homes as a broker in the downtown Walla Walla real estate firm, 126 E. Alder St.

Mansion Creek Cellars takes up residence at downtown hotel

Mansion Creek Cellars has made a move to the Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center.

Blazing Guitars own line of strings on upswing

A new line of private-label guitar strings made by the owner of Walla Walla’s own music shop Blazing Guitars has caught fire at the Isaacs Avenue retail store.

Walla Walla ad firm launches new program

A Walla Walla advertising firm is doing its part to reverse a fateful statistic for startup companies with a service designed to help promote them.

Walla Walla Clothing Co. plans Eileen Fisher trunk show

How do you enhance the biggest Eileen Fisher collection of any retailer in the country? With a trunk show and help from a representative of the brand.

Coffey Communications implements new mail management program

Coffey Communications, the Walla Walla company that specializes in health care content marketing for hospitals and health plans nationwide, has implemented a new mail management program.

Walla Walla Village Winery to draw to a close

It’s rock 'n' wine history.

Realtor group installs officers, announces awards

New officers were installed and Realtors were honored during the Walla Walla Association of Realtors annual business meeting recently.