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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…

I’m pretty sure Finis Mitchell said it best: “We don’t stop hiking because we grow old. We grow old because we stop hiking.” Hiking is for everyone. No matter your age or your fitness level, there is a trail that will suit your needs and abilities. Hiking can also be used to gain a sense of …

A yoga teacher. A movement practitioner. A nonprofit founder. A researcher, writer, nature-lover and an inspiration to many. Michele McGinnis has a purpose and it is to bring a community together in a meaningful way — with a mind, body and soul connection.

Food, like many things, changes like fashion trends. It wasn’t that long ago that the Brussel sprout was virtually ignored. Now it’s the “IT” veggie. Recipes for making them are everywhere and many restaurants have elevated them to new heights. Growing up in the ‘60s and with a busy, working…

“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.” Orson Welles

The Yakima Valley is known for its wine, agriculture and hops. Not to mention the sunshine and beautiful scenery. In fact, there’s so much to see and do here, it calls for a visit that’s more than just a day trip. And we’ve got just the ticket, with a range of unique and very cool places to …

“Eat your vegetables!” It’s a message we’ve heard since we were children. And now, science is picking up the refrain where mom and dad left off.

Rain or shine, gusting wind or driving snow, weather isn’t a factor for the over 500 families who line up outside the Yakima Rotary Food Bank every Friday morning. Open only on Fridays and run almost entirely by volunteers, the Yakima Rotary Food Bank provided 96,000 pounds of nutritious foo…

In the heart of downtown Yakima, adjacent to the bus depot and near several local schools, Rod’s House, a resource center for homeless youth, operates out of an unobtrusive butter yellow house located on Naches Avenue. Monday through Friday, teens and young adults from 13 to 24 years old can…

Cuba has long been on the list of places I’d like to visit because it offers not only stunning landscapes but a terrifically rich political and cultural history. When travel restrictions recently eased, I rushed to book a trip for my husband and I. In January we traded an icy and snowy Yakim…

The new Côte Bonneville tasting room in Sunnyside features vintage wine in a vintage building, in beautiful light-filled rooms rich with flavors and history. It was built in 1911 as a train station, and thousands of travelers flowed through it until trains fell out of favor and it sat empty …

I had dinner with a girlfriend a few weeks ago and we spent half the evening lamenting our respective gardens, swapping ideas on the benefits and challenges of raised beds, composting, and why the heck we can’t seem to get carrots to grow. Seriously, why are carrots so hard? I can grow a pot…

What do you get when you combine great soil, proper temperatures and precipitation? You get the Yakima Valley American Viticulture Area (AVA) — a hotbed for growing some of the best wine grapes in the world.

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  • The latest Yakima Magazine hit newsstands on April 28th, 2017.