• Diane B. Reed

Tucked into the northeast corner of Oregon at the southern entrance to the Walla Walla Valley, Milton-Freewater is a city rich in history, strong in spirit and long on dreams. It’s a laid-back, family-friendly town that welcomes new residents and businesses with open arms — a community of ha…

Lifestyles E-Edition

  • Catie Joyce-Bulay

“Our home is lighter,” says Betty Simcock, a Walla Walla resident who recently embarked on a decluttering journey.

Artistic upgrades to the historic Sharpstein Manor, 208 S. Palouse St., have been a work of love by owners Joyce Adamson and George Patterson.

Caffeinated drinks

  • Janice James

When all else fails, blame chocolate. Who hasn’t heard the accusations — obesity, pimples, cavities, hyperactivity, sleeplessness, addiction, depravity, moral weakness, guilt, greed, secrecy, hoarding? It gets better; I mean worse.

  • Ashlee McNicol

We are all familiar with the dreaded seven-letter word that sends our lives into a rut: burnout. We all go through it. We work long days, come home to more work and feel like we can never get ahead. It’s how you handle the stress that can turn things around and get you on a better path.

  • Lindsey Thompson

In the rat race of modern life, we often find ourselves struggling to slow down, catch our breath and create time for ourselves. We scurry from one commitment to another. At times, our multitasking and the rigors of our modern, ultraconnected society can feel both exhilarating and frantic. W…

When told the theme of this month’s issue I only had to think a moment before I knew what I’d write about. Three decades of photojournalism, commercial photography and general photo-fun have offered plenty of instances where I leave the common sense in the bag when I pull out the camera.

In the 1880s-90s, Walla Walla saw many new buildings boasting exteriors of Tenino sandstone. Several churches, the old Walla Walla General Hospital and the large Cropp Mansion were built in this fashion. This mansion, at 403 E. Rose St., owned by retired audiologist Jo Anne Price, is about 4…

  • Catie McIntyre Walker

“Moderation in all things, especially moderation.” 

  • Autumn Alexander

In the Walla Walla Valley, the birds and the bees have a mate who is a real killjoy for romance in the spring and the fall. From March to June, and then again from September through November, a Blue Mountain dervish sends billows of golden pollen blowing in the wind, as acres upon acres of w…

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