After climbing several more miles, artfully dodging potholes, I burst through the fog ceiling. In this transition zone, a weak sun shows promise but fails to deliver. A Canadian thistle sunbathes in the frozen air. Ice-coated bushes glisten.

Some community events are starting again as COVID-19 numbers improve in the Walla Walla Valley; other organizations and businesses are still offering virtual things to do.

Spring is a time of renewal and change, and here at Lifestyles magazine it’s no different. This month marks a shift for us as managing editor Jedidiah Maynes moves into a full-time reporting position with the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin and Annette Potter takes the magazine reins.

Phillip Thompson and Patricia Orosa Liotta Thompson had a big remodeling job on their hands at 1048 Francis Ave., but the result and its classic 1938 charm is the ideal home for this couple.

Wedding planner Kasey Davenport sees people wanting their ideal wedding, in their ideal location — Walla Walla.

Main Street Walla Walla in the 1940s was no different than any other town in America when it came to acknowledging Valentine’s Day.

Walla Walla Valley newcomers Carmen and Ed Thomas — at 1416 Whiteley Road, on the south side of Walla Walla — have lived in many parts of the country before arriving here, including the east coast, then Michigan, then they moved to Bellevue.

Editor’s note: This content was written before new COVID-19-related restrictions were enacted in Washington state. Check with individual wineries regarding their Holiday Barrel Tasting Weekend plans.