Alycia Silver’s very modern, one-level home at 321 SW 11th St. in College Place, really charmed her from the first time she saw it.

I frequently take time to look back and reflect on my previous work. It’s a good practice as I seek continued growth as a shooter. It is also something of a requirement of the job as month’s end means double-checking that everything is backed up on multiple hard drives.

The water ouzel stands on a rock in the Wallowa River, doing its peculiar dip dance as rapids provide the music on their final descent into Wallowa Lake.

Though the start of wine grape growing in the Walla Walla Valley can be traced as far back as the mid-1800s, commercial-grade vinifera grapes were nonexistent as recently as the late 1970s, when Leonetti Cellar was founded. The first modern-era Walla Walla vineyard, Seven Hills, was establis…

The experience of serenity and connection with the distinctive Eastern Washington landscape around Walla Walla begins on the way to a new local bed-and-breakfast. The Barn B&B Walla Walla, long conceived and designed, is owned and managed by Anand and Naina Rao.

If you ask the question, “What is happening at Whitman College in the way of sustainability?” set aside some time for a lengthy answer because there is a lot happening in many different areas of the campus, from energy use, to water savings, recycling, and encouraging students to engage with…

The walls of Ernie Hartl’s Walla Walla workshop are lined with violins, violas and cellos. But Hartl’s passion is the bows that unlock the voices of the instruments. Hartl, a bowmaker (also known as an archetier), has been crafting exquisite bows for baroque and classical stringed instrument…

I have a straightforward relationship with most vegetables. I like them. They like me. But when it comes to winter squash, things get more complicated.

In Walla Walla, when you mention bats, the fictional superhero Batman may spring to mind, toiling behind the scenes to rid the city of Gotham of bad guys of all descriptions. Though Batman foiled a criminal or two an episode, throughout the United States and in the Walla Walla area, our nati…

Martha Holt sits on a plastic chair and carefully removes a miniature dresser from the study room of her Victorian dollhouse to show me. Glued to the dresser shelves are science books, jars of rocks, seashells, a film camera, and a geode — all smaller than a fingernail.

The home nestled behind trees at 1308 Bonsella St. welcomed owners-to-be Joe and Cindy Meyer when they first walked in to look at it in 1992. They had a list of all the things they wanted in a home. This one didn’t have any of those, but it still felt like home.

Thank you all for the great feedback on last month’s Lehman’s Terms. Clearly many of you are concerned about the preservation of film-era images in a digital age. I received a lot of thanks yous and some great ideas as I move forward on digitizing.

Recently, the two leading national wine publications released their annual lists of the country’s top restaurants. Good food counts of course, but their focus, unsurprisingly, is on the quality of the wine cellars and wine service. Only one Walla Walla eatery made either list (full disclosur…

If you’d rather sip a California Chardonnay than a French Chablis, most likely what delights you is the influence of oak, since both wines are made from the same grape but are produced differently.

The drowning statistics for children under age 14 are alarming. According to the World Health Organization, accidental drowning has become a significant concern, such that drowning has now been declared a worldwide health issue.

There was a brief period in the ‘70s when I was a vegetarian. But then I moved onto a farm that had an old smokehouse. My then-husband kept it stoked with alder and stocked with local trout and home-cured bacon. My resolve melted away faster than pork fat in a hot skillet.

I met Mariela Rosas in a room full of toys, maps and other school supplies, most of which she has received as donations or gleaned from rummage sales. On a table among stacks of books sits a miniature model of the Walla Walla University campus, which Rosas said she salvaged from the trash du…

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