Notes from Yakima
Over the years, you’ve gotten to know the contributors to Yakima Magazine.
You’ve learned where they like to travel, what they enjoy eating, the things they find interesting. In some cases, you’ve been introduced to their families.
As we continue to navigate this seemingly new normal due to the coronavirus pandemic, the desire to head outside for adventure is always present. And as an avid hiker, fisher and all-around outdoor enthusiast, I find myself yearning even more to put my new fly-fishing skills to the test.
When we planned this Entertainment Issue of Yakima Magazine — we had no inkling of how drastically things would change. How we are entertaining ourselves these days is vastly different than just two months ago.
Procuring this caliber of speakers would be an accomplishment in any large city in the nation. That this caliber of speakers would come to a city few in the nation have heard of is a greater accomplishment. But one of the most unique things about this accomplishment is who has done it. The m…
The restaurant industry employs one out of every 10 workers, according to The National Restaurant Association, and they were one of the first industries to close their doors when ‘stay-at-home’ orders were issued because of the coronavirus.
“Climbing to me is a battle with yourself, your own shortcomings. It’s not a religion, but it’s damn close to being spiritual. It’s a search inside yourself, to see whether you measure up.”
The creative child turned out pictures of hot rods, motorcycles and monsters, even “retouching” Biblical characters pictured on the church bulletin at times.
“I went from handlebars to cars and now I belong to a great group that all love cars and use them to bring the community together,” said Shaun Kroeger, vice president of Yakima’s Lowcos Car Club. Kroeger was an early member of the group, founded about a decade ago. Lowcos members drive lowri…
In these worrisome times, connecting with nature provides great comfort, inspiration, and hope. And nature is never very far away. I’ve found it in my garden, on long walks through my neighborhood at dawn, and at the bird feeders hung outside my dining room windows.
If you’re looking for a vacation destination close to home, consider relaxing in Central Washington wine country this year. With a multitude of unique places to stay and convenient transportation options, it may be the perfect opportunity to “drink in” the beauty of our region.
The 360-degree view is beautiful, even on a late winter day. In a few short weeks the surrounding fruit orchards will be in bloom and by summer, the view becomes breathtaking.
Unless you live in a cave or deep in the woods with no access to Amazon or Target, you’ve probably heard of the Instant Pot. This mighty little countertop appliance is a workhorse in the kitchen, acting as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, a saucepan and more — all packaged into o…
Starla Gable grew up in a charming family house within walking distance of Nob Hill Elementary in the early 1950s. When she was born, her father wanted to call her Charla, but was overruled and the family agreed on Starla, which means “Star Bright.” Those who know her well think it fits her …