The luxury of establishing and maintaining a well-stocked wine cellar is just that — a luxury. Like any other much-loved hobby, it pays terrific dividends to those willing and able to invest the time, energy, patience and money required. But lacking a full-throttle wine cellar does not mean …

Naomi and Robert Fulgham at 2994 Barney Road, Touchet, appreciate settling in and staying awhile.

From Clemie serving her famous clam chowder to Millie serving the best tuna melt sandwich in town — today this iconic setting takes a place in American history, and Walla Walla too has many stories of former lunch counters.

I came across an interesting display at the Whitman College library today — interesting in that for a fella who feels pretty spry, it had me looking for a walker and a place to take a nap lest I collapse of old age.

It’s Sunday morning, and I’m south of Milton-Freewater flying down Highway 11 at 55 mph — wink, wink — getting passed by hordes heading for Pendleton. Half-price day at the Underground Tour? Buffet special at Wildhorse Resort & Casino? Families late for church?

The tomatoes are ripening. You can barely keep up with all the cucumbers, zucchinis and peppers. You want — nay you need — to enjoy the fruits of the season, but it’s too hot to think about anything more complicated than lighting the grill.

The farmland held by the Broughton Land Company have been in the family for 100 years and were first farmed using horses and mules, but many modern farming innovations are breathing new life into the land, its soils and water.

To step into the sanctuary of the Duchovny Dom Byzantine Catholic Men’s Monastery on Weston Mountain is to enter an unexpected portal.

Summer is here and with it — wasp season. Yellow and black, all black, darting or hovering, we all react and often recoil when wasps are near us. Wasps are common around our dwellings, outbuildings, gardens and fields. Some are entirely beneficial and benign, others both beneficial and bothersome.

This quiet place, bordered by a creek and looking out at rolling wheat fields, is the home of Jill and Dick Ingram.

My love of photography and photojournalism is very well documented. Just the normal day-to-day routine of documenting my community is a joy.

Leaving the Tucannon River valley and its wild turkeys behind, just beyond Starbuck, a town so small the New Year’s first baby might be born in October, I turn on the road toward Little Goose Dam.

For decades, the choices for Washington-made sparkling wines were limited to low-priced bottles made from generic blends by the state’s largest winery. Once in a while, a smaller producer might take a stab at making a better sparkler using the Champagne method — a matter of both grape choice…

Technology allows everyone to contribute to science research in today’s world.

I look forward to celebrating the 4th of July with friends, lawn games, and the kind of foods I associate with the holiday — specifically burgers, potato salad and chocolate cake.

In 2005, when Mary and Jon Campbell bought the 10-acre property bordered to the north and south by Yellow Hawk and Caldwell creeks, the property had been neglected for some time.

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.

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