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Back in 2003, Genipher and Ryan Messer decided to move out of their tiny duplex and buy their first home. Genipher remembers driving through the Barge Chestnut neighborhood almost every day on her way home. When the couple discovered a house for sale in the area, they jumped at a chance to t…

Not far from almost anywhere in the Yakima Valley, is a unique country inn that offers visitors a place to dine, unwind, celebrate and explore all the goodness that surrounds us. Birchfield Manor, located only two miles from downtown Yakima, is tucked away from the hustle and bustle on a pic…

It’s no secret the music scene in the Yakima Valley is evolving. We’re seeing more talented local and national acts performing at our venues. From rock to rap to country and classical — the options for entertainment are abundant, and there’s something special about experiencing a music event…

Many of us think of winter as the time when the garden sleeps. Yet decking the halls with fresh greens at the winter solstice is a tradition almost as old as time. For centuries, people have brought the outdoors in to brighten the darkest days of the year. Since evergreens flourish at a time…

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Last year I hosted my first Thanksgiving. The symbolic baton was handed off to me by my mother. I think she was almost giddy at the idea of not doing anything but show up with a side dish. The dinner was at my house and my sister-in-law and I prepared everything from the appetizers to the tu…

A wooden bridge set across a burbling waterfall welcomes visitors to Teresa and Dave Sjule’s country property, located in Yakima’s Upper Valley. As you approach the front door, a handsome flagstone porch decorated with large topiary trees provides a sneak preview of their beautifully remodel…

They’re not exactly secret gardens. Yet, three of the most interesting displays of flowers, shrubs and trees in the Puget Sound area are slightly off the beaten path. Visit any one of these “hidden gardens” and you’re in for a special experience.

Is your inner child lusting after a new experience? Have you always wanted to sleep in a treehouse? If the answer is yes, you’re in luck. We are blessed to live only a few short hours from an extraordinary treehouse village —Treehouse Point in Fall City, Washington. The creator of this uniqu…

Something extraordinary is growing in a community garden in Buena, Washington. You might think that a program about vegetable gardening is all about how to grow fresh, nutritious food. That’s part of it, but by gardening together and learning from each other, a flush of community pride and u…

“Drifting through a gravel corner, linking that drift to the next corner, followed by a jump, all while racing through the woods at crazy speeds ... it’s just an incredible rush,” says Dave Clark of Yakima, who races all over the Pacific Northwest. Rally racing is unlike any other type of ca…

The first time I saw an orca whale was from the deck of a Washington state ferry while crossing from Mukilteo to Clinton on Whidbey Island. And it wasn’t just one orca — it was an entire pod. The captain stopped the engines to let the majestic animals through, and as the whales danced throug…

The first article I ever wrote for Yakima Magazine was in the September 2013 edition. I knew former Niche Products Manager, Robin Beckett through mutual friends. That summer we ran into each other at a barbecue. She loved the cookies I made for the party (you can find the recipe on yakimamag…