John Culhane and Nathan Williams, 1004 Alvarado Terrace, have a garden that combines many elements that bring them joy. When they purchased the home in 2012, they got a work project, both inside and out. But the garden offered some respite from the interior projects and vice versa.

Nathan Williams and John Culhane, 1004 Alvarado Terrace, are all settled into their large home, but they had some work to do to get there. This included some cleanup and restoration. And then they started a bed-and-breakfast.

While helping to prepare this month’s article on hiking to Ice Lake in the Eagle Cap Wilderness near Joseph, Ore., it occurred to me that backpacking and photography go very much hand in hand. I can’t imagine hiking and not documenting the experience with images.

When I joined the Walla Walla YMCA in 2018, I was intrigued to learn that the organization, originally founded as the Young Men’s Christian Association in England 175 years ago, had nationally rebranded itself as “the Y” in 2010. And while specific affiliates, such as the Walla Walla YMCA, r…

Canvasback winemaker Brian Rudin showed up at my home in Waitsburg with two vertical flights of his Cabernets, a stitched-up and banged-up right arm, and a tale of a near-brush with disaster on a rock-strewn, backcountry ski slope. A handsome devil in his late 30s, he’s married to winemaker …

The lake is a shimmering pool of emerald and turquoise so clear it acts as a mirror reflecting the white granite and red shale peaks that surround it.

Out looking for a house in 1996, Ron and Pam Alexander were drawn to their 1977 home at 13 W. Imperial St. in Walla Walla because of the warm and rich cedar exterior.

Crossing the Cascades in May, my car bulging with as many belongings as I could fit, I was shocked to behold endless miles of rolling hills painted in light ecru. After 15 years by Puget Sound and 30 years in New England, I was used to green. How would I learn to love this strange new land t…

Mainstem Malt plans to expand local beer culture while contributing to the revitalization of a large building on Dell Avenue.

With the advent of spring, there comes to our valley the arrival of houseguests. Most are as welcome as daffodils, a few as welcome as dandelions. What divides the daffodils from the dandelions? What makes the hosting or guesting experience a happy one for all involved?

What do you get when a recent MBA grad and a techie with start-up hopes meet by chance at a co-working space? An app that helps farmers work more efficiently by connecting with people looking for work.

As Gertrude Stein memorably wrote, “a rose is a rose is a rose”. Rosé wines, however, do not subscribe to that same rule. They come in a rainbow of colors, a spectrum of styles from bone dry to sweet, and are made from many different grapes, blends and techniques.

Lush, growing plants and art blend together in the gardens at 223 S. Roosevelt, the home of Kevin Patterson and Mark Sluga.

Susan Monahan and Mark Brucks just completed a major renovation of their 1909 home at 145 Thorne St. The home has recently passed the century mark; now upgraded, it is going on to its next 100 years. 

I thought it would be an interesting idea to shoot “A Day in the Life” series but did not necessarily want to focus on any one person, so the idea of focusing on a “career” came about.  

The building of the Mullan Road from 1859 to 1862 helped to tie the fortunes and development of Walla Walla to the burgeoning gold rush in Eastern Washington, Montana and Idaho.

The winter of 1861-62 was record-setting by most historical accounts. It was one of the coldest, snowiest and wettest winters ever recorded. It was also the first winter of the Civil War. 

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