EDITOR'S NOTE: As of February 2019, Yakima Magazine is a special publication produced monthly by the Yakima Herald-Republic News Department.

What do an antique baby buggy, a homemade replica stagecoach, a vintage vinyl kitchen chair, an NBA courtside press table and a 1965 Corvette have in common? Chris and Darla Worrell have fabricated or done upholstery recovery on each of them.

Except when it comes to buying plants for my garden, I consider myself to be fairly frugal, maybe even a little on the cheap side. It’s in my DNA. My parents and grandparents endured the scarcities of the Great Depression, and they never really got over it.

Feel like some fresh homemade food with a side order of aviation? Reno’s on the Runway opened in late September next to the McAllister Museum of Aviation on South 16th Avenue. The restaurant is right next to the runway, so you can watch planes take off and land while you eat. It’s in a small…

Each spring, on the weekend before Mother’s Day, Yakima master gardeners hold an epic plant sale at their greenhouses on South 18th Avenue. For thousands of Yakima gardeners, the sale marks the official start of a new growing season. Shoppers wait patiently in long lines to buy wagonloads of…

With a limited knowledge of art, I approached the assignment to write a story about a Yakima artist as a blank canvas, as whole cloth waiting for the first cut. The assignment turned into a series of stories and I have been privileged to meet some highly talented and interesting locals. The …

Riding a dirt bike is like nothing else. Whether I’m on the track or on the trail, I’ve found that the power these machines wield creates a sense of freedom that I can’t find anywhere else. Since moving from the west side of the mountains and being taught to ride by my husband, my love for t…

You may have been to Tieton to see the Grand Prix (the world’s only cyclekart road race), or to watch the Tour de Tieton bicycle race, or buy Christmas gifts at the Holiday Crafts and Antiques Bazaar. But have you visited this quiet, agricultural town when there isn’t an event going on? I’m …

If you spend much time in the bars and pubs in downtown Yakima during September, you probably notice a change from other months. It’s noisier, and places tend to be filled with unfamiliar faces. Those new folks often represent your favorite breweries from across the country, and they are her…

For most people, love at first sight happens only once — but for Trent and Christa Degnan, it happened twice: once when they met each other and again when they first checked out the historic building in Naches that now houses their business, D’Nile Tap House.

I have to tell you — I was wowed by my first meal at Yakima’s newest restaurant, called Purrr. It’s smack in the heart of downtown, across from the Hotel Maison. The sign’s been up for nearly a year but the doors stayed closed until just a few months ago, while the owners did some work in or…