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If you've read this column at all in the last couple years you've probably noticed a few things: I love to be outside in the spring and summer and I love cooking food for my people. And this month is no different.

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Carol Perry and Janice La Verne Baker didn't set out to be artists. They didn't do art as young children and didn't get art degrees. Instead, their creative journeys took a more circuitous route, with many detours along the way. And if you harbor a secret desire to create something beautiful…

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Sometimes getting lost is the path to a truly beautiful life. From a very young age, Bradford Loomis knew that he wanted to be a musician, but making that dream become a reality has been a path filled with loss, strife, humor and personal growth.

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The Yakima Valley is a major player in the adult beverage business. It's the world leader in hop production - and also boasts a flourishing wine industry. It seems only fitting that the crop we are best known for, the apple, is playing a growing role in the beverage industry as well. The suc…

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FLASH! Here's some great news. Recently, Yakima's Capitol Theatre hosted the Broadway musical, "Pippin," for two-weeks of "Pre-tour Tech" and final dress rehearsals prior to embarking on a six-month cross country tour with performances in over 70 cities.

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Is there anything better than dining al fresco? There is just something about enjoying a meal outdoors with the sun shining and surrounded by nature. It feeds the senses. Whether it's a family picnic or camping trip, dinner on a deck or backyard patio, coffee on the bow of a boat or lunch ov…

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Artists exist to show us the world. So do windows.

“Variety is the spice of life.” That old adage perfectly describes Yakima’s Barge-Chestnut neighborhood where block after block showcases a potpourri of architectural styles ranging from Tudor, Cape Cod, Craftsman, Victorian and Mid-Century Modern to ranch. When Joe and Pat Park signed the m…

As you come through the doorway, there are various posters describing upcoming local events, making an immediate connection with the community. Works by local artists line the walls and bring a creative flair to the seating areas. Small, yet colorful, Essencia is in some ways your typical ba…

With the skill of a master craftsman, Blaine Cyr sees a pattern for a segmented turned wood bowl in his mind’s eye. He knows the woods it will take to form the intricate pattern. He can imagine the satiny feel of the finished piece. But he also knows it takes much more than a vision to creat…

This issue of Yakima Magazine is all about food. Maybe you want to grow some of your own, but you’re not sure if you have the time or the space. Or maybe you have plenty of both, but you’re craving the flavors of summer right now, and it’s still too early for much outdoor gardening. What abo…

Spring is in full force at my house. My children have taken on the distinct aroma of wet dirt and grass. The knees of their pants are constantly stained from playing outside. As soon as their feet hit the pavement of our driveway after school, they take off into the yard, kicking soccer ball…

There are some things in life that you don’t need to know, there are some things that you don’t want to know, and then there are those things that you wish you’d known sooner. What I’m about to tell you will fall into the latter category for just about everyone who heeds my advice. What, pra…

“I started singing before I could talk, so it was always in my blood.” Growing up in a small village called Kijabe, at the base of the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, Naomi Wachira was born to sing – and was encouraged by her parents at a very young age to follow her passion. “When I was 5 years…

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  • The latest Yakima Magazine hit newsstands on May 26th, 2017.