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

Excitement is building in the hotel lobby. A crowd pushes forward to the wide ribbons cordoning off the red carpet. Children and their parents sit on the ground, lining both sides of the carpet, eagerly awaiting the celebrities. Spectators repeatedly check the time and raise their cellphones…

I hitched a ride with my sister-in-law Kit and 25 of her friends from the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon on a tour of English gardens in July. I know, the term “society” is imposing and can be off-putting at first. It is true that most HPSO members can rattle off, with perfect pronunciation, …

If you ever wished you could turn back the clock and go back to a time when things were simpler, more stylish and built to last, there’s a place where you can — in Union Gap. It can’t erase the effects of time, but “That 70s Shop” set a time machine whirring in my head the minute I walked in…