My oldest son taught himself to ride a two-wheel bike when he was just shy of 3 years old. That little blue bike was nearly as dear to him as the matching blue helmet he wore almost constantly.
While I was looking for a home to feature in this issue of Yakima Magazine, my husband mentioned that he knew of a wonderful couple who have a fascinating story and live out in West Valley. I wasted no time giving them a call and happily for me, they agreed. As it turns out, the house they l…
I’ve traveled all over the world and I am always eager to come back home to the Pacific Northwest and our abundance of beauty. Choosing just four of my favorite places is tricky, because in each direction we have exhilarating and interesting vacation spots.
The Yakima Valley has sprung spring! That means the yummy things are growing green sprouts, there is “Musica! in the air, and everyone is wondering, are we “Out of the Woods” yet?
Cecilia “Cec” and Eric Vogt were looking for a house to buy in 1977 when they came across a bungalow in a neighborhood they liked.
As a sometimes-travel writer, I am sadly still shut out from most of the beloved world until it is safer to move about the Earth. My passport is ensconced in a safe place while I dream and plan for farther-afield adventures in 2022 (Maldives? Cost Rica?).
There’s something to be said for gliding down a trail on two wheels. No matter your age, it brings a kind of freedom that can make you giddy … even after just a few pedal strokes.
Haircuts are usually by appointment only at Carlos Leija’s Second Street FadeAholics barbershop, but he’ll cut you some slack on May 15. Walk-ins are welcome during Yakima’s Spring Into Downtown event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day.
As the days grow longer and the temperature climbs, Yakima’s parks will soon come to life with free entertainment programs. Outdoor movies and concerts are slated for several locations across the Valley, from July through early September.
There are so many things to love about spring. A short list includes warm afternoons and tulips poking out of fresh damp earth. Dreaming up garden plans and evenings light enough and long enough to enjoy a glass of wine while dinner grills on the barbecue.
If you’ve been a fan of Yakima-area wine offerings, you may have heard the name Justin Neufeld.
It all started with acres of cider apples when Tieton Cider Works released its first cider in 2008. But just two years later, the cidery started releasing other fruit-forward options, combining apples with additional local fruits.
I stepped outside to holler at my kids for dinner the other night and realized quite suddenly (and maybe a little dramatically) that the cherry trees along the road have tiny little buds on them. And the tulips and daffodils I planted somewhat futilely one cold November afternoon have done t…
What do you do when you have a passion for food, restaurants and your community? Simple — you find a way to celebrate them all together. That’s what two brothers and a community-minded group have done with Yakima Valley Restaurant Week.