As the 1992 Memorial Hospital Follies drew to a close, a spotlight was trained high above the Capitol Theatre stage. To musical accompaniment, 89-year-old “Bill” Donelson Robertson, resplendent in a black lace dress and large hat, descended to the stage, seated on a swing.
Driving around town looking for a house to feature in Yakima Magazine, I spotted a home in the Barge Chestnut neighborhood that could have been transported from colonial days to its current address. This revelation should have come as no surprise because I’m always reaching for my trusty cop…
In 2009, Todd Bol was looking for a way to honor the memory of his mother, a “dancing spirit,” book lover and retired teacher who tutored neighborhood children at her dining room table.
We drove the beautiful windy road up Chinook Pass looking for a hike, a change of scenery; a little adventure. The Naches and American Rivers winked and popped as water ran lazily in some spots and rushed in others over shiny black rocks and wet mossy logs. The aspen trees lining the road sh…
As you kick back with a cold glass of beer on these late summer days, you’re probably not thinking much about scientific research. However, there are fascinating studies underway regarding an extract from hops that might prove useful in preventing or easing various medical conditions.
Sure. Brag about the wine, the apples and all those days of sunshine we get here in the Yakima Valley.
For months, Yakima-area breweries have faced the daunting task of providing their liquid nectar to an all-too-eager audience while staying safe and following government rules, regulations and guidelines. Business has become anything but usual.
As the hop capital of America, the Yakima Valley has long had a reputation for hop-forward beers. After all, the valley is a mecca for fresh hops, allowing brewers to simply drive down the road during harvest to pick up these flavorful cones straight from the source.
Years ago, I got it in my head I was going to master homemade ice cream. I bought myself an ice cream maker and spent an entire summer making every flavor I could think of. Chocolate swirl, blueberry basil, peanut butter cup and my all-time favorite, strawberry.
In 1993, Dan Austin arrived in Washington without a plan. But after running out of money while driving over Snoqualmie Pass, he decided to stay, and ended up falling in love with the state that we call home.
Does it seem as though you’ve had virtually no fun this summer? No flights to exotic locales? No luxuriating aboard a cruise ship? Are you sick and tired of your own backyard?
Art and teaching have a few things in common. Both use various techniques and methods, and both strive to expand our thinking and encourage us to look beyond our own horizons. When done well, both can have dramatic, even life-altering, results.